Payment Policies (7)
A 25% deposit confirms a reservation.
Balance is due 45 days before travel.
No refunds for cancellations made within 45 days prior to scheduled occupancy.
For cancellations made 46 or more days prior to scheduled occupancy, we will refund all deposits less a 20% cancellation fee.
Policies for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weeks differ.
A 50% deposit confirms a reservation.
Balance is due 90 days before travel for Thanksgiving week and 120 days before travel for Christmas and New Year’s weeks.
No refunds for cancellations are made within 120 days prior to scheduled occupancy.
For cancellations made more than 120 days prior to scheduled occupancy, we will refund all deposits less a 20% cancellation fee.
For the deposit you may pay by PayPal by clicking on the website link to PayPal.
For the Balance Payable to confirm your booking 45 days before traveling, we will send you information to make a Wire transfer to a Bank Account
A $500 damage deposit also is required; we will refund this promptly when you return home if no damage occurs during your stay.
This fee will be included in your billing to be refunded.
All local Taxes – General Consumption Taxes (G.C.T.) – are included in the rates provided.
Stays of one week or more are preferred but we will consider rentals of 4 nights or more.
This would be allowed with the appropriate adjustments in rates.
We customarily shop for the first two days so that meals will be prepared for your arrival.
After the initial shopping you and your cook may plan together.
Our cook is capable of planning and shopping for all food.
She will give you a written bill for all expenditures at regular supermarket prices.
You may do as much or as little as you please.
Many of our guests like to accompany our cook to the market.
Please tell us your food preferences or if there are any allergies.
Also please send us a list of your preferences
You could estimate at about US$35 a day per person, depending on how you like to eat.
We offer bottles of Wine at the Villa charged at $22 per bottle for the convenience of our guests.
No obligation at all to purchase wine at the villa if you prefer shopping at the supermarket.
Ground Transportation (4)
We strongly advise our guests NOT to rent a car as driving themselves in Jamaica can be a hassle (bad roads, left hand driving, no signs etc). We suggest you consider a van or car and full time driver. We have excellent drivers very familiar with your villa and the area who can also act as your guide.
A lovely luxury is to rent a mini bus and driver ($800) for the week.
This will include the airport pickups and drop offs.
The drivers are reliable and well informed.
It is a great thing to do but is not necessary.
Transportation is available on a day to day basis.
We will organize the driver for you and also give you his contact numbers.
Payments to the driver would be in cash.
US$ 150 takes care of the trip both ways.
There would usually be a tip to the driver of approximately 10%.
Extra Services (7)
Weddings can be hosted at the property and we have many connections to organizers to make your event special.
There is no extra charge for Guests staying at the Villa
Visiting guests are charged at US$15 Per Person
The numbers of guests are limited to 50 persons.
We have a list of local specialists who can offer the following services and more on request:
Massage, Manicure, Pedicure, Yoga etc.
Crib, High Chair, Graco Crib, Beach Toys, Swing and See Saw.
Nanny Service can be provided on request
Tennis Racquets (tennis balls are not supplied)
Snorkeling equipment – however for certainty bring your own for correct sizes.
Volley Ball equipment
Tennis Lessons can be arranged on request.
TV’s are in 3 Villa Bedrooms.
Living room has TV and DVD Player.
Communications and Tech (4)
We have a communications desk with Skype capable Computer, Telephones and a Fax Machine available.
We have a High Speed Internet and Wi-Fi.
A pre-paid local Cellular phone is provided for guest use on arrival – top ups can be easily arranged by staff.
You would most likely be able to use your phone.
While almost every carrier has a “roaming” agreement with one or all of the three Jamaican cell providers, they usually require you to call their Customer Support line to activate “roaming” outside of your home service area.
Your cell phone is likely to work in Jamaica depending on your provider plan.
If a local Phone is required we recommend Digicel phones which can be purchased for a nominal fee at numerous outlets.
Digicel phones can be topped up with funds and calling rates to overseas are minimal.
Current is essentially the same as US: 110 volts, 50 cycles (US is 60 cycles). Converters are not necessary for US-made appliances.
Seagrapes is not isolated – there is a Villa on either side among a row of Villas along the Bay.
Four of our staff members live on site and we also have a watchman George for the comfort of our guests.
Montego Bay and the Ocho Rios area have very good doctors. Your villa staff will know how to reach a doctor. Montego Bay Hope, a new state-of-the-art medical diagnostic and treatment center which has a link with a hospital in South Florida is available, should you need to be transported off the island.
General Info (3)
ATM’s are nearby your Villa and commonly available.
Credit Cards may be used at most places.
All gratuities should be in cash and at places such as the Local markets.
Safes are in the bedrooms to lock away any valuables or money.
You may see the current rate of exchange by visiting the Bank of Jamaica website – here.
Upstairs Master Bedroom – Queen Size
Upstairs Guest Bedroom – King Size
Downstairs Guest Bedroom – Two Twin Beds
Room 1 – Two Single Beds
Room 2 – King Size
You want to fly to Montego Bay Airport (code: MBJ) which is in Jamaica’s second largest city and this is the main tourist destination on the North Coast.
This is not part of your package and can be purchased through a company such as Allianz.
Insurance can cover not only your villa costs but also all of your trip costs as well as any unforeseen emergencies that might possibly occur.
There is a dedicated VIP Lounge called Club Mobay where travelers can get special treatment and a relaxing environment for a reasonable fee.
Address and Directions (3)
Segrapes Villa Phone Number
1 876 973 2274
Home Owner – Sheila Hart – Cellular Number
1 876 383 6033
On leaving the airport turn left (East) and follow the coast road till you reach Discovery Bay (about 45 Mins).
Once in Discovery Bay the Texaco gas station is on your right and Puerto Seco Beach is on the left.
The very front of Puerto Seco Beach is lined with Palm trees and orange bougainvillea.
At the end of this verge make a sharp left onto Fortlands Road.
Seagrapes is the second villa from the end.
Your rate includes a cook, housekeeper a laundress and a butler/gardener.
Other support staff such as Nanny’s for the children can be arranged
The recommended tipping rate for summer guests is approximately 15% of the rental rate and for winter guests 10% of the rental divided among the staff.