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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

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. 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. 3 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 (30 minute drive). Walk the long Sandy Beach at Long Bay and get cold drinks right on the beach (10 minute drive). Stroll the craft market, bakeries, restaurants or check out the world-class Marina in Port Antonio (15 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
John Cox (Owner)
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Reviews

4.7
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BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
average rating of 4.7 based on 40 reviews
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BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165224
+1 -917 574-8740
Port Antonio North Coast Jamaica
Toronto
5

Incredible Experience

  • 5 out 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: 20-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Come and experience Caribbean Dawn and the magic that is Portland Parish, Jamaica.
business
BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165224
+1 -917 574-8740
Port Antonio North Coast Jamaica
5

Great personalized travel experience

  • 5 out 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: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I do care deeply about Caribbean Dawn and our guests. I also care about our local community of Boston Bay and our larger community beyond (Portland Parish, Jamaica, and the World). Our reasonable pricing was intended to make it affordable for everyone to experience the view from our hill and the peace and beauty of the surrounding area. Glad to hear that you appreciated the personal service provided by Jason & Kevin. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the near future. Peace. JC
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BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165224
+1 -917 574-8740
Port Antonio North Coast Jamaica
NYC
5

Stunning View,Warm Hospitality,the "Real" Jamaica

Stunning View,Warm Hospitality,the "Real" Jamaica
  • 5 out 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: 06-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was great meeting you. So glad you had the opportunity to take 2 surfing lessons in good surf. Looking forward to your return. Peace. JC
business
BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165224
+1 -917 574-8740
Port Antonio North Coast Jamaica
Bellmore, New York
5

amazing views

  • 5 out 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: 16-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Your continued patronage during Caribbean Dawn's evolution is both rewarding and greatly appreciated. I hope you return again next year so that you can experience our latest improvement/addition - the new built in pool! Like everything at Caribbean Dawn, it also comes with an amazing view! Peace. JC
business
BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165224
+1 -917 574-8740
Port Antonio North Coast Jamaica
5

Beautiful and calm vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
We spend 18 days at this wonderfull place, it was really beautifull vacation!
The view is amazing and you can enjoy it every morning! The place is very calm and neigbours are friendly. You feel really free in this surrounding unspoiled with civilization.
Beaches are beautifull and you can enjoy your day with locals and by a CD from a reggae singer ))
The area is very nice, there are lot of places to visit such as waterfalls, lagune, bays.
Jason (manager of the guest house) can take you to any place of your interest in the surrounding and help you if you need something.
  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: An accurate description of the Caribbean Dawn experience. Good times in a magnificent setting with great service. Explore the wonders of Portland Parish from your home base at Caribbean Dawn. Unlimited Irie Vibes await.
business
BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165224
+1 -917 574-8740
Port Antonio North Coast Jamaica
TN
5

Amazing Views and Great Value in Boston Bay

  • 5 out of 5
We only stayed at Caribbean Dawn for one night on our way to another location but were very impressed. The rooms are large, nicely equipped (fridge, coffee maker) and the views from the balcony are amazing. The turnoff from the highway is easy to miss (just West of Boston Bay) and the road is steep but our rental car handled it fine. We walked down to Boston Bay and the Jerk Center and then stopped off for a beer at a nice,newer deck bar nearby. We worked off our food and Red Stripes on the hike back up the hill. There's also a small market at the base of the hill. JC was easy to work with via email for reservations and Jason took care of us once we arrived. He knows the area very well and can handle whatever you need locally or guide you to area sites. It was interesting to see them building the pool right on the cliff beside the property and it should be great when complete in a few months. We would definitely stay at Caribbean Dawn again and recommend to others.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting a review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the facilities, the view, the service and the surrounding area. I hope you have the opportunity to visit again sometime in the near future so that you can enjoy a more leisurely stay at Caribbean Dawn. Peace. JC

Location

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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Notes Rates are based on double occupancy (2 people in the room). There is an additional charge of $10 per night for each additional person. Maximum room capacity is 4 people.
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.

Balance due upon arrival (in cash).

Facilities

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
  • Toilet Paper
  • 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
  • New construction. Full tub. Lots of counter space.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
  • Ceramic tile floors. High ceilings. Ceiling fan. New mattresses. 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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