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Book this 3 bedroom villa in Port Antonio today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 13 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1000, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 01, 2015, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 01 Aug 2015
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Port-antonio Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- DVD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 13 reviews
- Very Good
“We found ourselves in the lap of nature !!!”
Booking: Enquiry was responded quickly. All questions answered. Navigation: My Garmin Nuvi (with updated North america map) guided us to the guest house based on coordinates (18.174401,-76.486135), which I confirmed from Derick (the owner) before the journey. I put these coordinates on google map to find the exact location. Road to the guest house: The moment we got off the main highway at Port antonio, we found the internal hilly roads were not as well maintained. Our Toyota Corolla (from island car rentals) did fine though. But last 0.5 mile stretch was indeed scary. Derick did his best to take care of that stretch before we returned. Guest House location: Exotic views. Wide green fields and vegetation. Guest House amenities: In such a place all we wanted is a bed to sleep, a clean bathroom, a place to cook and to hook our laptop to house wifi connection. We got everything. Hospitality: This is something we liked the most. Derick is one of the finest host I have ever met. He understood that our rental car may suffer some damage in navigating the roads outside his property. For that he was kind enough to provide us with to-and-fro ride on his SUV to the choicest attractions, for 2 consecutive days. Overall: We will live to cherish this fine memory of few days, we spent with Derick and her wife Sherene. Thank you!!!
“My private piece of paradise”
I have been to Jamaica several times before, and loved it, so I was expecting a great trip this time also. Shotover Gardens was just great! The views, the landscaped grounds, the pool, the privacy. After being there a few days I realized what I liked best: the complete comfort. No, this is not a high end luxury resort with people waiting on you; you will have to make your own drinks and open your own beers. But it is a terrific place to relax and soak up everything great about Jamaica. I stayed in the cottage. It is plenty roomy for 1 or 2 (hey, it's bigger than my apartment). It is modern and functional, with a full kitchen and hot shower. It is not fancy or pretentious. But the part of the cottage I enjoyed most was the back patio facing the Blue Mountains, or the azure ocean view, depending which way you turn the chair (there are some tough choices you have to make while staying here...). I wish I had a book to write, I would do it from this patio. Truth is, I didn't spend a lot of time in the cottage except for sleeping. I spent more time at the pool. (Is my elbow sore from opening the fridge at the pool?) The views are great from here too. I don't know how often the villa and cottage have guests at the same time, but I'd bet it's rare. For my stay I had Shotover Gardens to myself, not counting the hosts (and the sometimes groundskeepers). The hosts are friendly without being intrusive and can answer any local question, whether it's where to buy something or to recommend a day trip or the finer points of Jamaican culture. I also must comment on the cottage price. The grounds, pool, views are worth the price while sleeping under a tarp! And you get the cottage too. Unbelievable! I was very surprised to find high speed wireless internet. I will be back!
“Green paradise with great pool, great food, beautiful gardens.”
This place was great! You're on top of a mountain so the views are breathtaking. The gardens are incredible with all kinds of edible fruits, neat birds and pretty flowers. Our family loved the pool, with a fully shaded wading pool for our little guy, plus the big pool and a hammock in the shade (only meters from the wading pool so you can relax while they splash). We were there with a big group and spent our nights in one of the smaller rooms in the villa, the luxurious master bedroom was incredible though (even has a beday!) The traditional Jamaican cuisine was fantastic! I would definitely recommend choosing the cook option because it's about a 20minute drive down a bumpy road to get to town, and it's really nice (and affordable) to just have the cooking and dishes all taken care of. The atmosphere was really relaxing. The smaller bedrooms were a little unfinished but the owner said he's going to be sprucing things up a little in the next couple months. He was great about fixing things we asked for (got a new toaster oven to replace an old one, fixed our squeaky bedroom door and got us a waste basket for our room when we asked). The snorkeling and river walk that he set up for us were fantastic. If you're looking for an authentic Jamaican experience this is the spot for you.
“Relaxing Jamaican privacy in nature”
I had a wonderful week staying at Shotover Gardens with my three friends. It is a beautiful place far away from the ultra-touristy cities and resorts that too many people see. The property is six acres of beautiful gardens with spectacular views, and we spent a lot of time lounging in the pool, watching the birds, and soaking in the views. It's also a great staging ground to see some of the best parts of Jamaica, and we got to spend a lot of time seeing amazing birds, snorkeling, swimming in the Blue Lagoon, going to picturesque beaches, and sitting on the back porch drinking Blue Mountain coffee. We had a great time there, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Shotover Gardens to anyone else.