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Luxury Ocean Villa Getaway. Come And Enjoy Effie's In Duncans Jamaica!

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


About the property

Immerse Yourself In The Natural Beauty And Culture Of Duncans Bay.


Rates are listed below.

This is the real Jamaica. A hidden gem that will give you a one of a kind experience to understand the true and genuine beauty of this tropical island. Located just steps from the beach, this breathtaking villa offers a spectacular view of Duncans Bay. 'Effie's' is a newly renovated private villa that offers many upgrades including modern furnishings, large kitchen, big eating area and so much more. Everything you can ask for in a Caribbean getaway!

Effie's villa will pamper you and your loved ones with authentic Jamaican gourmet cuisine prepared by our experienced housekeepers Valerie or Cordella. Specific meals can also be prepared at your request. Leroy, the villa manager and gardener, is also available as a personal driver along with Joe for all your desired excursions and transfers. In addition, spa services are available upon request.

The local fishermen and speargun divers will deliver fresh fish, lobster, squid, conch, and octopus daily and to your front door. Local organic produce is also brought to your villa several times throughout the week, or you can browse the conveniently located market to select your own items.

Enjoy a spacious master bedroom which offers a King bed and a double bed with the largest, most luxurious bathroom in the Duncans Bay area.

The second bedroom provides a Queen and twin bed. The twin bed can be used as a nice airy reading nook, or a place where you can stretch your legs, put up your feet and relax. A remodeled bathroom is another exciting addition to this room. Each bedroom naturally provides a refreshing breeze, the gentle sound of the ocean waves and the charming tones of nature. If all that doesn't sound great, new built in air conditioning units and ceiling fans reside in each room your added comfort.

Effies villa has been planned with nature and the environment as one. The spacious, open concept layout allows you to soak in the oceans view from virtually all areas of the home, including the dining room, kitchen, breakfast bar, living room and side patio dining area. Effie's offers top quality materials and workmanship including electrical and plumbing upgrades. The villa has heat on demand hot water system which eliminates having a cold shower.

Revel in the manicured grounds and shaded areas provided by the broad overhangs which surround the entire villa. This also keeps Effie's fresh by reducing the need for manmade cooling devices. The Ackee trees provide the perfect hammock moment. The property has been regraded to provide proper drainage and eliminate standing water during and after rains, which means a decrease of insects and pesky bugs. Finally, the large gazebo which sits on the side yard patio, allows you and your visitors a relaxing, inspiring and incomparable ocean view.

Once you go, you'll know. See you soon.

Rates Listed below:

Quotes for rentals are in us funds and based on two people

December 1-March 3 200us/night

March 4-April 30 200us/night

May 1-August 31 190us/night

September 1-November 30 150us/night

additional 25us per extra guest per night

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Effie

I am a proud owner of this property. I feel terrific that I am part of a beautiful community. There are people here that I know are my family. I have worked hard to build up this villa. I would love to share my serenity with others.

Please feel free to contact me. Renting a villa is a big decision, I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Effie purchased this villa in 2012

Why Effie chose World

I have traveled all over the island in the past 20 years. The moment I laid eyes on my villa I thought 'this is what I need, this is my paradise.'

What makes this villa unique

Modern, spacious, comfortable and safe villa. In the front yard is a luxurious gazebo to spend time outside. Live reggae music bar just a short walk up the beach. Safe, crystal blue water steps from your front door.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the World around the

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful granite counter top in 1st bedroom. With plenty of shelving to use. Equipped with a huge shower decorated with tiles from Italy. 2nd bedroom has identical tiling with a standard shower and sink. All new taps and lighting in both rooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please note that there is parking directly in front of the villa, all the villas in this area are similar and the street is not busy at all as it is the end of the lane at the beach if you have a rental/own a car.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Literally just a 30 second walk and you are on the beach. The owners were very attentive

  • 4 of 5

The only reason we didn’t give it the 5th star was the fact that we didn’t have any WiFi while we were there. Cary did all he could with the service provider, and kept in constant contact with us during our stay. Ms Chrissie took great care of us, and helped us throughout our stay. She went with is to the local grocer, cooked us breakfast dinners when we were there. She even did laundry for us during our stay. We probably enjoyed the last night with her the best when we cooked dinner for her, and got to sit and hear about her life and family. She was awesome with us, and my kids hope she can see this and want he to know we wish her, her children, her grandchildren, and her small pig all the best.

