are a few letters we have received from some of our guests:
Our Thank you for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time. Gwen,
Austin, Benson were such a gracious host and I really felt at home.
The house is beautiful, the view was spectacular from the balcony
which felt like we were on top of the world. I wanted to take Gwen
home with me. She is by far the best person you have on your staff.
Her kindness, positive attitude was a breath of fresh air every day;
not to mention her cooking was out of this world. I hope you share
these comments with them so they know We will always have them in our
heart. Your staff went above and beyond to make us feel safe, secure
and welcome. We were so lucky to find such a beautiful house. Whenever
We choose to come back, the High View Villa will be our home away from
home. Thank you again for the hospitality you've offer to us.
We can't wait to return
From Flore D
Our stay at High View Villa was a wonderful experience. We were a
group of 6 friends and cousins. We could not ask for anything better
during our 8 days. The house was very lovely, spacious, and the view
was exceptionally breathtaking. Not to mention the hospitality from
the villa’s staff was phenomenal. We felt relaxed, safe, and
comfortable at all times. Tanisha one of the staff was very nice,
entertaining, and made sure the house was kept clean. Benson the
gardener always kept the house safe and monitored everything. Our
driver Austin was always punctual, quiet for a tour guide, but caring,
and protective. Finally, I cannot forget Gwen the cook who made our
vacation an unforgettable one. She makes the best meals ever, from
jerk chicken, rice and peas, oxtails, ackee and salt fish, curry
lobster, are just to name a few… Any dish we’d asked her to make she
was more than willing to cook it for us! She is a very kind, polite,
and respectful woman. And Guess what? Her PANCAKE ROCKS!!!! SO FAR THE
BEST WE’VE EVER HAD! HIHOP GOT NOTHING ON GWENN!!! Lol! We all wanted
to steal her to take her back to New York with us! Overall, we really
enjoyed ourselves, and would definitely return to highview villa
again. It was such a family friendly atmosphere!!!!! Thank you so much
From Nedje F
Thanks so much for the use of the villa while we were in Jamaica. It
was a fantastic place to get some rest after an exhausting week of
travel for our team. The staff was wonderful, the meals were great – I
only wish we had time to stay longer. I know of another mission group
that works in the Montego Bay area every year, and I passed your
contact info on to them. If we ever take another missions trip to
Jamaica, we’ll be sure to contact you again. The accommodations were
May God bless you,
Dear Ed & Ursula:
Ken and I thank you on behalf of the entire Ledgard/Kayal families for
the use of your beautiful villa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. A great deal
of our time was spent sitting on the patio relaxing and enjoying the
magnificent view. Unbelievable! You recommendations were great and we
especially enjoyed going to Doctors Cave, where the beach was so
clean. We did get to the Wyndham one day and had a nice day there.
Also, Dunn’s River Falls was a breath-taking place to see. If for one
did not attempt to climb up the falls. I did get to go the distance
down to the sea and it truly was a beautiful sight.
Stanley, Melda, Gwen and Benson were outstanding. We got to go to the
Native market with Austin (who also was great) and very patient with
us. To have to put up with our crew was a chore in itself. We all are
so grateful for the beautiful memories you allowed us staying at your
Again, our most sincere thanks for the opportunity to stay at and
enjoy your great Villa.
Lorraine and Ken
San Diego, CA
Dear Mr. Carr
Just want to say thank you for a lovely week at your Villa in Jamaica.
We will never forget the spectacular view and enjoyed your staff so
much. Melda and Gwen were very sweet and very patient with us and
Stanley was a great driver and more helpful to all of us. We enjoyed
Austin as well. It was good to know Benson was on the premises as
Thank you again for enabling us to see Jamaica and all its splendor.
We appreciated your sharing your house with us.
Dear Mr. Carr
I can't tell you how hard it was departing yesterday. Melda, Benson
and Gwyn are amazing! They are so attentive, incredible cooks and so
friendly. The weather couldn't have better during the entire 8 days we
were there. Stanley knows all the "secret" places to shop, beaches and
was a wonderful driver. Clive is so talented with his singing and very
entertaining and our last night there he had one of his friends come
and entertain us with some fire eating/dancing, limbo and dancing on
his hands. It was a great way to end our trip. We did so many fun
things. The dolphin swim was a fabulous experience. We shared the DVD
we bought with Stanley and Melda. They loved it. I highly recommend it
for any others that rent your villa. We would love to make a return
trip - I have Melds, Gwyn, Stanley and Benson's addresses and plan to
send them a little care package next week. They were truly a joy.
Just a few notes on our stay at High View. Thanks for sharing your
home and your help with our stay. The diving was great fun. The golf
course were spectacular. The view from the deck was every bit as good
as you said it would be. The rooms were nicely furnished and well
kept. The home matched our expectations. Your staff was friendly and
helpful.* Overall we had a good time.
The Villa was super, everyone had a wonderful time. Looking forward to
our next visit to High View Villa. We will stay in touch. Melda, Gwen,
Stanley and Benson were wonderful, we miss them so much.
I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to use the villa for
our visit to Jamaica. Although the occasion was a sad one (my dad's
funeral) we did feel very much at home and accommodation was very
convenient for my family. The view is awesome!!! I would also love to
say a special thanks to Benson, Gwen and Melda who was extremely
pleasant and cooperative during our visit. Looking forward to our
visit next year!!
