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Great River House

What we like most
  • Private gated neighborhood ensures total privacy.
  • Locally-crafted mahogany furniture and renowned artwork create a unique ambiance.
  • Serpentine pool with an infinity edge and waterfall offers a luxurious experience.
Insider's Knowledge
  • Indulge in candlelight dinners with a sea view, or dine al fresco on the expansive pool terrace.
  • Chef-prepared fresh fish, grilled lobster, and authentic jerk pork and chicken.
  • Enjoy fruits, herbs, and avocados grown on the property for a true farm-to-table experience.
Places close by
  • Montego Bay: 30-minute drive – Explore the vibrant city and its attractions.
  • Rose Hall Great House: 20-minute drive – Immerse yourself in Jamaican history.
  • Doctor's Cave Beach Club: 35-minute drive – Relax on the pristine shores of this renowned beach.

Description


Welcome to Great River House, a luxury 5 bedroom private villa located on five acres of gently sloping land with sea view in Montego Bay.

Great River House is the stunning product of a massive renovation in 2008. Great River House is located in a private gated neighbourhood of other upscale villas. The entire property is fenced and entered through wrought iron gates, ensuring complete privacy. Grounds include a hard-surface tennis court and a spacious grassy lawn with badminton and croquet. Royal Palms, citrus and pimento trees are gently lit each evening.

Built in 1956 by a Dupont family member, a renovation by modernist architect Tom Reed combines elegance, an expansive pool terrace, state-of-the-art technology including wireless Internet throughout, and cable televisions.

Locally-crafted mahogany furniture reflects an old Jamaica ambience, complemented by contemporary designer fabrics, a chefs kitchen, and Kohler en-suite bathrooms with water tiles. Interiors are distinguished by artwork by famous illustrator Arthur Taylor, George Rodrique and original botanical and Jamaican watercolours and oils. The large serpentine pool features an infinity waterfall edge, fountain, expansive stone terrace and divided shallow children's pool.

Candlelight dinners are served in an interior air-conditioned dining room where guests may enjoy a view over the pool and its infinity edge to the sea beyond. Meals may also be served al fresco on the 2,400-square-foot pool terrace. The chef treats guests to fresh fish and grilled lobster, and everyone's favourite, jerk pork and chicken prepared on our own jerk drum.

Various nooks and crannies are thoughtfully provided for individual escapes. A flower-filled side courtyard with out-door shower offers a special hideaway for rejuvenating spa treatments on request.

STAFF When you stay at Great River House you will be personally cared for by our wonderful team of staff that includes our chef, butler, housekeepers/laundress, gardener and night manager. They will cater for your every need and ensure your fantastic time at Great River House.

AMENITIES
-5-bedroom, 5 full en-suite baths, 2 half baths, 7,500-square-foot private villa on 5 acres
-excellent gated neighbourhood of other upscale villas
-complimentary driver, to include: airport transfers, trips within Montego Bay area, and one day -excursions (all other trips will be charged locally)
-private tennis court with a pro on call
-putting green
-badminton, croquet and bocce ball
-30 x 60-foot pool with front gate float and toys
-full staff: chef, butler, housekeepers/laundress, gardener, a night manager
-farm to table fruit, herbs and avocados all grown on the property
-air-conditioned family room with entertainment centre
-bar and icemaker
-complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access (bring your laptop)
-cable televisions and DVD player
-Sonos wireless audio system
-Netflix, Pandora and Spotify
-child-friendly: large lawn, swing, books, games, DVDs, kiddie pool area
-2 cribs, 1 high chair, pack & play, 3 car seats, 2 modern strollers
-Jamaican fire pit for bonfires, story-telling, smores and marshmallow roasts

-Round Hill membership: complimentary beach, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri. Current membership runs through October 31, 2020.

Accommodations

NOTE: 3 Bedroom Rate does not include the Master Bedroom

All five bedrooms have mahogany floors, fine linens, pillow menus, quiet remote control air conditioning, ceiling fans, iPod docks and are wired for Internet. Bathrooms feature Kohler fixtures, wall sprays and rain tile showers.

Master Bedroom - 400 sq ft
Antique Jamaican 4-poster kingsize bed, and sliding doors to a private verandah with Caribbean Sea view. Cable television. 200-square-foot en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, side and overhead water tiles, and marble vanity with his and hers sink basins. Opens to the pool terrace, also to a private terrace.

Sea View Bedroom
Kingsize bed; en-suite bathroom with walk-in Turkish tiled shower, rain tiles and his and hers sink basins. Cable television. Private terrace with a view of the Caribbean Sea and garden. Connecting door to Garden View Bedroom for parent-child suite. Safe for valuables.

Garden View Bedroom
Optional kingsize or twin beds; also twin bed sleeper sofa for a child. En suite bathroom with tub/shower combination. Connecting door to Sea View Bedroom for parent-child suite. Garden view.

Tennis View Bedroom
Kingsize bed; en suite bath with walk-in shower and rain tiles. Writing desk and over-stuffed reading chair. Overlooks tennis court and garden.

Lower Level Bedroom
Optional king size or twin beds in a very private bedroom. En-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower with ceiling and wall rain tiles, marble counter with his & hers double sink basins. Writing desk. Opens to private patio and seating area with garden view.