We did also frequent Leroy’s down on the beach. Leroy will also drive you around if need be, he was always willing to take us. I would suggest if you will be driving to a lot of different towns/activities/exscursions that talking to a taxi company and setting up the pick ups for the entirety of the stay is the way to go, and they will work with you on the price for multiple pick ups. We used Byron’s Jamaica Tours, and they were great as well.

The house was perfect. The breeze that comes through when you have all the doors open is wonderful. You can hear the waves while you sit at the kitchen table. We also enjoyed just sitting out on the gazebo, the breeze, the waves, it was awesome. We did seem to have our own dog that would sit at our gate, there seem to be a few dogs that run free, all were very friendly and we loved it. The pup that was at our gate we found out they call smiley, the dog actually smiles at you, he literally smiles. We loved it, and not sure if we were suppose to, but we fed him every night and named him Irie. A bonus was the air conditioning in the bedrooms. If you prefer to close up the windows the AC units in the bedrooms work very, very well.

Overall we loved our time in Jamaica, and would definitely stay at Effie’s again. The house was everything she says, and the addition of Ms Chrissie and Irie was even more. Book with confidence, especially if you want to relax outside on the beach. With the exception of Sunday’s, and we were there for Emancipation Day, the beach will be yours to yourself. We love Jamaica

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you are looking to exploreJamaica away from the tourist resorts, this is your spot!

  • 5 of 5

Effie’s house was so spacious for our family of four. Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the amazing beach views and ocean breeze. House was clean and ready for our arrival. Her care taker prepared us some meals and she was lovely. The beach in front is beautiful white sand with a lot of room to explore. We swam to the reef and got in some amazing snorkeling. The reef is a ways out, so you could probably also ask one of the fishermen on the beach for a lift for a few bucks. We day tripped to several places we wanted to see on the island and spent the rest of the time relaxing at the house and beach in front. A car is needed in my opinion unless you plan to stay at the house the entire time. Enjoy your time if you are lucky enough to visit!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved are stay at Effie’s!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Really appreciate it. Blessings to you and your family.
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Peaceful and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Yes, you DO want to stay here. A great home in a great location. Effie was very easy to book with and answer all sorts of questions before we arrived. Valerie made it even better with hugs and love and great meals and just to talk and learn from. It truly is steps from the beach ... 1 small house between Effie's and then you are on the public beach. Besides the weekend, the white sand beach was pretty much empty besides us. The house is spectacular, awesome cross breeze and very good AC in the bedrooms as needed. Very comfortable accommodations. The yard is decorated with seashells and flowers. The gazebo was amazing with great views of the ocean. If you are looking for the best bang for the buck, then stay here... I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Our stay was 25-30 March 2017. We never got to try out LeRoy's bar but did visit the low key vendors by LeRoy's.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, well kept, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful bungalow is in a small neighborhood near the ocean. We frequently enjoyed our ocean view from the gazebo in the yard, where we had many of our meals. The people who live in the neighborhood were friendly and welcoming. On Sunday the beach was particularly fun and busy; it seemed that the community came together for family time, swimming, and sports on the beach. We always felt safe and relaxed.

I think I have never had such a totally relaxing vacation, and that is because of Mrs. Valerie. She was our helper with cooking, cleaning, laundry and such. She even took us to the market, showed us around, and introduced us to foods that were new to us. She was friendly but unobtrusive, helpful without being overbearing, and she always had a smile on her face. She never seemed burdened by us but rather seemed happy to be helpful. She had a contagious laugh. Honestly I left with a more positive attitude toward my own work, because she has such a positive attitude about her own.

I am so grateful for my time with family at this getaway and grateful to have met Mrs. Valerie.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year Celebration by the Water

  • 5 of 5

We had a super fun time at Effie's. There were 6 of us and the villa was very spacious even for a hyper 4 year old :) There was always something to do for everyone. We enjoyed Valerie's cooking a lot. It was fun to get fish directly from the fisherman who catch it right there. We enjoyed seeing the beach from the gazebo while having our morning coffee. Effie, the owner, was always very responsive and answering any questions we had in detail making our trip even more comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £445.6

PLEASE NOTE RATE POSTED IS IN US FUNDS NOT CDN due to website policies with foreign owners. Rates are subject to change. The rates posted are listed for 2 adults. Price may vary if more than 2 people are in your party. Half of the rental term is required to reserve and balance due within 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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