small cottage with one double bed..farthest from car park,about 300 steps up the hill..ideal for hikers traveling light..
this newly renovated cottage is the highest on the hill..best view,nice verandah..recommended for those who are quite fit and traveling light..small bedroom,bath,living room/kitchen....best to arrive before dark..
that all depends on the needs of the visitors..
typical jamaican neighborhood of small working class homes...
10 minute walk to inexpensive route taxis
port antonio is not easy to get to..3+ hrs from mobay,2+ hrs from kingston..to charter a taxi costs 150 and 100$ us respectively..public transport is cheap but uncomfortable..
Michael is a great Host.The Property is so nice with Banana,Mango,Breadfruit.... The View is Woooow.Close to The Town with a friedly Community. Its a perfect Place to stay.We will come back.Bless up...
I approve all praise above & below! Michael and his Mango are diamonds in the jungle. My girlfriend and I stayed in the top cottage (hike requires entry-level fitness) and it felt like a tree house!
We landed in Port Antonio by bus. The main street is currently undergoing sewage revamping & city works, so it should remain chaotic until 2016. A 10-minute walk brought us to Michael's well-hidden Mango Ridge and it's another 5 mins walk up stone steps to the top cottage, which had a beautiful view of PA's East Bay. Room was clean with high-speed Internet, up there in the mountains!
Mike is a super cool dude and gave us tons of suggestions. We had dinner at his place on the last night, with super conversations. He has built an interesting life and one of Jamaica's gems in hospitality & ecological immersion.
If you plan on visiting Port Antonio, the Mango Ridge is a must. Don't hesitate before someone steals this place! You'll be surrounded with coconuts, cacao, banana & fruit trees of all kinds, jungle sounds & smells. An overflow of sensory freshness.
Mike is a fantastic host. He helped with every phase of our trip, arranging for a driver to take us from Kingston to Port Antonio and back, giving us great travel tips and even serving us a delicious bowl of pumpkin soup when we first arrived. His property is truly unique, perched on a lush hillside above Port Antonio with a view of the town, bay and far off lighthouse. It's a hike to get to, but worth the effort. The cottage itself is bare bones but that's to be expected in a generally poor town like PA (and generally in Jamaica). The roof deck is an amazing perch to take in the view, enjoy a cold beer (a few of which Mike left in our fridge) and listen to the live music emanating from the church not far below. We stayed in one of Mike's other cottages for the other nights of our trip, and we liked that better mainly because of its balcony and tin roof (great rain sounds at night). All in all, if you're looking to experience authentic Jamaica/PA, Mike's cottages are a great starting point.
One of the greatest adventures I had in Jamaica! Beautiful view, the best host ever and neighbours/other guests awsomely fantastic! The cabanas are cute, comfortable and bring out the best of the country. Should've spent the whole trip in there! We climbed 270 steps everyday and they were all worth it!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.