Villa Features
• 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms
• Sleeps 10 People
• 7,500 Interior Square Ft.
• 6 Staff
• Air Conditioning
• Beach- 4 minutes via driver to Round Hill beach club
• Children Welcome
• Fully Staffed Villa
• Golf Available White Witch, Cinnamon Hill, Half Moon
• Internet Wireless
• Pool Saltwater infinity-edge pool: saltwater (gentle, safe, therapeutic, no chlorine), shallow kiddie section. 60' x 30' x 7' deep. Heated by request only (December through February) - $700 per week surcharge applies.
• iPod Dock(s)
• Hair Dryers
• Connecting Bedroom(s)
• Kids Club Membership
• Playground Nearby
• Complimentary Calls to the US, UK and Canada
• Wireless Internet Access
• Full Gym Nearby (walk, drive or take golf cart)
• Golf on Site or Nearby
• Private Tennis Court
• Available for Weddings
• Cook or Chef Vetted as Gourmet
• Spa on Site or Nearby
• Heated Pool
• Poolside Shower
• Snorkel Gear

Service Charge: Prepayment of a service charge is required for all reservations (10% of the villa rental in the high season and 15% of the villa rental in the low season).

Round Hill Membership: complimentary beach, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, tennis, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, afternoon tea, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri. This membership is guaranteed for guests traveling until November 1, 2024. There may be occasions when some or all the facilities of the hotel may be closed for membership guest services due to a private hotel event. Round Hill reserves the right to change or alter its membership packages as well as rates with no advance notice. This membership will not be renewed after this date.

New Tryall Membership: Starting November 1st 2024, and continuing through November 1st, 2025 an exciting new partnership will start with the Tryall Club. Valued guests will gain access to the luxurious amenities and breathtaking experiences offered by The Tryall Club. Nestled amidst Jamaica's stunning landscape, The Tryall Club promises unparalleled relaxation and adventure for all who visit. From world-class golf courses to pristine beaches and indulgent spa treatments, there's something for everyone at The Tryall Club. Whether you seek a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an unforgettable retreat with friends, our affiliation ensures that you'll enjoy the ultimate in luxury and hospitality. All guests must pay a resort entry fee of US$32 per person per day plus a 15% tax to have access to the resort amenities at the Tryall Club. Children 13-15 years of age pay a discounted rate of 50% off plus 15% tax and children 12 & under are complimentary.


Area description


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Location


Montego Bay
Nearest airport Montego Bay Airport
17.8 km
Nearest beach Round Hill Private Beach 1 km

Amenities


  • Bedroom(s): 5 ( Sleeps 10 )
    4 Double with en-suite, 1 Twin with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 6
    5 Baths, 5 Showers, 6 Wash basins, 6 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Electronic Security, Garden, Garden View, Gated Entrance, High Speed Internet, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Security, Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, CD Player, Coffee Maker, DVD Player, iPOD Docking Station, Luxury Finishes, Phone, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Deck/Decking, Enclosed Garden, Helicopter Pad, Parking, Patio, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Sun Umbrellas, Swimming pool
  • Services: Breakfast included, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Off-road parking, Secure parking

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Rates


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 1,286 - $ 3,215 $ 9,000 - $ 22,500 5 Nights -
Low Season 2024 16-Apr-2024 - 22-Nov-2024 $ 1,286 $ 9,000 5 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2024 23-Nov-2024 - 30-Nov-2024 $ 1,858 $ 13,000 7 Nights -
Low Season 2024 01-Dec-2024 - 14-Dec-2024 $ 1,286 $ 9,000 5 Nights -
High Season 2024 15-Dec-2024 - 18-Dec-2024 $ 1,858 $ 13,000 7 Nights -
Christmas 2024 19-Dec-2024 - 26-Dec-2024 $ 3,072 $ 21,500 7 Nights -
New Year 2024 27-Dec-2024 - 02-Jan-2025 $ 3,215 $ 22,500 7 Nights -
High Season 2025 03-Jan-2025 - 18-Apr-2025 $ 1,858 $ 13,000 7 Nights -
Easter 2025 19-Apr-2025 - 26-Apr-2025 $ 1,858 $ 13,000 7 Nights -
Low Season 2025 27-Apr-2025 - 21-Nov-2025 $ 1,286 $ 9,000 5 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2025 22-Nov-2025 - 29-Nov-2025 $ 1,858 $ 13,000 7 Nights -
Low Season 2025 30-Nov-2025 - 14-Dec-2025 $ 1,286 $ 9,000 5 Nights -
High Season 2025 15-Dec-2025 - 18-Dec-2025 $ 1,858 $ 13,000 7 Nights -
Christmas 2025 19-Dec-2025 - 25-Dec-2025 $ 3,072 $ 21,500 7 Nights -
New Year 2025 26-Dec-2025 - 02-Jan-2026 $ 3,215 $ 22,500 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

Pre payment of the staff gratuity (10% in high season & 15% in low season) is due when booking

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 10
    • Bedroom(s): 5
    • Bathroom(s): 6
    • Board: Catered
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family, Fully Staffed, Sea Views, Wedding Villas