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Jim's Place - Garden Suite - Whitehouse,Westmoreland.

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Front view of villa from the pool. Owner/artist/designer built.
Sleeping area in the guest suite
View of guest suite
Dining area with veranda beyond. Booth can transform into a 3/4 bed if needed.
Fully equipped kitchenette
en-suite bathroom
en-suite bathroom with rain shower
Guest suite private veranda with steps down to the pool deck, 2nd kitchen and cabana.
View from private veranda
Bridge from guest suite to the side garden
Garden gazebo with hammock
The pool, seen from the upper veranda. 2nd bathroom cabana and shower on the pool deck
The child-friendly entry to the 21 foot fresh water pool.  Deep end 7 feet - shallow end 3.5 feet
The upper veranda with the 'million dollar view' of the sea to the south west.
Sea view from the upper veranda.  Morning coffee - drinks at sunset?
A romantic 'honeymoon' sunset.
Another sunset view
A passing rain cloud at sunset - a rare view
Sunrise view looking south west from the upper veranda.
A home cooked meal [Jamaica style] served on the upper veranda by our 'on-call' chef [optional]
Baked lobster fresh from the sea !
A local resident [egret] by the pool
Nesting hummingbirds inches away from the pool deck [from 2013]
The front of the property.  Secure, private 1 acre of gardens
Our local beach - a 10 minute walk down the hill.
YS Falls
Pelican Bar
1 of 28Front view of villa from the pool. Owner/artist/designer built.
Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Bluefields, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
Jim's Place is on a hillside acre in a gated community on the beautiful south west coast of Jamaica. We have been here for 19 years, but since 2014 we have been making our place available to guests beyond friends and family. Our studio Garden Suite is private and self-contained, with a sleeping area [double], an equipped kitchenette with dining booth, full bathroom and private veranda with a staircase that leads you to the pool and poolside cabana. The unit, on its own level, is nestled within a larger 3 storey villa home occasionally occupied by the Canadian owner. Although it could be described as 'rustic' [no AC - the house is designed to catch the breezes] it is comfortable and includes WiFi, housekeeping service as required and much advice as to the many local amenities. The South coast of Jamaica is known for its laid-ba... Read more
About the Owner, Jim's P
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
Although the Canadian owners are not always on the property, they are as close as an email. Our 24/7 caretaker, Hepburn, lives in his own cottage by the main gate and is available to answer any questions or address any concerns. He makes an excellent guide to the local community and is always happy to show guests around the district or arrange for transportation if needed.
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msleeadav...
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

The property looks exactly as advertised - gorgeous, a little quirky, and refreshingly wild, perfect for travelers who are looking for (possible) adventure with a laid-back vibe. Short walk to the beach - but ask Hepburn how to get there first, otherwise it can be a little confusing to distinguish the “fishing beach” from the “swimming beach.” Also a short...

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Lee Ann was a wonderful guest and a good communicator from start to finish. This is so important when visiting another country or an unfamiliar part of a country you've visited before. She asked all the right questions and I would highly recommend her to other hosts. JP for Jim's Place.

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Margaret...
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Very good value ,quirky, architect designed, property on a semi-developed, high end ,housing scheme. The pictures are exactly how it is : exclusive, clean pool; chilling hammock gazebo; terrific sea view; quirky shower room with hot water; sunny balcony ; good mattress with fans and mosquito net. Quiet south coast location, warmer than the north coast with less rain (hence...

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Wonderful couple who got into the spirit of our friendly community. They will be welcome back anytime and often. Highly recommended guests, a pleasure to host.

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204Harry
MacGregor, Canada
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Reviewed 7 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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After a week of luxury in an all-inclusive resort in MO Bay, Jim’s place was a very welcome change of pace. Jim’s Place is situated on the hill, with a view of the water. The sunsets from the upper balcony were spectacular. Oney, the “gate Keeper” was extremely helpful and catered to all our needs and was very informative about...

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Wonderful guests who did take advantage of our south coast location. The previous guests employed our excellent chef who must have borrowed the apartment's non-stick frying pan for use in the main kitchen upstairs to prepare one of her extra-special meals. I assume it was not returned to its proper place. Oops & sorry [note taken]. Thank you.

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Our 1 acre property is in a gated residential community so we ask our guests to respect the peace and quiet we offer. Our home is for registered guests only, although we do...
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Bathrooms
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Full
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
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£44
US$60
£265
US$357
£934
US$1,260
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Cleaning/housekeeping fee: £22 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £74 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
We are located in a gated community on the south west coast of Jamaica near Whitehouse, Westmoreland. Our 1 acre hillside garden property is about 240 feet above sea level which affords an amazing view of the the sea looking south west and soft breezes which keep the house cool. We have access to 2 private beaches [attached to the community] as well as public beaches used by locals and fishermen. Whitehouse, 1 mile east, is our local market town, with well stocked supermarkets, post office, banks and ATMs as well as a large farmers market for fresh produce and fish direct from the sea - weather permitting. There are also several restaurants - the new Blue Waters Restaurant and Lounge being a favourite, seaside experience. Day trips can be arranged with our licenced driver to the many a... more
Getting around
Walking is encouraged in our friendly local community. The beaches are 10 minutes away and all shopping and banking etc. is within 1 mile. Local taxis are also available on demand for tours or day trips to attractions further afield.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Montego Bay, Jamaica: 56.0 km
Although rental cars are available at the airport and we can supply complete driving instructions [MAP], we recommend using a licensed/insured taxi for the 80 minute journey over to the south coast. We can arrange this with our regular driver at preferred rates [currently US$70 each way] with stops for shopping and/or refreshments on the way. There are also inexpensive 'local' taxis available during your visit.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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