Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Runaway Bay, Jamaica - Updated 2024

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The town of Runaway Bay is located on the north coast of Jamaica and is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque areas in the country. Over the years, it has come up as a lively and elegant getaway. The town is known for its stunning beaches like Fisherman’s Beach and Cardiff Hall Beach with crystal clear water and its coral reef. Just 16.09 km (10 mi) west of Ocho Rios, the town also offers many tourist attractions. Bob Marley, the Reggae legend’s childhood home is located in Nine Mile, which is nearby. A visit to the Columbus Park Museum and Seville Great House should definitely feature in the travel itinerary to get insights into the Jamaican history. Rent a vehicle to explore the various tourist attractions but remember to drive on its left. Also, visit the Green Grotto Cave and Runaway Cave, which date back to half a million years. Interested to visit the seaside town soon? Following up are some of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 17, 2024.

1. Seaside villa with a private pool (from USD 848)

This is a spectacular beachfront villa set amidst tropical gardens in Runaway Bay! Pamper yourself in the exclusive swimming pool, an indulgence nestled amongst beautiful scenery. For aquatic escapades, kayaks are available. So you can indulge in coastal pleasures at your own pace.

Kids can splash around in the kiddie pool that is available, giving them a fun space where they can play worry free. Experience the beauty of the garden while relaxing on a sun lounger or having some tea by the sea.

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Runaway Bay, Jamaica
20.49 km (12.8 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
38 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 8 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love our stay very comfortable and amazing view
the rooms are clean and comfortable and the views are quite refreshing
it was very clean and didn’t not have much mosquitos which was a plus for us
the staff is absolutely amazing
the lovely ladies took great care of us and we’re so kind and warm
thanks to gary and the staff for making our stay great
the meals cooked by staff were the best ones we had in jamaica can’t beat that jerk chicken
cheryl and the entire staff were amazing we will be back
the house and location are beautiful
the location is like waking up into a dream world
great home great location great time
hands down the best place i’ve stayed out and i’ve traveled to many places across the globe
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2. Five-bedroom villa (from USD 760)

Indulge in the beauty of the Caribbean from this five-bedroom villa right in Runaway Bay. Here, seaside splendor meets opulence.

Recharge in style with your very own private swimming pool overlooking beautiful gardens. As you walk through to the patio a peaceful atmosphere will surround you. Attended by the trained chef and the dedicated staff, guests can look forward to a fun vacation. Lounge in one of the inviting hammocks, which are perfect for kicking back and enjoying the sea breeze.

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Runaway Bay, Jamaica
20.48 km (12.8 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
29 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 9 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were safe happy well-fed and comfortable
miss cassie kept everything clean and marlond kept the pool clean and ready to go
the villa is spotless thanks to ms
the physical property was beautiful clean and up to date
this home is beautifully decorated in a variety of caribbean colours and very clean
the house is spacious comfortable clean and well suited for up to 10 guests
the staff were very welcoming and made us feel right at home
the entire staff is friendly and helpful
the property is gorgeous; the staff and service is excellent
the staff is warm and so gracious
also the staff is amazing everyone treated you like family and took well care of you
the location was great not to far from most of the attractions
the pictures of gary's place just give a very limited impression of this fabulous location and facilities
beautiful home and perfect location on the north coast right on the beach
better snorkel location than ones we have paid for
beautiful location fabulous staff my most highest recommendation great location for a family wedding get-away romantic visit
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3. Affordable luxury rental (from USD 92)

Welcome to this beautiful accommodation in Runaway Bay, which enjoys a superb location being only a five-minute drive from the nearest beach. The air-conditioned homestay is a stone’s throw from innumerable shops, a grocery store, and fantastic restaurants. It is an open concept property with stunning interiors and it is perfect for a relaxing and peaceful getaway. Enjoy the cool Jamaican breeze while staying here. It is suitable for 6 people and is an excellent accommodation option for business travelers, a solitary visitor, group trips, and couples. The apartment is fully equipped with lovely furnishings, a full kitchen, and a smart television. There is an attached veranda to unwind, a living room, 2 bedrooms, and 2.5 modern bathrooms. Other amenities include a laptop-friendly workspace, iron, and cable TV.

