|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Fully staffed 4 bedroom beach front villa with pool starting at 1440.00 USD/week inclusive of gratuities. Nestled in the corner of Calabash Bay, one of the three beaches in Treasure Beach, is the architecturally delightful cut-stone villa of Lyric. Let the stresses of life roll away on the tide as you sit beside your private pool watching the fishing boats in the distance come in with their catch.
The location offers you absolute privacy and spectacular view, perfect for a romantic getaway, an artist's solitude, or just a breath of fresh air from a hectic lifestyle. A fish filled coral reef is located a short walk down the beach and...Read more
Lyric Villa - Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Additional Location Information
Private villa located on the sea in the heart of Treasure Beach within walking distance to all amenities
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$247||$247||$1,440 - $1,955||$0||2 nights|
|Dec. 19 2012 - Jan. 2 2013||-||-||$1,955||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 30 2014 - Nov. 1 2014||$205||-||$1,440||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 4 2014 - Apr. 30 2015||$247||-||$1,725||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$247||$247||$1,725||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $35 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
- Over 4 persons - $35 - Per-Person Adjustment
Additional notes from owner
Quoted rate is for 4 people. Each additional person over 4 persons is $35.00/night.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 08, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Geneva, New York
We visited two years ago with our family...and came back! The natural beauty of Treasure Beach is breathtaking. As I said in my last review, "No all inclusives for us!" Thank you again Lyric for a week of relaxation.
Twelve perfect days
If you like a generic all inclusive experience with air conditioning, manicured beaches, fierce competition for a deck chair and cueing for a buffet then this is definitely not for you.
If you want peace and beauty, authenticity, tender care, great food and real value for your travel dollar - a dollar which actually supports a local economy - then by all means, come to Treasure Beach and the Lyric Villa. Jamaicans themselves will tell you that this is the real Jamaica.
The owner and staff of the Lyric are very experienced and generous hosts. The house itself is absolutely delightful. When we walked in through the charming courtyard and saw the view across the stone patio and pool and out to the fishing village on Calabash Bay and ocean beyond, our shoulders dropped. The living area has a sixties vibe and a good library and wifi. Bedrooms are spacious and pretty with mosquito nets and ceiling fans. The house and stone patio are small but graciously proportioned.
Main activities: Eat. Sleep. Swim. Read. The meals were the main event. Our son spent hours in the pool and we all swam
daily on the beach and particularly enjoyed snorkelling around the coral reefs. We were a five minute walk from Jake's where a person can enjoy a yoga class or massage, a meal or a Thursday night movie if the mood strikes. Other excursions farther afield are available but we didn't feel a need to go anywhere. We were there.
We enjoyed twelve perfect days and returned home rested and happy.
There were no surprise costs, shopping and transportation was arranged for us. There were certainly no disappointments... other than having to leave.
We stayed at another villa in Billy's bay which we loved but wanted to be closer to great bay so we chose lyric.when we walked in we wanted to cry.it did not live up to the pics on line.no ac no screens on the windows.the stone floor is a breeding ground for sand fleas.staff and food was superb.it was going from a 5 star to a 2 star
Response from Janet Todd - 02/28/2013
Thank you for your review. We don't advertise to have air conditioning so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there is none. The stone floors are considered by all to be an incredibly charming part of the house. They are over 200 hundred years old and we have no intention of changing them out for modern surfaces. Floors don't breed sandflies, they are a sometimes unpleasant part of tropical living. We are very sorry that Lyric didn't live up to your expectations, but even given our very positive reviews in the past, we realize that we can't please everyone all of the time.
Thank you for you complimentary thoughts about our staff, we are very luck to have them.
Idyllic view and house!
Stayed here with 3 other women...work friends. All loved the comfort of 4 bedrooms, the wonderful cook Polly and helper Treece, every meal was superb! Especially appreciated the conversations with locals, our drivers, and house staff. Recommend boat trip up Black River, YS Falls, strolling the village. Treasure Beach is a long way from the busy tourist areas, but we felt like we saw real Jamaica. No glitches at all in arrangements and mostly due to Rebecca's excellent standards for our comfort! It costs us twice as much to eat at home than at Lyric with cooks! Now, how to get rid of the Pina Colada habit?!
Response from Janet Todd - 01/29/2013
Thanks for your lovely comments. So delighted to know that you enjoyed not only the villa but our very wonderful little village of Treasure Beach. Polly and Treece say hello and we wish you all the best in weaning yourself off the Piña Coladas. Annabelle.
So many places I've stayed at in Jamaica have been busy and noisy. If that's what you're after, don't go to Treasure Beach. The village is small and friendly. The views are specatular. The house was clean and staff are hands down some of the sweetest people I've met. The food was great, the beach was great and the pool was great.
It's a place to go if you want to chill out, read a book, walk the beach and relax. I would suggest anyone go there.
We've already booked again for next year!
