Fortlands Point on the Beach

Caribbean / Jamaica / Discovery Bay

On a stunning promontory, once the site of an old stone fort, sits a remarkable home named Fortlands Point. From its breathtaking location on the tip of the peninsula, the commanding view encompasses the turquoise water of Discovery Bay on one side and the deep blue Caribbean Sea on the other.

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  • 9 Bedroom 14,000-sq-ft Premier villa on 3 acres at the tip of a stunning Caribbean peninsula
  • Private shallow beach
  • Complimentary sea kayaks and paddle boards
  • Protected reefs for wonderful snorkeling ... fins, masks, and snorkels provided
  • 30 x 16-Foot infinity edge swimming pool with recirculating waterfall
  • Floating bar
  • Hot tub
  • Large Games/TV Room with a surround sound system & a bar area
  • Mirrored fitness room
  • 4-Hole synthetic putting green by the sea (putters & balls provided)
  • Amazing site for memorable, photogenic weddings in the waterfront Bride's Gazebo
  • Full staff:  chef, butlers, housekeepers, laundress, gardener
  • Fully renovated indoor kitchen
  • Outdoor kitchen, barbecue grill, and bar at the point of land on the water's edge for dining under the stars
  • Hammocks
  • Slide and swing set for children
  • Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary computer and fax
  • DSS television system ... sound system with music channels
  • DVD, big-screen television with surround sound, a library of movies
  • Norstar telephone system with intercoms to bedrooms, kitchen, staff quarters
  • Electronic security and bedroom safes
  • Wheelchair-accessible bedroom on ramped Lower Level
  • The common areas downstairs in the main house are not air-conditioned. However, the bedrooms, the TV room upstairs in the main house, and the games room in the cottage both have AC units. 

Named "one of the best villas in the world" by Islands magazine, August 2010 

On a stunning promontory, once the site of an old stone fort, sits a remarkable Premier home named Fortlands Point. From its breathtaking location on the tip of the peninsula, the commanding view encompasses the turquoise water of Discovery Bay on one side and the deep blue Caribbean Sea on the other. The views are simply magnificent. The clear buoyant water and adjacent reefs are a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Just a few feet from the point, the protected reefs are a colorful coral world of Jackfish, Parrot Fish, Wrass, and Sergeant Majors. The stereophonic sound of waves lapping the coral and beaches lulls guests to sleep each night.

Textures of teak, cedar, Italian tile, and Persian rugs complement the dramatic architecture. With families in mind, seven bedrooms (including two specifically for children) have been thoughtfully designed on individual split levels. The comfortable verandah is complete with a black granite bar, ice maker, and television. Sunset cocktail hours here drift into leisurely long dinners under the stars in any of five open-air dining areas. Inside is the formal dining room with a 100-year-old 12' mahogany heirloom table. As a special treat, the staff will serve dinner on the very point itself, followed by a seaside bonfire if you wish ~ evenings to treasure and remember.

Seven old cannons dot the three-acre grounds.  The adjacent mirrored fitness room includes a universal weight machine and elliptical cycle in a breezy space with a wonderful view of the sea.

Child-friendly, Fortlands Point offers two complimentary porta cribs, one high chair, and games for children (and adults too). The DSS satellite television system includes Disney and other children's programming. In the yard are two swings, one set of rings, a slide, and a mini-tree house.


LEVEL 1   
Living room, verandah, bar with television, sound system, outside dining areas, inside formal dining room, kitchen with 6-burner gas stove, walkway to staff quarters. All rooms open to a wide stone terrace, swimming pool, and hot tub. Four steps down to the lawn, three steps down to the main beach on the bay. Across the lawn, four steps down to two more beaches on the sea.

Bedroom 1 - Baron's Room
Custom-designed mahogany king-size bed (Baron's bed) plus daybed, television, French doors to furnished terrace and lawn, sea view, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower combination. Wheelchair-accessible bedroom and terrace via the ramped entrance and wide doorways.