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20.94 km (13.1 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
92 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was wonderful having the conveniences of ac in the bedrooms and a washing machine within the apartment
really clean air conditioners in the bedrooms were great
very clean and nice
it was very clean and spacious
beautiful and spotless felt at home and great communication
it’s spacious clean and quiet
the place was safe clean and had nice thoughtful touches
sherie is the super host of super host
sherie is a great host and responds very quickly to any questions
sherie is a great host an will take care of you
thank you for your quick responses and super host attentiveness
sherie is an amazing host and the property was outstanding
the neighborhood is very safe & conveniently located near shops & restaurants
the neighborhood is safe and very close to gorgeous beaches and restaurants
close to couple good local joints for food and red stripes
quiet neighborhood w/easy access to native foods and beautiful beaches
dexter the homeowner lives close by and is very helpful and kind
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4. Beautiful self-contained house (from USD 62)

Looking for a home-like property to unwind and relax the moment you reach Runaway Bay? Look no further since this beautiful self-contained house offers picturesque glimpses of the beach and Runaway Bay. A well-known golf course is only a few minutes from here. Patrons can also access the completely secure private beach with changing facilities available. Ideal for 4 people, this intimate and chic home boasts contemporary furnishings and 2 air-conditioned bedrooms.

There is also a kitchen with dining area for self-cooking. Guests can request for a cook if they do not feel like spending time in the kitchen. On offer is a plethora of amenities like a pool, free parking, Wi-Fi, washing machine, and air conditioning. This cheap villa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, will surely elevate your holiday.

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Runaway Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica
19.19 km (12.0 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
165 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is beautiful and the rooms are comfy with air-conditioners
the view from the top room is amazing
there is no tv but the wifi works very well so that was fine with us too
you will have quick and easy access to travel and all amenities including wifi are on the property
washing machine and air-con is a real blessing and wifi although a bit slow is perfectly fine
the place was very clean and cozy
it's clean and comfortable
very clean and easy to find
the rooms were clean and well kept so were the bathrooms
the villa was very clean and tidy on arrival
friendly hosts make you feel welcome
great staff and hosts were easy to contact and very helpful
hosts were very friendly and responsive
the host is friendly with a supportive approach to customer service
where do i (website hidden by airbnb) host was awesome he went beyond his job
great location just a short drive to ocho rios/dunns river falls/white river
beautiful remote location- well kept grounds
really nice location if you want to enjoy the peace and quiet
we had a vehicle which made things much easier everything you need is very close
this location was great for my time spent in montego bay
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5. Four-bedroom villa with private pool (from USD 641)

With the private beach and the public beach both within walking distance from this spacious homestay in Runaway Bay, it is so simple to spend the entire day lazing under the sun and enjoying a cool beverage. This affordable villa can sleep up to 8 people and features 4 air-conditioned and spacious bedrooms furnished with a closet, cable TV, and en-suite bathrooms in each of them. Patrons can avail the services of an optional housekeeper/cook to prepare customized and delicious dishes for them, especially when they need to tend to their little ones.

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Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
20.54 km (12.8 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
39 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was by far one of the best pools i have seen at a villa
stay at whistling villa you won't be disappointed the bedrooms are all spacious and have excellent a/c
everything was very clean and the property felt very secure
the house was exactly as advertised spacious inviting and a great place to enjoy jamaica
very comfortable well located and the host and staff are very nice people
this will definitely be my new go to place for my many visits to jamaica
we felt safe walking around the area and did not hesitate to go for evening walks after dinner
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6. Anansi Villa near Cardiff Hall, St Ann Bay (from USD 315)

This spacious 3-bedroom house, located near the Runaway Bay Golf Course’s 16th hole is one of the best Airbnbs in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. The host also offers access to a swimming pool with a huge deck so that guests can relax on the loungers. There are 3 full bathrooms, a living room and an open plan kitchen with all the necessary appliances to prepare meals. Perfect for 8 people, this air-conditioned property provides many facilities. These include a dryer, cable TV, air conditioning, and television. The Montego Bay Airport can be reached within an hour by car. Facilities like beaches and grocery stores are also situated at a comfortable distance from here. And you’ll have many attractions to explore such as Dunn’s River Falls since the property enjoys proximity to both St. Ann’s Bay and Ocho Rios.

