Definitely home from home, luxury living for a good price.
I am a recently retired Local Government officer, currently residing in England, when not in Jamaica.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Owner chose Ocho Rios
It is in a class of its own, as stated by a number of housekeepers on site and recent guests. It is modern, contemporary, chic, stylish, comfortable, fresh, bright, to mention some of the words used to describe it. Why spend money staying in all inclusive hotels, confined to a room, when you can rent a whole beautiful apartment for far less. Why restrict yourself to having to rush back for prepaid meals and drinks, when you can stay here and cook your own meals, or eat at nearby restaurants. The central location makes it easy to travel by foot. The staff on site, reception and security personnel are very helpful and friendly. I have travelled to numerous places, but I just find the beaches, rolling hills, mountains, waterfalls, lush woodlands, valleys, plains, cool breeze, sunshine majority of the year and many places to eat, so appealing. All of these can be found nearby.
What makes this Apartment unique
The Resort is in the heart of Ocho Rios, which I consider to be very safe. The apartment is located on the ground floor which makes it so accessible. So you don't have to struggle to carry suitcases and pushchairs up flights of stairs. It has both pool and part sea view and has a relatively private seated area at the rear of the lounge.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I stayed at this apartment for 2 weeks during August, the place is beautiful modern and has everything you need whilst away from home. It's well maintained and fresh looking, there was plenty of everything, towels bedding, the kitchen was well equit. Another great thing was there are English plugs, the apartment is next to the pool, which was great for the younger children, it's on the ground floor which was also a plus.. There's nothing I would complain about, we did have a leak which was sorted quicker than I thought it would have been, being it happening on a public holiday.
Karen the house keeper keeps the apartment spotless, she and the owner are always on the other end of the phone or email making sure your stay is good and there are no problems.. I've stayed in Ochi for years, hotels, villa' this place comes to the top of my list and I will be booking it again when I go back and I also highly recommend it to others..Sandcastle it's self is a great convenient resort, it was my first time staying there after passing it hundreds of times. The front of the resort doesn't do it any justice, it needs a coat of paint, inside is well maintained, There is a new promenade being built at the moment, when that is finished it will enhance the resort, sun beds were free on the beach but limited, I had no trouble getting one. Like I said before sandcastle and this apartment are a little gem along a street that is the hustle and bustle of true Jamaica which for me is why It feels like home when I'm there.. Thank you very much for making my stay so comfortable.
Thank you for your excellent review. I apologise about the leak and was glad we were able to rectify the problem almost immediately. I am so happy you had a comfortable stay and that Karen ensured (as usual), that the apartment was kept clean and stocked with plenty of clean towels and bedding.
Look forward to hearing from you again as I received no complaints about your stay.
Thanks again for your booking.
Great condo and location
This unit was fantastic and the location perfect for people who want to be in the midst of town rather than in a resort located far away from anything. Everything went smoothly, from booking it to our arrival and departure. Very nicely decorated and clean. My only complaints would be it could use better pillows and maybe have a few more basics in the kitchen (such as salt and pepper at least) and that the complex itself needs more lounge chairs around the pool.
Karen (house keeper) was fabulous, even making a special trip back to bring us a few things we had missed bringing. One air conditioner was leaking on our arrival so we contacted Jean and it was repaired the next morning.
I will definitely return to this unit the next time I am in Ocho Rios.
Thank you for your review. I am so glad that Karen was such a great help.
As for basics such as salt and pepper they should have been there, however I will ask Karen to check where they are. The other issue is that being a kitchenette, we are limited on where we can store other equipment such as a coffee maker. I will however look into this.
I will inform the management of Sandcastles Resort of the need for additional lounge chairs. Again if I had space to store them I would purchase my own for use by my guests.
Anyway thank you very much for your review and look forward to seeing you again. Karen did say you were great guests.
If you require luxury, a comfortable and contemporary apartment with style, then look no further. It really is in a class of its own. What I love about it is the fact that being on the ground floor it is ideal for older people, families with children, as there is no stairs to climb. It is also suitable for couples and the Master bedroom is a lovely room for honeymooners.
Apartment Treasure is a rare, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor apartment within Sandcastles Resort, a gated resort. It is chic and contemporary and very comfortable and was fully renovated in May, 2016. It has two 50 " flat screen tvs, free Internet access, cable TV and is fully equipped with AC, new kitchen utensils and modern furniture and furnishings. It has a fully fitted kitchen, with a stove/oven for baking or roasting, a refridgerator, microwave, pots, pan, crockery, cutlery and much more.
There is a small gym, outdoor pool and beach nearby. On site there is also a restaurant, bar and paying laundrette with washing machine and dryer, operated by its own staff. There is ample free parking on site should you wish to hire your own car, which if you require contacts I can provide this for you.
The master bedroom has a Queen size bed, with beautiful furniture and an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has two single (twin) beds and a closet. Both rooms have a small safe for storing your valuables.
You have your own front door which is operated by your own personal code.
My housekeeper Karen, is a lovely and trustworthy person. The front reception staff and security personnel are all friendly and very helpful.
The apartment is in an absolutely great location, with qood quality restaurants, takeaways, winebars with live music, supermarkets and craft markets all in walking distance.
It is approximately a ten minutes drive from well known family attractions such as Dunns River falls and beach, Mystic Ridge and Dolphin Cove.
If you just want to lie on the beach or sit by the pool, then you won't have far to walk, as the pool is literally outside the apartment and the beach is a 3 minute walk away.