Knockando at Round Hill

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Property Amenities

Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Air conditioning
Under 1 hour to airport
All bedrooms en-suite
Ground floor bed & bath
Cable TV
DVD

Babies & Toddlers

Cot(s)

Things to Do

Coastal
Golf course nearby
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
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Overview of Knockando at Round Hill

More than 50 years ago, a visionary named John Pringle dreamed of turning a magical Jamaican hillside and waterfront into a luxurious retreat and he named it Round Hill. He sat upon the hill, gazed over the deep blue sea and selected the site for his own home, the genesis of what was to become a renowned resort for guests from around the world. Today, that home is Knockando, distinguished by one of the most breathtaking views in the Caribbean.

On floors of cool Jamaican marble in hues of gray, pink, cream and salmon; rich mahogany; high ceilings and lovely antiques - Knockando evokes a sense of old Jamaica updated with contemporary comforts and amenities.

The large living room has a parquet floor, cable television, DVD and Internet connection. The living room opens wide to the heart of the house and a 1,300-square-foot verandah with generous seating areas in white canvas on oversize bamboo sofas and chairs under five ceiling fans. At one end of the verandah is a bamboo wet bar, icemaker, fridge and cable television. At the opposite end is a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and gently- ramped path to the pool terrace just below. Home-cooked meals typically are served al fresco on the long verandah. Three other dining areas include the option of an elegant indoor dining room with a 10’ mahogany pedestal table set with Rosenthal, Minton or Royal Worcester china and sterling silver.

Knockando is Gaelic. It refers to the distillery in Speyside, Scotland, renowned as home of the finest single malt scotch in the world.

Interior & Grounds

Bedrooms
Master Bedroom (650 square feet): Kingsize bed; television: dressing room with padded mahogany spindle crib; en-suite bathroom with bidet; large walk-in shower and sunken bathtub big enough for two. A creamy dreamy suite. Adjoins Middle Bedroom.
Middle Bedroom
: 2 queensize beds television; en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination. Dressing room has interior passage to Master Bedroom via door that may left open or locked in the night for privacy.
Blue Room (400 square feet): Kingsize bed, television, en-suite bathroom with double-sink marble vanity and wheelchair
accessible shower with bench, 4 ceilings fans. Interior hallway to small room with one twin bed for child, * nanny or other adult. Connecting pocket door may be left open or closed in the night.
Treetops: Queensize bed in romantic bedroom on private upper level, parquet floor, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with wonderful open-air pink marble shower with sea view. Wraparound wood plank balcony. Gorgeous views on three sides.

The Cottage (400 square feet): Freestanding building across the lawn. Queensize bed; television, VCR and sound system; desk; wet bar and
fridge; wood plank floors and bookshelves. En-suite-bathroom, booster toilet with side rails, wheelchair accessible shower and bench, Jacuzzi bathtub. Excellent handicap accommodation.

Olivia's Treehouse: Down one flight of stairs and directly under Treetops (good upstairs-downstairs suite for parents and children). Fanciful playroom/bedroom for children. Bunk beds with side rails; trundle beds for two more. Television and VCR, children’s videos, stuffed animals, books, toys, games, blackboard, little sink and toilet. (Not really in a tree.) The entire property is child-friendly and has baby gates to limit unsupervised access to the pool area.

*Maximum desired occupancy is 13 guests. All bathrooms provide hair dryers. All bedrooms and Olivia’s Treehouse feature state-of-the-art remote control air conditioning.

Amenities
- deluxe 5½-bedroom private villa atop prestigious Round Hill
- staff of 7: cook, butlers, housekeeper, laundress, gardeners
- 20' X 40' private saltwater pool with unique mosaic Chinese dragon design.
- wireless Internet access for laptop users in all bedrooms except Treetops.
- DVD, VCRs and cable televisions: news, sports, movies, family and children’s programs.
- sound system in living room, dining room, verandah, and pool areas.
- library of CDs, DVDs and videos for parents and children
- deluxe Lynx grill for steaks, chops, fish, chicken and lobster
- handicap accessible: ramp, 3 handicap bathrooms and toilets, 1122 Jazzy electric wheelchair, and Rascal electric transportation cart for transport to beach club.
- child friendly: children’s playroom/bedroom *
- complimentary crib, high chair, portable playpen (Graco) and 2 strollers.
- nearby nanny’s bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- 2 complimentary four-seat golf carts for transport to beach.
- Round Hill and Tryall Club memberships*

*Round Hill Membership:
Complimentary: beach, tennis, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail, Manager's Cocktail Party
For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis lessons, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri.

*Tryall Club membership:
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 Wed & Fri.

Map, Location & Local Information

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 international 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.

Getting There

Jamaica has two international airports, Donald Sangster in Montego Bay and Norman Manley, Kingston.

From the US:
There are many direct flights with Jet Blue, Caribbean, Delta, American and United from cities including New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia.

From the UK:
There are direct flights to Montego Bay from Gatwick and Manchester with Thomson Airways or Thomas Cook.  Glasgow and Belfast passengers can also fly via the US with United Airlines.

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A. Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay,
B. Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Kingston Parish:


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Catering & Services

Services
Staff of 7 Included:
- Cook
- Butlers
- Housekeeper
- Laundress
- Gardeners.

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Additional taxes may apply, please enquire
- Actual exchange rate may vary
- All rates and villa details are subject to change without notice
- Holiday rates may vary
- Rates are based on double occupancy.

A US$500 damage deposit is required; we will refund this promptly when you return home if no damage occurs during your stay. (A few villas require a larger damage deposit).

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Cot(s)
Coastal
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Cot(s)
Coastal
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

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