GLORY BE - CHARMING SEAFRONT COTTAGES WITH AMAZING VIEWS

Karen & Ronnie Schleifer

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Bedrooms 2
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GLORY BE - CHARMING SEAFRONT COTTAGES WITH AMAZING VIEWS

Ocho Rios Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Artist's Studio sleeps 2- 4, Calypso sleeps 2, Sunspots sleeps 2

Four miles East of Ocho Rios, right next to famous Reggae Beach, the enchanting cottages at Glory Be offers you old world charm in a private, eco friendly, garden environment with tropical flowers (hibiscus, helaconia, jasmine,…), fruit trees (bananas, tangerines, sour sop, pineapple, ackee, noni), fabulous views and direct access to the sea.

THE ARTIST STUDIO

This spacious seaside cottage (1200 sq. ft.), formerly Marion Simmons’ art studio is romantic for two, comfortable for four. In the great room there is a king size antique four poster bed, a sofa, arm chairs, a stocked book case, antiques, original art work and cable T.V. which has radio channels as well. A fully equipped kitchen is ideal for self caterers, although some of Ocho Rios' finest dining is nearby. On the veranda are a dining table, chairs and a glider sofa, where you can see spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Adjoining the great room is a separate bedroom with two twin beds, a desk and antique safe. The bathroom with a tropical motif has a solar heated shower, toilet and basin and a view of the pool. Ceiling fans and tropical breezes cool the rooms. Next to the veranda are two patios with a charcoal grill and a hammock. Winding stone steps lead to the beach area.

(Listed amenities and pricing in this homeaway listing are for this cottage only).

THE CALYPSO COTTAGE

The adorable high-ceilinged Calypso cottage (1000 sq. ft.) with an amazing sea view and large outside deck is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic retreat. It is attractively furnished with a king size bed, 2 small loves eats, and a breakfast bar, all with views of the gorgeous Caribbean sea. The entrance door, depicting an orange tree, is an original work by local artist Jonna Brasch. The decor is tropical with carved pineapples, colorful carved fish, bamboo tiles, bamboo glass panels and cedar shelves and counters. The cottage has an open kitchen with all amenities and a bathroom with walk-in shower and skylight. A stairway at the foot of the cottage leads to the sea.

(Rates: US$900 / week, US$150 / night)

(Amenities: Kitchen, WiFi, King Size bed, Safe, Shower, Telephone, Ceiling Fan)

THE SUNSPOTS COTTAGE

This gingerbread cottage decorated with original Jamaican fret work (1000 sq. ft.) is a real Jamaican country cottage. It is ideal for one person or a couple. It has a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a living room with a sofa, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with bathtub. The double veranda has comfortable arm chairs and a large dining table, where you can relax and enjoy the sea view.

(Rates: US$900 / week, US$150 / night)

(Amenities: Kitchen, WiFi, Queen Size bed, Safe, Shower, Telephone, Ceiling Fan, Washing Machine, Cable TV)

A paradise for artists, creative spirits, nature-lovers, rest-seekers and photographers, Glory Be is ideal for bird watchers as well. Many types of humming birds and migratory birds make Glory Be their safe haven. The property is very private and has many cozy nooks and crannies. The cottages are situated so there is a true feeling of being alone in paradise. There is a guests-only swimming pool and a private beach area. Many of our visitors enjoy swimming and snorkeling or sunbathing from our beautiful beach side patio.. In walking distance there are an art gallery, restaurants, a jerk (barbeque) center, and a small grocery. Minibuses and taxis make it a short ride to downtown Ocho Rios.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen & Ronnie Schleifer

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The enchanting property of Glory Be was purchased in 1951 by renowned marine artist, Marion Simmons, who designed the main house and the studio cottage. Karen Schleifer is the grand niece of Marion Simmons and is the present owner. Karen is American and lives in the main house with her husband Ronnie Schleifer, who was in the hotel business for 20 years. Together they have renovated and landscaped in the exquisite taste and style of Karens aunt.

Glory Be says it all! When the bush was cleared, the glorious view was revealed. It was Sir Noel Coward, the English playwriter who lived further along the road on the property of Firefly, who inspired Marion Simmons to name her property 'Glory Be'.

