Topaz Dream Palace Wifi, Hot Water, AC with Refund


Entire home hosted by Cheri With Jah B

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 4 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
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Refund $1/hr for unused A.C. Airport ride discount (20 min). Comp. coffee/tea/toast. Private bath. Share kitchen, living/dining rm, workspace, rooftop Sky Lounge. Cool breeze/views. Experience culture in safe, friendly area; 1 block to grocery, cook shops, route taxis, snacks, 10-minute ride to center MoBay & Harmony Beach. Near farmer market, bus, 'Hip Strip' shops, dancing, dining, beaches. Tours, meals, health/travel tips, history. If less than 10, book separate rooms. Click profile pic.

The space
Our guest home is built on top of Mount Salem, so there’s always a cool breeze and views from our roof deck and verandas, overlooking Montego Bay, the ocean, and mountains. Reggae music is usually wafting through the air from the nearby corner of indoor markets, takeout food, and other local neighborhood services. It’s just a short drive from the airport, the “hip strip” for dancing, shopping, and beaches, the straw market for local crafts, carvings and clothing, the experience of downtown and suburban health food store, pharmacies, bookstores, and large supermarkets.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress, 1 hammock

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.78 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews


Where you’ll be

Montego Bay, St. James Parish, Jamaica

We live in a very safe middle-class neighborhood where you can walk any hour of night or day. Conveniently, just a block away are grocery stores, small markets, an ice cream shop, and take out food cookshops, and inexpensive Mt. Salem route taxis to take you downtown in 10 minutes and a bit further to beaches, dining, dancing, and shopping. MENU:
Topaz Dream Palace Jamaican Homestyle Sample Menu
Prepared by Chef Jah B with TLC (tender, loving, care)
By advance request. Ital meals available as well.
Healthy coconut oil is used for fried foods and when oil is called for in other heated dishes. Our spring water is hand delivered from the mountain, and tap water is filtered throughout the house. Items subject to availability (in season).
Gratis: Blue Mountain coffee, or tea (i.e., ginger, mint, green tea, nutritious sour-sop leaves from our yard, or garlic), toast, butter and jam (guava, coconut-pineapple, mango, orange marmalade, strawberry,) or ‘homegrown’ mountain honey.
J$200: In juice glass: mango carrot, guava pineapple, orange, lime in coconut water.
J$600 or US$5.00 choice of:
A. Green or fruit smoothie with selection of following: kale/callaloo, pak choi (bok choy), lettuce, mango, pineapple, banana, pau pau (papaya), melon, chia, hemp, ginger.
B. Callaloo/cabbage, fried plantain, and dumplings or festival (breadfruit in season).
C. Fresh fruit banana, paupau, pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, mango
D. Ackee and saltfish (national breakfast), yam, green banana, festival sweet bread
E. Pancakes/butter/syrup, scrambled eggs (with tomato, onion, green pepper), and turkey sausage.

Mid-day or Evening
J$700 or US$6.00: Green Smoothie (above) or Tossed Fresh Salad: selection of dark green lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper, carrot, tomato, onion, almonds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, (avocado, in season), and dressing.
J$900/US$8.00: Soup: pumpkin, chicken. J$1,100/US$10.00: Fish Tea.

J$1,200 or US$10: Chicken: curried, brown-stewed, fried, or jerk.
J$1,400 or US$12: Fish: Red Snapper: steamed, fried, brown-stewed, Trout Steak: fried, brown-stewed; Beef: ox-tail, brown-stewed.
Entries served with: Rice and peas (red beans) or stewed peas (red beans); or yam (renter, yellow), dasheen (taro or coco), and/or pumpkin; callaloo, cooked cabbage and/or tossed fresh salad.
Enjoy! 20 Crichton Drive, Mt Salem, Jamaica, 876.779.3692 (Cheri) 317.2381 (Jah B), WhatsApp 215.882.4351

Enjoy local treats like breadfruit, water apples, June plums, 'sweet' soursop fruit, mangos, spice buns, cocoa balls, coconut drops, grape-nut ice cream, sweet potato pudding, and "blue drawers." Feast on ackee and salt fish (the national dish; ackee from our backyard tree), jerk chicken, curried goat, festival (sweet fried pastry), yam, green banana, rice and peas (red beans), and callaloo (greens), and snack on patties (veggies, chicken or beef in fried pastry). Savor mountain spring water, coconut water, pineapple, soursop, cherry, and mango juices, Ting (carbonated grapefruit), sorrel, ginger beer, rum cream, Red Stripe beer, and the nutritious tea from moringa or soursop leaves (from our backyard tree).

