I traveled to Jamaica with my parents for the first time in late July for the purpose of attending a sports tournament. We had booked this apartment but when we arrived in Jamaica we found out that due to slight miscommunication, it was double booked and the other person had already checked in. However, our phenomenal host, Lisa, arranged for us to stay at another rental home for no excess charge, was there to meet us when we had arrived, and had stayed for a bit to ensure that we got settled in and were comfortable. The house was clean, the fridge was stocked a bit so we had something to eat, and while there was no A/C, it's not needed in cool Mandeville! Lisa had even been the one who helped us arrange to be picked up at the airport and get around Jamaica for the duration of our stay! (THANK YOU PAUL!) One night Lisa had invited us to her home for a delicious dinner where she had prepared foods she knew we would enjoy in an absolutely beautiful outdoor setting. She genuinely treats you like a member of her family she has known for years.
Coming down to the end of our stay, my mother suffered a near fatal health scare in the early hours of the morning and when the ambulance did not pick up the phone, Lisa did, and she immediately came over. Not only did she personally rush my mother, myself, and my dad to the emergency room, but she stayed with us at the hospital and ensured that my mother was given the best treatment possible to save her life. Lisa took my father and I into her home without hesitation while my mom remained in the hospital overnight and ensured we had any and every thing we could possibly need, including a hearty breakfast the next morning that she made herself. What we found in Lisa and her staff (THANK YOU MELISSA, SHARON, AND JOSEPHINE!) is more than what you will find in any hotel not only in Mandeville, but in Jamaica. She is a fantastic, professional, patient, selfless woman who is genuinely interested in making sure her guests are taken care of to the highest standard. We are forever grateful to her. If you are considering staying on one of her properties, do yourself a favor and book now. What you will find in Lisa is more than you will find anywhere else. It doesn't get better than her.
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The staff here were very helpful and attentive to your needs. The setting for meals is awesome under the lychee tree, but there is also the ability to be completely private in the apartment suite which has it's own well appointed kitchenette. Bathroom a bit tiny but clean. A wonderful place to stay well off the beaten path.
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