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Beautiful Ocean Front Villa w/Private Pool & Beach Cove-3 & 4room rate option

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully staffed, 5 bedroom, 6,600 sq ft dream house, with spectacular ocean views

** In Summer of 2018 will upgraded to 5 bedroom, with Gym.

** Little private beach naturally protected by a cove. Incredible mineral water inlet bay to swim in and cliff jump (if feeling adventurous :-)

**Ask about our 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rates

**As seen on ABC's 'The Bachelor' Season 20, Season Finale, Featured as the house The Bachelor's Parents and Ben and Lauren vacationed in!

Our five bedroom Ocean front villa, with an infinity edge pool just off our large covered verandah surrounded in a tropical garden and conveniently located between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast. This beautiful home is privately tucked away at Chukka Cove Polo Club and hub of Chukka Caribbean Adventure tours. ‘Brown Shuggah’ provides a unique access to a truly Jamaican experience. This dream home was built with love and attention to details and finishes. Designed with three indoor courtyards to bring nature in, it is a very open, warm and inviting home. Over 6,600 Sq Ft, we think the design blends Farm House, Great House, and Caribbean villa all in one. It is nestled on a horse farm and hidden amidst pastures, fruit trees, and lush foliage on the edge of dramatic ocean front cliffs in a rural setting.

Complete opposite to the large all-inclusive resorts, it sits in a large lawn area shared with 6 other privately owned villas. Here in the country, you may wake up to the sound of roosters, can listen to the crickets and frogs songs at night or go for a morning and evening walk around the polo field and watch the horses returning home or going to pasture. The family dogs Madonna and Mr. Bojangles also live on property and do their part to protect the house at night but will respect your space.

So immerse yourself in the real Jamaica and soak your cares away in the turquoise waters of the cove or in the private pool off the verandah. A safe place to vacation without being locked in a compound!

Your private paradise has a master and ensuite, sitting room, bathroom and outdoor shower. The master suite includes a living/sitting area with comfy couches and coffee table, and doors that open out to an incredible ocean view, the perfect place to wake up or unwind after the day. The second and third bedrooms both have ensuite bathrooms.

This home boasts two more living rooms, one inside between two open courtyards (orchid-west and tropical –east), large glass folding doors open onto an expansive furnished covered verandah. A powder room and dining room. TV room and adjoining recreational (exercise-elliptical and free weights / kiddies play room). The kitchen opens right into breakfast nook and both enjoy views of the front gardens and the indoor orchid courtyard. There is also an outdoor seating and dining area outside under the almond tree - where you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze or star gaze.

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 along the edge of the polo field takes you to the spectacular Chukka Bay, 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, Miss Evadney and Sophia keeps the villa spotless and Grace, your cook will prepare your delicious meals includuing authentic Jamaican dishes. Your groceries can be ordered, delivered and paid at the house, so you can sit back and relax and enjoy your vacation. Also living in a studio cottage on property is Uroy, our gardener, gateman and Brown Shuggah’s “Gentle Giant” who will make your day with his genuine smile.

• Netflix - where we are located, there is NO cable TV, but we have WiFi

• 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. Brown Shuggah 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.

Check out to see all the tours and choose your adventure.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Our rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms occupied. You will be renting the entire house (in other words it will not be shared with another family) however, if you will only be using one, two, three or four bedrooms - we will adjust the rate accordingly.

Please note that we can edit our rates on the website according to the number of bedrooms used, HomeAway only lists the five bedroom rate. Below are our other rates available:


2 bedrooms - $4100 weekly

3 bedrooms - $4500 weekly

4 bedrooms - $4900 weekly


3 bedrooms - $5500 weekly

4 bedrooms - $5900 weekly

The rate for the week of Christmas (December 22-28) is $9500 per week and the week of New Years (December 28 - January 03) is $9900 per week.

More Details

Property Manager
Anna & Daniel Melville
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Anna & Daniel Melville

Anna & I met and got married in 2007 at Chukka Cove.

I grew up at Chukka and I’ve always known there is nowhere else that I’d rather live and raise my family, thankfully Anna agreed ☺. Our love for the life in the tropics, sun, sea, sand, gardens, open pastures, horses, dogs and sports such as polo and adventure tours extend to our 3 girls.

