Hanover House • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa
About Hanover House
Hanover House is among the most architecturally distinctive private homes in Jamaica. Its rooms are large with high ceilings and stunning views over Montego Bay and the Caribbean Sea.
- 7-bedroom private villa on 3 acres ... 7,000 square feet of living space
- 40 x 40 private pool plus 1,700-square-foot upper level sundeck
- ping pong table
- full staff: cook, butler, housekeepers, laundress, gardener
- wireless Internet access (bring your own laptop)
- spectacular view of the sea and night lights of Montego Bay
- satellite dish ... television, DVD and VCR ... cassette/CD player
- considerately designed for families, nannies and children
- Round Hill membership: complimentary beach, tennis, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail, Manager's Cocktail Party. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis lessons, 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
If you're not looking for the bells and whistles of modern Caribbean architecture, Hanover House is right for you. Its high ceilings and small treasures from another century evoke the former grandeur and elegance of a dignified past Jamaican lifestyle. When I've had enough of glass block, stainless steel and lucite, this is where I want to be for a week or more every year to remind me of the more traditional Jamaica I came to love. I appreciate its polished brass hardware from England, its massive master bedroom with balconies on three side, its crooked old chandeliers and its oh-so-genuine longtime staff. Gazing over its picture postcard views recharges my soul and reminds me why I love Jamaica.
A sweeping staircase brings guests up through the three-story entrance foyer to the salmon-hued soft brick pool terrace ... a 1,500-square-foot outdoor living space around the 40' x 40' private pool, picturesquely framed in white stone arches. The adjacent large living room has satellite television and opens to more terraces and views. Four shaded sitting areas, poolside chaises, and two dining tables seat 15 guests. The breakfast table overlooks a 500-acre coconut plantation. Home-cooked meals here by Pam, the jolly and talented Hanover House cook, merit special mention. One evening, let Pam feed the kids early. Then linger over a long candlelight adult dinner till the stars come out. Then, with drink in hand, move to the master suite balcony for the light show of a lifetime. (Some guests have chosen to sleep on the balcony rather than leave the meserizing view.)
No words can adequately describe the many views from Hanover House ... truly breathtaking every hour of the day and night. The villa's architecture was designed to capture both glorious sunrises across the sea and unforgettable huge sunsets beyond the hills. If you rise early, look for the storybook clouds of mist wafting down over the Great River just to the east. Don't miss those precious and memorable times of day!
Interiors at Hanover House are characterized by a few priceless Empire pieces and several antique mahogany case pieces, richly restored with their original hardware and fluted bases. English botanicals adorn the walls. The large bathrooms have their original plain cabinetry and laminated countertops, but the very comfortable beds and views from each bedroom more than make up for the lack of Corian and granite. In summary, Hanover House feels like home and has a very distinctive brand of charm and spaciousness that have drawn many families back again and again.
Hanover House has become known for its beautiful and extraordinarily photogenic weddings.
Thoughtfully designed for families, the upstairs and downstairs bedroom layouts provide both privacy and proximity for parents and their children nearby.
1,000-square-foot suite. Kingsize bed; antique writing desk; sitting area; 32" flat screen television; en-suite bathroom with double sink, tub-shower combination. Air-conditioning; large wrap-around balcony with magnificent view of Montego Bay day and night.
Connecting door to adjoining nanny's or child's room with twin bed. Locking door to upper sundeck. Shares master bathroom. Second twin bed can be added to create kingsize sleeping accommodation for one couple. This is the only non-air-conditioned bedroom. However, cool air from double air conditioners in the Master Bedroom tends to cool this small room.
Kingsize or twin beds; air conditioning; cathedral rafter-and-beam ceiling; shared bath with Bedroom 3; tub-shower combination; door to upper sundeck. View over pool.
Double bed; air conditioning; shared bath with Bedroom 2; tub-shower combination; door to upper sundeck. View over pool.
All upstairs bedrooms open onto the 1,700-square-foot sundeck with chaises and trade winds ... a lofty perch for lovers of sunrises and sunsets.
Kingsize or twin beds; air conditioning; large private bath with tub-shower combination; mini-fridge; private shaded porch with sea view.
Kingsize or twin beds; air conditioning; large private bath with tub-shower combination; ceiling fan; mini-fridge; private porch with sea view.
Kingsize or twin beds plus sofabed; air conditioning; television; large private bath with tub-shower combination; ceiling fan; overlooks pool.
Round Hill Hotel and Beach Club Membership
A special amenity available to guests in this villa is membership at Round Hill ... just five minutes from the villa and one of the finest private resorts on Jamaica's North Coast. Membership entitles guests to access Round Hill's private beach and tennis on hard-surface courts lit for night play and with pro on call. (Charges apply to lessons and ball boys.) Round Hill also offers a jogging trail, gift shop, logo shop, beach bar, piano bar, Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party, Continental cuisine in the hotel restaurant ... and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace. For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, a range of water sports and parties (Monday beach party and Friday Jamaica Night).
Note: Round Hill will be closed September 3 till October 8, 2013.
Round Hill was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world."
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 whites 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.”
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