Great River House

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Min. Nights

About Villa

Classic Jamaican glamour meets luxurious modern conveniences! Set on five acres of gently sloping land with sea view and surrounded by manicured lawns.
  • 5-bedroom, 5 full en-suite baths, 2 half baths, 7,500-square-foot private villa on 5 acres
  • excellent gated neighborhood of other upscale villas
  • complimentary driver, to include: airport transfers, trips within Montego Bay area, and one day excursions (all other trips will be charged locally)
  • private tennis court with pro on call
  • putting green
  • badminton, croquet and bocce ball
  • 30 x 60-foot pool with frontgate float and toys
  • full staff: chef, butler, housekeepers/laundress, gardener, night manager
  • farm to table fruit, herbs and avocados all grown on the property
  • air-conditioned family room with entertainment center
  • bar and icemaker
  • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access (bring your laptop)
  • cable televisions and DVD player
  • Sonos wireless audio system
  • Netflix, Pandora and Spotify 
  • child friendly:  large lawn, swing, books, games, DVDs, kiddie pool area
  • 2 cribs, 1 high chair, pack & play, 3 car seats, 2 modern strollers
  • Jamaican fire pit for bonfires, story-telling, smores and marshmallow roasts
  • Round Hill membership: complimentary beach, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail. 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. Current membership runs through October 31, 2018 and villa is intending to renew for 2019 (through October 2019)*

Great River House is located in a private gated neighborhood of other upscale villas, the entire property is fenced and entered through wrought iron gates, ensuring complete privacy. Grounds include a hard-surface tennis court, a putting green and a spacious grassy lawn with badminton and croquet. Fruit trees enhance the manicured lawns. Royal Palms, citrus and pimento trees are gently lit each evening.

Built in 1956 by a member of the Dupont family, a renovation in 2008 by modernist architect Tom Reed (and latest enhancements in 2015)  combines elegance, an expansive pool terrace, state-of-the-art technology including wireless Internet throughout, and cable televisions.

Locally-crafted mahogany furniture reflects an old Jamaica ambience, complemented by contemporary designer fabrics, a chefs kitchen, and Kohler en-suite bathrooms with water tiles. Interiors are distinguished by artwork by famous illustrator Arthur Taylor, George Rodrique and original botanical and Jamaican watercolors and oils. The large serpentine pool features an infinity waterfall edge, fountain, expansive stone terrace and divided shallow childrens pool.

Candlelight dinners are served in an interior air-conditioned dining room where guests may enjoy a view over the pool and its infinity edge to the sea beyond. Meals may also be served al fresco on the 2,400-square-foot pool terrace. The chef treats guests to fresh fish and grilled lobster, and everyone's favorite, jerk pork and chicken prepared on our own jerk drum. Also, farm to table fruit, herbs and avocados grown on the property.

Various nooks and crannies are thoughtfully provided for individual escapes. A flower-filled side courtyard with out-door shower offers a special hideaway for rejuvenating spa treatments on request.


All five bedrooms have mahogany floors, fine linens, pillow menus, quiet remote control air conditioning, ceiling fans, wireless audio system and Internet signal. Bathrooms feature Kohler fixtures, wall sprays and rain tile showers. New beds installed in December 2015!

Master Bedroom - 400 sq ft
Antique Jamaican 4-poster kingsize bed, and sliding doors to a private verandah with Caribbean Sea view. Cable television. 200-square-foot en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, side and overhead water tiles, and marble vanity with his and hers sink basins. Opens to pool terrace, also to private terrace.

Sea View Bedroom
Kingsize bed; en-suite bathroom with walk-in Turkish tiled shower, rain tiles and his and hers sink basins. Cable television. Private terrace with view of Caribbean Sea and garden. Connecting door to Garden View Bedroom for parent-child suite. Safe for valuables.

Garden View Bedroom
Optional kingsize or twin beds; also twin bed sleep sofa for a child. En suite bathroom with tub/shower combination. Connecting door to Sea View Bedroom for parent-child suite. Garden view.

