Rising from the hills, the seven rooftops of the Highland House cover over 7,000 square feet. With six bedroom suites, the estate can accommodate up to 12 guests for overnight stays and larger parties for special events. Neighboring villas are available for additional overnight guests.
The Highland House is located in an exclusive area of Jamaica aptly named Content. Rich with history and made famous by the Royal Windsor Family, Content is in the parish of St. James located just 15 minutes from Montego Bay and the airport - but it seems worlds away.
Nestled in an idyllic mountain setting with mango trees, papaya groves, towering palms and vivid gardens, the Highland House boasts some of the most astonishing views of Montego Bay. From three stories, a groomed green lawn draws your eye toward the sea. Scenic pathways and secret stairways connect the estate's various environments, which are centered on a marvelous fresh water pool.
You would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite from the six Highland House suites. Each offers an en-suite bath, an individual ambiance, and a sitting area for quiet moments alone.
The Zen Room features a king-sized 4-poster cedar bed, spacious sitting area with satellite television and VCR, private bath, 2 sinks, shower, 4' x 8' linen-draped Roman tub, 5 ceiling fans, sliding doors to the lower lawn and a panoramic view of the sea.
The Jamaican Suite connects with the Zen Room. It's a smaller room designed for children with twin beds, en-suite bath (lower sink and toilet for a children's theme) walk-in closet, and private entrance. Wonderful collection of Jamaican and Haitian art.
The Owner's Suite features a queen-sized 4-poster mahogany bed, satellite television and VCR, dressing room and en-suite bath, and cedar plantation doors open to the private furnished terrace.
The Bird Room has a queen-sized 4-poster canopy bed, sitting area, satellite television, en-suite bath with shower and walk-in closet, and private deck surrounded by lush foliage. This room is totally secluded from the remainder of the house.
The Mahogany Suite offers a queensize bed, satellite television and VCR, large en-suite bath, French doors opening to a view of the lawn, jungle and sea. This room shares a covered terrace with the Deco Suite.
The charming Deco Suite features twin mahogany beds, an en-suite bath and a walk-in closet. It shares the covered terrace with the Mahogany Suite.
The numerous living spaces provide something for everyone. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the sea from the rooftop sundeck. Play card games or take an afternoon nap in one of the many quaint cushioned sitting areas on the terrace and around the pool. For movie time, the main gathering hall features comfortable sofas, high-peaked ceilings, and large plantation doors that invite the scenery and breezes inside. Downstairs you'll find a wet bar, darts, and pool table.
From candlelit dinners at dusk on the terrace to formal feasts at the grand round table, the Highland House dining areas are as delicious as the cuisine. Breakfast and lunch can be served next to the pool under a canopy of vines and greenery.
A short walk from the house takes you to the newly added pavilion designed to immerse you in tropical beauty. The wooden screened structure seems one with the landscape, and provides a secluded place for yoga, Pilates, ecstatic dance, and even special events.
Additional Guest (over 12yrs) $35/pp/nt
After leaving customs, we were whisked away from the airport to the hills above Montego Bay. Upon our arrival at the home, we were greeted with rum punch and our bags were taken to our room. The relaxation had begun! For the next several days we enjoyed great service, including wonderful meals served alfresco. The home itself is beautiful. The individual rooms are quite private, while the common areas are spacious and inviting. The view from the living room porch of Montego Bay is mesmerizing. A stroll around the property gives a good introduction to the tropical plants and birds of the island. In the mornings, we awoke to find fresh, hot coffee just outside the door. In the evenings, we enjoyed watching the bright blue bay give way to twinkling lights. Be aware that excursions to the beach involve a little planning but the staff makes it easy. In addition, we enjoyed a performance one evening by a drum and dance group followed by a Jamaican dinner which was a great experience. Overall, this is a great place to come truly kick back and be pampered with a group of like-minded friends
Our stay at the Highland House was magical. The villa is spectacular only to be matched by the best in class staff. We had a wonderful vacation and look forward to returning sometime soon.
Excellent gourmet food, some of which is grown on property, served in an incredibly beautiful setting. The service is personal, unobtrusive, and exceptional. The rooms are relaxing and unique; beds are comfortable. Great patio with comfortable lounge chairs and couches overlooking the estate and with an incredible view of Montego Bay. Beautiful pool.