|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||5000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Spa|
Description from the owner
Hammerstein Highland House is a spectacular 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. 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!
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6bd/6ba Luxury Estate,17 acres,spec views of Mobay
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Additional Location Information
The villa is outside of the touristy areas but just a short drive to tons of activities. To list a few favorites:
1. 5 minutes to our Beach Club Seawinds (water sports of all types can be arranged there, snorkeling, sailing, water-skiing, wave-runners)
2.15 minutes up the road is a very fun Zip-line Tour
3. 20 minutes to to Hip Strip for Nightlife and shopping
4 1.5 hrs to fabulous Negril (7 miles of white sand beach and cliff-diving)
5. Golf at a number of world class courses all within a 30 minute drive
6. Horseback riding
7. Amazing waterfalls to be explored
there is just so much to do in Jamaica the list could go on forever...
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|Rate Summary||$928||$928||$6,500||$22,500||4 nights|
|All Dates||$928||$928||$6,500||$22,500||4 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $500 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $0 / stay - Other
- Tax rate - 0% of rental - Tax
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What Past Guests Are Saying
St. George, Bermuda
Heavenly, Magical and Blissful overlooking Montego Bay
The moment you walk inside you will immediately forget all worries!!! The Highland House is the most relaxing and blissful home for a vacation. The friendly staff are fabulous. The view overlooking Montego Bay is divine. Each bedroom is a comfortable suite and creatively decorated. It is so perfect you want to leave to go back to reality.
True Relaxation in a Spectacular Setting
After leaving customs, we were whisked away from the airport to the hills above Montego Bay. Upon our arrival at the home, we were greeted with rum punch and our bags were taken to our room. The relaxation had begun! For the next several days we enjoyed great service, including wonderful meals served alfresco. The home itself is beautiful. The individual rooms are quite private, while the common areas are spacious and inviting. The view from the living room porch of Montego Bay is mesmerizing. A stroll around the property gives a good introduction to the tropical plants and birds of the island. In the mornings, we awoke to find fresh, hot coffee just outside the door. In the evenings, we enjoyed watching the bright blue bay give way to twinkling lights. Be aware that excursions to the beach involve a little planning but the staff makes it easy. In addition, we enjoyed a performance one evening by a drum and dance group followed by a Jamaican dinner which was a great experience. Overall, this is a great place to come truly kick back and be pampered with a group of like-minded friends.
I wanted to thank you for an absolutely outstanding trip. The Highland Hammerstein house is truly something extremely special with a lot of history to it. As a group we had an amazing trip. The food was great, the staff was very helpful, kind and had great input in the decision making. The house itself is stunning and very tastefully done. At such an altitude the view was absolutely breathtaking of the sea and surrounding mountains. Simply put we fell in love with Jamaica.
The transport company you referred to us was also very helpful. Thank you so much for organizing that. I met your mother on our last night where she was extremely kind about organizing a drum & dance performance. It was great to get an authentic feel of the Jamaican culture that I am sure many people do not typically get to experience, and certainly not at a hotel.
I will be spreading the word of the Highland House quite actively. Thanks for everything!
Convenient wellness retreat with great staff and services on lus
I recently spent a girls getaway at this wonderfully appointed villa after my last visit 12 years ago. While there I kept asking myself "why haven't I been back?" HH is the perfect setting for families, several couples, and all those seeking fun and wellness with a casual yet highly professional staff. We were extremely satisfied with our choices from a wide menu selection that included daily smoothies with many items selected from the many fruit trees and 2 estate gardens. Our outdoor massages and yoga class in the dance pavilion were therapeutic and ethereal. With so many scenic and comfy vistas for sunbathing or just relaxing, we only left the property for 2 hours during a 5 day stay. I will be back very soon.
Great place for business and pleasure!
