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Rose Hall Great House and Golf Club Estate. Gated Community, 15 Mins to Airport.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms w/ensuite, Private Property with Pool, Ocean Views And Fully Staffed!

*** COMPLIMENTARY DRIVER PACKAGE SPECIAL OFFER *****

Paradise Plum Villa guests staying 7 nights or more will receive a complimentary driver package for a 12-seater air-conditioned van with a private driver, this is normally a $1000 per week extra cost option. Truly the most convenient and enjoyable way to get the most out of your vacation and to help make it the most memorable and enjoyable vacation.

Inquire now how to take advantage of this special offer. Not valid with any other discounts or offers provided.

PARADISE PLUM VILLA – for a memorable and unforgettable vacation experience of a lifetime.

Your Paradise Plum vacation is a full service vacation villa experience that cannot be compared to a normal stay at a resort or an average house stay without personal staff service. During your stay at Paradise Plum you will be served by your personal head chef to make all your meals that you select and that you wish to have prepared and served as you like. There will also be a butler, to serve you your drinks and meals either by the pool patio or inside lounge rooms and make sure your stay meets your expectations. There will also be a housekeeper during your stay , to keep your rooms clean daily and your laundry done as required. They all have a passion for ensuring you enjoy your stay at Paradise Plum Villa by taking care of everything you need to be done so that all you have to do is relax and enjoy your stay.

Located in an exclusive Rose Hall Great House and Golf Club Gated community, Beach access at the local beach 2 minutes’ drive away- luxury 4 bedroom villa with each bedroom having mahogany 4 poster king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms. Only 15 minutes from the Montego Bay airport!

Paradise Plum is adjacent to the beautifully manicured White Witch Golf Course in Caribbean Heights, a private, gated community with two award winning great house tours, the greatest of Jamaican great houses, the Rose Hall Great House has a story with all the elements of an engaging novel as well as the Jonny Cash Great House both famous tourist attraction only steps away from Paradise Plum Villa.

The Villa offers 4 a spacious air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite, king-size four poster mahogany beds with all bedrooms facing north to the Caribbean sea and overlooking the pool deck. The villa also has the following amenities available for your use:

** All bedrooms have new flat screen LED TV. Total of 5 TV's, with one in the private sitting room.

** Internet Wi Fi access is complimentary. And you get internet around the pool!

** Apple TV - Use your Net Flix account here!

** IPod Docking station.

**Bose Speakers on pool veranda / outdoor dining area.

** Complimentary local mobile phone for Paradise Plum villa guests! So you can keep connected when on island! We will give you 500 free minutes!

** Complimentary international calls with Vonage IP phone - call friends and family back home! Free calling to USA, Canada, UK!

** Villa located in a 24/7 guarded and gated community.

** Extra twin bed available if required - To sleep separately, or for an extra person. Extra 9th person is $50 per night charge (over 8th person)

** Complimentary crib and high chair - family friendly villa!

**There is a wonderful modern wicker bar seating set under the gazebo by the pool where you can either enjoy your tropical drinks and socialize! Or when its time to get connected - use this Gazebo area as your outdoor pool office area! Yes, you can get your internet access! Internet can be reached outside the pool gazebo area so you can catch up on the latest emails, online news, facebook etc on your laptop or mobile device - Keep connected while you are on holidays!! Great working desk outside by the swimming pool under the covered gazebo area! (With a tropical drink at hand!)

Paradise Plum Villa has a wonderful infinity edge swimming pool for the whole family to enjoy. Sun lovers can enjoy lounging on the 8 pool lounge chairs around the infinity swimming pool, or roll up on the new large wicker day bed. Guests love this day bed, which is also used at night for star gazing around the pool area while enjoying the cooler night breeze from the nearby hills!

The two upstairs bedrooms have two scenic and great ocean views off the two verandas. The two downstairs bedrooms have large double doors that open up directly onto the pool veranda. An extra twin bed available if required, to sleep separately, or for an extra person. A complimentary crib and high chair are available at the family friendly villa in Jamaica!

