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Villas in Jamaica Frequently Asked Questions

TO BROWSE OUR VILLA IN JAMAICA

Q. Why a Villa?

A private villa is a unique vacation experience!  Many travelers return to the same villa year after year and come to think of the property as their Jamaican home away from home.  This is because villa vacations are all about personalized attention and service. Do you prefer breakfast at noon?  No problem.  Would you like having a pool all to yourself?  Lounging in a hammock in your own private tropical garden?  This is what a private villa vacation can provide.  Privacy, the ability to set your own schedule, genuine relaxation, and the opportunity to experience true Jamaican hospitality and service.

Q. Is Villas in Jamaica Safe?

The Villas in Jamaica are all incredibly safe. Though there are some places in Jamaica that are not completely safe for tourists, our villa in Ocho Rios is one of the many safe options available. In fact, Ocho Rios is consistently one of the safest places for tourists anywhere; it is a peaceful oasis away from the stresses of life. Our villa in Ocho Rios is completely safe and stress-free, which means you’ll have nothing to worry about during your entire stay here. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your vacation while we take care of everything for you.


Q. What is the difference between villas and vacation rentals in Jamaica?

Q.  What is the difference between a villa, apartment/condo and cottage resort?

A villa is a free-standing private home that is made available for rent to vacation travelers.  Private villas range from 1-10 bedrooms in size and offer additional living space such as living rooms, dining areas, patios or verandas.  Some also have dens or recreation rooms.  Almost all private villas have their own private pool and full staff.
Q. Why you should stay in a villa in Jamaica?

There are two main reasons to stay in a villa in Jamaica rather than staying at a resort or at a hotel. The first reason is that everything is customized according to your needs. We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the villa so that you don’t have to worry about anything. We will also take care of you every step of the way; our villa is staffed with a personal chef, a butler, housekeepers, and grounds persons so that you don’t have to worry about anything. The other reason is the price; don’t pay for an overpriced resort when you can have a better, more affordable experience in a private villa!

Q. How much does it cost to rent a villa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, compared to staying at a resort?

When you consider how many great benefits are available when you book a villa in Jamaica, you might be surprised at how affordable it is. This is because many of the resorts are run by American companies that charge American prices without delivering the highest quality. We run the highest quality villa in Ocho Rios and still manage to make it more affordable than many of the resorts available nearby. And, unlike many of those resorts, we are right on the beach, we supply round trip transportation from the airport, we have a full-time driver available for you, and much more!

Q. What are the benefits of renting a villa in Jamaica?

The real benefits of renting a villa in Jamaica lay in all of the extra options you have available that you just don’t have anywhere else. You’ll start off with free round-trip transportation from the airport. Upon arriving at the villa, you’ll meet your private chef where you’ll discuss meal options and preferences. You’ll have a private pool rather than an overcrowded pool in a hotel. You will also have access to a private gym and private dining rooms. The privacy of your trip when you book a villa makes your vacation much better than waiting in lines in crowded buffet halls.

Q. What type of amenities are offered by villas in Jamaica?

Villas in Jamaica offer incredible amenities that aren’t available anywhere else. The Villa Serenity is fully staffed with a dedicated chef, butler, housekeeper, and gardener. It’s a luxury that you won’t have to worry about cooking, doing your laundry, or doing anything else that even resembles a chore. Your only job when you get here is to relax and enjoy your vacation! You will also receive complementary travel to and from the airport, and there is a driver available any time to help you get wherever you want. The neighborhood is completely safe and has tons of parks and pools for your pleasure.

Q. What is the most popular destination/area in Jamaica?

Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches and its tasty restaurants. The luxurious Villa Serenity is close to all of the top beaching in Ocho Rios, which makes this a great option if you’re looking for an elegant beach vacation with tons of relaxing moments. Some of the top beaches right near you will be the James Bond beach, Turtle beach, which is the largest beach in Ocho Rios, and Reggae beach, which is now known as the Bamboo Beach Club. All of these beaches feature incredibly white sand and light blue water, and make amazing places to swim, surf, or simply lounge around and tan!

