Norse Hill Estate in Port Antonio: serenity and elegance in the most beautiful part of Jamaica. Enjoy a luxurious winter vacation in the island where it is never winter, a perfect wedding or a family reunion in this 4,000 sq ft architect-designed villa with a large pool and huge, impeccably landscaped gardens - eight acres of them! The full staff of five ensure that you have nothing to do but enjoy your stay at Norse Hill Estate.
The four large bedrooms each have bathrooms. The three bedrooms on the second floor have balconies; the bedroom on the first floor has a sleeping loft with additional beds and a private patio. The master bedroom suite also has a dressing room. The beds can be adapted to twin or queen size. The bedroom on the first or ground floor is suitable for those who find stairs a challenge, or for families because the sleeping loft is convenient for young children. Older children staying with their families at Norse Hill Estate also love to have the first floor bedroom as their own space.
To assure your comfort, the bedrooms have fans and a/c but the estate's elevated location provides cooling through the constant sea breezes. Norse Hill Estate is a 12 month vacation paradise. Temperatures are similar to summer in the eastern seaboard of the US but with much lower humidity.
The closest beach is Frenchman's Cove. San San Beach is also only a few minutes away, and is free for guests. There are endless activities within easy reach of the estate. Check our reviews to see what previous guests have enjoyed!
Norse Hill Estate takes you back in time to the Port Antonio playground of royalty and celebrities of the early 1900's. Discerning European royalty, celebrities and Fortune 500 CEO's are still our neighbors today, though other properties are barely visible. The amenities of the estate have been updated to the 21st century but the luxurious magnificence lives on. With your butler, housekeeper, chef and gardeners, the gorgeous villa with its striking architecture, period furniture and decor worthy of an art museum, the fantasy of gracious living becomes a reality. The gated property overlooks the turquoise ocean of Port Antonio on Jamaica’s north coast. The villa has over 4,000 sq.ft. (372 sq. m) filled with furniture, artwork, carpets and Asian treasures brought by the original owners from their former Hong Kong residence to Norse Hill Estate.
The house itself is a marvel of stone, wood and glass. The large entry foyer leads to a grand spiral staircase over a fountain. An oversized living room opens wide to the rear grounds and sea view. The formal dining room opens on each side to the same glorious views and fresh breezes. The architect designed the villa so that, by opening the floor-to-ceiling doors that line the entire rear of the villa, the inside of the home combines seamlessly with the beauty of the gardens and becomes one.
Once you have planned the daily menu with your housekeeper, your only decisions are whether to laze in the hammock, stroll through the jasmine arbor and let the waves of perfume wash over you, or play volleyball or badminton, cooling off with a few laps in the large swimming pool. Tennis racquets are available, courts are nearby. There is snorkeling equipment; you can swim to snorkel at the close-to-shore coral reef. There are boogie boards for your use; a nearby beach offers surfing lessons. Scuba diving or deep sea fishing can be arranged. Entertainment options include many board games, video games, books, TV with DVD player and a computer internet connection gives access to Netflix and other online TV programming. If you must, keep in touch with the rest of the world via wifi or with the mobile ‘phone lent to you for the duration of your stay. ‘Phone cards are readily available or the property manager will have one delivered to the house for you.
The property manager ensures that everything works smoothly during your stay; she can arrange for special needs to be met or deal with any obstacles that arise.
The three gardeners also keep the pool immaculate and ensure that the estate grown papaya, banana, oranges, limes and other fruit will appear each morning on your breakfast table. Between meals, the butler will bring you glasses of fresh lime juice or drinks of your choice.
Food for your meals can be purchased daily by the housekeeper. Estimated cost is $35-40 per person per day, not including alcohol. Supermarket costs are similar to those in the US and Canada. Receipts are carefully documented and presented to you each day. Payment can be made in major currencies; the manager can arrange for currency exchange.
Jamaica has excellent beer and rum. The housekeeper will be happy to add these items to your shopping list. Wine enthusiasts may prefer to bring their own supply. We recommend, though, that you extend your Jamaica experience to colonial heritage drinks such as Planter’s Punch, which research by food writer Robert Moss shows was being enjoyed in Jamaica as early as 1878. What could be more appropriate than to sip a glass or two as you sit on the terrace overlooking the glorious view, trying to count the humming birds, with the clink of glasses and silverware in the background as the staff set the table for dinner?
The ultimate tranquility of Norse Hill Estate awaits you.