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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Ocho Rios Centre

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 962 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 2 Showers, (Sleeps 2), recently refurbished

The seaside cottage at Te Moana shares a landscaped 1-acre waterfront lot with owners Jessica's home and a garden rental cottage. 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 seaside cottage has its own set of stairs leading down to the sea. The adjacent reef provides shelter from the waves and interesting snorkeling. Complementary single and double kayaks, as well as a paddle-board, 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.

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, living area with dining table, bathroom with in/outdoor shower, and water heater.

The bedroom (330 sq.ft/31 sq.m), accessed by an external staircase, has an airy feel with a view that is 100% Caribbean. There is a four poster king-sized bed, sitting area, small balcony and newly fitted en-suite shower room with its own view of the sea. A flat-panel LCD television carries 100+ TV and 60+ radio channels. A wall safe is installed in the closet.

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.

Five reasonably well-behaved dogs and a cat provide the requisite security, but will not intrude unless invited. The gate is closed always, with access to guests. The outside driveway lights are light sensitive therefore on all night. Hawkeye Security company is on 24hour call.

There are two well-stocked grocery stores and small restaurants within easy walking distance. Usain Bolt has just opened Tracks and Records Sports Bar 5 minutes walk up the private road. Christopher's restaurant is 5 minutes walk also.

Terracotta tiles and bamboo 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, outside sofa and another dining table.

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 to the shared jetti leading to the swimming hole. The shared jetti is between one other rental cottage and the owners, but there are plenty of private areas for your own use.

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

More Details

Owner
Jessica Ogden
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Jessica Ogden

I was born and raised in Jamaica and then moved to England for 25 years, working in fashion and textiles. Paris came next before returning home in 2016 to look after the family home and continue my studio practice here.

Jessica Ogden purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Jessica Ogden chose Ocho Rios

Simply a piece of paradise

What makes this cottage unique

A constantly changing picture of the beautiful sky and sea, and a haven of calm in a bustling town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really loved the Seaside Cottage - it was just what we were looking for. Just like the description says, it is eclectic - filled with art, both made and acquired by Annabella (through Harmony Hall, no doubt - which, if you're an "art person" you must make time to see during your stay). We could walk into town, or easily take a taxi (very cheap). We preferred walking mostly, as it's not very far, and we enjoyed taking in the "local flavor". The dogs and cats were so friendly, and very cute! Peter and Annabella are definitely good people and they really made us feel "at home". We really loved it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing vacation on the cliffs near Ocho Rios.
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Ocho Rios Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 962 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We ask you do not strangers on to the property
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs is en-suite, newly refurbished with modern fittings Downstairs is an open air but private shower, hand made by Annabella, with a view to the sea
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious and airy bedroom with a four poster king size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Ocho Rios Centre
average rating of 4.97561 based on 61 reviews
5

Tranquil cottage with AMAZING views!

  • 5 of 5

Te Moana is a wonderful place to stay. I cannot fault my experience there in anyway. The cottage is well appointed with everything you could possibly need: snorkeling gear, board games, all the kitchen utensils you need for cooking, mosquito repellant, a fabulous selection of books and lovely bath products. Jessica even supplied us with some complimentary locally made salad dressing and jam! What a treat! The restaurants in the area are not great, so it is best to buy groceries and cook. The grocery stores in the area are very good.

Every room has a breathtaking view, and there are lots of little seating areas to relax and take in the splendor. The dogs on the property are very sweet and friendly. The garden is beautiful, and the grotto down to the kayaks and water access is very whimsical and magical.

Damian the caretaker of the vila next door was happy to pick us up from the airport and drive us wherever we needed to go at a reasonable fee. There aren't any public beaches within walking/swimming distance, so you will need to be driven or take a car to the beach. We just snorkeled off the dock and swam around by the house.

