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About Villa

In the 1950’s, Kingston attorney Clinton Hart happened onto this remarkable 3-acre waterfront location, bought it and built a simple beach cottage for his family. Through four generations, Canoe Cove has been a beloved family home, virtually unembellished. In 2015, Hart’s grandson replaced the worn cottage with a new sort of architecture, straightforward, uncomplicated and loaded with thoughtful comforts and essentials to redefine luxury in a beachy, barefoot lifestyle.
  • 7-bedroom contemporary beachfront villa on three private acres
  • 8-1/2 bathrooms
  • located on Old Fort Bay, 5 minutes west of Ocho Rios
  • full staff: chef & assistant cook, butler, housekeepers, personal laundress, gardener, pool & beach man
  • Junior Olympic-size swimming pool:  3 competition lanes, 75’ long
  • 2 sun shelves with loungers connected to main pool
  • child-friendly:  shallow pool entry and oversize sand box on lawn above beach
  • paddle boards & kayaks (lifejackets provided for adults & children)
  • Har-Tru green clay tennis court:  the only Har-Tru court on Jamaica’s north coast (racquets provided)
  • 5-hole 1,300-sq-ft graded synthetic turf putting green & sand bunker (putters & wedges provided)
  • private gym:  SOLE recumbent stationary bike, PRO-FORMA treadmill, bench & weights
  • private massage room next to gym
  • 1/4-size basketball court
  • hot tub for 10
  • live reef 50 yards out, more reefs beyond (snorkels provided)
  • air-conditioned TV room with comfy seating
  • SmartTV in all 7 bedrooms
  • large thatch roof gazebo & bar for al fresco meals, sunset cocktails or just hanging out
  • wheelchair ramps

Here is a dream come true for the three-generation family whose wish list of individual requirements includes copious space for togetherness; intimate space to take a nap, finish a novel or have a massage; sporting options to satisfy restless cravings for activity and the stimulation of competitive sports; and spacious dining areas when those other cravings kick in and your chef rings the bell that signals time for another long, leisurely, luscious meal.  In short, make your multi-faceted wish list and take a look at Canoe Cove.

The 200’ beach ranges in width from sea wall to surf from 15’ in high tide to 30’ in low tide, varying with weather patterns.  For joggers or strollers, the extended beach length is approximately 1,000 feet.  The uninterrupted view extends all the way to the horizon, punctuated a few times each week by tall white cruise ships drifting silently across your view toward the harbor. 

Canoe Cove encourages a relaxed, un-fussy vacation with an abundance of sporty options balanced with as much pure relaxation as anyone could want.  The location is amazing. The service is excellent. The villa itself is stylish without pretense or overstatement, uncluttered and totally livable.  Inside, textures of exotic woods establish a grounded, organic ambience as backdrop against stylish furnishings.  Cedar, Jojoba, Honduran pine, marble, coral stone and natural cement floors are cool under bare feet.  Finishes of reclaimed teak and driftwood echo the Caribbean venue.  Decorating a hallway is a whimsical 6’ pendant lamp made entirely of old magazines and looking remarkably like bark.  Across the lawn, supporting structures of the gazebo are purloined telephone poles with bamboo-clad bases.  Delicate orchids cultivated on site contrast with other natural materials and adorn most rooms.

For tennis buffs who want to bring their own pro from home, on-site sleeping accommodations can be arranged and villa staff will look after this guest.  Nannies from home may sleep in the child’s room.


Downstairs – 4 bedrooms

Bedroom 1
Kingsize bed, queen sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with deep tub + open-air shower, opens to patio. All bedrooms have a SmartTV.

 Bedroom 2
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, opens to patio. All bedrooms have a SmartTV.

Bedroom 3
Kingsize bed, queen sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with deep tub + open-air shower, opens to patio. All bedrooms have a SmartTV.

Bedroom 7
Children's room adjacent to Bedroom 1, also suitable for adults, 2 queen beds, small walk-in shower, no access to patios or balconies. All bedrooms have a SmartTV.

Upstairs - 3 bedrooms

Bedroom 4
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom, opens to balcony. All bedrooms have a SmartTV.

Bedroom 5
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom, opens to balcony. All bedrooms have a SmartTV.

Bedroom 6
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom queen sofa bed, opens to balcony. All bedrooms have a SmartTV.

Combining bedrooms 1, 2 and 7 creates a convenient family suite, each bedroom door being a few steps from the next.

Child Friendly
The swimming pool has a shallow entry for toddlers, a man-made sandbox big enough for everyone, nearby outdoor shower and a grassy yard for lawn games.  Kayak life jackets come small-medium-large.

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Nearby Activities

  • Dunn’s River Falls – 3 minutes
  • Dolphin Cove – 4 minutes
  • Mystic Mountain – 5 minutes (zipline, bobsled, restaurant)
  • Island Village – 8 minutes (good mall, jewelry, books store, coffee shops, more)
  • Chukka Cove Farm – adventure excursions from mild to wild
  • Drax Hall Polo field (Saturdays)
  • Sailing, fishing and private boat excursion charters for various fees can be arranged by your staff
  • Restaurants – recommend Sans Souci (upscale, excellent, 14 min); Scotchie’s (rustic casual, best jerk joint, 4 minutes) … if you ever wish to forsake the Canoe Cove chef a time or two.

Old Fort Bay is on the western perimeter of Ocho Rios.  Drive time from the Montego Bay Sangster International Airport is approximately 90 minutes on the new North Coast highway.


7 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms

Sleeps 14 People

10000 Interior Square Ft.

Air Conditioning



Children Welcome

Fully Staffed Villa

Golf Available

Handicap Access




Audio: iPod Dock(s)

Bathrooms: Bathrobes

Bathrooms: Hair Dryers

Communications: Complimentary Calls to the US, UK and Canada

Communications: Wireless Internet Access

Fitness Equipment: Private Air Conditioned Gym

Fitness Equipment: Some Fitness Equipment on Site

Golf and Tennis: Golf on Site or Nearby

Golf and Tennis: Private Putting Green

Golf and Tennis: Private Tennis Court

Golf and Tennis: Tennis Nearby

Other: Available for Large Groups

Other: Handicap Accessible

Other: Linda Smith Premier Rating

Other: Spa on Site or Nearby

Pool and Sea Area: Hot Tub (outdoor)

Pool and Sea Area: Kayaks

Pool and Sea Area: Poolside Shower

Pool and Sea Area: Snorkel Gear


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
December 15, 2018 - December 18, 2018
5 7 $3256
December 15, 2018 - December 18, 2018
7 7 $3645
December 19, 2018 - December 26, 2018
7 7 $4257
December 26, 2018 - January 02, 2019
New Year's
7 7 $4400
January 03, 2019 - April 19, 2019
5 7 $3354
January 03, 2019 - April 19, 2019
7 7 $3754
April 20, 2019 - April 27, 2019
7 7 $3754
April 28, 2019 - November 22, 2019
5 5 $2682
April 28, 2019 - November 22, 2019
7 5 $3421
November 23, 2019 - November 30, 2019
7 7 $3583
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
5 5 $2682
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
7 5 $3421
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
5 7 $3354
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
7 7 $3754
December 21, 2019 - December 27, 2019
7 7 $4400
December 28, 2019 - January 04, 2020
New Year's
7 7 $4543

Damage Deposit: $1,500

Additional Guests †$100 per person per night (past 14 guests)


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