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View from Ridge Bay Chateau Roof Top Balcony
View from the Front Porch
The spacious yet cozy interior
The imposing four poster plantation style king size bed in the Master Suite
En suite master bathroom
From the Gardens @ Ridge Bay Chateau, fashioned by Guest Natalie Montecalvo
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Breath-taking views
Backyard view from Ridge Bay Chateau
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This regal tropical palm tree so majestic in the gardens at Ridge Bay Chateau
The landmark Trident Castle - Ridge Bay Chateau's neighbour
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The spacious one bedroom cottage Living Room & kitchen view
The one bedroom cottage entrance hall
The 40ft wooden deck overlooking the Bay
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Port Antonio, Portland Parish, Jamaica

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stluciaon...
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You Must visit Port Antonio, Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Please forgive me in just writing this review, and here we are in April.
The island and people are Lovely!
What a unique vacation stay we had at Ridge Bay Chateau.
The deck and view-amazing! Coconut water from the real deal simply the best, yum.
Ridge Bay Chateau is clean,cozy, and quiet.
Marva's cooking(accomodated both plant eater & carnivore) was such a blessing, still dreaming about each dish; She cleaned for us, took care of us in a very unassuming way.
If you are considering Marva's Excellent Gift of Hospitality during your stay, we highly recommend her.
Thank you Max, Gary, Marva And Mr. Brown

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Liked best: Marva's Cooking
Liked least: the last bite of Marva's cooking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Kentuckyb...
Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“wonderful view”
Reviewed 28 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Great location with a wonderful view of the bay. Minutes to many attractions in the area. Nice house and beds. Marvia the cook was excellent!

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Liked best: the front porch has a wonderful view!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
28 Feb 2014
Thank you Donna and friends.

You guys were truly wonderful .

Max & Gary
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Kat275
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot that felt like our own home”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 for a stay in July 2013

I am embarrassed Max and Gary that time so much time has passed and we have not shared our lovely time there. My husband and four year old stopped for a week at Ridge Bay Chateau in late June and stayed..and stayed. We changed our plan of going to Montego Bay for a week. Family came to visit for a couple of nights and there was plenty of space for the five of us. Max and Gary were unbelievable hosts, very special people. I asked about a book store and Max brought me a range of books to read. They stopped in with clean linen and brought us fresh fruit. They were so attentive and helpful. Marva stayed for a few days during our stay and took great care of us.

We loved the view and the convenience of getting a quick taxi into town or to the beach. Our son loved the yard and the verandah. We lived on that verandah with the amazing view. What a gem of a place. Thank you Max and Gary for the special days there.

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Liked best: Space, breeze, view, peace, garden, care
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Tom A
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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My wife and I booked the one bedroom cottage on the Ridge Bay property and were thoroughly satisfied with our stay. Our hosts, Max and Gary, were extraordinarily helpful in booking our visit, assisting us in our arrival and in settling in to the cottage.

The property was as advertised, nicely appointed and in great, super-clean condition. The kitchenette allowed us to make ourselves breakfast each morning and of course we stocked the fridge with cold Red Stripes and other assorted comforts. The views from our front yard and from the deck were stupendous. While we purposely picked Portland Parish for it's relative lack of tourism, the property's access to Frenchman's Cove, the Blue Lagoon, Boston Jerk Centre, the Rio Grande, and Port Antonio itself made our stay even more enjoyable.

Always self-reliant travellers, we chose to rent a car which gave us a great deal of flexibility in our visit, but most travellers would be just as well served to rely on the many local taxi services to make your way around the sights. Driving in Jamaica is not for the faint of heart!

If you're looking for a quiet place to take in the real Jamaica, look no further than Ridge Bay Chateau.

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Liked best: The views were stupendous and the location ideal.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Dec 2013
Hi Tom,

We are very grateful for your most kind compliments. Thank you for choosing Ridge Bay Chateau and for telling others about your experience. Your review is certainly helpful to travelers but even moreso, we are delighted you took the time to do it as it certainly helps us to grow too.

Max
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Saimamas
Mandeville, Jamaica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing stay”
Reviewed 30 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Spectacular view of the bay, gracious caring hosts, excellent housekeeper (Marva). One of our group members left $21,000 jamaican dollars in a drawer of a bedroom. When Marva found it after our departure, she immediately called me.. How's that for honesty? The main guest house is quite good..the 2 main bedrooms are nice, bathrooms are nice and living, kitchen areas good. If I had one critique, it would be the third bedroom which is a bit small, and is not air conditioned. The small cottage is good, and is quite comfortable. Driveway can be tricky in the rain..you must not lose speed. The view from the deck is amazing..probably second to none overlooking the bay. Rates are good...good value for money..very good place to stay to spend a few relaxing days in beautiful Portland.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Wi Fi gave problems
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
30 Oct 2013
Dr. Ahmad,

Thank you for your kind words. We aim to please. Honesty is one of our hallmarks. Marva has been with Ridge Bay Chateau since its inception as a vacation cottage. She has served many a guest and has always demonstrated utmost honesty and has proven time and again that she is trust-worthy. Thank you once again for choosing Ridge Bay Chateau. We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends again soon.

Best Regards

Max Osborne
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peachfuzz...
kingston
1 review
“wonderful vacation house located in spectacular port antonio, jamaica”
Reviewed 3 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

the house was very nice, very clean and well kept, and very inexpensive. there were 2 large bedrooms and 1 small bedroom with a single bed. there is also another smaller house on the property that they rent out. we stayed over christmas, and they even decorated a christmas tree for us. the owners are very nice people. all in all, no problems at all.

port antonio is beautiful, and there are many beautiful areas to visit around the little city. the house is about 10 minutes outside of port antonio.

if i go back to port antonio, i will definitely return to this vacation rental.

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YiYi627
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delightful Jamaican cottage”
Reviewed 13 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at Ridge Bay Chateau. It's in a great location right across the street from the water with a great view from the large private front deck. This deck will be perfect for weddings once it is completed. Max and Gary are fantastic people and were a pleasure to meet. They were very helpful and communicative.

We stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage and had the whole place to ourselves. We didn't use the services of the cook or housekeeper, but cooked ourselves instead which was very nice. The fridge and freezer are large, so you can buy plenty of groceries to fit in. The master bedroom is spacious with a large comfortable bed and air conditioning to keep the room nice and cold. There is also parking space outside. We felt very secure with our car here the entire stay.

The attractions in the area are very accessible from the cottage. We went to the Rio Grande for river rafting, Frenchman's Cove for the beach, and Somerset Falls to kayak underneath the waterfall. I highly recommend doing all of these things. This area of Jamaica is truly beautiful and not overrun with touristy resorts.

Ridge Bay Chateau offers you a wonderful Jamaican experience. I would recommend it to anyone staying in the Port Antonio area.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: no air conditioning in the living room area
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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