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Hidden Bay by the Sea Vacation Rental

HIDDEN BAY by the SEA perches dramatically on a cliffside and is one of the most remarkable sites on Jamaica’s renowned North Coast.

The extraordinary location of this unique cliffside home is absolutely stunning. Planted firmly on a rock ledge high above the sea, the precipice may be daunting to some. While a low stone wall wraps most of waterfront paths, we advise parents in advance they should plan to monitor adventurous youngsters along the walkways.

From its dramatic location, the property captures both the drama of an extraordinary elevated panorama of blue sea and the proximity of its own sandy beach. Its well-planned design attracts groups of up to 12 adults and especially two- and three- generation families.

The architect listened when these homeowners ordered a full range of the comforts of a family-style home, equal accommodations for all guests, and capture of the outrageous beauty of their unique location. The interior designer added an uncluttered, immaculate style of unpretentious glamor – in short, an ideal vacation home. For those who want privacy during all this togetherness, ten individual outdoor sitting areas dot the seafront wall. A thatched-roof outdoor bar is yet another informal sitting area with tables for drinks and games.

MAIN HOUSE - approximately 4,000 sq.ft

The main house consists of 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms

A comfy wrap-around verandah with glorious view is the favorite gathering area. Step off the porch onto a grassy lawn, fresh water pool and terrace, and Travertine stepping stones to the pièce de résistance – an open sitting area on a dramatic promontory over the sea with sweeping views from horizon to sunrise to sunset. Sunset vigils with butler-served trays of drinks and hors d’oeuvres create indelible memories of each day’s long, breathtaking dusk. Cameras mandatory.

From this promontory, a stairway leads down to a private over-the-water stone deck supported on eons-old coral rock, an enviable spot with chaises for sunning and a jumping off point into the bay.

Or, across the lawn, walk down a Harry-Potter-style rock-clad stairway that looks like it could open to a cave and voilà! The hidden beach is a 100’ stretch of sand by the sea for barefoot shell gathering, for splashing in shallow waters and for taller guests to venture into the waves. Kayaks and vests are complimentary.


All 4 bedrooms feature quiet air conditioning, ceiling fans, iPod docks, closet safes, en-suite bathrooms and are equal in size.

COTTAGE - approximately 1500 sq.ft

The cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + full kitchen, verandah, view and Jacuzzi

A picturesque walk along a paved path overlooking the sea leads to the absolutely charming cottage. Here is a complete accommodation with well-furnished living room and verandah, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, outdoor sitting area over the sea and private open-air Jacuzzi.


This home, pools and gardens sit solidly on a horizontal expanse of coral rock. The privacy of Hidden Bay belies its location in the heart of the historic little town of Runaway Bay. In fact, one may miss the villa’s entrance gate and impressive wall that spans 450’ feet along the road just feet from the sea. But do not miss the opportunity to stroll through this local Jamaican village, unspoiled by super-clubs or mega-hotels. Immediately across the street is the irresistible Best Little Pattie Shop in Jamaica. The supermarket and hardware store are in the village center. The friendly townspeople will welcome you warmly.

Bedroom Details
  • Upstairs
  • Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom - Kingsize 4-poster bed, en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower. This largest bedroom features a unique covered porch with rocking chairs and 7 louvered windows that can be closed to block light or open to wonderful sea view
  • Bedroom 2 : Optional kingsize or twin beds, balcony, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination, wonderful sea view
  • Bedroom 3: Kingsize 4-poster bed, balcony, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, view of beach and sea
  • Downstairs
  • Bedroom 4: Accessible Bedroom and Bathroom. Opens to verandah on same level. Kingsize bed, tub-shower combination + seamless access to outdoor shower
  • Bedroom 5: Kingsize 4-poster bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, opens to living room, furnished verandah, sea view and Jacuzzi
  • Bedroom 6: Optional kingsize or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination, opens to living room, furnished verandah, sea view and Jacuzzi
Bathroom Details
  • Main House - 4.5 bathrooms
  • Cottage - 2 bathrooms
  • 2 Samsung SmartTV’s
  • 4 Boogie boards (2 adult/2 children)
  • 4 Sets fins and snorkels
  • Bathrobes
  • Beach toys
  • Closet
  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout
  • Complimentary Vonage overseas calling access to US, UK and Canada
  • Crib
  • DVD player and DVD
  • Hairdryers
  • High chairs (2)
  • iPod dock
  • Local cell phone for guests on excursions
  • Multi-speaker sound system
  • Outdoor BBQ and jerk drum
  • Pack n Play
  • Safes
  • Sea kayaks (vests provided)
  • Wheelchair accessible
Beach Details
  • Hidden beach is a 100’ stretch of sand by the sea for barefoot shell gathering, for toddlers to splash in shallow waters and for taller guests to venture into the waves
Pool Details
  • Fresh water infinity pool with graduated non-skid entry
  • Depths from 8” to 4'
Staff and Services
  • Full staff including chef, butler, housekeeper, laundress and gardener
Location Details
  • Golf is 5 minutes away at Runaway Bay Golf Club
  • Ocho Rios is 20 minutes east with loads of activities
Villa Notes
  • Kayaks and vests are complimentary
  • Discounted greens fees at Jewels Golf Course
  • Check-In: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out: 11:00 AM
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.

Rates Table Key:

  Travel Dates      Bedrooms

 Minimum Stay      Starting Price

Travel Dates
Min. Night Stay
Min. Stay
Now to Nov 16, 2018 45
$ 1,429  1278 $ 2000 $ 1909  1455 £ 1147
/per night
Now to Nov 16, 2018 65
$ 1,929  1725 $ 2700 $ 2577  1964 £ 1548
/per night
Nov 17, 2018 to Nov 24, 2018
Thanksgiving - Main House + Cottage
$ 2,143  1917 $ 3000 $ 2863  2182 £ 1720
/per night
Nov 25, 2018 to Dec 14, 2018 45
$ 1,429  1278 $ 2000 $ 1909  1455 £ 1147
/per night
Nov 25, 2018 to Dec 14, 2018 65
$ 1,929  1725 $ 2700 $ 2577  1964 £ 1548
/per night
Dec 15, 2018 to Dec 18, 2018 47
$ 1,714  1533 $ 2399 $ 2290  1745 £ 1376
/per night
Dec 15, 2018 to Dec 18, 2018 67
$ 2,143  1917 $ 3000 $ 2863  2182 £ 1720
/per night
Dec 19, 2018 to Dec 26, 2018
Christmas - Main House + Cottage
$ 3,143  2811 $ 4399 $ 4199  3200 £ 2523
/per night
Dec 26, 2018 to Jan 2, 2019
New Year's - Main House + Cottage
$ 3,571  3194 $ 4998 $ 4771  3636 £ 2866
/per night
Jan 3, 2019 to Apr 19, 2019 47
$ 1,714  1533 $ 2399 $ 2290  1745 £ 1376
/per night
Jan 3, 2019 to Apr 19, 2019 67
$ 2,143  1917 $ 3000 $ 2863  2182 £ 1720
/per night
Apr 20, 2019 to Apr 26, 2019
Easter - Main House + Cottage
$ 2,143  1917 $ 3000 $ 2863  2182 £ 1720
/per night
Apr 27, 2019 to Nov 22, 2019 45
$ 1,429  1278 $ 2000 $ 1909  1455 £ 1147
/per night
Apr 27, 2019 to Nov 22, 2019 65
$ 1,929  1725 $ 2700 $ 2577  1964 £ 1548
/per night
Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
Thanksgiving - Main House + Cottage
$ 2,143  1917 $ 3000 $ 2863  2182 £ 1720
/per night
Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019 45
$ 1,429  1278 $ 2000 $ 1909  1455 £ 1147
/per night
Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019 65
$ 1,929  1725 $ 2700 $ 2577  1964 £ 1548
/per night
Dec 15, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019 47
$ 1,714  1533 $ 2399 $ 2290  1745 £ 1376
/per night
Dec 15, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019 67
$ 2,143  1917 $ 3000 $ 2863  2182 £ 1720
/per night
Dec 21, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Christmas - Main House + Cottage
Contact About Availability
/per night
Dec 28, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
New Year's - Main House + Cottage
Contact About Availability
/per night

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Use of the Cottage requires a rental of all 6 bedrooms. Please confirm all bedrooms prior to arrival, additional bedrooms may not be rented once guests are in residence.
5% service charge applies for holiday weeks.  Any 7 night rental that includes Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018) will be invoiced at the full occupancy, Easter holiday rate.

Extra Guest Fee: $100 per night

Security Deposit: $1,000

Minimum Stay: 7 nights in High Season (December - April) and 5 nights in Low Season (April - December). All Holiday weeks are 7 night minimum too.

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

Hidden Bay by the Sea Reviews

This was a wonderful vacation for our adult …
Posted by in June 2018

This was a wonderful vacation for our adult family members. The property had so many places where we could gather in small groups for conversations or to play cards. The infinity pool was small but the views from it were lovely.

We had a villa booked on an island that was …
Posted by in February 2018

We had a villa booked on an island that was affected by the hurricanes and at the very last minute had to reschedule our trip six weeks before arrival. Theresa From Villas by Distinction was wonderful and quickly helped us find a replacement villa at the very last minute. We traveled as a group as we have in the past but our experience at Hidden Bay by the Sea was by far the best our group had experienced. The Villa is lovely rooms are all fairly equal however those staying on the top floor should bring earplugs as the road noise does start at about 3 AM also on Saturday nights the car wash across the street has lively loud music until about 3 AM however pop a couple earplugs in and you have no idea any of this is going on!