The tropical light is ever changing. The sunsets are fabulous and always different. It is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Ocho Rios. Glory Be is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler looking for an intimate and romantic hideaway right at the Carribean sea.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Glory Be - Charming seafront cottages with amazing views
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FABULOUS PLACE FOR RELAXATION!

  • 5 of 5
Glory Be is a wonderful place to relax. The beauty of its surroundings are amazing. There are three cottages on the property, including the owners home, which are each very charming. We stayed in the Calypso Cottage. It Has everything you need for a peaceful getaway. The property is on a cliff and has beautiful steps that lead down to two separate areas for relaxing and getting into the water. The sunsets were amazing, looking out from the patio, over the water, having our dinner and watching faraway ships pass, will be a memory I will cherish forever. My husband enjoyed snorkeling while I enjoyed the sun reading a good book. The reef is steps away and the area perfect for scuba diving as well. My husband was impressed with the reef's beauty and sea life. The property is surrounded with lush gardens, beautiful flowering trees, and is a bird watchers paradise. Very private with gate and faithful watchmen (their sweet dogs). Restaurants within walking distance. And Karen will take you into town for the necessities. If you want relaxation, beauty and peace this is the place to be. WE will be returning for years to come. Ron and Karen, Thank you both for sharing your wonderful home with us. See you next year! Steph and Mike Sarbora, Delaware, USA
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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AMAZING SETTING AND AMAZING PEOPLE

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Glory Be on a whim. She actually came across it during an online search as we were looking for a place to stay near Ocho Rios during the Rebel Salute Reggae Festival. We're a young couple, in our 30s, and after extensive travel around Portland Parish, we were looking for a place to relax during our final days in Jamaica.

I can say with confidence that we definitely found the right place. We stayed three nights in the Calypso Cottage. Even with our late arrival that Thursday, Karen and Ronnie stayed up to greet us. Karen and Ronnie are great folks, who welcome you onto their property like you are family. The grounds are amazing and well taken care of, the private beach is perfect for sunsets, and Reggae Beach is a short walk, or swim away. This was our first fee/pay beach and we loved it. Clean, friendly, and a beautiful setting.

Even with our late evening plans at Rebel Salute, Karen and Ronnie were able to provide us with a reliable driver named Chester. A true gentleman, who also ended up driving us to Montego Bay for a departing flight that Sunday. I can't say enough good thinks about the Schleifer's and what they offer travelers of all ages and backgrounds at Glory Be. It is a perfect destination for couples, honeymooners, the weary traveler, or the traveler that wants some privacy and a relaxing stay in a chunk of paradise with a much smaller price tag than an all inclusive resort that traps you within four walls.

Thank you so much Karen, Ronnie, and Olive, for the hospitality, flexibility, and generosity. We will definitely return in the future and we look forward to talking about all of that great music and culture that the best island offers.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have this vibrant couple staying with us!We certainly hope that they can come again and stay longer and get away from the long cold Montana weather.

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GLORIOUS STAY - A PARADISE FOR THE ARTISTICALLY-INCLINED TRAVELLER

  • 5 of 5
A haven to creativity, and a paradise of peace and beauty: I stayed at the Marion Simmon's Artist's Studio this January with two teenage boys, and had an exceptional time. The natural beauty of the landscape is extraordinary. The studio is steeped in history and the aesthetic, creative touches are sublime. My sons and I were treated like family rather than paying guests. Our hosts, Ronnie and Karen, took us under there wing and went out of there way to make our stay comfortable -- at the same time leaving us with all the privacy we could ever ask for. I highly recommend this cottage -- (the other two are smaller but very lovely as well) for anyone who does not care for the artificial and bland visit that the majority of tourists will receive on an "all-inclusive". This is definitely off-the-beaten-track and provides an authentic, old-world experience of the true beauty of Jamaica. Once of the best art galleries on the island is a three-minute walk away!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having this family visiting. they really appreciated the history of Glory Be, Jamaica and the different celebrities who have lived in this tropical paradise.

