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Bedrooms 4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Only a few steps to the Sea!

Totally Unique - fully staffed twin fairy tale like seaside Castles, in a secure electronic gated estate, offering ultimate tropical splendor with Total Privacy, be it one, or up to 12 guests, the Entire Property is rented Only to one set of guests at a time, in a seeing is believing Caribbean setting, with numerous waterfalls, fishponds, fountains, flowers & multi-fruited gardens, tiki torches and enchanting sunsets.

Amenities Include: swimming and wonderful snorkeling, fishing, all in crystal clear and calm Caribbean multi colored seas, just steps away on Castles breathtaking cliff side setting. With 4 seafront balconies, and a very romantic and secluded outdoor seafront terrace, with a sparkling seafront shower.

In a lush garden setting which overlooks both the Caribbean and many splashing fishponds and fountains, is a state of art hydro-jet 7 person Jacuzzi

See Full Villa Website: Walking thru the manicured lush grounds, graced with numerous fountains, waterfalls and fishponds, 'seeing is believing' flora & orchid filled botanical garden, featuring almost every tropical fruit known to man for your personal picking and eating enjoyment. Both the scents of flora, and delicious tastes of fresh tropical fruits are simply wonderful.

Situated close to villas formally owned by both Ian Fleming (James Bond author, who wrote all 007 books here in Jamaica) and famous British playwright Noel Cowards. Castles by the sea is just about a twenty minute drive to Ocho Rios, and its world famous Dunn's River falls, Dolphin Cove marine park, world class golf courses, tennis, horseback riding, fantastic night life including Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. All bedroom suites offer large private balconies with their superb Caribbean views, for both personal relaxing or dining as you like. Your dining room, lanai, television/living room, and kitchen also view the beautiful seas and pool. Apple tv, cable television, FM stereo, indoor and out door speakers for your choice of music, relaxing poolside/seaside, by the fountains or in the gardens, complimentary high speed internet service at all of our properties.

Your Chef(s) creations are irresistible, while your entire staff (Butler/Personal Chef/Housekeeper) is wonderfully exemplary), and guarantee your special time to be truly unforgettable in every way seven days per week.

See why this private retreat has been the vacation haven for many, and has been featured in leading travel magazines thru-out the world.

Castles by the sea amenities include steps to the sea for both swimming, diving, snorkeling and fishing .

Basket ball, game table , lawn games.

Currently there are many local and private beaches which are just short distances from Castles by the sea, (Boscobel hotel, James Bond beach. Reggae beach. Blue hole .Dunns River Falls.


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More Details

Joyce Verne Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Castles was as advertised and then some.

  • 5 of 5

This island getaway is perfect for everyone. It is quaint and serene. If you get up early enough you can snorkel for conch shells before the natives get them. The sunset and sunrise are incomparable. Curline is a phenomenal cook, we did not know that Jamaican cuisine was as delicious as it was. Really cant say enough about the food and the dining presentation provided by the staff. We had no qualms about just hunkering down at the castles with beer, spirits and herbs and just relax by the pool with great music and vibes....jumped off the railing into the beautiful ocean, swim in the pool, jacuzzi....just did the damn thing. Would reccommend to anyone wanting to kick it and chill. Was the proverbial cats ass. If i were you id book the Castles right meow.

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, family and friends for your fantastic review. I agree with you, Curline is a great cook and, also charming. Looking forward to your next visit with us either at the Castles or the Chateau en Exotica.. All the best. Joyce
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What an amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped out of our vehicle, we were amazed. Pictures do not do it justice!

We used Joyce's suggestion for a specific service from MoBay airport, and our driver Shawn was wonderful. He pointed out sights, and took us to an amazing Jerk restaurant (Scotchies) where we loaded up our bellies and our "to-go" containers. The drive is about 2 hours from the airport, as this is East of Ocho Rios. But it was well worth the drive.

