About this listing
The Studio Cabin set in 6 acres of forests, lawns, gardens and pool. It is 1000 feet up in the hills outside Port Antonio, Jamaica, The property is secure and very private, giving guests the ability to completely relax.
The studio Cabin set in 6 acres of forests, lawns, gardens and pool. It is 1000 feet up in the hills outside Port Antonio, Jamaica, It is a 15 minute drive to downtown Port Antonio. The property is secure and very private, giving guests the ability to completely relax. There is spectacular view from the property of the ocean and the Blue Mountains.
Shotover Gardens Estate is environmentally friendly. The villa, cottage, cabin and pool are all powered by solar panels
We also offer high speed Wi-Fi
BIRDING The birding is excellent with 16 of the endemics and 42 species total found at Shotover Gardens
We can provide transportation to and from the airport and for local trips and guided tours if you prefer not to drive.
Your hosts Derick and Sherene live on the property and will do their up most to make your stay as comfortable as possible
The guests have access to the entire property, including the lawns, gardens and pool.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the property and we are available to answer any questions
Transportation rates for Shotover Garden Estate
Rates in US Dollars Ask Host for exchange rates
To or from Kingston (Norman Manly Airport)$100
To or from Montego Bay (Donald Sangster Airport)$200
To or from downtown Port Antonio$7
Round trip to local Beaches (Winifred, Boston, Frenchman's Cove)$20
Round trip to Reich Falls$50
Please ask the host for rates to other destinations
We were picked up in Port Antonio by our pleasant and friendly host, Derick. He educated us about Port Antonio as we travelled to Shotover Estate. When we arrived we were introduced to our Hostess Sherene who also made us feel welcome.
My expectations of a Cabin was different from what the Studio Cabin depicted ,it was neatly prepared with a net over the bed, it had hot and cold water for bathing with also filtered water for drinking. Derick and Sherene made us feel at home, there were times we were practically there by ourselves. We had everything we needed in the cabin. We spent most of our time on the tablet, by the large pool, exploring the large Estate and preparing our meals.
We took a trip by route taxi to the town, this we got quite easy when we got through the gate. I observed that the houses in Shotover Gardens were not far from each other, so people knew each other. As a result of this it helps to keep the environment safe, so people knew my fiance and i were strangers.When i reached Port Antonio i took the cell number of the Taxi man, so we were able to take him when returning to Shotover Gardens. So i can safely say transportation can be quite easy getting to and fro, Derick and Sherene also has input in this area too.. There are other places we could have visited such as Reach Falls, Rio Grande River, Winifred's Beach and so forth but we preferred to stay in and enjoy this beautiful environment.
We upgraded to the cottage for our last two days, this was much larger and the facilities were more.
My fiance and i love nature as a result of this we enjoyed the tranquility, the fish pond , the trees , the space, the sound of the different species of bird and the fact that we felt safe.
If ever you need a quiet, peaceful, safe environment for rest , retreats, just name it.... I recommend this wonderful place.
I also recommend that Derick and Sherene continue to be wonderful hosts and to promote this beautiful place through Facebook pages , websites and other social medias.
Very welcoming, friendly, warm hearted. We arrived later than expected and Derick was able to walk is thru directions with patience. Truly a beautiful place and we'd love to revisit some day and stay longer! Highly Recommend!
With incredible views of the Blue Mountains and the coastline, the wide-open space of the beautifully maintained grounds create a real feeling of freedom as the property is completely private -- giving me one of my most memorable holiday experiences in Jamaica! Derick and Sherene were marvelous hosts, offering practical advice while leaving me free to roam the grounds -- the pool is a real treasure and adds to the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. I was very kindly upgraded to the cottage, which was clean, comfortable, with various appliances. Shotover Gardens provided me with a great base from which to explore Portland: hiking down to Rio Grande river, where I was went rafting, visiting San San and Winnifred beaches and Reach Falls. The last section of the road is challenging, as it's steep with potholes (so an SUV is best), but the reward of staying in such a unique and special environment makes it totally worth it. The place also has reliable wi-fi. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, and I definitely intend to return, and would highly recommend this listing.
The most peaceful, amazing, and restful spot in all of Jamaica. If you don't come to Derek and Sherene's your Jamaican experience will not be complete. The lush beauty, the friendliness of Derek and Sherene, and the peaceful environment is definitely worth while. We had just come from the busy hussling of Mobay, Negril, and Kingston and we were greeted in Port Antonio with a ride by Derek and a stop at a grocery store to start off our restful time. Located up in the mountains about 20 min from the city the view is breathtaking. The cabin is perfect for two. We cooked all our meals there and there is a great porch for morning coffee. There is also a more spacious cottage on the property and the potential to rent their villa if you have a big family (also listed by Derek and Sherene). We spent two full days just chilling at the property...doing a little hike down the road, reading by the pool, swimming, and cooking our own food. We ventured out one day and walked the 5 min out to the main road where we caught a route taxi into town (250j a person) then the public bus to Winefred beach (150j a person). If you have time you gotta do this. The beach was about a 3/4 mile walk from the main road and was so beautiful. Nice sand and a variety of reef and sand (just don't walk on the rock part because of the poky things) with trees surrounding. Beauty but without as much hussle. I offered some money to a local fisherman to go spear gun fishing and caught four doctor fish we fried for dinner that night. If you're looking for a relaxing and peaceful Jamaican vacation Derek and Sherene's place with amazing views of Port Antonio is the spot for you.
This was an amazing place with very kind, friendly and helpful hostes. The cottage was like our dreamed house with sea and mountain landscape. Quiet, with pool and as described on website.
Absolutely recommendable place to stay :)
Derick and Sherene were very welcoming and did their very best to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Their property is a large lovely rural block overlooking the sea and about 15 minutes drive from Port Antonio. We loved this part of Jamaica. It was by far our favorite as there were so many incredible natural sites to explore (Reach Falls, Blue Lagoon, Rio Grande, Boston Bay, Frenchman's Cove, etc.) It truly is stunning and it was wonderful to have a peaceful, self contained cottage where we could enjoy nature. I would recommend spending at least a day or two just enjoying the property and the pool. We were so busy we didn't have enough time there. To get to the property a rental car is ideal (the road is bumpy) but Derick can also pick you up and he and Sherene were both very accommodating. All up a perfect spot to enjoy the simple things in life.
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About the Host, Derick
Hi, I live outside of Port Antonio at Shotover Gardens with my lovely wife Sherene.
We have a villa, cottage and cabin to rent on the property. We very much enjoy having people come stay with us. We will do our best to make your stay enjoyable