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John Cox

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BEST VIEW IN JAMAICA, NEW POOL, LOW PRICE

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday hotel in Port Antonio - Caribbean Dawn

One unit with private bath and balcony, sleeps 4

Best view in Jamaica. Clean, private, inexpensive accommodations and unlimited peaceful vibes. Ease the mind, body and spirit in the tranquility of a tropical paradise. Spectacular sunrises and unforgettable sunsets. Undeveloped and uncrowded. Experience the real Jamaica – country style. Delicious, authentic, Jamaican cuisine upon request. Do what you want, when you want and leave your watch at home. You’re on “Jamaican Time” now. Excellent home base for exploring all of the natural wonders of Portland Parish.

High ceilings. Breezy. Best view in Jamaica. Two full beds (sleeps 4) with covered balcony, full bath (no hot water), full-size refrigerator, table. chairs, deck chairs, hammock, coffee/tea pot, plates, cups bowls & utensils. 5 minute car ride to beach or 10 minute walk. General store at bottom of hill. Plenty of places to eat and drink including world famous Boston Beach Jerk Center. Lots of cool stuff close by (hot springs at Bath, Reach Falls, Long Bay, Blue Lagoon, Folly Ruins, Nonsuch Caves, Port Antonio, Rio Grande River, etc.). Watch awesome sunrises and moonrises over the Caribbean from the balcony or from your bed or from the new pool/pooldeck. Unlimited IRIE vibes with the laid-back locals of Boston. On site manager/caretaker/chef will prepare breakfast and/or dinner upon request for a nominal charge. Must be a dog lover. 4 dogs on site that will make a racket when you arrive and be your best friend by the end of the day.

Surfing: Check waves from your balcony. Walk down and surf Boston with the friendly locals. Drive or hire a car to surf other nearby spots (North Coast, East Coast, South Coast). Uncrowded surf. Friendly locals. Unlimited Irie vibes. Longboard rentals available on premises.

Local scene: Small, rural, town on coast. Safe environment. SLOW pace of life. Friendly, spiritual locals. Only thing better than the view, the climate, the water, the waves, the food and the drinks are the friends you will make.

Nearby Attractions: Go to Reach Falls during the week and be the only ones there (04 minute drive). Walk the long Sandy Beach at Long Bay and get cold drinks right on the beach (15 minute drive). Stroll the craft market, bakeries, restaurants or check out the world-class Marina in Port Antonio (20 minute drive). Take a bamboo raft ride down the Rio Grande River near Port Antonio (35 minute drive). Eat at the world famous Boston Bay jerk center at the bottom of our hill. Visit the natural hot springs at Bath (45 minute drive). Swim, snorkel and relax at Blue Lagoon and Monkey Island (10 minute drive). Snorkel and Fins rental available on premises.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Reviews

4.6
based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

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BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 42 reviews
Toronto
5

Incredible Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this hotel was an incredible experience that exceeded our expectations. The hotel is majestically situated on a hill side with spectacular panoramic view of the Boston Bay area. The room is very spacious, clean and comfortable with island inspired decor that perfectly compliments the ambiance. The wrap around balcony with hammock was the cherry on top. We will be back as its our new home.

Thanks John.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Fairhaven, Massachusetts USA
1

WILL NOT RETURN!

