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Serenity is one of the most beloved and often revisited villas on Jamaica's beautiful north coast. Its prize location is a waterfront acre 8 miles west of Montego Bay.

Serenity on the Beach Vacation Rental

In Caribbean-style architecture, spaces are defined by airy octagonal gazebos and high cedar ceilings. Pretty blue and white fabrics and cool marble floors are throughout. Each bedroom opens to a sitting area for private afternoon naps or all-day gazing at the changing light on the Caribbean Sea ~ practically at your doorstep.

Eye-opener coffee trays are silently presented outside each bedroom door while guests are still asleep. Morning walks down the long beach are energizing. Sunset beach walks are beautiful. Nighttime walks to the point reveal the sparkling lights of the town of Montego Bay across the water.

Four bedrooms and the living room are connected by a long furnished marble verandah. The verandah adjoins the pool terrace, where cool drinks and evening hors d`oeuvres are served under the palm trees. Most weeks, a special treat is dinner on the beach.

Just beyond the verandah and pool, a terraced walkway leads to the second of 2 outdoor showers, lower waterfront terrace, beach and sea. On calm evenings, you may see our local fishermen laying their nets by torchlight. If the night produces a good catch, they’ll return early in the morning with fresh fish or lobster to sell to the Serenity cook for tonight’s dinner.

Serenity shares a basketball hoop and private tennis court with neighboring Tranquillity (bring racquets and balls). Combining Serenity and Tranquillity creates a 10-bedroom compound with 2 pools, tennis court, long beachfront and staff of 10. Beyond Tranquility is our glamorous neighbor, Noble House on the Beach, which accommodates 8 or 10 more guests. Combining these 3 homes creates a 15-bedroom compound with 3 pools, tennis court, long beachfront and staff of 18. This remarkable waterfront trio is a favorite for weddings and family reunions. All 3 villas are child friendly and very private from each other.

100 yards offshore is Holden's Reef, a continuation of the barrier reef complex that fronts much of Jamaica's north coast. Easily reachable by kayak, this live reef is home to a myriad of tropical fish and corals. At low tide, portions protrude above the water so you can step from your kayak to snorkel in shallow water. On the ocean side, deeper waters beckon the more adventurous or scuba equipped.

If you`ve left your pets behind while you take a vacation, be advised that Serenity is home to our beloved pups, Spot (brown & white Jamaica dog) and Wrinkles (beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback). They love children and will romp with you on the beach.


Master Bedroom
Kingsize bed, cable television. En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and double sink vanity. Opens to large covered very private verandah where guests will find their eye-opener coffee tray each morning.

Bedroom 2
Kingsize bed, cable television, right next to the swimming pool. Mirrored en-suite bathroom has walk-in shower.

Bedroom 3
Optional kingsize or twin beds, cable television. En-suite bathroom has deep bathtub and shower combination. Also a very private whimsical second shower in a walled garden (favorite of parents and children alike). This bedroom connects to Bedroom 4 for the convenience of family units.

Bedroom 4
Optional kingsize or twin beds, cable television, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. A connecting door opens to the Bedroom 3 (with bathtub) for convenience of parents and children. A louvred window also opens between these connecting rooms. Parents or nannies can adjust the louvers to stay open or closed in the night. Bedroom 4 is suitable for adults or children.

Tryall Club Membership

A significant amenity for guests in this villa is membership at the excellent Tryall Club. On 2,200 acres, Tryall’s golf course is among the most beautiful in the world. Its 18 hillside and seaside fairways have been home to the Johnnie Walker, Mazda and other PGA championship events. The resident pro offers workshops and private lessons. The Tryall tennis club features nine Nova Cushion courts, some lit for night play, with world-class pro’s on call. All white attire required.

The beach is well planned for parents and children. Have lunch at the beach bar. Work out in the well-equipped gym and compete in the new Usain Bolt Games Room at the Great House (teens love it). Jog the marked trails. Snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish are complimentary. Glass bottom boats, charter fishing, a boat to the reef and any captained craft attract various fees. Enjoy weekly events like complimentary Manager’s Cocktail Party on Mondays, as well as Beach BBQ and Reggae Night beach parties for an additional fee.

On the hill, enjoy the historic Great House for daily 4:00 tea and sweets. Shop at the convenient commissary and chic boutique, and meet for happy hour and snacks at the casual bar. Also at the Great House is the new Usain Bolt Games Room open all day and night for ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, chess and checkers, board games, comfy reclining chairs and HDTV. And don’t miss the massive Tryall pool. The Tryall Club is thoughtfully designed to please toddlers, preteens, tweens, moms, dads and everyone from teens to octogenarians.

