One bedroom suite at the Condominium is just down the way from the Half Moon in Rose Hall on the North Coast of Jamaica.
Just 15 minutes from Sangster International Airport in Rose Hall.
The high-rise condo is located on an ocean-front property. The property is framed by the Caribbean Sea on beautifully landscaped grounds with an outdoor pool. There is a fitness facility on the beach level and also on the 6th floor. Complimentary high-speed wifi Internet access is available in the lobby and wireless internet throughout our suite. Guest parking is below the condo and it's complimentary. There is a front desk attendant (attended 8:00 a..m. - 6:00 p.m.) and the property is gated and the grounds are attended by 24 hour security -- Building Management can ALWAYS be reached. This is a smoke-free property. This property is SELF-CATERING. This means that you bring the things that you need.
The suite features a balcony with views of the the tops of the trees that surround the pool and also a partial ocean view. The living room has a flat-panel television with cable channels. The suite has complimentary wifi and in-room safes (accommodate laptops). The luxurious pillow-top bed has premium Egyptian cotton bedding. The bed room is equipped with a ceiling fan and there are three mobile fans located within the apartment. The living room has a sofa bed. The suite features a kitchen with stove-top, oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, toaster and coffee/tea maker. Bathroom offers separate extra large bathtub and shower. PLEASE NOTE: There is no hot water. The water is tepid once it gets running.
Additional amenities include HE washer/dryer in the bathroom closet, separate sitting areas in suite, and separate dining area -- on balcony or kitchen bar. The suite is accessible via exterior open-air corridor. Housekeeping is offered for an additional cost and arranged through the front desk attendant and the Condo Management. This is a non-smoking property.
A $300 Refundable Security Deposit is handled as a credit card hold by Airbnb.
Fitness room equipped with treadmill, elliptical and free weights
Interaction with Guests
I live in NYC and I can be reached by phone or email at all times. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Nothing is too small -- call! :)
Guest can make a la carte arrangements for Spa service, tennis and golf at the Half Moon resort. Half Moon is a private hotel and it is resort hotel located next door. The Half Moon Shopping Village is a 30 minute walk away and there are 3 restaurants located in the plaza. Tennis is also available at the Hilton. Separate charges apply and these services are not affiliated or connected to your stay at the my condo.
I recommend that you rent a car - especially if you wish to see the island! Otherwise, you will need to rent taxis - which can be quite expensive. Be sure to take the telephone number of the driver that transports you from the airport -- that might be your best bet. Our front desk attendant may know of a driver but, it's not guaranteed. I've been told that you can hail a taxi on the main road of the condo for a lot less money, but that's not guaranteed. The best bet is to rent a car. The Half Moon Resort Restaurant will pick you up and drop you off as a courtesy. You will need to call the manager and make your own arrangements.
Other Things to Note
My condo is best suited for the laid-back guests that likes a luxurious looking beach front setting that resembles a resort (it's a condo!) but, doesn't mind warm/tepid water and fans. This is a very private property. Most of the owners of the condos live abroad (U.K., USA & Canada). The Jamaican residents are business people and many of them live in the capital city of Kingston and come down for the weekend. Therefore, the condo is very very quiet and very few people are on the property at any one time. However, the Life Guards, front desk attendant are on Duty EVERYDAY! (8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and 24hr Security.
CHECK-IN: The apartment will be ready by 5:00 p.m. If you arrive on an early flight, the front desk attendant will hold your luggage in a secure area until the apartment is ready. In most cases, the apartment will be ready by 3:00 p.m. however, that is not guaranteed.
There are bathrooms and overstuffed couches throughout the property. You can relax by the beach or watch TV on an overstuffed couch in the library, use the wifi in the lobby (though it is not as strong as the one in my apartment) or, read on a lounge chair. Before you know it, the apartment will be ready for occupancy!
The ice machine is located on the 2nd Floor. If there are no lights on that floor at night, ask the Concierge attendant in lobby to turn it on!
The workout room has been relocated to the pool level -- ask the Life Guards to direct you to its location. There are 2 treadmills, 1 elliptical and free weights.
No Smoking in the apartment
No Illegal or Elicit Activity
This condominium residence requires
guests must show current government-issued proof of identity at the time of check-in.
**PLEASE BE ADVISED: Condo charges a "Housekeeping Fee" all visitors a one-time $30 Fee upon check-in. This is NOT a per person fee. This is NOT a cleaning fee. This is to be paid to CONDO by Cash at check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges.
Request for Maid Service is to be made directly to Condo front-desk personnel and arranged as a separate service not included in this Airbnb rental.
