January 11, 2019
Rio Chico, west of Ocho Rios
Layout: 6 bedroom main villa & 2 bedroom guest house
Living space: 14 acre oceanfront estate with 2,000 ft private shoreline
Rates: $8,250.00 us per night for main house – $9071.00 us per night incl. cottage
Description:Rio Chico sits on what some have called the most beautiful site in all the Caribbean. Built in 1898, the villa recently underwent a lavish renovation by one of the world’s most brilliant hoteliers. Today, its guests enjoy top-of-the-line amenities, service and comfort in a remarkable home … privately nestled on 14 acres of lush tropical gardens dotted with stone bridges, lily ponds, waterfalls and statuary. Here is the rich character of The Riviera married to the superb service of Colonial Jamaica … on a magnificent seascape just west of Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s renowned north coast. Rio Chico’s guest list includes diplomats, industrialists and celebrities from around the world.
Silent Waters, Great River Private, Montego Bay
Layout:5 individual stand alone villas & owners guest suite
Living space: Twelve buildings, helicopter pad and tennis court occupy five acres. Total land space 18 acres
Rate: 1-5suites – $3,130.00 us per night
5 Suites + Owner’s Villa – $3,930.00 us per night
7 Suites (includes 5 Suites plus Lower Levels 1 & 2) – $3,717.00 us per night
7 Suites + Owner’s Villa – $4502.00 us per night + 10% government tax
Description:Located in the gated community of Great River Private on one of the highest mountaintops overlooking Montego Bay and the Caribbean Sea, the site consists of 18 acres. Twelve buildings, helicopter pad and tennis court occupy five acres.
The paved entrance road is elegantly landscaped with stately Royal Palms. Black and gold wrought iron gates from Thailand mark the entrance to the property. Hand-carved teak doors from Bali lead to multiple interior areas in textures of Travertine marble, Brazilian granite, cedar and teak. Colorful gardens are accented with ancient carved Balinese, Burmese, Thai and Chinese statuary. Serene lily ponds and turquoise pools separate various living spaces within the compound. There is no road access to the densely-wooded property above Silent Waters. Privacy is assured. Sophisticated electronic security and video monitors ensure that only invited parties may enter the compound.
The hub of the compound is the 900-square-foot Main Pavilion. 100 feet of sliding glass doors disappear into pocket walls to open the central Pavilion to a breathtaking panorama of sea, sky and mountains. The Pavilion opens to a marble terrace, infinity-edge swimming pool and sunning area overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Montego Bay.
A few steps across the terrace are the breakfast gazebo, dining room and open-air bar with television, DVD and cushioned seating for 20. An 80’ reflection pool wraps around the al fresco breakfast gazebo and dining pavilion. A garden path leads up the mountain to the very private owner’s villa which accommodates two more guests.
Sundown Villa, Discovery Bay
Layout:5 bedroom main house & 4 bedroom guest house
Living space: Main house – 5,500 sq ft & guest house – 2,700 sq ft
125 ft Private beach
Rate: $10,805.00 usd incl taxes & fees
Description:Set in the historic fishing village of Discovery Bay on Jamaica’s northern coast, Sundown villa gives a taste of a hidden Jamaica that not very many people know about. Life at Sundown may feel strangely familiar: it’s that special place you’ve always dreamed of owning – a peaceful and welcoming sanctuary by the sea where you and your family can kick-back and relax and enjoy the serene surroundings of your second home.Sundown rests concealed amid blossoming tress and lush gardens at the front of the house and has a spectacular ocean view through the wall-to-wall open doors that stretch out to the comfortably furnished, oversized verandah at the back of the house. From head-to-toe this charming five-bedroom hideaway purrs elegant Caribbean-styled living. Perhaps the best feature of this villa is the large and inviting veranda with wooden ceiling fans that is nestled behind the villa. A restful communal spot with comfortable sofas and loungers, it is the perfect spot to unwind with your family surrounded by tropical flowers enjoying the memorizing views of the white sand beach and serene bay.On either side of the great room and adjoined verandah are the two master bedrooms each with its own private patio overlooking the beach and bay. The other bedrooms are nestled on the garden side of the house offering an equally peaceful place to rest and curl up with your favorite book.The newly built 2700 sq ft two story guest house now makes Sundown the only nine bedroom house on Discovery Bay providing the perfect sport for multigenerational vacations. With a two bedroom suite on each floor offering en suite bathrooms and small kitchenettes; comfort, privacy and luxury combine to provide the perfect backdrop to your next vacation.
Following Seas at the Tryall Club
Layout: 6 bedrooms & 7 bathrooms
Living space: 7,000 sq ft on 7 acres
Rate: $3,636.00 us per night + 10% tax & 5% tryall service fee
Description:Following Seas is a marvelous private villa with the top rating of Premier. It is tastefully renovated with thoughtful comforts, amenities and stylish new bathrooms throughout. Its casual elegance promotes an easy lifestyle supported by dedicated staff members. In classic Jamaican architecture, all rooms open wide to the outside for bona fide tropical living. The amazing view of the sea is ever present, breathtaking and hypnotic.Perched atop one of the highest points on the historic Tryall Club on Jamaica’s beautiful north coast, Following Seas’ seven manicured acres offer visitors 180-degree panoramic views of the deep blue Caribbean, as well as the lush blue-green mountains of the western Jamaican landscape. The views are truly mesmerizing.The Main House offers four luxurious bedroom suites which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that roll back so your room feels like part of the magnificent outdoors. A detached Guest Cottage situated a convenient distance from the main house is a wonderful hideaway, featuring two bedrooms with private terraces and oversized windows open to the same magnificent views.Majestic Royal Palms line the paved entrance lane. A dramatic spiral staircase leads to the large central Great Room which opens to everyone’s favorite gathering place, the covered sitting and dining verandah. Just beyond the verandah is the long, sparkling pool and endless view of the sea.A second dining area is a folly behind the main villa: a charming dining pavilion built into natural coral rock, with seating for up to 35 guests. With commercial kitchen, bar and large pool terrace, Following Seas is a superb venue for parties.