"Dear Mr. Carr
Thanks for the wonderful week our family enjoyed at your lovely
Jamaican Villa recently. We appreciated your taking the time to give
us such great advice on activities and resources, and of course
arranging for Stanley and his van. Our kids loved the ping pong table,
and we all ooh'd and aah'd over the fabulous view. Most of all
however, the staff elevated the week from great to to truly memorable.
Gwen fixed my daughter's hair in corn rows and Melda baked her a
birthday cake. Benson had coffee ready early every morning and forgave
our late night ping pong tournaments. Our meals were top notch, the
best Jamaican food we got. We all thank you for one of our best family
"Dear Mr. Carr
In July, I was fortunate enough to vacation at Highview Villa with my
family. It is a beautiful villa and close enough to Montego Bay to
enjoy the beaches and entertainment places. The Staff is excellent,
Melda is a great cook and Gwen made sure the rooms were neat and clean
and fresh towels were available in the bathrooms. Benson is very
helpful and keeps the pool and grounds in terrific shape. He was
always available to meet our needs. I would recommend Highview to
anyone who is interested in vacationing in a gorgeous place with
people to take care of you and always looking after your needs. I have
vacationed in many places and this is one place I would definitely
consider for a return trip!!"
"Dear Mr. Carr
My family recently spent 7 glorious days at High View Villa, Montego
Bay, Jamaica and I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we
had. Melda, Gwen and Benson made our stay seem like a week in
paradise!!! The three of them spoiled us wonderfully!!! Our group
realizes what a tremendous amount of work we were for your staff and
want to be sure you know that everything was taken care of splendidly
and ALWAYS with a smile! The villa was spotless, the grounds were
beautiful, and the food was delicious. Melda and Gwen went way above
and beyond to be sure we were able to sample regional foods and were
wonderful about helping us in planning meals. Benson was a delight and
was always on hand for us day and night...he even gave us a reggae
dance lesson! We felt safe and secure during our entire stay knowing
he was there. Our driving service was terrific..we drove poor Stanley
CRAZY with changes in our plans and he accommodated each of us with
"no problem!" His referrals to area sights, beaches, and shopping
enhanced our stay.. it was a wonderful family reunion. I can't imagine
a more perfect place or more wonderful people. Your staff truly are
GEMS of the Carribean!!!
I would like to take this time to thank you for giving me the
opportunity to stay at in High View Villa. It was a beautiful
experience and my group was very happy with everything. Also, I want
to let you know that you have a beautiful staff.
Sarah P New Jersey
"What a lovely time I had with my family. The house was great and the
cooks were fantastic! Benson, the gardener was cool and he would
always cut down coconuts whenever we wanted. He was also the security.
There was an awesome view from the balcony. We went to the Wyndham to
go down the water slides, and we went to the Holiday Inn for
parasailing. Being there for 8 days just wasn't enough. I hope to
return someday with my family. Thanks for making our stay so
"Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful villa! We had a
wonderful time, most of it thanks to you."
"Our family had the pleasure of vacationing at your Villa in Montego
Bay, Jamaica. Because of the excellent professional service of the
staff at Highview Villa, our Jamaica experience will long be
remembered as one of the most enjoyable occasions of our lives.
The transportation services were prompt and courteous, the food was
well planned and the meals were delicious. The villa's rooms were
clean and comfortable and the grounds were attractively maintained. We
hope to have the opportunity of enjoying Highview Villa again when
next we vacation in Montego Bay."
Rev. Herbert E
"The best vacation we’ve ever experienced. The villa is exceptional in
every way. From the accommodations to the help there is nothing you
could want for. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. It’s
something we’ll never forget. We will highly recommend High View to
all our friends."
Kathy & Michael
" I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your
house in Jamaica in January.
Our stay was most memorable. Everyone had such a great time. We all
hit the beach, both at the Wyndham, also we had 3 trips to Negril
which we all loved, including sunset at Rick’s café, golf games, and
the kids all went scuba diving. Some of the group also went to Black
The staff were excellent. We really enjoyed Melda’s island cooking.
Richard seems to do everything, - always on watch opening the gates,
barbecuing, gutting the fish we bought on the beach, and of course
making the daily jug of rum punch! He was a treasure, and always had a
The house was perfect, and what a million dollar view! I can highly
recommend it to my friends. Your garden looked lovely, and I had never
seen such enormous poinsettias!
Hopefully we may be able to return some day."
Shawnee Mission, KA.
"Thanks to you both for a beautiful stay in the Villa. What a gorgeous
place and view. We all hope to return. We appreciated the entire staff
also. They were very nice and helpful. Even the weather was
Many, many thanks."
"All of the best vacations my family and I have had, have been at High
View Villa. We look forward to staying there again. "
"Thank you for the opportunity to spend seven wonderful days at the
High View Villa. It was more than any of us ever expected. The villa
is exceptional, well-suited for a large group, and maintained to the
highest standards. The staff are professional and provide excellent
service. Melda and Gwen are a great team and prepared delicious
cuisine. They kept the villa spotless and were available to meet all
of our needs. Richard is a true angel. He works hard and gives 100% of
himself. His attitude and personality are genuine and remarkably
The view from the villa is one that I will keep in my mind always. The
pictures could never do it justice. We all enjoyed every moment of our
vacation and plan to return one day very soon. The Manager was very
helpful and kind.
We look forward to another trip to High View soon. I will definitely
recommend you to others, so that they can share a piece of the heaven
Sorry it took so long to write....I've had a hard time re-adjusting to
life back at work after those glorious days in Jamaica."