IDYLLIC BEACHFRONT CONDO FREE CABLE WIFI WITH AWESOME SEA VIEW $108-$118

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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IDYLLIC BEACHFRONT CONDO FREE CABLE WIFI WITH AWESOME SEA VIEW $108-$118

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Ocho Rios Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The Perfect Getaway

Imagine yourself with a cup of coffee, sitting on the balcony and looking at the brilliant blue Caribbean sea, with lush green palm trees framing your view in front of you as you start your day! This is what awaits you every day at our apartment.

Apartment 10 at Chrisanns Beach Resort is a tastefully furnished one bedroom apartment, part of 20 similar apartments, on its own private beach, just outside the tourist mecca of Ocho Rios on Jamaica's North Coast. The apartment's features:

- Free WiFi on balcony and in entry lobby.

- Upstairs loft bedroom with king size bed and pickled wooden floors, alarm clock.

- Downstairs living/dining area, bathroom, pullout sofa.

- Fully equipped kitchen with brand new frost-free refrigerator, Corian countertops, 4 burner electric stove and oven, microwave, toaster, French press coffee maker, blender, electric can opener, chef knife set, all cutlery (including for kids), and cooking utensils.

- Our housekeeper will also cook for you if you wish, for a modest extra fee.

- All bed and bath linens and beach towels provided.

- Free cable TV service, free WiFi, DVD player, free DVDs, AM/FM radio, Mp3 or iPod dock and CD player. - - Board games, sand toys for kids, floatable pool noodles, snorkeling gear for adults and kids, kick boards for swimming, novels and magazines, 2 folding canvas chairs, 2 umbrellas, hurricane lamp, plug in insect repellent.

- Electric iron, ironing board, blow dryer, digital lockable safe, electric water heater, split a/c unit that cools the entire apartment, ceiling fan, standing fan.

- Private balcony with sea view and bistro table/chairs.

- Private beach and gazebo.

- Airport shuttle service from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay directly to Chrisanns, for $25 -$30 per person, one way.

A Host of Attractions

Chrisanns Beach Resort is two hours away from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The resort is just steps away from some of Ocho Rios's finest attractions. Across the street are Glenns Restaurant, Tower Jerk Center, Toscanini's Italian Restaurant, and Harmony Hall Gallery, an exquisite old mansion where you can view art by Jamaica's finest artists. Harmony Hall is also a Jamaican National Heritage site. If you want to cook for yourself, there's a well stocked grocery store right across the street, and a weekly farmers' market just down the road with a wide variety of fresh Jamaican fruits and vegetables.

In Ocho Rios, you can shop for souvenirs, duty free jewelry and other goodies at the Island Village plaza. Relax at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Restaurant and Lounge, right on the beach at Island Village. You can visit museums such as the Reggae Museum in Island Village, and the world-famous Dunns River Falls and Park.

Ocho Rios has many restaurants: Italian, Chinese, international, Indian, and Jamaican. Every June, the town hosts a local jazz festival that brings together jazz musicians from across the island.

You'll find other attractions in Ocho Rios like Dolphin Cove, where you can swim with these friendly creatures, and Mystic Mountain for an awesome eco-tourism experience, complete with canopy bridges and bungee rides above a tropical rain forest. Tour a working citrus plantation at the Prospect Plantation Tour, or go kayaking down the White River, or go mountain biking on trails nearby.

Ocho Rios is also one of the few resorts where you can visit authentic Jamaican towns, such as St. Ann's Bay, the birthplace of Marcus Garvey and Brown's Town, a major market town on the North Coast. Just 45 minutes from Chrisanns is the birthplace of Bob Marley: Nine Miles, where you can visit his mausoleum and museum. St. Ann's Bay is just beside New Seville, the site where Christopher Columbus first landed in Jamaica. Here you can visit a historical museum and ruins of early Spanish settlements dating back to the 15th century.

Chrisanns Beach Resort is just an hour's drive away from Firefly, the home of Sir Noel Coward. Firefly is now a museum, and another National Heritage site. Forty five minutes away is Golden Eye, the former home of Ian Fleming, where he wrote his James Bond novels.

If you feel adventurous, you can rent a car right across the street. Rent a car and drive to Portland and visit Navy Island, where Errol Flynn once lived. There's a tour desk and car rental information in the reception area where you can make your sightseeing plans.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Marian Stewart Titus

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I was born and grew up in Jamaica, just 30 miles away from Chrisanns Beach Resort. My childhood memories are filled with visits to the beaches on Jamaica's north coast. I've been living in New York City since 1998, working in public relations in the non profit sector, and more recently, as a college instructor. I also make jewelry and quilts, and sell these at craft fairs around New York City. I visit Jamaica several times each year and spend part of my vacations at the beach while I'm there. My condo at no. 10 Chrisanns Beach Resort is now my creative retreat from the hustle and bustle of New York City. I plan to spend more time painting the breathtaking scenery around the north coast, using this beachfront condo as my base.

