Cottage, 1 chambre, 2 douches, (3 personnes), récemment rénové
Particulier / consommateur
Salle(s) de bain
Soirées/évènements non autorisés
We ask not in the bedroom
Animaux non bienvenus
Sorry, but we have 6 dogs and 2 cats of our own.
Non adaptée aux enfants
The garden gives onto an unfenced cliff
Âge minimum du vacancier principal:21
We ask you do not strangers on to the property
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100 %.
Gorgeous home, fantastic snorkeling!
My husband and I enjoyed every minute at Te Moana. We like the feeling of always being outside, and we had that here. The place is open, airy, relaxing, private, safe, romantic, and to my surprise cool (no need for AC in April). The fan in the bedroom (the bedroom is a dream) is super strong so that when there isn't an ocean breeze (slows down in the morning and evening), you won't be too hot.
We enjoyed snorkeling everyday, sometimes twice. They advise going in the morning when the fish are eating, and it's worth it. May I suggest going deep and enjoying a float (we took blow up noodles for floating, plus it makes clearing your mask easy when snorkeling). If you are a beginner snorkeler, this is the place for you; I never felt so safe in the ocean. The only large thing we observed, which was a thrill, was a spotted manta ray! Also, right off their dock I found 5 squid swimming in a row. The colorful fish are prolific here and the coral is making a come back. (Be sure to check the tides, or swim in the channel where the sanctuary boat travels, because it can be VERY shallow).
There are kayaks and a paddle board in the grotto (the grotto is gorgeous and on your way to the dock) available to you at all times.
Although tricky to find, we thoroughly enjoyed Super Pot Beach and Restaurant. It's about $4 to enter; we shared it with two dogs and a cat.
We took a memorable, beautiful a drive through Fern Gully and the mountains, but this not for the faint of heart. The road is treacherous. (Fern Gully road is fine)
We bought most of our food and booze at Progressive.
If it's your first visit, my advice to you is to bring small bills for tipping, and there will be lots of tipping. Exchanging at the airport won't give you the best rate, but it's difficult to find a place open on the weekend. You can use your credit card at the grocery. (Also, remember to bring 10% of listing price to tip staff upon leaving.)
The next time we visit it will be to relax in this wonderful space, snorkel in the preserve, and do very little else (the library has everything you need and the hammock is heavenly).
Thank you, Jessica, for making this cozy, artsy home available. And, thanks to Ryan for being the perfect host.
40th Anniversary Vacation
I am not sure I can communicate well enough to truly express how felt about our stay at Te Moana. It was one of the best vacations we have had and it is on the list for a return trip at some point in the future. We stayed for a week and enjoyed every minute. Jessica is a great hostess and knows the balance between too much and not enough interaction. She arranged transportation, shopping, local excursions, a catered authentic Jamaican meal, snorkeling and kayak gear, and much more. The sea side cottage has privacy from the rest of the property with direct access to the water. It sits above a protected reef sanctuary, and while there is no beach at the property, as soon as you get into the water there are so many fish a corrals to see that it is an amazing experience. There are lots of places to enjoy the view including the 2nd story bedroom deck, porch, private backyard, sitting deck 20 ft above the sea, and sitting deck that extends over the water at the shore line. There are lots of shade and sun opportunities so you have options on how much sun you want during your stay. The location is only a few blocks off of main street and we took several walks into Ocho Rios for shopping, but when at the property we never felt like we were in a town. It feels like a secluded getaway in the county. We purchased our groceries on the first day and fixed most of our own meals. There is a full kitchen with everything you need. We have been to Hawaii 3 times for vacation and love the beach and snorkeling. This year we choose the Caribbean to reduce the travel time, but not knowing what we would really get. We are glad we tried Te Moana and it will be a hard decision next vacation because while there are differences, the Te Moana vacation was as good as any we have had in Hawaii. Jessica also has someone at the property at all times for security. There is an in-room safe to store your passports and valuables while your there. There is housekeeping available if you want it. The property is very unique and an extremely fun getaway. If you have Jessica arrange transportation from the airport, ask for Troy. He is super friendly and even though they drive a little crazy in Jamaica, he was calm and steady.
We have absolutely nothing bad to say. The place was amazing, the location was gorgeous. The hosts were accommodating!
A place of peace and beauty.
We are so thankful for our short stay at Te Moana. Jessica was such a kind host.
She met us when we arrived and made sure all was well upon our exit.
This is a truly special place. One of the few places where you have a sense of solitude and unspoiled beauty.
Every room of the house has a view of the ocean at all times. What an amazing site to wake up to every morning.
Although there is no AC, the ocean breeze and fans kept us cool at night. We were pleasantly surprised that the bugs were not an issue either.
There is so much privacy here. I don't imagine there is almost any place like it in Jamaica.
The house was created by artists, and has so much character to it. Everything is simple, yet charming and in good condition.
The view is outstanding, and the only humans we saw were the occasional fishing boat passing by. When we would go out for a swim we had the ocean to ourselves.
While many are concerned about safety on the island, this place felt quite safe.
We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Viel mehr als eine Ferienwohnung
Traumhaft gelegenes kleines Haus mit zweckmäßiger Einrichtung, auf dem Anwesen der Besitzer liegend und von denen exzellent betreut. Das gesamte Anwesen wurde ursprünglich von einem Galeristen- und Künstlerpaar als Arbeits-, Wohn- und Rückzugsort erworben, gestaltet und genutzt. Insofern trifft man auf ein "lebendiges Haus", gefüllt mit zahlreichen Details, die wir bis zum Ende unseres 2-wöchigen Aufenthaltes nicht alle entdeckt haben. Schön und anerkennenswert ist, dass die Kinder der vormaligen Eigentümer ihr Erbe erhalten und liebevoll pflegen. Die Tochter der Vorbesitzerin lebt derzeit im Haupthaus des Anwesens, war ständig erreichbar, auskunfts- und hilfsbereit und außerordentlich angenehm im Umgang. Unterstützt wird sie durch ihren Bruder, ein kleines Team von freundlichen Hausangestellten und 4 nur manchmal lebhaften Hunden. Die ruhige und trotzdem ortsnahe Lage, der unmittelbare Meerblick, die Bade- und Schnorchelmöglichkeit (direkt vom Garten aus) und besonders die freundschaftliche Betreuung durch Jessica Ogden haben unseren Aufenthalt zu einem wertvollen Erlebnis werden lassen!
I was worried about not having AC and the general openness of the property. These concerns dissipated after the first evening and were replaced with pure enjoyment.
As others have positively commented the written descriptions of the experience are inadequate. It must be lived to fully appreciate.
Hope to be back soon!!!!
La zone Ocho Rios dispose de plus d'attractions que partout ailleurs en Jamaïque, y compris la célèbre River Falls Dunn. La naissance de Bob Marley et dernier lieu de repos peuvent être trouvés à Nine Miles dans les collines de Saint- Ann. Sports nautiques, équitation, tubes de rivière, promenades à baldaquin, nage avec les dauphins, visites de plantations, jardins botaniques sont tous ici, avec un tour moins traditionnel sur un chameau.