Located on a private waterfront acre, Sea Haven is a traditional West Indian home dressed in charming periwinkle blue. It sits directly on the edge of beautiful Discovery Bay.
The living room is sunshine yellow with a vaulted ceiling painted to match the sky. Antiques include a 200-year-old rocker made of twigs. Tortoise-back mahogany dining chairs Circa 1780 are from the Admiralty House in Port Royal and were used by Lords Rodney and Horatio Nelson. A rough-hewn 17th Century chair in the master bedroom belonged to the captain of a schooner that plied between the islands. A 19th Century lady's writing desk adorns another bedroom.
The living room opens wide to the 60' verandah ... furnished in wicker chaises, draped with flowering vines and overlooking the turquoise bay. On one side of the waterfront is a small sandy area. On the other side, cut-stone steps lead into wonderful swimming and snorkeling water. From the water's edge, it's an easy swim to the sunning platform 12' floating raft just offshore -- great fun for parents and kids.
Complementary snorkeling equipment and 2 sea kayaks are available for guest's enjoyment.
A delightful seaside gazebo is complete with a hammock and stone barbecue.
There is a small man-made sand beach and chaises in the yard as well as a 21' x 11' 16 jet plunge pool for further enjoyment.
While Sea Haven is delightfully furnished with wonderful antiques it is not lacking in modern amenities. The villa boasts a 42' Panasonic Plasma TV, cable, DVD, VCR and stereo with CD player. Wireless Internet access is available as well and a cell phone is provided for guest's use and an additional phone for complementary overseas calls.
The villa has four air-conditioned bedrooms all with en-suite baths. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a tub/shower combination and a view of the bay. The second bedroom, also, features a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination. Bedrooms 3 and 4 have king size or twin beds at guest's option as well as en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, bedroom 4 has an outside covered entrance from the verandah.
After sunset, your chef will serve you delicious candlelight dinners on Spode china ~ inside, on the open-air verandah, or in the gazebo over a natural coral formation on the water's edge. During the day, a bird feeding tree dapples the gazebo and, in the afternoon, the pool. For all-day sunshine and blue, blue water... luxuriate in the buoyant bay which is Sea Haven's front yard.
The Sea Haven staff goes home each night. When guests have eaten dinner and are settled and comfortable for the evening, Alfred the butler drives the staff home in his little car, affording guests absolute privacy. Alfred always locks up part-way, leaves his telephone number with the keys and sets up morning coffee in the kitchen. He is only half a mile away and back on the job by 7:30 each morning.
Driving time from the Montego Bay airport to Sea Haven is approximately 60 minutes and about a 30 minute drive to the colorful resort town of Ocho Rios.
Discovery Bay is an incredibly beautiful and placid body of water ... truly one of Jamaica's treasures. The eastern shore with its lovely villas and cottages is colloquially known as "The Riviera."
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, ice maker, floating platform, ac bedrooms, cell phone, snorkeling gear, babysitter, hammock, charter fishing, 2 kayaks, generator, wet bar....Read more
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in February 2006 | Kristien and Peter .Reviewed Mar 20, 2013Stayed Feb 2006
This message just to thank you for the wonderfull holiday we had at Sea Haven. Your choice was the absolute perfect one. We have found such a peace in that house that it didn\'t seem real. The whole week was like walking through a picture book, the house, the staff, the view..... and of course the lovely JAMAICA. We fell in love with all of it. It was extremely hard to leave, the tears still come to us when thinking about it. Thanks a million for giving us this little piece of heaven.
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