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Randel Cole

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

5 Bedroom Luxury and Affordable Villa on 9 acres

9 Reviews
People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Reading - Datura Villa

Datura Villa sits perched on 9 acres and offers panoramic views of Montego Bay, has the amenities of a fine hotel and yet offers affordable luxury, privacy, and close proximity to all tourist activities, nightlife, and the airport.

The large terrace overlooks the large swimming pool and hot tub. Also on the grounds are a tennis court, fitness center, pool house, tropical gardens and fruit trees of Mango, Orange, banana, coconut, lemon, allspice, and breadfruit.

Included in the rental is a full staff consisting of cook, housekeeper, maid, caretaker, and our property manger/concierge.

All bedrooms offer air conditioning, 4 poster beds, private baths, ceiling fans, and plantation style windows. Rooms are cleaned daily. Fresh linens, bath, pool and beach towels are provided.

Meals are served in our screened in dining room, on the grand terrace, poolside, or under the almond tree. Coffee and fresh muffins are ready at 6:30 AM. Meals are customized to guest and dietary preferences and always freshly prepared. Our kitchen is modern, commercial and has 2 refrigerators, one guest refrigerator for drinks and wine, a big ice maker, 2 blenders, microwave, 2 freezers and all appliances.

Also on the property is a private fitness center with Life Cycle equipment. Our groundskeeper is also a trained fitness and yoga instructor who offers complementary workouts and are custom tailored. At night, the fitness center turns into a state-of-the art theater with an 8 foot screen, DVD projector, and 5:1 surround sound. Popcorn included!

Datura is also a member of both the nearby Montego Bay Yacht Club and Seawind Beach Club. Our villa membership gives all of our guests free admittance to the Seawind beach, including beach chairs and umbrellas. There is also a large swimming pool, bar service, the Calypso restaurant (20% discount for dinner) showers, changing rooms, and water sports (Parasailing, Tubing,Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Banana Boat Ride, Glass bottom Boat Ride, Snorkeling Trips, Kayaks, Pedal Boats, Hobie Wave, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving).

Our Montego Bay Yacht Club offers our guests free use of the two tennis courts, a lounge, bar, pool table and waterside dining with a 20% discount.

Datura is located only 7 miles from the airport and so from plane to pool is fast and easy. There are several beaches within a 10 minute drive, along with 5 golf courses, river rafting, zip line, water sports, shopping dining, nightlife and casino.

This is the perfect spot for families, honeymoons, and groups of friends to relax and play.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Randel Cole (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Randel Cole

The Cole family purchased the property in 1990 and Randel Cole is the managing partner. Randel graduated from Boston University (BS) and Emerson College (MA) and has a long history of commercial property management. He loves the outdoors, Jamaica, property beautification and nature. Mr. Cheston Chisholm has been the on site property manager since 1990 and offers concierge services.

Randel Cole purchased this villa in 1990

Why Randel Cole chose Jamaica

Datura excels with luxury accommodations, privacy, affordability, a trained and experienced staff with excellent cuisine and close to the airport and all tourist activities

What makes this villa unique

Unique benefits include a private large pool, hot tub, fitness center, screening room, commercial kitchen mahogany poster beds, air conditioning, membership to the Seawind Beach club which includes free admittance to the beach, lounge chairs, umbrellas, beach bar service, Calypso restaurant with 20% discount on dining, free membership to the Montego Bay Yacht Club which includes free use of two tennis courts, a bar, lounge area, pool table, and waterside dining with 20% discount on meal service.

Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5 Bedroom Luxury and Affordable Villa on 9 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
North Carolina
5

The best vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing difficult about a vacation at Datura Villa except for leaving!! Oh my goodness!!! We had the BEST vacation ever last week.

Our families had such a lovely time from the moment we arrived til the sad moment when we had to say goodbye. From start to finish this vacation was top-notch. Randel, the managing partner, was easy to work with and helped with all of our pre-trip arrangements. He answered every email and question promptly and thoroughly. When we arrived, we met our driver and local contact, Chisholm, who was also wonderful. Polite, professional, knowledgeable, easy-going, AND an experienced and safe driver! (we did the mayfield falls trip and we were soooo grateful he was doing the driving!!!) Our kids loved him.

