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Topaz Dream Palace - live-in hosts - can book separate rooms

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
16 guests
1 night minimum
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Resident hosts Jah B and Cheri are devoted to giving personal attention, helping tailor a vacation you desire, as the Kings and Queens you are. We provide meal services, Jamaican cooking lessons, health coaching, cultural stories, tours, and transportation. Comfortably experience local culture. We're near the airport, and the “Hip Strip” shopping, dancing, dining, and beaches. Enjoy views and breezes on our verandas and roof deck. We have excellent reviews from guests who stayed with us before we listed on Trip Advisor. A suite on each floor (each bedroom may be booked separately, or rent the whole house: 1st floor, Kalonji Suite: sleeps 6: 1 double, 1 single (Jamaican Apple/ magenta), private bath with shower; 2 double (Wood of Life/blue & yellow), adj full bath in the hall; share liv...Resident hosts Jah B and Cheri are devoted to giving personal attention, helping tailor a vacation you desire, as the Kings and Queens you are. We provide meal services, Jamaican cooking lessons, health coaching, cultural stories, tours, and transportation. Comfortably experience local culture. We're near the airport, and the “Hip Strip” shopping, dancing, dining, and beaches. Enjoy views and breezes on our verandas and roof deck. We have excellent reviews from guests who stayed with us before we listed on Trip Advisor. A suite on each floor (each bedroom may be booked separately, or rent the whole house: 1st floor, Kalonji Suite: sleeps 6: 1 double, 1 single (Jamaican Apple/ magenta), private bath with shower; 2 double (Wood of Life/blue & yellow), adj full bath in the hall; share liv/din/kitchen/veranda 2nd floor, Talawa Suite: sleeps 6: a) 1 queen (Hummingbird/green), private bath with shower; b) 1 queen (Blue Mahoe/burnt red), adj full bath in hall; c) 1 double (Purple Haze'Passion Flower/purple), share the hall bath; share liv/din/kitchen, veranda Apartment, Mango Island: sleeps 3: 1 queen, full bath with shower; single bed in living/dining room, share the bath; also a large closet, kitchen, and veranda. cable TV VIP roof deck suite; Cloud 9 for Lovers (of Life!): 1 double bed, matching wardrobe, small table with 2 chairs, kitchenette with toaster oven, hotplate, blender/grinder, hot water pot, coffee pot, and plates, cups, glasses and silverware for 4; TV, fan and adjoining bathroom- jacuzzi, shower, sink, enclosed toilet You can enjoy the living room, kitchen, and verandas on your floor and the roof deck. The two suites, one on each floor, plus the apartment and roof deck VIP suite, have separate entrances but can be joined for larger groups. All welcome to the roof deck with table/umbrella, chairs; sometimes schedule jacuzzi. Our guest home is built on top of Mount Salem, so there’s always a cool breeze and views from our roof deck and verandas, overlooking Montego Bay, the ocean, and mountains. Reggae music is usually wafting through the air from the nearby corner of indoor markets, takeout food, and other local neighborhood services. It’s just a short drive from the airport, the “hip strip” for dancing, shopping, and beaches, the straw market for local crafts and clothing, the experience of downtown and suburban health food store, pharmacies bookstores, and large supermarkets with many brands you would see in the U.S. Jah B is an excellent chef for meals, juices prepared with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, fish and chicken from the nearby farmers’ market. If you wish, he’ll guide you through the market, and provide cooking lessons. He’s a great ‘selector’ of CD love songs, soul and reggae music. Cheri, a certified health education coach, enjoys sharing her miracle recovery from cancer using natural healing methods. We both love to introduce our guests to welcoming family and friends, the beautiful beaches and countryside, cultural history, folktales, and the variety of attractions. Enjoy local treats like breadfruit, water apples, June plums, mangos, spice buns, cocoa balls, coconut drops, grape-nut ice cream, sweet potato pudding, and 'blue drawers.' Feast on ackee and salt fish (the national dish; ackee from our backyard tree), jerk chicken, curried goat, festival (sweet fried pastry), yam, green banana, rice and peas (red beans), and callaloo (greens), and snack on patties (veggies, chicken or beef in fried pastry). Savor mountain spring water, coconut water, pineapple, soursop, cherry, and mango juices, ting (carbonated grapefruit), sorrel, ginger beer, rum cream, Red Stripe beer, and the nutritious tea from moringa or soursop leaves (from our backyard tree). Cheri met Jah B in 1994 when she came to Jamaica to find a guest house she had ‘dreamed’ she was to have in retirement. Instead, she met Toney; they instantly fell in love and were married in 1996, raising two sons in Philadelphia. A while ago, the time was right for Toney, with a contractor friend and family expertise, to build our guest-house. The name combines our November birthstones—topaz, plus my dream, plus it looks like a palace, doesn’t it! Be ready to be treated like the Queens and Kings you are! Climb Dunns River Falls, go zip-lining and bobsledding, drive through Fern Gully, express One Love: visit with the artists at Rasnatango Gardens and Gallery, feed hummingbirds, also Rastafari Village; Negril: experience cliff jumping at famous Rick's Cafe, go rafting on the Martha Brae, add 10 years to your life by swimming in the rare sparkling Luminous Lagoon, tour the Green Grotto Cave, go horseback riding in the mountains and along the ocean, bike ride through the Blue Mountains, enjoy the 7-levels of YS Falls, tour the Appleton Rum Estate and factory, dine in the Houseboat Grill, Pier 1 and the Pelican Grill, dance at Margaritaville, Pier 1, Moods, Taboo; tour active St. James Anglican church, built in 1775... More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
DVD Player
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: January 2018
Cheri B, VR Owner at Topaz Dream Palace - live-in hosts - can book separate rooms, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