Marian Stewart Titus purchased this condo in 2009

This location is very convenient for many activities. Chrisanns Beach Resort is an ideal haven if you want to get away from the big resort hotels, and enjoy the calmer, more mellow side of Jamaica. I love the beach, and Chrisanns has its own private cove where you can swim in the sheltered area, or venture further out to the deeper sections of the sea. The countryside sorrounding Chrisanns Beach Resort has some of the most breathtakingly beautiful vegetation, beaches and rivers on Jamaica's north coast. Chrisanns Beach Resort is also near to many atttractions, and is an easy 45 minute ride from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, along a newly built highway that has awesome views of the Caribbean sea.

The sunsets from the beach are to die for. The breezes that you'll experience if you're on the beach or out in the gazebo overlooking the sea are calming and refreshing. When you're sitting on the balcony of no. 10, you can see the sea, and hear the waves all day and night. Having a housekeeper who can cook for you is a real benefit, as she can prepare Jamaican dishes if you wish. Glenn's Restaurant, just across the street, offers Jamaican and international dishes. There's a Glenn's menu at the front desk, so you can call them and ask them to deliver right to your condo. Your condo has access to a wide variety of cable channels, and you can also borrow a range of current DVDs from the resort manager's office, at no charge, and watch these on a DVD in the condo. It's like having Netflix without the fees. If you can't do without the Internet, no worries, as the complex has both wireless and high speed plug in Web access.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Idyllic Beachfront Condo Free Cable Wifi with Awesome Sea View $108-$118
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 41 reviews
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Idyllic Beachfront Condo Free Cable Wifi with Awesome Sea View $108-$118
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234255vbi
(718) 904-9755 (New York, USA)
Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
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5

Wonderful relaxation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed in apartment 10 for three weeks. It was so peaceful and relaxing that we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The staff at Chrisanns were all so delightful! Kathy and Charmaine did a beautiful job of keeping our apartment clean and tidy. Jennifer was always a pleasure to meet and talk to during our stay. Chase and Trevor were very interesting and fun to be around. Marianne always treated us with the utmost care and concern. She dealt with any issues that came up promptly and always responded to our queries. The apartment now has a new fridge and a new toaster. Thank you Marianne for all your patience when our deposit check got lost in the mail. The pictures reflect the apartment amenities. For those of you who may rely on Wi-Fi, we were best able to connect with our small laptop, then a blackberry playbook and the iPad mini provided the least reliable connections. While staying there, others with the regular iPad were able to connect from a further distance away from the lobby.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Idyllic Beachfront Condo Free Cable Wifi with Awesome Sea View $108-$118
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234255vbi
(718) 904-9755 (New York, USA)
Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
Washington DC
5

Perfect compromise between hustle of Ocho and secluded cottages far away from good stuff.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We chose this condo for a week's holiday in Jamaica. Although we considered a few places in Ocho Rios (and elsewhere on the North coast), most seemed to promise to be too noisy. Other possible rentals were secluded, but not close to anything particularly interesting.

This condo is close enough to Ocho, Dunn's, etc., and also has restaurants and a grocery store as well as Reggae Beach within walking distance. The condo's pool and sheltered cove mini-beach may not match those of the big all-inclusives, but are adequate and user friendly.

The host Marian and the housekeepers are very helpful and available.

Condo has extras such as cable TV, WiFi, games, books, snorkel gear, kitchen utensils. It is beautifully decorated and very clean and neat.

You can manage without a rental car though, if you can adjust to left side driving, a car makes things easier.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi George:
Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. For folks who prefer a mellow hideaway, my condo is the place. Please refer your friends to my condo, and looking forward to hosting you again soon.
Regards,
Marian
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Idyllic Beachfront Condo Free Cable Wifi with Awesome Sea View $108-$118
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234255vbi
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
New York
4

My Experience at Chrisanns

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Our Experience at Chrisanns Beach Resort was overall very favorable! we chose Chrisanns because we wanted a quiet place to stay that was on the beach,clean and safe. We also wanted our own cooking facilities.
The unit was very comfortable and clean. the bed was wonderful!!! I slept like a baby!!!
The staff was very courteous and helpful of our needs. The only drawback was the lack of Wifi in the unit, we had to go to the lobby to get internet service, but I was told about this when I booked the Unit. I would definitely
go back!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great feedback Sean. Glad to hear you had a good time. You'll be happy to hear that I have WiFi inside my condo and on my balcony now, so hurry and come back! I'll pass on your kind compliments to the Chrisanns staff. They're a great team.
Regards,
Marian
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Idyllic Beachfront Condo Free Cable Wifi with Awesome Sea View $108-$118
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
Calgary, AB Canada
3

Lovely Condo...but local problems are an issue.

