Free Airport Transfers
About Joyce Verne
Have owned vacation properties in excess of 40 years.
Why Joyce Verne chose Port Antonio
No doubt, area chosen is one of the Most beautiful and peaceful areas in Jamaica, and thruout the Caribbean
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Parties/events allowed - Small private functions for resident guestsSmall private functions for resident guests
Smoking allowed - smoking allowed outside only Pleasesmoking allowed outside only Please
Max guests: 12
Massively Overpriced and certainly not good value
To give this property five stars is a joke... 3 stars as best.. The property has no beach, an average pool and hot tub and very limited land space. A complete upgrade of the basic amenities is needed. The Wi-Fi is not accessible throughout the entire house, the cable (only accessible on a 22inch monitor in the living room and the package is so basic) is a complete joke and the TVs should be donated to a children's home... On the bright side the staff is very knowledgeable, courteous and competent
We are disappointed to hear that your recent stay at the Chateau en Exotica was not what you expected. We have been in business for over 40 years providing vacations of a lifetime for families around the globe, and we take pride in our villa and our staff. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your comments, but also to respond on a few points you mentioned.
Our property is situated on over 5 acres in the mountains overlooking the Caribbean Sea, which you can clearly see in the many pictures on our website. It would be impossible for the property to have a beach being in the mountains. HOWEVER, as residents of the San San Estates, our guests have access to a PRIVATE beach on San San Bay, a mere 3-5 minute drive down the hill. In fact, many of our guests choose to take a 15-20 minute walk down the beautifully treed, rainforest road to San San beach for a day of fun in the sun.
Our pool is a uniquely designed, keyhole shaped, private pool available only for our guests to enjoy. It is clearly photographed on our website and is designed to capture the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea while you cool off with a swim or just lounge around, all the while being served refreshing beverages by our caring and competent staff. Because our property sits on 5+ secluded acres, we have ample land space, for not one, but 2 hot tubs for your relaxing pleasure and privacy.
Again, thank you for letting us know about the wi-fi accessibility and the cable issues. We are sorry to hear that you had problems with those things, and we will see to it that those problems are addressed. We are constantly upgrading our electronic equipment and want to make every effort to ensure our guests have a memorable stay and a speedy return to the Chateau en Exotica.
We traveled to Chateau en Exotica for winter break (Dec 25-Jan 1). We had a phenomenal visit. We were two families and the house is spacious, comfortable, and very clean. We loved the beautiful tropical setting among fruit trees. In fact, we often ate the coconuts and pineapples off the property. The staff at the house, Sylvia, Warren, Chris and Doris, are as sweet, kind and accommodating as can be. They emanated Jamaican warmth. And have I mentioned the food? Divine! We wanted to try local food and they found just the right blend of Jamaican spice and exotic flavors and familiar and delicious cuisine. Even the smallest one of us (seven!) gobbled up every bite. And Warren's homemade pies? To die for! We couldn't decide which was our favorite: key lime, coconut creme, or chocolate silk! We also loved eating our meals al fresco with warm tropical breezes caressing our appetites. The never ending supply of Red Stripe beer and/or rum punches didn't hurt either! The other totally delightful part of our experience that we hadn't appreciated when we booked the Chateau was that Port Antonio is an unspoiled corner of Jamaica. On our plane ride back to the States we met other travelers who hadn't left the property they were on for their entire stay. We had gone out exploring each day freely and met many warm Jamaicans who were happy to share their beautiful country with us. Joyce does a great job managing the Chateau and we hope that we can return one day. It was one of our favorite vacations ever!
Thank you for all your kind words in regards to your stay at the Chateau en Exotica. We love our staff and are glad you did too! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to your speedy return.
truly an ultimate fantasy retreat
My favorite place to go is Chateau en Exotica in Pt. Antonio, Jamaica. One can never be bored because of the numerous things to do like going to San San private beach, so intimate with white sand caressing your feet. There is river rafting, or going to Reach Falls as seen in "Cocktails: starring Tom Cruise. The craft markets are well stocked and this is naming a few things to do. Best of all is after enjoying the sea and sun you go back to the Chateau to be pampered. The service extended by the staff is absolutely A1 and at the same time very professional. One of my sumptuous meals is Doris' pumpkin soup which is to die for. The chateau is exquisitely decorated and at the same time very intimate. . The staff is very gracious, very polite and also friendly.. I look forward with so much anticipation to my next visit - it is so worth it. I must not fail to mention that working with the owners concerning reservation, and accommodation is polite and hassle free.
After giving birth 3 months ago, vacation was the last thing on my mind but I'm happy that my wonderful & thoughtful husband convinced me in going to Jamaica where we stayed in the most romantic oasis surround by lush green mountains harmoniously over looking the beautiful blue sea as the sounds of song birds filled the air. Upon our arrival we were graciously greeted with champagne in long stem crystal glasses by the butler & the entire staff making us feel like celebrities. Chef Doris is really fantastic not to mention her must have delicious bread pudding. The villa was immaculately kept especially being paranoid about my new born. I was pampered with an amazing reflexologist & baby nurse Carole Rose who has duel citizenship in Jamaican & United States which was all arranged by the staff. I felt safe leaving my baby to go and have poolside candle lit romantic dinners with my husband & lounge at the most beautiful private white sandy beaches. The staff went above & beyond in their call of duty. I almost forgot that I was a new Mom. Come one come all & immerse yourself in sheer bliss. I'm Already planning my return trip to Chateau en Exotica with two other couples & their children.
A+ for Satisfaction
Me and my family have enjoyed going to the Chateau en Exotica over the years, my most recent being early this month. This is a haven for seclusion. My most relaxing time is early mornings by the pool overlooking "Aligator Head" (note shape of the land stretched out in the blue waters) with reflections of the sun on the water. The professionalism combined with the cheerfulness of the staff leave nothing to be desired. The pictures speak for themselves - what you see is definitely what you get. If you want privacy, that's the place to be and if you want more action that's also nearby.
My family and I alternate our visits between the "Chateau "and the "Castles" in Ocho Rios (also owned by Henri & Joyce Verne) and we have never been disappointed. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone to choose either place for an unforgettable vacation.
Waterfalls, beaches, fishing, sailing, mountain climbing, boating,biking, restaurants, river rafting, ruins ,.