Villa VL PIM is a sprawling, glamorous 9,000-square-foot private estate on six landscaped acres. The villa was built in the late 1950's for French Count and Countess Jacques and Vera di Sibour in the period when Jamaica was a glamorous party destination for the early jet set. Today, VL PIM is a spacious private home with a legendary history and 21st Century amenities. The essence is the tasteful marriage of Colonial grandeur of a bygone era complemented by modern amenities and comforts one would expect in a luxury villa.
Complimentary Round Hill and Tryall Beach Club memberships are included with the villa. The memberships include the Round Hill beach, tennis, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail, and an invitation to the Manager's Cocktail Party. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis lessons, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri.
A grand custom-made iron gate welcomes guests to The Main Villa, through a classic Italianate pink and cream marble entrance hall. The primary gathering place here is the 1,000-sq-ft Great Room with original mahogany floors. The Main Villa also houses the extraordinarily large modern kitchen. The inside formal dining area features a gleaming mahogany table and 10 Queen Anne chairs under a stunning crystal chandelier, and al fresco dining area for up to 20 guests. The Great Room opens onto the long verandah with a bar, comfortable couches for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and pool table for rousing competitions. Completing The Main Villa is the 800-square-foot Blue Bedroom with antique French crystal chandelier, en-suit bathroom, a daybed for a child. French doors open to a small garden porch where eye-opener coffee or tea is silently placed early each morning.
From The Main Villa, stepping-stones wind through the soft lawn to the main verandah and double walkway to a promontory overlooking the lower lawn and the sea. Large lawns entice children to run around and even learn a bit of cricket from gardener Ralston.
Just across a porte-cochere is The Master Villa, a second building which houses the impressive Master Suite with king sized four-poster bed, and two adjoining rooms. The 1,500-sq-ft Master Bedroom opens to the garden & sea views and to a private porch where eye-opener coffee or tea is quietly presented early each morning. The Master Suite was the residence selected for Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Jamaica to open the Queen's Highway. It features glamorous his 'n' hers bathrooms with a Jacuzzi bathtub in the ladies' bathroom. On the other side of the Master Suite is a second connecting room, set up as the private dressing room. It has a long antique dressing table and a daybed for child. The Children's Room is situated near the master bedroom and is suitable for adults or children. Both the Children's Room and the dressing room open to a mosaic-tiled en-suite bathroom with sunken tub and tall circular shower. French doors open to a covered brick walkway that leads to the Study and fourth bedroom that has a small shower room, and separate small toilet room.
A shaded path through water garden leads to a tranquil sitting area. Beyond the gardens, VL PIM's six acres are a virtual orchard of fruit trees! Two more bedrooms are located on the pool deck, each with an en-suite bathroom. This duo creates a convenient family grouping at poolside. Between these two bedrooms are a tongue of the free-form pool and a marvelous covered play area for adults and children complete with comfy chairs, ping pong table, copper-topped bar and fridge stocked with cold drinks. The large pool area features a surround-sound music system, iPod dock, CD player, and casual dining area and a private walled garden with a delightful rainforest shower.
Villa VL PIM is also referred to as Pimento Hill.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, pool table, highchair, outdoor shower, fully air-conditioned, car, crib, tennis court, cd player, fully staffed, complimentary, golf course, wheelchair accessible.TripAdvisor property ID 2396769...Read more
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