Rio Chico is truly one of the most unique and beautiful properties in Jamaica. Located just outside of Ocho Rios, and set within tranquil tropical gardens with exotic flowers and spectacular waterfalls and overlooking the blue Caribbean. The 14-acre estate with 2000 feet of shoreline, private beach, tasteful furnishings and appointments, and impeccable service, represents the finest in villa living. The estate consists of a magnificent Georgian architecture 6-bedroom main house,a 2-bedroom Guest Cottage and a new 4 bedroom Cliff Cottage, all furnished in impeccable style and taste. The villa was originally built in 1898 and just underwent a lavish renovation by one of the world's most brilliant hoteliers.
To enter the gates of Rio Chico is to step into a different world: a world of magical beauty secluded from the cares of the outside world, yet close to many of Jamaica's most popular attractions. The world-famous Dunn's River Falls and Fern Gully offer two of Jamaica's scenic attractions, and one of the island's newest and most popular attractions, swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove are all only minutes away. Even without leaving the confines of Rio Chico, you can enjoy the essence of Jamaica: stroll the gardens and absorb the tropical ambience; pause and listen to the sounds of the sparkling stream that meets the Caribbean with your own private waterfall.
Whether dining on the spectacular veranda overlooking the Caribbean, the formal dining room, or pool-side, the attentive and professional Rio Chico staff will provide you with personalized service to meet your every need. Your experienced villa chefs will provide you with a wide array of meals to suite the most discriminating palates.
The spacious and elegant living areas of Rio Chico are built around an indoor rock garden: this interior garden forms a lovely backdrop for romantic candlelight dinners. French doors open out from the dining room and adjacent family room/bar to the downstairs veranda and large (20 x 38 foot) pool overlooking the sea. Enjoy your choice of two fresh-water swimming pools or the secluded, white-sand beach for sunning or swimming in the sea.
Six bedrooms are in the Main House. The two-bedroom Guest Cottage is a short walk across the lawn, overlooking the sea. All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned with private en-suite bathrooms. See bedroom photos.
Main House Bedrooms: All bedrooms have air conditioning, private bathrooms, ceiling fans and flat screen cable television.
-Bedroom 1The Master Estate Suite is designed with a contemporary island feel featuring a plush king-size bed, quaint seating area, formal writing desk, separate dressing room and two sets of French doors opening onto a stunning balcony with incredible, uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea, Great Lawn and Estate Gardens. The master bathroom features his & hers marble sinks, separate seated vanity, walk-in rain shower with steam system, and a stone soaking tub for two.br> -Bedroom 2The Champagne Bubble Suite gets its cheery name from its under-the-sea décor. This bedroom features two queen-sized beds, and a shared terrace with views of a private garden featuring a checkerboard lawn and a century-old, multi-tiered fountain. It also has access to the second story oceanview terrace and en-suite bathroom with a dual-headed walk-in shower.
-Bedroom 3The Vintage Modern Suite is certainly playful, yet it is equally luxurious. This bedroom includes a king-sized bed, day bed, sitting room, and a shared terrace with views of a private garden featuring a checkerboard lawn and a century-old, multi-tiered fountain. It also has access to a second story oceanview terrace and en-suite bathroom with double marble vanity, a glass-enclosed bath with rainfall showerhead.
-Bedroom 4The White Boutique Suite is inspired by all things white. This bedroom includes a king-sized bed, floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to a private balcony overlooking the Villa’s blooming butterfly garden, private Cove Beach, and the Caribbean Sea. The en-suite bathroom features a his and hers vanity, large marble bathtub, and walk-in rainfall shower.
-Bedroom 5The Zen Suite, where an expansive floor-to ceiling, sliding glass window-wall runs the entire length of the space, offers unobstructed views of the Villa’s private Cove Beach, the base of Dunn’s River Falls and the Caribbean Sea. This bedroom features a king-sized bed, separate seating area, a private balcony with seating area, and an en-suite bathroom with his and hers vanity, a marble soaking bathtub and walk-in shower.
-Bedroom 6The Retro Chic Suite showcases classic South Beach glam décor and features a king-sized bed, separate seating area, an expansive private balcony with direct views of Rio Chico’s private Cove Beach, the entrance to Dunn’s River Falls, and the Caribbean Sea. The en-suite bathroom includes a his and hers vanity, ample closets, free-standing pedestal tub and walk-in shower.
-Bedroom 7The Fabulous White Suite is lavished with chic accents throughout. This bedroom features a king-sized bed, shared terrace with garden views, and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination.
-Bedroom 8The Geometrix Room is a modern retreat with a king-size bed, shared terrace with garden views, and an en-suite bathroom complete with a backlit mirror, chic vanity, and bathtub/shower combination.
-Bedroom 9The Hermes Suite is an open concept suite featuring bold oranges and cool grays. The bedroom includes a king-size bed, large sitting area, and a private terrace with spectacular ocean views and a stone Tranquility Soaking Tub. The en-suite bathroom features dual porcelain vessel sinks, back-lit mirrors, and a large stone bathtub.
-Bedroom 10Touch of Gold Suite is infused by a Midas touch of modern sophistication featuring a king-size platform bed, spacious sitting area that elegantly blends the indoors and outdoors, and a sprawling terrace with a Tranquility Soaking Tub overlooking the sea.
-Bedroom 12The Chain Suite is all about chic, contemporary luxury, featuring a king-size platform bed separated from a spacious sitting area by a set of chain curtains. Glass doors open to the poolside patio featuring direct access to the Infinity-Edge Pool, a Tranquility Soaking Tub with privacy curtains, and outdoor seating. The en-suite bathroom features a floating wood and stone vanity with two porcelain vessel sinks and a modern porcelain soaking tub.
Rio Chico guests may spend as much or as little as they wish for food and beverage. If you want the finest food possible and do not want to bother with making decisions regarding every meal, you may pre purchase the food and beverage package for $250 per adult per day. This buys exquisite multi-course meals, snacks and an unlimited fully-stocked bar with brand-name labels. We can provide sample menus. Alternatively, you may simply visit with the chef and select more basic menus for which you will be billed directly from receipts.
Exclusively dedicated to fulfilling all your wishes and exceeding your every expectation, Villa Rio Chico's attentive staff will pamper you morning, noon and night. With smiles as warm as the tropical sunshine and a healthy dose of world-famous Caribbean hospitality, your ever-friendly. professional staff is ready, 24 hours a day, to refresh your drink, whip up your favorite delicacy and ensure that your every vacation dream becomes a reality. • Chef • Butler • Houseman • Waiter • Room Attendants x 2 • Laundress • Pool Attendant • Beach Attendant • Head gardener • Grounds Staff • Security Staff
- Full staff, including butler, housekeeper, chef, gardeners and security officers
- 12 air-conditioned bedrooms with private baths, in main house and guest cottages
- Satellite TV and telephones in all bedrooms
- Study/Library equipped as business center with fax, copier, computer and laser printer
- First floor powder room
- 2000 feet of shoreline with 2 private beaches
- 2 private fresh water pools
- 36" television, satellite dish, CD player
- half basketball court ... darts ... croquet
- sea toys including: sunfish, wind surfer, kayaks, aqua cycle
sunfish sailboat, wind surfer and paddle boat
- Laundry and pressing facilities, small charge
- 24-hour security including manned gatehouse to insure absolute privacy
Optional Villa Amenities:
- Deluxe meal plan $250/person (ages 15+) and $100/day for children 2-15 - All meals, premium bar beverages, house wines and champagne, late night snacks.