Judy House Cottages and Rooms

Judy House Cottages and Rooms

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4.5
#1 of 6 cottages in Negril
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Cleanliness
4.6
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4.7
Value
4.8
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The Judy House Cottages and Rooms - 2 pretty, private, fully equipped self-catering cottages sleep 2 or 3. Both have AC; kitchen; ensuite bathroom; veranda; private patio; hammock; safe; monitor; free Netflix and wifi. Private Double Garden Room with ensuite sleeps 2 with AC; fridge; coffee maker; ensuite bathroom; private garden; FREE FIBRE OPTIC HIGH SPEED WIFI Netflix. 2 Private Rooms one double with fridge and one with 3/4 bed and both beds with fan. Nestling at the back of the secure property is my Backpacker Hostel, 8 beds, 5 basic rooms, fan, mosquito net with every bed. Share 2 kitchens, 4 bathrooms, and communal areas for the hostel with cottage guests from all over the world. Free WiFi for all and an 'honesty' bar/shop 24/7's. Set in a real local, friendly community giving you the chance to experience the real Jamaican life, with shops, restaurants, bars, Mary's Bay Beach on the One Love Drive at the end of our road. Tourist facilities are just a walk, taxi, bike ride away. Set in the most beautiful tropical garden with an abundance of trees, flowers, and fruits. One Love
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Beach
Canoeing offsite
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Convenience store
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Kitchenette
Oven
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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1.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Westland Mountain Road Off West End, Negril Jamaica
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 48 out of 100
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Sangster Intl Airport
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Gemma S wrote a review Dec 2022
6 contributions
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Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am very grateful with my decision to stay at the Judy House and would endlessly remake the decision to stay there again, should I ever return to Negril.

My first impressions of the property were very positive - the location is easily accessible and the ambiance of both the communal gardens and private huts is absolutely what you would desire of a tropical paradise. I particularly loved that the single rooms provide an affordable privacy for backpackers - if I'm honest, I am still positively shocked at the price. There has been lots of thought gone in to making the stay comfortable, safe and relaxing for all the guests and that is obvious throughout.

I am also particularly grateful for the hospitality of Sue (the owner) who added so much warmth and depth to my stay in Jamaica as a whole, not only in her hospitality but her life and persona in general. She contributed a great deal to my stay at the Judy house and was undoubtedly one of the most welcoming and friendly hosts I've ever had. Sue you are an inspiring woman, and those who get to know you will leave with more life than they had previously.