Te Moana was truly a home away from home. Our stay was FABULOUS, and just the escape we needed. Thank you Jessica and Luka.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the short time you were with us was enjoyable, and you gt the well needed break. Can't thank you enough for this wonderful review. Come back for longer next time! Jess and Luka
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Toronto, Ontario
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Te Moana for our honeymoon and loved every second of it. The cottage has everything you need and Jessica and Luka did an amazing job getting us oriented. The view from the cottage is amazing and we spent a lot of time just sitting and reading and enjoying outside. Waking up with the view from the bedroom was probably the best part of the trip. Jessica and Luka are perfect hosts, they checked in a few times to make sure we had everything and they helped us set up and rides for outings we wanted to do.

I recommend getting the home cooked meal, it was delicious. We also went to Christopers just down the road for dinner twice because it was so nice there and the food was great.

The dogs are super friendly and the cat is adorable too. We loved having them around. Overall it was an incredible honeymoon and we will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little Peace of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I love the staff, animals, and the view! Everything from the design to the art work, everything breaths Jamaica and VACATION! Thank you for sharing your space with me! Hugs with love!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to share with you this slice of heaven! Come again soon : )
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Raleigh, NC
5

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

I honestly don't know where to begin nor can I find the perfect words to describe this absolutely amazingly perfect little get a-way. The property is as described and more. Very quiet, quaint, romantic and the views are absolutely amazing!! If you looking to get a way from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just want to relax and breath than this place is for you. We had never been to Jamaica before and planned on running around but after arriving we only left one day to go to Dunns River Falls. (I highly recommend going there as well.) This property was so perfect there was no need to leave. A nice cup of morning coffee looking out at the Carribean watching the hummingbirds and lizards play while my husband "chilled" in the hammock was all I needed. We swam and snorkled in our own private grotto and swimming area. We ventured into town our first day to get groceries for the week which was an experience we loved.

The home itself is perfect - the decor was very artsy and classy, the wifi signal was strong and solid with no issues, furniture was comfortable, outside lawn chairs were perfect and the upstairs bedroom was perfect. It has a huge and very comfortable king size bed and the sheets were all we needed with the fan. There is no air but with the ocean breeze the fan was all we needed. We were lucky enough to encounter a couple of mornings waking up to a light rain, we saw a lighting storm over the ocean miles away - absolutely amazing. We even had dinner one night out on the little balcony. Did I mention this place is perfect?? The upstairs bathroom was recently remodeled and the shower is amazing and huge!! Jessica also provided some very lovely products by a local woman that are made from essential oils and no chemicals. I took all of them home with me and use them to this day and will order more online as needed.

Jessica and her cousin were the best and most gracious hosts. They live right next door, they do not intrude but let you know they are available if you need anything and I mean anything. On our last night there she arranged for a "home cooked Jamaican" meal prepared by Marg. It was amazing but oh so much food. It smelled so good while she was cooking it and tasted even better. Next time we stay and yes, we WILL BE returning we'll have this cooked for us earlier in our stay.

As you can guess we loved this place, the host, the views and the absolute privacy and peace and quiet cant be beat!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you got the well deserved break and calm you so wanted. Welcome back anytime!
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This seaside cottage was an incredibly experience! Jessica was a great host and the cottage had all the amenities one could need. The cottage is just steps away from the ocean and the most beautiful water. The evenings could get a little warm but the upstairs bedroom area has a ceiling fan and with the windows open there is a nice breeze. I would definitely recommend this place and my husband and I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection always~

  • 5 of 5

There are not many places I could call home. The island and this particular cottage make me feel right at home. There is something very special about Jessica's place. My daughter and I had the most amazing vacation together. Looking forward to many more visits. I recommend to anyone that appreciates the simple things in life. Peacefulness, beauty, and the most amazing sunrises and sunsets you could ever dream of.

🌴�❤~

Hw

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sandals G.C., Upton
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Toscanninis at Harmony Hall
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mahogany Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cottage at Te Moana
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 a less traditional ride on a camel.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please contact the owner for information about the Garden Cottage on the same property.
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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