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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Town Centre

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocho Rios cottage description

The cottage at Te Moana shares a landscaped 1-acre waterfront lot with owners Peter & Annabella Proudlock’s home. Only one mile from the centre of Ocho Rios, yet a world away, Te Moana offers an idyllic escape from the real world.

The property is perched on a cliff 30 ft above the Caribbean Sea, which is accessed by steps over smooth rocks to a sandy swimming area. The adjacent reef provides shelter from the waves and interesting snorkeling. Complementary single and double kayaks are a fun way to explore the coastline. Passing fishing canoes offer a motorized alternative. There is a sunbathing/sunset-watching deck just above the sea., and a more private yoga platform, sheltered by a small island. Four reasonably well-behaved dogs and three rather shy cats provide the requisite security, but will not intrude unless invited. The fourth cat, Kayak, is resident in the cottage, but welcomes visitors warmly. There are two well-stocked grocery stores, and a beach within easy walking distance.

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, sleeping alcove with single/day-bed, 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 2 hammocks, 2 chairs and another dining table.

The bedroom (330 sq.ft/31 sq.m), accessed by an external staircase, has an Indian feel with a view that is 100% Caribbean. There is a king-sized bed, sitting area, small balcony and 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 cliffside deck with bench for relaxing sundowners. Steps lead down to a grotto, where the kayaks are kept, and on to a bridge and more steps.

Keywords: Cottage, villa, house, seaside cottage, romantic retreat, haven

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Especially toddlers - the garden gives onto an unfenced cliff, 30 ft. above the sea...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, but we have 4 dogs and 4 cats of our own....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen


          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Garden, private steps to sea, complimentary kayaks, snorkelling equipment...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Ping Pong Table


              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront


              • Restaurants
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Parasailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Paragliding
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Marina
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cycling
              • Snorkeling/Diving


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer 2014
              May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Winter 2014/15
              Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              4 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

              Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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              Last updated: 07/13/2014
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              22 Today
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              60 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Montego Bay
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Mahogany Beach
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Soldiers, Pineapple Place
              6 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Sandals G.C., Upton

              Car: Not Necessary

              The Ocho Rios area boasts more attractions than anywhere else in Jamaica, including the world famous Dunn's River Falls. Bob Marley's birth and final resting place can be found at Nine Miles in the hills of St. Ann. Water sports, horseback riding, river tubing, canopy rides, swimming with dolphins, plantation tours, botanical gardens are all here, along with less traditional rides on a dogsled or a camel.


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              Speaks: english

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              • The property from the sea

                The property from the sea

              • View from the bedroom balcony

                View from the bedroom balcony

              • View from the bed

                View from the bed

              • The upstairs bathroom

                The upstairs bathroom

              • The indoor dining area

                The indoor dining area

              • The downstairs shower

                The downstairs shower

              • Dawn from the cottage

                Dawn from the cottage

              • The cottage

                The cottage

              • The bedroom upstairs

                The bedroom upstairs

              • The bedroom sitting area

                The bedroom sitting area

              • The kitchen

                The kitchen

              • The day bed

                The day bed

              • The seaside deck

                The seaside deck

              VRBO #205654

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

              $150 - $170 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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