I chose ITV initially because I was interested in purchasing a property on The Richmond Estates for approx 2yrs now, so it was somewhat a trial to see if we liked the area and the house/villa.
All in all ITV did not fail to deliver, we had a fantastic time!
Jamaica is our ancestral home so we are not strangers to her lush green technicolour sun blessed scenery and consider ourselves harsh critics.
Our vendor had thought of everything and nothing was lacking he even provided a mobile phone so that one could have a local number whilst staying; every kitchen utensil and crockery was supplied, air conditioning, constant hot water, internet and internet tv for the young ones flat screen t.v.s throughout. The vendor has really thought of everything even salt and pepper the only thing that I would suggest to raise his game to another level would be to provide a vehicle available to hire; now that would have truly been the icing on the cake.
The Villa it self is of a very high spec and standard; comfortable and clean beds, sofas, bathrooms (many thanks to our housekeeper Miss Alicia lovely lady) beautiful veranda set on a vast and secure estate that is constantly being kept clean, well immaculate really by an army of cleaners and groundkeepers.
I had no reservations sending my teenage peoples to the local store.
We had 8 people 2adults aged (private), 2 teenagers aged 16 & 17, 3 whipper snappers ages 5-6-7 and 1 toddler age 2yrs
We all slept in comfort and the place was big enough for all of us.
I truly would not hesitate to spend my money with this vendor when in blessed Jamaica.
As to whether or not one would buy a house/villa on Richmond Estates;
well I personally would require more space than the probable quarter acre plot that the property sits on and all houses are placed quite close to each other.
In any case there is a waiting list as long as your arm so despite what I may have to say properties on this development are very sought after!!!
We had such an amazing time! We will definitely be back! The staff at Richmond Estates were wonderful! Didn't have any problems, it was a well kept community and home. It's about an hour from the airport and less than 20 min from downtown ochi! I would recommend using both a rental and shuttle which are easy to secure. Loved it, thanks Onair!
The house was just as advertised! I have no complaints. The gated community adds a feeling of security. Everything was clean and beautiful. I will definitely be staying here again.
Everything was amazing , all the pics online did its justice!Love this place it really felt like home . We cooked every night !!!! Awesome housekeeping services. Felt so safe with the security on property. We saved a lot of money living like we live at home .....thanks to the owner and TripAdvisor for making our vacation a true "family vacation"..
We enjoyed our stay! Can't wait to go back. Our housekeeper was great!Wouldn't wanna stay in any other villa.
Great villa. Very clean. About a 7 minute walk to pool. The housekeeper was very nice (I can't recall her name). She cooked a native dish of ackee, swordfish, dumplings and fried plantains. Interesting, I am not big on fish, but others in group loved it. Our driver, Nathaniel was extremely helpful and fun. Not knowing what we wanted to do each day, we just told him to bring us to where we should go. Comletely trustworthy from sights to see to places to eat. The only reservation I have is it is about a 20 minute ride to Ochi, which is quite expensive for transportation each day. Otherwise, I would stay right at Richmond Estates next year in Island Treasure Villa.
Very safe and friendly neighborhood, everything was as per described, the housekeeper did very well and was there when we needed her. The owner was great, responded to our queries quickly, we added him to our WhatsApp which makes communicating with him quick and easy. Great vacation!