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ROMANTIC GETAWAY... BEACHCOMBERS DREAM... THE REAL JAMAICA

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
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ROMANTIC GETAWAY... BEACHCOMBERS DREAM... THE REAL JAMAICA

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

JAMAICA JEWEL is a beautiful, upper level, one-bedroom apartment located on Jamaica’s North Coast, in Duncan's Bay, Trelawny. The turquoise waters of the secluded beach are just a few steps away.

The apartment contains a fully functional kitchen, combined with a living/dining area. The living area contains a TV with cable. It has a lovely, back open-air porch with a panoramic view of the surrounding hills. The front verandah provides a breathtaking view of the sea. Both areas are perfect for reading or just kicking back with a cold Red Stripe and relaxing. The bedroom contains a queen-size, four poster, mahogany bed with cushy pillows, high thread count sheets, and adjoining tiled bathroom. Wireless internet connection is provided at no cost. The double futon in living area opens into a double bed for extra sleeping.

Though the kitchen in the apartment is fully functional, you may choose to spend your time sightseeing and take advantage of the option of having your meals prepared & served in your own private dining area or on our breezy backyard bar area.Meals are prepared by myself or my Jamaican husband. Food costs are included in the pricing of each meal. Please email for more info.

In addition to our beautiful upper one bedroom apt., we also have available a 2 bedroom unit on the lower level. If you see that the upstairs unit is not available, please email to check availability of the lower unit.

Airport transfer is available for a charge of US $50 one way.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
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Barry G & Cher welcome you to share our little bit of paradise in Duncans Bay with us. A beautiful. unspoiled beach & total relaxation await you. We can provide delicious meals for you, transport you from the airport & take you on one of many non-touristy day-trips to introduce you to what Jamaica is really all about!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

I was very familiar with the Jamaican vibe, since I've traveled to Jamaica since 1983. I discovered Duncans Bay, when looking for property in Jamaica in 2003. When I saw the beauty & tranquility present here, in Duncans Bay, I knew this was the place to make my new home.

There is easy access to a beautiful, unspoiled beach by way of a country lane. The upstairs verandah offers an opportunity to enjoy balmy trade wins from the east & fabulous, tranquil view of the turquoise waters of Jamaicas north coast. Guests have a choice of partaking in our delicious meals prepared by both Barry & Cher, served on our little back porch bar,made from the freshest local produce & seafood available or can prepare their own meals, or take a short walk to several local cookshops on the beach for an afternoon meal.....it's all about CHOICES!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
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5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Romantic Getaway... Beachcombers Dream... the Real Jamaica
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Romantic Getaway... Beachcombers Dream... the Real Jamaica
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p107561vb
(876) 954-2352 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Lansing, MI
5

MOST AMAZING TIME, WITH THE MOST AMAZING HOSTS!

  • 5 out of 5
This was my me & my wife's first experience with VRBO, and we can't recommend Cher, Barry G, and the Jamaica Jewel enough. From the moment we arrived, Barry and Cher made us feel welcome. Their accommodations are absolutely beautiful and they are always there if you need anything. During our week stay in Duncans we spent most of the time on the pristine beach, drinking Red Stripe and wine, and sharing many laughs with Barry and Cher. On a few occasions, they made us dinner and that itself is worth the trip. We are vegan, and Barry and Cher were very accommodating to our needs. They were even so king as to take us to a fantastic market in Falmouth to get as much fresh produce as we liked. Having the opportunity to cook our own meals, while also experiencing their spectacular cooking was just what we were looking for. We only decided to make it to a few excursions but to be honest, the beach and great company we had made it hard to leave Duncans! We can't wait to return and we thank Barry G and Cher for making our honeymoon so memorable! Get to the Jamaica Jewel as soon as you can! :)
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Getaway... Beachcombers Dream... the Real Jamaica
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p107561vb
(876) 954-2352 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Austin, Texas
5

