|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The accommodation is situated in a gated community with security guards on the development 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The accommodation is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property with an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom. There is a small verandah at the front of the property. All bedrooms are fully furnished with modern furnishings, including air conditioning in the master bedroom and double bedroom. All 3 bedrooms have ceiling fan also.
• The kitchen is equipped with modern named appliances, ‘Whirlpool’ which includes a 6 stove cooker, ice making fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster. There are plenty of large pots and pans, cutlery and dinner tableware to cater for 12 people.
• The through lounge is spacious and comfortable with designer furnishing which includes large sofas, coffee tables, large dinning table which can sit 6 people. There is a CD Music System in the dining room and a television with a DVD player and Cable Television.
• There is an utility room with a washing machine, ironing board & irons.
If you have small children, there is a travel cot, high chair and a car seat available. there is also plenty board games, dominios and a selection of reading books. In the store house there are children's scooters and a baby trike.
Internet service (WIFI) is avaliable within the property with the providers (Digicell). This is a Pay as You Go Service and more info is avaliable on the Digicell Jamaica webiste
Things to do: The town Ocho Rios offers the white sands and clear water of a Caribbean island, complete with waterfalls and rainforests. Climb the natural staircase of ‘Dunns River Falls’, stroll the ‘Coyaba River Gardens’, take a drive down ‘Fern Gully’, visit the craft markets, swim with the dolphins at ‘Dolphin Cove’ or ride horseback along the plantations or the beaches. Reggae fans should make the trip to’ Nine Mile’, Bob Marley birthplace and final resting in the town of St Ann’s.
Ocho Rios is a well built up area. You will find many local banks with ATM’s, a local post Office, various supermarkets, Cambio Exchanges, local bars, restaurants, nightclubs, takeaway food shops including ‘KFC, Baskin Robins, Jucci Patti and Burger King. There is a market which sells various items, but mainly fresh fruit and vegetables. There are many stores which may interest a holidaymaker, such as Duty Free shops selling jewellery, gifts, souvenirs and alcohol.
Things to do: There are many beaches nearby-if you head towards the left from leaving the property, you will approach a local beach which is situated next to the local gas station. This journey is approximately a 10 minutes walk. There are three further beaches which charge a local fee of JS200. ‘Reggae Beach’ is situated 5 minutes out of Ocho Rios, town centre in the town named ‘White River’. If you head towards the right from leaving the property, you will find the famous, ‘James Bond Beach’ in the town named ‘Oracbessa’ which is approximately a 10 minute taxi drive. In the centre of Ochi Rios, there is the popular Ochi Rios Bay Beach where many local people, day trippers from the cruise ships and holidaymakers visit. These beaches offer changing facilities and refreshments.
There are many places to eat locally, ranging from local takeaway, dinning restaurants & ‘Jerk Centres’. The nearest large supermarket to the property is in an area named ‘Stewart Town’, which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk, (turn right outside the main gates). You will also find pubs, bars, restaurants, internet cafe, ice cream parlour and hairdressers/barbers too. During the evening at the weekend, music can often be heard from local dances in Stewart Town and also as far as James Bond Beach......which is pleasant to hear whilst sitting on the veranda in the cool evenings.
Things to do: During the evenings, weekend and public holidays, the town of Ocho Rios becomes alive. It is not uncommon to find people selling jerk chicken until the early hours of the morning and to hear the beats of reggae music pumping on the streets. The stores and the local market are busy and you will also find the local higglers selling a variety of products on the roadside from CDs, DVD’s, clothing and items for the home. For the adventurous, listen to the local radio for events happening in the local area or for billboards advertising local concerts and dances.
Don’t fancy cooking on a Sunday, why don't you take a trip to ‘Priory Beach in Priory, St Anns, near Runaway Bay.The journey time is approximately 30 minutes from the town of Ocho Rios. This is the beach where the locals and tourists attend for a fun family atmosphere. You will find the adults and children either swimming in the beautiful sea, playing domino, cards, football or dancing to the local sounds. Come early or late.
Hi i am a woman in my forties with two young children. I was born and bred in London, in the UK. I have lived in the UK all my life attending school, college and university. My birth father is Jamaican descent who currently resides in the St Thomas parish in Jamaica. My birth mother is Kittian (St Kitts) and resides in London, UK.
I work in the profession of Social Work working with Children and Families. My job is challenging and demanding so towards the end of the year, I retreat to Jamaica with my sons for a well deserved break.