Q. Which areas have the best attractions located in Jamaica?

Ocho Rios is known for having some of the best attractions in Jamaica. Jamaica is obviously known for its beaches, but there’s more that you can do in Jamaica. If you are looking for beaches, stick around in Ocho Rios because there’s tons of beaches so beautiful and private you’ll never want to leave. If you’re looking for something else, there’s horseback riding in Ocho Rios as well, and there’s some fantastic restaurants if you’re a foodie. Finally, there’s golfing near by that could be a great family activity and there’s a ton of different water sports, like wake runners and jet skis.

Q. How many beaches are in Ocho Rios?

There are tons of different beaches nearby in Ocho Rios; it’s impossible to list all of them. But 7 of the best nearby beaches include James Bond beach, Turtle beach, Bamboo beach club, Sugar Pot beach, Puerto Seco beach, Villa Serenity Private beach, and Fisherman’s beach. As you can see on the list, the villa has a private beach only for its guests. This is one of the best parts about your stay in Villa Serenity; you have a completely private beach at your disposal that’s right next to the villa. It’s a great way to relax without worrying about anyone near you. Discover bay is also a nearby town that also has some great beaches and activities.

Q. Where can I find water sports in Ocho Rios/ Jamaica?

There are watersports available at all of the nearby beaches that are fantastic places to visit. The jet skis are super fun on the major beaches in Ocho Rios; this is because the water is so smooth and so clear near the beach, it makes it a great option for water sports. There is also great paddle boarding available which is a fun activity even if you haven’t done paddle boarding before. There is deep sea fishing available nearby for those who want a fun family activity. The beach is also a great place just to go swimming or to go and snorkel; basically, everything you could imagine is available!

Q. Are there all-inclusive villas in Jamaica?

Villa Serenity is the best all-inclusive villa in Jamaica. There is no other place that has all of the amenities you’ll find at Villa Serenity. There are chefs available that will cook every single meal for you, so you can have a completely private dining experience, rather than being stuck in a cramped buffet line. You have a private DJ for any different partying or events that you want to do, a private driver to make sure you’re taken care of the whole time you’re here in Jamaica, and complementary beach access with your villa makes sure that you have every single thing you need while you’re in Jamaica.

Q. What are the different types of villas in Jamaica?

There are two different types of villas in Jamaica. There are some great budget villas for those who are looking for a smaller, cheaper experience on their vacation. These villas often include less things; you might not have access to an all-inclusive experience. These villas don’t always have chefs or drivers, but they are still great options for you to experience Jamaica. Luxury villas have all of the perks and usually come with a higher price tag. What makes Villa Serenity awesome is the fact that you can choose a budget or a luxury package, making sure it works for you.

Q. How do I rent a villa in Jamaica?

Renting a villa has never been easier. Most villas that are available for rent can be rented directly from the website of the person who owns the villa. This is usually the best way to rent a villa because you can get the best price possible. Booking through a website like Tripadvisor means that they will usually take around 20% of the profit; the price therefore is often 20% more than if you just booked directly through the villa website. There are tons of different ways though, so you should look at all your options before you book anything and make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible.

Q. How to make online reservations directly on owners’ websites?

Booking directly on the villa website is simple and easy to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible. It’s also helpful because you won’t have to jump through any hoops to get everything booked; sometimes, when booking through a website like groupon, it can be difficult because you have to purchase a code and then figure out how to use it and how to get your booking done. Booking directly on the villa website is simple; just click book now, choose your dates, pay, and you’re good to go. You don’t have to worry about anything – it’s as simple as your vacation will be relaxing!

Q. Are all Jamaica villas fully staffed?

Some villas are fully staffed in Jamaica; others are not. Budget villas aren’t always fully staffed but have staff like housekeeping and others. The luxury villa is a great option if you’re looking for a fully staffed, all-inclusive experience. Villa Serenity is fully staffed with all of the different people you could possibly need to make your vacation perfect. Very few other places in Jamaica have so many amenities available; where else on the island would you find a private, personal DJ? At Villa Serenity, people are available to cater to your every need, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Q. Do villas in Jamaica provides free airport transfers?

Yes! Our villa in Jamaica provides free airport transfers to and from the airport, so you don’t have to stress at all about finding a taxi and finding the villa. Villa Serenity will help you to make sure that you never get lost; your driver will be waiting for you at the airport and take you directly to the villa so you don’t have to worry about finding your way alone. It’s completely free and there to make sure the start of your trip is as relaxing as the rest of it. You’ll be taken directly to your villa and given a tour, and then you can relax, sleep, or lounge at your private beach.

