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Pimento Hill - Luxury Staffed Villa with Round Hill Membership

Jane Nathan

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Bedrooms 6
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Pimento Hill - Luxury Staffed Villa with Round Hill Membership

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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
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Property type villa

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Montego Bay - Pimento Hill House

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Library, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-17)

Pimento Hill House 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 beach membership. It was originally built in the 50s for a French Count and Countess, Jacques and Vera di Sibour. This was a time when Jamaica was a glamorous party destination for the early jet set. Noel Coward, Ian Flemming, the Kennedy's and many famous actors and actresses spent the holidays at Round Hill or at house parties in nearby villas. When Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visited Montego Bay at the end of their Carribean tour in 1966, they stayed with the Count at Pimento Hill. There is a scrap book of newspaper cuttings in the villa detailing all the famous guests Pimento Hill has hosted.

In the late 60s Rosser Reeves, a hugely successful American advertising exectutive and pioneer of television advertising, bought the villa from Count de Sibour. The AMC program, Mad Men, uses Reeves as the model for the professional accomplishments of the main character, Don Draper (Jon Hamm).

In 2007 the current owners bought Pimento Hill and extensively renovated the villa while trying to retain the period, colonial features. Owned by a family in London, the villa's atmosphere is a marriage of the grandeur of a by-gone era with modern amenities.

The villa is surrounded by 6 acres of lush garden with many water features - water lilies, ferns, dragonflies and butterflies abound. There are mango trees, coconut palms, banana plants and even an old cotton tree. There are also large grassy lawns to play cricket or football on.

Accommodation - 9000 sq. ft. Hall, great room, veranda, study, 2 pool bedrooms, 1 bedroom interconnecting with the study, 1 large bedroom in main villa, 1 master bedroom with 2 dressing rooms (one used as interconnecting child's bedroom if required) and 2 bathrooms.

The villa has 6 full-time staff to look after your every need.

Keywords: 6 bedroom, 6 acres, private, staffed, villa, Round Hill

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jane Nathan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2015

About Jane Nathan

Here we are at the villa on my 50th Birthday in February 2015! We live in London where my husband works as a banker. Our 3 children were 2, 3 and 5 when we first took them to Jamaica and they are 15, 17 and 18 now. We have travelled extensively all over the world but our favorite place to be is Pimento Hill, Jamaica.

Jane Nathan purchased this villa in 2007

Why Jane Nathan chose Montego Bay

In 2001 we booked a family holiday to Round Hill, Jamaica. Our children were 2, 3 and 5. We had such an amazing time, we booked to go again in 2002 and then again in 2003, 2004 and so on! By 2006 we had decided to try and buy our own villa close to Round Hill. In 2007 we found Pimento Hill and fell madly in love with its history, grandeur and view and proximity to Round Hill!

What makes this villa unique

I love being looked after so beautifully by our lovely Jamaican staff. The villa comes with 6 full-time staff - a cook, a butler, a housekeeper, a laundress and 2 gardeners. There is also the option of having a driver. It feels like you are staying at your very own private hotel with complete privacy, peace and quiet. The actual villa and garden is very beautiful. I love to go and see the water lilies and dragonflies in the morning, to watch the butterflies and humming birds at breakfast and to stare at the turquoise sea turning pink, sipping a rum punch on the veranda at dusk. It is truly the most relaxing holiday you could ever hope to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jane, Just wanted to wish you a happy new year. We had a marvellous time at your splendid villa. Everything was perfect. Pansy is a gift, her culinary talent is extraordinary. We are curious as your availability for next year, particularly New Year's week. Thank you ever so much.
Dec 2014
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5
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Pimento Hill - Luxury Staffed Villa with Round Hill Membership
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews
Glen Ellybn, IL, USA
5

Pimento Hill - very special place - great vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Pimento Hill House yesterday.... what a wonderful week we had there! The house and the grounds are beautiful. The pictures you see on line can't do justice to the views or to the house! The house itself accommodated our group of 13 (6 adults, 7 teens) perfectly. We have traveled together for spring break for the past 6 years to some very wonderful places and we all agreed that it will be hard to top Pimento Hill.

