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1 / 41 Villa with private pool in Runaway Bay

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 4 / Sleeps 8 / Villa
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 4   Sleeps: 8  Type: Villa

4 Full baths

Whistling Villa-Most Affordable Villa In Runaway Bay
TripAdvisor property ID 2286090

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Book this 4 bedroom villa in Runaway Bay today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 65 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1680, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 20, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Osburn T.
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Calendar last updated:
20 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:11:00, Check out time:11:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Runaway-bay Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 4 Full baths


Reviews (65)

Very Good – based on 65 reviews Very Good
65 reviews

Very Good

“Great location, excellent service”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2015

This villa was very beautiful and the staff was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely like to stay there again. It is not far from both a private and public beach. The owner was also very courteous and willing to answer all our questions in advance of our stay.

“Affordable, spacious and near luxurious.”

Reviewed 25 May 2015

Visited Whistling Villa May 16th - 23rd with 4 friends. I chose this villa primarily because of proximity to attractions in Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay. Osburn always responded to my emails within minutes of sending them, which was comforting. I stayed at another property owned by him, and therefore trusted him. General: The villa was almost too large for 5 friends, but we each had our own space. The layout of the villa maximized the space so that the living area was extremely large. It was clean and well decorated but not so much so that you are aware that you're on an island villa; it had a really cozy feeling. Housekeeper: We had a cook!! We begged her to come home with us. Dorothy made everything we asked for and on the days we asked her to surprise us, we had heavenly meals! Breakfast was always prompt and we had breakfast in the outdoor dining area near to the pool. Pool: At the deepest end, the pool was 8ft deep. It was large and with 5 of us in the pool at the same time, we were not crowded. Bedrooms: The bedrooms were large with en suite bathrooms, a small television with cable TV, closet, air condition and dresser. It was clean and cozy. The bed sheets were outdated, but who goes to Jamaica to stay in bed right? Groundskeeper: Chris, who's the grounds man, kept the property clean and most mornings when he woke up to rake the grass, I interrupted him for some chit chat. He's soft spoken and extremely helpful, always asking if we needed anything. Amenities: We celebrated one birthday while there, and needed some music, but the reception on the radio was a bit poor and had static, so walk with many CDs. Wifi was strong in most areas, but weakest in the bedrooms. Appliances were as expected for an island villa.

“Overall Wonderful”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2015

Went to Runaway Bay for a destination wedding. Not wanting to stay at the destination resort for a second week, some of our family (5 of us) decided to rent the Whistling Villa for a week. Besides being a beautiful property, it was Chris the grounds keeper / security guard and Dorothy our cook for the week - that made it such a positive stay. Lennox was also very accommodating in making sure we always had a ride available to take us anywhere we wanted to go. We were sad to say good-by.

“Well Appointed Villa in a Gorgeous Hillside Community”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2015

Our family rented Whistling Villa for the Christmas holidays. We loved it and will definitely return. Whistling Villa is nestled in a beautiful hillside community with stunning homes. Well designed and spacious, the villa comfortably sleeps 8 with lots of livable space and is elegantly furnished. The grounds and gardens are well kept. We spent wonderful evenings at the poolside or on the roof deck. The staff on property were professional, friendly providing service with exquisite discretion allowing our family to enjoy this beautiful villa as our own home for one week.The gorgeous homes in this hillside community were motivation for morning walks, the natural inclines make for good exercise. The owner Osburn Tucker is thoughtful and professional, the weekly rate is a steal for Jamaica, known for its luxurious villas and excellent service. Highly recommended for a return visit.


Reviewed 3 Apr 2014

We rented the villa for six weeks while undertaking archaeological excavations near by. The house had massive amounts of room for us, the lay out of the bedrooms facilitated the changing crew composition. Chris the care-taker was fabulous and Dorothy the cook makes the best coconut drops! The pool was perfect for our after work dips, access to the beach club was fun for the weekends, and the good Wi-fi enabled us to keep up with our research and home campus. All together the best set up we have had in 10 years of project work in Jamaica and we will be back.

“Perfect for a Family Holiday”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2014

Whistling Villa is a great holiday home for the price, especially for a large family group. We used all four bedrooms and also rented an extra room at Fanta Sea Villa just a few houses down the road since we were a group of 10. The pool and access to the private beach are wonderful. We really enjoyed Joyce's cooking. We also had Lennox and his van to drive us around, which really made everything simple. The neighbourhood is generally quiet except for barking dogs at night. One day there was a party next door, but we actually enjoyed the music and the party ended early in the evening. All in all, a good place for a relaxing, stress-free family vacation.

“Great family vacation!”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2014

We had a wonderful family vacation at Whistling Villa! Everything was clean and in good working order. It was great to have the kids in the pool so close to the rooms. We had the whole place to ourselves (7 people) and it was nice to be spread out with rooms at each end. Our driver Lennox showed us around the area and knew where to take us for everything we wanted to do. Joyce was an excellent cook and she let us know what would be good to buy for local fare. Grocery stores are not large or easy to come by, but we enjoyed jerk chicken, roast pork, curried mutton, salt fish and ackee and much more! Cable TV and Internet access worked well most of the time. Overall, great family vacation!

“Very comfortable. Felt like home.”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2013

we really enjoyed the workers. They made us feel very comfortable. The home was beautiful!Everyone enjoyed the stay no complaints. The location was low key, we didn't have to worry about our safety. The house was very clean and the food was excellent.

“Perfect stay”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2013

I had previously stayed at one if the owners properties in Jamaica, but on this trip was travelling with a group, so I decided to try out the whistling Villa. We were please upon arrival the place was prettier than the pictures, the staff was waiting on our arrival. They toured us around the villa and gave us the keys to the rooms. This villa was very clean and well lite in the evenings, the pool has lights as well as the patios. Chris is the maintance/security he is on the grounds 24/7. We felt very safe at all times. Jackie is the cleaning lady, she was great on the property all day long, the villa itself is very clean at all times. Jackie is a great lady as well as Chris they really made the stay great. Whistling villa is a 10 min walk from a beautiful beach, and other great food markets restraunts, as well as night life. Overall I stated at a lot of great villas in Jamaica, but I give Whistling Villa a honest 10. Love this place and definitely will be returning.

“Comfortable villa in great location and exceptional staff”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2013

The villa is great value, spacious and comfortable. The staff were brilliant and very friendly and helpful. Joyce the cook makes amazing Jamaican food. The location is excellent for simply walking down to the beach and bar or for easy travelling to the main attractions. Definitely looking to return in the next couple of years.

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