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Millicent Gray

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Low budget suites, close to Ocho Rios, self-catering,

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Jamaica Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 B/Rs 2 B/Rs, self-catering upstairs apartment, wi-fi cable, close to Ocho Rios

Our rates are $60.00 US per night for each bedroom, double occupancy, renting individually or together. We do have a special weekly rate and for all 3 bedrooms.

The house is located 10 minutes away from Ohio Rios and all it's attractions in the Greenwich Acres community.

The common area includes living and dining, kitchen and washroom. All bedrooms are equipped with Cable Television, Ceiling Fans and free Wireless Internet.

A washing machine, iron and ironing board are also provided.

Affordable babysitter, housekeeping service, cook, transportation for airport pickup/drop-off and trips are available upon request.

Feeling sick a complete Medical Facility is just 5 minutes away.

If you feel like Walking, Fishing, Gambling Casinos, Swimming, Horseback-Riding, Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling, Climbing the Falls, Swimming with the Dolphins, Red Strip Cruse, Jet-Skiing, Bobsled, Sky-Explorer, Hiking-trail or the Zip-Line, this is where you will enjoy the very best Jamaica has to offer, and all just 10 - 15 minutes away.

If you are in need of an ATM or bank, just want to visit a Botanical Garden, the Green Grotto Caves, A Church of your choice, the Cinemas, Library, Duty-free shops, Fitness center, Groceries plus Authentic Jamaican Craft, It's all 5-10 minutes away.

Low Budget Suite in the Greenwich Acres community on the North Coast is Your Home Away from Home. This is a specious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom second floor apartment where you can experience a true Jamaican way of life, a great location with an awesome view of the community.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Millicent Gray (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 10 traveler reviews

Low budget suites, close to Ocho Rios, self-catering,
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

A Real Jamaican Experience with true hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a home away from home experience, I am a Jamaican living in the US for the past 20 years. My wife and I were looking for accommodations that were affordable, clean, friendly, and safe, with a real Jamaican feel. We found it at Low Budget Suites. It was awesome not to have to spend most of our vacation budget on our accommodations. There wasn’t any online pictures of the interior of the location before we booked so we were a little hesitant, but all that was gone once we arrived. Our room and bathroom were very clean with fresh linens, a comfortable queen size bed, cable TV, and free wifi. I was a little worried that there was no AC, but our room had a roof fan, 3 huge widows, and double doors leading out to the balcony, which were more than adequate to keep our room cool. The common areas were also very clean and equipped with all necessary appliances. The kitchen had everything needed to cook a family meal, and we were able to invite friends and family over for visits. Millicent and Lincoln was super great with helping us find attractions, shopping and transportation. The use of a prepaid cellphone while we were there was really helpful and saved us from using roaming. Their service was above our expectation and even though they live on the lower level, we were never once inconvenienced. We had free access to a private beach (including a restaurant and bar) anytime which was only a 5 minute drive away, and Lincoln was great at transporting us anytime we wished. Our location was only a 15 minute drive to the famous Ocho Rios, where we went clubbing, ate at authentic local restaurants, climbed Dunn’s River Falls and walked out the numerous souvenir shops and craft markets. The use of a washing machine was not a selling point for us, but was a great convenience to have we found out later. Thanks Millie and Lincoln for giving a Jamaican a real Jamaican vacation, we hope to make it an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I rented the entire villa for my family and it was a great experience! We stayed three days and two nights and the only regret I have is that we couldn't stay longer. Millicent and her husband were kind and hospitable. They were there when we arrived to greet us and show us around. Check in and check out were flexible and Millicent gave us a contact number to reach her if we needed and there was a grounds person who lived on the property to help if we needed it. We were reluctant to book when we saw the villa online and were debating whether we should go with a more known hotel, so we would be sure of what to expect. Villa Serenity was the best decision! It was private and fun to have the whole place for ourselves. It was a little home away from home. With enough space and bathrooms for everybody! The kids loved it and the grown-ups had a great time. The Villa has no fancy frills, but felt like home. My brother did his laundry, we hung out at the pool, walked around in the beautiful yard, made breakfast (pots and pans were available) and some of us walked to the beach while others drove (its really not that far). The beach was beautiful. We only had drinks so I can't speak to the quality of the restaurant on the beach. If I decide to go back as a big group I would definitely book with Villa Serenity, I would just make sure to book a longer time. It was also an easy drive to Dunns River, Mystic Mountain, and into Ocho Rios town.

Thank you so much Millicent! Hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for making it Villa Serenity, we look forward to your next visit, but most of all that your stay was what you wanted it to be, a home away from home.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This property is very well located near Ocho Rios with very quick access to the local attractions. Access to the private beach is about 10 min walk which is acceptable.

Beach can be busy at the small restaurant when cruiser are in the harbor.

House is a little bit old and dusty and we had some problems with the AC in two of the bedroom.

Water pressure was also very low due to some pipe leak in the gated community.

