Greatview is one of the newest and most luxurious of the Montego Bay, Spring Farm villas overlooking the Half Moon Bay golf course and the Caribbean Sea. It is immediately apparent why the owners chose this name for their villa. From the colorful blue hues of the Caribbean Sea to the green mountains beyond, the scenery is truly spectacular.
An additional bonus is that that there are three world class golf courses located within a five minute drive of the villa (Cinnamon Hill, the Half Moon Golf Course and the White Witch Golf Course).
The interior spaces represent a perfect blending of taste, beauty and comfort. The villa has French limestone and exotic bamboo floors, Barbados coral stonewalls as well as Venetian glazed walls. The furnishings are a beautiful combination of Asian antiques and tropical Colonial.
The expansive grounds of the villa are lush with tropical trees and flowers.
Greatview offers six beautiful bedrooms as well as inside and alfresco dining areas, a cozy den with TV and an air-conditioned gym outfitted with a TV, treadmill, stair master, recumbent bike and weights.
Greatview, also, boasts a spa and steam room, rainfall shower and stone massage. A spa technician is on call 9 AM till 9 PM.
The home is equipped with a generator.
Dining may be enjoyed formally under the crystal chandelier in the Great Room with table service of Wedgwood and Lenox china as well as sterling silver. Alternatively, meals may be enjoyed alfresco on the 700 square foot verandah overlooking the swimming pool and magnificent ocean view.
The villa is staffed with ten members and an expert chef who serves exceptional meals. Due to the extensive menu offerings, guests should budget approximately US $55-$65/per adult/per day and approximately US $20-$30 for children under the age of 14.
Greatview has 6 uniquely furnished air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Please note that smoking is not permitted in the bedrooms but there are numerous open-air areas available.
The Main House of Greatview is built on three levels. The Cottage and optional 7th bedroom are privately located, each under separate roof. All of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated, have cable and Satellite TV, closet safes and all have en-suite Travertine bathrooms. Please note that smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms but there are plenty of outdoor areas to smoke. The bathrooms are all exceptionally outfitted with hairdryers, shampoos and conditioners and soaps. Every bedroom is air-conditioned and has a safe and cable TV.
With the 10 member staff, there are two butlers who are available to provide 24 hour concierge service.
Outside, the villa boast a gorgeous, large, heated infinity edge pool that flows as a waterfall into the hot tub on the lower part of the lawn. An expansive teak deck is perfect for relaxing by the pool.
A poolside bar is nicely equipped with everything needed to make wonderful tropical concoctions as well as a TV.
Greatview is a wonderful family home and extremely child friendly. The villa has cribs, high chairs, playpen, baby toys, water toys, water basketball and even a few tricycles.
The villa, also, boasts it's own "Greatview Kid's Club" consisting of Little View, a one bedroom tree and play house. Little View has lots of craft materials for children to enjoy as well as a variety of games and puzzles.
Below the tree house, there is a sand box, craft tables and play tents. A complementa5ry nanny for up to two children under the age of three or complementary Kid's Club at Little View for up to four children ages 3-12 years of age is provided for up to three hours per day.
The home has two connecting bedroom suites which are ideal for families with young children. Additionally, there are accommodations for guests in wheelchairs.
For guests of all ages, there is an outdoor comfortably furnished games room complete with a pool table, foosball table, basketball net, and a Nintendo Wii gaming consule and complementary Apple TV.
Greatview is handicap accessible and equipped with toilet boosters and ramps to the main floor rooms as well as the pool.
The villa has two dogs and a cat that live on the property. The pets do not bother guests.
A very special amenity of the villa is complementary membership to the nearby exclusive Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club which is located about a 5 minute drive from the villa. Membership provides the following:
* Unlmiited complementary greens fees
* Unlmiited use of practice facilities
* 25% discount on an optional car rental
* 25% discount on any goods purchased at the Half Moon golf pro shop
* 25% discount on golf instruction at the Half Moon Academy
* 25% discount at the 19th Hole Bar
* Use of the resort's Sunrise Beach
* Use of the resort's Hibiscus and Oleander Pools
* Use of the resort's jacuzzi
* Use of the resort's tennis courts
* Use of the resort's fitness center
* Use of the resort's croquet
* Use of the resort's miniature golf
Included in the rental rate for the villa (for bookings of at least 5 nights at the 5+ bedroom rate) is a complementary full time driver and private air-conditioned van. The beach is just a short drive away.
Greatview is truly an extraordinary 14,4000 square foot premier staffed villa that is sure to please our most discerning clients.