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Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
20.67 km (12.9 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
39 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had plenty of space and felt very comfortable there and were able to unwind
the pool overlooks the golf course and it is very relaxing
the layout of the house was very comfortable and centered around the porch and pool area
very clean and well kept house
the rooms were very clean and comfortable
the home is spotless and the rooms are nice and comfortable
the home is well maintained by owen the grounds keeper and is very clean and comfortable
she is very informative and a great cook
jackie who is on staff is wonderful she takes care of you from the first contact
jean and her staff were amazing for our trip to jamaica
jackie and owen are caretakers of the house and are very helpful
the location was perfect and close to the beach and shops
villa anansi is great place located in very quiet neighborhood
miss jackie is a true gem and made our stay amazing the location is just about ideal
i totally recommend everyone stay at jean's place for their next trip to jamaica
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7. Eden's Gate (from USD 45)

If you are in Jamaica for a short trip, this Airbnb in St. Ann Parish close to the beach is just perfect for you. Although the property is located on a peaceful street, it enjoys proximity to restaurants, ATM machines, vegetable and fruit vendors, supermarkets, a golf course, and shops. The hosts offer an endless list of conveniences to ensure that your stay is as relaxed as possible. Some key amenities include a cable TV, air conditioning, a television, a laptop-friendly workspace, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and an iron. The property is one of those very few properties serving a mouthwatering breakfast every morning. Major tourist attractions such as Dolphin Cove Mystic Mountain, the Dunns River Falls, and Grotto Cave can be accessed within 30 minutes.

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Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
20.56 km (12.8 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
24 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had free wlan and air conditioning
-big clean house with a nice garden -private room with an ac
nice clean room wonderful bathroom
it's a beautiful place with spacious clean and tidy rooms
her home is clean and quiet and the property is beautiful
the rooms are big and everything is very clean
her house is great: beautiful big spotless and comfortable for runaway bay beaches
cynthia is a very special host
cynthia was simply the best host i have ever had
cynthia was an amazing host and took special care to make me comfortable
cynthia is a lovely host she is so helpful in answering all questions
cynthia is a lovely lady and great host; we felt welcomed into her home
it's an 8 minute walk to the shops which was helpful
there is a small grocery store within walking distance as well as vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables
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8. Garden Apartment (from USD 59)

Only 1-hour drive from Montego Bay Airport and just 5 minutes from a Championship golf course in Runaway Bay, this rental offers an excellent home-like ambiance to the guests. The apartment has an attached veranda and a private garden to enjoy the surrounding view. It is only 1.60 km (1 mi) from a private beach called Cardiff Hall. The homestay also enjoys proximity to restaurants, bars, and a public beach. Ideal for 3 people, the host arranges for facilities like free parking, television, Wi-Fi, laptop-friendly workspace, and iron.

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Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
20.71 km (12.9 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
25 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
living room had a big screen plasma and nice couch which converted to a bed which was nice
ally's place is very clean and comfortable
it was clean and had everything we could have ever needed
the place itself was very clean and very nice
my time there was spectacular beautiful airbnb apartment safe and clean
very comfortable pleasant hosts very clean all amenities provided "spot on"
the hosts are very nice
great welcoming and hospitality ally&wayne are both so warming hosts
everyone was really kind and helpful
ally and wayne were great hosts
amazing friendly hosts who made us feel right at home
the neighbourhood is fine feels safe despite not being in a gated community
a small sign at the gate would help with location
will come back again and totally can recommend their place
excellent and friendly hosts; great location for access to main tourist areas and rural towns
the cottage is very clean and conveniently located walking distance (15-20 minutes) from flavors beach bars restaurants etc
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9. Stunning views of the Caribbean (from USD 250)

This homestay boasts some mesmerizing views of the ocean along with a brilliant location in Runaway Bay. It is within walking distance of gorgeous beaches as well as a golf course, a spa, and a fantastic restaurant. The open and spacious design of the villa features a lovely kidney-shaped swimming pool. It is an ideal vacation destination for worldly travelers, golfers, and families. The home can sleep up to 6 people and offers a host of facilities for a hassle-free stay. Some major ones are free parking, a bathtub, a television, and air conditioning.

