Fortlands Point   Discovery Bay, Jamaica

On a stunning promontory, once the site of an old stone fort, sits a remarkable Premier home named Fortlands Point. From its breathtaking location on the tip of the peninsula, the commanding view encompasses the turquoise water of Discovery Bay on one side and the deep blue Caribbean Sea on the other.

Transfer Time From Montego Bay Airport: 60 Minutes

 

Villa Summary

Bedrooms
7
Sleeps
14
Bathrooms
7
Pool
Yes
Catering
Private Cook
Children welcome
Yes
Rates per night
from US $
2,714
Rates per week
from US $
18,998

Villa Description

The views are simply magnificent. The clear buoyant water and adjacent reefs are a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Just a few feet from the point, the protected reefs are a colorful coral world of Jackfish, Parrot Fish, Wrass and Sergeant Majors. The stereophonic sound of waves lapping the coral and beaches lulls guests to sleep each night.

Textures of teak, cedar, Italian tile and Persian rugs complement the dramatic architecture. With families in mind, seven bedrooms (including two specifically for children) have been thoughtfully designed on individual split levels. The comfortable verandah is complete with black granite bar, icemaker and television. Sunset cocktail hours here drift into leisurely long dinners under the stars on any of five open-air dining areas. Inside is the formal dining room with 100-year-old 12' mahogany heirloom table. As a special treat, the staff will serve dinner on the very point itself, followed by a seaside bonfire if you wish ~ evenings to treasure and remember.

Seven old cannons dot the two-acre grounds. Across the lawn is the indoor glass-backed squash court. The adjacent mirrored fitness room includes a universal weight machine and elliptical cycle in a breezy space with a wonderful view of the sea.

Child friendly, Fortlands Point offers two complimentary portacribs, one high chair and games for children (and adults too). The DSS satellite television system includes Disney and and other children's programming. In the yard are two swings, one set of rings, a slide and a mini-tree house.

If you`ve left your own pets at home, you`ll be happy to see one black lab romping on the lawn. He loves children.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedrooms Bed sizes Ensuite bathrooms Location Bedroom amenities
Barons Room King Yes with Tub/Shower Lower Level AC, Ceiling Fans, Daybed, TV, French Doors, Sea View
East View Room King Yes with Tub/Shower Level 2 AC, Ceiling Fans, Sea View, French Doors, Walk-In Closet
Queen Room Queen Yes with Tub/Shower Level 2 AC, Ceiling Fans, Sea View
Boys Room King/Twin Yes with Tub/Shower Level 2 AC, Ceiling Fans
Captains Room King (4 Poster) Yes with Large Walk-In Shower Level 3 AC, Ceiling Fans, Walk-In Closet, TV
Bedroom 6 King Yes with Large Walk-In Shower Level 4 AC, Ceiling Fans, Walk-In Closet, Sea View
Girls Room Twins Yes with Shower Level 4 AC, Ceiling Fans

LOWER LEVEL

Bedroom 1 - Baron's Room
Custom-designed mahogany kingsize bed (Baron's bed) plus daybed, television, French doors to furnished terrace and lawn, sea view, en-suite bathroom with bidet and tub-shower combination. Wheelchair accessible bedroom and terrace via ramped entrance and wide doorways.

LEVEL 2

Bedroom 2 - East View Room
Kingsize bed, sea view, French doors to furnished balcony, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with bidet and tub - shower combination

Bedroom 3 - Queen Room
Queensize 4-poster bed, sea view, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination

Bedroom 4 - Boys' Room
Optional kingsize or twin beds for adults or children, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination

LEVEL 3

Bedroom 5 - Captain’s Room
Named for its prow-of-ship views. Kingsize 4-poster bed, television, walk-in closet, spacious en-suite bathroom with double-basin vanity, bidet, large walk-in shower with 2 showerheads and 3 waterjet body massagers

Family Room
Comfortable sitting room with large surround-sound television, DVD player, balcony and sea view

LEVEL 4

Bedroom 6
Large loft bedroom under high peaked ceiling. Kingsize bed, walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with bidet and large walk-in shower (big enough for two) with 2 showerheads and 3 waterjet body massagers. Sea view from bedroom, bathroom and shower

Bedroom 7 - Girls' Room
Child’s Loft: Twin beds with trundles in small cute room under peaked ceiling, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower

All bedrooms feature state-of-the-art remote control air conditioners and ceiling fans. All bathrooms are fitted with stainless steel Kohler fixtures. Homeowner requests that guests do not smoke in the bedrooms. Several balconies and other outdoor spaces are available.

Kitchen Amenities

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

Dining Room

    Lounge

      Other Rooms

      • Gym

      Entertainment

      • Bar
      • Stereo
      • DVD Player with DVD library
      • IPod docks
      • BBQ
      • Hairdryer
      • Cotton Robes
      • Flat Screen TV

      Communications

      • Fax
      • PC
      • Phone
      • Wi-Fi

      Other Amenities

      • Safe
      Pool: Yes

      Infinity Edge Swimming Pool with Recirculating Waterfall

      Hot Tub

      Poolside Shower


      • 3 Beaches
      • Floating Bar
      • Hammocks
      • Protected Reefs for wonderful snorkelling (fins, masks and snorkles provided).
      • 4-hole synthetic putting green by the sea (putters and balls provided).
      • Waterfront Bride's Gazebo
      • Outdoor Kitchen
      • Slide + Swing Set For Children
      • Helicopter Pad
      Children welcomeYes
      Pets allowedNo
      Smoking allowedNo

      For cribs, high chairs or cots, rental costs usually run under $10 per day.
      For nanny services, rates are $10 per hour.

