Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11
If you are looking for high standard, self catering- rental accommodation in Jamaica, you have just found the perfect holiday retreat. You honestly don't have to look any further. Your search is over. We offer everything you might possibly need for that perfect Caribbean vacation at prices everybody can afford.
Almond Tree Villa is an impressively large and attractive four bed-roomed residence with a 25ft by 15ft private swimming pool and terrace set in beautiful gardens. The villa sleeps up to eleven people comfortably and is situated in the peaceful suburban district of Eltham, near White River and only three miles and a ten minute drive into the center of the exciting tourist resort of Ocho Rios.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Several lovely beaches close by 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montego Bay and Kingson 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
Accommodation and facilities within the villa.
The spacious master double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with toilet, and fitted shower. There is a king sized solid wooden bed, two bed side tables, a fitted walk-in wardrobe and dressing table with drawers, together with cable television.
Another large bedroom adjoins the master bedroom. This room is equipped with a double bed and a bunk bed and is ideal for children, enabling the two rooms to be used as a family suite or alternatively the room can be used as a second double bedroom.
The third double bedroom at the front of the house is furnished with another king sized bed, two bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a large built in wardrobe. This room also has cable television.
The main bathroom has a toilet, wash basin and fitted shower and is shared by the third bedroom and another spacious fourth double bedroom at the rear of the property. This fourth bedroom is furnished with a double bed and a single bed, together with a bedside table, small couch and a fitted wardrobe. Every room is equipped with a powerful ceiling fan and shuttered windows.
The newly fitted kitchen is of a good size with a four ring gas cooker. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge freezer, toaster, microwave oven, electric kettle and coffee percolator and facilitates the large lounge/dining room that has cable television, a DVD player and a six-seat dining table. There is also plenty of seating around the television with three full sized settees.
|Further details outdoors||
The private swimming pool is set in lovely gardens at the rear of the villa and very secluded. There is a patio area adjoining the pool with seating for up to 12 people. There are 7 sun loungers around the pool where guests can while away their time soaking up the sun.
The pool is a maximum of 5ft deep at the deep end tapering to 3ft at the shallow end and is ideal for both children and adults. Children must be supervised at all times.
Marvin the house manager
The house manager Marvin and his partner Tessa reside at the rear of the property in a self contained apartment. Marvin is justifiably very proud of his lovely gardens and apart from security, which is his other role at the villa, he is always happy to offer his services as chef to ensure your holiday is enjoyed to the full.
Bed and Breakfast Option
Many of our guests prefer to book with breakfast included and at only £5 per head per day and £2 for small children it makes great sense. Marvin is renowned for his cooking and what better way to start the day than with a good hearty Jamaican breakfast served outside on the Pool Terrace. Your party can pre-order a varied weekly breakfast menu by speaking to Marvin when you arrive at the villa.
The Jamaican breakfast menu includes a choice of:-
•Ackee and Salt Fish
•Callaloo and Salt Fish
•Bacon and Callaloo
•Brown Stew Chicken
•Mackerel Run Down
All served with any of the following:
•Boiled Green Banana
•Boiled Dumpling and Yam
•Toast and Butter
An English breakfast menu is also available with, eggs (fried, scrambled, boiled or omelette), baked beans, sausage, tomatoes and toast on offer.
If you would like Marvin to cook the occasional evening meal for you please make a private arrangement directly with him. Marvin will also be happy to organize a jerk party out on the Pool Terrace for you and your guests with a selection of jerk chicken, pork and fish on the menu.
Using the villa for outside parties and Wedding Receptions
The gardens are ideal for outdoor parties and we have previously held a number of small wedding receptions that have been a great success. Whether you would like to have a little get together with old friends you have in Jamaica or use the gardens for a reception we will be happy to help out.
There will be a small but very reasonable charge to use the villa and gardens as a venue when guests wish to invite other friends and family into the grounds for such an event. Part of this fee is paid to Marvin and Tessa for their help with the catering, serving and general tidying up during and after the event.
Maid Service with Tessa
There is a maid service, which is included in the price of your holiday with Tessa coming in once a week (every Monday) to clean throughout the villa and change bedding.
For those guests who want to get away from it all Tessa is also available to do your washing and ironing. For the very reasonable price of only $1000 Jamaican dollars Tessa will wash and iron your clothes to a high standard.
If guests would prefer to do their own washing they can do so when Tessa is on hand to show them how to use the facilities. There is also a wash tub at the rear and an iron and ironing board are provided.
The North Jamaica Coast region
Tours and the local beaches.
If you are interested in booking a tour please speak to Pete. Our mini bus is available for charter work locally or to any part of the island. Let us show you the sights of Jamaica. We know all the beauty spots, near and far.
There are several wonderful beaches within a few miles of the villa, Reggae Beach, Golden Sands, Shaw Park Beach, James Bond Beach and Laughing Waters. Bob Marley's birthplace at Nine Mile and playwright Noel Coward's house Firefly with its spectacular view over Port Maria are worth a visit. Right on your very doorstep is White River where there is a choice of kayaking, tubing or rafting down a three mile stretch of the river from the 17th century landmark Spanish Bridge.
Please ask Pete for a quote for one of our great value tours to see places like Blue Mountain, Negril, Black River, Treasure Beach, Somerset Falls, Port Antonio or anywhere else you would like to visit.
In and around Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios has grown from being a small fishing village into a splendid major tourist resort with an impressive array of hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The local shops offer everything from arts and crafts to T-shirts and other souvenirs. The market is well worth a visit with its huge selection of exotic fruits, fresh produce and fish.
Dunns River Falls and Jamaica's newest tourist attraction Mystic Mountain with its Rain Forest Bobsled and Sky Transporter are both located in Ocho Rios and a must to see.
Other nearby tourist attractions include Prospect Plantation and Chukka Cove famous for horse riding, Dolphin Cove where you can swim with the dolphins and the tourist centre of Island Village which contains several restaurants and bars, including Margaretaville and an air conditioned cinema.