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Ocean Front Cottages By Beaches And 20 Minutes From Major Tourist Attractions

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Sea Front Cottages, Studio and One Bedroom by the Sea.

Turn dreams into reality, falling asleep and waking to the sound of the sea. This site is truly for those wanting to rejuvenate from stress, take it slow and acquire a greater feeling of wellbeing, in mind, body and soul. Three beautiful and uniquely different cottages overlooking the sea are set in the grounds of a private home. The family type setting offers you the advantage of learning about our Jamaican culture first hand. The privacy of the setting allows, you to relax, but is also close to all the major tourist attractions of the Ocho Rios area. The site is accommodation only, but has the option to offer meals as requested. With an internationally trained and certified aroma therapist and masseuse on site, as well as government registered tour operator, spoil yourself by planning your day-day activities. While we recommend total relaxation, amenities such as full channel cable TV and free wireless are available should you choose to mix and match your choice of activities. Come and enjoy Jamaica, the Jamaican way. We look forward to welcoming you.

The property offers three private cottages, a studio, loft and one bedroom all equipped with mini kitchenette. There is daily maid service as well as linen and towel service included in the rental.

Our calendars show availability for only one cottage at a time, so always email, or phone us to check on availability if you don't see the dates you want. You may be able to book any of the other two cottages.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Claudia

Born and growing up in Jamaica was a great and beautiful experience. Having traveled and lived overseas, I have always wanted to offer visitors a taste of our exquisite Jamaican culture. Our warm smiles, laughter, music and exotic cuisine is guaranteed to be memorable. .As a 'well-being' enthusiast I have tried to create a setting that will truly de-stress, yet offer an unforgettable holiday experience for those visiting our island

Claudia purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Claudia chose Jamaica

Right on the sea, with beautifully landscaped grounds that provide the feeling of home away from home but definitely in the Caribbean.

What makes this cottage unique

Attractively priced, with the ability to control what you want to spend on to create the holiday of choice. Your rate includes free wireless and housekeeping service, We have a internationally trained and certified masseuse and beauty therapist on site. What better way to pamper yourself in the privacy of your own special getaway?. Contemplating where to go to add some adventure? We make it simple, by providing you with our special assigned licensed tour operator who will help you to plan your schedule, provide airport transfers or just provide a helping hand in getting around on a day to day basis if that is what you need. We are here to welcome you and help turn your break into that unforgettable dream holiday.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Cottages By Beaches And 20 Minutes From Major Tourist Attractions
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Absolutely Heavenly & Amazing! Claudia, Jennifer, Lucien & Sandra are professionalism personified.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the entire stay to ourselves. The Jamaican Cuisine was delicious and authentic. We felt like royalty. My hubby is a Jamaican Farmer and selects and prepares many of our family meals and said, "Wow,Mommy Sandra is good in that kitchen!"

Jennifer is professional and warm, and runs every detail like clockwork. Very knowledgeable and is detail oriented. She will not deny any reasonable and safe request for her guest/family. You really feel like you're at your own Home away!

Lucien keeps the property safe and picturesque at all times. If the fruit ripens and falls into that clear swimming pool, he will salvage what he can for the guests; feed the birds or geckos. Nothing is wasted at this place! Echo friendly has no air conditioned cold air, and has hot water shower or tub. Be sure to specify all dietary needs and exclusions.

The view of the zero edged pool and ocean were breathtakingly better than any photo could capture. We had a few storms and the cable was off, but it made our visit even more special. We turned all the technology off and reconnected. My hubby and I have been trying to naturalize him dor four years and have been taking care of ourselves apart. . . saying this to say. . . "We looked ar our wedding day photos, talked about our future Together and Prayed; we were only disturbed when called for dinner or if awaken for snacks, or told the hammock was out!

The Sunsets were surreal and we've never been treated so lovely.

We will book again at Holiday Season. Thank You Claudia & Staff for giving us a Cherished Memory and many more to come!

Patrick & Lydia

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lydia, it was our pleasure to make the visit for you and your husband, special and memorable. We knew the ambience and general surroundings would provide the magical setting, but bestowing true Jamaican hospitality is a pleasure and an honour for us to do for all our guests. We thank you for your kind words as it makes what we do all worthwhile. We certainly look forward to having you both with us again on your next round of holidays. Warm wishes from all of us, here at La Vista. Claudia
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All Around AMAZING Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at this property for 3 nights and we were blown away by the outstanding hospitality provided by Claudia, Jennifer, Sandra, & Lucien. We were initially greeted by Jennifer who was very sweet and friendly and so helpful with researching activities to do in the area. She was always around if you needed anything. Sandra's cooking is amazing! The best curry goat we've ever had! And Lucien went above and beyond with doing favors and running errands for us. All 3 always had a smile on their face!

