Great River House

Caribbean / Jamaica / Montego Bay

Classic Jamaican architecture meets lovely spacious accommodation! Set on five acres of gently sloping land with a sea view and is surrounded by manicured lawns.

up to 5
Bedrooms
up to 10
Guests
6
Bathrooms
Min. Nights Upon Request

Overview

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 TV and DVD player in the Club Room on the terrace level
  • 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
  • Prepaid gratuities are accepted
  • Introducing the NEW Tryall Membership beginning November 01, 2024.
  • Complimentary Driver - As part of your minimum 5-night stay, we're pleased to offer complimentary transportation services facilitated by our trusted drivers, Goofy and Michael from Great River House. This includes airport transfers, transportation to The Tryall Club, excursions to both the west and east areas of Montego Bay (covering Tryall in the west and Rose Hall in the east), as well as one full-day excursion beyond these regions (excluding Kingston or Port Antonio).

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 spacious grassy lawn with badminton and croquet. Fruit trees enhance the manicured lawns. Royal Palms, citrus, and pimento trees are lit each evening.

Locally-crafted mahogany furniture reflects an old Jamaica ambiance, complemented by designer fabrics. 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 jerk drum. Also, farm-to-table fruit, herbs, and avocados are grown on the property.

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. 

East Wing-

Master Bedroom - 400 sq ft
Antique Jamaican 4-poster king-size bed and sliding doors to a private balcony 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.

West Wing-

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 balcony with a view of the Caribbean Sea and garden. Connecting door to Garden View Bedroom for a 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 a parent-child suite. Garden view.

Garden View Bedroom
King-size bed; en suite bath with walk-in shower and rain tiles. Writing desk and over-stuffed reading chair. Overlooks garden.

West Wing Lower Level-

Patio 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

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, afternoon tea, Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party, basketball court, tennis courts, and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace. Guests must check in at the front desk on your first visit before enjoying the amenities at Round Hill.

Additional Amenities (fee required):

  • Kids’ Club: The cost for Pineapple Kid’s Club is US$27.50 daily per child. Children three years to twelve years old.  Children zero to three years old same cost but must be accompanied by a nanny. The hours of the Club are 9 am-5 pm. Lunch is not included (parents collect children for lunch).
  • Gym: $50 per person per day for any guests in Round Hill Villas or villas with Round Hill membership (this fee should be paid at the front desk before using the gym)
  • Spa
  • Salon
  • Range of water sports
  • Beach Parties

Please note: Round Hill membership is guaranteed for guests traveling until November 1, 2024. ** The Round Hill Board of Directors has announced that Resort membership for this villa will not be renewed after Nov 1st, 2024. Round Hill reserves the right to change or alter its membership packages with no advance notice.  Prices are liable to change without notice. There may be occasions when some or all the facilities of the hotel may be closed for membership guest services due to a private hotel event.

**NEW MEMBERSHIP ALERT:**

Starting from November 1st, 2024, Great River House proudly announces its membership with The Tryall Club, extending until November 1st, 2025. This exciting addition enhances your stay with exclusive access to The Tryall Club's prestigious amenities and services. Enjoy a wealth of luxurious offerings and unforgettable experiences during your time at Great River House.

All guests of Great River House must pay a resort entry fee of US$32 per person per day plus a 15% tax to have access to the resort amenities at the Tryall Club.  Children 13-15 years of age pay a discounted rate of 50% off plus 15% tax and children 12 & under are complimentary.

After paying the Temporary Membership Fee, members may use most Club facilities at no charge with the exception of the tennis shop, ball boys, bar & restaurant, spa, grocery, motorized water sports, nanny services, and golf.  Complimentary amenities include the beach, non-motorized water sports, tennis, the excellent gym, the Hummingbird Kids Club, Great House afternoon tea, the Manager's Cocktail Party, and various special events.

Please note: Tryall Club membership is guaranteed for guests traveling through November 1, 2025.  There may be occasions when some or all the facilities of the hotel may be closed for membership guest services due to a private hotel event. The Tryall Club reserves the right to change or alter its membership packages with no advance notice.

