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Pimento Hill - Luxury Staffed Villa with Round Hill Membership

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 8 nights

Description

Saint James Parish Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Library, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-17)

Pimento Hill House is a spacious, private home with a legendary history. The villa overlooks the Caribbean sea and is located just five minutes from Chic Round Hill where guests enjoy complimentary beach membership. It was originally built in the 50s for a French Count and Countess, Jacques and Vera di Sibour. This was a time when Jamaica was a glamorous party destination for the early jet set. Noel Coward, Ian Flemming, the Kennedy's and many famous actors and actresses spent the holidays at Round Hill or at house parties in nearby villas. When Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visited Montego Bay at the end of their Carribean tour in 1966, they stayed with the Count at Pimento Hill. There is a scrap book of newspaper cuttings in the villa detailing all the famous guests Pimento Hill has hosted.

In the late 60s Rosser Reeves, a hugely successful American advertising exectutive and pioneer of television advertising, bought the villa from Count de Sibour. The AMC program, Mad Men, uses Reeves as the model for the professional accomplishments of the main character, Don Draper (Jon Hamm).

In 2007 the current owners bought Pimento Hill and extensively renovated the villa while trying to retain the period, colonial features. Owned by a family in London, the villa's atmosphere is a marriage of the grandeur of a by-gone era with modern amenities.

The villa is surrounded by 6 acres of lush garden with many water features - water lilies, ferns, dragonflies and butterflies abound. There are mango trees, coconut palms, banana plants and even an old cotton tree. There are also large grassy lawns to play cricket or football on.

Accommodation - 9000 sq. ft. Hall, great room, veranda, study, 2 pool bedrooms, 1 bedroom interconnecting with the study, 1 large bedroom in main villa, 1 master bedroom with 2 dressing rooms (one used as interconnecting child's bedroom if required) and 2 bathrooms.

The villa has 6 full-time staff to look after your every need.

Keywords: 6 bedroom, 6 acres, private, staffed, villa, Round Hill

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Jane Nathan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Jane Nathan

Here we are at the villa on my 50th Birthday in February 2015! We live in London where my husband works as a banker. Our 3 children were 2, 3 and 5 when we first took them to Jamaica and they are 15, 17 and 18 now. We have travelled extensively all over the world but our favorite place to be is Pimento Hill, Jamaica.

Jane Nathan purchased this villa in 2007

Why Jane Nathan chose Jamaica

In 2001 we booked a family holiday to Round Hill, Jamaica. Our children were 2, 3 and 5. We had such an amazing time, we booked to go again in 2002 and then again in 2003, 2004 and so on! By 2006 we had decided to try and buy our own villa close to Round Hill. In 2007 we found Pimento Hill and fell madly in love with its history, grandeur and view and proximity to Round Hill!

What makes this villa unique

I love being looked after so beautifully by our lovely Jamaican staff. The villa comes with 7 full-time staff - a cook, a butler, a housekeeper, a laundress and 2 gardeners and a driver. It feels like you are staying at your very own private hotel with complete privacy, peace and quiet. The actual villa and garden is very beautiful. I love to go and see the water lilies and dragonflies in the morning, to watch the butterflies and humming birds at breakfast and to stare at the turquoise sea turning pink, sipping a rum punch on the veranda at dusk. It is truly the most relaxing holiday you could ever hope to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jane! I wanted to let you know that our stay at the villa was flawless! We had so much fun, the house is beautiful and the entire staff is lovely. I would love to return someday. I felt very at home there - Pansy asked me if I was maybe born on the island :)

Thanks again for everything, it was a most memorable trip for everyone!

Alyssa
Nov 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Pimento Hill - Luxury Staffed Villa with Round Hill Membership
average rating of 4.96 based on 71 reviews
5

re live the jet set

  • 5 of 5

What can one say,

I have experienced many luxury villas, this must rate as one of the best.

This elegant property enjoys a superb hilltop location with breathtaking views across the mature gardens towards the ocean,yet affords total privacy.

The villa itself is spacious and airy, tastefully furnished with antiques,and the owners personal items, making it feel welcoming and comfortable,

I also loved its 'jet set history' It is easy to imagine glittering parties with the notables of the day , indeed the Queen and Prince Phillip visited in the 60's .

Fabulous staff add to this special place, with discreet yet attentive help, and fantastic meals courtesy of Pansy ( though i challenge you to get her recipes!!)