SHARON SIMON purchased this house in 2007
I purchased this house during a trip in May 2007 when the scheme was just a building site with only a few houses built with no residents. I purchased this property as i was 'tired and fed up' off staying with relatives whilst on vacation. I wanted my own space and independence and to have a place that i can call home with all my necessary comforts.
I was attracted to the area as i was very impressed with the many upscale properties in the area that you see whilst traveling on the North Coast Highway from Ochi Rios. I have stayed at various hotels situated in the area, so i was very familiar with the area. Huddersfield/Boscobel is in the parish of St Mary. The property is only a 15-20 minutes drive to Ochi Rios (10 KM) on a fairly new highway(No bad roads) which to me, was a blessing !!
There is a further small community literally a 5 minute walk from the property which has a variety of stores which has been very handy for me in terms of grocery shopping and buying a local meal of Curry Goat and Rice and Peas at the popular 'M & M Restaurant' next door to 'Savings Plus Supermarket'. If you fancy an alcoholic beverage, well there is numerous 'Rum Bars' and 'Sports Bar' Entertainment in this community is very good catering for the young and old. Many parties take place in this community with well known sound systems.
Did i mention the beaches? Well you can choose from at least four beaches from Ochi Rios towards Oracbessa. The nearest beach is a 10 minute walk right next to 'Cool Oasis Gas Station' at Rio Nuevro or literally a 5 minute drive to 'Marley Place' in Boscobel. A further 5 minute drive will take you to 'James Bond Beach in Oracabessa'.
24 Hour Security in the gated community.
Good transports links
Access to WIFI
Vibrant local community
I am an English woman in my 50's and travel to Sharon's house at least 1xs a year. As a White lady on my own, i feel totally safe in the area and is not afraid to venture out on my own to the beach, local river, shops and bars. In fact i walk everywhere and you be surprised how the locals know my name!!
As for the villa, the villa is what you see and looks better in the flesh...none of that drab dark wood furniture....property is clean, fresh and modern.
Ms B, the lady who looks after the property in Jamaica is friendly and knowledgeable. I often sit on her verendah in the evening and talk about good old England and the local gossip on the estate.
Im currently finishing my week stay at this beautiful house. The booking process was easy. Sharon supplied me with plentiful information about the house, location and check in process. I'm a frequent traveler to Jamaica so this location is perfect for me! Its only a 10 minute drive to Ochi. Mrs. Brown made the check in process very easy and enjoyable! She is a very lovely woman! The community is peaceful but close enough to Ocho Rios if u crave a party. Its a nicely decorated house with everything you can possibly need. I love my stay at this house and will be booking again n the near future. Thank you for allowing my friends and I the chance to stay at your wonderful home!
The house was as described, we spotted it before we saw the door number. The booking process and check in were both simple and stress free, the house was clean and welcoming. Very spacy with clean well lookd after outside space. The house manager was nice and helpful. Spacey open plan kitchen so I could watch my boys and tv whilst cooking. Lovely hot water pressure, ac and fans.
The house had books and board games, a music center for cds.
Staff and the frot gate were friendly and added to safety. A taxi outside the gate was always available and cost $150JMD either way to Ocho Rios or Oracabessa, less for children.
Rio Nouvo beach and just a short drive away behind the Cool Oasis gas station.
This propery comes highly recommended for our family.
I would recommend this villa to friends and family!
It has everything you need for a comfortable holiday! My children loved playing with the toys provided for them, they also loved the cable television, nick junior etc.
The villa is nice, clean and comfortable a real home away from home.
It is also in a secure location, and I never once doubted our safety during our stay there.
Thank you Sharon we will be booking with you again, as soon as we can, we had such a nice time, the kids didn't want to leave!
During our stay we visited Dunns River Falls, this was fun I would recommend others do the same! We also went to the beach behind the cool oasis petrol station, there is a nice bar there, we went back there many evenings.
Another favorite beach for us was Port Maria Bay! This is a nice spot if you have small children as the sea is calm, enabling them to play in the water.
During our stay we also went to Negril, Montego Bay, And Ochi rios turtle beach, and the craft market in Ochi Rios, We also went on a boat trip, cool runnings, you can pick this up at Dunns River, we had a fantastic time that day.
We also have family in Jamaica so we spent alot of time visiting with them also, but it was great to have the villa for a retreat when we needed those special family moments alone.
