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Serendipity - Glorious Views, Ideal Location, Full Staff, Pool &Tennis

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Space 650 m²
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 12)*20% OFF 6 BDRMS WEEK PRIOR TO 4/15/14

Recently renovated and spacious villa is located in the gated Spring Farm community on the North coast atop the world famous Half Moon Golf Club and course, and nestled between several other top rated courses such as Cinnamon Hill. This ideal hilltop perch affords Serendipity one of the most spectacular sea views on the Island. It is conveniently located minutes from the Montego Bay Airport, Shopping, 5-Star Restaurants & Resorts, Beaches, Museums, and water sports - which truly makes Serendipity the ideal vacation destination.

This large but cozy villa features 2 king master suites, and 4 double twin suites. The twin beds can be easily converted to king beds upon request. Each bedroom has a captivating view, with french doors opening onto either the pool deck or balcony. The lower level of the villa has a more relaxed, family friendly living area for TV viewing, playing games or ground level access to the pool. There are also 2 half baths for your convenience.

Private location and a personal butler enhance the fully staffed retreat. Onsite security.

Keywords: Butler, fully staffed, staff, Luxury, Vacation, Villa, Private, Tennis, Pool, Family, Weddings, Business, groups, Golf, Guys, Ladies, Escape, Relax, Food, Cook, View, Large, Health, Recovery, location, Reunions, Celebrations

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Russell, Villa Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Richard Russell, Villa Manager

The Cousins were born in Jamaica, and recently returned for a 17th year anniversary get-away. It was during this visit that we found and fell in love with Serendipity. We purchased this vacation villa as a way to reconnect with the Island they love so much, and to share this joy with their 3 children.

Richard Russell, Villa Manager purchased this guest house in 2008

Why Richard Russell, Villa Manager chose Jamaica North Coast

We love Jamaica: it's beauty, people, culture and food. It's our favorite place to be, and will be yours too.

What makes this guest house unique

The astonishing 220 degree view of the Caribbean Sea. Serendipity has a warm, friendly staff that will take care of your every whim. They will mind the children while you go on excursion, or just sleep in. It is truly a VACATE-tion. You leave all your worries behind when you are at Serendipity. We have the only clay tennis court in Montego Bay!

Guestbook comments from the manager

I would like to express a sincere thank you for your gracious invitation to Jamaica, your encouragement in getting me there and your warm hospitality in your beautiful villa.



I had awesome time and enjoyed all 5 days immensely. The staff were friendly and helpful. Garnett the butler and Ms. Ruby the cook were real gems as their names truly describe. Garnett did something special for me everyday and Ms. Ruby did an excellent job cooking and packaging food for me to take home.



I was pleased to see that Jamaicans were friendlier and less hostile than when I first left Jamaica in the 1960's. I had such a tremendous time that I would love a return visit as soon as I get the courage again to fly the friendly skies.



Thanks again.
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house rental in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , single vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , single vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , double vanity
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , single vanity
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower , single vanity
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • 8
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , with ensuite bath. Beds can be put together to form a king.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , with en-suite bath. Beds can be put together to form a king.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , with en-suite bath. Beds can be put together to form a king.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , with en-suite bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , with en-suite bath. Beds can be put together to form a king.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , with en-suite bath
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Cot (1), Pack-N-Play (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully staffed to accommodate your every need: Butler, Cook, Laundress, Housekeeper, Groundsman, Onsite Security. You provide the groceries, our cook and butler will do the rest. Dedicated driver for an additional fee.

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Serendipity - Glorious Views, Ideal Location, Full Staff, Pool &Tennis
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 38 reviews
4

Beautiful Property, but things to consider.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic service by all house staff ! Elegantly decorated. Nice pool.

