Villa Garvey

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Sleeps: 10 - 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7


Wedding Venue Pool
Wow Factor
Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite Wheelchair Access


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Villa Garvey is a vivacious, pistachio hued home executed with an indefinable elegance and set in a spot that peerlessly offers some of the finest natural beauty that the Caribbean has to offer.

A garvey is a traditional style flat-bottomed boat, and this home, fittingly, offers a majestic garden which spills down to its own private beach - what could be more exclusive than a stretch of sugar-white sand and the shallow, turquoise glistening waters of the Caribbean Sea?

Discovery Bay, thought to be where Columbus first set foot on the island, is a prestigious spot, and Villa Garvey offers a little slice of magic and tropical tranquillity, within supreme comfort, with proximity to some of the islands finest offerings.

Blending the best of a secluded and independent home, with on-hand staff services, resort amenities and access to tennis, golf and spa means guests can truly indulge in the best of both worlds. Imagine sauntering down past the fragrant, fuchsia toned bougainvillea and palms, down to the cove for a morning swim, or perhaps rum cocktails and sea-food barbecue as the sun softens over the bay. This home offers something truly memorable.

The pool is decked out with a chic pool-side terrace, elegant parasols and indulgent loungers, along with a bubbling hot tub, for a little additional opulence and prettily shaded dining pergola, ideal for reclining in the cooling breeze of the trade winds and sounds of the ocean. Immaculate lawns offer space for children to roam freely, and when the moment calls, taking a little trip out with the kayak canoes onto the calm waters will be about as good as it gets.

On hand staff, privacy along with convenience, the “wow factor” touches as well as the rock-and-roll extras (gym, hot-tub, beach) - this home is hard to fault. Stepping inside, guests will take note of the vivid and punchy colours, along with nods to local, classically colonial architecture. With oriental touches, Villa Garvey has pointed roofs and intricately patterned carved timber balcony balustrades.  

The living apace is finished beautifully with silks (again, with an Oriental feel), original art and nods to the local style by way of wicker furnishing and exposed timber ceilings. Unapologetically lavish and opulent, Villa Garvey is both airy, yet brimming with character and flair!

The unique ceilings, made of bamboo and exposed beams are offset by the flamboyant use of colour; from candy striped fuchsia and pistachio, to teal and golds, and burnt tangerine. Whilst antique writing desks and carved timber bed heads along with silk cushions add to the  air of lavish grace.

Fourteen guests can be accommodated across seven air conditioned bedrooms with seven en-suite bathrooms, offering ample space, and wandering from bedroom to balcony will provide guests with a treat each morning as the ocean wakes up

Spa treatments can be arranged at the water’s edge or in the privacy of guests’ bedrooms, for a little added layer of indulgence, and when the mood calls, a beach party will hit the right note.

Villa Garvey is a glamorous home; it offers something rather special, sumptuous interiors along with unparalleled amenities and a private slice of ocean for that note of extravagance!

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What you should know…

  • Remember, it is customary to pay a 15% Gratuity fee before leaving your Villa in Jamaica
  • Please note that you will need to select 14 guests should you wish to have access to all 7 bedrooms. Those selecting fewer guests will only have access to a prorated number of bedrooms based on 2 guests per room.
  • Villa Garvey is located next door to Villa Straleen, they can be booked together to offer 13 bedrooms, 2 swimming pools, 2 private beaches, 2 gyms and 2 tennis courts. 

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access Spa/Massage Gym/Fitness Room DVD Ceiling Fans Beachfront

The Villa

Villa Garvey is a family friendly 7-bedroom villa, with its own beachfront, tennis court, private pool and dedicated team of staff.

Ground Floor
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two double beds, with en-suite bathroom
- Dining area
- Fitness area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living area
- Utility room

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Three King bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Bedroom with two double beds & sofa bed, with en-suite bathroom

- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (10m x 5m)
- Barbecue
- Beachfront shower
- Gazebo
- Hot tub
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Private tennis court
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Villa Garvey
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Set between Montego Bay and Ochos Rios (circa an hour from each), is one of Jamaica’s most pristine natural harbours - Discovery Bay, a sparkling turquoise expanse known for its immaculate beaches. In the north coast of the island, in St Ann Parish, the city is also known locally as Dry Harbour. It is thought that Christopher Columbus landed in this spot, and is known for its open-air museum, breath-taking Green Grotto Caves, and gorgeous sugar white sandy beaches.