The private sitting room is equipped with a flat-screen television too. Complimentary WIFI Internet access is available all through the villa, even around the pool! The Apple TV allows guests to use their Net Flix account here. IPod Docking station and Bose speakers are available on the pool veranda and outdoor dining area. A complimentary local mobile phone with 500 free minutes is available for Paradise Plum Villa guests so that they can keep connected while vacationing on the island! Complimentary international calls can be made with Vonage IP phone to call friends and family back home, with free calls to USA, Canada, and UK.

There is a wonderful modern wicker bar seating set under the gazebo by the pool where Paradise Plum Villa guests can either enjoy their tropical drinks or socialize! A great working desk is provided outside by the swimming pool under the covered gazebo area. When it is time to get connected, guests can use this Gazebo area as an outdoor pool office area as internet access is available here so that guests can catch up on the latest emails, online news, or facebook on their laptop or mobile device and stay connected while on holidays.

The luxurious stay at Paradise Plum Villa is made more comfortable with the extraordinary butler service, chef, housekeeper, laundress, pool man and gardener, each with a passion for what they do.

There is a guests’ service kitchen so that if they wake up in the early mornings or stay up very late at night, they can access their own fridge, microwave, coffee, guests snack and food cupboard, and guest bar.

The main second kitchen is where all the major cooking action takes place, and is also where the chef creates wonderful meals!

The butler at Paradise Plum Villa is there to make sure that guests have all they need on holiday, and to make the dinner and drink service extra special on the Jamaica villa vacation!

Paradise Plum Villa is located near Montego Bay and is only 2 minutes’ drive to the Rose Hall Beach Club beach where the villa guests have access to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beach. This Jamaica villa is also situated within 5 minutes’ drive to three world class golf courses, including the Cinnamon Hill Golf and Country Club house, White Witch golf and Country Club, the famous championship Half moon Golf and Country Club.

Paradise Plum Villa guests can arrange an optional transportation package for an extra $1000/week or $145/day for a 12-seater air-conditioned van and private driver who will be available for up to 8 hours of a day for local travel between Negil and Ocho Rios. It’s truly a more relaxing and enjoyable way to see other parts of the island as well as do any shopping or sightseeing.

Transport, gratuities, food and beverages are to the guests account and not included in rental rate.

Make an inquiry or contact me to see how we can help you experience a vacation to remember.

More Details

Property Manager
John Hendrickson - Paradise Plum
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About John Hendrickson - Paradise Plum

I am a born and bred child of Jamaica now currently residing in Sydney Australia but I look forward to every opportunity I get to recharge in Jamaica with its rich culture of those who live here while enjoying the full flavor cuisine, traditions, art, language and music. It does not take me long to fall back into step with the island of 'Soon Come' and everything 'All Right'. It would be my pleasure for you to stay at Paradise Plum so you can enjoy your little piece of Jamaica as much as I do mine.

John Hendrickson - Paradise Plum purchased this house in 2011

Why John Hendrickson - Paradise Plum chose Jamaica North Coast

I am very proud of this property with its prime location within the gated community located in the prestige residential and resort area of Rose Hall, St James. It has beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea from the hills of the Rose Hall White Witch Golf Club while still located close to all the resorts, attractions and shopping that the city of Montego Bay has to offer. The property comes fully staffed with a chef, butler and housekeeper!

Prepare to be completely indulged and spoilt on this vacation! Our friendly staff will offer you a warm welcome and serve you with traditional Jamaican hospitality for the duration of your stay. Come for a visit, and we will do all we can to make sure you come back as friends.

What makes this house unique

Paradise Plum is a private property with a beautiful pool and entertainment area overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Covering an area of over 3000 square feet, the luxury villa has 4 bedrooms with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. These four bedrooms can accommodate up to 8 guests while two additional guests can use the full sleep sofa area on the first floor. All four bedrooms are equipped with televisions and cable service.

