Scotch on the Rocks is a short walk to the 5 star Royal Plantation Inn where guests may use the resort's beach, gym, water sports, pools, tennis and restaurants for additional fees.
The villa was originally built by a Scottish Lord, the Earl of Mansfield, in the early 1950's. It has recently undergone a complete renovation ('2004) and enlarged and restored to its original beauty. Currently owned by members of the Red Strip Beer Company, the present owners extensively renovated the villa with a concentration on accommodating families.
Built on two levels, the interiors feature new travertine flooring through the first floor and original, highly polished mahogany floors on the upstairs level. Crisp white walls and neutral toned, tasteful furnishings define the interiors. Colorful artwork accentuates the crisp white walls. The villa features natural toned and tasteful furnishings throughout.
The living room opens onto a spacious (24 x 12) outdoor covered verandah furnished with comfortable cushioned wicker seating and beautiful hardwood lounge chairs. The verandah is the perfect spot for savoring an evening sunset.
The indoor dining room seats eight and the outdoor dining area that overlooks the pool and ocean can accommodate larger parties comfortably.
All bedrooms include closet safes, excellent state-of-the-art split system air conditioning and plasma TV.
The bedrooms are beautifully furnished with Jamaican mahogany furniture, antiques and original art. Four of the bedrooms are located in the main house and the fifth bedroom is located in an adjoining cottage/annex. All of the bedrooms have air-conditioning, private baths and plasma TVs. Additionally, the four bedrooms located in the main house boast private balconies.
Outside, the villa is surrounded by several terraces. The upper terrace is covered for wonderful alfresco dining and outdoor seating. The lower terrace features the private freshwater swimming pool and comfortable chairs. Both the pool area and verandah have hidden speakers for the enjoyment of outdoor music.
Lighted stone steps lead down to a large dock complete with gazebo and ladder into the sea that provides access to a fabulous private, swimming area in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. The ocean offers wonderful swimming, snorkeling and kayaking on the complementary kayaks provided. The gardener will place chaise lounge chairs on this seaside deck for your enjoyment and even serve lunch there if so desired.
Scotch on the Rocks or "Scotchie" as the villa is affectionately known, has a caring, capable and pleasant staff of four, composed of cook, maid, and gardener. They will prepare wonderful meals of your own choice, introduce you to Jamaican cooking and delicacies and generally look after your every need.
Of special note are the nearby resorts (Royal Plantation & Couples Sans Souci) where guests may purchase discounted passes. Please note that only guests 18 years of age and older are permitted at the Royal Plantation. Please refer to "Policies" for the various rates for passes.
Scotch on the Rocks is a special retreat and sure to please!
We could not have been happier. From the night we arrived to the time we left, we felt like family.
We enjoyed every minute of this incredibly beautiful home.
We had a magnificent trip to Scotch on the Rocks and have raved to all our friends about how wonderful a villa vacation is. We all found our staff to be exceptional and the meals that they prepared and served were superb. Another highlight was our delightful driver. - he had great advice on which sights to see in Jamaica and was polite and jovial at all times. The best part about the kindly staff was the way it allowed us to truly relax and have a real vacation for the first time in what seemed like years! We would certainly enjoy another "round" of Scotch on the Rocks!
Wonderful food, wonderful help with everything. Truly a home away from home!
The villa is beautiful and has the most beautiful views over the ocean. The way it's perched just above the sea was so peaceful and amazingly beautiful. The interiors are very pretty but we spent most of our time on the pool deck or in the ocean. Exceptional staff and the cook prepared the most delicious, fresh food. Pardise! Thank you Travel Keys for another great trip!