Bambu

Jamaica / Montego Bay

Nine miles west of Montego Bay is a large private site overlooking perhaps the most glorious view of sea and sky on Jamaica’s renowned north coast. Elegantly perched on eight and a half acres atop this hill is Bambu, a grand six-bedroom private villa distinguished by its classic architecture and appreciated by discerning vacationers.

up to 6
Bedrooms
up to 14
Guests
6
Bathrooms
5
Min. Nights

Overview

  • 6-bedroom+ glamorous villa
  • 10,000-sq-ft home on 8-1/2 acres overlooking breathtaking panorama of Caribbean Sea
  • full staff: butler, cook, housekeepers, gardeners, laundress
  • 45’ diameter round pool with special section for toddlers
  • wireless Internet
  • TV den with granite bar and 52” television
  • satellite, X-Box and Apple TV
  • complimentary overseas calls to US, Canada and land lines in UK
  • handicap accessible: 2 seamless shower entrances, 8’ wheelchair platform in pool, accessible arrival entrance
  • child friendly: connecting bedrooms, pool section for toddlers, nearby complimentary Kids Club
  • Tryall Club membership: complimentary beach, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, Usain Bolt Games Room, jogging trail, afternoon tea & Manager's Cocktail Party every Monday night. For various fees: golf, tennis lessons, Happy Hour, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, boutique, motorized water sports & Reggae Night on the Beach Thursday night. Current membership runs through November 30, 2019. See note below*

*NOTE: Tryall Club membership is guaranteed for guests travelling through November 30, 2019. Some villa beach memberships are not guaranteed if travel dates are beyond November 30, 2019. Ask our Villa Specialists if you have any questions.

Nine miles west of Montego Bay is a large private site overlooking perhaps the most glorious view of sea and sky on Jamaica’s renowned north coast. Elegantly perched on eight and a half acres atop this hill is Bambu, a grand six-bedroom private villa distinguished by its classic architecture and appreciated by discerning vacationers.

BAMBU was designed by architect Robert Hartley in the early 1960’s as a unique melding of West Indies architecture and Italian Venetian style. Its Palladian arches, dramatic central pool, Italian sculptures and breathtaking view make it one of the most photographed homes in this collection. In 1974, images of Bambu appeared in Slim Aaron’s A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life

Multiple dining areas take advantage of the spaciousness and vast views from this special property.  Breakfast at the river is a marvelous way to start the day. Cocktails on the terrace over the bay and dinner in the gazebo feature one of the most beautiful nighttime light shows in the world.

Multi-million dollar renovations of interiors and grounds have resulted in an impressive facelift of this elegant grande dame. Wireless Internet, Apple television, new marble bathrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen complement lovely new interiors.  Today its modern comforts and infrastructure mesh with Bambu’s original Euro charm and glamor.  As designer Charles Faudree wrote when it was featured on the cover of Veranda magazine, Bambu is the “….blending Old World elegance with New World comforts.”  Its newest folly is an open-air garden shower and bathtub outside a small hideaway bedroom downhill from the main house ... with a nine-mile view across Montego Bay.

Notable also are Bambu's sprawling grounds and gardens. Headed by talented Sam, the gardeners have created a lush and lavish tropical paradise, with natural stone pathways that wind through gardens to unexpected terraces for private quiet times.

With handicap access in mind, a separate entrance designed specially for guests in wheel chairs features a ramp to a level entrance to the villa, avoiding all stairs.  The Bambu pool features a broad 4" deep wheel chair platform as well.  This shallow water platform is also a thoughtful, safe pool area for toddlers.

If you've left your pets at home while you're on vacation, be advised that Bambu is home to three affectionate Mastiff pups.  At your preference, they may be allowed to roam the grounds and come in to play with the guests or be kept in their large, open-air kennel.

Accommodations

Master Bedroom - 500 sq ft + 130 sq ft Dressing Room and Office
High kingsize four-poster bed. Two separate Travertine marble his 'n' hers bathrooms feature double showerheads in each. From the bedroom, French doors open to a 26' covered verandah with a breathtaking view of the sea and the distant town of Montego Bay.  The Master Suite is quite private from the rest of the villa. Both showers are handicap accessible.

Bedroom 2
High kingsize bed.  Travertine marble en-suite bathroom with double sinks and spacious walk-in shower.  French doors open directly onto south poolside terrace.  Bedroom 2 can be considered the second Master.

Bedroom 3 - Children's Room
Two pairs of bunk beds, pink and white and very cute. The single door can remain bolted and locked to prevent unsupervised access to the pool terrace.  A pass-through in the children's bathroom leads to Bedroom 4 next door, creating a connecting parent-child suite. Children’s room is  suitable for children up to 12 years old.

Bedroom 4
Kingsize bed. En-suite Travertine marble bathroom connects to Children's Bedroom 3.

Bedroom 5
Two full/double beds. En-suite Travertine marble and has spacious walk-in shower.

Bedroom 6
Queen size bed. En-suite  Travertine marble and has spacious walk-in shower.


