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Anna & Daniel Melville

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english, spanish

Beautiful Ocean Front Villa w/Private Pool & Beach Cove -2 & 3 room rate option

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Saint Ann Parish holiday house

4 bedroom, 6,600 sq ft dream house, built in 2010 with spectacular ocean views

**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!

** 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 2 and 3 bedroom rates

Our four 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 Charlie, Madonna and Mr. Bojangles also live on property and do their part to guard 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 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 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, laundry, dining room and covered garage. 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.

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, keeps the villa spotless and Marva your cook will prepare authentic Jamaican dishes. They can either accompany you to the grocery, selecting the best items at local markets or prepare the food you purchase. Also a near grocery store will deliver your groceries and take major Credit card over the phone. 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 cannot edit our rates on the website according to the number of bedrooms used, HomeAway only lists the one bedrooms rates, below are our rates:


2 bedrooms - $4100 weekly

3 bedrooms - $4500 weekly

4 bedrooms - $4900 weekly


2 bedrooms - $5000 weekly

3 bedrooms - $5500 weekly

4 bedrooms - $5900 weekly

The rate for the week of Christmas (December 22-28) is $6400 per week and the week of New Years (December 28 - January 03) is $6900 per week.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anna & Daniel Melville (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english, spanish

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 Jamaica

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. The 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.


based on 21 traveller reviews

Beautiful Ocean Front Villa w/Private Pool & Beach Cove -2 & 3 room rate option
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

All the reviews are correct! We Loved the home, the location-right on the ocean (it's not in a major city but closer to the attractions that we wanted to see) and especially Ms. Grace, Sophia and Ms. V. You-voy (spelling) was awesome also. The staff was there at all times to help us with anything that we needed and cared for us in a special way. We agree that the food that Ms. Grace cooked was WAY better than the meals that we ate out and decided just to stay in and eat! She made great sauces to go with each meal.

Our group consisted of 7 of us from 21 to 61. We did everything from relaxing, reading, went to the Blue Hole (our favorite), snorkeled daily right by the house, did cliff jumping right by house, drove in to Ocho Rios, went deep sea fishing (our only disappointment-no reflection on the house), went to Sharkies beach for lunch and volleyball, went on Chukka Tours (had a blast on the catamaran one), played hours of dominos and swam in the pool at the house hourly!!! We used the Chukka Tour driver, Clarence, to set up all our driving and thought that was the best way to go...definitely didn't want to drive there with a rental car....we felt driver was safer with driving, than driving on the other side of the rode... and very informative, probably cheaper. We always felt very safe! We would definitely go back to Brown Shuggah house!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward to having you back!
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  • 5 of 5

I wish i could hive this place more stars! Our trip to JA was AMAZING! Thanks to your staff, we felt right at home! Online pics of the villa does it no justice! The place is BEAUTIFUL! Upon arrival we were greeted by the staff with cold rags to cool us down from our very long ride from the airport. The food made by Ms. Grace was delicious! We found ourselves trying other meals from other vendors and comparing it to Ms. Grace and saying they couldn't compare to her culinary hands! We really wanted to take her back with us. Lol! Ms V and Ms. Sophia was also extremely hospitable and ensured all of our needs were taken care of! I've never stayed some where that actually folded your cloths when you left them on the bed. Lol. Usually the housekeepers will throw them on your suitcase or on the ground, but not Ms. V! When we go back to JA, we'll definitely be staying at Brown Shuggah villa and would spread the word about this nirvana home! Absolutely Amazing experience! Not once did we ever felt unsafe! We were literally in tears when we left JA! Book here, you wouldn't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! You are right - photos actually do no justice :-) We look forward to having you love....
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Off the Charts!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say that has not already been previously said in the other 5 star reviews is that Homeaway needs to change its rating scale to be able to give places like Brown Shuggha 10 stars! The whole package - location, house, staff, service, attention - was an absolute dream. Whether you are traveling as couples, girls getaway or with children, Brown Shuggha has thought of it all. The home is Surrounded by acres of an equestrian farm and forest. this seaside home and it's verdant grounds come complete with an intimate pool, an open-air zen living room, cozy family room for reading and a play room for keeping the kids entertained. The 4 bedrooms overlook fragrant meadows and the sea—are dark wood floored and simple, with updated comforts such as plush pillows, linen curtains and oversized beds. When you want a break from the glorious isolation you can walk a few steps to the private cove, which is shared with other nearby villas. So many elegant, unique and refined touches.....

