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Private Cottage, Pool/Patio/Gazebo at Seaside - Romantic Sunsets - Near Negril.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,225 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The private Tansobak Cottage is located away from the hustle and bustle and sits on the coral edge of the glistening blue waters of Jamaica’s south coast. The cottage is conveniently located in the middle of Little Bay which is a small and friendly fishing village bordered by two sandy beach bays. The property, a lush tropical acre includes bananas, grapefruit, oranges, tangerine, star fruit, key lime trees and exotic flowers and distinct orchids, bougainvillea, fan, royal and christmas palms and fragrant hybiscus.

You will enjoy our hammocks in the sea view almond trees and there are loungers on the sea front for sunning and relaxing. Tansobak has a unique saltwater pool built into natural coral boulders providing a perfect private spot for a quick cooling dip. At the sea edge of the patio is an ocean ladder for access to swimming and/or for snorkeling the reef. Watching the sea birds, fish rising and fishermen pulling lobster pots is always a great daily activity off of the edge.

Masks and snorkels for viewing the treasures of the sea and reef and a few mountain bikes available for exploring the area. Micro-fridge is provided on each floor for you to stock with your beverage of choice. Private baths are in each room with hot water showers.

Our 'cottage suite & rooms' are booked separately! Room rate is $120 PER ROOM, per night.

The main floor 'Doctor-bird Suite' has one bedroom with double bed, one bathroom with shower, a living room with a double futon convertible couch, wet bar with microwave and fridge. This unique suite has a first floor veranda facing the sea. The suite features handcrafted cedar carved closets and cabinetry and hand made wicker chairs.

The smaller upstairs 'Sunset Room' has a double bed. The larger upstairs 'Sunrise Room' has a king bed, microwave and fridge - Both second floor rooms have private baths with hot showers, verandas and wonderful sea views as well.

Natural air-conditioning is provided in all suites via large screened windows and ceiling fans. There is usually a good breeze at Tansobak. However, for an extra $10 per day, air conditioning, rarely needed, is available in the main floor 'Doctor-bird Suite'. Arrangements should be made at the time of reservation for this option.

A meal package can be added to the room rate for an additional $49 per person, per day. Your meal package includes fresh cooked breakfasts and dinners which can be served at the seaside tables or on your own veranda - Your choice!

Tansobak meals are all home made and often include the catch of the day by local fisherman. Fresh caught snapper, tuna and lobster and other varieties alternate with jerk or stewed chicken. Meals are cooked with vegetables, potatoes, plantain or rice and beans which make the dining experience truly Jamaican and wonderful at Tansobak. Fresh fruit of the island such as orange, papaya, mango, banana or pineapple also make the juices or slices truly sweet treats for guests. Our staff serves your meals and make the dining fun for all.

Meals must be booked ahead with a three consecutive day minimum so the freshest ingredients are included.

Our staff include, a housekeeper, a caretaker, and a night attendant, all there for your comfort. Meal plan guests will enjoy the attention of our wonderful cook and servers hospitality.

More Details

Owner
Denis and/or Michele Dale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Denis and/or Michele Dale

Like many travelers seeking some sun during the cold winter months, Sean, Denis & Michele found Little Bay and fell in love with the friendliness and wonderful spirit of the community. On one of those late evenings having “wouldn’t it be nice conversations ” we partnered with our friends, making an investment in our future in this remote fishing village. Away from the bustling tourist areas and far from the cold northern winters we founded Tansobak Cottage and have been nurturing the one acre seaside cottage and landscape with buildings and gardens since 1998. It is still our home away from home and those who come to enjoy our place of peace feel the vibes, it’s just sweet and carefree. Guests are cared for and our staff have been with us from the beginning and have become family to us.

