7,500sq. ft. brand new super deluxe villa with 5 luxurious bedrooms, own tennis court, spectacular infinity pool.
Great River House is a very elegant luxury villa Jamaica that combines an elegant ambiance, stunning expanse and modern conveniences with a well-planned layout. Designed originally in 1956 by one of Delaware's leading architects for the original owner, Great River House was completely renovated in 2007 by celebrated modernist architect Tom Reid. The luxurious five-bedroom villa in Jamaica is set on over four and one-half acres of beautifully landscaped lawns on gently sloping land. Great River House offers magnificent views of the glittering Caribbean Sea.
Great River House is completely fenced, with only one entrance through wrought iron gates, ensuring complete privacy at all times. The gardens feature several varieties of trees, including fine citrus and pimento trees, flowering plants, shrubs and royal palms. Gently lit in the evening, they create a private, intimate and romantic atmosphere. A formal hard surface tennis court is also located on the Jamaica villa's premises on the western side of the property. Several grassy areas are available for outdoor games, such as badminton and croquet, for which the equipment is available.
Approximately 7,500 square feet of living areas at Great River House are filled with original island crafted mahogany furniture, incorporating the old Jamaican culture with contemporary designer fabrics and modern amenities. Extensive artwork by famous illustrator Arthur Taylor, George Rodrigue and original botanical and Jamaican watercolors and oils create a fascinating and serene ambiance. Throughout the day and evening the Great River valley breezes and trade winds create a gentle, tropical environment.
A carved mahogany front door serves as the entrance to Great River House, opening into a large living room with views of the Caribbean Sea. This leads to an extensive covered verandah reflective of the focus on indoor and outdoor living in the traditional Jamaican lifestyle. Great River House's large entertainment, library and game room is equipped with a 32 inch flat screen television and DVD player. Elegant candlelight dinners are served in a formal dining room or outside under the stars on the large stone deck surrounding the extraordinary serpentine, infinity edged pool. The private tennis court at Great River House is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.
The new serpentine, infinity-edged pool with waterfall, fountain and children's area are only two steps down from the living area. Furthermore, a flower filled side courtyard complete with outdoor shower offers a retreat for relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments. A spectacular 2,400 square foot stone deck surrounds the pool, with several nooks and crannies for relaxing. Great River House's pool can be heated for an additional charge.
Each of the five bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms at the Great River House combine tradition and innovation. Filled with custom-made island furniture and accented with well-known designer fabrics, fluffy towels, pillows and fine linens, as well as good sized closets and chests for clothes the four bedrooms radiate the fundamental principles of the luxury villa Jamaica. Three bedrooms have king-sized beds, while the remaining two having twin beds, which may be combined into kings. One bedroom has a private low-walled terrace with seating and access to the tennis court and expansive gardens. A pull out twin sleeper cum sofa is available in one of the bedrooms. Kohler-designed en-suite bathrooms complete with water tiles, add sophistication to the lovely villa. All bedrooms have mahogany floors, are air conditioned, have ceiling fans and are wired for internet.
The very friendly, professional staff of six at Great River House includes a gourmet chef, butler, housekeeping maids, gardeners and security person, who will greet the guests very warmly and help them quickly acclimate to their new home. They create personalized menus, arrange and coordinate travel needs to Round Hill, Tryall, Montego Bay and any other island destination the guests may desire. Custom menus can be created prior to arrival including freshly caught fish & lobster, famous jerk style barbeque cooked on the home's own jerk drum and the freshest of local fruits and vegetables.
Great River House is situated eight miles west of Montego Bay International Airport. It is conveniently positioned just a few minutes away from Round Hill, the North Shore's most elegant hotel and four miles from Tryall Club, with its internationally acclaimed 18 hole championship golf course. This fabulous villa rental in Jamaica is part of the Great River Estate, a private community of some twenty villas built on a hill along the Great River overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
A special facility available to Great River House is a membership at Round Hill. Round Hill was chosen by Conde Nast for inclusion on its Gold List of the best places to stay in the whole world, the World's Best Villa for the fifth consecutive year, Green Globe Certified and is an AAA 4 Diamond Resort. A five minute ride takes the villa's guests to one of the finest private resorts in the Caribbean. Membership entitles guests to access Round Hill's private beach, water sports program, fitness center, extensive Spa facilities, pool and jogging trail. They can enjoy afternoon high tea overlooking the seaside terrace, the beach and piano bars and wonderful Continental and Jamaican cuisine on the sea side terrace overlooking the Round Hill bay or in the Georgian Dining Room. Delightful sunsets are viewed from both the waterfront terrace and the pool areas. Guests may partake in the Spa amenities, Kids Club, watersports and party dinners, Monday Beach Night, Wednesday Curry Night, Friday Jamaican night plus show entertainment or just hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the bar.
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All Bedrooms have mahogany floors, are air conditioned, have ceiling fans and are wired for internet
• 400 square feet
• Antique Jamaican poster King Bed
• High Peaked ceilings
• 9 ft.sliding doors opening north to a private veranda with view overlooking Caribbean Sea
• 9ft. sliding doors opening west directly to stone pool deck
• 200 square foot en-suite bath with walk-in shower, side and overhead water tiles and deluxe shower head, marble counter with double sinks
. Master Bedroom Suite
. King Bed
. Private balcony with view of Caribbean Sea and grounds
. Writing desk
. En-suite bath with walk-in Turkish tile shower with rain tiles and shower head, double sinks
• Overlooks garden
• 2 twins which may be converted to king
• Pull out twin sleep bed/sofa
• Writing desk
• Adjoining locking door to Sea View Bedroom
• En-Suite Ann Sacks & Kohler bath with tub and shower
• Overlooks tennis court and garden
• 2 twins which may be converted to king
• Writing desk and stuffed reading chair
• En-suite bath with walk-in shower with rain tiles and shower head
Lower level Bedroom #5
• Large, very private space
• Opens north & west to private, low-walled patio with seating areas
• Overlooks tennis court and gardens
• King bed
• Writing desk
• En-suite bath with large walk-in shower with ceiling and wall rain tiles, marble counter with double sinks
• Private sitting/ reading looking out over patio and garden
Own private tennis court at Great River House set amongst manicured gardens.
Great River House's pool can be heated for the week of your vacation for an additional $750/wk
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