Mikarabee is located in the district of Elgin, on the top of the Santa Cruz mountains, and boasts the most incredible views of Jamaica’s south coast. Panoramic views stretch from Alligator Pond, across to Treasure Beach, along to Black River and all the way to Savanna-la-Mar.
Elgin has a combination of old and new properties... great old plantation houses and smart new houses and villas. With a handful of ‘returning resident’s’, living alongside locals whose history makes for colourful stories, this harmonious community offers a special place for anyone looking for a safe and welcoming place to stay.
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Out and about
Just 5 minutes from Mikarabee Villa you can find the sleepy town of Malvern in the parish of St Elizabeth. St Elizabeth. Here you can find a variety of shops, a police station, a Post Office, a petrol station and a number of small restaurants and ‘cook shops’. The Malvern area boasts one of the world's healthiest climates, its air fresh and clean. The Teachers Training College (Bethlehem Moravian) is located within Malvern. A five minute drive on takes you to one of Jamaica’s most famous boys schools – Munro College and equally as reputable girls school – Hampton School for Girls.
Mikarabee Villa has a privileged pivotal point. A 25 minute drive down one side of the mountain will find you in Treasure Beach, six miles of sandy beaches, private coves and rocky shorelines. The four main beaches are well suited for swimming, snorkelling and body surfing. The people of Treasure Beach are laid back and friendly, and there are plenty of good places to eat. The home of community tourism, Treasure Beach offers you a time trip back to the days before corporations took over Caribbean tourism. Authentically charming and relaxing, a trip down to Treasure Beach with Mitch or Britt will offer you a unique ‘off the beaten track’ experience.
A 20 minute drive down the other side of the mountain, heading inland, will find you in Santa Cruz. Home to approximately 4,000 people, this busy bustling market town and lively “high street” is fantastic for picking up a bargain and doing experiencing the ‘real Jamaica’. Drive with Britt to drop her son to school and pick up some groceries before heading back up the mountain.
A 30 minute drive in another direction will find you in Black River, the capital town of St Elizabeth. Full of history and rich culture, it's an authentic market town and is home to various safari tour operators, who will ensure an exciting trip down the river to see the crocodiles in their natural habitat amongst the mangroves.
Our home is your home
Chill with us and enjoy the natural environment. Lounge by the pool (15’ x 40’ with wading / paddling area suitable for small children. Pool area is enclosed for extra safety).
Relax on the large deck and take in the fresh air and fantastic views.
Have fun in the games room complete with a pool table, bar football, table tennis and darts. Knock a football around in the ‘ball field’. Satellite TV is available, should you want it!!!!
Stroll round the gardens, relax in the ‘Hammock Hut’ and pick bananas and other fruit from the many fruit trees.
Other ‘good things’
Courtesy mobile phone for the duration of your stay
Washing / ironing service by arrangement