Mitchell Fortress

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool
Wow Factor
Quirky Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Mitchell Fortress is so wonderfully unique, a truly rare find amongst the many villas in the Caribbean. 

Built as a fortress in the 17th century and now resorted and recreated as a 4 bedrooms villa, the property is filled with history and has hosted many famous guests.


The fortress served the British defending against Spanish invaders and pirates, there are still gun slots in the walls which are two-foot-thick stone and two restored cannons proudly adorn the lawn. 


A thoughtful and creative half million-dollar renovation has bought the property into the 21st century. The renovation brought in Italian floors and crisp white fabrics to lift the natural décor. All bedrooms are now ensuite and the furniture and fabrics were imported from the UK and Europe.

The property is spread across 2 buildings, the main house and the smaller School house. The main house interiors are offer cosy sitting areas in off white and beige fabrics, with low ceilings supported by wooden beams are just inviting to curl up with a book (or a TV, or a game!), after a busy day exploring. Floor to ceiling bookcases separate the dining area which enjoys a long table seating twelve and a corner bar.


Outside, the old stone veranda is a fabulous spot for afternoon drinks and catch ups, more formal dining or a snack while watching the sun setting slowly over the beach. 


All the bedrooms in the main house open onto a balcony ocean views. They all enjoy flat screen TVs and the bathrooms have sleek Grohe fixtures, double-basin vanity and glass-wall showers. The bedrooms all have air conditioning, or you can open the windows and listen to the Caribbean Sea.


The Schoolhouse is 60 feet away, along a stone path across the lawn, making it ideal for 2nd family or grand parents that would like a lie it. It was built in 1953 for the daughter of the Mitchell’s, she was looked after here and had lessons with her tutors here. 


The Schoolhouse has a living room and 3 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and overlooking the beach and the sea. Two bedrooms are upstairs, and one is downstairs opening on to the beach, however access to this bedroom is through the living room.


All the beds in the Main House are king sized and all the bedrooms in the Schoolhouse are king with an option of twin.


The gardener can place chaises in the sun or in shade in the morning, depending on your request. 300 yards offshore is a live reef, grab some snorkels and masks provided and do not miss out on that one! 


Sea kayaks, children’s beach toys, table tennis, volleyball for beach or lawn are provided. You will also have a complimentary horseback ride and jitney (tractor drawn carriage) tour of the Prospect Estate. A shared tennis court is only a five-minute walk, balls and four tennis racquets are provided for you. 

Located within minutes of a picturesque Ocho Rios and positioned on a stunning beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea - it is a breath-taking holiday destination, which you will remember forever!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The ground floor bedroom in the schoolhouse is accessed via the living room and so it less private than the others.
  • Remember, it is customary to pay a 15% Gratuity fee before leaving your Villa in Jamaica.
  • Beaches in Jamaica are never private and while unusual, other people can use the beach area.
  • The villa is about 90 minutes from Montego Bay airport.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Ceiling Fans Beachfront

Villa Interiors:

Main House
-Indoor dining area and bar
-Living room area with games area
-Master Bedroom with King size bed, walk in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with separate shower, door to balcony, TV
-Middle Bedroom with King size bed ot twin beds, walk in wardrobe, en-suite shower room, door to balcony, TV
-End Bedroom with King size bed ot twin beds, sofa bed, en-suite shower room, door to balcony, TV

The schoolhouse - Ground floor
-Sitting room
-Bedroom with king size bed or twin beds, walk in wardrobe, en-suite shower room, opens onto the beach (access to this bedroom is through the ground floor living room)

The schoolhouse - First floor
-Bedroom with king size bed or twin beds, walk in wardrobe, en-suite shower room
-Bedroom with king size bed or twin beds, walk in wardrobe, en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds:
-Private swimming pool overlooking the beach
-Pool deck with sunlounges and loungers in the pool
-Hot Tub
-Lawned areas
-Covered porch with casual outdoor seating, dining table and chairs
-Direct access to the beach

Additional Amenities:
-Sea kayaks,
-Children’s beach toys,
-Table tennis, volleyball for beach or lawn
-Complimentary horseback ride and jitney (tractor drawn carriage) tour of the Prospect Estate
-Shared tennis court 5 minute walk, balls and 4 tennis racquets provided
-1 piano
-NordicTrack Incline and Weslo Cadence fitness equipment

Location

About the surrounding area of Mitchell Fortress
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Tennis Nearby
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Located on the north coast of Jamaica within minutes of Ocho Rios and positioned on a stunning beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this is a breath-taking holiday destination, which you will remember forever! The villa is private, yet minutes from the activities in lively Ocho Rios, 

The surrounding area of is best known for its breath-taking beaches and well-established tourism sector. The center of Ocho Rios town is a 10 Minute drive from the villa and offers an abundance restaurants, bars and shopping outlets offering typical souvenirs and high-end designer items. Ocho Rios welcomes travellers with open arms, inviting them to revel in its bustling nightlife that truly captures the joyful spirit of Jamaica. There are even detailed food tours that allow guests to dive deep into the history of Jamaica through its rich and heavenly food options. The tour begins at the port of Ocho Rios and follows along the coastline ridge of the Caribbean Sea the tour also allows you to visit the famous Ocho Rios Jerk Centre to enjoy a spot of lunch after your jam-packed journey.


