My boyfriend and I stayed at Natalie's for 2 weeks in August. We had a great stay. The apartment had everything we needed. The supermarket is within walking distance and John Crowe's is one of our favorite places to go for a meal or some drinks. It was great not having to pay enterance fees to the beach. The pool on the property was always clean and we were often the only people there. Millicent was great and addressed all issues we had extremely quickly! I would definitely stay at Natalie's again! We had a great time! Thank you Natalie!!
In all my 20 odd years of traveling to Jamaica, I had never rented from a private owner up until this visit(May 2017) mainly because I was skeptical of doing so but in all honesty from the first contact I had with Natalie I felt very comfortable. I basically communicated with her via Email(although she offered her personal number) I rented for a total of 11 days/10 nights. My flight was a late flight into Montego Bay so therefore I didn't arrive in to Ocho Rios until about 10pm, there were no issues with me gaining access to the unit as the keys were left at the security gate. The apartment is as pictured, very clean, updated kitchen, adequate bathroom and convenient location. Millicient(the housekeeper) is readily available and accommodating. I plan on returning for New Year's Eve with my family, oh how I wished this was a two bedroom because I would book NOW! If you rent from Natalie you WILL NOT be DISAPPOINTED!!
The apartment was clean and cosy really enjoyed my time there became like home after a couple of days
My husband and I initially booked Natalie's apartment for 25/09/16 - 04/10/16 but wanted to extend it for another 6 nights from the 19/09/16 - 04/10/16. I messaged Natalie on short notice literally the day before we was due to travel and Natalie was very helpful and confirmed that the apartment was available but let me know that someone was coming in to replace a tile in the kitchen as she just got a new fridge and had to move the kitchen cabinets up and asked if I was ok with that first before I paid for the extended time.
Upon arrival there were 2 bottles of rum, a big bottle of water and a big bottle of juice waiting for us (thank you again Natalie).
The next day Millicent the housekeeper came over to introduce herself and let us know when she would be coming back.
Natalie's welcome pack has all the information you could possibly need for your stay, from information about the apartment, to local shops, supermarkets, where to eat, nearest hospital etc.
The apartment is as described exactly like the pictures, the apartment has a very homely feel and was clean and tidy.
The apartment has everything you need for your stay a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances (Thank you for having a Dutch Pot), cable tv, wifi, hot water, a/c, a large built in wardrobe, iron, ceiling fans, hairdryer and most importantly for me was the balcony as I like to sit out there in the morning watch the sunrise and in the evening with the cool breeze as well as 24hrs security.
The apartment is centrally located on Main Street very close to all supermarkets, restaurants, souvenir shops, turtle river park, right next door to Margaritaville and Knutsford Express, Turtle beach is a 2 min walk from the apartment to the rear of the property (just ask the security at the gate to let you into the beach), all tourist attractions are about 5-7 min drive (my husband and I tend to take the local taxi's as they are cheaper only J$100)
Millicent is a very lovely lady always came when she said she would come and great to have a chat and a laugh with whilst she was working.
Millicent came to the apartment to check if we were ok the day before Hurricane Matthew was due to arrive in Jamaica, Natalie also contacted us to make sure all was well.
We really enjoyed our stay and would like to say thank you to a very friendly and kind hostess Natalie you met our expectations and beyond. We would also like to thank Millicent for her hard work and kindness.
We will be returning in the future and will be recommending friends and family to stay at Natalie's apartment.
This is my second stay at this apartment. Location is great and the access to the beach is a bonus. When we had concerns the owner did her best to resolve them as quickly as possible.
This is my 8th visit to Jamaica but my first stay at this apartment. The apartment is in a great position close to all the shops and bars in Ocho Rios. There is 24 hour security along with a reception area which is available during the day.
The apartment is really great and has everything you need so you do not need to bring anything extra in your suitcase. More importantly it is very clean throughout the property and there were no Mosquitos or other bugs which can be found in other hotels that I have stayed in Jamaica. The same friendly housekeeper comes 3 times a week and did a fantastic job cleaning the apartment and changing the towels and linens. I had a rental car and there is also plenty of free parking on site.
There is air conditioning in the lounge and fans in the lounge and bedroom. I was very happy that there was a constant supply of hot water for showers and the wi-fi worked extremely quickly which is great as again I have had issues with this in 4-5* hotels that I have stayed in Jamaica.
You can walk to the beach in a couple of minutes and I would go to the beach in the morning to see the cruise ships arriving. The beach and the on site swimming pool was never overcrowded. I loved sitting on the balcony and watching people having a great time in Jamaica along with the views into the hills.
We used the Knutsford Express to get back to Montego Bay Airport and the office is opposite the apartment. You can also use this coach service for a day trip to Kingston as it is a lot cheaper then booking a private taxi.
We all felt that this apartment was real value for money and wouldn't hesitate booking again or recommending this apartment to family and friends. Natalie the owner is extremely helpful and she will answer any questions very promptly.
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I have stayed in this one bedroom apartment for 11 nights and can tell that it was worth the money you pay. It is as is described with everything you need to have a lovely holiday away from home. More than enough space for a couple with big wardrobe, safe, sofas, etc. The best is the location as we didnt even need to rent a car as everything was just 5-10 min. away if so. The beach was lovely, also just over the road. You have free deck chairs to use as well. Laundry service was just a floor down and the lady was so friendly (laundry prices were reasonable). Had a swim in the pool once and it was clean and tidy around as the body guard was keeping an eye on it during open hours. We had some problems with the kettle but Kerone was very helpful and was right there the next day to replace it with a new one. He also rang to ask if we needed anything during our stay which was very thoughtful of him. Can not mention Natalie who was quickly replying to all emails with questions answered and information. Everything was clear and fast with payment and instructions. Thank you for a lovely apartment and if ever we are again in Jamaica we will consider this apartment as our first choice. Ksenija & Lindbergh