Claudia has an amazing team and an absolutely gorgeous property! Best part was we got engaged in their backyard!!! This was an experience we will never forget and we will DEFINITELY be back soon! I highly recommend this property to anyone staying in Ochi! THANK YOU

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victor, firstly, congratulations once more !!! Thank you for your kind words. What an amazing way to end your vacation. You are the second person this year, who has proposed, at that exact spot. We may have to find a special name for it. It was certainly great to have had you both with us. Catering to our guests is something we absolutely love to do, so we can't wait for you to return to spoil you both even more with true Jamaican hospitality. Our best wishes, love and greetings from all of us here at La Vista.
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Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Absolutely lived up to the reviews

  • 4 of 5

Claudia, Jennifer, Sandra and Lucien were wonderful. We ate the best Jamaican food and fresh fruit, we possibly could have and were treated very well. The property is as beautiful as in the pictures due to Lucien's hard work every day. Jennifer's massages were excellent and world class. When we had our laundry done by Sandra, I swear my whites were whiter than I've ever gotten them myself and I thought I was good at laundry.

One thing to consider though...we booked for a month but realized very early on that due to its location, it was too long to stay in that one place. Although on the water, there is currently no access to the water. Closest beach 1/2 hour walk beside the highway or 10 minute drive. Have to pay to get on any beach in the area. No place to walk. It is located right next to the major road and everyone honks their horns, for everything. One night we laid awake for several hours listening to a pack of wild dogs fighting. Great location for a week or two. Be prepared to rent a car. Walking beside the highway can be hair raising as there is very little shoulder in most places.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheila, Thank you for your kind words it was certainly a pleasure having you with us at La Vista. Your review does highlight the different types of guests to our island. Those who want to experience the island as an islander, those who want to do their own thing, rent a car and go where they want and those who do a bit of both. What ever type of guest we have, all we want to do is make sure that each day they spend with us here at La Vista is a memorable one. On sea access our designer and landscapers are waiting for the off season to provide the long awaited access and we hope all our future guests enjoy this new feature. Once again on behalf of Jennifer, Sandra, Lucien, and myself, thank you Sheila for having chosen La Vista as part of your vacation plans, we appreciate it.
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful experience staying at La Vista. The property was very clean, comfortable and nicely done by the sea. Everything is exactly as it appears on the pictures, all the staff were very caring, understanding, and went above and beyond to please and satisfy their guests. A special thanks to our Property Manager Jennifer who took great care of us. The meals were phenomenal (thanks to Sandra, the chef), we highly recommend anyone staying there to eat there. We hardly felt like leaving the property. Last but not the least Claudia was very helpful and kind in recommending places to visit as well as arrange the services of Mr Barnett who drove us around.

We would recommend La Vista to our friends in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On behalf of all of us here at La Vista thank you ever so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure providing a taste of Jamaican culture and cuisine with you and rewarding to know that you enjoyed it all. We certainly look forward to having you back sometime in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe the beauty and tranquility of this property! The pictures do not capture the true essence here...the entire staff made me feel as though I was with family from the moment I arrived. My cottage was immaculate, as well as the grounds. I honestly did not want to leave the property other than to horseback ride on the beach and venture to various attractions in Ochi. I am excited about the beach access they will feature soon. I have already made plans to return in a few weeks with more loved ones. Exceptional stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tierra you are so kind. We wanted to help you make La Vista your home away from home, and we are happy that it seems that you have done just that. It is even better that we will get to meet some more members of your family. Good News!! Yesterday marked the very start of our project to open up the access to the sea, and we are excited as we think everyone will love what we are going to do there. It will be great to have you back to enjoy this piece that you didn’t get to sample. Hurry back and we wait to welcome you, family and or friends very soon. Warm wishes and love from everyone at La Vista.
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  • 5 of 5

