St. Mary, Jamaica
Villa Laura at Golden Cove
Golden Cove is a cluster of four luxury villas: Laura, Ann-Marie, Jaime and Selma situated on Jamaica’s beautiful north coast. Each uniquely and tastefully furnished villa is strategically placed to provide you with privacy; living rooms and bedrooms open onto verandas facing the Caribbean Sea, ideal for relaxing in the cool Jamaican breeze. Our three (3) Classic Villas; Laura, Ann-Marie and Jaime are 4 bedrooms and sleeps eight (8) persons double occupancy, our Premier Villa Selma has 3 bedrooms and sleeps six (6) persons double occupancy in the utmost style and comfort.
Located in Oracabessa, a small town in St. Mary, about 15 minutes from Ocho Rios. Situated on the idyllic shores of the north coast of Jamaica about 5 minutes from the famous James Bond Beach, Golden Cove is in close proximity to Golden Eye – originally the home of “James Bond 007” author Ian Fleming, and frequent pit stop for the “glitterati”. The property is bordered by a spectacular coral reef less than 100 feet from the shoreline. The exotic flora, fauna and sea creatures, the beautiful underwater seascape make for a magical escape. Snorkeling is definitely one of the things you won’t be able to get enough of.
Laura, Ann-Marie, Jaime and Selma are all tastefully decorated with living rooms and bedrooms which open onto spacious verandas facing the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, ideal for basking in the warm tropical climate. Each villa is equipped with a standing refrigerator,stove, glassware, silverware, dinnerware, coffeemaker and microwave, the villa boasts uniquely and tastefully decorated living room and dining room areas filled with a wide variety of art, including collector's items from the collections of artists such as the renowned sculptor Gene Pearson.
Our premiere villa, Selma boasts its own private lawn and gated entrance offering the highest levels of privacy for her guests. A private cabana overlooking the Caribbean Sea affords sweeping views. This luxury accommodation, with its breathtaking sea view, includes Al Fresco dining options, your meals can be served on the patio or on your private lawn.
Each villa is complete with a housekeeping service 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 pm.
There is a US$100.00 daily service charge per villa associated with this property.
All villas are equipped with cable TV and WiFi internet access.
What to do…
For the duration of your stay, there is a gamut of activities to partake in on property, to satisfy both the pleasure and adventure seekers… and all are family friendly.
Relax on the beach or take a dip in the delightfully cool waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The pool is large and inviting with a thatched roof cabana overlooking the sea- perfect for relaxing.
For our more thrill-seeking guests, sea kayaks and snorkeling provide the perfect adventure. You’ll never forget the amazing underwater flora and fauna of the reef of the exhilarating feeling of skimming the waves on your kayak.
Your entire family can bond over our selection of board games, basketball, tennis or card games.
A wide choice of activities and attractions are close to Golden Cove and can be accessed from Island Routes at www.islandroutes.com
The memories will last you a lifetime… or even just until you visit us again!
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2256 square feet
King, King, King, and 2x Twin
8 guests maximum
Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) or Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
Less than 10 minutes by car or 1 hour and 50 minutes by car
Sunset views of the Caribbean Sea
**There is a US$100.00 daily service charge per villa associated with this property. This daily charge for THIRDHOME members includes daily housekeeping service from 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m as well as the use of the pool, beach, and gazebos. Change of towels are done daily with a mid-week change of bed linen.**
*** Members booking this villa should talk with the Host member prior to full confirmation to make sure the intent of the Guest member is in line with those of the Host member.
To further enhance your relaxation, we can arrange for a masseuse to visit the property and offer treatment within the privacy of your villa or on the beach.
***Tipping the outstanding Villa Staff at Golden Cove is highly suggested. This can be distributed at the end of your stay (unless otherwise stated). For the staff, an appropriate gratuity is 10% - 15% of the villa rental (10% in Winter and 15% in Summer). The suggested tipping allocations are as follows: chef 30%; butler/waiter 30% housekeeper 20%, laundress 10%, gardener/poolman 10%. This may vary bearing in mind some villas may have different size staff complement.
Activities of Interest
- Dolphin Cove
- Rainforest Adventures
- Dunn's River Falls
- Chukka Caribbean Adventures
Places of Interest
- Fifteen minutes from Ocho Rios
- About 5 minutes from James Bond Beach
- Frequent pit stop for the “glitterati”
- Golden Cove is in close proximity to Golden Eye – originally the home of “James Bond 007” author Ian Fleming
Charming Villa with Great Staff
We really enjoyed our week at Villa Laura at Golden Cove. The property was charming and our kids loved all the amenities; pool, kayaking, ping pong, basketball, wifi tree. We especially enjoyed the staff that came with our villa. We had a wonderful housekeeper and waiter. In addition the chef prepared all our meals while we were on property and they were delicious! I am giving the villa 4 stars instead of 5 for the following reasons which could be an issue for some guests; traffic noise at night, bathrooms are older and only bedrooms have AC which wasn't an issue in March, but could be an issue in the summer months. Overall we had a great time!”
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo