A Summer Place on the Beach

Caribbean / Jamaica / Discovery Bay

Nestled on its own sandy beach by the blue waters of Discovery Bay, A Summer Place is a spacious and playful family home. The design is of typical Caribbean gingerbread style with hand-carved fretwork trimming the length of the house.

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  • Deluxe 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom beachfront villa on Discovery Bay
  • Staff of 5:  butler, cook, housekeeper, laundress, gardener
  • 100' Private beach and over-the-water gazebo
  • 12,000 Square feet of indoor and outdoor living space
  • 16' x 32' Swimming pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Private tennis court lit for night play
  • Air-conditioned gym with treadmill and elliptical machine
  • Complimentary international calls to the US, Canada, and landlines in the UK
  • Piano
  • Sea kayaks, snorkeling equipment, paddle boards
  • Cable television, DVD players, CD player
  • Complimentary desktop with internet connection
  • Wonderful for families ~ children welcome!
  • Night security

Nestled on its own sandy beach by the blue waters of Discovery Bay, A Summer Place is a spacious and playful family home. The design is of typical Caribbean gingerbread style with hand-carved fretwork trimming the length of the house. The large open-plan living room features an entertainment center with a 30" DSS television, VCR, and, an assortment of videos for all ages. French doors open from the living room to a 1,500-square-foot furnished verandah. Charmingly draped with beautiful Thunbergia blossoms, the verandah is the heart of this happy home. On this covered terrace, guests can read, play games, snooze, and watch hummingbirds feed on the flowers or just take in the magnificent beauty all around ... while being quite near the action at the private pool and beach.

All around are mesmerizing panoramas of azure water and lush green hills. Multicolored bougainvillea, hibiscus, sea grape, almond, ginger lilies, and coconut adorn the manicured grounds. A large side-yard invites playful children to romp to their hearts' content.

Mouth-watering home-cooked meals include Jamaican, American, and Continental specialties. Memorable meals are served on the terrace or in the more formal dining area on a 250-year-old family heirloom table that seats 14. On special occasions, dinner is served in the pool gazebo or in the main gazebo at the end of the jetty. The waterfront gazebo is also a favorite spot for massages, cocktails, and watching glorious sunsets across the bay.

From the pool terrace, it's only a few steps onto the 100' white sand beach. Guests are invited to use the snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks, and paddle boards for great fun on the beautiful water here.

If you ever wish to leave A Summer Place during your vacation, colorful Ocho Rios is just 25 minutes east of Discovery Bay.


Six large bedrooms are in the main house. Each bedroom offers remote control air conditioning & fine linens. A seventh bedroom is in the converted Porte-cochere Cottage beyond.


Master Bedroom

King-size carved mahogany 4-poster bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate tub, double vanities. Television and DVD. Balcony with sea view.

Bedroom 2 - Purple Room
King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination.  Balcony with sea view.

Bedroom 3 - Cream Room
King-size/twin beds. Large bathroom with walk-in shower. Television and DVD.  Balcony with mountain and sea view.

Bedroom 4 - Yellow Room
King-size bed + bunk beds for 2 children. En-suite bathroom with shower.  Television and DVD. Mountain and sea view.

Bedroom 5 - Green Room
Two queen-size beds. Large bathroom with Jacuzzi, separate shower, bidet, his and her vanities. Television and DVD. Mountain and sea view. 


Bedroom 6 - White Room
King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Opens to a lower verandah and pool terrace.
Television and DVD – Handicap accessible

Bedroom 7 - Porte-cochere Cottage
King-size/twin beds, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.  Small balcony on the lawn.

Additional Information

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 Floor Plan Click Here 

Groceries can be ordered, delivered, and paid for via a credit card from the local grocery store. Alternatively, guests can shop at the local grocery store near the villa using their credit card or cash.

Puerto Seco Beach – complimentary to guests on Discovery Bay 
Located near the entrance of Fortlands Road (a 10-15 minute walk or 3-minute drive from your villa), is the newest water park & beach club to the North Coast.  For various fees, guests may enjoy the large aqua park, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaks & paddle boards. The club hosts a full-service bar and restaurant as well as private beach cabanas or sun loungers for rent.

