About this listing
This fully furnished, ground floor, studio apartment, with wheelchair access and ensuite bathroom is located in a complex right on the beach, in the heart of Ocho Rios. This apartment has a king size bed, which has the flexibilty of being used as two singles. Sleep 2/3 people two adult and a child. For your convenience Wi-Fi is now available in both the apartment and resort lobby.
The property includes access to large swimming pool and Turtle Beach. The large grounds boasts beautifully kept gardens, which provides relaxing view from the apartment.
It's within a gated resort with 24 hour security and parking. There is also a bar and spa onsite for your leisure.
Enjoy your time in Ocho Rios with water and land activities such as, snorkling, boat hire, water sports, mountain biking, horse riding, golfing, historic sights, guided tours and helicopter tours.
Shops, restaurants and entertainment venues such as Margaritaville and The Hard Rock Cafe etc are a short walk away and a short drive to attractions such as Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountains and Dunns River Falls.
No Undeclared overnight guests
No ANTI-Social Behaviour
Do Not Cause damage to property, room, equipment etc
After a few incidents communicated with both Tony and Patrica .
This is the forth time I have stayed here at scandles and the most disappointing .
Patrice's place was very comfortable. I arrived a little later than I should have however I was still able to get settled in the apt. The maintenance lady was friendly and thorough. Tony, who coordinated my stay and checked up on me to make sure that I was alright was also very lovely. The grounds were clean and the people at front desk were warm and inviting. The apartment complex is practically on the beach. The only disappointment I had was that the hot water was not hot enough, however it was warm enough to take a comfortable warm shower. I would definitely go back to Patrice's place. As I feel everyone involved went out of their way to make my stay trouble-free.
Check in process was easy. Apartment was as advertised. Shower in bathroom is extremely small however. Great central location near a lot of attractions. Taxi park just a short walk away. Food at the hotel was great! Enjoyed my stay very much.
This studio is an excellent place to stay in Ocho Rios. It is exactly as described in the listing - centrally located for easy, walking access to restaurants (The Jerk Hut is wonderful!), markets, beaches, A1 & tourist attractions, etc - and the unit is priced accurately for what you get. The AC and WiFi work brilliantly, there's hot water in the shower, there's a whole kitchenette if you plan on staying and while and want to cook, and the bed is comfortable. The resort itself is just lovely - the pool area, the beach access, the buildings, the restaurant, and the bar all make it a great place to stay. We had a bit of trouble accessing the unit, but the onsite staff worked everything out for us and were very friendly and professional, and Patrice also quickly remedied our problem. If you book a few days in advance (we booked just one day before), you shouldn't have any issues at all. I definitely recommend this place if you're going to Ocho Rios.
The property is at a great location in Ocho Rios. We were in walking distance to many things, including easy access to the beach. The key to the room was left at the front desk of the property. Tony was not there to greet us (Patrice's contact person). The people at the front desk seemed a little confused about the check-in process, but it was eventually figured out. The room is a good size, except for the shower. It's tiny. We cooked a few meals in the room and everything in the kitchen seemed to work fine. When going to the beach, I would recommend bringing your own beach towels (there were none in the room) and be prepared to pay $5 for a beach chair.
This is a very convenient location in Ocho Rios with everything you need. All went according to plan. Tony arranged for the Housekeeper to meet and amazingly see welcomed me upon arrival in the parking lot.
She assisted me with my heavy baggage and had a friend to help. Both were very pleasant.
The apartment looks like the picture with everything clean and in working order. Amazingly, Marcia the housekeeper had adjusted the TV to my favorite Soap Opera which I had not seen in a month since I had arrived in Jamaica on January 6th.
I enjoyed the Native eating spots and cooking with Jamaican spices as I explored the neighborhood for more than just tourist places. It is very safe and the private beach makes it perfect. Give Thanks
Tony had an emergency and was not around when we arrived. We picked up the keys from the housekeeper who showed us to our room which was not the room that we had booked. Because of some mix up we had to switch rooms after one night. Tony did offer another night free because of the inconvenience but our itinerary did not leave room for another night in Ochos Rios. All that aside the beach is beautiful and 1 minute walk away from the room.
About the Host, Patrice
My name is Patrice. I am originally from Jamaica. I grew up in the parish of St Mary which shares a border with St. Ann. I fondly remember my childhood walking along the shiny blacksand beach picking almonds and admiring the views.
I have been living in the UK for the past 12 years.
Been to Italy last year, so so hot. The blue sky and beach on Marina Di Massa made for a relaxing trip.Fresh back from back from 4 weeks in Jamaica half of which was spent in my place. Spent the rest of the time in Negril saw lots of family and friends and loved Sweet Spice. If you ever go to Negril you must eat there. I know I am biased, but beaches on Marina Di Massa has nothing on the beaches in Jamaica. Apologies for any late replies!