Whitehouse, Westmorland Jamaica
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
- infinity pool
- 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.
10% surcharge added on rentals under one week/7nights
15 December - 14 April
(excluding Christmas and New Year's week)
2 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$4,800
3 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$5,200
4 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$5,700
5 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$6,100
15 April to 14 December
(excluding Thanksgiving week)
2 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$4,000
3 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$4,350
4 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$4,750
5 bedrooms . . . . . . . . . . . US$5,100
1-10 guests . . . . . . . . . . . US$5,500
1-10 guests . . . . . . . . . . . US$8,000
NEW YEAR'S WEEK
1-10 guests . . . . . . . . . . . US$8,500
Terms & Conditions:
A deposit in the amount of 50% of cottage rental will Secure your RE-confirmed reservation.
Balance is due at least 60 days prior to arrival, 75 days for Christmas or New Year's Weeks.
Please inquire for shorter/longer term rentals and cancellation policy.
All rates are subject to change without notice.
Food/Meal budget based on US$35-US$45/adult/day & US$15/child/day
Suggested 15% staff gratuity
Shorter than one week/7 night bookings, including weekends, are accepted.
There is a 10% surcharge on nightly rates less than one week.
Nightly rates are determined by dividing weekly rate by 7 and adding 10% surcharge.
"I am an expat currently living in Kingston. Friends of mine from back home were coming to visit and I wanted to do something truly different and I came across this villa online. Nestled away in the rural Jamaican countryside is Culloden Cove. I cannot recommend this villa highly enough - if you want to experience the 'real' Jamaica then this is for you.
We spent 75% of our time outside by the pool and lazing around in the lovely seating areas to be found all around. The food was amazing and Natalie and Gail were a pleasure to be around. I have lived in Jamaica for six months now and I have yet to experience food like it!! I hope to return to this truly magical place in the not too distant future."
~ June 2016 guests from Kingston Jamaica
"We booked this villa for a special three nights/four days with our teenage children, visiting from boarding school, and some old friends who were visiting Jamaica for the first time. They both had birthdays during our stay. They also had small children (3&6).
We loved: the comfortable beds, lovely outdoor dining area, private beach and jetty, clean and warm pool, peace, and beautiful gardens with regular visiting doctor birds (humming birds). The ladies who look after the place were very friendly and discreet. They did some shopping for us ahead of our visit (good value, as they go to the local market, fishermen and butcher) and prepared really delicious meals for us. We used the kayaks to visit the nearby reef and swam in the sea. We didn't really leave the villa as it was so nice there. All in all, a very enjoyable short visit. We would love to go back!"
~ April 2016 guests from Nairobi, Kenya
"Culloden Cove is very hard to beat, so much so that we returned for a second time this year. Culloden is such a great place to hang out and relax, The villa itself is charming and very spacious and there's a great outdoor eating space that looks out across the gardens - which stretch down to a perfect family swimming pool and your own private beach! But best of all were Dion and Gayle who looked after us this time and who were just brilliant. All their delicious food and their ever helpful demeanour made the holiday for us. We love this part of Jamaica - it's unspoiled, quiet and beautiful. If you can, go!"
~ March 2016 guests from London
"We all had a fantastic time. Staff is FABULOUS! They were so good to help us feel at home, answer questions about culture of Jamaica, give us great food experience and help us with arrangements needed for outings. I'd definitely recommend and would tell everyone to opt for "cooks choice" for all meals as there was absolutely nothing that wasn't fantastic. None of us could believe how great we ate and drank at such a fantastic price! An experience we were certain couldn't be achieved at a resort. Staff was great to help us with local connections for transportation and suggestions of things to see to really get the Jamaican experience!"
~ July 2015 guests from Spencer Indiana
"We spent a truly unforgettable week at Culloden Cove and fell in love with the place itself and this stretch of the Jamaican coast. The villa is a great, great family getaway. We were there with another family - both with our two young children - and it couldn't have been a more ideal place in which to relax, have fun and most of all, feel right at home. The vibe here is easy going. The villa is really lovely but frankly, not too precious, which, with four kids in tow suited us.
Big highlights for us were the lovely staff and the delicious meals they served up. There's lots to do and see in this part of Jamaica but we spent a lot of time at the villa itself, lazing by the pool or kayaking around the cove. It's not cheap but it's definitely worth it! I'd recommend Culloden Cove in a heartbeat.