  • 1 of 5

Caribbean Dawn has so much potential but lacks in daily maintenance, administration, set policies and/or procedures for both guests and Property Manager. It is so lacking that we were forced to cut short our recent stay and will not return. The view at Caribbean Dawn and the morning sunrise is breathtaking and a God given gift. However, for my party of five, who rented 2 rooms (green and brown rooms), a decision was made to cut short our stay and relocate to a place that was better managed. After having stayed at Caribbean Dawn on two previous times this decision was not taken lightly. Our decision was based on several reasons but seemed to focus primarily on a lack of honesty with not only the owner but also with the property manager. Also after only 1 1/2 days of use the sink/basin in our brown room (bunk room) became clogged. We did not use the sink on our first and second day as we ate out. Since this was the room we cooked and all gathered in, most of our functions were greatly impeded. Management failed to fix the problem, offer any alternatives, (i.e. room change, or even a refund and/or compensation of any type. In fact as of the writing of this review no communication has been received from the owner or his agent relative to this problem. No apology has been communicated as of this time. Having taking a picture of the existing plumping of the kitchen sink in the brown room one can see that the plumping was not done properly. There are no clean out elbows, or sections that are threaded for easy clean out when blocked. The entire system is glued and needs to be disassembled, unblocked, and be professionally redone. If not blockage will continue to occur. Halfway through our stay we requested our towels be changed as they were wet, stinky, and simply needed to be changed. At this point we were told that policy was that for a small fee, $5.00, U.S., they could be changed. This was a policy that was NEVER told to me/us by owner nor property manager. This policy was not listed on any Caribbean Dawn website when I booked our stay, as I have the original website copied and saved. However the policy did appear on their website after I voiced our need to have the towels changed. This policy appeared late in the night on December 31, 2014, and was not previously listed. The property manager admitted this fact to me in a conversation we had on our departure day. Had I known about the change of towel policy I would have taken action on my ow

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

a great and unexpected surprise

  • 5 of 5

We were overwhelmed by everything...particularly the absolutely breathtaking view! It looks good on the pictures but even better in real and the pool is really impressive!

When we arrived Jason, the manager, offered to pick up anything we needed and said that he would show us around town and bring us to good spots to keep us busy.. it was nice to have this personalized service, especially when you aren't sure what to do. It gets expensive being a tourist in Jamaica but Jason brought us to places that made us save money and we appreciated this.

For now there is no hot water and I wasn't sure about this when we booked but it was okay after all and the owner John said that he plans on setting this up soon. There is good water pressure in the shower which is something most places we stayed in Jamaica were missing. The bed is comfortable.. we slept well. There is no A/C but we didn't feel that we needed it.. there was always a nice breeze. There is free Wi-Fi in the room, most places we stayed at in Jamaica only had it available in the lobby so this was great!

We stayed for 2 nights and regret that we didn't stay longer.. There is so much to do around the Caribbean Dawn! We need to come back and we already said that if we did go back to Port Antonio we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great personalized travel experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from a week at Caribbean Dawn near Boston Bay Beach outside of Port Antonio, Jamaica. It's a small guest house up on a hill that overlooks Boston Bay. There are only 4 rooms and we went in the off season, so for most of our stay we had the entire place to ourselves which was awesome. The rooms are simple but clean with high ceilings, a ceiling fan, windows on the balcony side, and vented openings up high on the opposite side to keep the air moving. We stayed in the Brown Room which has a small kitchen set up in the entry hall, a full sized refrigerator, and 4 seat table. We were a little nervous about not having air conditioning but it wasn't an issue. The breeze off of the ocean is enough to make the room comfortable for most of the day,and nice in the evening. It would start to get muggy around 11 but that is usually when we were leaving to go do something for the day anyway. The only time the bugs were an issue was around dusk if we were sitting on the balcony, but even then it wasn't bad, we just used some bug spray. I really don't think you can find a better value on the island. Caribbean Dawn seems to be a work in progress. Maybe that is why it is such a good deal? The pool is a newer edition, and while we were there they were in the process of building a restaurant on one of the upper levels that will have amazing views. Above that on the roof they are planning to build a gym.

We took the option to have the car and driver for the week which was also a great value. For $50 US a day (plus the cost of gas) Jason, the manager will take you anywhere you want to go in his SUV. After paying a driver in Negril $200 to take my husband and I to some waterfalls on our last trip to Jamaica we really appreciated Jason taking us around. Both Jason and his assistant Kevin were really helpful showing us around, answering any questions we had and making recommendations. Jason even helped us do the math on the exchange rate our first day there, and arranged for Rob, a Kingston local who now lives in Boston Bay to drive us while we were in Kingston. Rob and Jason were really amazing helping us find some obscure spots in the city that we only had old addresses for.

