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Pimento Hill • Montego Bay, Jamaica Villa

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About Pimento Hill

Pimento Hill is a spacious private home with a legendary history. The villa overlooks the Caribbean Sea and is located just five minutes from chic Round Hill where guests enjoy complimentary membership.

  • glamorous 9,000-square-foot private estate on 6 landscaped acres overlooking the sea
  • 6 bedrooms plus 3 daybeds for children … 6½ bathrooms
  • air-conditioning in Great Room, all bedrooms, dressing room and study
  • large, deep private pool with surround sound system iPod dock + CD player and adjacent bar
  • outdoor poolside bathroom with view of sea and rainforest shower
  • full staff: butler, cook, housekeepers, gardeners, laundress
  • wireless Internet access and complimentary laptop
  • 6 flat screen cable TV’s in 5 bedrooms and 1 in living room, 3 DVD players
  • 4-speaker system with iPod dock and CD player
  • child friendly:  daybeds, baby monitors, complimentary crib and 2 high chairs
  • 1 portable crib that doubles as a secure playpen and can be used poolside
  • open-channel baby monitoring system
  • Playstation 3, movie library for parents and children
  • pool table and ping pong table
  • bedroom safes in Master Bedroom and Blue Bedroom
  • complimentary fulltime private driver and air-conditioned van for excursions to the beach and elsewhere . When there are more than 14 guests booked, two vans and two drivers will be arranged for transportation
  • Round Hill membership: complimentary use of the Round Hill gym and $25 daily fee is waived for Pimento Hill guests (paid by the homeowner), complimentary beach, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, tennis, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, afternoon tea, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri. Current membership runs through October 31, 2018. See note below*

Pimento Hill is a spacious private home with a legendary history. The villa overlooks the Caribbean Sea and is located just five minutes from chic Round Hill where guests enjoy complimentary membership. It was originally built in the late 1950’s for French Count and Countess Jacques and Vera di Sibour in the period when Jamaica was a glamorous party destination for the early jet set and attracted the likes of Noel Coward, Ella Fitzgerald, Ian Fleming and the Kennedy’s, among many other notables. The Master Suite was the residence selected for Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Jamaica to open the Queen’s Highway.*

Pimento Hill was extensively renovated and refurbished to a high standard while retaining many period features. Today, owned by a family in London, Pimento Hill's essence is the tasteful marriage of Colonial grandeur of a bygone era complemented by modern amenities and comforts one would expect in a luxury villa. Priceless chandeliers and antiques define character. Marvelous meals emerge from the modern kitchen. Comfortable bedrooms feature top-of-the-line mattresses and en-suite bathrooms. Delicate orchids adorn the rooms. The grounds include water gardens, hidden walkways, an arched bridge and sprawling grassy lawns.

Pimento Hill’s six acres are a virtual orchard of mango, orange, grapefruit, breadfruit, lime, tangerine, avocado and even a cotton tree! Large lawns encourage children to run around and even learn a bit of cricket from senior gardener Ralston.

Architecturally, the villa is constructed in four defined areas connected by footpaths:

Entrance Hall and Main Villa
One enters the Main Villa through a classic Italianate pink and cream marble entrance hall. This building houses the 1,000-square-foot Great Room on original mahogany floors and the extraordinarily large modern kitchen with six-burner gas stove and wide granite countertops. The inside formal dining area features a gleaming mahogany table and 10 Queen Anne chairs under a stunning crystal chandelier. The Great Room opens onto the long verandah with bar, comfy couches for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and al fresco dining area for up to 20 guests.

Completing the Main Villa is the 800-square-foot Blue Bedroom with antique French crystal chandelier.

Blue Room Master Villa 800 square feet

Optional kingsize or twin beds plus a daybed for a child. En-suite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. French doors open to a small garden porch where eye-opener coffee or tea is placed early each morning.

Master Villa 2,000 square feet
Just across a porte-cochere is the second building which houses the impressive Master Suite with renovated his & hers bathrooms, jacuzzi bathtub in ladies room, kingsize four-poster bed and two adjoining 175-square-foot rooms. The children's room can be either twin beds for youngsters or kingsize for adults. The second room has a 13‘ antique dressing table and daybed for another child. Both the children’s room and the dressing room open to their own individual en-suite bathroom with mosaic-tiled circular sunken bathtubs with showers. The door to the Jacuzzi bathroom can be closed and locked for privacy from the Master Bedroom.

The 1,500-square-foot Master Bedroom opens through 12 louvered doors to garden and sea views, and to a private porch where eye-opener coffee or tea is quietly presented early each morning. French doors on the south wall of the Master Villa open to a 35’ covered brick walkway to the Study.