** The unit comes with two sets of towels. ** Extra towels can be made available for an extra fee that is not included in this Airbnb rental and it can be arranged as a separate service with the Condo front desk attendant.
Our experience was absolutely amazing and unique in every way! It was a pleasure to stay here at the Palmyra instead of a big name resort. I had always wanted to support locally when staying and The Palmyra gave me the chance to while still providing the peace of mind of security and a few staff to answer any questions about the island.
That being said...this is how awesome the security and staff are here....I lost a gold watch during my stay at Opal's place. I sent a picture of it in an email to Judith, her eyes and ears in Jamaica, and they found it behind the bed! I thought it was gone for good but received an email this morning with a picture of it!
Excellent customer service here! (Do keep in mind that there is not "full" staff here, and it is more like renting a furnished apartment which you need to bring your own food and extras)
Opal does an excellent job of giving directions to local restaurants and grocery stores. We went to Scotchies right off the bat and had a great fast of Jerk Chicken...none compared for the rest of our trip!
I highly recommend.
Our stay at Palmyra was good. The property is impressive and the condo is true to photos. We were very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful in whatever way they can be. Opal's welcome email was gave us all the information we needed for our first trip to Jamaica. It gave us opportunity to prepare well and we took some of her advice about local dining and day trips. We loved it all.
We didn't have the best luck with weather so we were stuck inside a lot. We were disappointed that the hot tub was broken for the whole of our stay. Also the elevator was out of service for a day. Palmyra is a great place but it stands mostly empty which is a little sad. We hope it doesn't fall to disrepair as the staff and other owners we met there are wonderful. Great location, amazing beach!
Thanks again for staying at my place and I'm glad that you enjoyed being there despite the weather. I'm sorry that you were disappointed that there wasn't a working hot tub. I pride myself on representing my property accurately. I did not list a hot tub as an amenity available for use so you really should not have had the impression, or the expectation that there was a hot tub available for you to use. There was no hot tub "broken for your entire stay" -- there simply is no hot tub on the property for anyone to use -- ever. There's just an amazing beach and an really nice pool and I'm glad that you were able to enjoy those amenities.
Best wishes and I hope that you choose our location again.
We had a great time staying at Opal's condo and she helped make our first trip to Jamaica a memorable one.
What you see in the description and guests reviews is exactly what you get... Thanks Opal!
Ahead of the trip, Opal sent lots of info about the apartment itself and how to get around (including where to go grocery shopping before arrival). She responded to my messages super-quickly and was very friendly.
The apartment itself is exactly as shown in the pictures. Honestly, I didn't want to leave the room...which is a shame as there is a beach right downstairs. I left the doors open so I could hear the waves and the wind in the coconut trees right outside. Very relaxing. I will be back. :)
The place was pretty empty of other guests, which suited me fine. Crowded all-inclusives aren't my scene. I just felt like I was dropping in for the weekend at my own condo.
I have to say that the staff was friendly and helpful. Due to traffic and weather issues leading to a major change in plans for arrival, I got to the apartment verrrrry late in the night. Security was aware of my reservation and checked me in courteously and efficiently. Everything went smoothly.
If you are looking for a private, quiet spot, this is it. I would suggest that the info you need is in the introductory messages from Opal. Be sure to stop at the supermarket to pick up the items you will need as this is a self-catering property. Don't forget toothpaste, bath gel etc. Then let the sound of the waves and wind take care of the rest.
Opal is a nice host although I did not get to know her personally. She answered all my questions very fast and she gave me a lot of tips. We had a nice time in her apartment. It is a very nice and calm property and we had the beach+pool for ourselfs as there was noone else. Very nice! I definitely recommend her property.
Opal was very quick to reply, and offers great advice for those unfamiliar with the area.
The unit was perfect for us; we rented a car, and found the location perfect for doing all that Jamaica has to offer, and having a *quiet* beach (barely any other guest in the entire building) to retreat back to. Younwont need to worry about the hagglers and hundreds of tourists here, it's a very secluded and gorgeous beach.
Garage parking was handy For the rental car, and the staff was very helpful for food recommendations, and directions.
Read the unit letter closely, Opal discloses all the condo has and doesn't - it worked perfectly for our stay and what we wanted.
We had a very nice stay at the apartment everything is as described. Opal is a very nice host and she really makes sure that everything is in place. Quick answer to. We booked at very short notice. And all went smoothly. If you are looking for a place to relax and swim this is the perfect get away no hustle and bustle at all. We had the beach and the pool to our selfs for 2 days. I would say that it is a great place to start or end your trip to Jamaica. If you are flying from mobay. We hope that we can come back again some day.
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