Building Entrance - dusk-til-dawn lights are strategically situated at the entrance, in the parking lot, around the grounds and at each entrance for added securityAerial view showing sea and mountain views
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Just a 5min/$1US taxi ride from downtown Montego Bay, this private studio/bachelor apt is clean; has a great bed; & fabulous balcony with AMAZING views of hills, city, sea & sunsets! Please check out the pictures (including captions) and use the "MORE" option under each section to read the entire listing - including reviews and host page/references - and learn why guests rate this airbnb 5 STARS!!! As your "super-host" I do my very best to make your personalized vacation as amazing as possible!

ที่พัก

The building housing this studio was originally constructed as a luxury hotel, and converted to condos several years ago. My unit has 2 sides - the rental studio and the adjacent apartment which is my home. The studio is completely separate and private, clean and cool - there is powerful floor fan but no AC as it is simply not needed. Heavy roller-blinds on the balcony do a great job of keeping both the inside and outside areas cool!

The studio features a private entrance; small hallway; full bathroom with tub, hot water (not standard in Jamaica); and a good-sized main room with ample closet space, built-in shelves, and a safe. The bed is queen size and boasts a 5star quality, comfortable, double pillow-top mattress. The large fan will keep you cool if the breeze dies down. The kitchenette features a fridge, small appliances (microwave/toaster/coffee pot/tea kettle) and essentials to prepare snacks and simple meals are provided for your convenience. The large balcony with it's awesome breeze and view extends past the studio to my apartment and wraps around the end, in an "L" shape. I use the bottom end only so your balcony area is very private. Chairs, a lounger and ashtray are supplied for view-gazing, sun-worshipping and smoking, respectively! There are small intimate shared seating areas outside as well if you long to feel the earth under your feet. The grounds are very well lit and the entire unit is screened and grilled for your comfort and security.

ผู้เข้าพักใช้อะไรได้บ้าง

The private entrance leads to a private and self-contained bachelor/studio apartment. Off the main room is a large, security-grilled balcony (shared with host - see "The Space"). There are common seating areas outside and a free parking lot. (SEE PICTURES)

การสื่อสารกับผู้เข้าพัก

This is totally up to you. Unless you have an issue, you need never see me if that is your preference. However, if you want to hang out and get to know me; have me prepare a fresh, made-to-order meal for you (starting at $5/person); learn what I've gleaned about the country, culture and people in my many years here; or even have me act as your paid tour guide: that is possible as well (based on my availability). I am familiar with many areas of the country and my last home was in a rural hillside community just a 15min taxi ride from downtown. If this appeals to you we could visit an "Infant School", check a Rasta farmer, eat a "cook shop" meal, watch a soccer game, drink a rum/Red Stripe beer while playing a game of dominoes under the shade of a breadfruit tree - and more! We can visit the historic town of Falmouth where we will tour the weekly "bend-down" market (Wednesdays only), pass through the craft market built especially for cruise ship tourists as Falmouth is home to the largest port in the Caribbean, drink a cold "jelly" (coconut water) and finish up at the local fisherman's beach for a freshly-caught fish meal! My guided tour to a quaint country-side village, complete with a hidden water-falls and swimming hole, has recently become popular, or perhaps you would like to spend a day exploring the Blue Hole & Mineral Pool in Westmorland and visit the famous 7-Mile Beach in Negril? I can also custom design a day for you: just ask about the possibilities!

สิ่งอื่นที่ควรรู้

Jamaica is - by nature - a noisy place. Luckily the studio is in a quiet, residential community but you may hear some noise, especially barking dogs and music. Sound systems sometimes pump out reggae, r&b, oldies and occasional dancehall on Friday and Saturday nights; local church congregations can be heard singing hymns Saturday and Sunday mornings. I have been open for well over a year now and thus far only one of my guests have ever had an issue with the noise. But, if you are a light sleeper, please bring earplugs - better safe than sorry! :-)

While the kitchenette does not include a stove or sink/basin in the main room, the fridge with separate freezer; microwave; toaster; kettle & coffeepot enables you to make your own simple meals, keep cool drinks and ice on hand at all times, etc. The bathroom basin can be used for dish washing.


Other Free/Paid Services to enhance your visit include . . .

FREE to use:

- Beach Towels (Bath towels are not to be removed from apartment)

- Wi-Fi

- Reputable and affordable Chauffeur and Car Rental connections

- Advice on navigating the exciting, sometimes challenging local culture

- Suggestions on things to do and places to go - including shopping and restaurants, from the cheapest to the best the city has to offer!

