Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Book this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa in Whitehouse today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and outdoor grill among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 77 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $3,300.00, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar 4 weeks ago, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
Award-winning villa with private beach and pool Whitehouse, Jamaica
Additional Location Information
The property is in an acre of tropical gardens on the beach, near the fishing town of Whitehouse. The sun sets opposite the infinity pool every night and you can snorkel and kayak from our private beach. This is the real, authentic Jamaica. The villa combines tranquility and complete privacy with proximity to major attractions. The top six places of interest in Jamaica, according to the Lonely Planet guidebook, are all within easy reach. Sandals Whitehouse hotel, recently voted Jamaica's Leading Resort in the 2014 World Travel Awards, is close by and offers discounted passes to Culloden guests.
Culloden Cove provides a great base to explore this lovely part of Jamaica. Top attractions - including the seven-mile beach of Negril, the beautiful YS waterfalls, cruising on the Black River looking at crocodiles, and the idyllic offshore Pelican Bar on a sandbank in the middle of the sea – are all within easy reach of the villa. Suggested activities are outlined below. At the end of the list are some recommended itineraries for day-trips.
Trips within one hour of the villa
Accompong and Cockpit Country – The beautiful hills of Cockpit Country (described as “upturned egg boxes”) are home to the descendants of the once-mighty Maroons, escaped slaves who waged guerrilla war against the British. Visit the village of Accompong, which remains a semi-autonomous state governed by a Maroon council, meet the ‘Colonel’, tour the museum and learn about a fascinating slice of history.
Appleton rum estate – Jamaica’s finest rum has been produced on this 11,000 acre estate since 1749. Take a tour of the estate, learn about the distillation process and taste a wide selection of fine local rums.
Bars – There are a number of local bars with great character. Leroy’s bar on the waterfront at Belmont is highly recommended for a drink at sunset, or steamed fish at their regular parties on Sunday afternoon.
Beaches – The beautiful beach which the Sandals Whitehouse hotel is situated on is just five minutes’ walk away and open to the public. There are also a number of lovely small beaches within a 15 minute drive that the staff can direct you to, ranging from secluded spots with nobody on them to beach parks that are popular with locals on weekends and public holidays. The famous seven mile beach of Negril is just an hour’s drive away.
Belmont and Bluefields - These two beautiful neighbouring fishing villages have white sand beaches, good seafood restaurants and a laid-back vibe. The large Bluefields Bay was the departure point for pirate Henry Morgan when he set sail to sack Panama.
Birdwatching – The nearby Bluefield Mountains are listed by Birdlife International as one of Jamaica’s ‘globally-important bird areas’. 20 of Jamaica’s 28 endemic bird species can be found here. Take a tour with an award-winning, experienced local guide, enjoy stunning views of the sea and see what you can see!
Black River boat safari – The Black River is home to one of the largest populations of crocodiles in Jamaica. Take an unforgettable trip up the lovely river into a beautiful country wilderness. Enjoy the magnificent views and spot the crocodiles and many species of rare birds. River fishing trips are also available.
Boat tours – You can be picked up from our private jetty and be taken on a boat tour to see dolphins near Treasure Beach, onto the Pelican Bar and then deep into the tributaries of the Black River.
Bamboo Avenue, and Middle Quarters – Bamboo Avenue is one of the famous sights of Jamaica – a two mile ‘tunnel’ of overhanging bamboo. On the way home, stop at Middle Quarters to buy some freshly caught hot pepper freshwater river shrimp at the roadside.
Fishing – Deep sea fishing trips can be arranged with experienced local fishermen who have rods and all necessary equipment.
Golf – A golf course designed by Greg Norman is planned for Culloden within the next 18 months! In the meantime, if you are a golf fan, Montego Bay and Negril are home to a number of world class championship golf courses – all within one hour of Culloden Cove. Clubs are available for hire at all courses.
Horse riding – Take a trip to the appropriately named Paradise estate and enjoy horse riding across an old plantation, along a deserted white sand beach and even through the sea.
Lovers Leap - According to legend, two young lovers - slaves at a nearby plantation – threw themselves off the 2,000 foot cliffs into the sea rather than be separated by their owners. There is a lovely restaurant and bar on the spot with a large balcony to enjoy the stunning panoramic view.
Montego Bay – Jamaica’s second-largest city is an hour’s drive away. A major tourist centre, the city has a beautiful white sand beach and a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops. Head for the public Doctor’s Cave beach. Montego Bay is also home to two of Jamaica’s best music festivals – the Jazz and Blues Festival in January and Reggae Sumfest in July.
