Great River House

Caribbean / Jamaica / Montego Bay

Classic Jamaican glamour meets luxurious modern conveniences! Set on five acres of gently sloping land with sea view and surrounded by manicured lawns.

up to 5
up to 10
Min. Nights Upon Request


  • 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) for all 5-night reservations. 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 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

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.

The property was 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.


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 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.

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 terrace 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.

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.

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 the 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, tennis courts, and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace. For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, salon, a range of water sports, and beach parties. Internet access is $22 per day for up to 3 devices. This may be paid at reception. The internet service can be upgraded to Premium (faster speed) for $33 per day for up to 3 devices.  Please Note:  The resort will be closed from September 6 to October 6, 2023.

*Please Note: Round Hill membership is guaranteed for guests traveling through November 2023.  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. Round Hill reserves the right to change or alter its membership packages with no advance notice. 

Additional Information

Menu Options


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


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 and Availability

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.

Accidental Damage Waiver
A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Check-In Times
Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 11:00 AM
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

Wedding Details
Maximum guests: 100 (plus rental of luxury portajohns is required)
Surcharge for festive bookings
5% surcharge for festive bookings

Exclusive Offers

Take your vacation to the next level, with 2 free airline tickets.* For a limited time, every reservation over $50,000 will receive an airline reimbursement worth up to $1,000 - any airline, any destination. Imagine flying in style to your handpicked villa located in one of the most beautiful destinations around the world, knowing that you've saved on the cost of your flights. This is your chance to experience the ultimate in luxury travel and indulge in the vacation of a lifetime.

*Free air promotion is valid new bookings only and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Valuation based on two round trip tickets using the bureau of Transportations U.S. average flight price for 2022. Receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement for flights upon presentation of a flight receipt. Minimum booking value of $50,000 applies. The booking value applies to the villa cost only and does not include any additional services or fees. This offer is valid for bookings made 2/20/2023 through 4/02/2023 for travel now through 12/31/2024. Bookings made outside of this period will not be eligible. The $1,000 air credit offer is non-transferable, has no cash value, and cannot be redeemed for any other service. The airline credit will be applied to your booking once your villa rental has been paid in full. The airline credit will be redeemed by providing a receipt of your booked flight and a check will be sent to you within 15 business days of providing flight documentation. All offers are subject to availability. We reserve the right to modify or cancel this promotion at any time without notice.



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!


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.


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

Kaye, Paul and family

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

-Jemmott Party

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