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Seahorse- - A Slice Of Caribbean Heaven

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom/3 Bath Just Steps Away From The Beach

Now a gated community!

Come unwind at Seahorse Villa--just steps away from the tranquil blue sea. Capture a feeling of the past with the uniquely renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa sitting on a quiet bay, untouched by tourists. Blending a taste of Kentucky racehorses with a splash of British Jamaica, the villa boasts tropical living at its best.

An expansive veranda with the breeze from the sea and your own private pool--encourages relaxation and a tasty rum punch! Two magnificent almond trees frame the beach and sea providing a lovely shady area for napping. Paddle boarding and snorkeling is at your fingertips if water adventure is what you are looking for. The Seahorse is the perfect backdrop for a Caribbean getaway.


Owner
Brenda Considine
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Brenda Considine

Our family has been traveling to Jamaica since 1999. Our two sons absolutely love the country, culture, and the numerous activities that Jamaica has to offer. We love being near the ocean and the tropical weather. For the vacation to feel like home, we wanted to stay in a villa instead of an all-inclusive resort. We have found that having a house to ourselves provides the family setting we were looking for!

Brenda Considine purchased this villa in 2013

Why Brenda Considine chose Rio Bueno

Prior to purchasing Seahorse, we were very familiar with the bay area and Rio Bueno. Having vacationed at a villa located on this beach, we knew this location would be idea for our beach home. The private setting and the quaintness of this bay community was the selling point for our family. Sitting in the middle of the bay, the view is fantastic as you look out to the sea. Away from the hustle and bustle of the two major ports, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, we find that we really relax and unwind. However, we are just a short journey to the two cities for food, activities and nightlife.

What makes this villa unique

The new renovation of the villa in 2015 completely changed the appearance of the villa inside and out. New tile, tongue and groove cedar ceilings, new windows, and an additional bathroom are just a few of the changes inside. On the outside, a privacy fence was completed around the perimeter of the property with new landscaping and a gorgeous swimming pool. When you first walk into the Seahorse, you have that feeling of comfort and being at home!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Rio Bueno on the Saint Ann Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms have large walk in showers with benches.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have king size beds with Posturepedic mattresses, closets, chest of drawers, and in room security safe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Gated community

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Seahorse- - A Slice Of Caribbean Heaven
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
5

Wonderful !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a restful and peaceful weekend at Seahorse villa. It was all that we expected and more ! The villa is beautiful and well kept. Very clean, neat and is just as portrayed in the photos. The staff - wonderfully accommodating, kind, respectful and friendly. Our main meals at the villa for the weekend was breakfast which was amazing every morning. We were away for most of the days until the evenings but was always greeted by Chappy who was kind, made us laugh, and found the most delicious mangoes for us. We would visit the Seahorse again and again. It's a spectacular place and a beautiful setting. Seahorse gets our highest recommendation. CS from Rochester, NY 5/18/17- 5/21/17

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coral, Thank you so much for choosing the Seahorse for your stay while in Jamaica. I know that you were looking for a peaceful, relaxing place and I hope that the staff and house provided that for you. The staff enjoyed you immensely! It was a joy having you and we hope that you will come back again in the near future. Thank you for your kind words! Brenda and Dan
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5

