Charges: 2 person occupancy £450. 3-4 person occupancy £600. 5-6 occupancy £750.00. Long stay negotiable. Maid serviced, children under 12 are free. Long stay (negotiable). Company lets. (contact us direct for details). This spacious two (2) bedroom split level apartment is located on a private hillside development named Columbus Heights and commands a view over looking the bay and beach resort of Ocho Rios. The apartment is fully equipped and furnished. The ground floor reception / dining room is welcoming with an adjacent kitchen and wash room toilet. Upstairs 2 bedrooms, Queen size bed in master bedroom, with en-suites for each. Complimented with a roof-top-terrace view over looking the beautiful bay of Ocho Rios. Elevated side gazebo.
*A choice of 6 swimming pools. Health suite, tennis court.
Columbus heights is a private development with 14 acres of well maintained gardens, 24hr security. Ideal for singles, couples and families.
This was my second trip to Ocho Rios. The first time I stayed at a resort. I was excited about not staying on a resort and actual mingling with the locals and getting a full perspective of Ochi! It was beautiful. The Condo is absolutely gorgeous! The rooms were very well kept and a great size! The view of the sea on the private balcony was so romantic! Cable TV even though we spent more time off premises, and A/C were great. I love this Condo and the owners are very nice! You can NOT go wrong staying at this location! I will definitely use this condo in my future trips to Ochi!
A long travel and the cabdriver was waiting for us as agreed with Martin. At about 11.00 pm we came in our appartement and again as agreed there was some food in the fridge and we could drink our fisrt bottle red stripe beer. The appartement was perfect and the service from Tina, the housekeeper, was great. The coffemachine, the only thing with a problem, was replaces immediateley. The contact with Tina was great and we het fun together al we were laughing a lot.
The walk to Ochos Rios is no problem, down hill, when you aome back it is a little excercising, but we did is almost every day. (we are 56-57 so)
The view from the house is very nice and it is a safe spot. The baggers in Ochos Rios and the rest of Jamaica are rather irritating but after three days we knew how to handel. Take nothing in your hand, does not mather what and say: No thank you, man.
It was a nice stay in Martins appartement, you cannot go wrong
After a long journey from london to jamacia it was refreshing to arrive at the apartment to find no fault, everything was as it should be, it was clean and tidy and was well represented of the photos. The bedrooms are very spacious and have plenty of storage space, the bathrooms were clean and in working order, the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you would need to bake a cake or cook a 3 course meal. Tina the helper is lovely and will accomodate your wishes weather you want a daily visit or 3 times a week, she was a joy to have as helper. The villa is secure and the security staff will not let any one up to the villa without consulting you first. I stayed for two weeks on a girly holiday and we found it spacious enough not to feel on top on each other. The outside areas are spacious, overall the villa is a lovely place to stay i would highly recommend it. The only thing to beware of is the hill you will leave the holiday with toned legs.
How to begin.. We first got into Jamaica and had reservations for fishermans point (DO NOT STAY) for a week, had to stay one night and immediately checked out the next morning and lost our weeks rent. We contacted Martin in the morning and he was very accommodating and let us view the Villa where Tina showed us around, it was a relief find a place we were comfortable with and felt at home. We have been to Jamaica a few times before and this was our first stay in a private Villa versus the all inclusive hotels. Tina was a great hostess and helped us with anything that we needed, she gave us our space and kept the place very clean and well stocked. We travelled throughout the island and felt very safe keeping all our belongings behind while away from the villa. It is a gated community away from the bustle of downtown Ochie but is a 10-15 minute walk max into downtown, we even had a security guard take us into the jerk centre one night (they are very helpful). The swimming pools are well kept but the gym is not a part of the amenities (private gym) so there is a cost to use the facility. We extended our stay another week and would definitely recommend this place. Thanks again to Martin and Tina, they saved our holiday!
I spent four weeks in this villa my family and I absolutely loved it. We had a wonderful experience.
My children and family had a nice warm welcome. The atmosphere was just right for them. The staff were amazing, especially Tina.
Tina was loving and caring. The way she looked after us was like she was apart of the family. She was friendly, generous and polite. We were so pleased to meet her.
From the photos it was not what I expected, but it was much more.
The rooms were spacious and airy, however very homely.
We were aware of the facilities around like the Tennis Court, Gym, but we found the swimming pools to be the best.
Stepping out onto the terrace every morning was just so peaceful and calm. In the evenings we used it for our back home style BBQ.
Everything was a stone throw away from the villa and the real JAMAICAN LIFE STYLE.
We had a great time staying at this property. It was very well located right near all the main attractions as well as the main town area of ocho Rios. If offered flexibility to come and go freely by foot or by car whilst maintaining a good level of security. The accommodation was comfortable, kept clean by the regular maid service and was well equipped to cater at home or eat out. I would certainly use this accommodation on my next trip to Jamaica.
We found Monica and Martins apartment to be both much bigger and better positioned than you can actually see form the pictures. The unique and well kept gardens and birdlife added an ambience that kept us out on the roof terrace or on the gazebo at all times when being at the house.
The short walk to the shops and restaurants in the city centre of Ocho Rios was a bonus; we could all have our Red Stripe and rum for dinner and never worry about "the long way home".
Staying for almost two weeks, having a rented car was convenient, as we could make individual excursions to other parts of the island.
We found the natural "water slide" of the Spanish River (where it meets the ocean) a particularly great experience, and had the whole beach there to ourselves. The inland drive via Fern Valley to Nine Mile (Bob Marley sanctuary) gave us the overlook over the fantastic topography and variety of the vegetation. The walk up Dunns River Fall is a must, and should be chosen on days with no cruise ships in the bay.
One of Ocho Rios' hidden gems as for unique architechtural design and positioning of sun-terraces & beach is a place called Moxones. Free snorkling & kayaking, good lunch! Just a few minutes drive to the east along the main road.
This was our first stay in Jamaica, but definitely not the last!!
The apartment is ideally located in the heart of Ocho Rios. Close too major attractions and amenities. Time out on the beach, snorkel, jet-ski. Visit the near by attractions including the famous Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Prospect Plantation, Wassi Art, Shaw Park Gardens and the Turtle Park Play Grounds, all short drives away. For the more daring, dive from the rocks at Negril's hot spot Rick’s Café. One of the Jamaica's famous tourist destinations. Take a guided tour, visit the Blue Lagoon or tour the island and see its wonderful sites and scenery. The Margarita complex is located minutes away. Here you can find almost all your daily pleasures, cinema, ice cream pa-lour, private beach front, a host of shops, Duty Free Shopping, swimming pool, pool/bar, music. Dance the night away until dawn, 5 minutes from your apartment.
Other Activities: Disco / Clubs