Yassie's Double Room with its own Private Kitchen and Deck Area is for people that like the 'unusual' and prefer to be away from the regular tourist trails.
A beautifully converted shipping container houses this speciality accomodation that has lovely bathroom access and surrounded by 1 acre of tropical gardens, bush land and even an organic garden.
This space is good for couples and friends, solo adventurers - people who just like to get away from it all and chill out. Set off 'the beaten tourist path', this Judy House in Brighton, Westmoreland, Jamaica caters for travellers that prefer to be away from main stream tourism and like to enjoy the local culture and Jamaica's unspoiled nature.
Senior guests this year have found it "a very peaceful, , comfortable, attractive place, close to a small, natural beach where one can meet locals and learn so much about Jamaica country life".
This beautifully converted 40' shipping container also has a 40' x 8' verandah added with comfortable chill out zone, dining area and backpack/luggage lockers.
A lovely 3 person hot water bathroom, with 3 toilets, 3 face basins, 3 shower cubicles, hanging spaces and tiled flooring throughout. This room has it's own private, fully equipped kitchen and private deck with table and chairs.
There is also a shared rustic, fully equipped outdoor kitchen, barbecue and dining area which you will have full access too.
Beautiful views are everywhere on this amazing property. The surrounding countryside is vast and the beautiful tropical garden is spectacular.
You can enjoy the outdoor sunshine on sun loungers; shade under the verandah or many trees; do your laundry outdoors in an area provided; or use the outdoor shower area to cool off.
Lewi's also has it''s own organic garden and some really wild communal and private spaces. Access to the sea - its amazing views, sea pools and blow holes is right across the road and Brighton Beach just a beautiful 10 mins walk away.
I live in a 'Tiny' House next door to the property, spending my time 'gardening' the land; enjoying the seaside and the local community. I love to interact with guests; provide information when needed; help you enjoy Jamaica life; but also give you all the space you need.
Located on Brighton Sea Front in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Lewi's Backpacker Hostel and Rooms also has 1 x 6 bed dorm (no bunks); 10 good quality, one and two person tents at various prices.
Valuables -There are lockers for your use, big enough for backpacks and suitcases. If you do not have a lock please ask us as we can provide one at a reasonable price. We also have a safe where we can secure valuables such as passport, phones etc. on request.
Visitors - The Judy House operates a no visitor policy so only registered guests and staff are allowed on property. Please do not invite anyone onto the property at any time. Always close and lock the gate with your key when you are entering or leaving the property.
Security - I have a Jamaica government registered private security company, I am a trained and government registered guard and I employ local guards to secure your safety. Please play your part in that by observing the No Visitors Policy above and keeping the gate locked at all times.
Self Catering - The Judy House properties are self catering and you are always expected to clean up after yourself/selves. Cooking pans, especially in the shared kitchen, should be washed immediately after use to enable others to cook, but also keep any flies and ants away. Please note: My staff are not paid to wash the dishes that you are issued with. Dirty ones will be removed.
Housekeeping once a week by our Little Bay Housekeeper, 'Sister' cleans throughout the whole property. Clean towels are located in the bathroom. Please put dirty ones in the basket provided along with your sheets, pillow slips and sleeping bag liners when you leave.
Laundry Service - Can be provided by Sister at a small charge which helps her earn extra cash. Please use the big laundry sink provided by the outdoor kitchen to do your laundry. Do not use bathroom, kitchen or construction sinks for this purpose. Laundry line and clothes pins are provided close to the laundry sink.
Cooking Services - Lascelle across the road will always cook for you on request, if given enough notice and below is a list where you can find food to cook or ready cooked.
Drinking Water - Boil or use the steriliser before drinking water. We have no city water in Brighton and rely on harvesting rain water or expensive trucked spring water. Water is precious at Lewis’s so please use it sparingly, take advise from the signage we display.
