Deluxe 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, with brand new refurbishments. Highland House has got new bathrooms and soft furnishings to show off! It has also been an absolute pleasure to experience the top service and the warm welcome and friendliness from the staff at Highland House. Vincent the butler is most accommodating, smiles a lot and he will share his wonderful knowledge of Jamaica with you. And lovely Ena has been with Highland House for over 22 years and is the head cook for this wonderful estate.
With the careful attention to detail from this current owner, the service from her staff is superb in every way. This owner has a high standard in the design of the interiors. From the fabrics of the soft furnishings specially selected by her team of interior designers from Atlanta, the soft fern leaves which delicately shadows the walls of the master bedroom, to the special menus which have been created by professional chefs from Los Angeles and is prepared specially for the guests who stay at this most wonderful home which is so steeped in history.
Island Home Magazine has featured this wonderful home in their magazine. In 2000, the current owner began extensive renovations to restore this magnificent villa to its former majestic grandeur. In her vision for the restoration, the owner led a team of Atlanta artists and decorators to artfully redesign each room's décor. The result is a splendid mix of artistic creativity woven together with a playful eye. These renovations have taken Highland house to a new level of luxury. With this team of professional designers, this property is one of the most glamorous estates in Jamaica.
Oscar Hammerstein II is best remembered for his collaborations with Richard Rodgers, including the Broadway musical phenomenon of 1949, "South Pacific." Hammerstein spent his days in Jamaica writing the lyrics to "South Pacific" from this fabulous estate, Highland House. This was his retreat from his New York City home. There is a wonderful sunroom with glorious views, and it is here where Sarah Churchill and Noel Coward played bridge with Dorothy Hammerstein on many relaxing Jamaican evenings.
This is one of the most glamorous homes in the Caribbean, with spectacular views during the days and enchanting flickering lights of Montego Bay in the distance at nights.
Highland House is like a wonderful, private compound, with the six bedrooms located under four different roofs. This gives desirable privacy for guests who stay here. Each bedroom has its own distinctive charm and character and is very comfortably furnished. From the pool terrace, a spiral stairway leads to the rooftop sundeck where you are welcome to enjoy the chaise lounges, thatched umbrella table for shaded lunches, and the breathtaking view of the grounds and sea beyond. This is a perfect spot for activities as varied as sunrise yoga and sunset cocktails. The downstairs features a wet bar with a pool table and games. The house also features a full spa service with manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and reflexology treatments available.
The main building of Highland House has a wonderful spiral staircase leading from the pool area to a rooftop sundeck where the most spectacular views can be seen. There is also a Great room which is very popular as a recreation area, a gym with exercise machines and free weights, billiard table, massage table and many more.
Carefully selected art pieces adorn this home, mahogany tables, collectables and antiques imported from overseas. The present owners have lovingly chosen wonderful interiors for this home, and each is absolutely charming and gloriously comfortable.
