Pimento Hill


Details of the Villa

Pimento Hill is a spacious private home with a legendary history. The villa overlooks the Caribbean Sea and is located just five minutes from chic Round Hill where guests enjoy complimentary membership. It was originally built in the late 1950's for French Count and Countess Jacques and Vera di Sibour in the period when Jamaica was a glamorous party destination for the early jet set. It attracted the likes of Noel Coward, Ella Fitzgerald, Ian Fleming and the Kennedy's, among many other notables. The Master Suite was the residence selected for Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Jamaica to open the Queen's Highway.* Pimento Hill was extensively renovated and refurbished to a high standard while retaining many period features. Today, owned by a family in London, Pimento Hill's essence is the tasteful marriage of Colonial grandeur of a bygone era complemented by modern amenities and comforts one would expect in a luxury villa. Priceless chandeliers and antiques define character. Marvelous meals emerge from the modern kitchen. Comfortable bedrooms feature top-of-the-line mattresses and en-suite bathrooms. Delicate orchids adorn the rooms. The grounds include water gardens, hidden walkways, an arched bridge and sprawling grassy lawns. Pimento Hill's six acres are a virtual orchard of mango, orange, grapefruit, breadfruit, lime, tangerine, avocado and even a cotton tree! Large lawns encourage children to run around and even learn a bit of cricket from senior gardener Ralston. *THE QUEEN'S VILLA In early 1966 the Queen and Prince Philip made a 5 week tour of the West Indies which culminated in their visit to Jamaica. They spent 3 days in Jamaica, arriving in Montego Bay on the Royal Yacht, Britannia. The lights of the Royal yacht twinkling in the Montego Bay harbour became a brief sight-seeing attraction. There was huge excitement as the Queen made history visiting small villages and towns in the Parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland, which had never before received a royal visit. After their last official engagement which was a civic reception in Charles Square, Montego Bay, on the morning of March 6th, the Queen and Prince Philip had some time to themselves. They went to stay at Pimento Hill House with the Count and Countess De Sibour who owned Pimento Hill at that time. This was an incredibly precious time for the Queen and her Prince as it gave them some time to relax and rest in complete privacy before the Queen flew back to London ahead of Prince Phillip. The Prince remained at Pimento Hill until Tuesday 8th March when he flew on to the US and Canada. They must have treasured this time together at Pimento Hill as they knew that they would be apart for the following 2 weeks. In the Gleaner on March 6th 1966 it is reported that:"the acting prime minister, the Honourable Donald Sangster, has asked the public to cooperate and so allow Her Majesty and Prince Philip to spend a quiet afternoon and evening today and, similarly, after Her majesty's departure, to permit His Royal Highness a few days of rest." #### Features Interior and Bedrooms Architecturally, the villa is constructed in four defined areas connected by footpaths: Entrance Hall and Main Villa One enters the Main Villa through a classic Italianate pink and cream marble entrance hall. This building houses the 1,000-square-foot Great Room on original mahogany floors and the extraordinarily large modern kitchen with six-burner gas stove and wide granite countertops. The inside formal dining area features a gleaming mahogany table and 10 Queen Anne chairs under a stunning crystal chandelier. The Great Room opens onto the long verandah with bar, comfy couches for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and al fresco dining area for up to 20 guests. Completing the Main Villa is the 800-square-foot Blue Bedroom with antique French crystal chandelier. The en-suite bathroom includes a bathtub and separate shower. The Blue Room offers optional kingsize or twin beds plus a daybed for a child. French doors open to a small garden porch where eye-opener coffee or tea is placed early each morning. Master Villa - 2,000 square feet Just across a porte-cochere is the second building which houses the impressive Master Suite with renovated his & and hers bathrooms, jacuzzi bathtub in ladies room, kingsize four-poster bed and two adjoining 175-square-foot rooms. The children's room is fitted out with two twin beds; the second has a 13‘ antique dressing table and daybed for another child. Both the children's room and the dressing room open to their own individual en-suite bathroom with mosaic-tiled circular sunken bathtubs with showers. The 1,500-square-foot Master Bedroom opens through 12 louvered doors to garden and sea views, and to a private porch where eye-opener coffee or tea is quietly presented early each morning. French doors on the south wall of the Master Villa open to a 35' covered brick walkway to the Study. Study - 540 square feet Just across the covered walkway from the Master Bedroom is the cozy Study. Its 100-square-foot bedroom has optional king or twin beds, small shower room, and separate small toilet room. The adjoining study has a 32” flat screen TV, desk for laptop users (wireless Internet access), and twin-size daybed for an additional guest. Pool Cottages A 80' path through the shaded water garden leads to two more private bedrooms located on the pool deck. One bedroom has a kingsize bed; the other has optional king or twin beds. Each has an en-suite bathroom with bidet and tiled bathtub with shower. While the large, deep swimming pool gets all-day sun, the adjacent terrace has a covered sitting area and unique copper bar for poolside drinks. On request, lunch will be served by the pool in sun or shade. Amenities - Glamorous 9,000-square-foot private estate on 6 landscaped acres overlooking the sea - 6 bedrooms plus 3 daybeds for children/6½ bathrooms - Air-conditioning in Great Room, all bedrooms, dressing room and study - Large, deep private pool with surround sound system iPod dock + CD player and adjacent bar. - Outdoor poolside bathroom with view of sea and rainforest shower. - Full staff: butler, cook, housekeepers, gardeners, laundress. - Wireless Internet access and complimentary laptop. - 6 flat screen cable TV's in 5 bedrooms and 1 in living room, 3 DVD players - 4-speaker system with iPod dock and CD player - Child friendly: daybeds, baby monitors, complimentary crib and 2 high chairs. - 1 portable crib that doubles as a secure playpen and can be used poolside. - Open-channel baby monitering system. - Playstation 3, movie library for parents and children. - Complimentary fulltime private driver and air-conditioned van for excursions to the beach and elsewhere. *Round Hill Membership Complimentary: beach, tennis, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail, Manager's Cocktail Party. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis lessons, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri. *Tryall Club Membership Complimentary beach, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, art gallery, jogging trail, afternoon tea & Manager's Cocktail Party. For various fees: golf, tennis lessons, Happy Hour, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, cigar & jewelry shop, motorized water sports, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri. #### Location Montego Bay is Jamaica's tourism capital and arguably one of the Carribean's premier resort destinations. It is the island's second city in terms of size and importance and has long been a playground for the world's rich and famous. It is easily accessible, the city boasts a first class international airport, as well as a port used by many interntaional cruise lines. Montego Bay is home to some of the most colourful and exquisite Villa's in the Carribean, which are complemented by an abundance of transport facilities and an unparra

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General / living area
  • TV
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • DVD player
  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen / utility
Bedrooms (6)
Includes: Double beds (0), single beds (0)
Bathrooms (6)
Includes: Bathrooms (6). Shower (0) and WC (0)
Swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool (heated)
  • Jacuzzi / hot tub (outdoor)

This holiday villa is located in Montego Bay, North Jamaica Coast

  • Sangster International Airport: 14.37 km

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