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Port Antonio Vacation Villa: Norse Hill, 4bd/5BA, 5 Staff, 8 Private Acres

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King size upper level in new Garden Cottage: super private hideaway, ocean view

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

GORGEOUS NORTH SHORE of Jamaica: Acknowledged to be the most beautiful part of the island, the north shore has lush vegetation in dozens of shades of green, translucent turquoise and dark sapphire ocean waters that are always just the right temperature and, on the beaches close to Norse Hill Estate, uncrowded expanses where you can relax undisturbed. Portland Parish is called the "other Jamaica", a peaceful, laid-back area where celebrities stroll unhindered and you can feel your stress level dropping like a ripe coconut from the palm!

MAIN VILLA of Norse Hill Estate: 4,000 sq ft of graciously designed living with charming details to delight the eye at every turn. The four large bedroom suites can accommodate up to 10 (additional charge for 9th, 10th guests). Each has fans and netting over the beds so that you can leave the walls of windows open to enjoy the fresh breezes and the morning bird song. But, for those who prefer, there is a/c also. This is the ideal escape from the heat and humidity of the US summer! The north shore is well supplied with cooling breezes, despite the tropical climate.

GARDEN COTTAGE: A sensitively designed wooden chalet on two levels; upper king size bedroom with ocean views and optimally designed ventilation louvers to lower temperatures without a/c; wrap-around deck with outside bathroom (more louvers here) with a second twin bedroom on the lower level also with deck and outside bathroom, plus a small dining area and kitchen for meals in privacy. The Garden Cottage is perfect for a couple's retreat from the world, a writer who needs fresh inspiration, a bridal couple who can enjoy privacy while their guests occupy the main villa....... many options for the Garden Cottage. The Garden Cottage can be booked with the main villa, increasing capacity to 14 persons. Contact us for details and pricing.

STAFF: The services of the full staff are included with your booking. They look after you and do the work. You relax or go on excursions. The local manager can suggest and arrange any excursions, often at short notice. The staff will order your food (and alcohol) supplies, in accordance with your preferred menu.

WEDDINGS: Romantic, intimate, never-to-be-forgotten weddings! The gracious villa, huge lawn, gardens filled with rare trees and plants, all combine to provide a spectacular ambience for a small, intimate wedding that will glow brightly in your memories. Norse Hill Estate partners with a wedding planner who specializes in creating magic that will fit any budget. Check the website of White Light Events in Jamaica and look for the Norse Hill Villa photos under the Be Inspired page: http://www.whitelighteventsja.com

MORE DETAILS:
PORT ANTONIO: A travel magazine lists Port Antonio as one of the 20 must-visit places for 2015. Agreed! Some recent articles have given lyrical descriptions of the charms of Port Antonio, like this one: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/09/errol-flynn-the-other-jamaica

Check reviews in our FlipKey.com listing (enter flipkey.com norse hill estate in your browser) for more on the huge range of activities guests enjoyed: swimming in crystalline water, snorkeling, surfing, tennis, volleyball, strolling through the eight acres of tamed jungle that are our gardens - Norse Hill Estate is a safe and convenient location, with splendidly designed and maintained accommodation where the staff ensure that you have nothing to do but enjoy a perfect retreat.

The closest beach is Frenchman's Cove. San San Beach is a few minutes away. There are half a dozen other beaches about ten minutes away, each with their own appeal. Snorkel at Winifred Beach, swim and eat jerk pork at Boston Beach, claimed to be the home of jerk-style seasoning, go surfing at Boston Bay, ride horses in the surf, take surfing lessons, get a boat man to take you on a tour of the beaches, drop you for lunch (previously arranged) at Cynthia's lunch shack and pick you up later, go rafting down the Rio Grande, stopping this time for lunch at the famed Belinda's, climb Reach Falls (without the hundreds of tourists that crowd Dunn's River Falls), visit a coffee plantation, hike in the Blue Mountains........ and much more.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Contact us to discuss your requirements....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

    Bedroom has sleeping loft, great for children sharing room ...moreless

  • Garden Cottage, two bd/bth, kitchen - contact us for pricing: 2 king

    Can be rented alone or together with Norse Hill Villa rental...moreless

  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans, mosquito netting and air conditioning. The three bedrooms upstairs have balconies, the bedroom downstairs has two queen beds and an additional sleeping loft (great for children) and its own private patio. Each bedroom has a bathroom. The bedrooms are large, simply yet very elegantly furnished with supremely comfortable beds, high quality bedding. The beds can be configured as twin or king, according to guests' preferences. Floors are polished hardwood. Decor has been carefully designed to enhance the rooms but not detract from the beauty of the views that can be seen on every side....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet

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  • All bathrooms are large, tastefully decorated and beautifully appointed, in keeping with the standard of the villa....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guests need only decide what food they want: the chef does the shopping and cooking. The butler serves drinks and meals. You will dine at an elegant candlelit table each night. Cost of food is an estimated $35-40 per person per day but you will see all receipts at the time payment is made. Cost of alcohol is additional....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A large range of books is available for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A wide range of board games and electronic games are available....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    An internet connection is provided for Netflix and other online programming....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beaches are white sand with clear, turquoise water...moreless

  • Mountain:

    The hills behind the estate have many opportunities for hiking and visiting coffee plantations...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic views of the ocean from many areas of the 8 acre gardens surrounding the villa...moreless

  • Resort:

    Norse Hill is an eight acre estate, surrounded by its own extensive garden, with local and exotic plantings, and wonderful vistas of ocean and mountains....moreless

  • Water View:

    Large pool on the estate, visible from some balconies, lawn and patio...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens are provided for all bedrooms....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with an entire wall of floor to ceiling doors that open to join the living room with the beauty of the garden....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone:

    Guests are lent a mobile 'phone on their arrival, so they can purchase a 'phone card and keep in contact without incurring high roaming charges....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, but with your own chef, you may never need to enter it....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak is available for guests' use....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Tennis racquets are available, courts are nearby....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkeling equipment is available....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Apr 13 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$600
$4,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $586 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $643 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer 2015
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$600
$4,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $586 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $943 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2016
Jan 3 - Apr 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$800
$5,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $786 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$600
$4,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $586 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Estate fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates quoted are for 8 guests. For up to 2 additional guests, per person per night surcharge of $45 applies.

Maximum is 10 guests.

Note that a gratuity of approximately 10% of rental cost is typical for full service villas in Jamaica.

Guests must sign and return a lease agreement, sent by email at the time of booking.

The $500 refundable security deposit is returned within a week of departure.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kingston Sangster
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
GeeJam, walking
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway A4
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Frenchman's Cove, & many private & public beaches

Car: Recommended

Norse Hill is the largest estate in the peaceful town of Port Antonio. No noisy hordes of tourists; just a laid-back pace of life where friendly locals will cheerfully greet you or give you directions, instead of pushing tawdry imported souvenirs. Port Antonio is on the northeastern coast of Jamaica, about 60 miles (100 km) from Kingston. It is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation in every color of green punctuated by brilliant scarlet or neon yellow flowers. It has been through many phases of history since Christopher Columbus arrived in 1494. Those silky white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters were so appealing, he returned four times! But today this part of Jamaica is still an almost secret place, off the beaten track yet easily reached from Kingston or Montego Bay.

The clear ocean waters are perfect for snorkeling, scuba or surfing. If you have never experienced riding a horse at the edge of the ocean, don't miss it during your stay at Norse Hill Estate! Tennis and golf, rafting down the Rio Grande, hiking in the mountains, visiting coffee plantations, enjoying the original jerk pork at Boston Beach ….. our local manager will arrange transportation for all your excursions and the staff will pack a picnic lunch if you’ll be gone all day. Check through our reviews to see what previous guests have enjoyed most.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: The owners have lived in Miami for many years, bringing up their children there while running a successful business that provided essential medical equipment to health institutions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Why the Owner Chose Port Antonio:
One spouse was born and brought up in Jamaica, in the Port Antonio area. Many family members still live there. Through frequent visits over the years, the family became committed to supporting community development efforts in Port Antonio and the surrounding parish. Learning by chance that this property was on the market, it took only one visit for them to realize that this was not only the perfect holiday residence for their own family, but also a place where many could come to find peace and renewal in the incomparable beauty and amenities of the estate, and to enjoy the huge variety of attractions that the area has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
“The property itself is arguably the best endowed in Port Antonio.” wrote Oliver Hill, a travel writer, in 2010. A luxury estate with all the features of Norse Hill, with its lush acreage of carefully maintained tropical gardens, interspersed with exploration trails, could be a destination in itself. There is certainly no equal to it in the area and there are probably few estates in the Caribbean with such a large acreage combined with a villa of such unique features. Large villas along the coast are usually cheek by jowl with other large villas. Not so with this property. You may need to enlist the help of the gardeners to find the children as they explore the gardens! The security of the property, as well as the very low crime rate in the parish, means that you can let them roam in safety. The estate is actually within the prestigious San San Nature Reserve & Bird Sanctuary. The Norwegian shipping magnate who built the villa in the early 1960’s was a botanist. He had both local and exotic flora planted in a harmonious array to provide peaceful seclusion for his family and an environment favored by a huge number of birds and butterflies. The estate grown papaya, banana, oranges, limes and other fruit will appear each morning on your breakfast table. Between meals, the butler will bring you glasses of fresh lime juice or drinks of your choice. The location above Port Antonio guarantees breezes for better air circulation and wonderful views, in addition to the privacy. Neighboring estates are barely visible. There is a large pool but when the beach beckons, a taxi will whisk you there in five minutes. A call on the mobile will summon the driver to return you to the villa where the chef will have your lunch ready, and the butler will be waiting to serve it. Your only decisions will be menu planning, and deciding which of the many activities to choose each day.


