5 bedrooms with pool on 2 acres, close to beach
Scott or Lori Martin
About Scott or Lori Martin
We are the Martins! We own and operate two children's camps, Cub Creek Science Camp in Rolla, Missouri and Animal Camp Jamaica which is run right here at Seven Palms Villa during the summer months. We've been vacationing in Jamaica for years and offer our Villa for others to enjoy this beautiful tropical paradise. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy your stay here at the Villa and we are confident that you will return time after time. No matter what your desire; sitting on a beach drinking iced refreshments, snorkeling in the lush tropical waters, or cliff jumping at the Iris Blue Hole, you will most certainly find a place like no other here at Seven Palms Villa.
Scott or Lori Martin purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Scott or Lori Martin chose Runaway Bay
There's no better way to experience a beautiful tropical island than to stay at a beautiful villa. We at Seven Palms Villa will give you direct access to staff that have an intimate knowledge, love, and respect of the island. We vacation here too! We can put you in contact with the best people, best restaurants, best attractions; basically, the best of everything the island has to offer.
What makes this Villa unique
Personal Staff including cooks, driver and van, and groundskeepers all for your use while staying at Seven Palms Villa.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Runaway to Paradise
Our family stayed at Seven Palms for 10 days and left feeling relaxed and indulged, having fallen in love with Jamaica, Seven Palms and the many lovely people we met.
If you would like the experience of staying in a small hotel, where your meals are freshly prepared, and staff take care of you, but the privacy of a well appointed home, then Seven Palms is ideal.
The villa exceeded expectations (the photos don't do it justice), and the friendly, welcoming staff, from Kevin who met us at the airport on arrival, to Abby (property manager), and Carlene and Elizabeth (who prepared delicious meals including breakfasts of fruit fresh from the villa's garden, and local specialities), Sylvan and the grounds team, all of whom made us feel instantly at home (we also have to mention Koda and Susan).
Having access to private beaches, as well as the villa's watersports equipment (kayaks and snorkelling kit), meant we didn't have to worry about organising anything and could make the most of being close to the sea.
Tips on places to see and things to do were exactly what we were looking for, and we would highly recommend Resort Divers (recommended by the owners).
What we loved:
-experiencing Jamaica without the filter of a formulaic resort hotel
-meeting locals, including the staff at the villa,
-eating home-cooked Jamaican food
-the beautiful grounds of the villa and the large swimming pool
-eating breakfast on the veranda whilst watching hummingbirds dart around the feeders hanging from the veranda roof
-proximity to the sea
-visiting the Irie Blue Hole and falls
-Abby's advice to do sight-seeing when there are no cruise ships docked
-Jamaican patties, festival, and the jerk chicken at Scotchies at Draxhall, Ocho Rios
-diving and snorkelling around the reefs
-dinner at Shells'-on-the-Beach and the lovely owner, Shelly
Seven Palms offers the perfect holiday for a family, or two, who want to get to know Jamaica, but also have plenty of home comforts. We loved every day there and are already planning a return visit!
Really 3.5 but a beautiful experience all around. Small issues but a gorgeous house. BEST STAFF EVER
First time in Jamaica and first time renting a house. There were 9 of us. Booking through the app was amazingly simple. We communicated with the house prior to arrival our few needs. The issues began before arrival. Many things that were advertised were not available. Talking with the owners the gaming system would not be available and none of the safes would be available. A couple days out the house manager Abbey contacted me for info. She was very helpful in explaining everything. Unfortunately she had to let us know that the tennis court would not be operational. No frisbies. Not much of the sports equipment advertised would be available. All of these were the reason we booked this house. The house contracted a driver for the week. Willie was the best but we were told the van would hold all 9 of us plus our luggage. Luckily and unfortunately one of us missed their flight. So with only 8 of us and luggage we barely fit in the van. We noticed the house van parked the whole week. Upon arrival to the house we were greeted by the house manager Abbey, grounds keeper Melbourne and house keeper Carlene. The online pictures do the house no justice. It's much bigger than expected. The entryway is beautiful . The living room area is huge with massive patio doors on both sides. They really open up the house. The patio is much bigger than expected with lounge chairs and tables galore. The bedroom area surrounds the fountain. With all 5 bedrooms, a linen closet and a sitting area with a cabinet full of books.The kitchen and dining hall are beautiful as well. Modern appliances with lots of cooking space and utensils. 2 fridges. 2 tropical courtyards. Decent sized pool. A full bar with slushy machines that we didn't use and an ice machine. It's a older house that's being refurbished in sections. The grounds were tropical. All kinds of Flora. We saw humming birds on the patio. Access to Cardiff hall semi private beach was an amazing add onAbbey and Melbourne assisted in setting up a section for us. Jamaica breeze beach was nice but the sea weed would build daily. Shelly's restaurant was delicious and plentiful and right on the water. Extremely fresh seafood. The staff took great care of us. Carlene kept the house immaculate. Washed our clothes. Hellory cooked up delicious meals daily. Issues. WiFi worked partially. 2 showers in our room but one shower handle. Vermin showed up mid week but it's the tropics. Many blown lights. Electric outlets out. Etc.
Such a beautiful property. Gardens and flowers everywhere, both inside and out
Loved the beach, snorkeling and kayaking. Enjoyed fresh mango, pomegranate and neese berry picked right in the yard. I also really like that the part of the swimming pool and pool deck was in the shade.
The Temperpedic bed in the master bedroom is one of the most comfortable beds I have slept on away from home.
Can't wait to go back!
We would go back tomorrow! Seven Palms is definitely the way to go, especially if you have children. The staff took the guesswork out of vacationing. We were met at the airport by the Villa driver. He even stopped on the way to the Villa to introduce us to jerk chicken! He was very knowledgeable of the area and helped us plan our week. The Villa itself is absolutely gorgeous and is more than enough room for our entire family. Each of our children got their own beautiful room. The Peacock room is my personal favorite though. Love the bathroom!!! The Villa staff was friendly and we loved being able to leave our children with them to run to the local market. The cooks were amazing! We told them we wanted authentic Jamaican cuisine for the week. They went to the grocery store with us and helped us purchase the food. After that, they took eating out of our hands and prepared the most delicious foods every meal. They even surprised the kids with brownies and smoothies! It was wonderful having access to two different beaches to explore and swim. We stayed at the villa for a week and easily could have just stayed in house without exploring! The driver was so knowledgable and helped us to find kid-friendly things to do. Glistening Waters is a must for anyone! He also helped to convert our money as well as alleviate any safety worries we had vacationing with children. Don't forget to ask him to take you to get patties! My son wanted to bring patties home with us!
BEACH: The Villa is just a short walk from the beach. The beach offers shade trees, lounge chairs, tables, bathrooms, and showers. There is also a great reef just offshore which provides an inspiring location to snorkel and scuba dive.
PADI DIVE SHOP: Just down the road is a PADI drive shop that can arrange for a variety of water sports as well as diving and fishing trips
LUMINOUS LAGOON: This is usually one of everyone's top picks for "coolest" thing they did in Jamaica do. I always bring my friends and family here. You will head out after dark onto a shallow bay and be amazed when the water starts to glow. Jump in and watch as every motion you make brings the water alive with color. There is just no way of describing this adventure, other than saying it is amazing.
BLUE HOLE: Natural, breath taking, water fall. Bring your camera and your bathing suit. This will require some hiking, but it is so worth it.