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Mango Island Apt, Wifi, AC, Solar Hot Water/Energy

SuperhostMontego Bay, St. James Parish, Jamaica
Entire apartment hosted by Cheri With Jah B
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Clean and tidy
7 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Cheri With Jah B is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Discount airport shuttle; Coffee/tea/toast/fruit. Safe, friendly area with markets, grocery, take-out food, low-cost taxis a block away, 10 min. drive to beaches, shops, dining, dancing!. Cable TV. Private veranda, cool breezes, awesome sunsets. Enjoy roof-top views overlooking Montego Bay, mountains, and sea. On-site hosts: Meals to order, guidance to enjoy Jamaica, Rastafari culture and history, tours. Home has another full suite (2 bedrooms for 7) and rooftop Cloud 9 Suite for Lovers.

The space
Note: We’re committed to AirBnB’s Cleaning Standards: We sanitize high-touch surfaces, down to the doorknobs, using approved cleaners, wearing disposable gloves. We clean each room using a cleaning checklist. We provide extra cleaning supplies, so you can clean as you stay, if you wish: paper towels, disposable gloves, multi-surface cleaner, wipes or spray, antibacterial hand sanitizer, and extra hand soap.

Free coffee/tea and toast. Welcome, Jah B and Cheri, your resident hosts, live on the second floor and are available to provide, by arrangement: chef service/lessons, health coaching, transport, tours, local culture/stories, dominos, and music. We’re 20 minutes from the MoBay airport, nearer to bus stations, taxi stands, and 'Hip Strip/Jimmy Cliff Blvd' beaches, dancing at Margaritaville, Pier 1, Rehab Sports Bar, and Clock Tower, and shopping the straw market shops for local crafts, carvings, and clothing. Experience the local scene in Mobay, and suburb Jerkys open-air restaurant, health food store, ATMs, currency exchanges, hardware, pharmacies, department stores, bookstores, large supermarkets, and casino.
View/breeze on verandas/roof deck
Reggae music is usually wafting through the air from the nearby corner of indoor markets, takeout food, ice cream, and other local neighborhood services. Mackies, a well-known local sports bar, is a few blocks away. There are churches in the area. Be amazed at the mountain view, botanical garden and art gallery at the nearby Ahh Rasnatango Gardens and Gallery, and the neon glow of Glistening Waters, a rare phenomenon.
Suites:
1st fl. Kalonji Suite: sleeps 7: 1 double bed and 1 single bed(Jamaican Apple/magenta), private bath; 2 double beds (Wood of Life/blue and yellow), adjacent bath; shared liv/din/kitchen/veranda.
2nd fl. Talawa Suite: sleeps 6: 1 queen bed (Hummingbird/green), private bath; 1 queen bed (Blue Mahoe/burnt red), adjacent bath; 1 double bed (Purple Haze). shared liv/din/kitchen; (Purple Haze), 1 double bed, share hall bathroom with Blue Mahoe.
Apartment: Mango Island: sleep 4: one queen bedroom, full bath, kitchen, dining area living room with sofa and double bed, cable TV, private veranda.
The two other suites, one on each floor have separate entrances but can be joined together for larger groups, along with the apartment and 2-room suite on roof deck (Cloud 9). Total capacity 18.

Guest access
Our guest home overlooks Montego Bay, the ocean and mountains, so there’s always a cool breeze and views from our roof deck and verandas. All are welcome to the roof deck and 2nd-floor veranda.

Other things to note
We both love to introduce our guests (Kings and Queens) to 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 Jamaican tourists. We like to tour guests to the amazing ahh RasNatango Garden and Gallery, and the Rastafari indigenous village (each about 1/2 hr away). It's an hour (+) from Negril (Calico Jack's, Chukka horseback riding, Rick’s Café, Bourbon Beach, The Jungle (dance club), Barney’s Hummingbird Garden), less time to Falmouth (Glistening Water), an hour (+) to Ocho Rios (Dunns River Falls, Blue Hole, Fern Gully, Dophins Cove, Mystic Mountain – sky ride, zipline, bobsled rides), and three hours to the South Coast (Treasure Beach, Black River, YS Falls, Alligator Tours, Appleton Rum Factory Tour).

