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Experience this 7-bedroom contemporary beachfront villa on three private acres in Old Fort Bay!

Canoe Cove on the Beach Vacation Rental

In the 1950’s, Kingston attorney Clinton Hart happened onto this remarkable 3-acre waterfront location, bought it and built a simple beach cottage for his family. Through the generations, Canoe Cove has been a beloved family home, virtually unembellished. Last year, Hart’s grandson replaced the worn cottage with a new sort of architecture, straightforward, uncomplicated and loaded with thoughtful comforts and essentials to redefine luxury in a beachy, barefoot lifestyle.

Here is a dream come true for the three-generation family whose wish list of individual requirements includes copious space for togetherness; intimate space to take a nap, finish a novel or have a massage; sporting options to satisfy restless cravings for activity and the stimulation of competitive sports; and spacious dining areas when those other cravings kick in and your chef rings the bell that signals time for another long, leisurely, luscious meal. In short, make your multi-faceted wish list and take a look at Canoe Cove.

The 200’ beach ranges in width from sea wall to surf from 15’ in high tide to 30’ in low tide, varying with weather patterns. For joggers or strollers, the extended beach length is approximately 1,000 feet. The uninterrupted view extends all the way to the horizon, punctuated a few times each week by tall white cruise ships drifting silently across your view toward the harbor.

Canoe Cove encourages a relaxed, un-fussy vacation with an abundance of sporty options balanced with as much pure relaxation as anyone could want. The location is amazing. The service is excellent. The villa itself is stylish without pretense or overstatement, uncluttered and totally livable. Inside, textures of exotic woods establish a grounded, organic ambience as backdrop against stylish furnishings. Cedar, Jojoba, Honduran pine, marble, coral stone and natural cement floors are cool under bare feet. Finishes of reclaimed teak and driftwood echo the Caribbean venue. Decorating a hallway is a whimsical 6’ pendant lamp made entirely of old magazines and looking remarkably like bark. Across the lawn, supporting structures of the gazebo are purloined telephone poles with bamboo-clad bases. Delicate orchids cultivated on site contrast with other natural materials and adorn most rooms.

Guests will also enjoy the sports activities. Golfers can practice on the 5-hole 1,300-sq-ft graded synthetic turf putting green & sand bunker (putters & wedges provided). Tennis players will enjoy the Har-Tru green clay tennis court -- the only Har-Tru court on Jamaica’s north coast (racquets provided). Also features 1/4-size basketball court, private gym (SOLE recumbent stationary bike, PRO-FORMA treadmill, bench & weights) and private massage room.

For tennis buffs who want to bring their own tennis pro from home, on-site sleeping accommodations can be arranged and villa staff will look after this guest. Nannies from home may sleep in the child’s room.

Child-friendly swimming pool has a shallow entry for toddlers, a man-made sandbox big enough for everyone, nearby outdoor shower and a grassy yard for lawn games. Kayak life jackets come small-medium-large.


Four bedrooms downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs. Six of the bedrooms all open to patios or balconies and feature en suite bathrooms. Bedroom 7 designed as children's room has a small bathroom and no access to patios or balconies.

Combining bedrooms 1, 2 and 7 creates a convenient family suite, each bedroom door being a few steps from the next.

All 7 bedrooms have a SmartTV.

Additional Information

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Old Fort Bay is on the western perimeter of Ocho Rios. Drive time from the Montego Bay Sangster International Airport is approximately 90 minutes on the new North Coast highway.

Rates Table Key:

  Travel Dates      Bedrooms

 Minimum Stay      Starting Price

Travel Dates
Min. Night Stay
Min. Stay
Apr 20, 2019 to Apr 27, 2019
$ 3,754  3418 $ 5374 $ 5137  3898 £ 2956
/per night
Apr 20, 2019 to Apr 27, 2019
$ 3,754  3418 $ 5374 $ 5137  3898 £ 2956
/per night
Apr 28, 2019 to Nov 22, 2019 55
$ 2,682  2442 $ 3839 $ 3670  2785 £ 2112
/per night
Apr 28, 2019 to Nov 22, 2019 75
$ 3,421  3115 $ 4897 $ 4681  3552 £ 2694
/per night
Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
$ 3,583  3262 $ 5129 $ 4903  3720 £ 2821
/per night
Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
$ 3,583  3262 $ 5129 $ 4903  3720 £ 2821
/per night
Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019 55
$ 2,682  2442 $ 3839 $ 3670  2785 £ 2112
/per night
Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019 75
$ 3,421  3115 $ 4897 $ 4681  3552 £ 2694
/per night
Dec 15, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019 57
$ 3,354  3054 $ 4801 $ 4590  3483 £ 2641
/per night
Dec 15, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019 77
$ 3,754  3418 $ 5374 $ 5137  3898 £ 2956
/per night
Dec 21, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
$ 4,400  4006 $ 6298 $ 6021  4569 £ 3464
/per night
Dec 21, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
$ 4,400  4006 $ 6298 $ 6021  4569 £ 3464
/per night
Dec 28, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
$ 4,543  4137 $ 6503 $ 6217  4717 £ 3577
/per night
Dec 28, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
$ 4,543  4137 $ 6503 $ 6217  4717 £ 3577
/per night