We arrived not realizing we would have TWO separate houses - it made it perfect so that my husband & I, and our 16 year old son had one house; and my mother & brother had the other. We were greeted by our new friends, Eda, Nation, Curline and Nadine, who were there to help make our stay so enjoyable.

We arranged in advance to have Eda shop for us so that we had several of our meals planned out. That way we only had to let Curline when to have our meals ready, and the rest was taken care of for us. We gave Curline some of our preferences, and let her work her magic, and she sure did!

1/2 way through our stay we hired Shawn to take us to Ocho Rios to pay our bill at the market & to purchase items for the rest of our stay. A highlight was the visit to the farmers market to pick up produce. We also made a trip to Bamboo Blu, a private club on the beach with a restaurant - if you eat there you can access the club for the day. We did this primarily to allow my mother, whose mobility is not the best, to get into the Caribbean Sea. (We had just as good of food at the house!)

That brings me to the Sea at the Castles. The Views are INCREDIBLE! You could catch sunrises & sunsets from the overlooks closest to the Sea (You have to delineate because there are so many!); and watching the clouds, even the storms, come in was so relaxing. Access to the water is a bit challenging... the stairs to the water access are a bit steep and narrow. (But walk down them to even MORE overlooks) Access into the water is a creatively made platform with ladder that Nation will gladly set up for you. A big jump into the water, & you are set to snorkel (bring your own) & swim. Getting back onto the ladder was an adventure on the days when the water was a bit rougher. but an decent swimmer can handle it no problem, Mon. The Pool was lovely - you won't be able to swim laps in it but there was plenty of room for all.

Our only problem was that we could not extend our stay... We highly recommend the Castles!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, it was a great pleasure having you and family at the Castles. The staff, and driver have also enjoyed having you, they have told me that you all were very caring and appreciative. Your Mom was charming. Looking forward to your return vist . Keep well and, as they say in Jamaica Walk Good. Joyce
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A vacation that our family will never forget

  • 5 of 5

We received an invention from a close family friend for a destination wedding in Ochos Rio in the spring of 2017. After looking into different travel options a friend of ours suggested a VRBO booking. In the past we traveled to many Caribbean locations on vacations but all were "all inclusive" so I was somewhat apprehensive to try something different. General feeing from our group was lets try it.... We booked airline tickets, reserved a rental car from the airport and booked the stay though VRBO with Joyce and the process was effortless and enjoyable. So here we go I my wife, 3 of our teenage children, our teenage foreign exchange student, a family friends teenage daughter, My wife's sister, brother in law, their teenage daughter, my wife's mother and wife's aunt (12 in all) load up and headed south. Plane ride was normal. Rental car was normal. But then we arrived at Castles on the Sea that's when things changed, we were greeted by four of the nicest people I've met Eda, Nation, Curline and Nadine. They helped us settle in and even though we were 2hrs late they had some how arranged to have a wonderful meal waiting for us. The next morning there was a wonderful breakfast to start the day. We made arrangements with Eda for the 6 days of meals and time for meals which for us is a treat, normally at a resort you get whatever they decide to cook. Eda, Curline and Nadine fixed us local dishes that where all wonderful even the pickiest teenage eaters were impressed! Then there's the Estate.... Our own Pool, Hot Tub, access to the Sea not to mention the views. It was refreshing not having to save pool side chairs, have to be out of a pool at a specific time, be at a buffet at a certain time or use a room key to get a towel....... The Estate and the Staff made us feel as though we were staying with friends and all they wanted was for us to relax and have a good time. We all appreciated having Nation on the grounds, the estate was well taken care of and he was always available to help with estate access and the daily activities. Thank You; Joyce, Eda, Nation, Curline and Nadine for a vacation that our family will never forget!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff and family for your favorable comments. It was always my foremost desire to have our guests experience the ultimate vacation. The staff Eda, Curline, Nadine and Nation spoke very highly of you. Looking forward to your return visit with us. Joyce Verne
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Wonderful vacation for 9 close friends/family

