Bambu

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Sleeps: 8 - 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Quirky Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Wheelchair Access

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Nine miles west of Montego Bay is a very private hill overlooking perhaps the most glorious view of sea and sky on Jamaica’s renowned north coast. Elegantly perched on seven acres atop this hill is Bambu, a grand seven-bedroom private villa distinguished by its classic architecture and appreciated by discerning vacationers.

Bambu was designed by architect Robert Hartley in the early 1960’s as a unique melding of West Indies architecture and Italian Venetian style. Its Palladian arches, dramatic central pool, Italian sculptures and breathtaking view make it one of the most photographed homes in this collection. In 1974, images of Bambu appeared in Aaron’s A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life.

Multi-million dollar renovations of interiors and grounds have resulted in an impressive facelift of this elegant grand dame. Wireless Internet, Apple television, new marble bathrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen complement lovely new interiors. Today its modern comforts and infrastructure mesh with Bambu’s original Euro charm and glamour.

As designer Charles Faudree wrote when it was featured on the cover of Veranda magazine, Bambu is the “….blending Old World elegance with New World comforts.” Its newest favorite folly is an outdoor garden bathroom, complete with shower, bathtub and lush landscaping.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note that you will need to select 14 guests should you wish to have access to all 7 bedrooms. Those selecting fewer guests will only have access to a prorated number of bedrooms based on 2 guests per room.
  • Remember, it is customary to pay a 15% Gratuity fee before leaving your Villa in Jamaica
  • The Tryall Club requires all villa and guests to become members during their stay via a Temporary Membership Fee

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access DVD Ceiling Fans

The Villa

Bambu is a grand and luxurious 6-bedroom villa...recline by the pool and just take it all in!

Bedrooms
Master Bedroom: 500 sq ft + 130 sq ft Dressing Room and Office: High kingsize four-poster bed. Two separate Travertine marble his 'n' hers bathrooms feature double showerheads in each. From the bedroom, French doors open to a 26' covered verandah with a breathtaking view of the sea and the distant town of Montego Bay. The Master Suite is quite private from the rest of the villa. Both showers are handicap accessible.

Bedroom 2: High kingsize bed. Travertine marble en-suite bathroom with double sinks and spacious walk-in shower. French doors open directly onto south poolside terrace. Bedroom 2 can be considered the second Master.
Bedroom 3 Children's Room: Two pairs of bunk beds, pink and white and very cute. The single door can remain bolted and locked to prevent unsupervised access to the pool terrace. A pass-through in the children's bathroom leads to Bedroom 4 next door, creating a connecting parent-child suite.
Bedroom 4: Kingsize bed. En-suite Travertine marble bathroom connects to Children's Bedroom 3.
Bedrooms 5 and 6: Two full/double beds in each. En-suite bathrooms are Travertine marble and have spacious walk-in shower.
Bedroom 7 The Hideaway: Queen bed and small bathroom in private hideaway tucked into the loower hillside and overlooking a gorgeous prospect of the blue sea and the distant town of Montego Bay and its romantic nighttime twinkling lights. This room's special folly is its outdoor stone shower and bathtub under an ackee tree.

Amenities
- 7-bedroom glamorous villa magnificently renovated in 2011
- 10,000-sq-ft home on 9 acres overlooking breathtaking panorama of Caribbean Sea
- full staff: butler, cook, housekeeper, gardeners, laundress
- 45’ diameter round pool with special section for toddlers
- wireless Internet
- TV den with granite bar and 52” television
- complimentary overseas calls to US, Canada and land lines in UK
- handicap accessible: 2 seamless shower entrances, 8’ wheelchair platform in pool
- child friendly: connecting bedrooms, tree house, pool section for toddlers, nearby complimentary Kids Club.

Location

About the surrounding area of Bambu
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Montego Bay is Jamaica's tourism capital and arguably one of the Caribbean'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 Caribbean, which are complemented by an abundance of transport facilities and an unparalleled array of amenities and attractions, all of which contribute to Montego Bay's vibrant holiday culture. This city has a lively Caribbean 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 Caribbean 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.

About the Island & Getting There

About Jamaica

We have assembled a guide on some of our Jamaica highlights, so please check it out!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Jamaica is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Jamaica, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

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 American Airlines, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. 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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

A truly-family friendly property, Bambu has been designed with children at its heart. From the Bambu’s layout to its inclusions, kids need not worry about keeping little guests entertained and comfortable.

Within Bambu, younger kids or kids with additional support needs are well situated with connecting bedrooms which can be easily accessed by parents at any time. Larger families or groups will adore their specially designed children’s room, which connects to a larger room for parents, which can sleep up to four, yes four!, kids at a time in two sets of delightful cabin-style bunk beds. Kids will love the feel of having a sleepover every single night at Bambu!

In communal areas, satellite TVs and Apple TV lets kids keep up with their favourite shows or they can play games on the villa’s Xbox.

Equal thought has been included when designing the villa’s exterior, with kids having access to their very own on-site playground and a shallow area of the swimming pool for less confident swimmers.

