Before we’d arrived Lucy kept us informed and sent us details for the caretaker and cook. Our family are from the area so we are familiar with the location but it is straightforward to find. Once we’d arrived the caretaker Zeb was extremely helpful and available all the time whenever we needed anything. The property is immaculate inside and out.
The living areas were great, we spent most of our time at the villa around the pool. The three bedrooms were all good sizes and the bathrooms were well presented. Not a bad word to say. The cleaners came in mid week and were great. We had two people stay in the cottage for some of the time and this was accommodated for and managed with no fuss. It is a beautiful property perfectly located and well equipped so that we could relax there if we wanted to but also close enough to the things to do/places to eat in Treasure Beach. Eight of us stayed throughout the week and all of us would definitely stay again.
Joe T | Vermont | March 2020
We stayed for 10 days at Turtles' Nest in March 2020. We have been travelling to Treasure Beach for more than 10 years now and have stayed in various villas in Great Bay, Old Wharf, Calabash Bay and Billy’s Bay. Turtles' Nest immediately became a favourite for us. All of the people working at Turtles' Nest are wonderful and definitely go the extra mile to make your stay relaxing and stress free!!
The food cooked by Dacia was absolutely delicious and she made sure our special requests were granted… imagine: we had callaloo every single day!! Zeb was also always available for all our requests and on site needs. He found nice big lobsters for us and opened Jodi’s coconuts daily. Their smiles, laughter and good humour are contagious - if it’s a word one can use nowadays? Our kids were asking for them when we left.
The beach right in front is very quiet and beautiful with amazing views of sunsets and sun rises. It’s a five minute walk to the best swimming beach in the area. 15 minutes walk to Great Bay via a beautiful beach side trail. And a 15 minutes walk to town.
Nelson P | Colombia| March 2020
"Five Star Villa"
I recently stayed at this villa with a group of friends and had an amazing time! The owner of the villa - Lucy - was great at communicating about the villa. Every time I emailed her she responded within a few hours. The staff at the villa were equally as great. Dacia - the housekeeper - cooked amazing meals for us and went grocery shopping for everything so we really didn't have to plan or execute much.
Zeb who is the House Manager was exceptional. He was great with communicating and was extremely friendly and hospitable. He put us in touch with a local - Damian - who arranged a bicycle tour for us and boat ride out to Pelican Bar which was so much fun! Everything was extremely easy and very convenient and the staff were great. I would definitely recommend this villa!
Kimberley T | Kingston | February 2020
Have stayed a number of times with family and friends. Really love the new additions in particular the beautiful gazebo and large deck that has been added close to the sea. Beautiful spot to enjoy the lovely sea breeze and the amazing sunsets. Dacia continues to do a great job and can prepare any style of breakfast or dinner and she keeps the kitchen spotless. The relatively large swimming pool is always very inviting after a hot walk along the beach.
Will continue to return and recommend it to our friends both Jamaican and overseas.
Bernie C | Canada | February 2020|
Beautiful 360 degree landscapes compliment your immaculately designed villa. Blown away! Stunning food and Dacia, who cooked us breakfast and dinner kept our menu varied, delicious and fresh. Private access to the beach via your sun terrace was another highlight for us, Zeb the Villa Manager told us all about the turtles as we explored the rock pools. St Elizabeth offers tranquility and natural living... WE LOVED IT! Thank you all.
Lydia Heywood | Gloucestershire | England | January 2020 | @lydiaheywood
The staff were amazing... lots of fun, always accessible throughout the night. Zeb was the real boss, love him. Dacia and PetaGaye were very friendly and jovial and always willing to help. Any issues we had were sorted immediately after voicing. The ladies cook very well and do not impose on the guests at all, you don't really notice that they are there. Even the dogs were awesome.
Anuscha-Mai | Kingston | November 2019 |
I awoke at 6am and wandered downstairs to take in the full view of the newly built gazebo, beach and sea. I opened up the patio doors to the sound of the sea and a cool sea breeze, this is straight out of a film I thought, it reminded me of big budget movies of people living in Malibu Beach or Miami. Don Johnson I am not but did I feel special, yes I did and that is how the whole of our two weeks made us feel, special.
I made a coffee and went to take up my place on a seat under the gazebo, watching the sea thinking 'is this real'. I knew from the website and photos that the villa looked stunning but nothing prepared me or my family for this amazing and breathtaking view. I was interrupted by my son and we went for a paddle in the sea, this was repeated everyday of our holiday.
Dacia arrived and proceeded to make us pancakes, crispy bacon with maple syrup and poached eggs this and her amazing omelette with callaloo and spices kept us full every day until dinner and dinner was a whole different taste extravaganza. We wanted to taste as much local food as we could so left it up to Dacia who prepared us dishes including; Jerk Chicken, Jerk Lobster, Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Curried Goat, Steak cooked in a pot with local sauce (really good), ackee and saltfish and other dishes I can't recall.
