At the bottom of this webpage there is a link to our website where it says 'Click Here for More Information'. Click on it now so that you can see tons of pictures of our place and of Ocho Rios. Even if you don't end up renting from us, you're going to find the website very useful and interesting. If you can't see the whole website, try disabling your 'cookies' or emailing us directly and we'll give you the URL address. The website has wonderful detailed information about the Birdcage and about Ocho Rios in general, plus it has some great Frequently Asked Questions that should help you in your decisions about where to stay, when to travel, etc. You'll find our website very helpful even if you don't end up renting from us. When you email us, we're excellent about responding within 24 hours.
If you're on Facebook, check out our page called Birdcage #2 Ocho Rios. You'll see some quick (under a minute) videos of each room of the house.
There have been significant improvements to the infrastructure of the island of Jamaica, making it faster and easier to travel from town to town. Now is a great time to check it out! Like the US, they are having recession worries. In September of '08, US$1 bought JA$72, more or less. In November of 2010, US$1 bought JA$85. As of January 2013, it's up to 90 or more. That makes now a good time to go!
As we update this VRBO page in late January '13, our most recent trip to the Birdcage was in October of '12. As always, we made some improvements to the place. This time, we re-finished the master bedroom floor. Other recent improvements from the past few years: we repainted the kitchen, bought a new gas stove (better than electric!), bought a generic 'iHome' for playing MP3's and ipods, and did several other minor improvements. Our 'Things to Do' booklet that we have out for guests is now over 50 pages long, and chock full of great advice, pictures, phone numbers, and more. The more often we go there, the more people we meet. Therefore, the more we learn about the island! And not only have WE made improvements on the inside of our villa, the gardener and management have made improvements on the outside as well. We know you will love staying there!
First off, the view from the villa is unbelievable. The picture with the great view was taken while sitting on our balcony, yet it looks like a postcard. The villa is set into a hill approximately 1 or 1.5 miles up from the main part of town (where Turtle beach and the exciting Main Street are), making it a convenient -- yet still private -- place to vacation. We share an inground pool, a gardener, and beautiful landscaping with the 4 other Birdcage villas next to us. But usually when you visit the pool, you have it all to yourself!
With the rental comes a private housekeeper from 10-4 every single day except Sundays and holidays, a wonderful property manager, and arrangements can even be made to pre-stock the kitchen with the food and drinks you want. You will be greeted when you arrive, shown around, and given the keys. How great is it to wake up each day to this view?! And then to spend each day any way you want, without the hustle and bustle of other hotel guests and without the boring rows and rows of identical rooms?! When you email us, we'll make sure you've also seen our private website so that you can see/read a lot more about our place.
Great for couples, singles, families, and friends! Fishermen, adventure seekers, relaxers, extroverts, introverts, and everyone else! Spacious and inviting! Tons of closet and cabinet space for you! In town, the beaches are gorgeous, the food is great, the casino is open 24/7, there is Margaritaville and plenty of other fun bars and restaurants, Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove, the zipline and bobsled rides at Mystic Mountain Rainforest, Shaw Park Gardens, great golf at area resorts, fun marketplaces, awesome water sports, tons of excursions to choose from, Bob Marley's house, Fern Gully, and so much more!
The unit itself is large, with a big master bedroom and master bathroom; a smaller guest bedroom and guest bathroom; a complete kitchen; a spacious living/dining room area with TV, DVD, CD player, a large collection of DVD movies (about 200 now!), board games, desk, dining room table for 4-6; a balcony with table and chairs for 4; all the linens and toys you will need for the beach, bed, bath, kitchen, and dining room; air conditioning and fans in the bedrooms; fans in the living/dining room and kitchen.
The master bedroom has a king bed, the guest bedroom has 2 twins (which can be made up as a king), and we have two cots with twin sized mattresses that can be put in the master bedroom or living room. With all the amenities and comfort, you may never want to leave the house! But, in case you do, we've set out a book we've made for our guests with activity suggestions and phone numbers for you.
Our place is not a gated community, nor is it part of a 24-hour security compound. It's a 'real' place in a 'real' neighborhood, giving you a glimpse of some 'real' life, while also still giving you all the comforts and perks you could want!
We look forward to hearing from you!
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