Response from Janet Todd - 01/20/2013
Thank you for sharing your comments about Lyric and Treasure Beach with such an accurate description. We are glad to see that you are coming back next year, as are Polly Trecia and Lancel. All the best from Lyric.
I'm reluctant to post about Lyric because this is a one-of-a-kind find. The drive from Montego Bay may not be for everyone, but Lyric is a little paradise. The staff cook two hearty, delicious, fresh meals a day (with desserts to remember!) and are happy to help you get acquainted with the area. The house is clean, spacious and in a very private location. The tranquility of the sound of the ocean is one of my favorite memories. We were here for our honeymoon and would happily go back in an instant.
Lyric made our honeymoon amazing
What a great time we had. it's been almost 3 months since we were there and we're still longing to get back. We had plans to go on bike rides, and go snorkeling, and hiking, but Lyric is such a comfortable home that we ended up staying in and lounging by the pool, watching the fishing boats in Calabash Bay...which was a welcome change from our normal 90 mile and hour lives. The drives around the island with annabelle were great...the views of the mountains and the little towns along the way and her stories are the best. Polly, Theresa, and Lance, made sure we were comfortable, fat and happy. The meals Polly cooked up were some of the best we'd ever had...chicken, fish, curried goat. If you're looking to get away and feel pampered a little bit don't hesitate, this is the place.
My wife and I had a great time at the Lyric Villa. We plan to return next year.
We stayed at Lyric last November and had an amazing time. The moment we entered the villa we knew we had made the right choice. Looking at the Caribbean Sea from the living room was simply divine, we were immediately relaxed. Let the vacation begin! Hearing the waves splashing against the shore at night was our lullaby. Polly and Trecia were so amazing, they got everything that we needed, organized our tours. Nothing was a problem.
If you stay here, you should really take a trip to YS Falls, it was just beautiful. The falls are amazing and the vegetation is so lush, it's like you've been transported back in time. The trees are massive at least 6 stories high, just awesome.
While there isn't a beach directly in front of the villa, there is one just off to the left, approximately a five minute walk. The property is just lovely, lots of trees, hammocks and the view is nothing short of spectacular.
If you're looking for nightlife, this is not the place for you, this place is rural, serene and relaxing. This is what I really enjoyed about this trip. It was authentic Jamaica, not a mass produced resort, but a true picture of what Jamaica really is. We will definitely be back!
The Lyric is a fabulous place to stay, with a beautiful beach ri
We had a fabulous time at the Lyric. We enjoyed the pool, the beach, day trip with Silvan, our esteemed driver. Polly and Therese were top notch in the kitchen. Our location was perfect for a stroll to get beers, snacks, an evening cocktail at Jakes, dinner at Jack Sprats, or just hanging out at our wonderful temporary home.
Conway, New Hampshire
super nice house with pool, ocean views and access
Great staff that serves up delicious local food. The house has ocean and beach views, but is not right on a swimmable beach. There is a decent swimming spot within walking distance just beyond the neighboring fishing beach which boasts two local drinking and card/domino spots. The house itself is designed well and has wonderful stonework throughout, with private bedrooms and a nice sunning area near the central swimming pool. All in all a very quiet, private, beautiful spot worth every penny.
What a wonderful time we had at Lyric! We were all interested to see the South Coast of Jamaica and were very happy we chose this property. Annabelle, Polly, Treecia and Stancil were excellent hosts and made the ride from/to the airport and our stay comfortable. The house is in a nice location overlooking the sea, with an easy route down to the water. We also had an opportunity to meet some real nice folks down by the sea who shared their freshly caught and cooked fish with us; all of the people we encountered in Treasure Beach were very friendly!
Lyric and Treasure Beach are hidden gems of Jamaica. Thank you so much Polly, Treecia, Lancel and annabelle for such a wonderful and very relaxing family holiday. We would love to come and see you all again.
Glenn, Pauline, Jake & Ben
Mike and Nancy from Toronto
A wonderful experience
Thank you for the fantastic stay at lyric. Polly, Lancel, and Therese are fantastic staff. Having stayed at lyric 5 or 6 times now, I can definitively state that anyone is guaranteed a relaxing and rejuvenating time there, Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again.
Geneva, New York
Lyric Villa...a gem in Treasure beach
We are innkeepers and were in need of a major getaway!
We were greeted by Polly and Treecia and soon after Mr. Graham and owner annabelle...what a delight each and every one of these people are. The charm of this village and the beauty of our villa was overwhelming and exactly what we were looking for. No all-inclusives for us! Our family of four was happy and at home in Treasure Beach. My only complaint...the 8lbs I put on from the wonderful cooking! Lyric Villa is a must for families and/or families traveling together.
