About the property
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House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)
Hammerstein Highland House is a amazing estate on 17 acres on the hillside in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Oscar Hammerstein wrote 'The Sound of Music' from the terrace, overlooking the beautiful hillside. We have had quite a few celebrity guests such as Meryl Streep and Tracy Ullman. This villas is filled with history. The home is very private and located about 5 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the airport. The home is fully staffed with a chef, butler, housekeeper, gardener and laundress. A van and driver can be arranged for any size group. Private spa treatments are available on site. The home also has a tranquil pavilion ideal for yoga retreats and the like. Come enjoy the real Jamaica!
A van and driver can be arranged for any size group.
We have a two acre organic garden. The produce is used for our meal plan. Our chef can prepare food to suit your needs, including vegan.
Onsite we have a yoga pavillion that is screened on with wooden floors and ceiling fans. Our home is perfect for retreats.
Keywords: Estate, house, villa
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- Mar 13, 2018
About Keressa Garland
The owner, Brenda Isaac has an amazing foundation called One Love Learning Foundation . She was founded OLLF after she bought Highland House and became involved in the local community and saw the needs of the children at local schools. Now Highland House serves as an important base for OLLF's Learning Center. Truly a family project, Keressa Page, Brenda's daughter manages the villa.
Keressa Garland purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Keressa Garland chose Coral Gardens
This home was purchased when the owner fell in love with the property and it's history. We live in Atlanta and can visit easily with a quick 2 hour flight. It is spacious enough for our large family and to rent to groups. The property took our breath away and we instantly fell in love.
What makes this Villa unique
When you stay at Highland House you are completely secluded on 17 acres, but have easy access to Montego Bay (just 20 min drive)and full use of our Beach membership at Seawinds Beach Resort(just 5 min drive). Our home has an organic garden with loads of fresh produce used for meals.
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Beautiful, Scenic Views, and Relaxing
Beautifully appointed accommodations. Lush flora surrounds the estate. Tremendous service from the staff. Amazing organic garden fresh to table cuisine. Options allow relaxing on the estate with private balconies, pool, and back porch panoramic views from the mountain side retreat. Additionally enjoyed the short trip to Negril, Ocho Rios and tourist sites in the Montego Bay area.
Another wonderful experience, it's been a while since my last visit to Highland House - as always it's like being in paradise. Sitting on the terrace with the views of Montego Bay, places for gather with all your friends but also little hideaways to go read a book. The staff is amazing, Sheriann preparing fresh meals straight from the garden. Looking forward to visiting again.
Top 10 Favorite Vacations
I have visited the Hammerstein Highland House several times. It is a remarkable property with amazing accommodations, food, organic gardens and views. The staff could not be more wonderful and you will not find a more beautiful vista from a porch anywhere. I always felt well taken care of and safe on this lush property up in the hills. I will be back again (and again).
50th Birthday Celebration in Paradise
I spent a long weekend with 6 of my college girlfriends at Hammerstein Highland House to celebrate our 50th birthdays. It far exceeded my expectations. The accommodations, staff, food were exceptional. We also had on-site massages and yoga classes. In addition we went on an excursions to Blue Hole waterfalls and to shop and eat at a local restaurant. Our driver/guide Olando took great care of us and I felt like we experienced a small slice of Jamaican life. Every need was meet by the staff. When one of my friends mentioned chocolate chip cookies- a plate of homemade cookies magically appeared. So many small details were not overlooked. We also loved the views and relaxing my the pool. It was a perfect weekend and I would love to return again one day. Praying that Hurricane Matthew does not do much damage!
I am so glad you had such a memorable trip at our villa. We would love to have you again! I will share your review with our staff. They love to hear the positive feedback. We are truly blessed with a wonderful team. Luckily we had to no damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Hammerstein Highland House - AWESOME
4 adults and 7 girls, ranging from 7 to 15, spent an amazing week at this amazing home in Montego Bay. It is such a historic home with amazing views perched atop a hillside. The accommodations were very nice, the pool was perfect, and the scenery was spectacular. I'd rate the property itself a 10 out of 10. However, the property pales in comparison to the staff that takes care of you while you are there! Carl should actually play a butler in a movie as he is in charge and makes sure you are relaxing. Sherianne's meals were delicious and enjoyed by everyone! Kimoya kept the rooms tidy and neat, and the towels well stocked by the pool. JJ and T Man looked after the grounds - and us - 24/7. We all had an incredible experience here, and felt like we left with some great friends as well! Don't miss this slice of heaven in Jamaica!
Highland House Zen
If you are looking for a historic house in the Jamaican hills, Hammerstein Highland house is your place. This tastefully styled, cozy yet grand beautiful villa was the answer to my mid-winter blues. With a staff lead by the gracious Carl, our stay was perfection. The food was sublime with dishes that were local and fresh. My only regret is eating every ounce of my dessert every night. Besides the food, the grounds are beautiful and the perfect setting for getting a bit of exersize. There is a yoga studio below, a library full of books and fun DVD's, a few places to venture out to making this a most pleasant holiday destination for some serious R and R.
Suggested trips nearby are rafting, the bird sanctuary and a trip to Round Hill for drinks!
Additional information about rental rates
Lower rates will be given for 4 or 5 bedrooms instead of 6. The 6th bedroom was originally designed as a child's room and is a smaller than the other guest rooms. However, the two twin beds can be converted to a King Bed with a mattress topper (all of our rooms with twin beds can be converted). The staff gratuity is 15% of the rental fee for the five person staff to divide.