SPECTACULAR! BUTLER SERVICE! Silent Waters
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We can make it happen! Silent Waters is one of the most glamorous private homes in the Caribbean. It is distinguished by world-class architecture and design, breathtaking location, and exquisite accommodations and service. The excellent staff includes the head chef, assistant chef, butler, housekeepers, laundress, driver, night watchman, maintenance supervisor, gardeners, marketing assistant and property manager … 14 in all.
This property is 6 miles west of Montego Bay on the North Coast Road. Located on one of the highest mountaintops overlooking Montego Bay and the Caribbean Sea, the site consists of 18 acres. Silent Waters consists of twelve buildings, helicopter pad and tennis court. Five villa suites (9 air conditioned bedrooms) accommodate as many as 18 guests. Addition of the owner's private villa (1 air conditioned bedroom) enables 20 guests.
Built in 1998, the owners desired a destination that would accommodate affluent clientele while providing the highest level of privacy, intimacy and security - for their guests as well as for themselves. Twelve buildings are carefully positioned on 18 acres of the most lavish gardens, tranquil ponds and breathtaking views. Five villa suites plus owner's master suite are each positioned in such a way as to prevent seeing the other villas.
Superb location for family reunions, corporate retreat, weddings (54 sit down maximum), receptions (150 or more), yoga retreat, and more ...White sand beaches, beach bar and restaurant, water sports and golf nearby.
The paved entrance road is elegantly landscaped with stately Royal Palms. Black and gold wrought iron gates designed by the owner and brought from Thailand mark the entrance to the property. Hand-carved teak doors from Bali lead to multiple interior areas in textures of Travertine marble, Brazilian granite, cedar and teak. Colorful gardens are accented with ancient carved Balinese, Burmese, Thai and Chinese statuary. Serene lily ponds and turquoise pools stocked with Koi fish, separate various living spaces within the villa compound … heavenly for yoga retreat. Privacy is assured. Sophisticated electronic security and video monitors ensure that only invited parties may enter the villa compound.
The hub of the villa compound is the 900-square-foot Main Pavilion. A few steps across the terrace are the breakfast gazebo, dining room and open-air bar with television with DVD and cushioned seating for 22. An 80' infinity edge reflection pool wraps around the al fresco breakfast gazebo and dining pavilion. A garden path leads up the mountain to the very private owner's villa which accommodates two more guests. Maximum occupancy at Silent waters including the owner's villa is 20 guests.
For the ultimate in privacy and luxury, the Owner's Villa was designed with every detail in mind to run smoothly and independently of the remaining property. In addition to a breathtaking 330 degree view of Montego Bay, the ocean and the mountains, the Master Suite has its own infinity-edge swimming pool, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, large dual indoor/outdoor shower, waterfall, sundeck and elegant glass dining table for intimate dinners. The privacy gate located at the bottom of the beautifully landscaped walkway up to the Owner's Villa provides guests staying in the Master Suite with a '"Do not Disturb" signal. Staff is aware that when the gate is closed, they must not disturb the guests. As independent and self-sufficient as the Owner's Villa is, it is never rented to parties other than the same group renting the balance of the villa.
100 feet of sliding glass doors disappear into pocket walls to open the central Pavilion to a breathtaking panorama of sea, sky and mountains. The Pavilion opens to a marble terrace, infinity-edge swimming pool and sunning area overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Montego Bay.
A pair of 17th Century Buddhist temple attendant statues stand guard over the Main Pavilion to ensure guests' peace and serenity… as well as an 18th Century Thai Bible Chest and 17th Century Burmese Buddhist monastery bell. The Pavilion also includes a 48-inch television, surround sound home theater with DVD and 200 CD – disk programmable surround-sound music system.
A special feature here is the Yamaha Disklavier DC2 II XG 5'8” baby grand piano of highly polished dark walnut. The Mark II SG series system utilizes standard MIDI files on floppy disk or CD ROM. This is the worldwide most acclaimed player piano … the same system composers and recording artists use to write and record. Recording and composing software are available in the adjacent computer. Windows XP computer and wireless internet is available to guests.
The Head Chef is one of Silent Waters' greatest prizes. From his state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and grill, he creates a repertoire of artistically presented Continental, Nouveau and Caribbean cuisine. The dining pavilion is located in a wraparound reflecting pool and has a 330-degree view of Montego Bay and the sea as well as the exquisitely landscaped grounds. The dining table is a rare rainbow-colored 15-foot slab of Brazilian Bahian granite. Seated dinners here can accommodate 16 guests.
