Four miles East of Ocho Rios directly on the sea, right next to famous Bamboo Beach, the enchanting cottages at Glory Be with fabulous sea views and privacy offer you old world charm ., The whole property is a garden abounding, with lush tropical vegetation . tropical flowers (hibiscus, helaconia, jasmine,begonias,shrimp plants…), fruit trees (bananas, tangerines, sour sop, pineapple,aloe vera, moringa ackee, noni), fabulous views and direct access to the sea.
THE ARTIST COTTAGE
This spacious seaside cottage (1,500 sq. ft.), formerly Marion Simmons’ art studio. Marion Simmons was a member of the American Water Color Society and had several international shows. She chose to buy the seaside property in 1951 as she was an avid snorkeler and artist. She was most well known for her shell motifs.Her original art and prints are displayed in the Artist Cottage. It is romantic for two, comfortable for four. In the great room there is a king size antique bed, a sofa, arm chairs, a well stocked book case, antiques, original art work and cable T.V. which has radio and music channels as well. A fully equipped kitchen is ideal for self caterers( June's grocery store is in walking distance), although some of Ocho Rios' finest dining is nearby( Glenn's , Toscanini and a jerk pork center are in walking distance . On the veranda are a dining table, chairs and a glider sofa, where you can see spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Adjoining the great room is a separate bedroom with two twin beds, a desk and antique safe. The bathroom with a tropical motif has a solar heated shower, toilet and basin and a view of the pool. Ceiling fans and tropical breezes and the ventilation of cathedral ceilings cool the rooms. Next to the veranda are two patios with a charcoal grill and a hammock. Winding stone steps lead to the beach area.
The Artist Cottage is very private,as the only other buildings on the Glory Be property are the main house where the owners, Karen and Ronnie live, the Calypso Cottage for the owners' family and close friends, and the Sunspots Cottage which is for long term guests(please inquire )
(Listed amenities and pricing in this homeaway listing are for this cottage only).
THE CALYPSO COTTAGE
The adorable cathedral ceiling Calypso cottage (1000 sq. ft.) with an amazing sea view and large outside deck i. It is attractively furnished with a king size bed, 2 small loves eats, and a breakfast bar, all with views of the gorgeous Caribbean sea. The entrance door, depicting an orange tree, is an original work by Danish, artist Jonna Brasch. The decor is tropical with carved pineapples, colorful carved fish, bamboo tiles, bamboo glass panels and cedar shelves and counters. The cottage has an open kitchen with all amenities and a bathroom with walk-in shower and skylight. A stairway at the foot of the cottage leads to the sea.
(Amenities: Kitchen, WiFi, King Size bed, Safe, Shower, Ceiling Fan)
THE SUNSPOTS COTTAGE
This gingerbread cottage decorated with original Jamaican fret work (1000 sq. ft.) is a real Jamaican country cottage. It is ideal for one person or a couple. It has a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a living room with a futon sofa, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with bathtub. There is a logia and veranda with comfortable arm chairs and a large dining table, where you can relax and enjoy the sea view.
Monthly rates available on request.
(Amenities: Kitchen, WiFi, Queen Size bed, Safe, Shower,, Ceiling Fan, Washing Machine, Cable TV)
A paradise for artists, snorkelers and swimmers creative spirits, nature-lovers, rest-seekers and photographers, Glory Be is ideal for bird watchers as well. Many types of humming birds and migratory birds make Glory Be their safe haven. The property is very private and has many cozy nooks and crannies. The cottages are situated so there is a true feeling of being alone in paradise. There is a guests-only swimming pool and a private beach area. Many of our visitors enjoy swimming and snorkeling or sunbathing from our beautiful beach side patio.. In walking distance there are an art gallery, restaurants, a jerk (barbeque) center, and a small grocery. Minibuses and taxis make it a short ride to downtown Ocho Rios.