HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN A GATED COMMUNITY, 15 MINS DRIVE TO OCHI RIOS , WIFI AVAI

SHARON SIMON

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Gated community with communal pool, 24hr security, playground and access to WIFI

The accommodation is situated in a gated community with security guards on the development 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The accommodation is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property with an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom. There is a small verandah at the front of the property. All bedrooms are fully furnished with modern furnishings, including air conditioning in the master bedroom.

• The kitchen is equipped with modern named appliances, ‘Whirlpool’ which includes a 6 stove cooker, ice making fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster. There are plenty of large pots and pans, cutlery and dinner tableware to cater for 12 people.

• The through lounge is spacious and comfortable with designer furnishing which includes large sofas, coffee tables, large dinning table which can sit 6 people. There is a CD Music System in the dining room and a television with a DVD player and Cable Television.

• There is an utility room with a washing machine, ironing board & irons.

If you have small children, there is a travel cot, high chair and a car seat available. there is also plenty board games, dominios and a selection of reading books. In the store house there are children's scooters and a baby trike.

Internet service (WIFI) is avaliable within the property with the providers (Digicell). This is a Pay as You Go Service and more info is avaliable on the Digicell Jamaica webiste

Things to do: The town Ocho Rios offers the white sands and clear water of a Caribbean island, complete with waterfalls and rainforests. Climb the natural staircase of ‘Dunns River Falls’, stroll the ‘Coyaba River Gardens’, take a drive down ‘Fern Gully’, visit the craft markets, swim with the dolphins at ‘Dolphin Cove’ or ride horseback along the plantations or the beaches. Reggae fans should make the trip to’ Nine Mile’, Bob Marley birthplace and final resting in the town of St Ann’s.

Ocho Rios is a well built up area. You will find many local banks with ATM’s, a local post Office, various supermarkets, Cambio Exchanges, local bars, restaurants, nightclubs, takeaway food shops including ‘KFC, Baskin Robins, Jucci Patti and Burger King. There is a market which sells various items, but mainly fresh fruit and vegetables. There are many stores which may interest a holidaymaker, such as Duty Free shops selling jewellery, gifts, souvenirs and alcohol.

Things to do: There are many beaches nearby-if you head towards the left from leaving the property, you will approach a local beach which is situated next to the local gas station. This journey is approximately a 10 minutes walk. There are three further beaches which charge a local fee of JS200. ‘Reggae Beach’ is situated 5 minutes out of Ocho Rios, town centre in the town named ‘White River’. If you head towards the right from leaving the property, you will find the famous, ‘James Bond Beach’ in the town named ‘Oracbessa’ which is approximately a 10 minute taxi drive. In the centre of Ochi Rios, there is the popular Ochi Rios Bay Beach where many local people, day trippers from the cruise ships and holidaymakers visit. These beaches offer changing facilities and refreshments.

There are many places to eat locally, ranging from local takeaway, dinning restaurants & ‘Jerk Centres’. The nearest large supermarket to the property is in an area named ‘Stewart Town’, which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk, (turn right outside the main gates). You will also find pubs, bars, restaurants, internet cafe, ice cream parlour and hairdressers/barbers too. During the evening at the weekend, music can often be heard from local dances in Stewart Town and also as far as James Bond Beach......which is pleasant to hear whilst sitting on the veranda in the cool evenings.

Things to do: During the evenings, weekend and public holidays, the town of Ocho Rios becomes alive. It is not uncommon to find people selling jerk chicken until the early hours of the morning and to hear the beats of reggae music pumping on the streets. The stores and the local market are busy and you will also find the local higglers selling a variety of products on the roadside from CDs, DVD’s, clothing and items for the home. For the adventurous, listen to the local radio for events happening in the local area or for billboards advertising local concerts and dances.