As well as this Zeb sorts out any trips but we loved the local community so much we only ventured out to the Black River and Pelican Bar, seeing dolphins, crocodiles alongside the boat before mooring up at the Pelican Bar for a beer and swim. Thanks to our Captain Mr Bernard a.k.a Mr Nice Guy.
Must visits are Frenchman's, Jakes, Jack Sprats and Lashings where the hospitality is great, relaxed atmosphere with great food and drinks sensibly priced. I watched the Rugby World Cup final in Lashings Tree Top Bar at 4am, the result was awful but the environment helped me get over the loss.
We also loved having the dogs around as it made the whole place feel homely, Sugar, Spice and Dobby became part of the family for two weeks So will we go back, absolutely, would I recommend this villa, absolutely. It isn't just the villa it is the whole community feel and it is safe.
The Keegan family | UK | October 2019
I stayed at Turtles Nest for one week, and hands down it was one of the best weeks of my life.
I enjoyed every minute, the villa itself is stunning, such luxury and attention to detail, I loved the various ornaments and pictures in each room.
The surroundings are breathtaking, waking up every morning to the fantastic sea view was just mesmerising.
The staff are amazing people, who cater for your every need, full of knowledge and advice on local trips or where to eat, not that you need to eat out as the Villa chef is just the best cook she will create you the most mouthwatering of meals, her lobster curry is a must try.
I can honestly say you will not be disappointed if you stay here - I am working out how quickly I could go back, I feel like I wouldn’t need to go anywhere else now having been here. Treasure Beach will take a piece of your heart, everyone is so friendly, the vibe so chilled and you get to stay in the most amazing villa.
Who could ask for more?! Thank you.
Kirsty A | Somerset | UK | October 2019
"Felt like a home away from home"
Turtles' Nest Villa was nothing short of amazing, we rented for three weekends August. The staff were on point, the meals were great and they were helpful in every way. The villa was decked will all the amenities one would need very comfortable. Two families and their children enjoyed the pool.
Everything was great about the place. We even used the barbecue one night. Actually saw sea turtles and their eggs for the first time. Thanks for allowing us in your villa we will be back next year for another three weekends. Thanks to Zeb, and Dacia and the ladies.
Christina E | Kingston | September 2019
“A Gem on Treasure Beach”
A relaxing, scenic getaway in a small, quiet community. The staff are very personable, making you feel at home instead of on vacation. The complimentary cooking services will give you a filling and tasty spread, and the sophisticated yet playful decor makes the accommodation nothing short of cosy!
If you're there between June and November, I highly recommend asking to be connected with the area's turtle group to witness their very important sea turtle preservation efforts and, if you're lucky, some turtle sightings on the beach!
Jhunelle J | Kingston |August 2019
This was such a beautiful and tranquil experience. Enjoyed everything including the wonderful staff. You can book with confidence anytime you plan to visit Treasure Beach Jamaica.
Dean E | Atlanta | September 2019
“We loved everything about this villa!”
Treasure Beach, with its "local tourism" is just the kind of vacation we wanted! I researched ALL the villas in the area and could not be any happier with our choice to stay at Turtles' Nest Villa. We loved everything about it. Spacious and clean. Hip and Cool. Perfectly styled with Jamaican artwork and textiles that are available at a local shop.
The shaded upper deck was my favorite spot for an afternoon nap. There are fantastic views of the ocean from every room. Be sure to also take a walk around the garden in front of the house as it is equally breathtaking. Before we arrived Lucy, the owner, was quick to answer any of my questions. Closer to our arrival, she put me in touch with Zeb and Dacia to answer questions and make sure we had what we needed when we arrived. We had never stayed in a villa, so it was helpful to have some questions answered before we arrived. Once at the villa, we would see both of them in the morning at breakfast time and if we ate at the villa, dinner time.
While there, Dacia made us breakfast every morning and most of our dinners. I liked that meal planning did not have to be done before we arrived, but she had a meal for us after a long day of travel. During breakfast, Dacia would ask what we wanted for dinner. We asked for suggestions of what she could make and were never disappointed. Every meal was delicious! We loved trying some traditional Jamaican dishes. The food was plenty, and we ate leftovers for lunch. Dacia was sweet and understanding about my daughter, who is a picky eater. Several times she made her a blander version.
Zeb was a big help with transferring money, scheduling drivers for when we wanted to venture out, a boat captain to get to Floyd's and making sure we had everything we needed/wanted. Including aloe from a plant on the grounds for my son's sunburn. A couple of women came every three days to clean and change linens. We did not get to know them like we did Dacia and Zeb but they did a great job. Laundry is on site and they laundered a few loads of your clothing also.
