Dlulela kumxholo

Mel’s Botanical Retreat “Blue Mahoe” Cottage

I-SuperhostKentucky, Jamaica, Jamaica
Yonke indlu yamaplanga sinombuki zindwendwe onguMelessia
Iindwendwe eziyi-21 igumbi lokulalaiibhedi eziyi-2Igumbi lokuhlambela eli-1
Indawo yonke
Iza kusetyenziswa nguwe yonke le indlu yamaplanga.
Ukucoca Okuphuculiweyo
Lo mbuki zindwendwe uzibophelele kwinkqubo yokucoca ephuculiweyo enamanyathelo ayi-5 yakwa-Airbnb. Funda okungakumbi
UMelessia yi-Superhost
Ii-Superhost ngababuki zindwendwe abakwizinga eliphezulu nabazimiseleyo ukulungiselela iindwendwe zihlale kamnandi.
Imithetho engokurhoxa
Faka iintsuku zohambo lwakho ukuze ufumane iinkcukacha zokurhoxiswa koku kuhlala.
Imithetho yekhaya
Lo mbuki zindwendwe akazivumeli iipati okanye imicimbi. Fumana iinkcukacha
This charming hand built wooden home is nestled among terraced gardens and surrounded by jungle near the top of Kentucky Mountain. Be enchanted by the quiet solitude and intimate jungle setting with stunning views of the sunset off the private veranda. When the need for adventure or change of scene arises you can easily travel down to beautiful Bluefields beach or enjoy shopping and sightseeing in nearby Savanna La Mar.

Indawo
After ascending the primitive winding mountain road to 2500 ft you walk down a short jungle path to this brand new private cottage. It was built by hand using Jamaica’s National Tree, the Blue Mahoe hardwood for exclusive use by guests and visitors. Sleep like royalty on the Queen size pillow top mattress with crisp 100% cotton percale linens. Climb the spiral staircase to your private veranda overlooking the lush garden. Dine on the patio at sunrise/sunset for stunning views. It’s a truly beautiful and peaceful jungle cabin.

Ukungena kondwendwe
Access to whole cabin and surrounding property.

Ezinye izinto ekufuneka uziqaphele
Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are you located? Kentucky District Westmoreland Parish

We are:

2 Miles from Bluefields Beach (2500 feet above sea level)
32 miles from the Montego Bay Airport = 1.5 hour drive
24 miles from Negril = 45 min drive
34 miles from Treasure Beach = 1.5 hour drive
124 miles from Kingston Airport = 3.5 hour drive

Most all of my guests opt for the private airport transport. It’s stress free, your vacation starts as soon as exit customs. Your dollars support the local community of Kentucky. I’m happy to arrange that for you. Just let me know, right away so I can confirm the booking with my driver.

My driver will be waiting for you with a “Mel’s Botanical Retreat” sign once you exit the MBJ Airport doors.

Getting here:

$ Route Taxi/Coaster Bus system
(experienced JA travelers w/no luggage)

$$ Knutsford Express (check their website for fees)
To Savanna-la-mar and hire my private driver

$$$ Private Airport Transfer one way or
round trip including stops

$$$$ Rental Car


Do I need a 4x4 to get up the mountain?

Our guests have made it to Mel’s without a 4x4, it depends on your driving experience and comfort. We suggest Pat’s Rental Car, a Jamaican owed father and son business in Savannah-la-mar. They provide free delivery of the rental to the airport so you are enjoying your vacation almost immediately after exiting customs. Challis rental or Efay in Montego Bay are also locally owned rental car companies that have off site from the MBJ airport reasonable rates.

Scooter and motorcycle rentals are available in Negril.


What is there to do at Mel’s Botanical Retreat beside relax in the garden, birdwatch, chill in a hammock, practice yoga, meditate, read, play badminton, watch movies, play board games/cards/dominoes, play acoustic guitar or enjoy the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea ?

You are totally free to explore the area on your own, Kentucky is a welcoming community. We also offer guided experiences for free or a reasonable fee that directly supports the community

Ecotour down to Bluefields beach with a local guide

Coffee farm tours with coffee tasting and roasting

Kentucky Primary School Tour

Cooking Lessons of local cuisine or Ital, plant based, gluten free, Jamaican fusion

Jerk cooking lesson over a fire with local organic chickens. You will also hike the mountain to find and gather pimento wood.

Dominos and red stripe and rum with locals @ one of the many “shops” in Kentucky

Enjoy Craft made cocktails, movies and karaoke in the evening at Mel’s Community Kitchen and Bar.

Meal Plans:
I offer a Organic “farm to table” meal plan which include a two course breakfast and a diner entree served to you on your private veranda.

All breakfasts include fresh juice or smoothie, fresh fruit, organic coffee from the farm and a hot entree depending on your dietary preferences.

Dinner includes traditional Jamaican dishes or Jamaican Fusion depending on dietary preferences.

*Plant based, vegan, gluten free, vegetarian diets can be accommodated.