Once again, Thanks so much Sharon for making our holiday comfortable for us! We will surely be in touch with you again soon!
This trip was excellent.
The house was in an excellent location , handy for Ochio Rios and all the Local shops, bars and beaches.
There is very good security on the gate and all the neighbours very friendly.
The estate is very quiet , but if you want nightlife this is very near as well!
Local taxis will take you anywhere, this villa is in a good location to see all of Jamaica!
Facilities in the House are good too, with washing machine, cooker and large fridge. All decor is very nice and the house well equiped.
The lady I rented the property from was very friendly and co-operative and the lady who checks the property out is also friendly and courteous.
Would definetly go back!
We had a great time staying at Sharon's property in Emerald Estates. It was very clean, very well-kept, and quiet. Mrs. Brown was always around to chat or answer our questions. It was our first time in Jamaica and we are very adventurous, so we rented a car and drove everywhere which we soon realized wasn't really necessary because you can catch a JUTA van just about anywhere and the driver's are very courteous and helpful and will take you anywhere - shout out to Charmin' Charlie and Tony Henry - two of the best drivers in Jamaica! We had a difficult time finding the property, unfortunately, because we arrived mid-afternoon in Montego Bay and it was night by the time we got to Ocho Rios. We did find it eventually, and the security people at the gate were very helpful - everything went smoothly after that. There's lots to see and do in Ocho, we defintely recommend the Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour. Call them up and book your spot and they will come to where you are staying and pick you up, take you up into the mountains, and you spend the day riding down Blue Mountain, stopping for breakfast and lunch, then they bring you back. Awesome time, but do not try to drive there yourself. We considered driving ourselves since we had the car but they convinced us not to, and thank god they did because it's hard to find and the mountain roads are not for the faint of heart. Also, we recommend getting a driver and going to the Bob Marley mausoleum at Nine Mile - another excellent time! We would definitely recommend this property. We can't wait to come back to Jamaica, we loved it there.
The Estate was easy to find, street Gemstone Close easy to find, but the house was a maze because none of them are numbered. Mrs. Brown met us with the keys, she was very friendly, gave us great customer service and boy was she helpful. The house was the same as Sharon described in her layout of the house. It was well cleaned and maintained. I felt right at home, it had all that was needed. I will return in the future and recommend this rental to friends and family.The beach, stores and attractions are all within a 5 or 10 minute drive. Fresh fish is nearby. We had a wonderful time. We love Jamaica.
Emerald Estate Gated Community is a new development with 2 and 3 bedroom single storey houses, town houses and apartments. The development is approximately a 15 to 20 minutes drive from Ocho Rios Town Centre on the North Coast Main Road in a community named Huddersfield. The property is situated in a residential community with up scale fine property in the nearby ‘Tower Isle’ and ‘Rio Nuevo.’ There are numerous luxury resort hotels nearby such as ‘Couples San Souci’, ‘Sandals’ and ‘Beaches Boscobel Hotel.’
The town Ocho Rios offers the white sands and clear water of a Caribbean island, complete with waterfalls and rainforests. Climb the natural staircase of ‘Dunns River Falls’, stroll the ‘Coyaba River Gardens’, take a drive down ‘Fern Gully’, visit the craft markets, Swim with the dolphins at ‘Dolphin Cove’ or ride horseback along the plantations or the beaches. Reggae fans should make the trip to’ Nine Mile’, Bob Marley birthplace and final resting in the town of St Ann’.
Other Activities: Dunns River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Paintball, Beaches, Bob Marley resting place and Mystic Mountain
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50.00|
The cost of rental is £150 per person (adult) per WEEK . The property is based on a minimum 3 guests sharing from (£450 a week).
PLEASE NOTE PRICES ARE FROM £450 A WEEK BASED ON THREE ADULTS-MORE THAN 4 GUESTS AND CHILDREN IN GROUP-PRICES WILL BE NEGOTIABLE, BUT WILL NOT EXCEED £600 PER A WEEK.DISCOUNTS ARE AVALIABL
THIS IS A SELF CATERING VILLA-THERE IS NO COOK OR HOUSEKEEPING DURING YOUR STAY
Rates are subject to change unless confirmed with a means of a deposit
£150 deposit will secure your dates
Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to your holiday
Deposits are non refundable. I am able to reschedule your holiday dates if your circumstances changes.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (GBP), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.