EMERALD ESTATE-HOME AWAY FROM HOME, ST MARY
This property is ideal if you are a large group as its spacious or you have mobility problems or you have children. There is a laundry room with large washing machine and a back patio to dry clothes outside, which is a bonus for many holidaymakers.
Air Conditioning is available in two bedrooms, plus ceiling fans. The other bedroom has a ceiling fans including dining area. There are also stand up fans available in the closets.
There is a Travel Cot, Car seat and high chair available inside the property free of charge. There are also board games, example, monopoly, Scrabble, Connect 4, Playing Cards, Bingo, Frustration and Dominos and children scooters and bikes aged for children under 7 years old. There is also a football and bucket and spades for the beach in the shed.
In regards to voltage, the house is wired up with US voltage, but we have many extension leads/adapters which accommodate UK plugs. They can be found around the house/bedroom drawers or our House Keeper can direct you to a socket
which is stored in our store house.
Car rental is available from the airport or you can take airport transfers which are approx. 30 us dollars one way per person. This is from Montego Bay Airport. You can also arrange transfers directly at the airport in which i can discuss with you in a separate email. . Visit websites, Jamaica Tours, Knutsford Express and Viator for more details in arranging transfers. Arrivals at Kingston Airport is more difficult has tourists do not tend to travel to Kingston so therefore airport transfers are expensive.
Travelling time is less than 2 hours. Journey to Ochi Rios is approx 1 > 1/2 hours. Distance from Ochi to the property is a further 15 minutes, 8 km. The roads are good as there is a new highway which takes you directly to the villa.
The majority of the people that live on the scheme are working middle class people, ranging from doctors, police man, lawyers, and taxi drivers. There are plenty families with children. Majority of the people are from the UK, Canada, USA and Jamaica.
The property is situated on a Cul de Sac of 10 properties. The property is in a residential area in St Mary many upscale properties in the area which can be researched on realtors website in Jamaica (Ocean Ridge, Tower Isle, Rio Nuevo, Spring Valley and Huddersfield) .Just walking distance there is a vibrant local community named "Stewart Town" where facilities are available and also where you get the feel of being in Jamaica mixing with the locals. If you enjoy parties or socialising at a bar or street party there is always a party happening in the area. The area is safe as the community is small and everyone is welcoming, no need to have any fears. There are many Rum Bars, there is an Internet Cafe, Ice-cream Parlour, Barbers, Hairdressers, two large Supermarkets and a Meat Mart and food restaurants. There are also several churches in this community. The best supermarket is the one owned and run by Mr Chin, 'Savings Plus'. There is a wide range of products available and is affordable. Next door to Mr Chin's supermarket is the best food restaurant named M & M Restaurant. They serve local food and open quite late. They also have bar where you can purchase alcohol and play a game of pool. Stewart Town is known to have great parties/street parties and music can often be heard at the villa during the weekends which is found to be quite good whilst sitting on the veranda in the evening
The property is not walking distance to the Duty Free stores in Ochi Rios, you have to take a taxi or use car hire, as we are 15 mins drive outside Ochi Rios on the North Coast main Road. It is in my view, being area from the city is ideal for many people, as it can become tiring, i.e. if you are residing on the 'Main Strip' or in the heart of a tourist area being bothered by the locals.
Ocho Rios is 12 km from Emerald Estate Gated mins drive to Ochi, while Runaway Bay is 36 km away. Kingston Airport is 57 km from the property.Get the full listing »