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Exodus Retreat villa

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 offers the most magical of all views overlooking the sea and Jewel championship golf course. You can walk through your own back gate and tee off onto the 17th fairway, or take a ten minute walk across the golf course to your own private residents beach. Relax under the almond trees and enjoy the tranquility of a turquoise blue sea and white sands.

This beautiful villa is built in a horseshoe shape around a large oval shaped swimming pool with the living room and bedrooms opening out through large sliding doors onto a spacious veranda.

We also have a creche separation available for families with small children, this attaches to all the wooden poles around the pool to protect toddlers from going close to the pool.

The villa is open to lovely sea breezes, and at night the pool is lit up so you can swim without worrying about leaving children in bed - as the pool is literally in the centre of the villa!! The villa is completely private, no one can overlook the pool!! In fact the only access to the pool is through the front door of the villa, so if you are looking for total privacy - you have found your destination!!

The villa has been completely rebuilt and refurbished, including all the bathrooms and a large newly built kitchen fully equipped with an imperial range stove, large fridge freezer & walk in pantry. The kitchen is more than suitable for large groups.

Sleeping Arrangements are as follows:-

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 - or - 1 double & 2 single beds

2 fold up beds + 1 cot available to go anywhere

We also have an additional 2 bedroom annex available to large groups only accessed from the car park - these 2 rooms are an additional US$50 per night including both rooms - guests from room 6 have to pass through Room 5 to get to the bathroom. Guests can choose to pay cash on arrival if they are unsure of the amount of people coming in their group, or would like to invite family members from Jamaica for family re-unions!

Cook is available as an optional extra to cook breakfast and diner.

With 20 years of experience cooking in some of Jamaica's finest luxury villas, Miss Monica has knowledge of an array of appetizing traditional recipes, along with many other international dishes. Miss Monica is also willing to create a dish of your choosing.

Additionally, if you wish, you can arrange with us to have Miss Monica prepare a meal for your arrival. We have an account with our local supermarket especially for our guests so food supplies can be delivered prior to your arrival. Supplies can be delivered anytime during your vacation as well.

We can arrange for transportation to be on call for the rest of your stay. Costs depend on distance of travel, amount of people, and duration of excursion.

Airport Transfers cost USD40 per person including both trips providing everyone travels in the same coach. Minimum price is USD200 for a car for 4 people or less including both trips.

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Member since: 2005
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

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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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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