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Nirvana on the Beach, a short barefoot walk to all the flavors of Negril.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths

Nirvana is a BEACH FRONT property located directly on Negril's 7 mile Beach and is a short barefoot walk to many restaurants, local shops and activities. We are a private hideaway type property surrounded by peaceful lush tropical gardens for that special laid-back Jamaican vacation you've been searching for

Experience exceptional hospitality from our friendly and caring Jamaican staff who will make you feel like family.

There are no planned activities or schedules at Nirvana.

Our friendly full time concierge, Sandra is out on the beach and around the grounds daily. she will help set up personal services such as laundry, nanny service and extra services such as a relaxing massage, dining and entertainment tips and make your reservations.

Our recommended friendly drivers have their own well equipped and maintained vans and taxis and are happy to see to all your transportation needs, including private airport transfers, grocery shopping and local sightseeing such as fully guided tours and day trips to several beautiful pristine waterfalls in the countryside, market day in nearby Savanna La Mar, the thrilling Black River Safari, the Appleton Rum Factory Tour, Lovers Leap and many more.

We offer American-style comforts and we have FREE WI-FI through out our property for your devices as well as phone and fax services which are available for a fee in our office. There are also several Internet cafes close by as well.

We have 24 hour security and our friendly night watchman is on duty while you sleep, patrolling our grounds from sunset till sunrise and our beach guard is out on the beach all day.

Your privacy & security is our priority.

Nirvana also has 2 two-man kayaks on the beach for the use of our guests.



More Details

Lonnie or Stanley
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Lonnie or Stanley

A rural New York couple, Lonnie and Stanley Gottlieb discovered Negril Beach decades ago when the free-spirited hippie generation appreciated the laid-back lifestyle the Negril area offers. They built Nirvana on a plot of beachfront jungle in the mid 1980s.

Why Lonnie or Stanley chose Negril

Centrally located DIRECTLY on Negril's 7 mile Beach, Nirvana is a terrific value.

We have a natural and casual un-hotel atmosphere set in an exotic tropical private garden setting that offers an authentic and unique Jamaican experience for our guests use only.

Our staff is happy to offer personal guidance & direct you to all that is happening in Negril.

At Nirvana you will spend far less and experience far more than any all-inclusive hotel can offer. We are just the opposite of the ordinary all-inclusive packaged commercial vacation being marketed.

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxing beachfront property

Excellent staff

Local and intimate

Spectacular white sand beach front

24 hour security


Kayaks for guests

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was amazing! We will most definitely be back! Such great staff and such great food so close! Thanks a bunch!

Jan 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Negril, Jamaica

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • We have cribs & rollaway beds for kids.
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have the perfect spot for your trip to Negril, Jamaica. If you want a spacious family style cottage with an outstanding Jamaican staff and excellent security in a private beachfront garden setting we have exactly what you're looking for. We have a casual un-hotel type setting to suit individual tastes, this makes Nirvana a great choice for a private hideaway vacation spot right in the center of Negril beach. Our spacious and comfortable rustic family-style cottage with fully equipped kitchen is fully screened and has ceiling fans in all rooms; it is designed for maximum beach life enjoyment & offers casual beach vacation living (no A/C as the cottages are set in shady gardens). If you stay in this cottage you can even order a delicious home cooked Jamaican meal; cook service for one meal per day is included in our cottage rate (guests provide all groceries needed for meals).


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Nirvana on the Beach, a short barefoot walk to all the flavors of Negril.
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 32 reviews
New York

A Piece of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to Nirvana for at least ten years. It's a laid back kind of place...cottages, simple and kept spotlessly feel like you're in botanical never feel like you're being intruded's safe and peaceful. The grounds are kept clean 24 hours a day. The staff is amazing and so helpful. In the morning, you hear the gentle lilt of Jamaican you awake to the scent of Blue Mountain coffee brewing... you can get your laundry can have one meal a day cooked for you. Nirvana has it's own stretch of beach and you're never intruded can just relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. It's in the middle of everything and can walk to all the restaurants on the beach. There's music every night, somewhere along the beach. So, if you want a peaceful, private holiday, without the glitz and glamour of a hotel, try the little cottage in Negril, have a holiday at Nirvana.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2007
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: we love to take care of everything for you to have the best vacation ever
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San Angelo, Tx

The ONLY place to stay in Negril!!

  • 5 of 5

Nirvana deserves 10 stars! This was our 3rd trip to Nirvana but our 9th to Jamaica. After many stays at other places, we have found "OUR" place. We LOVE Nirvana. The staff is AMAZING. I know I will be leaving a few out and I do aplologize in advance for that.

We will start with the driver Leon. Great guy and super nice! Always waiting at the airport with a smile on his face.

Security is A++. Patrick greeted us at the front gate late Friday night and got us to our room.

*Errol is day watch. He makes sure you aren't bothered by anyone, and I enjoy our conversations. He is a wealth of knowledge. He always knows exactly where to put our chairs. I hope he works there many years to come. He works hard. Never a worry for us to leave our stuff at our chairs and run down the beach. Great guy!

Shine the night guard makes sure everyone is safe and sound. He is also available for any questions or help you may need. We NEVER have anything to worry about leaving at night or coming back via beach side or street side.

Sandra is just the sweetest thing. She is also a wealth of knowledge and can set up massages, babysitting or anything you might need. Super sweetheart!

