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Canoe Cove

What we like most
  • The oceanfront setting is breathtaking
  • The magical pool for an evening swim
  • The food served at Canoe Cove is top notch!
Insider's Knowledge
  • A perfect Villa for large family gatherings and special occasions
  • Wonderful Tennis Court (racquets provided)
  • Kayaks available at the villa
Places close by
  • Dunn's River Falls a short distance away
  • Dolphin Cove easily accessible
  • Drax Hall Polo Field nearby, open on Saturdays


Welcome to Canoe Cove on the Beach on Old Fort Bay, a contemporary 7 bedroom beachfront villa perched on 3 private beachfront acres.

This luxurious beachfront Jamaican villa is a paradise for a large family vacation or a gathering among close friends. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Canoe Cove. There are plenty places to relax with a good book or catch up on some z’s... or for the more energetic of the group, there are endless activities from jogging or walking along the beach, swimming in your Junior Olympic-size pool, kayaking and paddleboarding, making use of your private tennis court, gym, basketball court or snorkelling in a live reef which is just 50 yards out. Once you’ve built up an appetite with the endless sporting options, it’s time to enjoy the dining space at this amazing home... When you hear your chef ringing the bell, this signals a long, leisurely evening of a luscious enjoyable meal. Canoe Cove is all that a true paradise should be...

In the 1950s, Kingston attorney Clinton Hart happened onto this remarkable 3-acre waterfront location, bought it and built a simple beach cottage for his family. Through four generations, Canoe Cove has been a beloved family home, virtually unembellished. In 2015, Hart’s grandson replaced the worn cottage with a new sort of architecture, straightforward, uncomplicated and loaded with thoughtful comforts and essentials to redefine luxury in a beachy, barefoot lifestyle.

Here is a dream come true for the three-generation family whose wish list of individual requirements includes copious space for togetherness; intimate space to take a nap, finish a novel or have a massage; sporting options to satisfy restless cravings for activity and the stimulation of competitive sports; and spacious dining areas when those other cravings kick in and your chef rings the bell that signals time for another long, leisurely, luscious meal. In short, make your multi-faceted wish list and take a look at Canoe Cove.

The 200’ beach ranges in width from sea wall to surf from 15’ in high tide to 30’ in low tide, varying with weather patterns. For joggers or strollers, the extended beach length is approximately 1,000 feet. The uninterrupted view extends all the way to the horizon, punctuated a few times each week by tall white cruise ships drifting silently across your view toward the harbour.

Canoe Cove encourages a relaxed, un-fussy vacation with an abundance of sporty options balanced with as much pure relaxation as anyone could want. The location is amazing. The service is excellent. The villa itself is stylish without pretence or overstatement, uncluttered and totally livable. Inside, textures of exotic woods establish a grounded, organic ambience as a backdrop against stylish furnishings. Cedar, Jojoba, Honduran pine, marble, coral stone and natural cement floors are cool under bare feet. Finishes of reclaimed teak and driftwood echo the Caribbean venue. Decorating a hallway is a whimsical 6’ pendant lamp made entirely of old magazines and looking remarkably like bark. Across the lawn, supporting structures of the gazebo are purloined telephone poles with bamboo-clad bases. Delicate orchids cultivated on-site contrast with other natural materials and adorn most rooms.

For tennis buffs who want to bring their own pro from home, on-site sleeping accommodations can be arranged, and the villa staff will look after this guest. Nannies from home may sleep in the child’s room.

STAFF As soon as you arrive at Canoe Cove you will instantly immerse yourself into laid back Jamaican atmosphere... Your staff will make sure of this! You will have your own chef & assistant cook, butler, housekeepers, personal laundress, gardener, pool & beach man to take care of your every need while you stay at the amazing Canoe Cove.


There are 4 bedrooms downstairs
Bedroom 1
Kingsize bed, queen sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with deep tub + open-air shower, opens to patio.

Bedroom 2
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, opens to patio.

