The Big House

The Big House was built using old Jamaican building techniques, prompting locals to walk up the mountain for a trip back in time. Every rock you see in the house and terraces was found locally and carried up the mountain, often atop workers heads.  Once on top, each rock was hand hewn and carefully placed to make the 18” thick walls.

The cedar used for the floors, shutters, furniture and trim was cut and planked locally. All of the millwork was done onsite and most of the furniture was built for the house by local craftsman. (it was still being built when these photos were taken). Much of the Artwork in the house comes out of Jamaica’s rich arts and crafts tradition.

The Big House is situated to take advantage of the ever-present trade winds. Covered verandas and wide doors let you follow the shade and the gentle breeze day and night. No Air conditioning is needed. Ceiling fans in each room keep the house comfortable. Temperatures on the mountain are typically about 10-15 degrees cooler than those below.

The Great Room and kitchen have 16’ vaulted ceilings surrounding a 32 ft stone fire place and includes 5 sets of homemade cedar french doors opening on to a 360 degree veranda that gives breathtaking views of the Caribbean and surrounding countryside.

A full kitchen allows you the freedom to eat anytime you want.

However a cook is available to prepare delicious home–cooked Jamaican dinners using locally grown produce from the community garden, free range chicken or goat from the mountain, or fresh fish brought up from the coast.

The estate has its own reservoir and high–tech treatment system for pure delicious water.

There are 3-large bedrooms downstairs in The Big House with a large master bedroom. There are 1 ½ baths. The main bath is 12’ x 14’ with a large walk in shower. It also includes a washer and dryer.

Staff of 5 includes Cook, Housekeeper, Laundress, Gardeners and Full Time Drivers. Internet, Computer, Books, Board Games and Television is available. We also have Beach access, Bars, Restaurants and Day Trips.