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Greatview • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa

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$1,000 to Spend on Your Next Villa Vacation

Travel by April 15, 2017 and you can earn a $1,000 concierge credit to use towards in-villa spa services, incredible excursions like jungle river tubing, a full-time private driver and more.

Valid for new bookings made 3/1/17 – 3/31/17 for travel 3/1/17 - 4/15/17. Concierge Credit of $1,000. Minimum 7 night booking required. Booking value (including taxes, fees and insurance) must exceed $10,000. Not combinable with other offers. Call or Click Here for full details.

About Greatview

Greatview is one of the most glamorous private homes overlooking the Half Moon golf course and vast ocean vista. Three world-class golf courses (Cinnamon Hill, Half Moon and White Witch) are within a five-minute drive. The view is breathtaking ~ the deep blue sea to the north and magnificent mountains to the south.

  • 14,000-square-foot 6-bedroom+ Premier staffed villa overlooking a breathtaking ocean panorama
  • 7th very private bedroom available on request; ask us for rates and availability
  • 20 ’x 40’ heated pool with waterfall feed to hot tub below
    (pool maintains 85-degree temperature all winter)
  • 24-hour concierge service:  2 butlers, chef, housekeepers, gardener and laundress
  • air-conditioned gym: recumbent bicycle, treadmill, stair master, free weights, exercise balls, mats, TV
  • spa and steam room, rainfall shower and stone massage ~ spa technician on call 9 AM till 9 PM. Click here to view spa menu
  • DVD’s and Game Stations in each room, 300 games that can be played with hand controls on the TV’s in each bedroom
  • outdoor games room with ping pong table, pool table, foosball table, basketball net, 60 game arcade table, flat screen TV and comfy seating
  • Nintendo Wii U and free Apple TV
  • complimentary snorkels, fins, masks, picnic baskets, beach towels and water shoes
  • air-conditioned den with 30" plasma television, DVD, VCR
  • large selection of books, music CD’s and current DVD movies for parents and children
  • cable television and quiet air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • two Aerobeds that will accommodate children up to age 10 so they can sleep in their parents' room
  • outdoor gas grill for chicken, pork, prime rib, fresh fish, lobster, tenderloin
  • fire pit for authentic Jamaican dinners under the stars (followed by marshmallow roast for children)
  • handicap accessible:  toilet boosters, ramps to all main floor rooms and pool
  • child friendly: complimentary 2 cribs, pack & play, 2 high chairs, booster seats, stroller, baby toys, water toys, beach toys, pool basketball, 2 bicycles, motorized kids car, Thomas Train set with its own table
  • Nortel Meridian phone system with intercom to all rooms, kitchen and staff
  • Dell laptop, dedicated line for complimentary ADSL Internet access, wireless network for laptop users
  • complimentary nanny for up to 2 children under 3 year of age for 3 hours per day OR
  • complimentary Kids Club at Little View for up to 4 children ages 3 to 12 for 3 hours per day
  • Greatview Kids Club is centered around Little View which is a one bedroom tree house/play house fully stocked with craft materials, games, puzzles and playhouse items. A rope climbing maze provides a secret back entrance to the tree house. Under the tree house is a sand box, craft tables and play tents which dot the surrounding garden. Depending on the children's ages and interests, local crafts people will be brought in for jewelry making, kite making, clay modeling, coconut hat weaving and other fun Jamaican crafts.
  • complimentary snorkels. fins, masks, picnic baskets, beach towels and water shoes
  • golf is available at both Cinnamon Hill and White Witch golf courses for $59 a round of 18 holes (including cart and caddy fee)
  • Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club Membership (see details below)

GREATVIEW at HALF MOON is one of the undisputed finest private homes in this collection.

Greatview is one of the most glamorous private homes overlooking the Half Moon golf course and vast ocean vista. Three world-class golf courses (Cinnamon Hill, Half Moon and White Witch) are within a five-minute drive. 

The view is breathtaking ~ the deep blue sea to the north and magnificent mountains to the south. Here is the marriage of exquisite taste, beauty and comfort ~ floors of French limestone, Travertine marble and exotic pressed bamboo; walls of Barbadian coral stone and Venetian glaze. The details are immaculate and artistic. Furnishings are an exquisite combination of Asian antique and tropical colonial. Grounds are lush in orange and lime trees, avocado, papaya, mango, breadfruit, Poinciana, flame trees and delicate orchids.

Six well-appointed bedrooms are complemented by inside and outside dining areas, a snug television den and an air-conditioned gym complete with TV and fitness videos. A supplemental generator ensures that Greatview is never without electricity and air conditioning.

