3 bedroom, 3 bathroom ensuite villa, sleeps 7 persons (Can be rented as 2-B/R)
- english, a little Spanish
About Karen Sangster
Widow of Dr Ian Sangster, creator of the world famous Sangsters Gold Rum Cream and liqueurs.
Why Karen Sangster chose Trelawny Parish
Villa is perfectly located close to the powder white/silver sand beach.
What makes this Villa unique
So close to the water. Warm and caring staff. Wonderful Cook. 3 comfortable bedrooms. Owner is flexible and can offer discounts at times. Large "Repeat Guest" traffic
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Ask owner in advance, confirm first.
Allowed outdoors and on the verandah only.
No pets at all. Pet cat already lives on property
Do not feed ANY animals on the Silver Sands property.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Hands Down 5 Stars
I would first like to say this was the absolute best vacation I have been on!!! Long story short, my husband became ill shortly before our trip and was not able to go because he had some projects he needed to finish up before the holidays. I ended up bringing my best friend and her son and we turned it into a moms trip. 2 moms, and 4 kids ages 13yrs, 12yrs, 7yrs, and 6 months (as frightening as that seems it was amazing and relaxing as crazy as that sounds). From the booking to our arrival Karen was great! She was so accommodating and helped us plan out every aspect of the trip. Upon our arrival we had a stocked fridge with all the items we requested. We had the pleasure of staying with her the first night where she showed us around her beautiful cottage and really welcomed us as if it was our home. She even took us to the nearby market for any last minute items we needed. The property itself and the beach which literally takes about 30 seconds to walk to is breathtaking! Even better than the pictures.
The hospitality and the beach alone would be enough to make me book again but there was so much more I loved about this property. Lorna (cook), Erika (housekeeper), and Barrington (grounds keeper)!!! They were so good to us and spoiled us rotten. We spent our days waking up to the most amazing breakfast, eating until we could not eat anymore, hitting the beach all day and then returning to another amazing dinner. The food was absolutely delicious, each and every meal. There was not one complaint, not even from the kids. Erika kept the house immaculate and my 6 month old fell in love with her. She was so sweet and would keep him for us while he napped after he was wore out from the beach. Barrington took us on our last day to a local river where we swung on ropes off the cliffs into the river and gave us a tour of where he and his family grew up on the way home. My daughter wanted sugar cane so he pulled over in the middle of nowhere, disappeared for a few minutes and came back with a huge stalk. She thought it was the best thing ever.
I could go on and on but this property is the best of the best. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation for parents with enough activities for the kids to have a blast, this is the place to be. I was so sad to leave but what was the hardest was saying goodbye to Lorna, Erika, and Barry. They were so sweet and we all just loved them. I absolutely cant wait to bring my husband back very very soon!
Wonderful family vacation!!
My husband and I and three of our kids had a wonderful, relaxing vacation! Thanks to our wonderful hostess Karen! Even before we arrived Karen was in contact with us to ensure our stay would be comfortable and personalized - specific foods we like and activities. We felt so welcomed the entire time! Everyone we met was very friendly. We loved getting to know our house family - Lorna, Erica, and Duval. The family also included two lovely cats. The food was delicious!! Lorna is an awesome cook! Erica did an awesome job planning our day trips. You must visit Believe cave - it is incredible!! I highly recommend staying at this beautiful cottage over any resort.
Fabulous family vacation. Best ever.
My wife and I, along with our two daughters (22 and 24) and their husbands fit perfectly into this beautiful spotless 3-bedroom villa (3 en-suite bathrooms).The owner, Karen, is organized/friendly, and personally greeted us and gave us a Grand Tour upon our arrival from California. There were many highlights of our visit, but first and foremost was the proximity (60-second walk) to the gorgeous white-sand beach where we swam every day, played beach volleyball, jogged, walked, or just relaxed.Right on one end of the beach there is a small bar/snack place to socialize a little with a Red Stripe beer or to listen to some twilight reggae music.
