Artvark Retreat above Ocho Rios

Entire villa hosted by Kevin

  1. 16 guests
  2. 8 bedrooms
  3. 20 beds
  4. 8 baths
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The Artvark Retreat and Cultural Center consists of a main building and separate cottages with bedrooms and bathrooms. Artvark's 8 bedrooms, large living and dining areas, flexible spaces, verandas and spectacular views make it an ideal place for larger group events such as classes, workshops, training, lectures and private functions.

While the chef-staffed kitchen is not available for guest cooking, full meals can be catered and there is a well-stocked guest kitchenette with small appliances.

The space
Artvark Retreat is a campus-style facility and cannot be rented by the room. Some of the bedrooms are in separate cottages within the compound, but only the whole compound can be booked. Because the Retreat can sleep up to 20 people in a combination of twin, king and bunk beds, it's great for weddings, retreats, family reunions and celebrations. 12 of the twin beds can be put together to create 6 king beds, one each in 6 of the bedrooms.

Stone, the chef on staff, prepares a complimentary breakfast using locally grown fresh ingredients after every night of your stay, and can cater meals and events with at least 3 days prior notice.

Please note that the complimentary breakfast rotates between traditional Jamaican creole breakfast fare and American favorites based on the ingredients available in the garden and the pantry. While it is a full breakfast (not just toast and coffee and juice), it is not a restaurant menu. Because the breakfast is provided free of charge, it cannot be customized without prior notice and additional catering fees.

For any meal service beyond our standard breakfast, there is a $5.00 USD per-person/per-meal charge in addition to the rental fees, and you can either provide the ingredients yourself or have our staff shop for you for a small additional charge. These meals are based on menus selected by you in communication with Chef Stone and are full-service, including set-up and clean-up.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Ocean view
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Orange hill rd. Colegate St Ann , Jamaica W.I., Jamaica

The Artvark Retreat Center is located on a hilltop of Very Dear Farm at the top of Fern Gully overlooking Ocho Rios and the ocean. It is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Ocho Rios, but also very much a part of rural Jamaica.

Hosted by Kevin

  1. Joined in August 2017
  • 43 Reviews
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For us, family, books, and great food make the world go round! We also love to share our joy of travel, which we do often with the kids. We hope to extend that wonderful experience with you when you book through us on Airbnb!


  • Karin

During your stay

Our Retreat Center has full-time staff on the property who will be available to assist you in person.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock

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