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, 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' are tour brochures and car rental information in the reception area.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- limited accessibility
- smoking allowed
About Marian Stewart Titus
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
Why Marian Stewart Titus chose Ocho Rios
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.
What makes this condo unique
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We just wanted to take the time to Thank You for our stay at Chrissan's last week. Your home was very comfortable with nice decor and a lot of unexpected detail. The location is very nice. We enjoyed the pool and the quiet beach alcove.
The staff was very attentive. Charmaine, Cathy and Chase were charming. The detailed email you sent us was very helpful in contacting resources as we needed them. I really wished we could have stayed longer.
I must say that we were very, very satisfied with the cell phone rental. That is such a nice touch, and it was valuable in helping us contacting the people we needed to while we were there, and also keeping in touch with family in the U.S.
All in all, we had an enjoyable stay, and we thank you for all your care.
It seems you spend much time in NY; however, if you ever happen to travel to the Raleigh, North Carolina area, please do look us up. It would be a pleasure to meet you in person. Or perhaps we will get a chance to meet in JA the next time. This was a quick and very busy visit -- Next time we hope to have more time.