Calypso Villa Jamaica 1 bedroom (unit 5)


Entire rental unit hosted by Irina

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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At 51 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
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IMPORTANT - we have more sea view apartments in the same house, please send a message to inquire!

Our villa is located 20 min drive away from the airport. This is the only private house in all of Montego Bay area right at the seaside! It is FAR from the noisy center, clubs/bars/nightlife, which makes it perfect for rest and relaxation.

The space
Located within walking distance from IBEROSTAR Hotel. If you look at the map of Montego Bay and St.James area, you will see that there is a main road (A1) along the coast. You will also see that all access to the ocean is occupied with hotels, while private houses are located on the other side of the road - usually at the top of the hills.

As a result, there is no private property right by the coast, except for our house. That is why for many years it's been a popular destination for our guests.

The view from veranda is simply stunning! What is more, it is never hot there because of the fresh sea breeze and the absence of direct sun on the veranda.

If you travel to Jamaica for the first time and stay in a private home, you'd soon learn that many locations in Jamaica have problems with water pressure and electricity supply. What is more, hardly any of them have hot water.

However, we are lucky, because our house is on the water and electricity supply which was specifically created for Iberostar Resort (*****), and unlike other locations in Montego Bay, we hardly ever experience any water/electricity shortages. Still, please note - we have a SOLAR HEATER for hot water, so it can be limited at night or on rainy days. Please, do not expect anything like in Europe or the USA, since even 5 star hotels have issues with water pressure and hot water supply.

Jamaica is an ISLAND! If you're looking for a place with the fastest and reliable internet - this would be our house. WiFi is available for guests for free.
IMPORTANT!!! But always remember, Jamaica is an ISLAND, which means there is only one internet provider and even though we have 4 accounts with this provider to ensure backup, and even though we're paying the highest possible price for this service and get the fastest possible connection, still - the internet can be "jumpy" sometimes and if the main line goes down - it goes down and we can do absolutely nothing about it, except for just waiting for the provider to restore the service.

Please note, we CANNOT be responsible for the work of the internet provider and cannot guarantee its work with no interruptions, HOWEVER, we will do our best to provide you with backup 4G connection via mobile phone in case of major outage on the island and urgent request for internet.

How often does the main line goes down on the island? Well, there can be outages about once a month that would last from 1 hour to about a day. Back in December 2018 there was a major outage for 3 days because of the broken cable in the ocean.

This apartment is suitable for a maximum of TWO people. We cannot accommodate third person (even if the third person is a baby) in this apartment. Please check our other apartments in the same house which are suitable for more guests.

KITCHEN (private)
We are happy to provide you with everything you need for cooking if you wish to cook by yourself. There is a cooker, microwave, pans, plates, cups, forks, knives, spoons etc. If you don't find something you need - just name it and we will bring it for your comfort. HOWEVER, you cannot use the oven (to bake things) due to the strict insurance policy we have, which is applied for your safety and the safety of other guests.

LIVING ROOM (private)
Feel free to enjoy the cosy living room with sea view.

BEDROOM (private)
There is one Double Bed in the bedroom. Bedlinen is provided. Please view photos.

BATHROOM (private)
Standard Jamaican bathroom - small, but very comfortable. Bath tab, shower, mirror. Towels, toilet paper and soap are provided.

BALCONY (private)
The access to balcony is available directly from your living room, where you can enjoy the view of the ocean while having breakfast/lunch/dinner, simply relax or meet up with us to discuss your trip and/or adventures!

The secured parking is available inside the gated area at no additional cost.

Feel free to enjoy the view of a true Jamaican garden at the back of our house, which includes such exotic plants as coconut, guinep, soursop, breadfruit, ackee and almond trees. You can also try fresh plantains and bananas if there is season for them!

Our house is located in our private secured gated area. There are CCTV cameras installed at every corner of our villa and we have a contract with KingAlarm security guards. We also have guarding dogs, who are rather small and always friendly to our guests, but they don't let any strangers get anywhere close to the house, unless they are invited by us.

ONE air conditioner is available in the apartment. It is located in the bedroom. To have the living room cooled down - just leave the door to the bedroom open.

Laundry is NOT available for guests. There is a laundromat in Blue Dimond shopping centre, 10 mins drive from us, which charges 10 USD per wash and 10 USD for dryer.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Ocean view
Sea view
Beach access – Beachfront
Fast wifi – 51 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Montego Bay, Saint James Parish, Jamaica

Since our house is the only house built at the sea side, the closest neighbourhood starts on the other side of the road (5 minutes walk) and is called Lilliput. It is a beautiful authentic Jamaican neighbourhood which lies in the hills, with true Jamaican houses, people, traditions and hospitality. If you wish to experience the way of life of Jamaicans, listen to some local music or just talk about life with more locals - feel free to take a walk to the community up the hills.

