The Master Suite at Jim's Place is 1 flight above the smaller apartment listed as "Jim's Place-Garden Suite" on this same web site. The Master Suite has a full service kitchen, a large great room, a master bedroom [double] and guest bedroom [3/4], 1 bathroom with a unique indoor/outdoor shower [rain off the roof option], a utility/laundry room and a large veranda with a "million dollar view" looking south west to the Caribbean Sea. Elevation - 240 feet, a 10 minute walk to the local beach.
The design of our villa is a unique, artist driven "rustic" space, but with many comforts for a relaxing experience. There is no A.C. nor any glass windows, as the building is designed with louvers throughout to take advantage of the fresh, cooling breezes off the sea. All beds have insect nets and using repellant after sunset is recommended. At 240 feet above sea level the south west view to the sea is spectacular over the well treed gardens. Solar hot water, WiFi and/or internet hook up, with a notebook computer [loaded with music and Netflix access] and flat screen available. A fresh water swimming pool is just two flights below with a bathroom cabana and second kitchen/bar on the pool deck.
Renting the 2,000 square foot Master Suite gives you full assess to the entire property - the pool, gardens and hammock gazebo. There is a separate, self-contained "Garden Suite" on the lower level which may or may not be occupied. It is listed on this same site and comfortably accommodates two. We also list Jim's Place-Rustic Cottage on the pool deck level which accommodates one [two in a pinch - twin bed]. These other two accommodations can be booked separately or along with the Master Suite to accommodate 6 in comfort [2 doubles and 2 singles].
Interaction with guests
We have a resident caretaker who has his own cottage down by the main gate. He is available to answer any questions ["where", "how", "what"] and is an excellent guide to the local district. He will gladly do your daily shopping for you, with you or show you around the district. He has been with us for 20 years - from day 1. I am always available on the internet or by phone when not on the island.
Other things to note
Bring hats! The sun can be hot if you venture out, but you'll find plenty of shade and cooling sea breezes "at home". We also suggest you bring pool/beach towels. All beds have insect screens but we recommend repellent, especially in the evenings during summers/spring rain season. We do keep a small supply handy and it is easily available locally. Even the local gas station sells it, along with beer, wine and rum. There is an ATM there as well.
- Our 1 acre property is in a residential development, so we ask our guests to respect the peace and quiet that we offer. Our home is for registered guests only, although we do encourage folks to explore the friendly local community.
- Our 24/7 caretaker lives in his own cottage down by the main gate and is a willing and excellent guide to the local area and all it can offer. He will happily do your daily shopping, arrange any transportation or accompany you on walks in the district. Any questions or concerns; just ask.
- Bring sun hats!
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I am a semi-retired designer/artist with a 45 year career in architecture, stage, film and television design. Designing and building "Jim's Place" in Jamaica was a labour of love... beginning in 1998 with an empty 1 acre hillside lot, 240 feet above sea level and a dream of creating an artists' retreat. We began hosting non-family guests in early 2014 and have enjoyed sharing our home away with folks from many countries. We can't be there as often as we like and are lucky to have found a special person [Hepburn] to act as host on our behalf.