About Great River House - Montego Bay Jamaica
Set in Montego Bay on five acres of gently sloping land with sea view and surrounded by manicured lawns, Great River House is the product of a massive renovation. In a private gated neighborhood 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 member of the Dupont family, 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 ambiance, 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 watercolors and oils. 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 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 favorite, jerk pork and chicken prepared on our own jerk drum. Also, farm to table fruit, herbs and avocados grown on the property.
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.
A few of the wonderful amenities at Great River House are:
* Elegant 5 bedrooms / 5 full baths / 2 powder rooms
* Located in a gated neighborhood of other upscale villas called Great River Estates
* Pool with full sea views surrounded by large and fully furnished sun decks (option to heat the pool for $750.)
* Complimentary driver (must be 7 nts), to include: airport transfers, trips within Montego Bay area, and one day excursions (all other trips will be charged locally).
(Gas is an additional cost / paid locally)
* Full staff to include a chef, butler, housekeepers/laundress, gardener and night manager
* Large bar area with ice maker on pool level - pool is just steps away
* Private tennis court - pro on call
* Putting green, badminton, croquet and bocci ball
* Wireless Internet complimentary
* Cable TV's and DVD player
* Sonos wireless audio system
* Jamaican fire pit for bonfires and late night ambiance ... enjoy toasted marshmallows and smores!
* Very child friendly - large lawn for lawn games, swing, books, games. DVD's, kiddie pool area
* Two cribs, Pack "n" play, 3 car seats, 2 modern strollers, 1 high chair
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 membership: complimentary access to their beach, towel service, two connecting pools for parents & children, jogging trail. There are lounge chairs at Pool and on the beach.
Various fees apply to: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, Manager's Cocktail Party, And their Beach Parties, afternoon tea, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, a range of water sports. Have cool drinks at their beach bar or piano bar. You can also visit the Logo Shop and gift shop at Round Hill.
Round Hill will be closed from September 5 to October 12, 2022 for their annual maintenance.
Current membership runs through October 31, 2022.
Master Bedroom - 400 sq ft
Antique Jamaican 4-poster king size 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 pool terrace, also to private terrace.
Sea View Bedroom
King size bed; en-suite bathroom with walk-in Turkish tiled shower, rain tiles and his and hers sink basins. Cable television. Private terrace with view of Caribbean Sea and garden. Connecting door to Garden View Bedroom for parent-child suite. Safe for valuables.
Garden View Bedroom
Optional king size or twin beds; also twin bed sleep 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
King size 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 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.
The entire team was excellent. The food was wonderful and everyone was very accommodating to our son with allergies.
Prince was extremely helpful and we greatly appreciated his efforts, as well as Karen, Suzette, Desmond and Ron.
Furnishings are very attractive and beds very comfortable!
Terrific, kind, courteous and friendly staff.
Prince is an exceptional butler.
His charm and courtesy made this a delightful experience. We all loved him.
Desmond is the best cook we've ever met!
The cooking here is superb! Desmond accommodated small children, a vegetarian, and different schedules. We couldn't wait for each meal!
Beautifully maintained house and grounds. We loved the table linens! Having Sonos was great.
This is the 6th villa we have rented and by far our favorite! Beautiful, well thought out house.
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Rates in USD - Holidays may attract higher rates
WEEKLY RATES in US dollars
High Season December 15 - April 15
1-3 Bedroom $9,500
4-5 Bedroom $13,000
Low Season April 16 - December 14
1-3 Bedroom $7,000
4-5 Bedroom $9,000
1-5 Bedroom $13,000
Thanksgiving November 23 - November 30
1-5 Bedroom $13,000
Christmas December 21 - December 28
1-5 Bedroom $22,500
New Year December 28 - January 4
1-5 Bedroom $22,500
* Includes a van & driver with a weekly stay * Gas not included
Van service to include airport transfers, transport within the MBJ
area and 1 day excursion - all other trips we charged locally.
* Owner requires a Damage Deposit of $1500.
* Owner requires $750. weekly to heat the pool