This month, we are featuring Villa 28 – an expansive 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Luxury Montego Bay Villa with multiple living spaces, a large manicured lawn and private pool. Villa 28 boasts incredible, panoramic views of both Montego Bay and Round Hill Bay, and is situated near Round Hill’s Organic Garden and Jogging path.
Here in Villa #28, you will meet Karen and Keturah, your housekeepers that will ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. Both have been here at this Villa around 20 years, and their playful and welcoming demeanors are as if you’ve known them forever – its no wonder guests return year after year to stay here. Each morning, they will prepare an exquisite breakfast for you to enjoy as you marvel at the views sprawling out for miles. Sip Blue Mountain coffee, savor ripe Jamaican fruit and delight in your favorite dish made fresh just the way you like. Ask Keturah for her famous omelets or french toast – sure to make a memorable morning. After a hearty breakfast, maybe you’ll lounge at the pool or make your way down to the beach for a kayak out on the bay. The options are endless and the choices are all yours.
What year was Villa 28 built?
How many bedrooms/bathrooms are in Villa 28?
4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
Who are the staff in this Villa?
Housekeepers Keturah Brown and Karen Spence and Groundskeeper Barrington Jackson
How many years have they been at Villa 28?
Keturah Brown (started at Round Hill in 1993 but with Villa 28 since 2003), Karen Spence (1992) and Barrington Jackson (1993).
What is their favorite memory or story at Villa 28?
Ms. Keturah is the cook at Villa 28. We asked her what she thought her guests would say if we asked them what was the best breakfast they had at Villa 28. Her face lit up; you could tell she really enjoys preparing “the most important meal of the day” as she puts it. “It’s my omelette of course! Served with a banana pancake,” she says. “I have a special recipe for my omelettes and many guests have asked me to share it. One of the shareholders from another Villa came by for breakfast one morning and I prepared my special omelette for her and she asked me to share the recipe with her cook. I shared the recipe, but she came back and said it was not the same as when I prepared it.”
What is the “best” feature of Villa 28?
Villa 28 is only villa with a view to the other side of the Round Hill Bay; This villa affords an almost unobstructed view to the hills of Montego Bay and makes for a stunning backdrop as you wake up in the morning or enjoy the afternoon breeze in the indoor/outdoor living spaces.
Have there been any prominent guests?
Located on the top of the hill, Villa 28 is one of the most secluded villas on the property. This may have contributed to the number of celebrity/notable figures local and overseas who have rested there. Some of the more notable names are;
- Dr. The Hon. Usain St. Leo Bolt
- Yohan Blake
- Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P.J. Patterson
- Reggae singer/songwriter Christopher Martin
- Heidi Klum
- Rowan Atkinson
What is something we may not know about this Villa?
Villa 28 was originally built to serve as home to the hotel’s Managing Director at the time. His name was Alistair Forsyth.