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Cozy Cottage In Rural Jamaica. Rich In Sunshine, Colour, Flavour, And Warmth."

Bedrooms 2
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

2 Bedroom, One Bathroom In Mixed Tropical Fruit Orchard With Spectacular Views

There’s always a refreshing breeze blowing off the caribbean sea. Here is a mixed tropical orchid on a hilltop down a road with no name just off the beaten track of jamaica. This is a rural community in the hills where you will experience genuine jamaican culture far from the hustle and hassle of the popular tourist zones. The people are friendly and sincere. Your host, gary, is a local farmer with an intimate knowledge of the immediate area as well as the many spectacular attractions around the island. He is also very adept at creating delicious meals from locally produced ingredients. Clean air, fresh water, tropical breeze, ideal climate, a cornucopia of tropical fruits and veggies, a spectacular view east of the northeast coastline, mountains and sea, pomegranate, sugar cane, banana, peace of mind…

The house is mostly wood with a concrete foundation with two bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom. There is some privacy as the house is at the back of the property and plenty of shade from the enormous mango, almond, lime, plum, niesberry, jamaican apple and avocado trees. It is roughly an hour from kingston, 45 minutes from ocho rios or three hours from montego bay. The closest beach, long beach, is secluded and serene. In this region there are also spectacular waterfalls that you must hike through the jungle with a guide to find. At dusk the crickets and frogs begin their chorus and by day nightingales and doves carry the ambient tune. There is not really any dangerous wildlife here – just donkeys, goats, mongoose…this is the real jamaica. Enjoy fresh non-industrial food. This is jamaica unaltered and unplugged. Rich in sunshine, colour, flavour, and warmth.

More Details

Tony Morrison
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 January, 2018

About Tony Morrison

I was born and raised in Canada. My dad had left Jamaica and made a new life in Canada. As a young adult I was fascinated with the idea of traveling. Many people were welcoming and kind to me over the years in many different places. That experience has been powerfully enriching to me. As getting to know Nutsfield St. Mary's and the people there has been such a wonderful experience for me I am drawn to the idea of helping others get to know this location and it's inhabitants. This is truly an extraordinary unnoticed corner of Jamaica, close to many natural wonders in the perfect climate.

Tony Morrison purchased this cabin in 1972

Why Tony Morrison chose Saint Mary Parish

This is a property that my dad bought for his mom in the region where he was born and raised. It is a good location because is level in a hilly area, full of mature tropical fruit trees and non- industrial produce

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet and non touristic


close to many natural wonders

fresh non industrial local food

perfect climate

real Jamaican people and culture


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Saint Mary Parish in Middlesex County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is on the main floor and includes a toilet and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom, upstairs, is hexagonal in shape with a diameter of 14 feet, a deck and a spectcular view of the sea and mountains. The main floor bedroom in 10 feet square with a private entrance and deck as well. Also with breathe-taking view.
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Cottage In Rural Jamaica. Rich In Sunshine, Colour, Flavour, And Warmth.
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Unique experiences

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this rural and rustic cabin. This was an authentic Jamaican experience. The vegetation were prolific with many different fruit bearing trees. Gary and his brother gave us much of their time. Gary cooked our delicious meals, which had several items harvested right out of the garden or forest for the meal.

We encountered some tropical rain storms.

We will always treasure our stay and the kindness, that was shown us.

Thank you.

Laila, Gustav and Johan, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute litle cabin, in pristine Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

Overall my experience was amazing. Being skeptical of Jamaica's rumored danger I was pleasantly surprised to feel very comfortable in this cabin. Literally in the middle of the jungle, with spectacular ocean views I felt very relaxed and easily escaped the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The people are very kind and Gary's cooking is unique and exquisite. You can not get anything better than a meal cooked from veggies that were picked minutes before.

Although rustic, the property was clean and maintained. The beach was a short drive away and easily reachable by taxi (only 5 bucks!). However I enjoyed walking on foot and getting a feel for Jamaican life.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, Friendly, rustic getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a fantastic cabin if you want to experience the real, rural Jamaica. It's miles from tourists. Every tree on the property is a fruit tree. The neighbors stroll over to hang out, make sure you're well, and bring fresh fruit from other trees.

Glorious weather, this shack is in a remote, friendly village perched on a verdant mountain in banana groves overlooking Robins Bay.

Tony introduced us to Narval, a taxi driver who we hired to drive us around. He was a good driver and a fun friend for the week.

The cabin is at least a 20 minute drive from the beach, so that may not be great if you're looking for a beach holiday. The cabin was more rustic than we expected, with no hot water. We suggested they get a refrigerator, which they plan to do.

Tip: make sure Gary fixes several dishes including vegetables with each meal. He can do some great vegetable dishes. We loved the "breadfruit".

Overall, it was unforgettable and unique, but may not be for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Real Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

Staying at tonys yard was an amazing experience and everything we searched for. Gary and Tony are very friendly people and they were willing to help us all the time. The property is beautiful with lot of fruit trees and some cute cats.

The nature out there is amazing and you are far away from tourism.

It is a really quite and peaceful place.

Gary is a fantastic cook, so you can have some real jamaican food.

There is a long beach with great waves.Only a few people passed by, so it was like being alone with the sea.

The atmosphere in Nutfield is very peaceful and you are surrounded by nature.

We've had a great time and experienced the real jamaica.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Natural Vibes
Nearest Golf
38 Miles
Ocho Rios
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Port Maria
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
private beach, punchin


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Contact me if you hae any questions at tony_morrison501@hotmail.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.