In 2004, Frankfort underwent a half a million dollar total renovation and was completely transformed into a paradigm of 21st Century laid-back elegance.
Frankfort was once the holiday retreat of Winston Churchill, Queen Mary, Prince Edward, Secretary General U Thant, Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Michael Manley, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Sir Noel Coward, Bryan Adams and Drew Barrymore. Guests will enjoy the old photos of celebrity guests that still sit atop the piano.
The original thick stone walls and gun slots are still in place and serve as reminders of Frankfort's days as a British fort defending against Spanish invaders and pirates. Two old cannons were dug up from the beach and reign squarely on the lawn.
Floor to ceiling bookcases serve to divide the ground floor into two sections: one an elegant inside dining area with a dimly lit bar and the other a comfortable living room, TV, music and games area.
An 80' Travertine stone verandah is furnished from the stylish Dedon Collection from Germany. This covered furnished area serves as a fabulous gathering area for drinks and alfresco dining as the sun sets over Frankfort's perfect white sand beach.
Frankfort's beach is sugar white and the swimming is wonderful in it's gin clear waters. The gardener is available to place comfortable beach chaises in the sun or under thatch umbrellas. The staff is, also, willing to prepare a torchlight beach feast. Just 300 yards offshore is a live reef and snorkels and masks are provided.
On request, the butler will hire jet skis, Hobie cats, sailfish, sunset cruise or deep sea fishing. Most water sports may be paid by credit card at the nearby Prospect Plantation office.
A pool would have been redundant given the picture perfect beach that Frankfort is located on and an 8 person hot tub overlooks the sea.
Frankfort provides sea kayaks, children's beach toys, table tennis and volleyball for the beach. A shared tennis court is located just a 5 minute walk from the villa and balls and 4 tennis racquets are provided.
Guests enjoy asking the staff prepare a torchlight feast on the beach.
The Main House has three air-conditioned bedrooms each with a flat screen TV and each that opens through double doors to the 80' balcony and ocean view.
A cut stone path leads 60 feet across the lawn to the old Schoolhouse which was built in 1953 for the Mitchell's only daughter, Mary Jean. Back then when Sir Harold and Prime Minister Churchill were meeting in the main house, Mary Jean's care and education were looked after her here by her nanny and tutor. Years later, a second story was added and the Schoolhouse was converted to an air-conditioned cottage with Frankfort's fourth bedroom and mini-gym. Downstairs there is a living room, TV, double sofa bed, mini-fridge, Nordic Track Incline and Weslo Cadence.
Frankfort provides all of the luxury amenities guests would expect of this caliber a property. There are 6 flat screen satellite TV's, 1 piano, wireless Internet, electronic gate, safes in all bedroom closets. Rental of the villa includes complementary use of the Estate's shared tennis court, mini-golf course, jitney and horseback riding tours of the famous Prospect Plantation.
Ocho Rios is a colorful resort town and offers delightful attractions which include tubing on the White River, shopping, swimming with the dolphins, climbing up famous Dunn's River Falls, and touring Prospect Plantation.
The villa is very child friendly and provides two complementary cribs, one complementary high chair and three sofa beds.
Frankfort is a haven of luxury and style set on one of the most beautiful and private beaches in the entire Caribbean! A full and pampering staff enhances the level of luxury and we recommend Frankfort to our most discerning clients.
Rental includes discounted green fees at the nearby Sandals as well as complementary use of the gym at the Sans Souci.
Maximum desired occupancy in Frankfort is 12 adults and 2 children. Its sister villas are , Emerald Seas (5 bds.) and/or Kai Kala (10 bds.) both of which are located 1/2 mile west of Frankfort and a two minute drive.
Guests at Jamaican villas should tip 10% of the cost of the villa rental during the high season and 15% of the cost of the villa rental during the low season.
Frankfort can be rented with Emerald Seas and/or Kai Kala villa both a 2-minute drive away, to accommodate up to 22 guests.
This was our second trip to paradise. We were part of a larger group stayed at the Ocho Rios villa and Frankfort villa. We stayed in Ocho Rios and absolutely loved it. The spot was a slice of heaven on earth, the food was exceptional, the staff incredibly attentive and kind. Our 1.5 year old had the time of her life and we cherished every moment. We would unequivocally recommend to anyone with or without children.
We had the most amazing vacation at the Frankfort villa...Initially, we had our heart set on having a beachfront villa with a private pool. We relented as we trusted our agent from Travel Keys as they have never steered us wrong. First of all, we never missed not having a pool. To be honest, the villa is on one of the most spectacular beaches we've ever seen in the Caribbean so we didn't miss not having a pool. The hot tub, however, was great as we especially enjoyed it at night and gazing at the stars. The villa is sumptuous in all respects. The grounds are so lush and beautiful and the villa has ever amenity and luxury you could ever imagine. We were several generations and the villa had plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. There is a shared tennis court nearby (short walk) and having kayaks to go out everyday really made our trip. We enjoyed beach volleyball as well. It's a bit of a drive from the airport (1.5 hours) but we had a private driver who met us upon arrival in Montego Bay and whisked us to the villa (and we got to enjoy the views along the way). When we arrived, the staff was waiting with cool drinks and welcoming smiles. Our stay was truly extraordinary and we highly recommend this villa!
This April, I took my fourth trip to Prospect Plantation, that's how much I love it! I have gone with groups of friends without kids and most recently went as a kids vacation and it was heavenly. The staff is A++, so kind and helpful, accommodating and professional. Our days were filled with great food, beach time, pool time, tennis,, exploring the beautiful grounds and true relaxation. The beach at Frankfort is heavenly. A must do vacation! Would go again and again!