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
This condo and resort are very pretty, the unit is well stocked, and resort staff are very friendly. The pictures listed represent this condo well and we really loved the house-keeping staff! The resort is well secured and a guard does watch the gate and lot - though friends of ours had something taken from their rental car (unlocked). The AC works very well in the condo, the equipment all works except that the remote for the DVD is broken and needs to be replaced. The weather was beautiful and the resort grounds were immaculately maintained by staff. And taking advantage of the rental cell phone was a big help during our stay.

However during our 8 day stay, the water was out one day, the power off for another day, and the internet only worked 1 day out of our entire stay. The Chrisanns resort internet also was very difficult to access meaning that we and other guests had to grab an internet signal from Glens Restaurant across the road even though we advised staff of these issues. After pre-booking them, the bus company Tropical Tours suddenly refused to come pick us up at Chrisanns to take us back to the airport so we had to take a taxi in to town to catch their bus.

Since renting a car is problematic for those of us used to driving on the right side of the road (our friends got in an accident), I would recommend that people renting this suite plan their entire stay out with excursions before hand so that you don't end up with "cabin fever." Staying at the condo is no problem though since the grocery/liquor store and Glens Restaurant are right across the street, the pool is nice, and the ocean is just a few steps further away. I did swim out to the ocean and snorkled every day and saw fish of all types, colors, and sizes. Entrance to the ocean is dicey though when you have to swim through the rock barrier.

Taxi prices were high and all service type people outside the condo are demanding tips. We took a trip to Glistening Waters (amazing by the way) and the negotiated taxi fair with tip came to 120 US$ - and I am not sure there is a way around those prices. The grocery store is well stocked but does not have a lot of fresh vegetables - yet it does provide a currency exchange service from US$ to Jamaican. ATM is a taxi ride away - so bring a lot of cash remembering that the exchange rate is 90 or 100$ Jamaican to every 1$ USD.

So while Jamaica is lovely and Chrisanns is a pretty & sweet little resort, we are not sure we would come back.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Isabelle:
Thanks so much for your detailed review. Thanks for your compliments about the Chrisanns’ staff, and I‘ll be sure to pass on your kind words to them. I’m glad you were comfortable in my condo, and I’ll be sure to get a new DVD remote. The WiFi inside my apartment has been an ongoing problem, and despite repeated repairs, the signal still isn’t working continually. The WiFi dealer says the local topography keeps interfering with the signal, so the best thing is to access WiFi in the entry lobby. Jamaica is a developing country and the power and water supply do go off from time to time, but these outages only last for a few hours. Some locals do hustle visitors in the resort areas, so you have to keep your wits about you when walking around the local towns. And Jamaica can be expensive in terms of taxis and some attractions if you’re on a tight budget. However the US$120 you paid for your taxi trip to Glistening Waters in Trelawney was the right price, as a taxi excursion to Bob Marley’s birthplace and mausoleum which is much nearer to Chrisanns than Glistening Waters is US$100. Thanks as well for your feedback about your difficulty with Tropical Tours. I’ll be contacting other bus companies as alternatives. Hope you’ll consider coming back to Jamaica. The peace and laid back vibe of Chrisanns will always be waiting for you!
Regards,
Marian
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
Edmonton, AB, Canada
5

Love Jamaica

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Marian,
I had a wonderful 18 day stay at your beautiful place and will definitely be back again! Chrisanns was like my own little piece of paradise, the staff was wonderful, the sun was shining, the water was crystal clear and the villa was everything I needed. Everything was perfect and it was quiet but also close to all the action. I visited several farmers markets, local bars and restaurants and even went to a few street parties! Had an awesome time and would recommend to anyone thinking of staying here. Thanks again for all the great info you provided and the rental phone, it came in very handy and I saved a whole lot of cash by not using my own cell phone. I would defintely recommend your place to anyone looking to avoid the masses at an AI and who want to experience the local culture. Thanks again Marian, I had a wonderful time.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Amber
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and you certainly packed a lot into your 18 days. I'll pass on your compiments to the staff and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon.

Regards,
Marian
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Chrisanns Beach Resort
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Harmony Hall
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Glenn's Jamaican Restaurant
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Prospect Plantation Tour
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White River
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Dunns River Falls
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Dolphin Cove
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Nine Miles - Bob Marley's Mausoleum
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Island Village Shopping Center
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Firefly
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Availability & Rates

Ocho Rios Condo Rental Rates

Special Offer! 20% off per night May 1 - Jun 30

Special Offer From:
Dates May 1, 2014 to Jun 30, 2014

Special of $99/night Minimum stay of three nights.

Rental Basis:
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All year
Feb 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
$118
$826
$2,900
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
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$118
$826
$2,900
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

25% to confirm at time of booking. 75% balance due 30 days before arrival date. $25/night extra for third adult. Children 12 and under stay for free.
Notes Rentable Jamaican pre-paid cell phone for US$30.00 flat rate for entire length of stay
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Amenities

Ocho Rios Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
Notes:
Daily Housekeeping Service, and Daily Meal Preparation If Desired. Negotiate meal preparation directly with housekeeper for approximately US$25 per day.
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