MOST RESTFUL WEEK IN PARADISE!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed at the Jamaica Jewel in early December, 2010, for what was quite possibly the most restful week of our lives! The property is charming, comfortable, well appointed and just steps away from the beach. Barry G and Cher are wonderful hosts. They are helpful and friendly, and obviously concerned that their guests have the best vacation possible. Cher is a wonderful cook and I would highly recommend you have Cher cook for you while on your stay. The weather was a little overcast when we first arrived, but the beach is truly beautiful in any weather. The covered porches, both overlooking the water, or the porch at the back overlooking the garden, are perfect for reading or napping. There are several outtings Barry G and Cher can recommend. We made a couple of trips to the caves, which are in walking distance, and also made a trip down the river. I would highly recommend this property overall and look forward to returning soon.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We thouroughly enjoyed hosting & visiting these guests from Texas. we tried to give them enough space for their "private" time but also enjoyed talking with them and taking them on several excursions. We hope they will choose to return again soon to escape the stress of life abroad.
business
Romantic Getaway... Beachcombers Dream... the Real Jamaica
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p107561vb
(876) 954-2352 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
United States
5

NO TOURIST TRAP HERE !!!

  • 5 out of 5
WOW! We just got back (and how we hated to leave the beautiful sunshine and beach) to come back to this COLD, snowy weather :) The house was all that we had hoped based on pics of the property - we spent hours just relaxing on the front balcony watching the soothing ocean waves, as well as plenty of time on the back porch stretched out on the lounger listening to Barry's reggae CD's and watching the playful lizards and listening to our own "personal" bird song from the beautiful mockingbirds. Cher was a fabulous cook, using lots of delicious herbs and spices, but just to our liking. We got to meet some friends of Cher/Barry G and play some dominoes and have a couple of "cold ones" on the breezy patio. Don't forget to check out the unmatchable view of the stars from the back garden - have never seen so many stars! The beach was glorious, lots of hiking and exploring of the path along the sea with rock pools, etc. We even took the boogie boards and masks/fins and braved it out to the reef offshore (was fairly easy by the way) and we would totally recommend it ! There were numerous beautiful things to see - starfish, brightly colored fish, octopus, etc. Definitely do not miss the Martha Brae rafting as well, our host Danny was sweet and knowledgeable, and we had a wonderfully relaxing time - the Jamaican tulip tree was breathtaking in its beauty. Of course, no trip would be complete without visiting Leroy's "bar" - very small, but with a definite local flair, where we met many of our new "friends" daily- try their fried chicken with rice and peas, but get the SMALL ! ha ha... enough for two with leftovers :) Loved it, thanks Cher & Barry for taking such good care of us and sharing info as we had lots and lots of questions ! Hope to catch you on another trip some day real soon.... S&P
  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for this review along with all others before. We loved having these guests to share our space with. Even though their visit was only 5 days, I think they accomplished just what they came for....lots of "together" time, rest, relaxation, good food & a good vibe overall! We would welcome them back ANYTIME!!
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Romantic Getaway... Beachcombers Dream... the Real Jamaica
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p107561vb
(876) 954-2352 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Quincy, IL
5

AWESOME PARADISE!

  • 5 out of 5
Our experience at the Jamaica Jewel was awesome. My husband & I spent 7 days in the upstairs apartment. Most of our time spent at the house was on the front balcony, back porch or at Cher & Barry G's patio/bar. The rest of the time we spent on the beach, at the fisherman's village, or just enjoying the sights of the local area. The natural beauty of this area is such a distraction that it's hard to focus on anything else. Therefore, those books I took with me - came home with me.

Cher's bold mix of Jamaican flair and American sensibility and Barry G's delightful smile and playful personality make an exceptional team. They wore many hats during our stay. Perfect hosts. Transportation and meals were provided whenever requested. They are fantastic cooks and Cher's rum cream is YUM!!! We were lucky to be there for Barry G's birthday and were honored that they included us in their celebration at home and at Leroys. They also arranged for a late afternoon/early evening rafting down the Martha Brae with Captain Danny. This allowed us to enjoy the beauty of the river without the crowds. Barry G even went with us to "Benddown" (market) in Falmouth even though he hates crowds. (Now that's dedication to your guests!) They took us around the fishing village and introduced us to some of their friends. The people we met there were all so welcoming and friendly. We found smiles wherever we went. They are such special people.

