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Beachfront 5 bdrm Villa W/Pool,Tennis In Gated Community,fully staffed

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Stunning 5 Bedroom Beachfront Villa In Montego Bay

Starfish is a , fully staffed villa located in a secure, gated community in Montego Bay, Jamaica, just a short ten minute drive from the airport. This spacious villa boasts five luxurious bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The villa opens up onto an expansive outdoor living area that is just steps away from the infinity edge pool. Breath taking views await you on your own private, sandy white beach.

The upstairs has 4 bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms finished in natural stone. 3 of the bedrooms boast ocean views and 2 have private, walk out balconies. All the bedrooms are finished in either teak hardwood floors or natural travertine. The lush master bedroom has a large indoor sitting area and double doors open out to your own secluded balcony canopied by a stunning fuchsia bougainvillea vine. The master bathroom, finished in a rich, ivory marble, features a double shower, Jacuzzi, his and her sinks, bidet and make up area.

The main floor includes another large ocean view room also with it’s own bathroom. Also located on the ground floor is a living room, indoor dining room, t.v. room and state of the art kitchen. All bedrooms have either a King or Queen size bed. One of the upstairs bedrooms has 2 Queen size beds.

Most of your time will be spent outside where meals will be served in the outdoor dining area. Relax after dinner in one of our two seating areas. Enjoy the best of both worlds as you watch t.v. outside on the 47’ flat screen while still enjoying the scenic ocean views.

Starfish is outfitted with all the high tech equipment you would need to complete your vacation. Your stay at Starfish includes use of a Control 4 music system, Sirius radio, apple t.v. , dvd players, WIFI throughout the house and for our younger guests, XBOX AND Wii gaming systems.

So that you may enjoy your time by the ocean even more, also included in your stay are (2) sea kayaks, paddle board, snorkeling equipment and beach toys for the kids. .View the stunning sunsets from your private dock.

Enjoy free access to the Hard Rock Cafe beach club (just 5 minutes away), a fully equipped gym and (2) tennis courts. For serious swimmers, there is a 25m community swimming pool . 4 world class golf courses are a short drive from the villa as well as the world famous Doctor's Cave beach.

Our incredible staff of 4 includes a private chef, housekeeper, professionally trained butler and gardener. They are waiting to cater to your every need and to make your Jamaican getaway one that you won’t easily forget.

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Member since: 2016
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Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Anne

I was born in Jamaica but moved away at a young age. I returned with my husband 15 years ago and we settled into Montego Bay to raise our family. We have explored most of what this island has to offer and look forward to sharing our knowledge to help make your vacation in Jamaica unforgettable.

Anne purchased this villa in 2008

Why Anne chose Montego Bay

There is nowhere else in Montego Bay that combines breathtaking views and beach front living in a secure, safe environment. It's the main reason we chose The Lagoons. The villa was custom designed by a well known local architect. Our main goal was to create an open, airy space that maximized the breath taking views of the ocean. The Caribbean sea can be viewed from virtually every room in the house.

What makes this villa unique

Fully staffed villa (included in rental rate) with an exceptional chef (Miss Mazie) who not only cooks local cuisine but a wide variety of international dishes, all at no additional cost. Our chef is more than happy to help you plan and make 3 meals a day. Rochester, our certified butler, is also a master mixologist who can create any cocktail you may desire. "Rock" can also help you plan any excursion you may want during your stay.

Rental rate also includes pick up and drop off from the airport (up to 2 ways each trip) plus expedited service through customs and immigration. Someone will meet you shortly after deplaning so you can avoid the long lines. .We offer (2) trips to the grocery store at no extra charge. We also provide unlimited free overseas calling.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Montego Bay on the Saint James Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties or special events.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double sinks
    Upstairs bathroom #3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Powderoom - Toilet
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Double shower, double sinks and make up area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 42" Flat screen T.V. and ocean views
    Upstairs bedroom #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 42" flat screen T.V.
    Upstairs bedroom #3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private balcony, 42" flat screen T.V. and ocean views.
    Upstairs bedroom #2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Ocean View
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private balcony w/ocean view, seating area. 80" flat screen
  • All five bedrooms are spacious and airy with adjoining bathrooms finished in natural stone. Each bedroom has a queen or king bed . 4 bedrooms have ocean views and 2 of the bedrooms have their own balcony.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The chef, butler and housekeeper are all included in the rental rate. For an additional fee we can arrange for a masseuse to come to the house.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Germantown, WI

Stop looking and start booking

  • 5 of 5

We are an extended family of 8 (6 adults, 2 kids aging 8-60yo) & we all can’t stop talking about the vacation of a lifetime!

There may be other options THAT look similar to starfish because they are in the same gated community but starfish is in a class of its own. The furnishings are upscale, the staff is warm, friendly & amazing Mazie made food that was truly amazing.