Discovery Bay is home to some of the Caribbean’s most spectacular beaches, for example the renowned Puerto Seco beach, as well as natural wonders such as the gently winding Pear Tree River, or, worth a visit is Columbus Park; an open-air archaeological museum, set across three acres, overlooking the ocean and featuring a range of artefacts.

The north coast offers other key attractions such as Dunnes River Falls and Nine Mile; its diversity spans five star tourist hotspots to some less-trodden corners such as Cardiff Hall and Fisherman’s Beach, known for their quiet beauty, sugar-white sands and clear waters ideal for snorkelling. Dunn River falls, just outside Ochos Rios is a star attraction; a spectacular 600-foot waterfall that cuts through a dense emerald forest and spills into sparkling sea waters.

St Ann Parish is known for being home to the birthplace of reggae legend Bob Marley, as well as its glitzy developments, crystalline waters and coral reef rich coast, whilst away from the tourist hotspots, there lies a fascinating, colourful culture with music built into its rhythms and craggy remote mountains through to tropical waterfalls and banana groves.  

Thirty feet offshore, easily reachable by kayak, is the barrier reef complex that covers much of Jamaica's north coast. Taking a kayak out to the live reef will offer a tropical treat of colourful fish and coral, with snorkelling in shallow water or deeper waters for scuba diving.

Montego Bay is an energetic hub of buzzing nightlife, downtown market life, duty-free shopping and parties galore; ‘Mo’ Bay’ (as it is known locally) is Jamaica’s second largest town after Kingston. When it comes to beaches, there is everything from the celebrity dotted Doctor’s Cave Beach, which has an 100-year-old bathing club, through to less showy Cornwall Beach, known for its tasty fried fish.

Ochos Rios, or ‘Ochi,’ as it is known to locals, began as a modest fishing village, and today is a vibrant hub of slick shopping malls, magazine worthy beaches and buzzing nightlife. From white-water rafting to craft shopping, Ochi Rios is a charismatic melting pot of traditional Jamaican life and sleek tourist hubs.

Whether it be deserted coastline or hikes inland to hidden waterfalls, magical coral reef journeys, or bubbling local culture intermixed with shiny tourist hubs, live music or water sports, the north coast of Jamaica has it all.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Sangster International Airport


Nearest Town/City

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Runaway Bay Golf Course


Nearest Tennis On-site

(Walking Distance)

About the Island & Getting There

About Jamaica

We have assembled a guide on some of our Jamaica highlights, so please check it out!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Jamaica is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Jamaica, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

Getting There

Jamaica has two international airports, Donald Sangster in Montego Bay and Norman Manley, Kingston.

From the US:
There are many direct flights with Jet Blue, Caribbean, Delta, American and United from cities including New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia.

From the UK:
There are direct flights to Montego Bay from Gatwick and Manchester with American Airlines, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Glasgow and Belfast passengers can also fly via the US with United Airlines.

A. Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay,
B. Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Kingston Parish:

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Villa Garvey is an ideal choice for families; with two cots and two high chairs, an array of resort amenities for added convenience and shallow children’s pool area, as well as staff to cater to every need, so parents can also enjoy a break.

Jamaica offers endless, thrilling and memory-making outdoor pursuits for children, for older kids zip lining across the across the island's rainforests, or younger children will delight at aqua parks and shallow waters beach waters.

Just off the coast of Montego Bay is the marine park, which offers mile upon mile of luminous coral reefs and mangroves. For an action packed family-friendly day out, Walter Fletcher Beach has a go-kart track, tennis courts and an aquatic theme park

The north coast of Jamaica is the gateway to spectacular scenery once visitors venture a little from the resort complexes, and active youngsters will be able to enjoy trekking or hiking in wonderful nature. Taking a trip deep into the sweeping cane and coconut plantations, rolling farmlands, mangrove swamps and craggy terrain will leave lasting memories.

Nearby Doctor’s Cave beach is worth a visit, it has a range of trampolines, including in-water trampolines for the older children, shallow waters full of colourful fishes and delicious chicken nuggets at the restaurant right on the beach.

