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Tranquillity on the Beach • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa

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About Tranquillity on the Beach

True to its name, Tranquillity on the Beach is a place for relaxing into the calm ambiance of an exquisite home on a beautiful beachfront site ~ while being gently pampered by a competent staff.

  • beautiful 7-bedroom beachfront villa (Linda Smith’s original villa)
  • full staff: excellent butler, chef, housekeeper, 2 gardeners, laundress
  • 15 x 30-foot private pool
  • expanded pool deck surrounded by hibiscus with over a dozen different blooms daily
  • poolside speakers connected to main house sound system
  • seaside dining gazebo for special occasion candlelight dinners … or just because it’s Thursday!
  • tennis court shared with Serenity Villa next door; basketball hoop on tennis court
  • 100-yard sandy beach, offshore reef
  • complimentary water sports include 5 sea kayaks, 3 paddle boards, life vests
  • cable televisions, DVD players, VCR’s, movie library and children’s videos
  • sound system with iPod dock, CD library, speakers on verandah
  • complimentary wireless Internet access … bring your laptop
  • 1 full size crib, 1 high chair, 1 pack-n-play and kids’ beach toys (all complimentary)
  • note: outstanding chef professionally trained in Italy and in Montego Bay's best restaurants
  • Tryall Club membership: complimentary beach, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, Usain Bolt Games Room, jogging trail, afternoon tea & Manager's Cocktail Party every Monday night. For various fees: golf, tennis lessons, Happy Hour, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, boutique, motorized water sports & Reggae Night on the Beach Thursday night. Current membership runs through November 30, 2018. See note below*

The well-appointed rooms of Tranquillity stretch over 6,300 square feet of rich marble floors. Artful landscaping ensures year-round flowers in bloom which in turn ensure regular visits from hummingbirds and parrots. The grounds resemble a private park dotted with mango, guava, banana, plantain, lime, soursop, apple and papaya trees.

The entrance draws you past an indoor waterfall garden as you approach the spacious Great Room which opens to an 86' furnished verandah. Meals are served by the butler on the verandah overlooking two acres of landscaped grounds and the sea ~ or served in the inside formal dining room ~ or, as a special treat, served in the romantic waterfront gazebo by candlelight. On calm nights, two or three local fishermen may ease through the water beyond the gazebo carrying torches and laying nets for the fresh catch they will deliver to your chef the next morning. The overall ambiance is quite beautiful.

Two large master suites are privately located in a wing on the east end of the villa. Two smaller bedrooms are beyond the living room on the west end of the villa. The fifth, sixth & seventh bedrooms are in the Beach Cottage across the lawn on the water’s edge. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. The state-of-the-art kitchen in the main house includes a 6-burner Vulcan gas stove, microwave and double fridge with icemaker.

Meals here merit special attention. Chef Danny has extensive experience in a number of cuisines including Italian, Spanish and Jamaican. He received his formal training in Italy and has been Head Chef at several of Montego Bay's better restaurants. Danny's experience and creativity, as well as his willingness to create menus to suit special requests, make the culinary part of everyone’s stay at Tranquillity something to savor. A formal herb garden is steps from the kitchen and provides the Chef with fresh herbs and vegetables for your meals. His fresh kale and spinach soup can be a healthy and delicious way to start one of your dinners. Chef’s special menus.

Tranquillity shares a basketball hoop and private tennis court with neighboring Serenity on the Beach (bring racquets and balls). Combining Serenity and Tranquillity creates an 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. This 8-acre beachfront compound is a favorite for weddings and family reunions. All 3 villas are child friendly and very private from each other.

Paddle boards and sea kayaks are among the complimentary water sports available. 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, be advised that Tranquillity is home to a friendly dog named Gus. He is not permitted in the house or on the verandah, his accommodations are an on-site kennel area. But Gus does spend days in the yard and on the beach, and the staff cares for him. He is gentle, well-behaved and loves guests if you want to interact with him.


Master Bedroom 1
Kingsize 4-poster bed.  Flat screen cable television.  4 pairs of mahogany French doors to verandah. Modern en-suite bathroom features handsome gray and tan tile open shower with twin rain forest shower jets.  Just steps from the pool.

Master Bedroom 2
Kingsize bed in a high-ceilinged 400-square-foot suite with flat screen cable television. En-suite bathroom has bathtub plus separate walk-in shower. French doors open to private furnished verandah.  3 steps down and path to pool, gazebo and beach.

