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Sarah Thomas

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Quiet Rural Retreat On Sea Turtle Nesting Beach

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Jamaica South Coast House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5-6

Large 3 bedroom home situated on a small bluff just above one of the best sea turtle nesting beaches in Treasure Beach with a small cottage close by. BETWEEN JULY 1 AND SEPTEMBER 30, WE WILL BE OFFERING FREE SEA TURTLE NESTING TOURS to everyone who comes and stays with us for a week. This will give you a chance to watch a large female sea turtle come up onto the beach at night to dig her nest and lay her eggs or to see hatchlings emerge from the sand and head to the sea. During this season we also allow people interested in seeing a sea turtle to come and stay for only 2 nights if they sign up for a 2 night turtle tour. The area below the house has a great swimming beach with the possibility of walking along the coast in either direction. The main house has one large bedroom with two twin beds and another of the same size has a king sized bed and a small child’s bed. There is also a smaller room with a single bed. This house has 2 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. The small cottage which is about 50 feet from the main house has two porches, a king sized bed and its’ own bathroom and can be rented as an add on. All rooms in the main house have ceiling fans and all the bedrooms also have a standing fan. Two bedrooms have screens and the others have mosquito nets over the beds. The house also has a nice living room, good sized kitchen, a large veranda on the sea side, a second story deck with a thatched roof and a roof deck for viewing Treasure Beach’s beautiful sunsets and its wonderful star filled nights. The house is very comfortable and there is almost always a breeze blowing through.

We are conservationists and are trying to raise enough money by renting our home and providing turtle tours (NEPA approved) to be able to pay 2-3 local men to do nesting surveys on the hawksbill sea turtles that nest on our local beaches. We do not have hot water although if you are willing to wait until late afternoon when the sun has been shinning on the water tank for a few hours, you can often get a nice warm shower. We have also left most of the trees around the house to provide shade and to keep the local bird population in place. We then draw them in even closer by putting out bird baths and hummingbird feeders. The birds really put on quite a show and sometimes you can actually hold the bottle while the streamer tail hummingbirds feed, giving you a good close up view.

If you want see the real Jamaica, learn about her wildlife and see some of her wild places, this is the place for you.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Thomas (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Sarah Thomas

I have been an annual visitor to Jamaica for 30 years. For the past 14 years, I have settled in the Treasure Beach area and find it to be a home away from home, both comfortable and safe. I spend the remainder of my year in Oregon and have long focused my life on various forms of conservation.

Sarah Thomas purchased this house in 2004

Why Sarah Thomas chose Jamaica South Coast

This area of Jamaica integrates a culture of farming and fishing with limited tourism in a safe and positive community that still has the opportunity to save a good part of its' wildlife and culture.

What makes this house unique

Allows visitors to experience a true Jamaican experience in a safe and eco-conscious retreat on one of the few remaining hawksbill sea turtle nesting beaches in the area. After all expenses are paid, the remainder of your money goes to the Treasure Beach Turtle Group which is a local non profit community based conservation group dedicated to saving the turtles as well as Jamaica's other natural resources.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

Quiet Rural Retreat On Sea Turtle Nesting Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
4

Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

The home is beautiful and comfortable. Bobby the property manager is sweet and always available to help out.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Place To Be..again!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for 7 days in the middle of August (17-24), we was 5 friends between 28 and 30 years old.

Just a comment about the weather condition, we decided to fix our trip during Jamaican winter time and if some magazine and people write and spoke about rain and possible storm on the sea, we found 7 days of sunshine with lovely wind able to permit you to stay on the beach even during the hotter ours of the day.

I'll not write about the seaside and beach characteristic, you will discover it, and for sure will be a wonderful surprise.

The house is really spacious, comfortable, and very well appointed, we saw wonderful sunsets from the garden or from the roof top..really nice also to see stars dunring the night.

People there are really confortable and gentiles, they help you with all, they permit to spend fully our time in our relax and interest!

For close this lovely time with the help of Mr. Bobby we saw little sea turtles coming out from the sand and walking in to the ocean and if that is not enough, diuring the night we also saw the big mama turles coming from the ocean to spawn!!

In therms of Price/benefit we are really satisfied!!

I hope to see you soon...

