'Lansdowne' haven for nature lovers and golfers.
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- sleeps 10
Description from the owner
'Lansdowne' is located in the prestigious Upton Country Club in the hills above Ocho Rios, a 15 minute drive by car and is surrounded by spectacular mountain views. The villa offers spacious accommodation on two floors as well as a beautiful manicured garden providing a lovely setting for daytime and evening relaxation. The villa does not have a swimming pool but the popular Reggae Beach is a 10 minute drive away and even closer is the Crystal Ripple Beach by the mouth of the White River.
The manicured garden is a tranquil area covering an acre of land and has tall cocunut trees and tropical plants with exotic blooms. Wrapped around t...Read more
'Lansdowne' haven for nature lovers and golfers.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Additional Location Information
The prestigious area of Upton is located in the cool hills above Ocho Rios. A 15 minute drive from Ocho Rios will take you to Upton which was formerly a Pimento plantation and today still has large areas under cultivation. From the Villa there are interesting walks to explore, see the Great House at the top of the hill, visit the horses grazing in the nearby fields or simply admire the varied Jamaican Flora and Fauna.
Did you know? Over Three thousand species of plants grow on the island, and 27% of them are found nowhere else on Earth!
Jack and Teresa from Northumberland, England were so inspired by the location, they wrote a poem entitled;-
'BREAKFAST ON THE VERANDAH'.
Light softly stealing on night’s velvet eye,
Opens the new dawn to an apricot sky;
Above my bed on the roof’s thin shingles,
A clattering of grackles, lets and mingles.
Whistles and cackles call the flock to meet;
Stamping and scratching on bony clawed feet.
Rudely I’m awakened at break of day,
With raucous squabbling before they fly away.
To nearby tree tops, with aggressive rails;
From branch to branch chasing each others tails.
This three quarter acres in St. Ann’s hills,
Welcomes the morning as the new day spills.
I rise to breakfast on the veranda
And watch two chickens idly meander.
One brown speckled white, the other white brown,
Foraging food until the sun goes down.
Coconut palms swaying and waving fronds;
Herald Caribbean trades from the sea beyond.
Smoke arises on distant green hill sides;
Above a John crow effortlessly glides.
Tambourine like percussions rise then fall:
Ear piercing screeches of the June bugs call,
From the nearby forest, unseen though near,
Deafening crescendos overwhelm my ear.
Mocking birds singing in the orange trees;
Repeating their melody to the breeze.
A falcon swoops; a lizard takes cover,
Statue still, until danger is over.
A woodpecker hammers in guango trees;
Probing their deadwood for beetles and fleas.
A pair of green parakeets catch my eye;
Screaming their way to the woodland nearby.
An egret flaps in on the front yard grass,
And nervously stalks while the bantams pass.
A humming bird hovers above blooming trees,
Competing for nectar with honey bees.
Passers by call greetings, raising an arm,
A neighbouring guard dog, barks in alarm;
Gentle doves forage beneath a mango tree,
Grackle bird’s cackle: preparing to flee.
The humming bird rises then slips away,
Honey bees follow then decide to stay,
The June bugs cease; the lizard breaks cover,
Grackles fly, so must I; breakfast is over.
THE TOWN OF OCHO RIOS:
Ocho Rios is considered one of the premier resorts on Jamaica's North Coast with its year round warm weather, sun drenched beaches, towering mountains, world renowned waterfall and with a number of sightseeing attractions for the family.
Ocho Rios which was once a fishing village now offers accommodation ranging from the large all inclusive resorts to beautiful villas set beside the sea or sitting on hilltops with commanding views, one of which is Lansdowne, in Upton.
Attractions include a visit to Mystic Mountain, a tour of a working sugar plantation and horseback riding on the beach. For the sports enthusiast, play golf or tennis, scuba dive to a sunken wreck or participate in a polo match.
Dunn's River Falls is no doubt one of the areas most impressive attractions with its crystal clear water cascading over 600ft of rock down to the sea. These falls are regarded as one of the best in the world and a holiday would not be complete without a visit.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Tropical
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 08, 2014 ◀▶
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Additional notes from owner
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A DISCOUNT OFFERED FOR SMALLER GROUPS STAYING AT LANSDOWNE. E.G. IF YOUR PARTY CONSISTS OF 2-4 GUESTS DURING THE LOW SEASON, THE COST WILL BE USD$250.00 PER NIGHT RATHER THAN USD$285.00. THANKS!
LANSDOWNE NOW OFFERS RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFERS FOR MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT.
THE RATES ARE: 1 - 4 GUESTS - US$120.00
5 - 10 GUESTS - US$150.00
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
25% is due immediately to confirm a reservation. However, if booking occurs
less than 30 days before arrival then 100% of the Invoice is due immediately.
All remaining balance of payments are due 30 days before the start of the rental
Cancellations: NO REFUNDS are made within 30 days prior to scheduled
occupancy. Cancellations made 31 days or more will attract a 20% cancellation
fee. Payment can be made by bank transfer or through Paypal.
OUR RATES DO NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES OR STAFF GRATUITIES.
MEAL PLANS ARE AVAILABLE, PLEASE ENQUIRE!!
Welcome basket for Groups.
Comprehensive booklets on nearby activities, places of interest, tours, restaurants etc. are provided.
Advice making travel plans and bookings.
Child's Crib and stair guard are available at no extra charge.
Welcome drinks (Tropical fruits).
Your supermarket/market shopping can be done by the Housekeeper, you only need to ask.
Baby sitting can be arranged.
Spa treatments can be arranged at the villa, for a minimum of two persons. Please visit www.kiyaraspa.com
Please contact us with any special requests, we will try our best to help.
If you have any questions, please be sure to email or phone. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank You.
- Washing Machine
- Gas Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Grill
- Automobile [?]
- Beach Towels
- Pet friendly - Ask
- Smoking allowed - No
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - No
- Away from it all
- 3500 square feet