There are a few things to consider though. Communications right before the trip were just ok....some questions went unanswered, and the flow of information was on the slower side, which made it harder to plan things. Would be nice to communicate directly, instead of thru homeaway.com. The common areas are not air conditioned. Because we were there in early July, it was hot and meant we had to contend with both the heat and the mosquitoes. There was always a breeze, but it was still warm. Wi-fi was just ok, and a couple of the bedrooms didn't get a signal...so those folks had to be in the common areas to get a signal. Construction just started next door, so noise became an issue. If the common areas were air-conditioned, it would mitigate both the heat and the mosquitoes....and some construction noise. Ensure the manager sends you the ground rules regarding the house driver (i.e. hours per day and what locations/distances are included in the daily rate). This would help avoid any misunderstandings regarding the service. Also helpful would be to have a one page instructional guide in each room to explain the tv/remote settings. The settings are simple, but it would be helpful. Get to Scotties restaurant for the best Jerk Chicken around !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. As you may know, HomeAway sets rules that govern the communication between the potential guests and the owners prior to the guests arriving to the property. We as owners did not know that there was an issue with communication and will work with HomeAway on that to improve it. The villas in Jamaica with full panoramic Caribbean Sea views like the spectacular one at Serendipity do not air condition the common areas because the villa provides the experience of the tropical breeze and the views. Our listing clearly states that the bedrooms and bathrooms are air conditioned with state of the art quite efficient units. As to the Wi-fi, the signals are strong throughout the house but the solid concrete construction sometimes causes the signal to diminish. We have addressed that issue as a result of your review. I was surprised to hear that you had an issue with construction noise. Our neighbors are building a single family house which at the time of your stay the foundation was laid. I spoke to the spokesperson of your group about his experience with the construction and he did not voice a complaint. I then asked my staff to monitor the construction and send me pictures of the construction which revealed that there was little to no noise consistent with what your spokesperson advised me. I am truly sorry that the construction became an issue but to be fair, there are no cranes, jackhammers, or any noisy equipment. The few construction workers are quite and when I stayed at the villa days before your arrival, my group did not hear anything. I guess they were busy enjoying the pool, the deck, the views, and the tennis court. The Driver's rates are independent of our villa. However, the driver you used has a 14 seater new clean vehicle that was pristine each time he picked up your party. I know this because Delroy the driver is my personal driver. Also, his rates are much less than anyone driving a similar vehicle. He was fair with you but in the future we will try harder to explain the fees better than we have already done on the site. As to the TV remotes, each time we travel we have to get familiar with the television. We were recently in Greece and I actually had to get the front desk to come to my room to assist me with turning the television on. We will make sure the guests realize that one remote turns on the power for the television while the other operates the channels. Thanks again for your review, glad you had a nice time.
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5

Great Week

  • 5 of 5

I was part of the group that stayed at your wonderful villa the week of April 23-29. I just wanted to say what a great time I had and a large part of it was because of the outstanding staff, especially Melissa. I have a new best friend in her. Because of her I also have a new skill. I sat with her on two different occasions and learned to fold table napkins in different designs. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay and enjoying what was a splendid vacation.

On behalf of my wife Margaret and our daughter Abby,

Best Regards,

Ron M.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you Ron. We aim to please.
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5

Better than we could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

Serendipity was AMAZING! I took my hardworking and dedicated staff there for a much-needed break to celebrate our 10th year anniversary. Having traveled to Jamaica 4 times, staying in some high-end resorts that cost a ton of money and left me feeling like I was on a school field trip and thus, missing out on real Jamaica. I was looking for a more personal and authentic experience for my guests and we definitely found it here!

With that being said, honestly, I was a little nervous about wiring money to a foreign country to book accommodations for 10 people that I had only seen pictures of online. However, working with Nicole immediately eased these worries and made the entire process simple as she answered all of our questions with detail and care.

With that being said, the pictures online don’t do justice for this Villa! Serendipity is actually much larger, more spacious and even better than the already awesome pictures show. It is open and airy, simply the perfect balance of elegance and comfort. It is well maintained, very clean and simply gorgeous! The views from each bedroom were above and beyond all of our expectations. As well, each room having a private bath makes it nice when traveling with others. The location is 20 minutes from the airport and was the perfect home base for activities any where else you would like to visit while there.

Furthermore, we were all extremely pleased by the warm and friendly staff that felt like family from the minute we arrived. That coupled with the expertise of our sweet Melissa, the Butler, as she made everything seem easy and simple to arrange our individual and group outings. As well, Melissa made sure she presented every meal in the most beautiful way possible right down to the tiniest of details. Melissa also, took care of us, with her beautiful smile, demeanor, daily surprises and fun whether we stayed poolside, relaxing in the open spaces of the villa, or by providing us with everything we needed to know before excursions to make them the most enjoyable.