The Tryall Club was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world.”

Note: Tryall Club membership is guaranteed for guests travelling through November 30, 2018. Not guaranteed if travel dates are beyond November 30, 2018. Ask our Villa Specialists if you have any questions.

Photos courtesy of Nigel Lord

Rates Table Key:

  Travel Dates      Bedrooms

 Minimum Stay      Starting Price

Travel Dates
Min. Night Stay
Min. Stay
Now to Nov 22, 2019 35
$ 1,021  936 $ 1516 $ 1405  1056 £ 821
/per night
Now to Nov 22, 2019 45
$ 1,250  1146 $ 1856 $ 1720  1292 £ 1005
/per night
Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
$ 1,393  1277 $ 2068 $ 1917  1440 £ 1120
/per night
Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
$ 1,393  1277 $ 2068 $ 1917  1440 £ 1120
/per night
Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019 35
$ 1,021  936 $ 1516 $ 1405  1056 £ 821
/per night
Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019 45
$ 1,250  1146 $ 1856 $ 1720  1292 £ 1005
/per night
Dec 15, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019 37
$ 1,393  1277 $ 2068 $ 1917  1440 £ 1120
/per night
Dec 15, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019 47
$ 1,464  1342 $ 2173 $ 2015  1514 £ 1177
/per night
Dec 21, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
$ 2,143  1964 $ 3181 $ 2950  2215 £ 1722
/per night
Dec 21, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
$ 2,143  1964 $ 3181 $ 2950  2215 £ 1722
/per night
Dec 28, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
$ 2,286  2095 $ 3394 $ 3146  2363 £ 1837
/per night
Dec 28, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
$ 2,286  2095 $ 3394 $ 3146  2363 £ 1837
/per night

*Easter week rate applies to any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
5% service charge applies for holiday weeks. A 7-night, full-house rate is required for all holiday weeks which include Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Security Deposit: $1,000

Minimum Stay: Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

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

Bedroom Details
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Six softly-curtained French doors open from each bedroom to the long verandah and view of the sea just steps away.
  • The smaller fourth bedroom is located between the Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2.
  • Three 400-square-foot bedrooms are equal in size ~ soft and romantic with kingsize beds and Ralph Lauren wallpapers.
Bathroom Details
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryers
  • 2 open-air showers
  • 5 cable televisions including 32" plasma in living room
  • Child friendly: beach toys, crib, high chair, booster seats, children’s books and movies
  • Closet safes
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access (bring your laptop)
  • Complimentary overseas calls to US, UK and Canada
  • DVD, VCR, CD player and 4-speaker sound system
  • iPod dock(s)
  • Library of movies and music CD’s
  • Solar water heater and solar pool heater
  • Tennis court shared with neighboring Tranquillity on the Beach
Beach Details
  • 2 complimentary sea kayaks, snorkels, masks, flippers
Pool Details
  • 12' x 30' solar heated pool and over-the-beach waterfront terrace
  • Poolside shower
  • Shallow end for toddlers
Staff and Services
  • Butler
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
  • Night watchman
Location Details
  • Airport: 20 minutes
  • Town: 20 minutes
Villa Notes
  • Check-In: 1:00pm
  • Check-Out: 11:00am
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.

Serenity on the Beach Reviews

Thank you so much for everything, the …
Posted by in January 2018

Thank you so much for everything, the vacation and vow renewal were absolutely perfect. Our villa in paradise could not have been more perfect, and the staff made us feel so welcome (They were wonderful!). In particular, Butler Gladstone went over and above arranging everything we needed, and our driver Alicia kindly escorted us all over town. Maud's meals & snacks were fabulous, pool and grounds spotless, peaceful and beautiful. Young folks made good use of paddle boards and kayaks. And we loved meeting our faithful friends/dogs Wrinkles & Spot.
Our expectations were truly exceeded, and we are counting the days until we might come back again! "Five stars" – Thanks for providing a truly memorable family vacation.

I wanted to let you know how great our stay …
Posted by in January 2018

I wanted to let you know how great our stay at Serenity on the Beach was. I had never rented a villa with a staff before and was uncertain as to what to expect. The experience exceeded even my most optimistic pre vacation scenario. The eight members of my family ranging in age from 12 to 60 were overwhelmed by the simple beauty of the house and accommodations. The pool, beach and tennis court (which provided a fun daily exercise for all) provided us with hours of fun. The quality and preparation of the food (3 excellent meals a day) far exceeded expectations. We were even surprised by a full Thanksgiving dinner! Far and away the best part of our vacation was the staff. Almost immediately they felt like family. Their professional attention to every detail combined with a happy, caring attitude often attributed to Jamaicans made everything fun. Our pre dinner evenings turned into music and dancing including staff and family members. As I endure winter weather I certainly miss Jamaica but I really would love to see our friends at Serenity on the Beach again.

