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Serenity on the Beach

SERENITY ON THE BEACH is a four-bedroom fully-staffed private villa ...
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
SERENITY ON THE BEACH is a four-bedroom fully-staffed private villa ...
...with a prized waterfront location.
Its rooms stretch along a 100' marble verandah ...
... overlooking the solar-heated pool, garden and beach ...
... so virtually every space is a front row seat.
A few steps below the pool terrace is the beach that fronts Serenity and extends past neighboring Tranquillity and...
Morning joggers and beachgoers delight!
The central pavilion consists of a small living room in front of a very large new kitchen.
Each bedroom pavilion opens through softly-curtained French doors ...
... to one of several adjacent sitting areas with with rocking chairs and nearby bar stocked with all-day cold drinks.
ACCOMMODATIONS
The MASTER BEDROOM has a kingsize bed in a very private 420-sq-ft pavilion ...
... that can open wide to the lawn and view  ...
... and to its own private porch where a pair of chaises are irresistible for solitude, napping or laptop time.  My...
BEDROOM 2
also has a kingsize bed in a 400-sq-ft pavilion
Very pretty in blue and white ...
... Bedroom 2, like all rooms, opens directly to the verandah, but ...
... its most amazing feature is the view from the bed over the pool and all the way to the blue horizon.
BEDROOM 3 - THE BLUE ROOM
Midway down the verandah is the very pretty Blue Room. For couples or kids, its bed can be...
Separating Bedroom 3 from the Children's Room is an interior louvred window wall.  Louvers can be positioned wide open...
Doors from these bathrooms open to our hidden Jungle Shower, much enjoyed by parents and kids alike. While all guests...
BEDROOM 4 - THE CHILDREN'S ROOM
... also optional kingsize or twin beds. It connects to Bedroom 3 for a parent-child...
CHILD-FRIENDLY
Loving Jamaican nannies are available on request.  The swing has a twin size soft mattress ... a...
With toddlers and pre-teens in mind, wide terraced steps define entry to the heated pool.  Water depth ranges from 6...
Mealtimes at Serenity are memorable. A hearty cooked breakfast-to-order is offered to all as the morning sea puts on...
... or with or without canine companion, for just a hungry couple who slept late.
Some days, our local fisherman will pull up on the Serenity beach with his fresh catch to sell to Maud for tonight's...
Chef Maud in the kitchen.
The warm staff of four work as a team and are cross-trained so no guest is ever without legendary Jamaican service and...
At dusk, the light changes and the kitchen hums.
Hors d'oeuvres are served on the over-the-beach lower terrace while butler Gladstone keeps the glasses filled.
Candlelight dinners are served on the covered verandah, barefoot on the beach, or most often on the poolside table...
Watch as dusk turns to sunset in your front yard during the first course.  And it just keeps getting better as plate...
THE NEIGHBORHOOD
On 3 acres just across the Serenity driveway is Tranquillity on the Beach.
Partially masked by foliage, only its beachfront cottage is visible from the Serenity pool deck.  Privacy is not...
These sister villas share the tennis court.  Both homes provide racquets and balls.  (Note:  Today, the court is...
Here too is the hoop.  Basketballs provided.
Also for active guests, 2 sea kayaks are complimentary. Life vests for kids and adults provided.
Sometimes the sea at Serenity is serene, smooth as glass each morning. By lunchtime, the waves kick up -- usually...
We all know that exercise is good for body and soul.
Sometimes lying down is a healthy thing.

The opportunity is here to be as active or as idle as you wish.
If you want laptop time with complimentary WiFi, it's everywhere.  I recommend the corner office with a view.
Too many emails may call for a rest with a good book.
Perhaps even more hammock time will be called for later.  De-stress at least twice a day.
One of life's treasures can be doing nothing.  Just watch the ever-changing sea and sky.  On a good day, some flying...
At dawn and dusk, watch for the comings and goings of a cruise ship.
Wave at our friend and neighbor Henry as he silently poles past.  If you wish, he'll take you on a bamboo raft trip up...
Watch the ever-changing clouds
Never miss a sunset.
Wake rested ... tomorrow may be another perfect day in paradise at Serenity on the Beach.


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Overview
Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Montego Bay, Saint James Parish, Jamaica
SERENITY is one of the most beloved and often revisited villas on Jamaica's beautiful north coast. Its prize location is a waterfront acre 8 miles west of Montego Bay. Grounds include a tennis court, basketball hoop and heated pool.

Additional amenities include: private chef, poolside shower, snorkel gear, connecting bedroom(s), golf on site or nearby, playground nearby, golf available, beach club, complimentary calls to the us, uk and canada, private tennis court, fully staffed villa, available for weddings, bathrobes, hair dryers, spa on site or nearby, full gym nearby (walk, drive or take golf cart), handicap access, ipod dock(s), kids club membership.
About the Manager, Villas by Linda Smith Inc.
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 27 properties
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kfalcon
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

This was undoubtedly one of the best vacation homes we have ever stayed in. Five siblings and my parents returned to my father's homeland to once again enjoy Jamaica. It was a dream. The location 20 minutes from Montego Bay airport is so easy and yet one does not hear planes flying above in fact it is a sanctuary of bird life, fauna and complete "serenity". The house itself is on a long ocean frontage...

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Diane H
Windsor, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Gladstone, Maud, Jean, Pauline and Wisdom, the staff, was the best part of this vacation. They made my vacation with my 6 daughters exceed my expectations for a trip that my girls could always remember me by. The place is beautiful and kept impeccable at all times. The food is delicious and Maud did a wonderful job managing my food budget. Not a dog person, but even the dogs added to the peaceful atmosphere. I...

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Management response:

I couldn’t be more pleased than knowing your vacation in Serenity on the Beach was a success for you and your girls! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know and for sharing the experience with others. That staff is, indeed, remarkable and I love them too! May the happy memories last long! Warmest regards, Linda

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KAREN B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have rented many homes or villas on trips but this ones the topper. Because the house was on the water, perfect to swim, paddle board, kayak and have dinners at sunset. Because the house is staffed with the finest people you worry about Nothing! Everything taken care of for you. We felt that Gladstone, Maud, Jean and Pauline as well as Alicia our driver were the best people in any Villa you could rent....

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Boat Available
  • Internet Access
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
    Ask
  • Smoking Allowed:
    Ask
  • Kid Friendly:
    Yes
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Dates Min stay Per week
Apr 15, 2016 -
Dec 15, 2016
Low Season
5 nights
$8,600
Dec 16, 2016 -
Dec 18, 2016
High Season
7 nights
$10,900
Dec 19, 2016 -
Dec 25, 2016
Christmas
7 nights
$15,000
Dec 26, 2016 -
Jan 2, 2017
New Year's
7 nights
$16,000
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