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Greatview Villa - The Ultimate in Luxury and Service

Bedrooms 6
Space 12,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 8 bathroom villa with spectacular views of the sea.

Perched on a hilltop overlooking Half Moon Bay, this 12,000 sq. ft villa welcomes extended families with children and friends sharing time together. All bedrooms have private patios with sea view. 3 king bedrooms, 1 queen, 1 with 2 queen beds and a king bedroom suite that can convert to twins. Cots and cribs are available for children. Flat screen TV's and DVD's in all bedrooms with ipod docks. Family room with TV and an extensive collection of DVD's. Large infinity edged pool with waterfall that flows into lower pool next to the hot tub. Warm up in the hot tub and then stand under the waterfall! Shallow end for children - lots of pool floats and games. Kids enjoy a 3 room tree house with secret entry and rope climb. Games room has pool table, foosball table, large flat screen TV and a 60 game arcade table. Gym with treadmill, bicycle, weight machine and stepper is airconditioned. Wifi throughout and laptop computer provided.

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Owner

I am a Canadian living in Jamaica in a separate house on the Greatview property. I am there to manage the villa and its staff of 10 to ensure that guests needs are attended to and their expectations of Greatview continually exceeded. My personal collection of antiques and vintage collectables are throughout the villa. I ensure that the amenities are always fresh and new and that guests are delighted by the variety of different table settings, dishes, placemates and napkins and Greatview's famous salt and pepper collection.

Read excerpts of the book Greatview Jamaica - Following a Dream and Arriving Somewhere Else - on the home page of Greatview's website.

Owner purchased this villa in 2003

Why Owner chose Montego Bay

Having vacationed in this community overlooking Half Moon Bay, I knew this was an area I wanted to return to and to bring my family to for extended family vacations. The views are breathtaking, the villa I personally built is the ultimate in luxury and the staff I have trained can compete with the best anywhere in the world. The gardens are maintained by 3 gardeners and are spectacular - extending into the house with potted plants and trees and orchids everywhere. See

What makes this villa unique

10 staff serve guests including a chef trained in international cuisine, 2 butlers providing 24 hour service including concierge service, 2 housekeepers and laundress, driver and gardeners.

There are large common spaces for group gatherings but also private patios and nooks to 'getaway'. Greatview boasts a games room with arcade games, pool table and foosball table, a private air conditioned gym, treehouse for kids, infinity pool with waterfall into lower pool and hot tub.

A wealth of adventures are at hand: golfing, snorkling, scuba-diving, beaches, the night life of Montego Bay, tennis, fishing, sailing, waterfall climbing, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, and visiting historic sites.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are at a loss for words to adequately describe this extraordinary experience. The attention to detail and friendly kind service has made this our best vacation ever! Thank you for tolerating our loudness and the additional people with such graciousness. We were very happy to have this private retreat from all the wedding guests. We look forward to next year. Thank you.
Jan 2012
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Montego Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Palm - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Frog - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Burmese - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bamboo Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Plantation - toilet , shower
    Orchid - toilet , shower
  • Plantation and Orchid bathrooms share an outside shower. Shower seat, raised toilet seat and walker available for the disabled. The outside shower is wheelchair accessible.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Plantation Room - 1 king , Master with seating area
    Orchid Room - 2 queen , second master with seating area
    Palm Room - 1 king , shared patio with Frog room
    Frog Room - 1 king , shared patio with Palm room
    Burmese Room - 1 queen , views of sea and mountains from patio
    Bamboo Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , suite with sitting room
  • Cots and cribs can be added for children.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf Cart
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Greatview is a fully staffed villa with daily housekeeping service, turndown in the evenings, laundry washed daily by in-house laundress. Greatview's chef will satisfy your every culinary desire. You are charged for only what you consume - no food markup. See more at


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Indeed...a Greatview

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to take time to let you know how much we enjoyed spending time at Greatview. It is a phenomenally, amazing villa and I only have good reviews to offer about the accommodations, the staff, and setting and the overall experience. Each member of your staff blew us away.

Morgan was so attentive and was spot on for everything we needed. Aaron is world class and I can see what an invaluable resource he is. Damion with that award winning smile, set the bar when he called to check on us on our way back from Kingston. That's a personal touch that you don't often see and it really went a long way.

Sherri-Ann, Donna, Pamela = amazing. The house tour and room orientations, nice touch! Turn down service, laundry wrapped in the scarf-draped baskets; no words to describe it. I only wished my housekeeper could come to you for training.

Let me not forget about the gardening staff. Ricardo, David and Mark, who kept us in stitches. They were all kind-hearted and free spirited and a pleasure to be around. The hike to Mt. Zion I'm told was informative and inspiring. The ladies were so grateful for the opportunity to spend the morning with Mark and Ricardo and learned so much about the land.

Of course, I saved the best for last. Colin, dear Colin whom I was told came out of his shell while we were around. He was so delightful and we are all still craving his meals. I only regret not having more time to spend some time in the kitchen with him while he was preparing dinner. I have a passion in cooking and would have loved to see him in action.

The house, it speaks for itself and agreed it is indeed a Greatview! It is the epitome of luxury, service and perfection at its grandest scale.

Many, many, many thanks to you and your staff for this wonderful experience. The attention to detail, the organization and sophistication of the process… it simply took my breath away. We all, were thoroughly impressed and have walked away with moments that will last us a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sangster International Montego Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Half Moon, Cinnamon Hill, White Witch
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Montego Bay Main Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sugar Mill, Half Moon
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Half Moon Hotel
Car: recommended

When you stay at Greatview you will receive a membership at Half Moon Hotel, only a 2-minute drive or a short walk from the villa. Half Moon is situated on 400 acres that are ribboned by a two-mile long white sand beach. Guests have access to the Sunrise Beach, pools, tennis courts and fitness center.


At Half Moon, Cinnamon Hill and White Witch Golf Courses our guests have an exclusive membership and pay no green fees, guests only pay caddie and cart fees.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

**Your party can rent 4, 5 or all 6 bedrooms. For pricing for 4 or 5 bedrooms please contact us.**

- Food: Plan on approximately US $55-65 per day per person for adults and $20-30 for kids. Wine and liquor extra and will be pre-stocked at your request. The cook will stock the first day's food based on your instructions and will shop for you every few days. If no driver is booked, there will be a $40 pre-stocking fee and a $40 shopping fee twice per week to cover the gas of the chef who will use his own car to shop.

- Extra person fee above 2 persons per bedroom is $50 a day (does not apply to babies in cribs).

- 10% of gross rental during high season. 15% of gross rental during low season to be given to the staff at the end of your vacation. For 4 bedroom rentals transport charges are $800 US per week for a dedicated driver, $80 US for a roundtrip to the airport + 10% gratuity.

- Complimentary driver and van (12 or 14 seater) for all new 5-7 bedroom bookings. Guests will be asked to pay for all gas after the first tank and a gratuity of 15% will be expected for satisfactory service.

- Damage Deposit $US 1000 paid on booking and refunded within two weeks of your departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.