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Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 14 nights

About the property

2 bedroom ocean front Villa 1 with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

Two bedroom Ocean front villa, large patio set in a tropical garden; the front lawn was used in the filming of the recent 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!

Conveniently located between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast, and tucked away at Chukka Cove, Villa 1 provides unique access to a truly Jamaican experience.

Villa 1 is far from pretentious, it is a warm and inviting 'real' home set on a farm and hidden amidst pastures and lush foliage on the edge of dramatic ocean front cliffs in a rural setting. With recently upgraded furniture and new renovated modern kitchen it's nothing like the mega all inclusives, it sits in a lovely groomed area shared with only five other villas. Here in the country, you may wake up to the sound of roosters, can listen to the crickets and frogs songs at night. Of course, like all farms, the villa has its own resident cat fondly called 'Puss or Reds"' and the friendly neighbour dogs occasionally come for a visit.

So immerse yourself in the real Jamaica and soak your cares away in the turquoise waters of the cove or in the private pool used only by Chukka Cove villa residents. A safe place to vacation without being locked in a compound!

Your private paradise has a master and second bedroom both with full ensuite bathrooms on the upper level. The master suite includes a seperate living area with futon, desk and sliding doors out to a small covered balcony with an incredible ocean view, the perfect place for your morning coffee. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child max.

Downstairs, the dining room boasts large folding doors that open onto an expansive furnished patio shaded by a Passion fruit vine. A powder room, kitchen and laundry room complete the lower level.

The cliffs at Chukka Cove are dramatic and extensive, great for exploring or simply listening to the sound of the waves crashing ashore. On calm days, a ladder takes you into the cool clear waters.

On property is a small sandy cove, safe and perfect for young children to swim and play. On days when the sea swells are up and you seek calmer waters, a two minute walk east along the edge of the polo field takes you to the spectacular Chukka Cove, a sheltered bay where the waters are always calm and cliff jumping, swimming and snorkeling are the order of the day.

What`s included?

• Friendly and attentive staff, led by Carleen, keep the villa spotless and prepare authentic Jamaican dishes. She can either accompany you to the grocery, selecting the best items at local markets or prepare the food you purchase.

• Netflix - there is no cable TV where we are located.

• Airport transfers can be arranged with professional and friendly experienced drivers, as well as trips into town for shopping, or you can rent a car online or at the airport. On site at the farm are gift shops, snack bar and bar.

• A 25% discount on all Chukka Tours. The largest tour operator in Jamaica, award winning Chukka offers multiple locations and tours for your enjoyment. Villa 1 is located at the original tour location Chukka Polo farm you will see over 100 horses head to the stables each morning for the famous horseback ride n swim tour. Tours depart just a short walk from the Villa.

Trish is our reservation's manager while Janet is our onsite Villa 1 manager.

More Details

Zander Melville
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Jamaican Patois
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Zander Melville

Originally from Ocho Rios, we are a family of three brothers who live, work & play in Jamaica. Marc, Daniel Jr & I love our beautiful Island, 'The land of wood and water'. Dad built the villa in 1985 as a family weekend getaway to relax, unwind and play our favorite sport, polo. We work hard and we play hard!

We invite you to share our home away from home and enjoy the true Jamaican experience.

Why Zander Melville chose Jamaica

The amazing scenery, breathtaking views of the cliffs and the Caribbean sea, as well as access to all activities at Chukka where it's always Play Time. It's safe, quiet and serene.

What makes this villa unique

The stunning view of the sea from the upstairs balcony offers an ambiance of tranquility and peace. The large landscaped grounds, and hidden coves provide the perfect getaway. The villa is fully staffed, sit back and enjoy the simple pleasures!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yeah Mon, we had a perfect time at paradise villa with all Jamaican way of feel alright: Reggae festival in Ocho Rios, Bob Marley tour :), Dunn's River Falls and for sure Carleen cooking Jamaican dinner and breakfast; Ridley playing backgammon!!!

Thank's a lot for all you've done for us to feel like in paradise!!!
Aug 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
average rating of 4.869565 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Jamaica & our first stay at a Chukka property. The villa was comfortable and clean. The grounds were lovely and peaceful. Carlene is amazing! A fantastic cook and a warm, wonderful woman. We felt very safe with our driver, Harold. He helped us find a number of local restaurants, etc. And he always watches out for us. I highly recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Susan. We look forward to your next visit. One Love! Villa 1 Team
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Your own little paradise.

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue. We stayed here once in 2015 and spent another week and a half in Dec. 2016. We had to come back after enjoying it so much the 1st time!

If you like to explore out of the large resorts and have a little piece of your own paradise then this is it. The ground is perfect for families, with a lot of space to roam, your own kitchen to cook in, a pool and if you walk down the road a little, you can visit the horses and polo players. Our 3.5 year old played in the private cove every day! You will really be able to escape your daily grind and enjoy a peaceful & restful vacation. With Carleen taking care of you, you do not need to lift a finger. She'll make you breakfast, lunch and dinner. The other staff are also wonderful. Janet and Trish are very responsive and will organize airport pick up & drop off. Everything will be taken care of, you just have to let them know!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and enjoyable vacation.........

  • 5 of 5

Not having vacationed in Jamaica before and trying a villa rental for the first time, we did not know what to expect. From making the reservations to arriving in Jamaica, the stay and then back home, everything was handled efficiently and at a high level of service.

The villa was right on the ocean and Janet, the property manager was able to help stock the refrigerator with supplies prior to our arrival. She came to visit one day and gave us advice on what excursions we should go on. Bedrooms are air conditioned and it was great waking up to the sunrise sitting in the living room every morning. The grounds were very well maintained. Both Andy & Anthony did a great job maintaining the property. Andy even came over to show our 21 year old son how to fish the local way without a rod!

