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"Choose To Be Happy!" @ 16

Kingston,St. Andrew Parish,Jamaica


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1 Bedroom


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$85

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Summary Our Studio offers several creature comforts, HGTV styled-living, a characterful room and acoustic bathroom all set on the leafy grounds of an historic tropical urban oasis in the heart of New Kingston and approx 2.5 Kms/5 mins from the U.S. Embassy. The Space * 24 hour security * Complimentary welcome basket of grocery essentials * Calls to more than 120 countries including land-lines and mobile phones in the USA, Canada, India and China, plus land-lines only in the UK, Brazil and most European and South American countries (**Conditions Apply). * Free Wi-Fi * Local mobile phone available (refundable deposit required) * Safety Deposit Box (billed separately) * Free, on-site parking A fully self contained 325 Sq. Ft. Studio Apartment with a 'Bombay Mango Tree' neatly perched outside your window frame provides a pictureque back-drop and a cool tropical breeze throughout the day and night with a combination of sea and mountain breeze all year round. Guest Access 'Choose to Be Happy!' is situated in a gated complex with 24-hour security in the 'Golden-Triangle' - an upscale residential community that is in close proximity to the business district, New Kingston and Liguanea. Shops, restaurants and other amenities are all close by. Our Studio comes equipped with complimentary in-room coffee/tea, direct dial telephone with voice-mail, 42' plasma television, executive work desk, iron and ironing board, data ports for internet/e-mail access, In-room bolt-down combination safety deposit box (billed separately) and Sony Dolby Pro-Logic Surround Sound. The Studio is ideal for executives, guests, couples, etc who are visiting Kingston for the first time or returning to our beautiful shores to do business or simply relax. ** Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access is available in-room and within close proximity to the room. ** Our Studio features a sofa bed and full size kitchenette for added convenience. ** Maid-Service once per week (**Conditions Apply). Interaction with Guest Our guest may interact with us whenever necessary. Why 'Choose To Be Happy?' - 16 Reasons Why!!! 1. Every new day is another chance to change your life - If you have dreamed of some things that you would like to have in your life, today is a great opportunity to do even some small things that will take you to the path that will take you to your dreams. 2. This day is an opportunity to be better than yesterday - If you pursuit every day to be better than yesterday, your self esteem and happiness will increase. Dont try to be perfect, just focus on being a little bit better person in every way, every day, and you will achieve great things and happiness in the long run. 3. You can be who you want to be right now - It doesnt matter what your situation looks like, you can start being who you want to be today, no matter how your life is at the moment. You dont have to sell your house to be adventurous or have more money to share it more. Just ask yourself: How can I be that person I want to be in this moment? 4. The glass is both half-empty and half-full - Your attitude and thoughts define your reality, so you can choose how you see your life starting today. Finding compassion even for the worst in human behavior, and working to inspire the best will make you happy, too. 5. Happiness comes from your own actions - You can do anything you want today to make your life better if you just decide to do so. You can spread joy around you, even if you dont have everything you want. Giving joy to other people will make your day happier, too. 6. You have great friends - You have good friends in your life that you can share your inner feelings with. If you dont have that many close friends, today is a great opportunity to make new friends. 7. You can learn a new thing today - Learning new skills is very rewarding and helps us to proceed in life. It is possible to learn something new every day, so start thinking what you would like to learn today and just find ways to learn it. Now when we have the Internet, it is so easy to learn anything by just asking Google. 8. The summer is coming soon - If the summer isnt coming in the next months where you live right now, it will always come in one year anyway. Remember the feeling of warm sun on your skin, the smell of coconut sunscreen, not having to wear a coat even at night, sunglasses, freckles, cold beer, the beach, tan lines, the smell of freshly cut grass and the faces of happy people? Thinking about summer and the good times you will have then makes you feel good. 9. You are alive - This is the first day of the rest of your life. Nobody lives forever and we really dont know when it is our time to go, so why not try to enjoy our lives today like it would be the last day of our life? Enjoy your day to the fullest and make other people notice it too. 10. You are already complete - Realizing that you dont really have to be anything else than what you already are, there will be a joyous energy behind what you do. The realization of the fact that you are a perfect human being on a deeper level already right now, without all the things youd like to have in the future, will make you happier and less needy. 11. You are unique - It doesnt matter whether you are introverted or outgoing, book smart or street smart, technical or creative and so on You are the only person in the world who is just like you and the only opportunity to share with the world what you can and what you are. 12. You have an influence on the world - It doesnt matter whether you influence millions of people or just mean the world to one person in this world your impact is still powerful, whether you realize it or not. 13. You can change the world - No one can change the world instantly, but every one of us can change someones world today. Do you have a friend or a relative that you havent contacted for a long time? You can make someone happy today just by making a single phone call. If you make changing peoples lives a habit, you can eventually change the whole world. 14. You can feel emotions - Emotions make our lives worth living and every day is a great opportunity to have great feelings. Even the sad feelings and emotions are good because they make us feel alive and after those emotions the good days will feel much better. 15. You can change your perceptions - It is possible to view the bad things that happen to you as things that will make you stronger and the obstacles that come on your way as opportunities to learn. It doesnt matter what happens to us all that matters is our perception of what is happening. 16. You have accomplished great things - Even if you dont remember them all the time, there are many great things that you have already accomplished in your life. Try to remember them everyday and be proud of them. The Neighbourhood Located only 20 minutes away from the Norman Manley International Airport and 5 minutes from the heart of the city's premiere financial district, New Kingston, Jamaica the studio offers, to discerning guests, unparalleled creature comfort. Kingston's top shopping, cultural and entertainment centers; such as the famous Devon House, Emancipation Park, the Hope Zoo at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Blue Mountains, nightclubs, restaurants, international business offices and embassies are only within a five-minute walk or drive. Our studio is the perfect jump off point for visits to the old pirate city of Port Royal, the Bob Marley Museum (former home of the Reggae King), Lime Cay for swimming and the magnificent Blue Mountains (over 7000 feet above sea level) for hiking, birding or sight seeing tours. You can also enjoy our Jamaican cuisine at the many nearby local restaurants or if you're up for international cuisine with a Jamaican twist, you'll find those close by too. Within 5 - 10 minutes you can arrive at any of Jamaica's two renowned hospital both with a reputation of being exceptionally good hospitals, The University of the West Indies (U.W.I.), University of Technology (UTech), the National Stadium and Indoor Sports Arena, the U.S. Embassy, British High Commission, financial distri

