Sleeps 1-10 (8 adults, 2 children in child's room off of Master Bedroom)
VILLA KELSO is conveniently located in the town of Duncans only moments from Silver Sands Beach (guests have full access to the beach and bar/restaurant) and within a short drive to Glistening Waters (1 of 3 bioluminescent bays in the world) and equidistance to the attractions Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. KELSO has spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring views of Silver Sands and Jamaica's north coast. Enjoy the private swimming pool, large furnished verandah and beautiful manicured gardens while staring off into the the blue sky and sea.
Just 35 minutes from Montego Bay, 15 from Falmouth, a UNESCO historic site, and set in the tiny village of Duncans; in a parish where 88 great house sugar plantations once held sway; this elegant villa, owned by a prominent 'old Jamaica' family, is unlike any other on island.
Totally-private and hidden away behind canary-yellow walls and wrought iron gates, with manicured lawns and gardens that look out to sea, Villa Kelso honors the Scottish heritage of its Jamaican owner.
Here, you'll find treasures: fine English, Scottish, Jamaican & American antiques; a classic West Indies covered verandah; a sweeping 70 feet of breeze-cooled outdoor living space -- fine china, silver; plus mementoes of a gracious, yet little-known way of island life. The style is elegant, comfortable and cosseting.
For a wedding or anniversary, a memorable reunion, birthday party or company celebration of up to 150 guests -- or just one extraordinary holiday for yourself, family & friends; it's very easy to fall in love with Villa Kelso.
CHOOSE RELAXATION...Relax poolside in the jacuzzi, or on the villa's own private beach, less than a 10 minute drive away -- Mr. Wilson will be please to take you there daily or for a day trip to Ocho Rios...wherever you like.
Dine casually on the terraces or expansively in the antique mahogany-filled dining room.
Gather in the spacious living room or around the baby grand piano. You'll find many hideaways here for a good book, a good chat or a very good private massage.
CHOOSE EXCITMENT...Ride through the surf and over the hillside. Snorkel. Windsurf. Bamboo raft down a lazy river. Stroll along glorious white talcum powder sands.
CHOOSE LUXURY...Beach privileges at the private Silver Sands Beach Club (less the 10 minutes away) are included with your stay at Villa Kelso -- restaurants, bar, water sports rentals and arguably the finest stretch of white sands on Jamaica's North Coast. Here's the start to a fantastic beach holiday and villa experience, away from the resorts.
Satellite TV/DVD/VCR library/CD-radio player, free internt access, linens and towels provided. Daily housekeeping and cooking.
Bedrooms: 4 well-appointed, A/C bedrooms. No charge for age 2 and under.
- Master Bedroom: with sea and garden view, king-size bed, a/c and ceiling fan, closet, plus adjoining children's room with two twins, 2 en-suite bathrooms
- Bedroom 2 with garden view, king-size bed, a/c and ceiling fan, closet, en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom 3 with garden view, two full-size beds, a/c and ceiling fan closet, en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom 4 with garden view, two full-size beds, a/c and ceiling fan, closet, en-suite bathroom
- 5,550 sq .ft. of vacation living at its best
- Amazing panoramic view
- Formal indoor & casual outdoor dining area
- Well furnished 70' verandah with great view of sea & well manicured gardens
- Pool & Jacuzzi
- Wonderful, experienced staff -- VELMA, cook/house manger, CHARMAINE, cleaning lady/laundress, MARTIN, gardener/caretaker and night security guard
- Babysitter available
- Villa driver, Mr. Wilson available for weekly or daily local or off-the-beaten track touring
- Rates Do Not include, 15% staff gratuity or food/drinks (average US$40-45/adults, US$20/youth -- one can spend more or less depending style of seafood, imported urban goods and amount of liquor)TripAdvisor property ID 2669166...Read more
Villa Kelso: Spectacular View & Experienced Staff Duncans, Jamaica
Additional Location Information
Just 35 minutes from Montego Bay, 2 minutes from Silver Sands beach, 15 from Falmouth/Glistening Waters.
UNESCO historic site, and set in the tiny village of Duncans; in a parish where 88 great house sugar plantations once held sway; this elegant villa, owned by a prominent 'old Jamaica' family, is unlike any other on island.
