1,200 sq.ft.sea view cottage veranda 2 patios with private beach area and pool

1,200 sq.ft.sea view cottage veranda 2 patios with private beach area and pool

Karen

 

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Four miles East of Ocho Rios, our spacious seaside cottage with a fabulous Caribbean view was formerly the Art Studio of the marine artist Marion Simmons. Built in 1961 by Italians, it oozes old world charm. It is a large barn like great room with a sitting area, kitchen, antique 4 poster mahogany bed. A guest room with twin beds is adjoining, so it is comfortable for four people. There is a veranda with a dining table, glider sofa, with fabulous views of the azure Caribbean Sea. There are two patios with spectacular views as well, a hammock, and a bar-be-que grill. The pool with tropical flowers surrounding is a few steps from the front door. There is a lovely winding stone staircase that leads to the private beach area with out door shower.

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More about us

  1. Karen Schleifer is the grand niece of Marion Simmons, who built the main house in 1951. She has tried to maintain the beauty and charm which her aunt so lovingly created. Karen is American and has lived in Jamaica since 1979. She and her husband, Ronnie Schleifer have worked together to maintain and restore and renovate the property since they were married in 1984. Ronnie worked in the hotel industry for 20 years and the last few years has been managing the family beef cattle farm in the near by hills.

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Neighbourhood

Glory Be is a private property with the main house where the owners live and the spacious guest cottage. Though we are four miles east of Ocho Rios on the main North Coast road, Glory Be is an oasis of lush tropical vegetation, flowers and fruit trees which birds adore. Harmony Hall art gallery, a small grocery store, several local restaurants are in walking distance. It is not necessary to rent a car for your whole stay as there are mini buses and taxis that pass the front gate. You may also hire a driver for the day for short trips around the island. In Ocho Rios, there are more restaurants, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and local. There are also botanical gardens.

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