The staff at the villa is a great group of people - they are cheerful, helpful, and kind and they really gifted us with a delightful and stress-free vacation. To have Delano available anytime with a very comfortable van that accommodated our whole group was awesome! Ralston delivered a new unique flower from the property to each of the ladies every morning... and he keeps the gardens and grounds looking amazing. Eric and Brandon are both so friendly and kind - they made mealtime at the villa such a delight. Christine and Yvonne kept our rooms feeling so inviting and they were like laundry fairies.... our clothes would show up in the afternoon washed and folded in the closet! Finally, Pansy in the kitchen.... she is magic back there! Our group includes one vegan and three people who have to be gluten free. In addition to providing delicious meals, Pansy did it while also accommodating some very difficult dietary requirements.

The membership at Round Hill that is included in the rental is a perfect compliment to the house. Round Hill is a very unique and beautiful place with a history as interesting as Pimento Hill. We enjoyed the beach, the pools, the fitness center, the restaurant, High Tea, tennis, snorkeling... it's a great spot!

We really can't say enough good things about Pimento Hill. Jane, the owner, was so helpful as we were planning the trip. It is obvious that she loves Pimento Hill and is committed to making sure that her guests have a great visit there. She has done a wonderful job restoring and decorating the home, as all the spaces in and around the house are very beautiful. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deb - Thank you so much for this lovely review - it always puts a huge smile on my face when I receive a new review. I do try so hard to ensure that all my guests have the best time staying at Pimento Hill and so it is wonderful when I read what a great time they have had on their vacation. I am delighted that you enjoyed the house and views, and all that Round Hill has to offer and that the team looked after you so well (as I know they always do). I am passionate about Pimento Hill and do love it very much. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime .... Many best wishes, Jane
Toronto, Canada
5

Two wonderfully memorable and relaxing weeks at Pimento Hill

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this 3 days back from Pimento Hill. As much as my family and I love our own home, we dearly miss Pimento Hill and its highly capable and dear Staff. All the pictures and other reviews are absolutely true. Pimento Hill villa is truly a special and unique luxury vacation home. It all starts and ends with Jane N., the meticulous considerate owner, and her responsible nothing is too much to ask Staff.

Jane: Super responsive, a pleasure to work with, caring and professional owner.

Staff: They are a hard working and caring Staff. Pansy, Eric, Yvonne, Sherika, Christine, Ralston, Mark, Delano and Ryan each fulfilled their responsibilities effectively, discreetly and with a smile. The biggest "worries" for our group were beach or pool, sun or shade, where to nap, and yes or no to another rum punch (always yes). Because every member of the Staff did their jobs so well and without any need for me to intervene, I had by far the most enjoyable and relaxing holiday ever.

Villa: The villa's remarkable history rivals Round Hill's (if only the walls could talk, oh the stories they would tell!!!). It is filled with quirky art and plenty of rich and quimsical furniture, fixtures and decor, creating an environment that is equally elegant and comfortable. The villa is clean and tidy, exactly as pictured. Bedrooms are well laid out for privacy and there is a very convenient BR connected to the MBR for those with children. The common spaces are plenty and spread out so that dfferent interests can be accommodated at the same time. Lastly, there is a small "shop" with many of the stylish decor items in the villa available for sale.

Grounds: Beautiful flowering plants and shrubs and fruit bearing trees are found all over the property. We ate tangerines and tamarind from the tree. Great pool and pool area.

