Description

Description

Goblin Hill Boutique Villa Townhouses - Goblin Hill is located in the heart of the most beautiful scenery in Jamaica. Nearby are beaches, mountains, waterfalls, caves, rain forests and rafting to explore. There are 15 x 2 bedroom villas, and 12 x one bedroom villas.   We can presently accommodate up to 76 guests,  double occupancy,  in a combination of one and two bedrooms. 

Each villa is staffed with a housekeeper to prepare and serve meals, do your shopping and carry out all housekeeping duties. You will find she is also your unofficial ambassador to Jamaica. Our housekeepers are versatile cooks and can prepare local cuisine, as well as international dishes using locally available produce.
Facilities include a swimming pool and two tennis courts. Wi-Fi is available for email and basic web browsing and is complimentary (bring your own downloaded video content for offline viewing here). A simple digital entertainment system features streaming music, the day's news summaries, and our own library of movies. Cable TV is available in our Library.
 
A white-sand beach (with entrance fee), protected by a coral reef and perfect for snorkelling, is a ten-minute walk away. A nature trail around the grounds leads you through a miniature rain forest and over rolling lawns. Quiet surrounding roads are ideal for hilly walks under a canopy of trees. A reading room, the Hummingbird Terrace and its bar complete the picture of a relaxed vacation resort.

All rates are quoted in US$ per night and include the services of a cook/housekeeper. Gratuity is not included. An additional person may be accommodated in an extra bed per bedroom: total of 3 persons in a one bedroom villa and 6 persons in a two bedroom villa. The extra person rate is $60.00 per night + 10% GCT

The Resort Set Up:  Renting to large groups are great because all the townhouses are nearby to each other!

In all, there are 15 x 2 bedroom villas, and 12 x one bedroom villas. Each type is the same size. 

 

Garden view  

2 one bedrooms (villas 1 and 2) 

3 two bedrooms (villas 3,4,and 5 - 5 is really a seaview!) 

 

Sea view 

4 one bedrooms (villas 17, 18, 19,20)

4 two bedrooms (villas 7,8,9,16) 

 

Special Sea Views

4 one bedrooms (villas 22, 23, 24, 25)

4 two bedrooms (villas 12, 13, 14, 15 ) 

 

Sea view Panorama

2 one bedrooms (villas 27, 28) 

3 two bedrooms (villas 10,11,26)

 

We have two sets of villas which interconnect-
Villa 26 and 28 for 3 bedrooms
Villa 21 and 20 for 3 bedrooms

 

Lots of families or friends take adjacent villas, say villas 10 to 15, or 7 to 9 or 1 to 4, or any combination, and they eat breakfast and/or dinner together on long tables on the lawn in front  of the villas: the housekeepers share the cooking or cook together, and serve. At lunch time there is sun on the lawn, and in any event everyone is out at one of the beaches or rafting, or at Reach Falls or any number of things. 

The lawns in front of the villas from 1 to 18 are lit at night and are great for the kids to run around while the grownups are socializing on the villa terraces and on the lawn in front.  When you have a group of several families who take several adjoining villas , It’s actually nicer than being in the same villa, because you are next door but have a little privacy too when you like. 
 

BEDROOM CONFIGURATION/ VILLA NOTES:
Our One bedroom villas holds up to two persons, however one extra person can be added at a cost of U.S$66.00 per night.

The one bedroom comes with a king size bed in the room, a living area, a kitchenette a bathroom and your patio area where you can sit and have a look at the beautiful beach over looking san san or a view of our lovely lush green gardens depending on the villa you book.

 

Our two bedroom villa hold up to four persons, however two extra persons can be added at a cost of U.S$66.00 each per night inclusive of taxes.

Our two bedroom villas comes with two room one with a King size bed and the other with two double beds. It also comes with a living area and a kitchenette along with two bathrooms and a powder room. 
 

A few of our nearby excursions:

Frenchman's Cove Beach
Perhaps the best known of the beaches, and a sought-after location for many movies, photo shoots and weddings. Many a couple has floated on a bamboo raft down the clear, winding river that runs into the sea, to exchange their vows on the beach. The beach is in a stunning cove, and the water is refreshingly cold where the fresh water enters the sea. Body surfing can be enjoyed when conditions are right. A bar, restaurant and beach chairs are available. The beach is less than a five-minute drive from Goblin Hill.  There is a charge for entry.

San San Beach
This is a long, shallow, warm water beach. The upper and middle part of the Beach are quiet and sandy.  San San is a good beach for children because the water is almost always calm, and shallow. From the top of the beach, competent swimmers or snorkelers swim out to Pellew Island, better known as Princess Nina’s island.  The reef stretches in both directions opposite picturesque beach houses on the mainland built into the sea.  There is a charge for entry. 

