Almond Hill

Jamaica, Caribbean

From £4,908 per week

Our view

Informal, impressive and innately welcoming, this is a popular family villa in Jamaica, superbly designed for indoor/outdoor living, from its sea-view veranda to its palm-grove swimming pool.

In brief

  • Cook service included
  • Private pool
  • Complimentary Round Hill resort membership

About the villa

Positioned in the five hundred acre, former coconut plantation that is the Round Hill Estate, though separate from the famous resort, Almond Hill combines the peace and privacy of a very individual luxury villa, with complimentary membership of the exclusive resort and its beach club, just a two minute drive away. Within the villa, cool floors and high ceilings frame fresh white furnishings splashed with tropically vibrant cushions and artworks; library shelves line the lovely living room, laden with books and movies; and the master suite comes complete with en suite bath and outdoor shower. In the gently sloping grounds, a twelve metre swimming pool nestles amid the palms, with a poolside shower and a gazebo for leisurely lunches. And linking the house and garden, a breeze-cooled veranda looks over lawns to the sea beyond, where the lights of Montego Bay, nine miles across the water, add extra romance to candlelight dinners. With butler and cook service included, the ultra-relaxing villa is twenty minutes by road from Mo’ Bay and ten minutes from the golf course.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Master double bedroom with shower room en suite, tub and outside shower
  • 2 Double bedrooms (can be made up as twins) with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Living room
  • Kitchen

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • iPod dock

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 12m x 6m
  • 1m x 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Important Information


50% Deposit required for any bookings travelling between (or including) the 20th December and the 10th January, 30% at any other times. Please note that any stays that include both the 25th and the 31st December will be subject to a Christmas supplement NOT included in the pricing calendar, special booking conditions apply. 

KIDS CLUB
Kids Club is available at Round Hill Beach Club at an additional cost.

Almond Hill is home to two friendly family dogs. With free run of the grounds, they delight in welcoming the villa’s guests!

Gratuities

For all villas in Jamaica there are fixed staff gratuities that are payable on top of the villa rental price: 10% of the villa rental in High Season, 15% in Low Season. These can be paid locally in cash (US dollars or Jamaican dollars) but we strongly recommend pre-paying them with your holiday balance so that this is all taken care of beforehand as it is often difficult to withdraw large amounts of cash locally

Groceries

A typical grocery budget is US$55-$65 per adult per day and US$25 per day for preteens [Note: A few villas have higher food and beverage budgets.]. This may vary up or down depending on market prices and menus. If you request shrimp, lobster, imported beef or large quantities of other food items, this estimate will increase. Your cook will pre-purchase your first few meals, pantry staples and a small starter bar (a few bottles of Red Stripe, moderately-priced wine and rum). Additional alcohol requests will increase your budget.
If you wish to go to the various markets with your cook, you are welcome. Otherwise, simply review with them your tastes and distastes and they'll handle it all while you stay at the villa and relax. At week's end, they will present receipts and reconcile your account. Please be prepared to pay for your groceries with cash or credit cards and to tip your villa staff and driver with cash. We cannot accept prepayment for groceries or staff gratuities at Tryall Club villas. They will welcome both US and Jamaican dollars.
Estimating grocery costs is not a science. Much depends on the menus you want and current market prices. Obviously, this is a variable so anticipate that your cook may refund money at week's end... or ask you for more money mid-week. In either case, your cook or chef will reconcile your food and beverage bill at week's end.
On your first day at the villa, your cook will meet with you regarding menus for the week, then finish the week's shopping. At that time, you will give them cash for your food and drink plus their $60 taxi fare. Alternatively, if one or more of you wish to go to the supermarket with your cook, you may use your credit card. (Stores will not accept your card from your cook if you are not present with them.) Roadside vendors of fresh fruits and produce will require cash.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Airport Transfers

We can arrange your airport transfers for a smooth start to your holiday. Pre-booking is required.

Staff

The day starts while guests are still asleep. The cook quietly places pots of steaming Jamaican coffee on the veranda. Full breakfast is served when all guests are ready. A typical breakfast may include fresh-squeezed orange juice and fresh fruits, banana fritters or plantain, eggs, bacon, pancakes or cereal ~ or Jamaican ackee and salt fish. For lunches and dinners, your cook will prepare their own mix of Jamaican specialties ~ including delicious homemade soups and desserts, lobster, curried goat, jerk pork or chicken, pasta, lamb, beef, fresh fish ~ or serve traditional American fare as you request. Warning: Jamaican cooks are excellent and portions are generous! Your cook will handle grocery shopping and meal preparation. Your chambermaid and laundress will care for every detail of your bedroom and bath ~ providing fresh linens and flowers, returning your neatly-folded laundry, and turning down your bed each evening. The gardener will maintain the pool and grounds immaculately each day. If there is a butler included, then they serve, tend bar and generally facilitate.

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Cook service 3 meals per day 7 day(s) per week*
  • Laundry service
  • Butler
  • Housekeeper

* Cost of food is not included, shopping is available for an additional fee

Location


ACtivities

  • Tennis 2 minutes' drive
  • Golf 10 minutes' drive

Amenities

  • Round Hill Beach Club 2 minutes' drive
  • Montego Bay 20 minutes' drive

Beaches

  • 2 minutes' drive
About the area

Jamaica

Average weather

Lying to the south of Cuba, Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean. Rainforest covered hills around Port Antonio contrast with swampy morass at the Royal Palm Reserve and the white-sand beaches of the north coast resorts. Music is an integral part of the country’s culture: on a Jamaica holiday, you will hear reggae playing in almost every bar, restaurant, and shop, and gospel harmonies ring out from white-washed churches. Life in Jamaica’s beach resorts—Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios—is laid-back and easy-going—except when you visit the markets, where stallholders insist upon good-natured haggling.