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48 reviews
Villa veranda around the pool at night
Private beach
Garden hillside
Bedroom no 3
Villa at night
View from entering thru the gate
Bedroom no 1
Bedroom no 1
Bathroom no 1
Family shower bathroom no 1
Lounge area
Lounge area w chairs for kids on the veranda
Bedroom no 2
Bedroom no 2
Bathroom no 2
Outside palm tree balcony merges with bathroom
The pool
Bathroom no 2
Bedroom no 3
Bathroom no 3
Pool
The veranda
Veranda daytime
Removable Creche attachment around the pool for child safety
Veranda
Living Room
Villa Kitchen - newly built
Riding on the Beach available only 10min away
Waterfall 'Dunns' river' is located 30min nearby
Private Beach
Relaxing with a drink in the garden
Runaway Bay Private Residential beach
Golf early in the morning
Lush garden with lots of fruit trees
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica

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Ibbie S
Eddleston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect location for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 25 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We have just returned from a 9 day visit to the villa. Our expectations were exceeded in terms of the accommodation, views, food and the welcome. The owner, Clare, was extremely helpful and kind - willing to help us out and organise trips etc. The staff were very pleasant and a special mention must be made regarding Miss Monica's cooking which was delicious.

We arrived hoping for a laid back and revitalising break and we certainly achieved that - while managing to fit in a couple of trips on a catamaran (thanks Andrew), short walks to the beach, a trip to underground caves and a Reggae Festival.

In all, this is a super and well run villa and everyone (including the neighbours) is really welcoming.

I struggle to come up with a negative - if only Scotland were not so far away!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jan 2016
Thanks so much Ibbie, it was a pleasure to meet you and the rest of your group! So happy you enjoyed your holiday and I hope we get a chance to meet again someday in the future. Best wishes Clare, Miss Monica and the rest of the crew!
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Juneprrj
St. George's, Grenada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good mid value for large groups”
Reviewed 22 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

We were a party of seven adults and two babies from four different countries who have traveled extensively from Asia to Europe to Africa and the Caribbean.
Exodus Retreat with its large and inviting pool, offered a space large enough with comfort and privacy. The staff provided exceptional service, especially the cook Monica who prepared tasty Jamaican dishes.
The owner who lives on the premises, though well meaning, was in our space too often and sometimes made inappropriate comments.
The beach is not easily seen and not easily accessible except by car.
The property needs refurbishing, eg leaky air conditioners and holes in the mosquito nets. to name a few of the upgrading needs.
For the discriminating traveler who needs upscale accommodation this is not the place, However for the price conscious who is willing to overlook the shortcomings it is not a bad deal.

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Liked best: pool and the size of the accommodation
Liked least: accessibility to beach and other areas of interest, without a car
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
23 Jan 2016
Please do accept my sincere apologies for any discomfort you experienced on your holiday, this is our very first time where our guests have not been happy, and I hope that sometime in the future you will return and we will be more aware hopefully of your needs. All the very best Clare
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wannabbea...
Rushford, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wish I were still in Jamaica”
Reviewed 15 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We were a group of 8 ranging in age from 23 to 82. Everyone had a fantastic time. The villa is laid out very well with every bedroom having its own bathroom/shower. Beds were comfortable. We had issues with the hot water the first day but Claire took care of it promptly. The pool is wonderful. Monica cooked breakfast for us every morning and Dinner 4 evenings and there were no complaints. We had some picky eaters in our group and they loved the food. Monica does an awesome job. If you plan on doing any tours, Please request Everton. He took us everywhere we needed to go. Very safe and informative. Claire is a wonderful person and very helpful. She set us up on a sailboat ride with her friend Andrew for my birthday. It was an awesome day. Andrew is also very nice and his sailboat and crew were awesome. It was a fantastic vacation and would go to the villa again in a heartbeat. Miss you all!! Debi from MN

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Liked best: The pool and veranda area
Liked least: our bathroom needed some work but the bathroom in room 1 was awesome
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
23 Jan 2016
Oh my goodnees Debi, so glad you had a fab time!! Be lovely to see you again in Jamaica some time!! All the very best to you and your lovely family! Clare, Miss Monica and the rest of the crew!
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661cate
Mount Forest, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent trip, loved it!”
Reviewed 3 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Traveled with our 5 adult children and partners. What a wonderful relaxing vacation! The villa was beautiful, private pool, great host and cook. Definitely would return!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
23 Jan 2016
Thanks Cate - lovely to meet you all, hope to see you again sometime! All the very best Clare and crew
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Michael C
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“5 STAR EXPERIENCE ”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I have been lucky enough to spend time here on several occasions. First off the location is perfect. Situated in Cardiff Hall overlooking the golf course, its just a quick walk to either the pristine private beach, or choose the public beach to have lunch and a beer with the locals. All attractions in both Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are less than an hour away. The villa offers four 5 star suites with more rooms available for larger groups. Visit the website for all the particulars, what I can't stress enough is the value! I frequently visit Jamaica in the off season and love getting to experience opulence at affordable prices. For groups of 4-10 this villa CANNOT be beat. Steer clear of the boring all inclusives and enjoy the true Jamaica in style! You'll spend less money and leave with magical memories that will last a lifetime!

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Management Response
11 Jun 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation - you are most welcome anytime!!
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