After a refreshing swim in the pool, you can rest comfortably on the lounging chairs on the deck. The poolside is also the perfect spot for morning coffee or before-dinner drinks! The pool is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family and I stayed at Paradise Plum for eight days through August 25, 2016. What can I say about our stay but that is was an incredible feeling to stay at a property where the staff and owner, was like our long last family. We are originally from Jamaica and it was good to come back home and have all our needs and wishes meet. We are so thankful and in awe of everyone at Paradise Plum, from John, who was very understanding and accommodating from our very first interaction. He was the ultimate host and the only thing that I wished was that we could have meet in person. Thank you for all that you did for my family and I during our stay. Mama D with her open and loving greetings and for treating everyone in my party with love and kindness especially my children. They loved her warmth and charm so much they truly miss her beautiful smile and wish that they were still there with her. :-) As far as our food was concerned, Chef Morgan went above and beyond when it came to our meals. We of course wanted authentic Jamaican food and he was more than willing to oblige us with that request and so much more. We even tried recreating a few dish at home and failed miserably. Derrick was so professional and was very attentive with all our needs, including getting me my authentic mint for my tea. Yes for all you Jamaicans authentic mint tea that you draw. HA. Our driver Godfrey was so amazing and so very patient with all of us. There was not one day that he came for us that we were ready to go and he never ever complained not once. He took us to amazing spots on the island and kept us safe and secure. Will I come back…definitely, absolutely, for sure. We loved our stay…we loved the staff…we love Jamaica.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Montego Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located on the ground floor with door to pool deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Located on the ground floor with door to pool deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs with fabulous garden, pool and sea views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs with fabulous garden, pool and sea views
  • Bedroom 1 ~ Located on the ground floor, the bedroom is furnished with a king-sized mahogany 4 poster bed. There is a large doors facing the pool and living area. This bedroom is large and has a large en-suite bathroom with a glass-door walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 ~ Also located on the ground floor it is furnished with a king-sized mahogany 4 poster bed with fabulous garden and pool views. En-suit bath room with walk in shower. Bedroom 3 ~ Located on the first floor and has the loveliest garden view. Furnish with a mahogany 4 poster king size bed and en-suit bathroom. Bedroom 4 ~ Located on the first floor and has the loveliest garden view. Furnish with a mahogany 4 poster king size bed and en-suit bathroom. Downstairs stairs Study ~ Basically designed to be a private study or work space, this can be used as an additional room for guests.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The luxurious stay at Paradise Plum Villa is made more comfortable with the extraordinary butler service, chef, housekeeper, laundress, pool man and gardener, each with a passion for what they do. There is a guests’ service kitchen so that if they wake up in the early mornings or stay up very late at night, they can access their own fridge, microwave, coffee, guests snack and food cupboard, and guest bar. The second kitchen is where all the major cooking action takes place, and is also where the chef creates wonderful meals! The butler at Paradise Plum Villa is there to make sure that guests have all they need on holiday, and to make the dinner and drink service extra special on the Jamaica villa vacation! Paradise Plum Villa is located near Montego Bay and is only 2 minutes’ drive to a local beach where the villa guests have access to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beach. This Jamaica villa is also situated within 5 minutes’ drive to three world class golf courses.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Rose Hall Great House and Golf Club Estate. Gated Community, 15 Mins to Airport.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 couples who are all in the same industry. We do this trip every year to refresh our souls and refuel our energy for work. This place did the trick. Everything we could have ever wanted in a destination was here. It all started with the amazing greeting from Ms. P (chef), Momma D (housekeeper), Derrick (butler) and Shavar (driver). The house itself was better than you see in the pictures and would have been great by itself.... but, the staff was amazing all week from the moment we arrived to the day we left. They put the experience over the top and felt like friends and family during the trip. The picturesque view from the house and pool was incredible. All 10 people on our trip gave this location a 10 out of 10 rating on everything.... especially the food cooked by Ms. P! Our breakfast, lunch and dinners were very tasty and fit all our dietary needs. Don't look any further if Montego Bay is your destination.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure and privilege having you stay with us at Paradise Plum. We are all very happy and proud that you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best wishes from all of us at Paradise Plum.
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5