Study 540 square feet
Just across the covered walkway from the Master Bedroom is the cozy Study. Its 100-square-foot bedroom has optional king or twin beds, small shower room, and separate small toilet room. The adjoining study has a 42” flat screen TV, desk for laptop users (wireless Internet access), and twin-size daybed for an additional guest.

Pool Cottages
An 80' path through the shaded water garden leads to two more private bedrooms located on the pool deck. One bedroom has a kingsize bed; the other has optional king or twin beds. Each has an en-suite bathroom and shower. One also has an adjoining outdoor shower, accessible via both a door from the twin bathroom and also via a gate from the pool terrace.

While the large, deep swimming pool gets all-day sun, the adjacent terrace has a covered sitting area and unique copper bar for poolside drinks. On request, lunch will be served by the pool in sun or shade.


  • 2 permanent kingsize beds (Master Suite and 1st Pool Cottage)
  • 4 optional kingsize or twin beds (Blue Room, Study, Children's Room and 2nd Pool Cottage)
  • 3 daybeds (Master Suite Dressing Room, Blue Room and Study)

Maximum desired occupancy is 14 guests. Pimento Hill is a remarkable venue for weddings and entertaining. Additional charges apply for events with guests in excess of 14 live-in guests.

*The Queen's Villa*

In early 1966 the Queen and Prince Philip made a 5 week tour of the West Indies which culminated in their visit to Jamaica.  They spent 3 days in Jamaica, arriving in Montego Bay on the Royal Yacht, Britannia.  The lights of the Royal yacht twinkling in the Montego Bay harbour became a brief sight-seeing attraction.  There was huge excitement as the Queen made history visiting small villages and towns in the Parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland, which had never before received a royal visit.  After their last official engagement which was a civic reception in Charles Square, Montego Bay, on the morning of March 6th, the Queen and Prince Philip had some time to themselves.  They went to stay at Pimento Hill House with the Count and Countess De Sibour who owned Pimento Hill at that time.  This was an incredibly precious time for the Queen and her Prince as it gave them some time to relax and rest in complete privacy before the Queen flew back to London ahead of Prince Phillip. The Prince remained at Pimento Hill until Tuesday 8th March when he flew on to the US and Canada. They must have treasured this time together at Pimento Hill as they knew that they would be apart for the following 2 weeks.  

In the Jamaica Gleaner on March 6th 1966, it is reported that: "the acting prime minister, the Honourable Donald Sangster, has asked the public to cooperate and so allow Her Majesty and Prince Philip to spend a quiet afternoon and evening today and, similarly, after Her Majesty's departure, to permit His Royal Highness a few days of rest."

In the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year of 2012, today's owners of Pimento Hill wrote to the Queen to ask wheather she recalled her stay. Her Lady-in-Waiting replied with the Queen's response: "Although so many years have passed, the Queen recalls your beautiful villa very well and has happy memories of the time she spent there." Her letter is on display at Pimento Hill.

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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 ... 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 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."


Round Hill will be closed September 4 - October 11, 2018 for their annual maintenance.

*Round Hill membership is guaranteed for guests travelling through October 31, 2018. Some villa beach memberships are not guaranteed if travel dates are beyond October 31, 2018. Ask our Villa Specialists if you have any questions.

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
1–3 $5,445
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
4 $6,958
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
5 $8,470
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
6 $11,858
Thanksgiving 2018
November 17 - November 24
1–6 $11,858
Christmas 2018
December 19 - December 26
1–6 $17,900
New Year's 2018-2019
December 26 - January 2
1–6 $18,900
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
1–3 $6,545
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
4 $8,168
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
5 $9,680
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
6 $13,695
Easter 2019
April 20 - April 27
Easter week is any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
1–6 $13,695

Occupancy of more than 14 guests will be charged at $100 per night.

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Guest Reviews

  • The food was great, the grounds were beautiful. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was outstanding! The house is a beautiful sanctuary, everything was maintained to perfection!

    Joy S - April 2015

  • It has been a wonderful experience! Thank you to the staff who made everything possible.

    Robert M - April 2015

  • Pansy’s cooking is amazing. The staff were a joy to be around. Round Hill membership and complimentary driver really completed the luxurious experience! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

    Favia M - March 2015

  • Staff went to great lengths to ensure our comfort and enjoyment. The house was quirky with tons of character. Exceeded our expectations!

    Alice L - March 2015

  • The staff was professional & warm. We were so well taken care of. We cannot wait to return, it was everything we hoped it would be!

    Rob L - February 2015

  • Dear Linda,

    Staff – the best. Villa – the best. We DO love this villa!

    Sue A. – Morristown, NJ – March 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    This is a wonderful home with the most remarkable people. Huge compliments to the chef! All of the staff was so warm – they felt like family. We were sad to leave, but made new friends and amazing memories.

    Michael B. – December 2012

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