The attention to detail and pampering starts the moment you get off the airplane & sails through your entire vacation regardless if it’s a day by the pool or an excursion , everything is covered.

I’ve done high class cruising, fully staffed villas and all-inclusive resorts, so I feel I have a good base to judge our experience.

The Staff

Chef Mazie- a genuinely sweet, loving soul who's smile will warm your heart & who’s food will tantalize your taste buds. When the other reviewers say don’t bother going out for dinner, please believe them. My fav’s coconut curry pumpkin soup, salmon, escovitch fish, tenderloin, scallop potatoes, salsa and artichoke dip and her deliciously homemade salad dressing (bottle it baby, I’m ready to buy).

Butler Rochester - his fun-loving nature, gleaming smile , attention to details & his mixology skill bring the vacation to a whole new level. Plus he also rocks an apron like no man I have ever met! What time is it???

House keepers- silent and efficient, They did an excellent job keeping the home sparkling. The vacation wouldn’t have been the same without their tireless help.

The house/grounds

The outside entertainment area was the highlight for us with great seating area and a sound system that will blow your mind. We were struck most with the beautiful furnishings & the very comfortable beds. The beach is way bigger than I anticipated from the pictures & there was plenty of room for sandcastle building. Use the kayaks to go across the bay to the end of the rock point & snorkel there for free. Its not fabulous snorkeling but you’ll see lots of fish if you go to the resort side.

Final tips

Figure out the menu ahead of time, sit down with Mazie to finalize, have her pair up the sides to the mains ahead of time so you know what to expect from app’s to desert & bring a copy of your original list to the store

Spend at least ½-1 day away, experience some of Jamaica

Go to blue hole instead of dunns river (less crowded & more fun)

Rent the boat, we love marc and captain

Many may say it, but I mean it the Maurer’s will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milton MA

Absolute magic

  • 5 of 5

It’s difficult to equate and give the reader this experience as I still cannot believe since returning that we had such a wonderful holiday. Compared to any other vacations this was absolutely amazing and Four seasons or Ritz could not even come close . From being whisked through the VIP arrival at the airport to the most amazing house and staff. The meals were gourmet- nothing gets my daughter out of bed so to see her leaping up for Ms Maise’s Pancakes and breakfast feast was awe inspiring. We had 5 mons with daughters on this trip and Rochester’s fresh fruit smoothies were the best. His personality kept the girls engaged and the boat trip was another highlight - captain Morgan brought us to the best spots. You can really tell these guys love their job and the respect and love we received was so genuine. I really miss Jamaica and cannot wait to return- we are already planning our next trip - my daughter is cleaning her room every day motivated for another visit to starfish- ms maise needs to write a cookbook or else come and visit us in Boston in the meantime! Thank you so much for your hospitality- Kathryn and Lauren


  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property - better than a 5-star hotel!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures look impressive, but in person it's even that much better! We visited recently on a mom/daughter trip (all girls ages 9-14) and couldn't have been more relaxed and happy. The food was incredible (Maize is a gourmet chef!). The service was top-notch (Rochester's drinks and personality made the trip!). The maintenance of the property was impeccable. We felt like anything we could possibly want or need was already anticipated before we even asked.

We went on a boat excursion to go snorkeling and sight-seeing which the kids are still talking about. The captain was amazing ~ in short, anyone we encountered that was associated with the starfish was inviting and professional.

From the minute we landed and were met by someone helping us through customs, until the time we left we had no care in the world!

Thank you so much for such great memories - we are already planning our return trip!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karin Thank you for the kind words. We are hoping that this mother daughter trip becomes an annual vacation! We can't wait to have you back again soon.
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Everything you could ask for plus more!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had two families joined together for a week at Starfish Villa. Ages of our group were 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20 plus 2 couples. Starfish Villa and the staff accommodated for all ages. With the arrange of ages we had, we were apprehensive about food, safety, and the unknowns of renting a villa we had never been to in a foreign country. Anne the owner responded to every question and concerns we had. She reassured us regarding the safety. As she said, we arrived into a gated community with a guard and we felt very safe within the community and her villa.

We were also nervous regarding the food. Mazy the chef is very professional in her kitchen and takes extra steps to be sure of the guests safety with cleaning the food extra well prior to cooking. Mazy does an AMAZING job cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner. We all wanted to take her home. She accommodated for the adults and the children with her meals. We received beautiful gourmet meals three times a day everyday and she doesn't miss a thing. In a previous review someone stated they went out to eat in town and had way better food prepared by Mazy. This is very true statement!!

Roc the butler, went out of his way for us. He entertained us adults along with the children. He is the go to man, whatever you need he is on top of it. I forgot my SD card for my camera and Roc had one to me the next day. He made arrangements for golf, fishing, and massages. Roc is top notch bartender. The kids loved his smoothies as us adults loved his cocktails which were over the top in presentation along with being delicious to the taste.

