Gorgeous estate/villa/house, 6 bedrooms/6.5 baths, views, pool, beach access
About Keressa Garland
I am Keressa Garland and I manage the villa, it is my family home. My mom, Brenda Isaac bought Highland House in 2000 with the intention of owning a family vacation home that she could rent out when it was unoccupied. We both love to travel and learn about different cultures.
Keressa Garland purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Keressa Garland chose Montego Bay
My mom fell in love with Jamaica first and then found Highland House. The property took our breath away and we instantly fell in love. The view, the British Colonial flavor, the history, everything...
What makes this Villa unique
When you stay at Highland House you have ultimate privacy on 17 acres, but have easy access to Montego Bay (just 20 min drive) and full use of the beach club at Hard Rock Beach Club (just a 7 min drive). Our home has an organic garden with loads of fresh produce used for meals.
Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Up to 16 guests may stay at the villa using inflateble mattresses & sofas. A fee of $35 per person per night will be charged for more than 12 people.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, Scenic Views, and Relaxing
Beautifully appointed accommodations. Lush flora surrounds the estate. Tremendous service from the staff. Amazing organic garden fresh to table cuisine. Options allow relaxing on the estate with private balconies, pool, and back porch panoramic views from the mountain side retreat. Additionally enjoyed the short trip to Negril, Ocho Rios and tourist sites in the Montego Bay area.
Top 10 Favorite Vacations
I have visited the Hammerstein Highland House several times. It is a remarkable property with amazing accommodations, food, organic gardens and views. The staff could not be more wonderful and you will not find a more beautiful vista from a porch anywhere. I always felt well taken care of and safe on this lush property up in the hills. I will be back again (and again).
Another wonderful experience, it's been a while since my last visit to Highland House - as always it's like being in paradise. Sitting on the terrace with the views of Montego Bay, places for gather with all your friends but also little hideaways to go read a book. The staff is amazing, Sheriann preparing fresh meals straight from the garden. Looking forward to visiting again.
50th Birthday Celebration in Paradise
I spent a long weekend with 6 of my college girlfriends at Hammerstein Highland House to celebrate our 50th birthdays. It far exceeded my expectations. The accommodations, staff, food were exceptional. We also had on-site massages and yoga classes. In addition we went on an excursions to Blue Hole waterfalls and to shop and eat at a local restaurant. Our driver/guide Olando took great care of us and I felt like we experienced a small slice of Jamaican life. Every need was meet by the staff. When one of my friends mentioned chocolate chip cookies- a plate of homemade cookies magically appeared. So many small details were not overlooked. We also loved the views and relaxing my the pool. It was a perfect weekend and I would love to return again one day. Praying that Hurricane Matthew does not do much damage!
I am so glad you had such a memorable trip at our villa. We would love to have you again! I will share your review with our staff. They love to hear the positive feedback. We are truly blessed with a wonderful team. Luckily we had to no damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Hammerstein Highland House - AWESOME
4 adults and 7 girls, ranging from 7 to 15, spent an amazing week at this amazing home in Montego Bay. It is such a historic home with amazing views perched atop a hillside. The accommodations were very nice, the pool was perfect, and the scenery was spectacular. I'd rate the property itself a 10 out of 10. However, the property pales in comparison to the staff that takes care of you while you are there! Carl should actually play a butler in a movie as he is in charge and makes sure you are relaxing. Sherianne's meals were delicious and enjoyed by everyone! Kimoya kept the rooms tidy and neat, and the towels well stocked by the pool. JJ and T Man looked after the grounds - and us - 24/7. We all had an incredible experience here, and felt like we left with some great friends as well! Don't miss this slice of heaven in Jamaica!
Hills of Jamaica and the Sound of Music
If you like old fashioned tropical glamour with a view almost as good as that of the opening sequence of the Sound of Music then Hammerstein Highland House is for you. Built in the 1950s by Oscar Hammerstein, the lyric and book writing partner of Richard Rodgers, and maintained by current American owners, it has the timeless classy vibe of a place trying just hard enough. The décor is largely white with splashes of bold pastels that bring Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler to mind - without the pretense. The staff is sublime, quiet and efficient and the fresh locally sourced meals by the chef - with ingredients from the property's organic garden are full of traditional Jamaican zest. The pool is fresh as a lake, each room generous and unique. The villa is a ten minute drive up a hill from the bustle of overwrought Montego Bay with its built up beaches and traffic. What a difference a mountain road makes. Yet it's all happily less than a half hour from the airport and the intensely posh Round Hill -- for dinner among the excessive and elite. Unique, divine!
We are a 7 min drive to a white sand beach, where we provide you with beach access. Downtown Mobay is just a 20 min drive for shopping, restaurants and nightlife. There are countless activities nearby: Ziplining, horseback riding, sailing, snorkeling, rafting, hiking waterfalls, swimming with dolphins and a daytrip to Negril is just a 1 hour drive.