Don’t fancy cooking on a Sunday, why don't you take a trip to ‘Priory Beach in Priory, St Anns, near Runaway Bay.The journey time is approximately 30 minutes from the town of Ocho Rios. This is the beach where the locals and tourists attend for a fun family atmosphere. You will find the adults and children either swimming in the beautiful sea, playing domino, cards, football or dancing to the local sounds. Come early or late.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
SHARON SIMON (Owner)
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About SHARON SIMON

Hi i am a woman in my forties with two young children. I was born and bred in London, in the UK. I have lived in the UK all my life attending school, college and university. My birth father is Jamaican descent who currently resides in the St Thomas parish in Jamaica. My birth mother is Kittian (St Kitts) and resides in London, UK.

I work in the profession of Social Work working with Children and Families. My job is challenging and demanding so towards the end of the year, I retreat to Jamaica with my sons for a well deserved break.

SHARON SIMON purchased this house in 2007

Why SHARON SIMON chose Ocho Rios

I purchased this house during a trip in May 2007 when the scheme was just a building site with only a few houses built with no residents. I purchased this property as i was 'tired and fed up' off staying with relatives whilst on vacation. I wanted my own space and independence and to have a place that i can call home with all my necessary comforts.

I was attracted to the area as i was very impressed with the many upscale properties in the area that you see whilst traveling on the North Coast Highway from Ochi Rios. I have stayed at various hotels situated in the area, so i was very familiar with the area. Huddersfield/Boscobel is in the parish of St Mary. The property is only a 15-20 minutes drive to Ochi Rios (10 KM) on a fairly new highway(No bad roads) which to me, was a blessing !!

There is a further small community literally a 5 minute walk from the property which has a variety of stores which has been very handy for me in terms of grocery shopping and buying a local meal of Curry Goat and Rice and Peas at the popular 'M & M Restaurant' next door to 'Savings Plus Supermarket'. If you fancy an alcoholic beverage, well there is numerous 'Rum Bars' and 'Sports Bar' Entertainment in this community is very good catering for the young and old. Many parties take place in this community with well known sound systems.

Did i mention the beaches? Well you can choose from at least four beaches from Ochi Rios towards Oracbessa. The nearest beach is a 10 minute walk right next to 'Cool Oasis Gas Station' at Rio Nuevro or literally a 5 minute drive to 'Marley Place' in Boscobel. A further 5 minute drive will take you to 'James Bond Beach in Oracabessa'.

What makes this house unique

24 Hour Security in the gated community.

Communal Pool

Good transports links

Good roads

Access to WIFI

Vibrant local community

Beach access

Guestbook comments from the owner

As a single female, security was important to me in choosing the right accomodation. The accomodation met my expectation and i was very impressed! It was clean, tidy and furnished with modern furniture. I felt as if i was at home. The security guards were polite and friendly. I will be returning back to this property in February 2011 and am looking forward to meeting the friends i made on the estate.
Sep 2010
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4.7
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Home Away from home in a gated community, 15 mins drive to Ochi Rios , WIFI avai
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Home Away from home in a gated community, 15 mins drive to Ochi Rios , WIFI avai
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
5

Perfect family home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
The house was as described, we spotted it before we saw the door number. The booking process and check in were both simple and stress free, the house was clean and welcoming. Very spacy with clean well lookd after outside space. The house manager was nice and helpful. Spacey open plan kitchen so I could watch my boys and tv whilst cooking. Lovely hot water pressure, ac and fans.
The house had books and board games, a music center for cds.
Staff and the frot gate were friendly and added to safety. A taxi outside the gate was always available and cost $150JMD either way to Ocho Rios or Oracabessa, less for children.
Rio Nouvo beach and just a short drive away behind the Cool Oasis gas station.
This propery comes highly recommended for our family.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the property was to your satisfaction. Happy that the children made the most of the facilities inside and outside the property. Hope to see you next year.
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Home Away from home in a gated community, 15 mins drive to Ochi Rios , WIFI avai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p484169
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
5

Home Away from Home! All the comfort you need!

  • 5 of 5
I would recommend this villa to friends and family!
It has everything you need for a comfortable holiday! My children loved playing with the toys provided for them, they also loved the cable television, nick junior etc.
The villa is nice, clean and comfortable a real home away from home.
It is also in a secure location, and I never once doubted our safety during our stay there.
Thank you Sharon we will be booking with you again, as soon as we can, we had such a nice time, the kids didn't want to leave!

