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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Town Centre

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People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Town Centre

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Ocho Rios

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3)

The cottage at Te Moana shares a landscaped 1-acre waterfront lot with owners Peter & Annabella Proudlock’s home. Only one mile from the centre of Ocho Rios, yet a world away, Te Moana offers an idyllic escape from the real world.

The property is perched on a cliff 30 ft above the Caribbean Sea, which is accessed by steps over smooth rocks to a sandy swimming area. The adjacent reef provides shelter from the waves and interesting snorkeling. Complementary single and double kayaks are a fun way to explore the coastline. Passing fishing canoes offer a motorized alternative. There is a sunbathing/sunset-watching deck just above the sea., and a more private yoga platform, sheltered by a small island. Four reasonably well-behaved dogs and three rather shy cats provide the requisite security, but will not intrude unless invited. The fourth cat, Kayak, is resident in the cottage, but welcomes visitors warmly. There are two well-stocked grocery stores, and a beach within easy walking distance.

The Cottage is completely self-contained, with its own entrance and small garden, located on the sea. Downstairs is spacious (366 sq.ft/34 sq.m) and houses the fully equipped kitchen with wall safe, living area with dining table, sleeping alcove with single/day-bed, bathroom with in/outdoor shower, and the water heater.

Terracotta tiles and wicker furniture are attractive and functional, while the walls are adorned with part of Peter & Annabella’s eclectic art & craft collection. The 24' x 9' (7.3 x 2.7 m) verandah boasts 2 hammocks, 2 chairs and another dining table.

The bedroom (330 sq.ft/31 sq.m), accessed by an external staircase, has an Indian feel with a view that is 100% Caribbean. There is a king-sized bed, sitting area, small balcony and shower room. A flat-panel LCD television carries 100+ TV and 60+ radio channels.

Rumours that, on a clear day, you can see Cuba remain unconfirmed, although it does appear possible. Ceiling fans and the trade winds provide all the necessary cooling.

The garden has a cliffside deck with bench for relaxing sundowners. Steps lead down to a grotto, where the kayaks are kept, and on to a bridge and more steps.

Keywords: Cottage, villa, house, seaside cottage, romantic retreat, haven

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really loved the Seaside Cottage - it was just what we were looking for. Just like the description says, it is eclectic - filled with art, both made and acquired by Annabella (through Harmony Hall, no doubt - which, if you're an "art person" you must make time to see during your stay). We could walk into town, or easily take a taxi (very cheap). We preferred walking mostly, as it's not very far, and we enjoyed taking in the "local flavor". The dogs and cats were so friendly, and very cute! Peter and Annabella are definitely good people and they really made us feel "at home". We really loved it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing vacation on the cliffs near Ocho Rios.
Dec 2009
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Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Town Centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Pasadena, MD USA
5

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning the experience dealing with the owner was easy, pleasant, and enjoyable. We were given accurate information, fast replies to our inquiries and pleasant banter back and forth. The seaside cottage was spectacular. Complete privacy when wanted and jut a short walk to Ochi to eat, interact with the locals and just enjoy Jamaica. The views of the Sea and the access to the water is incredible. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Memphis, tn
5

Living in a Work of art, in the middle of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a true work of art. The staff (ms. mag, ms. Annette, and Mr. Rinnie) were so very nice and embracing. The grounds are perfectly kept by Rinnie along with a beautiful garden he tends to across the street. I would recommend opting for a cab provided by the property for $100 (leave good tip) to transport you to the most perfect cottage in the world. Watch out at the airport for hustlers. The farmers market and craft market along with a restaurant serving jerk chicken is all w/in a VERY reasonable walking distance. The locals are friendly. Jamaica is so very beautiful, and everyone living there has no desire to leave (why would they?). The grounds are perfectly tended to by Master Gardener Rinnie. Truly an agricultural artist. Ms. Madge will check and make sure you are alright, and Ms. Annette will always be around as your wonderful concierge! You may be asked to view the master home if you behave properly during your stay (filled with beautiful art from around the world). Love and respect. Thank you!-Sandy and son Joe

