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Destiny • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa

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About Destiny

Destiny is a dramatic achievement of architecture and design. Its rooms stretch over 10,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space.

  • remarkable 10,000 square foot private villa on spectacular 7-acre site
  • in Great River Private gated community
  • an architectural gem with a 270-degree panorama
  • 4 air-conditioned bedrooms
  • 20' x 40' pool and adjacent gazebo/dining pavilion/wet bar
  • second pool outside Owner’s Suite
  • wireless Internet access and computer
  • cable televisions with DVD players in all bedrooms
  • 12-speaker sound system with CD player
  • full staff: excellent butler, head chef, housekeepers, laundress, gardeners, night watchman
  • multi-layer cushioned laykold tennis court lighted for night play
  • impressive sister house, Silent Waters, to accommodate up to 20 more guests ~ creating a world-class gated compound of two villas, four swimming pools, 28 staff, helipad, and shared tennis court lighted for night play
  • The Tryall Club membership: complimentary beach, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, new Usain Bolt Games Room for kids, teens & adults, jogging trail, afternoon tea & Manager's Cocktail Party. For various fees: golf, tennis lessons, Happy Hour, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, boutique, motorized water sports, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri

Destiny is a dramatic achievement of architecture and design. Its rooms stretch over 10,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space. Almost beyond description is the very piece of land chosen for this remarkable home: seven acres of lush tropical hillside 500' above sea level ... with a breathtaking 270-degree panorama of Caribbean Sea, densely wooded river valley and dramatic mountains. Spectacular by day, Destiny becomes even more magical after sunset when the lights of passing cruise ships and reflections of the distant hillside over Montego Bay dance across the water.

A beautiful five-minute drive through manicured acres of brilliant hibiscus, avocado, palm, grapefruit, orange, lime and mango groves brings you to the villa ... secured by a bougainvillea-draped wall and electronic gate that opens to an Italianate courtyard.

Destiny's largest pavilion is the living room, designed with clean lines and superb style. Set under a Jamaican-style vaulted exposed-beam ceiling, the living room has white walls, magnificent Balinese art, cool stone floors, and sliding glass doors that disappear into pocket walls to reveal the amazing view on three sides.

All interior rooms open to the massive verandah and north pool terrace, where the true splendor of this prize location is enjoyed. Here are the outdoor dining pavilion, where breakfasts are served overlooking the sea and river valley ~ the thatched roof gazebo with television, VCR, wet bar, icemaker and cushioned seating for 20 guests ~ and the huge mountaintop swimming pool. Cooling tradewinds and mountain air currents refresh the entire space. The morning mist drifting by Destiny down to the sea is a magical experience early each day.

The state-of-the-art kitchen has a ten-burner gas cooktop, microwave, deep fryer and gas grill ~ equipped to match the talents of the professional chefs.

Accommodations

Master Bedroom
Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in marble shower, private dining and sunning area on rooftop terrace, amazing panoramic view

Poolside Bedrooms 2 & 3
Kingsize beds in each, en-suite bathrooms, marble walk-in showers. Both bedrooms open directly to pool terrace.

Owner’s Suite
The luxurious fourth air-conditioned bedroom is the owner's private suite ~ with 4-poster kingsize bed, window wall that opens to the breathtaking view of the river ravine a mile below, cedar dressing room, sumptuous marble bath and baby grand piano!

Glass doors open to a private mountainside terrace and nearby waterfall shower for bathing by moonlight. Here, too, is Destiny’s second swimming pool with infinity edge and dramatic view. Just downhill is a Meditation Pavilion nestled in an emerald mountainside with exquisite view.

Destiny has been featured in Island Home magazine in the US and Petra magazine in Europe.


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.”

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate
High Season
December 15 - April 15
1–4 $12,000
Low Season
April 16 - December 14
1–4 $8,500
Easter
April 4 - April 11
1–4 $12,000
Thanksgiving
November 22 - November 29
1–4 $9,250
Christmas
December 20 - December 27
1–4 $16,250
New Year
December 27 - January 3
1–4 $17,250
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Guest Reviews

  • Overall the villa was great! It was SUCH a gorgeous setting and the house is wonderful. I love the open layout and two pools and various outdoor eating areas. It was also really nice to be there with babies – I think villas are the way to go with families! The staff was lovely and amazing as well – really nice people who found the perfect balance of being attentive but not overbearing. And the food was delicious!

    March 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    We had a WONDERFUL time! Donald (butler) was “the man” and Vincent was an AWESOME cook.

    David B. – Dallas, TX – October 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    It was AWESOME!!! My guests and I had a great time. The food prepared by the chef, Vincent, was great and authentic. The butler, Donald, was excellent. Everything that we asked for, was done and in a way that exceeded our expectations. The other staff members were nice and did their jobs well. I have no complaints about our trip. The villa is more beautiful than the pictures suggest (even though the pictures are nice). The sunset was beautiful and the views were amazing.

    Asha P. - July 2012

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