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The Rendezvous- Casa Feliz

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4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Boscobel is a peaceful community in the cool lower hills that lie just behind the Ian Fleming Airport, a few minutes away.
Gentle, law-abiding, and friendly, this little town is surprisingly close to many World-famous attractions.
"The Rendevouz" is our newest offering in Casa Feliz, a small and elegant apartment complex we operate.
It is on the ground floor, with a small balcony and 2 entrances. We think that it can be an excellent hub for guests as they explore Jamaica's North East coastline.

The space
My place is close to public transport and the airport. It is good for solo adventurers and business travelers, families, lovers and friends.
The apartments can hold up to 4 people and in addition to being safe and attractive.... they are very very affordable!

Guest access
From Boscobel, you have easy access to all the attractions of St. Mary.
The Beaches and other dining and shopping areas of Ocho Rios are also quite easily available.
Kingston is about 90 minutes away, via St. Mary or St. Ann.
There are also several small, private beaches like Sugarpot Beach, and Reggae Beach.
The coastline to St. Mary offers a number of attractive seaside restaurants that offer excellent seafood and other Jamaican specialties.

Other things to note
Electricity is a huge expense in this big house. We have routinely received bills exceeding US$1000.00 a month. We are "begging" our guests to have some pity on us!! It is especially galling to see all the air conditioners on full blast, and the guests are not even present in the property.
Please be informed that, in such a case, we will turn off the A/C s ourselves.

Water supply arrangements. Boscobel has good water pressure most of the time. However, in the past, there have been instances when the water supply is interrupted by the city. To avoid inconvenience we have provided 400-gallon water tanks on the roof as your backup supply. We ask the guests to use it very carefully as there have been times, in the past, when the water went for a day or two. So please exercise restraint at such times.
Also, when on back-up, the water pressure in the taps is low.


Please note that this listing does not come with any form of a meal plan and also that the host is not required to supply groceries to the guest.
Boscobel is a peaceful community in the cool lower hills that lie just behind the Ian Fleming Airport, a few minutes away.
Gentle, law-abiding, and friendly, this little town is surprisingly close to many World-famous attractions.
"The Rendevouz" is our newest offering in Casa Feliz, a small and elegant apartment complex we operate.
It is on the ground floor, with a small balcony and 2 entrances. We th…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

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Wi-Fi
Dedicated workspace
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
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Iron
TV
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Salt Gut, St. Mary Parish, Jamaica

This is a quiet, almost rural area, that is lucky enough to be within reasonable reach of all of St. Mary's, and even St. Ann's attractions.
Located less than 2 minutes away from Ian Fleming Airport, it rises sharply from the shore and becomes the peaceful scenic and respectable residential area of Boscobel.
Cool and green, Boscobel has been attractive to immigrants and many returning residents who live here along with other middle-class residents.
The incidence of crime is very low, and there are several local bars and grocery shops, etc where provisions can be purchased.

BOSCOBEL, ST. MARY: SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS

Boscobel has had a few good years recently.
The airport, 3 minutes away is expanding its runway, and air traffic is expected to increase quite a lot.

Orcabessa, a few minutes to the East, is undergoing significant development, including a lot of tourism expansion.
In every corner, Airbnb is rapidly proliferating its outreach
and many are setting up shop.

The beauty of this area, and a property like this, is that an investor could live in one apartment, and manage the rest. You can do either Tourism or local rentals very successfully because we have done both.

Boscobel is a small country town in North Central Jamaica, about 20 minutes East from Ocho Rios. It nestles in the lower hills and marks a gradual ascent to about 1000 feet of elevation. From there it catches the vagrant sea breezes, and also the steadier wind that blows down from, the higher hills behind it.
As such the climate is quite cool, especially in the evening.

The word Boscobel comes from French, originally meaning " Pretty Forest" Not a bad name for it at all, as flora is plentiful.

Most of its residents are educated and respectable people who could be described as middle class. Here nurses live next to policemen, civil servants, and private office workers, and of course, many operators of small or medium-sized businesses.

There are a lot of "English Returned" residents who live in some of the better houses in the community and give the area a particularly English atmosphere that permeates this little town.

It is the kind of place where neighbors gather at gateposts in the cool evenings to share news and local gossip.
The kind of a place where children play cricket on the quiet streets and drivers smile at them and slow down for them.
The kind of place that has many half-hidden, tiny, shops and bars where local worthies supply their daily needs.
There is a constant stream of tiny children coming and going from these shops. They are either on family errands or have come to expend their own modest means on wicked sweeties and other snacks, which are probably not at all good for them.