A wonderful vacation. Six of us stayed at …
Posted by in November 2017

A wonderful vacation. Six of us stayed at Serenity on the Beach just after Thanksgiving 2017. What we liked:
1.The house is fantastic, perfectly laid out so everyone can enjoy the sight and sound of the bay. The decor is perfectly tropical in mostly blue and whites. My wife and I had the large and well-appointed master bedroom. The bed was as comfortable as many of the finest hotel beds. Our companions had similarly comfortable sleep experiences. The ensuite bathroom had both indoor and outdoor showers. What a pleasure to take a shower under the almost full moon. (Hint, turn on the outdoor shower about a minute before using to let the water get warm.) The master bedroom also has a very comfortable private veranda. My wife and I spent a lot of time there.
2. The staff was wonderful. They managed to take care of our every need without being intrusive. Gladstone, the butler, made sure there was always a cooler with water, soda and beer by the pool all day and made mixed drinks to order. Maud is a wonderful cook. She even made gluten free deserts for us once she learned my wife is gluten sensitive. (Hint, if even one person says they like a Jamaican specialty, Maude will add that to the menu for the next full meal in addition to what she had planned. Try her oxtail stew or curried goat, yum). The rooms were cleaned and laundry washed and folded on our schedule, not theirs.
3. The weather was almost perfect. With one exception, the rain came while we were sleeping, leaving the air clean and fresh the next AM.
In all, we would stay here again.

Beyond Excellent. Gladstone, Maud, Jean, …
Posted by in June 2015

Beyond Excellent. Gladstone, Maud, Jean, Pauline and Wisdom, the staff, was the best part of this vacation. They made my vacation with my 6 daughters exceed my expectations for a trip that my girls could always remember me by. The place is beautiful and kept impeccable at all times. The food is delicious and Maud did a wonderful job managing my food budget. Not a dog person, but even the dogs added to the peaceful atmosphere. I will never forget the staff and I will always have fond memories thanks to them.

My family and I just returned from a 1 week …
Posted by in February 2012

My family and I just returned from a 1 week stay at Serenity on the Beach. This is the most beautiful place. Absolutely 5 stars in our opinion. All the rooms face the ocean and when you are not sleeping you can open all of the doors in each room and look out and listen to the waves lapping on the beach. Very peaceful. Each room is unique. One views the pool and ocean, one has an outside shower, and one has its own sitting area with deep cushions for laying around reading in the afternoons or just getting away from everyone for a while. The ocean water is very warm, can be walked into from your doorstep and is not deep for a long way out so if you had small children they could play in there all day safely and be seen from anywhere in the front of the villa. The pool is heated and clean and beautiful if you prefer pools. The staff are incredible. They are very helpful, happy, and accommodating in every way. I could not ask for a nicer vacation. Thank you to Gladstone, Maud, Jean & Peaches, and Wisdom for a wonderful vacation that i will never forget. Also, loved the dogs. Wrinkle and Spot which came for a walk with us on the beach every night.

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Jamaica Travel Guide

Out of Many, One People

One of the Caribbean’s most popular villa destinations, Jamaica has something for everyone and every occasion. Many venture to Jamaica to tan and relax on the breathtaking beaches, while others come to enjoy the plethora of activities. Avid snorkelers and scuba divers can discover the beautiful coral reefs and exotic marine life. Coffee lovers will take pleasure in the delicious home-grown coffee from the famous Jamaican Blue Mountains, which are also ideal for hiking and horseback riding. Sightseers will want to climb the world-famous 600-foot-high Dunn's River Falls, and bird-lovers will enjoy the Rocklands Feeding Station, home to Jamaica’s 27 native species. Those who want to see beautiful sunsets should partake in the Jamaican tradition and head over to the famous Rick’s Cafe in Negril, where visitors will not only see magnificent sunset views, but also watch brave cliff-jumpers dive into the crystal-clear water.

A villa vacation in Jamaica is unique in that many of our villas come with a full staff (chef, butler, housekeeper and laundress) included. The friendly staff will treat you with their “No problem, mon” service, where everything you desire is at your beck and call.

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