About this listing
The Bohemian Lodge is the perfect space for large groups of 6 to 12 adults who need a safe, central quiet location with luxury amenities. The refurbished modern open plan kitchen with granite counter tops is gorgeous, it even has a swimming pool!
This is a large luxury duplex lodge. I live on the smaller side and the larger side is my short term rental property. At Bohemian Lodge your space has it's own main entrance and includes 5 bedrooms, 3 full sized and one half-bathroom in the exclusive neighbourhood of of Jacks Hill. It's located at the foot of the hill which makes it very accessible and close to shopping and restaurants.
You can expect clean tidy rooms that have beds, closets, bathrooms, fans, air conditioning (additional cost $30 per night for three of the five rooms) and hot water and internet service. There is a great swimming pool on the property that is well maintained. There is Cable TV and internet available in the living room.
The space accommodates up to 12 persons sharing 6 beds. If you have a larger group then we are happy to see how we can accommodate your group in the over 4000 available square feet of property in the rental unit.
You will have access to the rental property (the larger side of the duplex), all of the outside space as well as the pool which is only shared with the me over on the small side of the duplex. There is a washing machine in the house and a long clothesline in the backyard for drying clothes.
Interaction with Guests
I have minimal interaction with guests. I live in the small side of the duplex and will occasionally utilise the pool but I try to stay out of way when I have guests in the big side unless they really prefer to jnteract. During your stay the house is yours.
The neighbourhood is very residential and quiet. It's near two major supermarkets and a shopping mall (Loshusan Plaza). There are restaurants and bars also in Barbican square at the bottom of the hill (a seven minute walk).
Other Things to Note
This place is unique because it is very large, very spacious, and being offered at an excellent price.
No smoking inside the house.
Please notify if there will be parties or events so that we can notify the neighbours.
Please note A/C is an additional $30 per night due to the extremely high cost of energy in Jamaica.
Le lieu est très beau et la piscine un régal. En revanche, nous avons eu des soucis qui ont terni notre sejour: l air conditionné ne fonctionne pas dans les chambres du bas, la proximite avec les voisins (bruit et odeur de ganja), le pommeau de douche normalement fixé au mur qui nous tombe dans les mains, l ABSENCE D'EAU tous les deux jours. Certes il y a une sécheresse en Jamaïque mais nous avons payé une prestation et le prix, lui, n'a pas bougé ! Denis, l intendant, très gentil, était de bonne volonté mais manifestement il y a de vrais investissements à faire...
First off my host was not there to greet my family and I. When we got to the house his assistant came a few minutes later to greet us. I was very disappointed and frustrated, because the house was nothing like the pictures, it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. the pool was out of service as they had just poured acid in it, the wifi was down for just about the entire trip, we got it back the last day. I called and sent text message to my host as the assistant didn't know what to do, but is yet to get a response. There was no water to take a shower for two days out of the five, one of the days the water was so dirty, we had to use bottle water to wash our faces and brush our teeth. The bunk bed was broken. The shower head was broken and shower curtains were all torn up. I really do hate giving bad reviews but I spent decent money for this place and it was nothing like I expected. Because the assistant knew I was not satisfied she comped the A/C, but she didn't even show up to collect the keys. The two main amenities why i booked this house was the pool and the wifi. We never got use of neither, actually this could have turned out worse. My children were about to jump in the pool when the assistant Kerrie told me that there was acid in the pool and we didn't have use of it. Whenever it was finally fixed the other occupants of the property was in the pool(we weren't aware that there would be other guest at the property).
This was a gorgeous and spacious property, however I'd advise bringing toiletries, bug spray, etc.
There are 5 rooms however only three are air conditioned, so you might want to consider the cost/ benefit of paying extra for A/C since it's not in The common area.
While we were there there wasn't much water, but that's due to the water crisis in Kingston, and there seemed to be an issue with the hot water but we worked around it.
The caretaker is more or less responsive, I never had an issue getting on to her and she answered all my questions, and addressed what she could.
Positive experience and I'll more than likely be using the space again
It was perfect, and way more spacious than pictured. Tarik's assistant was extremely helpful, with all the little things we needed. The pool was great too! We entertained our friends and family and there was more than enough room for everyone. I will definetly be staying here again.
Our time spent at the Bohemian Lodge was great. The house is beautiful. We enjoyed the kitchen the most because we made our own meals. The stove, fridge and other appliances were in great condition. The mango farm at the back of the property with various species of mangoes was enjoyable we tasted them all. The rooms were very comfortable. We would spend time there again.
Thank you for your review. It was indeed a pleasure having you stay with us. We would host you again in a heartbeat. We are also happy that you enjoyed the house a bit of our country. We hope you had more time to see more of our beautiful island. Coming back to your country soon.
Kerrie & Tarik
Tarik was very accommodating, hospitable and super responsive. The description of the place was accurate, the photos are true to what the place looks like. The neighborhood is nice, safe and a central place to be when visiting Kingston.
Having quality speakers in every room was very nice (patio, kitchen, upstairs rooms, living room) and really helped create a great vibe while at the house and/or in the pool. Wifi is good and having a washing machine is also an asset. It was also an advantage to have a fully outfitted kitchen with utensils, plates, blender, microwave, stove with pots, great fridge, etc.
Only the upstairs rooms have air conditioning, but they work really well. The bathrooms downstairs are showers only, which helps if you have a disabled person with difficulty with tubs and stairs.
Great place for a family to stay at while in Kingston, Jamaica.
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About the Host, Tarik
Greetings airbnb family,
I am a young easy going Social Entrepreneur that has been lucky enough to travel to a number of countries around the world. I have enjoyed the warm hospitality of ordinary people who have opened up their hostels, homes, bed and breakfasts and rooms to me in my travels.
I have a lot of experience hosting international persons here in Jamaica so I hope to contribute what I have learned from these experiences over the years to make your stay in Jamaica a better one.
I am very laid back, very open minded, physically active, I play Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Art) and I love the beach and mountain rivers.