6bd/6.5BA Estate with Spectacular Views and Cool Breezes - Get 20% Off Oct & Nov

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Last updated: 07/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Hammerstein Highland House is a amazing estate on 17 acres on the hillside in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Oscar Hammerstein wrote 'The Sound of Music' from the terrace, overlooking the beautiful hillside. We have had quite a few celebrity guests such as Meryl Streep and Tracy Ullman. This villas is filled with history. The home is very private and located about 5 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the airport. The home is fully staffed with a chef, butler, housekeeper, gardener and laundress. A van and driver can be arranged for any size group. Private spa treatments are available on site. The home also has a tranquil pavilion ideal for yoga retreats and the like. Come enjoy the real Jamaica!

A van and driver can be arranged for any size group.

We have a two acre organic garden. The produce is used for our meal plan. Our chef can prepare food to suit your needs, including vegan.

Onsite we have a yoga pavillion that is screened on with wooden floors and ceiling fans. Our home is perfect for retreats.

Keywords: Estate, house, villa

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/19/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fully staffed with Chef, Butler, Laundress, Housekeeper, Gardner and Nightwatchmen. The villa is perfect for combined families or groups of friends. We have large, open common areas for entertaining. We also offer private terraces off of each bedroom for private space. The villa has a fabulous yoga pavilion on the grounds, screened in and with ceiling fans. We can offer a special detox menu for wellness retreats. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes, in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundress will do guests laundry at no extra charge...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundress will do guests laundry at no extra charge...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2016
4 night min stay
$7,500 $22,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving week
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$9,500 $28,500
Christmas week
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
New Years week
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Lower rates will be given for 4 or 5 bedrooms instead of 6. The 6th bedroom was originally designed as a child's room and is a smaller than the other guest rooms. However, the two twin beds can be converted to a King Bed with a mattress topper (all of our rooms with twin beds can be converted). The staff gratuity is 15% of the rental fee for the five person staff to divide.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/19/2016
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sangster International
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: The owner, Brenda Isaac has an amazing foundation called One Love Learning Foundation . She was founded OLLF after she bought Highland House and became involved in the local community and saw the needs of the children at local schools. Now Highland House serves as an important base for OLLF's Learning Center. Truly a family project, Keressa Page, Brenda's daughter manages the villa.

Why the Owner Chose Coral Gardens (Montego Bay, Jamaica):
This home was purchased when the owner fell in love with the property and it's history. We live in Atlanta and can visit easily with a quick 2 hour flight. It is spacious enough for our large family and to rent to groups. The property took our breath away and we instantly fell in love.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When you stay at Highland House you are completely secluded on 17 acres, but have easy access to Montego Bay (just 20 min drive)and full use of our Beach membership at Seawinds Beach Resort(just 5 min drive). Our home has an organic garden with loads of fresh produce used for meals.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/19/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Exterior Photo, Pool and Living Room

    Exterior Photo, Pool and Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View from Terrace-Montego Bay

    View from Terrace-Montego Bay

  • Wedding reception in tent on the lawn

    Wedding reception in tent on the lawn

  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Bedroom-Zen Room

    Bedroom-Zen Room

  • Bride and Groom ceremony on the terrace

    Bride and Groom ceremony on the terrace

  • Entrance


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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Coral Gardens (Montego Bay, Jamaica) #192906

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