PAID Services:

- Airport pick-up ($25US)

- Intro to Route Taxi system & Jamaican culture including walking tour of downtown MoBay ($15US for one; $20US for two people, plus my expenses of approx $5)

- Specialized Jamaican products to eat and/or drink (prices vary)

- Jamaican cell phone rental ($10US/wk)

- Housekeeping: Bed made, floor swept, whole apt tidied ($2/day)

- Laundry Services: Wash, dry and fold ($10 & up based on amount)

- Individualized, Guided Tours (wide variety of options for all budgets)

- Discounted day-passes at a local all-inclusive resort

AND

***Delicious and Nutritious*** Fresh, made-to-order meals of every kind, lovingly prepared with fresh, natural ingredients starting at just $5per person!!! Jamaican, International or fusion cuisine.

I am a former cook and able to cater to your dietary preferences and needs, should they be vegetarian, vegan, ital, gluten-free, carb-free, restricted calorie, etc!

PLEASE NOTE: all extra services are based on my availability as I may have previous commitments. If you are interested in any of the above, please let me know during the booking process or asap. Thanks! :-)


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RESPECT is key in Jamaica . . . The Golden Rule is the Best Rule!

After booking, please read the House Manual which can be found by clicking on your itinerary. This is a home-style B&B and as I treat all my guests like friends/family, I ask that guests behave as they would when visiting friends/family. I.E.: be considerate of me and neighbours, keep the place tidy and neat, etc.

*** Also ***

Only booked guests are allowed on the property and no visitors are permitted. Please do not give any information about me or my home to strangers you meet here. Please do not reveal my home's location to anyone other than drivers of "red plate" taxis.

No one in Jamaica minds a bit of noise, but as this is a quiet residential building; loud voices, music, etc is considered disrespectful after 11pm.

Smoking is permitted but please keep it on the balcony, where you can best relax and enjoy the fantastic view!

None of the apartment's contents - except beach towels - are to be removed from the premises.

Any damages you cause or things you loose (like beach towels) will result in a replacement fee equal to the cost of the item plus a sourcing surcharge. Guest substitution for items will not be accepted.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation!