This Hammerstein estate is located less than ten miles from Montego Bay. It is located minutes drive away from beaches, more than a few world class golf courses, and tennis facilities, restaurants, water sports and craft markets. Luxury Vacations A private vacation at the Highland House is the pinnacle of luxury. The elegant accommodations and elevated views are perfectly complemented by the gracious hospitality of an on-site staff. Escape with a group or alone - for a long weekend or several months - to mark a milestone or to simply indulge. Friends & Family The Highland House creates an incredible shared memory, while also providing the privacy you desire when on vacation. The experienced staff ensures your guests receive individual attention, and the local activities offer an array of adventures. Romantic Getaways For honeymoons and special getaways, this paradise is a favorite. With long, indulgent massages, fresh tropical flowers, and candlelit dinners overlooking the sea, your time together is as magical as the setting. Solitary Escapes Solo travelers enjoy the ample space and star treatment of the Highland House. Leisurely explore the scenic grounds and take in the unique environments. Experience a signature massage from your choice of balconies. A special place for soul-searching, quiet reflection, and relaxation. Weddings and Celebrations High in the hills overlooking the sea, the Highland House offers a fabled setting for your event. As guests enter the meandering driveway bordered by bright blooms, they'll know they're in for a treat. The Highland House butler will greet your guests and an experienced staff will attend to their every need. Weddings An ambiance of glamour, beauty, and charm define a wedding at this historic estate. Take the most important walk of your life amid a rainforest at the pavilion or by the pool with unforgettable views of the mountains, the bay, and the village. Reunions The Highland House is an ideal place for people from around the world to come together. Built under four separate structures, the six bedroom suites provide a sense of privacy, while the many living spaces make it easy to reconnect. Celebrations Enjoy cocktails on the rooftop terrace under a star-filled sky. Watch a live reggae band by the pool while feasting on authentic island cuisine. From birthdays and anniversaries to corporate events and festivities, the Highland House can accommodate both formal and casual parties. Yoga Retreats The latest additions to the Highland House have been designed with retreats and meetings in mind. A secluded pavilion is tucked in the trees, where yoga classes and group meetings can take place among serene beauty. Numerous private sitting areas encourage conversation and bonding. And with the staff's gracious hospitality, island life has never been more relaxing. Yoga & Spiritual Journeys Yoga and spiritual teachers are invited to make this tropical paradise the site of your next group retreat. The property's pavilion offers the ideal setting for meditation and instruction. Soothe mind, body and soul with uplifting views, luxurious suites, and on-site spa treatments. Team-building & Incentives The Highland House is made for special moments and memories. Your team will find common interests while taking in the breathtaking scene and enjoying delicious cuisine at the roundtable in the grand dining room. Local activities such as waterfall hikes, horseback riding and catamaran cruises will foster caring and connections among your team. Meetings & Sessions Thinkers and executives come from around the world to work in a setting that's private, picturesque, and worry-free. From serving each meal to coordinating transportation, the staff will take care of the details as you brainstorm among the same scenery that inspired Oscar Hammerstein.
Services Guests of the Highland House enjoy complimentary service from an 8-person staff, including a butler, chambermaids, gardeners, and house manager. Thanks to the staff's attentive expertise, your stay at the Highland House is carefree. Complimentary Services Include: Butler/Concierge From serving drinks to arranging activities, the Highland House butler will take care of the logistics and details during your visit. Maid Service The Highland House features fulltime maid service. Wash/fold Laundry Enjoy freshly cleaned clothes daily. Simply place your items in the hamper and find them waiting on your bed the next morning Coffee Service Wake up to a freshly brewing pot of Jamaican coffee in your room every morning. In addition, the Highland House features optional services you can request as needed. Optional Services Include: Gourmet Meals While the meal plan is optional, it is highly recommended. Nowhere in Jamaica will you find such consistently delicious cuisine. With menus created by award-winning chefs, prepared by the house cook of 20 years, and served in courses by the staff, the Highland House offers a luxurious dining experience. Enjoy special creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In-House Spa The signature spa at the Highland House is designed to fulfill your dreams of pampering. From manicures and pedicures to exceptional massages featuring aloe from the property, you and your guests can choose your pleasures for a personalized experience. Events & Catering The gourmet caterers and gracious servers of the Highland House staff will give your guests an event to remember. Childcare On-site childcare is available upon request. Private Driver/Guide For a flat weekly or per-trip fee, you can have the house driver shuttle your party to activities around the island. The air-conditioned van is comfortable and accommodating for large and small groups.
There are 2 choices for Meal Plans at Highland House. You can simply go on the grocery plan were the cost of the meals, are the items bought directly from the supermarket. The Cook will make the purchases (or you may join the cook at the supermarket if you wish!) and the bills will be accumulated and shown to you. You may simply pay the amount of the bill a day or two before you depart the villa.