With each stay at Bambu, you’ll benefit from a complimentary membership to the Tryall Club, giving you access to its facilities during your stay. Kids can visit the fantastic Hummingbird Kids Club, where they’ll enjoy a specially-designed schedule of activities or head down to the beach to snorkel and learn water sports using the beach club’s water sport facilities.

If parents fancy a night off, the Tryall Club offers a phenomenal babysitting service where highly-trained professional nannies come to your villa to look after the kids in the comfort of their own villa.

Being so close to Montego Bay and nearby road links, means staying at Bambu makes it easy to get out and about with children. While staying in Montego Bay, it’s easy to keep kids of all ages entertained. As the gateway to Jamaica for most holidaymakers, you’ll never struggle to find a fun-filled daytrip or activity that’s sure to delight your little ones.

Good Hope Estate
Kids are guaranteed to enjoy a day out at the Good Hope estate. Located on the grounds of a former plantation about an hour’s drive from Bambu, Good Hope offers lots to do across its sprawling 2000-acre grounds. Kids can choose between nature trails, zip-lining, river tubing or spending time at the zero-entry waterpark. The Good Hope waterpark features six wading pools, waterslides and a 50ft waterfall to splash around in.

River Rafting
About 20 minutes away from Bambu, in the heart of the Jamaican woodland, you’ll find the rivers waterpark designers have tried for years to emulate with their lazy rivers. Let the currents take you and your family along Jamaican’s pristine waterways, through ancient forests, on the back of your very own bamboo raft.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Included
  • The Tryall Club temporary membership - Fees apply

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Villa Staff included at this property:
A full-time dedicated chef, butler, housekeeper and personal laundress attend exclusively to your villa.

Your cook will handle grocery shopping and meal preparation. They will pre-purchase your first few meals plus pantry staples, then finish the week's shopping after meeting with you. At week's end, they will present receipts for all food and beverage and reconcile your account. A typical grocery budget is $55-$65 per adult per day and $20-25 per day for preteens. This may vary up or down depending on market prices and menus.(more luxurious items such as shrimp, lobster, imported meats and Champagne will incur a further charge). 

Your cook will also pre-purchase a small starter bar (a few bottles of Red Stripe, moderately-priced wine and rum). Additional alcohol requests will increase your budget. If you wish to go to the various markets with them, you are welcome. Otherwise, simply review your tastes and distastes with them and they'll handle it all while you stay at the villa and relax.

A nanny can be arranged for an average of $12 per hour. Guests should plan to add approximately $20 per day for food for their nanny.

For any requests simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Bedrooms will be allocated dependent upon ‘Number of Guests’ at the time of Booking. Any unused Bedroom(s) may not be available to Guests.
- A obligatory Gratuity rate of 15% of the overall booking is due to be paid to the Staff before departure. Please plan to pay in Cash (US Dollars or the local currency).
- A 50% deposit may be required for bookings that include Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Eve.
- If guests would like access to The Tryall Club, they'll be required to pay US$26 (plus 15% service charge) per day per person.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1,000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Minimum stay 5 nights (Mid April - Mid December); 7 nights (Thanksgiving week and Mid December - Mid April)
Changeover day Flexible
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed upon request
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - £9,275
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 £5,608 £7,851
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - £16,313
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - £9,275
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - £19,975
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - £24,636
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 £5,608 £7,851

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - £11,652
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 £7,134 £9,988
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - £16,313
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - £11,652
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - £19,975
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - £24,636
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 £7,134 £9,988

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - £14,742
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 £8,561 £11,985
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - £16,313
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - £14,742
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - £19,975
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - £24,636
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 £8,561 £11,985

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - £16,646
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 £9,988 £13,983
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - £16,313
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - £16,646
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - £19,975
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - £24,636
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 £9,988 £13,983

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - €9,764
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 €5,903 €8,264
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - €17,172
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - €9,764
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - €21,027
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - €25,933
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 €5,903 €8,264

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - €12,266
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 €7,510 €10,514
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - €17,172
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - €12,266
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - €21,027
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - €25,933
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 €7,510 €10,514

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - €15,518
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 €9,012 €12,616
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - €17,172
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - €15,518
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - €21,027
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - €25,933
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 €9,012 €12,616

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - €17,522
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 €10,514 €14,719
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - €17,172
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - €17,522
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - €21,027
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - €25,933
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 €10,514 €14,719

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - $10,483
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 $6,338 $8,872
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - $18,437
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - $10,483
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - $22,575
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - $27,843
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 $6,338 $8,872

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - $13,169
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 $8,063 $11,288
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - $18,437
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - $13,169
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - $22,575
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - $27,843
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 $8,063 $11,288

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - $16,661
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 $9,676 $13,545
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - $18,437
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - $16,661
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - $22,575
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - $27,843
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 $9,676 $13,545

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 16th 2023 - $18,813
Apr 16th 2023 - Nov 18th 2023 $11,288 $15,803
Nov 18th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 - $18,437
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 - $18,813
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - $22,575
Dec 27th 2023 - Apr 14th 2024 - $27,843
Apr 14th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 $11,288 $15,803

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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