|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Large 3 bedroom home situated on a small bluff just above one of the best sea turtle nesting beaches in Treasure Beach with a small cottage close by. BETWEEN JULY 1 AND SEPTEMBER 30, WE WILL BE OFFERING FREE SEA TURTLE NESTING TOURS to everyone who comes and stays with us for a week. This will give you a chance to watch a large female sea turtle come up onto the beach at night to dig her nest and lay her eggs or to see hatchlings emerge from the sand and head to the sea. During this season we also allow people interested in seeing a sea turtle to come and stay for only 2 nights if they sign up for a 2 night turtle tour. The area below the house has a great swimming beach with the possibility of walking along the coast in either direction. The main house has one large bedroom with two twin beds and another of the same size has a king sized bed and a small child’s bed. There is also a smaller room with a single bed. This house has 2 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. The small cottage which is about 50 feet from the main house has two porches, a king sized bed and its’ own bathroom and can be rented as an add on. All rooms in the main house have ceiling fans and all the bedrooms also have a standing fan. Two bedrooms have screens and the others have mosquito nets over the beds. The house also has a nice living room, good sized kitchen, a large veranda on the sea side, a second story deck with a thatched roof and a roof deck for viewing Treasure Beach’s beautiful sunsets and its wonderful star filled nights. The house is very comfortable and there is almost always a breeze blowing through.
We are conservationists and are trying to raise enough money by renting our home and providing turtle tours (NEPA approved) to be able to pay 2-3 local men to do nesting surveys on the hawksbill sea turtles that nest on our local beaches. We do not have hot water although if you are willing to wait until late afternoon when the sun has been shinning on the water tank for a few hours, you can often get a nice warm shower. We have also left most of the trees around the house to provide shade and to keep the local bird population in place. We then draw them in even closer by putting out bird baths and hummingbird feeders. The birds really put on quite a show and sometimes you can actually hold the bottle while the streamer tail hummingbirds feed, giving you a good close up view.
If you want see the real Jamaica, learn about her wildlife and see some of her wild places, this is the place for you.
Treasure Beach is a nice rural area of farms and fishing beaches with a little tourism thrown in. There are a few, beautiful, long, undeveloped beaches here where endangered hawksbill sea turtles still come to nest and areas of mangrove swamp where the American crocodiles spend at least part of their year.
During the nesting season (July - Sept) you really should sign up to take a night time turtle tour where you will see an adult female sea turtle come in, dig her nest and lay her eggs and/or see young hatchlings emerging from the sand and heading to the sea.
For the rest of the year we can provide a sea turtle tour that will consist of walking the nesting beaches, learning about their habitat needs, predation issues and population size while answering any questions if we can.
We can also provide an educational boat tour to see the CROCODILES that live in the Black River which is one of the biggest wetland areas on the island. This river is a short boat ride down the coast from the house and your captain will pick you up off the beach below the house. This is also a big birding area so bring your binoculars.
Since the local area is heavily involved in fishing, we have developed an educational tour about the local fishery. We will visit local fishing beaches, talk to the fishermen and learn about the varied techniques and equipment used and what the important fisheries issues are. This would be followed by a trip to the local fish sanctuary in search of solutions.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||C$263|
*Our 2 Night TURTLE SEASON SPECIAL runs from June 15th to Sept 30th, 2016...The package includes a 2 Night stay with an included Turtle Tour for a total of $250.00.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.