We love this neighbourhood, because it is relatively quiet (as much as it can get in Jamaica..), there are many nice people around, and it's not as hot as in any other area of Montego Bay, thanks to the sea access and fresh wind!

Hosted by Irina

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I'm an experienced traveller and I know how important it is to be able to find a good place to stay wherever you go, be it in a big city or in the jungle.

When I was younger, I often stayed in 5-star hotels but soon realised that they were all THE SAME! At some point I had enough. I just couldn't get the point in wasting over 10 hours on a plane to get to the different part of the world and then simply sit by the pool or watch TV! What is more, those well-organised trips in a/c buses to the most touristic sites - all of them were just designed to get the money out of tourists for the emotions of getting exactly the same photos as everyone else and put a "I've been there" tick. It was just not enough for me.

That is why I completely changed the way I travelled. I now often travel on a limited budget and for me the most exciting part of any trip is the chance to see places off the tourist track, experience the REAL local style of life (not the one that tour-agency wants us to see), learn something from every culture and share experience with the people I meet.

My lifestyle is also one of the many reasons I decided to become a host in Jamaica, where I live at the moment. I relocated to Jamaica a few years ago and now I can provide accommodation to other travellers and also guide them in person (if I have the time and we pre-arrange the trip) or give them full information and tips about every aspect of travelling around this amazingly beautiful island. I can also introduce my guests to my native Jamaican friends and let them feel what it's like to live here as a local.

Please consider the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Jamaica. I've noticed that most people have HUGE misconceptions about many things when it comes to Jamaica. Here are the most common ones:

Q: Is it true that everybody smokes ganja in Jamaica?
A: NO! I personally don't smoke ganja and I've seen more people smoking ganja in London or NYC, than in Jamaica, even if we take into account the proportion of the population. Only 2% of Jamaican population are true Rastafarian, which is way less people than in Africa, Europe or States. So, don't believe what media tells you.

Q: Is it really dangerous in Jamaica because of the high crime rate?
A: NO! It's perfectly safe to walk, even at night, even if you're a young pretty woman, as long as you don't do anything stupid! E.g. finding a drunk person and flashing 10000 USD in front of his face WILL get you robbed! Otherwise, it's much safer in Jamaica (including Kingston) than in most big European and American cities (e.g. I was robbed 4 times in London in 2 years and 0 times in Kingston during the same 2 years). Once again, just don't believe what media tells you – it's their job to exaggerate to make a sensation. Especially don't believe what tour guides tell you, because it's in their interest to have you pay for their crazily expensive, but "safe" excursions.
Don't get me wrong, of course, there is crime, some people get killed, some people get robbed etc, but it's the same as EVERYWHERE else in the world!

Q: Is it expensive to live and/or travel in Jamaica?
A: YES! Very. It's a very expensive country when it comes to.. pretty much everything: food, clothes, transport - you name it. What is more, local people overestimate everything they provide and put unrealistically high prices on things of very low quality, because they assume you have unlimited budget. E.g. you can be expected to pay over 60 USD to go on a raft along the river (which should really cost next to nothing), 35 USD per person to view a waterfall (which should be free, because they haven't invested anything into it) or 600 USD per person for an individual excursion with some Jamaican tour company, which is simply ridiculous. There are ways to avoid being overcharged for everything, but then it would depend where and how you wish to travel and what you want to see.

Q: Is it possible to travel around Jamaica and see everything in a few days? After all, Jamaica is just "a small island"
A: Well, even though it might seem that Jamaica is a small island, it may take weeks or even months to see everything here. The thing is, most interesting places are located far away from everything and it can take hours or days to get there simply because there are no highways leading to those places as such. Just to give you an example – you might look at the map and assume, that 90 km (56 miles) from Montego Bay to Negril along a good road shouldn't take more than an hour, but in fact this trip might take from 1.30 to 2 hours or even more, depending on the traffic, time of the day and weather conditions. So, if you want to explore the island – give yourself at least 2 full weeks. This will allow you to see about 10% of Jamaican beauty..

Let me know if you have more questions! I'd be happy to help.
I'm an experienced traveller and I know how important it is to be able to find a good place to stay wherever you go, be it in a big city or in the jungle.

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During your stay

When you arrive, you will find Guest Guide Directory, which has all the information you might need for your stay at our property. It describes the area nearby, covers FAQ and gives tips on food places to choose from.

We will also be happy to answer all the questions about Jamaica, tell about some amazing places to visit and provide all the essential information about Montego Bay as well as the island in general. Feel free to write any questions to us via Airbnb, and we'd be happy to help!
When you arrive, you will find Guest Guide Directory, which has all the information you might need for your stay at our property. It describes the area n…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

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