Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Doug and Nicole Schmidt from Nebraska. We have two children, ages 15 and 12. We love Jamaica and the vacations our family have there together. We travel on a regular basis, however we haven't found any place quite like Jamaica.
DOUGLAS purchased this Villa in 2003
Why DOUGLAS chose Runaway Bay
We love Jamaica and this is one of the few places that fully staffed villas are common. We've visited staffed villas in other locations and they just aren't the same. We could have purchased a villa on the beach or the golf course, however once you experience the view from Rendezvous you will understand why we made our decision.
What makes this Villa unique
The location is great an the staff does a great job. Wonderful meals are served to you on the balcony for breakfast and dinner. The beds are turned down at night, pitchers of ice water are in every room. The size of our villa is a big plus. Over 5,200 sq. ft. gives you plenty of spots to spend time as a group, however you can always find a quiet place to read a book too.
Pool / Spa
This villa is not for the wild party groups!!!
On outside balcony only.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Christmas and New Years bookings will require a 120 cancellation notice.
Our 10 guest rule will be enforced and this includes children.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great villa in Jamaica
Beautiful villa. Comfortable accommodations. Helpful, efficient staff. Driver, Andrew, was great. Owner very helpful on details. Well worth the cost.
I’m glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the kind comments. Happy New Year to you and your family. Doug Schmidt
Second time here and another great trip!
Had a nice stay and the staff was great, food was great and we loved every minute of it. Thanks for a great experience.
Amazing place to stay, great staff & great views. Tons of things to do while there or just simply relax by the pool. The food was amazing to say the least. We will definitely be going back!
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the kind comments.
Doug & Nicole
Best vacation, spent time with family in paradise!! Villa is beautiful, the people looking after us are wonderful! None of us want to go home!!😊😊
Thank you for the kind comments. The staff enjoyed you all too. Safe travels home and hope to see you back again soon.
Another Wonderful Rendezvous Villa Trip
We made another trip to Rendezvous Villa during the kids' recent school break. I've lost track, but various combinations of our family have been to Rendezvous probably 7 or 8 times.
The villa itself is as beautiful as ever. It's perfectly situated around various activities in Jamaica, but is also just far enough out of the way to feel like you're not in the middle of tourist country. It's perfect for families with children, and groups of adults as well.
As wonderful as the villa itself is, it is actually the staff that keep us coming back. Tiny (cook), Betsy (housekeeper), Lawford (gardener), and Andrew (driver) are all wonderful people, and they work tirelessly to give us a memorable and stress-free experience. I encourage anyone who stays at Rendezvous to get to know the staff, converse with them, ask them questions, etc. And please take care of them at the end of the week. They deserve it.
In my opinion, this is the only way to see Jamaica. Far superior to hotels or all inclusive resorts, which (in my own opinion) are pretty much all the same. Rendezvous Villa gives you deluxe accommodations, with breakfast and dinner cooked for you in your own private home, for a more reasonable price than the all inclusive resorts. Plus you get to see more of what Jamaica is really all about.
I strongly encourage anyone who stays at Rendezvous to hire Andrew as their driver. Having an on-call driver (who also serves as your personal tour guide / Jamaican encyclopedia for the week) is well worth the added expense.
Finally, Doug, the owner, is extremely responsive and accommodating. I have never had any issues getting in touch with him.
If I could give Rendezvous ten stars, I would. This is a beautiful place with wonderful people, and I guarantee you will have an amazing stay there. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Rendezvous.
Thanks for all the kind comments. The staff really enjoys your family too and thanks for being great guests!
Everything at the house was top notch. We went with another couple for a birthday and they made us feel at home. Excited for another opportunity to take my kids. The menu by Tiny rivaled any resort food I've had throughout the Caribbean and she is more than willing to share some of her secrets. Miss Betsy takes care of all of your other needs and loves to share her knowledge of the island. Lawford is super resourceful and the grill master. Make sure to arrange your travel with Andrew's Tour. He does a great job of telling you about the island, but making you feel at home everywhere you go. I will definitely return with the rest of my family. Thank you!
Thanks for the kind comments. I talked to the staff and they enjoyed you too.
Swim with the dolphins, Canopy Tours / Zip lines, Calypso Bamboo Rafting, River Tubing, Cave Tours, Horse Back Riding, Margaritaville, Craft Market, Fern Gully, Wassi Pottery, ATV Tours, Jeep Safari, Tree Top Canopy Tour and Many More. Days at the beach and villa are nice too. ALl of the above is 30 minutes or less away. We are fortunate to be in a great location.