The grounds---Oh my gosh--they out do theirselves in that department. Always something new to look at in the gardens. Moses and Otis both are outstanding men with a work ethic that is almost unseen these days, in the states. The beach is immaculate every morning. I watched Otis work alone. He worked with his heart and soul. I watched and he is so happy! Where can I apply? He has so much pride in all he does. I see it!

Housekeeping staff: Where do I start. Lynn is a good woman. JudyAnn in laundry is a sweetie as well. (There are more and I knew I'd leave some out.) It's almost like they are ghosts. We leave for a quick cup of coffee and come back to an immaculate room. Great group of women. Again, I left out 4 or 5 names.

If you want to feel like the most important person around, this is for you. The staff make Nirvana what it is. We enjoy it immensely. We stay in the Upper Verandah Suite and it's perfect for us. I can't comment on any of the other cottages layout, but I can say they ALL look very inviting. There are plenty of dishes and such. I just can't say anything bad. Nirvana is the HAPPIEST place on earth.

Already booking for next year!!

Thanks Nirvana, for being my Nirvana!

  • Submitted: 6-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

If only I could give it 6 stars....

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to say how much we loved this property! This was my third time in Jamaica, and no other place compared. The property is clean and the rooms have a very rustic feel to them, which I love. If you are looking for a resort type place, this isn't for you. But if you're looking for a small, peaceful, clean, and friendly place, you definitely should consider Nirvana. It lives up to its name. My husband and I celebrated our 1st anniversary last week at Nirvana; it was more than what we expected. A week was not enough! Everything from the property to the staff was excellent! My husband is a very picky person when it comes to where we stay for our vacations, he was very pleased and looking forward to returning to celebrate each anniversary. Big thanks to Sandra, the housekeepers, Kevin (and the other security guys), Lemroy, and the maintenance guys for helping to make it a great vacation. The only problem we had was the WiFi service. I teach online so internet was much needed, but not reliable at the time. Lemroy was very attentive to this, but we still had problems. My husband who is a network engineer did some research as to why the network was not working, the problem was with the carrier. We're not going to let the problems with the internet keep us from returning, I'm sure they'll get it taken care of. We are now part of the Nirvana Family and we'll be bringing more family with us to vacation here soon!

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

Perfection in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to Jamaica and thanks to Nirvana and it's people, it will not be my last trip. Everything is clean, the people are great, close to everything, just absolutely peaceful and enjoyable. People from the high end all inclusives were envious because of the beach area being open and uncrowded. And if you really want to be with the crowds, you are within walking distance. If you are wanting a homey, comfortable, and clean atmosphere then this is the place. Thanks to Zemroy, Sharon, Breezy, Shine, Errol, and the ladies, I now have a new family. Go! It's worth it.

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for kids

  • 5 of 5

I think it's the nicest place on the whole beach! We had hours and hours when we were the only ones in the water or on the beach: it was amazing to feel so uncrowded and safe and relaxed. We loved all the shade and the space. Errol was always nearby, making sure we were ok with the vendors or if our kid needed a floatie :). He was chill and alert. Loved him. And Sandra greeted us when we arrived! So nice! And Doris got David his heart meds right away. And the room was clean & perfect, as you recommended (the first-floor suite, so our kid could run in and out easily).

The grounds were gorgeous! And Moses told us about the trees when we asked. It was awesome. We'd come back in a second.

Take care,

Dana (from snowy Winnipeg)

PS. Last year, we stayed at a huge, beautiful all - inclusive, and the beach was crowded and there was a scramble for shade everywhere. Nirvana is wayyyyyyy better :)

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Queens, NY

Stay Here for a really nice relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Nirvana is AMAZING. The people are SO friendly. It is a 30 second walk from your bed to the beautiful beach, clear blue water and sun. The grounds are so well-maintained and people cook for you if you get the food. It is a short walk from many restaurants and activities. The only downside is no air conditioning in cottage #3. But honestly - it didn't bother me at all. It is a true deal and I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: 23-Jun-2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: we're so glad you enjoyed Nirvana & we hope to see you again soon, Lonnie
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Montego Bay (MBJ)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Negril Hills 18 holf golf course
Nearest Beach
directly on Negril Beach
Car: not necessary

Negril is a paradise for beach lovers and offers a wide range of water-sports like para-sailing, snorkeling, SCUBA, banana boat rides, windsurfing, glass bottom boat trips to the spectacular shallow reef, romantic sunset cruises and more.

There are many local shops offering Jamaican made crafts

and souvenirs and many great restaurants near by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Negril, Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2018 - Nov 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


* A 50% Deposit is required to hold reservations at Nirvana.

* Your deposit guarantees that the reservation you have made will be held for you.

* Balance of rental is due 30 days prior to arrival, unless alternative arrangements have been made in writing.
For Christmas Holiday dates balance of rental is due 60 days prior to arrival.

* All cancellations are subject to a 1 night cancellation fee.

* Balance of deposit (less the one night Cancellation Fee) is refundable if
Nirvana is notified 60 days prior to arrival.

• Any cancellations or reductions in length of stay or in number of guests received after the 60 day
limit are non-refundable unless we can re-rent the space.

• Cancellations for the holiday & high season months of Dec., Jan. and Feb. must be received by October 1st,
or are subject to a NON-REFUNDABLE holiday season policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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