The house staff/cooks, Shereen, Opie and Precious were absolutely amazing...so sweet, kind, professional, thoughtful and such good cooks!!!!! They really treated our families like their own and we were so appreciative. Our children loved them too...lots of hugs and pictures on Saturday night. Henry, the groundskeeper, was great and also easy-going...very kind-natured and helpful.

The villa was beautiful...the view was exceptional and breath-taking.

We took a beach trip every morning....either to Doctor's Cave, Negril or Seawinds Club. All were amazing however Seawinds and Negril were our favorites. We also went to the Mayfield Falls and took an awesome waterfall tour. The drive there was through some pretty narrow and rough terrain but it was definitely worth the trip. We had a great tour with Garfield as our guide.

Chisholm was very helpful in arranging these day trips for us.

We ate almost all of our meals at the villa because the food and setting were so nice we had no interest in going to any restaurants. We worked on our menu with Shereen after our first morning there and selected a delicious menu for the week. Our group included 4 adults and 6 children (ages 5 - 11 years old) and this trip worked perfectly for everyone. Plenty of time for activity, rest, workouts (in the gym) relaxation and fun.

This really was an extraordinary trip and experience. There might be an upswing in bookings with how many people I've told about Datura Villa since we've been home. :-)

All of us would love to return again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful Villa on 9 private acres. Expansive vistas and views from the 400' elevation location of the Villa. An excellent staff, superb Villa prepared dishes and daily dessert creations. Everything is well planned to make for seamless relaxation. The salt water pool and spa was a luxurious benefit. Do yourself, family and/or friends a favor, visit and stay at Datura Villa. Randel, the managing partner will guide you through one of the most memorable trips you'll ever take. Respectfully submiied. Dave D.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly Datura

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week after Christmas 2015 at Datura. It was our second visit to

Datura and it won't be our last. The villa staff makes the stay more than

just a vacation. You feel like you are among friends and that adds to your

relaxation.

Shereen's cooking is amazing. For those of you who like to "eat local,"

they've been doing this in Jamaica forever. We had crab, red snapper, conch

fritters and warm-water lobster, the lobsters being delivered fresh (and

still alive) to the villa. Shereen's homemade soups are perfection and we

loved all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. I'm not particularly a

dessert person, but I devoured each and every delight from Shereen; her

lemon cake is sublime.

Carole and Opie also spoiled us and kept us laughing the whole week. They

didn't mind the boys following them into the kitchen asking for another

beach towel/banana shakes or leaving dominoes and water glasses everywhere.

Henry showed us around the property and shared with us his vast Jamaican

horticultural knowledge. He organized a bonfire on NYE for the boys and

gladly chased off wasps. His laugh is very melodic!

What would we do without Chisholm? It was so good to spot his smiling face

at Sangster and know that our vacation was underway. He gladly took us back

to some favorite spots (Negril, the Yacht Club and Round Hill), and

introduced us to a new place: Lethe. Lethe ("LEE-tee") is about 20 minutes

"up the hill" in the heart of the Jamaican "jungle" and the site of a

zip-lining course. I was skeptical, but it was fun and the boys LOVED it.

The property itself is equally as fantastic as the staff. Bring binoculars,

as the one pair there isn't enough when there are six eager pairs of eyes

scanning Mo Bay from the house's spacious terrace. The rooms are

comfortable and Jamaican. You won't wake up in a generic hotel room; the

mahogany plantation shutters, hardwood floors and plaster walls add to the

atmosphere. If swimming and sunbathing isn't your thing, then rest assured

that there is enough space (and shade) to spread out and read or listen to

music. We read almost 10 books between the six of us! The hammock is

particularly pleasant.

If you want to unplug and relax surrounded by nature, then come to Datura.

If you want to explore Jamaica with a trusted guide, then come to Datura.

I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area
5

Datura Villa - awesome location - fantastic view - professional & attentive staff

  • 5 of 5

Randel - just wanted to Thank you & your Team ( please share this communique with the staff ) for another splendid stay @ Datura Villa.

1: Chisholm greeted us on time & with great warmth @ the airport - he delivered us to & picked us up safely & timely from our many excursions & sadly ( we didn't want to leave ) got us to the airport on time.

