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I'm almost hesitant to share what an incredible experience it was to stay at Opal's place in Montego Bay because I don't want too many people to learn about this secret!
First of all, the photos do not do the place justice. I took some more pictures for Opal (despite my desire to keep it a secret) just to show how incredible the grounds are, the pool, the white sand beach and the incredible clear, turquoise water, the perfect palm trees. The swimming area is protected by jetties and feels like a calm, warm bathtub. Incredible. The condo is also beautiful - modern kitchen, incredible bathroom with shower and tub, balcony, comfy king bed. The kitchen has all the amenities you need to cook, make coffee, etc. There were a couple posts about the lack of hot water, but this is no longer the case. There was ample hot water and no problems with electricity. The wifi is strong - I held several (website hidden) video meetings with my team and experienced no delays or interruptions.
The property itself is quiet with just a few other people renting condos. We felt incredibly safe - the security and maintenance people were friendly and attentive, always making sure we had what we needed even though we were not expecting this from them. When you're in the mood for people, it's just a short drive to Montego Bay or the closer shopping area where you can do to dinner, the grocery store, or little shops. Also, I can't recommend Scotchie's strongly enough - but Opal will tell you all about that.
Speaking of Opal, she could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We spoke on the phone before departing and she sent a long email with instructions, advice and recommendations. She also checked in via email as soon as we arrived. She was very concerned that we had everything we needed, made sure all of our questions were answered, and was even willing to help us make any necessary arrangements while in town.
If I absolutely had to come up with something negative about our stay, it would be the 2-3 mosquitoes that hung out in our room at night. They left quite a few bites, so we bought repellant and we were fine after that.
Other than the mosquitoes, our stay was beyond perfect. I can't wait to go back!
I had a great time at opals apartment. Harlem is a vibrant neighborhood with a lot of activity and thongs going around. Good excess to the subway and easy to get to centre.
My boyfriend and I just stayed at Opals condo this weekend and have mixed reviews. We arrived to opals condo, which is located on a foreclosed resort, and we're immediately wowed by the beauty of the property. The condo itself is exactly as described but there is NO hot water and most of the lights in the building don't work. Finding out about the water situation was pretty upsetting but Opal offered us a discount for not telling us that before we arrived. We had to use our cell phones for lighting while walking through the building because, although our unit had lights, most of the hallways were pitch black. We were told that since the bank owns the resort, they conserve on electricity, hence the lack of lighting and hot water.
Now, to the good stuff ! This property offers a private beach which was absolutely glorious! Since the resort is closed, we pretty much had the beach to ourselves, which was awesome ! During our second day, we met the lifeguard, and he made sure we had everything we needed and offered to take us kayaking the next day, which we did.
We took opals suggestion, and bought food to cook in the condo. I'm really glad we did, because once we were on the resort, there really wasn't anywhere to go to get food or supplies near by. We did go to the Half Moon resort down the road for dinner and they picked us up and dropped us off.
Once, we got over the initial disappointments, we really enjoyed our stay at the Palmyra. I don't think we would stay here again unless they got the water and lighting situated, but it's a great place if you're looking for a secluded, private beach condo. And you don't care about taking a hot shower
Opal and her husband were wonderful hosts so we had a great stay! Awesome apartment on a beautiful quiet block and fabulous location. It was the perfect first AIRbnb experience!
Great apartment, very warm which was a nice relief from the outside temperatures.
The area is nice and vibrant and very close to the metro. Loads of good local restaurants and fast food. Particularly recommend "ambassade" for breakfast (5 mins) and Londels for dinner on a Friday or Saturday night with live jazz.
Opal and her husband were very helpful with advice and allowing us to store our bags after check out as we had a late flight.
Had a great stay in Opal's apartment!
Apartment is clean and comfortable, nice neighbourhood, subway station less than 5 minutes walking. I highly recommend it.
We stayed here for two months and had a wonderful time. Opal and her husband are great hosts and we felt comfortable all the time. The area is very nice, safe and in walking distance to Columbia University. The subway is just two blocks away with two express lines (A & D) that bring you easely to Downtown. All in all we had a perfect stay and we would recommend the appartment to everyone!!!
HI! Excellent location, great apartment, lot of fun. Close to the Metro Station. Great time in N.Y. I would be happy to return to Opal's place. Just do it! thanks Opal!
Opal fue excelente anfitriona a lo igual que su esposo. El apartamento estuvo muy limpio y lo recomiendo 100 %.