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Janus on Round Hill • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa

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About Janus on Round Hill

Located at the highest point on one of the largest individual tracts of land on Round Hill, Janus is one of the most stylish additions to this collection. A stunning four-bedroom villa, Janus has been totally renovated … designed to be extraordinarily comfortable and chic.

  • stunning private villa on 7 acres atop famous Round Hill
  • 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms
  • lavish interiors in 5,000 square feet of living space
  • full staff: butler, cook, housekeepers, gardeners, personal laundress
  • 20’ x 50’ heated pool
  • private tennis court and 1,200-square-foot tennis pavilion
  • yoga mats and massage table
  • espresso machines
  • WiFi throughout
  • satellite radio: 17 speakers uphill at main villa and pool, 10 speakers at tennis house
  • Apple TV and movie library
  • baby grand piano
  • aviary of mourning doves
  • orchids and ginger lilies, acres of manicured gardens
  • organic herb garden (fresh mint, basil, cilantro, chives, rosemary)
  • golf cart for transport to all resort activities
  • helicopter pad
  • Round Hill membership: complimentary use of the new Round Hill gym and $25 daily fee is waived for Hillside House guests (paid by the homeowner), complimentary WiFi throughout Round Hill (daily fee waived/paid by the homeowner), complimentary beach, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail. For various additional fees: Pineapple Kids Club, gym, tennis, hair salon & spa, afternoon tea, Manager's Cocktail Party, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri.
  • Tryall Club membership: complimentary beach, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, Usain Bolt Games Room for all ages, jogging trail, afternoon tea, and Manager's Cocktail Party every Monday night. For various additional fees: golf, tennis lessons, Happy Hour, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, boutique, motorized water sports, and every Thursday Reggae Night on the Beach with live entertainment.

Located at the highest point on one of the largest individual tracts of land on Round Hill, Janus is one of the most stylish additions to this collection. A stunning four-bedroom villa, Janus has been totally renovated … designed to be extraordinarily comfortable and chic. Interiors are enhanced by hand-crafted sculptures and original art. With eponymous views to both the east and west, sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking.  Gentle cooing of the resident mourning doves portends the sunrise.

Encyclopedia Mythica: Janus is the Roman god of gates and doors, beginnings and endings, and hence represented with a double-faced head, each looking in opposite directions.

The main villa takes advantage of the dual views from this specially-selected vantage point.  Total renovation of interiors has achieved a high standard of design with priority also on comfort and service.

Built by the Princess of Lichtenstein, Janus perches atop seven acres on posh Round Hill in an excellent gated neighborhood of other glamorous staffed villas. Immediately next door is the home of the world-renowned international entrepreneur often featured in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Marie Claire, Fortune etc. for his philanthropy and signature collections of high-end home decor, fragrance, furnishings, jewelry and apparel. Fifty yards to the other side of Janus is the seven-bedroom home once owned by an Academy-Award-winning producer and director. His villa was vacation home to many well-known movie stars. 

The spacious grounds are a virtual park of gently rolling land, colorful gardens, soft grass and stately Royal Palms … all completely private. Underground irrigation ensures lush life of this beautiful space.

 Downhill is the Tennis House, a folly capturing the imagination of children and adults alike.  It is a throwback of game tables (chess, checkers, poker), antique Foosball, darts and other icons and games machines from decades past … also bocce ball on the lawn and a 72” Apple TV inside. Here too is a full bathroom with shower and a modern kitchen that includes a 10-burner DCS gas stove, 2 fridge-freezers and ice maker.  The Janus staff can serve dinners for up to 18 guests on the porch, overlooking the professional hard-surface court, lit for night play and bordered by a viewing gallery for onlookers.

Of special interest is that several years in sequence, Janus was the holiday home of Paul McCartney and family. It was in the Janus study that he composed Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio, his first major foray into classical music, released in June 1991 to significant media attention, to commemorate The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's 150th anniversary. Years later, McCartney’s signed messages of appreciation still appear in the Janus Guest Book.

