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A Vacation Like No Other - You Will Not Want to Leave!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Rustic Horse Farm Offering Spectacular Views and Unsurpassed Tranquility!

Darlingford Farm is nestled between the beautiful Caribbean Sea and the majestic Blue Mountains and is known for its spectacular views and tropical breezes. This 4 bed 2 bath home has captured the hearts of all those who have stayed here and promises to be a vacation like no other.

For a family vacation, a romantic get away, or even a solo adventure, this property offers you peace and tranquility for when you want to relax and unwind as well as lots of exciting destinations for when you want to explore the Parish and meet our people.

Arriving at Darlingford Farm for the first time will be a memorable experience. As you meander past our distinctive white fence, down our slightly long driveway, and past our grazing horses, you will see for the first time your 'home away from home'. Our farmhouse is wooden and very spacious with elegantly casual decor that captures the splendor of old Jamaican architecture. The beauty found in this home is unique and every room offers something different.

* The living room is large and very comfortable with soft tones and lots of light. Great for an evening drink before dinner and catching up about your day or enjoying a movie before bed.

* The dining room which seats eight has a more traditional 'greathouse' feel with antique furniture and ambiance. This is a charming space to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Hopeton.

* The front verandah is an airy space with shuttered windows that feels like it was built specifically to greet the morning and the beauty of the mountains. This is only made better by also having a freshly brewed cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee in hand.

* The large back verandah with its unforgettable view, sound of the crashing waves, and constant breeze is perfect for a relaxed lunch and casual lounging during the day.

* And at dusk the terrace below the almond tree is where spectacular sunsets can be seen while enjoying a glass of wine and wondering if you have ever seen something quite this magical before!

The bedrooms at Darlingford Farm are all quite large with high ceilings and fans. Two of the bedrooms have king-sized beds, one bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the final bedroom has two single-beds. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom while the other three bedrooms share a large hall bathroom with double sinks.

Darlingford Farm welcomes you!

More Details

Owner
Bronwen Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Bronwen Jones

I grew up at Darlingford Farm and I cannot put into words how wonderful a place I think this is. The memories that I hold dear to my heart, as a child and as an adult, all revolve around this beautiful home and as yet un-spoilt Parish.

Over the years I have watched and been somewhat amused by the number of people, both tourists and locals alike, who have driven into our home to ask if they can stop and take just one photograph. Inevitably, after they have taken dozens of photographs, they ask if they can walk around for just a little bit. Hours later they can be found sitting relaxed on the back verandah, drinking fresh coconut water and wishing they did not have to pull them selves away and continue to where they were going...

It is this memory that has inspired me to open up my childhood home to guests who may want to visit Portland and create their own memories. I truly believe that Portland is a place of healing for the soul and Darlingford Farm is a place of beauty for the heart.

Why Bronwen Jones chose Portland Parish

Because there is no other place like it!

What makes this farmhouse unique

The parish of Portland is known for its untouched beauty and natural attractions. Darlingford Farm will provide you with a great base to explore the area and experience true Jamaican culture. My families top ten list would have to include:

1. Frenchman's Cove Beach

2. Reach Falls

3. Boston Bay - surfing the waves!

4. Long Bay

5. Bath Fountain and Hot Springs

6. Rafting on the Rio Grande

7. San San Beach and Blue Lagoon and Monkey Island

8. Morant Point Lighthouse

9. Errol Flynn Marina and Navy Island

10. Boston Jerk center - They have a yearly jerk festival!

And there are so many more things to do too...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Darlingford Farm is a place so special, it's hard to put into words. I booked it for a birthday getaway, with friends and kids. We arrived after dark and were welcomed by the glowing warmth of the house and the delicious aroma of our dinner being prepared by Hopie, Darlingford's chef and caretaker. We chose our rooms, which were all comfortable and classically furnished, with hardwood floors and beautiful antique furniture, soft sheets, and plenty of pillows. Dinner was indeed delicious and far past our expectations -- grilled lobster tails and a Grouper so large it dwarfed its oversized platter! After a lively dinner and much talk and laughter far into the night, we all went to bed excited about the prospect of seeing Darlingford's full beauty the next morning. We were not disappointed: the house is set on a bluff over the sea, so the view from the veranda is incredible! Turquoise waves and stately cliffs, a beach with a small river running into the sea! And then walking around the property, there are fields full of fresh green grass being nibbled on by the farm's beautiful horses, cows in the distance, green hills, more beaches, and on and on -- every direction a treat for the eyes. Our time at Darlingford was spent in the best ways possible: being doted on by Hopie, being loved by the farm's friendly dogs, exploring the property and surrounding areas, playing games, talking, laughing, daydreaming, and truly relaxing....we completely loved it and we can't wait to return.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Portland Parish

