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Rental Rates are nightly and subject to 10% Government Consumption Tax and 1.5% Service Fee
Great River House was originally built in 1956 by a member of the Dupont family. In 2008 a large renovation by modernist architect Tom Reed combined elegance, an expansive pool terrace, state-of-the-art technology including wireless internet throughout and cable televisions for this villa, which is spread across five acres of gently sloping land with sea view and surrounding manicured lawns. Great River House is located in a private gated neighborhood of other upscale villas. The entire property is securely fenced and entered through wrought iron gates, ensuring complete privacy. Grounds include a hard-surface tennis court and spacious grassy lawn with badminton and croquet. Soft lighting is provided from Royal Palms, citrus and pimento trees after twilight.
Locally-crafted mahogany furniture reflects a traditional Jamaican ambience while contemporary designer fabrics, a chefs kitchen, and Kohler en-suite bathrooms with water tiles compliments this nicely. Interiors are decorated with 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 children's pool.
All five bedrooms at the Great River house have smooth mahogany floors, fine linens, pillow menus, quiet remote control air conditioning, ceiling fans, iPod docks and are wired for internet. Bathrooms feature Kohler fixtures, wall sprays and exquisite rain tile showers.
Candlelight dinners may be served in an interior air-conditioned dining room with views over the pool and its infinity edge to the sea beyond or may be enjoyed 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 the villa's own jerk drum.
Various hideaways could be found throughout the property for individual escapes. A flower-filled side courtyard with out-door shower offers a special natural indulgence for rejuvenating spa treatments on request.
A supplemental generator ensures that Great River House is never without electricity and air conditioning.
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. Membership entitles guests to access Round Hill's private beach and tennis on hard-surface courts lit for night play and with pro on call. Tennis is no longer complimentary. Guests are required to pay a fee for court use. (Charges also apply to lessons and ball boys). Round Hill also offers a jogging trail, gift shop, logo shop, beach bar, piano bar, Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party, continental cuisine in the hotel restaurant... and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace. For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, a range of water sports and parties (Monday beach party and Friday Jamaica Night).
Round Hill was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world."
Private tennis court with pro on call.
Badminton, croquet and bocce ball.
Family room with entertainment center.
New outdoor speakers & ipod/iphone/ipad connectivity.
Child friendly: large lawn, swing, crib, high chair, stroller, books, games, DVDs, kiddie pool area.
Jamaican fire pit for bonfires, story-telling, smores and marshmallow roasts and much more.
|Master Bedroom||King||Private verandah with Caribbean Sea view. Opens to pool terrace and also to a private terrace.|
|Master Bathroom||En suite, Shower only, Double Vanity|
|Sea View Bedroom||King||Private terrace with view of Caribbean Sea and garden. Connecting door to Garden View Bedroom for parent-child suite.|
|Sea View Bathroom||En suite, Shower only|
|Garden View Bedroom||King||Optional king size or twin beds, also a twin bed sleep sofa for a child. Connecting door to Sea View Bedroom for parent-child suite.|
|Garden View Bathroom||Tub/Shower, En suite|
|Tennis View Bedroom||King||Overlooks the tennis court and garden.|
|Tennis View Bathroom||En suite, Shower only|
|Lower Level Bedroom||King||Optional king size or twin beds in very private bedroom. Lovely garden view.|
|Lower Level Bathroom||En suite, Shower only, Double Vanity|
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