|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Surrounded by 50 acres of landscaped lawn, fruit trees, and lush, untouched tropical forest, Bolt House is nestled on a hill overlooking Port Maria's beautiful blue harbor on the island of Jamaica. Augmenting this secluded five-bedroom private home, is a one-bedroom cottage at Goldeneye, where Bolt House's guests have access to the lagoon and Beach which offers a full complement of water activities.
Bolt House has 5000 square feet and was recently remolded to include new bathrooms, private infinity pool as well as new furnishing and electronics.
In the main house there is a spacious living room that opens to the terrace pool and spectacular views of Maria Harbor and the surrounding Blue Mountains.
Bold House is nicely equipped with the latest electronic equipment including a stereo with an I Pod connector and CD player (in the main living room) which plays out by the private pool.
Additionally, there is a very comfortably furnished TV room which features surround sound, cable, DVD player as well as an Apple TV which is loaded with movies. The villa has wireless Internet. The sound system plays music by the pool, the yoga deck and the terrace under the Almond Tree. Bolt House has wireless internet throughout the villa.
Guests will enjoy dining by candlelight in the villa's formal indoor dining room or alfresco on the terrace which is framed by a beautiful Almond Tree.
Fabulous meals are prepared by the chef, Vernoica, who excels in both local Jamaican cuisine as well as Continental. Many of the ingredients are grown in the villa's garden.
The villa boasts a beautiful infinity private swimming pool as well as a hot tub.
A vibrant flower garden and soothing lily pond flank the east side of the house; a yoga deck on the west side is perfectly positioned under the shade of a tree looking out to a magnificent view of the ocean.
Guests who want to maintain their fitness will enjoy the weights, weight bench, boxing bag and gloves.
The main house at the Jamaica villa has three very large and airy bedrooms. The master bedroom and the second bedroom have lovely and very large bay windows that offer breathtaking views of the sea. Both are furnished with king-sized beds, walk-in closets, air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms. The third bedroom has two full-sized beds, air-conditioning, a walk-in closet, an en suite bathroom and a lovely view of the garden
Two additional bedrooms are located in the annex. Please note that these bedrooms are smaller and a bit rustic. One bedroom offers a queen sized bed, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom.
The firth bedroom has two full sized beds, attached bathroom and ceiling fan but NO air-conditioning.
Both of the bedrooms in the annex open onto the TV room.
As with all Jamaican villas, Bolt House is staffed with an amazing and very experienced group of individuals who committed to providing excellent service and ensuring that guests feel completely pampered.
Guests of the villa have full access to the Golden Eye beach as well as all the water sporting activities they offer. Any water sports will be charged separately and payable directly to Golden Eye.
Guests may, also, chose to dine at Golden Eye but will be required to make reservations 24 hours ahead. Again, any food or beverages consumed at Golden Eye will incur separate charges paid to Golden Eye directly.
Whether you are enjoying an exotic meal; swimming in the bright blue sea; soaking in the jacuzzi; de-stressing with a massage; de-toxing in the sauna; peacefully strolling the estate or just relaxing under the flicker of the star studded sky; we guarantee you'll leave here feeling completely pampered and rejuvenated.
Beautifully manicured lawns, wild tropical foliage, and glorious coastal views, all await you at Bolt House. Guests will enjoy the many walking trails around the property and explore the lush tropical flora as well of the fabulous views of Port Maria.
With it's rich and almost mythical heritage, dating back to the '50's and '60's, Bolt House has played a significant role in the social life of the island, hosting such luminaries as Charlie Chaplin and the Queen Mother of England.
The property came alive during the era of Ian Fleming, thespian and author of the James Bond novels; Noel Coward, famed artist; and at the centre of Bolt House's history, Blanche Blackwell daughter of Alexandre Lindo.
Bolt House was built in the 1950's in St. Mary, Jamaica. After Blanche Blackwell's divorce from her husband, Joseph Blackwell, her brothers who were now sole proprietors of the family's Banana Plantations, asked her to return from England to Jamaica to aid in the management of the fields.
Blanche, they knew, would execute this task well, as a young child she spent many days with her father in the sugar fields. Blanche Blackwell, was also very free spirited, a trait which followed her into adulthood. This made her a very engaging and entertaining personality. Not long after residing at Bolt House. she made friends with her two very famous neighbors, Mr. Ian Fleming who resided at a small home which he called Goldeneye and Mr. Noel Coward.
All three individuals became fast and dear friends, hosting many a party together, with equal the famous faces attending. Movie Stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and even the famous actress Sophia Lauren.
When away from Bolt House, Blanche spent time at Goldeneye, where she was able to observe Ian Fleming's genius at work, creating and writing the characters of his James Bond novels. So too, a great deal of time was spent at Firefly and Blue Harbour with Noel Coward. There she once graciously assisted Noel in hosting the Queen of England. It is also said that the Queen was quite 'taken' with Blanche.
Several decades later Blanche's son, Christopher Blackwell bought the Goldeneye property, which is still a close neighbor to the Bolt House.
In 2000 Blanche Blackwell sold the Bolt House to it's current owner who has totally refurbished the house and the land surrounding it.