Claudia you have done a great job selecting your team to cater to your guest. Upon my arrival Jennifer greeted me outside and Luicen assisted us to our rooms with our bags. We were also provided a complimentary dinner. Lets just say the property speaks for itself. The property is well kept, surroundings are extremely clean, great ocean view, swimming pool is amazing. You have literally captured anyone's expectation of what they would want in a total secluded vacation. Let me just say I travel a lot and you can be at a great place but if the service is poor it does no good for the reputation of the place. Your staff is the best and I can tell they have went through a great deal of training. Jennifer is so warm and welcoming, she is there when you need her, she is very patient and she made myself and my guest felt at home. Sandra I want to say that you are now one of my favorite cooks am missing that stewed chicken with with yams. Lucien thanks a lot for helping us when you can and making yourself available. Claudia your home is beautiful and now am back in the cold telling all my coworkers, and family about my stay and wanting to take everyone back to experience what I have. I work in HR and again I can say you have done an impressive job selecting your team. With no hesitation I recommend this to anyone that wants a quiet scenic, great food, great hospitality and accommodation. I look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stevie, what can we say but thank you so much for your kind words. We are truly humbled and motivated to keep on doing our part in having people experience our traditional warm Jamaican hospitality. For all of us having guests feel truly welcomed is worth more than any payment a guest could give the team. We really do thrive on a job well done only if our guests are truly satisfied. I do hope we have the pleasure of your company in the not too distant future. Jennifer says it was an absolute pleasure to have looked after you both, and needless to say that Sandra is still shaking her head on your love of all things chicken. In fact we are all smiling and have a challenge to try and tempt you with other food choices when next you visit. Once again from all of us, Lucien, Sandra and Jennifer thanks for taking the time to thank us, and we look forward to your next visit.
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The property is centrally positioned along the North Coast at Boscobel only 20 minutes from Ocho Rios. Its central location means that you are easily connected to the highway that takes you to many other enjoyable attractions along Jamaica's North Coast. Take in Noel Cowards, Golden Eye, minutes from the property, or venture further to look at Blue Lagoon in the parish of Portland. If in Portland, then you have to visit Boston Beach and sample authentic jerk chicken, or pork at this great facility. Take a picture of the famous Blue Lagoon . Everyone wants to climb the falls in Ocho Rios. As the name translates from Spanish its the meeting of eight river tributaries, to give you a spectacular falls which everyone must take the challenge to climb. Don't forget to wear sticky shoes if you want to climb faster. Feeling a bit more dare devil, then visit Mystic mountain especially if you like zip lining through our lush vegetation. Swimming with the Dolphins at Dolphin Cove is just across the road, but a word of warning. This attraction is always so fully booked, it would be best to book ahead of your trip. Its worth it. We have our own mineral springs in Ocho Rios now so you can visit Blue Hole in Ocho Rios as well. En route to Ocho Rios there are many private and public beaches. James Bond Beach is 5 minutes from the property, and is a paying beach but really nice to hang out with friends. There is White River rafting just 10 minutes away, and you can always enjoy private available water sports both near to the property as well as in Ocho Rios. If you want to sample some of our local culture, visit the fish market in Ocho Rios and talk to the fishermen as they bring their boats in. You might want to try cooking some of the catch or just tasting some, as there is a restaurant there as well. You can venture further afield to both Montego Bay and Negril both with even more white sand beaches and great offerings on hand. Yes life's a beech here, and we wait to welcome you to our island for what will be an unforgettable holiday. See you soon!!


Rates & Availability

Salt Gut Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $61

Our calendar shows reservations for ONLY one of our three cottages.
Always contact us for availability at (rockhave23@gmail,com) for availability of other cottages.
Prices shown are based on rental of the studio cottage.
Airport transfers can be arranged for guests on request.
Special Packages available periodically, so don't forget to ask for details.

Manager'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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Salt Gut Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cottage 2 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Cottage 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom is part of three individual self contained cottages which sleeps two adults sharing a queen size bed. Each cottage has its own unique design and are equipped with mini bar, kitchenette and en suite bathroom. These 3 cottages, are known as studio, loft and one bedroom cottage. The loft cottage is slightly larger than the studio, with sleeping on the loft level of the cottage, and is really cosy. Finally there is the one bedroom cottage, the largest of all three cottages. This cottage has its own spacious living/dining area, which can also hold two additional single beds if required. Prices for each cottage vary slightly, but when booked as a group, the rate is based on the lowest cottage rate and applied across all three cottages.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For water sports and other amenities, these are available at cost from neighbouring facility. There are also many other similar offerings within a 5--20 minute drive.

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