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1 BR Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Ocho Rios Centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 962 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 2 Showers, (Sleeps 3), recently refurbished

We welcome you to our private slice of paradise at our oceanfront home in the heart of Ocho Rios. Our lovely seaside cottage provides a bohemian yet cozy vibe for an idyllic getaway. Enjoy mornings on your private garden or bedroom terrace overlooking the sea.  The patio offers the perfect place to unwind complete with a sea front hammock and patio. Plan your escape with daily swims, kayaking or paddle boarding all in your front yard. 

We provide everything you need to rest and self cater:

-Full Kitchen

-24hour on call security

-Cliffside deck

-Private, on property ocean access

-Complementary single and double kayaks, paddle-board and snorkeling gear

-Shower and beach towels



-Cable TV

We want you to feel cozy and at home. The cottage has been carefully decorated with a collection of beautiful Jamaican art from our Gallery Harmony Hall. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you would need, and we can also arrange to have a delicious Jamaican meal prepared for you. We also provide all the towels you need to both shower and enjoy the ocean.

Jessica owns and lives on property. Our staff is on hand to assist when needed, but let you enjoy your time. We are always available for advice, and to assist in any way that they can so that you too can feel at home. We can arrange onsite massages and if you’d like to venture off property we can make suggestions and help arrange.

We have 4 dogs, who are there for all our company and security. They are ever-optimistic, and always want to make friends with our guests. If you have a fear of dogs it is not the ideal place as they greet you as you enter the property.

We are nestled on a very quiet and private street in the Ocho Rios. Getting around about town is easy. There are restaurants and grocery stores all within a quick walk.The main part of town is also within walking distance and most activities are just a short cab ride away.

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

More Details

Jessica Ogden
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Jessica Ogden

I was born and raised in Jamaica and then moved to England for 25 years, working in fashion and textiles. Paris came next before returning home in 2016 to look after the family home and continue my studio practice here.

Jessica Ogden purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Jessica Ogden chose Ocho Rios

Simply a piece of paradise

What makes this cottage unique

A constantly changing picture of the beautiful sky and sea, and a haven of calm in a bustling town.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Ocho Rios on the Saint Ann Parish

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 962 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We ask you do not strangers on to the property
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs is en-suite, newly refurbished with modern fittings Downstairs is an open air but private shower, hand made by Annabella, with a view to the sea
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious and airy bedroom with a four poster king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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1 BR Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Ocho Rios Centre
average rating of 4.980392 based on 71 reviews
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho USA

Fantastic seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 8 days at Te Moana and enjoyed ourselves completely. It was our first trip to Jamaica but, we had dreamt about it for years. The property is a true gem and the ocean views and private access were unreal. Our goal was to just chill out and enjoy this magical spot and it was an easy goal to attain. The driver that Jessica arranged, Damien, is an amazing guy and enjoyed his easy “no problem mon” attitude. The local food is delicious and the water is very good, right from the faucet. If your looking for a place in paradise to unwind or reconnect, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Perfect get away.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location and property for a quiet get away with my husband. Beautiful garden, ocean views, and authentic house décor.

~ Jim and Christine Hawley

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newcastle, Ontario

This place is a treasure.

  • 5 of 5

Charming, quirky and private. Loved it!!! We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Te Moana. Make sure you have Sophia cook dinner for you at least once. It was the best meal of our stay!

Because we're both seniors, getting into and out of the water was a bit of a challenge for us because the sea was frequently rough (just our luck weather wise) and we weren't as agile as we thought!

Mostly we slept, read, gazed out to sea, watched the birds, and enjoyed our perfect little cottage. Only went to the beach one day - but no regrets. Hate to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Te Moana - Everything I thought it would be and more...

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Jamaica more times than I can count, but wanted a quieter experience than the typical all-inclusive resort this time around. Te Moana provided that and so much more. I spent much of my time working on my next novel right from the hammock. Everywhere you go, there is another breathtaking view. The staff was wonderful and Jessica and Sebastian, the owners, were very engaging and helpful. Our driver, Damien, was more than that. He cooked for us and we had first class meals and never had to leave the cottage unless we wanted. Te Moana made it so we didn't want to go anywhere but there, our home away from home! Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cottage with a beautiful view. Amazing position over the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Te Moana. The property is very special as it is on a cliff right over the sea. It is so easy to walk down steps and swim right in front of the property. Jessica has tweaked the house. There is a new bathroom that is lovely, and a revamped kitchen. The spirit of the house remains, but the updates are really nice. We liked the cottage on our last visit, and like it even more now. There are many thoughtful touches everywhere. We also loved the dogs. They would come to the window to say hello several times a day.

The staff is extremely nice, and the property is very well maintained.

I am missing the endless views of the ocean as I write this.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and perfectly relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Jessica's Seaside Cottage. The views and property were absolutely breathtaking. We were looking for a place to get away from it all and this was it!! So magical. From the gorgeous bedroom to the lower level patio where we sat and watch the ocean every meal, this place was a dream. Met so many neat people around the town and became good friends with our driver Damien from next door. Jessica does a great job at keeping the place clean and stocked with everything you might need during your stay. Just stop at a grocery store for some food and drinks and you are all set! For a great dining experience out, we walked down the road to the small boutique hotel and had a wonderful meal. We are already looking forward to spending another week at this property! Jamaica One Love!!! Alicia & Jacob

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sandals G.C., Upton
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Toscanninis at Harmony Hall
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 a less traditional ride on a camel.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Please contact the owner for information about the Garden Cottage on the same property.
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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