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A spacious and eclectic 1-bed cottage on the sea in Ocho Rios

29 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Located 30' above the Caribbean Sea, The Cottage at Te Moana is just 1 mile from the centre of Ocho Rios, but a world away, offering a quiet and romantic haven from which to escape the real world. The Cottage is completely self-contained, with its own entrance and small garden, located on the sea. Downstairs is spacious (366 sq.ft/34 sq.m) and houses the fully equipped kitchen with wall safe, living area with dining table, bathroom with in/outdoor shower, and the water heater. Terracotta tiles and wicker furniture are attractive and functional, while the walls are adorned with part of Peter & Annabella's eclectic art & craft collection. The 24' x 9' (7.3 x 2.7 m) verandah boasts a hammock, a sofa, another dining table. The bedroom (330 sq.ft/31 sq.m), accessed by an external staircase,...Located 30' above the Caribbean Sea, The Cottage at Te Moana is just 1 mile from the centre of Ocho Rios, but a world away, offering a quiet and romantic haven from which to escape the real world. The Cottage is completely self-contained, with its own entrance and small garden, located on the sea. Downstairs is spacious (366 sq.ft/34 sq.m) and houses the fully equipped kitchen with wall safe, living area with dining table, bathroom with in/outdoor shower, and the water heater. Terracotta tiles and wicker furniture are attractive and functional, while the walls are adorned with part of Peter & Annabella's eclectic art & craft collection. The 24' x 9' (7.3 x 2.7 m) verandah boasts a hammock, a sofa, another dining table. The bedroom (330 sq.ft/31 sq.m), accessed by an external staircase, is clean and airy room with a view that is 100% Caribbean. There is a king-sized bed, sitting area, small balcony and newly refurbished shower room. A flat-panel LCD television carries 100+ TV and 60+ radio channels. Rumours that, on a clear day, you can see Cuba remain unconfirmed, although it does appear possible. Ceiling fans and the trade winds provide all the necessary cooling. The garden has a cliff-side deck with bench for relaxing sun downers. Steps lead down to a grotto, where the kayaks and a paddle board are kept, and on to a bridge and more steps past another deck into the sea. The adjacent reef provides shelter from the waves and interesting snorkelling. There are attractions for every taste in and around Ocho Rios: the world famous Dunns River Falls, golf (at nearby Upton or Runaway Bay, 30 minutes), swimming with dolphins, parasailing, scuba diving, riding, canopy and plantation tours, Noel Cowards Firefly, and duty-free shopping to mention a few. Obviously, we want our guests to visit our own Harmony Hall (3 miles /4.8 km), the north coast's leading art and craft gallery. It is also home to the areas best restaurant, Toscaninis, an Italian gem, which even our Italian neighbour concedes is excellent. Passage to India, in Sonis Plaza downtown, is exceptional by any standard, while the popular Spring Garden offers a variety of seafood. The best jerk is to be found at Scotchies in Drax Hall. There are several fast food franchises and patty shops. Island Village has added a new element, with Margaritaville providing an excellent venue for entertainment. The centre also houses some of the best shopping in the area, a cinema and special concerts from time to time. Amnesia, on Main Street, is a hot local disco. James Avenue is notorious for its particular type of frolics and fun. Usain Bolt's newest sports bar, Tracks and Records is at the top of the private road to the house. Staying at Te Moana is like staying with family without the obligations. You can do whatever you want, but help is always available if you need it. More
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About the Owner
Jessica O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2010
Interaction with guests
I live on property and am available for any queries. There is a guest book on arrival with recommendations and tips.
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

My wife surprised me with a trip to Jamaica for our wedding anniversary, and since I'm usually the "travel agent" in the family, I must admit I was a little concerned about where we might be staying. I am delighted to share that this property...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Lynnebago
Reviewed 4 March 2015

When my wife and I arrived at the Seaside Cottage we were immediatley in awe of its beauty. We were greeted right away (everyone on the property was very helpful) and given a tour of our gorgeous cottage which is filled with cool and unique...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank RuudGyal
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Stayed for four nights. Snorkle gear, kayaks, Ipod doc, TV w/cable, well stocked kitchen and walking distance in to Ochi. Bed comfortable with a mosquito net that was pretty but not needed. The need to access the bedroom by going outside was not a problem,...More

Date of stay: November 2014
Thank RetirementBound2016
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We have stayed in a number of vacation rentals, and this is as good as it gets. Many extra touches from Peter and Annabella, from directing us to our parking place on arrival to a detailed walk-through of the cottage to a mid-week change of...More

Date of stay: March 2013
1  Thank Mellen401
Reviewed 3 March 2013

My husband, daughter, and I stayed at the Garden Cottage for 3 nights about a year ago. Although the weather was cloudy at times, we adored the view, with the trees and the ocean directly across from the deck. We also loved the friendly resident...More

Date of stay: December 2011
Thank FlaTravlers
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Safe
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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Is this holiday rental clean?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Our little subdivision enjoys a unique situation - a quiet backwater in the middle of Ocho Rios. Grocery stores, restaurants and Mahogany Beach are within walking distance, and route (shared) taxis whizz up and down Main Street, at the end of our lane, 24/7.
Getting around
Local taxis are available at the top of our private road, or we can arrange for a private taxi to pick you up, for either day tours, restaurants or grocery shopping.
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