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Family friendly Villa incl. full staff & pool with 180 degree views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Luxury villa overlooking golf course with pool and private residents beach

Exodus Retreat is nestled in the lush hillside directly in front of the golf course of the Jewels Resort and offers 180 degree panoramic views. A spacious home, it is an excellent choice for families and large groups.

Built on two floors, the villa offers a spacious living area, six bedrooms and baths and a large private pool. The interiors feature oak, wood and tropical fabrics and art.

4 of the bedrooms have king sized beds and en-suite baths. The other 2 bedrooms are non separated and each have queen beds which, together with all other beds may be converted from one size to another one if desired and shares a en-suite bath as well.

The villa, also, boasts a penthouse suite with private entrance, balcony, artists loft, ocean views and a kitchen.

Perfect as a wedding suite and can also fit a full family.

Of special note is the exceptional and dedicated long time staff at this villa who have truly mastered the art of pampering without intrusion. Indeed, Steven is not only one of the most helpful groundsmen on the island but in our family as well.

Private residential beach access & local Flavors beach within a 12min walk for guest's enjoyment. The famous Porto Seco Beach is about a 12 minute drive from the villa & a long list of famous excursions and attractions are located within 40min drive.

Our prices are as follows LOW SEASON:

$500/night 3bedrooms+baths

$600/night 4 bedrooms+ baths

$700/night 5 bedrooms baths &1shared bath

$1000/night for 5 bedrooms & top master suite.


$600/night 3 bedrooms+ baths

$700/night 4 bedrooms+baths

$800/night 5 bedrooms+ baths

$1200/night 5 bedrooms + baths & the top master suite

Low & high season 4 nights minimum bookings only

Christmas & New Years,1 week minimum bookings only

When considering budget, please read our rates above for the Villa rent incl. full staff. You must also consider the three G's as well:



Ground transfers

We love to help you plan ahead. Calling is the best communication form for me.

For very large groups or wedding parties there are quite a few nearby villas and a smaller hotel located in the same prestigious Cardiff Hall area which may be combined with the rental of Exodus Retreat.

Please call or email me should you have any questions, I am happy to help.

Thank you.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Clare

My name is Clare and I am an anthropologist having worked with nomads in The Middle East, Street children in Ethiopia. I have also travelled extensively throughout the world.

I am also a fine artist and when I am in Jamaica I love to paint!

Clare purchased this villa in 2005

Why Clare chose Runaway Bay

Apart from staying in a very beautiful property, we pride ourselves in offering a unique service, we take care of your every need and help you to organize your holiday in an efficient, cost effective way without intruding on your privacy and enjoyment.

I fell in love with this area many years ago and ended up Running away to Runaway Bay - as many of our returning guests do!!

We can also arrange your excursions around the island, and if you like try our Catamaran sailing trip and snorkeling - cost for the whole group is US$650 for the whole group and that is for most of the day!!

What makes this villa unique

We are actually in a prime position overlooking the golf course and only five minutes walk from the beach. I love it here as I really keep fit!! I like my neighborhood and have met some very interesting people who also own property here.

