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Vernon

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Ocho Rios Pearl Penthouse Suite

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Jamaica Condo Rental Photos and Description

Large 2 br/2br Penthouse sleeps 6 overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea

May and June special $99 per night double occupancy special! (Conditions apply.)

Modern contemporary Penthouse;

2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms;

Extra Large Balcony with Sea view and view of the town of Ocho Rios;

King bed in Master Bedroom with private ensuite bath;

King bed in second BR, can be separated into 2 twin beds;

37' Flat Screen HDTV;

Free Wireless Internet;

Free Long distance calls to US and Canada;

Free Movies on demand;

Sparkling clean, bright with brand new furnishings;

A/C and Ceiling fans in every bedroom;

Pool just outside the door;

Tennis court in common area;

House Keeping and cook included at no extra cost;

Fully equipped kitchen;

5 minute walk from the beach and all other amenities including watersports, shopping center, restaurant, events in Ocho Rios;

5-10 minutes drive to major attractions like Dunn's River Fall, Mystic Mountain, Dolphin Cove!

Ocho Rios Pearl (aka “The Pearl”) is a privately owned ocean view two-bedroom Penthouse suite overlooking the resort town of Ocho Rios. The location is superb; nestled in a tropical garden on the side of the hill in downtown Ocho Rios. Within five minutes walk you will find shopping, restaurants, night club, cinema, you name it. It is also close to Jamaica’s most famous tourist attractions such as swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove, climb the famous Dunn's River Falls or zip lining at Mystic Mountain to name a few. The Pearl is situated in Columbus Heights, a gated and secure vacation rental community with approximately 221 individually owned apartments used by owners as holiday retreats or vacation rentals. No where in Ocho Rios and perhaps Jamaica have a view quite like this. Come and see for yourself! You will love it.

The Pearl View

The sea view from The Pearl’s extra large balcony (balcony alone is 360 sq ft!) is nothing short of spectacular. You are so close to the water, you want to reach out and touch. The only thing that separates you from the sea is the hill, a road and some trees. You also have front-row-seats to the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier to watch ships like Carnival Freedom arrive with hundreds of tourists. It is as if the ship is in your living room! Both bedrooms , and the living room enjoy this magnificent sea view.

Not to be outdone is the view of the beautiful, well manicured garden and pool from the kitchen, living room and both bathrooms. There is a beautiful view from every room in this Penthouse.

The Pearl Services

9-5 Services Included: Allow yourself to be pampered by your own personalized housekeeper, cook and nanny every day from 9-5 at no extra cost! That’s right, this service is included! Having personalized staff wait on you everyday adds to the enjoyment of your vacation especially if you are traveling with teenagers, young children or older family members. Your personalized staff will go to the market, buy groceries, wash your clothes (tokens are purchased for the laundry) take care of your loved ones and prepare all you meals. You only need to pay for the ingredients. This saves you hundreds of dollars on the cost of food since you can choose when to eat out! Meals can be arranged in advance for a seamless inclusive experience.

(N.B. for guest who wish to stay 30 days or more, housekeeping is done twice a week and the cook can be arranged at an extra cost. Also, monthly guest are required to pay their own hydro bills. This is because monthly guests are on a lease (unlike other guests) and so service and prices differ as a result.)

The Pearl Penthouse Features

Size: With a total of 1,200 sq ft, you will never what to stay anywhere else! Lot of room to relax and enjoy your vacation. The penthouse is on the second floor and is accessed by one flight of stairs.

Two Bedrooms and two bathrooms (sleeps 6): There are two bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom. The Master bedroom has a king size bed while the second bedroom has two twin beds that can easily be made into a king bed on request. The Pearl is designed for maximum privacy so that the bedrooms are separated by a large living and dining room. The bedroom sleeps two persons each and there is also a pull out sofa in the living room. This penthouse is suitable for one large family or two small families who would like to spend vacation together.

Living and Dining and large balcony: The large Open concept living and dining seamlessly leads out into the large balcony for amply entertaining space

Full Kitchen: The kitchen includes a full stove, large fridge, microwave, pots and pans, cutlery, dinnerware, etc. All that you need. Your housekeeper can whip up all your meals, if you like, especially if you have dietary restrictions.

Other features, at no extra charge: Wireless internet Access Included, TV and Blue Wray player with access to free movies included, Magic Jack telephone in master bedroom that allows unlimited free calls to US and Canada. No need to pay expensive roaming charges. We have thought of everything you need!

The Pearl Amenities

White Sand Beaches: There are two beaches that are just five minutes walk down the hill. There is a beach at Island Village Shopping Centre in front of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Only patrons of Margarita Ville get to use this beach. Just buy a drink before you swim.

There is also Ocho Rios beach which is a bigger two mile white sand beach. This is a pay per use beach. There is also a marina and boat launch on this beach. You can access water sports such as jet skies, glass bottom boat rides and scuba diving from this beach.