Denis and/or Michele Dale purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Denis and/or Michele Dale chose Jamaica

Little Bay is a small and friendly fishing village that has been relatively undeveloped with other than small cottages, local restaurants and shops. It sits in a remote location 12 miles southeast and away from the vacationing crowds of Negril. Our guests have found that while going in to Negril for the beach, food, music and other attractions is great, they are

so happy to return from the hustle and bustle of the crowds to the peace and tranquil seaside hammocks and saltwater pool at Tansobak Cottage.

Visiting the local shops, the all age school, meeting the locals over domino games in the small thatch, bamboo or wood clad bars or at the beach for volleyball or an evening soccer game is a common pastime for guests. Little Bay visitors really get to know the culture and lifestyle of the local fisherman and farmer Jamaicans.

Artists have come to Little Bay and left their mark of artistry on the sides of the shops over the many years and photographers and artists find the Little Bay area remarkable in inspiring subjects to render in their own unique styles. Little Bay is the location for one of Bob Marley's island getaway homes and the local swimming hole is still located next to that property though only fragments of Marley's original dwelling remain. Locals can tell wonderful stories of Bob's time in the Little Bay area and the history of the area is rich with interesting details, just ask anyone here, they would enjoy talking to you and swapping stories.

While Tansobak Seaside Cottage offers simple room rates we recommend the wonderful meal packages. The food is prepared Jamaica style just for our guests by our local cook who, if we can brag just a bit, is one of the best in the area. The variety and selection of seasonal island fruits and meats, fish, lobster, rice with coconut, pumpkin n' peas is ample for any appetite if you choose this option.

What makes this cottage unique

Little Bay itself is a friendly Jamaican community that loves visitors. The Tansobak Seaside Cottage is in a private location on the sparkling blue Caribbean that is relaxed and away from tourist crowds and the hustle and bustle of the resort areas. Our present staff have served our guests for over 15 years and enjoy making sure your getaway is enjoyable and relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This vacation was unbelievable for our whole family I don't know where to start. Of course the food was amazing, we never expected such gourmet meals, Annette and Sophie you just knew so quickly who liked what and what size portions worked for each of us. We loved our last night being served under the Gazebo, listening to the waves break. Richie thank you for showing us around Little Bay, Bob Marleys house, well what is left of it was so cool, the bat cave, Marleys swimming hole, and using the Sea

kayaks. Of course Logan loved trying to be a Jamaican fisherman, he liked trying his hand at spear fishing, he said the fish look a lot larger under water! Erin loved the saltwater pool, although her tan is fading

fast. Our day trips were great, Mayfields Fall being our favorite, but coming back to the quiet of Tansobak and watching the sunset is what I enjoyed the most. It was a perfect amount of new activities, family time as well as a little bit of internet. The Wi-Fi for movies at night was perfect for the kids. We can't wait to return again. The island is contagious and we miss our Jamaican family!
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Little Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1225 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Doctor-bird Suite - toilet , shower
    Sunrise Room - toilet , shower
    Sunset Room - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sunrise Room - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Sunset Room - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Doctor-bird Suite - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
TO RENT ONE ROOM ONLY: please contact me for our current availability and pricing. MEALS: For an additional fee you can choose to have our staff cook some or all of your meals for you. No fuss at all, just ask Annette for the cost and everything will be wonderfully fresh cooked by her in our kitchen, Jamaican style, very tasty and authentic and will be served to you by our staff at the seaside or on your veranda facing the sea, where ever you want. You can be served meals the entire time or ask about just for breakfast and/or an occasional dinner. We make relaxing a very easy thing to do.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Private Cottage, Pool/Patio/Gazebo at Seaside - Romantic Sunsets - Near Negril.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful, the staff great, it was the best part of the trip

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most beautiful, relaxing and private vacation we've ever taken

  • 5 of 5

Tansobak was an amazing opportunity to experience the real Jamaica, while still enjoying the comfort and amenities we wanted in a vacation. The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating, the views are absolutely unreal and the food is some of the best we've ever eaten. We cannot recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honey Brook, Pa
5