Hosted by Cheri With Jah B

  1. Joined in November 2015
  • 238 Reviews
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When I was 33, I envisioned I was to have a guest house in Jamaica for retirement. Fifteen years later, I came looking for it in Montego Bay and met Jah B; in less than twenty minutes we knew we were to be together. We married in 1996 and raised two awesome sons in Philadelphia. Then he, my King, with a contractor friend, built this 'Palace' in a safe, comfortable neighborhood. I was raised on a farm in Kansas, became Deputy Director of Mental Health in Philadelphia, then co-founder and director of a university-based multicultural training and research institute (Temple then Drexel). Now, I am happy as a writer with FunTimes Magazine celebrating the African and Caribbean Diaspora, which I can do from our veranda. (I was the Editor for five years.)

In August 2019, we published a memoir about our 25-year cross-cultural journey called "Loving To Be WE...Receiving Mountains as Stepping Stones to Cross the Cultural Divide Between Jamaica and the USA/Babylon," which reads like a fantasy but is real as life gets! Since helping my body rebalance and overcome a grim Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis in just three months by April 2013 by changing my lifestyle. I became a certified Holistic Cancer Education Counselor and offer consultation while continuing my learning from others. With the help from prior guests we now have three websites: Topaz Dream Palace (to book lodging), Loving To Be WE (our memoir), and Live-itUp (2 ebooks), and on FB: Alkalife Jamaica (re healthy rebalancing your body retreats and organic farm visits), Loving To Be We, Topaz Dream Palace, and Cheri Avery Black.

We enjoy meeting people and helping them experience the friendly people, culture, and beauty of Jamaica while learning about the politics and history. I've gained so much from traveling to 44 states and 24 countries and now from engaging with people from around the world who come to stay at our Topaz Dream Palace. I am blessed to have an amazing, loving husband, Jah B, who helps make it possible for me to live my dream life! You’ll find that I'm the 'Chief of Chat (Communication), Computer, and Creativity. Jah B is the quiet one, a wise and deep reasoner, and 'Chief of Chauffeuring, Cuisine, Cultivation, and Cleaning', an excellent farmer growing and supplying more and more of our organic produce. (He had a dream, as well, about a woman from a'foreign coming to uplift his family...fortunately it was me!)

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories! Do 'soon come'.

One love,
Cheri and Jah B
When I was 33, I envisioned I was to have a guest house in Jamaica for retirement. Fifteen years later, I came looking for it in Montego Bay and met Jah B; in less than twenty min…


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During your stay

We enjoy interacting with our guests, and are also fine with giving you your own separate space and quiet . . . whatever you desire. We are here to help you have the best vacation possible. We’ve had a number of guests who all gave us excellent reviews before we listed. Toney is an excellent chef for meals and juices prepared with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, fish and chicken from the nearby farmers’ market. If you wish, he’ll guide you through the market, and provide cooking lessons. He’s a great ‘selector’ of CD love songs, soul and reggae music. Cheri, a certified health education coach, enjoys sharing her miracle recovery from cancer using natural healing methods. We both love to introduce our guests to welcoming family and friends, the beautiful beaches and countryside, cultural history, folktales, and the variety of attractions. Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica and preferred destination for most tourists. It's an hour from Negril, two to Ocho Rios. We'll pick you up and take you back to the airport.

Cheri met Toney in 1994 when she came to Jamaica to find a guest house she had ‘dreamed’ she was to have in retirement. Instead, she met Toney; they instantly fell in love and were married in 1996, raising two sons in Philadelphia. In 2006, the time was right for Toney, with a contractor friend and family expertise, to build our guest-house. The name combines our November birthstones—topaz, plus my dream, plus it looks like a palace, doesn’t it! Be ready to be treated like the Queens and Kings you are!
We enjoy interacting with our guests, and are also fine with giving you your own separate space and quiet . . . whatever you desire. We are here to help you have the best vacation…

Cheri With Jah B is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules

Check-in: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No pets
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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