Amazing week at Paradise Plum!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us for the week. We had a fabulous stay at Paradise Plum! Everything from the initial planning and John's prompt email responses, to the accommodations and staff was absolutely more than we could have hoped for. Great memories were created here that will last a lifetime. There were 9 of us in our group, 2 adults and 7 young adults ages 19 - 24. Paradise Plum was perfect for our group in that there was plenty of space for all of us to relax and enjoy the wonderful Jamaican sunshine by the infinity pool or under the covered porch. Every meal Miss P created for us was amazing from the jerk chicken to the traditional Jamaican cuisine she cooked for us. She topped every evening meal off with a delicious dessert. She fixed the Mahi Mahi we caught deep sea fishing and it was hands down the best fish I have ever eaten. Derrick, the butler, mixed up many cocktails for us throughout the week and made sure we were well hydrated. His Rum Punches, Pina Colada's and Strawberry Daiquiri's were enjoyed by all. Derrick attended to our every need with a smile on his face as he made sure we had everything we asked for. Shavar, our chauffuer, took great care in getting us to our requested destinations and excursions throughout the week with his quiet calm and profound patience. Always ready at a moments notice to take us anywhere we desired. Mama D, the house keeper, made sure to clean up after our large crew day in and day out. Every day she placed beautiful flowers from the garden in our rooms bringing an added tropical touch. This was truly a week that all of us will cherish and remember for years to come. We met the Paradise Plum staff on day one as strangers and left on day seven as good friends! We would definitely love to come back for another week to relax and enjoy this beautiful home with this amazing Paradise Plum team.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We loved everyone. Great food , great protection, great fun! We didn't have internet for a few days, but that's not always bad on vacation 😉

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Couples Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation. There were four couples in our group staying at Paradise Plum. The home was certainly spacious enough to accommodate us. The home is well-maintained, clean and comfortable. The staff are absolutely THE BEST! Anything we asked for, we received. The pool area is wonderful although the pool was a bit cold (perhaps a thermal cover would help). The grounds and view are gorgeous. Our driver was awesome, making us always feel safe and comfortable. We definitely want to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was as beautiful as described

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived our experience was great.

Clayton was waiting at the airport and took us to the beautiful house. We were greeted by

Derek, mamma d and ms. P. It was clear from the beginning that they truly wanted us to feel at home. ( a home with the best home cooked food I have ever had). All their little touches added up to a phenomenal experience.

Thanks d,mama,ms p and Clayton

The kids found they had 4 instant new friends. The crew made our stay one of the best trips we could take. The whole week was one perfect day after another.

We will be back for sure.

By the end it was very hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Paradise Plum for your holiday, it was a pleasure to having you and your family stay with us. We hope we get the privilege to serve you again in the future. Best regards, John
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Perfect Montego Bay Villa

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Paradise Plum for Christmas week in 2016. There were 10 of us ranging in age from toddler to grandparent. We frequently take family vacations where we rent a home for all of us. The owner, John, was one of the most accommodating, responsive and helpful owners in which we’ve ever been in contact. We had many requests and questions and John was consistently quick in his responses and solutions. He had extra beds set where we asked, acquired a car seat for our use, and even arranged for a Christmas tree to be put up in the house and holiday lights to be hung in the pool area and upstairs outdoor area.

On the day of our arrival the Paradise Plum family was there to greet us the second we stepped foot in Jamaica, Godfrey our driver, at the airport, and Mr. Derrick, Ms. P and Mama D, at the villa. They ensured that all of our needs were met for the week . Ms. P is a talented chef and spoiled us with her massive breakfast and dinner spreads. We were lucky to eat delicious authentic food in the comfort of “our home” each day. She even sent us home with some recipes and ingredients. Mr. Derrick is so good at what he does and seemed to anticipate our needs before we did ourselves. He had the coffee and fruit ready at 5-6 a.m every day for the early risers, knew when we needed music for a dance party vs. when we wanted quiet time, and took special care of the kids so the parents could relax and enjoy. Mama D delivered her home remedy to a family member not feeling well, decorated our rooms with flowers each day, and surprised us with wrapped Jamaican gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. When traveling outside the villa, Godrey offered excursion recommendations and made us feel safe even on the most treacherous of journeys.