LEVEL 2    
Bedroom 2 - East Ocean View Room
King-size bed, sea view, French doors to a furnished balcony, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower

Bedroom 3 - King Room
King size 4-poster bed, sea view, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower

Bedroom 4 - Boys' Room

Two double beds, television/cable, en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination

LEVEL 3     

Bedroom 5 - Captain's Room
Named for its prow-of-ship views. King-size bed, plus a day bed, television, walk-in closet, spacious en-suite bathroom with double-basin vanity, and large walk-in shower with 2 shower heads 
Family Room
Comfortable sitting room with large surround-sound television, DVD player, balcony, and sea view

LEVEL 4    
Bedroom 6 - Attic Room
Large loft bedroom under the high peaked ceiling. King-size bed, walk-in closet, and spacious bathroom with large walk-in shower (big enough for two)  Sea view from bedroom, bathroom, and shower

Bedroom 7 - Loft Room
Queen bed in the small cute room under the peaked ceiling, plus a daybed, and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower


All bedrooms feature state-of-the-art remote control air conditioners and ceiling fans
All bathrooms are fitted with stainless steel Kohler fixtures

LOWER LEVEL - Games & Media Room
Large game room, flat-screen TV with surround sound, bar area, Pool table, powder room


LEVEL ONE - Bedrooms 8 & 9 | Situated above the games room/gym, these rooms are not part of the main house.

Bedroom 8 
King-sized bed with ocean view balcony, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, and double vanities

Bedroom 9
King-sized bed with ocean view balcony, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, and double vanities

The homeowner requests that guests do not smoke in the bedrooms. Several balconies and other outdoor spaces are available.


Additional Information

Puerto Seco Beach – complimentary to guests on Discovery Bay
Located near the entrance of Fortlands Road (a 10-15 minute walk or 3-minute drive from your villa), is the newest water park & beach club to the North Coast.  For various fees, guests may enjoy the large aqua park, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaks & paddleboards. The club hosts a full-service bar and restaurant as well as private beach cabanas or sun loungers for rent.

The Wine Cellar
Fortlands Point has its own limited wine cellar. See Wine List.

Sample Menus


Wedding Policy




9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Sleeps 18 Guests

14000 Interior Square Ft.

  • All Bedrooms
  • TV Room (main house)
  • Game Room (cottage)
  • Child Friendly: Playground on Site
  • Slide and swing set for children
  • Two complimentary portacribs and one high chair
  • 4-hole synthetic putting green by the sea (putters & balls provided)
  • Other: Handicap Accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible bedroom on ramped Lower Level
  • Audio: Sirius or XM Radio
  • Audio: iPod Dock(s)
  • Communications: Complimentary Calls to the US, UK and Canada
  • Communications: Computer or Laptop
  • Communications: Wireless Internet Access
  • Pool and Sea Area: Hot Tub (outdoor)
  • Pool and Sea Area: Poolside Shower
  • Pool and Sea Area: Kayaks
  • Pool and Sea Area: Paddle Boards
  • Pool and Sea Area: Snorkel Gear
  • Chef
  • Butler
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
  • Gardener
  • Fitness Equipment: Some Fitness Equipment on Site
  • Peloton Bike
  • Puerto Seco Beach – complimentary to guests on Discovery Bay
  • Other: Spa on Site or Nearby
  • Other: Available for Weddings
  • Wedding (maximum guests: 100)
  • Bathrooms: Bathrobes
  • Bathrooms: Hair Dryers
  • Fully Renovated Kitchen
  • Offers limited wine cellar
  • Electronic security and bedroom safes
  • Cornhole Boards (with bean bags)


Pool Details

30x16 infinity edge pool & adjoining hot tub

Distance Details

Town: 5 minute walk to Discovery Bay, 25 minute drive to Ocho Rios
Airport: 60 minutes to MBJ via driver

Rates and Availability

Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
High Season: 7-night minimum stay required
Low Season: 5-night minimum stay required
Holidays: 7-night minimum stay required (full-house rate is required for Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve)
Check-In Times
Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 11:00 AM
Rate Policies
Maximum Occupancy is 18 adults. Additional Guest Fee: $100 per guest per night (based on prior approval)
Wedding Details
Damage Deposit: $3000 Maximum Guest: 100 is permitted. There is a venue fee for any wedding/event being held where the number of guests exceeds the occupants of Fortlands Point. The wedding surcharge is based on the number of guests attending the event. 9-40 Guests: $1000 41-70 Guests: $2000 71-100 Guests: $3000 *Subject to change without notice
Surcharge for festive bookings
5% surcharge for festive bookings