Master Suite Plantation Room:
Located on the main floor and about 700 square feet it has a four poster king sized bed, a sitting area, a 20" TV, mini-fridge, an antique desk and Internet access. The en-suite bathroom is gorgeous and has a double vanity, whirlpool bath and walk in steam shower. The bathroom opens to an open air shower and massage area. This master suite opens to a porch with sea and garden views. There is a connecting passage to the Orchid Bedroom.
The Orchid Room:
Located on the main floor as well and has approximately 500 square feet. The bedroom has two queen beds, an armoire and an antique writing desk. It's en-suite bathroom has a double vanity, whirlpool bath, seat in the shower for guests with disabilities. The bathroom opens to a stone shower and massage area. The room opens to a porch with sea and garden views. The Orchid Suite has a connecting passage to the Master Suite/Plantation Room.
Located mid level, it offers about 400 square feet with a four poster queen bed. It's furnishings are are of Burmese and Chinese and feature an antique red lacquered desk and even a Chinese wedding chair. Asian art adorns the walls. The room has a wrap around balcony that has views of the ocean and lush forest. The en-suite bathroom is outfitted with a tub/shower combo and opens to the east balcony with ocean views.
The Frog Room:
Located on the top level as well it has 250 square feet and a king sized bed as well as a balcony with ocean views. The room is so named due to the bedspreads and pillow that are in the frog theme. The en-suite bathroom has a tub/shower combination.
The Palm Room:
Located on the top level as well, it has about 250 square feet, a king bed and opens to a balcony with ocean views. The en-suite bathroom has a tub/shower combination.
A delightful 500 square foot cozy cottage that is located downhill from the villa and approximately 30 steps from the villa's main level or around 15 steps from the lower lawn area. Air-conditioned, it features a kitchenette, small living room, TV, DVD player as well as intercom to the main villa. It has two twins which may be made up as a king sized bed. The en-suite bathroom is complete with a Jacuzzi and a shower. Additionally, there is a private furnished balcony. Please note that The Cottage is available for rent only when all five bedrooms in the main villa are rented by the same family/group.
Even further downhill from the Main Villa and the Cottage, there is an optional 7th bedroom private apartment. It has a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom and even a kitchenette as well as a private pool. This suite is only available upon request and only when the other six bedrooms are booked by the same group/family. Please consult with your Travel Keys agent for the 7th bedroom rates.
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, beach towels, games, movie/video library, computer available, snorkels, car seats, playpens, monitors, cds, fins, cribs, ac bedrooms + gym + den, coffee maker, smoothie maker, ipod speaker, high chairs, game stations, picnic baskets, infinitypool, wine cooler, dell laptop, intercom, breadmaker, espresso machine, bath tub, water shoes, views, 2 child aerobeds (for children up to age 10), 3 tricycles, shower, poolside bar, iron/ironing board, ultraluxury, golf, ice maker, apple TV, tennis court, nintendo wii u, food costs - $55-$65/day/pp (drinks extra), masks....Read more
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Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in October 2008 | Bob .
Absolutely great experience with Villas Caribe! They blew us away by making sure every detail was taken care of from arranging a driver to pre-stocking the villa with food and drinks and forwarding our menu preferences to the private chef at Greatview. The chef will absolutely spoil you with thier culinary talents, not to worry though, there is a gym and steam room at your disposal and butlers Ricardo and Alrick will be more than happy to help you work off the extra pounds with a trek up to Mt. Zion. Greatview is definitely a place to stay with plenty of room yet very private, you can enjoy your time there in your own private pool or hot tub. Head butler Aaron is on hand to make sure your stay is as stress-free as possible. We can\'t say enough about Aaron\'s professionalism - the moment we arrived at the entrance, Aaron was there to greet us with cocktails in hand! No need to worry about laundry, the staff is there to make sure your sure your clothes will be waiting for you cleaned and pressed each morning. With such a great experience, we\'ll definitely be visiting GreatView again and we\'ll be making our reservation through Villas Caribe!
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in April 2005 | Erica .
Words cannot describe how pleased we were with our trip. The villa was even more stunning in person! We particularly enjoyed getting to know the staff - they were all so accommodating and relaxed. Our kids are already asking when we will be returning. I have a few pounds to lose after eating three complete meals a day, starting today! This vacation was made special because of the villa, the staff, the view and the natural beauty of Jamaica.
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Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in March 2005 | Judy .
This villa was absolutely amazing. Our compliments to the owner and architect. The view is as true as the villa name. The house was furnished impecably and the staff was outstanding. This house is a 5 star resort with the privacy of your own villa. We couldnt say enough about this villa!
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