Negril – The world-famous seven mile beach in Negril is just an hour’s drive away along the beautiful coastline. This is where sun, sea and reggae really come together. Relax on the pristine beach in the day-time, enjoy the waterpark and other local attractions, and in the evening enjoy the delicious restaurants and great local music.
Pelican Bar – Local fisherman Floyd had the vision to build a wooden bar on stilts, a mile off shore on a sand bar in the middle of the sea! You can be picked up by boat from Parottee on the mainland and enjoy a blissful few hours eating the freshest fish, lounging on their deck and snorkelling.
Peter Tosh Mausoleum – The neighbouring village of Belmont is the birthplace of reggae legend Peter Tosh (Bob Marley’s partner in the Wailers). You can visit his home and mausoleum and meet his Mum.
Restaurants – There are a number of good local restaurants near to the villa that serve delicious fresh seafood and good Jamaican food, made with local ingredients.
Royal Palm Nature Reserve near Negril has been created to safeguard a vast wetland area home to many species of rare plants and birds. Dawn or dusk bird-watching and fishing trips are available.
Sandals Whitehouse Resort - The luxury all-inclusive Sandals resort is a two minute drive away and boasts over a mile of white sandy beach. The resort also has eight international restaurants, a luxury spa, gym, tennis courts and the largest swimming pool in Jamaica. A wide range of water sports are on offer. Day and night passes are available.
Treasure Beach - This laid-back community has become a hub for eco-tourism on the South Coast. Treasure Beach is a string of fishing villages with black-sand beaches and some excellent restaurants.
Watersports - Sandals offer an extensive range of watersports including diving, kayaking and sailing.
YS Falls – This stunning 120 foot, eight tiered waterfall is one the most famous sights of Jamaica. The refreshing rock pools are perfect for swimming while a zip-line rope slide tempts the more adventurous.
A little further afield
Little Ochi, Aligator Pond – The best restaurant in Jamaica! Not the flashest by any stretch, but if eating an amazing range of delicious fresh fish and seafood on the beach sounds appealing you will love it.
Manatees – A small population of endangered ‘sea cows’ live in a wetland area, east of Culloden. These rare animals are thought to be the origin of the myth of mermaids. A trip to see the manatees up the lonely road connecting Alligator Pond and Alligator Hole is a truly unforgettable experience.
Milk River Spa – A charming old hotel houses a spa where you can bathe in the hot waters of the mineral springs and benefit from their curative powers.
Recommended day trips
1. Lovers leap Little Ochi (for an early lunch) Gut River (for a dip and some driftwood hunting) manatees at Alligator Hole. A long but unforgettable day trip.
2. Midday Safari at Black River Parottee Lunch, snorkel and sunbathe at the Pelican Bar.
3. The morning at YS falls (walking up the falls, swinging down the zip-wire, swimming in freshwater pools) Bamboo Avenue Middle Quarters (visit to Bubbling Spring hot springs) late lunch at Cloggy’s on the Beach, Black River.
4. Royal Palm Reserve Negril beach lunch at Idle Awhile sunset drinks and dinner at the Rockhouse on the cliffs.
5. Early morning birdwatching tour at Bluefields tour of the Peter Tosh Mausoleum lunch and afternoon at Bluefields beach park or on Belmont beach sunset drinks at Leroy’s bar overlooking Bluefields Bay.
6. Early lunch at Jack Sprat’s or Jakes in Treasure Beach boat ride with Ted dolphin spotting on the way to hunt crocodiles in Black River.
7. Accompong Appleton Estate.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Montego Bay, 35 miles
Car is not necessary
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Whitehouse Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Whitehouse Attractions
Last updated on July 29, 2016
Rates shown in $ USD
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
Additional notes from the owner
There are no additional fees or fees. The range of weekly rates depends on the season and the number of bedrooms occupied. For example, in low season the weekly rate for a two bedroom occupancy is $3300 and for a five bedroom occupancy is $4200. All bookings give exclusive use of the property including villa, cottage, pool, jetty and private beach.
