- Country: Jamaica
- City: Montego Bay
- Toll-Free: 301-229-4300
There is nothing like it in the world - a private villa, private staff, gourmet food and stunning Caribbean views, and above all permission to do absolutely, completely and utterly nothing.
This is the dream that Villas By Linda Smith has been making come true for 20 years for visitors to the north coast of Jamaica, the "Jamaican Riviera" as it has been dubbed.
Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean. The bays to the north of the island spread like a chain of sapphires along the coastline, and are home to the majority of the beautiful homes in the company's portfolio. Sweeping back from the shore rise the Blue Mountains and the legendary Cockpit Country, where one finds homes that trace their roots back to the island's colonial times.
Indeed history imbues every strand of Jamaica's fabric, as does the British virtue for understated elegance, and it all sits delightfully at ease with the modern accents brought to the villas by contemporary designers and artists. And that means Linda's clients can choose from a dazzling variety of styles and decors.
Noble House is a unique Caribbean treasure, a beachfront estate with Oriental accents and filled with antiques collected by one-time owner Broadway Billy Rose.
Good Hope is an 18th Century plantation great house perched high in Cockpit Country, offering breathtaking views and once described by Conde Nast Traveler as "the best place in the world to see the sun rise."
Silent Waters is a new property occupying 18 acres high above Montego Bay. Its setting and style evoke glamour, romance and a taste for fine living. The whole is so beautifully landscaped that a helicopter pad and tennis courts can sit comfortably next to hidden ponds and meditation areas.
Amanoka is a gorgeous property on Discovery Bay, to the east of Montego Bay. Built from materials imported from China and Indonesia, this splendid villa sweeps down to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and its own white sand beach.
Coral Cove also sits on the waters of Discovery Bay, but is in marked contrast to the opulence of Amanoka. Two simple cottages on a 150 foot-white sandy beach offer a casual, relaxing holiday experience.
These are just a few highlights from an eclectic portfolio that contains something to suit every taste and aspiration.