We invite you to share our home and experience our real Jamaica.

Why Anna & Daniel Melville chose Saint Ann's Bay

Dad built the other villas in 1985 as a family weekend getaway and as children, my brothers and I would spend our holidays working on the farm, riding, swimming & grooming horses. Our dream is to have our children experience a similar childhood.

We invite you to share our home and experience our real Jamaica.

What makes this house unique

Amazing sunsets and awe-inspiring views of the ever-changing Caribbean Sea and beautiful Mountain views to the South. Outdoor dining and leisure areas with rustic finishes give a casual and heartfelt feeling to our grand open concept home. Our home is fully staffed, sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure. Its just steps away from a hub of adventures and activities at Chukka Caribbean Adventures.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Saint Ann's Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Master Ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , outdoor shower , Double shower inside bathroom as well as an outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • There's an rustic styled outdoor shower off the Master Bathroom which has a wonderful view of the Ocean
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master suite includes living/sitting area with comfy couches
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , This room can either be one King or two Twins
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , This room can either be one King or two Twins - ocean view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , folding doors open out onto private verandah - Ocean Front
    Bedroom 5 - 2 large double bed
  • The TV room has a full size bed that can sleep 1 child. The house sleeps a max of 13 or persons; 12 adults/1 child
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
A personal driver can be arranged at an additional cost.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Charmed again by this slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second stay at Brown Shuggah. The house and property are every bit as beautiful and spacious as others have described, and the staff make your stay extremely easy and comfortable. Grace prepares delicious meals (some of our favorites are her chicken with BBQ sauce, snapper with coconut sauce, lemon meringue pie, and carrot cake). While I'm sure the place dazzles for the kid-free set, it's also a wonderful refuge for families to relax and enjoy time with little ones - everything you need is right at hand. Besides the big-ticket, kid-friendly amenities (fenced-in front and back yards, pool with safety fence if you want one, lovely beach cove sheltered from the waves) other things that brought joy to our little guys included the toys, playset, pet turtle, friendly dogs (tied up - so no worries if you'd prefer a dog-free stay), and the "wildlife" (crickets, lizards, evening serenades by the frog chorus). It's an easy drive from the airport and feels very safe. We never tired of the gorgeous views, the lovely vibe and decor of the house (the master bedroom is stunning!), the many outdoor spots to explore/relax, and the friendly staff. Many thanks to Anna and Daniel for sharing their beautiful villa, providing great tips, and being so responsive to our many questions. And many thanks to Grace, Sofia, Evadney, and Uroy for taking such good care of us. It was a treat to come back and see how our boys experience this paradise one year older. We are grateful for the good times and good memories and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It was really great to see you all when you first arrived and wonderful to watch your eldest son recall his favorite spots from last year. Thank You so much for taking the time to share your experience at our home. Hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Daniel and Anna
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I really don't even know where to begin with writing this! Everything about our vacation at Brown Shuggah was perfect! The house was incredible, the views were amazing, the staff was beyond amazing! We took the trip for my birthday, there were 8 adults and we were all very comfortable in the home. There was more than enough space, although we did not sit any where other than the veranda the entire trip! The openness of the house was ideal for a tropical vacation. The pool was perfect and the cliff jumping was so fun. We spent three of our four days at the house, it was like being at our own private resort.

The staff was so accommodating and amazing. Ms. Grace, the cook, was a dream come true. We had two vegetarians on the trip and she was very accommodating. We gave her some direction with what we wanted but also wanted a taste of true Jamaican food. We were not disappointed with a single meal. Aside from her amazing cooking her warm personality added to the trip, we all considered everyone on the staff a friend by the end of the trip. Safety wasn't a concern at all, we felt very comfortable on the property. It was perfect in every way!