Bedroom 3
Optional kingsize or twin beds.  en-suite bathroom with double vanity, walk-in shower and wonderful second very private shower in outdoor walled garden. French doors open from bedroom to verandah.

Bedroom 4
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. French doors to private patio, grounds and tennis court.

Beach Cottage
Bedrooms 5 & 6
Designed as the owners’ private quarters, this is an exquisite 2-story cottage right next to the sea. Downstairs is the living room with cable television, VCR and sound system, small extra bedroom with with queensize bed, hall bathroom and walk-in shower. The lower level opens to a private terrace on the edge of the beach where meals are served if only the Beach Cottage is occupied. (If more than two guests are in residence, all meals are served on the main house verandah, although eye-opener coffee and fruit may be served at the Beach Cottage.) Upstairs are the kingsize bedroom, over-the-beach balcony with lounges for sunning or star-gazing, and large en-suite marble bath with oversize walk-in shower.

Bedroom 7
A new bedroom with bunk beds has been added to the Beach Cottage. The new bedroom is upstairs next to the Master Bedroom, shares a bathroom and provides another convenient parent-child suite. 

Additional Information

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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.”

*NOTE: Tryall Club membership is guaranteed for guests travelling through November 30, 2018. Some villa beach memberships are not guaranteed if travel dates are beyond November 30, 2018. Ask our Villa Specialists if you have any questions.

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
1–3 $8,000
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
4 $8,900
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
5 $9,500
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
6–7 $10,500
Thanksgiving 2018
November 17 - November 24
1–7 $16,000
Christmas 2018
December 19 - December 26
1–7 $22,000
New Year's 2018-2019
December 26 - January 2
1–7 $24,000
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
1–4 $11,000
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
5 $12,000
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
6–7 $13,500
Easter 2019
April 20 - April 27
Easter week is any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
1–7 $13,500
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Guest Reviews

  • Beautiful! What a wonderful spot. The staff was excellent and made the place so comfortable. The food was delicious. Butler Leaford was an awesome concierge and host. Chef Danny amazing. The grounds were beautiful. We had 11adults and 6 kids from age 8 to 16 months. All of us were taken care of.

    Bill B. – January 2018

  • We really enjoyed our stay at Tranquility. We can't stop talking about our vacation. I am just trying to figure out when I can go again. #LoveTranquility

    Lisa B. – August 2017

  • All the staff were great. Laundress did a wonderful job & Housekeeper kept everything so nice. Butler Leaford was a wealth of information, impeccable service. Chef Danny’s meals were so good. Always fun to see what was being served each meal. Fabulous staff. Very kind, attentive and caring.

    Home was well furnished and maintained. Kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel things and various sports equipment were great!

    John & Heather K. – June 2017

  • Very friendly and helpful staff. Great house, very family friendly. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. This property is well suited for a family with young children. The staff was excellent.

    Nissim D. – June 2017

  • We loved the whole staff - outstanding!! Everything was excellent. We would like to return. Loved it! Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation!

    Michelle F. - February 2017

  • Staff and service were amazing. Rooms cleaned ASAP each day. Food was AMAZING. Leaford (butler) was awesome. We loved our driver, Chris and we learned a lot about the island. Amazing villa – can’t wait to come back.

    Carla G. - February 2017

  • 2 weeks of Bliss!!

    Wow...Excellent Chef and Butler! Danny (chef) and Leaford (butler) were hard hard working, fine men who put their all into excellent care & personal needs of all they serve.

    Wow...Immaculate grounds & daily home maintenance.

    We loved our driver Roy. Roy saved us time & money with humor, great advice & safety too.

    Wow...Overall Expectation Exceeded! Trip worth every penny. The staff & accommodations suited our large family perfectly.

    Benoit-Bushy Family - June 2016

  • We were all treated like family. We are very much appreciative!

    Anthony R - April 2016

  • Fantastic service – kind, generous and accommodating. The butler Leaford is a true GEM!

    Michael D - April 2016

  • The staff was incredibly wonderful! They were caring and helpful and eager to go the “extra mile” to make us feel at home. We truly had the best time!

    Robin C - February 2016

  • Absolutely lovely, more than accommodating. The staff made our trip wonderful!