Nearby Activities

  • Dunn’s River Falls – 35 minutes
  • Dolphin Cove – 35 minutes
  • Mystic Mountain – 40 minutes (zipline, bobsled, restaurant)
  • Island Village – 40 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


7 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Sleeps 14 Guests

12000 Interior Square Ft.

  • 100' private beach and over-the-water gazebo
  • Adjoining Bedrooms
  • Golf and Tennis: Golf on Site or Nearby
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • iPod Dock
  • 16' x 32' x 6' deep
  • Pool and Sea Area: Kayaks
  • Pool and Sea Area: Paddle Boards
  • Pool and Sea Area: Snorkel Gear
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Butler
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
  • Gardner
  • Cook
  • Private Air Conditioned Gym
  • Large Groups
  • Weddings
  • Hair Dryer
  • Piano
  • Desktop Computer
  • Security guard at night


Bedroom Details

Six large bedrooms are in the main house. Each bedroom offers state-of-the-art remote control air conditioning, fine linens and a cheerful assortment of colors. A seventh bedroom is in the converted garage nearby.

Bathroom Details

Hair Dryers

Beach Details

100' private beach and over-the-water gazebo

Pool Details

16' x 32' x 6' deep

Distance Details

Town: 3 minute walk to Discovery Bay, 25 minutes via driver to Ocho Rios
Airport: 60 minutes to MBJ via driver
Dunn’s River Falls – 35 minutes
Dolphin Cove – 35 minutes
Mystic Mountain – 40 minutes (zipline, bobsled, restaurant)
Island Village – 40 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

Staff and Services

Night time security

Location Details

Airport: 60 minutes to MBJ via driver
Town: 3 minute walk to Discovery Bay, 25 minutes via driver to Ocho Rios

Rates and Availability

Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
High Season: 7-night minimum stay required

Low Season: 5-night minimum stay required

Holidays: 7-night minimum stay required (full-house rate is required for all holiday weeks: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve)

Check-In Times
Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 11:00 AM
Rate Policies
Extra Person Charge: $75 per person, per night (subject to change)
Wedding Details
Maximum guests: 100. Wedding coordinator, caterer & additional staff required. Extra tables, chairs, linens, glassware, florals must be rented. $15 surcharge per person.
Surcharge for festive bookings
5% surcharge for festive bookings



What a wonderful time we had...It rained for 5 days in a row and the sea was too rough to enjoy, but we still had a great time playing beach ball baseball, soccer, and volleyball on the expansive yard and walking down the road to the fishermen's beach and the coral cliffs. (With 8 boys ages 6-12 that was quite an accomplishment. ) There were so many spaces to break off and play games, read a book or sit and chat that everyone was comfortable. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The last night bonfire was so special and the roast pig was a huge hit. We'll be back!!!!!

Mary R

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and renewed our vows. You can look at all the pictures of "A Summer Place on the Beach" on the internet, but none does this property justice. It is absolutely gorgeous, more than you can ever imagine. It was the perfect place for our ceremony. However, it would not be as amazing if the staff were not who they are. They are the icing on the cake that will make you not want to leave. They were very accommodating, all you had to do was ask and you received. Chef Maylin; Butler Derval; Housekeeper/Laundress - Norine; Gardner - Cat, plus all the others were extremely the best care takers ever. They went above and beyond to ensure we were happy. The grounds of the villa were kept immaculate at all times. We had 8 staff and we, a group of 12, appreciate each and everyone of them. Their smiles and friendliness will always be remembered until we return. This was an awesome experience that will last a life time.

A. McCullough

Location was fantastic, on site staff were great. Literally a dream vacation. - R. Hessinger

The house and property are exceptional and very comfortable. There's a lot to do here with the pool, beach, kayaks and paddle boards, tennis court, and a gym to name a few. Simply put, you will have a lot of fun staying here. There's a bar near the pool with drinks on demand courtesy of the in-house staff (more on that later). Bedrooms are all well appointed, large, and have ensuite bathrooms. The layout of the house is very cool with end-to-end porches on both sides of the house -- overlooking the beach and overlooking the garden. Lots of outdoor seating on both porches. There are also two gazebos that also have seating and offer great views and photo ops. The house is kept extremely clean by the staff with daily room service as well as evening turn-down service.

The staff is probably the best part. You have a chef, two butlers, two house-maids, and two gardeners. The house-maids keep things extremely clean and also do laundry daily. The two butlers are awesome and pretty much the hardest workers in the house. They set your tables for breakfast, lunch, dinner, make you drinks, and clean up. The chef is great and will cook some amazing Jamaican food for you. The staff is super friendly and very jolly and always helpful even in the wee hours of the night.