Tennis View Bedroom
Kingsize bed; en suite bath with walk-in shower and rain tiles. Writing desk and over-stuffed reading chair. Overlooks tennis court and garden.

Lower Level Bedroom
Optional kingsize or twin beds in very private bedroom. En-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower with ceiling and wall rain tiles, marble counter with his & hers double sink basins. Writing desk. Opens to private patio and seating area with garden view.


5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10 People

7500 Interior Square Ft.

Air Conditioning


Children Welcome

Fully Staffed Villa

Golf Available



Audio: iPod Dock(s)

Bathrooms: Hair Dryers

Beach Club & Resort Membership: Round Hill (outside the gate)

Child Friendly: Connecting Bedroom(s)

Child Friendly: Kids Club Membership

Child Friendly: Playground Nearby

Communications: Wireless Internet Access

Communications: Complimentary Calls to the US, UK and Canada

Fitness Equipment: Full Gym Nearby (walk, drive or take golf cart)

Golf and Tennis: Golf on Site or Nearby

Golf and Tennis: Private Tennis Court

Other: Available for Weddings

Other: Spa on Site or Nearby

Pool and Sea Area: Heated Pool

Pool and Sea Area: Poolside Shower

Pool and Sea Area: Snorkel Gear


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
April 20, 2019 - April 26, 2019
3 7 $1857
April 20, 2019 - April 26, 2019
5 7 $1857
April 27, 2019 - November 22, 2019
3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $1000
April 27, 2019 - November 22, 2019
5 5 $1286
November 23, 2019 - November 30, 2019
3 7 $1857
November 23, 2019 - November 30, 2019
5 7 $1857
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $1000
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
5 5 $1286
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 7 $1357
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
5 7 $1857
December 21, 2019 - December 27, 2019
Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
3 7 $3071
December 21, 2019 - December 27, 2019
Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
5 7 $3071
December 28, 2019 - January 04, 2020
New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
3 7 $3214
December 28, 2019 - January 04, 2020
New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
5 7 $3214

Wedding Details

Maximum guests: 100 (plus rental of luxury portajohns is required)

Rate Policies

Security Deposit: †$1,500

A 7-night, full-house rate is required for all holiday weeks which include Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Check In Times

Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 11:00 AM

Security Deposit Details




  • The entire team was excellent. The food was wonderful and everyone was very accommodating to our son with allergies.

    Prince was extremely helpful and we greatly appreciated his efforts, as well as Karen, Suzette, Desmond and Ron.

    Furnishings are very attractive and beds very comfortable!


  • Terrific, kind, courteous and friendly staff.

    Prince is an exceptional butler. His charm and courtesy made this a delightful experience. We all loved him.

    Desmond is the best cook we've ever met! The cooking here is superb! Desmond accommodated small children, a vegetarian, and different schedules. We couldn't wait for each meal!

    Beautifully maintained house and grounds. We loved the table linens! Having Sonos was great.

    This is the 6th villa we have rented and by far our favorite! Beautiful, well thought out house.

    Thank you for all the ways you made us so cozy and relaxed and happy!

    Alexandra & Frederick P.

  • Villa was very nice and staff were friendly and helpful.

    Great web site and staff is excellent.

    Terry M.

  • Dear Linda,

    Thank you! We had a wonderful time at this amazing house! We will miss night swimming, smoothies, the bonfire, tennis and most of all, daiquiri time. The food was delicious and everyone helped to make this an incredible vacation.

    All the best,

    Stephanie M.

  • Dear Linda,

    Great River House was absolutely brilliant!!! We had a fantastic time, and were well looked after. Carlington and Radcliffe were especially awesome. Excellent service, and the food was out of this world.

    Hiten P.

  • Dear Linda,

    The staff at Great River House is the envy of all Jamaica. We loved them all. They truly made us feel welcome and at home. Lovely place and we had incredible weather.

    Randy M.