The cut stone shed that housed Good Hope farm equipment 200 years ago is today a cozy three-bedroom home, sturdily built of cut stone walls 18" to 30" thick, hewn timber beams and blue mahoe plank floors. But don`t be mislead by the name. This "cottage" also features state-of-the-art remote control air conditioning in all bedrooms, modern plumbing and electricity and a full kitchen. Dramatically renovated in 2001, River Cottage is the marriage of two worlds: 18th Century ambience and contemporary comfort.
River Cottage is a ten-minute walk or one-minute drive down the valley from the Good Hope Great House. A short walk leads to the stables and children's playground with swing set and sliding board.
Throughout the cottage are original antiques ... carved mahogany beds, buffets and tables from Chippenham Park Great House in St. Ann's Parish. The eclectic design includes unique artistic details complementing the warmth of its antique furnishings ... from the fanciful handmade lampshades and hammered tin wall art to accessories of wrought iron and stone fired by the resident potter. Even the towel rods are art.
Perhaps the most relaxing space of all is the comfortable porch trimmed in dwarf bamboo. A walk of 40 feet across the grassy lawn leads to a stairway to the river 100 feet down a wooded path. Here is an other-world fantasy of burbling green water for wonderful swimming and a picnic area for jerk, fish, chicken or lobster. Play in the sunny lagoon or relax in the shade of the bamboo forest.
If you want to relax to the sounds of birds and a running river ... a time to put your feet up and be still ... all in a remarkable setting ... it is here.
Fifteen minutes down the mountain from Good Hope is its own beautiful private, sugary white sand beach on 1.5 acres of pristine undeveloped property. The adjacent property is 22 acres of more long, lovely private beach (not a hotel or noisy club).
The exquisite swimming water is protected by a live reef and is among the most clear and buoyant water on the island. Its beach house is a uniquely charming new stone cottage with commercial kitchen, bathrooms, bar, nap room, upper deck and an outdoor shower folly fed by a hollow bamboo. Beach towels and chaises are provided. Water toys, snorkels and kayaks are complimentary. Jet skis can be rented.
The Good Hope cooks will pack picnic baskets of delicious lunches and drinks for you to take with you (5 different menu selections each day). Some or all of you are invited to enjoy this dream of an idyllic Caribbean beach as often as you wish!
Bedroom 1: King or twin beds at guests' option (the largest bedroom). French doors to verandah. En-suite bathroom with stone tub/shower featuring a fanciful crescent of blue and green glass inlaid in a stone arch.
Bedroom 2: Queensize bed; en-suite bath with tub-shower combination.
Bedroom 3: Double bed; en-suite bath with walk-in shower. French doors to lawn and garden.
Additional Sleeping Area: Hammock under the coconut tree.
- 3 bedrooms in charming 18th Century stone cottage on Good Hope Plantation.
- Private pool
- Cook/housekeeper and groundskeeper/waiter
- TV (local station only), VCR, DVD, CD player
- CD collection and library of DVDs for parents and children.
- Rustic porch trimmed in dwarf bamboo boasting a tranquil mountain view.
- 2-minute walk across 300-year-old stone bridge to verdant swimming lagoon.
- Beautifully furnished in 18th Century antiques
- Additional nearby 1-bedroom cottage now available
- Can be rented with Good Hope Great House for total of 13 bedrooms.
- Complimentary 6 seater golf cart for guests who book River Cottage in combination with Good Hope.
- Beautiful private beach down the mountain for the exclusive use of Good Hope guests.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
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 unparralleled array of amenities and attractions, all of which contribute to Montego Bay's vibrant holiday culture. This city has a lively Carribean charm and each vacationer can embrace their own uniquely Jamaican experience.
The City's streets are colourful and lively, with craft market stalls, shops and banks. You can visit the renowned white-sand Doctor's Cave Beach which has attracted celebrities and socialites from all over the world. Legend tells that the beach is fed by healing mineral springs, whether or not the legend is true, the beach certainly holds the most uncommonly clear and sparkling waters.
As well as the Doctor's Cave, Montego Bay has many unique tourist attractions. Why not try one of the Undersea Tours? The Coral Sea has the appearance of a submarine but in reality is a boat with an air conditioned underwater viewing compartment, to sit and watch the wonders of Montego Bay's marine life park; coral, hundreds of tropical fish, turtles and sting rays.
As well as dazzling waters, Montego bay also offers history, culture and wildlife. The Rocklands Feeding station is a must for bird lovers, located only minutes from Montego Bay. The Belvedere estate also draws in tourists from every area, one of the first sugar cane plantations in Jamaica and is still a working estate. It's owner, Mr. Pat McGann has opened it to the public so that the estate may share it's natural beauty, rivers, waterfalls, ruins and exotic plants with tourists and the public.
For sport lovers, Montego Bay is home to 4 different golf courses, including the world famous Tryall Golf Club which sits in a stunning 2,200 acre estate with sweeping vistas down to the captivatingly blue Carribean Sea.
There are numerous spa's, restaurants, nightclubs, historic cites, watersports and adventure parks at your disposal as a vacationer at Montego Bay. The ideal holiday destination for families, couples and friends alike.
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- Quoted seasonal rates may vary.
- All rates are based on assumed double occupancy.
Christmas Week - US$6,000.
New Year's Week - US$7,000.
Easter Week - US$4,400.
Thanksgiving Week - US$3,950.
High Season (Dec 15th - Apr 15th)
1-3 Bedrooms - US$4,400.
Low Season (Apr 16th - Dec 14th)
1-3 Bedrooms - US$3,500.
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