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Selah Villa - Fully staffed Private Villa

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

Incredibly beautiful, this special villa sits on the sea where the waves gently break on shallow reefs and roll in providing their own music.

Selah Villa is in Runaway Bay – a town unspoiled by commercialism. All conveniences are available to make a holiday. Well stocked supermarket and specialist butcher nearby.

The beach in Runaway Bay is one mile of white sand for lying down, strolling and swimming. Selah is located on the eastern end of the beach on a cove across -. near enough to access the amenities, far enough to be private and escape the crowds.

Selah is safe, secure and secluded yet not lonely. The designer, Architect – Jeremy Millingen’s international experience was challenged to achieve the mandate of the owners to design a home that is beautiful, charming and cool. When you visit let us know whether Jeremy succeeded.

Selah: Pause and think on this.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2017

Why The Owner chose Jamaica

Selah is safe, secure and secluded yet not lonely. It is situated on the edge of a natural mangrove hundreds of years old which is home to doves and local bird life.

What makes this villa unique

Near enough to be convenient, yet far enough to be private and escape the crowds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As we get ready to depart your lovely home, we are starting to think about next year. We had such a wonderful time in your vacation paradise. Everything was spectacular. Your staff is phenomenal. Truly. Our lives have been enriched from our vacation at Selah
Jan 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Salem in Saint Ann Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 3 bedrooms have king-size beds; 1 bedroom has 2 twin beds. The upstairs sitting room has a day bed and 2 twin mattresses; the sitting room has 2 celling fans and two air-conditioning units and is often used to sleep children and teenagers. There is a crib that can be used wherever it is needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
stand by generator trips in automatically

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Selah Villa - Fully staffed Private Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Love this property!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is way more beautiful than it looks in these pictures. Spacious, clean, stylish, a gentle breeze runs through the home. It is pure heaven. The pool is lovely, the beach is steps away and there is a cove you can paddle board and snorkel in. Truly wonderful!! Tennis courts, gardens we literally fell in love!

** That said please be advised to pay the staff gratuity on CC NOT CASH!! ** As the owner requests to do prior, we did not get around to it before we left and thought it would be okay to pay cash upon departure. Big mistake, there was a discrepency once we dropped the cash gratuity with Patrick and did not ask for a receipt. The staff were wonderful while we were there, the issue arose after we left. In particular the chefs Ryan and ShellyAnne were great and we hired a driver with van Shavar who was the best!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mahvelous!

  • 5 of 5

BEST.VACATION.EVER. My week at Selah Villa was wonderful. If you haven't seen the photos, Selah Villa is beautiful. It's a stone's throw from Jewel (the former Hedonism resort), and features its own private beach, tennis court, and a wonderful pool. It comes with all the accoutrements you'd expect, even including two kayaks (a twin and a single) and a catamaran.

The staff is AWESOME! Patrick, Ryan, and Lesreen took care of our every need. They were always surreptitiously in the background, ready to assist us at a moment's notice. Occasionally we would take a nap, and Lesreen would re-make our bed again! Ryan's cooking was awesome, we never felt any need to head outside for a restaurant, having a marvelous meal with a superb ocean view nightly was spectacular. Ryan was terrific at customizing our menu and keeping everybody fed and happy.

For those not familiar with Selah Villa, the staff purchases, delivers, and prepares the food, the vacationer pays for it. Ryan helped us manage our groceries and food bill very well.

The tennis court is great. I was a bit disappointed that the tennis court didn't have a net strap.

The snorkeling and scuba here is world class. Great snorkeling in Selah Villa's own little private bay, as well as the rocks by the Jewel resort. Great reefs out there with plenty of aquatic life. There is a sunken ship and plane nearby (about 60 feet down) for those that are scuba minded. The Selah Villa private beach features a couple of palapas with hammock and plenty of loungers on the beach.

Loved the pool and jacuzzi. It's a forty foot square infinity pool. Water is warm and inviting. The near end is super-shallow for adults to lounge around in, the middle area is shallow for kids to play around in, and the far end is deep enough to swim in. Plenty of pool toys for everyone.

The tech at Selah Villa was good. Two LCDs, one with netflix. Good selection of movies. PC and wireless. Probably the biggest glitch I experienced was the internet speed. Most of the days there I experienced frustrating sub-dialup speeds. Resetting the router did help for a while. For the last two days of our trip we got decent speeds, no problem. Your mileage may vary.

It's not an inexpensive vacation, but when you factor in the fact that the rental rate plus groceries is all you need, it's not as bad as you'd think. You have to spend your time on this world somewhere; this is one of the finest places to do so. Five stars.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Blissful

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 stayed through the Holidays at Selah and it was a complete delight. The sea was the eighth member of the group and was with us every moment of the trip. I have been in withdrawal since my return, craving the beauty of the sea and the endlessly fascinating lullaby. We jokingly-but accurately- decided it was a tree sloth vacation. No one moved very fast or very far. There are some reported patches of moss from the endless splashing about in the poll or hot tub or lagoon.

The staff is superb. I am not used to being treated that well and it was a very nice experience. We felt that Patrick, Rhyan and the girls made every effort to anticipate our comforts. They were engaging, friendly and very efficient.

If your vacation goals include indulgent pampering and fabulous beach napping, Selah is worthy of your attention.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Salem, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
14 May 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,141
for 5 nights
£5,798
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£7,344
for 7 nights
£7,344
 
 
Seasonal
26 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,693
for 5 nights
£6,571
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£16,234
for 7 nights
£16,234
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£16,234
for 7 nights
£16,234
 
 
High Season
4 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£5,246
for 5 nights
£7,344
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£4,693
for 5 nights
£6,571
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £7.73

REMEMBER TO ASK ABOUT SPECIAL INCENTIVE PRICING
ten percent gratuity
ten percent damage deposit refundable on leaving

fifty per cent on reservation and the balance sixty days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Portable wifi hotspot