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Frankfort on the Beach

What we like most
  • Stunning 17th-century fortress restored to modern elegance
  • Private Caribbean beach with soft sand and clear water
  • Rich history of hosting renowned guests like Winston Churchill and Queen Mary
Insider's Knowledge
  • Enjoy torchlight beach feasts arranged by the staff
  • Explore the live reef just 300 yards offshore for snorkeling
  • Montego Bay or Kingston airport: Included round-trip transfer
Places close by
  • Shopping in Island Village: 6km from the villa
  • Prospect Plantation tours: Short drive
  • Dunn’s River Falls: 8km from the villa


Welcome to Frankfort on the Beach, a 17th Century fortress, brilliantly restored as a remarkable four-bedroom home on a beautiful Caribbean beach.

Today, Frankfort is a paradigm of 21st Century laid-back elegance. A brilliant half-million-dollar renovation introduced Italian Travertine floors, chic and comfortable sitting areas in crisp white fabrics, and stunning Euro-style modern bedrooms with all new en-suite bathrooms and glass-wall showers. All furniture and fabrics were imported from the UK and Europe, many having been designed exclusively for Frankfort by Caroline Shasha Interiors of London. The original two-foot thick rough stone walls and gun slots are still in place, reminders of Frankfort’s days as a British fort defending against Spanish invaders and pirates. Two old cannons were dug up from the beach and now hold reign squarely on the lawn.

Floor-to-ceiling bookcases divide the ground floor into two sections: one, an elegant inside dining space and dimly-lit bar ~ the other, a comfy living room, television, music and games area. The 80’ Travertine and old stone verandah is furnished from the stylish Dedon Collection from Germany. This covered porch is the gathering area for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and al fresco dining as the sun sets over Frankfort’s beach.

The beach is soft, the swimming water is wonderful. The gardener will place comfortable beach chaises in the sun or under thatch umbrellas. The staff may surprise you with a torchlight beach feast one night. 300 yards offshore is a live reef; snorkels and masks are provided. On request, the butler will hire jet skis, Hobie cats, sea bikes, sailfish, a sunset booze cruise or a deep-sea fishing boat. Most water sports can be paid by credit card at the nearby Prospect Plantation Office. Nearby attractions include tubing on the White River, shopping in Island Village, swimming with dolphins, walking up famous Dunn’s River Falls, and touring Prospect Plantation (the original Great House up the mountain).

For decades, Sir Harold and Lady Mary Mitchell hosted an array of renowned guests. A peek at the leather-bound guest book hints at a fascinating history. Frankfort was a holiday retreat of Winston Churchill, Queen Mary, Prince Edward, Princess Alice, Secretary-General U Thant, the Archduke and Archduchess of Austria, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister Michael Manley, Dr Henry Kissinger, Sir Noel Coward, Bryan Adams and Drew Barrymore, to name a few. Old photos of celebrity guests still sit atop the piano.

Accommodations in the Main House
Each bedroom in the main house has a flat-screen television and opens through double doors to the 80' balcony and ocean view. Each bathroom has chic Euro-design Grohe fixtures, double-basin vanity and glass-wall shower. While all bedrooms have blackout curtains and remote-control quiet air conditioning, you may opt to sleep with doors open to the sound of waves lapping on the beach.

Master Bedroom - 460 sq ft
Kingsize bed, walk-in closet, en-suite Travertine bathroom, glass-wall rainfall shower plus a separate bathtub.

Middle Bedroom - 240 sq ft
Optional kingsize or twin beds, walk-in closet, glass and tile walk-in shower.

End Bedroom - 400 sq ft
Optional kingsize or twin beds plus sofa bed, glass and tile walk-in shower.

Accommodations in the Schoolhouse
A cut stone path leads 60 feet across the lawn to the old Schoolhouse, built in 1953 for the Mitchells’ only daughter, Mary Jean. While Sir Harold and Prime Minister Churchill were meeting in the main house, little Mary Jean’s care and education were looked after here by her nanny and her tutor. A second story was added some years later, and the Schoolhouse was converted to an air-conditioned cottage with Frankfort’s fourth bedroom.

Bedroom 1
Optional kingsize or twin beds, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity and walk-in shower. Overlooks the beach and ocean.

Bedroom 2
Optional kingsize or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity and walk-in shower. Overlooks the beach and ocean.

Bedroom 3
Optional kingsize or twin beds, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity and walk-in shower. Opens onto the beach. Access to this bedroom is through the ground floor living room with television and mini-fridge.

Maximum desired occupancy in Frankfort is 12 adults. Based on request/approval, can accommodate 2 extra children under the age of 5.

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.


Ocho Rios
Nearest airport Ian Fleming International Airport
10.7 km
Nearest restaurant Toscanini's 1.2 km


  • Bedroom(s): 6 ( Sleeps 12 )
    1 King, 6 Twin that combines to King, 1 Sofa bed
  • Bathroom(s): 7
    7 Showers, 7 Wash basins, 7 Toilets
  • General facilities: Electric Gates, Garden, Private Location, Safe, Safes In All Bedrooms, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: All Bedrooms En Suite, Dishwasher, Freezer, iPOD Docking Station, Luxury Finishes, Piano, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Beach Front, Jacuzzi - outdoor, Ocean Front, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool
  • Services: Chef Included, Concierge Service, Gardener, Linen provided, Towels provided


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Rate summary $ 4,300 - $ 10,000 $ 30,100 - $ 70,000 5 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2024 16-Apr-2024 - 14-Dec-2024 $ 4,300 $ 30,100 5 Nights -
New Year 2024 15-Dec-2024 - 04-Jan-2025 $ 7,000 $ 49,000 10 Nights -
High Season 2025 05-Jan-2025 - 15-Apr-2025 $ 6,700 $ 46,900 7 Nights -
Low Season 16-Apr-2025 - 18-Apr-2025 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 5 Nights -
Easter 2025 19-Apr-2025 - 26-Apr-2025 $ 6,700 $ 46,900 7 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2025 27-Apr-2025 - 14-Dec-2025 $ 5,500 $ 38,500 5 Nights -
New Year 2025 15-Dec-2025 - 04-Jan-2026 $ 10,000 $ 70,000 10 Nights -

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Recommended staff gratuity at the end of your stay is 15% of the villa rental in low season and 10% in high season. Plan to pay your grocery and gratuity monies in cash: US dollars or Jamaican dollars.

A $149 damage waiver fee applies to this villa.


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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 12
    • Bedroom(s): 6
    • Bathroom(s): 7
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Beach Front, Family, Fully Staffed, Ocean Front, Sea Views, Wedding Villas