-Salim Party

I want to thank you so very much for all the assistance you gave me and my daughters regarding our family trip to Jamaica last month. We all agreed that it was the most wonderful vacation we ever had. The house and the location was simply beautiful and we enjoyed every single thing about it. The staff was terrific - and they wanted to fulfill every desire any one of us had. We have never enjoyed such great service before. The drivers were great - knew exactly where to take us, about how long it would take to make each trip, give us a running dialog of all that we were witnessing and getting us to our excursions on time. They kept the house informed of our comings and goings so that the staff would not be taken off guard of our comings and goings, The bartender was a delight - picking wines, beers, drinks for all of our thirsty group, demonstrating fancy bartender skills, and keeping the holiday music going all day long. He also kept our dining table beautiful to look at, decorated with floral arrangements with clean cloth napkins and placemats for every meal, He didn't allow any of us to pick up a dish to help, or collect used pool towels scattered around the pool at the end of the day. And next morning all would be washed, folded and ready to take on a new day. He even had ingenious ideas for a big birthday bash dinner party for two of our granddaughters on our last night to celebrate their birthdays.

There were others, too who provided many services such as Marc and Janette and others offering a little extra help at crunch times. They were all appreciated by all the members of our family who were enjoying the vacation of a lifetime.

And for the cook - what can I say. What a jewel she is! She served us seven days and nights of the most wonderful meals of our lifetimes. There were many selections at each meal so that each one could have a feast at each meal. She was prepared for every taste and she introduced us to several delicacies that we hadn't tried before. We were reluctant even to leave the property because the meals were so good. I wanted to kidnap her and bring her home with us.

Yvette, you were so right about everything you told us, and we want to thank you many times over for all of your counsel and advice on this trip. And if you can pass on a word to the owners of the property, please let them know how much we loved their house and staff and how grateful we are that they let us have a wonderful family vacation at their summer home.

The Zini Family

Let’s just begin this review with, oh my gosh, the staff is incredible and this property is amazing! We always believe what makes a vacation is great food and the accommodation, meaning a nice comfortable bed. Well, another layer was added to this belief. Let me tell you what made our stay at A Summer Place by the Beach a vacation of a lifetime and one for the history books.

While the place is amazing, the beach, the property with so many acreage and fruit trees, the amenities, and the rooms. It was the staff that made us feel at home and we never wanted the vacation to end. Mailynn, our cook and head of house, has a fitting title, when we say that lady can cook up a storm, it is an understatement to what she is truly capable of and how she brought our menu to life and lived up to the expectation that food should be great! She was friendly yet quiet and very personable and approachable. Mailynn kept herself out of sight while she made the most delectable dishes for our family. She kept the heart of our vacation beating while never missing a beat with her daily dishes. She was always smiling, always on point and always went above and beyond! Her meals never disappointed us and believe me when I say we had some picky eaters among the 16 of us. It is no easy feat to keep us all happy with food but Mailynn worked her magic!

Roy and Richie, the butler and bartender kept us laughing while they delivered superb customer service, always going above and beyond, and always with a smile in the most professional manner. If we went to bed at 2 A.M, they were up serving us until the last man went to bed. These two gentlemen worked in sync with Mailynn. They were a well-oiled machine that kept the food and drinks coming.

Noreen and Winsome kept our rooms fresh and clean daily and ensured our laundry was done so we wouldn’t have to bring home dirty clothes. Robert and Phillip would get us coconuts and other fruits from the property and ensured all the water gears were stored for our use the next day. They kept the pool and the grounds clean each day for our enjoyment. These 7 people, who became our family for the 7 days we were there, are the ones who made our stay memorable, enjoyable, fun, relaxing and carefree! They made sure we were warm and well fed.

On our last night, Audrey, the property manager, helped us arrange a surprise early birthday celebration for our mom. Roy and Richie wore the themed color and were decked out in their suspenders and red bow ties along with the decorations that they provided to help make our mom feel even more special. These are the great touches that the villa provides and is a true testimony to the connection the owners have with their guests especially in this very intimate and private setting. My gratitude to Audrey for arranging this for us!

Upon leaving the villa, every member of staff came out to bid us goodbye and a safe journey. So our heartfelt gratitude to Mailynn, Roy, Richie, Robert, Phillip, Noreen and Winsome for making our trip one of the most memorable experiences my entire family has had. We will be back! because of your hospitality and exceptional above and beyond service! It truly felt like home! And we can’t thank you enough for making us feel like we were the only ones in the world that mattered.

Trisha and Lorna

We had a fabulous time! I was very happy on arrival when the house and grounds looked just like they were represented on the website. The staff was welcoming and warm. Everything was good.


The Perfect Escape to Paradise!
Thank you for making my 40th birthday experience one to remember! From beginning to end - I was treated with the best level of service and professionalism. Chef Kerri, Mary and Roy were the best! My guests were amazed and enjoyed their experience as well.

-Fraser Party

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