Cottage, 2 slaapkamers + converteerbare bed (den), 2 badk, (4 personen)
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Great alternative to a hotel or resort stay in Negril
We had two wonderful weeks in Wild Grape, one of three "villas" on this lovely tropical property on Negril's West End Road. Our villa is the closest of the three to the ocean and we had breakfast every day outside in the shade of a roof extension overlooking the water. Wild Grape is exactly as described online with two bedrooms...one large and one smaller; a nice kitchen and living room.
Each room is lovely with wooden ceilings and fans and both bedrooms have air conditioners...which we used most night to cool the room a bit and then turned off for the rest of the night.
Staff at Sea Grape are truly wonderful: Bentley who greets you most times at the gate and tends the garden, Omar who prepares the included breakfasts and other meals if you wish; and Christine and Lana who change linens, clear the villas and otherwise make your stay comfortable.
We had a few early problems with the Internet (due to problems on the road, not Sea Grape) but for the most part the WiFi was fast and excellent. There is a flat screen TV in the living room, but none in either bedroom...fine with us! A decent selection of channels such as CNN and major U.S. and Canadian channels. But really...who needs or wants much TV when you are on vacation!
Each of the three villas is quite separate...visually and by the pathways to the oceanside resting areas, so you feel very private here.
We recommend Sea Grape enthusiastically. The owners, Marc and Margot, are very responsive to any questions you might have..and advance or when you are in Negril.
Great Family Vacation!
My wife, teenage stepdaughter and I had an outstanding time and about a relaxing experience as could happen. Juicy, Bentley & Christine were wonderful hosts and took care of our needs, and the outdoor show with the master bedroom was a daily joy 😄 We can't wait to go back!
When a friend of mine invited me to stay with her for a week last year at the Sea Grape Villa, I knew this would be the perfect place to bring my husband for a vacation. And indeed, not only did my husband and I have a lovely week this month, we already booked the same week for next year! We love the natural beauty of the property along with its privacy. The views of the Caribbean from our villa, patio and cliff's edge are stunning. It is a swimmer's paradise (my husband swam 3 times a day) and the outdoor showers are wonderful. I know there are good restaurants in the area, but we did not feel the urge to have dinner anywhere other than the villa as Juicy is a terrific cook and the view of the sunset over the water can not be beat. Bentley keeps the grounds looking beautiful and Christine freshens up the comfortable rooms nicely, along with the vases of gorgeous bougainvillea and other local flowers. Marc arranged our airport transportation with Donovan who is a very reliable driver. I enjoyed a few visits to Ras Rody across the way for lunch and a chat with the cooks. We also bought supplies from two nearby markets and a local fruit stand and especially savored the tomatoes and pineapple. Activities could have been arranged easily, but for us, a week at Sea Grape is best spent soaking up what is right there. I look forward to our return!
No. Not for us
The snorkel area has nothing to look at. Two small fish in a half hour. The ladder back up is treacherous and requires a fair amount of strength to pull up. If you are young college students you are good. Not so much out of shape middle aged ladies with a low center of gravity.
Maids were lazy. The laundry basket is where you put clothes to be washed...twice in a week it was done and I left with damp clothes. You'd think wash clothes are automatic. No. You have to ask for them. Every day...and the maids aren't there all the time. Why should you need to ask?
It's in the info sent that you are expected to tip. My husband did, but grudgingly. They didn't even wipe the mirrors in a week's time. We are crazy neat...they weren't picking up after slobs and only have three cabins to look after. Bath at was filthy.
Note at the owner is too cheap to screen the living room. After a long day of events if you want to cook or watch the sunset or tv after your shower, these are your choices: hide in the screened bedroom, slather more stinky bug repellent ALL OVER YOUR BODY (yes, I put it on myself where not covered by clothes. I have over forty bug bites on my trunk.), or get bitten. And the sea grape cottage has a nasty old waterbed with foam and a dirty blanket, NOT the sofa shown on the other cottage picture!
Totally disappointing. If you are young college kids who don't know better, this is fine. But the lady I was talking to who stayed in the other cottage described it perfectly when she called it "rough." She and I agreed it would not be a place we'd recommend to friends.
This could be a great place with a little diligence. The kitchen is poorly stocked. The property is not well managed. Dogs barked and waked us up twice. The lady in the other cottage said she had to wear ear plugs to sleep.
If you are going to party, smoke weed, and don't care about much else, you will be satisfied. Otherwise, not so much.
I hesitate to write this review as I want to keep this gem to myself. We rented Big Grape and Sea Grape for our wedding with some friends/family and couldn't have had a better time. The owner, Marc, was responsive to every email I wrote him in advance while trying to plan. Juicy, Bentley, and Christine were always accommodating to our every need. Marc gave us great info on the surrounding area before our arrival which was a tremendous help. We left to a different area of the island for our last few days on the island for a quick honeymoon and the entire time we wished we were back at sea grape. It was a clean and upkept property with comfortable beds and everything we needed. It's nice to have the market across the street for unplanned needs. We never had a problem hailing a taxi- don't rent a car! Marc's recommended driver, Donnovan, was great! Use him for any long excursions you have planned or for your airport pickup/drop offs. We went to luminous lagoon/glistening waters- it was an incredible experience that we would highly recommend to anyone going to Jamaica! We've been home for 2 weeks and I still wish I was back at sea grape. Can't wait until we can return!
Sea Grape Villa a truly magical experience
My wife and I recently returned from our second stay at Sea Grape in Negril this time with our daughter. It was truly an amazing experience and two weeks later our daughter continues to talk about her trip to Jamaica. We stayed in the Sea Grape villa that overlooks the cliffs and beautiful Caribbean. The view and atmosphere is so serene we can definitely understand why Bob Marley once stayed there. From our morning hunts for hermit crabs to our daily swims in the cove by the cliffs (where one morning dolphins passed by just 50 feet out past where we were swimming) to the amazing sunset dinners on the porch with Juicy's delicious meals you could not ask for a more incredible vacation.
The property staff of Juicy (chef), Christine (housekeeping) and Bentley (grounds keeper) were all kind and greatly appreciated. They give you the privacy to enjoy your trip but are there whenever you need them. The property itself is private and feels secluded even though you can easily walk to plenty of restaurants and bars like Rick's in the immediate vicinity if you choose to wander about. Additionally it is an easy cab ride down to the seven mile beach area if you want a change of scenery (you definitely don't need one though).
Sea Grape is amazing place that will continue to be part of our lives for years to come.