Fairy Hill Beach (Winnifred's Beach)
This lovely beach protected by a reef, is somewhere between Frenchman’s Cove and San San Beach in character: warm, but not as shallow as San San; and not as much surf as there is at times at Frenchman’s Cove. This was the location for a Robin Williams movie, Club Paradise. The beach, which is public, is very popular with local residents as well as visitors, and is maintained by the community. There is a popular restaurant selling fish, chicken and local accompaniments. The beach is about ten minutes driving east, and although not indicated by any signage on the main road, there is a turn off opposite the Jamaica Crest resort, which takes you through a modern housing development, and then downhill to the beach. Drive slowly, or drive a four-wheel drive, or both, as this portion of the road is unpaved. There is no charge for entry, but you will be asked to make a small contribution towards maintaining the beach - J$200 per person will be appropriate. 

Boston Beach and Jerk Center
Boston Beach, five miles going east, is most famous as the home of the famous Jerk seasoning, which is a major legacy of the Maroons. Maroons were runaway slaves who used the dense vegetation of the mountainous interior to keep the British at bay, eventually negotiated a truce with them, and won a form of self-government. Many of our staff are proud descendants of the Maroons, who still live in the Rio Grande Valley. Wild boar were ‘jerked’, or cooked in pits underground to prevent the smoke from giving away their location, and the meat was highly spiced and cooked over pimento sticks, which contributes to its special flavor. Jerk is now popular all over Jamaica, and everything can be ‘jerked’, including pork, chicken and fish. Order a cold beer, soda or coconut water at the same time.  
Next to the jerk huts is Boston Beach, a public beach. Once on the beach you will see that it is divided by a promontory. If you wade around it, you will come upon a wider beach. This is one of the few surfing beaches in Jamaica, and the water is very lively, fresh and clean. Some of the surfers offer lessons for about US$30 an hour. There is a J$200 charge to use this beach.

Long Bay Beach
Long Bay, going east for about 40 minutes en route to Reach Falls, is a powdery white sand beach, with several casual beachside cottages and restaurants. Be careful: there is also a well-known undertow. Stay close to shore if you swim.  This is another public beach.
Reach Falls
Reach Falls is not to be missed. Forty minutes east of Goblin Hill, these are pristine falls, with crystalline pools, hidden chutes and cool waters for swimming in a tropical rain forest. Your guest letter or our map will give you more information about how to reach the falls. This trip could be combined with a visit to Long Bay.
 
The Blue Lagoon
The deep blue water, its natural underground springs, and the luxuriant, almost primordial vegetation around the Lagoon make it a unique location. It is a fifteen-minute walk down the hill from Goblin Hill.  If you are approached by vendors on the road or near the Lagoon and are not interested in making a purchase,  a firm but polite “No, thank you” may be required.  There is no charge for using the road.  At the Lagoon's very end to the right, there is a small pool created where a stream flows in to the Lagoon.  The Lagoon is not formally open and is going to be regulated by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. This will incorporate regularizing of rates, licensing of vendors, and meeting environmental concerns.

Rafting on the Rio Grande
Rafting for enjoyment was invented by the actor Errol Flynn after seeing this picturesque means of transporting bananas from the interior valleys to the coast for export on banana boats. ‘The Banana Boat Song’, with its refrain of “Day-o!”, popularized by Harry Belafonte fifty years ago, was adapted from the traditional Jamaican work song of the crews loading the banana boats in the cool of the night, before daybreak. This is no whitewater adventure; you will spend a relaxing two and a half hours gliding down the river on a two-person bamboo raft poled along by a raftsman. Red Stripe or rum punch goes particularly well with this outing. You will find yourself in a tranquil world of limpid pools, bamboo-covered hills, and luxuriant foliage, where in deeper sections you may swim alongside your raft. Halfway down, a lunch can be served on the riverbanks if you order ahead of time. Book your rafting in advance. Reception will be glad to help you.


Wait! Please contact us before you auto book! Our calendars are changing hourly and we want to triple check that the dates are still available and make sure that your chosen villa is suitable for you.  We want to share so many things about this villa and the booking process. We have inspected our villas personally so don’t be shy to contact us! We would like to tell you all the finer points, the highlights, the distance from the airport, the nearest grocery store, the staff, transportation on island, what your cook/chef can prepare for you, expectations for tipping the staff, make sure there are no hidden details or hidden costs….. things that may be important for your group! Speak to us! Email us all your questions! We want your vacation to run smoothly!

 

Amenities

Amenities

Phone
Internet facilities
Ceiling Fans
Coffee Maker
Microwave
Bath Tub
Tennis Court
Beach Towels
Laundry Facilities
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioned bedrooms
Fully Staffed villa
Cable TV
Ensuite Bathrooms
Villa staff on premisis
Housekeeping Services
Waterfront Villa!
Bath Towels
Bed Linens
Sea Kayaks
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