Frankfort on the Beach
Caribbean / Jamaica / Ocho Rios
17th Century fortress restored as a remarkable private home on a perfect private Caribbean beach.
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- Full staff: butlers, cooks, gardeners, housekeepers/laundress
- 8 Person hot tub overlooking the sea
- Sea kayaks, children’s beach toys, table tennis, volleyball for beach or lawn
- Shared tennis court 5-minute walk, balls, and 4 tennis racquets provided
- 6 Flat screen satellite televisions, 1 piano
- Wireless Internet access (bring your laptop)
- NordicTrack Incline and Weslo Cadence fitness equipment
- Child Friendly: 2 complimentary cribs, 1 complimentary high chair, 1 sofa bed
- Electronic gates, safes in bedroom closets
- Apple TV
- Completely private, yet minutes from shopping and activities in lively Ocho Rios
- One (1) complimentary round-trip airport transfer included with a 7-night rental (Montego Bay airport or Kingston airport)
Frankfort Villa & Grounds
Frankfort is a 17th Century fortress, brilliantly restored as a remarkable four-bedroom home on a beautiful Caribbean beach.
Today, Frankfort is a paradigm of 21st Century laid-back elegance. A brilliant half-million dollar renovation introduced Italian Travertine floors, chic and comfortable sitting areas in crisp white fabrics, and stunning Euro-style modern bedrooms with all-new en-suite bathrooms and glass-wall showers. All furniture and fabrics were imported from the UK and Europe, many having been designed exclusively for Frankfort by Caroline Shasha Interiors of London. The original two-foot thick rough stone walls and gun slots are still in place, reminders of Frankfort’s days as a British fort defending against Spanish invaders and pirates. Two old cannons were dug up from the beach and now hold reign squarely on the lawn.
Floor-to-ceiling bookcases divide the ground floor into two sections: one, an elegant inside dining space and dimly-lit bar ~ and the other, a comfy living room, television, music, and games area. The 80’ Travertine and old stone verandah is furnished by the stylish Dedon Collection from Germany. This covered porch is the gathering area for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and al fresco dining as the sun sets over Frankfort’s beach.
The beach is soft, and the swimming water is wonderful. The gardener will place comfortable beach chaises in the sun or under thatch umbrellas. The staff may surprise you with a torchlight beach feast one night. 300 yards offshore is a live reef; snorkels and masks are provided. On request, the butler will hire jet skis, Hobie cats, sea bikes, sailfish, a sunset booze cruise, or a deep-sea fishing boat. Most water sports can be paid for by credit card at the nearby Prospect Plantation Office. Nearby attractions include tubing on the White River, shopping in Island Village, swimming with dolphins, walking up the famous Dunn’s River Falls, and touring Prospect Plantation (the original Great House up the mountain).
For decades, Sir Harold and Lady Mary Mitchell hosted an array of renowned guests. A peek at the leather-bound guest book hints at a fascinating history. Frankfort was a holiday retreat of Winston Churchill, Queen Mary, Prince Edward, Princess Alice, Secretary-General U Thant, the Archduke and Archduchess of Austria, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister Michael Manley, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Sir Noel Coward, Bryan Adams, and Drew Barrymore, to name a few. Old photos of celebrity guests still sit atop the piano.
Accommodations in the Main House
Each bedroom in the main house has a flat-screen television and opens through double doors to the 80' balcony and ocean view. Each bathroom has chic Euro-design Grohe fixtures, double-basin vanity, and a glass-wall shower. While all bedrooms have blackout curtains and remote-control quiet air conditioning, you may opt to sleep with doors open to the sound of waves lapping on the beach.
Master Bedroom - 460 sq ft
King-size bed, walk-in closet, en-suite Travertine bathroom, glass-wall rainfall shower plus a separate bathtub.
Middle Bedroom - 240 sq ft
Optional king-size or twin beds, walk-in closet, glass, and tile walk-in shower.
