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Janus on Round Hill


Welcome to Janus on Round Hill, a luxury private 4 bedroom villa elegantly perched at the highest point on one of the largest individual tracts of land on Round Hill in the stunning Montego Bay. Together with its 4 bedroom cottage, it can accommodate up to 16 people.

Encyclopedia Mythica: Janus is the Roman god of gates and doors, beginnings and endings, and hence represented with a double-faced head, each looking in opposite directions.

Villa Janus is one of the most stylish Jamaican luxury villas located in the exclusive Round Hill Resort, chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world." Janus has very recently been completely renovated and has been designed to combine style and comfort immaculately. The lavishly chic interior design at Villa Janus is complemented by hand-crafted sculptures and original art. The sensational panoramic views of both the east and west, sunrises and sunsets are simply magical.

Villa Janus is one of the most idyllic places to entertain family and friends. In the main villa, not only will you find world class interior design with priority on comfort and style, you will also find breath taking views from every angle of this specially-selected vantage point. Each night, twinkling lights from the town of Montego Bay sparkle across the water, enhancing the romance of this remarkable location. Janus features a large library of books and extensive collections of movies. The Great Room also features a gleaming baby grand piano. The spacious grounds are a paradise of gently rolling land, colourful gardens, soft grass and stately Royal Palms that are all completely private. Underground irrigation ensures lush life of this beautiful space.

Originally designed by the Princess of Lichtenstein, the glamorous Janus perched atop seven acres on the chic Round Hill in an superb gated neighbourhood will whisk you away with its luxury and beauty. Immediately next door is the home of the world-renowned international entrepreneur often featured in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Marie Claire, Fortune etc. for his philanthropy and signature collections of high-end home decor, fragrance, furnishings, jewellery and apparel. Fifty yards to the other side of Janus is the seven-bedroom home once owned by an Academy-Award-winning producer and director. His villa was vacation home to many well-known movie stars.

Downhill is the Tennis House, an ideal spot to entertain children and adults alike. It is a throwback of game tables (chess, checkers, poker), antique Foosball, darts and other icons and games machines from decades past, bocce ball on the lawn and a 72” Apple TV inside. Here too is a full bathroom with shower and a modern kitchen that includes a 10-burner DCS gas stove, 2 fridge-freezers and ice maker. The wonderful Janus staff can serve dinners for up to 18 guests on the porch, overlooking the professional hard-surface court, lit for night play and bordered by a viewing gallery for onlookers.

Of special interest is that several years in sequence, Janus was the holiday home of Paul McCartney and family. It was in the Janus study that he composed Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio, his first major foray into classical music, released in June 1991 to significant media attention, to commemorate The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's 150th anniversary. Years later, McCartney’s signed messages of appreciation still appear in the Janus Guest Book.

STAFF When you stay at Villa Janus, you will be personally cared for by The Villa’s own butler, cook, housekeepers, gardeners and personal laundress. You will feel welcomed and pampered throughout your stay. The staff will be on hand to look after your every need and ensure your comfort at all times.


• Stunning private villa on 7 acres atop famous Round Hill
• 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms
• Lavish interiors in 5,000 square feet of living space
• Full staff: butler, cook, housekeepers, gardeners, personal laundress
• 20’ x 50’ heated pool
• Private tennis court and 1,200-square-foot tennis pavilion
• Yoga mats and massage table
• Espresso machines
• WiFi throughout
• Satellite radio: 17 speakers uphill at main villa and pool, 10 speakers at tennis house
• Apple TV and movie library
• Baby grand piano
• Aviary of cooing doves
• Orchids and ginger lilies, acres of manicured gardens
• Organic herb garden (fresh mint, basil, cilantro, chives, rosemary)
• Golf cart for transport to all resort activities
• Helicopter pad


Kingsize 4-poster bed, large en-suite bathroom with deep bathtub and open shower. West bathroom door opens to connecting study and also to passageway to Bedroom 2.
Kingsize 4-poster bed, large bathroom with glass-wall walk-in shower. Bedroom French doors open to both east and west verandas, also to passageway to connecting study and Master Suite.
In opposite wing beyond the Great Room. Queensize 4-poster bed, cable TV, small bathroom with walk-in shower. Bedroom hall door opens to Great Room and access to both verandas, also to stairway to lower level Bedroom 4.
Kingsize 4-poster bed, small bathroom with walk-in shower. Double Dutch doors to private tropical terrace and cobblestone walkway to pool and veranda. This is the only downstairs room.
SECLUDED COTTAGE: offers 4 extra bedrooms, 3 doubles and 1 twin, and 4 bathrooms.
This allows for a total of 16 guests between the two homes.

