Greatview is one of the newest and most glamorous private homes overlooking the Half Moon golf course, Ritz Carlton and vast ocean vista.
Three world-class golf courses (Cinnamon Hill, Half Moon and White Witch) are within a five-minute drive. The view is breathtaking. The deep blue Caribbean to the north and magnificent mountains to the south. Here is the marriage of exquisite taste, beauty and comfort.
The floors are of French limestone, Travertine marble and exotic pressed bamboo. Walls are fashioned from Barbadian coral stone and Venetian glaze. Furnished in an exquisite combination of Asian antique and tropical colonial, you will be dazzled. The lush grounds are filled with orange and lime trees, avocado, papaya, mango, breadfruit, Poinciana, flame trees and delicate orchids.
Five well-appointed bedrooms are complemented by inside and outside dining areas, a snug television den and an air-conditioned gym complete with TV and fitness videos. A generator ensures that Greatview is never without electricity and air conditioning.
Greatview’s well-trained staff include an expert chef who prepares exquisite meals from the state-of-the-art kitchen with six-burner commercial gas stove and grill, two ovens, bread maker, rotisserie, microwave, wine cooler, icemaker and cappuccino/espresso machine. Chef Delores delights guests with her specialties of homemade paté, jerk chicken, lobster Newberg, grilled salmon in avocado sauce, pecan-crusted snapper, grilled shrimp and tenderloin, grasshopper pie and more.
Table service is Wedgwood and Lenox china and sterling silver. Meals are served formally under the crystal chandelier or more casually on the al fresco, 700-square-foot verandah overlooking the pool and magnificent ocean view. Staffing at Greatview is extraordinary including two butlers who provide 24-hour concierge service, room service and breakfast in bed.
The large infinity-edge pool flows as a waterfall into the hot tub on the lower lawn. The poolside bar has a television, blender, smoothie-maker, and fridge stocked with drinks. Vibrant Montego Bay, the “hip strip” and beautiful Doctor’s Cave Beach with water sports and Groovy Grouper Restaurant are just 20 minutes away. There are unlimited complimentary passes to ‘Sea Castles’ beach club.
For excursions snorkels, fins, masks, picnic baskets and beach towels are provided. While numerous balconies and overlooks are part of Greatview’s contemporary architecture, the villa is child friendly. It offers complimentary cribs with mobiles, high chairs, playpen, baby toys and games, water toys, floats, water basketball and three tricycles. The shallow end of the pool can be roped off to define where deeper water begins. Greatview includes two connecting suites for families. Also notable is Greatview’s accommodation of guests who use wheelchairs or are physically challenged.
Greatview is on three levels. Bedrooms are exquisitely appointed and adjoin en-suite Travertine marble bathrooms. Smoking is not permitted in the bedrooms, but several open-air areas are available. All bathrooms offer hairdryers, shampoo, conditioner and glycerin soaps. All bedrooms feature en-suite marble bathrooms with self-closing Italian Toto toilets, antiques, closet safes, remote control air conditioners, cable television and well-planned louvres for wonderful cross-breezes.
Master Bedroom Plantation Room on Main Floor 750 ft²:
Four-poster kingsize bed, sitting area, entertainment unit with 20″ television, mini-fridge, antique French desk with Internet access for laptops. Glamorous bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool bath, walk-in steam shower, bidet. Bathroom opens to cut stone open-air Swedish drench shower and massage area. Bedroom opens to porch, sea view and garden. Connecting passage to Orchid Room.
Orchid Room on Main Floor 522 ft²:
Two queensize beds, 19th Century burled walnut armoire and English faux-bamboo antique desk. Glamorous bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool bath, bidet, seat in large shower for guests with disabilities. Bathroom opens to cut stone open-air Swedish drench shower and massage area. Bedroom opens to porch, sea view and garden. Connecting passage to Master Bedroom (Plantation Room).
Burmese Room on Mid-Level 400 ft²:
Four-poster queensize bed. Burmese and Chinese furnishings, antique red lacquered desk and Chinese wedding chair, Asian art. Wrap-around balcony with views of Caribbean Sea, rain forest and meadow. En-suite bathroom has tub-shower combination (deep soaking tub) and opens to east balcony.
Frog Room on Top Level up 9 steps 280 ft²:
Kingsize bed and balcony. Whimsical frog theme. En-suite bathroom with deep soaking tub/shower combination. Opens to balcony with lovely Caribbean Sea view.
Palm Room on Top Level up 9 steps 280 ft²:
Kingsize bed and balcony next to Frog Room. En-suite bathroom with deep soaking tub/shower combination. Opens to balcony with lovely Caribbean Sea view.
Air-conditioned gym: recumbent bicycle, treadmill, stair master, free weights, exercise balls, mats, TV spa and steam room, rainfall shower and stone massage ~ spa technician on call 9 AM till 9 PM
Complimentary tennis on nearby private court (5-minute walk, bring racquets and balls)
Unlimited passes to Sea Castles Beach (complimentary 10-minute drive by Greatview driver)
Complimentary snorkels, fins, masks, picnic baskets, beach towels and water shoes
Air-conditioned den with 30″ plasma television, DVD, VCR
large selection of books, music CD’s and current DVDs for adults and children
Cable television and quiet air conditioning in all bedrooms
Outdoor gas grill for chicken, pork, prime rib, fresh fish, lobster, tenderloin
Fire pit for authentic Jamaican dinners under the sky (followed by marshmallow roast for children)
Handicap accessible: toilet boosters, ramps to all main floor rooms and pool (van with lift available for transfers)
Pool basketball and three tricycles
Phone system with intercom to all rooms, kitchen and staff
Dell laptop, dedicated line for complimentary ADSL Internet access, wireless network for laptop users
Complimentary fulltime driver (including one free tank of gas and cartoon videos for children)