Jamaica is open for tourism and Norse Hill is sparkling clean, sanitized by our trained staff, ready to welcome you. The eight acre, largest private estate near Port Antonio on Jamaica's lush north coast provides a natural barrier of isolation for our guests, giving you protection as well as seclusion and peace. The main villa sleeps10-12, the charming Garden Cottage sleeps 4. Total of six bedrooms, six bathrooms. Prices shown are for main villa ONLY. Contact us for details on renting both properties. Norse Hill Estate's friendly and super efficient staff ensure that you need only sink into the luxurious relaxation of this beautiful place - they take care of everything else. Norse Hill is your own private hotel.
You can walk down to a delightful small beach at the end of a private track, then swim out to a reef in one of Jamaica's marine reserves where you will see thousands of brilliantly colored tropical fish. Take a taxi back (our local manager will arrange your daily transport needs) or it's only a 20-25 minute stroll back up the hill. The butler will have an iced rum punch waiting for you! Other local beaches are nearby; at this time they are mostly empty except for a few weekend visitors from Kingston.
Our chef will provide delicious dinners for you, or try the local restaurants which are open for in-house or patio dining; there are many options.
Port Antonio is a small town in the "other Jamaica", a laid-back place where you still find the casual, friendly environment of Jamaica as it was decades ago. The closest beach is famed Frenchman's Cove. San San Beach is a few minutes away, half a dozen other beaches about ten minutes away, each with their own appeal. Snorkel at Winifred Beach, eat jerk pork at Boston Beach, surf at Boston Bay, take a boat ride from the Blue Lagoon, go rafting down the Rio Grande, stopping for lunch at the highly rated Belinda's outdoor restaurant, climb Reach Falls (without the hundreds of tourists that crowd Dunn's River Falls), visit a coffee plantation, hike in the Blue Mountains...... and much more.
MAIN VILLA of Norse Hill Estate: 4,000 sq ft of graciously designed living. The four large bedroom suites can accommodate up to 10; walls of windows open on to the garden and ocean views. Large group? Book Garden Cottage as well, for up to 14 people.
GARDEN COTTAGE: Small group ? Garden Cottage can be booked separately. Contact us for details.
Described as "like a tree house" by a delighted guest, this charming wooden chalet has two levels. Upper has bedroom with king side bed and seating area; lower has smaller bedroom with two twin beds plus kitchenette and dining area. Both levels have wrap-around deck with outside bathrooms. Note: Outside stair of Garden Cottage means it is not suitable for children under age of 8 years.
STAFF: The services of the full staff are included with your booking: housekeeper, chef, butler, groundsmen. The local managers can arrange your airport transfers, help you decide on excursions and make the bookings, ensure that all the details go smoothly.
FOOD: Favorite Jamaican specialties as well as North American/European cuisine; food that is fresh and tasty. Even the breakfast bacon and eggs have that wonderful free range flavor! Our chef caters for vegetarians, vegans, those with food allergies - no problem. Vegetables served for dinner are often from our own raised beds in the garden!
WEDDINGS: Romantic, intimate, never-to-be-forgotten weddings! The gracious villa, huge lawn, gardens filled with rare trees and plants, all combine to provide a spectacular ambience for a small, intimate wedding that will glow brightly in your memories. Norse Hill Estate has partnered with a wedding planner who specializes in creating magic that will fit any budget. Check White Light Events in Jamaica and look for the Norse Hill Villa photos