About This Listing
We are a small gated Jamaican community on the ocean with a gentle beach, a beautiful reef a 3 minute swim away, & a short walk to central Ocho Rios. Our helper, Miss Mavis, is available to bring you fresh linens, advice & a big Jamaican welcome.
The view is amazing. We are at the end of the property so the patio is quite private with a view of the reef and the Caribean beyond. The condo has an open floor plan with newly renovated kitchen, dining area and open living room. The bathroom, also recently renovated has an over sized shower. The king sized bed has high count linens and is air conditioned - so comfortable after a long day on the beach!
You have close access to the beach, snorkeling, beautifully kept gardens and grounds, and a lot of friendly faces. Massages, boating, fishing and other activities are available from folks at the beach. Check with Mr. Nelson, the guest book, or Mavis for suggestions.
Interaction with Guests
I live State side but Miss Mavis and her husband Mr. Nelson take special care of the place, treating it like their own. They treat our guests like family and are helpful in so many ways. They are gems!
I love the international nature of our property. Owners are from many different corners of the world. They are friendly, relaxed, and all are concerned with caring for our little slice of heaven.
There are always 'route' taxis at the top of the drive or you can hire Mr. Nelson who drives for Juta Tours. He can take you anywhere on the island in a private van. He's a wealth of knowledge and a quintessential gentleman.
Other Things to Note
We can offer an FAQ page or anyone who books with us to get you off and running when you arrive.
The property is quiet, guarded 24/7 and security guards take their job seriously. The smoking of Ganja on the property is not condoned and they will come to the door if they suspect that folks are smoking in the condo. Please respect these house rules.
This was my first time using airbnb and I have to say this place did not disappoint. Mr Nelson and Mrs. Mavis can pick you up and drop you off at Montego Bay airport. On arrival to the place I was in awe of the view. The balcony is right above the water. Not only is the place well taken care of but you are walking distance to great restaurants, grocery, markets and shops. You can even hire Mr. Nelson to take you to different places for the day, our favorite was The Blue Hole. Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Mavis are very welcoming and took great care of us. My husband and I would stay in the place many more times.
We had the BEST experience here! Susannah was always prompt when I had questions & had the place prepared with everything we needed. The caretakers Mr. Nelson & Miss Mavis are the absolute best! Mr. Nelson picked us up from Montego Bay airport & also drove us to the Blue Hole waterfall. They had great recommendations for local experiences & were very accommodating.
The apartment has the most relaxing view. We spent hours on the porch reading & watching the waves.
Definitely swim next door to the Hermosa Cove for great food & swims!
Everything was perfect! The property was amazing. Great and safe location central to all Ocho Rios has to offer. Great beach right on the grounds of the property. Susannah was awesome. Very responsive and easy to get a hold of. Couldn't have asked for more with my first Airbnb experience. Thank you Susannah!
It was a great stay in Ocho Rios, and Susannah was great! The location is pretty good, and the view is just perfect, right above the blue ocean. Mr Nelson & Ms Mavis will take care of everything to you during your stay, so you can feel safe and relax drinking few Red Stripes.
There aren't enough words to describe this wonderful piece of Ochi. The condo is wonderful, feels like home, and the view is gorgeous!! One thing that this place has that I guarantee you no other place in Jamaica will have is Mr. Nelson and Ms. Mavis. They will take such good care of you. It was hard to return home, but we feel so much better by having been able to meet them. If you are coming to Ochi, you must stay here.
OMG! Susannah's condo is so awesome. Clean, comfortable, safe, and the view from the balcony is wonderful. We spent hours drinking coffee out there in the morning and sitting and enjoying the sound of the waves at night. Ms Mavis and Mr Nelson are the sweetest people you could meet and they are there to make your stay perfect. Ms Mavis cooked for us one night and made so much we made 3 meals of it. Yum! Mr Nelson will take you anywhere you want to go and took us to some places he thought we should see. A personal tour guide is the best way to experience Ocho Rios area! He picked us up and took us back to the airport ($100 USD each way - almost 2 hr trip). We tipped both of them generously for all their loving services. They will take care of you! Susannah, thank you for such a lovely trip!
Our host made us feel very welcome. We were greeted at the airport by Mr. Nelson who then stopped by the grocery store on our way home so we were all set up for our week there. The listing is accurate, but I'm not sure if it mentions access to a practically private beach only steps outside of our unit. We felt very safe with security guards patrolling the property at least every hour. We didn't find the town of Ocho Rios itself to be very charming, but the beauty of the nature and ocean and the warmth and friendliness of the people were out of this world! We also loved Mavis!
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About the Host, Susannah
I am a full time landscape designer working in the SouthCoast ( southeastern Mass.) area. My condo in Jamaica has been in the family for 30 years. I've just finished extensive renovations to bring it into this century - great wifi, new kitchen and bathroom, and a glorious king sized bed with high count sheets. I love the laid back local vibe that we have at Carib. It's a gated community, Jamaican style. We have owners from all over the world, beautiful grounds, and a quiet beach just a short swim to the reef.