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Spring special 20% off the rental fee March-May /Amazing Estate on 17 acres

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Hammerstein Highland House is a amazing estate on 17 acres on the hillside in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Oscar Hammerstein wrote 'The Sound of Music' from the terrace, overlooking the beautiful hillside. We have had quite a few celebrity guests such as Meryl Streep and Tracy Ullman. This villas is filled with history. The home is very private and located about 5 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the airport. The home is fully staffed with a chef, butler, housekeeper, gardener and laundress. A van and driver can be arranged for any size group. Private spa treatments are available on site. The home also has a tranquil pavilion ideal for yoga retreats and the like. Come enjoy the real Jamaica!

A van and driver can be arranged for any size group.

We have a two acre organic garden. The produce is used for our meal plan. Our chef can prepare food to suit your needs, including vegan.

Onsite we have a yoga pavillion that is screened on with wooden floors and ceiling fans. Our home is perfect for retreats.

Keywords: Estate, house, villa

More Details

Owner
Keressa Garland
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Keressa Garland

The owner, Brenda Isaac has an amazing foundation called One Love Learning Foundation . She was founded OLLF after she bought Highland House and became involved in the local community and saw the needs of the children at local schools. Now Highland House serves as an important base for OLLF's Learning Center. Truly a family project, Keressa Page, Brenda's daughter manages the villa.

Keressa Garland purchased this villa in 2000

Why Keressa Garland chose Coral Gardens

This home was purchased when the owner fell in love with the property and it's history. We live in Atlanta and can visit easily with a quick 2 hour flight. It is spacious enough for our large family and to rent to groups. The property took our breath away and we instantly fell in love.

What makes this villa unique

When you stay at Highland House you are completely secluded on 17 acres, but have easy access to Montego Bay (just 20 min drive)and full use of our Beach membership at Seawinds Beach Resort(just 5 min drive). Our home has an organic garden with loads of fresh produce used for meals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have had the benefit of traveling to Jamaica and staying the The Highland House 3 times. Each with a group of friends, and not always the same group. The staff, the property, the food, the organic gardens, the decor, the view... All top notch! I can't wait for my next trip to the house. It is a favorite destination for rest and relaxation.
Feb 2012
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Coral Gardens, Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Zen Room - 1 king
    Owners Suite - 2 queen
    Bird Room - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to a King with a mattress topper
    Mahogany Room - 1 double
    Deco Room - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to a King with a mattress topper
    Jamaica Room - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to a King with a mattress topper
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fully staffed with Chef, Butler, Laundress, Housekeeper, Gardner and Nightwatchmen. The villa is perfect for combined families or groups of friends. We have large, open common areas for entertaining. We also offer private terraces off of each bedroom for private space. The villa has a fabulous yoga pavilion on the grounds, screened in and with ceiling fans. We can offer a special detox menu for wellness retreats.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 33 reviews
5

Beautiful, Scenic Views, and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed accommodations. Lush flora surrounds the estate. Tremendous service from the staff. Amazing organic garden fresh to table cuisine. Options allow relaxing on the estate with private balconies, pool, and back porch panoramic views from the mountain side retreat. Additionally enjoyed the short trip to Negril, Ocho Rios and tourist sites in the Montego Bay area.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful experience, it's been a while since my last visit to Highland House - as always it's like being in paradise. Sitting on the terrace with the views of Montego Bay, places for gather with all your friends but also little hideaways to go read a book. The staff is amazing, Sheriann preparing fresh meals straight from the garden. Looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Top 10 Favorite Vacations

  • 5 of 5

I have visited the Hammerstein Highland House several times. It is a remarkable property with amazing accommodations, food, organic gardens and views. The staff could not be more wonderful and you will not find a more beautiful vista from a porch anywhere. I always felt well taken care of and safe on this lush property up in the hills. I will be back again (and again).

  • Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Point, NC
5

50th Birthday Celebration in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long weekend with 6 of my college girlfriends at Hammerstein Highland House to celebrate our 50th birthdays. It far exceeded my expectations. The accommodations, staff, food were exceptional. We also had on-site massages and yoga classes. In addition we went on an excursions to Blue Hole waterfalls and to shop and eat at a local restaurant. Our driver/guide Olando took great care of us and I felt like we experienced a small slice of Jamaican life. Every need was meet by the staff. When one of my friends mentioned chocolate chip cookies- a plate of homemade cookies magically appeared. So many small details were not overlooked. We also loved the views and relaxing my the pool. It was a perfect weekend and I would love to return again one day. Praying that Hurricane Matthew does not do much damage!

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn, I am so glad you had such a memorable trip at our villa. We would love to have you again! I will share your review with our staff. They love to hear the positive feedback. We are truly blessed with a wonderful team. Luckily we had to no damage from Hurricane Matthew. Best, Keressa
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Duluth, GA USA
5

Hammerstein Highland House - AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

4 adults and 7 girls, ranging from 7 to 15, spent an amazing week at this amazing home in Montego Bay. It is such a historic home with amazing views perched atop a hillside. The accommodations were very nice, the pool was perfect, and the scenery was spectacular. I'd rate the property itself a 10 out of 10. However, the property pales in comparison to the staff that takes care of you while you are there! Carl should actually play a butler in a movie as he is in charge and makes sure you are relaxing. Sherianne's meals were delicious and enjoyed by everyone! Kimoya kept the rooms tidy and neat, and the towels well stocked by the pool. JJ and T Man looked after the grounds - and us - 24/7. We all had an incredible experience here, and felt like we left with some great friends as well! Don't miss this slice of heaven in Jamaica!

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NYC
5

Highland House Zen

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a historic house in the Jamaican hills, Hammerstein Highland house is your place. This tastefully styled, cozy yet grand beautiful villa was the answer to my mid-winter blues. With a staff lead by the gracious Carl, our stay was perfection. The food was sublime with dishes that were local and fresh. My only regret is eating every ounce of my dessert every night. Besides the food, the grounds are beautiful and the perfect setting for getting a bit of exersize. There is a yoga studio below, a library full of books and fun DVD's, a few places to venture out to making this a most pleasant holiday destination for some serious R and R.

Suggested trips nearby are rafting, the bird sanctuary and a trip to Round Hill for drinks!

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Sangster International
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Tryall
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Freeport
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Coral Gardens, Jamaica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Apr 24 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$1,379
C$9,659
C$28,976
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$45 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
8 night minimum stay
C$10,946
Flat fee
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2018 - Apr 14 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$1,748
C$12,234
C$36,702
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$45 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas week
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$20,605
Flat fee
 
 
New Years week
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 5 2019
8 night minimum stay
C$20,605
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$643.9

Lower rates will be given for 4 or 5 bedrooms instead of 6. The 6th bedroom was originally designed as a child's room and is a smaller than the other guest rooms. However, the two twin beds can be converted to a King Bed with a mattress topper (all of our rooms with twin beds can be converted). The staff gratuity is 15% of the rental fee for the five person staff to divide.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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