I can not give all of them enough praise for making this such a wonderful vacation. Especially Dacia and Zeb. Our entire family, enjoyed talking to them and learning more about life in Jamaica. They made us feel at ease and home in this beautiful villa and charming town.
The entire week we where there, we did not see anyone else on the beach. It was like having a private beach. A few days we did not go in the ocean because of rough seas but on the calmer days our kids rode the waves on boogie boards. We love the beach, but when traveling with children it is nice to have a pool as an alternative to the ocean. We ended up spending a couple of hours a day on the beach and the majority of time at the pool. I was glad we picked a villa with a large pool. The pool's water was cool enough to cool you down during the heat of the day and warm enough to night swim.
We could not be happier with our choice of Turtles' Nest Villa. I would not change a thing and can't imagine a friendlier staff. Would definitely recommend! Would definitely return!
Kim W | Missouri | June 2019
The villa itself is lovely, the staff are out of this world!! Love Zeb!!! Will definitely be back! Clean, spacious, lovely pool, we saw dolphins swim past and turtle tracks in the sand!
I am absolutely in love with Treasure Beach. Walked around freely, even rode a bike, but the absolute highlight was seeing happy, healthy animals everywhere. What a paradise!
Thank you Treasure Beach, this is seriously a wonderful, amazing place!! If anyone is thinking of coming down, check out Turtles Nest Villa!! Lovely!! The staff are amazing, the villa is absolutely gorgeous, thank you for making this little holiday so incredibly special. The very fact that the staff are kind and gentle with the dogs, have food for them, only makes this trip even more amazing, we are so grateful, thank you.
Tammy Browne | Montego Bay | May 2019 |Montego Bay Animal Haven
Stress Free Vacation Villa: We experienced a quick, efficient & helpful booking process. Friendly staff who went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful stay. This was a great Treasure Beach family villa and we are looking forward to returning in the future.
The Lalor family | Kingston | May 2019
Wow, what can I say about Turtles' Nest Villa. The place itself is absolutely breathtaking. It is literally like stepping into your own private paradise!!!
If you are looking for a nearly private beach, steps from a beautiful luxury pool you are looking in the right place.
The property itself is kept impeccably clean, the rooms are spacious and beautiful!!!
The bedding is so crisp and comfortable. Anything you could possibly need you will find waiting for you. Zeb, the grounds keeper is so friendly and helpful. Every morning and multiple times a day he would come to make sure we had everything and anything we needed. The chef came each day and prepared whatever we could have desired and a few things we wouldn't even think of. She was so helpful and thoughtful and they worked together to be sure we were well taken care of.
Each night a security guard came to stand watch, he never intruded but it was comforting to know we could come and go as we pleased and our home away from home would be well guarded.
Communication with Lucy was the easiest thing ever. She always responded to messages almost immediately and always had great suggestions. The location of the villa is ideal....remote enough to feel like the only people in the world and yet just 5 min from shops and popular restaurants on treasure beach. Honestly I could not have chosen a better place for me and my bridesmaids to stay in the days leading up to my wedding.
This place is worth every penny and this pictures only show a fraction of its beauty. Do yourself the favor of experiencing top accommodations and excellent customer service on beautiful treasure beach by staying at Turtles' Nest Villa! You won't regret it!!!
Anina D | New York | May 2019
"Truly wonderful stay!"
We have just spent the most magical and relaxing week at Turtles Nest. The property overlooks the beach and ocean with stunning and uninterrupted views. Every morning we woke to the gentle sound of the waves, and could walk from the property straight onto the beach for a stroll, before coming back to a prepared breakfast.
Dacia, the villa’s chef, cooked the most delicious meals from fresh, local produce and Zeb, the caretaker, was helpful, welcoming and discreet. They were both so hospitable that they really made our stay! The villa is new, very well maintained, freshly painted and had every amenity that we needed. Lucy, the owner, took great care to make sure we were happy with everything. There was plenty to do and explore in the area, from beaches, local markets to boat trips. All was included in the information pack and Dacia and Zeb made some great suggestions.
We particularly enjoyed eating out at Lashings and Jakes. If you are looking for beautiful peaceful surroundings, away from the tourist traps then this is definitely the place to come. We highly recommend it and are sure to come back.
Dominique C | London | April 2019
We had a great time at Turtles Nest. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. The A/C in the bedrooms was immensely appreciated. The kitchen is well appointed and the appliances are very nice. We also used the outdoor grill which is always something we like.
The bedrooms were very comfortable with plenty of space, closets and hangers. The beds were large and easy to relax in. Each bedroom has its own bathroom which we loved. The showers and amenities were very nice. The pool is beautiful and we used it daily. Each morning we took a walk on the beach every day. Zeb was great, checking in with us each day to make sure everything was ok and answer any questions. We used his suggestion for the ride to Pelican Bar and dinner. He has a wonderful personality.
