Glamorous Villa,5 bedrooms, 7 bath with gorgeous sea view in gated community
About Lise Murphy
We rented various villas in the Round Hill environs for well over a decade while looking for the perfect home for our family. When we saw Great River House we fell in love with the view of the sea, the extensive grounds, fruit trees, the private tennis court, tree swings and gorgeous infinity saline pool. The house while large is also very welcoming. Our children, small grandchildren in-laws and friends all share our feelings.
Lise Murphy purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Lise Murphy chose Montego Bay
We looked for a property that offered both tranquility and activities (a tennis court and swimming pool ) for our family and friends. One with spectacular views of the Caribbean, privacy and a stone's throw from the Round Hill.. Large enough for everyone to have their own quiet time (8,000 sq. ft.) with gracious generous entertaining spaces for group gatherings. Elegant and comfortable, private and convenient, self contained with memberships to great private clubs. The staff is world class. Easy to get to from almost anywhere. A pretty perfect destination. It makes you happy just being there.
What makes this Villa unique
Location; Private and Secure with beautiful views of the Caribbean and extensive grounds with many tropical fruit trees. Private, safe and self contained yet 5 minutes to a world class resort and the beach. Convenient to Montego Bay and the airport. It really has everything from a Private tennis court, infinity saline swimming pool, putting green and so many other amenities. Elegant yet comfortable and completely newly redecorated. Year round Trade winds throughout the large fully louvered screened house. Fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine. En-suite bedrooms offer seclusion while entertaining areas are close by. Staff is warm, welcoming, professional and always available to be of assistance.The food is better than at any restaurant. Well suited to all age groups. Perfect for families or a couple's getaway. Great River House is a magical place.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Best family vacation ever! Everything was perfect!
The villa is gorgeous and impeccably maintained. The staff anticipated our every need. Chef Desmond is the best. Home made spring rolls, yummy. He even gave our seven year old grandchild a cooking lesson.
We ate fresh fruit grown on the property daily!
Mango smoothies by the pool too.
The pool is large and easy to get in and out of.
The tennis pro came up everyday for lessons on the private court.
The grounds are parklike and the bonfire with s'mores was really special.
The beach at Round Hill was lovely and the children enjoyed the Pinapple Club. The adults had massages at the villa.
Lots of space for families and private areas too.
The butler was thoughtful. When one of the kids got a sunburn, he got aloe from a plant on the property to soothe the burn and it worked like a charm.
The housekeepers were wonderful and kind. The first vacation where we came home with all clean and pressed clothes. We look forward to to going back next year! Thank you!
Best Vacation our family ever had!
We were a group of six adults age 26 to 84 years old and 2 toddlers. The house was perfect for us all. HUGE but
comfortable. Beautiful inside and out. Chef Jerome is an amazingly talented cook and great with children. Kirk, the butler could not have been nicer or more helpful in organizing outings. Karen and Grace are SWEET and kept the house spotless. Thank you to the entire staff. We cannot wait to come back next year. More Bananas Foster please!
Second Visit to Paradise!
We had our second wonderful week at Great River House in April. We wondered if it would live up to the exceptionally high standard of two years ago and it most certainly did!! Once again, we were a party of four adults and five children and the house accommodated us easily. The open living spaces and terrace, and large bedrooms and bathrooms, enable everyone to truly relax. Kirk, the new butler was incredibly attentive, polite, helpful and friendly. He recommended some wonderful day trips and organized these for us. Carlington's cooking was delicious once again and he managed to produce amazing meals for both the adults and children in our party. The housekeepers and laundress kept the house immaculate and the beautiful grounds were extremely well cared for. I really cannot find anything to fault at Great River House and would not hesitate to return for a third time! I cannot recommend this house highly enough!
Our stay at Great River House was really terrific. The house is lovely. The setting is very pretty. The proximity to Round Hill made our trips to the beach and to see friends easy. Throughout our stay, we kept noting how remarkable your staff is. Carlington is without question the best cook we have had in the Caribbean (having been coming down for 30 years). He is imaginative yet 100% reliable. As a person, he exudes warmth and welcome. He was a pleasure to spend time with. Kirk is similarly kind and warm. We spent much time with Kirk discussing the island and various details of our trip. He is a very well-spoken, thoughtful and kind man. He was a joy to be around and he very much helped make our stay what it was. Kirk and Carlington are still being discussed in our apartment in New York as Charlotte, our 3 year old, is still obsessed with them both. Last night we visited Charlotte’s grandmother for dinner and when the desert was not to her liking she asked if she could have dinner tonight with Kirk and Carlington.
The ladies of the house were all smiles and so nice to see each day. The house was immaculate and laundry etc was fully reliable and 100% spot on. The grounds are very well kept and we felt secure at night thanks to Dev (and the dogs). We only regret not getting to do a bonfire so we will need to return another time!
I think being able to keep a staff such as this must be a true challenge and yet a real reflection upon you both - your commitment to the house and the individuals that make up the team. They seem to think very highly of you and are really an impressive group. They are the difference in our view between a mediocre and a fantastic experience.
This was a fantastic trip. We thank you for everything and very much hope to return soon.
amazing views and home
This is a Five Star experience! The staff were so welcoming and helpful, the house is exceptional in its beauty and amenities. Ken and Carol were so gracious and got us ready for our trip via email. Mr Goofy and Mr Walton were wonderful driving us around for our excursions and sightseeing. It was truly a fairy tale vacation.
It was indeed our pleasure! Thank you for the kind words.
i cannot speak more highly of the owners or their staff. from the moment you arrive at the property you can tell that everybody involved with great river house takes enormous pride in the home.
the staff were friendly, professional, and accommodating.
the home itself is immaculately cared for.
this is the third villa we have rented in jamaica, and there is no place like great river house.
the owners go out of their way to ensure your stay is the best it can be. when they heard the weather reports, they reached out to us to let us know that we would be welcome to stay longer should our flight be cancelled.
we cannot wait to return to grh!
Dolphin Cove in Lucea is incredible, fun, clean and non touristy...have our butler call and make a reservation for a personalized visit.
The house has glorious sea views with privacy and trade wind breezes, often missing at the beach houses. Your private exclusive beach is at Round Hill courtesy of GRH and only 5 minutes away,creating the best of both worlds.
Secure gated GREA RIVER PRIVATE, small elegant area of 21 very private villas in close proximity to exclusive ROUND HILL. All villas fully staffed and surrunded by lovely properties. Gates at main entrance with manned security 24/7.