We hire Garvey for cooking us local meals in the evening and really appreciated to know better Jamaican cooking.

Wireless internet was also very slow at time which can be frustrating when we all try to connect in the evening.

Overall we had a great time even though the house needs a bit of maintenance

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you all had a great time with all the challenges. All the AC's have been serviced and are working. The broken pipe was fixed by the utility company and the wireless internet was slow due to the rains during that period. We are committed to making the villa your home away from home. Thanks for staying.
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Our stay was good

  • 5 of 5

The villa is ok. While choosing this property as our rental we did know that we aren't going to a 5 star hotel and our expectations were relevant to the price. We rented the entire villa. I found that some rooms were a lot nicer than others with updated furniture and better decorating, but again we weren't really there for the decor. One thing I cannot stand is dirty linen! and this place had GREAT FRESH linen! The washing machine was a great convenience also. The house overall is fairly clean....I have a 1 year old who just started walking so I thought the floors where not to my standard so I swept and wiped them and we were good to go. The kitchen was reasonably stocked, the oven would not light with the ignition button so we have to light to manually, my dad thought it was very unsafe for his children and grandchild but we only used it a couple times and managed. I would recommend getting that fixed. The bathroom was a bit dated but was functional. The outside area is well maintained, again the furniture is dated but otherwise very clean and comfortable. The pictures and description match the actual villa. The beach is quite a hike(if you have a toddler in tow) so we drove. But lots of my family members walked. It’s a very nice beach. The restaurant on the beach is ok(more tourist foods than authentic Jamaican food). I'm not giving this villa a 5 star hotel rating but rather a 5 star based on the advertising, my stay and expectations. I’m sure if the furniture and decor was updated, the price would also change. So i would rather save a few dollars and have the older furniture. I would probably stay at this villa again. I would get the king size room with its own bathroom(this bathroom was updated).

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorota is was good having you and your family at Villa Serenity, thanks for an honest review. We will be addressing the lighting problem with the stove oven. Villa Serenity is a home away from home we will continue to give the best to our guest. Making you feel at home, providing you with a comfortable and safe environment is our number one priority. We are always available to offer any assistance you may need and the villa caretaker is just a call away. Whatever your questions or concerns we will gladly answer them, awaiting your inquiry. Love from villa Serenity.
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Truely our home away from from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Serenity. This was the best way to visit Jamaica. The house and pool are clean and well cared for. Millicent and Lincoln are wonderful people who treated us like family. They took care of us, helping us find whatever we needed or wanted during our stay, yet did not hover. They gave reviews and recommendations that were always spot on.

The accomdations were exactly as we expected, or better. All of our needs were anticipated and addressed.

The private beach is a short walk away and includes a restaurant and bar. The staff were friendly and personable. They were very accomodating of our food allergies. The salon at the beach was personable and the prices were very reasonable compared to other locations. The gift shop was slightly high, but they did not push and harrass as you can get in some of the shopping areas. The lifeguards and security were friendly and outgoing.

I am very glad we chose to stay here and not in a resort. This was my 3rd visit to Jamaica, but the first time I got to see more than the tourist traps. We were able to meet people and learn more about the culture and the land than before. Definitely hope to return to Jamaica, and Villa Serenity, again soon!

Thank you for making our family vacation pleasant and smooth.

If I had one suggestion, it would be for more knives in the kitchen. However, it is not a complaint, just the one thing I missed from home because the local produce is wonderful to work with and I did a lot of cooking during our visit. We only ate out for 4 meals during our entire week long stay, otherwise it was 3 squares at the house each day.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh! Thank you so much Rick and Shawna, it was a pleasure having you at Villa Serenity and meeting your lovely family. I am happy it was all you expected it to be, truely your home away from home and next time I will have more knives for you, God Bless, Lincoln & Millicent.
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Great Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

I had a awesome time at the villa, My family and I wish we could have stayed longer. The pool and the beach was great. My niece was also happy for the wireless connections. We definately be back for a longer stay. Thank you Cynthia and thank your husband for being some welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, MBJ
Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Mammee Bay Beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Scotchies jerk Center and bar, Drax Hall, St. Ann
Nearest Beach
1.25 Miles
Mammee Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Low budget Suites offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom for travelers on a budget, situated in the community of Greenwich Acres, on the outskirts of Ocho Rios, St. Ann.

It only takes 5 minutes drive to climb the Dunn's River Falls, swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove or tour Mystic Mountain.

This is where you can relax, unwind and taste the Jamaican culture and lifestyle.

Your friendly host will show you real Jamaican hospitality that will make you feel like you are being entertained by very good, old time friends.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are $80.00 US per night or $560.US per week per bedroom. Special discount is available on long term bookings for all 4 bedrooms.
50% of deposit is refunded when reservation is cancelled 2 weeks before arrival.

25% to 50% Deposit required depending on length of booking, full payment on check-in. Rates are for each bedroom, per night.

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Jamaica Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Rooms are double occupancy, additional person needs approval.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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