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Drambuie Estate

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Built in the 1940‘s by the Duke of Marlborough, this Jamaican villa is a slice of old Jamaica when lively drawing room conversation and gracious service ruled the day in an extraordinary private setting. Today this remarkable hideaway retains many exquisite original features plus contemporary amenities of air conditioned bedrooms, cable televisions, and Internet access. The best of both worlds from two centuries.

This Caribbean rental is exquisitely furnished with Chinese rugs, original art, 1930’s French posters, carved sculptures from Jamaica, England, China and Africa, and Chippendale and Queen Anne treasures. This Jamaican villa is also complemented by casual wicker veranda furnishings. A few steps across a grassy lawn are the large pool, umbrella tables and a shaded luncheon pavilion. Each night, the lighted town of Montego Bay and cruise ships in the harbor twinkle like a diamond necklace in the distance. Star-gazing through this Jamaican villa's telescope adds magical nighttime drama.

The Drambuie chef indulges guests in many specialties including Seafood Royale (fish, lobster and shrimp in cream sauce), Quesadillas, Lobster Thermador, Sweet & Sour Pork, Key Lime Pie, Banana Pudding, Crepes. A artistic presentation at every meal served on Wedgwood bone china. The night view from the dinner table is incredible.

Cut stone walls brought from England 200 years ago as ship’s ballast comprise the 18-inch walls of the Main House. Vaulted ceilings are 16 feet high. Floors are cool tiles from England, Mexico and South America. The Main House consists of the Great Room with pool table, large screen television, VCR and sound system; inlaid games table for chess, checkers or backgammon, and a comfortable sitting area. French doors open to a 330’ wrap-around stone veranda furnished with al fresco dining tables, wicker sitting area, tempting hammock and a lawn leading to the pool. Through tall mahogany doors is the large master bedroom suite. Also in this building are the powder room, butler’s pantry and kitchen.

A tiled path leads 30 feet from the Main House to The Cottage. Here are three more bedrooms which can be connecting for parents and children or kept private via locking doors. A furnished veranda fronts The Cottage. Nine steps down from The Cottage is the fifth bedroom, an intimate hideaway for two.

This Caribbean rental staff are delighted to take guests on property tours to explain how the estate operates and to point out the many varieties of tropical flora, fauna and birds that thrive here. Tutu will climb a coconut palm and bring down its fresh fruit for tasty jelly and healing water (always available for guests), and deliver fresh coconuts to your chef to shred for tonight’s coconut cream pies.

Drambuie’s complimentary fulltime driver will handle all airport transfers as well as excursions to beaches, water sports outlets, restaurants, shops and various tour destinations. Guests are asked to tip their driver locally.

This Caribbean rental is an exquisite wedding and honeymoon location.

Round Hill Beach Club Membership Included:
· Complimentary beach, tennis, gym, heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail.
· For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, tennis lessons, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shop, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri.

Tryall Club Golf, Tennis & Beach Club Membership Included:
· Complimentary beach, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, art gallery, jogging trail, afternoon tea & Manager's Cocktail Party.
· For various fees: golf, tennis lessons, Happy Hour, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, cigar & jewelry shop, motorized water sports, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri

Room Amenities
· DVD, VCR’s and 6 cable televisions
· Sound system and CD players
· Pool table, ping pong, croquet, books, and games, · Videos, large cassette and CD collection
· Complimentary ADSL Internet access, plus wireless network for laptop users (bring your laptop)
· Complimentary international phone calls to the United States, Canada and the UK
· Massage tables
· A/C
· Hair Dryers

Property Amenities
· Complimentary fulltime private driver and air-conditioned van for excursions to the beach, etc.
· Round Hill Beach Club Membership included
· Tryall Club Membership

Staff and Services
· Staff of 8
· Chef
· Butler
· Bartender
· Chambermaids
· Laundress
· Gardeners
· Complimentary fulltime private driver and air-conditioned van for excursions to the beach, etc.

Additional Details
· Drambuie’s staff and owners love their dogs, and are free to run the property if you wish. They are calm, friendly and gentle with children. On request, the dogs can be kept in their large fenced yard all day during your vacation.
· Groceries are additional. Please ask us for details.
· Transfers or full time van and driver are available.
· Nannies are available.
· Available for Weddings
· Cook or Chef Vetted as Gourmet
· Distance to Town: 20 minutes
· Distance to Airport: 20 minutes

Bedrooms: 5
Five bedrooms are privately located under three separate roofs and are accessed by connecting pathways. All five bedrooms feature air conditioning, cable television, boom box and mini-fridge stocked daily with ice and drinks.

Master Bedroom 22' x 30':
· Kingsize 4-poster antique canopy bed
· A mahogany desk holds the computer with complimentary Internet access.
· French doors open to the veranda, lawn, pool and breathtaking view.

THE COTTAGE:

Bedrooms 2, 3 & 4:
· Kingsize therapeutic waterbeds
· Green Room and Blue Room are 14' x 18'
· Yellow (middle) Room is 18' x 18'
· All three bedrooms have connecting doors which can be locked for privacy or unlocked for families with children.

THE HIDEAWAY:

Bedroom 5:
· Queensize bed
· Twelve louvered doors open the west wall to a wrap-around verandah with breakfast table, sitting area and hammock overlooking a cool green ravine
· Private 14' x 24' hideaway ideal for honeymooners.

Bathrooms: 5
All bathrooms are en suite and provide hairdryers.

Master Bathroom:
· Large en-suite bathroom with dressing corridor, double vanity, bidet, glass-walled walk-in shower, sunken tub and fanciful etched-glass mirrored walls and ceiling

Bedrooms 2,3,4 & 5:
· En-suite bathrooms with tub-shower combinations

Beach: Drive
· Distance to Beach:
· 13 minute drive to Round Hill Beach Club
· 20 minutes to the Tryall Club beach

Pool: Yes
· 28’ x 65’ private pool and adjacent shaded lunch pavilion

Maximum Guests: 10

Check-in day: Any day

Minimum stay: Low Season: 5 nights / High Season: 7 nights / Pls. inquire for Christmas and New Years

Security deposit: Yes

Rates
Rates are based on number of guests / per week (wk) or night (nt) unless otherwise noted.
Winter 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2016
1-3 BR / $5250wk
4-5 BR / $8100wk
1-3 BR / $4500wk
4-5 BR / $7000wk
1-3 BR / $5250wk
4-5 BR / $8100wk

Season Dates
· High Season: Dec. 15 – Apr. 15
· Low Season: Apr. 16 – Dec. 14

Additional Service
Staff gratuities are additional (10-15% of the rent)

Notes

· Rates are quoted per week and listed in US$'s
· Rates are listed per bedroom and based on 2 guests per bedroom
· When booked at a lower per bedroom rate the other rooms are not rented to other vacationers and will be locked off
· Rates are higher over Christmas / New Years
· Some rates are higher over Easter & Thanksgiving

Rates are subject to change.

Rates may be higher for special holiday weeks.

Please contact us for a quote!