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The Space

Accommodates: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Bedrooms: 1

Beds: 0

Property type: Apartment

Room type: Entire Home

Amenities

Clothes Dryer

Internet

Iron & Board

Linens Provided

Clothes Dryer

Internet

Iron & Board

Linens Provided

Parking

Towels Provided

Washing Machine

Books

DVD Player

Satellite / Cable

Stereo

Video Library

Botanical garden

Cinemas

Health/beauty spa

Library

Live theater

Museums

Restaurants

Shopping

Sight seeing

Walking

Coffee Maker

Dishes & Utensils

Kitchen

Microwave

Oven

Refrigerator

Stove

Toaster

Prices

Price: $85 / night

Security Deposit: NIL

Description

Summary Our Studio offers several creature comforts, HGTV styled-living, a characterful room and acoustic bathroom all set on the leafy grounds of an historic tropical urban oasis in the heart of New Kingston and approx 2.5 Kms/5 mins from the U.S. Embassy. The Space * 24 hour security * Complimentary welcome basket of grocery essentials * Calls to more than 120 countries including land-lines and mobile phones in the USA, Canada, India and China, plus land-lines only in the UK, Brazil and most European and South American countries (**Conditions Apply). * Free Wi-Fi * Local mobile phone available (refundable deposit required) * Safety Deposit Box (billed separately) * Free, on-site parking A fully self contained 325 Sq. Ft. Studio Apartment with a 'Bombay Mango Tree' neatly perched outside your window frame provides a pictureque back-drop and a cool tropical breeze throughout the day and night with a combination of sea and mountain breeze all year round. Guest Access 'Choose to Be Happy!' is situated in a gated complex with 24-hour security in the 'Golden-Triangle' - an upscale residential community that is in close proximity to the business district, New Kingston and Liguanea. Shops, restaurants and other amenities are all close by. Our Studio comes equipped with complimentary in-room coffee/tea, direct dial telephone with voice-mail, 42' plasma television, executive work desk, iron and ironing board, data ports for internet/e-mail access, In-room bolt-down combination safety deposit box (billed separately) and Sony Dolby Pro-Logic Surround Sound. The Studio is ideal for executives, guests, couples, etc who are visiting Kingston for the first time or returning to our beautiful shores to do business or simply relax. ** Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access is available in-room and within close proximity to the room. ** Our Studio features a sofa bed and full size kitchenette for added convenience. ** Maid-Service once per week (**Conditions Apply). Interaction with Guest Our guest may interact with us whenever necessary. Why 'Choose To Be Happy?' - 16 Reasons Why!!! 1. Every new day is another chance to change your life - If you have dreamed of some things that you would like to have in your life, today is a great opportunity to do even some small things that will take you to the path that will take you to your dreams. 2. This day is an opportunity to be better than yesterday - If you pursuit every day to be better than yesterday, your self esteem and happiness will increase. Dont try to be perfect, just focus on being a little bit better person in every way, every day, and you will achieve great things and happiness in the long run. 3. You can be who you want to be right now - It doesnt matter what your situation looks like, you can start being who you want to be today, no matter how your life is at the moment. You dont have to sell your house to be adventurous or have more money to share it more. Just ask yourself: How can I be that person I want to be in this moment? 4. The glass is both half-empty and half-full - Your attitude and thoughts define your reality, so you can choose how you see your life starting today. Finding compassion even for the worst in human behavior, and working to inspire the best will make you happy, too. 5. Happiness comes from your own actions - You can do anything you want today to make your life better if you just decide to do so. You can spread joy around you, even if you dont have everything you want. Giving joy to other people will make your day happier, too. 6. You have great friends - You have good friends in your life that you can share your inner feelings with. If you dont have that many close friends, today is a great opportunity to make new friends. 