The patio outside overlooks the pool.A view of the place from outside.
Rahu - Air Conditioned Villa
Rahu - Air Conditioned Villa
12 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
12 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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Guada is a Taino word for garden. This is a twin space meaning these are two identical places so if persons want to book for a group of up to 12 persons you can book both units. Here's the other one: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8796770

The space

overlooks a beautifully large private terrace and swimming pool. The gated residence is protected by security guards at night and is located just 10 minutes from the 'hip strip' in Montego Bay.

The villa has high speed WiFi internet available and additional services can also be requested. A taxi service can help you get around or an in-house chef can turn your groceries into great Jamaican meals as well as cook you breakfast. The televisions in the space feature the latest in internet TV as well as some common channels such as ABC and NBC.

Guest access

The entire home is yours. The adjoining suite is separate unless you have booked both villas. The entire swimming pool and terrace are exclusively available to guests of these two properties.

Interaction with guests

I live in Kingston but I will do my best to meet up with guests when I can. I often remain in close contact with guests(by phone or internet) over the duration of their stay to ensure that everything is taken care of.

Other things to note

I have just started renting this space so it is going at an introductory rate at the moment. All feedback is welcome. We are fixing it up, bit by bit.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people $36 NZD / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee $36 NZD
Security Deposit $146 NZD
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

We have a very friendly and relaxed setup here.

We can package in a pickup from the Montego Bay Airport for an additional $30, just message me about it(it's a good price). A cook can also be packaged in at $30 per day plus the cost of groceries. Other "add-ons" such as a massage therapist are also available upon request.

The "Hip Strip" is just a 10 minute walk away where you'll find the beach, dining and activities. Many guests choose to use Omar(the driver) to get around, but there is no obligation to do this. Driving to the beach and Hip Strip is recommended because cars tend to drive quite fast on the road and it's safer to go in a vehicle instead of trying to walk on the road down that hill.

The villa has air conditioner units, please turn them off along with any lights if you are leaving the place for any extended amount of time. The TV's provided have Netflix on them.

Smoking is allowed in the terrace areas or anywhere outside.

Be conscious of other guests on the property by not being too loud between 12am and 7am.

Feel free to tip the driver, cook, or massage therapist.

Only the allotted number of guests are allowed to spend the night at the villa. Up to three visitors are allowed in the day. For parties please let us know beforehand so that we can accommodate this.


Cancellations

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Angel User Profile
August 2017
This is my second time staying on this property. I rented out both sides this year for my group of 12. Rahu has 5 beds (3 single beds upstairs and 2 downstairs in the bedrooms. The AC is great. The pics are accurate. The only "issues" we had were cockroaches (the first day). I fogged the villa the same day and nothing was living thereafter. The wifi worked 3 out of 7 days, which is expected in Jamaica. If you plan to be on your phone 24/7 versus enjoying Jamaica, this is not the place to stay. One of my friends got locked in the bathroom and the door had to be broken to get her out. Even with all that said, I would stay here again. I love the property. Mrs Folkes is sweet and attentive, Varun is available via telephone as needed, the groundsman and maintenance man are on the property everyday, cleaning and making sure things are working properly. I decided to use the cook Ms June this year. Her food was very authentic and tasty. The pool was the perfect temperature, the views are great and the location is superb.