Features

6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 14 People

10000 Interior Square Ft.

Air Conditioning

Children Welcome

Cook

Fully Staffed Villa

Golf Available

Accessible

Internet

Pool

Communications: Wireless Internet Access

Audio: iPod Dock(s)

Bathrooms: Hair Dryers

Beach Club & Resort Membership: Tryall Club (outside the gate)

Child Friendly: Connecting Bedroom(s)

Child Friendly: Kids Club Membership

Child Friendly: Playground on Site

Communications: Computer or Laptop

Fitness Equipment: Full Gym Nearby (walk, drive or take golf cart)

Golf and Tennis: Golf on Site or Nearby

Golf and Tennis: Tennis Nearby

Other: Available for Weddings

Other: Handicap Accessible

Other: Spa on Site or Nearby

Communications: Complimentary Calls to the US, UK and Canada


Details

Pool Details

45' diameter circular pool

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
April 28, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests
4 5 $1179
April 28, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 10 guests
5 5 $1500
April 28, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 12 guests
6 5 $1800
April 28, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 5 $1986
November 23, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Thanksgiving Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
4 7 $2300
November 23, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Thanksgiving Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
5 7 $2300
November 23, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Thanksgiving Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 7 $2300
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests
4 5 $1179
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 10 guests
5 5 $1500
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 12 guests
6 5 $1800
December 01, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 5 $1986
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests
4 7 $1393
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 10 guests
5 7 $1750
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 12 guests
6 7 $2214
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 7 $2300
December 21, 2019 - December 27, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
4 7 $2571
December 21, 2019 - December 27, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
5 7 $2571
December 21, 2019 - December 27, 2019
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
6 7 $2571
December 28, 2019 - January 04, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
4 7 $3150
December 28, 2019 - January 04, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
5 7 $3150
December 28, 2019 - January 04, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
6 7 $3150
January 05, 2020 - April 10, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests
4 7 $1393
January 05, 2020 - April 10, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 10 guests
5 7 $1750
January 05, 2020 - April 10, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 12 guests
6 7 $2214
January 05, 2020 - April 10, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 7 $2300
April 11, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Easter Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
4 7 $2300
April 11, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Easter Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
5 7 $2300
April 11, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Easter Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 7 $2300
April 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests
4 5 $1179
April 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 10 guests
5 5 $1500
April 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 12 guests
6 5 $1800
April 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 5 $1986
November 21, 2020 - November 28, 2020
Thanksgiving - Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
4 7 $2300
November 21, 2020 - November 28, 2020
Thanksgiving - Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
5 7 $2300
November 21, 2020 - November 28, 2020
Thanksgiving - Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 7 $2300
November 29, 2020 - December 14, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests
4 5 $1179
November 29, 2020 - December 14, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 10 guests
5 5 $1500
November 29, 2020 - December 14, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 12 guests
6 5 $1800
November 29, 2020 - December 14, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 5 $1986
December 15, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests
4 7 $1393
December 15, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 10 guests
5 7 $1750
December 15, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 12 guests
6 7 $2214
December 15, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests
6 7 $2300
December 19, 2020 - December 26, 2020
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - Christmas rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes Christmas Day
6 7 $2571
December 27, 2020 - January 02, 2021
Maximum occupancy is 14 guests - New Year’s rates apply to any 7 night booking that includes New Year’s Eve
6 7 $3150
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Wedding Details

Maximum guests: 60-75

Rate Policies

A 7-night, full-house rate is required for all holiday weeks which include Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Check In Times

Check in: 1:00 PM - Check out: 11:00 AM

Security Deposit Details

A refundable security deposit may be pre-collected. Please confirm with your villa specialist
5% surcharge for festive bookings

Exclusive Offers

Book now and stay 7 nights for the price of 5.


Valid for new bookings made now to 8/31/19 for travel 6/1/19 to 11/15/19. Blackout dates may apply. 7 night minimum booking required. Subject to availability and may not be combinable with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply; please call for full details.

‘Tis the season to be with family and friends, and villas provide the ultimate home-away-from-home for you and your loved ones. Offering extra privacy, space, staff and, of course, luxurious comfort, these retreats are ideal for spending the holidays in the most desirable destinations.

Villas fill up quickly for the holiday season – they’re already going fast.


Villa availability changes daily. Please confirm availability with a villa specialist.


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Reviews

The place was awesome and literally one of the most relaxing vacations ever. Everyone that came was blown away... Peaches and Wayne were awesome. The food was fantastic and I don’t have a bad word I could say. I would definitely consider this place again. I am not used to going this scale of rental. However, after doing this, there is no going back on vacation without a set up like this.

Jay M.

We spent the holidays in paradise with three generations (ages 19-80)...and everyone was blown away by Bambu. The most amazing staff (Peaches, Peter, Pamella, Julian, Hosea and Sam) greeted us on arrival and immediately became a part of our extended family. Their service and expertise were very much appreciated...and the food coming out of Peaches' kitchen was beyond compare. Moving on to the house and grounds...wow! The rambling layout allows each and every person (young/old, sun-lover/shade-lover) to find their happy place to while away the day. The decor is classically-chic "island", yet has every modern convenience (excellent wifi, a wonderful speaker system for playing music throughout the house, beautiful furnishings, updated bathrooms). We could not have asked for a more perfect place!!

Angela E.

We had a lovely stay, everything was so good,

The villa was just perfect, you were instrumental in me finding this perfect spot.

Thank you so much!

Sharifa F.

This is the best vacation we have ever taken!

Beautiful villa, plus a remarkable staff!! From the rooms, to the location and the animals. It is well maintained, beautifully appointed...the villa is beautiful, but the staff go beyond anything we have ever seen. Leslie, Peaches, Hosea and everyone go far beyond the call of duty.

My parents are in their early 80’s and said they have never had a more wonderful vacation. Thanks again!

Donna S.

Wonderful. The entire staff went above & beyond to make our stay great. The house is beautiful and always immaculately clean. Our kids loved the playhouse!

Leslie, the butler even rocked the baby to sleep, so we could eat our dinner!

Beth G.

Bambu Villa was extraordinary! We have stayed at many fabulous villas in Jamaica as well as throughout the Caribbean but this one stood out from all the rest. The staff were outstanding and made the trip even better!

I have always had the most professional service when dealing with Villas by Linda Smith. Barbara is exceptional at her job and always makes it easy to book a Villa.

Chip M.

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