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Artist Studio at Glory Be - Charming seafront cottage with amazing views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Tower Isle Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Artist's Studio sleeps 2- 4,

Four miles East of Ocho Rios, right next to famous Reggae Beach(now called Bamboo 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.


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 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 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)


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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen & Ronnie Schleifer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Karen & Ronnie Schleifer

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.

Karen & Ronnie Schleifer purchased this cottage in 1951

Why Karen & Ronnie Schleifer chose Jamaica

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'.

What makes this cottage unique

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.



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.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Swim at your own risk as there is no lifeguard on duty.

Inquire about monthly discounts if you are interested in a wonderful month in Jamaica!

We ask a deposit of half the amount, payable by personal check ?The balance can be paid in cash upon arrival. l.There is a cancellation fee of $200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Tower Isle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Artist Studio, Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Artist studio, Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The artist studio has a King size 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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