Polkerris Bed & Breakfast
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When you stay at Polkerris Bed & Breakfast in Montego Bay, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from AquaSol Theme Park and Walter Fletcher Beach. This bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Fort Montego and Fort Montego Craft Market.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and ceiling fans.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Food & Drink
A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a library. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Polkerris B&B was great. Elaine and Peter were some of the greatest hosts and hostesses I've ever met. They were very accommodating to all of our needs. They made us feel at home. We are very glad we chose to stay with them.
Montego Bay with its restaurant strip in the heart of touristy Margaritaville land, does not qualify as a spot for an authentic Jamaican experience — altho the local shopkeepers hustling for your attention and wallet is a very Jamaican experience. Here is where all the major cruise liners unload buses of passengers who will then fill up the local Doctor’s Cave beach and the nearby well known super touristy Margaritaville establishment.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of such major tourist traffic, with restaurants and commerce all catered to them, within a few yards, if you take the turn leaving the strip and leading uphill, you will quickly find yourself in between 2 gated properties with beautifully manicured gardens. These are the 2 houses that constitute the Polkerris Bed & Breakfast properties.
We stayed in the lower property located nearer the seaside and hosted by Peter and his wife Elaine, the son of the British husband and Jamaican wife who started this renowned business.
You will feel like stepping into a beautifully cared private house. In fact, what characterizes this spot and sets it apart from the usual tourist resort destinations, it is the “all homey” intimate atmosphere of this accommodation, which is obvious from the tranquil oasis of peace and relaxation one senses as soon as you step past the gate, to the homey setting of the house interiors, from the homemade all Jamaican breakfast, to the intimate and spectacular veranda with pool with a terrific view of the bay, to the homey hospitality of owners Peter and Elaine. You will feel like visiting Jamaican friends at their elegant villa.
My husband and i like to travel which qualifies us as tourists but at the same time, we prefer to stay away from resorts all inclusive type of places attractive to lots of tourists. We like to see ourselves more as visitors explorers therefore Polkerris B&B is ideal for us as it offers a connection with Jamaican culture and people thru Peter and Elaine, with a bit of comfortable and tasty luxury.
The house and patio are simple and greatly cared for and the ideal setting to start the day with their great all Jamaican breakfast and to end the day, enjoying the sunset on the bay by the beautiful pool.
The rooms are simple with classic furnishings, clean, with a comfortable bathtub, a detail important to me while on vacation. The breakfast is filling, Jamaican style and ingredients, and it offers a few options daily.
Since this is a small property for a few guests at a time, the owners will greet and meet and get to know each single guest.
Elaine is caring like a mother would be and she asked us every day what the plan would be for the next day also to know if we were planning to have breakfast at the property. We had a series of super early bird days for our traveling destinations within the island, so she would get up to make sure we would have coffee at least and prepared sandwiches to go, not having time to sit down for a full breakfast because of our hectic travel schedule.
Peter the owner was born and raised in Jamaica and it was definitely interesting exchanging a chat with him in the morning as he himself would serve breakfast, just to get an inkling in the mind of a local upper class educated man. Since Jamaica is a country full of color and problems, crime and poverty being sadly famous, it is always informing to chat with a local and get their opinions.
The same family owns a well established among visitors and residents alike, restaurant, “The Pelican Grill”, which we recommend for a Jamaican meal in a nice comfortable family style setting.
The location of Polkerris is central since the Strip with its restaurants is just down the road, the local Doctor Cave beach which is nice when not overcrowded is within walking distance, it is easy to catch a taxi to leave the area, and the airport is a mere 10 minutes away. At the same time, because of its strategic location uphill, the property seems removed from all the frantic activity of touristy restaurants and traffic on the main road. The only thing that was noisy in the evening was the super loud music coming from the Rehab lounge just down the road from the property. The air seemed to transport the music up to where we were staying when standing in the veranda. But even that detail was not really disturbing us as we sat and enjoyed the priceless view in the balmy evening air. Could not complain sitting there in January with a glass of local rum we bought on arrival, while it was freezing back in our country!
A slice of homey paradise.
We stayed at the Polkerris B&B 57/-5/14. Jim and Clarissa were fabulous. The establishment was well maintained and the staff were absolutely wonderful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious and you had different choices between American and Jamaican. The rooms were immaculately clean and updated.
The only negative to staying there was the road to and from the establishment.
I would definitely stay there again.
Thanks Clarissa and Jim!
Chantal and Allan
It feels like You Have Come To Live With Your Rich Relatives said one of the reviewers and I cant agree with him more. We booked the room with and stayed with the Bennetts. Jeremy Bennett, who was an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers came to Jamaica in 1962 and never left. He married his partner Clarissa in 1970 and they together host guests at their home, Polkerris a bed and breakfast just a ten-minute stroll from the restaurants and clubs of the Gloucester Avenue Hip Strip, Doctor’s Cave Beach, and the Aqua Sol Theme Park. Polkerris is a beautiful country home well appointed and luxurious. The breakfast is the best you would taste in Jamaica.
Spent 4-days at Polkerris and so sad to leave. Absolutely relaxing, tranquil and with such rigid working schedules, truly paradise! With "state of emergency", we had our reservations with traveling but daughter getting married 1-hour away, we had to be in Jamaica!
Jeremy & Clarissa are awesome! Thank you Terry, Chrystal, Charlotte and all others behind the scenes! You truly are the best! Intention was to spend 4-days R&R before departing to all/inclusive for our daughters destination wedding (Runaway Bay). We were so sad to leave and all through all-inclusive stay, Polkerris on our minds.
From stay/accommodations, to amazing breakfasts, owners, employees, guests and awesome locals we met on the beach and Hip Strip, this was truly paradise!!!
With attending destination wedding, we truly thought this trip would be a one-off but with Polkerris stay, we will be returning VERY soon.
Thank you so much for making us part of your family!