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Welcome home...
Please! C'mon in...
There's an 'Aunt Jemima' in everyone...
Aha moment...
Cozy as can be...
Another Aha moment...
Work or play, you choose...
A 'Queen' in waiting...
What are your thoughts...???
A 'Loo' to die for...
A Throne fit for a 'King' or 'Queen'...
Imagine a pool on the leafy grounds of an historic tropical urban oasis...wallah!
'Your HOME' away from home awaits YOU!!!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by...
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kingston, Kingston Parish, Jamaica

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Lance J
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 25 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I had the privilege of staying at "Choose To Be Happy!" @ 16, it was either a self catering apartment or a hotel, and I was glad that we made the right choice and stayed at the apartment saving ourselves a lot of money.

The apartment was decorated to a very high standard, it was very clean and very comfortable. All in all, it provided us with a very pleasant and comfortable couple of nights.

I will definitely be choosing “Choose To Be Happy!" @ 16 again and would highly recommend it

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Aidrey
1 review
“Warm”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Quaint, cozy, comfortable space. Gorgeously tailored to this style conscious traveler. Sheldon thank you being so welcoming and hospitable. I will always appreciate how comfortable and secure you made us felt.

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345sweetn...
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“ONE OF THE BEST APARTMENT WITHIN KINGSTON ”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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BOOK NOW FOR A WONDERFUL STAY FOR A GOOD PRICE !!

Throughout the times we have stayed in Kingston, this is the BEST apartment rental we have booked. The apartment was better in person than in the pictures. The apartment was of Great TASTE in regards to the modern design, very clean , GREAT LOCATION, quiet and a very Secure area.

The highlight of our arrival was that the owner was present to greet us. He provided a range of information about Kingston and was always available to give us support when needed. It was wonderful to meet someone who is so resourceful and humble.

GREAT STAY AND WE WILL BE BACK VERY SOON !!

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ylynch7
Spartanburg, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Home you WISH you had back home!”
Reviewed 1 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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For starters, my flight arrived after 6 p.m,, after check-in. and Mr. James accommodated my late arrival.The apartment was not far from the airport and is centrally located. He was waiting at the apartment when we arrived. He escorted us in and oriented us to the apartment and the property as well gave a short tutorial on how to work the aminities (which are also provided in the apartment written in detail incase you forget). The apartment was just as pictured in the photos! We were pleasantly surprised not to mention very pleased. We all know how deceiving pictuers can be. The decor was immaculate, the art work appeared to be orginal pieces. The appliances and counter tops were high end. All the things you need to perpare a meal were available: pots, pans utensils, dishes. There was a curtsey basket of snacks, teas and etc. provided. The linen closet was stocked with fresh linen, towels, wash cloths, beach towels etc. There was an iron as well as an ironing board. If you think you need it, it most likely was available. There was also a movie library as well as magizines to read. The bed was HEAVEN, very comfy! The bathroom was beautifully done and we loved having surround sound throughout the aprarment. There is a speaker in the ceiling in the bathroom that lets you hear what was playing on the T.V.. What a great feature! We truly felt at home. It's obvious we loved the apartimet and enjoyed our stay, however it was comforting to know and experience that If we had any quesitons or concerns Mr. James was alwasy easy to contact and he responsed very promptly. We chose to be happy and was not disappointed! We extend our deepest gratitude to Mr. James and his family! Thank you for an amazing vacation in Jamaica and we will always Choose To Be Happy!

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Liked best: Attention to detail in the apartment, hight end decor and appliances. Beautifully decorated! If you thought of it, it was already available in the apartment. Mr. James was easy to contat and response time was prompt, Locatio!
Liked least: I loved everything!
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Marielle...
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Comfortable, Lovely experience, will definitely return.”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I found this lovely vacation rental while searching online. I consider Jamaica to be my second home, and I usually stay with friends or at a hotel when I visit there. This was my first experience staying at a vacation rental and it was perfect. Sheldon James, the owner is amazing, he greeted me and left few groceries for me as a welcome gift.
The apartment looked exactly as it did in the photos online. The kitchen had everything (microwave, stove, kettle, refridgerator, utensils), which was important to me since I was able to prepare my meals without any fuss. The bathroom was very clean. There was a land telephone available, and of course Internet. I was impressed, the apartment was very cozy. I loved that the apartment is at a great location, close to TGIF, Sovereign Mall, Halfway Tree.
Sheldon also ensured that I had no problems, for the 4 days that I spent there, he was easy to contact and very helpful.
Choose to be Happy was a wonderful experience, it definitely exceeded my expectations. Without a doubt I will definitely stay here again in the near future.

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Liked best: The kitchen had everything, I was able to prepare my meals, without any fuss.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Jill R
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good location and well maintained unit”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The place is very accessible to key areas in Kingston like the US embassy, Marley museum, Devon house and the Frankfurt bus terminal. The unit is very orderly and obviously
well maintained thanks to the given houserules which is appropriate and not hard to follow. Every space in the unit is functional, small but complete in amenities and designed with taste. Sheldon was very nice and helpful host. We felt like at home during our 4 days stay. Bonus: we had free mangoes everyday thanks to the big mango trees with delicious mangoes just falling in the field.

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Carla D
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Professional peaceful Kingston stay(cation)”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I had the pleasure of staying at this rental May 22nd –May 25th 2015. I can truly say from beginning to end Sheldon was not only professional but also accommodating. The process for booking the rental was a smooth one as well as he continued to keep me informed on the entire process. Prior to my arrival he linked me with two drivers of my choice that would be accessible for any needs I had i.e. trips to the store, rides around Kingston, etc. I not only felt SAFE but I was made to feel comfortable. Due to my early AM flight I wasn’t able to check in but Sheldon came through once again and not only did the driver pick me up from Norman Manley airport but we were able to visit the TUFF GONG studio owned by BOB MARLEY & family, the Coronation market for fresh fruit and then the local grocery store for snacks as well as oxtails and rice for a late lunch. Upon arrival the gorgeous condo was cleaned to perfection and Sheldon had a “goodie basket” to welcome me. He took the time to intricately show me how each remote worked, he also had a laminated direction sheet and was accessible as needed. The phone in the living spaces was available for local calls via LIME as well which was extremely helpful. All in all I would definitely visit again as well as recommend him . I truly miss the huge mango tree out front and the pool as well..and promise to return.
TIPS: Use the same driver via Kingston, make sure to visit Bob Marley museum, Tuff Gong studios, and have fun!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: everything was fine I hated leaving
Travelling group: Solo
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