I had a lovely time during my visit. The suite was clean, had a kitchen for cooking and was very private. The host are very accommodating and were available to chat, cook a delicious Jamaican meal or provide information about the island. Will be booking...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Cheri B, VR Owner at Topaz Dream Palace - live-in hosts - can book separate rooms, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Lucretia, Thank you so much for choosing us and for this thoughtful review. We loved having you stay with us -- you were such a delight. It has been great keeping in touch with you. We're excited about you coming back so we can experience...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

From the moment I arrived in Jamaica the hosts treated me like family. They are resourceful. The Blue Topaz Palace is beautiful. I will be returning asap.More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Cheri B, VR Owner at Topaz Dream Palace - live-in hosts - can book separate rooms, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Susan, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You were our 52nd (set of) guests. We've been so fortunate to attract only awesome people, and you were the best. We loved spending time with you and are keeping your loving essence in our hearts....More

About the Owner
Cheri B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2017
Interaction with guests
We enjoy interacting with our guests, and are also fine with giving you your own separate space . . . whatever you desire. We are here to help you have the best vacation possible The Maroon Festival Jan 6 - high in the Mountains (celebrates the peace treaty that successful runaway enslaved Africans signed with British in 1739); Rebel Salute (a two 'night-long' reggae stage show around Jan 15 nearer Ocho Rios; the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in January, TBA in Ocho Rios; Bob Marley celebrations (Feb. 1-6 mostly in Kingston), MoBay Sumfest is mid-July (a week of all-night reggae artists); Emancipation Day Aug 1; Independence Day Aug 6; much more.
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Our guest home is built on top of Mount Salem, so there’s always a cool breeze and views from our roof deck and verandas, overlooking Montego Bay, the ocean, and mountains. Reggae music is usually wafting through the air from the nearby corner of indoor markets, takeout food, and other local neighborhood services. It’s just a short drive from the airport, the “hip strip” for dancing, shopping, and beaches, the straw market for local crafts and clothing, the experience of downtown and suburban health food store, pharmacies bookstores, and large supermarkets with many brands you would see in the U.S. Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica and preferred Caribbean destination. It's1 hr to Negril, 2 to Ocho Rios, 3 to Kingston.
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We'll assist you with transportation--either we'll transport you or recommend others we know.
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