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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A Vacation Like No Other - You Will Not Want to Leave!
average rating of 4.85 based on 26 reviews
5

A+ Great property, house, staff, and animals - We had an excellent time

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this VRBO for others trying to relax, be close to the water, and experience amazing Jamaican food.

We hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jacques for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
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5

Absolutely lovely farm house - wow!

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning to visit the East shores of Jamaica this is where you should stay! Hopie (the outstanding cook at the farm) is a great person, always has a smile and cooks the most delicious food. Everyday we enjoyed different Jamaican recipes. The farm house is very spacious with 15foot ceilings. The dinning table on the outside varanda is one of the most pleasant places I have ever enjoyed a meal. Fantastic breeze and full views of the Caribbean ocean. The two bathrooms are spacious and recently renovated. The house has several board games - we played Clue nearly every evening. Be paciente with the roads and Jamaican traffic but that’s part of the experience. The farm is only 45min from famous Frenchman’s Cove. Come and enjoy a very beautiful and relaxing experience in Jamaica at the 1912 farmhouse!

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and am truly touched by your kind words. I will be sure to pass on all your compliments to Hopie. He really is just the best!
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4

Like no other in Portland

  • 4 of 5

This property is a most wonderful place to enjoy Portland, Jamaica. Portland is like no other parish on the island. Staying at Darlingford Farm allows one to get to better know the area and its people. The home is steeped in local history and you feel in when stay there. After returning home from our second stay we once again realize how grateful we are to have stayed. It's truly like no other. A stay at Darlingford will create memories that will surely last a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rick. It was a pleasure having you stay again and I just love that you are able to enjoy our home so much. We all hope to see you again next year :-)
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3

The property and views are beautiful!

  • 3 of 5

As frequent homeaway users we appreciate detailed reviews so I will try to be as honest and detailed as possible.

I wish I could give 5 stars alone to Hopeton the cook. He was truly a blessing. He got all the groceries on my list and cooked our specific meals as requested. He is a fabulous cook! He is what made this home experience so memorable.

On another note, the house itself is old but I don't think old has to mean dirty. The bathrooms were nicely remodeled but the bedrooms were not clean. The beautiful antique furniture was very dusty and the ceiling fans were filthy! The veranda is definitely the highlight of this home. The views are breathtaking. I felt the house was dirty for my taste so we spent most of our time, while home, on the veranda.

If you're looking for a totally private experience be aware that construction workers and helpers are very present around the grounds and in the kitchen. One such individual would come out on the veranda while we were enjoying conversation and the scenery and just linger looking at the view. It was a little awkward.

We are dog lovers but just be aware there are several dogs on the property.

Even with prior driver arrangements having been confirmed for our stay we still encountered transportation issues upon arrival. Our driver showed up at the airport in a dilapidated, unsafe vehicle. The tires were bald, seats were torn and no air conditioning. We had to make other arrangements on the spot to get to the house. Apparently their vehicle was being serviced. Every day was a little stressful not knowing which car or driver we were going to have. Though it worked out ok, it wasn't the smooth experience we expected given our prearrangement.

Again we cannot say enough about Hopeton the cook who treated us so nicely and who's cooking could rival any chef!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you feel this way about my home. Because your comments were so out of character, I immediately got on a plane and traveled to Jamaica to speak to the staff in person about your review. Although I nor the staff necessarily agree with all of your sentiments, we have taken all of your criticisms to heart, and will address them proactively and consistently in the future. I would like to thank you for taking the time to be so detailed but am deeply saddened that you had issues with your stay with us. I hope that one day perhaps you will give us another chance.
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5

Amazing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie :-)
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful property. Comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to seeing you again in the near future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norman Manley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Manchioneal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Manchioneal
Nearest Beach
Darlingford Farm Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse on Portland Parish

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$373
 
 
Winter 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 13 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$474
 

Additional information about rental rates

15% Gratuity for staff is not included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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