The scenic landscape, peaceful surroundings, attention to detail on the property, food and ambience matched well for our business meeting. The home was magnificent and the service was exceptional. Special bonus especially was the terrace from which "The Sound of Music" score was written. There is magic on that terrace as you overlook Montego Bay far below from the hills. We did our very best work from that terrace.
Highland House villa was the most amazing escape. As a Yoga teacher and practitioner I have settled with rolling out my mat just about anywhere. However, at Highland House I felt like I was transported to the East when I entered the Yoga Pavilion. Surrounded by the most amazing gardens and view of Montego bay and the Caribbean sea. To wake up and look out at the glistening water with the Jade Buddha sitting above, and to sit and watch the sunset over the city while the sparkling lights came to life. Staying at Highland made me feel like a star in my own Jame's Bond film, the staff are professional, thoughtful and personable and the deep restful sleep I had while there hasn't been replicated since. I'm ready to go back!
Another Day In Paradise
I had a wonderful experience at the Villa. The staff is exceptional and very very welcoming and gracious. I loved my bedroom which looks out onto the most beautiful view. One of my favorite places was where we ate our breakfast and lunch meals. It is outdoors, open on three sides, surrounded by flowers that often have hummingbirds feasting. The thing that keeps me returning is the welcome that begins as soon as I step from the van. I always hate to leave with the time comes.
Guarantee great time !!!
As my big 4.0. was coming up... researching different countries & villas, I remembered what amazing times I had before at the Highland House. The villa and the estate are fabulous, but the staff just makes the stay over the top. Sherry ann is an awesome cook. Dewayne was on top of anything we needed throughout the stay. Hhh is great for a big group ( who all didn't know each other), with each bedroom having it's own privacy. But it's also very magical how the group leaves HHH friends for life !
Hhh is a Guarantee Great time !
Highland House is an amazing place. The view of the bay is unmatched. The staff are warm, polite, and intently focused on the guests' enjoyment. The food is some of the best I've had anywhere in the world. With free access to the Round Hill Resort and other beaches nearby, the location is convenient yet serene as it's tucked back into the hills. This is a perfect place for a large family or group to visit. The value, compared to other resorts on the island and elsewhere, is unbeatable. We can't wait to go back.
Dr. S. K. Smith
Pure Luxury, Serenity and fun!
Hammerstein Highland House (HHH) is a charming, iconic and lovely villa. I have always wanted to stay at HHH given its rich history and its reputation for beautiful decor and luxurious accommodations. It is a gem of architecture, worth walking around to notice all of the beautiful touches. Everywhere you look there is a detail of beautiful history.
I was so happy with every aspect of our trip. From the moment we checked in, we felt pampered throughout our stay. From reception to housekeeping, any small request was cheerfully accommodated. There is a reason we return over and over to this luxurious villa...not only is the location perfect; we always feel like special guests.
One of the most fantastic things about Highland House is the incredible view that overlooks the Montego Bay harbor as you enjoy your morning coffee. Whether I was lounging by the pool listening to easy grooves or practicing Yoga in the open air wooden studio, or picking a juicy tomato from the garden, I was a happy camper all weekend. Ohhh, and when you go, don't forget to ask for
Sherrie's margherita pizza made with fresh Basil from the property...Yumm!
Gary and family
Our group has been going there for 10 years and the experence is
The location, staff, food, services, view, home, property,
weather are just perfect. The Montego Bay area of Jamaica is great for golf, shoping, water sports and just the area.
swe go with 5 other couples and have a great time. If you like to just relax the house is great for reading and enjoying the world.
True Paradise In Jamaica
We rented Highland House for a Family Gathering. Twelve of us stayed at Highland House and another ten stayed at a local 5-Star Resort. Everyone gathered at HHH for truly amazing Dinners and parties. The HHH Staff also arranged guides & transport to take all of us to see amazing backcountry sites, waterfalls, markets & villages. It was a spectacular "trip-of-a-lifetime" for all.