An ultimate experience of total R & R in a very private setting!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided on a last minute 4 night trip to Jamaica to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. We wanted something different than a resort. We ran across the Sea Villa on VRBO and after contacting and inquiring with the owners, we had it booked the same day, only a week away from our departure. Brenda was great to work with on such a short notice. We brought along our 16 year old daughter and a friend of hers. Upon arrival at the airport, the driver Andrew met us and took us by the grocery store on our way to the villa. When we got to the Seahorse, we were greeted by Chappy and Margaret. All smiles. The villa was just as pictured on the website...incredible views, beautifully decorated, very private. We thought the 16 year olds may get bored but they enjoyed everything as much as we did, and yes, WIFI worked great:). We planned on doing a few excursions but we were all perfectly fine with just enjoying the Seahorse Villa and not going anywhere. One morning we went deep sea fishing, caught some fish which Margaret cooked for dinner. We had some groceries delivered as well by the local country store which worked out great. The fresh flowers on the tables added additional flair. House and pool were impeccably clean. The staff was very accommodating and made you feel very welcome. Food prepared was plentiful and very tasty. We enjoyed all three meals at the villa. The perfect location of the hammock on the beach under the breezy trees was the favorite! We enjoyed using the kayaks and paddle boards. We used an additional service and contacted the masseuse that Brenda had recommended, Caroline Gabbidon. She came over one morning together with another masseuse and we enjoyed a very relaxing couples massage right there on the beach, under the trees. The last night Chappy made his famous bon fire which we all enjoyed. In all, our last minute get away to Rio Bueno couldn't have been better. We will definitely return and stay longer next time. We travel a lot and have many options available to us, but this was a gem, a slice of heaven that is truly perfect for those who desire nothing else than pure R & R in a private setting. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay at Seahorse.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Seahorse. The setting is beautiful--a relatively quiet bay with just a few other vacation homes on either side with the village of Rio Bueno in the distance and a reef offshore. The staff was wonderful--attentive without be intrusive. House is beautifully and thoughtfully appointed. Food was great (we asked Bridget to prepare largely traditional Jamaican fare--Aki and Salt Fish, Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper, Curried Goat, etc.). All delicious. Andrea the housekeeper, kept the house and patio spotless. And Chappy the caretaker, was there for anything we needed, including stories and information about the local area. Our goal was to just relax, swim, read and enjoy, and this was a wonderful setting for that. And the driver that Brenda and Dan (Seahorse's owners) recommended, Andrew, was also a real find. We hired him to take us on a mid-week excursion to Puerto Maria (Ian Fleming and Noel Coward area) and some other sights. And before the stay Brenda was very responsive in answering our questions about Jamaica, the house and staff, and things to do in the area. In total, a great stay. If we come back to Jamaica (and we probably will), we'll stay at Seahorse.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Internet was a issue! For some had to work. Other then the the staff was awesome as well the house e

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful as was the house! Staff was like family and took very good care of all our needs ! And we’re always willing to give a little extra for us ! Teaching us to play dominos and making a remberable birthday for one of our guest

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julia, Thank you for staying with us at the Seahorse! Playing dominoes is my favorite past time at night listening to the waves crashing on the beach. Chappie is the master of dominoes! We finally have the WiFi resolved with Digicel stopping their service to the bay, and FLOW has opened service up to us. From what I am hearing back from Jamaica, WiFi is not a problem at this time. I am so sorry for the inconvenience or lack there of --of internet. Thanks so much for being so patient!
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5

Our Second Stay, But We Hope Not Our Last

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, and I returned to Seahorse in December after a visit in June. We certainly hope to return again. The house offers the perfect entree to the Jamaican sun and beach, and we enjoyed both immensely, especially knowing that we'd be returning to a frigid New York.

In our June visit, we enjoyed free mangoes and apples from the trees on the property. They were not in season in December, and we ended up paying more than we expected for apples from a local market -- so the lesson is to consult with the staff before ordering fruits and vegetables.

Many thanks to Chappie, Abigail, and Andrea, the wonderful staff of Seahorse, and we hope to see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being a guest of the Seahorse twice in one year is super fantastic for us and the staff! So happy that you chose to come back and we hope that the second time was just as relaxing as the first. I am so sorry that the fruit was not in season during your second visit. You will have to come back again in June to enjoy more apples and mangoes! Thanks so much!
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5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

3 couples spent almost a week in this beautiful, cozy and comfortable home. It was such a relaxing vacation! We were halfway in between Montego Bay and Ochos Rios. The staff were simply amazing. They became like our family on just the second day. We ate all meals outside and spent most of our time lounging in the many conversation areas outside as well. Abby's cooking is divine! The men in our group needed help with our rental and since Chappie knows everyone, (smile) we were able to get resolution really fast. The house stayed clean, laundry stayed washed, our belly's stayed full. This was one of the best trips reconnecting our friendships (and we go somewhere different every year). We will definitely come back with our children.

If you are looking for nightlife, entertainment, etc., it's nowhere close. The bay the house sits on is very quiet.

The pubs/ restaurants close not long after dark. You do need a car if you stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Krystene, Thank you for choosing the Seahorse for your couples' vacation. We try very hard to set up a relaxing atmosphere where families and friends can sit back and enjoy the ocean. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding the staff! They aim to please!
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Location

Nearest Airport
36.2 Miles
Montego Bay International Airport
Nearest Beach
Bengal Beach
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Rio Bueno, Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer/Fall
16 Apr 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,874
for 4 nights
£3,234
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,090
for 4 nights
£3,612
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,299
for 5 nights
£4,595
 
 
New Years
30 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£3,569
for 5 nights
£4,972
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£2,090
for 4 nights
£3,612
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.71

Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and Check out is by 11:00 a.m.

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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