Monticello Villa & Golf Resort Limited has announced the opening of the newly refurbished luxury haven, Monticello Villa, located on the golf course at Upton, St. Ann. The historic estate was originally built in the early 1950s as the private retreat of a European aristocrat.
The villa is set on an eight-acre estate that features manicured lawns, a relaxing pool area with a fully-equipped pool house, a range of outdoor patios, a rooftop terrace, and much more. When the owners decided it was time to refurbish the estate they engaged a movie set designer to make the graceful transformation that draws on the villa's natural beauty. As a result, the house retains the original Old World charm, yet offers guests access to all contemporary necessities.
The elegant getaway neighbors the Golf and Country Club at Upton, St. Ann, with a four star, 18-hole course, designed by PK Saunders. The course is set 750 feet above sea level and offers incredible panoramic views stretching all the way to the sea. Monticello guests also enjoy these magnificent views from a four-bedroom main house, and an additional two-bedroom cottage.
The private retreat of the late Lady Diana Oetiker van der Meulen, the sanctuary has hosted well known house guests including Sir Noal Coward and members of the Disney family. The newly transformed and very private estate will be made available to guests once again. The staff which includes a butler, driver, housekeeping and grounds staff also includes a French-trained chef. It promises to deliver a vacation experience that is distinctively sophisticated, yet laid back, in a truly unforgettable setting.
Built in the 1950s as the private Jamaican residence of a European aristocrat, Monticello's elegant surroundings make it one of the premier choices for a Caribbean vacation. Offering luxurious accommodations cared for by a dedicated staff working seamlessly to cater to your needs, the estate provides a variety of accommodation options, with the four-bedroom main house, as well as a two-bedroom cottage (19th Hole Cottage) located in close proximity. It is perfect for an intimate twosome, as well as for parties of seven or 11.
With the buildings set amidst expansive lawns and impeccably maintained tropical gardens, cooling trade winds draw visitors outside to various picturesque patio areas to enjoy unforgettable views. Inside, stylish mahogany furniture, interspersed with Caribbean and Oriental antiques, is accented by an understated tropical palette.
- Main house has upstairs, 2 queen bedrooms/2 bathrooms
- Downstairs has 1 single bedroom, (children's) fan, no a/c and shares bathroom with a King bedroom.
- Cottage has 1 queen bedroom/bathroom
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds/bathroom
For fitness enthusiasts, Monticello includes a spacious pool area and separate pool house. It also offers access to one of the island's most stunning golf courses and to one of the most beautiful beaches.
The golf and country club at Upton is an ideal golf vacation destination nestled in the hills of Ocho Rios. With sweeping views of the majestic mountains, the beautifully manicured course is a golfer's delight, and is set just a few steps from the Monticello Villa & Golf Resort.
This 18-hole course, designed by PK Saunders, started as a 9-hole course but quickly grew to its current championship design. Rising 750 feet above sea level, it offers a challenging but fair 128 slope from the Blue Tees, while the forward tees measure 4,961 yards, par 72 with a slope of 120. Golf Digest Magazine granted it a four star rating for courses to play while on vacation.
- Private Chef
- Gardeners/Grounds persons
ABOUT THE COURSE
- Situated 750 feet above sea level
- Par 71, 6,404 yards, 18-hole championship course designed by PK Saunders
- Soft, picturesque, undulating terrain
- Top caddies in the Caribbean who are well experienced with the local conditions.
- Full-service golf shop featuring the TaylorMade collection as well as the latest styles from Ashworth, Greg Norman and Adidas
- Complimentary club storage facilities
- Practice range with chipping and putting greens
- Driving range
- Changing facilities
- Food and beverage available at Sweet Spot Jerk Shack at #10 green for on-course dining
- Full bar and restaurant in the plantation-style clubhouse
The Club operates between the hours of 7 am and 5:00 pm daily.
MONTICELLO GUESTS ENJOY:
- Preferred member green fees and pro shop discounts
- Complimentary PGA-Certified Golf Clinic twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- PGA Golf lessons are available and can be reserved through your butler
Additional amenities include: security system, airport transfers, coffee maker, ice maker, professional staff, ipod docks, customized dining, golf club access, golf, nanny, access to beach, shower, yoga, corporate, bath tub....Read more
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