David & Theresa
Toronto, Ontario Canada
A beautiful glimpse of the Island as it is intended to be viewed
Jamaica is one of the most breathtaking Islands in the Caribbean, Lyric is the Treasure part of Treasure Beach, the care and warmth of the owners and staff are beyond compare. Thank-you as always for my small piece of paradise.
we are in love with lyric villa!
We had the pleasure of a second visit to Lyric this past November into December and once again, it was exactly what we needed for relaxing family time. Polly and Treecia are so wonderful... they are beautiful and smart and loving, always there for us, but manage to make us feel that the house is really ours while we are there. Polly is an amazing chef, my boys (ages 20 and 7) love her cooking and so do I... we prefer Jamaican cuisine and every meal Pollly has prepared for us has been delicious. The house is always kept very clean, it is simple and comfortable. As for the location in Treasure Beach, it cannot be beat... the sound of the waves crashing against the beach is the ultimate in stress relief... the pool is lovely, just the right size and being seaside, it's like a dream Caribbean vacation. There is a lovely little shop for necessities right at the bottom of the driveway, and Jake's and Jack Sprat's are a quick walk down the quiet road for when you feel the need to get out and about for a bit. Treasure Beach is old style, authentic, beautiful, quiet, unspoiled, amazing Jamaica, and Lyric Villa is perfectlly located at Calabash Bay... we plan to come back again and again and are so grateful to the Todds for making their perfect beach house available to us.
sand in shoes alaska
Hatcher Pass Alaska
Lyric Villa - fabulous!!!
This is a great place. It was super comfortable and clean.
Hope to return someday.
Loved the Lyric and the staff. Beautiful area!!! Delicious food cooked for us everyday - breakfast and dinner. Can't wait to go back. Any questions, email me.
the foster family
story book perfect! Litterally!!
the house itself is an open air design that makes you feel like you are in one of those on the water bungalow's in tahiti or something. the town is incredibly welcoming it's like they took all the best parts of Jamaica and planted them in treasure beach while taking all of the negative stuff you hear about and sent it packing to kingston or montego bay. even in treasure beach it is drasticly under priced compared to other houses. the beach is very swim friendly as it is protected by a reef it is also quite private considering it is public we almost never saw any other people unlike many parts of the country we were never harassed by vendors the staff keeps them away and you never get bothered. the staff is great the care taker (mr. Graham) loves to tell stories about the good 'ol days and pass on his wisdoom for future generations. the lady of the house (mrs. Polly) is simply amazing she is a magnificent chef and wonderful guide cooks the best authentic food every morning and every night she is very willing and able to please any visitor that stays at this house. we were a little weary about having a full time staff we thought it would be uncomfortable but quite the contrary they are a very efficient staff and take care of everything for you but we found ourselves hanging out with them almost like they were on vacation with us. this is in my opinion the only place to stay and we will certainly return again and again. if there are any downsides it would have been the lack of air conditioning but by day two I realized there is no need for a/C at night the air moves and you will certainly be pulling for blankets so I guess there were no downsides or negatives about the house. Oh and the pool is amazing the children loved it our kids were 2 and 4 and the house, staff, town, and grounds were all perfectly suited for travel with children
We Love It!
We enjoyed our first stay at Lyric so much that we've been back four more times. It's a quiet and private place with a wonderful view of Calabash beach and all the fishing boats there. We love to sit by the pool and enjoy the beautiful sunsets every night. The staff is wonderful and treat you like family. Polly's cooking is so good that we look forward all year to our next meal there. It's a perfect spot in the real, unspoiled Jamaica. Total relaxation.
Cindy Young Deyette
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
The Real Deal
If you are looking for a vacation where you experience Jamaica as the residents do then this is your place. No loud discos, no all inclusive resorts, just the ocean and you! Treasure Beach is a natural unspoiled place and Lyric matches perfectly. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay as wonderful as possible and the food...mmm yum! Can't wait for next year.
Serene and peaceful!
It is always a good thing to getaway to Lyric Villa. It's a beautiful cut stone vacation villa overlooking the beach of Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach. There is a nice pool, and the views, especially at Sunset, are stunning.
As for the food, just let the fabulous Cook, Polly know what you like and she will deliver! Go for a romantic getaway with your significant other, or with friends and family --
It's close to all the main places, Jake's is down the road, and Jack Sprat -- little quaint shops...you won't regret this unique and pretty spot! Cannot wait to get back for another romantic weekend!!
Lyric in Treasure Beach is a little piece of heaven. Perfectly situated on the ocean with a pool at your doorstep, one is spoiled for choice of pool or ocean to swim in. Nicely appointed with lots of room to spread out so even with lots of people there, you never feel cramped. Safe for kids and lots of room to run around plus a great beach to walk on. 2 minute walk to Jake's Hotel for drinks or dinner should you feel like another stroll. The housekeeping is impeccable too, with a cornucopia of food every day which is lovingly prepared and oh so delicious. Incredible sunsets, cooler evenings and fall asleep to the sound of waves... perfection.