Great River House

Bedrooms
up to 5
Sleeps
up to 10
Min. Nights
from 5

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,  and one-day excursion (all other trips will be charged locally).  Gas is an additional cost.
  • private tennis court with a pro on call
  • putting green
  • badminton, croquet and bocce ball
  • 30 x 60-foot pool (option to heat for a fee of $750)
  • full staff: chef, butler, housekeepers/laundress, gardener, the night manager
  • farm to table fruit, herbs, and avocados are all grown on the property
  • air-conditioned family room with an entertainment center
  • bar and ice maker
  • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access (bring your laptop)
  • cable televisions and DVD player
  • outdoor projector for movie nights by the pool
  • 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

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 the 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 ambiance, complemented by contemporary designer fabrics, a chef's kitchen, and Kohler en-suite bathrooms with water tiles. Interiors are distinguished by artwork by famous illustrators Arthur Taylor, and 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 children's 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 are grown on the property.

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

Accommodations

All five bedrooms have mahogany floors, fine linens, pillow menus, quiet remote control air conditioning, ceiling fans, a wireless audio system, and an Internet signal. Bathrooms feature Kohler fixtures, wall sprays, and rain tile showers. 

Master Bedroom - 400 sq ft
Antique Jamaican 4-poster king-size bed, and sliding doors to a private verandah with a 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 the pool terrace, and also to a private terrace.

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

Garden View Bedroom
Optional king-size or twin beds; also twin bed sleeper 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
King-size bed; en suite bath with walk-in shower and rain tiles. Writing desk and over-stuffed reading chair. Overlooks the tennis court and garden.

Lower Level Bedroom
Optional king-size or twin beds in a 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 a private patio and seating area with a garden view.

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, 2022.  Please note: The resort will be closed from September 6 to October 6, 2022.

Please note: There may be occasions when some or all the facilities for the hotel may be closed for membership guest services due to a private hotel event. Round Hill reserves the right to change or alter its membership packages with no advance notice.



Amenities

5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10 Guests

7500 Interior Square Ft.

  • Air-conditioned family room
  • Large lawn
  • Swing
  • Books
  • Games
  • DVDs
  • Kiddie pool area
  • 2 cribs
  • 1 high chair
  • Pack & play
  • 3 car seats
  • 2 modern strollers
  • Connecting bedrooms
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access (bring your laptop)
  • 30 x 60-foot pool (option to heat for a fee of $750)
  • Infinity edge
  • Salt water
  • Private tennis court with pro on call
  • Hard-surface tennis court
  • Chef
  • Butler
  • Housekeepers/laundress
  • Gardener
  • Night manager
  • Full Gym Nearby (walk
  • drive or take golf cart)
  • Round Hill
  • Weddings - Maximum guests: 100
  • Hair dryers
  • Distant ocean views
  • Complimentary driver - includes:
  • airport transfers
  • trips within Montego Bay area
  • one day excursions (all other trips will be charged locally)
  • Private gated neighborhood
  • Putting green
  • Badminton
  • Croquet
  • Bocce ball
  • Cable televisions and DVD player
  • Sonos wireless audio system
  • Netflix
  • Pandora and Spotify

Details

Distance Details

Beach: 4 minute drive to Round Hill
Town: 20 minutes via driver
Airport: 20 minutes

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
November 27, 2022 - December 14, 2022
Low Season- 3 Bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $ 1000 *
November 27, 2022 - December 14, 2022
5 5 $ 1286 *
December 15, 2022 - December 18, 2022
High Season- 3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 7 $ 1358 *
December 15, 2022 - December 18, 2022
5 7 $ 1858 *
December 19, 2022 - December 26, 2022
Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
5 7 $ 3072 *
December 27, 2022 - January 02, 2023
New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
5 7 $ 3215 *
January 03, 2023 - April 07, 2023
High Season- 3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 7 $ 1358 *
January 03, 2023 - April 07, 2023
High Season
5 7 $ 1858 *
April 08, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Easter Holiday
5 7 $ 1858 *
April 16, 2023 - November 17, 2023
Low Season- 3 Bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $ 1000 *
April 16, 2023 - November 17, 2023
Low Season
5 5 $ 1286 *
November 18, 2023 - November 25, 2023
Thanksgiving Holiday
5 7 $ 1858 *
November 26, 2023 - December 14, 2023
Low Season- 3 Bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $ 1000 *
November 26, 2023 - December 14, 2023
Low Season
5 5 $ 1286 *
December 15, 2023 - December 18, 2023
High Season- 3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 7 $ 1358 *
December 15, 2023 - December 18, 2023
High Season
5 7 $ 1858 *
December 19, 2023 - December 26, 2023
Christmas Holiday
5 7 $ 3072 *
December 27, 2023 - January 02, 2024
New Year's Holiday
5 7 $ 3215 *
Rooms are for priced for double occupancy only. Extra guests may be approved by the homeowner and an extra guest fee may be applied. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Wedding Details

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

Rate Policies

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

Pool heating is an additional $750 per week

Check In Times

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

Tax Service Charge Details *

Service Charge: Prepayment of a service charge is required for all reservations (10% of the villa rental in the high season and 15% of the villa rental in the low season).

Security Deposit Details

US $99 Damage Deposit Waiver Fee: A US $99 Damage Deposit Waiver Fee applies to your reservation. It is our goal to ensure that you have a remarkable experience at our villas. And we understand that accidents happen. In lieu of a large security deposit, your reservation will include a $99 Accidental Damage Waiver fee. This will cover accidental damages of up to $2,000 that occur during your stay.


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Location

Reviews

  • 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!

    Duke

  • 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.

  • We had a wonderful time at our stay at the Great River House. Jamaica is a beautiful country to visit, everything is so green. The Great River House was absolutely beautiful. The pictures on the web site do not do it justice. The staff were very friendly and took care of all of our needs. We spent a few afternoons and mornings at Round Hill, then came home to the villa for relaxing evenings. Chef Desmond is extremely talented and easy to plan meals with. Rachel and the rest of the staff keep the house in tip top shape, making us feel like they are right at home. Goofy, the driver was always looking out for us, and Brandon the Butler was so helpful meeting all of our needs. I would recommend this villa to anyone that wants to just go and relax and have a beautiful view of the Caribbean. The Mobay service is really not necessary at the airport. We moved quickly through the Immigration and Security.

    Guerreri

  • Best cook ever and they were all great and accommodating. We had a great time!

    Kaye, Paul and family