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Penthouse suite in Sandcastles with Tropical Roof Garden. Luxury on the Beach!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Ocho Rios Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A self catering rental apartment with roof terrace garden, beach access & pool!

Enjoy some luxury in the heart of Ocho Rios Jamaica! A warm welcome awaits you when visiting, Penthouse A25 at Sandcastles. Known as one of the most luxurious suites on the complex the penthouse sees many repeat guests. It is set up as a beautiful tropical home rather than a standard self catering apartment.

The suite is split over two floors separated by a spiral staircase. The two spacious luxury bedrooms are perfect for an afternoon siesta as well as a comfortable nights sleep. Ample storage space is available.

The living and dining area is light and airy with quality decor and furnishings. We have the benefit of local and U.K electrical sockets.

The independent kitchen is fully tiled with hand made pine units, and quality appliances. The main bathroom is luxuriously tiled and fitted out as is the upstairs closet.

Our tropical roof, terrace garden sets us apart providing opportunities for dining, star gazing or just lounging around. Our outdoor shower is simply wonderful!

Terms & Conditions: Terms & Conditions are as follows :

1) Full payment MUST be paid no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival or booking deposit will be forfeited.

2) In the event of any damage, breakages or losses the hirer will be held liable.

3) Please can you provide a copy of photographic id and sign guest list on arrival in exchange for keys.

4) Please do not have guests other than those confirmed and named on the booking form to stay overnight.

5) Please do not have Service providers or Vendors visiting the premises.

6) Please turn off all air conditioning and fans when not in the apartment.

7) Please do not use the Living room suite as a bed.

8) Please only smoke on the roof terrace. This is a strictly non smoking apartment.

9) Please look after your key as there is a Replacement Key & Lock Charge of £50.00.

10) Checkout 11:30 a.m unless by prior arrangement.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Penthouse suite in Sandcastles with Tropical Roof Garden. Luxury on the Beach!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

I found the property well taken care of, spacious and it was exactly as you saw on the website. Centrally located to everything, you are within walking distance to all the stores and restauraunts in Ocho Rios. The beach is right across from the property and is just a short 200 yard walk. Miss Rose is a wonderful lady and will look after all your needs. It was well worth the cost, I especially enjoyed the balcony on the roof top. Late at night you can sit up there and enjoy the stars and the sounds of the night. I would definitaley recommend the property to my friends and family. Nick

  • Submitted: May 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick and his party were exemplary guests. Our property was well looked well after and looked like nobody had stayed there after they left. The perfect guests !
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Pretty good

  • 4 of 5

Overall pretty good.. Wifi extremely weak, room was ok it suited our needs for 3 days.. Great location ocean 11 food is popping. The beach could be better sea weed taking over, there's a restaurant upstairs we later found out its privately owned it sucks lady need to go to culinary school. Overall I recommend this place thanks mr loyal..

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and great people

  • 4 of 5

Very nice location close to the beach, restuarants shops, groceries etc. If you are wanting to spend time in Ochie, the Sandcastles is hard to beat. Location of this property is near ideal and you can expect to be treated well from the owners.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything needed, more than expected

  • 5 of 5

Being a family of five and our first experience using VRBO/HomeAway we were nervous, but the owner and her son were very kind and helpful on the phone and in e-mails. In the 17 days we were there we and our children enjoyed the semi-private beach with its clean sand and clear water, snorkeling, tubing down the White River, Turtle Falls, Dolphin Cove, and a fishing trip on our last day where our delighted 9-year-old caught enough fish for the family's dinner.

The caretaker Anthony was very polite and helpful, offering to go out of his way to help us. Bring an unlocked phone and he'll bring you to Digicell to get a SIM card; minutes are so cheap there!

The staff of Sandcastles were also too kind for words. There were two times where we had problems and the staff and security were so attentive and were asking us for days if everything was okay now. They took it upon themselves to watch out for our children. The pool man and the one who cooks by the pool are exceptionally relaxed and kind.

There are two fellows named Richard you may meet on the beach: One carries lobster along the beach -- flag him down when you see him. He makes fabulous Jamaican lobster with various side dishes and delivers it right to the complex for you. For less than the cost of one lobster meal in Canada you can have enough for two or three people delivered right to your door. The other ones is a salesman for boat rides for snorkeling, fishing, and tours around the shoreline -- there are five or six people wanting to sell you a boat ride that it's a bit overwhelming and for a few days I refused to go with anyone, but in the end we went with Richard's crew and his boat, Ivan the Native, and were so happy we used him a second time. Be sure to barter -- there's lot of room to haggle, and I found it a bit fun once I learnt the ropes.

