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Beautiful Studio Apartment at Columbus Heights in Ocho Rios - Jamaica

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio+ Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

Looking for a cozy vacation getaway? Look no more, here you will find a Beautiful Studio Condo in a gated community with 24 hours security. This condo is located in one of the busiest tourists resorts, it's within walking distance of the town center and Craft Markets. Surrounding by great night spots, restaurants, casino and other live entertainment. It's very close to the public beach and the world's famous Dunn's River Falls; it's also surrounded by Mystic Mountains, The Enchanted Gardens, Plantation Heights and many more great places of entertainment.

This apartment overlooks one of the seven pools on the compound. There is a beautiful view of the ocean and a majestic view of the hills. There is private gym on the compound and a tennis court. There is a friendly housekeeper who cleans and provides fresh linen and towels; she will provide additional services as requested.

Why wait? Please give us a call for more details.

More Details

Property Manager
Claire Gordon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Claire Gordon

In the fall of 2006 I went back home on vacation in Jamaica and stayed at Columbus Heights. I arrived late that night so I couldn't see the total beauty of the complex. I stayed in an apartment at the very top of the hill. When I woke up the next morning, what I saw was breath taking I thought I was in Paradise. I was looking at the entire town of Ocho Rios and beyound; I could see as far as Tower Isle in St Mary. There was a cruise ship in the ocean, this was a total beauty. You can feel the fresh ocean breeze, the grounds were well kept and I instantly fell in love with the place. I started inquiring about owning one of the apartments and in a short while I heard about an available unit, I got to work right away made the purchase in 2007 and I have been enjoying this secret getaway ever since. This is a studio apartment perfect for couples, couples with small kids or girls get away. That's why my husband and I call it 'The Love Nest'.

Claire Gordon purchased this studio in 2007

Why Claire Gordon chose Ocho Rios

I grew up in Saint Ann so I knew the area very well Ocho Rios is one on the major Tourist Resorts in Jamaica. This apartment is located in a gated community, with 24 hour security. The unit is well kept and up- to-date with new appliances. The housekeeper is very friendly, honest, dependable and reliable.

What makes this studio unique

Beautiful ocean view; close to the center of town; fulfills my dream of owning a property on a hill as I love to be able to see around me. The entire complex is a total beauty.


Ocho Rios Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gym
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Suitable for couples or family with small children.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Studio Apartment at Columbus Heights in Ocho Rios - Jamaica
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

The property is beautiful! Our pool was a little murky.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was clean and enough space for the 3 of us. The only thing was our wifi signal was very very weak and the sleeper sofa needs replacing.

The property is in a good location...close proximity to shopping and other adventure parks.

Mrs Cherry was the icing on the cake...kept our place tidy and her cooking was most appreciated!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda thanks again for choosing my apartment at Columbus Heights. It was a pleasure speaking with you. I have contacted the management company about the WIFI the problem was with the cable company. I will look into this further. Thanks for bringing to my attention the problem with the sofa bed. It's seldomly used by guests as I usually have 2 guests. I will be updating this at my earliest convenience. The situation with the pool I will bring to the attention of management. Ms Cherry was the sweetest person I could have as a housekeeper. That's why I treat her like family over the last 10 years. Thanks again for choosing the Lovenest I look forward to hosting you again. Claire G
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Lovenest Villa at Columbus Heights Ocho Rios

  • 5 of 5

I love staying in this villa (Lovenest) because it'seems like being at home, yet I am vacation. You know with the amenities of hotel except food. That's no problem because I rather cook my own food. Everything i need to cook with is already in the villa. A few times i stay here, there was water in refrigerator.Housekeeper is sweet & professional & comes everyday. This villa is very spacious, WiFi & very nice patio to view pool, beach and overlook the town of Ocho Rios. I prefer staying here than resort, hands up. The overall property is OK. I will refer this villa to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Priscilla thank you for your recent stay at the Love Nest, it was really a pleasure facilitating you again. We want our guests to know that we have their interest at heart, want them to enjoy they stay while feeling as close to home as possible. We recently switched from pre-paid intenet to WIFI as an added incentive for our guests as the major hotels and other guests houses charge their guest a daily rate for internet... this is no charge to the guest. The house keeper is friendly and efficient and usually goes above and beyond for her guests. Thanks again and looking forward to hosting you in the future.
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Priscilla AKA Rajean Claire's Villa