One love 💕
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Sue McKenzie, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Jan 7, 2023
OH WOW, thank you for your most wonderful review and for your positive comments. I hope you do come back again as you were just great to host, running your first full Marathon here was very brave and I was only too happy to support you and the other runners. Hoping we will see you again one day .... One Love
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Francisco wrote a review Dec 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a couple of days in December 2020 at Judy House as a solo traveler exploring Negril. The location was great and the price was fantastic, it's just a short walk or taxi up from the main road and close to downtown Negril. You're close to all activities on the Westend or 7 Mile Beach. The property is well maintained, heavily planted with tropical plants such as papaya and ackee trees. It's like staying in a tropical garden! There's plenty of space and communal areas to meet other travelers and I friended another solo traveler while staying at Judy House. Free beach access is just down the road. The cottages looked lovely and I will consider staying in one next time I visit Negril! I stayed in the more modest single occupant room and I was perfectly comfortable. The owner, Sue, is quite eccentric and worth having a conversation with while having morning coffee! Mosquitoes are a bit of a pain but that's Jamaica!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I explored the cottages and they looked amazing. Too much room for a solo traveler but couples...
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Response from Sue McKenzie, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Dec 22, 2020
Lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time. Great details that will surely help others when planning to visit Negril, Jamaica. We all really enjoyed hosting you and we love your description "it's like staying in a tropical garden" .. brilliant. Eccentric, that's a new one for me 'unconventional and slightly strange' love it, lol! Hope to see you back at the Judy House again one day. One Love x
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Brianna K wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came back to Judy House with my friends after having visited a few years ago on another trip. It is highly recommended among all my friends who love to travel and it is the must go-to hostel in Negril! Great environment, awesome staff (Sue is the best!), and this is one of the best hostels I've ever been to. Within walking distance to 7 mile beach, and if you don't feel like walking, taxes are very affordable. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the hostel 24/7 for munchies, and it is very safe and gated. Flowers, trees, and plants surround the area and is a beautiful space to be in and just relax. Rooms are worth the price and more! Highly recommended. I miss this place already!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want some privacy, get a private room with your own bed, fan, space, lockbox, and...
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Thank you so much and it was really. great to have you back again, with friends too! Brilliant review and thanks fo. taking the time to. write it. So happy that you enjoyed your second visit and that you chose the Judy House, Negril. We do hope you will come back again for a 3rd time one day as you really are a great guests to host. One Love!
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Jason C wrote a review Sep 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The list of my compliments for this little oasis on the hill in Negril is lengthy. Sue, the host answered my many questions via email with rapid responses and was helpful from start to finish. Not only does she show up with a smile, but sometimes she even brings cake! It was fun to see her take pleasure in delivering something tasty that she baked at home and iced on-site for the guests. She was quick to answer questions, share her stories and listen to those of others. The cleaning staff was friendly and kept things nice for sure. It was great to see Ms. Hyacinth in such uplifted spirits as she went about her day hardly ever without a great big smile. Martel, the night security guard offers more than piece of mind. If you ask nicely, he will also sort out some pretty outstanding meals in the evening! I took him up on this offering more than once and it was a solid decision every time - the local fish and veg were especially fantastic. He too was quick to share a story or answer local flora and fauna questions, or just chill out for an evening chat over the coals of the grill. (Somehow he manages to do all of these things, yet still recognizes every sound around the property while in action...it was kind of impressive really.) The property itself exceeded my expectations considering the budget pricing! So many thoughtful little details were in place to make sure that people had the ability to either just chill in their own space to recharge or to congregate in some of the social areas. Nothing was super fancy, but anything you might need had been thought of and sorted. Budget pricing for a clean comfy bed in safe and beautiful location that is less than a ten minute walk to the beach! Oh yeah, they also had quite a range of affordable options in rooms; they had everything from hammock shelters to single rooms, dorm style rooms, and even a couple rather adorable little cottage type units on the property. Beyond enjoying the staff and the accommodations, meeting people from all over the world was definitely a treat. Sue has been doing something really right for a while it seems and I would be happy to go back or recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There are lots of country sounds. Earplugs just in case wouldn't hurt.
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Response from Sue McKenzie, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Nov 8, 2020
Wow, wonderful, review! Thanks so much for taking the time to recommend the Judy House so highly, particularly in such difficult times for us all. The detail is fantastic and so useful for potential guests. We would also be very happy to have you back anytime lol! One Love
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Stephanie Khan wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived at the Judy House on December 4, 2020. I was warmly welcomed and showed to my cottage. A small tidy comfortable room with a fan, mosquito net, shelving and clean sheets. The gardens surrounding the cottages are immaculate. The best part of my visit was the owner Sue. She is a dynamic, caring and well connected local who will happily share the best places to visit in Negril. We spent many nights chatting and laughing together - Sue is a gem. One of the best beaches was a short walk down the hill where there is great snorkeling, sunbathing and views. I was also impressed with the COVID precautions that were integrated into our everyday life at the Judy House. Sanitation stations were placed throughout the property as well as temperature checks taken each morning. Jamaica was one of the few countries around the world that welcomes travelers from the United States. I felt very safe while staying at the Judy House and would recommend it to anyone looking for a safe, beautiful place to relax and rejuvenate!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There are a variety of rooms: Dorms, private single rooms and deluxe rooms with kitchens and...
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Response from Sue McKenzie, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Dec 22, 2020
Thank you so much for your detailed review and it was an absolute pleasure to host you. You were a fantastic guest and we are all looking forward to the return visit you promised. Your review will assist future guests too which is always very welcome. At the Judy House, customer service is paramount and reviews like yours certainly make all the work that the Judy House staff team put in even more worthwhile. Our Covid precautions are implemented at all times to keep both our guests, staff (and me!) as safe as possible, so glad that you appreciated and observed our protocols, thankyou. Looking forward to your return .... One Love x
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Cherie M wrote a review May 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff was helpful and friendly. The place was clean, well kept.
I would stay here again. It was within walking distance of the beach. The picnic tables made it easy to mingle and get to know the other guests. They even called for me to get a ride. they have a mini bar that you can purchase snacks and beverages.
There is also a community kitchen with the basics provided, salt pepper pans ect. In the room there is a mosquito net for sleeping and your own cup plate and eating utensil. It was fantastic!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Jun 30, 2020
Many thanks for your wonderful, informative review. It really helps new guests know what to expect,. So happy you enjoyed your time at the Judy House and we do hope you will stay with us again one day. Thanks also for taking the time to feedback on your experience with us. One Love!
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Holly S wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sue is a knowledgeable and friendly host, who has dedicated much time and energy to building relationships with the locals and businesses in the community. She is a great resource for information and advice on navigating the area. There is a booklet in the cottage containing a wealth of important information that is well worth reading.

The Judy House cottage is a great find away from the tourist-heavy resort area of downtown Negril. The sounds of dogs, roosters, frogs, etc. are a nightly and early morning fixture. There is also a friendly and playful dog named Frankie on the property, who would love your attention. The front porch was a lovely place to relax, eat dinner and listen to the frogs sing at night.

Wifi was unreliable and there was not a strong signal at Judy House however it did work better in other areas on the property. We were excited to have the security guard on duty prepare a meal for us as advertised but unfortunately he did not show on the agreed upon time.