ACCOMMODATIONS

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
Kingsize 4-poster bed, large en-suite bathroom with deep bathtub and open shower.  West bathroom door opens to connecting study and also to passageway to Bedroom 2.

BEDROOM 2
Kingsize 4-poster bed, large bathroom with glass-wall walk-in shower.  Bedroom French doors open to both east and west verandahs, also to passageway to connecting study and Master Suite.

BEDROOM 3
In opposite wing beyond the Great Room.  Queensize 4-poster bed, cable TV, small bathroom with walk-in shower.  Bedroom hall door opens to Great Room and access to both verandahs, also to stairway to lower level Bedroom 4.

BEDROOM 4 – DOWNSTAIRS
Kingsize 4-poster bed, small bathroom with walk-in shower.  Double Dutch doors to private tropical terrace and cobblestone walkway to pool and verandah.  This is the only downstairs room.


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, Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party ... and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace.

For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, tennis courts, afternoon tea, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, salon, a range of water sports and beach parties.

Internet access is $22 per day for up to 3 devices. This may be paid at reception. The internet service can be upgraded to Premium (faster speed) for $33 per day for up to 3 devices.

Round Hill was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world."

Note: Round Hill will be closed September 5 - October 12, 2017 for their annual maintenance.


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. (Starting August 1, 2017 some Tryall Club golf services may be subject to a 15% service charge, including green fees, golf cart rentals, shoe and club rentals).

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.”

Tryall Club Golf Course NoteThe front 9 holes of the golf course will be closed from May 13 - October 16, 2017 for extensive renovation. The recently renovated back 9 holes of the golf course will remain open all summer. Members & guests who wish to play 18 holes between May 13th and Oct 16th can play the back 9 holes twice. Multiple tee box options will be available in order to give a different feel to the golf course. The driving range will remain open as normal. All green fees during this period will be charged at our 9 hole rates regardless of whether the golfer plays 9 or 18 holes. Normal cart and caddy fees will apply. (Starting August 1, 2017 some Tryall Club golf services may be subject to a 15% service charge, including green fees, golf cart rentals, shoe and club rentals).

*NOTE: Tryall Club membership is guaranteed for guests travelling through November 30, 2017. Some villa beach memberships are not guaranteed if travel dates are beyond November 30, 2017. Ask our Villa Specialists if you have any questions.

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate
High Season 2018
December 15 - April 14
1–4 $17,500
Low Season 2017
April 15 - December 14
1–4 $10,500
Christmas
December 19 - December 26
1–4 $25,000
New Year's
December 26 - January 2
1–4 $25,000
Easter
March 31 - April 7
Easter week is any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
1–4 $17,500
Thanksgiving
November 18 - November 25
1–4 $25,000

Presidents Week - $25,000.00

Refundable Security Deposit: $5,000.00

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Guest Reviews

  • Everything Excellent! I couldn't have been happier. Extremely professional staff and service. Food delicious. Everyone so friendly and welcoming. It was a treat to be here!

    Jane E - July 2016

  • Wonderful thoughtful staff. Excellent accommodations.

    Karen B - June 2016

  • Everything was terrific – wonderful property!

    Robert S - March 2016

  • The staff at Janus is a real treasure. Many thanks for a wonderful vacation.

    Hines G - July 2015

  • Excellent across the board. Thank you for making this the most memorable vacation ever.

    Sophie S - June 2015

  • The staff at Janus are a real treasure. Many thanks for a wonderful vacation.

    Jackie H - June 2015

  • Everything and everyone was excellent.

    Kellie H - June 2015

  • All the staff did a wonderful job. The Villa was beautiful, incredible views. Attentive & caring staff and a beautiful house made for a memorable family vacation.

    Sarah S - March 2015

  • Absolutely Wonderful!! We cannot thank the staff at Janus enough, and hope to return again and again!

    Wallach - December 2014

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