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Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

2 bedroom ocean front Villa 1 with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

Two bedroom Ocean front villa, large patio set in a tropical garden; the front lawn was used in the filming of the 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!

Conveniently located between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast, and tucked away at Chukka Cove, Villa 1 provides unique access to a truly Jamaican experience.

Villa 1 is far from pretentious, it is a warm and inviting 'real' home set on a farm and hidden amidst pastures and lush foliage on the edge of dramatic ocean front cliffs in a rural setting. With recently upgraded furniture and new renovated modern kitchen it's nothing like the mega all inclusives, it sits in a lovely groomed area shared with only five other villas. Here in the country, you may wake up to the sound of roosters, sometimes hear the neighboring dogs barking, can listen to the crickets and frogs songs at night. Of course, like all farms, the villa has its own resident cat fondly called 'Puss or Reds"' and the friendly neighbour dogs occasionally come for a visit.

So immerse yourself in the real Jamaica and soak your cares away in the turquoise waters of the cove or in the private pool used only by Chukka Cove villa residents. A safe place to vacation without being locked in a compound!

Your private paradise has a master and second bedroom both with full ensuite bathrooms on the upper level. The master suite includes a seperate living area with futon, desk and sliding doors out to a small covered balcony with an incredible ocean view, the perfect place for your morning coffee. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child max.

Downstairs, the dining room boasts large folding doors that open onto an expansive furnished patio shaded by a Passion fruit vine. A powder room, kitchen and laundry room complete the lower level.

The cliffs at Chukka Cove are dramatic and extensive, great for exploring or simply listening to the sound of the waves crashing ashore. On calm days, a ladder takes you into the cool clear waters.

On property is a small sandy cove, safe and perfect for young children to swim and play. On days when the sea swells are up and you seek calmer waters, a two minute walk east along the edge of the polo field takes you to the spectacular Chukka Cove, a sheltered bay where the waters are always calm and cliff jumping, swimming and snorkeling are the order of the day.

What`s included?

• Friendly and attentive staff, led by Carleen, keep the villa spotless and prepare authentic Jamaican dishes. She can either accompany you to the grocery, selecting the best items at local markets or prepare the food you purchase.

• Netflix - there is no cable TV where we are located.

• Airport transfers can be arranged with professional and friendly experienced drivers, as well as trips into town for shopping, or you can rent a car online or at the airport. On site at the farm are gift shops, snack bar and bar.

• A 25% discount on all Chukka Tours. The largest tour operator in Jamaica, award winning Chukka offers multiple locations and tours for your enjoyment. Villa 1 is located at the original tour location Chukka Polo farm you will see over 100 horses head to the stables each morning for the famous horseback ride n swim tour. Tours depart just a short walk from the Villa.

Trish is our reservation's manager while Janet is our onsite Villa 1 manager.

More Details

Zander Melville
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Jamaican Patois
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Zander Melville

Originally from Ocho Rios, we are a family of three brothers who live, work & play in Jamaica. Marc, Daniel Jr & I love our beautiful Island, 'The land of wood and water'. Dad built the villa in 1985 as a family weekend getaway to relax, unwind and play our favorite sport, polo. We work hard and we play hard!

We invite you to share our home away from home and enjoy the true Jamaican experience.

Why Zander Melville chose Jamaica

The amazing scenery, breathtaking views of the cliffs and the Caribbean sea, as well as access to all activities at Chukka where it's always Play Time. It's safe, quiet and serene.

What makes this villa unique

The stunning view of the sea from the upstairs balcony offers an ambiance of tranquility and peace. The large landscaped grounds, and hidden coves provide the perfect getaway. The villa is fully staffed, sit back and enjoy the simple pleasures!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yeah Mon, we had a perfect time at paradise villa with all Jamaican way of feel alright: Reggae festival in Ocho Rios, Bob Marley tour :), Dunn's River Falls and for sure Carleen cooking Jamaican dinner and breakfast; Ridley playing backgammon!!!

Thank's a lot for all you've done for us to feel like in paradise!!!
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Saint Ann Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Powder room - toilet
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Futon sleeps 1 child
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Twin beds can be put together
  • Master bedroom has a king bed with a futon in the living area that sleeps 1 child/teen while bedroom # 2 has 2 single beds that can be put together. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child/teen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Trish - Our reservation's manager, takes care of all bookings. Originally from Jamaica, now resides in Canada. She's more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
average rating of 4.8 based on 27 reviews

Would love to return some day!

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 couples who chose this villa because we wanted to experience more than an all-inclusive resort. From the moment we were picked up at the airport we knew we were in for a special week! Starting with Errol, he was our dedicated driver, and I'll admit we considered renting a car vs using a hired driver. Boy, am I glad we didn't rent our own! Errol knew just where to take us and how to get us there safely. His expertise came in handy all week long. At the villa we were delighted by the setting of Villa definitely has the best view of all of villas in the cove. And what a view! No, you don't have a beach (except for the small private area on one side of the walled cove which was just fine for us), but what you do have is a spectacular coastline of rocky cliffs and the most amazing private cove for swimming/snorkeling just a few minutes walk from the villa. You're close to the other villas which wasn't an issue except for a few days when there was a family with small crying children next door. We never had problems using the pool. One thing you need to be aware of is the cats and dogs who roam the property. Reds is the resident cat of Villa 1 who makes himself at home next to you on the settee, or on your chair when you're not looking! We loved him. But there were some neighboring dogs who barked all night, and also 2 large dogs who just came walking thru our villa a couple of times (we were told they belonged to one of the other villa owners). No real problem except Red really didn't like them! As for the villa itself, the downstairs seemed small at first glance, but we quickly realized that all of our time was going to be spent on the fantastic patio. We ate every single meal (except our first) outdoors. I just loved that space! The bedrooms are large, and while the master suite is bright and updated, the second suite could use a makeover. It was kept clean and tidy every day, but could use some TLC. Now for the best part about Villa 1...Miss Carlene! I don't now what can be said about her that hasn't already been said, but she is really what made our stay here so special! From the welcome meal she prepared, to each and every dish she made for us thru the week, we kept exclaiming how great the food was! She will go out of her way to make your stay perfect, and I bet like us you will be wanting to take her back home with you! Kudos also to Janet and the wonderful service she gave us...loved the convenience of the Country Store.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Lenore. We look forward to your return next time around. One Love!
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  • 4 of 5

