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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Town Centre

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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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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
  • 962 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


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


              • Romantic


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Shared with owners....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    The cottage has its own wireless router....moreless


                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony:

                    A Juliet balcony off the bedroom, with a bstro table & 2 chairs....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    There are 2 courses nearby, at Upton (10 minutes drive) and Runaway Bay (20 minutes)...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We have a paddle board, a double and a single kayak, with paddles and life jackets....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    A small garden with grass, chaises longues, rockery, a wooden deck, and steps leading down to the sea....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    We have masks, snorkels and flippers....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa


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                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  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
                  Summer 2015
                  May 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  Deposit refund:

                  50% for cancellations 60+ days before arrival

                  25% for cancellations 30+ days before arrival

                  No refund for cancellations with less than 30 days notice

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                  Last updated: 11/17/2014
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                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Montego Bay
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Soldiers, Pineapple Place
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sandals G.C., Upton
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Mahogany Beach

                  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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                  • 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

                  • Garden deck

                    Garden deck

                  VRBO #205654

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, November 20, 2014

                  $150 - $170 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 2 days
                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/17/2014
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