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John Cox

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English

BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price

49 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type hotel

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday hotel in Jamaica - 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
John Cox (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English

Reviews

4.6
based on 49 holidaymaker reviews

BEST View in Jamaica, NEW Pool, LOW Price
average rating of 4.612245 based on 49 reviews
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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
Owner's Response: Come and experience Caribbean Dawn and the magic that is Portland Parish, Jamaica.
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5

Stunning Panoramic views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a short stay of two nights in the blue room. It was fantastic and too short of a stay. The room was clean, spacious, and had breathtaking views. The sheets smelled great and fresh, the towels also smelled fresh and were soo soft, the bed was comfy, and we appreciated the mosquito net over the bed.

The pool area was extremely impressive! What craftmanship! It looks really great!! And what a killer view from the pool!!

The view of the sunrise was amazing!

Even the walk down the hill wasn't too bad. Along the way we spotted pimento trees, cinnamon trees, pear, ackee, and a June plum tree.

Jason was great! Very down to earth and accomodating. His check ups on us were always timely and appreciated.

Most times its impossible to improve on perfection, but I have a suggestion, perhaps a ping pong table and/or a dart board over by the picnic table.

Overall, a fantastic stay that we would highly recommend to others. We will definitely be return customers.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Thanks also for mentioning the freshness and softness of the linens and towels. Glad to hear that you found Jason down to earth, helpful and accommodating. We are constantly trying to improve the facilities and experience. Therefore, we greatly appreciate your suggestions. Love ping pong, but the strong breeze on the hill would probably blow the light ball of course. Darts is a great idea that I will happily implement. Look forward to your return. Peace. JC
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A wonderfull view!

  • 4 of 5

Very well situate. Rooms are very clean well equip with a balcony face to the ocean. Bed very comfortable and clean. The owner John is very helpfull and answer to all your questions, so don't hesitate to ask.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed the Caribbean Dawn experience and hope you can visit again in the near future. Peace. JC
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Pros and Cons to this rental

  • 3 of 5

I stayed for almost 2 weeks...maybe a week too long! Finding the property took a little doing, needs a better sign..pointing to the hill and where to turn once up the hill. We had to call several times to find our way. The hill was quite steep and rugged, I was concerned about the cars undercarriage. I stayed in the brown room which had a makeshift kitchen with a gas 2 burner cooktop, and a double sink in the bathroom next to it. There is a large refrigerator which is present in all the rooms. The room was large with a large, high comfortable bed with mosquito netting...much needed. There is a small balcony, equipped with a hammock, overlooking Boston jerk stand...eye level with the hawks The Caribbean sea is spread out before you and you can see the sunrise every morning! A really beautiful view, there is a plethora of stars at night! There is an infinity pool which is wonderful to splash in when the weather is nice! It was a little too cold during my stay to take much advantage of. The price is right including extra days thrown in.

Now for my cons.... Internet is intermittant due to the altitude. Even purchased internet did not always work, so I wouldn't hold that against the owner. The balcony and rooms are not private...conversations are easily overheard. The dogs are unruly and a little frightening., They growl /bark at you, even at their caretakers, when not sleeping. But they are up all night barking. Jamaicans do not let their dogs in the house so all the dogs are out..what a racket! My last complaint was getting up and down that hill. It is not walkable, even for an ablebodied person! The young people staying next door were not able to navigate down the hill. You have to have a taxi (5$ each way) pick you up. The car on the premises is not always available or working. I kind of felt like a prisoner! The caretaker did check on you everyday if you needed anything.

So I have mixed feelings about this property...the price is right and location is good but I would not stay there again but it may be good for someone with access to transportation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Thanks also for acknowledging the large room, comfortable bed, great location, awesome view (both day and night), pool and great price. The hill and road up is certainly rugged and steep. A person must be in good physical condition, like exercise and/or a challenge to walk/hike up or down the hill. However, lots of folks do it on a regular basis, including neighbors, their workers, guests, my staff and me (with a surfboard). Unfortunately, your stay coincided with a mechanical breakdown of our vehicle which put it out of commission for several days. Apologies for any inconvenience this caused. Hope you will reconsider and come back during the warmer weather so that you can enjoy the pool. Peace. JC
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5

super getaway

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had an amazing time at this wonderful place. the brown room is huge, a nice little kitchen and a beautiful balcony. This place was a great therapy for my partner whos scared of heights ;). beautiful view. the hill is quite chalenging and I decide to walk up with all my luggages. not a good idea...take a cab. This EGO decision wasnt to clever ;). But without luggage, we would go up and down the hill everyday without any problems. Be carefull with the dogs from the neigbhourg that already bite some guests and almos bite me too. THAT WAS SO SCARY. The neighbourgh was looking at the scene and didnt do nothing to help me. I was happy to be my partner who knows how to deal with crazy jamaican dogs. but , as you can see those dogs didnt take a star of the rate. Someone was there to welcome us and is very friendly. thank you very much and we will come back soon

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please note that our neighbor's dogs no longer run loose off of their property. Looking forward to your return. Peace. JC
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5

you MUST stay here!!!

  • 5 of 5

I haven't stayed at Caribbean Dawn for a number of years and I forgot what I was missing! The best part is the pool which is a new addition since my last stay. The view is incredible on it's own but it's somehow even more amazing while floating around the pool. I love how big the rooms are and the breezes will always keep you cool. I'm a huge animal lover so I was very happy to have the dogs to hangout with. They are super sweet with great personalities. My mom and I had a great time and I can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Happy you have returned to Caribbean Dawn after a several year absence.Glad you liked the room, pool, dogs and trade winds that blow up and across our hill from the Caribbean Sea. Looking forward to your return. Peace. JC
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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

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

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Additional pricing information

Rates are based on single or double occupancy (1 or 2 people in a room). Additional charge of US$30 per night for each additional person in room. Maximum room capacity is 4 people. Fresh bed linens, bath and pool towels are provided at the start of each rental period. Towels are changed every 3 days (as needed/if requested) . Bed linens are changed weekly. If towels and/or linens are needed sooner, a laundry fee may apply. Please note the towels we provide are for on-site use only (bathroom & pool) and should not be taken offsite for use at the beach or anyplace else.

50% deposit required to hold room. Deposits are made via Paypal. 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.

Balance due before arrival or upon arrival in cash.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Jamaica in Caribbean

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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