Feedback

Great River-Round Hill Membership, Pool - Summer Special- 2 Free Nights

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

THE HORIZON POOL, GROUNDS AND SEA. PERFECTION!

Calendar

Last updated: 09/19/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

Location
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.

Staff
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.
Tryall Membership
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

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 8000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Private balcony, sea view with cozy seating for 2...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 baby crib

    Pack and play also...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Incredible Owners Wing/private balcony with magnificent view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Tandom to #2 great for families with children. Canopy bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Fabulous Great River breeze at night. Canopy bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Canopy bed.Glorious private terrace with seating and chaises...moreless

  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Crib (2),Pack and Play 1 , Lovely sleeper oversize twin in middle bedroom in addition to two twins Screened louvers in very room should you prefer wonderful breezes to air-conditioning. The finest European linens in every bedroom. Comfortable reading chairs and benches and good lighting. Soothing color palette....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    Great for children and adults too...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Huge shower with Kohler rain tiles!...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Walk-in Rain shower plus Kohler tiles...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Kohler rain tiles Walk-in Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower in private courtyard.Great for after massage....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Beautiful pebble stone Walk in Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    First floor powder room with stunning river rock wall...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet

    Convenient to Club Room on Garden Level...moreless

  • 5 Beautiful Full En-Suite Bathrooms. 1 Private Outdoor Shower. 2 Half Baths. All completely current and meticulously maintained....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Salt water/Infinity Pool overlooking the aqua blue Caribbean, friendly professional staff of 7, including a chef,concierge butler,housekeepers,groundskeeper, nightwatchman. On-site Private Tennis Court, Indoor/Outdoor eating, private balconies and courtyard with shower for on-site spa services & relaxation. Yoga/ Pilates available onsite. Perfect location- 5 min. to beach and convenient to airport. PARADISE! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Take a book-leave a book...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Apple TV, Raku, Netflixs and Satellite....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sonos available...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Glorious, relaxing view of the sparkling Caribbean with exclusive beach membership at Round Hill, 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    4 Minutes by Car. Spectacular Views of the Sea. No bugs or Mosquitos....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Watch the cruise ships sail by and the night fishermen with their lanterns....everything is always fresh to the table....moreless

  • Resort:

    Guest Beach Membership at the Exclusive Round Hill Resort. Water Sports, Children's Programs and Health Club Facilities....moreless

  • Water View:

    The glistening waters of the Caribbean captivate you from the expansive pool terrace as you enjoy the trade winds and breezes from the Great River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Formal dining room, an indoor/outdoor Breakfast Room, as well as Gazebo dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning in all Bedrooms, Dining room, Club Room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi available throughout. Sonos, Apple TV, Raku....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fine European and Custom Bed and Table Linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Double Parlor with gorgeous views of the pool and Caribbean sea. Large Club Room for movies and games opens to manicured lawn and gardens....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry done by in house laundress....moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful English and French China. Irish Crystal and collectable Table Linens....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Kitchen with professional appliances....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    3 Private cozy balconies adjoin bedrooms...moreless

  • Boat:

    5 Minutes by car....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2,500 square feet of ItalianTravertine Stone....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    5 park like manicured acres complete with a tropical fruit orchard. New Putting Green, Tree Swings and a Fire Pit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Perfect for Jerk Chicken and Lobster....moreless

  • Tennis:

    On Property Private Tennis Court....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    5 Minutes by car...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Saline, Heated Pool (optional) with swallow beach entrance....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPECIAL- STAY FOR 7, PAY FOR 5
May 31 - Oct 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,430
LOW SEASON
Oct 31 - Dec 14, 2016
7 night min stay

$9,000
Christmas Week
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$21,500
New Year's Week
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$22,500
EASTER
Apr 10 - Apr 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$13,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$13,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Inquire about 3 bedroom rate and 5 day rate.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 09/19/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sangster International
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tryall, White Witch, Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Enjoy exclusive membership at private Round Hill

Car: Not Necessary

Dolphin Cove in Lucea is incredible, fun, clean and non touristy...have our butler call and make a reservation for a personalized visit.

The house has glorious sea views with privacy and trade wind breezes, often missing at the beach houses. Your private exclusive beach is at Round Hill courtesy of GRH and only 5 minutes away,creating the best of both worlds.

Secure gated GREA RIVER PRIVATE, small elegant area of 21 very private villas in close proximity to exclusive ROUND HILL. All villas fully staffed and surrunded by lovely properties. Gates at main entrance with manned security 24/7.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We rented various villas in the Round Hill environs for well over a decade while looking for the perfect home for our family. When we saw Great River House we fell in love with the view of the sea, the extensive grounds, fruit trees, the private tennis court, tree swings and gorgeous infinity saline pool. The house while large is also very welcoming. Our children, small grandchildren in-laws and friends all share our feelings.

