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BEACH IN 2 MIN WALK! STAFF! Cannon Cottage

Silver Sands
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3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

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Toronto, Canada
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“Perfect Family Getaway for All Ages - Beats an All-Inclusive Anyday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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When deciding on a vacation for our family (three kids aged 7, 3, and 7 months) as well as my in-laws, we were split. I wanted a place with space for us to all spread out after the kids went to bed and my husband wanted a place where we did not have to do any cooking or cleaning. Canon Cottage was the perfect find! We spent a week enjoying Karen's beautiful home and the gorgeous beach. Many people told us that Jamaica is beautiful, but the beaches can be bothersome with peddlers. Not one instance of that in Silver Sands. Lorna, the cook, Erica the housekeeper and Barry the gardener made our stay absolutely perfect. The food was wonderful and always fresh, the rooms were spotless and comfortable and the grounds are breathtaking. Nowhere did we see a garden anywhere like Karen's. Dining on the verandah facing the sea was always a highlight. Karen catered to our needs, especially what we needed for our 7 month old. She arranged a visit to a local school where we took our 7 year old to see what life is like for other children her age. This was a highlight and something that we will not soon forget. Our 7 month old loved Lucy the Cat and even enjoyed frolicking in the sea's warm waves. Our 3 year old loved the hot tub with the secret waterfall and enjoyed waving and chatting with Lorna, Erica and Barry every day. It was the most relaxing vacation that we have had and that was with 3 kids! My in-laws travel extensively and they are thinking of their next visit to the Cottage. Traveling with small children can be difficult, but this was the perfect way to go. I don't know that we will ever settle for anything less than what we had during our week at Cannon Cottage. We arrived feeling welcome and left feeling like family. Thank you to Karen for making our vacation so wonderful and a special thank you to Lorna, Erica and Barry for taking such good care of us. We are already talking about our next trip. I will definitely be recommending this special spot to anyone who is looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful spot, with the most wonderful hosts.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Not having to worry about meals or cleaning up.
Liked least: the length of our stay!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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“Even better than what we thought it would be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011 for a stay in February 2011
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We spent a week at Cannon Cottage, Silver Sands (near Falmouth) on Jamaica's north shore Feb. 11 to 18th. The villa was well-cared for, very clean and tastefully decorated. The bedrooms were spacious. The grounds were breathtaking; beautiful hot tub with waterfall in the private backyard, lovingly cared-for gardens, well-lighted. The front porch was a terrific spot to relax in the hammock or read in a lounge chair. I loved that the home was situated on a hill; the view and breeze was refreshing and it felt very private. Great proximity to the beach. Lorna the cook was easy going and genuine in making our stay comfortable and easy. She did a great job accommodating our 9 and 7 year old girls' food allergies. Erica the housekeeper did all our laundry, paid careful attention to the cleaning and was quick to help us whenever needed. The beach was soft sand and wide and the water great for boogie boarding. Snorkeling was good out on the reef (went with Errol's boatman Mustaff at $15 US each). Silver Sands feels very safe. Karen Sangster, the owner, was genuine in her desire to make our stay the best it could be. We booked directly with her.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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