Upon entering the lush grounds of Four Winds, you pass the lighted tennis court, and approach the ornately grilled front entrance. The entrance foyer opens into the living room and sunroom, with its spectacular views of the private bay and Caribbean Sea. To the left of the sunroom is the adjoining formal dining room.
The ground floor has four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two powder rooms, and an entertainment lounge with a wet bar. The high-ceilinged outdoor verandah features a comfortable seating and dining area facing a large fresh water swimming pool, infinity hot tub, and landscaped garden.
A gazebo on the beachfront overlooks the private beach and swimming area which opens into the reef-protected sea, where you can safely snorkel or kayak.
Four Winds is truly a delightful home that offers exceptional appointments, beach, amenities and staff. Of special merit is the cook who has been at the villa for years and provides outstanding home cooked meals.
For larger groups, Stone Harbor (right next door) may be rented in conjunction with Four Winds.
We just returned from a week at Four Winds and we could not have been more pleased with every aspect of our stay. The staff was warm and welcoming. They addressed every need meticulously and with pleasure. They even picked fruit and nuts from the trees in the backyard for us. By the second day they felt like an extension of our family. The place itself was more amazing then the pictures. From the pool to the grounds, to the house and even the neighborhood, all were beautiful. There was more than enough space for our kids to play and be adventurous, without us ever concerned about their safety. The beach....... a true gem. I have been to seven islands, including Jamaica twice. Never have I found such a peaceful stretch of beach. Overall, we would not have changed a thing about our trip: the staff, the food, beach, or Four Winds. A perfect vacation that we hope to duplicate again soon.
We are back; but not so sure we want to be back. Our family had a most wonderful and memorable vacation. Thank you Travel Keys for recommending Four Winds Villa; it was just perfect for all of us including the 4 and 7 year old grandchildren. They enjoyed playing and swimming in the sea as well as the pool. The Villa itself is very beautiful and the setting just perfect, but it is the wonderful staff that made our trip fantastic. We cannot say enough about them! None of us from young to old wanted to leave and we all can't wait to go back.
We just returned this past weekend from our trip to Jamaica and our stay at the Four Winds villa in Ocho Rios. What a wonderful time we had. Everything surpassed our high expectations. The villa was more spacious than imagined, the staff catered to our every need, the driver and car was at our beckon call and the view was spectacular. Would I return to this villa? In a Heartbeat!! I felt like someone from the Rich and Famous register. The meals were served as if we were in a restaurant. Serve from the left and pick up form the right and even the ladies were always served first. We were instructed to ring a bell when we were ready for the next course or were finished with the meal. The food was magnificent and we were able to try some great Jamaican recipes. We also found that the lady in charge, had contacts for anything we wanted to do. These things included wave runner, sailboat or power boat rides, parasailing, horseback rides, massage (we did this two times - she came to the villa and would give us a massage under the palm trees -- talk about getting spoiled), snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing. Most of these things would be done with the folks coming to the villa to pick us up at the shore and take us from right there. We never had to go anywhere to rent anything. No hassles and no problems! What a trip!
This was our first villa rental as a family and we really didn't know what to expect (and were a bit frightened that all would be as it was depicted on travelkeys.com). We were so elated when we arrived that the villa and setting were ten times better than the photos! You pull up and the house is set on expansive grounds in a gated community and behind a private gate. The home is very deceiving from the outside-while it's pretty you have no idea of what a hidden treasure the villa is inside. The interiors are large and so elegantly furnished. Then, there is the view...Ocean views from pretty much all rooms. Lot of indoor and outdoor living space (loved having morning coffee in the gazebo and sunset rum punches). The pool and lawn area are really large so it was great for our kids. The private beach is pure bliss. As if all of the above weren't enough, there is an incredibly professional and warm group of people looking after you during your entire stay-your own staff. You literally wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The meals that came out of the kitchen rivaled any restaurant so we never ate out. To be truthful, we had hired a professional driver but we really hardly left. Took the kids to the compulsory Dunn's River Falls and t-shirt shopping one day in town and that was about it. An amazing location, an incredibly warm and inviting home, a lovely pool, the beach, the tennis court and the staff-if you rent Four Winds you will have all of that and more than you could ever imagine.
What more could you ask for? Your own private villa with full staff and a private tennis court. Our group of avid tennis players loved this villa. It was amazing to have the butler offer us drinks during our tennis matches. The grounds are great for children and we enjoyed this house.
We stayed at Four Winds years ago and always thought it was the "cat's meow" with it's perfect little private beach, comfortable interiors, private pool, private tennis court and thoughtful staff. You cannot imagine our surprise on our most recent trip after the owner had basically re-done everything in the house and even added a hot tub. The interiors are fresh and stylish. The grounds are still impeccably kept and the beach and tennis court make it feel like you are vacationing in our own private resort. Now with the addition of the hot tub, the villa is truly very deluxe. So glad to return and be pampered by the original staff. An exceptional experience!