7. You can learn a new thing today - Learning new skills is very rewarding and helps us to proceed in life. It is possible to learn something new every day, so start thinking what you would like to learn today and just find ways to learn it. Now when we have the Internet, it is so easy to learn anything by just asking Google. 8. The summer is coming soon - If the summer isnt coming in the next months where you live right now, it will always come in one year anyway. Remember the feeling of warm sun on your skin, the smell of coconut sunscreen, not having to wear a coat even at night, sunglasses, freckles, cold beer, the beach, tan lines, the smell of freshly cut grass and the faces of happy people? Thinking about summer and the good times you will have then makes you feel good. 9. You are alive - This is the first day of the rest of your life. Nobody lives forever and we really dont know when it is our time to go, so why not try to enjoy our lives today like it would be the last day of our life? Enjoy your day to the fullest and make other people notice it too. 10. You are already complete - Realizing that you dont really have to be anything else than what you already are, there will be a joyous energy behind what you do. The realization of the fact that you are a perfect human being on a deeper level already right now, without all the things youd like to have in the future, will make you happier and less needy. 11. You are unique - It doesnt matter whether you are introverted or outgoing, book smart or street smart, technical or creative and so on You are the only person in the world who is just like you and the only opportunity to share with the world what you can and what you are. 12. You have an influence on the world - It doesnt matter whether you influence millions of people or just mean the world to one person in this world your impact is still powerful, whether you realize it or not. 13. You can change the world - No one can change the world instantly, but every one of us can change someones world today. Do you have a friend or a relative that you havent contacted for a long time? You can make someone happy today just by making a single phone call. If you make changing peoples lives a habit, you can eventually change the whole world. 14. You can feel emotions - Emotions make our lives worth living and every day is a great opportunity to have great feelings. Even the sad feelings and emotions are good because they make us feel alive and after those emotions the good days will feel much better. 15. You can change your perceptions - It is possible to view the bad things that happen to you as things that will make you stronger and the obstacles that come on your way as opportunities to learn. It doesnt matter what happens to us all that matters is our perception of what is happening. 16. You have accomplished great things - Even if you dont remember them all the time, there are many great things that you have already accomplished in your life. Try to remember them everyday and be proud of them. The Neighbourhood Located only 20 minutes away from the Norman Manley International Airport and 5 minutes from the heart of the city's premiere financial district, New Kingston, Jamaica the studio offers, to discerning guests, unparalleled creature comfort. Kingston's top shopping, cultural and entertainment centers; such as the famous Devon House, Emancipation Park, the Hope Zoo at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Blue Mountains, nightclubs, restaurants, international business offices and embassies are only within a five-minute walk or drive. Our studio is the perfect jump off point for visits to the old pirate city of Port Royal, the Bob Marley Museum (former home of the Reggae King), Lime Cay for swimming and the magnificent Blue Mountains (over 7000 feet above sea level) for hiking, birding or sight seeing tours. You can also enjoy our Jamaican cuisine at the many nearby local restaurants or if you're up for international cuisine with a Jamaican twist, you'll find those close by too. Within 5 - 10 minutes you can arrive at any of Jamaica's two renowned hospital both with a reputation of being exceptionally good hospitals, The University of the West Indies (U.W.I.), University of Technology (UTech), the National Stadium and Indoor Sports Arena, the U.S. Embassy, British High Commission, financial distri