I am not sure we could ever stay anywhere else when visiting Jamaica! You will not be disappointed with this home!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place and wonderful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed for 6 nights. The house is so beautiful, and the staff was very nice and helpful. Grace cooked all of our meals, and they were delicious. Sophia took good care of the house. We used Clarence for our transportation and I highly recommend doing the same.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Truly Exceptional Villa

  • 5 of 5

Believe us, you can trust all these 5 star reviews. We are seasoned world travelers. Brown Shuggah is a superb expression of Jamaican hospitality at its very best. Not only is the house itself an incredibly stunning work of art, and extremely comfortable, and of course the location inn St. Anns Bay is awesome, but the staff is really exceptional--warm, friendly, never intrusive, always ready to laugh, efficient, and open hearted. Its a very rare thing to find such a combination of beauty, comfort, spaciousness, cleanliness, and first class amenities in one place. We love to cook, but do yourself a favor and have Grace cook all your meals. She understands the nuance of flavor, and has a natural instinct for just the right doneness. We are definately returning to this wonderful slice of paradise right here on earth.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking your time to share your experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed Brown Shuggah and we look forward to hosting you again soon :-)
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perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful big house artistically decorated facing the ocean.. We had a family reunion and spent there 10 days. It was the best place to decompress and forget about the hecticness of the big cities. We had 4 staff present at all times and they were very nice: Grace, Evadney, Sophie and Uroy. Grace will cook delicious food if you so request, there is also a catering service in the neighborhood . There is a very nice cove at 5 minutes walk and there are gorgeous beaches in the area but you need a car to get there. It was a very peaceful and pleasant place and we would gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing in the Rain

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home away from your home this is it. But as beautiful and full of character as this entire property is, the staff will be what we will remember most when we think of Brown Shuggah. The mother and daughter duo, Miss Evadney and Sophia who take care of the home, go way above what is required to make your environment comfortable while keeping the home spotless each and every day. They do a turn down service in the evening which includes a tray with a pitcher of water and two glasses. (I don't know if this is a standard service, but I did tell them that we drink a lot of water.) It was obvious that they love children as well, as they took time out of their busy schedules to give attention to the needs of the little ones.

All I can say about Uroy the grounds keeper, is that he is a somewhat shy and gentle giant whose dedication is unmatched. He keeps the grounds immaculate and makes us feel safe knowing he is always nearby, as he lives on the property.

We were a party of 5 adults and two babies and they all managed to keep us happy despite the nonstop rain for almost our entire stay. Our only disappointment was not being able to enjoy the cove due to the inclement weather.

Miss Grace our chef, who never seemed to leave the kitchen, made it difficult for us to want to leave the villa in search of local restaurants. I cannot give you a favorite meal that she prepared, as when I begin to think of what was the best, then another supersedes it. All I can say about that is, when you arrive, give her an idea of what your likes and dislikes are then leave everything else up to her. Believe me, she will not disappoint. If you have a sweet tooth, she will delight in preparing delectable desserts from panna cotta (she refers to it as moose) to local desserts, if you prefer. If you opt to venture out for a meal, Sharkies is great for lunch or dinner and only a 10 minutes drive. Also, the owner's Daniel and Anna, have made an arrangement with a local supermarket, where Miss Grace can order your groceries when needed, have it delivered and the bill settled at the end of your stay.

Finally, if you are looking for a nice balance of relaxation, fun and a little adventure, the property fills those requirements. Also, Brown Shuggah is conveniently located to most of the attractions the island has to offer and Chukka Cove, the island's premiere tour company is just steps away and offers a discount to Brown Shuggah guests.

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Sangster International Airport, Monteo Bay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chukka Cove Polo Club
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Runnaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Northcoast High Way
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Scotchies, Shakries, Anglers
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Runaway Bay
Car: not necessary

'Brown Shuggah' 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 miniseries “Return to Treasure Island” was also filmed at Chukka Cove.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Saint Ann's Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Week 2018
22 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$133 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter Rates 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week 2018-19
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late Winter Rates 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter Rate 2019
15 Dec 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2019
22 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
New Year's week 2019 - 20
29 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter Rates 2020
15 Dec 2020 - 21 Dec 2020
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$133 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week 2020
22 Dec 2020 - 28 Dec 2020
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$133 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$133 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$332.93

Our rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms occupied. You will be renting the entire house (in other words it will not be shared with another family) however, we will adjust the rate according to the number of bedrooms occupied.

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

Manager'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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