For more casual dining, the Gazebo commands a 360-degree view and can accommodate nine guests for seated meals. A spacious bar and entertainment area around the pool enable hosting of an intimate cocktail party … seated dinner for 54 guests … or a gala al fresco cocktail party for 150 guests or more. Event costs vary depending on menu and guest count.
On one of the highest plateaus overlooking most of the property is the “world class designed” private tennis court built by the Jamaican Davis Cup Pro, Richard Russell. It is constructed of DecaTurf, the multi-layer cushioned surface of all of the U.S. Open tennis courts and is lit for night play. The viewing pavilion has comfortable seating and a granite wet bar and fridge stocked with cold drinks. Guests are invited to use the Playmate Ace Plus Pro with Direction Ball Machine and Playmate Alumalift Pro Ball Serving Machine. Rackets are available for the guests. For the tennis aficionado, the court's design and views are unmatchable. From this spot, steps lead to the Silent Waters lighted helicopter pad on the property's highest elevation.
Complimentary equipment includes: Treadmill, computerized bicycle, rowing machine located on the poolside terrace (with sound system and sea view for inspiration), 6 professional massage tables – booking one day in advance
Available on-site activities include: Tennis; balls and serving machine; night lights, Computerized treadmill, computerized bicycle and rowing machine, Massage* ,Esthetician services*,Yoga classes*. *Advance booking required
Other Information: HELIPORT: Capable of accepting 8-seat Jet Ranger, located at the highest point overlooking the property for those wishing to arrive/depart via helicopter, or to be picked up for breathtaking air tours of Jamaica. Multi-directional takeoff and landing is available. The heliport is equipped with lighted windsock and lights for night landings.
Articles about Silent Waters Villa, Montego Bay, Jamaica have appeared in several well known and exclusive publications including:
The Spring 2003 issue featured Silent Waters Villa in an article titled "East Meets West" written by Judith Morris
The July 2002 issue featured Silent Waters Villa as host in its four-page write-up and photo spread for chat queen Star Jones' “40 and Fabulous” Birthday celebration. The article details Star Jones' (television co-host of Barbra Walters' The View) elaborate 40th Birthday party. Featured and pictured are Ms. Jones and her numerous celebrity guests including singer Natalie Cole, Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, and The Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco. Reported by Rob Kenner and Marco Ricca.
7, 2002 article Caribbean Compass featured Silent Waters Villa by travel critic James Henderson
One-day special events, such as weddings, with no villa rental are welcomed at Silent Waters Villa when dates are available, but are limited to Saturday or Sunday. All special events are subject to a $2,500 location fee. This fee will be waived for guests satisfying a minimum rental requirement of USD15,400 in the low season and USD20,900 in the high season. We will be delighted to introduce you to the wedding services provided by Silent Waters Villa. Whatever you envision, Silent Waters will custom-design the entire experience, adding those special touches to make your wedding day a truly personal, memorable event.
Gourmet meals are served which includes breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres and dinner and are prepared exclusively for Silent Waters Guests.
Adults $560 per guest per week, Children 3 to 12 $280 per week, Children younger than 3 is complimentary. In lieu of lunch at the villa, boxed lunches can be provided for day trips. Wine, liquor, soft drinks and bottled water and fresh fruit used at the bar are additional and are billed locally. Additional charges apply for cocktail parties and other guest-hosted events. Meal plans are pre-paid for this luxury villa.