End Bedroom - 400 sq ft
Optional king-size or twin beds plus sofa bed, glass, and tile walk-in shower.
Accommodations in the Schoolhouse
A cut stone path leads 60 feet across the lawn to the old Schoolhouse, built in 1953 for the Mitchells’ only daughter, Mary Jean. While Sir Harold and Prime Minister Churchill were meeting in the main house, little Mary Jean’s care and education were looked after here by her nanny and her tutor. Some years later, a second story was added and the Schoolhouse was converted to an air-conditioned cottage with Frankfort’s fourth bedroom.
Optional king-size or twin beds, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity, and walk-in shower. Overlooks the beach and ocean.
Optional king-size or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity, and walk-in shower. Overlooks the beach and ocean.
Optional king-size or twin beds, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity, and walk-in shower. Opens onto the beach. Access to this bedroom is through the ground floor living room with television and mini fridge.
The maximum desired occupancy in Frankfort is 12 adults. Based on request/approval, can accommodate 2 extra children under the age of 5.
The Prospect Estate is a 1,000-acre property on the north coast of Jamaica, nestled between the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea and the lush greenery of the mountains.
Prospect Estate is a short distance from the picturesque town of Ocho Rios, one mile east of the White River which separates the parishes of St. Ann and St. Mary. The Prospect Estate Villas is approximately a two-hour drive from the airport in Montego Bay and two hours from the airport in Kingston. All of the villas are located on the Estate’s waterfront with spectacular ocean views.
- On-property shared tennis court access with complimentary
racquets & balls
- On-property wellness center with shared gym and
- 50% Discount on all Yaaman Tours when booked on the island
- Discounted greens fees at Sandals Upton Golf course
- Priority booking of Dolphin Cove attractions
- One complimentary airport transfer (based on a 7-night stay)
- 24-hour manned security
6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms
Sleeps 12 Guests
5082 Interior Square Ft.
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 1 (Main House): Master Bedroom (460 sq ft) with King-size bed, walk-in closet, en-suite Travertine bathroom, glass-wall rainfall shower plus separate bathtub
Bedroom 2 (Main House): Optional king-size or twin beds, walk-in closet, glass and tile walk-in shower (240 sq ft )
Bedroom 3 (Main House): Optional king size or twin beds plus sofa bed, glass and tile walk-in shower (400 sq ft)
Bedroom 4 (School House - Upstairs): Optional king-size or twin beds, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity and walk-in shower. Overlooks the beach and ocean
Bedroom 5 (School House - Upstairs): Optional king-size or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity and walk-in shower. Overlooks the beach and ocean
Bedroom 6 (School House - Downstairs): Optional king-size or twin beds, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with double-basin marble vanity and walk-in shower. Opens onto the beach. Access to this bedroom is through the ground floor living room with television and mini fridge
Beach Details300 Foot private white sand beach
Pool DetailsPrivate infinity edge pool
Distance DetailsTown: 4 minute drive to Ocho Rios
Airport: 75 minute drive to MBJ airport
Staff and ServicesButlers
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)For stays less than seven nights, airport transfer available upon request
VIP Private Car Transfer available upon request to and from the airport
Club Mobay VIP Lounge Service: Reservation may be made during booking or while at villa
Tennis pro available upon request
Golf - Green fees, caddies, and golf cart rentals
Tours such as climbing the famous Dunns River Falls, swimming with the dolphins, catamaran cruise and shopping at Duty Free stores in the town of Ocho Rios located five minutes from the Villas
Laundry Service/ Dry Cleaning
Location DetailsTown: 15 minutes via driver
Airport: 120 minutes to MBJ, 120 minutes to KIN
Golf Available nearby - Sandals Golf Club
Full Gym Nearby (walk or drive)
Villa NotesChild Friendly
Check-In: 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Available for Weddings/functions
Easter Holiday: 7-night minimum stay required
Christmas/New Year's Holidays: 10-night minimum stay required.
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.