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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Town Centre

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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3 - 4 nights


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

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

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
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jessica Ogden
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2016
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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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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Town Centre
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 42 reviews

The property is lovely and exactly what we expected based upon the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in a perfect cottage in an equally perfect setting. We swam, snorkelled, kayaked, and just enjoyed hanging around the cottage for much of the week. Jessica and the staff were always available but never intrusive. Jessica was an exceptional host and helped us with any questions we had from the TV, to a personal guide, jamaican cooking lessons, and anything else we wanted. I am nearly at a loss for the right words to describe how truly lovely our vacation was and what a large part Jessica and the cottage played. If we could have changed anything, it would be the very high humidity during sleep hours but that goes with the time of year we went and that I am a northern mountain girl at heart! Truly, Michael and I can only say this was an exceptional vacation and look forward to a return visit. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Jamaican Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful "best value" authentic Jamaican rental. Peter and his crew are lovely. Not to mention the views every morning.....

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great host

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning of the booking process until our checkout, everything went smoothly. The space is as pictured, just bigger and better. The views are breathtaking. It was fabulous to be so close to town, yet feeling so remote from it. We enjoyed the amenities and the quietness. Thank you again Peter for a great Jamaican stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Location and Charm

  • 5 of 5

This cottage certainly has a perfect location, sitting with a beautiful garden overlooking the ocean with nicely designed stone steps through a grotto right down to a peaceful deck and a great ladder into the sea. It is right on a fantastic reef teaming with life. Perfect snorkeling. We saw many new species...

The house is charming. The décor is personal and quirky. It is simple but very comfortable with many sitting areas. There is a beautiful porch off the bedroom on the second story with an amazing view of the ocean that is perfect for breakfast. There are hammocks and a big dining table on the covered veranda facing the garden. The life of the house is focused on the sea and sky. The outdoor shower is fun and amazingly decorated. Peter and the staff are fantastic. The mango tree right out the door was dropping mangos in front of the house. When we mentioned we loved mangos the staff brought us another type of mango from the other side of the property and Jamaican apples. The house is on a tiny road on the ocean and is so close to town but feels miles away. It is a perfect retreat, hidden, but near to anything you might need in Ochi.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, secluded, romantic

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at Peter's place. I loved the outdoor shower with the view. It was very nice and romantic, and the seclusion for a romantic getaway is superb. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies needed and even was in walking distance of the town, but it easier if you have a car, or take a route taxi. My only issue would be the kayak's need some minor repair/maintenance for exploring the water's off shore and some paddles/oars. The maid service was excellent. Overall the place, was really great. Thanks Peter

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful and amazing place!!

  • 4 of 5

very beautiful, peaceful, tranquility, the view is spectacular!! wonderfully decorated is the house. So relaxing, you have everything, there´s a kitchen and 2 bathrooms, one on the outside! very nice!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Soldiers, Pineapple Place
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sandals G.C., Upton
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016
1 May 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016/17
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 962 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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