Fortlands Point is a fabulous villa strategically located at the lookout point where Discovery Bay meets the Caribbean Sea. Two old canons still remain on the shore of this property providing testimony to the role the land of this wonderful property once played in the defense of Jamaica. The views from its peninsula are stunning of both Discovery Bay on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other.
The villa boasts seven air-conditioned bedrooms with seven en suite bathrooms, three private beaches, 270-degree ocean views, a squash court, weight room, TV room and many other amenities. The villa can accommodate up to 14 guests with a maxim...um of 10 adults since two of the bedrooms are only suitable for young children (trundle beds).
Entrance to the villa is into a small courtyard with a pond leading to the front door. A reception/sitting area leads though to the pool deck or left to the formal dining room that seats twelve on its 100-year-old 12' mahogany heirloom table. A covered outdoor dining area adjoins the dining room as well providing charming seaside dining.
The interiors are Colonial style and feature cut stone, mahogany pieces and an abundance of teak and other tropical woods as well as Italian tile and Persian rugs which complement the dramatic architecture. With families in mind, seven bedrooms (including two specifically for children) have been thoughtfully designed on individual split-levels.
The comfortable verandah is complete with black granite bar, icemaker and television. Sunset cocktail hours here drift into leisurely long dinners under the stars on any of five open-air dining areas.
Inside is the formal dining room with 100-year-old 12' mahogany heirloom table. As a special treat, the staff will serve dinner on the very point itself, followed by a seaside bonfire if you wish ~ evenings to treasure and remember. A large, comfortably furnished verandah offers a black granite bar, icemaker and TV and is a popular gathering place for guests to savor sunset cocktails.
Built on four levels (one of which is an attic level), the villa offers the living room, verandah, bar with TV, outside dining areas, inside formal dining room and kitchen on the main level. All of these rooms open to the wide stone terrace, infinity style private swimming pool and hot tub. A few steps lead down to the lawn and then to the main beach on the bay beyond. Just across the lawn, steps lead down to two more private beaches on the sea.
Level 1 of Fortlands Point features the spacious living room, verandah, bar with TV, sound system, alfresco dining areas, inside formal dining room and kitchen. All of these rooms open to a wide stone terrace, the private swimming pool and the Jacuzzi. Four steps lead down from here to the lawn and another three steps lead to the main beach located on the bay. Across the grassy lawn, four steps lead down to two more beaches on the sea.
The lower level features a bedroom with a custom designed mahogany king-sized bed plus a day bed. French doors lead to a furnished terrace and the lawn. This bedroom has a TV, ocean view and en-suite bathroom complete with a tub/shower combination and bidet. This bedroom is, also, wheelchair accessible via a ramped entrance and wide doorways.
The second level features three bedrooms. One of the ocean view bedrooms features a king sized bed plus a daybed, en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination and bidet and French doors open to a furnished balcony. An additional bedroom offers ocean views, a queen sized 4-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Additionally on this level, there is a children's room with twin beds and en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination.
Level 3 consists of the family room and another bedroom. The Captain's Room offers a king sized 4 poster bed, TV, spacious en-suite bathroom complete with a double vanity, bidet and large walk in shower with two showerheads and three water jet body massagers. Additionally, the family room is located on this level and it offers ocean views, a comfortable sitting area, TV with surround-sound and balcony.
Level 4, top level, consists of a spacious loft bedroom under high peaked ceilings. This bedroom features a king sized bed, TV, spacious bathroom with large walk in shower with two shower heads and three water jet body massagers and a bidet. The room provides sea views from the bedroom area, bathroom and shower. Additionally, on this top level there is another children's loft bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower.
All of the bedrooms feature remote control air-conditioners and ceiling fans. Additionally, all of the bathrooms in the villa are fitted with stainless steel Kohler fixtures. Please, also, note that the homeowner requests that guests do not smoke in the bedrooms.
Other amenities include a sound system with music channels and a Norstar telephone system with intercoms to the bedrooms, kitchen and staff quarters.
Outside, the pool deck provides ample seating beside the pool with a 'disappearing edge' and a Jacuzzi that tumbles into the pool.
Additional recreational amenities include an indoor, championship, glass backed squash court and a mirrored fitness room that includes a universal weight machine and elliptical cycle.
Fortlands Point is a wonderful family home and offers guests the use of two complementary port-a-cribs, one high chair and children's games. The DSS Satellite system includes the Disney channel and other children's programming. Outside in the yard, are two swings, one set of rings, a slide and a mini-tree house.
The villa, also, boasts its own limited wine cellar.
Please note that the home has two German Shepherd dogs on the property that love children.
Fortlands Point is an exceptional villa in an exceptional setting.
Living room, verandah, bar with television, sound system, outside dining areas, inside formal dining room, kitchen with 6-burner gas stove, walkway to staff quarters. All rooms open to wide stone terrace, swimming pool and hot tub. Four steps down to lawn, three steps down to main beach on the bay. Across the lawn, four steps down to two more beaches on the sea.
<b>Bedroom 1 - Baron's Room</b>
Custom-designed mahogany kingsize bed (Baron's bed) plus daybed, television, French doors to furnished terrace and lawn, sea view, en-suite bathroom with bidet and tub-shower combination. Wheelchair accessible bedroom and terrace via ramped entrance and wide doorways.
<b>Bedroom 2 - East View Room</b>
Kingsize bed, sea view, French doors to furnished balcony, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with bidet and tub - shower combination
<b>Bedroom 3 - Queen Room</b>
Queensize 4-poster bed, sea view, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination
<b>Bedroom 4 - Boys' Room</b>
Optional kingsize or twin beds for adults or children, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination
Captain's Room: Named for its prow-of-ship views. Kingsize 4-poster bed, television, walk-in closet, spacious en-suite bathroom with double-basin vanity, bidet, large walk-in shower with 2 showerheads and 3 waterjet body massagers
Comfortable sitting room with large surround-sound television, DVD player, balcony and sea view
Large loft bedroom under high peaked ceiling. Kingsize bed, walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with bidet and large walk-in shower (big enough for two) with 2 showerheads and 3 waterjet body massagers. Sea view from bedroom, bathroom and shower
<b>Bedroom 7 - Girls' Room</b>
Child's Loft: Twin beds with trundles in small cute room under peaked ceiling, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
All bedrooms feature state-of-the-art remote control air conditioners and ceiling fans.
All bathrooms are fitted with stainless steel Kohler fixtures.
Homeowner requests that guests do not smoke in the bedrooms. Several balconies and other outdoor spaces are available.
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in February 2006 | Cass .
One word to describe Fortlands Point...AWESOME!!! Unanimous response from everyone involved. The staff was amazing. Made us feel so much at home and so friendly. It was truly hard to leave the villa, the staff, the food, the attention. The villa experience also made us unwilling to even try and fully enjoy the Ritz-Carlton experience, despite the hotel being a Ritz. Such a good time that we are already talking about how to do this again next year. One of my brothers is now considering holding his wedding there. It really was a blast.
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