The house has the perfect set up with 4 en suite rooms, a family area in the middle of the house, covered outdoor dining, a spacious pool area with lots of lounging spots, and a bonus outdoor patio on the second floor. If you’re thinking of renting this house, do not hesitate.

Thank you to the entire Paradise Plum family for a memorable experience.

Jill, Jason, Scott , Mama K & family

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Paradise Plum for your holiday, it was a pleasure and privilege to have you stay for the festive season and share it with the Paradise Plum family. Best wishes to you and your beautiful family for the New Year. We hope we get to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Paradise Plum
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Rates & Availability

Montego Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Feb 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
From
$800
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Festive/ New Year 2017-2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,400
From
$1,650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$9,950
 
 
Winter 2018
Feb 9 2018 - Apr 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$725
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,900
 
 
Festive/ New Year 2018-2019
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
6 night minimum stay
$1,400
From
$1,650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$9,950
 
 
Winter 2019
Jan 7 2019 - Apr 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
$750
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$675
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

General Terms and Conditions of Villa Rental

CONFIRMING YOUR RESERVATION
By submitting the rental deposit, the Party Leader is stating that all persons occupying the accommodation have accepted these Terms and Conditions of this Rental Agreement. The Party Leader will be responsible for the full cost of the accommodation and other services contracted.

DEPOSIT
All dollar amounts are US dollars and should be paid in US dollars. A deposit of 25% of the total rental fee is payable to confirm the reservation. The deposit is due within 7 days of the invoice date to confirm and guarantee your reservation. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to cancellation.

FINAL PAYMENT
Final and total payment on this invoice must be received not later than 60 days prior to commencement of the rental period. For holiday periods (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Easter) we require final payment 90 days prior to commencement of the rental period.

METHOD OF PAYMENT
All payments are made by credit card, US$ transfer, bank checks

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Owner must receive notice of any villa cancellation in writing by email for consideration.
Cancellation of reservations falling in the Christmas or New Year period (December 15 to January 5) when notified less than 90 days prior to scheduled arrival date will result in forfeiture of all funds paid.
For reservations other than those falling in the Christmas or New Year period, cancellations notified less than 60 days prior to scheduled arrival date will result in forfeiture of all funds paid.

There are no refunds granted for no shows, late arrivals or premature departures, reduction in number of persons in your group. Subletting to another party is not permitted. Please send your payments in on time to avoid cancellation of your reservation.

CHANGES AND REFUNDS
The Owner will make every effort to assist you if you need to amend your booking. All amendments must be made in writing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sir Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Rose Hall White Witch Golf Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Rose Hall Bach Club
Car: not necessary

Rose Hall is widely regarded to be a visually impressive house and the most famous in Jamaica. It is a mansion in Jamaican Georgian style with a stone base and a plastered upper storey, high on the hillside, with a panorama view over the coast. It was built in the 1770s at a cost of about £30,000[1] and subsequently became the property of John Palmer. Hakewill visited the building and wrote:

"It is placed at a delightful elevation, and commands a very extensive sea view. Its general appearance has much of the character of a handsome Italian villa. A double flight of stone steps leads to an open portico, giving access to the entrance hall; on the left of which is the eating-room, and on the right the drawing-room, behind which are other apartments for domestic uses. The right wing, fitted up with great elegance, and enriched with painting and gilding, was the private apartment of the late Mrs. Palmer, and the left wing is occupied as servants’ apartments and offices. The principal staircase, in the body of the house, is a specimen of joinery in mahogany and other costly woods seldom excelled, and leads to a suite of chambers in the upper story."[2]

Rose Hall was restored in the 1960s to its former splendor, with mahogany floors, interior windows and doorways, paneling and wooden ceilings. It is decorated with silk wallpaper printed with palms and birds, ornamented with chandeliers and furnished with mostly European antiques. There is a bar downstairs and a restaurant.

The estate, and the adjoining plantation "Palmyra", was passed down to John Rose Palmer from his great uncle.

Rose-Hall estate had about 650 acres divided among sugar cane, grass, and about pasture for over 270 head of cattle. About 250 enslaved Africans were housed on Palmyra estate, which furnished about 1,250 acres.

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