Overall a memorable stay, with use of nearby Round hill being a marvelous bonus.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter - thank you for your lovely review of Pimento Hill House. I am so happy that you had a memorable stay and enjoyed the house, gardens and Round Hill membership. I am also fascinated by the history of the house and love to imagine what parties and glamourous get togethers have happened there in the past. Jamaica, Round Hill and Pimento Hill were all host to the early jet set - the Count and Countess who built the house must have known Noel Coward and Ian Fleming (not to mention Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip) and had some amazing parties at Pimento Hill. If only the walls could speak ... many best wishes Jane
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Texas USA
5

Dream wedding in the Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking! That's how we felt upon arrival and continued thru our week stay. The Villas and grounds were more beautiful than we expected. The staff is friendly and attentive; which make you feel so welcome in the home. Each staff member has their unique specialty and you feel as if you are treated like royalty. Flowers with my coffee - tasty home cooked meals with a view you won't forget - pampered with clean room & clothes ( no case of dirty clothes!) and a driver to take you on an adventure or relax at Round Tree. You will not want to go home! As this was a 2nd marriage for both of us; we aimed for a quiet private wedding. With Jane's personal help; she suggested a minister; photographer & florist. I couldn't have done it without her. It was truly a magical event that took place in the Garden of Eden overlooking the ocean! It was a dream come true. Everyone was sincerely helpful - providing that special touch that you can't get at a mega resort. This is a hidden jewel with flexibility to handle 2 to 16.

We indulged in a romantic getaway wedding/honeymoon; but a family reunion would be just as excited to experience what is offered. A Girls Trip; would also be highly suggested. Ton's of fun; but with a safe haven to relax and soak up the sun - read a book or explore what Jamaica has to offer. Easy going beauty - that we fell in love with.........I can't wait to return!! Thank you Jane for sharing your piece of paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and Randy - Thank you for such a lovely review and for sharing your photographs with me which were absolutely stunning - Pimento Hill really does look like the garden of Eden with all the lush green palms and beautiful flowers - it made a perfect backdrop for your photographs and gorgeous wedding dress. I am delighted that your Wedding was so beautiful and that everyone made it a very special experience. It was my pleasure to help you organise it - we love having small, intimate weddings at Pimento Hill. It is the perfect hideaway venue for a very private and unique ceremony. Many congratulations and best wishes for a very happy life together from all of us at Pimento Hill.
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5

All we can say is WOW!

  • 5 of 5

All we can say is WOW! This has truly been the best vacation for all of us. Everything has been amazing. The staff is awesome and have spoiled us. Ms. Pansy - I can't even describe how wonderfully, amazing the meals have been. I think we are going to kidnap her. :-) Eric and Errol are such gentlemen and have made sure we didn't want for anything. Errol makes the best drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol). Ralston greeted the ladies with fresh flowers and a smile, every morning. He even gave the birthday girl a bouquet when he found out it was her birthday. Delano has taken us wherever we wanted to go, no matter the time, with no complaints and a smile. He is a great tour guide, as well. Ms. Yvonne made sure our rooms were clean, cool, linen pulled back and fresh cold water for bedtime.

Pimento Hills is definitely on all of our books to frequently visit in the upcoming years with friends and family. What a fabulous villa!

Thank you and many blessings

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Ursula, for this wonderful review and for the lovely email you sent me while you were staying at Pimento Hill. Thank you also for recommending Pimento Hill to your friend who I have been corresponding with today. I am delighted that you had such a great time at the villa with all your friends. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it really is the staff that is the heart of Pimento Hill and they are all so committed, generous, professional and talented in their roles that they are simply the 'A' team. I am truly blessed to have found them all. Many best wishes and looking forward to welcoming you all back soon, Jane
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5

Girls get away "Housewives Style"

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 lovely days at the Pimento Hills house to celebrate our girl friend 40th birthday.Jane was so helpful when planning this trip.She provided me with so much information about the house and excursions.Pansy cooked some good foods (i.e. peas and rice,ox tails,bbq chicken,jerk chicken and pineapple upside down cupcakes. Our driver Delano was super patience with all 10 girls and took them wherever they wanted to go.We loved coming home with clean clothes thanks to Yvonne.We felt like royalty while staying here. We are planning another trip soon to this house.

Thanks again Jane and crew for a beautiful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charleen - how lovely to receive this review while I am actually staying at Pimento Hill myself! I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time staying here with your friends. Mind you it is hard not to have the most relaxing and special time here with the super staff, beautiful ocean views, tropical gardens and comfortable furnishings. I am staying with my 3 teenage children and husband - and the kids have brought 5 friends with them. They are having a ball! Delano is driving them all over and they have the pool rooms and area all to themselves! It is perfect! Anyway, delighted you are planning a return trip - we love to welcome guests back and I love your title 'Housewives Style' - that made me smile :) lots of best wishes Jane
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5

AMAZING long weekend at Pimento Hill !

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a long weekend in Montego Bay at Pimento Hill and I just can't say enough about the stay! The house itself is gorgeous - so many perfect details and an ideal set up for a group. We had 8 people, and everyone was able to have their own space (some couples, some singles) without ever feeling like we were on top of each other. The separation of the bedrooms and the layout of the house was so conducive to a group like ours. We also brought along our 8-month old baby and it was never an issue with noise, which is so important for her sleep these days!