We don't want to tell anyone about this property to keep it our secret! Carlene is a wonderful cook and her Jamaican cuisine is wonderful! The views and the scenery were fabulous! Trish and Janet were wonderful and very very helpful. Breakfast on the veranda was beautiful. An overall great time was had by all. Chukka Tours is the way to go!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Randy! We look forward to having you next time..
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Wonderful Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Jamaica & our first stay at a Chukka property. The villa was comfortable and clean. The grounds were lovely and peaceful. Carlene is amazing! A fantastic cook and a warm, wonderful woman. We felt very safe with our driver, Harold. He helped us find a number of local restaurants, etc. And he always watches out for us. I highly recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Susan. We look forward to your next visit. One Love! Villa 1 Team
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Your own little paradise.

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue. We stayed here once in 2015 and spent another week and a half in Dec. 2016. We had to come back after enjoying it so much the 1st time!

If you like to explore out of the large resorts and have a little piece of your own paradise then this is it. The ground is perfect for families, with a lot of space to roam, your own kitchen to cook in, a pool and if you walk down the road a little, you can visit the horses and polo players. Our 3.5 year old played in the private cove every day! You will really be able to escape your daily grind and enjoy a peaceful & restful vacation. With Carleen taking care of you, you do not need to lift a finger. She'll make you breakfast, lunch and dinner. The other staff are also wonderful. Janet and Trish are very responsive and will organize airport pick up & drop off. Everything will be taken care of, you just have to let them know!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and enjoyable vacation.........

  • 5 of 5

Not having vacationed in Jamaica before and trying a villa rental for the first time, we did not know what to expect. From making the reservations to arriving in Jamaica, the stay and then back home, everything was handled efficiently and at a high level of service.

The villa was right on the ocean and Janet, the property manager was able to help stock the refrigerator with supplies prior to our arrival. She came to visit one day and gave us advice on what excursions we should go on. Bedrooms are air conditioned and it was great waking up to the sunrise sitting in the living room every morning. The grounds were very well maintained. Both Andy & Anthony did a great job maintaining the property. Andy even came over to show our 21 year old son how to fish the local way without a rod!

Now let's talk about Ms. Carleen. She is the BEST!!!! She keeps the whole villa in great condition and also took care of us daily. Everything you have read is true. She is the best cook ever!! Her roast chicken, curry goat, oxtail and a whole host of local dishes are to die for. She surprised our daughter one day by baking her banana bread and a carrot cake! Because our daughter loved fruits, Ms. Carleen had a platter of fruits waiting for her every afternoon when we came back from our activities. 2 thumbs up for Ms. Carleen.

There is a pool on the property and the cove is great for shelling and there is a spot for snorkeling. We went to Duns River Falls, went horse back riding..........all of which Ms. Carleen helped with the arrangements. Also don't forget there is a 25% discount on all Chukka activities while staying at the villa.

When we reserved the villa, we had put down a security deposit. That was refunded to us within 48 hours of our return to the US. Thank you Trish for being so efficient and during a weekend too!

We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, it was our absolute pleasure hosting your lovely family at Villa 1. Thanks for your great feedback and your comments will help potential guests understand the smooth and hassle free experience it is to book with us. All the best for a great year! Villa 1 Team and Management. One Love..
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Jamaica stole our hearts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa while traveling with our 15 year old nephew. We loved every moment on the island. We rented a vehicle and fell in love with the people of Jamaica. Everybody has a smile on their face. I had an excellent experience starting with booking and communication with Trish. She is so helpful, professional, and super quick to respond. When we arrived we were so impressed. The house is amazing and the cliff is so magical. Now we know how we want to retire one day. We arrived in the evening so we didn't have a change to meet all the wonderful people who take care of the property, the guys and Carleen. What a woman. So sweet and kind. She kept the house super neat and cooked the best chicken eveeer for us. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your commendation and excellent review Tyler & Katerina. It was a pleasure speaking with and hosting your family. We're happy to hear you had a great time in Jamaica at Villa 1-Chukka Cove. Looking forward to having you back for your second visit with us. One Love! Villa 1 Team
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chukka Cove Polo Club
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Runnaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Northcoast High Way, A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Chukka Cove
Car: not necessary

Villa 1 sits on the cliffs that were used in the filming of the 1973 film “Papillion” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and in 1985 Walt Disney’s mini series “Return to Treasure Island” was also filmed at Chukka Cove.

The cliffs were also used in the filming of the recent 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on Saint Ann Parish

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter rates1
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
4 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, the first change is free; all subsequent changes will incur a US$50 charge per change. Deposit will be refunded as follows:
Over 90 days prior to arrival, 100% refund
61-90 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit
30 days or less days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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