Classic Jamaican glamour meets luxurious modern conveniences. Newly refurbished,completely redecorated and landscaped, Luxury Retreats named Great River House one of its top 4 Jamaican villas. Honored as Top 20 Most Spectacular Villas by Jamaican Treasures, & featured in 'Caribbean Travel and Life', GRH has all the amenities of a world class resort. Modern conveniences and old Jamaican glamour, this BEAUTIFUL AND CHARMING 5 en suite bedroom villa is considered one of the most elegant in the Caribbean with a top rated staff. Guests say the staff is better than a 5 star hotel with gourmet meals comparable to top restaurants. Dramatic views of the Caribbean and soothing trade winds, Great River House is an exclusive beach member of ROUND HILL RESORT where you will have privileges.
Built for a member of the DuPont family as a wedding gift, Great River House is located on five glorious rolling acres of gardens, royal palms and fruit trees including mango, papaya, banana and coconut. Gardens gently lit create a tropical wonderland at night while during the day recreation areas include a PRIVATE hard surface north/south tennis court with wind screen.Newly added Putting Green, plus badminton and croquet equipment are supplied for entertainment. Tree swings for children and a firepit for marshmallow roasting, songs and story telling add extra fun.
The villa's total renovation skillfully combines a timeless elegance with state of the art technology including WiFi, Sonos, Apple TV and RAKU. The 8,000 square foot home is a light filled happy and gorgeous space, newly decorated in icy blues, pinks and white to reflect the sky. Sofas and club chairs in designer fabrics are as comfortable as they are beautiful. Open and airy the villa has the unique feature of every room having attractive louvered SCREENED WINDOWS AND DOORS. Enjoy movie night and board games in the Club Room with a 60" flat screen.
Candlelight dinners created by one of the finest chefs on Jamaica's North Shore are served in the formal dining room with an a wide selection of fine china and Madeira linen or under the stars on the 2500 Sq. Ft. Travertine stone veranda with lanterns surrounding an inviting serpentine saline infinity pool.
As one enters the double parlor the eye is drawn to the elegant verandah and beyond to the dramatic views of the Caribbean. Massive custom made mahogany doors of louver, screens and glass are easily closed in the evening for a more intimate atmosphere.
The Veranda offers a variety of seating and lounging areas in both sun and shade. In addition, a flower filled side courtyard with an outdoor shower provides a retreat for rejuvenating spa treatments, napping or reading. Throughout the day and evening Great River valley breezes and trade winds create a soothing environment. As the sun sets, the butler pours your favorites refreshments while you watch the twinkling lights of cruise ships and fishermen's lanterns or study the stars through the house telescope as you listen to the tree frogs and follow the flying manoeuvers of the white owls. Savor your morning coffee and bananna bread as the sun peeks through lush foliage.
Combining tradition and comfort, each of the very private five bedrooms and en-suiteKohler designed baths are filled with luxury Italian and French linens. Clothes are expertly laundered and promptly returned so you need not pack too much. Windows all have Screened louvers should you choose to not use the air conditioning and enjoy the night breezes with the intoxicating fragrance of Night Blooming Jasmine. IPOD/ radio clocks are bedside for your favorite music.
Configurations of the bedrooms include king beds in three with the remaining two having twins which may be combined into kings. A pull out twin sleeper/sofa is available in one of the twin bedrooms. Meticulously maintained, completely up to date, and in pristine condition reflective of the finest private homes in the world. The villa with its celebrity history is perfect for family and friends, special events, celebrations or as an executive retreat. We look forward to helping make your dream vacation come true.
Great River Private [ 7 miles west of Montego Bay /Sangster Airport] is located a few minutes from world renowned Round Hill where you will be beach club members courtesy of Great River House and four miles from Tryall Club with its 18 hole championship golf course where Great River House maintains a membership for guests. Great River is a sought after private conclave of some twenty individually designed/owned luxury villas on a hill along the Great River overlooking the Caribbean Sea with 24 hour manned security.
A friendly, professional staff of butler, chef, housekeepers, groundskeepers, and nightwatchman will welcome and quickly make you feel you at home. Chef Desmond will assist in creating personalized Farm to Table menus. Suzette and Karen provide daily laundry services and make your stay comfortable. Mr. Prince, the GRH butler personally sees to your every need, from your favorite drink, midmorning fresh fruit smoothies to arranging tee times at the outstanding Half Moon, Tryall and Cinnamon Hill golf courses. He coordinates schedules to Round Hill, Tryall, and other island sites. Custom menus include freshly caught fish & lobster grilled on your own jerk drum, jerk shrimp and chicken, 5 star lamb chops or crispy duck. The chef prepares mouthwatering meals while the butler makes dining a memorable and entertaining experience for both adults and children.
The Great River House staff is universally outstanding; warm, professional, kind and dedicated to making guests visits memorable. Reliable and loving nannies are on-call.
Round Hill Membership
A 5 minute drive finds you at one of the finest private resorts in the Caribbean. Membership entitles guests to access Round Hill’s private beaches, water sports, Kids club, Spa, pool and jogging trail. Enjoy afternoon tea; partake in Beach Night or the Jamaican night show or just drinks at the bar, Payment accepted by credit card or cash. Round Hill is on Conde Nast's Gold List /“best places to stay in the world, Green Globe Certified /AAA 4 Diamond Resort. It has been used as a movie/tv location,yet maintains the ultimate in privacy and discretion.
A ten minute drive from the villa this well known resort is famous for its golf course along the sea and through the hills.
Keywords: Luxury Private Villa for Friends/FamilyHolidays/SpecialEvents /Weddings/Executive/Celebrity Retreats. Includes Exclusive Complimentary Round Hill Membership