Montego Bay, Jamaica
Great River House, Montego Bay, Jamaica Vacation Rental
Set on over four and one-half acres of gently sloping land and surrounded by well-manicured lawns Great River House commands sweeping views of the sea. The property features mature trees including fine citrus and pimento trees together with flowering plants, shrubs and royal palms gently lit in the evening to create a private, secluded, romantic environment. The entire property is fenced and entered through wrought iron gates ensuring complete privacy at all times. There is a formal hard surface tennis court, north/south facing with wind screens on the west side of the property. Many grassy areas are readily available for outdoor games with badminton and croquet equipment supplied.
Designed in 1956 by one of Delaware's leading architects for the original owner, a prominent member of the Dupont family, Great River House’s complete 2007 renovation by well-known modernist architect Tom Reid combines elegant ambiance, stunning expanse, state of the art technology (including internet, wireless and cable TV) with a practical layout.
The 7,500 square foot home is filled with original island crafted mahogany furniture preserving the old Jamaican great house feel yet incorporating modern designer fabric, Kohler-designed en-suite bathrooms complete with water tiles, a chef's kitchen and a large Entertainment/Library/Game room with a 32 inch flat screen TV and DVD opening to the tropical property. Elegant candlelight dinners are served in a formal (air conditioned) dining room or outside under the stars on the large stone deck surrounding the extraordinary serpentine, infinity edged pool. Extensive artwork by famous illustrator Arthur Taylor, George Rodrigue and original botanical and Jamaican watercolors and oils create an interesting and peaceful atmosphere throughout the house.
The villa is entered through a carved mahogany front door opening to a large living room with views through to the Caribbean Sea. This in turn leads to an extensive covered veranda focusing on indoor/outdoor living so much a part of Jamaican life. The new serpentine, infinity-edged pool with waterfall, fountain and children’s area is but two steps down from the living area and is surrounded by a 2,400 square foot stone deck with nooks and crannies for relaxing. In addition, a flower filled side courtyard complete with outdoor shower offers a retreat for relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments. Throughout the day and evening the Great River valley breezes and trade winds create a gentle, tropical environment.
Combining tradition and innovation each of the five bedrooms and en-suite baths is filled with custom made island furniture accented with well known designer fabrics, fluffy towels, pillows and fine linens as well as good sized closets and chests for clothes. Four bedrooms radiate from the living core of the house. The fifth bedroom and bath has its own low-walled terrace complete with seating and access to the tennis court and expansive gardens on the lower level near the entertainment/ games area and powder room. Configurations of the bedrooms are king beds in three with the remaining two having twins which may be combined into kings. A pull out twin sleeper/sofa is available in one of the bedrooms.
Great River Estate is eight miles west of Montego Bay International Airport. Conveniently located only a few minutes away from Round Hill, the North Shore’s most elegant hotel and four miles from Tryall Club with its internationally acclaimed 18 hole championship golf course. Great River Estate is a private community of some twenty villas built on a hill along the Great River overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
A friendly, professional staff of six (cook, housekeeping maids, gardeners and security) will greet you and help you quickly acclimate to your new home, create personalized menus, arrange and coordinate travel needs to Round Hill, Tryall, Montego Bay and any other island destination you may desire. Custom menus can be created prior to arrival including freshly caught fish & lobster, famous jerk style barbeque cooked on the home’s own jerk drum and the freshest of local fruits and vegetables. Their leader, Miss Carol, is an experienced, professionally-trained hotel/villa manager with a warm, service-oriented approach and delivery.
Check in 3PM
Check out 11AM
7 Night Minimum
100 Member Dues Mandatory
Children under 17 do not pay dues
Weddings Allowed (additional fees)
Escort to Villa from Airport Included
Tryall Desk at Airport
Holiday Accommodations may require 10-14 Nights
Passport Required for non-residents
50% down to book
50% (balance) due 60 days prior
Travelers Insurance Recommended
Season Rates Weekly: 3 Bdrms | 5 Bdrms
Summer $7,500 $9,000
April 16 - December 14
Winter $9,000 $10,500
December 15 - April 15
Thanksgiving -- $11,500
Christmas -- $16,000
New Year -- $16,500
4 Main Suites
1 Owners Suites
7,500 Sq. Feet
4.5 Acre Lot
WIFI at Club
Various Flat Screen TV’s
A/C in Rooms
Safe at Club
Linens & Towels
Beach Club Membership
Security at Club
Manager at Club
Concierge Desk at Club