Greatview is among the best-managed and best-staffed villas in our group. A staff of 10 ensure the highest levels of service 24 hours a day. Our expert chef presents exquisite meals from the state-of-the-art kitchen with six-burner commercial gas stove and grill, two ovens, bread maker, rotisserie, microwave, wine cooler, icemaker and cappuccino/espresso machine. Chef Colin delights guests with his specialties of homemade pate, jerk chicken, lobster Newberg, grilled salmon in avocado sauce, pecan-crusted snapper, grilled shrimp and tenderloin, grasshopper pie and more. Table service is Wedgwood and Lenox china and sterling silver. Meals are served formally under the crystal chandelier or more casually on the al fresco 700-square-foot verandah overlooking the pool and magnificent ocean view. Because of the extraordinary menus, the Greatview grocery budget is $55-$65 per adult per day and $20-$30 for children under 14.

Click Here to see Sample Menu Options.

Staffing at Greatview is extraordinary including two butlers who provide 24-hour concierge service, room service and breakfast in bed.

The large infinity-edge pool flows as a waterfall into the hot tub on the lower lawn. The poolside bar has a television, blender, smoothie-maker, and fridge stocked with drinks. 

While numerous balconies and overlooks are part of Greatview’s contemporary architecture, the villa is child friendly. It offers complimentary cribs with mobiles, high chairs, playpen, baby toys and games, water toys, floats, water basketball and three tricycles. The shallow end of the pool can be roped off to define where deeper water begins. Greatview includes two connecting suites for families. Also notable is Greatview’s accommodation of guests who use wheelchairs or are physically challenged.

Greatview comes with three loved pets. Cara, a gentle 7-year-old Lab, Lucy, an English Cocker Spaniel and Spot, a plump and affectionate outside cat, live here.  Neither bothers guests but both will come in to cuddle and play if invited.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Master Bedroom Plantation Room on Main Floor 750 sq ft
Four-poster kingsize bed, sitting area, entertainment unit with 20" television, mini-fridge, antique French desk with Internet access for laptops. Glamorous bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool bath, walk-in steam shower, bidet. Bathroom opens to cut stone open-air Swedish drench shower and massage area. Bedroom opens to porch, sea view and garden. Connecting passage to Orchid Room.

Orchid Room on Main Floor 522 sq ft
Two queensize beds, 19th Century burled walnut armoire and English faux-bamboo antique desk. Glamorous bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool bath, bidet, seat in large shower for guests with disabilities. Bathroom opens to cut stone open-air Swedish drench shower and massage area. Bedroom opens to porch, sea view and garden. Connecting passage to Master Bedroom (Plantation Room).

Burmese Room on Mid-Level 400 sq ft
Four-poster queensize bed. Burmese and Chinese furnishings, antique red lacquered desk and Chinese wedding chair, Asian art. Wrap-around balcony with views of Caribbean Sea, rain forest and meadow. En-suite bathroom has tub-shower combination (deep soaking tub) and opens to east balcony.

Frog Room on Top Level up 9 steps 280 sq ft
Kingsize bed and balcony. Whimsical frog theme. En-suite bathroom with deep soaking tub/shower combination.
Opens to balcony with lovely Caribbean Sea view.

Palm Room on Top Level up 9 steps 280 sq ft
Kingsize bed and balcony next to Frog Room. En-suite bathroom with deep soaking tub/shower combination.
Opens to balcony with lovely Caribbean Sea view.

The Cottage 500 sq ft
Hideaway for two in cute downhill cottage. Fully-equipped kitchenette, cozy living room, 27" TV, DVD. air conditioning and intercom to main house. Optional kingsize or twins beds. En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower. Gorgeous sea view from private balcony furnished with rocking chairs, chaises and al fresco dining area for eye-opener coffee, breakfasts or afternoon cocktails. Served by same staff as other five bedrooms in main house, including room service.

Reached via 33 steps from the villa's main level or 14 steps from the lower lawn. Great privacy and gorgeous sea view.

Greatview is on three levels. Bedrooms are exquisitely appointed and adjoin en-suite Travertine marble bathrooms. Smoking is not permitted in the bedrooms, but several open-air areas are available. All bathrooms offer hairdryers, shampoo, conditioner and glycerin soaps. All bedrooms feature en-suite marble bathrooms with self-closing Italian Toto toilets, antiques, closet safes, remote control air conditioners, cable television and well-planned louvers for wonderful cross-breezes.


*Complimentary Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club Membership

Golf Membership Benefits

  • unlimited free greens fees
  • unlimited use of practice facilities and range balls
  • 25% discount on optional cart rental
  • 25% discount on goods at Half Moon golf pro shop
  • 25% discount on instructional services at Half Moon Golf Academy
  • 25% discount at 19th Hole Bar

Resort Membership Benefits

  • Sunrise Beach
  • Hibiscus Pool and Oleander Pool
  • Jacuzzi, tennis courts, fitness center
  • Croquet and miniature putting green

The following activities may be booked on the day of service and are subject to availability: Spa, Horseback Riding, Watersports, Dolphin Lagoon and Tennis.