We had a great time during our stay and felt at home at Judy House.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Judy House and Kim's Cottage offer privacy and distance from the communal areas of the property.
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Thanks for the feedback on Wifi service in your cottage, will attend to that ASAP. Apologies for the no show food and that you were disappointed. Otherwise wonderful review, thanks so much. Come see us again one day, One Love !
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MaSa1983 wrote a review Apr 2020
Berlin, Germany8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is really beautiful and the staff super friendly. Very good value for money - much better than would you get if you book something nearby the beach. (Route) taxis are relatively cheap and the drive is short if you want to enjoy the beach/nightlife.
By the way, most places at the beach of free sunbeds if you consume something so its really not worth staying at of the overpriced beach places.
My friend and I liked it a lot there.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Jun 30, 2020
Wonderful review and many thanks to you both. So happy you had a "great stay" and that you both "liked it a lot" here. I love your feedback about the beach for other guests which I know will be very useful. Hope to see you both at the Judy House again one day. One Love!
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Khadija S wrote a review Nov 2022
9 contributions
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for 2 nights. Travelling from Lucea. Hanover to the Airbnb House it was difficult to locate. The signage could be brighter. We did discover a secure, beautifully kept location when we drove up the narrow lane off the High Road. There is a taxi service, a shop on site, outside areas with tables, 2 kitchens with fridges kettles microwaves lots of beautiful colourful flowers and showers outside. It is clean, with supplies of toiletries towels and lots of recycling bins. The house I stayed in was small and hot. There is a wall/ceiling hight fan but it was a hot 2 nights. I asked to see the larger cottage type dwellings one had a double bed and indoor shower. The other had it's own garden I recall. The staff are there 24hrs and are very helpful polite and have a vast knowledge of the area. They will arrange your taxi service and helped me with my luggage into and leaving the property. I enjoyed my 2 nights but for me this was difficult not a stay I would repeat alone. It was very quiet. Other guests had short stays and were friendly. It was very safe and secure. I did not see the owner Sue but believe she visited the site whilst I was there. There is a trust shop which is a brilliant idea. You take eg drinks and write down the value then pay later.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Sue McKenzie, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Dec 13, 2022
Thank you for your amazing review, and so full of wonderful information for other travelers. It was a shame we were so quiet when you stayed with us as we got so busy later with lots of other guests that you would have enjoyed I am sure. sorry I missed you too but don't give up on us and please come back another time when we have lots of guests to hang out with. Thanks again ... One Love!
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Debbie F wrote a review Feb 2021
Blanchard, Oklahoma143 contributions39 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wonderful experience at Judy House with Sue and her staff. Hand sanitizer and outdoor sinks are provided. I felt safe when I mentioned to people that I was staying at Judy House. The locals know Sue and her outgoing and professional personality.
My room was great, and quiet (except the tree frogs in the middle of the night) but I travel with ear plugs, so I didn't hear the frogs. The gardens at Judy House is amazing. I asked Sue how many plants she had and she honestly didn't know, but she has planted numerous plants and trees with her own hands.
I recommend staying with Judy House.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: My room had windows to let the morning sunshine in.
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Response from Sue McKenzie, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Responded Mar 22, 2021
Many thanks for your detailed review and fabulous comments about my precious garden. Hope to see you back with the Judy House family again one day, it was a pleasure to host you. One Love!
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Tony W asked a question May 2016
Dronfield, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
do the single rooms have fridge
Answer from Judy House Sue
Negril, Jamaica179 contributions44 helpful votes
Good morning Tony, no the single Backpacker Rooms do not have a fridge, but they share kitchens with other travellers and one has a fridge. Any more questions email me anytime. One Love ... Sue
Answer from Judy House Sue
Negril, Jamaica179 contributions44 helpful votes
Hi Monna, never seen this section before, sorry not to answer earlier. Pricing goes .. for singles $25US each a night, for double dorm $40US a night for 2. Or bed in triple dorm $20US each. Hope I am not too late. Email me any time for more info!
Answer from Judy House Sue
Negril, Jamaica179 contributions44 helpful votes
Good morning, they are tented cabanas. Structures with roofs and roll down awnings. Not hot at all. Hammocks are already up and we add small mattress, pillow, sleeping and mosquito net. Sleeping bag liners and blanket are also available of the cooller nights.
Victor A wrote a tip Mar 2024
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If staying in the area, no car is needed. "
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Jackie P wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the Cambio to get your cash exchanged, not the bank."
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Danilo N wrote a tip Feb 2024
Leer, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan a longer way to the neach or city (20 minutes)"
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Emile Pringle wrote a tip Feb 2024
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to check out the website,make calls and talk to someone ! Comms are easy,very amiable and can fit most requirements ! Enjoy Jamaica"
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Aerial L wrote a tip Jan 2024
Kensington, Maryland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We recommend packing a flashlight. Navigating the grounds at night can be tricky, but it is very beautiful and charming. Well worth it!"
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PRICE RANGE
$46 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Judy House Cottages and Rooms
Which popular attractions are close to Judy House Cottages and Rooms?
Nearby attractions include Mayfield Falls & Mineral Springs (Original) (0.7 miles), Natural Mystic Bar (0.4 miles), and Xclusive Tours And Vacations (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Judy House Cottages and Rooms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Judy House Cottages and Rooms?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, an additional bathroom, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Judy House Cottages and Rooms?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Judy House Cottages and Rooms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Judy House Cottages and Rooms?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Mahoe Restaurant, Patsy's Coffeeshop, and Ciao Jamaica.
Does Judy House Cottages and Rooms have airport transportation?
Yes, Judy House Cottages and Rooms offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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