Acres of outdoor space include shady lawns, colourful gardens and fruit orchard, large covered terraces overlooking the infinity edge swimming pool (main house) plus a private plunge pool (guest cottage) and a 10-person outdoor Jacuzzi and a massage terrace.Fitness enthusiasts will also enjoy the new private gym on-site (built in 2017). Along with bench and free weight system, the gym features Cybex equipment including elliptical, treadmill and recumbent bicycle.A separate Media cottage, with deck facing the Western coastline sunsets, offers prime seating before an 80″ wide screen TV for movie nights and special viewings. A full commercial kitchen, bar, and large outdoor covered verandah, pool deck, bar terrace, and spa terrace combine to make Following Seas the perfect destination for parties large and small.
Bali Hai at Tryall Club
Layout: 5 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms
Living space: 10,000 sq ft
Rate: $2,857.00 us per night + 10% tax & 5% tryall service fee
Description: Overlooking the Tryall golf course and the Caribbean Sea, Bali Hai boasts one of the most breathtaking views day and night of all the homes at the Tryall Club.
Stone steps lead from the entrance landing to a sunken living room with 55-inch flat screen TV and 24-foot window wall that opens to the upper terrace and breathtaking view. The upper terrace features parallel al fresco gazebos … one for dining; the other a casual, comfortable bar and lounging area with wicker chairs and chaises.Architecturally distinctive, Bali Hai is designed in three levels, creating a significant sense of spaciousness and privacy. The main level includes the Great Room, kidney-shaped pool, dining and bar gazebos, massive new kitchen, two bedrooms and staff quarters. On the middle level are the 30′ x 50′ swimming pool, children’s paddle pool, poolside bar with icemaker, sound system and two more bedrooms. The lowest level includes the fifth very private bedroom.The main areas of the villa have routers for WiFi throughout. Telephone in sitting area with intercom to the kitchen and staff quarters. Enjoy the Sonos sound system in the pool area and sitting gazebo. Throughout the rooms, terraces and gazebos are breathtaking vistas of the manicured golf course and deep blue sea.
Whispering Waters, Discovery Bay
Layout: 7 Bedrooms + 7 Bathrooms
Living Space: 12,000 Sq Ft
Rate:$2,500.00 us per night
Description:Interiors are furnished beautifully with silks and original art. Stepping stones lead down a velvet lawn to a fine sand beach. Amenities include complimentary sea kayaks and other water toys.On the main level is the massive Great Room. French doors open wide to a large furnished verandah and bar. Just beyond are the private pool, Jacuzzi, shallow children’s pool, lawn, beach and bay. Upstairs is a second sitting room, entertainment center, Internet area and five of the seven bedrooms. Floors throughout are a combination of gleaming wood and imported stone.Distinctive in Whispering Waters are its unique ceilings, some made of bamboo and others trimmed with de-barked and smoothed blackheart wood logs.Inside and outside dining tables accommodate up to 14 guests. As a special treat, the staff will plan a torchlight beach party ~ chicken, lobster or fresh-caught fish grilled on the outdoor barbecue.Maximum desired occupancy is 14 guests. A surcharge of $100 per person per night will apply to each approved additional guest in excess of double occupancy per bedroom.
Sugar Bay Villa, Discovery Bay
Layout: 5 bedrooms & 5.5 bathrooms
Rate: $2,347.00 us per night
Description: On its own sugary white sand beach lapped by the turquoise waters of Discovery Bay sits the exquisite home Sugar Bay. Interiors are distinguished by elegant custom-designed furniture, color-washed walls, gleaming breadnut floors, and fascinating objets d`art from around the world.A sweeping staircase curves gracefully through the dramatic living room to a minstrel’s gallery and cozy upstairs second sitting area with satellite/DSS television and VCR. Quadraphonic speakers fill the vaulted living room, verandah and pool area with sound. Salmon-hued Italian tiles, the blue mosaic pool, flower-draped balconies and porches, and textures of terra cotta and stone create a Mediterranean ambiance. From the large verandah, the soft grassy lawn gently slopes 30 feet to the 100-foot private beach. Home-cooked meals are served on the verandah ~ or guests may opt to dine in the country-French indoor dining room, a quietly elegant space featuring a unique hand-carved sideboard and rushwoven chairs. As a special treat, the staff will plan a torchlight beach party ~ chicken, lobster, tenderloin or fresh fish grilled on the outdoor barbecue.The seaside gazebo provides a wonderful platform for watching glorious sunsets across the water and dining romantically by candlelight. Star-gazing from this spot is magical.Water sports are available just a few minutes drive from Sugar Bay. In lively Ocho Rios 25 minutes away are night life, excellent restaurants, shops, open-air craft markets, more water sports, Prospect Plantation Great House, rafting on the Martha Brae, jitney tours of a working plantation and dramatic Dunn’s River Falls. Driving time from the Montego Bay airport to Sugar Bay is approximately 55 minutes. Discovery Bay is a pristine aqua jewel on Jamaica’s north coast boasting some of the Island’s most beautiful private homes. Sugar Bay is one of the best.