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A Garden Villa in Jamaica's Blue Mountains

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Last updated: 11/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A 5 bed, 5 bath home 4,000 up in Jamaica's Blue Mountains with stunning views

Stepping Stones is an inviting 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home in the enchanting neighborhood of Greenwich, approx. 4,000 feet up in Jamaica’s famed Blue Mountains. Located in one of the world’s finest coffee growing areas, the community of Greenwich is built on the site of an early British Military camp, about a mile from the main military training installation at Newcastle, which is still in use today by the Jamaica Defense Force. Steeped in history, and nestled among spectacular gardens, this heavenly retreat will inspire the soul and leave you feeling rejuvenated and at peace.
Go for a stroll in the gardens, filled with a variety of flowers and plants, including: hydrangeas, lilies, anthuriums, coffee, wild strawberries, nasturtiums, ferns, bananas and many more.
The property consists of the main house, Stepping Stones, extensively refurbished in the 1980s, with 3 bedrooms (2 with queen size beds and one with twin beds) and 3 bathrooms, living and dining rooms, kitchen and a large verandah with breathtaking views over Kingston, the harbour, and the mountains. Features include a gas fireplace, satellite dish and Internet. There is a newly-built cottage, Pebbles, completed in 2013 with 2 bedrooms (both with queen size beds), 2 bathrooms, a kitchenette (with coffee maker, small fridge, a toaster oven and a microwave) and a verandah with views over Kingston, the Caribbean Sea and the mountains.

You have a choice of dining inside or on the verandah.
Most visitors explore the area by foot: there is the Hollywell National Recreational Park, with its lovely footpaths; The Gap Café for good Jamaican cooking and fresh Blue Mountain Coffee.
A little further away is the famous Strawberry Hill Hotel and Spa in Irish Town, about 25 minutes away by car; EITS Café an organic farm and restaurant also near Irish Town, (which will deliver to Greenwich); and the Old Tavern Coffee Farm (tours can be arranged), which produces some of the island’s finest coffee.
No pets allowed and no smoking indoors
Rental includes a manager and cook.
Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Jamaica’s mountains.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Stepping Stones comes with a cook/helper and Manager, who do all the cooking, cleaning and serving of drinks, and food. Antoinette and Donovan will take very good care of you during your stay....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views over Kingston, the harbour, and the Blue Mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining:

    You can dine inside or on the verandah...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely English garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 16 - Jan 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$700
$4,650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$600
$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates listed are for 5 bedrooms, You can rent the 3 bedroom main house for $400 per night (weekly $2,700), except in the Christmas Season when all 5 rooms must be booked. Rental includes a cook/helper who prepares meals, serves meals and cleans, and a manager.

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norman Manley International Airport- Kingston
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gap Cafe

Car: Not Necessary

Greenwich consists of a dozen holiday homes belonging to Jamaicans who weekend in the hills to unwind and relax.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: Debbie and George were both born and raised in Jamaica, and were married in the gardens of Stepping Stones 25 years ago. They own a successful real estate company in Kingston and enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and traveling.

Why the Owner Chose Portland Parish, Jamaica:
Like many Kingston residents, Debbie and George visited the area as kids, enjoying hiking and picnics in the mountains. Debbie's parents purchased the property in 1987, and Debbie and George took it over in 2013, adding a 2 bed, 2 bath cottage.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Greenwich is a very special place to all who visit- the views, the air, the walks in the garden and the way time just seems to pass more slowly.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

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Photos

  • Sunset From Stepping Stones

    Sunset From Stepping Stones

  • Pebbles

    Pebbles

  • Stepping Stones- Dining Room

    Stepping Stones- Dining Room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Stepping Stones- Bathroom 2

    Stepping Stones- Bathroom 2

  • Stepping Stones- Bathroom 3

    Stepping Stones- Bathroom 3

  • Pebbles Cottage- Bedroom 1

    Pebbles Cottage- Bedroom 1

  • Pebbles Cottage- Bedroom 2

    Pebbles Cottage- Bedroom 2

  • View of Stepping Stones and Pebbles from the Garden

    View of Stepping Stones and Pebbles from the Garden

  • Sunset from Stepping Stones

    Sunset from Stepping Stones

  • View from the lawn facing west

    View from the lawn facing west

  • Stepping Stones & Pebbles

    Stepping Stones & Pebbles

  • Stepping Stones- Master Bedroom

    Stepping Stones- Master Bedroom

  • Stepping Stones- Second Bedroom

    Stepping Stones- Second Bedroom

  • Stepping Stones- Bedroom 3

    Stepping Stones- Bedroom 3

  • Pebbles kitchenette

    Pebbles kitchenette

  • Pebbles Cottage- Bathroom 1

    Pebbles Cottage- Bathroom 1

  • View of Stepping Stones from the Verandah of Pebbles

    View of Stepping Stones from the Verandah of Pebbles

  • Greenwich Rainbow

    Greenwich Rainbow

  • Fire pit overlooking city and mountains

    Fire pit overlooking city and mountains

  • Our staff - Natalie, Donovan & Antoinette

    Our staff - Natalie, Donovan & Antoinette

  • View of Kingston Harbour at Night

    View of Kingston Harbour at Night

VRBO #563737

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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