    Jennifer K - February 2016

  • Better than advertised! All was excellent.

    Ralph C - January 2016

  • We had a wonderful time. we came all the way from Australia – the perfect holiday, we will recommend it to all our friends.

    The thought and work that Danny put in to preparing our meals, looking after the finicky eaters and always preparing something for everybody to eat, looking after the little children, cooking a special meal for our celebration night and a special cake, juicing oranges for breakfast, and all the other special dishes he prepared, etc, etc, etc. All this was noticed and really appreciated.

    The care with which Leaford set the table for each meal coordinating the table cloths with the crockery and adding the special touches of fresh flowers and candles, etc, etc made us all feel as though we were special people. Thank you Leaford for all the washing up we didn’t have to do.

    Thank you to all the ladies, Brigitte, Judith and Zelda who cleaned each day and did all our washing such that we even went home with clean clothes in our cases. This meant that we could relax and enjoy our entire 2 weeks.

    Thank you to the gardeners, Owen and Char who racked the garden and even the weeds off the beach each day and again just before our photos were taken. Also Barnaby and Lloyd for watching over us.

    Please also thank Chris our driver who was a font of knowledge and took us willingly in several directions on many occasions.

    Our special celebration was even more special because of the staff at the beautiful Tranquillity Villa.

    Eniko S - December 2015

  • Thoroughly fabulous!

    John M - December 2015

  • Danny & Leaford are the best. So accommodating and friendly. Having our laundry done was wonderful!

    Jane L - November 2015

  • We couldn’t have been better looked after. Leaford & Danny are exceptional hosts. We lacked for nothing – Top Notch!

    Karen P - September 2015

  • Excellent staff, can’t wait to come back!

    John C - August 2015

  • Excellent staff, can’t wait to come back!

    Simon T - August 2015

  • Leaford was amazing, Danny was a great Chef, and the ladies were wonderful.

    Clive W - July 2015

  • The staff were wonderful and went beyond our expectations. We were very well taken care of by all the staff. Everyone was friendly, courteous, & professional. We will return and we will tell all our friends!!

    Chris S - June 2015

  • Awesome, outstanding, staff was super excellent!

    Janice G - June 2015

  • Excellent staff, can’t wait to come back!!

    Mike T - June 2015

  • Wanted to take a moment to tell you how incredible our recent visit to Tranquility was. The food was incredible, the staff most gracious and the beach and all it encompassed was breathtaking...it was the BEST VACATION EVER!!!

    Victoria P - June 2015

  • It has been a wonderful visit. Practically perfect in every way. We hope to return.

    John H - May 2015

  • The villa is nirvana. Staff are perfection. We have been coming to Jamaica for 10 years and this was the best ever trip yet.

    Patricia W - February 2015

  • Exceeded Expectation! Everything is so wonderful. Staff is fabulous.

    Page S - February 2015

  • Great Food & Service! Great Layout!

    John F - January 2015

  • Mike and Peggy,

    We wanted to thank you for donating your beautiful villa to the VVA auction.

    Our group was overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff. Chef Danny, Leaford, Brigitte, Judith, Zelda and the gardeners were so welcoming, and tended to our every need, large and small.

    Our group gained more than a few pounds, and we are tanned and relaxed in anticipation of the upcoming holidays. There was nothing better than waking up to the fresh coffee served on the patio with the trade winds blowing, to going to sleep after a coma-inducing nightly meal by Danny! We yearn for the "bell" at our own homes.

    We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season, and joyous 2015!!

    Many thanks again from the ladies of Tranquillity and all our families, Minda, Cheri, Michelle and Amy (With Bill, William, Emily, Sandy, Charley, Dan, Daniel, Bill and Juliet)

    Minda A., Princeton, NJ November 2014

  • Staff is World Class!

    Quinn - June 2014

  • Excellent! We will be back!

    Scott C. - Beaumont TX - June 2014

  • Wonderful staff!

    Colinda S - June 2014

  • Overall an excellent vacation at an excellent villa. Danny & Leaford really made the vacation and added to the experience. Roy the owner was also excellent and really helped organize a bunch of activities for us.

    John J. New York, NY - July 2014

  • Dear Linda,

    We loved Tranquillity. Leaford and Danny are the best!!

