Debating whether to choose all-inclusive or a vacation rental for your escape from that overwhelming daily routine? Norse Hill Estate has the best of both choices - a team of friendly and efficient staff who do all the work for you, and an elegant villa on a spacious estate that becomes your own private hotel.
Norse Hill Estate is family friendly, has the space for groups or several couples to enjoy the pool, lawn sports, the gardens or any of a long list of local excursions - not forgetting those uncrowded, white sand beaches. Try a different one every day.
Weddings at Norse Hill - the perfect ambiance for an intimate, romantic wedding. The Garden Cottage, a super-cute renovation with design hints of the past but every modern amenity, is a special place for the bride and groom while family members stay in the main villa.
WHERE? Jamaica's north coast, far from the crowds. Port Antonio is a small town in the "other Jamaica", a laid-back place where you still find the casual, friendly environment of Jamaica as it was decades ago.
MAIN VILLA of Norse Hill Estate: 4,000 sq ft of graciously designed living. The four large bedroom suites can accommodate up to 10; walls of windows capture every breeze with fans and netting, or a/c, to ensure relaxing sleep, walking to bird song instead of sirens.
GARDEN COTTAGE: Large group? Add this charming wooden chalet to your rental; contact us for pricing. Two levels; beautifully designed upper king size bedroom with ocean views and ventilation louvers to lower temperatures naturally; wrap-around deck with outside bathrooms on both levels and a second twin bedroom on the lower level, plus a small dining area and kitchen. A perfect retreat for a couple, a writer needing to unblock, a bridal couple who can enjoy privacy while their guests occupy the main villa. Book Garden Cottage with the main villa, increasing capacity to 14 persons. Contact us for details.
STAFF: The services of the full staff are included with your booking. They look after you and do the work. You relax or go on excursions. The local manager is an expert concierge. She will describe the options and arrange everything for your excursions, getting you the best prices. The staff will order your food and drink supplies for you, or you can have the fun of visiting a supermarket stocked with tropical fruit and vegetables and other local specialties.
FOOD: Delicious Jamaican specialties as well as North American/European cuisine; food that is fresh and tasty. Even the breakfast bacon and eggs have that wonderful free range flavor! Our chef can cater for vegetarians, vegans, those with food allergies - no problem.
PAYMENT? Secure payment on your credit card via Paypal, personal check or wire transfer. We send you our guest agreement with more details on airport transfers and other information on making a reservation at Norse Hill Estate.
WEDDINGS: Romantic, intimate, never-to-be-forgotten weddings! The gracious villa, huge lawn, gardens filled with rare trees and plants, all combine to provide a spectacular ambience for a small, intimate wedding that will glow brightly in your memories. Norse Hill Estate partners with a wedding planner who specializes in creating magic that will fit any budget. Check the website of White Light Events in Jamaica and look for the Norse Hill Villa photos under the Be Inspired page: http://www.whitelighteventsja.com
PORT ANTONIO: A travel magazine lists Port Antonio as one of the 20 must-visit global locations for 2015. That is still the same for 2016! Articles have given lyrical descriptions of the charms of Port Antonio, like this one: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/09/errol-flynn-the-other-jamaica
Check reviews in our Trip Advisor listing (enter Port Antonio, Jamaica for your destination, and click on vacation rentals. Norse Hill Estate is currently top of the page.) You will see comments on the range of activities guests have enjoyed on the property and nearby excursions. Norse Hill Estate is a safe and convenient location, with splendidly designed and maintained accommodation where the staff ensure that you have nothing to do but enjoy a perfect retreat.
The closest beach is Frenchman's Cove. San San Beach is a few minutes away. There are half a dozen other beaches about ten minutes away, each with their own appeal. Snorkel at Winifred Beach, swim and eat jerk pork at Boston Beach, claimed to be the home of jerk-style seasoning, go surfing at Boston Bay, ride horses in the surf, take surfing lessons, get a boat man to take you on a tour of the beaches, drop you for lunch (previously arranged) at Cynthia's lunch shack and pick you up later, go rafting down the Rio Grande, stopping this time for lunch at the famed Belinda's, climb Reach Falls (without the hundreds of tourists that crowd Dunn's River Falls), visit a coffee plantation, hike in the Blue Mountains........ and much more.