John the owner was great to deal with and helpful making reservations, setting up our airport pick up and trip into Kingston (all included in our 50 a day car service). You can tell he really cares about his place and the people who stay there. It

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Stunning View,Warm Hospitality,the "Real" Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

What do you need to know about Caribbean Dawn?

- It is a 4-room guest house perched on a hill overlooking a seemingly endless expanse of lush countryside and the Caribbean Sea. Each room has its own balcony with its own version of CD's >180 degree view.

- This view is STUNNING. I hike, snowboard, and travel a decent amount, but this tops every place I've stood or stayed in my entire life. See the pictures and let me assure you it is even better in person. As you sit on your balcony or by the pool, you are either eye-level with or looking down on the hawks gliding across.

- It is hot at sea level but cool and breezy up on the hill - even if you like A/C on hot days, you won't miss it here.

- The accommodations are simple but clean, bright, and comfortable - felt like "simple luxury" to me. You are "roughing it" only to extent you are enduring the crazy 2.5 hour drive from Kingston and tepid showers (I hear hot water is coming soon!). The "cold" water wasn't so bad - shower in the afternoon (after the sun has heated the water tank) and close your windows ahead of time to warm up the room.

- You will contact John, the owner, to coordinate your stay and arrangements before you arrive. I actually just met him and he is every bit as cool and kind in-person as he is in making arrangements for your stay. I had many concerns and questions before my first visit to Jamaica and he was extremely responsive and detailed in his replies.

- I am a petite white girl in my early 30s and traveled there alone, and I saw barely more than a handful of other tourists the entire time I was there (exactly what I wanted!). Jason, CD's house manager, met me at the airport and served as my personal host, tour guide, chef, and (quickly) friend for the duration of my 4 days there. He is a conscientious, gracious, and professional host who grew up in the area and knows how to take care of his guests. I wanted to see Portland, experience the "real" Jamaica, and get some surfing in, and he made it all happen in a long weekend. Even though Portland is a pretty poor area, I found its people to be kind and respectful, and I felt safe and comfortable the entire time I was there (thanks especially to CD and Jason).

- I am not a "dog person," but the CD dogs were cool - they bark like crazy at unfamiliar visitors, but they never got in my face and generally minded their own business after our initial introduction.

I'm already planning my next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Bellmore, New York
5

amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We love the Caribbean Dawn, we have been visiting for the past seven years. We look forward to our yearly visit. Each year there are new improvements. We enjoy the view from the balcony, as we have our morning coffee. We love the beach at Boston Bay. We try new restaurants each year. The Jerk chicken at Boston is great. Jason is very helpful and provides us with our basic needs. Our favorite restaurant this year was Anna Bananas in Port Antonio. Can't wait to return next year. Frank and Ellen

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Kingston Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Boston Bay
Car: recommended

On a mountainside overlooking Boston Bay, in Portland Parish, Jamaica. Spectacular views. Cool breezes. Low Price.

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Prices & Availability

From $60 Nightly

Prices for this holiday hotel in Port Antonio, North Coast Jamaica

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7 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
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$360
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Notes Rates are based on single or double occupancy. Additional charge of US$15 per night for each additional person in room. Maximum room capacity is 4 people. Fresh bed linens and bath towels are provided at the start of each rental and are changed every week (7 days). If you need or want fresh linens and/or towels sooner than this time frame, there is a small laundry fee.
50% deposit required to hold room. Deposits are made via Paypal or Chase Quick Pay. A money request will be sent to guests once they confirm dates of stay.

Deposit is fully refundable if cancellation takes place 30 days before check-in. Non-refundable deposits may be applied to a future stay if cancellation/rescheduling takes place within 30 days of check-in.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Port Antonio in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • hotel
Accommodation Type:
  • Motel
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full tub. Lots of counter space.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
  • Ceramic tile floors. High ceilings. Ceiling fan. Table and 2 chairs. 2 deck chairs & hammock. Big dresser. Night stand. Big closet. Fridge. Coffee Maker. Teapot. Linens, comforter, bath towels. Plates, cups, bowls and utensils. Spectacular views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
FREE WIFI. Strong signal.

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