Hope Bay, Portland Parish, Jamaica Accommodations

Accommodations in Hope Bay

Home/Apartment
Excellent
38 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceWant to chill out and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Relax in our stunning Guest House situated right on the waterfront ! We are located in the charming mountain town of Swift River, Portland. Swift River can be found within a 10 minute drive from Hope Bay and a 25 minutes drive from Port Antonio. The area is named in honour of the stunning river which streams 'swiftly' through the town. The river flows directly from the western side of the world famous Blue Mountains, travelling down stream for more than 30 miles and joining the sea at Hope Bay. We are located right on the river banks, in fact we are the last house in town. After passing the house, there are no neighbours or development, just an uninterrupted mountain path leading straight to Blue Mountain peak. The sheer greenness of the fertile hillside is so beautiful that everything seems to be an enchanting misty blue. Let nature dictate the pace of life in one of the prettiest little riverside towns in Jamaica. Guest AccessFirst thing is first- the stunning river! Walk a few footsteps down from your room and jump in for a swim in the cooling mountain river pools. Our location is also right on the edge of a mountain footpath so you will have direct access to a beautiful mountain trek, following the river upstream straight into the jungle. Guests also have access to farming excursions and we can arrange a guided tour of the surrounding mountains, those who are fit enough to make the journey can even climb 30 miles to the river's source in Blue Mountains! We also offer onsite Kemetic Yoga lessons- where guests can experience the rejuvenating powers of yoga in the most beautiful natural setting. There are weekly 'dances' in the town square, where guests can experience the rural Jamaican party scene, with music, rum and lots of dancing. Interaction with GuestsThe property has 4 large rooms and 3 are offered as guests rooms. All the rooms have comfortable double beds and fresh white bed linen. There is large modern bathroom and kitchen which is shared with other visiting guests. There are also common lounging areas with a variety of comfortable seating: a large patio at the front and a large balcony at the back. There is also a well furnished living room with sofas and a television. In line with the host families Rastafari faith the inside kitchen is an Ital (vegetarian) zone, though for the convenience of visitors,there is a separate outside kitchen which can be used to cook anything else. The host lives in the property and is always happy to offer guided tours of the area and recommend local attractions and restaurants. The NeighborhoodThe neighbourhood is a small, peaceful and friendly farming village. There is much happening in terms of music and food festivals. Swift River is deeply rural and off the beaten path. Those who visit this riverside town will enjoy an authentic Jamaican experience. The local inhabitants are 95% farmers and the town is dotted with farming plots which sprawl across the surrounding hillsides. The majority of the community do not make a living from tourism and unlike in Jamaica's big resort towns, visitors will notice the absence of 'hustlers'. Nevertheless like most Jamaicans, the locals are fiercely proud of their cultural heritage and are always happy to engage with a friendly stranger who wants to learn more about their customs and traditions. Swift River is a pretty little mountain side community which is perfect for nature lovers and those are seeking a a 'private get away'. Getting AroundThe neighbourhood is served by many taxis and buses and trips can also be arranged with the property's host. The retreat's main selling point is its exclusively tucked away location way up in the hills, right by the river.And although we try our best to provide clear directions, our very rural location means that some guests find it a little tricky navigating their way up to us. Please do not hesitate to ask for further directions by calling if you get lost along the way! If you do not feel confident making your own way up from Hope Bay, the host will be more than happy to come and meet you! Once you arrive to our locations, your drive will be more than worth it! Other Things to NotePlease note that any overnight visitors must be arranged with the host in advance. The house is beautifully decorated and kept, please respect it by keeping it nice and tidy.
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  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceBeautiful secluded bed and breakfast located right on the banks of the most stunning river! The perfect mix of rural charm and modern comfort. The property is run by a local Rastafari family who want to share their little piece of Jamaican paradise with you. Guest AccessFirst thing is first- the stunning river! Walk a few footsteps down from your room and jump in for a swim in the cooling mountain river pools. Our location is also right on the edge of a mountain footpath so you will have direct access to a beautiful mountain trek, following the river upstream straight into the jungle. Guests also have access to farming excursions and we can arrange a guided tour of the surrounding mountains, those who are fit enough to make the journey can even climb 30 miles to the river's source in Blue Mountains! We also offer onsite Kemetic Yoga lessons- where guests can experience the rejuvenating powers of yoga in the most beautiful natural setting. We offer local vegetarian Ital meals to guests (delicious! ) There are weekly 'dances' in the town square, where guests can experience the rural Jamaican party scene, with music, rum and lots of dancing. Interaction with GuestsThe property has 4 large rooms and 3 are offered as guests rooms. All the rooms have comfortable double beds and fresh white bed linen. There is large modern bathroom and kitchen which is shared with other visiting guests. There are also common lounging areas with a variety of comfortable seating: a large patio at the front and a large balcony at the back. There is also a well furnished living room with sofas and a television. In line with the host families Rastafari faith the inside kitchen is an Ital (vegetarian) zone, though for the convenience of visitors,there is a separate outside kitchen which can be used to cook meat. The host lives in the property and is always happy to offer guided tours of the area and recommend local attractions and restaurants. The NeighborhoodThe neighbourhood is a small, peaceful and friendly farming village. There is much happening in terms of music and food festivals. Swift River is deeply rural and off the beaten path. Those who visit this riverside town will enjoy an authentic Jamaican experience. The local inhabitants are 95% farmers and the town is dotted with farming plots which sprawl across the surrounding hillsides. The majority of the community do not make a living from tourism and unlike in Jamaica's big resort towns, visitors will notice the absence of 'hustlers'. Nevertheless like most Jamaicans, the locals are fiercely proud of their cultural heritage and are always happy to engage with a friendly stranger who wants to learn more about their customs and traditions. Within 5 minutes walk, there are a few small shops where guests can purchase groceries and a popular 'cook shops' where guests can sample authentic local dishes. Swift River is a pretty little mountain side community which is perfect for nature lovers and those are seeking a a 'private get away'. Getting AroundThe neighbourhood is served by many taxis and buses and trips can also be arranged with the property's host. The retreat's main selling point is its exclusively tucked away location way up in the hills, right by the river.And although we try our best to provide clear directions, our very rural location means that some guests find it a little tricky navigating their way up to us. Please do not hesitate to ask for further directions by calling if you get lost along the way! If you do not feel confident making your own way up from Hope Bay, the host will be more than happy to come and meet you! Once you arrive to our locations, your drive will be more than worth it! Other Things to NotePlease note that any overnight visitors or extra guests must be arranged with the host in advance. The house is beautifully decorated and kept, please respect it by keeping it nice and tidy. Please also respect the vegetarian zone in the main kitchen.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
The SpaceBeautiful private property in the hills of Portland Jamaica for vacation, rest and relaxation, Renew your self!! Come and enjoy the lovely Hope River which runs alongside the property
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Bedroom
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
The SpaceWe have 4 private bedrooms available. Guest AccessYou have access to the kitchen, plus a large bathroom/shower, with outdoor water in two areas, outdoor cooking area, there is plenty of room to chill. Interaction with GuestsMy wish is for you to have a great stay here, you can freelance on your own adventure, or just ask if you need any assistance with services, information on the area, etc. There are many things to see and do here in the area. The NeighborhoodCane Road is a friendly low key village where one love and respect for nature go hand in hand. Feel free to freelance life here, it is safe to explore here within reason. Getting AroundJust a stones throw to the taxi stand/bus stop with a nice bench to rest on. You can get to Port Antonio in 5 minutes, winifred Beach in 10 minutes and Ocho Rios in 45 minutes