Red Shed
Hosted by Cecil
Cecil is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Red Shed is located on a working, family-run coffee farm in The Blue Mountains of St. Andrew, Jamaica. Owner and operator of the farm, Cecil Ward, is also an established photographer and artist and built the house with his father in 1986.

The space

Red Shed's farm has been in operation since the mid-80's and grows some of the best coffee served around the world, Blue Mountain Coffee. The view, the mountain air, and the solitude make for a memorable escape.

Basic food amenities will be provided but you will need to bring all the necessary food and drink if you want to prepare your meals. The tap water is spring water so it is very safe to drink.

Guest access

This is one of three units of The Red Shed. The family uses upstairs and the adjoining section below is rented.

Guests will have access to most of the property and a guided tour of the coffee farm can be arranged.

EITS Café and Restaurant is nearby for those who would like to eat out and mingle with other travelers from all corners of the world.

Interaction with guests

A family member will meet you upon arrival.

Other things to note

It is a working coffee farm, so you are likely to see some of the staff and pickers as they come and go.

Upon our arrival you will either be greeted by myself or Hugo who has worked with the family and on the coffee farm for nearly thirty years.

Although there isn't a cat who lives in the unit, there is one who lives in a neighboring house and may visit Red Shed from time to time.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please be respectful of the house and be as tidy as possible.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


4 Reviews

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Claire User Profile
May 2015
We had a wonderful stay at Red Shed for 3 nights - it was by far the highlight of our 2 week stay in Jamaica. It was very well equipped and Cecil had stocked the fridge ready for our arrival which was unexpected and very well received. The views are absolutely stunning, being able to lie in bed or sit on the terrace with breakfast/coffee, overlooking the Blue Mountains and the hummingbirds darting around you within a few feet - magical! We also enjoyed the company of TomTom, the resident cat, who provided lots of entertainment! We spent lots of time photographing the birds and landscape, which were magical. EITS cafe was our choice for two nights dinner - service can be very slow, be warned, but their food is good, if a little over-priced. We spent one afternoon exploring Holywell Park, which we had pretty much to ourselves - don't go expecting huge hikes, but there is plenty to keep you entertained for half a day. We also visited the rasta camp, which was only a 40min walk from Red Shed - it was really interesting to see the rasta guys relaxed in their own environment.

Jose User Profile
July 2015
What a beautiful place! We arrived and were met by Cecil and Betty who had food in the fridge for and delicious blue mountain coffee waiting. We made full use of this .. Thank you Cecil. The area is also beautiful. We walked to Cinchona Gardens. A tough and steep 5 hour round trip but well worth it. Still sitting in the evening sun and drinking coffee was probably the highlight!

Justin User Profile
April 2015
The Red Shed is fantastic! Clean, fully stocked kitchen, LED lamps and a lovely bathroom with a window looking out upon the Blue Mountains. Hugo, the facility caretaker, was kind and helpful. Two of the best days I've ever had! I strongly recommend eating at the Gap Cafe. While EITS is nearer, the owner is icy and dismissive. The service, food and view at Gap Cafe was amongst the best I've ever had. We hiked to the national park about 5 miles above the Red Shed. The skies and quality of light are beyond words. Truly, one of the best experiences I've ever had. I intend to go back!

A beautiful view from the house! Great setting, well decorated house and lots of cooking pots etc in the kitchen. Cecil made sure that we had all what we needed and more; lots of food, fruits etc, were there for us already! Notes: there are a lot of stairs to get to the house, but Hugo, the farmer, can help with the luggage (for a tip)…and depending who lives upstairs, there is hardly any insulation between up and down, so one hears a lot from both sides. We visited a coffee plantation but one does not actually see the whole process… just a talk on how it is done, a taste and a visit of the coffee bushes which are beautiful. We went to Holywell Recreation area for a lovely walk. The road from Newcastle down to Butt Bay is open and actually better than the one coming up from Kingston (though quite narrow at times).

Joined in February 2014
Cecil User Profile
Coffee Farmer, Photographer and Painter.

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