Settle in and enjoy the Island life. You have many choices to make your vacation a memorable one.
The 3500 sq ft house is perched in the hills of Boscobel overlooking the bright blue Caribbean and goes by the refreshing name Summerwind. Enjoy TROPICAL breezes and the expansive view from our veranda (nighttime stargazing is a must!) James Bond Beach is only one and a half miles from the villa for beach day-trips.
THREE GUEST SUITES are on the top floor of the villa and are furnished with large beds (up to two in each room) and a private bath with shower. Beds include 1 King, 3 Queen and 2 Full. The villa is also equipped with an additional Full bed that can be brought up, couches, love seats and 2 air mattresses. Each room is 16' x 16', large enough to accommodate additional beds if needed. There is an additional suite on the second floor, also with its own bathroom, that can accommodate additional guests if necessary. We prefer to rent the top level first. There is a 30-step climb to enter the villa. Summerwind does not have air conditioning but adequate fans are available.
No matter the size of your party, rental of the villa will be PRIVATE as our guests will enjoy the entire third floor. Typically, we visit our Jamaican home in January/February and quietly stay on the second floor if guests are booked. During those times, we will be immediately available for questions and recommendations or we will be out of sight if that is your desire. Our staff will also be on-hand on the second floor for your assistance, security and peace-of-mind. Gratuity for our staff is already included in the rate.
Eat out less and enjoy delicious, AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN FOOD during your stay at Summerwind with your own private cook! Our experienced cook will prepare a variety of Jamaican cuisine or American cuisine if that is your desire. Enjoy fresh seafood, jerk chicken, goat, exotic fruits and vegetables, locally grown Blue Mountain coffee and rare tropical teas. Kitchen service is included in the rate, however there will be an additional fee of $300 to stock groceries for your arrival.
New amenities meet old island ways in the village of BOSCOBEL, JAMAICA. Situated in the hills of the parish of St. Mary, the Summerwind villa overlooks a former banana port, now the beautifully redeveloped James Bond Beach featuring white sand, water sports center, restaurant, bar and expansive lawns that frequently host concerts by local and international musicians. The nearby city of Ochos Rios is a port-of-call for cruise ships and caters to tourists with scuba diving, restaurants, charter fishing, dolphin encounters, craft markets and fine duty-free shopping.
Four miles to the east is the historically vibrant Oracabessa. Once a former fishing and banana town, Oracabessa was the site of a freedom fighting movement in the mid-19th century that revitalized the area's economy and artist community. Oracabessa now boasts a well-maintained downtown displaying architecture in the Jamaican vernacular tradition, a popular covered farmer's market, bars, shops and luxury villas including Goldeneye, Golden Clouds and Firefly Estate. Goldeneye has been a home to James Bond novelist Ian Fleming, reggae artist Bob Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. The Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary protects the area's delicate marine ecosystem and is home to hard and soft corals, moray eels, king crab and lobster. Deeper waters are renowned for sport fishing including marlin and tuna.
Other attractions include the hot water mineral baths in St. Anna's Bay, guided river rafting, Dunn's River Falls and Mystic Mountain Ochos Rios (with zip line, bobsled roller coaster, swimming pool, and ski lift ride over the trees). See photos! Nightlife can be whatever you choose - quiet time on the veranda or dancing to Reggae music in the local nightclubs. The sunsets and sunrises are not to be missed! For more information, visit our (email hidden)
THE PRICE PER NIGHT IS FOR TWO GUESTS. OUR VILLA CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 12 GUESTS. PLEASE SEE CHARGE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST.
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The entrance to the house will be at the top level. There are locks on all of the Entrance Grills. Upon your arrival you will be greeted by staff to show you around. You will be on the top level. No access to the rest of the house. The staff will perform laundry services for $15.00 per load.
Interaction with guests
At times we will be able to assist you with your needs. The other times you will be able to interact with the Cook/ helper.
Other things to note
The Island and culture of Jamaica is more exciting every year. The best part about being on the Island is to witness the grand differences.
Rate includes: Accommodations at Summerwind.
Government Consumption Tax (GCT). Villa staff - cook/housekeeper/laundress, security. Kitchen service. 10% gratuity for villa staff is included in the rate. Rates are quoted in United States Dollars (USD). Current rates of exchange would apply. Airport transfers available upon request with additional charge. All prices and terms are subject to change.
On-site security and your chef will be staying at the villa on the second floor. Smoking is allowed on the veranda but not in the villa please.
Rate does not include: Airline tickets. Land travel while in Jamaica. Taxi fare for sending the cook to do shopping. Groceries and beverages. An additional and advanced payment of $300 will be required to stock the kitchen with groceries for your arrival. Off-campus excursions, tours and entrance fees. International telephone cost. Phone rental. Nanny/(website hidden)/driver. Car rentals/transportation.
Cell phone service and internet wi-fi modem deposit required if necessary. Your deposit will be returned when equipment is returned in working order.
Notice of Cancellation
Please see the cancellation policy outlined on this site.
The hurricane season in Jamaica is considered to be from June to November. We will do everything possible to help with either extending your vacation or rescheduling at another time. We would encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment as Summerwind owners are not required to rebate rent.
No refund or rate adjustment shall be made for unforeseen mechanical failures or the supply of electricity, water, cable service, etc. Clients should please bring attention to any problems to the housekeeper. We will make every effort to remedy issues as quickly as possible. The required staff to perform maintenance or repairs as necessary will be made with every effort to accommodate your schedule.
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