House Rules

Suitable for children (2-12 years)
Suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Not suitable for pets
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 12 PM - 2 PM
Check out by 2 PM

Safety Features

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel within 48 hours of booking and 14 days before check-in to get a full refund. Cancel up to 7 days before check in and get a 50% refund (minus service fees). Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

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Availability

1 night minimum stay

1 Review

Gabrielle is a delightful person and a fantastic host. Nothing was too much trouble and she made sure I had everything I needed. Gabrielle introduced me to her neighbours/friends, which made me feel like

October 2015

5 Review(s)

First & Foremost I want to thank , Sheldon & B for their hospitality. It was more than I expected, from picking me up from the Airport, to upgrading my stay and providing me with a rental car, they supplyed me with everything I need. You can get everything you need at one place. What I love about "CHOOSE To Be Happy, is that they strive to make Happy Consumers HAPPIER, why do I say this? After returning the rental car , I forgot to full the tank back up & as a subsidiary of "Choose To Be Happy! They filled it up for me. It's little things like that that makes me always want to use them everytime i go to the island. PS the pictures do not have anything on the actual location ...SIMPLY AMAZING

September 2016

The name "Happy @ 16" is perfect for this and the other properties under this banner. Located in New Kingston the apartment I stayed in was a well appointed suite complete with washer and dryer, a beautiful kitchen with all new appliances (there was even a little start up kit of snacks, coffee, teas etc), and a large bathroom. The owners spared no expense on the furniture and finishings so it truly felt like I was in a top tier hotel room. The apartment was in a gated community with 24 hour security as well as having the additional security of a key card and electronic gate seperating the courtyard from the actual apartments. Security was extremely friendly and pegging me as a visitor kept an extra eye out and helped me to find safe neighborhood restaurants to visit in the evening. I was central to almost everything in Kingston and even my friends who lived on the island were envious of my location. I normally prefer vacation rentals to hotels and Happy has become my new go to when visiting Jamaica. The price is perfect for long stays and Sheldon was super helpful allowing me to check in very early due to my morning flight and he was always a quick text and or phone call away. Recommend this property highly.

September 2016

Lew

This condo is ideally located...practically 5 mins away from everything....food/restaurants, bob marley museum and devon house. The condo is very comfortable, clean and very secure. It has all the amenities listed incl. laundry facilities and a pool.. There is security personnel at the gate 24hrs...Sheldon and his business partner Basil were very helpful and accommodating and also organized a rental for us to use during our stay...I would definitely recommend this condo if you want to stay in a very nice neighbourhood in the middle of the city!! It has everything you'll need and if not, I'm sure Sheldon will be able to accommodate!!

June 2016

Clean and quiet and very close to everything. I felt very secure with the secured entrance.

March 2016

For starters, my flight arrived after 6 p.m,, after check-in. and Mr. James accommodated my late arrival.The apartment was not far from the airport and is centrally located. He was waiting at the apartment when we arrived. He escorted us in and oriented us to the apartment and the property as well gave a short tutorial on how to work the aminities (which are also provided in the apartment written in detail incase you forget). The apartment was just as pictured in the photos! We were pleasantly surprised not to mention very pleased. We all know how deceiving pictuers can be. The decor was immaculate, the art work appeared to be orginal pieces. The appliances and counter tops were high end. All the things you need to perpare a meal were available: pots, pans utensils, dishes. There was a curtsey basket of snacks, teas and etc. provided. The linen closet was stocked with fresh linen, towels, wash cloths, beach towels etc. There was an iron as well as an ironing board. If you think you need it, it most likely was available. There was also a movie library as well as magizines to read. The bed was HEAVEN, very comfy! The bathroom was beautifully done and we loved having surround sound throughout the aprarment. There is a speaker in the ceiling in the bathroom that lets you hear what was playing on the T.V.. What a great feature! We truly felt at home. It's obvious we loved the apartimet and enjoyed our stay, however it was comforting to know and experience that If we had any quesitons or concerns Mr. James was alwasy easy to contact and he responsed very promptly. We chose to be happy and was not disappointed! We extend our deepest gratitude to Mr. James and his family! Thank you for an amazing vacation stay in Jamaica and we will always Choose To Be Happy!

November 2015

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