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Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • King size upper level in new Garden Cottage: super private hideaway, ocean view

    King size upper level in new Garden Cottage: super private hideaway, ocean view

  • The living room is filled with Asian art, cabinets and this beautiful silk rug

    The living room is filled with Asian art, cabinets and this beautiful silk rug

  • Elegant candlelit dinners, cooked by your chef, served by your butler

    Elegant candlelit dinners, cooked by your chef, served by your butler

  • Lofty ceiling, two balconies, hardwood floors, huge space; your master bedroom

    Lofty ceiling, two balconies, hardwood floors, huge space; your master bedroom

  • Our guests take lots of photos - thanks, Leslie, for this great balcony view

    Our guests take lots of photos - thanks, Leslie, for this great balcony view

  • Norse Hill Estate: gracious, elegant seclusion for a peaceful family or group vacation, romantic weddings, small group retreats - our guests are enchanted by this gorgeous property; eight acres of beautiful gardens, attentive staff, ocean views.

    Norse Hill Estate: gracious, elegant seclusion for a peaceful family or group vacation, romantic weddings, small group retreats - our guests are enchanted by this gorgeous property; eight acres of beautiful gardens, attentive staff, ocean views.

  • Just some of the delicious fruit of Jamaica, served daily for breakfast

    Just some of the delicious fruit of Jamaica, served daily for breakfast

  • The soft light of early morning gives special color to the lawn and trees

    The soft light of early morning gives special color to the lawn and trees

  • Garden Cottage upper deck, increases Norse Hill Estate's capacity to 14 guests

    Garden Cottage upper deck, increases Norse Hill Estate's capacity to 14 guests

  • Bedroom in new Garden Cottage, king size on upper level.  Charming, uber-privat

    Bedroom in new Garden Cottage, king size on upper level. Charming, uber-privat

  • Winifred Beach -  unfrequented, great swimming, playground with salvaged ropes

    Winifred Beach - unfrequented, great swimming, playground with salvaged ropes

  • Yet another Port Antonio beach - quiet, laid-back, casual, just how we like it!

    Yet another Port Antonio beach - quiet, laid-back, casual, just how we like it!

  • Norse Hill's beauty is emphasized at dusk; highlighting the elegant design.

    Norse Hill's beauty is emphasized at dusk; highlighting the elegant design.

  • Your room is ready!  Large, airy, views across garden and ocean to the horizon

    Your room is ready! Large, airy, views across garden and ocean to the horizon

  • The ground floor bedroom with sleeping loft opens on to its own private patio

    The ground floor bedroom with sleeping loft opens on to its own private patio

  • Magenta bougainvillea highlights the beautiful stone used in building Norse Hill

    Magenta bougainvillea highlights the beautiful stone used in building Norse Hill

  • Wayne, the butler, brings his rum punch and cold Red Stripe beers to the pool

    Wayne, the butler, brings his rum punch and cold Red Stripe beers to the pool

  • Chef Leston preparing the next meal; perhaps curry goat or barbecued chicken

    Chef Leston preparing the next meal; perhaps curry goat or barbecued chicken

  • The architectural design of Norse Hill gives delight at every turn, every angle

    The architectural design of Norse Hill gives delight at every turn, every angle

  • Every room in Norse Hill has a view that inspires and restores the soul

    Every room in Norse Hill has a view that inspires and restores the soul

  • Dining and private kitchen on lower level of new Garden Cottage, Norse Hill

    Dining and private kitchen on lower level of new Garden Cottage, Norse Hill

  • Upper deck of new, serene Garden Cottage hideaway, in Norse Hill Estate's garden

    Upper deck of new, serene Garden Cottage hideaway, in Norse Hill Estate's garden

  • Winifred Beach, home of Cynthia's lunch shack, twice chosen by Anthony Bourdain!

    Winifred Beach, home of Cynthia's lunch shack, twice chosen by Anthony Bourdain!

  • Frenchman's Cove, 5 minutes away, famed for its beauty and color of the ocean

    Frenchman's Cove, 5 minutes away, famed for its beauty and color of the ocean

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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