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.
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!
The apartment has an amazing uninhibited view of the ocean. Snorkeling the coral right out your door is not to be missed! Also the blue hole was tricky to find but was certainly well worth the excursion.
The apartment was described very well in the description. Miss Mavis and Mr Nelson are two of the most genuine people you will meet. They helped make us feel welcome in Ochie, one of our favorite spots in Jamaica.
The beach right down the hill features friendly locals who are willing to help you change a tire or just hang out. If you want to go scuba diving, contact Garfield Scuba Center. They can pick you up at this beach.
The restaurant next store is amazing. It is easier to get there by water - that place is well hidden from main street. It was worth the wade.
Being right in town allowed us to experience the real Jamaica by shopping in their grocery stores and eating in small cookeries off the main drag.
We didn't meet Susannah but she was very helpful prior to the trip via email. Mr Nelson and Miss Mavis were extremely helpful without being pushy.
Lovely stay in "Ochie". Mr Nelson and Ms Mavis ( "The Boss" ;) ) took good care of us, driving us to attractions, taking us to the open market for fresh fruit and veg, helping us out with laundry and cooking when needed, suggesting things for us to do that became vacation highlights. Two minutes walk to a nice little beach where you can have a Red Stripe and jerk chicken delivered to your lounge chair. Hassle free vacation with comfy bed and panoramic views as advertised :)
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.