Round Hill was only an undeveloped knob of lush green hillside
rising over the sea, one man had the good fortune to have his
choice of lots, and the wisdom to choose that piece of land most
favored by the sun and prevailing tradewinds ... which also happened
to have one of the most spectacular views in all the Caribbean.
The result is a home privately tucked into the east side of Round
Hill, away and apart from all others, yet literally minutes from
the amenities of the famous resort.
Less than a quarter mile brings one from Round Hill’s
gatehouse entrance to Hillside Cottage. The large living room
is newly redecorated with casual furniture, sparkling white marble
floors and marvelous original art. The room opens through a 22'
window wall to a balcony overlooking the pool and ten-mile stretch
of sea that separates Round Hill from the opposing town of Montego
Bay. Each night the lights of Montego Bay dance across the water,
forming part of the magic of this prize location.
Candlelight dinners are served in the outdoor dining
arbor adjacent to the lighted garden. Later, the butler serves
coffee and after-dinner drinks on the balcony, giving guests one
last experience of the mesmerizing view and ocean breezes before
The Round Hill beach and hotel are a 7-minute walk
down the tree-lined lane just outside Hillside's door. The hotel
offers free tram service for the one-minute ride to the beach.
Hillside Cottage boasts one of the finest staffs
on the North Coast of Jamaica ... headed by Stanley, the butler,
and Ivy, the senior housekeeper, with respectively 23 and 27 years
experience of running the house. Fay, the cook, has been here
for 13 years and is gifted with talents that rival the island's
Hillside Cottage shares 10 acres with its sister
property Seaside Cottage ... a sparkling new staffed 4-bedroom
villa just above the sea and 100 meters from Hillside. The two
can be rented together to create a marvelous eight-bedroom compound
with two swimming pools and a staff of eight. Dinners and other
events can be arranged for all guests together at either property.