One of the picks of the northern coast would be close up dolphin encounters at Dolphin Cove in Ochos Rios, which is immensely popular due to its wide range of appeal to all ages. From feeding them to swimming with stingray, to glass bottom boat trips to shark shows and a nature trail, this is an ideal day out for the family.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • DVD
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Included
  • Kayaks, Paddle Boards and Snorkel Gear Included
  • Night watchman
  • Complimentary access to Puerto Seco Beach, 15 minutes walk.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Villa Staff included at this property: 
A full-time dedicated chef, butler, housekeeper, night watchman and personal laundress attend exclusively to your villa.

Your cook will handle grocery shopping and meal preparation. They will pre-purchase your first few meals plus pantry staples, then finish the week's shopping after meeting with you. At week's end, they will present receipts for all food and beverage and reconcile your account. A typical grocery budget is $55-$65 per adult per day and $20-25 per day for preteens. This may vary up or down depending on market prices and menus.(more luxurious items such as shrimp, lobster, imported meats and Champagne will incur a further charge). 

Your cook will also pre-purchase a small starter bar (a few bottles of Red Stripe, moderately-priced wine and rum). Additional alcohol requests will increase your budget. If you wish to go to the various markets with them, you are welcome. Otherwise, simply review your tastes and distastes with them and they'll handle it all while you stay at the villa and relax.

A nanny can be arranged for an average of $12 per hour. Guests should plan to add approximately $20 per day for food for their nanny.

For any requests simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Event information

Weddings with up to 40 guests are accepted at the property, a fee of $15 per outside guest will apply.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights increasing to 7 nights during Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the beachfront at Villa Garvey may change its shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month. This is due to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.
Other 2 An Extra Guest Fee of $100 per person per night for occupancy of more than 14 guests. (subject to approval)
Damage Waiver Bookings to this property will incur a non-refundable 'Damage Waiver' of $149, to be paid by the guest.

Villa Conditions
- Bedrooms will be allocated dependent upon ‘Number of Guests’ at the time of Booking. Any unused Bedroom(s) may not be available to Guests.
- A 50% deposit may be required for bookings that include Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Eve.
- A obligatory Gratuity rate of 15% of the overall booking is due to be paid to the Staff before departure. Please plan to pay in Cash (US Dollars or the local currency).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 £14,339 £20,074
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - £34,674
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 6th 2024 - £40,148
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 - £23,727
Apr 14th 2024 - Nov 17th 2024 £14,339 £20,074
Nov 17th 2024 - Nov 25th 2024 - £25,548
Nov 25th 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 £14,339 £20,074
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 - £34,674
Dec 25th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - £40,148
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 - £21,901

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 €15,681 €21,953
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - €37,920
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 6th 2024 - €43,906
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 - €25,949
Apr 14th 2024 - Nov 17th 2024 €15,681 €21,953
Nov 17th 2024 - Nov 25th 2024 - €27,939
Nov 25th 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 €15,681 €21,953
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 - €37,920
Dec 25th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - €43,906
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 - €23,951

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 $16,894 $23,652
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - $40,854
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 6th 2024 - $47,303
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 - $27,956
Apr 14th 2024 - Nov 17th 2024 $16,894 $23,652
Nov 17th 2024 - Nov 25th 2024 - $30,100
Nov 25th 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 $16,894 $23,652
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 - $40,854
Dec 25th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - $47,303
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 - $25,804

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Just fabulous

    on 01/12/2018

    Everyone and everything was fabulous and will recommend to others. Thank you for making our family trip something to remember!

  • Wonderful staff

    on 01/11/2018

    Everything was great. Loved the whole experience. Beautiful home with great accommodations. Loved the service and warmth.

  • Top Villa

    on 01/10/2018

    Accommodations Outstanding! Staff and Service Excellent – give everyone a raise! Meals were outstanding. All staff made us feel very welcome and we appreciate their hard work and kindness.

  • Unbelievable

    on 01/09/2018

    This villa is better than the description on the internet. The staff is unbelievable and very attentive. The chef listens to your food choices and prepares each dish exactly like you'd expect. The accommodations are 2nd to none and the ability to "chill out" is extremely high. All-in-all, the best villa we've ever stayed in.

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