More than 50 years ago, a visionary named John Pringle dreamed of turning a magical Jamaican hillside and waterfront into a luxurious retreat and he named it Round Hill.
He sat upon the hill, gazed over the deep blue sea and selected the site for his own home, the genesis of what was to become a renowned resort for guests from around the world. Today, that home is Knockando, distinguished by one of the most breathtaking views in the Caribbean.
On floors of cool Jamaican marble in hues of gray, pink, cream and salmon; rich mahogany; high ceilings and lovely antiques ~ Knockando evokes a sense of old Jamaica updated with contemporary comforts and amenities.
The living room opens wide to the heart of the house ~ a 1,300-square-foot verandah with generous seating areas in white canvas on oversize bamboo sofas and chairs under five ceiling fans. At one end of the verandah is a bamboo wet bar, icemaker, fridge and cable television. At the opposite end is a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and gently-ramped path to the pool terrace just below. Home-cooked meals typically are served alfresco on the long verandah. Three other dining areas include the option of an elegant indoor dining room with a 10’ mahogany pedestal table set with Rosenthal, Minton or Royal Worcester china and sterling silver.
Knockando is Gaelic. It refers to the distillery in Speyside, Scotland, renowned as home of the finest single malt scotch in the world.
Maximum desired occupancy is 13 guests. All bathrooms provide hair dryers. All bedrooms and Olivia’s Treehouse feature state-of-the-art remote control air conditioning. All bedrooms offer flat screen cable TV (including Treetops and Treehouse playroom).
Master Bedroom (650 square feet)
Kingsize bed; walk-through dressing room with padded mahogany spindle crib; en-suite bathroom with bidet; large walk-in shower with double showerheads. Adjoins Middle Bedroom to create a convenient parent-child suite on request.
2 queensize beds; en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination. Dressing room has interior passage to Master Bedroom via door that may left open or locked in the night for privacy.
*Blue Room (400 square feet)
Kingsize bed; en-suite bathroom with double-sink and wheelchair accessible, newly renovated zero-entry shower with bench. Interior hallway to small room with queensize bed for child,* nanny or other adult. Connecting pocket door may be left open or closed in the night. If occupied, bathroom is shared by all 3 guests.
Queensize bed in romantic bedroom on very private upper level, parquet floor, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with open-air pink marble shower with sea view. Wraparound wood plank balcony. Gorgeous views on three sides.
The Cottage (400 square feet)
Freestanding building across the lawn. Kingsize bed; sound system; desk; wet bar and fridge; wood plank floors and bookshelves. En-suite-bathroom, booster toilet with side rails, wheelchair accessible zero-entry shower and bench, Jacuzzi bathtub. Excellent accessible accommodation.
Olivia's Treehouse *
Down one flight of stairs and directly under Treetops (good upstairs-downstairs suite for parents and children). Fanciful playroom/bedroom beloved by children. Bunk beds with side rails, twin daybed, and trundle beds for two more. Mounted flatscreen TV, DVD player children’s movies, stuffed animals, books, toys, games, blackboard, little sink and toilet. (Not really in a tree.) The entire property is child-friendly and has baby gates to limit unsupervised access to the pool area.
Round Hill Membership
Along with Round Hill Beach Club membership, Guests receive complimentary use of the Round Hill gym. The $25 daily fee is waived for Knockando guests (paid for by the homeowner).
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Established in 1985, Villas by Linda Smith has over 30 years’ experience in creating unforgettable villa vacations in Jamaica. Our portfolio includes over 90 luxury villas, each with a full staff and meticulously inspected by founder, Linda Smith, who has been consistently named Top Rental Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler.
With a team of experienced Villa Specialists overseen by Linda, we are able to match every guest with a villa perfectly suited to them and the nature of their trip – from romantic retreats to large family vacations.
What’s more, our team of dedicated concierges, many of whom are on-island, takes care of all the details. From arranging transportation to reserving golf tee times and excursions, we ensure that Jamaica villa vacations are effortless, so guests can relax and enjoy their getaway.