Beautiful Home and Property and Incredible Staff

  • 5 of 5

I had the most amazing vacation at Tansobak! It was the perfect mix of being able to relax and enjoy the seaside while always having plenty of activities to do - biking, running, snorkling, hiking, and just spending time with Annette, Sophie, Richie, and Dwaine. Tansobak has everything you could want in a Jamaican vacation with none of the tourist crowds!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views in the most relaxing atmosphere imaginable

  • 5 of 5

My entire family and I loved our stay in Little Bay. Richie, the grounds keeper took us to see bat caves, a hidden swimming hole, snorkeling, a private island, and much more. We had wonderful food served to us by Annette and Sophie and they also cleaned our rooms daily. I could not have imagined a more relaxing stay. Generally it is hard to relax for me on vacation, but this was just the get away we all needed. We were all sad to leave (not sick of each other) by the 6th day of our stay. We felt very safe our entire trip. I was terrified of the roads though as we rented our own car and in Jamaica they drive on the left side of the road. I highly recommend to anyone who would like to experience Jamaica the way the locals do!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

"As the morning, gathers the rainbow..." I had loved those words in one of my favorite songs without, I now realize, ever having really heard them, till I saw the sun rise as i lay back in the private little pool at Tansobak Cottage this Memorial Day.

This property is exactly as described. The location was perfect for us, we wanted to be close to Negril (which is about 20 minutes away), but not in an All Inclusive type of resort.

The property has a beautiful front and back yard which includes a pool, gazebo, and entrance to a private swimming area.

Throughout our stay, we felt comfortable, safe, and completely at home.

We wished the kitchen provided a few more essentials, but this did not affect our stay. Also, during our stay the wifi network was down which was a bit inconvenient but the grounds-person, allowed us to use his phone's internet when available, so that helped some.

We rented a car during our stay which made getting around a lot easier.

We were able to explore the area independently. Everyone was more than happy to help us find our way.

Michelle was always very prompt in replying to email, and the grounds-person made sure that we were comfortable throughout our stay. He also took us on an amazing adventure sailing up and down the coast, which including snorkeling, and fishing.

We plan to make this trip an annual tradition!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbridge VA
5

Awesome vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We choose to rent a car and once we got the hang of driving on the wrong side of the road the adventure was awesome!! When we pulled into the driveway we instantly were overjoyed with the beauty of this property. All the flowers and the trees were absolutely breath taking. As a person that does not relax much, I have to say I had no problems. The atmosphere here is very relaxing. One of my favorite spots was in the hammock looking down at the water. I love to take pictures and I must say there were so many beautiful things to see. I took over 1600 pictures. One of my favorite things to do is to watch the sunset and I could not have asked for a more beautiful spot to sit and watch it every night.

I do not snorkel however watching the others jump from the side of the wall and snorkeling was great. They were saying how beautiful it was. If you enjoy snorkeling, it is wonderful that you don’t have to go somewhere and can snorkel in your back yard.

I would like to say a special “thank you” to Annette, Sophie & Todd!!!!! They were so awesome and made us feel like family!!!! They ensured we wanted for nothing. The ladies made sure we had wonderful meals and everything was clean and in place. We had planned on cooking ourselves however after tasting Annette’s cooking we decided to have meals prepared for us. As a picky eater Annette made sure that there was something special for me each night. And the fresh flowers on the table at every meal were wonderful. Todd made sure we got to see some of the beautiful sites and enjoy some of the hot spots!!

I would highly recommend this vacation home and would love to go back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tiki's Guinip Tree
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Negril Hills Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
JamWest Speedway and Adventure Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tiki's Guinip Tree Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Little Bay Beach

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Rates & Availability

Little Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Holiday Time
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 20.0%

If you would like to rent just one room please email for rate and availability.

A breakfast and dinner meal plan can be arranged upon arrival with our cook.

Please note: There are NO visitors allowed on the property without prior notice to our staff, for the safety, well being and enjoyment of other guest(s)/owners. This is a secured property and only persons on the guest list will be permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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