OverviewA paradigm of elegance and style, Noble House on the Beach is an architectural gem, unique in the Caribbean.
Its design is a series of airy pavilions with peaked roofs, its living spaces separated by water gardens and bridges. Indoor spaces flow into outdoor with Oriental grace. Rooms are walled by tall mahogany French doors that open to private porches. Ceiling fans are throughout.
The 600-square-foot main pavilion consists of the Great Room with 56 glass doors and massive wrap-around verandah on floors of gleaming white Jamaican marble. Outside the Great Room, a Japanese footbridge arches over a reflecting pool to the formal dining room. Like the Great Room, the dining room has wrap-around glass doors that open to the mesmerizing panorama of gardens and ocean view. Adjacent are a full bar and powder room.
Meals here merit special attention. The excellent Noble House Chef Jerome brings a strong culinary background to the table, enhanced by artful presentations. In addition to North American, Jamaican and Continental expertise, Jerome is experienced in handling all Kosher requirements. Breakfasts cooked to order are served on the main verandah overlooking the groomed gardens and sea just beyond. Lunches are served by the pool or beach or on the shaded verandah. Dinners for special celebrations can be served in the formal dining room under an elegant crystal chandelier, less formally on the open-air verandah or barefoot at a picnic table on the beach at the water’s edge.
Throughout the villa is a collection of art and antiques gathered by Broadway Billy Rose and later acquired by the original homeowner, the late New York tycoon Sol Atlas ... including a drop-leaf tavern table c. 1700, a hand-carved livery cupboard c. 1640, carvings from Indian temple chariots and a 19th Century grandfather clock.
The sprawling grounds are like both a park and a playing field. The gardens include a wild orchid tree, herb garden, two mango trees, one lime tree and a beautiful breadfruit tree. The wide lawns are home to croquet, badminton and volleyball.
100 yards offshore is Holden's Reef, a continuation of the barrier reef complex that fronts much of Jamaica's north coast. Easily reachable by kayak, this live reef is home to a myriad of tropical fish and corals. At low tide, portions protrude above the water so you can step from your kayak to snorkel in shallow water. On the ocean side, deeper waters beckon the more adventurous or scuba equipped. Two paddle boards also available for additional water sport options.
Noble House shares eight acres on the sea with deluxe neighboring villas Serenity and Tranquillity on the Beach. Combining these 3 homes creates a 15-bedroom compound with 3 pools, 1 tennis court, 1 basketball hoop, long beachfront and staff of 19. This remarkable waterfront trio is a favorite for family reunions. All 3 villas are very private from each other, extremely family friendly and welcome children.
Kingsize bed, 3 walls of louvered mahogany doors, private verandah, television, his `n` hers bathrooms, one featuring a 7-foot circular sunken marble tub and shower.
Bedrooms 2 and 3
Kingsize beds, louvered mahogany doors opening to private porches, en-suite baths and sunken tub/shower combinations.
Pool Cottage – Bedroom 4 + Additional bedding - 2,000 square feet
Air-conditioned Pool Cottage includes living room, wet bar, television and curtained French doors to the pool terrace. Large bedroom, kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom and small sea-facing patio. The living room doubles as a semi-private bedroom loved by toddlers and teens. This room has its own full bathroom with shower. Its twin beds can accommodate two additional guests bringing total sleeping accommodations in Noble House to ten.
Tryall Club Membership
A significant amenity for guests in this villa is membership at the excellent Tryall Club. On 2,200 acres, Tryall’s golf course is among the most beautiful in the world. Its 18 hillside and seaside fairways have been home to the Johnnie Walker, Mazda and other PGA championship events. The resident pro offers workshops and private lessons. The Tryall tennis club features nine Nova Cushion courts, some lit for night play, with world-class pro’s on call. All white attire required.
The beach is well planned for parents and children. Have lunch at the beach bar. Work out in the well-equipped gym and compete in the new Usain Bolt Games Room at the Great House (teens love it). Jog the marked trails. Snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish are complimentary. Glass bottom boats, charter fishing, a boat to the reef and any captained craft attract various fees. Enjoy weekly events like complimentary Manager’s Cocktail Party on Mondays, as well as Beach BBQ and Reggae Night beach parties for an additional fee.
On the hill, enjoy the historic Great House for daily 4:00 tea and sweets. Shop at the convenient commissary and chic boutique, and meet for happy hour and snacks at the casual bar. Also at the Great House is the new Usain Bolt Games Room open all day and night for ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, chess and checkers, board games, comfy reclining chairs and HDTV. And don’t miss the massive Tryall pool. The Tryall Club is thoughtfully designed to please toddlers, preteens, tweens, moms, dads and everyone from teens to octogenarians.
The Tryall Club was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world.”
Note: Tryall Club membership is guaranteed for guests travelling through November 30, 2018. Not guaranteed if travel dates are beyond November 30, 2018. Ask our Villa Specialists if you have any questions.
- Televisions are in all bedrooms.
- Bedrooms are air conditioned.
- Hair Dryers
- 5-bedroom, 6-bath waterfront estate on 5 acres
- 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space
- 2 telephone lines
- 500-foot beach directly on the Caribbean Sea
- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and Pool Cottage
- Cable television in all bedrooms and verandah, VCRs, DVD, stereo cassette/CD player & iPod docks
- Complimentary Wi-Fi and Internet access (bring your laptop)
- Complimentary water sports (sea kayaks, paddle boards, life vests)
- 2 sea kayaks, life vests provided
- 2 paddle boards
- 35' x 55' x 5 1/2-7' deep
Staff and Services
- Chef (Chef Jerome is an experienced Kosher cook)
- Airport: 20 minutes
- Town: 20 minutes via private driver
- Check-In: 1:00 PM
- Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Jamaica Villa Notes
- Most Jamaican rental villas come with a full staff, consisting of cook, maid, and laundress. A private cook will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- meals that you choose based on your own personal tastes.
- A prepaid refundable security/damage deposit is required by most Jamaican Villas usually $500 - $1000 per stay. Please inquire with your Villa Specialist for exact amounts at time of booking.
Additional Villa Notes
- A typical grocery budget is $55-$65 per adult per day and $25 per day for children. This may vary up or down depending on market prices and menus.