Looking for a summer beach and pool vacation? Norse Hill Estate in the scenically beautiful, secluded celebrity area of Jamaica, gives you more for less! Four couples or a group of eight friends will have one of the best vacations ever in this fabulous, fully staffed property; just $500 per person for eight people to enjoy a week of pampered luxury on Jamaica's beautiful north shore. Four huge bedroom suites; beds can be configured as two twins or one queen size. Endless activities within easy reach of the estate.
Norse Hill Estate takes you back in time to the Port Antonio playground of royalty and celebrities of the early 1900's. Discerning European royalty, celebrities and Fortune 500 CEO's are still our neighbors today, though other properties are barely visible. The amenities of the estate have been updated to the 21st century but the luxurious magnificence lives on. With your butler, housekeeper, chef and gardeners, the gorgeous villa with its striking architecture, period furniture and decor worthy of an art museum, the fantasy of gracious living becomes a reality. It begins at Kingston airport where your chauffeur will be waiting to transfer you to Port Antonio at no extra charge (not valid for Montego Bay arrivals). The gated property is set in eight acres of private botanical gardens, overlooking the turquoise ocean of Port Antonio on Jamaica’s north coast. The villa has over 4,000 sq.ft. (372 sq. m) filled with furniture, artwork, carpets and Asian treasures brought by the original owners from their former Hong Kong residence to this beautifully designed and decorated home. To assure your comfort, there is air-conditioning but the estate's elevated location provides cooling through the constant sea breezes. Norse Hill Estate is a 12 month vacation paradise. Summer temperatures are similar to the eastern seaboard of the US but with much lower humidity.
The house itself is a marvel of stone, wood and glass. The large entry foyer leads to a grand spiral staircase over a fountain. An oversized living room opens wide to the rear grounds and sea view. The formal dining room opens on each side to the same glorious views and fresh breezes. The architect designed the villa so that, by opening the floor-to-ceiling doors that line the entire rear of the villa, the inside of the home combines seamlessly with the beauty of the gardens and becomes one.
The four spacious bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The lower floor bedroom has a sleeping loft with an additional three beds and opens on to a private patio; it is preferred by families with children or the handicapped. The three bedrooms on the upper floor have balconied views of the ocean.
Once you have planned the daily menu with your housekeeper, your only decisions are whether to laze in the hammock, stroll through the jasmine arbor and let the waves of perfume wash over you, or play volleyball or badminton, cooling off with a few laps in the large swimming pool. Tennis racquets are available, courts are nearby. There is snorkeling equipment; you can swim to snorkel at the close-to-shore coral reef. There are boogie boards for your use; a nearby beach offers surfing lessons. Scuba diving or deep sea fishing can be arranged. Entertainment options include many board games, video games, books, TV with DVD player and a computer internet connection gives access to Netflix and other online TV programming. If you must, keep in touch with the rest of the world via wifi or with the mobile ‘phone lent to you for the duration of your stay. ‘Phone cards are readily available or the property manager will have one delivered to the house for you.
The property manager ensures that everything works smoothly during your stay; she can arrange for special needs to be met or deal with any obstacles that arise.
The three gardeners also keep the pool immaculate and ensure that the estate grown papaya, banana, oranges, limes and other fruit will appear each morning on your breakfast table. Between meals, the butler will bring you glasses of fresh lime juice or drinks of your choice.
Food for your meals is purchased daily by the housekeeper. Estimated cost is $35-40 per person per day, not including alcohol. Supermarket costs are similar to those in the US and Canada. Receipts are carefully documented and presented to you towards the end of your stay. Payment can be made in major currencies; the manager can arrange for currency exchange.
Jamaica has excellent beer and rum. The housekeeper will be happy to add these items to your shopping list. Wine enthusiasts may prefer to bring their own supply. We recommend, though, that you extend your Jamaica experience to colonial heritage drinks such as Planter’s Punch, which research by food writer Robert Moss shows was being enjoyed in Jamaica as early as 1878. What could be more appropriate than to sip a glass or two as you sit on the terrace overlooking the glorious view, trying to count the humming birds, with the clink of glasses and silverware in the background as the staff set the table for dinner?
The ultimate tranquility of Norse Hill Estate awaits you.