Waitsell User Profile
March 2017
Ok so I want to start with the negatives and end with the positives. Overall we really liked it and I'd give it four stars and say it was well worth the price. However, this comes with subjectivity. Here are the negatives: -Pests. While it didn't bother us as much, the ants were a problem. They aren't aggressive but they can be numerous and you can't leave food out. After the rain there was also some cockroaches. Pests may be a difficult issue to fix because of the location of the villa but it's something a guest might want to know. If they become a problem let Varun know. Also, you might get a cute little lizard crawling through your home on a rare occasion. -Location. This is also a positive as well. It's located at the top of a hill in which it's dangerous and tiring to walk up and down. Dangerous in that there usually is no sidewalk and cars are driving right beside where you're walking. You could pay a driver but that will eat through your budget quickly. And don't even try to get anything delivered, we got hit with a 9 dollar delivery charge from a chinese food restaurant, not to mention many places did not know how to get to the villa. -Pool. Currently it is cloudy as of March 2017. It's safe to swim in but not particularly pretty. I was told they are working on it, but as of the time I am writing this, it is cloudy. If that's something that is going to help you decide whether or not to take it, ask Varun for updates on the status. Now for the Positives -Value- Great Value. This is a villa that could potentially hold 4 people reasonably. It could hold more but there are 3 rooms and 4 beds. It was just two of us and paying 75 dollars each per night was a great value for us. The villa was exceptionally comfortable. The A/C works well, the beds were soft, all of the appliances worked well. There is Netflix (though, I personally would have liked to watch local television sometimes, hopefully that can be made available) The Wi-Fi ALWAYS worked well in the 10 days we were here. -Location: The view is breathtaking. You really have to see it. From the pool you can look down the hill and see Montego Bay and the beaches. You can hear the wonderful and unique wildlife of Jamaica from your patio. It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm writing this and listening to the breeze from the ocean and the birds tweeting. The atmosphere isn't something you can get well at a hotel. Varun: Very responsive with messages and flexible if you have any issues. Overall: If you are looking for something that will make you feel comfortable, relaxed (REALLY relaxed), for a really great value. Absolutely go with this villa. Keep in mind though that the location is difficult to deal with at times...
Varun User Profile
Response from Varun:
Thanks for the feedback. We are happy to know you enjoyed the spectacular views and that the Wifi and Ac worked extremely well. It has been raining significantly more than expected at this time of year and with our open concept accommodations, this can lead to some insects trying to migrate inside. We have moved up our regular spraying process and have had the complete property sprayed again based on your observations. Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you again.
March 2017

Nick User Profile
December 2016
The pool was cloudy and AC not working for 2 nights. Varun was very responsive though and Anthony was able to get the AC and other issues addressed while we were there. I would not recommend staying here with kids since it's too far from the beach and everything else. With some care and updates, which the description says they're working on, it will be a nicer place to stay. The chef we had (June) was great as was Omar (the driver) who has a nice new 8-seater vehicle that almost fit our entire family and luggage.

Teo User ProfileTeo is a superhost.
December 2016
The place is amazing, has big potential and the house is equipped with all the basics. The place is well maintained, besides the swimmingpool, which we barely use because was dirty.

Johnny User Profile
November 2016
Everything was as expected or better. Some simple things could be done indoor to raise the standard, like some painting, new toilet seats, a full setup of glasses mugs plates and silverware that match et c. Simpe things although it worked for us. (Renting both Guada and Rahu, 11 people living there) Apart from this it is a fantastic property (Former Montego Bay Raquet Club), all people working there are helpful and kind (we made some new friends). The view is great, it is possible to walk down to the beach but you need to be quite fit. Use Omar and Verna they are great. Wifi is good (even though we had an outage during one day). Pool was clean and bigger than expected. I recommend this.

Patti User Profile
October 2016
We came in a day early so we had to come from another house not the airport and it was a bit confusing to find. But we met Greta she had the key and explained things to us showed us what to do for the storm ,Brought us an extra bed ,Brought us a blender anything we needed .Each day we saw her couldn't of done more ,This view is not something you can describe Amazing!The pool was really nice (was cleaned daily) The location was great only 10 min from the airport close to down town the hip strip and the beach.Omar (the driver) was very helpful drove us everyday took us to duns river and glisenting waters down town and many places he made our trip.i would definatly stay here again and tell my friends
Varun User Profile
Response from Varun:
Great hosting you Patti. Thank you!
October 2016

Angel User Profile
August 2016
My friends and I enjoyed our stay. The location was great, the staff was very attentive, the wifi was okay, the ac was amazing and the pool was cool. We never got to meet Varun but he was literally one call away and tried his best to handle things in good time. I highly recommend the driver Omar! I cannot comment on the cook or any additional services because we did not use them. The unit could use some TLC, nothing major. I would stay here again. Thanks Varun.

Kingston, JamaicaJoined in November 2014
Varun User Profile

I have a multicultural background and enjoy food from different parts of the world. I have been lucky enough to travel a bit and have experienced the warm hospitality and help from random strangers along my way. I rent my apartment to make a little extra money and to help out other travelers on their journeys. I enjoy doing photography so feel free to ask me about great locations and exploring parts of the island. I can arrange car rentals as well so let me know your needs while you're in Jamaica.

My favorite things are good food and good music. There are a few places in Kingston that place good dub music and have a nice vibe.

Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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