Runaway Bay is a very nice area for many reasons mainly the most amazing beach!! But also because it is so convenient. You can reach almost anywhere on the island getting there and back in a day.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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!
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Runaway Bay on the Saint Ann Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • river
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double shower - onyx sink
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double shower - onyx sink
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double showers - onyx sink
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double showers - onyx sink
  • All the bedrooms have their own adjoining luxury en-suite dressing room and onyx bathroom. 3 of the bedroom open through large tinted glass door into the veranda around the pool and the 4th bedroom has its own private courtyard down a spiral staircase
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 king - or - 2 singles available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King - or - 2 singles available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King - or 2 singles available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 1 King + 1 double - or - 2 singles + 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 bedrooms / extra 2 bedroom annex on request Notes on bedrooms: There are king size beds or twins in all the bedrooms. The bedrooms open through double glass sliding door around the pool, and are all equipped with A/C, ceiling fans and 32" flat screen Tv's. A/C is charged extra at US$15 per night - however the villa is open to lovely sea breezes and we also have high speed fans!! 2 fold up beds available on request
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: In the villa there are 4 en-suite bedrooms, three of which open out through double glass sliding doors onto the veranda, the fourth is situated down a spiral staircase in it's own private patio. Room 1: 1 King sized bed - or - 2 single beds. Room 2: 1 King sized bed - or - 2 single beds. Room 3: 1 King sized bed - or - 2 single beds. Room 4: 1 King sized bed & 1 double bed - or - 2 single beds & 1 double bed 2 fold up beds are available upon request.  Extra: 2 bedrooms suite available on request for large groups only Outside: Exodus Retreat has a private swimming pool and the only access to the pool is through the villa main front entrance. The pool is a large pool deep enough for diving, one of the largest private pools in Jamaica!! Utility Room: Wash room with 3 washing machines and sink for hand washing on site. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and beach towels included. Large veranda overlooking the swimming pool with lounge chairs and dining area with dining area and seating enough for up to 24 people. We also have a creche fitting that fits to all the poles around the pool for families with young children


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Family friendly Villa incl. full staff & pool with 180 degree views.
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Staff ar the Villa make this vacation special!

  • 4 of 5

From the time we arrived until our departure the staff at Exodus Retreat made this vacation something very special.

Miss Monica’s cocking is local and delicious. Stephen, with his wonderful smile and knowledge of local trees and bushes made each conversation a treat. Stephen and Miss Monica explained the local fruits and vegetables. The cake and saltfish was delicious as well as educational. Jamaican apples, bammy and rice and peas.

Andrew checked in regularly and got us some fresh red snapper for dinner. Gina was sweet and a great help with the cleaning and laundry for our “going home clothing”.

The drive thru the local communities was beautiful and informative thanks to Stephens guidance.

The rooms are large and the beds very comfortable.

If you want a unique Jamaican experience try Exodus out.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

You will experience Jamaica in the most unique way. Never be bored or hungry. Andrew is an amazing person and took the greatest care of us.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place all around!

  • 5 of 5

It was 5 of us from Switzerland. We have never been to Jamaica. We were realy lucky to have booked this villa. Communication with Clare prior our journey was great.

It's around an hour (easy) drive from the montego bay airport, that also very convenient.

I would highly recommend doing the catamaran trip.

I would also do anything Andrew suggests, like cruising around the mountains. He knows everyone and everything about Jamaica. He really made our stay even better. Thanks Andrew!

I would highly recommend visiting glistening waters.

Also, Sarah Bar in Salem is quite special.

The setup of the house is perfect, location is great, the staff is really nice. The beach is really close and very nice.

I will hopefull be able to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Special interest holidays:

We can offer special yoga retreats at the villa - please apply for details.


The villa is only ten minutes walk away from our own private residents beach, Visitors can relax in the sun or under the shade of the almond trees on lounge chairs.

There is also a restaurant by the beach.

We also have a newly built water park next to the beach - it is amazing - apparently the best in the Caribbean! Costs are $50 per adult and $25 per child - great!!!


Montego Bay is the nearest airport - 50 minutes

Airport transfers US$40 per person including both ways


Runaway Bay is situated 20 minutes drive from Ocho Rios and 10 minutes from St Ann.

Further Details:

Our cleaners Regina and Yvette are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Our cook is available anytime to cook delicious Jamaican cuisine, or other dishes of your choice. Her name is Monica and she has had more than 15 years experience cooking in luxury villas here in Jamaica. Steven is responsible for pool maintenance, security, villa and garden maintenance. Guests need to provide their own food, and staff here can help with the shopping when required. We have access to fresh fish, seafood, and organically grown fruit and vegetables and meat coming direct from local farmers.


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