Round Hill: Round Hill access was a nice perk. While their beach is really nothing to speak of, there is something very special about Round Hill as a resort and beach club. It has an old world elegance and refined feel, and its size makes it intimate and exclusive. The gym is new and superb with lots of cardio and strength equipment. The children's clubs were a great and safe spot for my kids when they wanted some respite from the sun or to make new friends. We enjoyed the large infinity edge pool and perfectly sized toddler pool. Afternoon tea at the resort was pleasant. Most of the staff at Round Hill were friendly, smiley and polite.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alice, thank you for such a wonderful and thorough review and for your kind words about me! I have loved liaising with you over the last year on the organisation of your holiday and I am delighted that the vacation turned out to be everything you had wished it to be. Myself and the staff really do care about our guests and will always try to do everything that we can to make staying at Pimento Hill as relaxing and practically perfect as possible. It is a huge joy to me to receive the amazing emails and reviews about Pimento Hill House that I do. Thank you so much. Lots of best wishes, Jane
Gastonia, NC
5

4 Couples - LOVING IT

  • 5 of 5

First let me say there were 4 couples (8 ppl) who shared this experience with us!!! WE ALL feel like this about this estate! Pimento Hill is THE place to stay! I have never stayed at a place that treated me like royalty with a staff that meet every need we had before we even knew we had it! From the curbside pickup at the airport from the greeting from the staff once we arrived at the villa; this group is top notch!!! Sitting down and discussing meals for the week was a breeze. Pansy was able to make suggestions and take care of even the pickiest of eaters! Eric set the stage for each meal, the table was decorated and set and his service was over the top! Jason and Ralston were great in the yard and by the pool. They educated us on the many plants and fruits that were on the land of this gorgeous estate! Ralston even got in on a game of ping pong...the entire staff was engaging!! Our driver Delano was the best! He was able to take us to the falls and explain the culture and language. It was like our very own History Channel tour!!! We absolutely LOVED our staff and driver and would only stay again if we can have them ALL back with us!!! By the way.....we will be back!!!!!

We booked through another company and not directly from the owner, but the owner's choice of excellency shows in the way they have carefully chosen the staff and how much love and detail is in the decor of this HOUSE! We are trying to do it again in 2016....I'm PIMENTO hooked!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for this wonderful review. I loved reading about our wonderful team at Pimento Hill and how they looked after you all so well. I know that they will look forward to welcoming you back now that you are Pimento hooked!!! I really appreciate that you have submitted this review and all the lovely comments in it. Thank you. Many best wishes, Jane
New York
5

Perfect family vacation two years in a row!

  • 5 of 5

This year marks the second year that we have been lucky enough to stay at Pimento Hill. It is the perfect place to have a family getaway. The staff is absolutely incredible and goes to great lengths to ensure your stay is relaxing/everything is taken care of. The property is very well-maintained and luxurious. It is not sterile like most rentals but has tons of history and an impressive mix of comfort and upscale decor.

From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, everything is taken care of for you. Eric does a great job of making sure that all your needs are met while Pansy makes sure that your belly is full of delicious food :) You even come home with no dirty clothes because they do your laundry every day! It is the dream vacation for anyone!!!

The only drawback to a near perfect vacation experience is the staff at Roundhill (the beach club that you are given access to through this house). They are not very friendly and the service leaves something to be desired. The grounds and the beach are wonderful but the staff has a way of making you feel unwanted. This was very surprising to us because Roundhill is so well regarded but we had the experience both years so it was worth mentioning.

Everything else is absolutely perfect and totally worth the trip! We will almost definitely be back in 2016!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vivian - I am so happy that you have enjoyed a second wonderful stay at Pimento Hill. We love to welcome our guests back and I know all the staff were looking forward to seeing you again. I am so sorry that you found some of the staff at Round Hill unfriendly. It is a World Class resort with a great reputation and should be the most amazing 'add on' to your experience of staying at Pimento Hill. The beach and grounds are beautiful which is why we have chosen to have beach club membership here. I hope to rectify this situation when you return. Many best wishes and thank you for the lovely review - Jane
New York city
5

Everything we hoped for and more...