Swimming Pool: The swimming pool is at the bottom of the Penthouse steps right outside your door. The complex has a total of six swimming pools for your enjoyment.

Tennis Court: A large tennis court is less than five minutes walk up the hill

Large Gym: A private large gym is located on site. This is a paid gym, but when you see it, you won’t hesitate to pay the cover for your stay. It has every equipment you can imagine.

Laundry facilities: There is a coin laundry facility in the common area on site (not in the Penthouse).

if you a looking for a home away from home to have an authentic Jamaican vacation experience look no further. Ocho Rios Pearl has all that you need.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vernon (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Vernon

Both my wife and l grew up in Jamaica and we are now residing in Canada. Ocho Rios is where my wife was born so she knows the place intimately. No where in Ocho Rios offers the spectacular views of Ocho Rios. The Pearl Penthouse is our opportunity to share the beautiful tradition and culture with the rest of the world.

Vernon purchased this condo in 2013

Why Vernon chose Jamaica

One of the largest condos in this community (approx 1, 200 sq. ft) boasting 2 large bedroom, 2 ensuite bathrooms and sleeping up to 6 people, comfortably. This Penthouse suite is one floor from the ground by stairs for easy access and is complemented on the ground floor by a large swimming pool tucked away in a tropical oasis of flowers and trees. This penthouse has sea views to the north and pool views to the south (there is a magnificent view from every window!)

The property boast amazing amenities such as six swimming pools, a mega gym(just 2 minutes away from the Penthouse) that has every equipment you can think of, as well as a large tennis court complemented by the awesome sea breeze and view.

What makes this condo unique

Near to the town center with the most attractions in the island of Jamaica. It also have one of the best view of the Caribbean sea.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at the Ochio Rios Pearl for two weeks. The accommodation was as good as promised. I found the owners helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The property was clean, comfortable and clean towels etc provided daily by the housekeeper who cleaned daily and was available to cook and run errands if needed.

The balcony was large with an outstanding view.

The property is situated within walking distance of the centre of Ochio and the beaches. There was something for all ages with a good selection of local bars, restaurants, clubs and supermarkets.

I could find very little to fault with my stay here and would certainly plan to stay there again.
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.5
based on 14 traveler reviews

Ocho Rios Pearl Penthouse Suite
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews
5

Everything as promised and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is indeed a wonderfully laid out penthouse with an amazing view! Ocho Rios is a fabulous location in Jamaica. My husband, sons and I enjoyed an entire week and still had lots left on our 'want to do' list. The condo was sparkling clean when we arrived and stayed that way thanks to Michelle. It was great to have Michelle's advice about places; she even accompanied us to the local market for fresh local fruits and vegetables at the local, rather than tourist, prices. The Jamaican meals she prepared for us were so tasty too. The owners are great to work with and very responsive to questions, requests and needs. We look forward to recommending this condo to friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Englewood
3

View was outstanding but other aspects of condo and condo property were lacking.

  • 3 of 5

The condo property landscaping was well attended to, but the buildings, were in poor shape, many of the buildings had black mould on the exterior and needed a good cleaning. Our pool in phase 1 lacked the necessary attention and the pool chairs were in disrepair.

The condo was marketed as newly renovated, with a well equipped kitchen. The kitchen could only be considered well equipped if eating out was your thing; it was a good thing that we never had dinner guests. The balcony was very spacious and the seating was ample, one of the chairs was broken, and it is difficult to understand why I discovered it needed repair. The chair was taken and returned fixed. The side table of the double rocker was lacking a nut to secure the board from tipping, I provided the screw to the office and in the four weeks it was never repaired. A safe in the closet did not work, it was discovered that this was a problem from a previous review. I complained of ants in the condo and that was never resolved. The living room furnishings were not very comfortable and the bedroom furniture was dated. The second bedroom had no dresser for clothes, we had to use end tables which were not adequate.

The "Pearl Experience" was of no help, every question was answered with an I don't know shrug, it seemed the office had many "Chiefs" and there were only a few "Indians".

I would have given a two and a half rating but the review allowed only whole stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest stayed in my condo for a month. When someone is practically living there on a lease contract (different price and service arrangement than a weekly guest by the way) at least one issue is bound to come up. I always reach out to all my guests on a regular basis to ensure they are completely satisfied. This guest did not mention these issues while he was there, despite my attempts to reach out to him on several occasions. I was aware that he was not particularly happy with the Jamaican culture (people,island time, etc) since he had never stayed in Jamaica for any extended period of time before and was not use to the culture. This may have tainted his impression of his stay. None of the issues he is now pointing out are big issues. They could have been easily addressed. In addition, my apartment has been renovated with granite countertop, new oven, new bath tub and toilets, a new a/c in the master bedroom, etc. My regular helper and cook was away, so I hired a substitute. Since the substitute was am older woman, I can only assume Willi was not very happy with her. Glad to say that Michelle, my regular staff is back and she always gets raving reviews from all guests. As an owner, my guests enjoyment is very important and they must be well taken care of during their stay. I take great pride in my penthouse and always go the extra mile to make my guest happy.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

