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Erica Downer or Anne Fulton

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

On the very edge of PERFECT Discovery Bay, fab. swimming, Sea Haven is HEAVEN.

3 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in North Coast Jamaica - Villa Sea Haven

Four Air Conditioned Bedrooms With Baths Ensuite, Pool, 70 Foot Verandah

Located on a private waterfront acre, Sea Haven is a traditional West Indian house dressed in a miracle of colour. Periwinkle blue exterior, sunshine yellow inside, with a barrel vaulted blue sky ceiling and yet more sea to view on a trompe l’oeil wall. Antiques include a 200 year old twig rocker made by slaves, and tortoise-back mahogany dining chairs which came from Admiralty House in Port Royal and were used by Admiral Lord Rodney, and Lord Horatio Nelson when he was an ensign. Four comfortable air conditioned bedrooms with baths en suite. Free high speed wireless internet. The living room opens wide to the 60' foot verandah, which is a feast of pickled wicker, draping vines, and more colour. Barbecue, hammock, gazebo, kayaks, snorkeling gear. The best cook on the 'strip'!

A bird 'feeding tree' frames the view and dapples the gazebo, and in the afternoon, the plunge pool. On one side of the waterfront is a built-up sandy area, and on the other cut-stone steps lead you to perfect snorkeling and the off shore raft. The butler is the chef and will serve you in the dining room, on the verandah, or 'al fresco' by sunlight or by candlelight, according to your whim. Pluck a naseberry, sweetsop, Mugulba mango or Julie from a tree and surrender to the pink warm glow of the sunset across the azure bay.

Less than an hour from montego bay's airport, discovery bay is absolutely unique, an incredibly clear, blue, beautiful and placid body of water, a perfect sheltered horseshoe bay, one mile across, protected by coral reefs.

This “strip” of houses on the eastern shore is colloquially known as both “millionaire’s row” and 'Jamaica’s riviera'. It is now the villa destination of choice in Jamaica and although many owners try to take advantage of our popularity by listing nearby (or distant) homes, there is only one Fortlands road, only ONE Discovery Bay.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Erica Downer or Anne Fulton (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Erica Downer or Anne Fulton

Born in jamaica to english parents, i have been going to Discovery Bay since i was about twelve years old and longed for a house there of my very own. Thirty years ago I found my dream spot! This beautiful place has seen my children grow up and been my joy and comfort through every one of life's ups and downs.

Erica Downer or Anne Fulton purchased this villa in 1985

Why Erica Downer or Anne Fulton chose North Coast Jamaica

Although this house was not huge, it had about an acre of private garden, wonderful swimming and I could see it's potential. Lacking the capital for a grand build I needed to find a place that could be slowly enlarged and improved, and this was it!

What makes this villa unique

I fell in love with the music of the murmuring water, turqoise through the bird feeding tree, surrounded by friends' homes so with proximity yet privacy. Being the most elevated of all the houses along the 'strip' it also gathered whatever cooling breezes blew, and I also found Alfred Miller, who has been my butler, support and friend through 30 years. Alfred has finally retired, and has passed on all his skills to dear Elva who, with 25 years' service, is now our mainstay.

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

On the very edge of PERFECT Discovery Bay, fab. swimming, Sea Haven is HEAVEN.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Our Amazing Stay at Sea Haven in Discovery Bay, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 rented the Sea Haven property owned by Erica Downer in Discovery Bay, Ocho Rios, Jamaica & we all had an AMAZING, unforgettable time. The staff provided for us consisted of: Elva (Chef), Angela (Hostess), & Camoy (Hostess). These AMAZING ladies fed us 3 times each day, and to experience authentic Jamaican cuisine was something we all looked forward to prior to even getting there. We celebrated our Son’s 13th Birthday while there and the staff made it an AMAZING experience that will NEVER be forgotten. If you love seafood (as we do), we would provide Elva our request and the local fishermen would fulfill our order, so we thoroughly enjoyed fresh fish, crab, and lobster anytime we wanted it. A produce truck would come by daily and Elva would get whatever she needed for our meals which were an added bonus. The cuisine was so exquisite that we took pictures of EACH meal we ate while there.

The property is well kept; both interior and exterior, with a spacious front yard and a back yard that leads right into the bay so be sure to either bring snorkeling gear or take advantage of the equipment provided on site. We saw several different species of fish, touchable sand sharks, a small manta ray, hermit crabs, and rock crabs. One day, there were hundreds of small jellyfish that blew into the bay where my Wife was unfortunately stung by one on her forearm (nothing major that some vinegar didn’t take care of ), but by the next day and the rest of our stay there, they never came back so just be aware prior to jumping in the water.

Anywhere we went, Jr. (Driver) was wonderful at pointing out the significance of different landmarks and areas as we made our way to and from locations; he was a Historian as well as a highly reliable source of information, especially when it came to recommending things to do and places to go based on our wants. We enjoyed AMAZING sunsets and the occasional relaxing kayak ride around the bay and be sure to take plenty of sunscreen (the sun is very intense & also be prepared for the humidity) as well as some strong mosquito repellent as they get you anytime when outside!

We stayed at Sea Haven 5/30/16 – 6/10/16 and to say the least, it was an AMAZING experience with an added bonus of meeting/seeing family that lived there! We definitely look forward to getting back to Ocho Rios and will keep this location as a mainstay anytime we consider going to Jamaica!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will take great delight in sharing this with our staff who will be as thrilled as I was to read it. I am so sorry about the jellyfish sting, perhaps we can get the fishermen to warn us if any come into the bay. I am so very happy that you enjoyed your visit so much and look forward to hosting you again!
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5

Best visit yet!!

