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Jim's Place - Garden Suite - Whitehouse,Westmoreland.

Front view of villa from the pool. Owner/artist/designer built.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Bluefields, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
Jim's Place is on a hillside acre in a gated community on the beautiful south west coast of Jamaica. We have been here for 19 years, but since 2014 we have been making our place available to guests beyond friends and family. Our studio Garden Suite is private and self-contained, with a sleeping area [double], an equipped kitchenette with dining booth, full bathroom and private veranda with a staircase that leads you to the pool and poolside cabana. The unit, on its own level, is nestled within a larger 3 storey villa home occasionally occupied by the Canadian owner. Although it could be described as 'rustic' [no AC - the house is designed to catch the breezes] it is comfortable and includes WiFi, housekeeping service as required and much advice as to the many local amenities. The South coast of Jamaica is known for its laid-ba... Read more
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About the Owner
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Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
Interaction with guests
Although the Canadian owners are not always on the property, they are as close as an email. Our 24/7 caretaker, Hepburn, lives in his own cottage by the main gate and is available to answer any questions or address any concerns. He makes an excellent guide to the local community and is always happy to show guests around the district or arrange for transportation if needed.
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The property looks exactly as advertised - gorgeous, a little quirky, and refreshingly wild, perfect for travelers who are looking for (possible) adventure with a laid-back vibe. Short walk to the beach - but ask Hepburn how to get there first, otherwise it can be...More

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Jim P, VR Owner at Jim's Place - Garden Suite - Whitehouse,Westmoreland., responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Lee Ann was a wonderful guest and a good communicator from start to finish. This is so important when visiting another country or an unfamiliar part of a country you've visited before. She asked all the right questions and I would highly recommend her to...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Very good value ,quirky, architect designed, property on a semi-developed, high end ,housing scheme. The pictures are exactly how it is : exclusive, clean pool; chilling hammock gazebo; terrific sea view; quirky shower room with hot water; sunny balcony ; good mattress with fans and...More

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Jim P, VR Owner at Jim's Place - Garden Suite - Whitehouse,Westmoreland., responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Wonderful couple who got into the spirit of our friendly community. They will be welcome back anytime and often. Highly recommended guests, a pleasure to host.

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

After a week of luxury in an all-inclusive resort in MO Bay, Jim’s place was a very welcome change of pace. Jim’s Place is situated on the hill, with a view of the water. The sunsets from the upper balcony were spectacular. Oney, the “gate...More

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jmplax, VR Owner at Jim's Place - Garden Suite - Whitehouse,Westmoreland., responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Wonderful guests who did take advantage of our south coast location. The previous guests employed our excellent chef who must have borrowed the apartment's non-stick frying pan for use in the main kitchen upstairs to prepare one of her extra-special meals. I assume it was...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Our 1 acre property is in a gated residential community so we ask our guests to respect the peace and quiet we offer. Our home is for registered guests only, although we do...
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  • Damage Deposit: €87 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning/housekeeping fee: €26 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
We are located in a gated community on the south west coast of Jamaica near Whitehouse, Westmoreland. Our 1 acre hillside garden property is about 240 feet above sea level which affords an amazing view of the the sea looking south west and soft breezes which keep the house cool. We have access to 2 private beaches [attached to the community] as well as public beaches used by locals and fishermen. Whitehouse, 1 mile east, is our local market town, with well stocked supermarkets, post office, banks and ATMs as well as a large farmers market for fresh produce and fish direct from the sea - weather permitting. There are also several restaurants - the new Blue Waters Restaurant and Lounge being a favourite, seaside experience. Day trips can be arranged with our licenced driver to the many a... more
Getting around
Walking is encouraged in our friendly local community. The beaches are 10 minutes away and all shopping and banking etc. is within 1 mile. Local taxis are also available at very reasonable rates for tours or day trips to attractions further afield.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Montego Bay, Jamaica: 56.0 km
Although rental cars are available at the airport and we can supply complete driving instructions [MAP], we recommend using a licensed/insured taxi for the 80 minute journey over to the south coast. We can arrange this with our regular driver at preferred rates [currently US$80 each way] with stops for shopping and/or refreshments on the way. There are also inexpensive 'local' taxis available during your visit.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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