About This Listing
Dreaming of soaking up the rays with warm sun on your face and sand between your toes? Then its time to escape the everyday life for a pampering under the Caribbean sun and head to Ocho Rios Beachfront condo-Wifi located in the heart of the town.
The air condition bedroom is furnished with 2 twin beds, dresser and bed side tables. Living room has 2 day bed sofas, dining table, and a cable television for your entertainment. Kitchenette is equipped with a large refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee maker and other amenities. This apartment also includes a private balcony overlooking the Ocho Rios bay furnished with patio table and chairs.
The large swimming pool area is the social get together center of the complex with a day Spa, a small restaurant and a service Laundromat. There is adequate car parking , 24/7 security and a free beach access from the rear gate.
My guests will have Free Beach access, free secure parking,free Wifi in public areas an free Beach lounge chairs.
Interaction with Guests
Most likely i meet and greet my guest since i live in the same neighborhood.
The Condo property is ideally located within short walking distance to lots of fine Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife, Water sports Attractions, Duty free Malls, Supermarkets, and Craft markets. Most importantly it is in close proximity to all major attractions that Jamaica offers like Dunn's River Falls, swimming with dolphins at Dolphin cove, Mystic Mountain and more
Public transit is at the door step. Secure parking is within the complex. Airport shuttle service is available from Montegobay @ us$ 25 a head one way and it takes approximately 90 minutes to reach
Other Things to Note
Private shuttle service can be arranged for Airport pick ups, drop offs and Island tours on request.
Kindly help us to conserve electricity by switching off Air- condition when nobody is around in the condo.
The first impression of Gordhan was quite good. He welcomed us and even drove us to a local restaurant.
The apartment has a spectacular view over the city, beach and mountains.
There is WiFi in the apartment.
That was the good part.
The bad part is that we didn't have hot water in the shower for the first seven days or there wasn't enough pressure on the water to take a shower.
It was fixed on our last day of staying.
This is definitely something the host is responsible for is working but Gordhan told us that we couldn't expect that.
There were several water leaks and Gordhan's wife even called us and asked us not to use any water as they stayed in the apartment below and the water ran down to them.
I asked Gordhan for a refund and he was willing to refund 100US$ within 14 days if I wrote a nice review. No way!
There were bugs in the kitchen. I told the housekeeper and she sprayed with insect spray but the bugs kept coming back. No cooking pan, no kitchen towels, no can opener ... lots of things were missing.
Some lights didn't work, clock in bedroom didn't work, the sound level for the one channel TV couldn't be adjusted - was extremely loud.
Stay away from this place. It is absolutely not worth the money and all you'll get is problems.
Pia was a pleasant guest with most of her stay with us. I believe it was only on the 2nd to last day she got little upset because of the breakdown of the water heater and demanded a bigger compensation for the inconvenience she had go through by not having a Hot shower on that day. I had no choice but to replace it with the brand new one on the same day ASAP. Only once I remember she complained for a little leakage under the kitchen sink, which was fixed in no time. She never reported for any kitchen bug, missing lights, lack of kitchen utensils or sound level of Television period. My kitchen is fully equipped with new Refrigerator,stove range,microwave and coffee maker. In the end I still compromised with her by offering $100 and 2 free nights to make it up to her. All I was expecting in return from her was a fair review for my listing.
The owner was good about responding to my inquiries before booking the room, but never made the effort to meet us during our stay. I rented a 1 bedroom condo and it was spacious enough to accommodate 3 people. The rooms were clean yet very old. The condo was missing wash cloths, and kitchen towels. I contacted the owner who had both items delivered the following day. This was a bit annoying because we had to go out and search for wash cloths in order to take a shower our first night. There were minimal cooking utensils (one spatula, a dull knife, no teaspoons, 3 knives, 3 forks, no dish soap, and no oven mitts). This was very inconvenient for us because having these amenities were key to us renting a condo versus a hotel.
Turtle Beach Towers is centrally located to the downtown area, appeared to be safe, and has its own beach access. However, the section of the hotel that is closest to the beach is not conducive to swimming (e.g. sea grass, sea urchins). As a result, you have to drag your beach chair to a somewhat clear area in order to swim. The facility itself is very old run down and it appears that no renovations have taken place since the 1970s.
It is a good place to rent, if you are looking for VERY basic accommodations.
About the Host, Gordhan K
Hello ! My name is Gordhan. I have been renting my condo out to traveling guests for over last 45 months. This use to be my primary home for several years before I moved in to a larger 2 bedroom condo in the same complex (TBT), as my family was growing. I have always treated this special home of mine as my first baby and so lots of sentiments and emotions are attach to it. I promise to myself to make sure that my guests enjoy the home as much as I once did. To ensure guest are taken care off, I always have my housekeeper (Marsha) on stand by from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays, just in case you have any question or needs.