The property was all that was described online. The owner was great to speak with before getting to the location. This is a lovely getaway in the Ocho Rios area. It offers quiet surroundings on the property and if you need to get to a restaurant or shopping it is within walking distance. The place was clean and kept cleaned everyday. The number 1 asset is the view. The word gorgeous sums it up. It overlooks the bay of Ocho Rios. I would definitely recommend to anyone who asks. Had a great time there.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, California, U.S.A.
5

Ocho Rios Pearl in Columbus Heights, St. Ann, Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place to stay. Me and my husband enjoyed our vacation and Michelle is wonderful. She is a great cook and made sure our place kept clean and tidy. We surely miss the place and the beautiful view from the balcony..

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Location location location

  • 4 of 5

Upon entering the complex , the security was friendly , check in was smooth .

Pros : great location , clean , spectacular views , housekeeper Cooks very well and was accommodating, staff were all friendly , spacious, like keyless entry ,

Cons: 2nd bathroom had lots of ants , no A/C in living room area ( cooled down in the evening with breeze) , safe not reliable even when it says it's open after code is entered, hand paper towels should be provided , not wheel chair accessible for those needing it

Overall , we liked our unit and would stay at Columbus heights again .

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Value for Money!!

  • 4 of 5

My Cousin Jason and I rented this facility just for a weekend getaway April 15-18, 2015 and indeed it was one of the better trips to our native land Jamaica West Indies. No stress!! This place lived up to every comment that was posted online by other guest who stayed here. The balcony scene took our breath away. We were able to see the ship come in and depart. You felt safe and no pressure or a care in the world. To top it all off, Michelle the housekeeper was the sweetest. She keeps the facility welcoming and immaculate. She is truly a representation of great customer service. I would hire her in a second. Her display of honesty and respect was noteworthy. We appreciated the fact that on the second day, the owner of the Penthouse called to see if we were settled and all is well. The communication since we confirmed our stay was a no brainer. All went smooth. Our only little issue was the Wi Fi which kept going in and out. We are definitely planning on going back in the near future. Already we have told our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Jamaica
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sangsters International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Margarita Ville
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sandals runaway Bay Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Margarita Ville
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocho Rios Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Ocho Rios is arguably the best tourist areas in Jamaica. We are overlooking the cruise ship pier where thousands of tourist visit every year. Lots to do including swimming with dolphins, climbing famous dunes ver falls, mystic mountain, horseback riding on the beach, etc. a must see is the reggae explosion museum which explores the history of reggae music and the Jamaican culture

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Rates & Availability

Ocho Rios Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 29 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$113
From
$113
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$1,891
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and new Year
Dec 12 2016 - Jan 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$149
From
$163
Fri,Sat
$1,043
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$113
From
$113
Fri,Sat
$794
$1,891
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $38

Rates are quoted per room per night in CDN dollars per EP plan. It also includes a full time cook and housekeeper at no extra cost for weekend and weekly guests. Monthly guests terms are different see below.
Rates are based on double occupancy.
Children under 12 are free traveling with 2 adults.
For each extra person over 12 there is a $20 per night charge.
**For guest staying close to 30 days where the monthly VRBO rate apply, the following are on a lease and the following terms apply:
-- Guests are Required to pay their own hydro bills
--Housekeeping is included for ONLY 2 days a week
--No cooking is included. This can be arranged with housekeeper at additional cost
--A security deposit of $500 - $1500 is required. This cab he made using a credit card or cash deposited with the rental office
--For monthly guests refunds are only processed 90 days before Check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Jamaica Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Ensuite Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Bath and Toilet in seperate area from sink and large closets
  • New renovated bathrooms - new bathtubs, toilets and fixtures
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom with large private ensuite bathroom - 1 king , overlooks the balcomy and has a beautiful sea view
    Large Living Room with Pull out sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa pulls out into a bed for added sleping
    Bedroom 2 with large window and private ensuite bath - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin bed that makes a king size bed when put together
  • Large bedroom with King size bed, large dressing table, air conditioning, ceiling fan, magic jack phone (free calls to anywhere in the US and Canada). Window has magnificent sea view.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
What makes the Pearl unique is that a full time housekeeper and cook (from 9-5) is included in the price to cater to your every needs at no extra charge (for monthly guests, it requires additional payment). She cooks the meals -breakfast, lunch and dinner (you just have to give her funds to buy the ingredients), she cleans, she can even take care of your kids (extra charges apply for after 5 PM). She is like a mother or grandmother. If you don't need her, she can also be elsewhere waiting to hear from you. This is the best setup for families or anyone who really need a good pampering during their vacation. In addition, Columbus Heights office is there to set up your tours and schedule also at no extra charge. Just tell them what you want to do and they will arrange it for you.

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