|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
'A week of Golden Sun - a lifetime of warm memories'
Welcome to Golden Sun Villa - Discovery Bay Jamaica!
Nestled beneath magnificent cliffs this romantically secluded getaway offers wonderful privacy, a private beach, and breathtaking views of the panoramic ocean vista and mountains.
The one and a third acres of private flat fruited land, sprinkled with tropical flowers and coconut palms, commands 200 feet of PRIVATE OCEANFRONT. The house features 3 oceanfront facing bedrooms with 3 full private baths, study, living/dining room opening up to the ocean, relaxed oceanfront swimming pool and deck, and seperate staff quarters. The house comfortably sleeps 6 adults and 1 child. The tranquil ambiance is casual and gently relaxing.
The unassuming staff of 4 (included in the regular price),including cook, waitress, chambermaid, & groundskeeper, provide royal service, tend to your every need, and disappear upon request. Fresh delicious home cooked food is served in the gazebo on the ocean.
Golden Sun, one of the most popular villas in Jamaica rests on a beautiful coral reef teeming with tropical fish, beneath the crystal clear Caribbean sea. The beach though rocky and not sandy is a snorkelers paradise, the reef in front of the house stretches half a mile in about 8 - 10 feet of water and offers breathtaking snorkeling in the Carribean.
Located in Discovery Bay, midway between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios on the developed north coast - ONLY 55 MINUTES from the Montego Bay Airport! - Near horseback riding, river rafting, Green Grotto caves, championship golf courses, scuba diving, jet and water skiing, windsurfing, crafts, boating, deep sea fishing, shopping, nightlife, and an optional driver/tour guide.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I will do my absolute best to accommodate you and your friends or family and ensure you have an unforgettable vacation!
Upon booking, you will be sent a detailed welcome letter with info about the location, house rules, transportation, local activities, etc.
Please note: Prices include full use of the facilities and staff. Not included are food/grocery expenses and transportation.
Keywords: House, Villa
Hi, my name is Steve!
I live on the East Coast of the United States.
I have owned Golden Sun Villa in Discovery Bay, Jamaica for over 20 years.
When I am not vacationing there myself I rent it out so others can enjoy it.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, and I will get back to you right away!
Steve purchased this villa in 1988
I've been fortunate and privileged to have rented private villas in many exotic locations, for which I'm grateful. But we've never before experienced the level of caring (yes, love!) and royalty treatment to this degree during both blissful stays at this hidden, tucked-away gem, Golden Sunset.
This private, most relaxing of Villas - on an expansive breathtaking oceanfront, with swimming pool, gazebo, massive roaming areas both on property & nearby - is NOT furnished like a stiff n' stodgy Ritz Carlton (if that's what you're looking for, this place is NOT for you!). While EXTREMELY comfortable, complete w EVERY amenity, it's COZY, not opulent! The warm decor is SO Island-quaint; the linen always fresh. The owner continuously enhances the getaway along that motif. It's beyond obvious that the ongoing embellishments are a labor of pride n' love.
My favorite times were midnight swims in the pool with my music speakers playing [Since the residence is COMPLETELY private, clothing is optional! ;) ], and evening swings on the outdoor veranda, facing the stunning ocean view, all in our backyard, all to ourselves.
What a pampering staff! Lorna is kind - BEYOND caring - (my understanding is that Lorna has been with the Villa for some 15-20 yrs, or thereabout) and runs an incredibly loving, dedicated team, who even PACKED MY BAGS FOR ME when we were late leaving back to the airport!! (When you stay here, you'll know why it's so hard to leave till the very last second. Both times, I wished I'd booked for at LEAST an extra week).
We didn't rent a car, because we didn't want the stress of driving on the "wrong" side. The staff secured us a wonderful driver, who was also more than happy to show us the sights "less seen," which I always wanted - the REAL Jamaica, if you will.
You are NOT a customer at Golden Sunset; you're a guest of honor. Each room has its own bathroom, and you've got the entire property to yourselves manned by a crew whose only job is to make you happy, whatever happy means to each vacationer. You get to feel like nobility for a spell.
THANK you, Golden Sunset. I canNOT wait to return to be enveloped in your unparalleled serenity. Your hammock and cocoanuts are calling to me right now as I get ready for work, which I'm fortunate to enjoy, but which also feels so mundane after re-experiencing my divine home away from home (I take a lot of liberties with the word "my," but one can pretend, can't they?)
