With 3 cozy bedrooms each complete with its own bathroom, this quaint english cottage provides a temperate feel in a tropical climate.
You will surely feel a sense of belonging as you traverse the luxurious warmth of hardwood floors.
The adjacent bungalow Moonlight houses an additional bedroom with its own amenities and of course similar charm.
This Beautiful Cottage Can Accommodate A Large Family Or Is Cozy Enough For A Romantic Honeymoon in the Blue Mountains.
In addition to its four bedrooms, Coolshade has a spacious wood paneled sitting room, with a natural stone fireplace, a large dining room and modern kitchen. Included are all the cooking amenities you will need: Stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, toaster, coffee maker, etc., and an outdoor gas barbecue grill.
You may choose not to to do your own cooking. Optionally your personal ambassador to Jamaica will serve freshly cooked meals prepared to your taste; more delicious and cost-effective than eating in a restaurant, allowing you to relax and enjoy your getaway. Just bring your grocery or use our menu suggestions and we will go shopping for you.
By dusk, the enveloping mist ushers you indoors to the warmth of a rustic fireplace and a cup of warm Blue Mountain coffee. Board games, vintage magazines or the modern luxury of satellite television are just a few pastimes to help you transition from the urban world.
Coolshade offers limited spa services on request, these include therapeutic massages and Tai chi.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, ideal for walking and biking. Spectacular views of close by mountain ranges take your breath away.
Guided bird walks can be arranged on request.
There are wonderful walking opportunities all over the area and Hollywell Forest Reserve is a centre for some particularly beautiful walks.
Cinchona Botanical gardens, one of the highest botanical gardens in the world(5200 ft) was established in 1868 to grow cinchona trees for the manufacture of quinine. Now in semi-abandoned condition, there is a wonderful collection of trees and flowering shrubs from all over the world.
The Blue Mountain peak which is the highest point of the island, rises 7402 ft. and is a popular hike for visitors to the island.
Newcastle Military Camp was built by the British in 1841 for the troops to escape the yellow fever spreading in the Kingston plains, the camp is still in use today by the Jamaican Defense Force. You can walk through the old wooden barracks and, from the parade ground, enjoy an amazing view of the Blue Mountains, Kingston and its bays.
So Why Chose Coolshade?
Explore the Flora and Fauna
There is a wealth of nature all around the cottage.
There are natural gardens surrounding the house with secret places to hide-away with a warm blanket and a good book. The back garden includes an underground waterway that goes through the property. In the springtime,the property is scattered with azaleas, hydrangeas, nasturiums, wild daises and wild berries ready for your picking.
In the towering forrest are tall Mahoe trees which make it a perfectly protected area. Pathways dissect the landscape taking you to natural springs which are the source of water as well as to deeper woods where you will likely encounter most of Jamaica’s indigenous birds as well as many migrants during the winter months.
This untouched paradise amidst the 3.6 acres of raw forest provides a variety of reasons to choose this vista as your next vacation spot:
-Tranquil calm amidst country style charm, a perfect spot for a good rest.
-Salubrious mountain climate makes Coolshade an accessible getaway from the hustle and bustle of the nearby city
-Bird watching with a checklist of 30 indigenous species to identify
-Access to Hollywell, a patrolled park just 1 mile away
-Excellent mountain bike country, bring your bike along!
-Just enough modern amenities to make you comfortable: hot running water, generator in the event of a rare power outage....Read more
Left on 08/17/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | MmarzoucaReviewed Aug 17, 2014Stayed Jun 2014
Quaint cottage in the mountains. Beautiful surroundings, hydrangea, hummingbirds, and of course the Blue mountains.
Stayed in the middle of summer, so days were warm enough, but the nights were sweater cool, just right.
Walking distance to Coffee House, and walking trails all around.
Looking forward to returning for a longer stay.
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