Why the Owner Chose Saint James Parish, Jamaica:
We looked for a property that offered both tranquility and activities (a tennis court and swimming pool ) for our family and friends. One with spectacular views of the Caribbean, privacy and a stone's throw from the Round Hill.. Large enough for everyone to have their own quiet time (8,000 sq. ft.) with gracious generous entertaining spaces for group gatherings. Elegant and comfortable, private and convenient, self contained with memberships to great private clubs. The staff is world class. Easy to get to from almost anywhere. A pretty perfect destination. It makes you happy just being there.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Location;Beautiful views of the Caribbean and extensive grounds with many tropical fruit trees. Private, safe and self contained yet 5 minutes to a world class resort and the beach. Convenient to Montego Bay and the airport. It really has everything from a Private tennis court, infinity saline swimming pool, putting green and so many other amenities. Elegant yet comfortable and completely newly redecorated. Year round Trade winds throughout the large fully louvered screened house. Fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine. En-suite bedrooms offer seclusion while entertaining areas are close by. Staff is warm, welcoming, professional and always available to be of assistance.The food is better than at any restaurant. Well suited to all age groups. Perfect for families or a couple's getaway. Great River House is a magical place.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 46
 

Photos

  • THE HORIZON POOL, GROUNDS AND SEA. PERFECTION!

    THE HORIZON POOL, GROUNDS AND SEA. PERFECTION!

  • START THE DAY WITH BREAKFAST UNDER THE GAZEBO WITH FRESH FRUIT FROM THE PROPERTY

    START THE DAY WITH BREAKFAST UNDER THE GAZEBO WITH FRESH FRUIT FROM THE PROPERTY

  • A VIEW OF THE SEA AS YOU ENTER GREAT RIVER HOUSE

    A VIEW OF THE SEA AS YOU ENTER GREAT RIVER HOUSE

  • PRIVATE TENNIS COURT WITH PRO ON-CALL

    PRIVATE TENNIS COURT WITH PRO ON-CALL

  • FARM TO TABLE, YOUR WAY, ALWAYS DELICIOUS.

    FARM TO TABLE, YOUR WAY, ALWAYS DELICIOUS.

  • 5 PARK LIKE ACRES, A FRUIT ORCHARD AND THAT VIEW!

    5 PARK LIKE ACRES, A FRUIT ORCHARD AND THAT VIEW!

  • THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE  AT GRH.

    THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE AT GRH.

  • BEDROOMS  ARE COMFORTABLE AND BEAUTIFUL.  A/C or LOUVERED SCREENS, YOU CHOOSE!

    BEDROOMS ARE COMFORTABLE AND BEAUTIFUL. A/C or LOUVERED SCREENS, YOU CHOOSE!

  • LUXURY AMENITIES, WALK IN SHOWERS

    LUXURY AMENITIES, WALK IN SHOWERS

  • LUXURIOUS EUROPEAN LINENS. COZY READING AREAS. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO LEAVE.

    LUXURIOUS EUROPEAN LINENS. COZY READING AREAS. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO LEAVE.

  • ONE OF 5 FULL AND 2 HALF BATHS PLUS AN OUTDOOR SHOWER.

    ONE OF 5 FULL AND 2 HALF BATHS PLUS AN OUTDOOR SHOWER.

  • NEWLY REFURBISHED AND REDECORATED, SELF CONTAINED, YET 5 MINUTES TO ROUND HILL.

    NEWLY REFURBISHED AND REDECORATED, SELF CONTAINED, YET 5 MINUTES TO ROUND HILL.

  • NIGHT SWIMS IN THE SALINE POOL (HEATED OPTIONAL)BEACH ENTRANCE, TODDLER END.

    NIGHT SWIMS IN THE SALINE POOL (HEATED OPTIONAL)BEACH ENTRANCE, TODDLER END.

  • WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL WORLD OF GREAT RIVER HOUSE!

    WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL WORLD OF GREAT RIVER HOUSE!

  • ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE DRINK IN THE POOL

    ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE DRINK IN THE POOL

  • EVERY EVENING IS SPECIAL

    EVERY EVENING IS SPECIAL

  • BEAUTIFUL DINING AT THE END OF A WONDERFUL DAY.

    BEAUTIFUL DINING AT THE END OF A WONDERFUL DAY.

  • INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING AND ALWAYS A WONDERFUL BREEZE. IS IT A DREAM?

    INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING AND ALWAYS A WONDERFUL BREEZE. IS IT A DREAM?

  • LAVISH MODERN BATHS

    LAVISH MODERN BATHS

  • PRIVATE BALCONIES AND TERRACES ABOUND.

    PRIVATE BALCONIES AND TERRACES ABOUND.

  • MORNING COFFEE OR AFTERNOON TEA, SERVED STEPS AWAY FROM YOUR SUITE. ENJOY!

    MORNING COFFEE OR AFTERNOON TEA, SERVED STEPS AWAY FROM YOUR SUITE. ENJOY!

  • THE CLUB ROOM- MOVIES, GAMES AND BOOKS. FUN FOR ALL!

    THE CLUB ROOM- MOVIES, GAMES AND BOOKS. FUN FOR ALL!

  • GOLF ANYONE? PUTTING GREEN FOR PRACTICE

    GOLF ANYONE? PUTTING GREEN FOR PRACTICE

VRBO #214526

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5.5+
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 09/19/2016
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

GREAT RIVER-ROUND HILL MEMBERSHIP, POOL - SUMMER SPECIAL- 2 FREE NIGHTS

Saint James Parish, Jamaica #214526

5 BR  5.75 BA  Sleeps 10

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.