About this listing
Named after host Marline, Marline's Sunshine is the perfect room with your name written all over it! With an ocean view, private entrance, walk-in closet and it's very own bath, you'll feel right at home in the sunshine.
Welcome to Marline sunshine! This is a private room at the Diamond in a Ruff Guest House located in the Rural Hill section of Portland, Jamaica which is just next to Long Bay. Marline's Sunshine has it's on private bath, walk-in closet and it's own private entrance from our scenic veranda. With everything you need you'll feel right at home.
Guest will have access to Marline's Sunshine room along with common areas such as the veranda, living room, kitchen, and rooftop.
Interaction with guests
I live just a short walk from the guest house and I want to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need.
Rural Hill is a true Jamaican community made up of mainly farmers as well as the working class who work in nearby Port Antonio. Most people have lived in Rural Hill their entire lives and have build homes and created families there. All throughout Jamaica you will notice there are homes built or being built that are often vacant. This is because many people live abroad (or foreign) mainly in the U.S., Canada, and England and come home for the holidays. A good percentage of the locals have either lived abroad or visited either the U.S., Canada or England which is nice because they have a reference of where you are from. The neighborhood has a very "small town feel" and is right next to Long Bay. There is a primary school as well as a basic school (pre-school), several churchs (Seventh Day Adventist & Baptists), Mrs. Law's convenient store, several little shops to buy drinks, snacks, and local dishes. Up the road from the main town is where most of the farm land is. Wosley's Farm, which is associated with Diamond in a Rough Guest House is just a 15 minute walk from the house. There Shadow Man, a rasta and caretaker of the farm, will greet you and give you a tour. The farm is approximately 8 acres. All in all if you're looking to relax from the hustle and bustle, this neighborhood is right for you!
There are several taxis that come up the hill and take people to Port Antonio (east) or toward Kingston (west). If you walk down the hill to the main road you will be able to take a local taxi or mini bus in either direction. They come pretty frequently during the day. At night there are less options for public transportation.
Other things to note
Perfect for someone looking to enjoy the simple things in life but still have access to the world via internet. There is a roof top that is great for yoga, meditating or enjoying the lovely view.
There is no smoking in the house, but guests can smoke on the veranda, rooftop or anywhere outside away from the windows of guests' rooms. Pets are allowed in the house as long as they are well trained and not barkers.