King Size bed with private half bathBedroom with 2 extra long twin beds and out door shower.
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800 acres of hiking trails, bird watching, lush tropical gardens, and farmland, located in the cool hills of Caledonia, Westmoreland. This is the former estate of author Alex Haley (Roots). Art gallery with 2 grand pianos, harpsichord. LGBT Friendly. We welcome Musicians who are looking for a quiet and beautiful environment to practice and compose or just get together for a Jam session. You can book the entire Villa for such occasions.

The space

We are located in the mountains with a balmy climate, 30 minutes from the Beach or 45 Minutes to the Negril or Montego Bay Resorts. We can arrange driver for trips to various attractions. There is great hiking and bird watching. The premises is super Private and we are LGBT friendly. Suitable for Singles, Couples or Groups.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the Gardens and Gallery and Kitchen equipped with stove and refrigerator.

Interaction with guests

Yes we can offer help in arranging visits to major attractions. We will sometimes dine with guests. We try to make their stay comfortable and interesting. I want you to know that Jamaica is just not only Sand and Beaches. We have a resident Painter and Sculptor.

We interact with guests as needed otherwise you are afforded all the privacy you wish.

Other things to note

We appreciate people who are adventurous and respectful of their surroundings. No over imbibing. Rooms and grounds have paintings, wood and stone sculptures, some of which are erotic.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Cleaning Fee: 19
Weekly Discount: 6%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Respectful and Clean



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
May 2017
We were looking for a place to experience the mountains and rural areas of Jamaica not too far from the west end/Negril. Canute and the staff on the vast property were not only helpful, they cooked traditional fresh meals for us took us on hikes and were delightful to talk too. The place is very quiet and secluded and was a unique experience and place we will not forget. The amount of lush nature throughout the gardens, farms and property was spectacular. We hope to return.
Canute User Profile
Response from Canute:
Hi Mark\Laura, Thanks for the very nice review. I glad we made you feel welcome and you enjoyed your stay at Mountambrin. It would be wonderful to see you on a return visit. Again it was our pleasure hosting you and Laura. Warmest Regards Canute Gruhlke Mountambrin.
May 2017

Marianna User Profile
February 2017
This home is what turned Jamaica from a fantastic vacation to a trip to paradise. Located on top of a mountain, it overlooks the plain below with a distant view of the ocean. The garden is absolutely spectacular with a beautiful home (and fantastic rooms). When I saw where we were staying, I really thought I made a mistake and accidentally booked a really expensive and exclusive hotel. There are two things to keep in mind, if you are not driving, make sure you make arrangements for meals, this place is secluded and farther from town. The other is the art, there is a great deal of it and it leans strongly toward nude male elements. I had no problem with it and there was a family staying with younger kids who did not mind at all. But, if that is something that may make you feel very uncomfortable, I would not recommend this location. If it is on the edge of your comfort zone, go! This is really a tiny piece of paradise.
Canute User Profile
Response from Canute:
Hi Marianna, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation, it was truly a pleasure being a host to you and your family. Thanks for the wonderful review, you capture the essence of Mountambrin. I hope you will return and bring some friends. LOL. Again thank you very much. Canute Mountambrin Theater\Gallery
February 2017

Dulce User Profile
January 2017
Staying at Mount Tambrin was an unforgettable experience. Staying on this beautiful property made us feel like we were staying in a fantasy land right out of the pages of a book. The food was delicious, and Canute and everyone else there didn't treat us like guests, but like visiting family members. I can't wait to visit again!
Canute User Profile
Response from Canute:
Hi Dulce\Nico, Thank you very much for such a great review and I am so happy that we made you feel like party of our Mountambrin family. We would love to have you and Nico back anytime. I wish you and Nico good fortune for 2017. Please keep in touch. Warmest Regards Canute Gruhlke Mountambrin Theater\Gallery
January 2017

Riese User Profile
October 2016
I have to rate the art throughout the place as Adult-18. Nonetheless, this place is definitely off the beaten path. The temperature is cool since its in actually up the hills. The gardens are very beautiful. The grounds are quiet and there is a nice view of the plains below. 3 of the 4 bedrooms have glass windows & doors so you can see the views from inside; 1 has no windows and is pretty small compared to the other 3. The bathrooms were beautiful and clean. The chef is on-point and breakfast was great and sufficient to satisfy our hunger! Cons: the bedrooms were a bit musty and a few persons in my group experienced some sinus problems. On the whole, this was a good experience and our host Canute was wonderful, he drove out to meet us when we got "lost" along the way and was attentive to whatever we needed while we stayed there.

Muna User Profile
July 2016
What a gorgeous location, All was surprisingly amazing it makes me smile even thinking about it now. Beautiful, clean, unique and Canute is amazingly kind and excellent host. I don't think I have enough words to explained how nice that place is.
Canute User Profile
Response from Canute:
Hi Muna, Thanks for the very nice review. It was a pleasure hosting you, your friend and Children. My workers expressed how nice you all were to them. They hope you will all return to visit with us soon. I would not hesitate in recommending to any host. Warmest Regards to all Canute Gruhlke Mountambrin Theater\Gallery
July 2016

Odette User Profile
June 2016
What a find! A five star service and property! If you're looking for somewhere full of character, authenticity, history and culture, this hideaway in the hills of Westmorland is for you! The views from the villa's veranda are stunning. Looking out over the vista every morning was such a privilege as was wondering through the woods to all the secret clearings and buildings. I can't believe the fantastic array of home grown and cooked West Indian food we were served for breakfast each morning. I've never eaten so well! Canute was an amazing host. Nothing was too much to ask and he accommodated all our queries and requests before we'd even travelled and was just as accommodating throughout. We felt safe and cared for throughout our trip and our party ranged from age 2-72. I loved being able to chat to the resident sculptor and artist about his work and I learned so much. It's quite far up in the hills so definitely more of an escape holiday as although not far to things in the town/beach. I cannot more highly recommend this property.

X User Profile
February 2017
牙买加的世外桃源! 就房子本身而言,千万不要只被照片迷惑,Canute家拥有整个山顶,除了几套别具特色且艺术感极强的套房外,这里还有一个可以举办小型音乐会的Gallery。神奇的是,我们除了随时可以在花园里欣赏艺术作品,和各种Canute精心栽培的植物,还可以在Gallery用餐,主要食材全部来源于其花园中,实在太棒了! 我们临时决定多住一天,Canute像对待朋友一样热情的接待我们,生怕我们有任何不适。为我们解决所有问题。再次感谢他为我们所做的一切,这里绝对会成为我再去牙买加的理由!
Canute User Profile
Response from Canute:
Hello Snow\Li, I enjoyed hosting you both and I appreciate your love of Mountambrin. I wish you both much success and hope you will visit again. Happy Valentines to you both. Canute
February 2017

Montego Bay, JamaicaJoined in December 2013
Canute User Profile

I am a former Banker and Fitness Trainer, Worked in International Banking Operations and Private Banking for Bank of America, in Seattle, Washington USA. and as a Fitness Trainer for the YMCA, also in Seattle. I recently returned to Jamaica to help my dad in managing Mountambrin Villa and Theater Gallery. I am an avid Tennis and Squash Player, Bilingual (Spanish) and some French, enjoy cooking and a lover of latin music. I also enjoy traveling to different countries.

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