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
Distance to Beach: 3 minutes by complimentary golf cart; 7 minutes walking
Distance to Town: 22 minute drive to Montego Bay
Distance to Airport: 22 minutes to Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
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Kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom, large walk-in shower with double showerheads, walk-through dressing room with padded mahogany spindle crib, flat screen cable TV, adjoins Middle Bedroom to create a convenient parent-child suite on request, remote control air conditioning, ceiling fan (650 square feet)
2 queensize beds, en-suite bathroom, tub-shower combination, dressing room with interior passage to Master Bedroom-door may left open or locked in the night for privacy, flat screen cable TV, remote control air conditioning, ceiling fan
Kingsize bed; en-suite bathroom, double-sink, wheelchair accessible, newly renovated zero-entry shower with bench, interior hallway to small room with 1 twin 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), flat screen cable TV, remote control air conditioning, ceiling fan (400 square feet)
Queensize bed, en-suite bathroom, open-air pink marble shower (sea view), walk-in closet, remote control air conditioning, ceiling fan private upper level, wraparound wood plank balcony, gorgeous views on three sides.
Bunk beds with side rails PLUS trundle beds for two more, little sink and toilet, down 1 flight of stairs-directly under Treetops (good upstairs/downstairs suite for parents/children), fanciful playroom/bedroom-not really in a tree, loved by children, mounted flatscreen cable TV, DVD player children's movies, stuffed animals, books, toys, games, blackboard, remote control air conditioning, ceiling fan
Queensize bed, en-suite-bathroom, booster toilet with side rails, wheelchair accessible zero-entry shower and bench, Jacuzzi bathtub, sound system, desk, wet bar and fridge, bookshelves, flat screen cable TV, remote control air conditioning, ceiling fan freestanding building across the lawn, excellent accessible accommodation. (400 square feet)