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Judy House Cottages
Westland Mountain Road | Off West End, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Negril
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“Full of surprises!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My friend and I had a short, but great stay. Sue and the help are so welcoming and make sure you feel right at home.We went straight to the beach apon arrive, but I had left a few of my toiletries out on the bed, when I came back all of my things were placed nicely in the bathroom :]

It is a very unique place, with very many different types of accomidation. I stayed in one of the cabins, with a private bathroom, kitchen, two beds, padio with a hammock, tv and internet for only 60$ a night for two people. If there was anything I needed Sue was there with help and answers. Great place to stay, only a short taxi ride from the famous 7 mile stretch of beach. The only thing I have left to say is go go go!!!

Room Tip: You can choose anything from hammocks to dorms to a fully equipped cabin. GO FOR THE CABIN! First on...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thanks so much for review, my staff always go the 'extra mile' to help you feel comfortable and at home. Great you got one of Trip Advisor off season rates too! Yes the cottages are lovely, with everything you need to relax, cook, enjoy my beautiful tropical garden. Thanks again and One Love !
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Spring, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Judy House really saved my trip. It's perfect for solo travelers.
I had been staying on the beach and kept getting hassled. It just felt sketchy and the place i was staying had minimal security.
But after I got to Judy House everything went so much smoother.
I rented out one of the covered hammocks for a mere 1000 jamacian dollars a night (around 8 USD!). They provide pillows, sheets, and a mini mattress too.
Which was perfect for me. I loved waking up to the sounds of farmers and animals. Rustic.
Rooms are available too. Private and dorm. Very affordable.
Sue is amazing as well. Very hospitable and accommodating. And i felt MUCH safer and relaxed away from all the hustle and bustle on the beach.
The hostel is gated and you get a key to the main entrance. Only residents are allowed on the property, so it was nice to have a chill space.
On the beach alone, at least for me, i couldn't walk 10 feet without being pestered to buy everything from jewelry to drugs to sex. It get's old, fast. Not to sound rude, but I was getting annoyed with the locals.
However, after moving to Judy House everything changed and i was really able to enjoy Negril.
Also, there is no curfew so you can stay out as late as you want if your keen on the nightlife.
It's a slight walk down to the main road, but once there you can easily get a taxi.

But at Judy House i met tons of other solo travelers, so we were able to travel together and split taxi costs. This was my first time in another country alone so having other people to travel around with really helped. And Sue knows plenty of cool places to visit/eat/relax/swim etc if you want to go out alone but aren't sure where.
She's great. She even charted my taxi back to Montego Bay the day of my flight back so i wouldn't have to find one myself and possibly get delayed.

Oh and they have an 'honesty bar' where you can grab snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non) 24 hrs a day. On a pad you fill out your name and what you got then just pay sue the next day or before you leave she'll total your tab. Which was incredibly convenient.
As far as food, you provide your own. A kitchenette with stove and fridge is available for cooking, but there's also tons of places to eat within walking distance. I suck at cooking so i just reheated leftovers every morning for breakfast in the microwave.

Of the 3 places i stayed in mobay and negril, i had the best experience by far at Judy House.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
What a wonderful review and so glad the Judy House helped you have a great experience during your first travels outside your own country. It is our pleasure to ensure you feel safe, comfortable and know where to go and what to do without too much anxiety on your first visit to Jamaica (or the world outside). The Judy House is a very popular destination for young (or young at heart) travelers, often brave and single like yourself. Thanks so much for taking so much time to write your great, comprehensive review about our Judy House 'ever changing family' in our little local community haven. Hope to see you back with us again one day. One Love and thanks again.
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Judy house is a fun place to stay with different kinds of accomadations. It located on top of hill and is very rustic, quite and safe. Sue is a excellent host and a resourse regarding Nigrell/Jamaica. She organizes day trips to nearby sites provided there are enough people.

Room Tip: if your are looking for dorm use it in cooler months
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay, many thanks for taking the time to review me and the Judy House. Hope to see you back here one day. One Love!
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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sue is so Welcoming it just break my heart to want to leave there , Judy's House in Negril is just so quiet and unique a very unique place to be wish i could live there because its so cool there
Bless Sue
Hope to see you next year or before
Bless Nicco

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Love that you came back for ATI/Dream weekend with your cousins. As always you young 'Kingstonians' were great to have around. Glad you enjoy my place so much and have such a great Independence celebration weekend. Thanks for the review, again! One Love x
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This review is for all the people who have stayed here before, the 99% that found it amazing and swore to come again. You may find yourself debating about going again. My advice? GO!!. This place keeps evolving and just gets better and better. The vibes and ambiance make you feel right at home and you will surely discover new things once again.
And if you've never been, then you really should go. Especially if you're traveling solo, you'll meet really great people for sure. Once you go, you know. :)
One Love!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Was great to see you back ... again! Thanks so much for your continuos support and your reviews .. One Love from your Jamaica momma xx
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Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very clean and safe environment. Sue, the owner is very nice and helpful. If i ever go back to Negril, i will stay there as it feels like home. I felt relaxed and the eco-friendly vibe was part of it. One of the best places in Negril!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Many thanks for your brief but informative review, looking forward to your return one day, One Love !
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you want to have a Little House on the Prairie experience in Negril then Judy's House is the best place to go. Quiet, peaceful, surrounded by nature, nicely located my family and I had a great stay at Judy's house. Sue is a charming, lovely and helpful host and it adds to the experience. I will come back for sure !

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in Kim's Place Cottage. Really enjoyed your family vibes and hope you will come back one day. Brilliant that you took the time to review the Judy House and our services. We love to have a great mix of ages and countries here. Thanks again, One Love x
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Address: Westland Mountain Road | Off West End, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Judy House Cottages property began life in December 2008 and finished construction in 2012. At the front of property 2 pretty, cosy, private, self-catering cottages are surrounded by the most beautiful tropical garden, with flowers, fruits & vegetables in abundance. The cosy, wooden cottages have verandas, private patios, hammocks, safes, cable TV, wifi, kitchen equipment and everything you should need to make your cottage your home whilst in Jamaica! Property is kept in pristine condition, including the communal patio, dip pool, bar-b-que, sun deck, rock garden, outdoor baths & shower. Nestling at the back of the secure property is my Backpacker Hostel, 8 bed, 5 basic rooms sharing kitchens, bathrooms & communal areas for world travelers and cottage guests alike. Added recently are 2 hammock cabanas where you can rent hammocks to sleep in. There is free WiFi for all too. A small, well stocked 'Honesty' bar/shop is provided for guests 24/7's to enjoy drinks & snacks for when you just want to hang out on property which has lots spaces designed for just that. Set in a real local, friendly community giving you the chance to experience the real Jamaica, with shops & bar close by and Mary's Bay Beach on the One Love Drive right at the end of my road. Quiet, with a real country feel, but with all the beach, restaurants, bars and other tourist facilities just a walk away. Sue can also organize airport shuttles, tours, scooter rentals and is a very valuable tourist information resource herself too! ... more   less 
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