  • 5 of 5

As a frequent visitor to Jamaica, I have stayed in several villas in St. Ann. Sea Haven was by far the most convenient, excellent, and recommended villa I have ever stayed in. Everything you need is right there for you. The staff is beyond excellent courteous and professional. Ms. Elva who is the chef prepares meals that are simply delicious, from authentic Jamaican cuisine to anything you heart desires, and everything she makes with her magical hands will leave you wanting more. The grocery store has an account setup with the villa, so you can order all your groceries ahead of time, and additional groceries can be delivered during your stay. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is comfortable, for instance, I have an allergy to gluten and I let them know ahead of time, so Ms. Elva was prepared to make all meals gluten free, and even went the extra step to buy gluten free flour and other ingredients so that I can enjoy foods that I have not eaten in a long time, and longed for. This was indeed a very special touch. The villa itself is equipped with everything from DVDs, snorkeling gear, beach towels, housekeeping and a kayak. We enjoyed snorkeling and taking the kayak out. The water is very swimmable and includes beautiful marine life to look at while snorkeling, and there are even books so you can see what sea creatures you saw in the water. In past experiences at other villas, I have experienced staff walking throughout the house at all hours of the night, and having to call staff to allow you in/out the villa, but the Sea Haven staff are there for specific hours to fulfill your needs. They will ask what time you want them to come in the morning, what time you want breakfast ready, and after dinner they leave the premises. You have your own set of keys to come and go as you please. Every question we had was answered with wonderful recommendations, there is even a taxi specific for the villa to take you anywhere you need to go. This by far was the best time I have had in Jamaica in the 12 times I have been there. Thank you to the wonderful staff and Ms. Erica Downer for the initial prep work that she put in to make this vacation a superb one.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW WOW WOW. This is the level of happiness we DREAM of providing for everyone who stays and what a thrill for us all to read this. I am so very glad you enjoyed....hurry back!!
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5

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven had six days of perfect relaxation, beautiful views, and the best food imaginable. The staff was wonderful, the meals delicious and we were able to sample all the local dishes. The bedrooms were spacious, air conditioned and provided the perfect nights sleep. Waking up to overlook the waters was one of the best experiences. The house is spacious, living room great for hanging out at night. We loved the huge wrap around veranda for the meals. The driver, Naval, met us at the airport and was available to some day trips we planned. The house staff were friendly, loved to explain their local customs and provided everything we needed. We loved that the fisherman would row to the house at the end of the day with their catches, red snapper channel crabs and lobsters! I would highly recommend Sea Haven for a perfect vacation spot. Thank you Erica.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol I am THRILLED that you enjoyed Sea Haven and Jamaica so much! Our staff try very hard and it is WONDERFUL to have the feeling that they have succeeded. Thank you so very much for your kind words and I do hope we will see you again. Erica
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Location

Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Donald Sangster International, Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Runaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
North Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Local and nearby towns
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Puerto Seco Public Beach, Lot Owners' Beach
Car: recommended

Discovery Bay is a fishing village of about 4,000 of the kindest, friendliest people imaginable. It is about 40 minutes from Montego Bay and about 30 minutes from Ocho Rios which are the tourism capitals of Jamaica and there are a huge range of many activities and facilities, from swimming with dolphins, canopy rides, mountain biking, dog sledding, to groceries, banks, duty free shopping, art galleries, restaurants and night spots. Here is every imaginable convenience and recreational activity. I have done many of the activities and tried most of the restaurants and will be very happy to make recommendations!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Discovery Bay, North Coast Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Base Rate
5 night minimum stay
£2,152
for 5 nights
From
£430
 
 
Summer (Low) Season
14 Apr - 12 Dec
5 night minimum stay
£2,152
for 5 nights
From
£430
 
 
Winter (High) Season
13 Dec - 19 Dec
7 night minimum stay
£3,767
for 7 nights
£3,767
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec - 26 Dec
7 night minimum stay
£5,276
for 7 nights
£5,276
 
 
New Years'
27 Dec - 2 Jan
7 night minimum stay
£6,025
for 7 nights
£6,025
 
 
Winter (High) Season
3 Jan - 13 Apr
7 night minimum stay
£3,767
for 7 nights
£3,767
 

Additional pricing information

Fees And Taxes Fees and taxes included. We charge a small premium for Thanksgiving and Easter. We also rent Sea Haven as a 1-2 bedroom unit (except for Christmas and New Year) at a price break of US$1,000 per week off the gross figures. ** One FREE night for each week from now until April 13! Price breaks for last minute bookings.

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. In the event of cancellation, full refunds less US$100 admin fee will be made ONLY IF THE SPACE CAN BE REFILLED.

We require 25% to confirm the booking, and the balance should be paid not later than 30 days prior to arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the North Coast Jamaica, Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mini-split a/c, view of sea, wall TV, free overseas phone
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Opens to verandah, view of sea.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twins can be made into King. Garden view.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twins can be made ino King. Garden view.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
An account is opened at the local supermarket in your name which you settle prior to departure. Full staff cater to your every whim. After serving you dinner and part-way locking up, staff go to their near-by homes. A night watchman remains on duty between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am. Staff can arrange for a heavenly masseuse to visit!

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