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BARUKAMBA: front view - cozy wooden house (150 m2), with a large terrace (25 m2) facing the oceanBARUKAMBA: back view - private garden (120 m2) & back terrace (28 m2)
BARUKAMBA ... a house with a view!
BARUKAMBA ... a house with a view!
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath

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BARUKAMBA


Welcome to Barukamba, the cozy and colorful hideaway nest of famous Jamaican dub poet Muta Baruka and fashion designer Jackie 'Amba' Cohen.

Barukamba, situated in laid-back Billy's Bay (Treasure Beach - St. Elizabeth), has a unique vibe and architecture. Completely made out of wood, it is built on a rock facing the ocean. The front terrace opens up on one of the most beautiful ocean views in Treasure Beach, while the beach is only 250 meters away.

If you are looking for a real Jamaican living experience, then Barukamba is the perfect spot. We consider our visitors not as tourists, but as our guests. Our friendly staff will make your stay as pleasant as possible, without interfering with your privacy.

We will gladly assist you with transport to the house. We can pick you up at the airport, give information on car rental, send road descriptions, explain you how to take public transport, etc. The choice is yours.

Once you have arrived at our place your Jamaican housekeeper Sarah will welcome you. As a long time resident of Billy's Bay and neighbor of Barukamba (she is living at the bottom of the stairs leading to the house), she will tell you everything about the area: where to shop, eat and drink, how to get to the different beaches, where to find the best spots to mingle with the locals, and much more.

Sarah can shop and cook for you as well. She does this with a smile and for a reasonable fee. The fee depends on the kind of dish you would like to savor and has to be arranged with her in person. Guests preferring to do their own cooking can do so in the fully equipped kitchen of the house.

The Barukamba house consists of:
- 1 master bedroom (36 m2) with a large and comfortable double bed, offering a gorgeous view on the ocean
- 1 mezzanine (9 m2) with a double mattress, the ideal bedroom and playground for kids
- a spacious living room (33 m2) with a colorful ethnic look and feel
- a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster, ...) (12 m2), annex bar counter serving as dining table
- a funky bathroom (9 m2), its azure tiles and colored window pane creating an underwater feeling
- a back terrace (28 m2) and private garden (120 m2) with two swings, a sink for doing the laundry, and an outdoor grill for the best of barbecues
- a large front terrace (25 m2) with a 180° view on the ocean during the day, and an amazing view on the stars and the milky way at night

The Barukamba house is the ideal place for relaxing, spending time at the beach, reading or writing a book, enjoying some lovely food, discovering the country side, and integrating yourself into the local community of farmers and fisher men. Far away from the hustle and bustle of some of Jamaica's better known but overdeveloped tourist destinations like Negril or Montego Bay, it is located in one of the few spots on the island that are still left unspoiled.

For those guests wanting more action, we offer hiking tours, bike tours, boat tours, and other excursions. In general we assist our guests with any kind of trip they would like to make, be it a visit to a well known tourist attraction (Appleton rum factory, Pelican Bar, YS falls, the Maroons' Accompong town, Port Antonio, ...), or the discovery of a local beauty spot (hike across the reef to Lover's Leap, exploration of the Bluff, ...).

Whichever type of holidays our guests have in mind, we always try to exceed their expectations. And by keeping our rental fee down we offer one of the best price-quality relations in the area.

Our rates are:
high season (December - April) = 90 US$/night for 1 or 2 persons + 25 US$/night for each extra person
low season (May - November) = 65 US$/night for 1 or 2 persons + 25 US$/night for each extra person
Minimum stay is 2 nights. Maximum number of guests is 4.
Prices include accommodation and cleaning. Tipping the housekeeper is appreciated.

Should you need any kind of additional information, or should you have any questions, please contact us.

Come and experience the magic.

One love,
the Barukamba team

Amenities
Kitchen
Family/Kid Friendly
Pets Allowed
Free parking on premise
House Rules
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Cancellations

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Andrew User Profile
November 2017
great authentic massive property for the natural traveller great service great area of Jamaica

Caribbean User Profile
June 2017
This place is magical with spectacular view. This place and location would suited people who love a simple relaxing life style and I love it very much so. Excellent, wonderful and beautiful

Tom User Profile
November 2016
This house is just amazing, we were looking for somewhere to relax for a few days to stay somewhere rural and quiet and that is exactly what we got! Sara is really nice and welcoming, we even got to go out Lobster Fishing with her boyfriend Roneal which was really different.

Kate User Profile
August 2016
This house is really interesting and beautiful, with a stunning view from the balcony. It has everything you need to relax and cook (including a BBQ in the quiet back garden) but make sure you stock up on food before arriving - there is only one little shop in walking distance. I…

Claire User Profile
August 2016
Both Hans and Sarah and her family and the family of goats living under Barukamba made us feel very welcome. Sarah very kindly helped sort out a boat ride with her cousin to Black River and Pelican Bar..only trouble was that on the return the boat hit some waves, crashed down an…

Michelle User Profile
October 2014
Just got back from 2 glorious weeks at the magical Barukamba. The only way to describe the place and the people is wow! There are not enough positive words in the world to describe Sarah, she is a total delight, cooking for us (best stew beef ever!!), taking us shopping and even …

Marie User Profile
December 2017
Nice house but very special. Beautiful view and nature. Beautiful sunset, lots of birds and animals. Just 2 min to the beach. Clean and tidy.....unfortunately no WiFi.

Treasure Beach, JamaicaJoined in November 2012
Hans User Profile
Curious about all the wonders in this world ... so much to see, so little time. Aiming at a life without borders, alarm clocks or keys. Motto: Enjoy life!
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