  • 4 of 5

Very nice....we did not want to leave!!! Warren was just outstanding and met our every need. He will really be missed by all of us. The grounds were beautiful and the view was spectacular. We would like to go back every year but wish Sylvia, Doris and Nation could serve us, along with Warren. They were like family to us and found ourselves emotionally attached by the time we left.....there were some tears! Joyce was very nice to work with when it came time to making any arrangements/reservations and would call to make sure everything was okay and that we were happy. From the first time I called Joyce to inquire about this property to our last day, she was just as sweet as she could be and could not have asked for a better person to rent from. The property is absolutely beautiful and we will return!

Medeah Chew

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your friends and family had a wonderful stay with us! The staff most certainly enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to providing another relaxing vacation for you next year.
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Quiet, Peacefull, and relaxing time in Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

Wow. We cannot begin to say how impressed we were with this property. The villa is exactly as described in the listing, except better. The bedrooms all face the ocean, and our master suite's bed faced right out towards the sea. What a view in the mornings! The staff are EXCEPTIONAL. We ate better than we had ever eaten before. Beverly, Carlos and Curline were more than just "the staff" they treated us like family for our entire week stay. They helped us get to and from town, arrange drivers, and in general answer questions about jamaica and their family. They went above any beyond every single one of our expectations.

Our highlights of the trip were relaxing by the pool, jumping into the ocean off of the "bridge", and a day trip to James Bond Beach. This is an authentic trip to Jamaica, not an all inclusive taste. We felt submerged in the culture and very well taken care of in an amazing villa. We hope to return next year with more people!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2012
  • Date of Stay: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Girls Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

8 ladies went to the beautiful "Castles" and had the time of our lives!! I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the Staff is!! Chef Warren's jerk chicken was AMAZING!! Curline"s smile and table decortations (fresh flowers every day) were so awesome!! Sharene was so kind, sweet and took such good care of our rooms and even took us out one night to show us the town!! Sylvan was a jack of all trades!! Whatever we needed he got!! The villa itself is spectacular with ocean views from every room!! Make sure you ask for a tour of the grounds and get fresh fruits right off the trees and Sharene will make you some yummy sour sap tea!!! The villa is only 15 mins from Ocho Rios so you feel away from it all and very private but you can also get to town and experience the locals in a short drive. I hope to go back some day to this wonderful place!!! If you make it there please tell everyone "Stacy said hello"!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/01/2011
  • Date of Stay: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is truly a pleasure for us and our staff to have such wonderful guests as yourself and your group. The staff told us that they enjoyed your stay and taking care of your group entirely. MUCH THANKS and GOD'S blessings to you ALL. Henri & Joyce Verne
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Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Golf: Amenities: Latest Upgrades:

Steps and romantic balcony to sea are now in place, and indeed are a beautiful sight to use and to see.

Complimentary high speed internet service, overseas calls is now available.

State of art Jacuzzi type spa for up to seven, with two waterfalls, pop-up speakers with CD and FM stereo in glorious private setting over looking both the Caribbean, fountains and your waterfall pool which now also features additional built in 2nd Jacuzzi type spa and swim up snack/bar.


Basketball practice court in place.

This Eden was formally the fabulous featured property in Maco (Caribbean livings luxury architecture magazine, volume 6 issue #1 on pages 60, 61 - 71.

Activities:Snorkeling, swimming, boating, fishing, fresh water pool with huge waterfalls, in pool spa jets and swim up cocktail seating.

State of art spa with double waterfalls, pop up speakers CD & AM FM satellite radio, basketball, dining on all sea front terraces, Much more.

Ski: Area:World famous Dunn's River Falls, James Bond beach, Reggae beach, Dolphin cove, numerous restaurants, shopping, hiking beaches golf and tennis, horseback riding, river rafting, touring, etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle on the Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
17 Apr 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$61 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$61 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$61 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,011

Rates quoted are for maximum of 6 guests. $50.00 nightly for each additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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