From its higher places, Boscobel has a charming view of the sea.
Often, in the dark, staring out at the black bay, you see tiny little lights in the water. These are fishermen, in their small boats, on their lonely vigil, in their small groups.
Quite often too, you see a cruise ship, decked out like a bride,
in an orgy of lights, moving in majestic progression, as it glides towards
the cruise town of Ocho Rios.
Of course, they completely obliterate the little fishing boats
with their feeble torches.
They will not be seen again until the ship passes,
and gentle darkness is restored.

Looking West towards Ocean Ridge, you see the large mansions of the wealthy, rimming the surrounding hills.
Many of these are owned by the English residents of that community.
These folks, the "Ocean Ridge English" seem to be a lot richer than our "Boscobel English"!

At this point, the patient reader may have grown impatient.
What, he might ask, has this sleepy little Town have to do with tourism or Airbnb, or anything like that?
So, let us turn to that question next.
In recent years a lot of infrastructural work has been done, and now, far from being a forgotten and remote hamlet, Boscobel is quite well-positioned for tourism.
Let us examine it.

Boscobel and Kingston:
Kingston, our social, political, and economic capital is easily reachable from Boscobel. You can get there in about 90 minutes, from 2 completely different directions. It is an easy day trip, and one worth making. Kingston represents culture, fine dining, business, movies, BobMarley, Lime Cay, Port Royal, Devon House, Carnival, Parliament, museums, and the list goes on and on.

Boscobel and the East-West Highway.

Boscobel is approximately 100 kilometers away from both Montego Bay and
Port Antonio in either direction. This 200-km stretch of road is the jugular vein of Jamaican tourism. This drive is an easily doable day trip, to either place or to any point along the way. This means, literally that dozens of beaches, bars, attractions, beaches, parties, historical sites, cultural and historical places, are at your disposal. Some examples are Dunn's River, Mystic Mountains, Dolphins, Scotchies, plenty of beaches, plenty of shops.
Most of what Jamaica has to offer is on that 200-km stretch of road.
This is a quiet, almost rural area, that is lucky enough to be within reasonable reach of all of St. Mary's, and even St. Ann's attractions.
Located less than 2 minutes away from Ian Fleming Airport, it ri…

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C.C.I. Ltd, my family business, was formed in 1995. It is primarily engaged in Finance and the Hospitality business. We have a background in finance and real estate. We have 4 branches across the Island. Since 2016 we have hosted hundreds of guests at our six properties scattered in gorgeous spots across this beautiful Island. The business has done well, and we are overwhelmed by the warmth and the friendship we have garnered through this activity. I will also tell you al little bit about myself in the section below. My name is Kamran Abbas and I have been resident in Jamaica since 1984, and for the most of this time, I have been engaged in business. I do not travel much these days, but my favourite places are London, South Africa, Toronto, Vancouver and Florida. I do not like a very hectic life, but I need to wake up with an interesting and demanding day before me. I like my days to be filled with intriguing and stimulating things to think about and do. I have no single motto but have always tried to live in harmony with the values of sincerity, truthfulness, fidelity to promise, and consideration for others. The most important quality I cherish is kindness and then fairness. Let me tell you a little bit about our homes, just enough for a brief sketch. CITYLIGHTS:. A studio, not elegant, but very comfortable. Security at the gate and walking distance from beaches. Pool with its own little shop and restaurant. YACHT CLUB DAYS: Oh so elegant!! This is Located in the inner heart of the Freeport enclave. The place has two interconnected pools and a gazebo by the water's edge. LAS FUENTES: A large 3 bedrooms house in an elegant, gated community right in the heart of St. Ann tourism. Very convenient, physically gorgeous, lovely view and right in the mix of everything St. Ann. AVALON: A Villa with four bedrooms and beautiful gardens that encircle the home. There are a good-sized pool and many places to sit and walk and chat all over the property. This place, Avalon, is so easy to fall in love with... that it is just ridiculous. CASA FELIZ: This is a small five apartment complex in the gorgeous little country town of Boscobel, a few minutes away from the Ian Fleming Airport. While both attractive and safe, this is the least expensive of our listings. It enjoys a lovely view of the sea from its roof garden where there is a gazebo as well as several benches. PROMONTORY RIDGE: This is the most iconic and most grand of our properties. Standing tall, with three floors, the building towers over Valley Close and gives a truly magnificent view of city and sea and bay. It is enveloped in lush gardens that descend from it's higher places down, almost 200 feet down, to the valley floor below.. It is a really amazing place and my favourite over many years.
C.C.I. Ltd, my family business, was formed in 1995. It is primarily engaged in Finance and the Hospitality business. We have a background in finance and real estate. We have 4 bran…
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Checkout: 12:00 pm
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