2: Shereen follows impeccably in Madge's footsteps - adding her personal touch to each delicious meal she cooked. My only complaint is I'm 20lbs heavier & now have to train twice as hard for my upcoming 10K race on January 10th ( just kidding about the complaint - not kidding about the 20lbs )

3: Carol & Hopie were both a joy to be around - they were very attentive & despite working hard everyday - were always laughing / smiling.

4: Henry ( the 2nd ) was always always around - his presence making everyone feel safe & secure.

until our next visit.....

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pacific Palisades, California
5

It's Delightful...it's Datura!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our weeks stay at Datura Villa was a magical time in a dreamy setting and was just the medicine that I/we desperately craved!!! The Villa itself is perfect, with every amenity imaginable, but it's the incredible staff that makes the stay one of the best vacation experiences ever!!! The hardest part about being there...is leaving!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time! From the first morning when I woke up and realized I had no demands on my time other than visiting with friends and eating. The staff was great! Especially Henry. The food was always good. Sharene made pumpkin pie at Rick’s request and it took me back to my grandmother’s pumpkin pie. She also showed us how to make the ginger ice tea which will always take me back to Montego Bay. Everything was up to date and clean. The paint in the living room was lovely. We did our morning walks with Henry and then yoga and in the afternoons he lead us through aqua size. It was a perfect vacation and the staff made us feel so at home with nothing to want for. I feel bad that we didn’t go much of anywhere so we didn’t get to spend much time with Chisolm. We did love hearing his stories and the information he had about the town and the countryside and Datura Villa. This was one of the most relaxing and pleasant vacations I have ever spent. I hope we get the opportunity to visit again. We felt well taken care of.

Thank you so much for the beautiful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Margaritaville on Hip Strip
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tryall Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Coast Road
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Boat House
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: not necessary

Datura is perched above Montego, affording cool breezes and privacy while being close to all tourist activities, beaches, shopping, airport, restaurants, nightlife, golf and spas.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Reading, North Coast Jamaica

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,739
for 7 nights
£3,739
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45

Rates are for one week, based on 7 nights, and the number of bedrooms required and is a sliding scale. Maximum 2 guests per bedroom.
High Season WEEKLY RATE (7 nights)
12/15-4/15

2 bed-$3,800 US
3 bed-$4,200
4 bed-$4,400
5 bed-$4,800

Low Season (WEEKLY RATE, 7 NIGHTS)
4/16-12/15

2 bed-$3,400 US
3 bed-$3,800
4 bed-$4,000
5 Bed-$4,400

Villa is rented on a weekly, Sunday to Sunday basis and the rate includes a full staff, fresh linens, towels, maid and meal service. Cost of groceries and ground transportation are additional.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Reading in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , double bowl sinks in granite counter top
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , granite counter with large vanity and under-mount sink bowl
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2 sinks, granite counter top with undermount sink, vanity
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , granite counter with large vanity and under-mount sink bowl
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , granite counter with large vanity and under-mount sink bowl
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , located in pool house by swimming pool
  • All baths have been renovated with granite counter tops, tiled showers/baths, and excellent water pressure!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , king bed with mahogany poster bed. Day bed as well in room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mahogany poster bed frame with queen mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mahogany poster bed with queen mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 twins or combined to make 1 king size bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mahogany poster frame with queen mattress
  • All bedrooms have high ceilings, poster beds, private baths, air conditioning, ceiling fans, large closets and safes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Datura is designed for groups and families who want a luxurious, private vacation with deliciously prepared meals by our experienced cook, excellent housekeeping and table services, and close proximity to all tourist activities. Datura is also a member of both the nearby Montego Bay Yacht Club and Seawind Beach Club. Our villa membership gives all of our guests free admittance to the Seawind beach, including beach chairs and umbrellas. There is also a large swimming pool, bar service, the Calypso restaurant (20% discount for dinner) showers, changing rooms, and water sports (Parasailing, Tubing,Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Banana Boat Ride, Glass bottom Boat Ride, Snorkeling Trips, Kayaks, Pedal Boats, Hobie Wave, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving). Our Montego Bay Yacht Club offers our guests free use of the two tennis courts, a lounge, bar, pool table and waterside dining with a 20% discount.

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