The area is filled with fantastic options for day trips, including Dunns River falls with its cascading waters dropping a dramatic 600 ft within tropical vegetation. Described as a living and growing phenomenon, it continuously regenerates itself from deposits of travertine rock

Animal lovers are also in for a treat, with an incredible attraction just a 10-minute drive away. At the Konoko Falls and Park, you are able to come face-to-face with some of Jamaica’s most incredible creatures, including macaws, turkeys, and peacocks. Previous guests have praised the tremendous staff at Konoko Falls for their educated and well-trained guides, giving guests an insight into the glorious views found in this location


If you prefer adrenaline filled activity experience the SkyExplorer, Bobsled Ride, Canopy Zip Line and Mystic Waterslide! The Bobsled Ride was inspired by the famous Jamaican bobsled Olympic team and is the park’s signature attraction, ranked by TripAdvisor.com as one of the top attractions in Ocho Rios and Jamaica. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay

(102km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking distance)

Nearest Town/City Ocho Rios

(5.3km)

Nearest Shop

(3km)

Nearest Beach On-site
Nearest Golf Sandals Golf Club

(6km)

Nearest Tennis

(Walking distance )

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

The villa has several child friendly facilities, such as two complimentary cribs, one complimentary highchair, one sofa bed and beach toys for children.

Children and teens will have plenty to do at the Villa. If they enjoy water and swimming, then this place is a great option, from the fabulous pool to the lovely beach (children toys provided as well as volleyball), or in the ocean swimming or on the kayaks. 

This property incorporates an assortment of multimedia facilities, including multiple smart TVs, cable TV, giving younger guests a collection of things to keep them entertained. 


Ocho Rios is extremely child friendly and there are many day tours offers for a family day out, including camel safaris, horse riding, visits to the butterfly aviary and feeding of the ostriches. Konoko Falls and Park, will give you an opportunity to meet some of Jamaica’s most incredible creatures, including macaws, turkeys, and peacocks. It is known for their educated and well-trained guides, giving guests an insight into the glorious views found in this location. 


Margaritaville beach in Island Village is calm and quite shallow, making it an excellent stop for families with little non-swimmers. The beachfront grill offers a great variety of foods including some Caribbean favourites. 


Green Grotto caves are a spectacular sight, their name coming from green algae that covers caves’ walls. Trekking along an underground river, you will get to see many attractive stalactites and stalagmites.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Professional nanny babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Butler Included
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • One complimentary round-trip airport transfer included with 7 night rental
  • Complimentary massage for one guest; massage is 1 hour long and offered to one client per booking.
  • NordicTrack Incline and Weslo Cadence fitness equipment

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

Villa Staff at this property:
A full-time dedicated chef, butler, and housekeeper 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 $65-$75 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

Weddings can be held at the property. A 5-night minimum stay required. Weddings venue fee: $3,000. Maximum guests: 150.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit $1000 Damage deposit will be requested upon arrival. To be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 11am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi internet access included in the rental price (please remember that Wi-Fi can be inconsistent in the Caribbean)
Minimum stay 5 nights increasing to 10 nights during Christmas and/or New Year
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
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.
Damage Waiver Bookings to this property will incur a non-refundable 'Damage Waiver' of $149, to be paid by the guest.

Villa Conditions
- A 50% deposit may be required for bookings that include Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Eve.
- 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).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Mar 26th 2024 £23,706 £33,178
Mar 26th 2024 - Apr 5th 2024 - £33,178
Apr 5th 2024 - Apr 16th 2024 £23,706 £33,178
Apr 16th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £19,603 £27,436
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - £44,663
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 16th 2025 - £42,748
Apr 16th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £25,073 £35,092
Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 27th 2025 - £42,748
Apr 27th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £25,073 £35,092

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Mar 26th 2024 €25,775 €36,073
Mar 26th 2024 - Apr 5th 2024 - €36,073
Apr 5th 2024 - Apr 16th 2024 €25,775 €36,073
Apr 16th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €21,314 €29,830
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - €48,560
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 16th 2025 - €46,479
Apr 16th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €27,261 €38,154
Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 27th 2025 - €46,479
Apr 27th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €27,261 €38,154

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Mar 26th 2024 $27,959 $39,130
Mar 26th 2024 - Apr 5th 2024 - $39,130
Apr 5th 2024 - Apr 16th 2024 $27,959 $39,130
Apr 16th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $23,120 $32,358
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - $52,675
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 16th 2025 - $50,418
Apr 16th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $29,572 $41,388
Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 27th 2025 - $50,418
Apr 27th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $29,572 $41,388

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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