Now let's talk about Ms. Carleen. She is the BEST!!!! She keeps the whole villa in great condition and also took care of us daily. Everything you have read is true. She is the best cook ever!! Her roast chicken, curry goat, oxtail and a whole host of local dishes are to die for. She surprised our daughter one day by baking her banana bread and a carrot cake! Because our daughter loved fruits, Ms. Carleen had a platter of fruits waiting for her every afternoon when we came back from our activities. 2 thumbs up for Ms. Carleen.

There is a pool on the property and the cove is great for shelling and there is a spot for snorkeling. We went to Duns River Falls, went horse back riding..........all of which Ms. Carleen helped with the arrangements. Also don't forget there is a 25% discount on all Chukka activities while staying at the villa.

When we reserved the villa, we had put down a security deposit. That was refunded to us within 48 hours of our return to the US. Thank you Trish for being so efficient and during a weekend too!

We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, it was our absolute pleasure hosting your lovely family at Villa 1. Thanks for your great feedback and your comments will help potential guests understand the smooth and hassle free experience it is to book with us. All the best for a great year! Villa 1 Team and Management. One Love..
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Jamaica stole our hearts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa while traveling with our 15 year old nephew. We loved every moment on the island. We rented a vehicle and fell in love with the people of Jamaica. Everybody has a smile on their face. I had an excellent experience starting with booking and communication with Trish. She is so helpful, professional, and super quick to respond. When we arrived we were so impressed. The house is amazing and the cliff is so magical. Now we know how we want to retire one day. We arrived in the evening so we didn't have a change to meet all the wonderful people who take care of the property, the guys and Carleen. What a woman. So sweet and kind. She kept the house super neat and cooked the best chicken eveeer for us. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your commendation and excellent review Tyler & Katerina. It was a pleasure speaking with and hosting your family. We're happy to hear you had a great time in Jamaica at Villa 1-Chukka Cove. Looking forward to having you back for your second visit with us. One Love! Villa 1 Team
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Beautiful place, great location, friendly staff

  • 5 of 5

The villa has great indoor and outdoor spaces. Carlene cooks and looks after the place and she is lovely. Great cook and a kind soul that is super easy to get on with. She cooked a lot of knockout dishes, but the dishes with ackee and breadfruit fresh from the tree beside the house were a highlight. The owners were totally professional and easy to deal with. The villa is well maintained. The day we left they were starting some renovations, so I imagine it is now even nicer than when we were there, and we had zero complaints. The cove down the lane is great for swimming and snorkeling. There is a supermarket a short walk away and the area around was quiet and completely hassle free. Great for a relaxed get away

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for this great review Andrew. Our staff treat all guests as an extended family member and our services are second to none. You are correct, Villa 1 has an upgraded modern kitchen for Carleen to prepare her scrumptious dishes.. new and comfy furniture and so much nicer.. updated pictures will be posted soon. Looking forward to having you again.. One Love!"
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  • 5 of 5

Myself and family are typically in Jamaica about twice a year but what made this trip different than others was staying at Villa 1. The views, loving spirit from staff as well their acceptance of our American family staying also in Jamaica at the same time and our Jamaican family and friends was more than I could have asked for. Typically you're nervous about staying at a new place but the moment we arrived we were greated with smiles which made everything ok! Great laughter as well as just the right amount privacy. I felt safe! We even learned about the different trees and the many health benefits associated with them.

Much of our time was spent on the patio listening to good music enjoying the sounds of the ocean. The house was clean, food was excellent and days when we traveled dinner was waiting for us.

As always we stopped at Scotchies on the way in but our favorite place is Mom's where the food is always everything! While at the Villa we had Oxtails, saltfish and ackee, Mutton, Chicken feet oh gosh we had the best Oxtails in case I didn't mention them! We're Jamericans. We went to the Southwest side of the island (Saint Elizabeth) for fish on the beach and stopped for yams and saltfish on the way!

I'm looking forward to coming back, sitting on the patio and adding on to my Jamaican family (the staff) all while watching beautiful horses every morning. Oh yea and my daughter loves the donkey!!!

Thanks for making our stay as effortless as possible. The staff Carlene, Ridley, Horace, Anthony and Janet were all very nice and welcoming. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure hosting your family. We know how difficult and nerve racking it can be when searching online for the perfect vacation rental but it doesn't have to be, with our personalized service and professional staff, Villa 1 guests can feel better knowing there's nothing to worry about, everything is taken care of from initial contact to making payments, prep tips, through the duration of your stay until departure. Your only worry, what will I do now? Relax and unwind, go on a Chukka adventure, snorkeling in pristine waters or listen to Mr. Ridley tell tales of Jamaican history and culture. If you didn't get the chance to do it all, there's always next time. We look forward to having you again!
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Chukka Cove
Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chukka Cove Polo Club
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Runnaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Northcoast High Way, A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Chukka Cove
Car: not necessary

Villa 1 sits on the cliffs that were used in the filming of the 1973 film “Papillion” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and in 1985 Walt Disney’s mini series “Return to Treasure Island” was also filmed at Chukka Cove.

The cliffs were also used in the filming of the recent 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint Ann Parish, North Coast Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter rates1
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
4 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, the first change is free; all subsequent changes will incur a US$50 charge per change. Deposit will be refunded as follows:
Over 90 days prior to arrival, 100% refund
61-90 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit
30 days or less days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint Ann Parish in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Powder room - Toilet
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon sleeps 1 child
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be put together
  • Master bedroom has a king bed with a futon in the living area that sleeps 1 child/teen while bedroom # 2 has 2 single beds that can be put together. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child/teen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Trish - Our reservation's manager, takes care of all bookings. Originally from Jamaica, now resides in Canada. She's more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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