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a marvelous week at Pimento Hill to celebrate my 60th birthday with 14 of my dearest family members ranging in age from 18 months to 73 years. Jane did a fantastic job helping me organize transportation logistics with 3 children needing booster/car seats. Upon arrival, Delano, our driver, swiftly handled our luggage and ferried us off to paradise. The staff at Pimento Hill welcomed us warmly, the rooms were clean and spacious and decorated with flowers. Our family is quite diverse and the food issues were quite intricate. However, Jane said "no worries" and sure enough everyone's food needs were catered to....at the same time no less for all of us to enjoy big family meals on the breezy porch. We all decided that Pimento Hill's beds, coffee, view, and staff were unmatched. Ralston, the gardener, Pansy, the main chef, and Sherri, the dessert chef deserve special mention ��. Finally, there is the Round Hill club which we used extensively....what a perk! In conclusion, we made wonderful family memories at Pimento Hill thanks to Jane and her wonderful staff.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gudrun. Thank you so much for this great review. I am delighted that you and your family had such a special week celebrating your birthday. I really enjoyed helping you to organise everything so that it was all perfect for your stay. The staff are one of Pimento Hill's greatest assets and I know they all go out of their way to make our guests' holidays wonderful. As you know, I am currently at Pimento Hill celebrating my own birthday and couldn't be happier and, as you point out, having Round Hill's facilities to hand is also a marvellous extra! Many thanks and best wishes, Jane
5

Villa Pimento Hills is Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Pimento Hill for six nights in late January and loved every moments of our stay. The staff was attentive to our needs without being too intrusive. The entire villa was impeccably clean upon our arrival and was kept that way during our entire stay. Panzy's meals were delicious and having Delano as our driver was extremely practical. Guests at Villa Pimento Hill also have complete access to the Round Hill Resort, including the beach and the fantastic gym. Jane was extremely accommodating before and during our stay, answering every question and providing us with many insights and recommendation for the Montego Bay area. In summary, you can't go wrong with choosing Villa Pimento Hill for your next visit to Montego Bay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David - Thank you for posting this great review. I am delighted you had such a lovely stay and enjoyed your time at Pimento Hill House and Round Hill (and enjoyed the beautiful new gym there). It was a pleasure organising things for you. Many best wishes, Jane

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Montego Bay - Sangster International
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Round Hill
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

From $707 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Montego Bay, North Coast Jamaica

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas Week 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
1 night minimum stay
$2,429
for 1 night
$17,000
 
 
New Year's Week - 2015/16
27 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
1 night minimum stay
$2,571
for 1 night
$18,000
 
 
High Season 2016
4 Jan 2016 - 15 Apr 2016
1 night minimum stay
$850
for 1 night
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 night minimum stay
$707
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$4,950
$19,800
 
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Notes The rental amount includes all staff at the villa and a driver and mini van is also included for the entire length of the stay. The driver would collect guests from the airport, be available to drive them to tours, excursions, restaurants and bars and take them back to the airport for their return flights.
Guests pay 25% of the rental as a deposit to secure the booking. This is fully refundable up to 45 days before their arrival date at which time the outstanding 75% of the rental is due. Once the balance has been paid no refunds can be made and travellers would have to rely on their travel insurance to reimburse them the rental amount in the unlikely event of having to cancel at this late stage.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montego Bay in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Twin sinks, sunken walk-in rain shower
    Blue bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Study bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom also serves the study
    Children's - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Glamourous bathroom which can also be accessed from Master
    Pool Room #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Pool Room #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Powder room - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , two twin beds can be fitted in to adjoining dressing room
    Blue room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , King can be converted in to two twin beds
    Study bedroom + study - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , King can be converted in to two twin beds
    Children's bedroom interconnecting to Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , King can be converted in to two twin beds
    Pool room #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Pool room #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King can be converted in to two twin beds
  • 2 cribs available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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