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19 reviews
Welcome home...
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There's an 'Aunt Jemima' in everyone...
Aha moment...
Cozy as can be...
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Work or play, you choose...
A 'Queen' in waiting...
What are your thoughts...???
A 'Loo' to die for...
A Throne fit for a 'King' or 'Queen'...
Imagine a pool on the leafy grounds of an historic tropical urban oasis...wallah!
'Your HOME' away from home awaits YOU!!!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by...
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kingston, Kingston Parish, Jamaica

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Marielle...
Tobago
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Comfortable, Lovely experience, will definitely return.”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I found this lovely vacation rental while searching online. I consider Jamaica to be my second home, and I usually stay with friends or at a hotel when I visit there. This was my first experience staying at a vacation rental and it was perfect. Sheldon James, the owner is amazing, he greeted me and left few groceries for me as a welcome gift.
The apartment looked exactly as it did in the photos online. The kitchen had everything (microwave, stove, kettle, refridgerator, utensils), which was important to me since I was able to prepare my meals without any fuss. The bathroom was very clean. There was a land telephone available, and of course Internet. I was impressed, the apartment was very cozy. I loved that the apartment is at a great location, close to TGIF, Sovereign Mall, Halfway Tree.
Sheldon also ensured that I had no problems, for the 4 days that I spent there, he was easy to contact and very helpful.
Choose to be Happy was a wonderful experience, it definitely exceeded my expectations. Without a doubt I will definitely stay here again in the near future.

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Liked best: The kitchen had everything, I was able to prepare my meals, without any fuss.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Jill R
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good location and well maintained unit”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The place is very accessible to key areas in Kingston like the US embassy, Marley museum, Devon house and the Frankfurt bus terminal. The unit is very orderly and obviously
well maintained thanks to the given houserules which is appropriate and not hard to follow. Every space in the unit is functional, small but complete in amenities and designed with taste. Sheldon was very nice and helpful host. We felt like at home during our 4 days stay. Bonus: we had free mangoes everyday thanks to the big mango trees with delicious mangoes just falling in the field.

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Carla D
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Professional peaceful Kingston stay(cation)”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I had the pleasure of staying at this rental May 22nd –May 25th 2015. I can truly say from beginning to end Sheldon was not only professional but also accommodating. The process for booking the rental was a smooth one as well as he continued to keep me informed on the entire process. Prior to my arrival he linked me with two drivers of my choice that would be accessible for any needs I had i.e. trips to the store, rides around Kingston, etc. I not only felt SAFE but I was made to feel comfortable. Due to my early AM flight I wasn’t able to check in but Sheldon came through once again and not only did the driver pick me up from Norman Manley airport but we were able to visit the TUFF GONG studio owned by BOB MARLEY & family, the Coronation market for fresh fruit and then the local grocery store for snacks as well as oxtails and rice for a late lunch. Upon arrival the gorgeous condo was cleaned to perfection and Sheldon had a “goodie basket” to welcome me. He took the time to intricately show me how each remote worked, he also had a laminated direction sheet and was accessible as needed. The phone in the living spaces was available for local calls via LIME as well which was extremely helpful. All in all I would definitely visit again as well as recommend him . I truly miss the huge mango tree out front and the pool as well..and promise to return.
TIPS: Use the same driver via Kingston, make sure to visit Bob Marley museum, Tuff Gong studios, and have fun!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: everything was fine I hated leaving
Travelling group: Solo
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Amazinapp...
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice cosy studio apartment in a great location in Kingston”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Sheldon was a welcoming host, and was very warm and friendly. He would check in from time to time to make sure everything was okay however this was not overbearing. On the last night of our stay Sheldon took us out to a lovely Jamaican restaurant which was lovely! The property was of true reflection of what I had seen in the pictures. I liked that everything that was needed was in the studio apartment was there to ensure that my stay was comfortable. I had no problems whatsoever. The apartment was of a good location and the pool got cleaned regularly. I would definitely have Sheldon as a host again and would also recommend him as a host.

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Management Response
28 May 2015
It was an absolute pleasure having Maxine and her mom, Beryl stay with us whilst on their working vacation in Kingston conducting business and visiting friends and family. Maxine and her mom were absolutely AWESOME house guests. Prior to her arrival and during the period they stayed at "CTBH"; they communicated exceptionally well with us. She's respectful, observant of house rules and an all-round good 'spirited' lady. I'd recommend her 100% as a house guest to any AIRBNB host. We'd be happy to welcome her back anytime!
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Mani Hars...
1 review
“Good Experience”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in October 2014

This place is very nice and very well maintained. I felt like home. Sheldon was very helpful and always optimistic. There is always a security guy for this place. This is nearby to the U.S consulate... As the name says 'Choose To Be Happy'...

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
19 May 2015
Mani and his friend Sandeep were the perfect guest! They were very pleasant and considerate. They both were friendly and courteous. All communication before and during their stay was clear and prompt. All house rules observed and the apartment was left in tact. I would be most delighted to host Mani and Sandeep again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other FLIPKEY hosts.
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