Went to Ocho Rios last week to celebrate my birthday with 5 girlfriends and had the best time ever!!! I chose Villa Patiently Waiting because it looked so beautiful in the pictures. Private pool, beautiful grounds, modern amenities just like I like it! Anyway, the owner Mr. Appleton told me advance that his caretaker Maurice Davis would take good care of us --- and that was an understatement! We flew in to MBJ from 3 different states and Maurice was there waiting for us with our driver, Morgan Freeman...apparently everyone calls him that because he looks just like the actor. LOL! We had a wonderful, narrated ride back to the Villa and when we arrived Maurice had a huge pot of brown stew chicken, some plantains and of course rice and peas waiting for us. OMG! We emptied the whole pot and were eating rice and peas before breakfast the next morning. The villa is really beautiful and Mr. Appleton didn't leave out anything. Wifi, music, cable, an office -- all the creature comforts if we needed them. Maurice had that reggae music pumping for us though and we loved it...dancing and singing around the villa drinking that slushy Rum Punch Maurice kept in the freezer for us! Yea Mon! Maurice and Morgan Freeman took us to do a little flea market shopping and oh what an experience! Can't knock the Jamaican ladies for getting their hustle on but apparently they didn't know that these Detroit girls get their hustle on as well. LOL! Ate at Island Grill that day and the chicken was off the chain...jerk, barbecued, whatever! That night Maurice took us to Ocean 11 for dinner and again OMG and OMG! Restaurant was on the water with beautiful views and was also a tiki bar and dance club. Food presentation -- AWESOME! Red Snapper, Crab in some kind of egg shell, fried fish, jerk chicken and the vegetables were so delicious we copied them by getting the ingredients at the market the next day! Oh and we gave Maurice $40 for lobster and when we returned from the catamaran cruise, snorkeling and climbing Dunns River Falls, he had what looked like about 40 fresh lobsters for us! We put them on the grill along with some burgers and made those veggies! YUMMY! So much for hitting the club after that meal! LOL! Maurice made a curry lobster the next night and we also enjoyed fresh shrimp and yellow grits - the real ones! Man I can't stop talking about the food but the villa was fabulous and we enjoyed every minute of it! Maurice was the host with the absolute most and we agreed it would have been a different trip without him! Especially when he started haggling on our behalf whenever we shopped! I thought I talked fast but that Maurice and his Patwa got me beat! By the time we got through shopping that last day I felt like a thief - cause Maurice made sure we got everything for the low, low, low!!! And he made sure any unwanted advances from the locals were quickly squashed. Host, haggler, bodyguard, chef - Maurice you made our trip! Thank you for hosting us on the lovely island of Jamaica! Ocho Rios I miss you already!
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Mr. Appleton and his staff went above and beyond to suit my friends and I. The villa was clean, the AC worked, the beds were comfortable! Oh and if you need someone to cook for you they can make the arrangements for you. I did and the food was absolutely DELICIOUS!
It was a great stay!
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Lovely beautiful well kept villa caretaker was so much help anything needed was provided for our stay. I would stay here over and over again. Loved it
I would like to say my 3 weeks stay at this villa was fantastic. Maurice was very welcoming and should us round the villa, always there if we needed any help and when I had a issue and he wasnt there I called him and he was straight back to help me.
Natalie the cleaner was lovely lady always and always had a smile on her face and very chatty.
The Villa was lovely, modern the pictures don’t do this villa justice and its even better in seeing it.
The only issue I had was the living area never had a/c which some days and nights it was too hot to sit there..
Pool was great and clean and plenty of room.
Picking the fruit on the trees were great, fresh mango on a morning couldn’t start your day any better.
I will be looking to book the villa again, would recommend this villa to anyone whom wants to go to Jamaica...
Myself and a group of family and friends stayed at the villa for 2 weeks. On arrival Maurice the care taker was their to show us around and give us the run down. He also took us to a nearby place to eat as we arrived so late a didnt know where to go. Maurice assisted us with anything that we needed at any time and was always pleasant to be around. The cleaner was also lovely and did everything that needed to be done. The property owner Alvin checked in to make sure everythig was running smoothely. The location of the property is ser next door to hotel Riu and of close proximity to both the beaches and town. All the tourist attraction were minutes away from the property and easy to get too. Couldnt of asked for a better place to be honest!