Located in Hope Pastures, at the Blue Mountains foothills, our home is 5 min walk from Hope Botanical Gardens, Uptown Liganea Hub, Bob Marley Museum, University of the West Indies, University of Technology, and Mountain Springs are 5 mins drive. Easy access to all kinds of transportation.
Furnished 1 or 2 bedroom with private bathroom located on a quiet corner lot that can house up to 4 guests per night in a separate wing of our home.
Shared full kitchen available or you may choose to order from our traditional Jamaican breakfast or dinner at an additional cost.
The space is light and airy with front and back verandas for easy relaxing overlooking the Mona Reservoir and looking up Blue Mountains close by. Feel free to hang out in any part of the living spaces.
We have Digicel wifi box which can be easily activated upon arrival.
There's lots of yard space and an abundant garden we source a lot of our food from.
We are located in a gorgeous area in the Liguanea area that is centrally located for folks visiting out of town. Easy access to New Kingston, Halfway Tree and Downtown. Walking distance to highly rated restaurants, shops, supermarkets and numerous other amenities.
Top Reasons To Stay With Us
Convenient all-day and night hub
-we are Located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Kingston, Liguanea boasts all the amenities one would need for a trip to Kingston, right around the corner
Your host Auntie Karlene is present onsite during your stay and can help with any needs.
Minutes from It All
- 30 min walk to highly rated shops, restaurants, supermarkets, fitness studio, art centers
- 7 Min. drive to Bob Marley Museum
- easy access to main thoroughfare to Blue Mountains
-New Kingston Nightlife is a 10 min drive
Numerous taxi services that are only a quick call away, bus stop 10 min walk from house, on the main roads
-Sovereign Center - has all kinds of conveniently priced shops, movie theater, and Blue Internet Cafe where lots of folks go.
-Sovereign and hilo supermarkets are in walking distance.
-Health food stores - two are right in Sovereign and HiLo centers.
-free gated parking that locks nightly
-Ceiling fan in living room
-Towels, linen change
-Complimentary bottled water
-Complimentary tea and coffee
-iron and ironing board
-Full kitchen with gas stove, toaster, microwave, kettle, coffee maker
-Spacious patio with table and chairs
-Private car airport pickup service (upon request plus fee)
-Personal chef available (upon request plus fee)
Everything in the house is there for your convenience.
Interaction with Guests
This is entirely up to you. we are available round the clock for any questions or concerns. Don't hesitate to call, text or email.
Walking distance to Sovereign North which has a plethora of dining and services:
- Uncorked wine bar
- Roe Japanese restaurant
- Cannonball Cafe
-Stone Cold ice cream
- Core fitness studio
Just a little down the road is Orchid Village, a commercial complex with many amenities:
-Isabelle's day spa
-Sea Deck- a wonderful seafood restaurant that also hosts reggae shows weekly
- Island Art and Framing, a lovely store selling art by local painters, jamaican made furniture and other decor.
-Tamarind Indian Cuisine
-Natural health - health food shop and vegetarian restaurant
-Western Union- certified foreign exchange dealer
-Cambios for money exchange with good rates
Worth a look! Beside Orchid Village you can find Ujima natural farmer's market which happens every 2nd and 4th saturday from 10-3- a great place to stock up on farm fresh produce.
Liguanea Lane Pharmacy- open until 10pm
Sovereign Centre- major shopping mall
-Sovereign Supermarket- largest supermarket in the area; well stocked (vegan choices available)
-Cafe Blue in Sovereign Centre offers great tea, coffee and sandwiches and the deli offers delicious lunch and dinner (one of our favs!)
-Palace Amusement movie theatre located in Sovereign Centre
-multiple major atm machines
The most convenient and safest mode of public transportation is to call a taxi. Below are my recommendations
City Guide Taxi
On Time Taxi
-10 min. drive to New Kingston
-15-20 min. drive to Halfway Tree
-20-25 min drive to Downtown Kingston(Waterfront area)
Other Things to Note
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Servicios y zonas comunes
Shared bathroom, kitchen, living spaces; Front veranda, covered car port allow for cool outdoor atmosphere. Greenery all around the house makes is cozy and Auntie Karlene harvests and cooks yummy traditional Jamaican meals from her Honey Pot Garden. Breakfast & Dinner available for additional cost with advanced notice.
Atención a los huéspedes
Entirely up to you! Grandma K lives in one of the wings of our family home. Guest spaces share their own bathrooms, and everyone shares a common kitchen, living room, dining room, car porch, parking can be shared (two gates).
Otros aspectos destacables
No drugs, pets, smoking inside the house. We welcome guests to share the space and enjoy the atmosphere.
Kitchen rules - all dishes must be washed and put away at all times; feel free to make meals at you rconvenience; guests will have a space in cupboard and their own fridge; security is important in Kingston, so doors and gates must be locked when leaving the house. No curfew, however it's good to let us know when you leave at nights if returning late.
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Hi, Welcome to our home page. I'm Afia and this is Auntie Karlene. I am Eldest daughter of two children. We have a few single rooms available for short or long term stay at our Kingston home. We love having guests in our home. I am a percussionist, artivist, and educator. I love singing as does Mommy who cantors in her church choir weekly. As a global traveler my passion is to share the legacy of Afrakan Diasporic Drumming with the world. Auntie Karlene is generous, light hearted, and loves sharing our home space, garden and stories with friends, family and guests.