The beds are all extremely comfortable the rooms are cool and cozy all our time was spent on the porches, in the pool or hot tub or down by the sea on our own private patio. The
pool is small but plenty big enough to cool off or hang around in. There are places around the property for couples to get away by themselves and for larger groups the cottage is spectacular, private cozy and right on the cliff with the hot tub 10 feet from the porch!
However the most valuable part of this property is without a doubt it’s staff. Our housekeepers and grounds keeper were wonderful both inside and outside were meticulous but the most amazing thing about this villa is chef David and the butler Richie. We have been to many islands and many villas but never have we had a Chef and Butler
this amazing. We gave them full reign to make whatever local cuisine they would like. One of our group has food allergies and is gluten-free and chef David made her feel special and taken care of and stress-free about her food which was amazing. We all got so excited every meal waiting to see the latest masterpiece and the friendly smile’s from our staff and our favorite part was chef David’s explanation of what we were about to eat the entire experience was perfect. My husband was celebrating his 50th birthday I had no expectation I let them know we will be dressing for dinner one evening and would like
to take pictures with the staff for his birthday. They set up a beautiful table outside on the lawn we had lobster which was fantastic and prepared to perfection and we would know as we are from Boston and know our lobster! Our dinner ended with a one of a kind birthday cake under the stars it was truly magical. We did not know until the last night that our butler Richie actually made all the desserts during our stay he is truly a talented kind wonderful man.

If you are looking for a comfortable Villa and your priority is food and service I don’t believe there is a better choice on the island than Hidden Bay by the Sea every other villa owner on the island should be trying to recruit the staff I would follow them anywhere!

Just returned from our week at Hidden Bay by …
Posted by in September 2017

Just returned from our week at Hidden Bay by the Sea villa in Runaway Bay Jamaica.

Where do I start? For starters Sue and Nicky at Villas Of Distinction made this an absolute joy in getting this much needed vacation set up arranged.

The villa; this place is amazing, it was everything we expected and so much more. The architecture was what I would imagine a turn of the century island plantation to be. The wood and décor is amazing. The property itself is beautiful, well manicured lawns, plenty of seating that exploited the most amazing views, sunrise to sunset. During the day everything was opened up to take advantage of the constant cool trade winds, during the evening meal the staff would close up the bedrooms and lower the AC, after the evening swim in the pool and a nightcap, we would head off to our very cool rooms, perfect if we got too much sun. The little touches are very nice, beds turned down and a chocolate candy on your pillow.

The staff, was incredible. Our Valet / Concierge Ritchie was the most wonderful person, incredibly attentive to our needs. Ritchie left us wanting for nothing, a true professional and a real gentleman. Our Chef, Chef Chad was fantastic. Chef Chad never disappointed, each meal was very well thought out, professionally prepared and presented. When we met with the chef on our first full day to plan out the weeks meals, we requested he treat us to Jamaican cuisine, he did not disappoint. The rest of the staff were amazing and attentive, always near by to assist us in any way but never intrusive. Sometimes it felt like they read our mind, as soon as we would think of a need someone was right there to address it. Hats off to you all, and my heartfelt thank you.

This may sound silly but one of the things my family talks about was the pre meal ritual of Ritchie announcing that are meal was ready and he presented us with ice cold / almond extract towels. Very refreshing and a special touch.

Beach access was great, there are several points to enter the water, depending on what you wanted to do. To hang out on the beach and splash around we used one access point. When we wanted to snorkel we used another that put us closer to the reef.

Reading the reviews before our trip two things where called out. Mosquitoes, I can honestly say I was never bothered one time by an insect. We packed repellent because of the review but never had to use it. The other concern pointed out was the road noise. Yes, this hidden gem does sit right off the main road that circles the island and yes there is road noise but nothing unbearable and never so noisy to interrupt sleep or quite conversation.

Thanks again to Villas Of Distinction, a very special thanks again to the HB Staff, to sum up the interaction with the staff, the day of our arrival we were formal, handshakes and introductions, with our departure it was warm hugs sincere goodbyes and well wishes. They even called us Jamericans LOL.

My family is already asking, when are we heading back.

W.S. & Family (La Porte, Texas) - July 2017

Hidden Bay is just as beautiful as the …
Posted by in May 2017

Hidden Bay is just as beautiful as the photos. We felt like we were living in a magazine photo shoot. It completely opens to the outdoors and feels like a very luxurious traditional Caribbean house. The house, grounds and gardens are meticulously kept, and the separate cottage is ideal for groups of friends or family. We saw almost no one on the beach and there's a great little swimming spot close to the villa. Further out the reef is in great condition for snorkeling. If you like nightlife or TVs in every room then this isn't the house for you: it's designed for enjoying the outdoors and the people you're traveling with. There are lots of separate areas to sit and the villa is very child friendly despite the low garden walls. There are no restaurants nearby, but the fantastic staff at this villa absolutely spoiled us all and we only went out on day trips, which was just fine as we felt no need to leave. The food was so
good we only ate lunch out once (and everyone is now on a diet)! We booked massages with Caroline and highly, highly recommend it, but wish that we had NOT pre-booked a driver for the week. One thing to keep in mind and the reason we couldn't give 5-stars: the house is close to the road and the villa next door. If you are sensitive to noise the open design of the house makes noise an issue at times. Otherwise this is a really special villa built on
spectacular cliff top overlooking the sea and a quiet beach.

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