If you prefer to go on the Meal Plan, then guests are asked to select a meal plan in advance and prepay for groceries. Read more below on this:
Meal Plan: The meal service is a defining characteristic of the Highland House experience. Designed exclusively for the estate by award-winning chef Vernon Simon, the menu blends international and local fare for a medley of delicious flavors. Breakfast and lunch are served under the vine-covered pergola by the pool, while dinner is formally presented at the grand roundtable. Attire can be as casual as your mood. Plan Includes 3 Meals per day* Iced tea and water In-room coffee service Unlimited fruit smoothies *Breakfast and lunch are chef's choice. The group dinner can be chosen from the available menu. Pricing Age 13+ $55 per person per day Under 13 $35 per person per day *No charge for children 3 and under Hors d'oeuvres upon request at $5 pp Please note: Costs of soda, alcoholic beverages, mixers, and snacks constitute an additional charge based on consumption. Guests are asked to select a meal plan in advance and pre-pay for groceries. Staff must be informed of dietary restrictions at time of menu selection. Refunds of $10 for breakfast or lunch and $20 for dinner are given if meal is cancelled with 48-hour notice. The Highland House setting soothes the mind and soul, but it's the spa services that bring your body to a state of total relaxation. With aloe gathered from the property, the masseuse will nourish your skin after a long day in the sun. Secluded from the house, a newly designed spa area offers an outdoor shower and the perfect place to take in the dramatic view of the sea while receiving your personalized treatment. Spa Services Available: Manicure pamper your hands with this full manicure including cuticle repair, buffing, smoothing, and polish. Acrylics not available. Pedicure the complete treatment includes cuticle repair, smoothing and shaping of nails, removal of dry skin, and light massage. Facial enjoy a deep cleansing and revitalizing treatment to invigorate your face and refresh your skin. Massage design your own massage to treat the part or parts of your body that need it most. Choose from a deep muscle or Swedish massage that can be full body or specific to the areas you request. Reflexology known by the Chinese to be the ultimate body relaxation treatment, enjoy the effects of this soothing approach to whole body repair. As the specific pressure points on your feet are massaged, feel the stress and strain slip away. Half Day and Full Day Rates: The Highland House spa services are available at Half Day and Full Day rates. For these rates, you can receive any combination of the services above. Please allow sufficient time to complete the treatments requested. Each service is approximately 45-50 minutes with 10 minutes needed to prepare for the next service.
Prices subject to change at anytime. Rates for Highland House
Notes: Rates are weekly and include all Jamaican Taxes Winter Season or High Season, December 15 to April 15 (excluding Christmas and New Years weeks) 7 nights minimum Summer Season or Low Season, April 16 to December 14 (excluding Thanksgiving week) 5 night minimum Christmas week is defined as (Dec 20 to 27) or (Dec 21 to 28) New Years week is defined as (Dec 27-Jan3) or (Dec 28 to Jan 4) Thanksgiving is defined as Nov 20-27 (1 week minimum stay) Villa rates are weekly and can start on any day of week. Rates are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) 25% deposit confirms a reservation For Highland House: Minimum stay of 4 night required in low season Supplement of $35.00 pp/night will apply to each guest in excess of 12 (2 per room)limit. Bedroom Room Configuration
Zen Room : King-size 4-poster cedar bed, spacious sitting area, television and VCR, 5 ceiling fans, sliding doors to lower lawn and view of the sea. En-suite bathroom, 2 basins, shower, 4'X8' linen-draped Roman tub.
Jamaica Suite: Best for children. The Jamaican Suite connects with the Zen Room. It's a smaller room designed for children with twin beds, en-suite bath (lower sink and toilet for a children's theme) walk-in closet, and private entrance. Wonderful collection of Jamaican and Haitian art.
Owner's Suite: The Owner's Suite features a queen-sized 4-poster mahogany bed, satellite television and VCR, dressing room and en-suite bath, and cedar plantation doors open to the private furnished terrace.
Mahogany Suite: Queen-size bed, rich coral walls and mahogany trim, kilim rugs, television and VCR. French doors to view of lawns, woods and sea. En-suite bathroom. Shares covered terrace with Deco Suite.
Deco suite: Optional king-size or twin mahogany beds under mosquito netting in glamorous, colourful room. Television. En-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Shares covered terrace with Mahogany Suite.
Bird Room: The Bird Room has a king bed which can be separted into two twin beds (has a mattress topper), sitting area, satellite television, en-suite bath with shower and walk-in closet, and private deck surrounded by lush foliage. This room is totally secluded from the remainder of the house....Read more
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