About this listing
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.
Opals condo is greatly located on the beach with a great pool and beach access. There is no AC or got water which is a bit surprising granted the condominiums are so nice but opal is clear to make this known. The premises was apparently undergoing some energy preservation so that could explain that. We had to use the service elevators as opposed to the usual elevators due to what I just mentioned. Overall a great place and great location. The place was a tad dusty though but I guess it's locked for a long period of time.
I had a relaxing time at Opal's condo. It is as described. The staff were always friendly. Opal provided a lot of useful information that made my stay fairly stress free. I would like to stay at the condo at some future time.
We had a great time staying at Opal's condo. Absolutely loved having the beach and pool area mostly to ourselves. The concierges were very helpful and friendly and we really loved the whole experience! We were a tad warm the second night we were there, but it was usually tolerable as long as it was breezy. Would definitely come back!
I must admit that the images of the unit do it no justice as upon my entry through the front door I was impressed... Opal is by far 1 of the most accommodating hosts I have met to date and trust me when I say that staying there is well worth it.... It was a bit on the humid side being summer and all but that was quickly solved with a dip in the more than spectacular pool or the nice tranquil ocean water.
My fiancé and I had an amazing time staying there and we look forward to making this one of our regular stops whenever we visit the island.
Our experience was AMAZING! The condo was so roomy and comfortable and had everything we needed. We saw so much of Jamaica using her to references and contacts. She assured we were well taken care of and had an AWESOME time. Thanks again.
Jon and Lisa
Opal was INCREDIBLY understanding of and accommodating with our travel delay. She gives detailed information and her place is literally as wonderful as the listing describes. It is nicer and newer than many of the top hotels in the area that I have stayed in. Clean, top of the line appliances, right on the beach, great location etc. Thank you again for everything Opal!
Opal is great at communicating and ensuring that you have the best experience possible. Even after we had arrived at the property and additional questions arose she was quick to respond and assist. The description of the accommodations is accurate and the condo is a beautiful property. The neighborhood is quiet, the beach is gorgeous with soft white sand, and the concierge's go beyond their call of duty to help when you need it.
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About the Host, Opal
I live in glorious village of Harlem in NYC with my husband and our two young daughters. We rent our places in Jamaica and Harlem on Airbnb. We love to welcome visitors from all over the world . . . my children find it quite intriguing!! Loves: running, biking & tennis, reggae and what's called "world" music are our faves
I've been an Airbnb host for 4 years and I LOVE IT.