    Scott R. – March 2014

  • Dear Linda,

    Everything worked! Fabulous staff. Luxurious accommodations, we felt like we were staying with family and had a blast.

    Steve G. – February 2014

  • Dear Linda,

    Everything is perfect...more than I expected. This was a great family vacation. We were relaxed and happy because of all the pampering from the staff. And the location!!! We were in paradise.

    Colleen B. - Woodland, WA - February 2014

  • Dear Linda,

    Excellent staff.

    Michael T. - January 2014

  • Dear Linda,

    The truly incredible staff at Tranquillity made our family vacation absolutely fabulous! At first I thought the other reviews must have been exaggerated, but now I can confirm that the superb reviews are all accurate! My children loved everything about Tranquillity, but especially the staff -- particularly Leaford and Chef Danny! The children ask me every day “when we are returning to Tranquility?”

    Janet O. – Quebec, Canada – April 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    Everyone was incredibly nice, friendly and helpful. A lovely spot!

    Jean R. - March 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    This type of vacation with staff was a first and a delightful luxurious experience. The staff are very kind, wonderful and gifted people. They made us incredibly comfortable. Pros! It was a fantastic set up for 2 families and the house and grounds were beautiful but not too fussy.

    Bill L. - March 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful stay at Tranquillity. The staff was sensational and they really had their work cut out for them with 4 young children dining at different times than the adults and toys and water bottles strewn everywhere. Chef Danny was so accommodating and our Chef Mike loved tasting his Jamaican specialties. Leaford was amazing, on top of virtually everything! Judith and Bridget thrilled us doing our laundry and keeping our rooms clean and orderly, no easy task with this group. We really had a ball.

    Thanks for supplying the extra pails, beach toys and pool noodles. We were all delighted with our stay!

    Lisa D. - New York City, NY - February 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    Its been a few weeks since we got back from Jamaica and my entire family has not stopped raving about our vacation. Not only was the villa first class but all the staff, most importantly Danny and Leaford, were wonderful. We truly had an amazing vacation and only wish we were still there.

    We highly recommend this villa and your services to all our friends and family!

    Thank you for all your help.

    Debbi C. - October 2012

  • Dear Linda,

    Our trip was an unequivocal and absolute success. We couldn't have found a more perfect setting for our family. The Tranquility staff gave us A++++++ treatment every hour of every day, and the Villa actually exceeded our high expectations in every regard.

    Scott C. - Beaumont, TX - December 2011

  • Dear Linda,

    Carlton made a wonderful bonfire for us. Danny is a wonderful chef and was great with our sons. Leaford was incredibly attentive and responsive to our needs and the ladies were friendly and kept the house and all our clothes nice and clean and sand-free. This was a phenomenal experience highlighted by the uniformly excellent service from the staff.

    Fred B. - August 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    Staff and service were beyond amazing! Incredible, Incredible, Incredible! The grounds are breathtaking! Accommodations were superb! We wanted for nothing!

    Leigh Anne F. - Atlanta, GA - November 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    This is a great staff. We love them all and the service was super. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

    Martina A. - Erfstadt, Germany - August 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    The staff truly made the house. I don't think it would have been the same without them! Tranquillity was comfortable for our children and we felt at home! This was a wonderful family trip and it was beyond our expectations!

    Jennifer S. - Atlanta, GA - July 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    This staff exceeded all of our expectations! We would love to stay with them again!

    William H. - Frisco, TX - June 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    We had a great time and Tranquillity and took some wonderful pics of the staff who are no doubt the best ever. The staff made our trip an excellent experience for everyone.

    Mike M. - Boise, ID - June 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    Being with the staff at Tranquillity was like being with family. The entire experience was too good for words!

    Leonard K. - Pembroke Pines, FL - April 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    The staff were very friendly, very client-focused and in a word, they were wonderful! The beds were comfy and the accommodations were nice and quiet. This is a great venue for a 3 generation family vacation!

    Colin M. - Missassauga, Canada - March 2010

  • Dear Linda,


    Vertina W. - Suitland, MD - March 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    We especially appreciate how smoothly and graciously our food allergies and food preferences were handled. Perfection! Chef Danny is amazing. A special thanks for preparing and serving the children's dinners before the adult's dinners each night. Leaford is terrific in every way and we could not have asked for a better week!

    Jo Ann H. - Virginia Beach, VA - March 2010

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