In fact Melissa and Earl the grounds man even taught us the real Jamaican way to play dominoes! They say I’m ready for Trench town next visit! What’s more, Earl kept everyone happy with his singing and happy nature while keeping the pool and grounds impeccable Every.Single.Day! Miss Ruby, our fantastic cook went over and above to provide us with the ultimate, most delicious authentic Jamaican menu, which we are all still dreaming about since we left.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay at expansive villa with terrific staff!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 6 night stay at Serendipity with 6 of us, ranging from age 8 to 82. The location is ideal – only 15 min from the airport, and up on a hill so there were breezes when we sat on the newly constructed (and much enjoyed) covered patio. The few times it rained for brief periods, we were able to enjoy being outside on the new expansive covered deck with comfy seating …There is some muted road noise that occasionally wafts up but it didn’t bother us. The Spring Farm homes are in a gated community.The view of the ocean is fantastic. The grounds have mature landscaping that was beautifully tended by Earl the gardener. The pool area was terrific – 2 large umbrellas plus at least 8 chaise loungers. There were several pool floats which we all enjoyed lounging on. One night we had Miss Ruby, the talented cook, make barbecue and would highly recommend it as there is a large brick barbecue which Earl tended to. The AC in the bedrooms worked very well, and there were fans in each bedroom and in common areas. The rooms were very clean, and there are several very comfy sitting areas on (both inside and outside on decks, that you could curl up and read a book or watch TV)..If you have older kids, the lower level is nice in that there is a small den area with large flat screen TV. We were able to pick out our own rooms as we didn’t need all the bedrooms and that was nice. We chose to relax at the villa and enjoy the pool and staff; however, 2 members of our group did walk down the hill and go to the beach. We would not recommend the rose hill beach as there were few if any amenities. You'll want to bring bug spray for evenings (true of any Caribbean island). The villa staff is attentive, kind and gracious, the home very spacious and the food that was prepared delicious. Highly recommend the villa, especially for extended families. Thank you Patrick and Kaydene for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous views and friendly staff!

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend this property. The staff was very pleasant and the villa was nothing short of amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Annesh. Our staff enjoyed celebrating with you and helping you create special memories.
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5

We ALWAYS have a great time at Serendipity!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Serendipity was AMAZING! It's our home away from home! The property, the view, the food and the staff are all amazing! My family has visited many times and we have always been warmly welcomed and treated like family. Thanks for taking such good care of us, we're definitely looking forward to our next visit. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are always glad to have you and your dear family.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Famous Half Moon Restuatant
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Famous Half Moon Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Elegant Corridor
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Famous Half Moon Restuatant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ritz, or Half Moon
Car: recommended

North coast of Jamaica. Be sure to visit Scothies and the Fish Hut, our favorite dives. The Hip Strip is also a must see where you can spend the day shopping and hanging out on the beach. We love the Great River Zipline Canopy Tours in Lithe. We will provide beach access to beach club.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday guest house on the Montego Bay, Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
19 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$863
A$6,042
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$73 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
24 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$863
A$6,042
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$73 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
8 night minimum stay
A$12,693
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
12 night minimum stay
A$17,770
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2017
27 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
9 night minimum stay
A$17,770
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,295
A$8,885
A$31,733
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$102 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,231
A$8,847
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$102 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
8 night minimum stay
A$11,424
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
8 night minimum stay
A$17,770
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving 2019
21 Nov 2019 - 28 Nov 2019
8 night minimum stay
A$11,424
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
15 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
12 night minimum stay
A$17,770
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
27 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
10 night minimum stay
A$17,770
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$74.89
Airport transfer/ person A$12.69

Deposit & Payment Schedule: 25% deposit is required to hold your dates, the balance is due at least 60 days prior to your arrival. If you are booking within this 60 day window your must pay the full amount due to secure your booking. Cancellation: 80% refund if cancelled 60 days or more prior to arrival. No refunds within 60 days of arrival.
Double Occupancy: Rates are based on number of rooms double occupancy: $175 to $225 per room double occupancy. If you would like a room by yourself you must pay for double occupancy.
Tips: Suggested tips: 10-15% of your rate at the end of your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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