During our stay we visited Dunns River Falls, this was fun I would recommend others do the same! We also went to the beach behind the cool oasis petrol station, there is a nice bar there, we went back there many evenings.
Another favorite beach for us was Port Maria Bay! This is a nice spot if you have small children as the sea is calm, enabling them to play in the water.
During our stay we also went to Negril, Montego Bay, And Ochi rios turtle beach, and the craft market in Ochi Rios, We also went on a boat trip, cool runnings, you can pick this up at Dunns River, we had a fantastic time that day.
We also have family in Jamaica so we spent alot of time visiting with them also, but it was great to have the villa for a retreat when we needed those special family moments alone.
Once again, Thanks so much Sharon for making our holiday comfortable for us! We will surely be in touch with you again soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased your group had a fantastic time and Iook forward to seeing you and your family again.
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Home Away from home in a gated community, 15 mins drive to Ochi Rios , WIFI avai
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
5

11 perfect Days

  • 5 of 5
This trip was excellent.
The house was in an excellent location , handy for Ochio Rios and all the Local shops, bars and beaches.
There is very good security on the gate and all the neighbours very friendly.
The estate is very quiet , but if you want nightlife this is very near as well!
Local taxis will take you anywhere, this villa is in a good location to see all of Jamaica!
Facilities in the House are good too, with washing machine, cooker and large fridge. All decor is very nice and the house well equiped.
The lady I rented the property from was very friendly and co-operative and the lady who checks the property out is also friendly and courteous.
Would definetly go back!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away from home in a gated community, 15 mins drive to Ochi Rios , WIFI avai
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
Rouleau, Sask. Canada
4

Relaxing stay at Emerald Estates

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time staying at Sharon's property in Emerald Estates. It was very clean, very well-kept, and quiet. Mrs. Brown was always around to chat or answer our questions. It was our first time in Jamaica and we are very adventurous, so we rented a car and drove everywhere which we soon realized wasn't really necessary because you can catch a JUTA van just about anywhere and the driver's are very courteous and helpful and will take you anywhere - shout out to Charmin' Charlie and Tony Henry - two of the best drivers in Jamaica! We had a difficult time finding the property, unfortunately, because we arrived mid-afternoon in Montego Bay and it was night by the time we got to Ocho Rios. We did find it eventually, and the security people at the gate were very helpful - everything went smoothly after that. There's lots to see and do in Ocho, we defintely recommend the Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour. Call them up and book your spot and they will come to where you are staying and pick you up, take you up into the mountains, and you spend the day riding down Blue Mountain, stopping for breakfast and lunch, then they bring you back. Awesome time, but do not try to drive there yourself. We considered driving ourselves since we had the car but they convinced us not to, and thank god they did because it's hard to find and the mountain roads are not for the faint of heart. Also, we recommend getting a driver and going to the Bob Marley mausoleum at Nine Mile - another excellent time! We would definitely recommend this property. We can't wait to come back to Jamaica, we loved it there.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel so blessed after reading your review! I am so pleased your group had a fantastic time in Jamaica, and considering it was the first group time in Jamaica, you made sure you explored the beautiful island and participated in a number of tours. I am glad that you found the property to your satisfaction, clean and well kept. And as for Mrs B, she is a wonderful woman who always ensures that holidaymakers are happy in the accomodation and is always there for chats on the verandah in the morning and evening. I hope to see you all next year-Book early
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
5

"Thumbs Up for Emerald Estates"

"Thumbs Up for Emerald Estates"
  • 5 of 5
The Estate was easy to find, street Gemstone Close easy to find, but the house was a maze because none of them are numbered. Mrs. Brown met us with the keys, she was very friendly, gave us great customer service and boy was she helpful. The house was the same as Sharon described in her layout of the house. It was well cleaned and maintained. I felt right at home, it had all that was needed. I will return in the future and recommend this rental to friends and family.The beach, stores and attractions are all within a 5 or 10 minute drive. Fresh fish is nearby. We had a wonderful time. We love Jamaica.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review and I am so pleased your group enjoyed their stay. Yes everything is at reach near the estate, the beach, shops, bars and getting fresh fish!! I am pleased the property was to you standard, and that your group felt at home!