  • 5 of 5

I was there from April 20-April 27 2015 and I love this villa, that hope to use it again soon. Everything is just like the pictures on the intenet. It was clean, beautiful, spacious, and housekeeper came everyday. I was able to cook my own food, though no oven in the villa. One to 4 people can rent this villa with comfort. This villa was well maintained because I had friends in 2BR 2BA villa in Columbus that look horrible, unclean, outdated furniture and appliances. Kudo to Claire for having such a wonderful place that feels like home. If anyone need to rent a villa in Ocho Rio, Jamaica, contact Claire because her villa is worth renting. All my friends have Claire contact information. Great job Claire and I will be contacting you soon.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Prescilla, Thank you for staying at our apartment and for your kind comments. We make every effort to make the Love nest as comfortable as possible, after all this is our little santuary, our place for R&R so we put as much love in it as we put in our home. Our housekeeper is great and she makes every effort to ensure our guests are comfortable. glad you had a great trip and we are looking forward to hosting you again. thank you also for telling your friends about your experience. Regards Claire G
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My stay at this location was phenomenal! The uni.

  • 5 of 5

This unit was immaculately kept and the staff was very informative and friendly. I would recommend this unit to anyone who wishes to vacation in Ocho Rios.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: GW Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay hope to have you share the comfort of our vacation home again. CG
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a home away from home look no more,i would recommend this place for a nice romantic getaway there you will get the peace and tranquility you're looking for away from.I love to cook and let I say this I were so please the kitchen was well stocked with all the essentials equipment and utensils for cooking.I highly recommend this apartment and I will definitely staying there the next time I go to Ochi ( Sylvia &Hezron)

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sylvia, Glad you enjoyed our little nest, we are looking forward to hosting you again. Thanks again and best regards!
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I Loved It !

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this apartment. This apartment is very clean and well kept, it lived up to my expectations. The house keeper was absolutely friendly, she was willing to assist me in whatever way she could. There is a beautiful view of the ocean and the town. As I sat on the Gazebo the breeze was so refreshing I was able to relax and unwind. If you are looking for a quiet get away this is absolutely the place to be. The complex is very quiet, I felt very safe as the apartment is in a gated and guarded community and there are also guards who walk the grounds at nights. I did not mind walking into the town going down was a breeze, coming back was a little challenge and it's an uphill climb but I took the opportunity to enjoy nature. Everyone on the compound was absolutley friendly; I really enjoyed my stay. I would recommend this spot for couples, girls get away or just as a home away from home. Loved it!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Sangster International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Margarita Ville/ John Crow Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
John Crow's restaurant/Bar/Tavern
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Dunn's River Falls

This property is located 10 minutes from the center of town. Near by attractions are Margarita Ville, Hard Rock Cafe, The shipping Harbor and shops and craft markets, Mystic Mountains Amusement park, Dunn's River Falls, and public beach.Turtle Park, the Dolphin's Cove Treasure Hunt Casino, Shaw Park, and other amusement parks. The Jerk Center is within walking distance. Plantation Heights and the Enchanted Gardens.

This apartment overlooks one of the seven pools on the compound. There is a beautiful view of the ocean and a majestic view of the hills. There is private gym on the compound and a tennis court.

Make sure to go down to Fisherman's Beach, right across the street from the entrance to cColumbus Heights ask for Lobster Dave he makes great seafood.

Why wait? Please give us a call for more details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$110-$130 US Dollars
Rates includes house keeping fees and local taxes;;
additional $100 refundable security deposit required;
Stay 7 nights and pay $6tay 10 nights and pay $1000.00
All rates quoted are for double occupancy; all payments are accepted in $US only.;
Children under the age of 12 are free traveling with two adults;
Apartment is equipped with new air condition unit

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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