There is a 10% surcharge on nightly rates less than one week. Nightly rates are determined by dividing weekly rate by 7 and adding 10% surcharge. Rates include full villa staff (cook, housekeeper, gardener and security guard)
- A/C or climate control
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- High chair
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Cleaning Service
- Local Guides/Maps
- Ceiling Fans
- Washing Machine
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Towels Provided
- Hair dryer
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Secure parking space
- Private fishing
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Boat available
- 14 Dining chairs
- 14 Lounge chairs
- Smoking - ask
based on 53 reviews
of guests would stay again
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Traveled with group of 7 friends for a week long "girls getaway", Property comfortable, infinity pool great. Owner, Andy made the reservation process easy and promptly responded to all inquiries. The staff really made our stay exceptional...they are terrific! Food spectacular! If you are looking for endless, resort-type on site entertainment...this is not for you. If you want one of the most relaxing vacations ever...with an incredibly attentive staff, this is the place. Would go back in a second!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Wonderful Place, Delicious Food”
The property is gorgeous. I'm talking about sweeping views of the setting sun, exotic flora and fauna, charming rooms done in all white with dark wood furnishings. My wife and I stayed in the Garden Cottage, which was lovely. The staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. Though shy at first, they quickly warmed to us. Gail, in particular, was a gem. The cooking was beyond belief. Everything was fresh, hearty, home-cooked, perfectly seasoned, in a word: delicious. High points include the curry goat, stewed pork, and garlic lobster. Deserts were next level, especially the key lime pie, which Gail was nice enough to show my wife how to make. Finally, Culloden Cove is convenient to a lot of other great places. We traveled to Treasure Beach, the Appleton Estate, and Negril. The roads were a little rough, but we were always back before sundown and greeted with something tasty to eat. Our stay was far too brief, and we'd definitely recommend the place to anyone else considering a trip to Jamaica.
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“AMAZING, perfect retreat from everything.”
Let me preface this by saying whatever I say it will not do this place justice. I do not write reviews for anything, but this is something that I felt needed doing. From the time I contacted Andy about staying here to the time we arrived at the airport to return home, we were treated like royalty. Booking process - Andy immediately returned my inquires about the time period we wanted to reserve. I asked a lot of questions over the following weeks and he immediately responded to all of them. He went out of his way to accommodate 2 special requests we had made. Payment was easy and went through flawlessly. I was concerned sending money with no guarantees, but there were no issues. So remove that from your mind. Andy made transportation arrangements and the company was first class. They were waiting for us right outside the terminal with a sign. Drove us through the fun filled roads of Jamaica with no incident and educated us along the way making the drive seem shorter. Accommodations The staff is OUTSTANDING. Deion, Lilly, Vincent, and the security team made us feel right at home and catered to our every need. With a 7 year old boy with us sometimes that is a challenge. The food is great, fresh and reasonably priced. The two ladies can make anything you desire. We stuck mostly with traditional Jamaican fare and it did not let us down. The pool was my son’s favorite thing to do. It was always kept clean and was cool when needed most. The gardens are beautiful, lush, green, amazing, and plentiful. There are a lot of birds, lizards, and other natural beauties all around. The view into the sea from the deck is breathtaking and awe inspiring, we sat around and stared at it for hours on end. I snorkeled several times off the beach directly in front of the house and there is a reef a good swim away that is plentiful with life. We never left the property as there was no need for us to do so. There is a Sandals nearby for adults and from the sound of it there were some clubs around as well. The rooms are large, with reasonably comfortable beds. There is a safe for your passports, money, etc. There is a roaming security guard who is unobtrusive at night, although there was never a cause for him to spring into action. The bad --- we had to leave. Seriously though, it is warm and the bedrooms have air conditioning that keep it cold at night. So be prepared to freeze a little after being in the sun all day. We will definitely be returning to this paradise, hopefully in the very near future. Oh I almost forgot - If you listen carefully you will hear this angelic voice coming from the gardens during the day when Vincent is around. Not sure if it was his presence that magnified the gardens or if it was him. Maybe you will find out for yourself Thank you everybody associated with the property. We LOVED every minute of our stay
What a peaceful, beautiful location. The villa is spacious and has a fantastic infinity pool. The service provided by the staff was exceptional. Dion (the chef) prepared some of the best meals we ever had in Jamaica. Vernon and Marvin (security) made us feel very safe. Special thanks to Mervin for helping get our "grill" ready for a late night burger. Karon the gardener, kept the property clean and knows everything about the plants and fruit trees on the property. He gave us a great tour and was kind enough to pick us fresh grapefruit for breakfast one morning. If you are looking for an action packed place to go in Jamaica...don't go to Culloden Cove. If you are looking for peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, outstanding food and great service, then this is the place for you!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Relaxing, quiet retreat”
