|Minimum Stay||1 - 8 nights|
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
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
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!
I love being looked after so beautifully by our lovely Jamaican staff. The villa comes with 7 full-time staff - a cook, a butler, a housekeeper, a laundress and 2 gardeners and 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.
Hi Jane! I wanted to let you know that our stay at the villa was flawless! We had so much fun, the house is beautiful and the entire staff is lovely. I would love to return someday. I felt very at home there - Pansy asked me if I was maybe born on the island :)
Thanks again for everything, it was a most memorable trip for everyone!
What can one say,
I have experienced many luxury villas, this must rate as one of the best.
This elegant property enjoys a superb hilltop location with breathtaking views across the mature gardens towards the ocean,yet affords total privacy.
The villa itself is spacious and airy, tastefully furnished with antiques,and the owners personal items, making it feel welcoming and comfortable,
I also loved its 'jet set history' It is easy to imagine glittering parties with the notables of the day , indeed the Queen and Prince Phillip visited in the 60's .
Fabulous staff add to this special place, with discreet yet attentive help, and fantastic meals courtesy of Pansy ( though i challenge you to get her recipes!!)
Overall a memorable stay, with use of nearby Round hill being a marvelous bonus.
Breathtaking! That's how we felt upon arrival and continued thru our week stay. The Villas and grounds were more beautiful than we expected. The staff is friendly and attentive; which make you feel so welcome in the home. Each staff member has their unique specialty and you feel as if you are treated like royalty. Flowers with my coffee - tasty home cooked meals with a view you won't forget - pampered with clean room & clothes ( no case of dirty clothes!) and a driver to take you on an adventure or relax at Round Tree. You will not want to go home! As this was a 2nd marriage for both of us; we aimed for a quiet private wedding. With Jane's personal help; she suggested a minister; photographer & florist. I couldn't have done it without her. It was truly a magical event that took place in the Garden of Eden overlooking the ocean! It was a dream come true. Everyone was sincerely helpful - providing that special touch that you can't get at a mega resort. This is a hidden jewel with flexibility to handle 2 to 16.
We indulged in a romantic getaway wedding/honeymoon; but a family reunion would be just as excited to experience what is offered. A Girls Trip; would also be highly suggested. Ton's of fun; but with a safe haven to relax and soak up the sun - read a book or explore what Jamaica has to offer. Easy going beauty - that we fell in love with.........I can't wait to return!! Thank you Jane for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
All we can say is WOW! This has truly been the best vacation for all of us. Everything has been amazing. The staff is awesome and have spoiled us. Ms. Pansy - I can't even describe how wonderfully, amazing the meals have been. I think we are going to kidnap her. :-) Eric and Errol are such gentlemen and have made sure we didn't want for anything. Errol makes the best drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol). Ralston greeted the ladies with fresh flowers and a smile, every morning. He even gave the birthday girl a bouquet when he found out it was her birthday. Delano has taken us wherever we wanted to go, no matter the time, with no complaints and a smile. He is a great tour guide, as well. Ms. Yvonne made sure our rooms were clean, cool, linen pulled back and fresh cold water for bedtime.
Pimento Hills is definitely on all of our books to frequently visit in the upcoming years with friends and family. What a fabulous villa!
Thank you and many blessings
We spent 4 lovely days at the Pimento Hills house to celebrate our girl friend 40th birthday.Jane was so helpful when planning this trip.She provided me with so much information about the house and excursions.Pansy cooked some good foods (i.e. peas and rice,ox tails,bbq chicken,jerk chicken and pineapple upside down cupcakes. Our driver Delano was super patience with all 10 girls and took them wherever they wanted to go.We loved coming home with clean clothes thanks to Yvonne.We felt like royalty while staying here. We are planning another trip soon to this house.
Thanks again Jane and crew for a beautiful vacation.
We just got back from a long weekend in Montego Bay at Pimento Hill and I just can't say enough about the stay! The house itself is gorgeous - so many perfect details and an ideal set up for a group. We had 8 people, and everyone was able to have their own space (some couples, some singles) without ever feeling like we were on top of each other. The separation of the bedrooms and the layout of the house was so conducive to a group like ours. We also brought along our 8-month old baby and it was never an issue with noise, which is so important for her sleep these days!
The pool was relaxing and a great setting to just chill, even though we spent most of the daytimes at Round Hill, eating, drinking and playing lots of tennis! Having stayed at a villa in Round Hill previously, it was a great feature to be able to use the grounds!
The staff at Pimento Hill was probably the best part. From Delano the driver - who was always available at a moment's notice - to Eric the butler and Pansy, the amazing chef! The house was always so clean thanks to Yvonne and laundry done and hung daily - major perk while on vacation!
We will definitely be back to Pimento Hill again and hope to make it an annual tradition!
Our group of 9 adults just returned from a week at Pimento Hill. I have rented many, many times from VRBO and use these reviews as a deciding factor in the decision process, as pictures do not always accurately portray the property. So, I write this review being sure to include details that may be helpful in your decision making process! In this case, pictures cannot do this property justice. It is amazing. It perfectly fit our group- we could all retreat to our beautifully appointed rooms/villas, yet come together for intimate dinner and social settings at various places throughout the home. The verandah and open-air home is warm, welcoming, and perfect for every type of gathering. The home is a combination of a tropical, lush garden mixed with old world charm and modern furnishings. Really unique and extra special. Get ready for photo-worthy sunsets! Working with Jane in making this event happen was an absolute pleasure, and I owe her a debt of gratitude
Furnishings are stellar, the cleanliness and attention to detail is everywhere. The rooms have well-working air conditioners, almost to the point of being chilly, so no worries about being too warm to sleep. Sleeping can be a deal-breaker for me, but we never slept better. The beds are VERY comfortable. The pool, ping-pong table, surround music and lawn space was enough for a party, but we wanted to try out Round Hill Beach Club too. Could this place be more posh?! Having a free membership here is a HUGE bonus! We took advantage of the lovely tennis facilities, beach, snorkeling, infiniti pool, and afternoon tea.
Let's talk about service for a bit. (Because you can have the nicest place and have poor service, and it jades the whole experience, right?) Bar-none, this is the highest level of service you will experience. A five-star level with a SMILE! The heart and soul of Pimento Hill are the people - Huge thanks to Delano, who took us wherever and whenever, and was always on time. Yvonne, you worked behind the scenes making sure our rooms and laundry were taken care of, and it was perfection. Pansy, (and the kitchen crew) Brandon, and Eric, thank you for the wonderful dining experience! True professionals. Ralston and Mark, your flowers every morning and groundskeeping is spectacular. Ryan, we appreciate getting to know you and having you look out for us every evening! I'm running out of space, I could go on and on. "One Love", everyone. We will miss you!
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. There are no additional taxes to be paid but a 10% gratuity charge will be added to the total cost. All the gratuity will be given to the staff at the villa at the end of your stay.
As we are residents in the UK we are obliged by VRBO to set our rates in £Sterling and so our rates can appear as uneven US$ amounts! The low season rate should be $5,425 ($775pn) and high season is $6,265 ($895pn)and additional 6+ person charge is $100pppn.