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Tranquility Estate - Your Idyll In The Hustle And Bustle Of Kingston

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Lovely Getaway With Both City And Mountain Views Overlooking Kingston

Tranquility Estate has been our home for the last 15 years – first as a holiday getaway and now as a permanent residence. It is one of the most beautiful homes in Kingston, in the exclusive area of Jacks Hill.

We offer bed and breakfast facilities in the main house only.

We have a self contained studio that sleeps 2.

The house sits on three levels, the main house containing 4 bedroom.

A self-contained studio apartment which overlooks the swimming pool at the lower level.

The property covers just under 6,000 sq. ft and our Mediterranean style house is built of red bricks and mahogany with cool black marble floor throughout. The Estate sits on 12 acres of Jamaican hillside and offers 320° views of Kingston, the surrounding hills and mountains and is the last house at the end of a private road. When you’re on the veranda, you can choose the dazzling views of Kingston or the serenity of the hills and mountains. We have a terraced garden, home to the ever blooming Bougainvillea, avocados, oranges, and lime trees along with our bee hives.

One of my many skills is that I am a trained Cordon Bleu cook, who loves to do just that. In addition to cooking, I love all kinds of music, the theatre, travel, culture, reading and collecting books, politics and my most favourite – people. At present, I work with the gardeners with the clear aim of turning the Estate into one of self-sufficiency, so that in time we will produce we will produce most of the food eaten on the Estate. It is a very exciting time! We have planted bananas, tomatoes, okra, yams, cassava, potatoes, sweet potatoes, red peas, gungo peas, spinach, callaloo, pumpkin and watermelons – no small task! The Estate already has growing 7 types of mango, grapefruit, lychees, oranges, limes, coconut, avocado pear, soursop and other fruits and vegetables. If you would like a tour of the grounds (and you have strong boots and a good head for heights) just ask me and we will provide you a walking stick and show you around.

I look forward to sharing my home with you and I’ll do everything possible to ensure you enjoy your stay.

More Details

Lorna Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2016

About Lorna Nelson

A business woman born in Jamaica, but spent most of my life in London, where we still have business ties My daughter now runs the company which allows me time to live between the 2 countries. A cordon bleu cook who loves to cook. The Estate has 12 acres of land that my gardener and I are working hard on to allow us to eat what we grow. At present, when in season we have mangoes, avocados, grapefruit, soursop and many others. I love all kinds of music, the theatre, travel, culture, politics and my most favourite - people.

Lorna Nelson purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Lorna Nelson chose Jack's Hill

The hills are were to live in Jamaica, they are cool, all year round, with amazing views. The apartment has views over Kingston and the hills, completely mosquito netted - it is truly wonderful not to be bitten. The hill is amazing, 15 minute drive to the centre of Kingston, yet you feel as if you are in the countryside. It is a very safe, upmarket, corporate area.

What makes this apartment unique

The view.

Much cooler than central Kingston.


Private road.

Totally peaceful.

Fabulous house.

320 degree views.

Easy to get to where ever you want.

The sitting room is amazing as 3 of the sides open completely to let the views in.

Luxurious, comfortable with style.

And I am great fun too :)


Jack's Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Contains a double bed, dressing table with mirror, chair, side table. wardrobe. This area is separated by a wall - see pictures Size: 9ft 4 ins x 11ft 2 ins (2.9m x 3.4m)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Tranquility Estate - Your Idyll In The Hustle And Bustle Of Kingston
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Tranquility and Hospitality ........... perfect

  • 5 of 5

Well, what a wonderful place to stay up on "the hill". Superb views, excellent room, wonderful house and a fantastic host. I stayed for 5 nights and felt very welcome from the minute I arrived. Lorna is living the dream and soaking up the views on a daily basis :)

Highly recommend staying here and don't be put off by the hill location - it's a 10 minute drive down to Kingston and Lorna has a plethora of friendly taxi drivers she can recommend if you're not driving - "Evening Chris" is brilliant.

I'll definitely be staying there again when next in Kingston as I have to try more of the wonderful Jamaican food :)

Thank you Lorna.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great home with a lovely host.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here and we had a really great time. The room was beautiful and it was great having a separate bed for my son! The views were breath-taking and Lorna was the consummate host. Brutus, her dog was very friendly with our son and they had some fun playing fetch in the driveway! The food she cooked was sublime, some of the best Caribbean food I've had. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Stunning view, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay here, it was the perfect romantic getaway being up in the hills from the noise of Kingston. We ate out for dinner but if the dinner we had is anything like the breakfast that Lorna cooked us, we should have had dinner with her too! We had an amazing typical Jamaican breakfast of ackee and saltfish, johnny cakes (I think they're called!), boiled banana, which was new to us and callaloo. The room itself was gorgeous, and decorated to hotel standards. Lorna was a very gracious and welcoming host and we shared a rum punch on the balcony after our dinner. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky, Thanks for your very kind message. We're so pleased you had a nice time and hopefully will see you in the future. All the best, Lorna
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Norman Manley Airport
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
There are so many in New Kingston
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Fort Clarence Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $7
Damage Deposit $140

Please note this charge is for 1 bedroom in the main house, or renting the studio. It is not for the whole house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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