Portland's Riverside Retreat

Private room in guesthouse hosted by Tulla And Laaji

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Off the beaten path Guesthouse located on the banks of a stunning river, offering the perfect mix of rural charm and modern comfort. The property is run by a local Rasta family who want to share their little piece of Jamaican paradise with you.

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Are you longing to chill out and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Relax in our stunning Guesthouse situated right on the waterfront! We are located in the charming mountainside town of Swift River, Portland. Swift River can be found within a 10 minute drive of Hope Bay and 25 minutes drive of Port Antonio. The area is named in honour of the large river which streams 'swiftly' through the town. The river flows directly from the western side of the world famous Blue Mountains, travelling down stream for more than 30 miles and joining the sea at Hope Bay. We are located right on the river banks, in fact we are the last inhabitants in town. After passing the Guesthouse, there are no neighbours or development, just an uninterrupted mountain path leading straight to Blue Mountain peak. Prepare to be enchanted by the misty blue greenness of the surrounding hillsides!

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private pool
TV
Washer
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Where you’ll be

Port Antonio, Portland Parish, Jamaica

The neighbourhood is a small, peaceful and friendly farming village. There is much happening in terms of music and food festivals. Swift River is deeply rural and off the beaten path, and those who visit will enjoy an authentic Jamaican experience. The local inhabitants are 95% farmers and the town is dotted with farming plots which sprawl across the surrounding hillsides. The majority of the community do not make a living from tourism and unlike in Jamaica's big resort towns, visitors will notice the absence of 'hustlers'. The locals are, however, fiercely proud of their cultural heritage and are always happy to engage with a friendly stranger who wants to learn more about their customs and traditions.

Hosted by Tulla And Laaji

  1. Joined in December 2014
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The Portland Riverside Retreat team is a family one.

Tulla is Laaji's sister. She is not based at the retreat, but she works remotely, helping with all the bookings and reservations; she will be the first point of contact who will help you plan your stay and happily answer any questions you may have.

Laaji and his wife Karen are the retreat's main hosts who will welcome you to the retreat and help with everything from providing meals to recommending local attractions.

Laaji and Karen are a friendly and fun-loving young couple who enjoy creating new vegetarian dishes as well as making the most out of the great outdoors through practicing yoga and hiking in the surrounding mountains. They are both keen farmers who love nature and spend their spare time cultivating fruits and vegetables on their eco-farm.
The Portland Riverside Retreat team is a family one.

Tulla is Laaji's sister. She is not based at the retreat, but she works remotely, helping with all the bookings and…

During your stay

The property has 4 large rooms and 3 are offered as guests rooms. All the rooms have large double beds and fresh white bed linen. There is a large modern bathroom and kitchen which is shared with other visiting guests. There are also common lounging areas with a variety of comfortable seating.
In line with the host family's Rastafari faith the inside kitchen is an Ital (vegetarian) zone. Though for the convenience of visitors,there is a separate outside kitchen which can be used to cook meat etc. The host and his wife live in the property and are always happy to offer guided tours of the local area and recommend attractions and restaurants.
The property has 4 large rooms and 3 are offered as guests rooms. All the rooms have large double beds and fresh white bed linen. There is a large modern bathroom and kitchen whi…
  • Languages: English, Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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