Very spacious property and within easy access of taxis to the local attractions - Dunns River, Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios, beaches. Owner was very pleasant and took us in his car on a short tour of the local area so that we had an overview of what was around. Although there was a cooker in the main kitchen only one of the four burners worked properly. Two burners did not function and the third was partially blocked. Donovan said he is going to renew it but it meant we were not able to cook as we would have liked. It would have been nice to have had a few basic necessities in the kitchen, such as dish cloths, washing up liquid, cleaner and cleaning cloths to wipe the shower, sink and kitchen work surfaces, etc. The cooker in the attached studio did not function at all, neither did the tv which had a wide line across it making it impossible to watch. The place would have benefitted from more light bulbs as the lighting was quite dim because there was only one bulb in a four-bulb light. The whole place could do with updating and TLC.
The gated community impressed us upon arrival. It is beautiful and quite serene with lots of trees, colorful foliage and flowers. The house is absolutely beautiful, spacious throughout, and comfortable. The fact that we were able to get up anytime we wanted and make our coffee was relaxing. Every morning was spent on the front porch sipping coffee and enjoying the cool breeze. The property is near public transportation which made getting to nearby restaurant, stores and entertainment parks within reach. My wife and I have recommended this place to countless friends and family members as the only place to book their stay in Ocho Rios. My wife and I will certainly book our next stay at this lovely home.
Location was great, very close to the beaches, and easy access to the highway.
Donavan the owner was very friendly and accommodative, he even allowed us stay one extra day because of my flight date. Would like to visit next year again!
The owner, Donovan met us on arrival, the next day (we called him) helped us with car rental. The house is BETTER than what the photo shows, very clean, spacious, light and airy. very secured and, So much room, if wanted a quiet area to sit in. The neighbours on both sides were friendly. The location is ideal to get around, by cabs or bus. There is so much to do regarding day/ night life. Donovan, I can not thank enough, for all his help if and, when needed. I'll definitely rent this property again when in Jamaica.
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This was my first time renting a house to stay while on vacation, and I must say it was a GREAT experience.
ABOUT THE OWNER:
The owner Donavon is very courteous, he greeted us by the gate to let us in, he gave us a phone with minutes on it to use (the service provider is LIME, you can top up if needed) there was water and drinks stocked in the fridge. Towels were provided.
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
The neighborhood is a gated community located off the main road very close to Scotchies, our favourite jerk spot. Very safe and very quiet, there's gate access 24 hours, we partied and came in and out with no problems at the gate.
There are two bedrooms, very roomy. There is a ironing board and iron available. the beds are full size beds slept comfortable. There are no comforters on the bed but they are not needed. There's a fan in every room you will sleep with it on but its comfortable, there's no a/c but the fan is just fine and the cool breeze from the windows is perfect, every room including the veranda has mesh so you don't have to worry about mosquito's or bugs. just make sure you take out the trash and you will be fine.
The bathroom was clean. the only thing that visitors should be careful with is getting the floor wet while showering, this can be avoided by going in the shower first make sure the shower curtain is closed from end to end and then turning on the shower to ensure that the floor doesn't get wet. I brought extra toilet tissue with me as I do on any other trip.
THE KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM
The kitchen and living room is very spacious, we didn't cook at all but the option is there to do so, the only thing I didn't see was dish washing liquid, as well as garbage bags for the trash, I probably didn't search too hard for them but as I like to plan ahead I brought some from home. there is a fridge and freezer very convenient.
the living room as stated before is very spacious, the couches were comfortable and also spacious, my first night I actually fell asleep in them, we had visitors and they slept in the couch which is very comfortable. We had a toddler with us so he enjoyed the tv programs (many to choose from).
The rental overall is an excellent selection, my favorite part of the house was the veranda.
Thank you Donavon for all the accommodations .
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