You guys ROCK. Thank you SO MUCH. Irie, mahn.
This was a very private oceanfront getaway. We liked that the each bedroom had its own full bathroom. You can see tons of stars at night.We had the whole property to ourselves. Its right on the main road.
Kudos to the staff. They are the best. Lorna, Chelsea,and Darva took such good care of us. The food was fantastic and they even baked a cake for my husband's birthday. And Maurice was always right there to help with anything we needed. Thanks to him for the bonfire and the tour to 9-Mile. We will be recommending the Golden Sunset villa to everyone. My husband spent a lot of time down at what we named Neptune's Throne. If you go or have already been here you will know exactly what I am talking about. One of our best ever vacations.
Our family (grandparents, daughter and husband and three kids 3, 2 and 5 months) spent two weeks at the Golden Sun. The setting of the property is magnificent, the view stunning, although situated on a stretch of road where nobody else lives, all houses are abandoned. The nearest village Discovery is 4 kms away. We were taken aback by the disrepair state of the house and would not recommend it unless the following urgent repairs are done:
The roof needs to be inspected in order to plug the 6 to 8 places where it leaks especially in the lounge and dining areas, study and main bathroom.
Due to the strong presence of mosquitoes, especially when there is no wind, more windows and doors should be fitted with mosquito screens to be able to keep them open. Along the same lines, all beds should be equipped with mosquito nets, more so given the current presence of the Zika mosquito strain;
All taps in sinks and baths need to be replaced
The child crib needs to be replaced given the current state of its rotten mattress and dangerously sticking out rusty screws;
The kitchen could make do with a microwave and the assurance that gas for the stove is always available, we waited for four days to have gaz. A BBQ (gas or charcoal) would be great so one could cook its own Jerk chicken;
Finally life would be easier if the 4-strong staff was given specific instructions when guests occupy the house. Besides the gardener and the cook, it is not clear what the two other staff do while they are all present only between 11:00 am and 18:00, but all seem to expect some serious tip at the end of the week, not once have our bathrooms cleaned. Cleaning up and washing the dishes after the evening meal would seem one of the basic things to do in order to avoid attracting invasive ants!
Fortunately, the pool was extremely attractive and always functional and so was the internet. Anyone with asthma should not stay in this house due to the presence of moldy wood, our son in law had trouble with his respiration. The prolonged absences of the owner had led to a lot of negligence both on the property and on the staff's behaviour unfortunately.
Golden Sun Villa is summed up in one word: AMAZING!
We went to Jamaica on our honeymoon hoping for a romantic getaway. Before our trip started the owner emailed us a full list of activities to do and things to know when there. All of the recommendations were great and saved us a lot of time looking into things to do. He answered all of our specific questions and was a pleasure to deal with in all regards.
Once we got to Jamaica we rented a car and had a beautiful one hour drive to the villa. We were greeted by the very friendly staff and Franz the grounds keeper showed us around the gorgeous grounds. Larna the cook was exceptionally helpful and very kind. We had her purchase all of our food before getting there, so we arrived to a fully stocked fridge, with delicious fruits, and enough food for her to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for us for the week stay. Chelsea the housekeeper/maid was a delight as well. She cleaned up after us so we never had to lift a finger. She even made a floral arrangement on our bed every morning, very tropical!
The house is very spacious with a cozy master bedroom. The lounge area has a TV with couches around to hang out after a long day out. The absolute best part of the villa is the backyard. It has an unbelievably scenic background with the ocean crashing against the shore and palm trees blowing in the wind. Our favorite part of the backyard is the stunning pool. We would stay outside for hours at night swimming under thousands of sparkling stars. It is truly a spectacular sight we won’t soon forget.
Other notable parts of the grounds was the all you can eat sea grapes that grow next to the house, the almond tree on the grounds which we got to eat from, and the total privacy we had.
We had the time of our lives there and hope others can enjoy it as well. If you are planning a trip to Jamaica I would definitely recommend staying here.
The villa is absolutely charming. It was perfect for our girls get together - we could be ourselves and not worry about bothering others because the place is secluded and peaceful. I can just imagine what it would be like to be in this villa with a SO. I love the privacy this villa offers and the warmth of the staff. Our entire stay was relaxing and absolutely the best!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Jul - 31 Aug
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Weeks of $800 and $900: each additional guest after 3 is an extra $100.