The pool was relaxing and a great setting to just chill, even though we spent most of the daytimes at Round Hill, eating, drinking and playing lots of tennis! Having stayed at a villa in Round Hill previously, it was a great feature to be able to use the grounds!

The staff at Pimento Hill was probably the best part. From Delano the driver - who was always available at a moment's notice - to Eric the butler and Pansy, the amazing chef! The house was always so clean thanks to Yvonne and laundry done and hung daily - major perk while on vacation!

We will definitely be back to Pimento Hill again and hope to make it an annual tradition!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Casey - Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I am so happy that you had such a lovely stay. The house is great for groups - it is hard to describe the lay-out to potential renters - with all the separate little areas and all the accommodations being in separate buildings - but that is what makes the house so perfect for all our guests - everyone has their privacy and own space. It is also a huge bonus having Round Hill membership - the resort is quite simply world class. And, of course, all the staff at Pimento Hill are brilliant as you say and really do spoil all our guests. Pimento Hill and Round Hill are a winning combination! We all look forward to welcoming you back next year, Lots of best wishes, Jane
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Verona, Wisconsin
5

Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 adults just returned from a week at Pimento Hill. I have rented many, many times from VRBO and use these reviews as a deciding factor in the decision process, as pictures do not always accurately portray the property. So, I write this review being sure to include details that may be helpful in your decision making process! In this case, pictures cannot do this property justice. It is amazing. It perfectly fit our group- we could all retreat to our beautifully appointed rooms/villas, yet come together for intimate dinner and social settings at various places throughout the home. The verandah and open-air home is warm, welcoming, and perfect for every type of gathering. The home is a combination of a tropical, lush garden mixed with old world charm and modern furnishings. Really unique and extra special. Get ready for photo-worthy sunsets! Working with Jane in making this event happen was an absolute pleasure, and I owe her a debt of gratitude

Furnishings are stellar, the cleanliness and attention to detail is everywhere. The rooms have well-working air conditioners, almost to the point of being chilly, so no worries about being too warm to sleep. Sleeping can be a deal-breaker for me, but we never slept better. The beds are VERY comfortable. The pool, ping-pong table, surround music and lawn space was enough for a party, but we wanted to try out Round Hill Beach Club too. Could this place be more posh?! Having a free membership here is a HUGE bonus! We took advantage of the lovely tennis facilities, beach, snorkeling, infiniti pool, and afternoon tea.

Let's talk about service for a bit. (Because you can have the nicest place and have poor service, and it jades the whole experience, right?) Bar-none, this is the highest level of service you will experience. A five-star level with a SMILE! The heart and soul of Pimento Hill are the people - Huge thanks to Delano, who took us wherever and whenever, and was always on time. Yvonne, you worked behind the scenes making sure our rooms and laundry were taken care of, and it was perfection. Pansy, (and the kitchen crew) Brandon, and Eric, thank you for the wonderful dining experience! True professionals. Ralston and Mark, your flowers every morning and groundskeeping is spectacular. Ryan, we appreciate getting to know you and having you look out for us every evening! I'm running out of space, I could go on and on. "One Love", everyone. We will miss you!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie - Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review. I am so happy that you had such a great stay and that your husband loved his surprise Birthday trip! I spoke to Pansy just after you had left and she said that all the staff loved your party. Thank you for being such gracious and generous guests. Many best wishes, Jane
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Montego Bay - Sangster International
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Round Hill
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Saint James Parish Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$926
$6,013
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $104 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas week 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
8 night minimum stay
$18,432
Flat fee
 
 
New Year Week 2017/18
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 7 2018
8 night minimum stay
$19,573
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$803
$5,206
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $104 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

The rental amount includes all staff at the villa and a driver and mini van is also included for the entire length of the stay. The driver would collect guests from the airport, be available to drive them to tours, excursions, restaurants and bars and take them back to the airport for their return flights. There are no additional taxes to be paid but a 10% gratuity charge will be added to the total cost. All the gratuity will be given to the staff at the villa at the end of your stay.

As we are residents in the UK we are obliged by VRBO to set our rates in £Sterling and so our rates can appear as uneven US$ amounts! The low season rate should be $5,425 ($775pn) and high season is $6,265 ($895pn)and additional 6+ person charge is $100pppn.

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Amenities

Saint James Parish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , Twin sinks, sunken walk-in rain shower
    Blue bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Study bedroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom also serves the study
    Children's - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Glamourous bathroom which can also be accessed from Master
    Pool Room #1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Pool Room #2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Powder room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master - 1 king , two twin beds can be fitted in to adjoining dressing room
    Blue room - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King can be converted in to two twin beds
    Study bedroom + study - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King can be converted in to two twin beds
    Children's bedroom interconnecting to Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King can be converted in to two twin beds
    Pool room #1 - 1 king
    Pool room #2 - 1 king , King can be converted in to two twin beds
  • 2 cribs available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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