      Every cook will prepare individual meals for children of all ages and serve them at times parents suggest. Often, this means parents can linger longer over rare all-adult candlelight dinners.

      Suitable for disabledYes

      Wheelchair accessible bedroom on ramped Lower Level.



      Check-In Time: 1:00pm.
      Check-Out Time: 11:00am.
      If no other guests are scheduled to occupy your villa on arrival and departure days, you are welcome to check in early and check out as late as you wish.

      Rates

      Rates

      Travel from Travel to Bedrooms Max guests Minimum night stay Villa nightly rate
      TODAY 28th March 2015 7 14 7
      $3,000
      TODAY 28th March 2015 5 10 7
      $2,714
      EASTER PEAK SEASON 7 14 7
      $3,000
      THANKSGIVING PEAK SEASON 7 14 7
      $3,000
      CHRISTMAS PEAK SEASON 7 14 7
      $3,929
      NEW YEAR PEAK SEASON 7 14 7
      $3,929

      Rates include the villa accommodation; it’s grounds, services of villa staff (normal hours), all linen, towels and utility costs.

      Easter (Peak Season) – 4th-11th April.
      Thanksgiving (Peak Season) – 22nd-29th November.
      Christmas (Peak Season) – 20th-27th December.
      New Year (Peak Season) – 27th December-3rd January.

      Location and Activities

      Location


      Distances

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      Staff and Dining

      Staff and Dining


      Guests at this villa benefit from a full staff of:

      Private Chef – Prepares full breakfast, lunch and dinners. Will also handle your grocery shopping for you, pre-stock your first few meals, then finish the weeks shopping after meeting with you.

      Butler – Serves guests, tends the bar and generally facilitates your stay. They know how to navigate the island and who to call.

      Housekeeper – Cares for every detail of your bedroom and bathroom and turns down your bed each evening.

      Laundress – Will personally return your neatly folded laundry each afternoon. You will fly home with suitcases of clean clothes! 

      *10-15% gratuity recommended.

      Guest Reviews

      Guest Reviews


      Sandy W. - October 2013
      Our group of 12 family and friends included one child of ten. This sprawling villa and large property provided enough space that each of us could have all of the privacy and quiet time we wanted as well as large indoor and covered outdoor areas of seating for group meals, games etc. We had avid readers, active child and adults, enthusiastic water sports fans, card/game players, yoga & squash enthusiasts etc. in our group and each was able to indulge in their preferred activities. There was almost always a breezy, shaded spot somewhere within earshot of the waves and views of the sea.

      The water activities available included snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards (picture Huck Finn circa 2013), aluminum boat and infinity pool. Discovery Bay is home to a myriad of marine life including sea turtles and the deck at the point was the perfect place to see fish without getting wet.

      This was the 6th villa vacation that my husband and I have taken and we have high expectations for accommodations and service. While we enjoy great meals, we do not expect gourmet fare at every meal and especially with a large group. We determined that buffet style worked best for our group.

      Overall, the vacation was superb due to the attentiveness and courtesy of the staff who went above and beyond our expectations over and over again.

      Patrick provided amazing and substantial meals, appetizers, snacks, breakfast pastries, homemade cookies and fruit breads and my favorite villa treat, homemade plantain chips. Patrick's food budgeting prowess was overwhelming and I was impressed that he shopped for groceries as if he was spending his own money. Kudos to Patrick for coming in substantially under budget and meeting all of our dietary needs. (OK, no one really NEEDS to have eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, banana bread, muffins, toast, waffles and fruit at every breakfast, but some of our group apparently do.)

      Keno, Kemeel and Sean provided some of the best service we have ever experienced and ensured that every need was met. They are all superstars and time and time again did much more than required. Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation we extend to them. To Keno who was always there (including fishing at 5:30 am), providing first aid, serving drinks, kayaking with Ben, fixing coffee makers, and ensuring the health and safety of all, you are an exceptional young man and set an amazing example for the rest of the staff. I am so glad that you participated in the zip lining adventure and officially joined the family. Sometimes it's good to take that leap of faith and just jump ("with every broken bone I swear I lived")

      Kemeel quickly and effectively dealt with a few minor issues and provided so many special services and touches that were unexpected and appreciated (you are an amazing seamstress!). Your courtesy, sense of humor and personality made our stay exceptional.

      Sean provided amazing service with enthusiasm, good humor and was willing to do anything for us, including providing "protection services". Three of our group decided to walk down to a local bar on our last afternoon. They would have been perfectly safe on their own, but Sean accompanied them and enjoyed a ginger ale while they were there. In addition, Keno and Delano (our excellent hired driver) also passed by in the van to ensure all was all, and in all honesty, see if any of them needed a ride back to the villa.

      Thank you to all of the staff for all of the extras, including towel origami on the beds, flowers in the towels, doing our laundry, serving drinks, hauling firewood for the bonfire, meals in the gazebo, barbecues at the picnic tables, dinner on the point and too many services to mention.