Villa Suites at Silent Waters
Guest rooms consist of 5 individual detached villa suites plus the owners villa, each under separate roof, which can accommodate a total of 20 guests. Summary of beds: 4 kingsize beds, 6 queensize beds, 1 queensize sofa bed, 2 full size sofa beds. Each villa suite includes:
Two plain paper fax machines in main office Brazilian granite wet bar with coffee maker, refrigerator and icemaker Italian marble floors and terraces DSS satellite TV/DVD and AM/FM/CD stereo system and selection of CD's. A complimentary library of 300+ videos for adults and children is in the Main Pavilion. State-of-the-art NORSTAR digital telephone system with direct international dialing served by fiber optic trunk lines for maximum efficiency and clarity … voice mail … and intercom to all guest suites, bar, kitchen and property manager's office Antique Oriental rugs from the Middle East, China and Southern Russia Original oil paintings from Indonesia and Thailand Louvered walls that open to glorious views Private sunning terrace and teak chaises and tables Sitting area and writing desk Remote control ceiling fans and air conditioning Glamorous marble and granite bathing areas fitted with JADO fixtures Electronic safe, wireless internet, IPOD docking station, hairdryers. Heavily landscaped patios ensuring privacy from other adjacent villas top Owners Villa Separate entrance and heavily landscaped – very private. Short walk up hill to tennis court and helipad. Full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, cooking range, coffee maker, microwave and toaster oven. Meals served by staff from main house. Antique Oriental rugs from Middle East, Eurasia and Russia. All rooms air-conditioned and most rooms with ceiling fans. Owner Villa's Living Room / Dining Area Entrance hall opening to waterfall and surrounded by pond stocked with Koi fish. 3 walls of sliding glass pocket doors. Spacious room with dramatic view of Montego Bay and Caribbean Sea. Dining alcove with sculptured glass dining table. Flat screen HD Television and DVD. 19-speaker sound system to living room, bedroom, bathroom and pool. Music library of 200 indexed CD's. Surrounded on 3 sides by lily pond. Indonesian, Thai and Chinese antique art, statuary and sculptures throughout. Owner Villa's Master Bedroom Spacious room with Kingsize bed. Flat Screen HD television and DVD. Bathroom with 2 granite vanities, bidet, large indoor-outdoor glass and marble double shower with his-and-hers shower heads and open to pool. Owner Villa's Private Pool Infinity edge pool wraps around bedroom and bathroom. Access to pool from bedroom and / or sun deck. Sun deck, 4 chaises, umbrella table, Concept II rowing machine. top Guest Suite 1 Suitable for a single family or two couples. Upstairs: Spacious room with king-size bed and sitting area, TV and stereo (sleeps 2 adults). Downstairs: Queen-size bed, sitting area, wet bar, TV and stereo, patio and chaises (sleeps 2 adults). Shared Bathroom (upstairs): Spacious detached room with large glass and marble shower. View: Panoramic view of the Great River Valley (Jamaica's second largest river), high green mountains and pristine forests, partial sea view. top Guest Suite 2 Suitable for a family or two couples. Down 13 stone steps … similar to Villa Suite 1. Upstairs: Spacious room with 2 queensize beds, TV and stereo (sleeps 2 to 4 adults). Downstairs: Queensize bed, sitting area with additional queensize hideaway sofa bed, TV and stereo, wet bar, patio and chaises (sleeps 2 adults / children). Shared Bathroom: Spacious detached room with large glass and marble shower. View: Panoramic view of the Great River Valley, high green mountains and pristine forests, partial sea view. top Guest Suite 3 Single level: Spacious room with kingsize bed and large sitting area with queensize hideaway sofa bed, wet bar (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children) Bathroom: Spacious room with double-basin vanity, glass and marble shower open on 3 sides to mountain and river valley view, double shower heads, European-style sunken bathtub with louvered surround to garden view View: Panoramic 240-degree view of the Great River Valley, pristine forests and Caribbean Sea Two private patios (one with mountain view, one with sea view) and chaises top Guest Suite 4 Upstairs: Spacious room with kingsize bed and sitting area, TV and stereo (sleeps 2 adults) Downstairs: Sitting area and wet bar with full size hideaway sofa bed … designed to accommodate a family sharing the upstairs bathroom, which is accessed through the upstairs bedroom (sleeps 2 adults/ children) Bathroom: Spacious room with double-basin vanity, glass and marble shower with double shower heads; also outdoor shower and European-style sunken bathtub with private enclosed garden view View: Panoramic 240-degree view of Montego Bay and the sea Private patio and chaises overlooking Montego Bay top Guest Suite 5 Upstairs: Spacious room with 2 queensize beds and sitting area, TV and DVD (sleeps 2 to 4 adults) Downstairs: Full size hideaway sofa bed, sitting area and wet bar … designed to accommodate family sharing the upstairs bathroom which is accessed through upstairs bedroom (sleeps 2 adults/ children) Bathroom: Spacious room with double-basin vanity, glass and marble shower with double shower heads; also outdoor shower and European-style sunken bathtub with private enclosed garden view View: Panoramic 300-degree view of pristine forests and the Great River Valley, Montego Bay and the sea Private patio and chaises overlooking Montego Bay
For large group reunions, sister villas on the same Great River Private Road: Silent Waters , Destiny Villa , Great River House , Spyglass Hill , Sea Island , Star Apple .