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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Duncans, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

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Kenneth S
Lynchburg, Virginia
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“Simply wonderful”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We loved our stay at Villa Kelso! We visited in late June through the July 4th weekend and we were a bit fearful of the heat, but during the day there were wonderful breezes coming up the hill which kept the temperature and bugs at bay. Majestic red tail hawks rode the winds and often swooped low over the hedges and were a pleasure to watch.

The views from the veranda are spectacular. Most of the time you only hear the rustling of the palm fronds from the strong breeze, and we would easily fall asleep to the peacefulness. Occasionally you will hear some goats calling (they are all over the island), and only a few times we heard cars from the highway a few hundred feet below the villa. The outdoor furniture was very comfortable and the veranda just looked classy - we spent most of our time out on the veranda. The grounds were well kept and were mature and lush.

The staff was great! Velma the cook is amazing. We loved all the meals she did for us, and dessert seemed to be her calling. We always saved room for dessert! Angela was the maid worked quietly in the background and kept the villa in top shape. We also called her the laundry fairy as our clean clothes would magically appear.

The rooms were well appointed and most rooms had plenty of cross breeze during the day. At night when the breeze dies off the powerful air conditioners were turned on for a comforting and cool night's sleep. (Tip: the AC will only turn on when the main switch in the room is on - sometimes you have to look for it).

The temperature of the pool during the summer was just right. We'd often jump in to cool off and relax.

We strongly recommend you consider Villa Kelso for your stay! It's large enough to hold large families, or in our case 4 couples and another friend. If you have a large group and rent the house for a week, check out the extras you get.

There is internet at the house, but due to the thick hurricane walls, some of the rooms were not covered or had intermittent signal. There were also occasional internet outages.

I've been to Jamaica a dozen times, always staying in villas. This was by far the best one!

Disabled Travelers: This villa is single floor living, though the villa is very large. My wife brought her travel scooter, though mostly used it to get from villa to the car/bus, and then used it around town and attractions which were accessible. When taking the scooter from the bus into the villa, there's a small 1" high change in the floor and the scooter was able to get over it. There are not specific HC accommodations at the villa. We did see a number of wheel chair accessible ramp buses for hire, so it seems like you could bring your power chair if needed.

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Liked best: Great views and breezes. Quiet location.
Liked least: One bedroom has a bathroom across the hall with AC, so it was warm and humid.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Elkhorn
Reviewed January 21, 2011 for a stay in January 2011

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Liked best: The elegance, view & decor
Liked least: cook, cold pool, hard mattress
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers
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Wisconsin
Reviewed January 12, 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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Value Rooms
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Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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USA
Reviewed July 6, 2009 for a stay in August 2008
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person found this review helpful

Value Rooms
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Liked best: The luxury and view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
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ny
Reviewed June 29, 2009 for a stay in February 2009

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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