Claudio

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Kisco, NY
5

Amazing location outside of Treasure Beach!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was homey, comfortable and very spacious. Our evening were spent up on the roof to take in the spectacular view of the the sunset or on the patio swinging in the chair hammocks. The private beach is just a few hundred feet from the house. The beach itself was amazing and great for snorkeling. If you are a nature lover this is the spot to be from the geckos, turtles, humming birds, goats, hermit crabs, and so many different ocean critters. Town is about 4 miles from house which includes little shops and a few restaurants and of course a beach but with your own private beach at the house there's no need to go the public access beach. I can't wait to visit this property again - it had all the amenities I was seeking for my first trip to Jamaica.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Oregon USA
5

THE Jamaican Place to BE!!!

  • 5 of 5

WONDERFUL, awesome and spectacular, the sunset views still warm my heart, the snorkeling still makes me excited- what an incredible vacation spot. I LOVE the town and found the people there to be so warm and inviting. The food from the fish to the fruits and the rum punch still makes me salivate. I loved our family stay! It was a great experience for my teen boys as there were so many activities and my young daughter also had so much fun combing the beaches for shells, even kayaking and snorkeling. What a beautiful family experience we had.

Forever I will remember the sweet sap fruit, wish I could find good ones here in the USA! Since I can't and there is NO PLACE like Jamaica, we will have to visit again! This time we will fish and have even more Jamaican experiences. Thanks for offering your beautiful home, can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Oregon USA
5

THE Jamaican Place to BE!!!

  • 5 of 5

WONDERFUL, awesome and spectacular, the sunset views still warm my heart, the snorkeling still makes me excited- what an incredible vacation spot. I LOVE the town and found the people there to be so warm and inviting. The food from the fish to the fruits and the rum punch still makes me salivate. I loved our family stay! It was a great experience for my teen boys as there were so many activities and my young daughter also had so much fun combing the beaches for shells, even kayaking and snorkeling. What a beautiful family experience we had.

Forever I will remember the sweet sap fruit, wish I could find good ones here in the USA! Since I can't and there is NO PLACE like Jamaica, we will have to visit again! This time we will fish and have even more Jamaican experiences. Thanks for offering your beautiful home, can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, Oregon
5

Perfect Jamaican Experience and!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sons (ages 11 & 15) and I stayed at the The Turtle House in March. We had an amazing visit! This place is on a beautiful cove which we spent a great deal of time swimming and snorkeling in. It is a couple of miles out of town and is both quiet and beautiful. We went fishing, took an amazing boat tour of Black River (Given by Bebe/Bernard Sutherland), watched the most beautiful sunsets from the rooftop terrace and learned a great deal about the local sea turtles that nest & hatch on the beach below the house. ..The house itself is well equipped and comfortable. There are hanging chairs on the large porch that are perfect for reading or relaxing. There are also a variety of delicious places to eat in both Billy's Bay & Frenchman for the nights that we didn't feel like cooking...we will be most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Billy's Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Billy's bay
Car: recommended

Treasure Beach is a nice rural area of farms and fishing beaches with a little tourism thrown in. There are a few, beautiful, long, undeveloped beaches here where endangered hawksbill sea turtles still come to nest and areas of mangrove swamp where the American crocodiles spend at least part of their year.

During the nesting season (July - Sept) you really should sign up to take a night time turtle tour where you will see an adult female sea turtle come in, dig her nest and lay her eggs and/or see young hatchlings emerging from the sand and heading to the sea.

For the rest of the year we can provide a sea turtle tour that will consist of walking the nesting beaches, learning about their habitat needs, predation issues and population size while answering any questions if we can.

We can also provide an educational boat tour to see the CROCODILES that live in the Black River which is one of the biggest wetland areas on the island. This river is a short boat ride down the coast from the house and your captain will pick you up off the beach below the house. This is also a big birding area so bring your binoculars.

Since the local area is heavily involved in fishing, we have developed an educational tour about the local fishery. We will visit local fishing beaches, talk to the fishermen and learn about the varied techniques and equipment used and what the important fisheries issues are. This would be followed by a trip to the local fish sanctuary in search of solutions.

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Rates & Availability

Treasure Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Turtle Season /Inc.Turtle Tour
Jun 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

*Our 2 Night TURTLE SEASON SPECIAL runs from June 15th to Sept 30th, 2016...The package includes a 2 Night stay with an included Turtle Tour for a total of $250.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Jamaica South Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Additional Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , w/direct bathroom access
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , with direct bathroom access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , w/ direct bathroom access
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We offer several different educational and environmental tours in the area. For more information go to www.ecojamaica.org or contact us with any requests or questions you might have.

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