Wednesday 26 September, 2018

6 stunning Jamaican Airbnbs you and your crew should book now

For those of us who have added travel to our 2018 list of things to do, Airbnb is a Godsend. The online marketplace for short-term vacation rentals has allowed travellers to keep accommodation costs down and make travel more affordable and achievable.

While inter-region airfare isn't always exactly affordable, booking accommodation via Airbnb will almost always keep your travel expenses down. Every week, we'll share our Airbnb picks we've discovered from across the region. 

This week, let's check out some amazing villas you and your friends can book in beautiful Jamaica:

 

1. Ocean View Condo near Ocho Rios

Price per night: US$80

Accommodates: 6 guests

The space: The spacious condo includes three bedrooms, a huge living room with open glass views of the ocean, a dining table for six guests, two full bathrooms, with a relaxing hot tub and steam shower in the master bathroom and a bath and shower in the main bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and an outdoor pool and garden.

 

2. 'Bliss By The Sea' villa in Treasure Beach

Price per night: US$150 

Accommodates: 2 guests

The space: Bliss by the Sea is a romantic property built in a traditional villa style with a small interior courtyard surrounded by the main house and private bedrooms. It's the perfect escape for couples, friends and groups looking to pamper themselves with sun and sea. The villa is beautifully furnished in a clean modern fashion with rich tile floors, teak furniture, and Jamaican art. The large, open concept dining/living area and the master bedroom have sets of French double doors that open directly onto the covered verandah and large pool with direct views of the Caribbean sea.

 

3. Lyric Villa on the sea in Treasure Beach

Price per night: US$229

Accommodates: 7 guests

The Space: Lyric Villa is a four-bedroom villa with a pool right on the beach. It's also in the heart of everything and within walking distance to restaurants and bars. Let the stresses of life roll away as you lounge beside your private pool watching the fishing boats come in with their catch. 

 

4. Rooftop Mini Villa

Price per night: US$600

Accommodates: 6 guests

The space: According to the owners, the idea behind Villa Elia was to build an oasis where guest can eat healthy food, enjoy nature and totally unwind. The Villa offers a panoramic view of Treasure Beach. The master suite includes a king size bed and a private deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The master bath includes indoor and outdoor showers. Both guest suites have a queen bed and share a bathroom with an open sky shower. Villa Elia staff also make sure you're pampered during your stay. 

 

5. Townhouse in Negril

Price per night: US$240 

Accommodates: 6 guests

The space: This townhouse's decor is light and breezy, inspired by the beautiful ocean the villa overlooks. With a remarkable view of the Caribbean Ocean and a 10-minute drive from the Negril Hitstrip, when you stay with the hosts, you'll receive your licence to chill!

 

6. A rainforest estate in Port Antonio

Price per night: US$450

Accommodates: 6 guests

The space: Described as opulence nestled in the Jamaican rainforest, you can do it all at Rainforest Estate, including lounging on the sun deck, eating jerk chicken cooked by a private chef or falling sleep under the cool tropical breeze. The villa contains three bedrooms and bathrooms, living room, kitchen, powder room, dining area, seated balcony upstairs, pool, poolside powder room, and a moon garden located down the path in the plush rainforest surrounding the property. 

 

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