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Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
20.21 km (12.6 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
30 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also loved the free in-house wifi connection
an amazing view and dining table on the patio made for wonderful meals at home
the enormous veranda allows a nice ocean view so we made it our "living room"
we had a fully private fully secluded and large pool where we could tan in comfort
he cleans the pool daily and was overall a very pleasant "friend"
the house was almost *too* clean especially for a caribbean setting with insects
the home was clean and the beds neatly made
everyone we dealt with was extremely courteous and helpful the house was clean and the views absolutely breathtaking
the staff was wonderful and very helpful
jennifer was a gracious host who responded to our questions in a friendly and timely matter
jennifer is quick with response and a great host
so friendly kind and helpful
this home was amazing the caretakers were very responsive
beautiful beach within walking distance
beautiful place in a stunning location we immediately felt in love with it
we hope to stay at joan's place again
house was lovely great location fantastic views
john was very helpful and always close by if there were any issues
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10. Pleasant and spacious house (from USD 45)

Enjoy a pleasant stay in this spacious house in Runaway Bay that offers a spectacular view of the sea. It is located at a short distance from the beach, supermarkets, shops, and ATM machines. Dolphin Cove and Dunns River falls can be reached within 30 minutes from here. Suitable for 2 persons, the rental offers a free on-site parking space and free Wi-Fi access. There is an air-conditioned bedroom, 2 attached bathrooms, solar water heater, and a fitted kitchen where guests can cook. Also on offer are amenities like television, iron, and a laptop-friendly workspace.

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Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica
20.87 km (13.0 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
37 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
her place was comfortable and she prepared a lovely breakfast for us in the morning
house was really clean and really spacious
the place was neat clean and quiet
this is a very clean and spacious home
beautiful clean and friendly host
her place was clean and welcoming to her guests
cynthia was a lovely host
cynthia was a very lovely host
cynthia was a very nice host and is a very nice person
miss cynthia was a very wonderful host
she was very kind and thoroughly explained us the different ways to her home on the way there
great location - safe with gated fence and yard dogs
by bus also very easy and great experience to get around
i love that your not so close to the hub bub of activity
definitely a place great for relaxing after a long day trip - very private
great place to stay in case you want to see also come local life
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11. Beverly Hills Villa

If you are in Runaway Bay to explore and enjoy an authentic Jamaican experience with your entire family or a group of friends, this spacious three-bedroom modern homestay will perfectly fit your needs. Suitable for 8 guests, this spacious mountain villa overlooks the stunning Runaway Bay in Jamaica. Each bedroom features a private and personal balcony. It is a stone’s throw from several local bars and restaurants and is also close to the beach. An array of amenities like free parking, Wi-Fi, washing machine, and cable TV, awaits the patrons.

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Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
20.84 km (13.0 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
7 reviews  
Entire villa 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning would have been nice but with fans and the hillside it was fine
everyone was friendly welcoming and helpful
great place to stay for our trip location was amazing with beautiful views
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12. OG Kush Room at Hotbox Jamaica

Set on a sprawling fruited land with chilled spaces and hammocks, this homestay offers a chance to experience the true spirit of Jamaica. The property is only a few steps from the ocean and boasts a pristine private beach. It is a perfect weekend getaway for two guests and features a well-furnished bedroom and an attached bathroom. Contact the host to be a part of a real Jamaican tour and explore the various tourist attractions. Guests are offered air conditioning and free wireless Internet access. Also, on offer are a television, iron, and a laptop-friendly workspace.

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Runaway Bay , St Ann, Jamaica
18.66 km (11.6 mi) from The World Famous Dunn's River Falls & Park
34 reviews  
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my room was comfortable as well the ac in the room was nice and cold when needed
nice clean room with a/c and smart tv
the villa is well located our room was facing the ocean giving us extra breeze and soothing sound
simple and very clean accommodations
the house was clean and well kept
the house is immaculate with modern clean and spacious rooms
centrally located nice and clean and well appointed
clean and well equiped rooms a great location to hang around and relax
martel is a great host caring and knowledgeable
martel was a great host and very accommodating
kind hard working and always focused on on making sure that i was taken care of
abi was a great host very friendly and welcoming
martel is a great host and made us feel comfortable from the beginning
good location with a laid back and safe feel
the house is situated very close to the sea and the garden is so relaxing and beautiful
this place is awesome and good located
what a great place to stay
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Ravishing Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Gorgeous sandy beaches, plenty of sightseeing, and some amazing museums, there is definitely something exciting for everyone in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Regardless of the duration or the purpose of your visit, you are sure to enjoy a memorable experience here. Make sure to go through the above places to stay in Runaway Bay to enjoy a home away from home experience.

The all-inclusive hotels in Runaway Bay are sure to elevate your holiday.

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