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Bambu

What we like most
  • The amazing staff will take car of your every need.
  • Tropical haven: Lush gardens by gardener Sam, stone pathways, and hidden terraces for quiet retreat.
  • Dining excellence: From riverside breakfasts to bay-view cocktails, ending with a mesmerizing gazebo light show.
Insider's Knowledge
  • Riverside mornings: Begin your day with a charming breakfast by the river.
  • Hidden gems in the gardens: Explore secret pathways and scenic spots.
  • Nighttime enchantment: Witness one of the world's most beautiful light shows from the gazebo during dinner.
Places close by
  • Montego Bay (9 miles east): Vibrant city exploration with markets and cultural sites.
  • Culinary delights: Enjoy exquisite dining at nearby renowned restaurants.
  • Martha Brae River adventure: Short drive for river rafting amidst stunning natural beauty.

Description


Welcome to Bambu, a palatial 7 bedroom mansion located 9 miles west of Montego Bay in a large private site overlooking perhaps the most glorious sea and sky on Jamaica’s renowned north coast. Elegantly perched on eight and a half acres of stunning tropical gardens atop a hill this luxury Jamaican villa rental is a grand seven-bedroom private villa distinguished by its beautiful classic architecture.

If you love Venice with its palatial residences, but you also can’t get enough of the easygoing Caribbean lifestyle, then Bambu is the place for you with its heart in Italy and its feet firmly planted on this beautiful Caribbean Island.

Originally designed in the 1960s by Robert Hartley, this incredible Italian inspired villa recently renovated is stunningly elegant. There are wonderful touches such as Palladian arches, a dramatic central swimming pool with Italian sculptures all surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful gardens. These are overseen by Sam, the very talented gardener who has created a lush and lavish tropical paradise with natural stone pathways that wind through the gardens to lots of hidden nooks, crannies and terraces to enjoy the incredible view or just enjoy some quiet time.

There are multiple dining areas to enjoy many located to take advantage of the incredible views. Breakfast on the river is a marvellous way to start the day. Cocktails on the terrace over the bay and dinner in the gazebo feature one of the most beautiful night-time light show in the world.

Wireless Internet, Apple television, new marble bathrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen complement lovely new interiors. Today its modern comforts and infrastructure mesh with Bambu’s original Italian charm and glamour. As designer Charles Faudree wrote when it was featured on Veranda magazine's cover, Bambu is the “….blending Old World elegance with New World comforts.” Its newest folly is an open-air garden shower and bathtub outside a small hideaway bedroom downhill from the main house ... with a nine-mile view across Montego Bay.

With handicap access in mind, a separate entrance designed, especially for guests in wheelchairs, features a ramp to the villa's level entrance, avoiding all stairs. The Bambu pool features a broad 4" deep wheelchair platform as well. This shallow water platform is also a thoughtful, safe pool area for toddlers.

If you've left your pets at home while you're on vacation, be advised that Bambu is home to three affectionate Mastiff pups. At your preference, they may be allowed to roam the grounds and come in to play with the guests or be kept in their large, open-air kennel.

STAFF: The team of five, led by the head butler will look after you’re every need and help make this your home from home. Picnics on the beach, swimming with turtles, candlelit dinners in the gazebo, cocktails by the pool, and quiet afternoons reading a book are all part of the Bambu experience.

AMMENITIES

• 7-bedroom+ glamorous villa magnificently renovated in 2011
• 10,000-sq-ft home on 8-1/2 acres overlooking the breathtaking panorama of Caribbean Sea
• Full staff: butler, cook, housekeeper, gardeners, laundress
• 45’ diameter round pool with a special section for toddlers
• Wireless Internet
• TV den with granite bar and 52” television
• Satellite, X-Box and Apple TV
• Complimentary overseas calls to the US, Canada and landlines in the UK
• 2 defibrillators - butler, trained to use
• Handicap accessible: 2 seamless shower entrances, 8’ wheelchair platform in pool, accessible arrival entrance
• Child-friendly: connecting bedrooms, treehouse and pool section for toddlers

Bedrooms

Master Bedroom
High kingsize four-poster bed. Two separate Travertine marble his 'n' her bathrooms feature double showerheads in each. From the bedroom, French doors open to a 26' covered verandah with a breathtaking view of the sea and Montego Bay's distant town. The Master Suite is quite private from the rest of the villa. Both showers are handicap accessible.

Bedroom 2
High kingsize bed. Travertine marble en-suite bathroom with double sinks and a spacious walk-in shower. French doors open directly onto the south poolside terrace. Bedroom 2 can be considered the second Master.

Bedroom 3 - Children's Room
Two pairs of bunk beds, pink and white and very cute. The single door can remain bolted and locked to prevent unsupervised access to the pool terrace. A pass-through in the children's bathroom leads to Bedroom 4 next door, creating a connecting parent-child suite. Children's room is suitable for children up to 12 years old.

Bedroom 4
Kingsize bed. En-suite Travertine marble bathroom connects to Children's Bedroom 3.

Bedrooms 5
Two full/double beds. En-suite Travertine marble and has a spacious walk-in shower.

Bedroom 6
Queen-size bed. En-suite Travertine marble bathroom and has a spacious walk-in shower.

Bedroom 7
Queen-size bed with en-suite shower room, plus an extra sleeping area with a double bed for up to 2 children under 8yrs (shares air conditioning with the main bedroom), Outdoor bathtub, and terrace.