During the days, the ocean breeze kept the entire cottage at a reasonable temp, but at night all of us still took advantage of the powerful A/C units in each bedroom. Talk about being spoiled, we had two helpers, Erica and Cheryl, who took care of all our every cooking and housekeeping need and also shopped for (or had delivered) whatever food items we wanted! They were extremely capable and hospitable, and worked from about 8:30 am to 5 pm daily. We ate like royalty as they prepared many great dishes such as the special Jamaican saltfish and ackee, fish and bammy, festival, calalou, breadfruit, fruits, basic bacon and eggs, Jamaican rice and peas made with coconut milk, curried chicken, and some amazing hand made desserts (talk to Cheryl about these!).Of course, we also drank endless Jamaican coffee with condensed milk. We ate almost all of our meals on the deck/veranda which made a great spot for hanging out and for our card games too. Just as a change of pace, we twice drove off the property a few miles to visit a couple of awesome eateries known for their jerk pork/chicken, and fish.
As a husband/father, one of the most important criteria in picking this destination was SAFETY. The only road into the property passes through a security gate manned by a security guard at all times, and we all felt extremely safe and secure. Our research also confirmed zero issues with safety and security. There are many other sightseeing locations within a 30-minute radius of Silver Sands, but we opted to keep things simple and we stayed close to our vacation home. In terms of what could be improved, I don't have much to say. Some people might like a pool, but we preferred the beach just steps a. For party animals, this is not a wild and crazy place. We prefer a quieter vacation and loved the serene sunsets and sunrises!
We loved it all! Home, Views, Food & Hospitality!!
I would easily recommend this beautiful place to anyone! The beautiful beach is literally 1 minute walk. The food is great!! The weather was spectacular. This is so much better than staying at a resort:)
Slice of paradise!!!
We spent the week here for our wedding and it could not have been a more ideal setting! Karen is an absolute dream of host, she knows the lay of the island inside and out, fantastic tips on what to do! Cannon Cottage is a delightful home! The Cottage has all the amenities you could want, the staff was superb at accommodating all of our whimsy, the food was absolutely delicious and when they say location, location, location, Cannon Cottage takes the cake. You can take your meals on the veranda with a view of the Caribbean and take a 30 second stroll to white sand beach! We will definitely be back, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special week even more so!
Best way to experience Carribean!!
My wife and I have been coming to Carribean for 25 years. Cannon Cottage is the only time we have felt a part of the culture while being treated like royalty at same time. The staff, Karen (owner), fellow guests of silver sands all made it so incredibly rich. Tours by Julie who prayed and sang gospel song at our request were fun and very safe. Barrington and Duval took us to local river head to high jump into a rainforest like blue pool. Devonhouse ice cream was best way to finish our authentic Jamaican meals on back deck. We loved Erica and Lorna who made each day feel like we lived hear. They shared their country’s stories as they cooked up the seafood we speared. Glad we cancelled rental car and instead paid locals directly. Snorkeling was good not great but when your at this perfect a beach how can you complain? All I can say is that you haven’t seen Jamaica unless you have let Karen Sangster and crew show it to you. Thanks be to God for preserving all this for us!
Cannon Cottage, in the Silver Sands Estate Resort is in the town of Duncans, located on the north coast of the island and 12 minutes drive from the historical town of Falmouth, capital of the parish of Trelawny. It is a 45 minute drive from the Sangsters International Airport in the town of Montego Bay, known as the 2nd city (Kingston being the 1st) and a 45 minute drive to the famous town of Ocho Rios, where you can climb the world renowned Dunns River Falls, or swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove. From the villa, you can travel within a short time to a number of popular golf courses along the north coast.
Golf: GOLF is an important and popular sport in Jamaica, and there are many great courses throughtout the Island.
Those closest to Silver Sands on the North Coast are:-
Breezes Golf and Beach Resort - 18 holes, less than 20 miles east of Silver Sands, a 25 minute drive.
Grand Lido Braco Golf Club - 9 holes, is about 5 miles east of Silver Sands, a 10 minute drive.
Half Moon Golf Club - 18 holes, less than 25 miles west of Silver Sands, a 1/2 hour drive.
Ironshore Golf & Country Club - 18 holes, about 25 miles away in Montego Bay, west of Silver Sands, a 40 minute drive.
Wyndham Rose Hall Golf Club - 18 holes, about 20 miles west of Silver Sands, a 25 minute drive.
More information on these golf courses are available from their websites.
Two other attractions worth mentioning here are:-
SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS - This is extraordinary and the Dolphin Cove is just before you get to Ocho Rios.
DUNNS RIVER FALLS - Climbing the world-famous fall is a must. This is also conveniently located just before you get to Ocho Rios.
SOOOO many other attractions, so little space to tell you .......... just visit us at Cannon Cottage and we will show you how special a place, and an Island we are.