Frankfort on the Beach
- Price for smaller groups
About the villa
Sturdy beams, stone lintels and gun-slot windows in impenetrable walls assured the survival of this historic seafront bastion. After a half-million dollar renovation, they now protect cool and supremely contemporary interiors, with Italian Travertine floors, chic furnishings in crisp white fabrics, modern bathrooms and glass-walled showers. The inimitable Frankfort, whose leather-bound guestbook includes Queen Mary, Winston Churchill, Henry Kissinger and Noel Coward among its distinguished former guests, is now a superb six bedroom retreat.
Floor to ceiling bookcases divide the ground floor into an elegant dining space and a laid back living room, where a piano is a nod to the past. The adjoining eighty foot veranda is the gathering point for sundowners and al fresco dining. An eight- person Jacuzzi, sea kayaks and snorkelling gear complement the wonderful swimming waters, and a team of staff ensure everything runs smoothly, from hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to bonfire parties on the beach. Privately secluded, this beguiling villa is just a ten minute drive from Ocho Rios.
- Open-plan living/dining room with large veranda
- Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite opening to balcony
- 2 Double bedrooms with additional double sofa bed and shower room en suite opening to balcony
The Schoolhouse - Ground Floor
- Living room with double sofa bed and mini-gym
- Double bedroom with shower room en suite opening to balcony
The Schoolhouse - First Floor
- 2 Double bedrooms with shower room en suite opening to balcony
- Satellite TVs
- DVD Player
- CD player
GAMES & SPORTS
- Table tennis
- Fitness equipment
- Snorkelling equipment
- Air conditioning
- 5 minutes' walk
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
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.
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 can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.
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.
We can arrange your airport transfers for a smooth start to your holiday. Pre-booking is required.
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
- Cook service*
* 3 meals a day (cost of food is not included, shopping is available for an additional fee).
- Golf 15 minutes' drive
- Ocho Rios 10 minutes' drive
- In front of the villa
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.