We didn't get to go with Ewing for our boat ride and snorkeling due to the water being a little rough our last 2 days there. So you know what? We have to go back!!! Mark & I are telling our family and friends all about the Jamaica Jewel and look forward to returning someday to see all our new friends.

A huge "THANK YOU" to Cher & Barry G for a wonderful, relaxing, custom-made, true Jamaican experience. Your hospitality and kindness went way beyond our expectations.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Romantic Getaway... Beachcombers Dream... the Real Jamaica
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p107561vb
(876) 954-2352 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
UPPER PENINSULA-MICHIGAN
5

  • 5 out of 5
I just got back from spending a month in Duncans Bay, Jamaica & 2 weeks of it at the Jamaican Jewel!!! Duncans Bay (1/2 way between Montego Bay & Ocho Rios)is such a great area of Jamaica with alot of wonderful friendly people.
Cher & Barry G (owners of Jamaican Jewel) go out of their way to make you feel at home and comfortable. They will take you around to all the local places or let you be if that's what you want.
Cher (& BARRY G) is a wonderful cook and they keep their place & yard in excellent condition...
This was my 4th year going to Duncan's Bay and I am already looking forward to next year...
Look out Cher & Barry G the Yoopers are coming back!!!!
Love you guys...Bertie & (Harmony Girl & SuperGirl)
P.S. Tell everyone we say HI!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a great time with these three ladies!...definately looking forward to their return next year.
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Romantic Getaway... Beachcombers Dream... the Real Jamaica
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p107561vb
(876) 954-2352 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Wisconsin
5

  • 5 out of 5
What to say about this place that hasn't already been said? The place is fresh and new, in a residential area that is still quite undeveloped. The yard is 1 block from the public beach and will always have a great beach view, as houses on the lots in front of the beach have to be 1-story.

The beach is natural, unspoiled & rustic. The first day I walked along the sand there were only the footprints of one other person and a dog. The next day those same prints were there. There are sandy areas for swimming and bends and curves around one end of the beach to explore, interesting shells to find and collect.

Leroy's bar is at the other end of the beach, toward Silver Sands. On Saturday nights they have a live band and a number of local people come and listen to music. I was introduced to numerous people who appeared to know everyone else. It was a very friendly, humble atmosphere. I visited the local shops, which are behind Leroy's bar, passing by a man building or repairing fish traps. Cher introduced me to the people in the shops. Some of the carvings I saw were really unique. I watched some of the fishing boats come in, and got to see how they hauled them up on the beach. Impressive!

The house and yard of Jamaica Jewel are really special. The location and proximity to the beach could not be beat. You can lie in the comfy bed upstairs and watch the sea, or sit on the front porch overlooking the yard and beach. It was breezy when I stayed there and all night I enjoyed the sounds of wind chimes, waves breaking on the shore, and it was lovely to see the airy curtains blowing in the breeze.

The back verandah is delightful any time of day. You have views of the sea, the surrounding area and the hills behind the community. It is a perfect spot for reading, napping, visiting, probably romance, and just sitting and taking it all in. Sometimes music from the house bar drifts up. Fiyah, the parrot was provided with a beautiful new cage while I was there and you can hear him whistle and chirp, and see him from the back verandah. The cabinet in the living area was loaded with cd's but the sound of the sea and the breezes and the music from the bar was background enough for my hanging out.

Cher and Barry G are marvelous hosts - easy going as far as getting along with, very caring and responsible about the property. They will make sure you know what activities are going on in case you want to join in, and leave you to your own devices if and when that is
  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Duncans, North Coast Jamaica

Notes

  • $120/nt or $700/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rental Rates .. $120 a night (dbl. occupancy), ....$700 a week (dbl. occupancy),
  • add $20 per person per night extra for additional people. Kids from 6-12,
  • $15 extra per night, kids under 6, $10 per night extra.
  • The same rates are applicable to both upstairs & downstairs apts.
  • Christmas & New Years weeks are $800 per week or $130 per night for dbl. occupancy
  • Minimum of 3 nights stay.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Duncans in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • spelunking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing