Eureka at Tryall Club
Caribbean / Jamaica / Montego Bay
Eureka is the closest anyone is ever likely to get to stay in a Jamaican Great House that is furnished of the period and opportunities such as this do not come along very often.
This utterly delightful home stands amidst very pretty gardens and commands a clear unobstructed view of the sea and golf course.
Views such as this need to be taken advantage of and this is exactly what Eureka achieves. The drawing room, dining room, and the three bedrooms all face seawards and open onto the deep covered veranda which spans the entire width of the house and is comfortably furnished with relaxation in mind. These graceful rooms of perfect proportion are light and airy with high casket ceilings and polished wooden floors. The owners have curated a remarkable collection of 18th and 19th-century Jamaican mahogany furniture which is set off to great advantage by the mellow off-white walls, striking fabrics and accented by an important collection of Jamaican art that is inspiring, thought-provoking, and a joy to look at.
Dining is an exceptional feature with fine silverware, delicate porcelain, and exquisite linens. In fact, it is likely to be a difficult decision deciding upon whether to dine inside in the handsome dining room or outside on the veranda but either way, the perfect flow from the drawing room to the dining room to the veranda is highly conducive to good company and relaxation. Afternoon tea will no doubt become a ritual, encouraged by the splendid drawing room which gives the impression of waiting for 4.00 p.m., and to add to the enjoyment, you may choose your teacup and saucer from a collection of period pieces.
The impressive master bedroom is to the west with a particularly grand mahogany half-tester bed. Equally impressive is the en-suite bathroom which has a walk-in shower, Jacuzzi bath, bidet, and twin vanities. To the east are the two other bedrooms, one with antique twin beds that can be joined and an en-suite shower room and the other with an antique queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath combination. All of the bedrooms open onto the veranda. A second master bedroom is located in a private cottage with a triple-aspect outlook overlooking the ocean and surrounding grounds. The spacious bedroom furnished with a magnificent antique Jamaican four-poster bed opens to a veranda with an infinity plunge pool. The large bathroom has an exceptional marble floor and includes a walk-in shower and a separate roll-top bathtub.
The gardens that surround Eureka are of particular note as they contain many unusual species of hibiscus as well as numerous plants with multi-hued leaves of different forms and textures. Below the veranda is a lovely swimming pool with a beautiful Italian mosaic of a griffon and to the rear of the house is a tranquil terrace shaded by a pergola that has a jade vine growing up and amidst it. To sit here is to stimulate the senses as water ripples down a wall, the breeze rustles the leaves and the inimitable scent of just-mowed grass pervades the air.
The charm of staying at Eureka is embellished by the very special team of staff who deliver a level of hospitality for which Jamaica is legendary. They comprise a chef, housekeeper, laundress, and gardener.
Tryall Club membership: complimentary beach, pickle ball, tennis, gym, pool, Hummingbird Kids Club, non-motorized water sports, Internet room, new Usain Bolt Games Room for kids, teens & adults, 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.
The 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. It's 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 4 Agile Turf courts and 5 Nova Cushion courts, some lit for night play, with world-class pros on call. All white attire is 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 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 a complimentary Manager’s Cocktail Party on Mondays, as well as Beach BBQ and Reggae Night beach parties for an additional fee.
*Tryall Club Temporary Membership Dues
The Tryall Club is a private club where members may use most facilities at no charge except for the tennis shop, ball boys, bar & restaurant, spa, motorized watersports, nanny services, and golf. Complimentary amenities include the beach, non-motorized watersports, tennis, the fitness room, the Hummingbird Kids Club, Great House afternoon tea, the Manager's Cocktail Party, and various special events.
The Tryall Club requires all villa and condo guests to become members during their stay via a Temporary Membership Dues cost of US$160 (plus a 15% service charge) per week for each guest 16 years and over, or US$32 (plus a 15% service charge) per day per person for stays of less than 7 days. Children between the ages of 13 and 15 are at a discounted rate of 50% plus a 15% service charge. For children 12 years and younger, the Temporary Membership Dues are complimentary.
Plan to pay your TMD fee at the Front Desk in the Great House when you register (see below).
Please note: There may be occasions when some or all the facilities for the hotel may be closed for membership guest services due to a private hotel event. The Tryall Club reserves the right to change or alter its membership packages with no advance notice.
When your driver brings you to Tryall, you will check in at the front desk. You will be asked for your passport as a means of identification. You will sign a waiver & need to provide a driving license for the use of the complimentary golf carts provided at the villa as well as any additional golf carts you may wish to rent.
The Tryall Club can set up an account for your stay. A credit card is required at check-in and a credit hold will be placed until check-out for budgetary items & signing privileges (i.e., groceries, restaurant dining, golf, and activities). The calculated amount for the credit hold is approximately US$150 per bedroom per night. If you plan to make payment for your Folio Account in cash, they will request a cash deposit. If you plan to make payment by credit card, they will place a hold on your credit card.
The Tryall Club will charge your credit card or take a cash payment for the Temporary Membership Dues of US$160 (plus a 15% service charge) per person per week for each guest 16 years and over, or US$32 (plus 15% service charge) per person per day for stays of less than 7 days; a discount of 50% (plus the 15% service charge) applies to children who are ages 13-15 years old. Children 12 years and younger are complimentary.
A US$149 Damage Deposit Waiver Fee applies to your reservation. It is our goal to ensure that you have a remarkable experience at our villas. And we understand that accidents happen. Instead of a large security deposit, your reservation will include a $149 Accidental Damage Waiver fee. This will cover accidental damages of up to $2,500 that occur during your stay.
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Sleeps 8 Guests
Master Bedroom 1: Mahogany Half-tester queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath + walk-in shower with bidet and double vanities
Bedroom 2: Mahogany twin/king-size beds, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
Bedroom 3: Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower + bath tub combination
Cottage Master Bedroom 4: Mahogany four-post queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower + antique roll-top bath tub, private veranda + infinity plunge pool
All bedrooms have air-conditioning and flat screen televisions
Infinity plunge pool on second master bedroom terrace
Staff and Services
Beach: 8 minutes via complimentary golf cart to Tryall Club beach
Town: 25 minutes via driver
Airport: 25 minutes
Administration Fee: 7.5%
Service Charge: 15% (Tryall Membership)
Low Season: 5-night minimum stay required
Easter Week: 7-night minimum stay required
Thanksgiving Week: 7-night, full house rate required (rate is available upon request)
Festive Season: 14-night minimum stay required (7 nights for Festive may be requested and will need approval from the homeowner)
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