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Fortlands Point on the Beach • Discovery Bay, Jamaica Villa

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About Fortlands Point on the Beach

On a stunning promontory, once the site of an old stone fort, sits a remarkable home named Fortlands Point. From its breathtaking location on the tip of the peninsula, the commanding view encompasses the turquoise water of Discovery Bay on one side and the deep blue Caribbean Sea on the other.

  • 7 bedroom 14,000-sq-ft Premier villa on 3 acres at the tip of a stunning Caribbean peninsula
  • 3 beaches
  • complimentary sea kayaks and paddleboards
  • protected reefs for wonderful snorkeling ... fins, masks and snorkels provided
  • 30x16-foot infinity edge swimming pool with recirculating waterfall
  • floating bar
  • hot tub
  • mirrored fitness room
  • 4-hole synthetic putting green by the sea (putters & balls provided)
  • amazing site for memorable, photogenic weddings in the waterfront Bride's Gazebo
  • full staff:  chef, butlers, housekeepers, laundress, gardener
  • outdoor kitchen, barbecue grill and bar at the point of land on the water's edge for dining under the stars
  • hammocks
  • slide and swing set for children
  • wireless Internet
  • complimentary computer and fax
  • DSS television system ... sound system with music channels
  • DVD, big-screen television with surroundsound, library of movies
  • Norstar telephone system with intercoms to bedrooms, kitchen, staff quarters
  • electronic security and bedroom safes
  • wheelchair accessible bedroom on ramped Lower Level

Named "one of the best villas in the world" by Islands magazine, August 2010 

On a stunning promontory, once the site of an old stone fort, sits a remarkable Premier home named Fortlands Point. From its breathtaking location on the tip of the peninsula, the commanding view encompasses the turquoise water of Discovery Bay on one side and the deep blue Caribbean Sea on the other. The views are simply magnificent. The clear buoyant water and adjacent reefs are a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Just a few feet from the point, the protected reefs are a colorful coral world of Jackfish, Parrot Fish, Wrass and Sergeant Majors. The stereophonic sound of waves lapping the coral and beaches lulls guests to sleep each night.

Textures of teak, cedar, Italian tile and Persian rugs complement the dramatic architecture. With families in mind, seven bedrooms (including two specifically for children) have been thoughtfully designed on individual split levels. The comfortable verandah is complete with black granite bar, icemaker and television. Sunset cocktail hours here drift into leisurely long dinners under the stars on any of five open-air dining areas. Inside is the formal dining room with 100-year-old 12' mahogany heirloom table. As a special treat, the staff will serve dinner on the very point itself, followed by a seaside bonfire if you wish ~ evenings to treasure and remember.

Seven old cannons dot the two-acre grounds.  The adjacent mirrored fitness room includes a universal weight machine and elliptical cycle in a breezy space with a wonderful view of the sea.

Child friendly, Fortlands Point offers two complimentary portacribs, one high chair and games for children (and adults too). The DSS satellite television system includes Disney and and other children's programming. In the yard are two swings, one set of rings, a slide and a mini-tree house.


LEVEL 1   
Living room, verandah, bar with television, sound system, outside dining areas, inside formal dining room, kitchen with 6-burner gas stove, walkway to staff quarters. All rooms open to wide stone terrace, swimming pool and hot tub. Four steps down to lawn, three steps down to main beach on the bay. Across the lawn, four steps down to two more beaches on the sea.

Bedroom 1 - Baron's Room
Custom-designed mahogany kingsize bed (Baron's bed) plus daybed, television, French doors to furnished terrace and lawn, sea view, en-suite bathroom with bidet and tub-shower combination. Wheelchair accessible bedroom and terrace via ramped entrance and wide doorways.

LEVEL 2    
Bedroom 2 - East Ocean View Room
Kingsize bed, sea view, French doors to furnished balcony, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with bidet and tub - shower combination

Bedroom 3 - Queen Room
Queensize 4-poster bed, sea view, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination

Bedroom 4 - Boys' Room
Optional kingsize or twin beds for adults or children, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination

LEVEL 3    
Bedroom 5 - Captain's Room
Named for its prow-of-ship views. Kingsize 4-poster bed, television, walk-in closet, spacious en-suite bathroom with double-basin vanity, bidet, large walk-in shower with 2 showerheads and 3 waterjet body massagers

Family Room
Comfortable sitting room with large surround-sound television, DVD player, balcony and sea view

LEVEL 4    
Bedroom 6 - Attic Room
Large loft bedroom under high peaked ceiling. Kingsize bed, walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with bidet and large walk-in shower (big enough for two) with 2 showerheads and 3 waterjet body massagers. Sea view from bedroom, bathroom and shower

Bedroom 7 - Girls' Room/Child's Loft
Twin beds with trundles in small cute room under peaked ceiling, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower

All bedrooms feature state-of-the-art remote control air conditioners and ceiling fans.
All bathrooms are fitted with stainless steel Kohler fixtures.
Homeowner requests that guests do not smoke in the bedrooms. Several balconies and other outdoor spaces are available.

Additional Information

The Wine Cellar
Fortlands Point has its own limited wine cellar. See Wine List.

See Sample Menus.

