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Best Beach In Treasure Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Beach Front Guest House With Separate Cottage

A 'roots luxe' beach front guest house in Treasure Beach on the South Coast of Jamaica.

This section of the South Coast is one of the special hide-away spots of Jamaica.

Treasure Beach has no 'all inclusives', & Calabash House is surrounded by Jakes , long considered to be 'the hippest resort in the Caribbean'.

We offer a laid back, small town atmosphere, perfect for family vacations, or small workshops, as well as couples, friends or the individual traveler.

Our gracious staff will make sure you feel at home.

Jamaican food has always been considered the best in the Caribbean, & our cook Suzett will be sure you know why.

Breakfast on the back veranda overlooking the sea, with fresh squeezed orange juice & delicious local fruits, some grown in our own yard, is only the start of your perfect day.

TB has a wide variety of local attractions, all within walking distance, including live music by Joe Issacs of the original Heptones playing various nights of the week at one of the local bars, South Jammin, as well as other musicians, visiting or local, at various small venues. Bring your guitar if you play, you never know when you might find an open mike.

A completely safe atmosphere for grown-ups & teens to wander, day or night, there are short walks, longer treks, small cafes, wide spread internet access, ice cream breaks, everything you would want to see, at several local beaches, the best of which is right out your back door at Calabash House.

If you want to take to the water there are wonderful boat excursions with local fisherman.

You are only a 20 minute boat ride to the world famous & completely original Pelican Bar, built by Floyd in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.

Just another few miles on the fishing boat will take you into Black River, the largest morass in the Caribbean, full of crocodiles, birds, fish, beautiful trees & plants, including endangered mangroves.

The other direction will take you to the fabulous 'Little Ochie' a seafood restaurant where you pick your seafood, have it weighed, decide how you want it cooked & then hang out in beached fishing boats with a thatch roof chilling out with a red stripe until your cook brings you the delicious fare.

Afterward you can go look for the manatee at Alligator pond, one of the many interesting sites in the area.

Just north of Black River is the beautiful YS Falls, with the longest zip line in Jamaica, for the bold, & a relaxing swim in any one of several pools of this magnificent, many tiered fall.

Once again, a myriad of flowers, plants & birds as well as huge trees in this lovely, well cared for attraction.

Treasure Beach & Calabash House offer you the unique opportunity to enjoy the Jamaican people, one of the friendliest & most accessible populations in the English speaking Caribbean.

The owner/artist, Elizabeth, has decorated the walls with original mosaics & some of the many participants in art workshops at Calabash House have graced the walls with their paintings.

No shortage of provocative art or reading materials, we stock the bookshelves with works from emminant Caribbean authors every year at the Calabash Literary Festival, considered by insiders to be the festival you most want to be invited to, as well as the standard detective thrillers, in case your idea of the perfect vacation means never getting out of the hammock [beachfront, of course].

You can check out the on site Mermaid Art Gallery for that special unusual treasure to take home to the ones who didn't get to go, or to remind you of the fun you had at Calabash House when you are back shoveling snow, or trying to force that frozen door lock.

As they say in Jamaica.... soon come.

More Details

Elizabeth Seltzer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018

About Elizabeth Seltzer

The owner/artist, Elizabeth Seltzer, is a fiber artist who came to Jamaica over 30+ years ago and has created a slice of heaven in St. Elizabeth parish, Jamaica. The Guest House is decorated with original mosaics & some of the many participants in art workshops hosted at Calabash House have graced the walls with their paintings. Come add to the artistry!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your own private beach and dining "porch" ... glorious views ... delicious food ... quiet ... birdwatching at a pond nearby ... short walk to Jake's for dinner ... wonderful wonderful time. Highly recommended !!
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Treasure Beach on the Saint Elizabeth Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Maya Rupa - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    pink Room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Beach Front bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Veranda Room Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Veranda Room - 1 Double Bed , with a bathroom
    Maya Rupa Room - 3 Double Bed , with a bathroom
    Pink Room - 2 Double Bed , with a bathroom
    Beachfront Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , with a bathroom
  • All bedrooms and bathrooms feature elaborate mosaic wall decorations.
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Weekly rental of the house comes with cooking services for 2 meals a day (generally breakfast and dinner). Suzett makes it simple. Guests simply send a cheque in advance of arrival with a list of preferred foods & beverages. Suzett will get started shopping & have initial meals ready when you arrive. After that you can discuss meals directly with Suzett on a daily basis.


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Best Beach In Treasure Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
fort lauderdale, fl

beautiful, peaceful, perfect

  • 5 of 5

The Calabash House was an excellent place to stay. Beautiful view, peaceful setting and friendly people. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to see you & I hope next time you can stay longer! Bless up from the Calabash Crew
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Pennsylvania, USE

This is the absolute best place in Jamaica!

  • 5 of 5

The calabash house is an incredible place to stay. It is warm, bright, vibrant and inviting with its unique character of creative artwork and one of a kind aesthetic. It is an inspiring place filled with charm. It is a place to relax, connect with loved ones, make art, hold retreats, just be oneself. This place is enlivening and rejuvenating for one's spirit. The beach is perfect. The B&B owner and her staff are so delightful and pleasure full to be around. They are gentle folks, with huge hearts and very fun personalities. The food that is prepared by the staff is nourishing and completely delicious. This truly is the best place in Jamaica. When I am there, I never want to leave. And when I muster up the energy to actually leave the premise for an afternoon, I can't wait to get "home" again. Calabash House is a true treasure and blessing on our planet.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so wonderful to have you all here & I can't wait to see you next year!
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Car: not necessary


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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