*Easter week rate applies to any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
5% service charge applies for holiday weeks. A 7-night, full-house rate is required for all holiday weeks which include Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Extra Guest Fee: $100 per night for each additional guest (past 14 guests)

Security Deposit: $1,500

Minimum Stay: Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Important! Non-USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Please confirm rate and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Bedroom Details
  • Bedroom 1 (downstairs): Kingsize bed, queen sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with deep tub + open-air shower, opens to patio
  • Bedroom 2 (downstairs): Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, opens to patio
  • Bedroom 3 (downstairs): Kingsize bed, queen sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with deep tub + open-air shower, opens to patio
  • Bedroom 4 (upstairs): Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom, opens to balcony
  • Bedroom 5 (upstairs): Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom, opens to balcony
  • Bedroom 6 (upstairs): Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom queen sofa bed, opens to balcony
  • Bedroom 7 (downstairs): 2 Queen-size beds with en-suite bathroom with small walk-in shower. This bedroom is ideal for children as it is adjacent to bedroom 1, also suitable for adults, no patio or balcony. All bedrooms have SmartTV.
  • Basketball Court - 1/4-size
  • Gazebo/Bar for meals, cocktails or relaxing
  • Helicopter pad
  • Hot tub for 10
  • Kayaks (life jackets provided for adults & children)
  • Paddle Boards (life jackets provided for adults & children)
  • Private gym
  • Private massage room next to gym
  • Putting Green - 5-hole synthetic turf & sand bunker (putters & wedges provided)
  • Snorkel equipment for beach
  • Tennis Court - Har-Tru green clay (racquets provided)
  • TV room with comfy seating
  • TV in all 7 bedrooms
  • Wheelchair ramps
Beach Details
  • Beachfront
  • Live reef 50 yards out, more reefs beyond
  • Snorkels provided
Pool Details
  • Junior Olympic-size swimming pool: 3 competition lanes, 75’ long
  • Child-friendly: shallow pool entry
  • 2 sun shelves with loungers
Staff and Services
  • Chef & Assistant Cook
  • Butler
  • Housekeepers
  • Personal Laundress
  • Gardener
  • Pool & Beach Man
Staff and Services (at additional cost)
  • Sailing, fishing and private boat excursion charters for various fees can be arranged by your staff
Location Details
  • Montego Bay Sangster International Airport is approximately 90 minutes drive
  • Dunn’s River Falls – 3 minutes
  • Dolphin Cove – 4 minutes
  • Mystic Mountain – 5 minutes (zipline, bobsled, restaurant)
  • Island Village – 8 minutes (good mall, jewelry, books store, coffee shops, more)
  • Chukka Cove Farm – adventure excursions from mild to wild
  • Drax Hall Polo field (Saturdays)
  • Nearby Restaurants – recommend Sans Souci (upscale, excellent, 14 min); Scotchie’s (rustic casual, best jerk joint, 4 minutes)
Villa Notes
  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • No events allowed onsite at Canoe Cove.
Jamaica Villa Notes
  • Most Jamaican rental villas come with a full staff, consisting of cook, maid, and laundress. A private cook will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- meals that you choose based on your own personal tastes.
  • A prepaid refundable security/damage deposit is required by most Jamaican Villas usually $500 - $1000 per stay. Please inquire with your Villa Specialist for exact amounts at time of booking.
Additional Villa Notes
  • A typical grocery budget is $55-$65 per adult per day and $25 per day for children. This may vary up or down depending on market prices and menus.

Canoe Cove on the Beach Reviews

We were a group of 14 and stayed a week at …
Posted by in February 2018

We were a group of 14 and stayed a week at Canoe Cove. Jan 27-Feb 3-2018. Words can't describe how amazing this villa is! From the pristine gardens and breathtaking pool to the open air rooms...everything was beyond our expectations. The layout of this villa is terrific and gave you privacy if you needed it and great gathering areas if you wanted to be all together. The pool view and beach absolutely breathtaking. The staff was amazing...Our Chef Akeema & Romario and Angela catered to our every tastes whether we wanted a BBQ dinner, pasta station or casual burgers and homemade chicken noodle soup and grilled cheeses---they made it happen....Oshane and Andre kept us happy 24/7 with what ever we needed...whether it was a frozen drink at the pool or a getting us a masseuse for the day...they had us covered!! The beds were extremely comfortable with daily turn down service and fresh towels thanks to Sharon, Eisa and Angie. Thank you Villas of Distinction and Canoe Cove Staff for making this week so memorable. We're already talking about going back!!! Your Canadian friends

The villa experience was absolutely the …
Posted by in February 2018

The villa experience was absolutely the best. villas of distinction and canoe cove villa did a excellent job and the whole staff at the villa where the best from the time we got there to the day we left nobody should pass this up.

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