5 Amazing AIRBnBs In Kingston

5 Amazing AIRBnBs In Kingston

If you've lived in Jamaica for more than 5 years you know that as beautiful as all the traditions are they get real monotonous real fast. Soup Saturday, rice and peas and chicken Sunday, Sunday/Monday on Monday and it goes on. Sometimes you need a little break and when you live in Kingston it's hard to find a place that isn't overrun with family members who want to know how school is or if you got that raise yet. Next best thing? An Airbnb. And where best to stay when you live right in the capital and have work when it’s all over? Right in Kingston where the mountains are in clear view and tourist prices don't exist.

Kingston is amazing and it's the perfect place for any tourists to get the most Jamaican experience they can. They could go tour Devon house and eat their ice cream which is the fourth best in the world according to national geographic or they could go to the redemption song statue at the emancipation park and then finish it off with a trip to the Bob Marley museum on hope road. Of course the final stop is their Airbnb, but which Airbnb? Kingston has a lot of options in terms of housing but these Airbnb’s are the top 5 in Kingston and the prices are suitable.

At number 5 we have a town house in New Kingston, priced at US$45 a night. This little cozy apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 3 beds and accommodates 4, nice right? It also comes with a pool, is in a secure area and it’s less than 10 minutes away from Trinidad Avenue where all the clubs are, and let’s face it a vacation isn’t a vacation withoutparty. It’s got a few house rules like no pets or smoking indoors but it’s definitely a good spot to stay if you want to be close all the party spots and like I said before the great Bob Marley museum.

At number 4 we have another amazing spot located off constant spring road called Plantation Springs, priced at US$60 a night. It’s a little more romantic than the previous Airbnb but that’s not a problem for the couples who left the kiddies at home so they could come be cute alone. It’s got one bedroom with one king sized bed, 1 bathroom and it accommodates 2 people. Now this Airbnb made it number four with two extra special additions and those are a pond that’s featured at the entrance of the apartment and a gym. A real, working, equipment filled gym. Now if you ask me that’s the cheapest 3 day membership and housing fee I could come across. What’s even better is that its close in proximity to the famous Tracks & Records where you can the finest in cuisine and a whole lot of Usain Bolt.

Number 3 is an even larger apartment with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5 beds, accommodates 8 people and get this, it’s just US$160 a night! Insanely great price for a place that has not just a pool and is in a gated area but has an outside gazebo! It’s located in a central area in Kingston so you can still hit all the great spots and not have to worry about being too secluded for the price of a great pool, garden and gazebo. I couldn’t reach the owner for comment because he’s doing such major business and keeps raking in the clients so I definitely suggest this pick as it really is a great space and adds even more peace of mind with the gated security.

At number 2 we’ve got an even fancier Airbnb in the “most high end areas of Kingston” according to its owner Maurice. The property is a lovely condo in Golden Circle, New Kingston and comes with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a football field. The place is also 100% child suitable with a pool and Jacuzzi. Speaking to the owner about his property he could only find one con among a million pro’s “You need to take a cab even though events are 10 minutes away driving.” Other than that he could only sing his business praises and blatantly put it, “You just have to see for yourself.” The apartment is available for rent for US$280 a night and is in close proximity to not only 2 major Kingston landmarks and tourist areas but 4, including the Hope Botanical Gardens!

Now the number we’ve all been waiting for. At the top of Kingston’s top 5 Airbnb’s is a fabulous, chic and maybe even rustic apartment in New Kingston, Safe Haven. Safe Haven comes with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 beds and accommodates 5 people. So I’m guessing you’re wondering what puts Safe Haven at the top of list when other apartments have more space and are cheaper, well not to over sell it but the beautiful décor, stone walled Jacuzzi and pool and suede furniture and free snacks, guys, it clearly has no competition. Safe Haven’s owner Deseree couldn’t be reached for immediate comment but she was very friendly and keen on renting me the place to check it out for myself. The pictures however are proof enough that I’d love it! Walk in closet space for each room, wooden fences and another gazebo right by the pool, it’s exactly the dream I’m making it out to be. Of course let’s not forget it being close to the Sovereign Center where you can not only go and mingle with the locals, but meet up with your friends and catch a movie if you are the locals. |P|

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