We rented Anne's 42' boat called Absolutely Special II for an afternoon of excursion. Highly recommend, we all had a great time. We fished and visited a beach. Roc and Captain arranged for a fishing guide to join us and as we caught fish which Mazy prepared for us for dinner. It was such a treat. Anne has a her own private captain for her boat. Captain is a great man who is certified and knows his way around the sea and the vessel.

The photo's that are shared on VRBO are beautiful and you get exactly what you see. This Villa is very clean, the staff that does the cleaning doesn't miss a spot.

Needless to say, the Starfish Villa, and its staff and the owner go out of their way to make you feel right at home and apart of their family. I can not say enough wonderful things about this villa and the people we met during this unforgettable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacy, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. It was our pleasure having all of you and we are thrilled that your first villa experience was so positive. We sincerely hope to see you back at Starfish soon!
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Atlanta, GA

Amazing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to write something about Starfish Villa that hasn't already been mentioned in a prior review but I will try. Our multi-generational group of 10 traveled to Montego Bay in late March to celebrate my father's 70th birthday. Among us were 6 adults and 4 kids ranging from age 4 through 9. To say we had an amazing time would be an understatement.

From the moment our trip planning commenced with Anne last summer, it felt like her number one goal was to ensure that our needs were met, including some that we would have never thought of. From arranging a personal escort through customs and immigration at Montego Bay airport (and avoiding a massive line) to arranging for car seats in our personal mini-bus to the villa and ensuring that were didn't miss the end of Caribbean Lobster season, Anne and her team were able to anticipate ways to make our trip effortless and focused on relaxing and having fun.

As for the house itself and the amazing staff, the reviews here are certainly on point. The pictures do a great job of helping to get you excited about your stay but it isn't until you walk into the house and check out all of the beautiful bedrooms and outdoor spaces that you realize what a special place this is. The water in the lagoon is a color that doesn't even seem real and the entire back portion of the house is an indoor/outdoor paradise.

Many folks on here have sung Chef Mazie's praises and you can count us among some of her biggest fans. In addition to everything being deliciously prepared and beautifully presented, she went out of her way to accommodate our group of kids who can be picky eaters for sure. Don't be surprised to see her on Top Chef or Chopped one day soon!

Since none of us have ever experienced having a butler before, I'm not sure any of us knew what to expect from the amazing Rochester. Part bartender, part social chairman and part camp counselor, Roc took great care of all of us and made sure that everyone was having fun and relaxing. He even served as first mate on a snorkeling/fishing trip that he helped arrange which was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.

And finally, I have to recognize Erica and Julieth who seemed to be everywhere helping to make sure we were comfortable in the house at all times.

All and all a fantastic trip and we will certainly be looking forward to another chance to vacation at Starfish Villa very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David Thank you for the lovely review. We can't wait to see you back at Starfish. We can't agree more regarding the Starfish team, they truly are second to none!
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Toronto, Canada

Like a vacation rental dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those vacation spots that will take your breath away! While the pictures on the listing give you a remarkably accurate idea of what the villa looks like, it is still that much better in person! You will probably spend a good deal of time just soaking in your surroundings, enjoying your room, and relaxing in the outdoor living areas.

This place will meet your highest expectations, and if you are dreaming of relaxing and receiving VIP treatment, this is the place for you. Everything about this villa and property is deeply satisfying, from the design details inside to the immaculately maintained and picturesque property and ocean view. We felt the stress of our hectic lives back home just quickly melt away. Your craving for good food will be fulfilled by Mazie's incredibly delicious cooking – better than anything found at any of the island restaurants! Rochester will look after your every need - from keeping your favourite beverage close at hand, to driving you where you need to go, to helping with any activities or site-seeing adventures you may have in mind. If your request is possible, he will make it happen! The attention to detail by all staff is truly outstanding – each staff member went above and beyond to make sure we had the best possible time and that everything was perfect for us. We felt like we were at our own private, luxury resort. If you can tear yourself away from this slice of paradise, Montego Bay has some fabulous beaches to explore, and Ocho Rios and Negril are fairly close by and definitely worth a visit. The Great Houses on the island are a must for history buffs.

I have traveled extensively all over the world, and I can truly say this is one vacation I will never forget. Thank you for some wonderful memories. My only complaint is that our visit was much too short!! A second visit is definitely on the horizon.

Catherine & Peter, Toronto, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine and Peter, Thank you both for these very kind words. We hope to have you join us again in the very near future.
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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £375.95

Transportation to and from airport is included in the above rates.
Rates do not apply for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years weeks. Taxes included in the above rates. Gratuities are not included in the rates above. We recommend between 15-20% of the rental rate. Rates are based on 10 guests. Please add $50 per person per night for each additional guest over the maximum occupancy of 10.

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.