Villa de la Sable was a little slice of paradise. Our family of four (two teen daughters) stayed here over Spring Break, 2012. We could not have been more relaxed and well taken care of. Treasure Tours was the rental agent that we booked through, communicated with, and who also provided for all our transportation needs. They were very thorough, took care of all our needs and were very friendly to deal with.
The property, collectively known as Sparkling Waters, consists of three rentable homes and the owners home and is on a nice piece of property about a mile from the center of Treasure Beach - a small, laid back fishing town. The three similar houses physically on the property are the owners home, the home we rented, Villa de la Sable, and Villa de l'Ocean. (There is a third stand alone home, Villa du Soleil that is just up the beach and stands spectacularly over the tidal pools of the bay.) Villa de la Sable sits centrally, overlooking a magnificent free-form, infinity edged pool and spa that overlooks a huge deck that is perched some fifty feet above the ocean - the views are sublime! The property is landscaped with wonderful flowering bushes, palms, cactus and trees and is well maintained with stone paths and lighting throughout. There is also a thatched roof hut that has benches, a hammock and a basket chair and overlooks the same scenery as the pool - a wonderful place to relax out of the sun. On the west end of the property there are concrete, railed stairs that lead down to a secluded beach with decent snorkeling opportunities and some good sand for laying out, but that is not ideal for swimming due to lots of coral. There are lots of really cool tide pools along the beach and with proper footwear it is a lot of fun to explore.
Villa de la Sable is wonderfully relaxed with lots of windows and big doors that create an open-air flow for the main floor (living room/dining room combo, bathroom with tub/shower and a small kitchen.) We left the doors and windows open all day long and the ocean breezes always kept things nice and cool. The upstairs sleeping area is accessed by a neat spiral staircase and has two large bedrooms each with a queen bed, and dressers/armoires, and a spacious bathroom with tub and shower. The bedrooms have very efficient room remote controlled AC units that keep sleeping temps very comfortable and if bugs are a problem, keep things nice and unbuggy. You can also open everything up to a large balcony that stretches the length of the front of the house and is a wonderful place to sit and read a book in the morning hours - beautiful!
As are a lot of rental homes in Jamaica, Villa de la Sable provides a staff that make your vacation perfectly carefree. The cooks/housekeepers, Petrina and Tonarge, live nearby and work with you to plan breakfast and dinner meals. You just let them know when you want to get up for breakfast or what time you'd like to eat dinner, what you like/don't like, and they do the rest - no cooking, no dishes, and the meals are delicious! Breakfasts range from banana pancakes, bacon, festival, omelets, fresh fruits, and fried plantains; dinners might showcase: brown stew chicken or beef, coconut shrimp, fresh lobster with callaloo, rice and peas, and sweet or regular potatoes. Petrina and Tonarge are very gracious hosts, do a great job with the food and keep the villa neat and tidy the whole time you're there - really nice ladies! The groundskeeper, Leandy, also does a great job keeping the pool sparkling clean, and the grounds immaculate and beautiful.
The views and the pool are the star here and you can easily find yourself just 'zoning out' for long periods staring off at the sparkling ocean, feeling the cool breezes and the warm sun, and listening to the constant peaceful crash of the waves coming onto shore - just so wonderful! If you are looking for crazy parties and discos, this probably isn't the place. But if you want some time to get away and be at peace, than the spectacular scenery, easy lifestyle, good friendly people, simple delicious food (either in your own home, or at excellent local casual restaurants) will leave you wanting to stay longer and long to come back.
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