"Live like a local"

House - Private room · Content Garden, Ocho Rios, St Ann Parish, Jamaica

The Space

Come live the life of a local on the beautiful Island of Jamaica. Come share your vacation with a typical Jamaican family and at the same time experience our culture, the magnificent sunny beaches, the reggae music, (the heart-beat of the Island) the exciting night-life and most importantly some of the friendliest people you have ever met.

My husband Richard and I are tour operators who have been involved in tourism for more than thirty years serving in different capacities. We provide airport transfers along with any other transportation needs you may have. Visit our website to see the diversity in the formulation of our many packages and individual tours. We also endorse customized tours, "you create them, we make them happen"!.

Come see Jamaica, the "Pearl of the Caribbean" through the eyes of the local, we will be too happy to show you how!!!

One private bed-room with its own bathroom in a family house setting. All basic amenities are provided. A continental breakfast (coffee or tea with toast) is inclusive, but a full Jamaican breakfast can be provided at an additional cost. (website hidden).

Getting around

There are route taxis that runs into the town center daily.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $270 /week
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We loved staying with Marcia and Richard. They had a lot of insightful tips about getting around Ocho Rios and were fun and interesting. We had some great conversations about all kinds of things, from dogs to politics to the Jamaican financial system. Their home is a good combination of a private place to stay but connected to your hosts who are nearby and always ready to help.

    March 2014
    Response from Marcia:

    Richard and I are happy you both had a good stay in our home Connie! Best wishes.

    March 2014
  • We only stayed 2nights at Marcia's but it was 2 of the most comfortable nights on our entire trip round Jamaica. Marcia and her family were really nice and her husband even collected us from the bus park. Their home is absolutely beautiful and the room and bathroom were spacious, spotlessly clean and super comfortable. We had the prettiest bathroom and the shower was amazing. The house is about 10minutes from Main street and there is good access to taxis (during the day). At night the area is very quiet but we felt very safe and experienced no trouble; even at 5/6:00am, we felt very safe around Content Gardens. If/when I return to Ochie, i'd definitely stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Marcia and her husband Richard are excellent hosts. They have a nice, clean house and give you plenty of space to yourself. They are both very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We were in Ocho Rios to plan a destination wedding, Marcia gave us great input on places to check out and helped us rent a car for getting around when we explained what we wanted to do. Richard is a kind and funny man. He gave a us a quick ride through town to get us bearings and helped us figure out where to eat. He is also full of insight about things to see and do around town.

    For those who are light sleepers, keep in mind that there is a lot of sound at night and there is no A/C in the room. Nothing alarming, just dogs and bugs. Having stayed in other similar locations, I slept like a baby. The room was not stuffy, there was good airflow, just warm.

    We would highly recommend staying here!

    February 2014
  • Marcia and Richard were really into integrating and feeling like a local!
    As well the house and the rooms were nice and tidy, everywhere possible to go and share the beautiful balcony overlooking the area.

    Richard gave me the best suggestios where to go nearby and also through the Blue Mountains to get to Kingston.

    Would always return without doubt! Lars

    February 2014
  • We truly enjoyed staying with the Brooks at their home in Jamaica. Marcia and Richard are both people persons who are very accommodating and warm. We had a private room with bathroom on the first level of their home and would go upstairs in the mornings to enjoy coffee/tea and good conversations with Marcia & Richard. Thank you both for making us feel at home. We would recommend your home to our friends and family.

    Jackie & Pierre

    February 2014
    Response from Marcia:

    Thank you guys!! you were both great company!

    February 2014
  • Great place to stay, Marcia and Richard are lovely and helpful hosts, Richard (and son) are good guides to take you places in Jamaica, tailored to your interests.
    Nice room with a fan, little patio, kitchen and dining area. Be aware that it is not very close to centre of Ocho Rios / beach. Lifts / walking / cheap taxis got us where we wanted to go though. Nice house and surroundings, possibly not ideal for very light sleepers - occasionally noise of dogs barking / cats miaowing / frogs etc / amplified music nearby. Recommended.

    January 2014
  • I arrived in Jamaica late evening & was met by Richard at the airport. My flight was late but there Richard was patiently waiting. I was offered a beverage & we where on out way. Buy the time I made it to Richard & Marcia's home I felt like I had know Richard forever & on the last day of my stay Marcia & I had wonderful conversations on a multitude of issues. The space is wonderful & given what I paid for it, I would be ungrateful to complain. Large room, private bath, and a dinning area & kitchen as well,just for guests. The place is extremely clean & a little dated...but I would definitely stay there again. U have everything you could need in a very quite area of ocho rios. Best of all...Marcia took care of my craving for curry (email hidden)anks again Marcia! I will definitely see you & Richard again.

    January 2014
  • We, that is my wife and I booked this accommodation on the strength of its advertising slogan “Live Like A Local” as we really wanted to experience how local Jamaicans lived. Our stay at this accommodation was from 22nd December 2013 to 3rd January 2014 and from day one we were made to feel at home. Marcia’s welcome was very warm and friendly and later on when Richard arrived home he also was similarly welcoming.
    Living accommodation comprises of bedroom, sitting room, dining room and kitchen all adequately decorated and furnished; we also had the use of the front patio and garden. We felt completely at home and very comfortable, particularly so with the regular conversations we had with both Richard and Marcia.
    Could not have desired better and so we highly recommend this accommodation

    January 2014
  • Richard and Marcia have a lovely home which we were honored to stay in. Richard went above and beyond to make sure we felt settled and more importantly 'lived like a local'. He took us to a great authentic restaurant in town for some yummy food and we talked the hours away on their balcony overlooking a lovely playing field full of children enjoying themselves. Their home was very clean and just perfect for us.

    December 2013
  • Our stay (6 nights) with Marcia and Richard was fantastic! They are wonderful people and we felt very comfortable staying with them. They picked us up downtown when we arrived with our shuttle and both our room and bathroom were spacious and clean. Their home is a bit out of town, but you can easily take a route taxi and also the hosts are happy to give you a ride downtown. The room has no AC, but there is a big fan. Marcia provided a great breakfast every morning consisting of coffee, toast (with guava jelly) as well as fried plantains or fresh pineapples. Richard took us on a tour to Nine Miles and some other places around Ocho Rios. He is an extremely knowledgeable and funny person. We highly recommend this place and we would definetely stay here again.

    November 2013
    Response from Marcia:

    Maria and Oliver, Richard and I are happy you both had a good time at our home and here in Jamaica!
    We would be happy to have you with us again!

    November 2013
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I am a proud Jamaican, and have worked in tourism for over twenty years. My husband and I are now tour operators who take guests who visit our country all over the Island. We are very patriotic and love to show off our beautiful country. We love to meet people from all over the world where we can share culture and other interest. Love reggae music and eco-tourism.
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