Portland's Riverside Retreat

Guesthouse in West of Port Antonio

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Description via Hostelworld

Want to chill out and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Relax in our stunning BnB situated on the waterfront! The property is situated at the end of a rural road on around 2 acres of lush tropical gardens. The gardens feature a large variety of fruit trees and exotic flowers. The property is just 5 meters away from a great river which stretches for miles into the mountains. Guests have access to swimming in a range of private river pools and natural Jacuzzis, as well as direct access to a 30 mile long hiking trail. The interior of the house is very modern and clean. The walls are all freshly painted in white and there is white ceramic tiling throughout; making the property feel like a cool oasis in the middle of the jungle. Amenities include a laundry room with a large washer and lots of drying spaces (laundry can be done for a small fee). There is also a large shared kitchen with a fridge, kettle, cooker, plates and cutlery; guests are more than welcome to use the kitchen providing that they prepare only vegetarian meals. There is an open plan living room with a TV and large leather sofas and coffee tables. The property also features a front and back terrace with stunning views of the river and mountains. The terraces have a variety of comfortable seating areas and a hammock for relaxing. Finally there is also adequate parking space available to each guest.

We are located in the charming mountain town of Swift River, Portland. Swift River can be found within a 10 minute drive from Hope Bay and a 25 minutes drive from Port Antonio. The area is named in honour of the stunning river which streams 'swiftly' through the town. The river flows directly from the western side of the world famous Blue Mountains, travelling down stream for more than 30 miles and joining the sea at Hope Bay. We are located right on the river banks, in fact we are the last property in town. After passing the property, there are no neighbours or development, just an uninterrupted mountain path leading straight to Blue Mountain peak. The sheer greenness of the fertile hillside is so beautiful that everything seems to be an enchanting misty blue. Let nature dictate the pace of life in one of the prettiest little riverside towns in Jamaica.

The bedroom has two double-size beds with new mattress. Sheets, pillows, comforter etc are provided. The bedside tables, wardrobes, bedframes and shelves were all handcrafted by a local carpenter and add a cosy home feel. The room provides access to a full modern shared bathroom with towels provided. The bathroom’s water source is a natural spring which flows on the grounds of the property, so guests enjoy hot and cold spring water showers!

Portland's Riverside Retreat's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 12:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.


24 hour reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.

No curfew.

Take care of the environment and preserve the natural beauty of this unspoilt nature spot by not littering! And as we say in Jamaica - just maintain the good vibes!

Please note that the main kitchen is an ITAL (vegetarian) zone. Though there is also an outside kitchen for those who want to cook meat etc.

Features of Portland's Riverside Retreat


  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Airport transfers
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board games
  • Free breakfast
  • Cots available
  • Free parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Towels included


  • Luggage storage