Hammerstein Highland House on Kingsgate Rd

Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica

Property ID: #216325 // RESIDENTIAL
9,500 ft²
15 acres
6 beds
7 baths
  • Title
    Hammerstein Highland House on Kingsgate Rd
  • City
    Montego Bay
  • State
    Saint James
  • Country
    Jamaica
  • Property Type
    Residential
  • Additional Types
    Home, Residential, Single Family
  • Lot Size
    15 Acres
  • Beds
    6
  • Full Baths
    7.00
  • Square Feet
    9,500
PROPERTY INFORMATION

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.

DISCLAIMERS & AGENCY DISCLOSURE
  • Buyer's Fee: 0%
  • Earnest Money: Total earnest money to be negotiated at the time of offer and to be agreed upon in writing in a Purchase Contract by the Buyer and Seller.
  • Brokers and Agents are fully protected and encouraged to participate.
  • RealtyHive & Micoley.com, LLC are licensed auction firms performing auction and auction marketing services as part of this transaction.

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Property Buying Tips

So you’ve decided to buy! Congrats, that’s great!
Here are some great tips to get you on your way to ownership.

1. Determine Your Budget & Save

Take into account the average down-payment is 10%. 10% is not required, but the loan amount and approval will fluctuate depending on the percentage you put down. Determine how much you can pay for your monthly mortgage. Outline your expenses and be honest with yourself about what you can reasonably afford. Also, ask yourself what happens if you lose your job? Or if you’re part of a couple, what happens if your spouse loses their job?

2. Secure a Loan

Once you’ve got your budget in order, it’s time to go shopping for a loan. Visit multiple lenders to weigh your options and find the best deal. Each bank will determine if you are eligible and at what interest rate you will be charged. based on your financial situation. Make sure to ask questions such as what the breakdown of the monthly payments will be once you have made your down payment, how the loan term will affect your monthly payments, whether or not the interest rate is fixed or variable, if home insurance or any other services are included within the home purchase amount.

3. Be Prepared

Have a current Pre-qualification letter and good faith deposit funds available. Technology makes it easier than ever for your real estate agent to draft and transmit a purchase offer back and forth for your signatures. But, this is only one piece of the puzzle. You also need a current pre-qualification letter, and ready access to your good faith deposit. This can be obtained from the bank and confirms their willingness to give you a loan. Most sellers won’t accept a letter that’s more than three months old. If your home search lasts for more than three months, you’ll need an updated pre-qualification letter. When you submit your offer, it must include a check for the good faith deposit. Generally, good faith is at least 3% of the purchase price. This check will be deposited into an escrow account within three days of an accepted offer.

4. Stay Informed

Always make sure to do your homework and learn the history on a property you are interested in. Does the neighborhood have a high crime rate or a new highway/major road being constructed nearby that could be affecting the price? Is the heating, plumbing, roofing and window work in good condition? Those hidden problems can lead to major expenses in the future - post purchase. Ask your realtor for a property condition report and and see if the home comes pre-inspected. If not, we highly recommended to get and inspection before the purchase is complete. Being “in-the-know” and taking the extra steps can save you money and headaches in the long run.

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Online Only Event/Auction:
April 22nd 10:00am - 4:00pm CDT
List Price:
$2,299,000.00
Sugg. Opening Bid:
$1,650,000.00

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