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This was our first big trip since covid and boy were we pleased! All the reviews say it but the staff at this property are unmatched. We love them all as family. We decided to have only authentic Jamaican food and chef Tameka made it happen! Everything she made was delicious. Curry goat, oxtails, rice h peas, cabbage, stew chicken I mean everything! Carl was like an uncle and attended to our every need during the day. Prince was our amazing overnight helper that turned bartender when needed lol. The lovely housekeepers kept everything neat and clean and did our laundry every other day. This made packing so much more easier. Pit Bull helped with all things needed around the house and Sherdon drove us to our one excursion (because we didn't want to leave the property). The house is even better in person and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in a rental property. We were so sad to leave but we will definitely come back. Last but not least was Julie who was very responsive prior and even met us at check in. We love you all!
Visited June 2022
Written July 12, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
We travel the world with our friends and have high expectations! This house exceeded those expectations! Julie was on point from the moment we booked. She made sure every single detail was taken care of including a catamaran cruise, sushi chef etc. we ended up staying an extra night but our house was booked so she found another incredible home she managed and got us in. The staff was hands down amazing. Carl the butler is great and handled us all week to ensure we were happy and had everything we needed. Tameka is the chef and her food was so incredible all week and she is so accommodating. Pit Bull is super friendly and will watch after you. He will deny it if you ask him, but I beat his tail in arm wrestling after he said he had never been beat. Prince was our overnight butler and he was phenomenal as well ensuring coffee was ready and breakfast in the morning on some days. Cary Anne and carline were the housekeepers and we never had to worry about dirty clothes or supplies, they were terrific. We had so many great conversations with the staff and enjoyed them more than words can describe. We will absolutely be back.
Do not hesitate to book this villa or any villa Julie manages, she is one of the best I have encountered.
Visited June 2022
Written June 24, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
The staff truly makes this property! Thank you to each and everyone of you for taking such great care of us.
Tip: book all excursions and spa services through Carl/Prince the butlers.
Book this home. You will not regret it.
Visited May 2022
Written May 31, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Once we arrived at the villa the staff graciously greeted us: Carlina, Carl, Prince, Ralston, Tameika. We had welcome drinks and lunch waiting for us. It was perfect. The villa was beautiful. It had a mixture of modern, contemporary mixed w/island living and the views were spectacular. We very much enjoyed the view from the deck and infinity pool and the private beach access. Every room had its own distinctive features and was spacious enough so you wouldn’t feel crowded. Tameika’s culinary skills were spot on. The food we had was amazing. As a group we decided to have two cooked and prepared meals a day and nothing disappointed. From the basic cheeseburger to the oxtails, rice and peas everything was delicious, satisfying, and filling; and you could tell she enjoys cooking for people. We have always stayed in resorts up to this point and can definitely tell the difference in the quality of the food we had here at the villa. She was also extremely helpful when we accompanied her to the stores to help plan our meals and get snacks for the week. Carl and Prince were our butlers. We felt like we didn’t give them much to do as we are an independent bunch, but their bartending skills leave nothing to be desired. Carl’s Rum Punch is the best I have ever had. Ralston was there, but not there. He was the maintenance man. We would see him assisting Tameika with setting up the meals, he was the grill master behind our delicious cheeseburger meal, he made sure our luggage was unloaded and loaded up successfully, cleaned the pool, and made sure we had what we need to be safe while kayaking in the ocean. And can we talk about Ms. Carlina and Ms. Carrie Ann always had a smile and were very pleasant. The daily room service was unexpected. The daily room clean, turn down, and laundry service was a nice treat. This experience has opened us up to choosing a villa to stay in versus a resort. The service and value are unmatched.
Some helpful tips or things we wish we would have known or prepared for:
Plan our meals for the week either before arriving or the day after arriving.
Budgeting for the meals as the cost of items are increased at this time.
If you have less than 10 guests, let Tameika know so she can cook for that number of people-We left and had a small amount of food left over.
