Welcome to Crystal Cove, a villa designed in the classic, gracious Jamaican Georgian style in Jamaica's lushest parish. Originally a two-room boathouse and changing room used by Princess Nina Aga Khan as an adjunct to her house in San San overlooking the reef and bay, Crystal Cove is now a charming, idiosyncratic, three-bedroom villa; enjoying sea views from every room, a variety of living areas for sunning, reading, eating, and offering unrivaled access to the reef-protected lagoon for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Step into the sea which laps at the walls of the living room, and swim out to the reef only forty yards away - it's quite shallow inside the reef - only about eight feet in the middle; Or snorkel along the reef in either direction, to the left leading you to Princess Nina's island, to the right to the Blue Lagoon, passing many charming vacation homes at the water's edge. Kayaking takes you through the reef-protected lagoon to either destination in minutes. Frenchman’s Cove Beach is a few minutes drive or 15 minute walk. Nearby are also Winnifred Beach, Boston Beach, Long Bay Beach, and just beyond Long Bay is Reach Falls for swimming and climbing the Falls. Tennis at Goblin Hill is a five minute walk.
Rafting down the Rio Grande and many more excursions and activities are at your fingertips! A ten-minute walk will take you up to Goblin Hill, our sister property, with its acres of lawns, innumerable birds, flowers, tennis courts, swimming pool, Tree Bar built around the massive trunk of a 300-year-old ficus tree and Hummingbird Terrace where you can observe the hovering of mango hummingbirds as well as the spectacular indigenous, streamer-tailed Doctor-bird, the national bird and symbol of Jamaica. You are invited to the Goblin Hill's manager's complimentary rum punch Calypso party at sunset on Saturdays.
*No kids under 12 years. This villa is at the waters edge. There is a 5 night minimum. Nightly rate for 1 bedroom is $475/night low season & $645/night high season; Nightly rate for the 3 bedrooms is $525/night low season & $675/night high season
Cable TV, DVD & CD player, Internet, Kayak, snorkels, sun deck and dock on reef-protected lagoon, Swimming right from the house, Kayak or snorkel to Princess NinaStaff
:Housekeeper/cook, Maid and GardenerStaff Hours
:8:00am - 8:00pm (Overtime after 8.00 p.m.can be a arranged if desired, at $5.00 per hour, for Myrtle)Nearby Activities
Tennis, Rafting, Bird watching, Reach Falls, Boston Jerk Centre