|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Scotch on the Rocks a stunning 5 bedroom ocean front villa with wonderful views of the Caribbean Sea, just minutes from lively Ocho Rios.
Scotch on the Rocks is a charming 5 bedroom villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Its ideal location is a privately-nestled cove between two of Jamaica’s most prestigious hotels: Royal Plantation 5-star boutique hotel and the legendary Jamaica Inn. While completely private, Scotch on the Rocks has its own private waterfront with a small patch of sand for enjoying snorkelling.
Stone steps lead from the main house down a slope to a private cove and fabulous crystal clear cove, wonderful for swimming, floating, snorkeling and kayaking. Beside the waterfront deck is an outdoor shower. The gardener will place chaises on the seaside deck and the butler will serve lunch there if you wish to stay on the waterfront all day.
This deluxe waterfront villa in Ocho Rios offers great swimming and breathtaking ocean views all day long as well as glorious sunsets by evening. The villa’s private cove and water access is perfect for enjoying a morning of snorkelling. complimentary snorkel gear is provided as well as 2 complimentary 2-seater sea kayaks. The over-the-water deck is perfect for enjoying hours of sunning.
Scotchie, as it is affectionately called, was originally built by the late Scottish Lord, The Earl of Mansfield. Today it is owned by members of the Red Stripe Beer family. Present owners have extensively renovated the home with concentration on accommodating families. Victorian fretwork and warm mahogany floors are original, while Italian Travertine reflects recent renovations. Interior design is a tasteful eclectic mix of high-tech amenities combined with Jamaican and English antiques.
The iconic gathering place is the large furnished verandah overlooking the vast expanse of deep blue Caribbean Sea that is Scotchie's "front yard." Sitting here genuinely feels like lounging on the deck of a ship with nothing in sight but blue sea and sky. It's heaven.
• 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
• 5 Staff
• Air Conditioning
• Children Welcome
• Complimentary Calls to the US, UK and Canada
• Full Gym Nearby (walk, drive or take golf cart)
• Fully Staffed Villa
• Golf Available Upton Golf Course 10 min away
• Golf on Site or Nearby
• Hair Dryers
• Internet Wireless
• iPod Dock(s)
• Poolside Shower
• Sleeps 10 People
• Snorkel Gear
• Tennis Nearby
• Waterfront with small patch of sand)
• Wireless Internet Access
We had such a fantastic time at Scotch on the Rocks...Everything was perfect. The service we received before we arrived from exceptional villas really was Exceptional! And the staff at the villa were just out of this world... Scotch on the Rocks is my idea of PARADISE!!!
I organised a girls trip this year for my birthday and the help I got from Noreen & Emma at Exceptional villas truly made the vacation a dream to organise. I had lots of questions that were all answered very quickly! The whole thing from start to finish was stress free... Scotch on the Rocks is just perfect. We had such a fantastic time. There is nothing I would have changed
We truly enjoyed our week at "Scotch on the Rocks". The staff went above expectations on every aspect. From Brian waiting on us hand and foot; Cherry & Elvis being the best cooks that we could ever ask for. Everything was homemade and delicious. Pat taking care of our rooms and turning down our beds at night and then even cleaning and folding our clothes was never expected! All with genuine smiles on their face and heart. The house was just as the pictures suggested. Just beautiful. Our driver Michael did an awesome job as well. He made suggestions to visit "Blue Hole" and "Luminous Lagoon" and we enjoyed this as well. I have attached a picture of our group and the staff. I appreciated Noreen's attention to detail as far as arrangements for the renal and assistance last minute when we missed our flight from Pittsburgh. I would recommend a week at Scotch on the Rocks to just about anyone on the planet. We plan to return some day! Patty from Pittsburgh
The location of this stunning Jamaica villa rental is perfect for a family vacation to Jamaica. The Royal Plantation 5-star award-winning boutique hotel next door offers special rates for guests to use the gym, beach, sea sports, pools, tennis and restaurants. The Sandals Grande Ocho Rios beach and golf resort is just a 5-minute drive away. Sandals Upton Golf Course is a 10-minute drive from the villa and Breezes Runaway Bay Golf Course just 20-minutes drive. The villa is luxuriously private yet 10 minutes from bustling Ocho Rios, shopping, water sports, bars and restaurants, night life, Dolphin Cove and Dunn’s River Falls.
Ocho Rios, which is located 54 miles north of Kingston, is built around a wide bay with a sweeping arc of hotel lined beach. It is well geared to meet the cruise passengers whom are often present. The chief attraction is Island Village which is located at the far west end of Main Street. It is a slick collection of shops, restaurants and bars with a private beach.There are lots of wonderful things to do in and around Ocho Rios including:
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens
Located 550 feet above the sea, the gardens have beautiful views of Ocho Rios and are home to many rare plants and trees as well as a very pretty waterfall.
Coyaba River Garden
Also with wonderful views, Coyaba Garden’s are more compact than Shaw Park with paths threading past ponds and streams. It also has an interesting museum dedicated to the local history.
Dolphin Cove & Dunn's River Falls
Just west of Ocho Rios is probably Jamaica’s most famous attraction – the Dunn’s River Falls. It is a magnificent cascade of multiple tiers pouring over smooth lime stone rocks, encircled by interesting ferns and foliage and ending at a beautiful cove with white sands and crystal clear waters. There is also a great reef off shore and therefore it’s well worth bringing some snorkelling gear.
Climbing up the falls is the thing to do. When you enter you can take a guide who will assist you in finding an easy route up. Remember to wear a swim suit and also gym shoes as you will undoubtedly be drenched by the time you reach the top! Dunn’s Falls is quite touristy and developed (it can get busy when the cruise ships come in) with plenty of car parking and a large craft market at the end but it’s well worth a visit.
Practically opposite Dunn’s River is Dolphin Cove which is a kind of Mini-theme Park which provides the opportunity to swim with dolphins and sting rays. You will also get an opportunity to get up close and personal with macaws, snakes, iguanas and goats.
Green Grotto Caves
Located 22 miles west of Ocho Rios on the main road between The Runway and Discovery Bay, The Green Grotto is an extensive range of limestone caverns with a subterranean lake and plenty of impressive stalactites and stalagmites. The history of Green Grotto is really interesting as they were originally used by the Amerindians as a place of worship and later as a hideout by Spanish troops.
Located close to Ocho Rios Mystic mountain is definitely one of the top attractions in Jamaica. There is a really good cable car ride, a zip line, Mystic water slide, infinity edge pool, bobsled track and a restaurant with a great view of the Bay of Ocho Rios! It’s really well done and great for the adventurous at heart.
Bob Marley Center & Mausoleum
Located 25 miles south west of Ocho Rios, high in the St Ann hills amongst gorgeous landscape of grassy cattle pastures, lies the Bob Marley museum where he was born and spent his early childhood before he moved to Kingston at the age of 13. With a rasta red, gold and green flag flapping in the wind, the compound is centred around the tiny wooden shack where the Marley’s lived. The mausoleum itself is a simple whitewashed building holding Bob Marley’s tomb.