Visited May 2022
Written May 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
It is seriously everything nice. The property is wonderful but the staff are really what make this vacation magical. Julie is wonderful to work with and get all the details organized for your stay. I recommend bringing a lot of cash for groceries, tips, etc. You can order alcohol online from the duty free shop and pick up on your way out of the airport. It is the cheapest you will find. Julie helped us set up massages at the villa which were amazing. We also rented the neighbor’s yacht for an afternoon which I highly recommend. The villa is exceptional. Beds are extremely comfortable, pool was warm, kayaks and SUPs were used daily, showers had good pressure and were warm, Wi-Fi available at the house, and A/C worked well and always cool inside. They have floaties, towels, etc. Now for the best part…The Staff. Chef Tameika is incredible. We had planned to leave for a meal or two and immediately cancelled. You won’t find a better meal anywhere. She will make whatever you want..we had oxtail, ribs, curried goat, conch…you name it and she can cook it better than you have ever had. Carl was our main man during the day. He would whip up any drink we needed..frozen margs were a big hit with the ladies. Prince was our butler and protector at night. They were both so amazing. Pitbull was excellent and ran the grill like a pro. Carlene and Keri Ann…I didn’t know that I needed this is my life but now I can’t live without them…they washed our laundry every day and always had our rooms clean…what a special treat. They also danced, laughed and made us have a good time! Roy was our driver and would always be out front waiting to leave or run errands for us at any time….but we didn’t ever want to leave! Thank you all for a perfect vacation. We all felt truly loved and spoiled the entire week.
Visited April 2022
Written May 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
We had a wonderful time on vacation at Everything Nice. I can honestly say the pictures do not even do the property justice.
Tameika is an excellent chef! Carl kept everything in order and the drinks flowing for adults and (non-alcoholic) for the kids. Prince took care of everything at night, Ralston kept us safe and the kids entertained. Carlene and Kerianne kept the property spotless.
King, our driver, was wonderful on all of our outings. He walked us in everywhere and made sure we went to the best restaurants on our outings. We went to Dunn's River Falls and Blue Hole in Ocho Rios on one day of our trip and in between King took us to the most amazing restaurant - Miss T's Kitchen. It was the only meal that held a candle to Tameika's meals. We also went to the Luminous Lagoon, which I highly recommend.
Mostly we relaxed and enjoyed the house. We had the mobile spa come one day, did a ton of swimming Kayaking and paddle boarding. The house is fantastic! Reentry after this trip was tough. I kept thinking to myself, "did we really just experience that?"
A few notes: the service was excellent at the house, bring lots of cash for tips - we tipped 18% of the cost of the house. Tipping King is separate.
Groceries are expensive so plan ahead.
If your kids are not picky you do not need to plan separate meals. There is enough food on the table for every meal that a child can just eat what they like.
We were intimidated to choose meals ahead of time. Just focus on the first three meals and then choose things that look good from the book when you get there. We made a list of about 10 meals and a few lunches that looked good and Tameika picked for us. Our first three meals were 1. Dinner: Fresh fish, veggies and roasted sweet potatoes (I still dream about that snapper), 2. Breakfast: Fresh fruit, eggs & toast, 3. Lunch: Jerk Chicken nachos. These were the best we've ever had. We did not hold back and let Tameika buy what she wanted to at the store. The fresh fish she chose was prepared perfectly with fresh salsa and lemon caper butter sauce. Definitely TRUST Tameika.
Buy your alcohol at Duty Free. You will be eager to get out of the airport but do it anyway. It's much cheaper.
My daughter and I are gluten free because of auto-immune diseases. We brought a box of pasta, crackers and pancake mix and Tameika worked those in. For example, we had jerk chicken pasta one night and she used the penne I had brought for my daughter and me.
Visited April 2022
Written May 9, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
This is our 2nd time at Everything Nice by the Sea - we love it - the staff is amazing and the house is amazing as well! But the staff truly makes the place! Tameika is an amazing cook and everyone works so hard to make all dreams a reality! We will be back for sure!
Visited March 2022
Written April 9, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
We had a wonderfully special week at Everything Nice to celebrate my wife's 40th....and the only thing that's more difficult than leaving is trying to describe just how special this property and team are.
It offers so much - great layout, very clean, beautiful views, all of the amenities, great location not far from the airport, somewhat secluded but with quick access to everything you may need.
Julie is an excellent communicator and made it easy for us to prepare for our visit. But the truly special ingredients are the staff. They are warm and wonderful people that made our visit memorable. Carl, Tamika, Prince, Ralston, Carlene, Kerri and King.....THANK YOU! You feel like family, we miss you and are looking forward to coming back to spend time with you again soon.
If you decide to book this lovely villa - and you should - prepare to be welcomed and comforted from the minute you arrive. Enjoy it. Its truly a special place.
Visited March 2022
Written April 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.