** I also offer detox plan that includes fresh herbal “bush” tea & fresh fruit for breakfast, a raw veggie platter/salad for lunch and a “detox” green power smoothie for dinner
This charming hand built wooden home is nestled among terraced gardens and surrounded by jungle near the top of Kentucky Mountain. Be enchanted by the quiet solitude and intimate jungle setting with stunning views of the sunset off the private veranda. When the need for adventure or change of scene arises you can easily travel down to beautiful Bluefields beach or enjoy shopping and sightseeing in nearby Savanna La… funda okungakumbi

Amalungiselelo okulala

Igumbi lokulala 1
\u00A0Ibhedi enkulu eyi-1, Ibhedi ekuthiwa yi-hammock eyi-1
Iindawo ezisetyenziswa ngumntu wonke
\u00A0Ibhedi enkulu eyi-1, Ibhedi ekuthiwa yi-hammock eyi-1

Izinto onokuzisebenzisa

Ialam yomsi
Isixhobo sokomisa iinwele
Iayini
Umatshini wokuhlamba impahla
Indawo elungiselelwe ukusebenza
Amacebiso ngokugcinelwa umntwana
I-TV
Indawo yakho yokungena
I-Wifi
Ayikho: Ialam yomsi otyhefayo

Khetha usuku lokufika

Faka imihla yakho yohambo ukuze ufumane ixabiso elithe ngqo
Ukubhalisa xa ufika
Faka usuku
Ixesha lokuphuma
Faka usuku

4.94 out of 5 stars from 36 reviews

Ukucoceka
Ukuchana
Unxibelelwano
Indawo
Ukubhalisa xa ufika
Ixabiso

Indawo

Kentucky, Jamaica, Jamaica

The flowers, birds and panoramic views down the mountain are stunning. The peace and tranquility of the jungle is unparalleled. The tight-knit friendly community that live and work on the mountain are true treasures. It is a seductive and alluring place. You won't want to leave.

Umbuki zindwendwe ngu- Melessia

Ujoyine nge- 2017 Matshi
  • Izimvo eziyi-86
  • Isazisi siqinisekisiwe
  • I-Superhost
Hello or as we say in Jamaica "WahGwaan ". I was born and raised on this beautiful mountain, 2500 feet above the Caribbean Sea. When I was younger, nothing thrilled me more than to walk down to Bluefields Beach with my mother, father and 7 brothers and sisters when visitors from abroad would come to stay at my fathers coffee farm. We all loved buying ice cream from the man with his igloo cooler strapped to the back of his peddle bike. I'm passionate about many things but my top three include meeting and hosting guests and visitors from around the world, my amazing daughter, Kiara and of course, gardening. In 2017 I began offering my personal home to visitors. This home has been in my family for many generations, in 2015 I started renovating and expanding it to include three verandas, electricity & indoor plumbing. In 2018 we added “the blue Mahoe” a romantic cabin overlooking the gardens. In 2019 we added the “tree likkle birds” with a panoramic view of the mountains and sea. Many people come here as visitors and leave as friends. Come visit us, we would love to show you our likkle piece of "paradise". One Love, Mel
Hello or as we say in Jamaica "WahGwaan ". I was born and raised on this beautiful mountain, 2500 feet above the Caribbean Sea. When I was younger, nothing thrilled me more than to…
Ngexesha lokuhlala kwakho
As much or as little as guests would prefer. Mel can cook some or all of your meals and will be available to answer your questions, give guidance, book tours and outings, and provide you with exceptional service. Your privacy and space will be honored.
As much or as little as guests would prefer. Mel can cook some or all of your meals and will be available to answer your questions, give guidance, book tours and outings, and provi…
UMelessia yi-Superhost
Ii-Superhost zinamava, zikwizinga eliphezulu ibe eyona nto iphambili kuzo, kukuba iindwendwe zihlale kamnandi.
  • Izinga lokuphendula: 90%
  • Ixesha lokuphendula: lungaphelanga usuku
Ukuze ukhusele ukubhatala kwakho, ungaze uthumele imali okanye uthethe nabantu ungasebenzisi iwebhsayithi okanye i-app yakwa-Airbnb.

Izinto ofanele uzazi

Imithetho yekhaya
Ixesha lokungena lingo: Ungayitshintsha
Ixesha lokuphuma lingo:12:00
Ayivumelekanga imisitho okanye amatheko
Izilwanyana zasekhaya zivunyelwe
Ukutshaya kuvumelekile
Ezempilo nokhuseleko
Uzibophelele kwinkqubo yokucoca ephuculiweyo yakwa-Airbnb. Funda okungakumbi
Kusebenza izikhokelo zika-Airbnb zokungasondeli ebantwini nezinye ezinento yokwenza neCOVID-19
Ayikho ialam yecarbon monoxide
Ialam yomsi

Hlola ezinye iindawo onokukhetha kuzo e- Kentucky

Iindawo ezingakumbi onokuhlala kuzo e Kentucky: