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1 BR Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Ocho Rios Centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 962 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 2 Showers, (Sleeps 3), recently refurbished

We welcome you to our private slice of paradise at our oceanfront home in the heart of Ocho Rios. Our lovely seaside cottage provides a bohemian yet cozy vibe for an idyllic getaway. Enjoy mornings on your private garden or bedroom terrace overlooking the sea.  The patio offers the perfect place to unwind complete with a sea front hammock and patio. Plan your escape with daily swims, kayaking or paddle boarding all in your front yard. 

We provide everything you need to rest and self cater:

-Full Kitchen

-24hour on call security

-Cliffside deck

-Private, on property ocean access

-Complementary single and double kayaks, paddle-board and snorkeling gear

-Shower and beach towels



-Cable TV

We want you to feel cozy and at home. The cottage has been carefully decorated with a collection of beautiful Jamaican art from our Gallery Harmony Hall. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you would need, and we can also arrange to have a delicious Jamaican meal prepared for you. We also provide all the towels you need to both shower and enjoy the ocean.

Jessica owns and lives on property. Our staff is on hand to assist when needed, but let you enjoy your time. We are always available for advice, and to assist in any way that they can so that you too can feel at home. We can arrange onsite massages and if you’d like to venture off property we can make suggestions and help arrange.

We have 4 dogs, who are there for all our company and security. They are ever-optimistic, and always want to make friends with our guests. If you have a fear of dogs it is not the ideal place as they greet you as you enter the property.

We are nestled on a very quiet and private street in the Ocho Rios. Getting around about town is easy. There are restaurants and grocery stores all within a quick walk.The main part of town is also within walking distance and most activities are just a short cab ride away.

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

More Details

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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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Ocho Rios Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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 ...
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious and airy bedroom with a four poster king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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average rating of 4.981818 based on 75 reviews

Fabulous and Awe inspiring !

  • 5 of 5

perfect for an idyllic romantic getaway, very serene and peaceful location away from touristy resorts yet so close to city centre quick 5 min drive . views are breathtaking from every part of cottage , loved the fact that you can swim , snorkel and kayak right your doorstep with private access to ocean, very detailed attention is paid to even minute things in the cottage and is equipped with everything that you can possibly imagine and so much more... host is very friendly and welcoming, loved the dogs and cat on property .. this has to be the best place i ve every stayed and i have visited so many carribean islands .. this is second to none hands down, if your looking for a relaxing place to just simply unwind you will not find a better place than this.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So happy We could make your vacation so relaxed and enjoyable. Jessica
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Amazing spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, private and homey. One of the most amazing features is seeing both the sunrise and sunset from the property. Wish I lived there!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best property in ALL of Ochi hands down!

  • 5 of 5

So I stayed 3 nights here and let me first start by saying as many reviews have mentioned the pictures do not even do justice to how nice this place is. Think times 10 awesomeness and that is what you are going to get. The place was huge with plenty of room, basically you have your very own private house. The design of the home is very artistic and whomever the designer of it was has an amazing niche for design without a doubt. So many special features and touches to this property again the pictures don't justify the incredibleness of this home. If you book anywhere else just know you made a mistake as I am convinced this is probably the best property for the price you are going to find in all of Ochos Rios. Property is romantic, clean, and views are at every room within the home. You have your own private dock with kayaks and snorkel and reef shoes provided at no extra cost! Now let's get into the hosts. Jessica and her brother are fabulous, warm, considerate and make you feel 100% at home at all times. Jessica went as far as providing me a gas grill to grill Jamaican jerk while there. Jessica went above and beyond what a normal host would do for their guests. Just know you are 110% in good hands while staying here. The neighborhood is extremely safe, they have dogs on site for added security and those dogs are so loving to the guests. You can tell the home is free of any pet odors so if you have dog allergies do NOT let that steer you from staying here, the place is immaculate. I really cannot think of anything negative about this home to be honest. It was easily the best spot I could have found without paying for some exclusive resort but who wants to be surrounded by lame tourists anyways!! This place is like your own private oasis! Also a tip of advice travelers do NOT be afraid to wonder the streets of Ochos Rios. It is safe! As long as you are not flashing fancy jewelry and so on you are going to be completely safe. Explore Ochos rios by taxi and foot, have no fear tourists, it is extremely safe here. I can go on and on and on about how incredible this property is and the hosts as well but I think my point has been made. THIS IS THE PLACE! DO NOT HESITATE TO BOOK THIS PROPERTY! #1 in Ochos Rios for sure!

Thanks Jessica for everything, I appreciate you so so much


  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a quiet spot for our honeymoon and didn’t want to do the all inclusive hotel thing. I read all the reviews before choosing Te Moana and let me tell you they do not lie. This place is breathtaking. It is quite literally a slice of paradise. I struggled whether to keep this beautiful secret to myself or share with others. You will fall asleep with the sound of the ocean and cool breeze coming through every open space. The cottage has everything you need and you can spend the entire day doing absolutely nothing but looking out of your bedroom balcony. You will never want to leave. Jessica was the perfect host. Everything was perfect. We truly enjoyed our honeymoon.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect get away.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location and property for a quiet get away with my husband. Beautiful garden, ocean views, and authentic house décor.

~ Jim and Christine Hawley

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is a treasure.

  • 5 of 5

Charming, quirky and private. Loved it!!! We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Te Moana. Make sure you have Sophia cook dinner for you at least once. It was the best meal of our stay!

Because we're both seniors, getting into and out of the water was a bit of a challenge for us because the sea was frequently rough (just our luck weather wise) and we weren't as agile as we thought!

Mostly we slept, read, gazed out to sea, watched the birds, and enjoyed our perfect little cottage. Only went to the beach one day - but no regrets. Hate to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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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