My wife and I live in Jamaica, We love Jamaica and love to share inside secrets
About fredde mcclurkin
I am a retired Fed Ex Pilot from the US and my wife Regna a former Flight Attendant from Mandeville Jamaica. We travel to 60 countries in 3 years to discover that there are few places on earth as sweet as “sweet sweet Jamaica’”. We have shared our villas in Jamaica for about 24 years. At first we limited our guest to airline employees only rated #1 Airline employee vacation year after year by the ASU travel guide. Since opening our service to the public we have maintained distinctions and a Gold Star. We are committed to offering you the very best of the real Jamaica at the guarantee lowest comparable rates. We share our intimate knowledge of Jamaica with you as we would with a close friend or family because this is how a guest should be treated. Profits from our villa. 'Blessed to be a Blessing' We love Jamaica and are committed help transform this beautiful nation. We direct a youth foundation 'BOSS Jamaica' training thousands of kid from 4 to 24 year of age in schools. churches and Children Homes. Our passion is for the transformation of Jamaica, in the past 5 years to glory of our lord we have trained over 8000 individuals with our Christ centered empowerment program with no cost to them or funding. Many of our students have gone from C to A , hopelessness to medical school. It is our goal to make our program available to every child in Jamaica. Most of the profit from our villa support our Youth foundation and our 'free Royal Wedding Ministry' which offers free weddings to couples in Jamaica who are living together and would like to honor God in Marriage.
fredde mcclurkin purchased this Villa in 1992
Why fredde mcclurkin chose Ocho Rios
This is known as the best Villa in Columbus Heights which is known as one of the Best developments in Jamaica. It is very private and yet close to everything. Less than 8-minute walk to town and 15 minutes drive to 15 top attractions. This villa is also one of the largest villas in Columbus Heights over . 1500 sqft sleeps 7 adults.
What makes this Villa unique
Benefits/ Free Gift of Knowledge Money Things Most places take US dollars but you can save by using Jamaican dollars. For some people it may be easier to just use US that way you know how much you are spending. Most Jamaican would rather take US but it may not be to your advantage. Do not exchange money at the airport, they claim no commission but give you one of the lowest exchange rate. If you bank with Bank of America or a bank with cirrus or pulse Atm system you can avoid all atm fees and foreign exchange fees. You can get your money from Scotia Bank without any cost. You should withdraw your money in US and then Go To Gem Palace next to the craft market. You then go to a little office in the back of the store to get a special rate slip. You then go to the exchange window in the front to exchange your money. You can generally get at least 2 or 3 more Jamaican dollars per US dollar you exchange. You may get 10 more dollars/US than some stores Transportation We recommend one of 3 ways From the airport. 1 Tropical Tours The cost is $25 per person, This is a large tour bus that will carry a number of passengers to different hotels along the way. You may have to wait on other passengers before leaving the airport and it may stop at a rest stop along the way whether you want to or not. Overall this is not a bad option for 1 or 2 passengers but for 3 or more the private pickup is the way to go. 2 Knutsford Express This is like Mega Bus in the US. It is a great service and only cost about $15 US per person but it leaves from downtown Montego Bay which is a long ways away. 3 Private Pick up This is what we recommend. We have a driver that offers a special rate of $85 each way for up to 4 adults and $20 per added adult. (the drivers at the airport charge up to $150 each way) Earl is the driver and he picks you up at the airport and leave right away with a stop by Scotchies Jerk Center on the way to Ocho Rios,( I highly recommend stopping here as a gre
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
My husband and I were in this unit the full month of February, and had a wonderful time! As you can see, the view is spectacular, and a wonderful sight to see every morning over coffee. We enjoyed the meals cooked by the helper, but also found some very good food in town. The Ocho Rios Jerk Center, within walking distance, was terrific. Surprisingly for a touristy place, Ocean's 11 had a fish steamed in foil that would rival anything in a major US city. We had several dinners at Evita's, overlooking the harbor, and in walking distance. We loved Dunn's River Falls (get the DVD if you climb), Mystic Mountain, and Reggae Beach. That last one is tricky to find, as it is called Bamboo Beach Club, except to those In the Know. We found several places were hard to find, maybe inside some other complex. Our month went too fast. Aside from the crazy driving, everything was wonderful.
We are in what is considered one of the best locations in Jamaica.
We are a max of 10 minutes drive to the 5 major attractions in Jamaica.
You can actually walk to these if you enjoy walking.
Dunns River Falls