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The Wharf House - Old World Charm By The Sea

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
Villa
The Wharf House is a beautiful and historic 18th century property located on the shores of the Montego Bay Lagoon, a large saltwater inlet of the Caribbean Sea which is part of the Montego Bay Marine Park. For several decades, The Wharf House has also been - and remains until today - one of the homes of the Delisser family. We are not - nor do we aim to be - a hotel. We are a small and intimate B&B, offering four bedrooms furnished with family-owned antiques and lovely artwork from the Caribbean. Each of our rooms is unique, but all of them reflect - we hope - our passion for “beautiful things”…be they furniture, paintings, art & craft items, or merely the views you have from your bedroom windows. The Wharf House has its own small private pebble beach (accessible only to Wharf House gues...The Wharf House is a beautiful and historic 18th century property located on the shores of the Montego Bay Lagoon, a large saltwater inlet of the Caribbean Sea which is part of the Montego Bay Marine Park. For several decades, The Wharf House has also been - and remains until today - one of the homes of the Delisser family. We are not - nor do we aim to be - a hotel. We are a small and intimate B&B, offering four bedrooms furnished with family-owned antiques and lovely artwork from the Caribbean. Each of our rooms is unique, but all of them reflect - we hope - our passion for “beautiful things”…be they furniture, paintings, art & craft items, or merely the views you have from your bedroom windows. The Wharf House has its own small private pebble beach (accessible only to Wharf House guests), a swimming pool shaded by massive cotton trees, a large seaside dock, and expansive tropical gardens dotted with a wide variety of fruit trees - mangoes, coconuts, ackees, breadfruit, avocados, lemons and pomegranates. Our staff will be happy to help you to sample some of these fruity delights. We - and several generations of Delissers before us - have greatly enjoyed living at The Wharf House, and we very much hope that you, too, will enjoy your stay…however long or short it may be.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Nicola d
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:29%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2015
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Reviews (7)
Squid
Squid
3 contributions
We booked the Wharf House for my wedding and it was STUNNING. These photos don't do it justice. The property has so much character and history. The vegetation is so lush with some of the biggest tropical trees I've ever seen. As a wedding venue, there's so many different areas to make each aspect of the wedding unique. The ruins, the dock, the cottages, the beach, it's all so perfect. Nicola and the staff were very good at communicating as we had to change our date a few times given the pandemic and restrictions changing in Canada. Leading up to the wedding they were really accommodating to allow us to do a few visits as well as the rehearsal. If you're planning an event of any kind, I highly highly recommend this property for a truly unique and beautiful experience.
Visited February 2022
Written March 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ADRMaster
ADRMaster
18 contributions
We are a family with three generations who regularly travel together. In the last three years, we've been to Vietnam, Mexico, Italy, and England. We always pick villas, apartments and home stays, rather than hotels. I picked Wharf House based on the photos and strong reviews. We had a wonderful stay many years ago at a very fancy Villa on Jamaica's Discovery Bay; Wharf House was, overall, much more enjoyable, and at roughy half the price. For this trip, we were 10 people -- my wife and I, my daughter and son-in-law, grandchildren aged 16, 8, 7, and 5, plus an au pair and an older friend of my wife's and mine.. Wharf House was a perfect venue for a week's stay in Jamaica. We booked the entire premises, including both main house bedrooms, the two cottages, and a bedroom for our 16-year-old grandson in an additional cottage on the premises that isn't listed on the website. We did very little for the whole week other than enjoy each other on the expansive deck, al fresco dining, and the spacious pool. We were admirably cared for by Stefan and his staff, including Miss Pinky, Elisha, and LeRoy. We planned all meals with Miss Pinky, went out shopping for groceries on our own and with Stefan, and had the fun of dinners with Miss Pinky's oxtail stew, jerk pork, chicken stew, and barbecued ribs, all accompanied by great vegetables and green salad. The photos on the website capture Wharf House's amenities perfectly, but can't convey the spirit of the place and the enthusiasm and dedication of the staff. It's the combination that can't be beaten. Our young grandchildren cried when they said goodbye to the staff. Nothing more need be said, except that we'll come back -- ideally the next time with our son, daughter-in-law, and other three grandchildren as well. Stayed: February 2018 Recommended for: Children Couple Family Friends City recommendation: Yes
Visited February 2018
Written February 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hailey M
Hailey M
Vernon, Canada14 contributions
To try and put a place and experience like The Wharf House into words is challenging because no matter how eloquent my words are they will fall short in capturing the beauty, character and energy of The Wharf House. My family was lucky enough to spend ten days over Christmas and New Years at the Wharf House and it was nothing short of spectacular. Our group ranged from 5 to 69 years old, we have all travelled various places throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe and never encountered the level of warm hospitality and relaxation we found here. The grounds and house are full of history and charm, with the property originally built in the 18th century. Massive trees, vines and flowers that you can only find in a place that has been left untouched provide shade and beauty. The house is filled with beautiful works of art and I highly recommend a trip to the owners art gallery in town where you can pick up a piece of your own. Everything