At Ravinia Retreat you'll find a cozy apartment in the heart of a safe and well kept residential neighbourhood. This neat, one bedroom apartment has everything you'll need for a comfortable vacation: accessorized kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave, homey living room equipped with flat screen led television, sofa (with sofa bed), computer desk, chair and tables. Also, a bathroom with bathtub, shower and hot water. Parking space is provided within the complex, with a designated parking spot for your use.
You'll be a 2 minute drive away from Liguanea and Old Hope Road, 10 mins from University of the West Indies, New Kingston, Bob Marley Museum, Devon House and numerous shopping malls and restaurants.
Public transport is easy to source - you'll find a bus/taxi stop just at the end of the road.
~Fully equipped kitchen (stove, fridge, microwave, cultlery etc.)
~High speed Wi-fi Internet
~Bed linen and towels
~Iron and ironing board
~Secure parking lot
~Two minute walk to bus stop/ taxi stand
Nicolette's place was in a great area of town, at a private residential apartment complex. A perfect little apartment for my friend and I. The wifi was exponentially fast. Cable tv - USA channels. Good sized bathroom. Nice sized bed.
She was readily available whenever we sent a message. Super quick to respond! I'd highly recommend staying at her little retreat while in Kingston!
We stayed here twice at the beginning our trip around the island and at the end and really enjoyed the staying. The apartment fully corresponded with pictures and descriptions, the district seemed to be really safe and Nicolette was friendly and always ready to help. Truly recommend!
Nicky place was great as always I came back I slept ,watch tv, cooked...and fly right bk out .....I surly will be bk...
My sister had a great stay at Nicolette's apartment ! The space is as displayed, with all the basics that you would need. We found the apartment simple and comfortable, which suited our needs well. Nicolette was very helpful and a great communicator. She was travelling as well, so we were not able to meet, but she kept in touch throughout our stay - we were also connected with her mother in law, Lynn who lives close by. The neighbourhood was not to far of a walk/drive to buses and route taxis, sovereign centre, hope gardens, papine and campus. We enjoyed our stay at Nicolettes place,thanks again for having us !
Nicolette was very accessible and sorted any issues straight away and yes the apartment could do with a few little touches but otherwise the place was clean and the host made us very welcome and i would stay there again
(ABOUT THE HOSTESS) referenced Nicolette/Nikki = same person
Where to begin : )) Nicolette is a Darling!!! Attentive, Considerate, Compassionate and Sincere! Nikki went ABOVE and BEYOND! She communicated very well & was consistent from time of booking to the time of my entering into the country. Next upon my reaching into Kingston she met me at my arrival port and it was very late at night, she loaded all my luggage into her car and personally escorted me to the Ravinia Retreat! That was so perfect & super accommodating to not have to seek a taxi after a very LONG DAY of travel! I flew into MBJ & took the knutsford express into Kingston. Nicolette asked if I needed anything before reaching the apartment & took me right off to grab a few items to get me through the night. Great Customer Service as clearly this is not anything she is obligated to do. I TRULY APPRECIATE HER FOR EXTENDING HER SELF AS SHE DID! She set the tone right from the start & maintained it right through out my ENTIRE stay. Always a text message or phone call away if you needed her. Any obstacle that arose Nikki expeditiously addressed & overcame with NO DELAY! She always checked on me to ensure things were going well. I can not say enough about Nicolette she's simply THE BEST!
( ABOUT THE SURROUNDINGS)
The Ravinia Retreat is perfectly located to me, It's location is immediately off a main thorough fare so I didn't feel isolated or disconnected from anything since I didn't have a rental car, I know the area very well as I am no foreigner to Kingston the location gave me total peace. It's literally a 5 minute walk to the American Embassy should you need to know that, by foot within 3 minutes you are in the midst of abundant access to taxi transportation on the main rd, by foot within 10 minutes your surrounded by places for eating, groceries, movie watching & shopping.
(ABOUT THE APARTMENT)
It's not a luxury community, It's a simple modest complex it is clean, safe & securely gated. The apartment is cozy & meets all of ones basic needs. I slept well in the queen size bed : ))! The Wi-Fi works extremely well, and there is Hot water. It's so very budget friendly and had ample space for me. I'm a realtor so it was only natural that Nikki and I talked about a few upcoming DIYS ( Do it your self) Projects she will soon be doing at the Ravinia Retreat that shall only add to and birth an even better & more satisfying environment for her guest! In closing my stay was Great! I do recommend Nikki's place! This was my 1st Airbnb experience, it went SO very well if your wondering" YES I would book & stay at the Ravinia Retreat again!' Nicolette was more than a Gracious Hostess she actually became a friend! : ))
Our stay in Nicolette's apartment was basically perfect!
- Nicolette seriously is the PERFECT host! She is very sweet, knows a lot about the area and does everything to make sure you have a nice stay
- Her apartment is within walking distance of the Bob Marley Museum (about 30 min walk). A taxi to the city center (New Kingston) takes a few minutes and will cost you 500 Jamaican dollar (which is about €3,50 or $4,50). I highly recommend On Time Taxi.
- Fast and flawless Wi-Fi
- Comfy bed
One small con:
- More electric sockets in the bedroom wouldn't hurt (there are two, both of which we used for a fan because of the heat and mosquito's), so we had to charge our phones in the living room
All in all, we highly recommend staying in Nicolette's apartment!