More About This Location
Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Montego Bay, 29.02 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 01/21/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 21, 2011Stayed Jan 2011
Villa Kelso~ Acommodations were exquisite~ I loved the feeling of an Old Plantation house, British West Indies~ excellent taste & very classy. But, yet still felt "homey" We felt quite comfortable.View can't be beat- Phenomenal & Gorgeous. Splendor of Jamaica
The grounds were beautiful and well kept~thanks to the resident gardner who was both charming & personable. The special touch of his acoustic guitar and voice at dinner was a wonderful surprise!
Loved the close to town vicinity- although you could never tell you were that close..
“Simply Perfect, Villa Kelso was most magical anniversary one cou”
Left on 07/06/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | JBCReviewed Jul 6, 2009Stayed Aug 2008
Were to begin? Villa Kelso was the setting of our second wedding
anniversary. We had stayed at other properties on the South Coast on this
particular trip and rounded it off with our final four days at Kelso.
When you first arrive at Kelso it is through a long up hill private drive that
arrives at a large iron gateway. Coming through the gate all you begin to
see is an expanse of sky off the edge of the property that sits just above
500ft above sea level. The panoramic view is nearly 180 degrees left to right
and is one of the most spectacular in Jamaica.
The villa itself is perfectly adorned with various themed décor from room to
room. The large veranda has the most comfortable out door furniture
allowing you to fully enjoy “Ocean View TV”. The ridge top property always
has a pleasant ocean breeze that eliminated the need for AC and kept any
flying pests at bay.
The grounds a meticulously kept by an on staff grounds keeper and the
house staff not only keeps Villa Kelso in the finest order, but also insures
that you are kept in fine order as well. Our meals were nothing short of
some of the best dinning we have had while in Jamaica.
The only concern I had about Kelso was being a less than ten minute drive
from the actual ocean, but found that the pool and attached hot-tub
satisfied my desire to get wet and the view of the ocean allowed me to feel
as if I was still sitting on the water. I was also amazed at how quickly I
wanted to return to the comforts of Kelso on the rare occasions we did head
out from the villa to the lowlands of the beach.
Villa Kelso is truly a Jamaican dream property that should be experienced.
Book One Week/7 nights (Full House/4 Bedrooms)
& Your 8th Night is FREE + Driver & Free Touring Specials
15 December - 14 April
(excluding Christmas and New Year's week)
2 bedrooms/3-4 adults....US$3,850
3 bedrooms/5-6 adults....US$4,900
4 bedrooms/7-8 adults....US$5,950 (*)
15 April to 14 December
(excluding Thanksgiving week)
2 bedrooms/3-4 adults....US$2,800
3 bedrooms/5-6 adults....US$3,500
4 bedrooms/7-8 adults....US$4,550 (*)
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S WEEKS
Christmas 19 to 26 December
New Year's 26 December to 2 Jan
Up to 10 guests (8 adults, 2 children)
Each week. . . . . . US$7,000
Two children age 12 and under stay free in children's bedroom
(*) ONE WEEK/7+ NIGHT FULL HOUSE (4 Bedrooms) RENTAL COMPLIMENTARY OFFERS:
- Weekly Driver, 8 hr/day, one (1) tank of gas, gratuity not included
- One (1) Free horseback riding tour at Braco Stables for Each Guest (children 5+)
- One (1) Free hike/bike and swim tour at Braco Estates for Each Guest (children 10+)
- One (1) Free River Rapids Tour with River Rapids Adventure for Each Guest (children 7+)
Additional discounts with Villa Rental:
- 20% discount on horseback riding at Braco Great House Stables, the original family estate,
about 3 miles from the villa. Well-cared-for mounts chosen for adult and child age 5+ skill levels.
- Free drink in the poolside gazebo after your ride.
Food/drink budget: US$35-US$45/adult/day & US$20/child/day
15% staff gratuity
Reasonable hirable driver rates: US$700/week
Private PPV certified/insured driver and a/c bus for 12-15 passengers available
for roundtrip transfers for MoBay arrivals/departures and
driving services during your entire holiday.
An extensive Welcome Kit is provided with One Week+ rentals.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
A deposit in the amount of 50% of villa rental will Secure your RE-confirmed reservation.
Balance is due at least 60 days prior to arrival, 75 days for Christmas or New Year's Weeks.
Please inquire for shorter/longer term rentals and cancellation policy.
All rates are subject to change without notice.
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