is beautiful but not ostentatious or uncomfortable. The massive dock was our favourite place to look out at the water while listening to music and playing board games or eating a wonderful meal. The longer you are here the more you will discover, there are personal touches everywhere. There is a wonderful amount of wildlife both on land and in the sea. We had the pleasure of seeing urchins, sea cucumbers, fish, star fish and three octopus while snorkelling or from the dock. Small lizards and birds have made their homes here and are seen regularly. The Wharf house is a home not a sterile, impersonal resort, and it is apparent in the most splendid way that you are in Jamaica! The staff Pinky (cook), Alicia (housekeeper), LeRoy (groundskeeper) and Russell (security) are all amazing! We had the most amazing Jamaican food the entire trip and not once did it disappoint. You must have the Pinky sauce on your chicken! There is no need to leave the property but on the few excursions we did, the first thing our daughter had to do upon our return was tell them about her adventure. The owners Stephan and Nicky are outstanding hosts whom went above and beyond our expectations. Everything they organized for us from massages to drivers was excellent. I highly recommend using the taxi service they suggest. They are not only great hosts but they are incredibly interesting people and we feel like our trip was enhanced simply by having the opportunity to get to know them. We truly feel like we are now apart of the Wharf House family and hope to return in the future. In the words of my daughter “Can we stay here forever?”. My dad said it took him 69 years to figure out how to vacation and this is it. If you are looking for another level of relaxation and privacy with amazing service, accommodations and food then look no further. Thank you so much to Stephan, Nicky, Pinky, Alicia, LeRoy and Russell you all made this a trip to remember, the Wharf House will forever be in our hearts.
Visited December 2016
Written January 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Orsoblonde
Orsoblonde
New York City, NY1 contribution
In May, I traveled to Jamaica for a cousin's wedding and I was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful Wharf House. Imagine waking up every morning to dappled sunlight spilling out over a large cut stone patio. Imagine sipping freshly squeezed orange juice and eating succulent paw-paw (papaya) on a cozy wooden deck as a gentle sea breeze caresses your face...and that's just the beginning of your day. Swimming in the turquoise lagoon and massages next to the small beach on the property. The staff members were all very warm; the meals varied and delicious. There are four bedrooms available, so highly recommended for a family visit.
Visited May 2016 Traveled with family
Written July 4, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
buttercup56
buttercup56
Thank you so much for your review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Warm Regards from all of us at the Wharf House.
Written July 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephanie S
Stephanie S
30 contributions
I recently had the good fortune to stay at The Wharf House once again, I had stayed last year as a guest of friends. I returned this time bringing a new set of friends with me. When I arrived the staff remembered me from my last visit and were so welcoming and attentive. The place was as I remembered the peaceful relaxing gardens with the beautiful cut stone buildings filled with lovely antiques. This time I stayed in Seaside Cottage which is a large stand alone room with a king size 4 poster bed., it was so wonderfully relaxing to be able to lie in bed and listen to the sea lapping outside my window, The bed was sublime and I slept like a baby. We spen our evenings sitting out on the deck looking at the stars and watching the full moon rise over Montego Bay which was magical. It was wonderful just to be able to jump in the sea off the dock to cool off or go for a swim at anytime. Nicky and Stefan are such accommodating hosts nothing was too much trouble. I left here once again feeling relaxed and renewed. I will certainly be back!!
Visited May 2016 Traveled with friends
Written June 26, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
buttercup56
buttercup56
Dear Stephanie, We loved having you and have come to think of you as part of the Wharf House family. Do come back soon. Warm Regards from all of us here...
Written July 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ranjeet7482
Ranjeet7482
Jaipur, India7 contributions
It was great place very nice right on sea with private beach and great People Great Staff as well i wish i had longer to stay but i will go back again and i highly Recommand it it was very easy to reach any where and sepical for me to my favourite restaurant as well i loved it and i enjoyed my stay so much . This is the Best Place in Montego bay to saty
Visited June 2014 Traveled solo
Written June 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
buttercup56
buttercup56
Thank you Ranjeet, It was our pleasure. We enjoyed having you and showing you how to cook Jamaican food, see you again next year. Love Nicky and Stefan and the Wharf house gang.
Written June 26, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ronnie C
Ronnie C
Raseborg, Finland17 contributions
Detta var vårt första boende då vi anlände till Jamaica på vår 2 veckors vistelse. Vi blev genast bortskämda av Wharf House trevliga personal, speciellt Pinky och Sabrina. Också ägarparet var mycket hjälpsamma och trevliga. Tack alla för denna underbara vistelse vid havet.
Visited February 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written March 1, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
buttercup56
buttercup56
Thank you Ronnie, It was a pleasure having you to stay. Please come again soon. Love Nicky and Stefan
Written June 26, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wharf House - Old World Charm By The Sea

The Wharf House - Old World Charm By The Sea is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

The Wharf House - Old World Charm By The Sea has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Wharf House - Old World Charm By The Sea has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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