Leave your world behind and enter quite another sense of place and time, just 70 minutes from Montego Bay on Jamaica's quiet South Coast between Bluefields and Whitehouse you will find CULLODEN COVE.
Formerly the well-known Culloden Café, rated one of Jamaica's top 10 restaurants, CULLODEN COVE is now a private two-story villa, plus cottage that sleeps 1-10.
As you turn off the main road onto a hidden drive, through rows of Traveller's Palms, you'll pass two cottages. The 1st being your grounds keeper, security, maintenance man Winston, the 2nd is for you and your guests enjoyment. At the end of the drive sits CULLODEN COVE, the refurbished 1920’s Anglo-Jamaican country house surrounded by gardens that are favored by everyone from naturalists to bird watchers. This property features over 200 species of rare plants, plus an abundance of fruiting trees - everything from Avocado, Banana, Breadfruit, Coconut, Grapefruit, Guava, Jamaican apple, June plum, Lime, Lychee, Passion fruit... There is typically fresh fruit to eat as well as fresh cut flowers (birds of paradise, heliconia, hibiscus, to name a few) in vases strewn about the villa all year round for guests to enjoy.
There are two covered terraces for guests to occupy, each with there own special nuance – one is beach side where you gaze off into the azure Caribbean sea as you sip your Blue Mountain morning coffee or evening cocktail and leave everything behind. There is also a two tiered terrace below the house where both relaxation and entertaining happen, there is a large dining area for up to 10 guests, comfortable sofa and chairs as well as hanging seats. The lower terrace is covered with two vines, passion fruit and thumbergia, which serves as a canopy of beautiful hanging purple flowers all year long. This provides excellent shade as well as attracting a constant stream of humming birds throughout the day who feast on the nectar of the purple flowers. Day-beds and chairs are provided for lounging. You can also dine here under the stars.
As you gaze across the grand lawns from this terrace, which sweep down to the infinity pool and your own private sandy entranced beach/swimming cove you face sunset and the calm lit night. Everything one can think of or ask for is provided here at CULLODEN COVE.
The enhanced modern kitchen with black granite counter tops and cedar cabinets is fully equipped with everything for guests who might enjoy cooking with the island's wonderful variety of fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables from local fishers and Whitehouse market -- electric stove, refrigerator, microwave, kettle and coffee maker.
Although, your internationally-trained housekeepers Dion and Lily are happy to prepare you delicious meals for you at your request with the same locally procured, fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood as well as free-ranged meats.
If you wish to experience some of the local culture and go shopping at the nearby market for some of your meal supplies, Dion or Lily would be pleased to have the company, but don’t fret if all you want to do is sit and read in the loungers while sunbathing, go snorkeling at the off-shore reef, gaze at the ocean from the infinity pool, walk through the gardens to take in the vibrant colors of the flowers…all this plus more awaits you at CULLODEN COVE.
Exclusive use of entire property for 1-10 guests.
Cottage Sleeping Arrangements, 2 A/C Bedrooms, sleeps 1-4 guests:
Bedroom 1: with garden views, queen size four-poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a canopy mosquito net, wardrobe, shared bathroom, ceiling fan.
Bedroom 2: with garden view, double bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a canopy mosquito net, wardrobe, shared bathroom and ceiling fan.
Villa Sleeping Arrangements, 3 A/C Bedrooms, 1-6 guests:
Bedroom 1: with sea and garden views, queen size four-poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a canopy mosquito net, large walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom, A/C and ceiling fan, flat screen TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 2: with sea and garden views via windows and balconies, queen-size four-poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a canopy mosquito net, wardrobe, shared bathroom, plus access to additional bathroom with walk-in shower downstairs, A/C and ceiling fan.
Bedroom 3: with sea and garden views, two twin beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and a canopy mosquito net, large wardrobe, shared bathroom, plus access to additional bathroom with shower downstairs, A/C and ceiling fan.
Fully functional kitchen; fridge, stove, microwave, coffee/tea facility
barbecue for outside grilling
wireless internet access anywhere in the house and grounds for BYO laptop
Travel cot and high chair
Safety deposit box
Daily cooking and housekeeping (linens and towels provided)Full live out staff: cook, housekeeper, gardener/maintenance/security
Rates Include 10% GCT Tax
Discount day and night passes to nearby all-inclusive Sandals Whitehouse Hotel and Spa
beautiful country seacoast villa with 5 A/C bedrooms (3 in Main House, 2 in Cottage) all with Egyptian cotton linen
" Smart TV with internet access in lounge, DVD player, stereo and radio
library with large selection of music, films, books, board games
two (2) sea kayaks, snorel equipment
One acre of tropical gardens
seaside terrace with access to private, sandy beach
Rates do not include Staff Gratuity (10%-15% of villa rental), Transportation or food/drinks -- average US$35/adults and US$15/youths (one can spend more or less depending on market prices and imported goods)
Lucky guests who rent this seaside retreat to beach comb, sunbathe, snorkel and enjoy lunch one the terrace, can also explore to see the sights of Black River's crocodile country, the dolphins at Pelican Bar, YS and Mayfields Falls, horseback riding, Westmorland, bird watching in the beautiful Bluefields Bay area, tours of the Appleton Rum estate as well as day/night passes also available for purchase to access scuba/waters ports/dining/entertainment options at the Sandals Whitehouse only 5 minutes away.
Guests can also hire a US licensed massage therapist that will come to you -- the seaside terrace is the perfect place to melt into a massage table while the waves engulf the cove.
CULLODEN COVE offers an oasis of tranquility for couples, friends, families or large groups -- the perfect escape away from it all, one hour central from Westmorland and Negril and Montego Bay.
Local drivers, boatmen, touring and exploration guides, on-call massage therapist and childcare services also available.