The home is fully staffed with housekeepers and a cook who deserve an award for their sweetness, humor, and professionalism. Ms. Grace prepared thee most delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which combined Food we were familiar with coupled with Jamaican touches for near perfection , while the housekeepers Ms. V and Ms. Sophie made our beds in the morning and made the bedrooms inviting at night time.

If you've ever wondered how to find a balance between simplicity and elegance then this home and location should be on the top of your list! Our only regret is not having planned for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family loved your time at Brown Shuggah. It is a different type of paradise for us, and we are pleased you enjoyed the different experiences, the proximity to adventure and the quiet privacy it has to offer. Brown Shuggah does have a very positive, Zen type, energy words don't describe, and photos don't quite capture. Take great care, keep in touch as your family was a pleasure to host and we hope to see you soon. Warm Regards, Daniel and Anna
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  • 5 of 5

I could not be happier with our decision to stay at Brown Suggah! A friend recommended this house and location to us but as most people, we were a bit hesitant to stay in a private home. From the moment we entered the gates we knew we had made the right choice. We were immediately greeted by our weekend staff. All had smiles and sweet hello's. They gave us a tour of the home and we settled into our rooms. The view of the ocean over the cliff, the back yard and inviting pool were all perfect. Peaceful, relaxing and so well maintained. Our days were filled with jumping off the back yard cliff into the ocean, relaxing pool side sipping Jamaican beer, and enjoying the fresh air of the Caribbean. Every evening our dinner bell would ring and we would gather for dinner which was a home made, authentic Jamaican dish cooked up by Grace and served with pride and love. The property was cleaned and maintained by Sophia and Ms. V. Not only were our rooms immaculate and cooled down just in time to crawl into bed, but their company was delightful as they told us about their culture and answered questions we had about the Jamaican people. All in all the location was so pretty and the staff was so attentive we truly did not want to leave. Had there not been new guests arriving, I am convinced we would have extended our stay. The owners, Anna and Daniel, are gracious and so accommodating. They seemed to anticipate every need before we even asked! I would HIGHLY recommend staying at Brown Suggah. We have found our new get away!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. With love from Brown Shuggah, Jamaica.
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  • 5 of 5

We were three generations and all had a great time. I think the veranda probably got more use than any room. We sat for hours playing with the little ones, talking, endless glances at the water and just plain relaxing. The yard and cove was perfect for the little ones. The pool was a little cold as we are used to heated pools but it was fun and refreshing. Your suggestions were perfect for us. We went to Bamboo Blu twice and a lovely dinner at Evita.

Grace, Miss V, and Sophie took good care of us. We loved trying new foods and learning from them about island life. I now have to find a place to buy or order Soursop. New to me and oh, so good. We invited Grace, Miss V and Sophie and all had a lovely dinner together the night before we left in your lovely dining room. You can see and feel the love and care that went into every aspect of your amazing house and grounds. Take care and thank you for sharing your home. We are back on the east coast with lots of fond memories.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your wonderful review!!! We look forward to having you and your family back at our home! Enjoy making the fruit punch and sour sop juice :-)
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Simply the best!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you find yourself looking through the many options on the web, you will not go wrong with picking this one. The house and staff are the best. The house is custom designed to mix with the beach atmosphere and attention to detail is very evident. I was initially apprehensive about staff staying at the house, but I assure after just a few minutes there, the apprehension was gone and the staff was welcomed. Enough cannot be said of the care they provide, you will be spoiled. The property is private, safe, and I would have no issues with small children here. The beach is outside the door with several access points. The owners are easy to communicate with and assist in way you need.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • 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 in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Winter Rates 2016
15 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$131 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$131 per night, per additional guest
New Year's Week
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$131 per night, per additional guest
Later Winter Rates 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$131 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$131 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$329

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Saint Ann Parish

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , outdoor shower , There are two shower heads so two people can shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Powder room - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • There's an rustic styled outdoor shower off the Master Bathroom which has a wonderful view of the Ocean
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 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
  • The TV room has a full size bed that can sleep 2 kids or one adult. The house sleeps a max of 9 or 10 persons; 8 adults/2 kids or 9 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • 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.