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Goat Hill • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa

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About Goat Hill

Goat Hill sits on a remarkable site, located specifically to benefit from the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea and the most favorable trade winds day and night. The east view captures the sunrise, Montego Bay and the Great River ~ the west view is an equally lovely vista toward Round Hill, the Caribbean Sea and the sunset.

  • 3 bedroom deluxe private villa on 3 acres with spectacular ocean view and glorious tradewinds
  • 10' x 10' hot tub
  • 15' x 30' private pool
  • private tennis court lit for night play and pro on request
  • full staff: chef, butler, housekeeper/laundress, gardener
  • single-panel glass doors for spectacular sea view day and night (blackout curtains for late sleepers)
  • 50” television equipped with Dishnetwork to receive overseas channels
  • DVD players and flat-screen televisions with local Kingston channel in bedrooms (bring DVD movies!)
  • wireless Internet access in living room
  • iPod docks
  • modern kitchen, excellent cook
  • stylish Kreiss furniture in the large living room
  • bar and icemaker
  • complimentary crib and high chair … nannies on request
  • Woodard outdoor and pool furniture with high-end cushions
  • Panasonic PBX telephone system with intercoms to all rooms
  • electronic security
  • standby electricity generator
  • Round Hill membership: complimentary beach, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail, Manager's Cocktail Party. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri
  • 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

Goat Hill sits on a remarkable site, located specifically to benefit from the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea and the most favorable tradewinds day and night. The east view captures the sunrise, Montego Bay and the Great River ~ the west view is an equally lovely vista toward Round Hill, the Caribbean Sea and the sunset.  The entire property has been lavishly renovated.

Designed by the son of architect Edward Durrell Stone, Goat Hill is an ingenious arrangement of individual pavilions ~ wrapped by cut stone terraces and balconies, shaded from the sun by deep cedar eaves. Each bedroom is reached by an exterior stone stairway. The result is great privacy in every living space. Each pavilion has three walls of single panel glass doors that open wide to the magnificent day and night views and tradewinds. Textures of rich mahogany, highly polished brass and white canvas upholstery form the chic interior design. A tiled bar and adjacent powder room adjoin the living room. Rooms are adorned by original art and unique objets d`art. Goat Hill is uncluttered, tasteful and sophisticated.

Chef Patricia recently upgraded her skills during a three-week apprenticeship with Norma Shirley, renowned head chef of Norma’s on the Terrace in Kingston. Each day at Goat Hill begins with eye-opener coffee trays placed outside bedroom doors so guests may experience the glorious sunrise over the bay from the privacy of their own balcony. Breakfasts are served on the west verandah under the ackee tree in view of the graceful slope of Round Hill across the water. Lunches are served at poolside or on the east terrace to take advantage of the breezes and beautiful view over the deep blue bay. Delicious home-cooked dinners are served by soft candlelight on a gleaming mahogany table as the night lights of the town of Montego Bay and passing cruise ships sparkle like tiny diamonds across the water.


Master Bedroom
Kingsize 4-poster bamboo bed. 3 glass walls open to balcony and ocean view.  Just outside the bedroom is the 10’ x 10’ Jacuzzi.  The en-suite bathroom has large open shower by a lighted garden of ginger lilies.  A special feature of the master bathroom is its own hidden tub-for-two in a private walled garden.

Bedroom 2 - Upper Balcony
Kingsize 4-poster bamboo bed; 3 glass walls that open to wrap-around balcony and ocean view; en-suite bathroom has large open shower and lighted walled garden. (The sunset view from this shower is wonderful!)

Bedroom 3 - Poolside
Optional kingsize or twin beds; 3 glass walls that open to a cut stone terrace, swimming pool and  ocean view; en-suite bathroom has large open shower area and lighted walled garden.

All bedrooms and bathrooms have new South American cherry hardwood floors. Each 15 x 20 bedroom is air-conditioned, commands a stunning ocean view and features Italian cotton linens. Each bathroom has a large sunken shower area and a west wall of louvers that open to lighted gardens planted with ginger lilies. All bathrooms feature Starfish Oils amenities (soaps, bath oils, hot tub fizz, candles), Grohe rainfall showerheads and double vanities with above-counter porcelain basins.

Because of Goat Hill's architecture, including outside stone stairways to each bedroom and balconies with open flooring, we do not recommend Goat Hill for children unless nannies are employed for oversight.

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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 weekly events like  complimentary Manager’s Cocktail Party on Mondays, as well as Beach BBQ and Reggae Night beach parties for an additional fee.

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. 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.”

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 beach, pool, chaise lounges, towels, jogging trail, gift shop, logo shop, library with computer, bar, afternoon tea and Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party ... and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace.  For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, tennis courts, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, salon, a range of water sports and parties (Monday beach party and Friday Jamaica Night).

Note: Round Hill will be closed September 8 to October 14, 2015.  Membership amenities are subject to change without notice.  

Round Hill 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
1–2 $8,000
High Season
December 15 - April 15
3 $9,500
Low Season
April 16 - December 14
1–2 $5,500
Low Season
April 16 - December 14
3 $7,000
April 4 - April 11
1–3 $9,500
November 21 - November 28
1–3 $7,500
December 19 - December 26
1–3 $13,000
New Year
December 26 - January 2
1–3 $15,000
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Guest Reviews

  • Dear Linda,

    The food was excellent and the staff listened to all our requests. The grounds were well-kept and the Jacuzzi was hot every night! We loved all the comfy furniture. Our favorite spot was the couch outside – perfect for after-dinner relaxing. We will definitely be back!

    Kelly & Geraldine J. – Wilmot, SD – November 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    We couldn’t feel more welcome here! Miss Patricia, Sharon, Patrick and Ozzie take such good care of us – we want for nothing! Thank you for making our stay so pleasurable. We love it at Goat Hill and will always return.

    Shelley C. – St. Charles, IL – March 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    The Goat Hill staff made this special trip a memorable one. The villa is spectacular with fabulous amenities and stunning views. Every comfort is taken into account -- every room has its own highlight and charm. The butler looked after our every need and the staff were charming, gracious and cared well for us. Fabulous food!

    Katharine S. - Ontario, Canada - February 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    We loved our time at Goat Hill and cannot wait to return

    Linda F. - Bethesda, MD - December 2010

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