About this listing
The cottage is located within the city limits of quaint, yet beautiful Port Antonio in the parish of Portland,and on the north eastern coast.
The rainfall here is ample and creates lush and verdant foliage all year round.
The Cottage is in walking distance to the town( 5 Minutes) and as one guest said, it is in an 'authentic' Jamaican neighborhood where in addition to the most friendly neighbors you will encounter you will also experience true Jamaican congeniality. In this neighborhood you will also hear dogs , cats and goats. In addition there are chickens that go to sleep in trees by night and joyfully announce the breaking of dawn and the rising of the morning sun,You might even occasionally hear singing coming from a local church, in addition to the sweet pulsing beat of reggae music in the air, all adding to the flavor of this neighborhood. (LITE SLEEPERS SHOULD CONSIDER BRINGING ALONG EAR PLUGS.) The view is SPECTACULAR ,ONE OF THE VERY BEST IN PORT ANTONIO and when it's time for you to leave you'll wish you could take it with you. The cottage provides ceiling fans and two modestly furnished bedrooms, a living and dining areas and a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, in addition to pots, pans, plates and other gadgets and utensils etc. Here you will be able to prepare your choice of meals with ease or have someone (we would recommend) do it for you at extra cost.Hot water is also available.. .The space comfortably accommodates four individuals. Free complimentary Wifi is available to guests staying 2 nights or more with an added fee for guests staying 1 night.
In downtown Port Antonio you will access to Banks, Atm,Supermarkets, Post Office and a variety of shops. Vendors along the streets might also be of interest to you. You will be in close proximity to two beaches( Pier Beach by the Marina near the city center and Shan Shy about a five minute drive away). Taxis are available or we can recommend one, should you desire a trip to one of the many other attractions outside of Port Antonio including the Blue Lagoon,Boston Beach which is in close proximity to Jamaica's world famous Jerk Center.Or you might want to go to San San, Frenchman's Cove,or Winifred Beaches for a swim. Or just perhaps Rafting down the Rio Grande might be of interest too.
On the property you will find a variety of tropical plants and fruit trees, including sugar cane,coconuts, breadfruit, ackee ,otaheiti apples and of course PINEAPPLES, of which you will be able to partake freely when in season.
Jamaica has its own traditional dishes and if you might want to sample any of these, our local hostess will direct you to someone who will provide meal preparation on premises at extra cost. Need to have some lite washing done. our local hostess can make that arrangement , also at extra cost.
Interaction with guests
Interaction with you, our guest will be ongoing from the time you make an inquiry, and through your vacation. We will communicate with you by telephone/e-mail as needed and our on-site hostess will be available to you during your visit. Guests will be alone at the cottage during their entire stay.
No partying or excessive drinking of alcohol
No smoking in the dwelling area.
Guests should notify establishment of approximate arrival time.
Keys must be given to local hostess on check out.
Local hostess should have access as needed.
Guests are responsible for any damage done to property and/or furnishings.
Bed linens, towels, soap and toilet tissue are provided.
The view from this cottage is SPECTACULAR. Guests will be in close proximity to the town and the local citizens.You can interact easily with neighbors and enjoy the flavor of the community, which includes animal life, such as dogs, goats and chickens.
There are many local taxi (route taxi) in town, ready and willing to take you to whatever destination you may choose at a reasonable price. We can also recommend a safe, responsible and reasonable service.
Other things to note
For guests who drive, parking for ONE small car is available nearby. In addition to our complimentary wifi service free wifi can also be accessed at the Marina in downtown Port Antonio. Cable television is not provided but Local television programming is.
We expect our guests to take good care of the property, including keeping the COTTAGE clean. No other cleaning service is provided, during your stay. Pets and smoking are not allowed in the dwelling areas neither is, heavy drinking or partying.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
We are both native to the Island of Jamaica and still maintain a vacation residence there. We are university graduates, Owen with a masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Marcia, a masters degree in Social Work. Now retired we both enjoy frequent visits to Pineapple Hill Seaview Cottage (our vacation home) in beautiful Port Antonio and hope that you will also have a pleasant experience in this tropical respite.
As a guest at Pineapple Hill we request your consideration and care of the property so that we , our other guests and hopefully you will be able to enjoy many more moments in this litttle piece of paradise.
Our on - site hostess, Ann-Marie (Dimple, as she is fondly called) resides in close proximity to Pineapple Hill and will be available to guide and assist you during your stay. She is a sparkling example of our Jamaican warmth and congenialty and will be delighted to help make your stay very pleasant and memorable.