Cheri met Jah B in 1994 when she came to Jamaica to find the guest house she had ‘dreamed’ in 1979 she was to have in retirement. Instead, she met Jah B; they instantly fell in love and were married in 1996, raising two sons in Philadelphia. In 2007, the time was right for Jah B, with a contractor friend and family expertise, to build our guest home. The name combines our November birthstones—topaz, plus both our dreams, plus it looks like a palace, doesn’t it! Be ready to be treated like the Queens and Kings you are!
MoBay Sumfest is mid-July (a week of all-night reggae artists); Emancipation Day Aug 1; Independence Day Aug 6; and much more. The Maroon Festival high in the Mountains (celebrates the peace treaty that successful runaway enslaved Africans signed with British in 1739), Jan. 6; Rebel Salute (a two "night-long" reggae stage show around Jan 15 nearer Ocho Rios; the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in January, TBA in Ocho Rios; Bob Marley celebrations (Feb. 1-6 mostly in Kingston).
Climb Dunns River Falls, go zip-lining and bobsledding, drive through Fern Gully and Bamboo Avenue, express ahhh as you visit with the botanical artists at Rasnatango Gardens and Gallery, feed hummingbirds close-up, experience cliff jumping at the famous Rick's Cafe, go rafting on the Martha Brae, and snorkeling with Captain Poly's glass bottom boat, add 10 years to your life by swimming in the rare sparkling Luminous Lagoon, tour the Green Grotto Cave, go horseback riding in the mountains and along the ocean, bike ride through the Blue Mountains, enjoy the 7-levels of YS Falls, tour the Appleton Rum Estate and factory, dine in the Houseboat Grill, Pier 1 and the Pelican Grill, dance at Margaritaville, Pier 1, Clock Tower, Jazzy Blue Beat and The Jungle(Negril) , hang out at Sports Bars -- Mackie's, Rehab, Powers, the Brewery, go to services in the St. James Anglican church, built in 1775.
Enjoy local treats like breadfruit, Jamaica 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, lime, 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).
Discount airport shuttle; Coffee/tea/toast/fruit. Safe, friendly area with markets, grocery, take-out food, low-cost taxis a block away, 10 min. drive to beaches, shops, dining, dancing!. Cable TV. Private veranda, cool breezes, awesome sunsets. Enjoy roof-top views overlooking Montego Bay, mountains, and sea. On-site hosts: Meals to order, guidance to enjoy Jamaica, Rastafari culture and history, tours. Home has a…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Iron
Hair dryer
Washer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Building staff
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Kitchen
Wifi
Breakfast

7 nights in Montego Bay

Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019
Check-in
07/13/2019
Checkout
07/20/2019

4.86 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
4.86 (21 reviews)

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Montego Bay, St. James Parish, Jamaica

Our guest home is high up, overlooking Montego Bay, the ocean and mountains, so there’s always a cool breeze and views from our roof deck and verandas. Reggae music is usually wafting through the air from the nearby corner of indoor markets, takeout food, ice cream, and other local neighborhood services. Mackies, a well-known local sports bar, is a few blocks away. There are churches in the area. Be amazed at the mountain view, botanical garden and art gallery at the nearby Ahh Rasnatango Gardens and Gallery, and the neon glow of Glistening Waters, a rare phenomenon.
Our guest home is high up, overlooking Montego Bay, the ocean and mountains, so there’s always a cool breeze and views from our roof deck and verandas. Reggae music is usually wafting through the air from the n…

Hosted by Cheri With Jah B

Joined in November 2015
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In 1979, when I was 33, I envisioned I was to have a guest house in Jamaica for retirement. I came looking in 1994 and met Jah B; in 15 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. 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
In 1979, when I was 33, I envisioned I was to have a guest house in Jamaica for retirement. I came looking in 1994 and met Jah B; in 15 minutes we knew we were to be together. We m…
Co-hosts
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During your stay
We enjoy interacting with our guests, and are also fine with giving you your own separate space . . . whatever you desire. We are here to help you have the best vacation possible. Check out the excellent reviews from our prior guests.
Jah B 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 (small fee). 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. She also loves hearing about the guests' travels and lives, and providing info on Jamaica sites, history, etc.
We enjoy interacting with our guests, and are also fine with giving you your own separate space . . . whatever you desire. We are here to help you have the best vacation possible.…
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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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm