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

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

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About the property

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 $7500 per week and the week of New Years (December 28 - January 03) is $7900 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:
27 March, 2017

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. 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 Parish

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term rentals available
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Ocean Front Villa w/Private Pool & Beach Cove -2 & 3 room rate option
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 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: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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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True Gratitude

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express my true gratitude having experienced this place. So relaxing carefree and pampered. From the free flowing breeze and open floor plan to the amazing view and relaxing sounds of birds and waves. Exactly what we needed! The staff and owners were attentive and helpful making us feel at home. Grace is not only an amazing woman but a great cook. There is very little need to venture out to eat when the food is better at home. I highly recommend you DO NOT pack your days full of activities. Spend some time in the moment and fully take in what this place has to offer. Do nothing order an in-home massage let yourself unwind and let go you will thank yourself in the end. We are looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding, 4 bedroom, ocean front vacation villa. The location is about 10 miles outside Ocho Rios in a rural atmosphere away from city crowding and concerns about crime. We, 5 adults and 3 children, spent 8 days at this Chukka home. The home is well appointed and very clean. It has a beautiful view overlooking the ocean. There is no sand beach front, but access to the ocean is a short walk away and of course it comes with a private pool which the kids loved. It comes with a complete staff - chef, housekeepers, and gardener. You work out a menu with Grace. She prepares local favorites or your favorites. She even caters to "picky" kids tastes. The food was better than any other local restaurant, so we mostly ate in breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Transportation is provided to and from the airport as well as side trips by a gentleman named Clarence for a reasonable amount. Driving seemed like a challenge and we were happy that we decided not to rent a car.

The manager contact, Anna, is friendly and very easy to work with.

We would return readily and would highly recommend this villa to all.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Incredible Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this Villa! The place itself is beautifully decorated in a manner which perfectly captures the feel of the place - both spectacular and inspiring on the one hand, and somehow simple and elegant on the other. All of the rooms were private and very comfortable. The staff who worked there were incredibly friendly and attentive and just great people, and the food they prepared was exceptional. This Villa is the perfect antidote to anyone in a general state of malaise; it immediately makes you feel at home and eager to take in the day's activities or simply relax enjoying the spectacular view of the ocean and private pool. We especially enjoyed the nearby cliff jumping into the private lagoon and the daily view of the horses from the polo ground heading back to pasture.

We would highly recommend staying here and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeds all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week at Brown Shuggah! We were a group of 8 including 2 toddlers and an infant. The house was perfect for our family and we hope to be back! Everything is even more beautiful than shown in the pictures. The kids had the best time in the pool and the adults loved being able to sit in the outside living space watching them. We absolutely loved the staff and were very well taken care of all week...the food was awesome. Above and beyond the amazing food, cleanliness of the house and grounds, and warm hospitality of the staff we were really amazed with how caring everyone was when of our family members had a fluke accident and hurt her arm. Anna arranged for a doctor to come by the house, Daniel stopped by with a bottle of bubbly to ease the pain, and Chukka staff were arranged to take us into Ocho Rios and Brown's Town for medical appointments. We commented so many times we felt so lucky to be staying there and to be so cared for. It was truly above and beyond! We can't say enough good about this special spot. We've already recommended to other friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We are all looking forward to your next visit!
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  • 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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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 Parish

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Early Winter Rates 2016
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$131 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
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 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 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$328

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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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