Q. What types of villas are in Ocho Rios?

There are a variety of different types of villas in Ocho Rios. Many of the villas are luxury villas, which means that they are all-inclusive. There are all different villas of all different sizes, which means that there will be a perfect option for your family regardless of how large or small it is. There are villas available for honeymooners and villas available for people that will be coming in larger groups. Some have anywhere from 2-8 bedrooms and bathrooms. Many of the villas are also right on the beach, which means you’ll have beautiful views right from your room and you can walk out barefoot right onto the crisp sand.

Q. What are the points of interest in Ocho Rios that are close to the villas?

Right in Ocho Rios, Dunn’s River Falls is a fantastic option for you to go and visit. This is a massive waterfall landscape that has tons of different spots to walk around and swim. It is an essential place to see for anyone going to visit Ocho Rios. Blue Hole is another great place that everyone needs to go to; it’s a beautiful water excursion with rope swings and swimming. If you’re going to be in Ocho Rios, you cannot miss those two locations. There are tons of beaches also available in Ocho Rios, so you’ll definitely be able to find the exact thing you’re looking for when you book a villa in Ocho Rios.

Q. Are Jamaica villas Airbnb’s?

Airbnb does function in Jamaica, which means that you will be able to book some villas through Airbnb. However, that means that only the villas who have put themselves on Airbnb will be bookable through that platform. That means there are great options on Airbnb but also options that aren’t available, so you should that in mind while you’re looking for a place to stay. Though Airbnb is a great place to start your hunt for a vacation in Jamaica, you should look around and make sure that you can book your trip directly on the owner’s website so you can get the best deal possible. If they don’t have a website, Airbnb is a great option!

Q. Are there Airbnbs in Jamaica?

There are Airbnb’s available in Jamaica, so it is a good place to start looking for your hunt for the perfect place to stay. There are tons of different options available; in fact, there are thousands of Airbnb’s listed in Jamaica. That also means that you have different options you might not have known about; you can stay in someone’s home in a private room if you are a single traveler or traveling as a couple. You can also book villas or entire homes, and if you’re willing to pay the price, you can find beachfront homes that make for incredible vacations and life-long memories.

Q. What you should know before you book an Airbnb in Jamaica?

As you’re looking around Airbnb to find the best place to stay, you should keep in mind that there are tons of other options available, not just Airbnb. So, while Airbnb is a great place to look and find the place you end up staying, make sure you compare prices along all platforms so that you get the best deal possible. There are a lot of good options on Airbnb; when looking, make sure you focus on the reviews each Airbnb has. It’s always best to try and book something above a 4.7 stars average review to make sure you’re getting a great place to stay. Also, the more reviews, the better!

Q. Is there any all-inclusive Airbnb in Jamaica?

There are all-inclusive Airbnb’s available in Jamaica, but there much more difficult to find. The vast majority of places to stay through Airbnb are simply places to stay; they are not all-inclusive or staffed much at all. They usually just involve you checking in with the host, getting the keys, and then being left alone to enjoy your stay. Some people prefer this type of vacation because it means you don’t have to interact with anyone; you can simply check in and stay in bed all day or go to the beach and relax without worrying about anything. Other people crave the all-inclusive vacation; look hard and you can find some on Airbnb!

Q. How to find a fully staffed Airbnb villa in Jamaica?

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive Airbnb villa in Jamaica, it is possible to find it. It’s difficult to find villas like this on the Airbnb website because Airbnb doesn’t have a search engine. One way to find good villas on Airbnb that are fully staffed is by looking online through Google and finding stays that other people have experienced through Airbnb. There are also times where you can find these villas directly through Airbnb; what you’ll want to do is put in the amount of people and the amount of space you’ll need as filters in your search, and you’ll find places that match your needs. You can also opt to only search for villas, making your search much easier.

Q. What are the benefits of booking on owner’s website, compared to listing sites, like HomeAway, Tripadvisors, or OwnersDirect?

