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Waterfront Cottage on Huge Property, Close to Beautiful Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage for 2 Persons – Your Hotel-ly Different Holiday

Jamaica unplugged! The owner, reggae musician Jamaica Papa Curvin, has lived in Germany for 40 years and just recently discovered his favourite property on the island. Now he lives in Jamaica and is looking forward to hosting guests with a genuine interest in his home country.

The newly build cottage in the traditional Jamaican style is located on a vast property with stunning sea views and tropical garden, just above a rocky cliff.

From your front porch or laying in the hammock you will enjoy the beautiful view of the sea, or discover exotic birds and butterflies in the lush vegetation. In the evenings you can watch the light of fireflies.

If you want to, you can fish directly on the property or get refreshed by jumping from the cliffs into the sea, if the conditions allow.

The new patio deck is giving you a panoramic view of the ocean. During the day it´s a wonderful place to relax, to bathe in the sun, read a book, meditate, do your exercise, yoga ect. During the summer months you can enjoy stunning sun rises and sunsets from the here.

James Bond Beach - unser Traumstrand!: A short walk will take you to the famous yet hardly frequented James Bond Beach – a divine Caribbean beach with sun loungers and changing rooms free of charge as well as restaurant where you should definitely try jerk food. Thanks to an offshore reef the sea is very tranquil here, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Since there is a small fee to access the beach you will often be able to enjoy this beautiful spot all by yourself.

Vacation far away from the crowds!: How about a trip to a beautiful waterfall not far from the property – without bus loads of tourists? Enjoy the beautiful location to swim or jump from the cliffs right into the water. During the week you will hardly meet anybody here, but on the weekends this is a popular hang-out place where local youths like to gather. As a whitey you will find it very easy to get into conversations with them.

Or you can let Rasta Selassie take you to his hidden farm in the mountains - on site, we can organize individual Real Jamaica tours that will lead you to the unknown treasures of the island.

This location offers you everything for a perfect vacation far away from tourist crowds. Here you will get in touch with the locals and discover the real Jamaica!

More Details

Property Manager
Gunda (for Germany)
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Oracabessa on the Saint Mary Parish

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hot water in the shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Both options are possible
  • The beds (and all the other furniture) were built by a local carpenter. They can be used as single beds or double bed and have mosquito nets.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
You can lounge in several hammocks. The property offers various sitting areas with panorama views of the sea like the sun deck and a beautiful cave. During the summer months you can enjoy stunning sun rises and sunsets from here.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Cottage on Huge Property, Close to Beautiful Beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Rustic cabin on ocean front

  • 5 of 5

Rustic cabin, not fancy but clean. Papa Curvin, Son Harris, Wife, Grace made us feel, not like guests, but family. This was a real Jamaican experience-not one at a fancy resort that could have been anywhere where there is an ocean. Would RX to anyone not interested in luxurious surroundings in an artificial, tourist location but a relaxing spot, over looking the ocean in a non-tourist community. Remember, Jamaica is a poor, third-world country, but, with the nicest people that I have ever met in all my travels.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with Papa Curvin and his family. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists and spend some quality time with the Jamaicans, this is the place! Oh and I can't forget to mention little Lucky, our puppy friend while there. Such a sweet dog who loves to follow us around and wait for our return whenever we went offsite. Such a relaxing time. Alicia & Jacob

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis of Good Vibes & Spirituality

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Real Jamaica during off season and to our surprise we were the only guests on the property! Real Jamaica is the real deal! it's a quiet homey property with wonderful cabins in the woods and at the end of the property is a wonderful deck sitting on the cliffs over looking the great Caribbean sea . We were able to enjoy the deck to ourselves with morning meditation and my partner playing his guitar while having coffee and eating the delicious breakfast which was prepared for us by our lovely host Grace!

The location is extremely convenient as it's on the main road. We were able to explore the surrounding areas such as Fire Fly, Ochos Rios (Ochie) Dunn's River Fall, rafting on White River, James Bond Beach, and we also found the most amazing Italian Jamaican Restaurant at The Harmony Hall Great House called Toscanini. I cannot say enough If you are looking to experience the "real Jamaica" I recommend the only place to stay is At The Real Jamaica! One Love!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Papa Curvin and Joanna are the best hosts! Great little cottage - very secluded. Miss Annie across the street will take care of your Red Stripe and take out needs. Dor's Fish Pot, just up the street is a must. We got to go on an excursion with Papa Curvin to the Blue Hole and Sugar Pot Beach - both were amazing! Dor's Fish Pot, just down the road is a must (ask for the conch salad!). The night before we left, Papa Curvin and Joanna came and just hung out on our deck with us for a couple hours. They are so down to earth and REAL. If we ever get back to Jamaica, we will definitely stay at Real Jamaica!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple. Beautiful. Off the beaten path.

