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Oceanview and mountain breezes

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Private four bedroom staffed residence in premier location

At Skylark the terrace and pool enjoy the warm ocean views and breezes. Guests will be pampered by our skilled staff who will cook, clean and make guests feel welcome in a real home away from home environment. Skylark is located on a hill above Half Moon Bay amongst (2) acres of gardens providing privacy and security. Living room and dining room feature high cathedral ceilings with giant French doors and ceiling fans opening onto the terrace and pool. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is an outdoor dining pavilion that overlooks a tropical garden of fruit trees and giant cotton tree that would date back to the colonial time. Our skilled staff includes a cook, chambermaid, and houseman. A Pack-n-play, highchair and rollaways are available for families with little ones. We have cable TV though out, WiFi and a VOIP phone that has a domestic US exchange for free calls to the continental US.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Oliver

The Maloney and Albright Families have maintained and enjoyed Skylark Villa with their families and valued guests since the late sixties.

Oliver purchased this villa in 1968

Why Oliver chose Jamaica

Our wonderful staff makes all our guests feel at their own home away from home. Our new pool provides a new level of luxury that features hot tub, sun shelf and infinity edge to soak up our Caribbean water views.

What makes this villa unique

walk to Half Moon Resort in 5 minutes

Guestbook comments from the owner

Skylark villa was a perfect choice for our honeymoon. The entire villa and grounds were everything we had hoped for. The view of the Caribbean from the veranda/patio was magnificent. The beautiful private pool, candelite dinners on the patio with romantic music in the background, the near constant breeze coming off the ocean, a bedroom opening to the pool and view of the Caribbean all contributed to an unforgettable honeymoon. Howard, Sonia, and Delores were outstanding in every respect, meeting our every expectation. We wanted to bring Delores home with us to continually enjoy her awesome cooking. Did I mention the outdoor shower? I absolutely loved it! We made memories during our stay that will last a lifetime. I have already recommended Skylark to numerous friends. We had the time of our lives.

Andrew & Patti Rose

Atlanta, GA
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Saint James Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 large double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
3 kings or 6 twins, 4th bedroom has: 2 queens, 2 cots. are availble. Pool; TVs in every bedroom, DVD player., Free Vonage phone service


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Oceanview and mountain breezes
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Nothing short of breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous, couldn't ask for a better view of Montego Bay. Deloris and Sonia cooked such delicious food and were so incredibly sweet. Howard took great care of us and even took time to walk some of the party around the land for a tour. Mr. Johnson was the best driver you can get in Jamaica. He was very prompt and looked out for us, much more than any of us could have asked. By the end of the stay, we considered everyone to be great friends and are the biggest reason we will return! We truly appreciate everything they did for us. Couldn't have asked for a better stay anywhere!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean quit and safe love it.

  • 4 of 5

The day we arrived at skylark the staff was very attentive, nice and clean well taken care of, the rooms are very nice, the children loved the outdoor shower, they loved the pool safe for young one's, beautiful view of the ocean its a gated community that's a plus, easy access to different attractions beaches and supermarket (etc). Omg my niece renewed her wedding vow at the villa it was beautiful ! the scenery just gorgeous we had a great time i gave the villa a four star because you cannot get to the living room and kitchen without going outside and entering through another door, the kids would not go out at night to get water without waking up a parent to go with them, also about 3 a.m i wasn't feeling very well try to get a cup of tea and couldn't because the staff locked the double doors and i couldn't get to the kitchen, but its the way the house is built not the staff fault after certain hours u do need to lock up, the owner needs to make it accessible from the bedroom to livingroom and kitchen without going outside to do so.other than that i would like to say thanks to Howard and Sonia you guys impressed me, Deloris the cook very nice even though we ate out a lot and yes i would definitely recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

This property is very nice and close to banks and supermarket.(Food in store is very expensive, we

shopped for our food and prices were very high, we were glad the owner gave us heads up.

Dont bother with Menu, you have to pay for first two days when you get there, and they cooked and served theyre own choices. The staff was very pleasant, the property was always very clean and the breakfast was great!, we cooked our dinners to help out the cook or ate out.

The bathrooms were impecable but the fourth bathroom only had mesh wire in roof.and had an opening where bugs came in.

the workers are always present even when we just went to kitchen for water , we felt like we were being watched, but other than that it was a great stay, the lights went out one night all night till noon the next day. pretty rough night, but thats just part of being in an island, its common. We recommend it for large families . We were 2 parents and 4 adult chlldren and 1 adult niece. If you hire their driver, set your visiting places and price from the first day, we paid close to 800 for 6 days.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Architectural and visual pleasures

  • 5 of 5

I am an interior designer in the US and was very pleased at the owners restoration of the home and the correct mid century style and design in the property. There was hardly a chair I would of moved to please a modern publication of an elegant but casual tropical home. The staff was instant family that sensed your desires and needs, and were by your side when needed, and always busy cooking or cleaning the spaces. The bedrooms were straightened while having breakfast on the expansive terraces, and the pool took care of many of the stresses of life in the US. A nice treat was the space between the bedrooms; each had pretty much their own area as not to be on top of each other. Compliments to the owner as an architect of the period, and all fluid and tasteful designed space.

Also the home is distant from the streets, but safe and secure as almost your own private walled estate. The entire estate is walled and secured, though I never witnessed any issues of safety on the island.

When I am free, my peace and quite calm will be achieved again here. And I am picky!

Thanks owners for having this special place open to others.


  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Beaches and golf (3 championship courses) are nearby. Tennis, riding, sailing, shopping and water sports are nearby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on Saint James Parish

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
School break
16 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
24 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$88 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$88 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$631.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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