Close to 5000 ft² (around 450 m²) of marble flooring. Year-round flowers in bloom in the delicious tropical garden.
The well-appointed rooms of Tranquility stretch over 6,300ft² of rich marble floors. Artful landscaping ensures year-round flowers in bloom which in turn ensure regular visits from hummingbirds and parrots. The grounds resemble a private park dotted with mango, guava, banana, plantain, lime, soursop, apple and papaya trees.
The entrance draws you past an indoor waterfall garden as you approach the spacious Great Room which opens to an 86′ furnished veranda. Meals are served by the butler on the veranda overlooking two acres of landscaped grounds and the sea ~ or in the inside formal dining room ~ or, as a special treat, in the romantic waterfront gazebo by candlelight. On calm nights, two or three local fishermen may ease through the water beyond the gazebo carrying torches and laying nets for the fresh catch they will deliver to your chef the next morning. The overall ambiance is quite beautiful.
Two large master suites are privately located in a wing on the east end of the villa. Two smaller bedrooms are beyond the living room on the west end of the villa. The fifth bedroom and a smaller sixth bedroom most suitable for children are in the Beach Cottage across the lawn on the water’s edge. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The state-of-the-art kitchen in the main house includes a 6-burner Vulcan gas stove, microwave and double fridge with ice maker.
Meals here merit special attention. Chef Danny has extensive experience in a number of cuisines including Italian, Spanish and Jamaican. He received his formal training in Italy and has been Head Chef at several of Montego Bay’s better restaurants. Danny’s experience and creativity, as well as his willingness to create menus to suit special requests, make the culinary part of everyone’s stay at Tranquility something to savor. A formal herb garden is steps from the kitchen and provides the Chef with fresh herbs and vegetables for your meals. His fresh kale and spinach soup can be a healthy and delicious way to start one of your dinners. Chef’s special menus.
Tranquility shares a basketball hoop and private tennis court with neighboring Serenity on the Beach (bring rackets and balls). Combining Serenity and Tranquility creates a 10-bedroom compound with 2 pools, tennis court, long beachfront and staff of 10. Beyond Tranquility is our glamorous neighbor, Noble House on the Beach, which accommodates 8 or 10 more guests. This 8-acre beachfront compound is a favorite for weddings and family reunions. All 3 villas are child friendly and very private from each other. 100 yards offshore is Holden’s Reef, a continuation of the barrier reef complex that fronts much of Jamaica’s north coast. Easily reachable by kayak, this live reef is home to a myriad of tropical fish and corals. At low tide, portions protrude above the water so you can step from your kayak to snorkel in shallow water. On the ocean side, deeper waters beckon the more adventurous or scuba equipped.
If you’ve left your pets behind, be advised that Tranquility is home to our friendly dogs. They are not permitted in the house or on the veranda. They spend days in the yard and on the beach and the staff cares for them. If you enjoy them, they’ll run with you on the beach and romp with you in the sea. They are gentle, well-behaved and love guests.
Master Bedroom 1 – King size 4-poster bed. Flat screen cable television. 4 pairs of mahogany French doors to veranda. Modern en-suite bathroom features handsome gray and tan tile open shower with twin rain forest shower jets. Just steps from the pool.
Master Bedroom 2 – King size bed in a high-ceiling 400-square-foot suite with flat screen cable television. En-suite bathroom has bathtub plus separate walk-in shower. French doors open to private furnished veranda. 3 steps down and path to pool, gazebo and beach.
Bedroom 3 – Optional king size or twin beds. en-suite bathroom with double vanity, walk-in shower and wonderful second very private shower in outdoor walled garden. French doors open from bedroom to veranda.
Bedroom 4 – Optional king size or twin beds; en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. French doors to private patio, grounds and tennis court.
Bedrooms 5 & 6 – Designed as the owners’ private quarters, this is an exquisite 2-story cottage right next to the sea. Downstairs are the living room, kitchen with microwave, VCR and cable television, sound system, small extra bedroom with with queen size bed, hall bathroom and walk-in shower. The lower level opens to a private terrace on the edge of the beach where meals are served if only the Beach Cottage is occupied. (If more than two guests are in residence, all meals are served on the main house veranda, although eye-opener coffee and fruit may be served at the Beach Cottage.) Upstairs are the king size bedroom, over-the-beach balcony with lounges for sunning or star-gazing, and large en-suite marble bath with oversize walk-in shower.
A new bedroom with bunk beds has been added to the Beach Cottage. The new room connects the upstairs to the Master Bedroom in the Cottage and provides another convenient parent-child suite.
The property has two dogs. They do not enter the house, nor do they go on the veranda, but otherwise have the run of the property. The staff cares for them, they are friendly and they love the guests.
7 bedrooms beachfront
Private pool, seaside dining gazebo
Tennis court with basketball hoop
2 sea kayaks
2 satellite dishes 2 TVs, VCR’s
Sound system, CD library
2 cribs, high chair
2 telephone lines, fax machine