My family of four, just ended a wonderful week at Culloden Cove. The beauty and tranquility was indescribable. The staff was attentive and the cooking was the star of the show. They all made us feel as this was our home. We took a day trip to Beaches Resort in Negril and it only reinforced what a great decision it was to go with a private villa. We also took day trips to Black River, and YS Falls, all was within a short drive from the house. But you don't have to go anywhere at all as the pool and beach here were amazing, you can snorkel right off shore here and see some amazing coral and fish, and I spent countless hours swinging in the hammock overlooking the bay. If you want a longer stretch of sand, there is a large beach within a 2 minute walk. Our first night in town, at andy's advice, we attended a wonderful farm to table dinner in Treasure Beach at the home of a hotel owner and his family. An interesting mixture of locals and tourists, with freshly prepared foods was an experience not to miss if you are in town during their monthly dinner. I also enjoyed shopping in town and just walking around the town and getting a feel for the life in this picturesque fishing village. If you are considering a villa rental in Ja, book this one now, you will not be sorry. The sunsets alone are worth the price of admission.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
We spent a wonderful weekend at Culloden Cove in the month of November 2013. It was 4 adults and 5 children. The location is beautiful, the infinity pool looks on the Caribbean sea. The property is lush with tropical plants and every morning and evening we watched the famous Jamaican doctorbird feed on the flowers. I have lived in Jamaica (in Kingston) for 9 years now, and I have been to numerous villas with my family. Still, I have to say that this weekend was the best experience for us in a villa on the island!!! The service by the 2 ladies was excellent, the food was great. It was very relaxing! We are planning to go back to the villa this year.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
This was my second time at Culloden Cove and everyone in our group of ten had a fabulous time. Once again, the staff impressed us all. They are so kind and so good at what they do. We came back to Kingston totally relaxed. Everyone said that they hope to go back again. Thanks, Andy, for sharing your beautiful place and for caring about the quality of the experience of your guests...and for making it affordable. We are all grateful.
“Honeymoon in Paradise”
We recently stayed at Culloden Cove for our honeymoon and it was true paradise! The staff went above and beyond and there was never a moment to want for anything. We would go back in a heartbeat! From the moment we were picked up at the airport by our driver, Wolde (whom andy arranged), we felt safe and well taken care of. Wolde was full of interesting Jamaican facts as we took the beautiful drive to the other side of the island & upon arrival at the villa we were greeted with smiles by Karon and Gail. Karon keeps the property in pristine condition & later in the week gave us a tour of the gardens, pointing out all of the different kinds of plant life & trees. He's quite the bird expert as well! Without hesitation Karon climbed up trees to pull down fruit that we had never tried before. Shortly after we arrived the first evening, Gail presented us with the most fabulous lobster dinner you could dream of & she continued to turn out gourmet meals 3 times a day, every day with fruity cocktails & snacks like homemade sweet potato chips in between. Wolde gave us the heads up that she makes a killer chocolate cake & does she ever! After our first breakfast we sat down with Gail & discussed a menu for the week & Gail did the shopping. On Saturday, we went to the market with her, which we highly recommend. We only ate one meal outside of the villa at the Pelican Bar...more fantastic lobster! One of our favorite parts of the villa was that just off of the dock there is great snorkeling! One morning I got a massage on the veranda & the day we went to the Pelican Bar we had a guide the entire time who also took us to see a new school & to an artist's shop. Mervin is the nightly security guard who comes promptly each evening to watch over the property until morning. We enjoyed his company quite well too & felt so safe. Everyone was amazing, the views & privacy unparalleled. We left kicking & screaming & can't wait to return to celebrate an anniversary! Thank you to all!
We stayed as a family of 6 adults in September & had the time of our life! Andy the owner is really easy to do business with & communicates well. The location is superb with its own small private beach as well as an infinity pool. The grounds are spectacular with fruit trees, abundant flowers and many different species of birds. The housekeepers (Dion & Lilly) are superb cooks & hosts, their food was top drawer restaurant standard the whole time we were there. Karon the caretaker / gardener is an interesting guy & is really knowledgeable when it comes to the plants in the garden. Mervyn provided the night security which was discreet & appreciated. We are already saving hard to go again next year (but for longer)! Thank you andy & the team!
“Wonderful, relaxing trip with friends”
I recently enjoyed a lovely stay at Culloden Cove this past June. The house, and especially the staff, contributed to great memorable experience. Everyone loved the food the staff cooked, most notably the jerk chicken and goat curry. The house was clean and well decorated. We also felt safe the whole time, as there is a security guard patrolling the premisses. Overall, I would highly recommend this rental property.
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