The place was amazing on every level: from the grounds to the staff to the food… we couldn’t have asked for more! Really a magical week. Particular kudos to Sean, Jev, the housekeeping staff and chef James (who was masterful). It would be great to return one day, but for now that remains somewhere in the more distant future.

-Bronfman Party

The staff at Fortlands Point is amazing. We loved each and every one of them. They are respectful and friendly - a great combo! Chef Patrick is pure genius with a fantastic personality. We wish we could take him home with us! This year was just as great a last year - if not a little bit better. We will absolutely be back - This was the best vacation ever!

Charles U - Rye, NY

Lovely people…caring, kind & fun! Great experience for everyone. Thank you!

Tracy S.

After 25 years we decided to return to Jamaica. We wanted a new experience so we decided to rent a villa. I am so glad we chose Fortlands Point. We had a wonderful stay!! The property is fabulous and the staff is great and they cater to your every whim. Chef Patrick fixes great food (loved the strawberry soup and how he prepared the fish that we caught that day - yummy!), and Gregory makes a mean Pina colada or rum punch. The pavilion has the best breeze. It makes you want to sleep right there. The kids stayed in the pool and even the littlest one (age 2) overcame her fear and wanted to join in the fun. They also had a blast building sand castles on the beach. We've been spoiled and will find it very hard to go to a resort now. Love this place, can't wait to return. It felt like home.

Henrietta G.

Everything Excellent. Thanks for an amazing week!

Kent M.

7th visit. Super resort-style villa. The staff is the best and Patrick’s cooking is fabulous. We will absolutely return.

Treger S.

The service is outstanding! What a wonderful experience.

Maxine K.

The food was delicious. Wonderful time had by all. Appreciated the staff.

Debra P.

The staff are phenomenal! There is no better staff!! Roy, our driver was great. We will be back!

Vonda W.

The staff is outstanding and they made us all fee like we were home. LOVE THEM ALL!! VERY SPECIAL....

Treger S.

Our group of 12 family and friends included one child of ten. This sprawling villa and large property provided enough space that each of us could have all of the privacy and quiet time we wanted as well as large indoor and covered outdoor areas of seating for group meals, games etc. We had avid readers, active child and adults, enthusiastic water sports fans, card/game players, yoga & squash enthusiasts etc. in our group and each was able to indulge in their preferred activities. There was almost always a breezy, shaded spot somewhere within earshot of the waves and views of the sea.

The water activities available included snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards (picture Huck Finn circa 2013), aluminum boat and infinity pool. Discovery Bay is home to a myriad of marine life including sea turtles and the deck at the point was the perfect place to see fish without getting wet.

This was the 6th villa vacation that my husband and I have taken and we have high expectations for accommodations and service. While we enjoy great meals, we do not expect gourmet fare at every meal and especially with a large group. We determined that buffet style worked best for our group.

Overall, the vacation was superb due to the attentiveness and courtesy of the staff who went above and beyond our expectations over and over again.

Patrick provided amazing and substantial meals, appetizers, snacks, breakfast pastries, homemade cookies and fruit breads and my favorite villa treat, homemade plantain chips. Patrick's food budgeting prowess was overwhelming and I was impressed that he shopped for groceries as if he was spending his own money. Kudos to Patrick for coming in substantially under budget and meeting all of our dietary needs. (OK, no one really NEEDS to have eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, banana bread, muffins, toast, waffles and fruit at every breakfast, but some of our group apparently do.)