Round Hill Hotel and Beach Club Membership

A special amenity available to guests in this villa is membership at Round Hill ... just minutes from the villa and one of the finest private resorts on Jamaica's North Coast. Round Hill offers a jogging trail, gift shop, logo shop, beach bar, piano bar, Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party, Continental cuisine in the hotel restaurant ... and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace. For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, tennis courts, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, a range of water sports and parties (Monday beach party and Friday Jamaica Night).
Note: Round Hill will be closed September 2 till October 8, 2014.
Round Hill was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world."
The Tryall Club Membership

A significant amenity for guests in this villa is membership at the excellent Tryall Club. On 2,200 acres, Tryall’s golf course is among the most beautiful in the world. Its 18 hillside and seaside fairways have been home to the Johnnie Walker, Mazda and other PGA championship events. The resident pro offers workshops and private lessons. The Tryall tennis club features nine Nova Cushion courts, some lit for night play, with world-class pro’s on call. All white attire required.

The beach is well planned for parents and children. Have lunch at the beach bar. Work out in the well-equipped gym and compete in the new Usain Bolt Games Room at the Great House (teens love it). Jog the marked trails. Snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish are complimentary. Glass bottom boats, charter fishing, a boat to the reef and any captained craft attract various fees. Enjoy the week’s events, including the Monday Night Manager’s Cocktail Party and the Wednesday and Friday night beach parties and buffets.

On the hill, enjoy the historic Great House for daily 4:00 tea and sweets. Shop at the convenient commissary and chic boutique, and meet for happy hour and snacks at the casual bar. Also at the Great House is the new Usain Bolt Games Room open all day and night for ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, chess and checkers, board games, comfy reclining chairs and HDTV. And don’t miss the massive Tryall pool (ping pong table there too). The Tryall Club is thoughtfully designed to please toddlers, preteens, tweens, moms, dads and everyone from teens to octogenarians.
For a great write-up of the Tryall Club, see Dana Vachon's article Club Jamaica in Departures Magazine.
The Tryall Club was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world.”

Villa Features
• 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
• Sleeps 8 People
• 5,000 Interior Square Ft.
• 7 Staff
• Air Conditioning
• Children Welcome
• Fully Staffed Villa
• Golf Available
• Internet Wireless
• Pool 20’ x 50’
• Bathrobes
• Hair Dryers
• Round Hill member
• Tryall Club member
• Connecting Bedroom(s)
• Kids Club Membership
• Playground Nearby
• Wireless Internet Access
• Full Gym Nearby (walk, drive or take golf cart)
• Golf on Site or Nearby
• Private Tennis Court
• Foosball Table
• Helicopter Pad
• Piano
• Spa on Site or Nearby
• Heated Pool

Area description

Read more about the Round Hill Resort


Montego Bay
Nearest airport Montego Bay Airport
17 km
Nearest beach Round Hill 1 km


  • Bedroom(s): 8 ( Sleeps 16 )
    4 Double, 4 Double with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 8
    1 Baths, 8 Showers, 8 Wash basins, 8 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Garden, Garden View, Gated Entrance, High Speed Internet, Ice Maker, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Terrace, Water supply, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, Coffee Maker, DVD Player, Luxury Finishes, Media Room, Pool Table, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Deck/Decking, Enclosed Garden, Helicopter Pad, Parking, Patio, Play Ground, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool, Tennis court
  • Services: Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Off-road parking, Secure parking, Private car park, Stairs


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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: 16
    • Bedroom(s): 8
    • Bathroom(s): 8
    • 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, Resort, Sea Views, Walk to Beach