Serenity

Jamaica, Caribbean

From £6,054 per week

Our view

Just to the west of Montego Bay, in glorious seafront gardens, this is an enchanting multi-pavilion, luxury villa in Jamaica, where gracious interiors flow seamlessly into al fresco living spaces.

In brief

  • Beachfront
  • Full service
  • Tennis court

About the villa

A series of high-roofed pavilions form this unique villa, each one placed to see the sea and opening out to a spacious veranda. Cooled by ocean breezes and elegantly furnished for lounging and dining, this fabulous indoor/outdoor space hems the eight metre swimming pool, its sunny terrace gazing out between tall palms to blue of the bay. And from here it is just a few steps on to the sandy beach which, in turn, is met by gentle shallows and a little snorkelling reef.

Within this airy family villa, white wicker furniture is reflected in polished marble floors, cool toned colours complete the calming ambience, and two of the four individual bedroom pavilions are romantically furnished with four-poster beds. Inclusive cook and butler service ensure a completely stress-free break, while tennis and sea kayaking add sport to leisurely idling. Twenty minutes from Montego Bay, Serenity is perfect for families or groups of friends and sits just next door to ‘TRANQUILITY ON THE BEACH’, also featured by CV Villas. The two could be booked together for large groups or special gatherings.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • 2 Double bedrooms (four poster beds) with bathroom en suite opening to veranda
  • 2 Double bedrooms (can be made up as twins) with bathroom en suite opening to veranda
  • Living room
  • Kitchen

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • VCR

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Kayaks

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 8m x 4m
  • 1m x 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safes
  • Telephone

Important Information


Gratuities

For all villas in Jamaica there are fixed staff gratuities that are payable on top of the villa rental price: 10% of the villa rental in High Season, 15% in Low Season. These can be paid locally in cash (US dollars or Jamaican dollars) but we strongly recommend pre-paying them with your holiday balance so that this is all taken care of beforehand as it is often difficult to withdraw large amounts of cash locally

Groceries

A typical grocery budget is US$55-$65 per adult per day and US$25 per day for preteens [Note: A few villas have higher food and beverage budgets.]. This may vary up or down depending on market prices and menus. If you request shrimp, lobster, imported beef or large quantities of other food items, this estimate will increase. Your cook will pre-purchase your first few meals, pantry staples and a small starter bar (a few bottles of Red Stripe, moderately-priced wine and rum). Additional alcohol requests will increase your budget.
If you wish to go to the various markets with your cook, you are welcome. Otherwise, simply review with them your tastes and distastes and they'll handle it all while you stay at the villa and relax. At week's end, they will present receipts and reconcile your account. Please be prepared to pay for your groceries with cash or credit cards and to tip your villa staff and driver with cash. We cannot accept prepayment for groceries or staff gratuities at Tryall Club villas. They will welcome both US and Jamaican dollars.
Estimating grocery costs is not a science. Much depends on the menus you want and current market prices. Obviously, this is a variable so anticipate that your cook may refund money at week's end... or ask you for more money mid-week. In either case, your cook or chef will reconcile your food and beverage bill at week's end.
On your first day at the villa, your cook will meet with you regarding menus for the week, then finish the week's shopping. At that time, you will give them cash for your food and drink plus their $60 taxi fare. Alternatively, if one or more of you wish to go to the supermarket with your cook, you may use your credit card. (Stores will not accept your card from your cook if you are not present with them.) Roadside vendors of fresh fruits and produce will require cash.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Airport Transfers

We can arrange your airport transfers for a smooth start to your holiday. Pre-booking is required.

Staff

The day starts while guests are still asleep. The cook quietly places pots of steaming Jamaican coffee on the veranda. Full breakfast is served when all guests are ready. A typical breakfast may include fresh-squeezed orange juice and fresh fruits, banana fritters or plantain, eggs, bacon, pancakes or cereal ~ or Jamaican ackee and salt fish. For lunches and dinners, your cook will prepare their own mix of Jamaican specialities ~ including delicious homemade soups and desserts, lobster, curried goat, jerk pork or chicken, pasta, lamb, beef, fresh fish ~ or serve traditional American fare as you request. Warning: Jamaican cooks are excellent and portions are generous! Your cook will handle grocery shopping and meal preparation. Your chambermaid and laundress will care for every detail of your bedroom and bath ~ providing fresh linens and flowers, returning your neatly-folded laundry, and turning down your bed each evening. The gardener will maintain the pool and grounds immaculately each day. If there is a butler included, then they serve, tend bar and generally facilitate.

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Housekeeper
  • Cook service*
  • Laundress
  • Butler
  • Gardener

3 meals a day (cost of food is not included, shopping is available for an additional fee).

Location


Activities

  • Golf 10 minutes' drive

Amenities

  • Montego Bay 20 minutes' drive

BEaches

  • In front of the property
About the area

Jamaica

Average weather

Lying to the south of Cuba, Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean. Rainforest covered hills around Port Antonio contrast with swampy morass at the Royal Palm Reserve and the white-sand beaches of the north coast resorts. Music is an integral part of the country’s culture: on a Jamaica holiday, you will hear reggae playing in almost every bar, restaurant, and shop, and gospel harmonies ring out from white-washed churches. Life in Jamaica’s beach resorts—Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios—is laid-back and easy-going—except when you visit the markets, where stallholders insist upon good-natured haggling.