- 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. This villa is ideal for large groups especially Family Reunions, many of which we have recently hosted!
The manicured garden is a tranquil area covering an ...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.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Montego Bay Airport, 90 miles
Nearest ferry port: Ocho Rios, 3 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 25, 2015
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- House swap allowed
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Washing Machine
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 10 Dining chairs
- 10 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no