Additional Information

Menu Options


Features

5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10 Guests

7500 Interior Square Ft.

Air-conditioned family room

Game Room

Bedrooms

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

Chef

Butler

Housekeepers/laundress

Gardener

Night manager

Round Hill

Weddings - Maximum guests: 100

Hair dryers

Distant ocean views

Private gated neighborhood

Badminton

Croquet

Bocce ball

Cable televisions and DVD player

Sonos wireless audio system

Netflix

Pandora and Spotify


Details

Pool Details

30 x 60-foot pool; infinity-edge; salt water (gentle, safe, therapeutic, no chlorine), shallow kiddie section. 60' x 30' x 7' deep.
Heated by request only (December through February) - $750 per week surcharge applies.

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

High Season: 7-night minimum stay required
Low Season: 5-night minimum stay required
Holidays: 7-night minimum stay required (Full house required: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve)
*Rates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your villa specialist to confirm.

April 16, 2024 - November 22, 2024
Low Season- 3 Bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $ 1,000 *
April 16, 2024 - November 22, 2024
Low Season
5 5 $ 1,286 *
November 23, 2024 - November 30, 2024
Thanksgiving Holiday
5 7 $ 1,858 *
December 01, 2024 - December 14, 2024
Low Season- 3 Bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $ 1,000 *
December 01, 2024 - December 14, 2024
Low Season
5 5 $ 1,286 *
December 15, 2024 - December 18, 2024
High Season- 3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 7 $ 1,358 *
December 15, 2024 - December 18, 2024
High Season
5 7 $ 1,858 *
December 19, 2024 - December 26, 2024
Christmas - Dec 19-26 or 20-27 or any 7 nights that includes Dec 25th. Additionally any 7 nights (eg. Dec 17-24) that prevents a Christmas reservation will be invoiced at the Christmas rate.
5 7 $ 3,072 *
December 27, 2024 - January 02, 2025
New Year's - Dec 26-Jan 2 or Dec 27-Jan 3 or any 7 nights that includes Dec 31st.
5 7 $ 3,215 *
January 03, 2025 - April 18, 2025
High Season- 3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 7 $ 1,358 *
January 03, 2025 - April 18, 2025
High Season
5 7 $ 1,858 *
April 19, 2025 - April 26, 2025
Easter - Any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
5 7 $ 1,858 *
April 27, 2025 - November 21, 2025
Low Season- 3 Bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $ 1,000 *
April 27, 2025 - November 21, 2025
Low Season
5 5 $ 1,286 *
November 22, 2025 - November 29, 2025
Thanksgiving Holiday
5 7 $ 1,858 *
November 30, 2025 - December 14, 2025
Low Season- 3 Bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 5 $ 1,000 *
November 30, 2025 - December 14, 2025
Low Season
5 5 $ 1,286 *
December 15, 2025 - December 18, 2025
High Season- 3 bedroom rate does not include the Master Bedroom
3 7 $ 1,358 *
December 15, 2025 - December 18, 2025
High Season
5 7 $ 1,858 *
December 19, 2025 - December 26, 2025
Christmas - Dec 19-26 or 20-27 or any 7 nights that includes Dec 25th. Additionally any 7 nights (eg. Dec 17-24) that prevents a Christmas reservation will be invoiced at the Christmas rate.
5 7 $ 3,072 *
December 26, 2025 - January 02, 2026
New Year's - Dec 26-Jan 2 or Dec 27-Jan 3 or any 7 nights that includes Dec 31st.
5 7 $ 3,215 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your vacation specialist at time of booking.

Rate Policies

No outside guests or events are permitted.
Pool heating is an additional $750 per week
Complimentary Driver - As part of your minimum 5-night stay, we're pleased to offer complimentary transportation services facilitated by our trusted drivers, Goofy and Michael from Great River House. This includes airport transfers, transportation to The Tryall Club, excursions to both the west and east areas of Montego Bay (covering Tryall in the west and Rose Hall in the east), as well as one full-day excursion beyond these regions (excluding Kingston or Port Antonio).

Check In Times

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

Tax Service Charge Details *

Prepaid gratuities are accepted

Minimum Stay Details

High Season: 7-night minimum stay required
Low Season: 5-night minimum stay required
Holidays: 7-night minimum stay required (Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve)
5% surcharge for festive bookings

Accidental Damage Waiver

A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.

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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.

Staff & Service: Excellent
Accommodations: Excellent
Property: Excellent
Overall: Exceeded
The staff is excellent.
Very nice accommodations

-Jemmott Party

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

Kaye, Paul and family

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

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our vacation specialist.

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