Look forward to seeing you next year!
business
Home Away from home in a gated community, 15 mins drive to Ochi Rios , WIFI avai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p484169
+44 07956209329
Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
4

emerald estate

  • 4 of 5
Mt family stayed at this house in november 2011. The house was very clean. tequipped and spacious. The helper was very friendly and eager to help to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The location was easy to find with buses and taxis passing just outside the main gates often. The house is in a quiet residential estate with restaurants, takeaway, supermarkets and entertainment just a 5 minute walk away. There is a 2 local beaches nearby. I would definitely recomment this property to friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mnay thanks for your review and i am glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Jamaica. Hope that you and your family return to Jamaica and stay at the villa again very soon.
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

Emerald Estate Gated Community is a new development with 2 and 3 bedroom single storey houses, town houses and apartments. The development is approximately a 15 to 20 minutes drive from Ocho Rios Town Centre on the North Coast Main Road in a community named Huddersfield. The property is situated in a residential community with up scale fine property in the nearby ‘Tower Isle’ and ‘Rio Nuevo.’ There are numerous luxury resort hotels nearby such as ‘Couples San Souci’, ‘Sandals’ and ‘Beaches Boscobel Hotel.’

The town Ocho Rios offers the white sands and clear water of a Caribbean island, complete with waterfalls and rainforests. Climb the natural staircase of ‘Dunns River Falls’, stroll the ‘Coyaba River Gardens’, take a drive down ‘Fern Gully’, visit the craft markets, Swim with the dolphins at ‘Dolphin Cove’ or ride horseback along the plantations or the beaches. Reggae fans should make the trip to’ Nine Mile’, Bob Marley birthplace and final resting in the town of St Ann’.

Other Activities: Dunns River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Paintball, Beaches, Bob Marley resting place and Mystic Mountain

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Availability & Rates

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Ocho Rios House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard Rates
May 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£65
£450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £50
Notes The cost of rental is £150 per person (adult) per WEEK . The property is based on a minimum 3 guests sharing from (£450 a week).

PLEASE NOTE PRICES ARE FROM £450 A WEEK FOR 3 ADULTS. FOUR ADULTS WILL BE £500-MORE THAN 4 GUESTS AND CHILDREN IN GROUP-PRICES WILL BE NEGOTIABLE, BUT WILL NOT EXCEED £600 PER A WEEK.

THIS IS A SELF CATERING VILLA-THERE IS NO COOK OR HOUSEKEEPING DURING YOUR STAY
Rates are subject to change unless confirmed with a means of a deposit
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Amenities

Amenities

Ocho Rios House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower situated in bathtub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Can accommodate a camp bed inside bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Can accommodate a camp bed inside bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a 22 inch flat screen TV with DVD Player in bedroom 1 and 2. Bedroom 1 (master bedroom also has the addition of cable TV. Located inside the property are two single camp beds which are suitable for young children and teenagers. Remote control air conditioning is situated in the master bedroom. Standing fans are available in each of the bedrooms. The accommodation can therefore hold 8 people.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Maid service is available at an additional cost of $3000 Jamaican Dollars, approx £20.00 a day. The maid will tidy and clean the whole property and wash and iron bedroom linen. It is often cheaper to hire a helper for the week than on a daily basis. A hot meal can be made available upon your arrival from a local restaurant which serves Jamaican and English Cuisines. The restaurant also offers delivery services. If you require a food parcel upon your arrival, i.e bread, milk, eggs, water, etc., please advise at least 24 hours beforehand so therefore arrangements can be made. This is at an additional cost. If you have children, we offer a travel cot, baby highchair and a car seat. There are also board games for children, scooters and a baby trike, just what you need to keep the children occupied.
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