There is a great grocery store just two or three blocks from the apartment where you can get everything you need. The people were so friendly, they got to know us, helped us find things, and wished us well when we told them it was time to leave.

For church on Sundays we found the Ocho Rios Gospel Chapel to be an outstanding group of Christians on Rennie Street, within walking distance.

We needed a taxi just a few times. Again, it's hard to know whom to trust. We found a man at the church named Levy who drove a taxi. He was so laid back and fair and helpful that we used him every time.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a beautiful Family of genuinely nice people. I'm sure we will be meeting again really soon. Tony and Lurlene already asking when are you coming back. You all made a big impact on everyone at the complex. Don't let Canada where you down, we are waiting for you.
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Nottingham UK


  • 5 of 5

This is the 5th time in 2 years thst I have stayed at this beautiful beach front location. I recently sent 3 members of my family to the apartment who feel the same as I do. The owner Rosalind and her son Neil could not have been more helpful to make this our home away from home every time we visit.

Plus points are, non intrusive, professional, great price, modern, luxurious, amazing garden, a hop to the beach, very central and even better than in the advert . We wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else. Thanks a lot see you in November ;)


  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl you cant be talking about us lol lol see you in nov dude. Mum sends her love and say hello to Jackie from us. Blessings
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Milwaukee, WI USA

Gorgeous apartment centrally located in Ochi

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very well kept and the owner Rose was very sweet and accessible to answer questions during the planning stages of the trip and also while in Jamaica. The property was very beautiful, especially the rooftop terrace, which included a outdoor shower..........which I would have to say was my favorite part of the apartment. There is definitely something magical about taking a shower under the moonlight. The apartment also was very well equipped with kitchenware, making it very easy to make some remarkable meals while staying in enjoying the apartment and dining on the rooftop.

The location of Sandcastles is centrally located and a very short walk to pretty much everything, restaurants, beach, grocery, market, clubs and bank.

I would definitely recommend the property to others and will be contacting Rose again for my next trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
MBJ Montego Bay Jamaica
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Dunns River Falls, White River, Reggae beach, Turtle Beach, Prospect Plantation Tour, Chukka Cove, Dolphins Cove, Ian Fleming, Golden Eye, Margaritaville, Reggae Explosion, Island village, Ocho Rios Jerk Centre, Ruins, Harmony Hall, Little Pub, The Asylum, Shades Nightspot, Fisherman’s beach, Children’s entertainment, Polo club, Adult entertainment, Ocho Rios Craft market, Casino on Main street, Deep sea fishing, Deep sea diving, Boat tours, Sightseeing tours, Horse riding, Jet-ski, Paragliding, Water skiing, Speedboat driving,Sunbathing.

Other Activities: Dunns River Falls, Dolphin's Cove, Margaritaville, Island Village, Nightspots, Bars, Numerous dining possibilities.


Rates & Availability

Ocho Rios Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 8 2016 - Dec 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 14 2016 - Jan 7 2017
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Jan 8 2017 - Apr 8 2017
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Apr 9 2017 - Apr 24 2017
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Apr 25 2017 - Jun 14 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $122

1) We require a Non Refundable deposit of 20% to confirm booking.

2) Balance to be paid no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

3) We require a £100 Refundable security deposit which can be returned within 7 days of departure.

4) There is a £50 charge for loss of master keys and lock change.

4) We accept the following methods of payment :
Westen Union,

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Ocho Rios Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • To compliment the ground floor bathroom. We are lucky enough to have an outdoor shower cubicle, situated on the sun terrace. The shower is under the stars but very private being surrounded by glass bricks and tropical plants. Very nice indeed and a favourite with all of our guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can join making a double
  • The penthouse sleeps 4 comfortably. If you should require space for a fifth guest please notify us at the pre-booking stage so that we can make provisions. The fifth guest has the use of an inflatable bed in the living room. Bedrooms offer storage, air conditioning, ceiling fans, contemporary cane furniture, Quality beds, Egyptian Cotton linen, vanity mirror and cable T.V. Guests comfort is essential to us.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We politely ask our guests to refrain from smoking anywhere inside the property. However smokers are welcome to use the sun terrace, and ash trays are provided.

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