Karen Schleifer
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PERFECT LOCATION AND WONDERFUL HOSTS

  • 5 of 5
My family was given a trip to Jamaica and we chose Glory Be for its location and affordability as my parents were staying here for a full month while my brother and myself were only able to stay for 2 weeks.
The kitchen was fully equipped, and if there was anything that we needed, all we had to do was ask. There were lots of linens and beach towels.
The snorkeling was great...there were lots of reefs to explore and you could not ask for it to be more accessible, only a short walk down to the beach.
The pool was great to relax in, always was kept clean.
The wildlife and birds were an enjoyment to observe and listen too...never knew what we were going to see :-)
It was a joy to stay here and would recommend it to all who what to get away and have a nice, quite relaxing vacation.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having the Watt family here. As world travelers they really enjouyed their time here.
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GIRLS GETAWAY !

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I have just come back from a fab week at Glory Be ! The Studio is beautiful and comfortable. The garden is also stunning with an array of different plants and flowers. We loved going in the pool which was so warm ! We also enjoyed snorkelling on the reef, the first time we have ever snorkelled, we saw so many fish once we got the hang of it ! Glory Be is an excellent location for enjoying all the other activities going on around Ocho Rhios, such as tubing on the White River, Horse Riding, ATV touring and relaxing on Reggae Beach. Karen and Ronnie are also perfect hosts, so you come away feeling like you have stayed with friends. I would thoroughly recommend staying at Glory Be to anyone. I also would recommend Jamaica as a great holiday destination which has tonnes to offer.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have such perfect guests,who enjoyed every minute of their stay.
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ENCHANTING

  • 5 of 5
To describe my recent stay at Simmons Cottage, Glory Be, I can only find the best description to be, "Enchanting". Once you pass through the gates of Glory Be property and into the Simmons Cottage area, you find yourself in a Fairytale surrounding only found in storybooks! The beauty of the grounds are endless, sunsets to record over the ocean view, with the coral reefs clearly visible even from a distance. The History so rich and the ambience carried throughout the property, I felt the energy every moment in every relaxing place I found myself. Karen & Ronnie, so warm & welcoming. They toured me around the property, showing me the development of the latest addition to their Cottage properties, I will definitely return to see the finished product! Can't wait Karen! :) The personal touches are felt in each Cottage, but yet, individual each to it's own. Security, kindness and cleanliness, all addressed to perfection. I had no concerns for any of the above at any point in time during my stay. If you are looking for relaxation, privacy and the sound of ocean waves to fall asleep too, with nature abundant... this is the place to be. Looking forward to my next stay and "Glory Be", I found this place! Daphne
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to have guests here who appreciate the beauty and atmosphere of Glory Be as much as we do! We never tire of the beautiful sunsets and ever changing colors of the sea .

Karen and Ronnie Schleifer
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sandals golf course
Car: not necessary

Glory Be is located 4 miles east of the popular tourist town of Ocho Rios, on the north coast road. Popular attractions like Mystic Mountain, Dunn's River falls, Dolphin's Cove, Prospect Plantation,... are all nearby. Glory Be itself has a beach/ snorkeling area with easy access to the sea, good swimmers can swim to Reggae Beach (you can also easily walk). James Bond beach is not too far away and there is Turtle Beach right in Ocho Rios. Some of the all-inclusive hotels nearby offer day passes. Tour companies like Chukka cove Adventures Tours provide group tours to the most well-known attractions in Jamaica. Several independent tour guides offer more unconventional and customized tours to ao. the Blue Mountains, Kingston, ... or offer private bird tours, mountainbiking tours,... in and around Ocho Rios.

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Availability & Rates

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Ocho Rios Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 16 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

We ask a deposit of half the amount, payable by check or paypal.
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Amenities

Ocho Rios Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor showers at pool and beach area - outdoor shower , solar water heater
    Artist studio Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , solar water heater
  • All three cottages have a bathroom with shower/tub or walk in shower with solar heated water, a toilet and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Artist Studio, Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Artist studio, Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The artist studio has a King sized four poster bed in the large great room, there is an adjoining bed room with twin beds. The Calypso Cottage has one King sized bed, The Sunspots Cottage has one Queen sized bed and one sleeping sofa that can sleep an extra person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
The cottages are restful and romantic for a short term stay but are also available for monthly rental rates. It would be ideal for writers, artists, bird watchers, retired couples who would like to get away for the winter,... Glory Be is all about privacy: the property is large enough and has many cozy nooks and crannies so that you rarely run into the other people on the property.
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