 

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate
High Season
December 15 - April 17
1–4 $13,200
High Season
December 15 - April 17
5 $14,900
High Season
December 15 - April 17
6 $16,900
High Season
December 15 - April 17
7th bedroom available by special request only
7 $18,900
Low Season
April 18 - December 15
1–4 $10,900
Low Season
April 18 - December 15
5 $11,900
Low Season
April 18 - December 15
6 $14,600
Low Season
April 18 - December 15
7th bedroom available by special request only
7 $16,600
Easter
April 10 - April 17
Easter week is any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
1–6 $16,900
Thanksgiving
November 18 - November 25
1–6 $15,800
Christmas
December 19 - December 26
1–6 $27,000
New Year's
December 26 - January 2
1–6 $27,000

 7th bedroom available by special request only

$1,000 to Spend on Your Next Villa Vacation

Travel by April 15, 2017 and you can earn a $1,000 concierge credit to use towards in-villa spa services, incredible excursions like jungle river tubing, a full-time private driver and more.

Valid for new bookings made 3/1/17 – 3/31/17 for travel 3/1/17 - 4/15/17. Concierge Credit of $1,000. Minimum 7 night booking required. Booking value (including taxes, fees and insurance) must exceed $10,000. Not combinable with other offers. Call or Click Here for full details.

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Guest Reviews

  • Let me say that our week at Greatview was amazing! I know you receive countless glowing reviews about your villa bookings. I also know I am extremely picky and pay attention to so many details. Then, Dave has his own criteria that can make my villa selections a bit of a challenge. You have come through for us on so many occasions. I always wonder in anticipation if you can top some our previous stays, especially after a great stay at Allamanda last year. But, Greatview surpassed every experience we have had to date. Within 24 hours of our arrival, Dave was telling me he would no-doubt be interested in returning to Greatview. He reiterated that sentiment several times through the week. In fact, he even joked that we could have stayed a second week when we were asking our butler about upcoming bookings at the villa once we left.

    Aside from the stunning decor, wonderful layout and spectacular location, one of the significant benefits at Greatview was the air conditioned study where Dave could play his virtual reality video games (his new hobby). Dave was able to have a perfect, cool area to spend his days. We have stayed in a few villas with family rooms or TV rooms, but they were either not air conditioned, the internet was too weak in that part of the house, etc. Of course, the patio was also perfect for Dave to work a few hours each day and still be near me in the pool (a bonus for me!). Plus, it was great to watch our movies, etc. at night in the air conditioned family room without having to retreat to the bedroom right after dinner. Although, the Greatview master suite would have been plenty comfortable!

    One of the other cool bonus features of our visit was the opportunity to meet Margaret and receive a copy of her book about her Greatview journey. What a great lady and she has such an inspiring story! I had looked for her book online so I was thrilled when they handed me my own copy. It was fascinating to read about her challenges of building in Jamaica. In addition, we really liked our butler and our chef. We pride ourselves in being low maintenance and we don't really need to be checked on too often. Lemar fit the bill. Germaine's upbeat demeanor was a pleasure to encounter through the day, even though he was not actually our butler during our stay. Oral really seemed to care that we were happy with the menu and asked a few times through the week if we wanted him to change anything. Oral even sent us home with fresh-baked cake and banana bread which was so sweet of him. The staff really made us feel comfortable, which I know you also hear so often. But, we like our solitude and this staff offered a great balance of hospitality and service.

    Thank you again for yet another wonderful villa vacation! Dave and I both think you are just wonderful!!!

    Brenda J - September 2016

  • Where to begin......This was our second stay at Greatview. We thought the first was phenomenal and didn't think it could get better. We were wrong! It was even better the second time! The house is beautiful, yet very child friendly and very comfortable for adults. The caring and attentive staff at Greatview made us feel at home. They were always there to meet all our needs yet they were never over bearing. We had children ranging in age from 7-13 and they all agreed this was their best vacation ever. From arts and crafts with Christine the nanny to ping pong and basketball, everyone was kept busy. All the staff was wonderful but the new butler Jermaine really connected to the kids with his wonderful sense of humor. Jermaine was so professional, playful and engaging. A fabulous new addition to an already wonderful staff. Colin the chef prepared creative, delicious meals. We never had any desire to go out for meals because we knew those meals wouldn't rival Colin's. He did a wonderful job of preparing many choices for our group of 11. Different kids with different demands. Colin met every demand and exceeded our expectations. Greatview is a relaxing, beautiful home that allows you to be as active as you would like. We can't wait to return to Greatview and see all those friendly faces again. We have already booked our next stay. The only negative is.....it's not soon enough!!

    Laurie H. - Chicago, IL., December 2014

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$1,000 to Spend on Your Next Villa Vacation

Travel by April 15, 2017 and you can earn a $1,000 concierge credit to use towards in-villa spa services, incredible excursions like jungle river tubing, a full-time private driver and more.

Valid for new bookings made 3/1/17 – 3/31/17 for travel 3/1/17 - 4/15/17. Concierge Credit of $1,000. Minimum 7 night booking required. Booking value (including taxes, fees and insurance) must exceed $10,000. Not combinable with other offers. Call or Click Here for full details.

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