My husband Todd and I were very pleased with the location and privacy of Chrisann's Beach Resort. Apartment 10 was very quaint and cozy, the walls hung with bright pictures and decorations representative of Jamaican culture. The kitchen met all our needs, and the bed upstairs was super comfortable. The housekeeping staff was so nice, very competent, and took excellent care of us. Our second floor balcony view was of the courtyard and pool, which was cleaned daily and routinely maintained, and we had a lovely view of the ocean. The location had a small private beach nicely sheltered from large ocean waves and strong currents. The palms, smaller trees, and flowering shrubs were lovely, and the grounds very well kept. The grocery store within walking distance was well stocked and carried a relatively decent selection to meet our needs when we chose to stay in for the day, instead of making the short 10-or-so minute trip into Ocho Rios. Last but not least, our host was amazing and really went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation. We are very happy we chose Apartment 10 at Chrisann's! Thank you, M.!· What did I dislike?My husband and I love to come and go as we please and partake of local culture when we travel, so there's really nothing we didn't like. The one exception is perhaps the staircase to the bedroom - a little steep for my battered up old knees.
Chrissans is an amazing place. We enjoyed snorkeling and the pool was awesome. Loved exploring the local area and met so many nice people. We spent time in a local pottery shop talking with the potter Delbert who had beautiful wares at factory prices. We also discovered a hidden restaurant 1/2 mile east just past the high school that has excellent food at excellent prices called El Pablo’s. Jodian, the house keeper took excellent care of us. All this and more made our stay here a vacation to remember. Thank you, Mark and Joan.
I booked Apt. 10 at Chrisann's as a surprise for my husband's birthday and was thrilled with the accommodations and staff. The apartment was fully stocked with games, books, ironing board, blow dryer, beach towels and even snorkeling gear! The kitchen had everything you need to prepare great meals and we were even welcomed with a gift bag that contained some specialty items (including a bar of soap which I had forgotten at home!) Cathy did a marvelous job of tending to our needs and immaculately cleaned the apartment every day and we felt very pampered. The apt. owner's recommendation of Glenn's Restaurant across the street was fantastic, great authentic food and service, along with the Jerk Center within walking distance. We rented a car but staff will arrange for anything you want, fresh fish, lobster, taxi's, specific items from the store, and they even set up a couple of tables for our large Chrisann's group to have dinner by the pool one night. Our TV in Apt. 10 even had the NFL playoff games on while our friends in other apartments didn't have access so we really appreciated that taste of home too. We plan on returning to Chrisann's on a more frequent basis and will definitely request Apt.10!
Loved the Jerk chicken! The weather could not have been better. Thank you Marian also for all your helpful tips on restaurants and where to go. We will certainly go back to Jamaica in the near future.
Dear Marian We appreciate the neat arrangements of the apartment, and the lovely whimsical decor. We had a rain-spoiled stay, but we were able to enjoy it because we had comfort to return to. Many than
Marian Thank you for an enjoyable vacation in your pleasant home. Location is beautiful and quiet. Our holiday stay was perfect with thanks to you. Best was the view and the cozy retreat to the ocean.Thank you
"Our Experience at Chrisanns Beach Resort was overall very favorable! we chose Chrisanns because we wanted a quiet place to stay that was on the beach,clean and safe. We also wanted our own cooking facilities. The unit was very comfortable and clean. the bed was wonderful!!! I slept like a baby!!! The staff was very courteous and helpful of our needs. I would definitely go back!!!"
"Marian, I had a wonderful 18 day stay at your beautiful place and will definitely be back again! Chrisanns was like my own little piece of paradise, the staff was wonderful, the sun was shining, the water was crystal clear and the villa was everything I needed. Everything was perfect and it was quiet but also close to all the action. I visited several farmers markets, local bars and restaurants and even went to a few street parties! Had an awesome time and would recommend to anyone thinking of staying here. Thanks again for all the great info you provided and the rental phone, it came in very handy and I saved a whole lot of cash by not using my own cell phone. I would defintely recommend your place to anyone looking to avoid the masses at an AI and who want to experience the local culture. Thanks again Marian, I had a wonderful time!".
"Marian, just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your condo. What a lovely place you have. Our two weeks (December 18/12 thru January 1/13) went by too quickly. We so enjoyed the wonderful Jamaican people, the management and staff at Chrissans were so friendly and helpful. The food and beaches were fantastic - loved the Jerk chicken! The weather could not have been better. Thank you Marian also for all your helpful tips on restaurants and where to go. We will certainly go back to Jamaica in the near future."
"This is our third stay at Marian's place. We are Merrick and Malika from Paris. We came back to Chrisanns for the 3rd time because it's a place where you can be at peace. Surroundings are idyllic. The view from the reception is just breathtaking, the sea is awesome. the garden is full of coconut trees, palm trees, and other wonderful tropical vegetation like aloe vera. When you're sat on the gazebo, you have a complete view of the Caribbean sea and the coast line. The staff are very nice and helpful. The resort is well maintained : the pool and the sea are clean, the garden also. Regarding the apartment, it's beautiful, colourful, and clean. Everything is there to make sure you have a wonderful stay. Actually, you feel like you're at home with the added bonus of the sun and the sea. We would recommend a stay at Chrisanns apartment 10 to anyone who's looking for a little piece of paradise."
"Hi Marian. Thank you for having us in your home. We really enjoyed the freedom to explore without being “stuck” in a resort. We enjoyed eating at the Jerk Center and Glenns nearby and really loved Captain’s Bakery downtown Ocho Rios. Thank you again."
"Marian thanks you so much for allowing me stay at your cozy, beautiful apartment....I had a wonderful time, Chrisanns is truly a hidden paradise, the weather was great and Ioved its relative closeness to everything. Staff at Chrisanns were wonderful, always friendly and hopeful, my only regret is that I couldn't stay longer...I will definitely be back. Thank You, Esmina"