  • 5 of 5

My only lament is that I needed 2 more weeks there.

Everyone was wonderful to us- Papa Curvin, Grace, Johanna, Kurrency, and Cornelia, who emailed with me in the weeks leading up to our trip to help me with all of the logistics.

Beautiful people-- hospitable, warm, helpful, easy to talk to, extremely accommodating. We loved the property and it was the absolute perfect spot for us to stay- a good distance from the built up resorts and tourist developments of the island. We were free to do our own thing, had privacy, but the comfort of knowing the staff were just a few steps away and always there to answer any questions we had. We were utterly content with the simplicity of walking to town or the small provisions shops to pick up anything we needed, eating & drinking at roadside spots nearby, swimming at the nearby James Bond beach, sunbathing on the rocks by the cabin, lounging in hammocks, drinking lots of rum on the porch, and chatting up the Real Jamaica staff.

Hoping I'll be back in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Spring Break Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I decided very last-minute to come out to Jamaica for our spring break. We're both college students, but we decided that we'd rather spend time with actual Jamaicans instead of staying in the super touristy resort havens. We could not have been more pleased with how quickly they responded to our hasty request for housing and the hospitality they showed us when we arrived. Curvin and Zyon went out of their way to make us feel at home and to ensure that we had the best time possible in their town.

Staying in the area was extremely affordable and offered many opportunities to visit areas without any other tourists. The photos on this page don't do justice to the beautiful tree-filled lot that the two cottages reside on. It's wonderful to walk around the naturally canopied pathways or to read in the hammock with spectacular cliffside views of the ocean thirty feet away. The exquisitely maintained cottages themselves are also perfectly equipped for a week away. Each features a kitchenette stocked with all the basic essentials for cooking and feeding yourselves. Each day, we'd walk or take the local bus (there's only one road, so it's hard to get lost) down to the market for food to cook up. As most of the area restaurants stop serving food past sundown, our late-night schedules didn't adjust for us to eat out much for dinner, but we did have one or two delicious lunches.

I would highly recommend stopping at the road side bars and "jellie" stands (selling refrigerated coconuts). Although I couldn't understand the thicker accents, it was really nice to stop, talk to people and also thoroughly enjoy the snack/drink we'd just picked up. Again, as the village doesn't get many tourists, people were amused by our stupid questions about food/directions and were happy to chat.

Although we did make it out to Negril for our final day (and the water temperature was to die for), you're cheating yourselves of a fuller Jamaican experience if you spend all of your trip in the (much more expensive) resort areas. Also, if security is your concern, besides one easily avoidable run-in with a lowlife in an Ochos Rios market, our trip passed without any sort of safety or theft related incidents!

When we went, Clive's Transport Services were the cheapest and best reviewed budget option for getting out to Oracabessa/Ochos Rios. Our trips were seamless, so if new reviews still say great things, they're a good choice.

Come to Real Jamaica - it's amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
104 Kilometres
Montego Bay
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Ocho Rios
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Ocho Rios

The cottage is situated above a rocky cliff on the popular northern coast in Oracabessa, an authentic little village with traditional fishing port. In prominent location yet far away from the tourist crowds!

Here you will find rest and relaxation in the large tropical garden or on the divine beach nearby.

You can also explore the island and make individual trips - we will be glad to give you advice and help you with organizing your excursions. If you want to get to know the country and the locals, we can also offer you some interesting tours.

Numerous tourist activities are available in the lively harbour town of Ocho Rios (18 km from the property). For example you may want to visit the botanical garden, the museums, Fern Gully or the waterfalls. You can also play golf or tennis, go horse riding or diving, swim with dolphins, etc.

Close to the property you will find various shops and restaurants.

More information :

For further details see our websit

Other Activities: Boat tours

Golf: One of Jamaica’s finest golf courses is located in Ocho Rios (15 min drive).


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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