Noble House is a unique architectural gem by the sea. Its design is a series of airy pavilions with peaked roofs, its living spaces separated by water gardens and bridges. Indoor spaces flow into outdoor with Oriental grace. Rooms are walled by tall mahogany French doors that open to private porches. Bedrooms are air conditioned. Ceiling fans are throughout.
The 6,000-square-foot main pavilion consists of the Great Room with 56 glass doors and massive wrap-around verandah on floors of gleaming white Jamaican marble. Outside the Great Room, a Japanese footbridge arches over a reflecting pool to the formal dining room. Like the Great Room, the dining room has wrap-around glass doors that open to the mesmerizing panorama of gardens and ocean view. Adjacent are a full bar and powder room.
Meals here merit special attention. The Noble House cook has completed the Villas by Linda Smith Gourmet Cuisine Course and earned the chef's emblem. Breakfasts cooked to order are served on the main verandah overlooking the groomed gardens and sea just beyond. Lunches are served by the pool or beach or on the shaded verandah. Dinners for special celebrations can be served in the formal dining room under an elegant crystal chandelier or less formally on the open-air verandah.
Throughout the villa is a collection of art and antiques gathered by Broadway Billy Rose and later acquired by the original homeowner, the late New York tycoon Sol Atlas, including a drop-leaf tavern table c. 1700, a hand-carved livery cupboard c. 1640, carvings from Indian temple chariots and a 19th Century grandfather clock.
Noble House shares eight acres on the sea with Serenity and Tranquillity Villas. Combining these 3 homes creates a 14-bedroom compound with 3 pools, tennis court, long beachfront and staff of 18. This remarkable waterfront trio is a favorite for weddings and family reunions. All 3 villas are child friendly and very private from each other.
100 yards offshore is Holden's Reef, a continuation of the barrier reef complex that fronts much of Jamaica's north coast. Easily reachable by kayak, this live reef is home to a myriad of tropical fish and corals. At low tide, portions protrude above the water so you can step from your kayak to snorkel in shallow water. On the ocean side, deeper waters beckon the more adventurous or scuba equipped.
If you've left your own pets at home while you take a vacation, be advised that Noble House has two playful jet black puppies. They play on the lawn and beach and cool off in the sea. Duke and Duchess do not come into the house. The staff makes best effort to keep them off the verandah despite conflicting encouragement from certain puppy-loving guests.
Master Bedroom: Kingsize bed, 3 walls of louvered mahogany doors, private verandah, television, his and hers bathrooms, one featuring a 7-foot circular sunken marble tub and shower.
Bedrooms 2 and 3: Kingsize beds, louvered mahogany doors opening to private porches, en-suite baths and sunken tub/shower combinations.
Pool Cottage: Living room, wet bar, television, curtained glass doors to pool terrace. Large bedroom with kingsize bed. Also air-conditioned living room with twin beds for 9th and 10th guests. Two bathrooms with walk-in showers. 2,000 square feet.
- 4-bedroom+, 6-bath waterfront estate on 5 acres
- 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space
- 500-foot beach directly on the Caribbean Sea
- 35' x 55' free-form swimming pool
- 2 single-seat sea kayaks, vests provided
- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and Pool Cottage
- Cable television in all bedrooms and verandah, VCRs, DVD, stereo - Cassette/CD player
- Ping pong table
- 2 telephone lines
- Complimentary WiFi and Internet access (bring your own laptop)
- Safes, robes and hairdryers
- Staff of 7: chef (Gourmet Cuisine Course graduate), butler
- Housekeepers, gardeners, laundress.
Montego Bay is Jamaica's tourism capital and arguably one of the Carribean's premier resort destinations. It is the island's second city in terms of size and importance and has long been a playground for the world's rich and famous. It is easily accessible, the city boasts a first class international airport, as well as a port used by many interntaional cruise lines.
Montego Bay is home to some of the most colourful and exquisite Villa's in the Carribean, which are complemented by an abundance of transport facilities and an unparralleled array of amenities and attractions, all of which contribute to Montego Bay's vibrant holiday culture. This city has a lively Carribean charm and each vacationer can embrace their own uniquely Jamaican experience.
The City's streets are colourful and lively, with craft market stalls, shops and banks. You can visit the renowned white-sand Doctor's Cave Beach which has attracted celebrities and socialites from all over the world. Legend tells that the beach is fed by healing mineral springs, whether or not the legend is true, the beach certainly holds the most uncommonly clear and sparkling waters.
As well as the Doctor's Cave, Montego Bay has many unique tourist attractions. Why not try one of the Undersea Tours? The Coral Sea has the appearance of a submarine but in reality is a boat with an air conditioned underwater viewing compartment, to sit and watch the wonders of Montego Bay's marine life park; coral, hundreds of tropical fish, turtles and sting rays.
As well as dazzling waters, Montego bay also offers history, culture and wildlife. The Rocklands Feeding station is a must for bird lovers, located only minutes from Montego Bay. The Belvedere estate also draws in tourists from every area, one of the first sugar cane plantations in Jamaica and is still a working estate. It's owner, Mr. Pat McGann has opened it to the public so that the estate may share it's natural beauty, rivers, waterfalls, ruins and exotic plants with tourists and the public.
For sport lovers, Montego Bay is home to 4 different golf courses, including the world famous Tryall Golf Club which sits in a stunning 2,200 acre estate with sweeping vistas down to the captivatingly blue Carribean Sea.
There are numerous spa's, restaurants, nightclubs, historic cites, watersports and adventure parks at your disposal as a vacationer at Montego Bay. The ideal holiday destination for families, couples and friends alike.
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A tranquil villa in Iznate, Nerja. Offering stunning sea views, a private pool and shaded areas you can enjoy a holiday in a peaceful location, where the Spanish live and tend their grapes, olives and almonds.