Highland House on Kingsgate Rd
Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
Property ID: #216325 // RESIDENTIAL
- TitleHighland House on Kingsgate Rd
- CityMontego Bay
- StateSaint James
- Property TypeResidential
- Additional TypesHome, Residential, Single Family
- Lot Size15 Acres
- Full Baths7.00
- Square Feet9,500
Until now, the Jamaican Estate known as Highland House in Montego Bay has been one of the best-kept villa secrets. The art deco-styled interior is an ode to the rich history of this property which was previously owned by Broadway legend Oscar Hammerstein and served as the inspiration for many a show tune. The Broadway magnate, along with his wife Dorothy, became a fixture on the North Coast social scene when they purchased Highland House from English actress Gladys Cooper.
Highland House today is an enchanting 15-acre resort offering exceptional opportunities for both corporate and private retreats. The deluxe six-bedroom villa overlooks the shores of Montego Bay, St James which provides gorgeous panoramic views. Yes, the hills were alive at Highland House, and legend has it that the lyrics to "The Sound of Music" were penned on the main terrace. The exterior remains in the original design with its slated shingle roof, balustrades and lattice box windows, which are all odes to classic Caribbean Georgian architectural style.
Today the staff can accommodate an intimate party of two or several dozen guests on the expansive cut-stone pool deck, rooftop patio, wrap-around terrace or luxurious indoor spaces. Highland House is owned by an Atlanta resident who has maintained the feel of the villa from the glamorous heyday for her many guests that book Highland House annually. Guests genuinely enjoy the pampered lifestyle offered at Highland House. Just imagine a day of feasting on fresh fruits and vegetables from the organic gardens, yoga at the pavilion, swimming, daily massage, table tennis or soaking up the view of Montego Bay's city lights. Every day is a holiday at Highland House!
Total Estimated Square Footage: 9,500.
Main House: Six bedrooms with seven full baths, a formal dining, living room, casual dining, and many terraces including the rooftop - also a pool inside the courtyard.
Staff Quarters: Three bedrooms, two full baths, and a full kitchen.
- Buyer's Fee: 0%
- Earnest Money: 5% of the negotiated purchase price/successful high bid or $500, whichever is greater.
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