Bedroom 3
Kingsize bed, queen sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with deep tub + open-air shower, opens to patio.

Bedroom 7
Children's room adjacent to Bedroom 1, also suitable for adults, 2 queen beds, small walk-in shower, no access to patios or balconies

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs
Bedroom 4
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom, opens to a balcony.

Bedroom 5
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom, opens to a balcony.

Bedroom 6
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom queen sofa bed, opens to a balcony.

Combining bedrooms 1, 2 and 7 creates a convenient family suite, each bedroom door being a few steps from the next.

Great for Children
The swimming pool has a shallow entry for toddlers, a man-made sandbox big enough for everyone, nearby outdoor shower and a grassy yard for lawn games. Kayak life jackets come small-medium-large.

• brand new 7-bedroom contemporary beachfront villa on three private acres
• 8-1/2 bathrooms
• located on Old Fort Bay, 5 minutes west of Ocho Rios
• full staff: chef & assistant cook, butler, housekeepers, personal laundress, gardener, pool & beach man
• Junior Olympic-size swimming pool: 3 competition lanes, 75’ long
• child-friendly: shallow pool entry & 2 shallow pools connected to the main pool; oversize sandbox on the lawn above the beach
• paddle boards & kayaks (lifejackets provided for adults & children)
• Har-Tru green clay tennis court: the only Har-Tru court on Jamaica’s north coast (racquets provided)
• 5-hole 1,300-sq-ft graded synthetic turf putting green & sand bunker (putters & wedges provided)
• private gym: SOLE recumbent stationary bike, PRO-FORMA treadmill, bench & weights
• private massage room next to the gym
• 1/4-size basketball court
• hot tub for 10
• live reef 50 yards out, more reefs beyond (snorkels provided)
• air-conditioned TV room with comfy seating
• large thatch roof gazebo & bar for al fresco meals, sunset cocktails or just hanging out
• wheelchair ramps
• helicopter pad nearby

• 7 Bedrooms, 8.5 Bathrooms
• Sleeps 14 People
+ 2 more on request/approval
• 10,000 Interior Square Ft.
• 9 Staff
• Air Conditioning
• Beachfront
• Chef
• Children Welcome Sandbox
• Fully Staffed Villa
• Golf Available Course Nearby. Private Putting Green On-Site
• Handicap Access
• Internet Wireless
• Pool
• Waterfront
• iPod Dock(s)
• Bathrobes
• Hair Dryers
• Playground on Site
• Complimentary Calls to the US, UK and Canada
• Wireless Internet Access
• Private Air Conditioned Gym
• Some Fitness Equipment on Site
• Golf on Site or Nearby
• Private Putting Green
• Private Tennis Court
• Tennis Nearby
• Available for Large Groups
• Handicap Accessible
• Spa on Site or Nearby
• Hot Tub (outdoor)
• Kayaks
• Poolside Shower
• Snorkel Gear

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.

Area description

• Dunn’s River Falls – 3 minutes
• Dolphin Cove – 4 minutes
• Mystic Mountain – 5 minutes (zipline, bobsled, restaurant)
• Island Village – 8 minutes (good mall, jewellery, books store, coffee shops, more)
• Chukka Cove Farm – adventure excursions from mild to wild
• Drax Hall Polo field (Saturdays)
Your staff can arrange • Sailing, fishing and private boat excursion charters for various fees
• Restaurants – recommend Sans Souci (upscale, excellent, 14 min); Scotchie’s (rustic casual, best jerk joint, 4 minutes) … if you ever wish to forsake the Canoe Cove chef a time or two.
Old Fort Bay is on the western perimeter of Ocho Rios. Drive time from the Montego Bay Sangster International Airport is approximately 90 minutes on the new North Coast highway.

Check out more of our favourite things to do in our Jamaica Highlights guide.


