My teen daughters and I were in Jamaica for a family reunion. After touring around different parts of the country, we finally arrived at this house. My daughter's were very upset that we hadn't stayed here from day 1. They loved it.
The road leading there is winding but the location was perfect. Lots of steps leading to 2nd house.
We rented both houses at El Cielo for our mini family reunion. I loved the view from the balconies (see pics). the beds were comfortable, pillows were comfortable, water pressure was good, hot water running, rooms were clean, a/c worked great in the bed rooms.
Marjorie, the housekeeper and Kemar, the groundskeeper were very nice and helpful. Had my laundry (which I am very picky about) ironed and/or folded. Pool was clean. The mango tree was full of mangos, unfortunately some had worms (lol) and beds were made daily.
Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to feed our large group of 18.
Kitchen appliances were new and in good condition. Kitchen was big, it even had a counter with bar stools,
We rented a bus to go to Blue Lagoon which was worth the trip. Did the boat ride and we were taken to the small island that a movie with Tom Cruise was filmed on and the guy walked us to the top. Worth the money for that. Also went to Boston Jerk market and to the town where there was a place selling local art work and crafts.
Rooms were big and spacious, decor was traditional. I stayed in the main house master. Other rooms were tastefully decorated, I didn't take pics though.
Both houses were great. I had a shower in the pool house, good pressure and hot water was available there.
The house felt safe and secure, the kids hung out every night at the pool at night.
I guess there were a lot of upgrades made since 2015 reviews. Cause we thought it was fantastic. See the pictures.
We will definately be visiting there next time we go, this time with my husband who missed out.
STAY AWAY!!! I gave this 1 star because that it the lowest I could. This was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Pictures looked great. WE were told by the owner we would be pleased with the booking. We booked both villas to capacity for destination wedding. We arrived there and the villa was run down. NO OPERATING SPA. DIRTY POOL. No cable on the first night. Villa 2 was under renovation the kitchen counters were ripped off the wall no sink no microwave fridge pulled and unplugged from wall. . NO TVs AT ALL in villa 2. No cable. Stained bed linen. Not enough towels. Gym equipment was rusty torn up and machines did not work.Porch outside of gym was rotting and looked unsafe. In villa 1 ancient tvs. No TV in 2 bedrooms. no double bed occupancy. Maybe 3 tv channels none of which were sports channels Tv remotes dead. Peeling ceiling paint. 1 remote had corroded batteries my nephew (the groom) found out the hard way. Flaky wifi if at all. Insects in bed. Ants everywhere which bit us. NO ac in living room.Simple things as paper towel holder broken in kitchen.Dishwasher not working. Master bathroom shower in villa 1 did not work properly which eventually totally stopped working by the time we left. Understaffed. The staff that was there was over worked. No laundry done until we asked about it. And then only had laundry done once in 10 days we were there. 1 iron and 1 ironing board for 2 villas. Small and dingy "beach towels" which were bath towels. Beach was not walking distance. When we did make it to the beach they were rocky and full of sea weed. We contacted the owner and told him of our dissatisfaction and he dodged us. WE asked for a refund so we could move and were told we we would get a refund when we returned to the US. We were basically held hostage as we needed the money to move somewhere else. We are still waiting for a refund...I have reached out to this owner daily and he continues to ignore me.We were taken advantage of. What is most disappointing is the lack of accountability and responsibility by property owner. STAY AWAY!!!!
My husband and I and another couple stayed here for about 4 days not too long ago, and I can't say enough wonderful things about this beautiful villa in the quaint town of Port Antonio.
Not only was the place incredibly beautiful, with an extremely relaxing veranda, and gorgeous view to the sea, but the staff was MAGNIFICENT! We had authentic Jamaica food prepared fresh for us everyday (they will prepare ANY kind of food you like, and WITH LOVE:), and service that was second to none!
Other perks: beautiful balcony outside the master bedroom, and on the second floor, relaxing pool and jacuzzi, gym (yes, they have a gym and sauna room that looks out at the sea as well!), AND right down the hill is the beach that looks like something right out of Pirates of the Carribean....BREATHTAKING! It is a quiet little cove, with a small bar and restaurant on the beach....I couldn't have asked for a better getaway! Thank you El Cielo for such a wonderful experience. I would recommend this to ANYONE!