I'd highly recommend Turtles Nest for a very relaxing vacation in Jamaica away from the all-inclusive hotels.
Steven D | Sun Prairie | March 2019
"Beautiful, Tranquil Turtles' Nest Villa"
My stay at Turtles' Nest Villa can simply be summed up as amazing. The property is beautifully maintained and you have access to all the basic amenities you need... I recommend taking the option with the Chef. Dacia prepared some traditional Jamaican dishes for us and I can tell the food was cooked with love. Delicious.
The caretaker Zeb is a true gem. We were warmly greated on entry and assisted with everything we needed. We decided to do a boat ride to Pelican bar and he arranged the entire trip and even accompanied us. We enjoyed our chats with Dacia and Zeb as they told us about all the attractions that Treasure Beach and its surroundings had to offer. The property has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps six. We enjoyed lounging by the pool and soaking up the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. You have the property all to yourself and you don't have to worry about disturbing the neighbours. The owner Lucy, kept in touch to ensure everything was okay. You have amazing staff that know how to make your guests feel right at home. Great for a getaway with friends.
Kuyan W | February 2019
Turtles' Nest and the Treasure Beach community will always have a special place in our hearts! We had such an amazing experience and cannot wait to get back sometime soon and hopefully for years to come! Lucy takes great pride in her property and the community. She was always very quick to respond to questions and requests.
The villa itself was incredible. Simply gorgeous with an open design and beautiful yet comfortable decor and accommodations. Each bedroom has it's own full bathroom which provides ultimate privacy and convenience and comes with the most amazing views of the sea. The expansive and well thought-out kitchen is equipped with everything you may need to create a simple breakfast in the morning to a full blown meal in the evening. From the floor to ceiling patio doors in the kitchen, is a full view of the salt water pool as well as the sea. The sea is remarkable! We swam on the days where the tide wasn't too much and took in some pretty incredible sunsets each evening. You can also walk along the beach for miles checking out the local restaurants and hot spots.
What made us fall completely in love with the spot was Dacia and Zeb. These are two of the most kind and genuine people you will ever cross paths with in life. Both were always happy to help with whatever we needed to make our stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We considered them family by the time we left and feel so very blessed to have met them. Our experience at Turtles' Nest was top notch. We honestly could not have asked for a better place to spend some family time together and make some amazing memories!
Deanna S | Denver | Colorado | January 2019
Dacia, Zeb and the staff were the best. They cooked whatever our hearts could come up with. They also cleaned and kept the place up spectacular the whole visit. The pool was clean, the beach was everything! The sunrise and sunset at Turtles' Nest are second to none. We will be back often and can't wait to return already!
Chris C | January 2019
Thanks a million for every thing that you and your lovely and wonderful team did for us. We definitely will come back again and recommend it to all our friends and family.
Johnny M | Kingston |April 2019
"Didn't want to leave!"
Beautiful and serene location and very calming house to spend time in. Loved swimming in the pool, the sea or both every morning. The view of the sea and mountains from bedrooms and the general laidback feeling in the area. Lots of help and friendliness from Zeb and Dacia - plus lovely food. Didn't want to leave!
Lois, Suzi, Austin, Joe, Laura London and Los Angeles
Photo credit: Twitter @LoisPryce
“We had a lovely time - the house is lovely and the staff were so kind and helpful. We loved it and will return”
Antonia | Kingston | April 2019
"The sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Already posting on Facebook to make friends jealous!"
Bernie C | February 2019
I stayed at Turtles' Nest for 7 days - my stay was pre-arranged by the organisers of the retreat I was attending in town. It has everything you need for a perfect villa stay in an amazing, magical place. Zeb, the property manager was wonderful.
I enjoyed our talks in the morning and he really seemed to enjoy maintaining the lush gardens in the evening. The decor was simple and tasteful - the breezes that ran through the house when you open the doors were amazing! The beach is right there for walking and swimming and the pool awaits. Who knows what you might see looking out at the amazing views! Can't wait to return! And I will!
Julie D |Princeton, New Jersey | August 2019
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your amazing place! Zeb was wonderful, very helpful and welcoming. I love the wide open feeling to the house, the view and starting my day swimming laps in the pool. The energy of this house was definitely part of a transformative experience I've had at Treasure Beach and I will be forever grateful.
Jamie S | Louisville, Kentucky | July 2018
"We came, we stayed, we didn't want to leave!"
Zeb, Dacia and Sharna treated us like family. They are fantastic cooks, who fed us superbly twice a day. We wanted for nothing. The house is wonderful, a home away from home - supplies were more than ample. The pool was cleaned daily by Zeb, a saline pool - how divine. Thank you so very much for giving us a carefree weekend. The memories will linger for a long time.