Ocho Rios
Nearest airport Sangster International Airport Montego Bay
92 km
Nearest beach Beachfront 10 meters


  • Bedroom(s): 7 ( Sleeps 14 )
    7 Double with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 9
    2 Baths, 7 Showers, 9 Wash basins, 9 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Garden, Garden View, Gated Entrance, Gym - Communal, High Speed Internet, Ice Maker, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Safe, Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, Blender, CD Player, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Drier, DVD Player, Freezer, Gym - Private, iPOD Docking Station, Iron and Board, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Phone, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Beach Access, Beach Front, Deck/Decking, Enclosed Garden, Helicopter Pad, Ocean Front, Parking, Patio, Private Beach, Private Terrace, Putting Green, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Sun Umbrellas, Swimming pool, Tennis court, Water sports equipment
  • Services: Butler Included, Butler Service, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Gardener, Laundress, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 5,000 - $ 6,700 $ 35,000 - $ 46,900 5 Nights -
Low Season 2024 13-Apr-2024 - 22-Nov-2024 $ 5,000 $ 35,000 5 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2024 23-Nov-2024 - 30-Nov-2024 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 7 Nights -
Low Season 01-Dec-2024 - 06-Dec-2024 $ 5,000 $ 35,000 5 Nights -
Low Season 2024 07-Dec-2024 - 18-Dec-2024 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 7 Nights -
Christmas 2024 19-Dec-2024 - 26-Dec-2024 $ 6,500 $ 45,500 7 Nights -
New Year 2024 27-Dec-2024 - 02-Jan-2025 $ 6,700 $ 46,900 7 Nights -
High Season 2025 03-Jan-2025 - 18-Apr-2025 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 7 Nights -
Easter 2025 19-Apr-2025 - 26-Apr-2025 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 7 Nights -
Low Season 2025 27-Apr-2025 - 21-Nov-2025 $ 5,000 $ 35,000 5 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2025 22-Nov-2025 - 29-Nov-2025 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 7 Nights -
Low Season 30-Nov-2025 - 06-Dec-2025 $ 5,000 $ 35,000 5 Nights -
Low Season 2025 07-Dec-2025 - 18-Dec-2025 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 7 Nights -
Christmas 2025 19-Dec-2025 - 25-Dec-2025 $ 6,500 $ 45,500 7 Nights -
New Year 2025 26-Dec-2025 - 02-Jan-2026 $ 6,700 $ 46,900 7 Nights -

Additional Information


  • Damage Waiver Fee: $149.00


We had a wonderful time at Canoe Cove!
We had a wonderful time at Canoe Cove!

Emma and Noreen, we had a wonderful time at Canoe Cove. The villa is beautiful. Very well designed. The staff were very friendly and efficient as well. I want to take the opportunity to show my gratitude to your help and professionalism. All the best!

By Galvao Party
Fabulous villa!
Fabulous villa!

Fabulous villa -- and even better staff. Really great. Totally comfortable and warmly decorated -- reminds us of … Nantucket. People will love this place...the view, the furnishings, the staff, the design, the athletic facilities...A truly spectacular villa!

By Gene A.

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Expert Reviews

Amazing villa and beach!

Expert Review Pic I truly loved staying at Canoe Cove villa.. It is a private and safe villa located on a beautiful and quiet sandy beach with clear water. The staff was amazing and the property itself was such a great place to relax with a lot of privacy between all the guests and many areas to relax.

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Incredible staff

Expert Review Pic Our stay at Canoe Cove was truly wonderful. The villa itself is spectacular, offering every comfort in spacious surroundings with incredible views of the ocean. The staff are second to none and the food served at Canoe Cove is a real treat for the taste buds. The house is vibrant and happy, while still maintaining a feeling of serenity. Beds are wonderfully comfortable. An unforgettable experience for all the right reasons.

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 14
    • Bedroom(s): 7
    • Bathroom(s): 9
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: Beach Front, Family, Fully Staffed, Honeymoon, Ocean Front, Sea Views, Wedding Villas