Keno, Kemeel and Sean provided some of the best service we have ever experienced and ensured that every need was met. They are all superstars and time and time again did much more than required. Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation we extend to them. To Keno who was always there (including fishing at 5:30 am), providing first aid, serving drinks, kayaking with Ben, fixing coffee makers, and ensuring the health and safety of all, you are an exceptional young man and set an amazing example for the rest of the staff. I am so glad that you participated in the zip lining adventure and officially joined the family. Sometimes it's good to take that leap of faith and just jump ("with every broken bone I swear I lived")

Kemeel quickly and effectively dealt with a few minor issues and provided so many special services and touches that were unexpected and appreciated (you are an amazing seamstress!). Your courtesy, sense of humor and personality made our stay exceptional.

Sean provided amazing service with enthusiasm, good humor and was willing to do anything for us, including providing "protection services". Three of our group decided to walk down to a local bar on our last afternoon. They would have been perfectly safe on their own, but Sean accompanied them and enjoyed a ginger ale while they were there. In addition, Keno and Delano (our excellent hired driver) also passed by in the van to ensure all was all, and in all honesty, see if any of them needed a ride back to the villa.

Thank you to all of the staff for all of the extras, including towel origami on the beds, flowers in the towels, doing our laundry, serving drinks, hauling firewood for the bonfire, meals in the gazebo, barbecues at the picnic tables, dinner on the point and too many services to mention.

Once again, a huge thank you to Sharon at Villas by Linda Smith. The services you extend are superb!

Sandy W.

The staff at Fortlands Point is amazing. We loved each and every one of them. They are respectful and friendly - a great combo! Chef Patrick is pure genius with a fantastic personality. We wish we could take him home with us! This year was just as great a last year - if not a little bit better. We will absolutely be back - This was the best vacation ever!

Charles U.

We had the best holiday ever! Everyone and everything went perfectly. The villa is beyond Heaven and the staff looked after our every need. We were all so happy which made the holiday one which we will never forget especially as Michael and I wanted to mark our 50th wedding anniversary in this special way.
Little touches, like the rail to assist getting into the sea at the little cove, made a huge difference to Michael and me! He was able to get in and out without help and it was the first time he had been able to swim safely in the sea for years!
Ricardo and Sean did so much to make our stay so wonderful as did all the other staff.
We are really hoping one day, to make a return visit!

Mary F

This property is a lot nicer than the pictures. The layout is perfection! - Miriam Y.

What an exciting and wonderful experience! I cannot thank you and your company enough for making my birthday such a blast. The service was first class and the property was beyond, beyond what you saw on the internet. It did not do it justice. Thank you!

Neil R.

Our family of eight, including a two and half year old, spent five wonderful days at Fortland Point Villa. There aren’t many places that exceed one’s expectations but this property definitely did that. The house is elegant with high end furnishings and beautiful artwork while the grounds are extensive and lush. Every corner has some little detail that adds to your experience. There is something for every member of the family, from lawn games to sports equipment to numerous lounging areas. The infinity pool has a large shallow area for little ones and a fabulous hot tub for adults.

The whole downstairs is open to the outside so you always feel you are in the fresh air.

The bedrooms don’t disappoint either with comfortable beds and soft linens. Each bedroom has a fabulous bathroom. One bathroom has a tub that was great for our two year old grandson. The new entertainment area with pool table and huge TV was great for movies in the evenings. We all fit on the huge, plush sectional.

The beach with the cove was exceptional with a large shallow area for children and a swimming platform to jump from for everyone. The reef just outside the cove was so much fun for snorkeling. We made use of all three beaches. Every morning the beach and lawn were groomed for any seaweed , leaves, etc.

The staff has the perfect balance between service and respecting your privacy. Simply tell them your expectations and they will meet them. Once they realized we enjoyed snacks with cocktails before dinner, they magically appeared. We enjoyed three delicious meals for five days plus snacks for under the recommended budget. I don’t think you can beat that anywhere.

At the end of the day you would return to your bedroom to find your bed turned down, AC running, drapes drawn and a thermos of ice cold water by your bedside. All areas were kept immaculate. And coming home with clean laundry was a real treat.

Thanks to Linda Smith Villas for arranging everything from transportation to our wonderful spa day with Oshun spa. We are family that travels extensively and rarely repeat experiences but everyone agreed this was one property we would like to make a family tradition.

Proffitt Family

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