Serenity on the Beach • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa
About Serenity on the Beach
SERENITY is one of the most beloved and often revisited villas on Jamaica's beautiful north coast. Its prize location is a waterfront acre 8 miles west of Montego Bay. Grounds include a tennis court, basketball hoop and heated pool.
- open-architecture 4-bedroom/4 bathroom beachfront villa
- 12' x 30' solar-heated private pool and over-the-beach waterfront terrace
- 2 complimentary sea kayaks: adult and child life jackets provided
- offshore reef: snorkels, masks, flippers provided
- excellent staff: cook, butler, housekeeper, night watchman, laundress
- complimentary WiFi, high-speed Internet access throughout
- tennis court shared with neighboring Tranquillity on the Beach
- 5 cable televisions and DVD players, including 43" TV in living room
- sound system
- closet safes, hairdryers, bathrobes
- child friendly: complimentary beach toys, crib, high chair, booster seats, children’s books and movies
- handicap accessible with a few shallow steps
- complimentary overseas phone line to US, UK and Canada
- solar water heater
- 1 open-air shower
- The Tryall Club membership: complimentary beach, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, Usain Bolt Games Room for all ages, jogging trail, afternoon tea daily, Manager's Cocktail Party every Monday night. For various additional fees: golf, tennis lessons, Happy Hour, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, boutique, motorized water sports, every Monday night Beach Buffet, every Thursday Reggae Night on the Beach with live entertainment.
SERENITY is one of the most beloved and often revisited villas on Jamaica's beautiful north coast. Its prize location is a waterfront acre 8 miles west of Montego Bay. Countless rave reviews and repeat guests tell the tale of Serenity's success.
In Caribbean-style architecture, spaces are defined by airy octagonal gazebos and high cedar ceilings. Pretty blue and white fabrics and cool marble floors are throughout. Each bedroom opens to a sitting area for private afternoon naps or all-day gazing at the changing light on the Caribbean Sea ~ practically at your doorstep.
Eye-opener coffee trays are silently presented outside each bedroom door while guests are still asleep. Morning walks down the long beach are energizing. Sunset beach walks are beautiful. Nighttime walks to the point reveal the sparkling lights of the town of Montego Bay across the water.
Four bedrooms and the living room are connected by a long furnished marble verandah. The verandah adjoins the pool terrace, where cool drinks and evening hors d`oeuvres are served under the palm trees. Most weeks, the butler's special treat is dinner on the beach.
Just beyond the verandah and pool, a terraced walkway leads to the lower waterfront terrace, beach and sea. On calm evenings, you may see our local fishermen laying their nets by torchlight. If the night produces a good catch, they’ll return early in the morning with fresh fish or lobster to sell to Maud,the Serenity cook, for tonight’s dinner.
Serenity shares a basketball hoop and private tennis court with neighboring Tranquillity (racquets and balls provided). Combining Serenity and Tranquillity creates a 11-bedroom compound with 2 pools, tennis court, long beachfront and staff of 10. Beyond Tranquility is our glamorous neighbor, Noble House on the Beach, which accommodates 8 or 10 more guests. Combining these 3 homes creates a 15-bedroom compound with 3 pools, tennis court, long beachfront and staff of 18. This remarkable waterfront trio is a favorite for weddings and family reunions. All 3 villas are child friendly and very private from each other.
100 yards offshore is Holden's Reef, a continuation of the barrier reef complex that fronts much of Jamaica's north coast. Easily reachable by kayak, this live reef is home to a myriad of tropical fish and corals. At low tide, portions protrude above the water so you can step from your kayak to snorkel in shallow water. On the ocean side, deeper waters beckon the more adventurous or scuba equipped.
If you`ve left your pets behind while you take a vacation, be advised that Serenity is home to our beloved pups, Spot (brown & white Jamaica dog) and Wrinkles (handsome Rhodesian Ridgeback). They love children and romps on the beach.
To drift off to sleep to the sound of waves lapping on the beach is a dream come true at Serenity.
Three 400-square-foot bedrooms are equal in size ~ soft and romantic with kingsize beds and Ralph Lauren wallpapers. Six softly-curtained French doors open from each bedroom to the long verandah and access to the sea just steps away. The smaller Bedroom 4 is located between the Master Bedroom and Bedroom 3. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Bedroom 1 (Master Suite) ~ 420 sq. ft.
Extremely private on far west end. Kingsize bed, cable television. En-suite bathroom has walk-in shower and double sink vanity. Opens to large private gazebo where guests will find their eye-opener coffee tray each morning.
Bedroom 2 ~ 400 sq. ft.
Privately located on far east end. Kingsize bed, cable television, next to the swimming pool. Mirrored en-suite bathroom has walk-in shower.
Bedroom 3 ~ 400 sq. ft.
Optional kingsize or twin beds, cable television. En-suite bathroom has deep bathtub and shower combination. Also a very private whimsical Jungle Shower accessed through French doors (favorite of parents and children alike). This bedroom connects to Bedroom 4 for the convenience of family units.
Bedroom 4 ~ 200 sq. ft.
Favorite for children, also suitable for adults. Optional kingsize or twin beds, cable television, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. A connecting door opens to the Bedroom 3 (with bathtub) for convenience of parents and children. A louvred window also opens between these connecting rooms. Parents or nannies can adjust the louvers to stay open for monitoring or closed for privacy in the night.
The Tryall Club Membership
A significant amenity for guests in this villa is membership at the excellent Tryall Club. On 2,200 acres, Tryall’s golf course is among the most beautiful in the world. Its 18 hillside and seaside fairways have been home to the Johnnie Walker, Mazda and other PGA championship events. The resident pro offers workshops and private lessons. The Tryall tennis club features nine Nova Cushion courts, some lit for night play, with world-class pro’s on call. All white attire required.
The beach is well planned for parents and children. Have lunch at the beach bar. Work out in the well-equipped gym and compete in the new Usain Bolt Games Room at the Great House (teens love it). Jog the marked trails. Snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish are complimentary. Glass bottom boats, charter fishing, a boat to the reef and any captained craft attract various fees. Enjoy weekly events like complimentary Manager’s Cocktail Party on Mondays, as well as Beach BBQ and Reggae Night beach parties for an additional fee.
On the hill, enjoy the historic Great House for daily 4:00 tea and sweets. Shop at the convenient commissary and chic boutique, and meet for happy hour and snacks at the casual bar. Also at the Great House is the new Usain Bolt Games Room open all day and night for ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, chess and checkers, board games, comfy reclining chairs and HDTV. And don’t miss the massive Tryall pool. The Tryall Club is thoughtfully designed to please toddlers, preteens, tweens, moms, dads and everyone from teens to octogenarians.
For a great write-up of the Tryall Club, see Dana Vachon's article Club Jamaica in Departures Magazine.
The Tryall Club was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world.”
Tryall Club Golf Course Note: The front 9 holes of the golf course will be closed from May 13 - October 16, 2017 for extensive renovation. The recently renovated back 9 holes of the golf course will remain open all summer. Members & guests who wish to play 18 holes between May 13th and Oct 16th can play the back 9 holes twice. Multiple tee box options will be available in order to give a different feel to the golf course. The driving range will remain open as normal. All green fees during this period will be charged at our 9 hole rates regardless of whether the golfer plays 9 or 18 holes. Normal cart and caddy fees will apply.
NOTE: Tryall Club membership is guaranteed for guests travelling through November 30, 2017. Not guaranteed if travel dates are beyond November 30, 2017. Ask our Villa Specialists if you have any questions.
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