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate
Low Season
April 27 - December 14
1–3 $14,000
Low Season
April 27 - December 14
4–5 $16,000
Low Season
April 27 - December 14
6–7 $18,000
Thanksgiving 2018
November 17 - November 24
1–7 $21,000
Christmas 2018
December 19 - December 26
1–7 $29,000
New Year's 2018-2019
December 26 - January 2
1–7 $31,000
High Season
December 15 - April 26
1–5 $19,000
High Season
December 15 - April 26
6–7 $21,000
Easter 2019
April 20 - April 26
Easter week is any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
1–7 $21,000

Maximum Occupancy is 12 adults + 2 children

Additional Guest Fee: $100 per guest per night (based on prior approval)

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Guest Reviews

  • This property is a lot nicer than the pictures. The layout is perfection!

    Mariam Y - July 2018

  • Lovely people…caring, kind & fun! Great experience for everyone. Thank you!

    Tracy S – July 2017

  • After 25 years we decided to return to Jamaica. We wanted a new experience so we decided to rent a villa. I am so glad we chose Fortlands Point. We had a wonderful stay!! The property is fabulous and the staff is great and they cater to your every whim. Chef Patrick fixes great food (loved the strawberry soup and how he prepared the fish that we caught that day - yummy!), and Gregory makes a mean Pina colada or rum punch. The pavilion has the best breeze. It makes you want to sleep right there. The kids stayed in the pool and even the littlest one (age 2) overcame her fear and wanted to join in the fun. They also had a blast building sand castles on the beach. We've been spoiled and will find it very hard to go to a resort now. Love this place, can't wait to return. It felt like home.

    Henrietta G – June 2017

  • Everything Excellent. Thanks for an amazing week!

    Kent M – February 2017

  • 7th visit. Super resort-style villa. The staff is the best and Patrick’s cooking is fabulous. We will absolutely return.

    Treger S - January 2016

  • The service is outstanding! What a wonderful experience.

    Maxine K - December 2015

  • The food was delicious. Wonderful time had by all. Appreciated the staff.

    Debra P - December 2015

  • The staff are phenomenal! There is no better staff!! Roy, our driver was great. We will be back!

    Vonda W - October 2015

  • The staff is outstanding and they made us all fee like we were home. LOVE THEM ALL!! VERY SPECIAL....

    Treger S. Birmingham MI., December 2014

  • Dear Linda,

    Our group of 12 family and friends included one child of ten. This sprawling villa and large property provided enough space that each of us could have all of the privacy and quiet time we wanted as well as large indoor and covered outdoor areas of seating for group meals, games etc. We had avid readers, active child and adults, enthusiastic water sports fans, card/game players, yoga & squash enthusiasts etc. in our group and each was able to indulge in their preferred activities. There was almost always a breezy, shaded spot somewhere within earshot of the waves and views of the sea.

    The water activities available included snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards (picture Huck Finn circa 2013), aluminum boat and infinity pool. Discovery Bay is home to a myriad of marine life including sea turtles and the deck at the point was the perfect place to see fish without getting wet.

    This was the 6th villa vacation that my husband and I have taken and we have high expectations for accommodations and service. While we enjoy great meals, we do not expect gourmet fare at every meal and especially with a large group. We determined that buffet style worked best for our group.

    Overall, the vacation was superb due to the attentiveness and courtesy of the staff who went above and beyond our expectations over and over again.

    Patrick provided amazing and substantial meals, appetizers, snacks, breakfast pastries, homemade cookies and fruit breads and my favorite villa treat, homemade plantain chips. Patrick's food budgeting prowess was overwhelming and I was impressed that he shopped for groceries as if he was spending his own money. Kudos to Patrick for coming in substantially under budget and meeting all of our dietary needs. (OK, no one really NEEDS to have eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, banana bread, muffins, toast, waffles and fruit at every breakfast, but some of our group apparently do.)

    Keno, Kemeel and Sean provided some of the best service we have ever experienced and ensured that every need was met. They are all superstars and time and time again did much more than required. Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation we extend to them. To Keno who was always there (including fishing at 5:30 am), providing first aid, serving drinks, kayaking with Ben, fixing coffee makers, and ensuring the health and safety of all, you are an exceptional young man and set an amazing example for the rest of the staff. I am so glad that you participated in the zip lining adventure and officially joined the family. Sometimes it's good to take that leap of faith and just jump ("with every broken bone I swear I lived")

    Kemeel quickly and effectively dealt with a few minor issues and provided so many special services and touches that were unexpected and appreciated (you are an amazing seamstress!). Your courtesy, sense of humor and personality made our stay exceptional.

    Sean provided amazing service with enthusiasm, good humor and was willing to do anything for us, including providing "protection services". Three of our group decided to walk down to a local bar on our last afternoon. They would have been perfectly safe on their own, but Sean accompanied them and enjoyed a ginger ale while they were there. In addition, Keno and Delano (our excellent hired driver) also passed by in the van to ensure all was all, and in all honesty, see if any of them needed a ride back to the villa.

    Thank you to all of the staff for all of the extras, including towel origami on the beds, flowers in the towels, doing our laundry, serving drinks, hauling firewood for the bonfire, meals in the gazebo, barbecues at the picnic tables, dinner on the point and too many services to mention.

    Once again, a huge thank you to Sharon at Villas by Linda Smith. The services you extend are superb!

    Sandy W. - October 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    The staff at Fortlands Point is amazing. We loved each and every one of them. They are respectful and friendly - a great combo! Chef Patrick is pure genius with a fantastic personality. We wish we could take him home with us! This year was just as great a last year - if not a little bit better. We will absolutely be back - This was the best vacation ever!

    Charles U - Rye, NY - March 2011

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