~ February 2015 guests from London
"We spend an amazing week with my husband at 2 kids (7&9) at the Culloden Cove villa. Our stay was wonderful. The villa, infinity pool, beach and gardens are stunning. The staff was great at making us feel comfortable and making sure we were having a great time. The food was great and we enjoyed the attentiveness of everyone here. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway." ~ February 2014 guests from Summit, New Jersey
"We spent a wonderful weekend at Culloden Cove in the month of November 2013. It was 4 adults and 5 children. The location is beautiful, the infinity pool looks on the Caribbean sea. The property is lush with tropical plants and every morning and evening we watched the famous Jamaican doctorbird feed on the flowers.
I have lived in Jamaica (in Kingston) for 9 years now, and I have been to numerous villas with my family. Still, I have to say that this weekend was the best experience for us in a villa on the island!!!
The service by the 2 ladies was excellent, the food was great. It was very relaxing! We are planning to go back to the villa this year."
~ November 2013 guests from Kingston, JA
"I recently enjoyed a lovely stay at Culloden Cove this past June. The house, and especially the staff, contributed to great memorable experience. Everyone loved the food the staff cooked, most notably the jerk chicken and goat curry. The house was clean and well decorated. We also felt safe the whole time, as there is a security guard patrolling the premisses. Overall, I would highly recommend this rental property."
~ June 2013 guests from DC
"An incredible weekend! The hard part is leaving after only two days. Very comfortable and ample room for two families of 4 adults and 5 children. The villa is beautiful and the grounds stunning! We dined by the beach, witnessed the most beautiful sunsets, explored colourful sea creatures while snorkeling, enjoyed the calm of the pool but mostly simply relaxed forgetting every day hassles. We really appreciated looking at the stars at night on the pier. The staff is friendly and very helpful. They prepared for us gastronomic meals and kept the place nice and tidy. This place is perfect. A little paradise!"
~ December 2012 guests from Jamaica
"It really is a stunning property that enables you to sample the true spirit of Jamaica whilst also retaining many luxurious touches necessary to have a completely relaxing holiday. The owners have clearly devoted much time and energy into creating a tropical paradise and they really have thought of everything. The bedrooms are large and airy, the bathrooms clean and modern and the living spaces are somehow easygoing and relaxing. The mature garden really is something else, at the end of which is an infinity pool, past which are steps down into the sea, a perfect vantage point for taking in the amazing sunsets - what more could you ask for?"
~ August 2011 guests from London
"A lovely quiet villa with stunning views. The staff were helpful and also excellent cooks so we ate very well throughout our 3-day stay. The villa is large and airy and simply decorated. Infinity pool overlooking the sea is the perfect place to watch the sunset."
~ August 2011 guests from Kingston, JA
"Our family absolutely loved staying at the villa. It was a beautiful spot and one of the most relaxing holidays we have had. The children loved the house and swimming in the pool and we didnt want to leave. It is a great location, a peaceful haven from which to explore Jamaica and a real treat. I would highly recommend it for a family holiday."
~ July 2011 guests from Somerset, UK
"I stayed here in June with my partner - we had an absolutely amazing time - the holiday of a lifetime! From the moment we arrived we felt totally relaxed and chilled out - so much so that I left the house twice in a week. Although there's lots of places nearby to visit we were more than happy to stay put and let our biggest decisions of the week be whether to have a swim in the fabulous infinity pool or the sea, whether to eat our lunch sat on the veranda in the beautiful gardens or in the gazebo overlooking the sea, whether to have a cold beer or a a jamaican rum and whether to have fish or chicken for dinner.
The house itself is very relaxing- really comfortable (especially the beds which is important to me), nice furniture all locally made and spacious.
But the grounds are amazing - fantastic tropical plants, humming birds on the vines, pelicans swooping into the sea to catch their breakfast - paradise. The pool is a really decent size - big enough to swim in.
Dion the housekeeper looked after us very well - nothing was too much trouble for her. We ate jamaican food all week (at our request - she can cook lots of kinds of food) but for us ackee and saltfish for breakfast, freshly caught barbecued fish or jerk chicken, conch soup and patties were perfect. Her curried goat and rice and peas was probably the best I've ever tasted. Winson does a great job of keeping the pool and gardens clean and tidy (as well as collecting fresh fruit from the grounds for Dion to turn into tasty juices).
I would whole heartedly recommend this place to anyone - it was a perfect romantic break for us - but would also be ideal for a family or a group of friends.
Whilst the photos look great - believe me - this place is even better in the flesh!"
~ June 2011 guests from England