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โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Debbie
กันยายน 2017
This was a wonderful experience. Both Virginia and our driver Collie made us feel welcome and we're filled with knowledge and passion for the culture. The view was spectacular, especially in the evening. Virginia gave us the opportunity to see and do far more than we ever would without staying there. She was a wonderful host. And try her pumpkin curry chicken soup....its amazing. Well done Virginia
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Virginia:
I know visiting a developing country & not staying in a resort was really out of your comfort zone, but I am so very happy you gave it a go! You were an awesome guest (as was Kayla) and I am delighted that you both enjoyed experiencing the REAL Jamaica! It was a pleasure to host you!
กันยายน 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Dalia
สิงหาคม 2017
Virginia's place is located up on a hill with a beautiful view of Montego Bay. Her place was comfortable as described, but more suited for the traveler than the resort-tourist. Virginia was the most affable and informative hostess. Her tour of downtown "Mobay" is the best introduction to the real Jamaica, and her off-the-beaten-track tours were very enjoyable and informative. Through her we met friendly Jamaicans living day-to-day on their tropical island. We experienced the local culture and cuisine and enjoyed the "Reggae Holiday" we had hoped for thanks to Virginia.
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Virginia:
I am so pleased to have met you and to know that your stay was all you'd hoped for! "One Love".
สิงหาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Lenny
สิงหาคม 2017
Virginia est une personne vraiment très attentionnée, elle est aidante et nous a beaucoup guide pendant notre voyage, elle beaucoup de connaissance sur la Jamaïque. Cependant je pense que ce logement devrais plutôt être considéré comme une chambre privée plutôt qu'un logement entier car il n'y a pas de cuisine. C'est à dire une chambre et une salle de bain, pour la cuisine nous n'avions qu'un micro onde. Quoiqu'il en soit c'est une personne ouverte d'esprit et le logement est très bien quand même !
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Virginia:
Merci pour vos gentils mots concernant mes compétences d'hébergement. Vous avez raison que ma location n'a pas de cuisine séparée (les studios ne le font pas), mais il a exactement ce qui est inclus dans les images et la description de la liste. Vous pouvez définir «Salle privée» différemment, mais en anglais, le terme suggère d'avoir un espace partagé avec l'hôte, ce que ce studio ne fait pas: même le balcon est divisé en raison de sa forme «L». Je suis fier d'être très transparent et mon studio est exactement annoncé, comme l'indiquent tous les autres avis.
สิงหาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Jeff
สิงหาคม 2017
Virginia's place has plenty of room. Excellent view of downtown. She was very nice and very helpful. Virginia has the number 1 place for the money in Montego Bay. I felt relaxed and not cramped.
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Virginia:
Thanks Jeff - I'm glad you were comfortable! You are welcome back anytime! :-)
สิงหาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Kate
สิงหาคม 2017
Where do I start? The place-My entire trip was nothing but amazing. I was greeted by Virginia (the host) and Collie (the driver) at the airport and brought straight to the home. The place has the most extraordinary view of Mobay and I will not budge with that statement. I was able to visualize everything from my balcony view. The room had all of the necessities to keep me comfortable and happy. Every appliance worked and I never had any issues. The place is nestled up in the hills, yet it's still a short trip to the beach. It gives you a true Jamaican vibe with a great level of comfort and security. The host-Virginia was impressive and delightful. She offered a short tour of the real downtown mobay (where the natives go, not tourists) and explained how to travel, shop, and navigate. It is imperative that you take her up on this tour as I can imagine mobay will be overwhelming without it. She took me on multiple other tours at my request. We went to Falmouth for the day and enjoyed the market with a fresh fish dinner with her friends at a true fishermans place. She also took me on a great trip to Negril. I was able to experience the differences of negril to mobay. I was able to experience a blue hole that was tucked away privately with the help of Virginia's research. I was also able to experience seven mile beach with Virginia and our great driver Collie. I could honestly continue to gush about my stay but it'll make me miss the house, Virginia (and the bonding time we had),and Jamaica more. I will definitely come back and I think that this is a true gem.
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Virginia:
Thank you so much for your kind words Kate - I am SO happy you enjoyed your stay! Hosting people like you truly is why I LOVE airbnb. We'll stay in touch & I do hope to see you again soon! HUGS!!!
สิงหาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Sophie
กรกฎาคม 2017
Virginia's place was perfect for our needs as a couple visiting Montego Bay for Reggae Sumfest. Virginia has years of knowledge and experience in Jamaica, especially Montego Bay and is happy to share this and guide you regarding all local amenities, transport links and leisure facilities. The room is well equipped with all essentials and little added touches to make life easier whilst travelling. Virginia was warm, welcoming and friendly and went the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable and happy! Highly recommended!
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Virginia:
Thanks Sophie! It was truly a pleasure to host you & Will - folks like you are why i LOVE airbnb!!! :-)
กรกฎาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Anna
พฤษภาคม 2017
Had a great time with Virginia. She gave us a Jamaican experience that was authentic and unforgettable. Her ability to navigate the intricacies of city life and her knowledge of Jamaican culture is amazing. If you want to experience Jamaica in a way few tourists have the opportunity to do ... then make sure you book with this knowledgeable host!! Particularly memorable was a daytrip spent with Virginia in Falmouth, shopping at the 'Bend Down Market', touring the city and checking out the Georgian architecture - enjoying a 'well-cold' coconut drink/jelly. The day culminated with a sumptuous seafood feast on the beach cooked by a local fisher. Thanks again, Virginia!
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Virginia:
You are most welcome Anna! I thoroughly enjoyed having you and Mark stay with me. Not only were you great guests, your enthusiasm for learning about / experiencing typical Jamaican life made my heart sing! Mark's conversation, his questions about anything and everything, and his laughter (ha HA!) made my days wonderful! I miss you both already. I sincerely hope you come again to explore even more of the island - and rest assured that I will be here to assist in your planning and help in any way that I can!
พฤษภาคม 2017

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มอนเตโกเบย์, จาเมกาเข้าร่วมตั้งแต่ กุมภาพันธ์ 2014
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ VirginiaVirginia คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น

An expat of Canadian origins, I live atop one of the highest hills in the city of Montego Bay and enjoy amazing views of mountains, the city, sea, and sunsets!

I consider myself a bit of a hippie - I am definitely a peacenik! I grew up in rural NB, Canada and originally moved to the island 14yrs ago after stereo-typically falling in love with a Rasta while on vacation. The romantic relationship did not endure but my love affair with Jamaica continues to grow! I am still enamored with the Rastafari culture as well, and have many Rasta friends and "links".

5 things I love about Jamaica are the irrepressible spirit of the people; the music which pervades life here; the wholesome and tasty cuisine; the lush natural environment (beautiful vegetation/colourful & cheerful birds/cool hills/fab beaches & more!) and of course - the sunshine!!!

As a host my goal is to cater to my guests' individual needs, whether that means total privacy; becoming your new BFF; cooking for you; being your guide; or sharing my knowledge of things to do, how to get there, where to find the best deals; etc!

I am a work-from-home freelance communication specialist and dabble in everything from creating business documents to editing theatrical scripts. I live a very humble life and for the most part live among the locals like one of them. I moved into my current home late 2015 and am eager to share it - and the island - with culturally curious travelers from around the world!

I love people, food, music, art, entertainment, nature and especially all things multicultural. My life motto is to share every positive thought or action that comes to me - there is enough negativity in the world and I am determined to combat it by spreading the positive whenever I can!

And BTW, Bob Marley got it right when he sang about the "Natural Mystic" of Jamaica. Come, "feel it in the air"!

Irie Vibes . . . 1Luv
: )

ภาษา: English
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