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

60th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all of the reviews. The pictures do not do this wonderful cottage justice. It is breathtaking. We loved the décor and ambiance. Most evenings we spent sitting outside enjoying a glass of wine and the stars. Mornings were spent with a cup of coffee and watching the fishermen dive and spear fish. Kayak was our constant companion and she shared her love with both of us. We miss her terribly. Peter took us to the grocery store and made sure we had everything we needed. He even booked a driver to pick us up at the airport and to take us back. Our stay was wonderful and relaxing !!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
st. louis, mo,,,usa
5

Little Bohemia

  • 5 of 5

My second stay of many more I hope......... That should say it all!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful, quiet, ocean front, relaxing! 10+ stars

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the sea side cottage! We really wanted a secluded, ocean front vacation where our biggest challenge was deciding between a hammock and a lawn chair. THIS WAS IT! We split our time doing touristy things (Blue Hole -- a must --, Prospect Plantation, Harmony Hall, Blue Mountain bike tour) and reading and swimming/snorkeling. We would wake up, read for a while, swim for a while, take a nap, read, swim and repeat! You have easy access to great snorkeling right off the property plus kayaks. The view is beautiful and like so many other people state, the pictures on the website do not do justice, this property is gorgeous! The property is semi-secluded so you don't feel like you are a tourist being hounded by people and a quick taxi ride into town and you do all the touristy things if you want. The owners and staff are extremely nice and welcoming (they went to the grocery for us before we arrived so we had food). If you are looking for a beach vacation with our own private beach front BOOK NOW!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in the Seaside Cottage of Te Moana. Since we chose it by finding it on the internet we hoped that the difference between pictures and reality is not too big. We were not dissappointed. Quite the opposite. We arrived at night and when we woke up in the morning we couldn't believe how beautiful it was. You open your eyes and you see lush green plants and trees and the ocean. A mild breeze fills the room of the very open built wooden house. You enter this house and you have a feeling of peace and quiet overcoming you.

The cottage has its own backyard, nicely landscaped and cleaned by the gardener. Walk a few steps down and you reach the private sundeck, covered partly by a tree for some shade. It also gives you easy access to the sea. Perfect for swimming, snorkeling and also boating, kajaks are provided for free. Grab a beer and watch the sun go down.

Things to consider:

If you are allergic to cats you might have a problem to tell "Kayak" - one of the three cats, but the only one you would see - not to stay at the cottage while you are there.

There are four dogs watching the property. They are nice dogs and they won't be in the cottages yard. They and many other dogs in the neighbourhood are a pain at night and in the morning when they start a barking session.

Sometimes the waves are higher and break at the reef which makes quite some noise and might bother some people. We definitely preferred it to the barking though!

Inside the house everything is pretty clean and you find all you need. Linens, towels and beachtowels are provided and changed every five days if you stay longer than a week. If you need anything else you can always ask the owners or the housekeeper living on the property. If you plan on some serious cooking you probably have to bring some things along.

It was our first time to Jamaica and we were very glad about the help we got from the owners friend staying there (the owners were abroad at that time). Thanks Ryan! It made things a lot easier for us.

We had a rental car which gave us the opportunity to see all different places of the island. It makes you independent of any taxis or tour busses.

We did quite some travelling all over the world so far but the seaside cottage was definitely one of the best and most beautiful spots we stayed at. Highly recommendable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Soldiers, Pineapple Place
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sandals G.C., Upton
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mahogany Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cottage at Te Moana
Car: not necessary

The Ocho Rios area boasts more attractions than anywhere else in Jamaica, including the world famous Dunn's River Falls. Bob Marley's birth and final resting place can be found at Nine Miles in the hills of St. Ann. Water sports, horseback riding, river tubing, canopy rides, swimming with dolphins, plantation tours, botanical gardens are all here, along with less traditional rides on a dogsled or a camel.

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Prices & Availability

From $150 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ocho Rios, North Coast Jamaica

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2014/15
1 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$680
for 4 nights
From
$170
$1,050
 
 
Summer 2015
1 May 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
for 3 nights
From
$150
$980
 
 
Winter 2015/16
1 Dec 2015 - 30 Apr 2016
4 night minimum stay
$680
for 4 nights
From
$170
$1,050
 

Additional pricing information

Notes Deposit refund:
50% for cancellations 60+ days before arrival
25% for cancellations 30+ days before arrival
No refund for cancellations with less than 30 days notice

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ocho Rios in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 962 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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