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The Wharf House
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Photographs Nigel D. Lord

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  • 18th Century waterfront wharf house restored as family home
  • 4 air-conditioned bedrooms: 2 in Main House and 2 in detached cottages
  • Children's Play Cottage, games cupboard, videos, pool toys
  • full staff: cook, butler, housekeeper, laundress, gardeners
  • sea kayaks, 20' water trampoline
  • 15 x 30' swimming pool
  • satellite televisions, VCRs, sound system with CD player
  • ping pong, wet bar and powder room in large adjacent playroom
  • wonderful for families
  • Round Hill Beach Club membership


  • Master Cottage: Kingsize 4-poster bed, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination. Right next to the the sea. Beautiful sea view all day. Romantic night view of lights of Montego Bay shimmering across the water.
  • Cottage 2: Twin 4-poster beds, en-suite bathroom with tiled walk-in shower. Bedroom opens to
    central garden. Bathroom opens to pool terrace. Sea and garden views.
  • Main House: Queensize 4-poster bed. Shares connecting bathroom with Child's Bedroom.
    Double-basin vanity and tub-shower combination. Ideal for parents or nanny
    sharing this suite with children. Sea and garden views.
  • Main House: Low toddler-height twin beds. Shared bathroom connects to Queen Room.
    Also suitable for teens or adults.
Main House In passageway by living room: 4th full bathroom with tub-shower combination
Waterfront (can enter water with reef shoes), also has membership at nearby Round Hill Beach Club
  • full staff: cook, butler,housekeeper, laundress, gardeners

Imagine a 300-year-old cluster of hand-hewn stone buildings next to the sea. Gun slots in 18-inch stone walls conjure a tale of soldiers defending the wharf and its sugar trade from Caribbean pirates and foreign invaders. Now enter the 21st Century and recreate the image as a casual compound with a kitchen with microwave oven, new bathrooms, air-conditioned bedrooms, satellite television, sound system and tiled swimming pool. Today's Wharf House is a comfortable home on the water's edge which has preserved a piece of history and added contemporary charm and comfort while still retaining a definite rustic quality.

The site is comprised of five buildings. Landscaped walkways connect living spaces, swimming pool and deck. Two stately old cotton trees grace the lawns.

While the property is indeed absolutely waterfront, no sandy beach is here. Wave action leaves the sandy water's edge covered with stones. Guests need simply walk a few feet over the stones in rubber shoes and a few feet further in the water to have feet in the sand. For a true sand beach, Round Hill is just a five-minute drive west.

The Main House consists of the casual living room with 32" Panasonic television and high rafter-and-beam ceiling. Adjacent is the large indoor dining area which features antique Chippendale chairs around a gleaming 10' mahogany table. All rooms share a wonderful collection of contemporary Haitiian and Jamaican art. Floors throughout are dark mahogany, stone and brick. While museum-quality antique sideboards, chests and cupboards are reminders of past centuries, Wharf House is designed for comfort and fun. Living room furniture is wicker slipcovered in washable white canvas so guests can feel free to put their feet up and relax. Adjoining the living and dining rooms are the two front bedrooms and connecting bathroom. Two detached cottages hold two additional bedrooms. Across the lawn, another large building is furnished as a bar and playroom with sofas, chairs and table tennis.

On the sea side of the Main House, wide mahogany doors open to a terrace of old brick and a 60' over-the-water wooden deck. Sunrise here is a time of day to treasure ... with a cup of rich Jamaican eye-opener coffee and the morning songs of doves. At dusk, if clouds dot the sky, the sunset is beautiful.

This part of the Bay is an environmentally protected Marine Water Park. The view over turquoise water is lovely. By day, children love to feed the fish from the deck. Evenings, the deck is a breezy spot for homecooked dinners under the stars. The view becomes a glamorous light show reflecting over the water from the town of Montego Bay and lighted cruise ships.

If you've left your pets behind, The Wharf House is home to three friendly dogs and a Daschund-German Shepherd mix (short but handsome). They tend to stay on the west side of the property out of guests' awareness. If you wish, they can be kept in their kennel by the staff quarters and allowed to run only at night.

When booking accommodations with us, you are eligible for reduced air fares. For reservations on this and other fine Caribbean villas and apartments contact:






formerly Four Seasons Villas
(about our name change)

Specializing in Vacation Villas & Apartments Since 1984.
PO Box 848
Marblehead, MA 01945
phone (800) 338-0474 or (781) 639-1
fax (781) 631-8718

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