Smoking - We request you not to smoke on the property verandah or in the kitchen, room or tents. You are welcome to smoke anywhere else.
Fire Prevention - Do not smoke or light mosquito coils in your tents. Turn off the gas supply to the stove when finished cooking.
Insects and Critters - Especially ants/lizards will have a perfect feast if you leave un-containerised food around. They will feast on what you eat or keep in your tent and share your sleeping bags sometimes too! Plastic containers are provided for food storage. which can be found in the kitchens and should be kept in there or your lockers.
Mosquitos - Are manageable for most people if you take care not to let them in your tent, room or dorm. Keep your mosquito net closed up and/or keep your door closed at all times. If you get them inside, use a spray and close back up when you are going out. In any tropical country using repellent and after bite can useful. Lime and garlic can also be good repellant.
Toilet and Bathroom - We have a non polluting ‘Eco’ sewerage system on property which works best with no paper. Please put all paper in the bins provided. Again clean up after yourselves. Wet towels and clothes can be hung to dry on the laundry line by the laundry sink. Again please use the big laundry sinks provided outside to do your laundry and NOT the bathroom or kitchen sinks as this habit is considered very unhygienic in Jamaica.
Electricity and Water - Are both very precious and expensive on our beautiful island. The water system is designed to re-cycle your waste water. Please use water sparingly - use the bowls provided for washing up and laundry. Recycle the water on the gardens. Switch off water when shampooing hair, soaping your body and brushing teeth. Rinse when done.
Plug out any electrical appliances or lights when not using them, including PHONE CHARGERS which still pull electricity when there is no phone on the end of it!
Pets - please do not feed Teddi the dog, he is very well looked after and fed daily. He has been taught not to beg, PLEASE DO NOT TEACH HIM or give him your scraps.
Recycling Garbage - You are asked to dispose of garbage in the drum by the gate. Always recycle plastic; card and paper; cans and glass in the baskets provided. These are taken to the recycling centre in Negril weekly.
REMEMBER - Due to the challenges some visitors can cause
NO VISITORS ARE ALLOWED ON PROPERTY - VISITORS, DRIVERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS SHOULD NOT BE INVITED ON PROPERTY BY GUESTS or WORKERS.
Anything else you are not sure about? Just ask me or a member of staff
Sue McKenzie - Owner
Visitors – Due to the challenges to security that some may cause – NO VISITORS ARE ALLOWED ON PROPERTY. REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY. NO DRIVERS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS SHOULD COME THROUGH THE GATE.
Pets – My dog (Browning) is banned from inside guest rooms, the kitchens & on the verandas. She has her own house and is raised outdoors as dogs here are. Not all guests are comfortable with dogs so make a fuss of her by all means but do not feed her and please encourage her to keep the boundaries that she has been trained to.
Electricity - can be a scarce commodity on our beautiful island so please turn off all lights, fans, AC and other equipment when you are not in the room. Electrical appliances like the TV and Laptops can be seriously damaged by electrical surges so unplug them please when not in use!
Water – is both precious and expensive on our beautiful island so please turn off the shower/taps when you are soaping/ shampooing/ conditioning/ teethbrushing/ etc. Please also help us to recycle any water from the sinks when you wash dishes or clothes by watering the garden when you empty the bowl.
Toilets - Please do not put napkins or toilet paper in the toilet. Also I ask that you do not flush every time you use the toilet as it uses up to 5 gallons of water per flush. This is not a rule, just a request to help save the island’s water, especially in dry times. The rule of thumb is “if it yellow let it mellow, if it brown flush it down”.
Brave, single, creative, hardworking and lover of people from all over the world.
As a host I am caring and attentive to your needs, assisting you in having the best stay in Jamaica.
As a guest I am very low maintenance and do my best to take care of where I stay and the people I stay with.
Travelling style is often staying with friends and guests in different parts of the world.
Would love to have a people to exchange with ie., my cottage or one of my rentals for your space.
More info soon ....