Booking through the owner’s website means you’ll get the best deal possible. There’s a reason those other websites often cost a little bit more than booking directly with the owner; these websites charge the owner 20-30% of the booking cost so they have to charge a little bit more. It also means that you’re taking money away from the owner of the villa; the best thing for both of you is to book straight through the owner’s website. It also means you can directly contact the owner right when you book through them, so you don’t have to worry about jumping through hoops to confirm your purchases.

Q. Are there Airbnbs in Ocho Rios Jamaica?

There are Airbnbs in Ocho Rios! There are villas available on Airbnb that are perfect for you and your family regardless of the size that you’re looking for. While some of these Airbnbs are available through owner’s websites as well, some are not, which means you’ll want to check before you book to make sure you get the best deal available. Search in Ocho Rios and filter out the options by the size you’re looking for, and also select the villa option if that’s what you’re looking for. That way, you can find exactly what you’re looking for on Airbnb without having to scroll through tons of different options.

Q. Which Villas in Ocho Rios are good for families?

Tons of different villas are available in Ocho Rios that are perfect for families. The Villa Serenity is a great option for families because it is large and is fully stocked. It also is fully staffed, which means that anything you need is available whenever you need it. If you have a family with kids that make a mess, you won’t have to worry about cleaning everything up. You also won’t have to worry about making food for them because everything will be handled for you. The chefs available can cook anything and cater to whatever your kids want, so you also won’t have to worry about them not wanting to eat the food that’s available!

Q. Which Villas in Ocho Rios have onsite activities for families?

Some villas also have onsite activities available for families. The Eden Sands Villa, for example, has tons of different parks and pools onsite that are available for families. The Villa Serenity has private pools available for its guests, so you don’t have to find a place to go when you want to swim. They also have a private beach available, which is awesome because you can relax privately without worrying about your beach space becoming overcrowded. It’s one of the best options for families that want to bond together and relax together.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for villas in Jamaica?

Each villa in Jamaica has its own cancellation policy, so you’ll want to make sure you’re aware of the policy before you book anything. On Airbnb, for example, the host can decide what they want to do when they are creating their listing; some of them can be cancelled up until the visit and others cannot be cancelled at all right after they are booked. Make sure you know the host’s policy before you book the villa so that if anything happens, you can be prepared. There’s also the option to get insurance on your visit so that you can get a full refund if anything happens to you.

Q.  What are Villas In Jamaica.com cancellation policies?

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance is available to all clients within the continental United States and can be added to your booking anytime, but not once you have advised of cancellation of a reservation.  If you are traveling from outside the Continental United States we suggest looking into travel insurance that covers international travel.
Should you need to cancel your reservation, and have not taken travel insurance, we will always do our best to negotiate a refund, or a credit for a future stay, with you. An Administration fee of $200.00 will apply to all cancellations.   Please note that our villas require their final payments  30 to 90 days prior to arrival.  This is general for Christmas and New Years.

Q. Can I find a vacation rental villa in Ocho Rios with a private pool?

Many of the villas available in Ocho Rios have pools available so that you can relax in luxury. You don’t have to go to resorts that have hundreds of strangers crowding around pools; you can find privacy and eloquence at villas with private pools. Villa Serenity has a luxury private pool right in the backyard, so you can experience privacy and opulence without even leaving your home. It’s also surrounded by walls which means no one will be looking into your pool; you have total protection and privacy when you are in your luxury pool with Villa Serenity.

Q. What is the nightlife like in Ocho Rios, Jamaica?

Ocho Rios is famous for its fantastic nightlife. There is a huge variety of different bars, clubs, and events going on so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. There are clubs available for younger and older crowds so you can find what suits you. There are also clubs and bars available for LGBT crowds if that’s what you’re looking for. Finally, there are tons of different events going on year-round because the weather is always great in Jamaica, so you can find awesome parties to go to regardless of when you’re visiting! Try the Gen-X bar and night club right on main street for a great time.

Q. Travel Insurance provided by RentalGuardian 

What is Travel Insurance?

Travel Insurance is a protection plan that protects you against unexpected occurances such as last minute trip cancellation, medical problems or weather interruptions such as snowstorms, hurricanes and other unexpected weather events that cause travelers to delay, interrupt or even cancel their trips completely. We offer travel insurance through RentalGuardian which is licensed to sell travel insurance.

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