BARUKAMBA: a house with a view ...!
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||150 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Budget, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Ocean|
Description from the owner
Welcome to Barukamba, the cozy and colorful hideaway nest of famous Jamaican dub poet Muta Baruka and fashion designer Jackie 'Amba' Cohen.
Barukamba, situated in laid-back Billy's Bay (Treasure Beach - St. Elizabeth), has a unique vibe and architecture. Completely made out of wood, it is built on a rock facing the ocean. The front terrace opens up on one of the most beautiful ocean views in Treasure Beach, while the beach is only 250 meters away.
If you are looking for a real Jamaican living experience, then Barukamba is the perfect spot. We consider our visitors not as tourists, but as our guests. Our friendly st...Read more
BARUKAMBA: a house with a view ...!
Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Additional Location Information
The Barukamba house is the ideal place for relaxing, spending time at the beach, reading or writing a book, enjoying some lovely food, discovering the country side, and integrating yourself into the local community of farmers and fisher men. Far away from the hustle and bustle of some of Jamaica's better known but overdeveloped tourist destinations like Negril or Montego Bay, it is located in one of the few spots on the island that are still left unspoiled.
For those guests wanting more action, we offer hiking tours, bike tours, boat tours, and other excursions. In general we assist our guests with any kind of trip they would like to make, be it a visit to a well known tourist attraction (Appleton rum factory, Pelican Bar, YS falls, the Maroons' Accompong town, ...), or the discovery of a local beauty spot (hike across the reef to Lover's Leap, exploration of the Bluff, ...).
To make your stay as comfortable as possible, the following services and amenities are available:
- assistance with transportation (private transport from/to airport, help with public transport, ...)
- free parking
- free housekeeper & cook
- tour guide
- laundry service
- pets allowed
- smoking allowed
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$60 - $80||$60 - $80||$0||$0||2 nights|
|Jan. 13 2013 - Apr. 30 2013
high season 2012-2013
|May. 1 2013 - Nov. 30 2013
low season 2013
|Dec. 1 2013 - Apr. 30 2014
high season 2013-2014
|May. 1 2014 - Nov. 30 2014
low season 2014
|All Other Dates||$80||$80||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $25 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Our rates are:
high season (December - April) = 80 US$/night for 1 or 2 persons + 25 US$/night for each extra person
low season (May - November) = 60 US$/night for 1 or 2 persons + 25 US$/night for each extra person
Minimum stay is 2 nights. Maximum number of guests is 4.
Prices include accommodation, cleaning, and cooking (done on order by your housekeeper). Tipping the housekeeper is appreciated.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
If your looking to connect or reconnect with yourself or loved ones - this is the ultimate location. Leave the surface experiences to the resorts and come to a place that feels like home. Barukamba offers a unique opportunity to become a part of a rich, welcoming community within Jamaica's Treasure Beach; in such a way that it's indescribable. The entire staff and local residents will embrace you like family. Like previous guests, I selfishly want to keep all the highlights of my stay a secret to be revisited. All I can suggest is to bring your spirit, broken or whole - and let Barukamba enlighten your soul.
Perfect stay in Treasure Beach!
Barukamba is in a word unbelievable. We stayed at this lovely home for 4 days... wish it could have been longer. I already miss everything about it--from the stunning ocean view to the spacious, airy rooms, the plant-filled backyard (complete with swings and a hammock!)--and I can't say enough about our kind, welcoming neighbors.
Hans is a super generous host, and helped us feel right at home and navigate Treasure Beach, not only giving us tips on where to get good ackee & saltfish, but also providing us with an unexpected ride to a nearby town on the last day of our stay. The lovely Sarah, a neighbor and friend of Hans', cooked two of the most delicious meals we had during our entire stay in Jamaica.
Things you should know: Treasure Beach is super safe, laid-back and less touristy than many other parts of Jamaica. If you're thinking you want to unplug, relax and take it slow, you're on the right track. The beaches are gorgeous -- Barukamba is a 5-minute walk to Billy's Bay... which is a lot like having your own private beach -- great for wading, swimming, snorkeling and collecting sea shells. Two other beaches, Calabash Bay and Frenchman's Bay, are a bit further down the road -- we walked to both. And finally, three restaurants definitely worth checking out for meals -- Smurfs for breakfast/brunch, The Likkle Cook Shop for lunch and Strikie's for dinner (order the banana flambe' for dessert. It's served with appleton Rum!).
If and when I return to Treasure Beach, there is nowhere else I want to stay -- Barukamba is perfection!
It was amazing
This place are so healthy for body and soul. If you need rest, than is Barukamba the first choice, cause you can feel the vibes of peace there. The staff are friendly, lovely and helpfull. A special thanks goes to Sarah and Cathrin. I enjoyed my time there very well, because it was amazing and I will come back soon as possible.