King size bed - very comfy!
Sunrise on the reef.


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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 15 minute walk to central Ocho Rios. Our helper, Miss Mavis, is available to bring you fresh linens, advice & a big Jamaican welcome.

The space

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!

Guest access

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!

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.


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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $50
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

58 Reviews


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Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.
May 2017
The place is beautiful, so close to everything, and has an amazing view! My wife and I were there celebrating our wedding anniversary and it was just we we wanted! Nelson and mavis gave us a huge Jamaican welcome and made us feel right at home! She even made us a home cooked meal! Thanks again for everything!
Susannah User Profile
Response from Susannah:
Sounds like a perfect Jamaican experience. Happy first and wishing you many more wonderful anniversaries!!!
May 2017

Felicia User Profile
May 2017
Susannah's place was great. It was beyond our expectations. It is very clean, comfortable, and the view is amazing. The newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom are very nice. If you are not familiar with Ocho Rios or its your first time visiting Mr. Nelson and Mavis are so helpful. Mr. Nelson took us to the grocery store, Dunn's River Falls, and the Knutsford bus station. Also, there is 24 hour security. The Beach bar has very good food and the people were very polite. We had a great stay.

Audreen User Profile
April 2017
My very first official vacay and i received exactly what i needed... tranquil, peaceful, clean, perfect, priceless view. Perfect seclusion to rest, wake up to the sound of waves and a clear, close-up view to the bottom of the ocean. The apartment is also centrally located a mere 5 mins away from the heart of the town for easy access to restaurants and a very active nightlife. The grounds are well kept and 24 hr security is provided. The apartment is just as advertised and will definitely see me for a return vacay.. Highly recommended!!!!!!

Thomas User Profile
March 2017
Simply amazing! Stunning view!! The condo had all of the amenities we needed and we felt very safe having 24/7 security. Mavis and Mr. Nelson were very helpful but not intrusive. It was great to have Brandon on the beach as he took care of us. Susannah quickly replied to all of my questions during the booking process and entire stay, which made our lives much easier. Overall, we appreciated experiencing real Jamaican culture staying here.

Penny User Profile
March 2017
Susannah's place exceeded our expectations! She's a very kind and responsive hostess, who strived to make sure we had the best vacation possible. We absolutely loved Mahogany Beach...Just stunning! Mr. Nelson and Mavis are wonderful! We had Mavis cook for us while Mr. Nelson took us out touring one day...We highly recommend others to sample her authentic cooking! The beach workers were kind and helpful. We are grateful for our time there and will definitely be back! Thank you, Susannah for sharing your lovely home and friends with us! We have wonderful memories that we will always treasure! :-) Penny & David Wells Underhill, Vermont

Chris User Profile
February 2017
Susannah's place was a delight! The bathroom and kitchen have been recently re-done. Fresh paint, a very comfortable bed, ample towels and amenities, a well stocked kitchen, the friendly help of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, and a fantastic view made our stay easy and fun. The condo is a short walk to the beach, a quick swim to the reef and a 10 minute walk to town. We'll be back!

Shelley User Profile
January 2017
Susannah’s place was an enormous disappointment. It was certainly not as advertised. While the view is spectacular, the condo itself is old and run down. Plates, glasses and cooking utensils are worn out and sparse if you are planning to cook. The condo was dirty (e.g. hair in shower, dirty floors, cobwebs on ceilings, etc.). The linens are worn and thread-bare. Tears are hand-stitched on the pillow cases. There was no extra toilet paper, no clean sponges and only two bath towels for two people (no spares and no soap for the washing machine). The beach is small and crowded with people from cruise ships. Beach chairs are broken and unusable. I am not a stranger to Jamaica. I grew up there and have visited frequently since. However, Susannah’s place was difficult to relax in and enjoy. We cut our visit short by two nights and went to seek accommodations elsewhere. Finally, the couple who take care of the condo (Mr. Nelson and Mavis) are quite elderly. While they had good intentions, their help felt intrusive. Mavis insisted on walking the aisles with us at the supermarket, commenting on our food choices, and ultimately helping herself to candy bars at checkout without our knowledge. At the open market, when we balked at paying $21 for five mangoes and two papayas, she again insisted we follow her around the market seemingly intent on proving that she had better bargaining skills than originally demonstrated. This might seem like a kindness, but it certainly did not feel like one. It ate up hours of our morning and left us feeling quite uncomfortable. Nevertheless, we tipped the two for their time as Susannah suggested. In short, I would not recommend this condo. There are others in the complex for half the price of this one.
Susannah User Profile
Response from Susannah:
In response, I can only say how disappointed I am about Shelley's experience. While I can't control the fact that from time to time there are groups of tourists at the beach who arrive for a few hours and leave by mid afternoon, had I known that she was uncomfortable I would have suggested that she go to the other side of the property where there is a beautiful, quiet sun deck, away from the activity at the beach. Beach chairs are provided at the beach so I can't speak to their condition but will mention it to the condo association. As for the rest, although I'm in the States, I have sent my contractor in to be my eyes and it appears that our dear Mavis who has cared for our family for almost 40 years is slowing up considerably. Up until now, I hadn't been getting accurate reports but some current photographs and Shelley's review has prompted an overhaul of the condo. My contractor was in there all last week replacing fans, painting, and supervising a cleaning crew to deep clean and renovate as necessary. As you can see by our past reviews, Mavis and Mr. Nelson have been treasures for all the years they have helped out at 102. They cared for my parents up to their passing and have been like family to us. They are devoted to my guests and often take folks who are new to Jamacia to town to get them acclimated to the local markets . This can be daunting if you're not used to the hubbub, bartering, and aggressive selling style of Jamaicans. They refuse to charge for their time, as they just want to make our guests feel at home. Most people have been grateful for their help. I am sorry that they felt intrusive - in my experience that is not their intent - but their help was understandably not needed by an experienced Jamaican. I am headed down for the month of February and will be interviewing new staff, re-vamping whatever needs to be altered, and re - stocking our high count sheets and fluffy towels. Fresh paint, a new cleaning staff and laundry service, & a thorough inventory of the contents of the cabinets will bring us back to where we started. Again , I apologize for Shelley's unpleasant experience and if she is ever back in Ochie, we would like to extend a 2 night gratis stay for her and her guest. We've worked long and hard to create a safe, clean and comfortable spot to land, relax and recharge. We've experienced a bump in the road but look forward to many more happy guests . Sincerely, Susannah Davis
January 2017

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Susannah User Profile

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.

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