Hhh is a very special & magical place. The extensive grounds are absolutely beautiful and the views of greater Montego Bay are spectacular. At HHH you feel so far away from it all... you can relax like never before... And yet everything - from exceptional Golf at Tyrol to the exclusive Beach Facilities at Round Hill is close by & accesssible. We enjoyed it all.
But most importantly the Staff of HHH is truly Exceptional. True, quiet, comforting & personal service. Service of a world that is truly rare these days. And the meals - both formal and informal - were truly excellent. The Chef & Staff prepared meals which blended local natural ingredients into the finest European cooking. Every meal was magical.
One of the most unique and beautiful homes I know
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.
Ellicott City, MD
Our Home away From Home
Highland House is the perfect place for a Jamaican holiday. We have stayed at the villa at least 5 times in 5 years. The comfortable decor and great food keep everyone completely satisfied. The incredible views are mesmerizing. I can't say enough good things about the staff, who insure that no wish goes unfulfilled. It is always difficult to get us to leave the villa for other attractions available. We consider Highland House our home away from home and cannot be persuaded to stay anywhere else in Jamaica.
An enchanting experience that will never be forgotten.
Beyond excellent food. Friendly, amiable staff, helpful and knowledgeable staff- wonderful people. Stunning views, refreshing open-air atmosphere, breathtakingly beautiful grounds and gardens. Highland House provides opportunity to experience the "real" Jamaica- outside all-inclusive resorts and hotels. The home's history only adds to the one-of-a-kind experience. Getting to know the people of Jamaica, day trips to Negril, the cliffs, and other other adventures will never be forgotten. Jamaica is a beautiful country filled gentle, kind-spririted, vibrant people. The rugged natural beauty of the country is unmatched. Elizabeth Beeler, Coastal Living magazine
Best Stay Ever!!!
The house and the staff were most wonderful!! The best, true vacation I have ever been on. The staff was always available for friendly, efficient service and the booking was seamless. A great place to relax while "enhancing your Karma"!
New York City
In a word...Wow
Our stay at the Highland House was magical. The villa is spectacular only to be matched by the best in class staff. We had a wonderful vacation and look forward to returning sometime soon.
Big Sur, California
Shear beauty with a great staff!
We had a wonderful time at Highland house. The food was wonderful and the staff were friendly and experienced. It was relaxing and one of my favorite family vacations yet.
Total luxury and warm hospitality
Yes, the grounds are gorgeous and you feel in the lap of luxury at Highland House. But it is the staff that makes a stay here a transformative experience. Attention to detail, warmth, professionalism, and service that cannot be compared to any hotel or vacation I have enjoyed.
Best Wedding Ever!! Literally.
We got married at the Highland House on November 7th, 2011 and rented it from Nov. 4 - 9th. It was a dream come true in large part, because of the villa. We felt like celebities and so did our guests. The day we arrived to see the villa..it blew our minds and it blew our guests minds too. Many wondered why we wanted to go off site to get married and everyone understood once they arrived. Pictures don't do it justice. You simply cannot explain the feeling of tranquility. The villa has been modernized, yet maintains it's original charm. Each bedroom has it's own personality with it's own bath. The layout of the villa is perfect, 3 wing's on different level's with little nook's and sitting area's everywhere. The pool and courtyard are lovely and the staff exceed expectations. The Grounds keeper Ernest and House Manager Dwayne were incredible. When set up for the wedding was in full swing, these two worked for 2 days straight to make sure the grounds were flawless. Everything about this villa exceeded expactations. Staff, food, comfort, atmosphere. Don't hesitate, it's as good as it looks. Better actually. When you go...you Know:)
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20% off Rental Fee + Free Airport Transfers + 1 Enhancement
We are offering 20% off the rental fee for a one week booking or 25% off for 2 week booking. PLUS: -Complimentary airport transfers. -Choice of one enhancement: ·Complimentary van with driver for one day. ·Complimentary spa day, including six hours of assorted services. ·Complimentary African drumming and dance performance.