Villa Features

• 7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms
• Sleeps, 14 People
• 10,000 Interior Square Feet.
• 7 Staff
• Air Conditioning
• Children Welcome ~ Kids' bedroom, play cottage, treehouse
• Handicap Access
• Internet Wireless
• Maid Service
• Pool 45' diameter circular pool
• iPod Dock(s)
• Hair Dryers


Location


Montego Bay
Nearest airport Montego Bay
20 km
Nearest restaurant Roundhill 4 km

Amenities


  • Bedroom(s): 7 ( Sleeps 14 )
    4 King with en-suite, 2 Queen with en-suite, 1 Bunk Beds
  • Bathroom(s): 7
    7 Showers, 7 Wash basins, 7 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Electric Gates, Garden, Garden View, High Speed Internet, Ice Maker, Panoramic Views, Private Location, Private Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, Blender, CD Player, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Drier, DVD Player, Freezer, iPOD Docking Station, Iron and Board, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Phone, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Beach Access, Helicopter Pad, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool
  • Services: Butler Included, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Gardener, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Wheelchair access, Secure parking, Stairs

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Rates


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 1,929 - $ 3,715 $ 13,500 - $ 26,000 5 Nights -
Low Season 2024 16-Apr-2024 - 22-Nov-2024 $ 1,929 $ 13,500 5 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2024 23-Nov-2024 - 30-Nov-2024 $ 2,643 $ 18,500 7 Nights -
Low Season 2024 01-Dec-2024 - 14-Dec-2024 $ 1,929 $ 13,500 5 Nights -
High Season 2024 15-Dec-2024 - 18-Dec-2024 $ 2,358 $ 16,500 7 Nights -
Christmas 2024 19-Dec-2024 - 26-Dec-2024 $ 3,429 $ 24,000 7 Nights -
New Year 2024 27-Dec-2024 - 02-Jan-2025 $ 3,715 $ 26,000 7 Nights -
High Season 2025 03-Jan-2025 - 18-Apr-2025 $ 2,358 $ 16,506 7 Nights -
Easter 2025 19-Apr-2025 - 26-Apr-2025 $ 2,643 $ 18,500 7 Nights -
Low Season 2025 27-Apr-2025 - 21-Nov-2025 $ 1,929 $ 13,503 5 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2025 22-Nov-2025 - 29-Nov-2025 $ 2,643 $ 18,500 7 Nights -
Low Season 2025 30-Nov-2025 - 14-Dec-2025 $ 1,929 $ 13,503 5 Nights -
High Season 2025 15-Dec-2025 - 18-Dec-2025 $ 2,358 $ 16,506 7 Nights -
Christmas 2025 19-Dec-2025 - 25-Dec-2025 $ 3,429 $ 24,000 7 Nights -
New Year 2025 26-Dec-2025 - 02-Jan-2026 $ 3,715 $ 26,000 7 Nights -

Additional Information

RATES BASED ON FULL OCCUPANCY. SOME SEASONS WILL ALLOW LOWER RATES FOR FEWER OCCUPANTS. PLEASE INQUIRE.

  • Damage Waiver Fee: $149.00

Reviews

Paradise!
Paradise!

We spent the holidays in paradise with three generations (ages 19-80)...and everyone was blown away by Bambu. The most amazing staff (Peaches, Peter, Pamella, Julian, Hosea and Sam) greeted us on arrival and immediately became a part of our extended family. Their service and expertise were very much appreciated...and the food coming out of Peaches' kitchen was beyond compare. Moving on to the house and grounds...wow! The rambling layout allows each and every person (young/old, sun-lover/shade-lover) to find their happy place to while away the day. The decor is classically-chic "island", yet has every modern convenience (excellent wifi, a wonderful speaker system for playing music throughout the house, beautiful furnishings, updated bathrooms). We could not have asked for a more perfect place!!

By Angela E.

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Expert Reviews

Fabulous Villa

Expert Review Pic Bambu is just incredible. I was blown away by this amazing property. From its beautiful lavish entrance to being met by the resident parrot called Eve, every detail of this villa is amazing. The views from every room were gorgeous. I loved the beautiful design of the arched windows and doors and the pool area was amazing. There were so many beautiful dining areas and a gazebo to dine in. It was by by far one of the most impressive villas to visit and the staff were so nice.

By From Exceptional Villas
Wow!

Expert Review Pic I love this villa! the entrance is absolutely amazing with its winding staircase up to the villa. And then you are met by the parrot who is really friendly and loves selfies! The villa itself it beautiful. I love the courtyard feel of the pool area and the bedrooms and are all spacious and comfortable. I would highly recommend this villa for a family or a group of friends. Just note, one of the bedrooms is a bunk bedroom so this is only for kids.

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My Happy Place

Expert Review Pic I loved Villa Bambu. On arrival, Peaches the cook met us at the doorstep with a big beautiful smile and Eva the Parrot sitting happily on her shoulder. Leslie the butler was just as welcoming - he never stopped running around making sure we were happy. My ensuite bedroom at Bambu was amazing with a very comfortable 4-poster bed. The villa has a very relaxing feel to it. All of the staff are incredible. There are lots of happy little animals in and around the villa including 3 adorable Mastiff Pups, Eva the parrot and a very chatty frog who lives in the greenery by the pool. This is a villa I'd love to bring my family to. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

By From Exceptional Villas
Bambu is a 5 star villa...

Expert Review Pic Bambu is a 5 star villa... the home is beautifully furnished and incredibly comfortable. The view is one of the best I’ve seen...simply breathtaking! The staff are very attentive and you will definitely be blown away by your wonderful chef Peaches! You will want to take her home with you! No guest is ever disappointed in this villa... The pictures do not do the place justice. The grounds are stunning... Multiple levels of well-manicured lawns, fruit trees, palms, dotted with fountains and quiet spaces. I would recommend Bambu for couples or larger families.

By From Exceptional Villas

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 14
    • Bedroom(s): 7
    • Bathroom(s): 7
    • Board: Catered
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: Yes
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: Family, Fully Staffed, Sea Views, Wedding Villas