Coming In From The Cold

Island Escape
Relief is just a flight away from the bone-chilling effects of winter and from the Covid restrictions of social distancing and mask wearing.
Whether you want to have a long respite or a brief getaway, there are still about six weeks available at Llantrissant with spans as short as five days, up to eighteen days, and anything in-between. Check the availabilty calendar for the open dates.We are waiving the weekend surcharge for stays longer than seven nights. We are also offering a 10% last-minute getaway discount for any reservations made within one week of departure and a 20% discount made within three days of departure. The minimum night stay requirement is four nights in the peak season and two nights in the off-peak season.Our BeachesThe name Beachcliff came about from the fact that we are at the beginning of the cliffs on the West End and we have two pocket beaches that represent extensions of the Seven Mile Beach, therefore, the tagline, “Where the Cliffs and The Beaches Meet.”
The larger of the two beaches is about 120 feet long, and the smaller is about 60 feet. Both beaches have sandy bottoms with occasional stones that get washed in by‘big seas’. The coral reefs seem to be making a comeback but are struggling to do so as are all the reefs globally.
Our four kayaks and two standup paddleboards can be launched from any of the beaches and easily from the boat landing especially for anyone who is interested in venturing out to sea when the seas are rough.
We have life jackets for adults and a limited number of life jackets for children. We also have four swimming bouys that attach at the waist for those who want to do open water swimming. There are at least a dozen pairs of fins and a dozen masks and snorkels.
All of the watersports equipment is available at no charge, but a damage/loss waiver is required.Hanging out
There are no shortages of chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs and hammocks which you can place anywhere on the property to spend with friends and family.
DiningThe veranda has been the go-to spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, the large table on the seawall can be a nice alternative, especially during the Spring and Summer at sunset.
Sparkling Water ServiceWe are offering a special sparkling water service. With the availability of bottled spring water in 5 gallon bottles that has a dispenser, the staff is now trained to fizz the water using a SodaStream dispenser. You will have a choice of either flat or sparkling water or both that will be served in stoppered bottles with your meals. The cost of the 5 gallon bottled water is US$7.00 delivered as needed and an additional fee is charged for the gas depending on the size of the group and the length of stay.
TennisWe maintain our red clay court in tip-top shape throughout the year. It is watered when required, and rolled at least once a week.
Tennis pros are available for individual or group lessons at US$40 per hour.Our StaffIn the hospitality industry, except for healthcare, the value of a great staff can not be overstated. The villa vacation experience in Jamaica is defined by its staff and ours is second to none. Depending on the size of the group, there may be only one but as many as three housekeepers who share the duties of cooking and housekeeping. The groundskeeper is responsible for maintaining the tennis court, lawns and beaches. The night watchmen are kept on their toes by the presence of our two dogs, Stella and Sam. We have six walkie-talkies that are used by the staff during the day and are available to the guests during the night to communicate with the watchman. Our manager is on-call for any questions or emergencies. Our minibus drivers are members of JUTAand operate independently and are available for airport transfers and day trips.Looking AheadThe Government of Jamaica has been very proactive regarding the pandemic with strict entry requirements and mitigation measures for the hospitality industry. There is no doubt that the pandemic will last for years and will be accompanied by fatigue and stress. A vacation is probably the best medicine under these circumstances and we are encouraging our loyal base and prospective guests to take advantage of the unique environment of Llantrissant Beachcliff Villa for that special experience.
Rate ChangesWe have not had a rate increase in almost 10 years so we will be increasing the rates by a little less than 10% for the 2022-23 Season. The peak season begins at Thanksgiving week and runs through April 14th, 2023. The Holiday rates are at the whole-house rate regardless of occupancy.Greetings for the New YearWith all of the exigencies of the past two years, we have been fortunate to have a very resilient staff who have been devoted to us as we have been to them. This cohesiveness has made our visits to the property less stressful and more enjoyable than we could have expected. It has been a labor of love for all the years that we have owned the place, and there does not seem to be anything, even Covid-19, that can shake this devotion.We are hoping that all of you are as blessed as we have been, and hope that the New Year will bring you prosperity and peace.All the best from,Craig and Cherry and the Staff
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