About the Homestay
Tranquility Estate has been our home for the last 15 years – first as a holiday getaway and now as a permanent residence. It is one of the most beautiful homes in Kingston, in the exclusive area of Jacks Hill. The house sits on three levels, the main house containing 4 bedrooms, a self-contained studio which overlooks the swimming pool at the lower level and the self-contained cottage is to the rear of the house.
The property covers just under 6,000 sq. ft and our Mediterranean style house is built of red bricks and mahogany with cool black marble floor throughout. The Estate sits on 12 acres of Jamaican hillside and offers 320° views of Kingston, the surrounding hills and mountains and is the last house at the end of a private road. When you’re on the veranda, you can choose the dazzling views of Kingston or the serenity of the hills and mountains. We have a terraced garden, home to the ever blooming Bougainvillea, avocados, oranges, and lime trees along with our bee hives.
One of my many skills is that I am a trained Cordon Bleu cook, who loves to do just that. In addition to cooking, I love all kinds of music, the theatre, travel, culture, reading and collecting books, politics and my most favourite – people.
At present, I work with the gardeners with the clear aim of turning the Estate into one of self-sufficiency, so that in time we will produce we will produce most of the food eaten on the Estate. It is a very exciting time! We have planted bananas, tomatoes, okra, yams, cassava, potatoes, sweet potatoes, red peas, gungo peas, spinach, callaloo, pumpkin and watermelons – no small task! The Estate already has growing 7 types of mango, grapefruit, lychees, oranges, limes, coconut, avocado pear, soursop and other fruits and vegetables. If you would like a tour of the grounds (and you have strong boots and a good head for heights) just ask me and we will provide you a walking stick and show you around.
I look forward to sharing my home with you and I’ll do everything possible to ensure you joy your stay.
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Ours is a private road, with beautiful houses belonging to affluent people in who work in the city but want to escape from it after the working day. We are a 15 minutes drive from Kingston where you will find all the malls, gyms, museums and restaurants to enjoy.
There is also Hellshire Beach which is an hour drive away where you can sample the freshest fish cooked by skilled chefs - a real delight!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
Diet Type available on request
Please respect us and the property as we would yours. If you would like to have friends over please clear it with us first, it won't be a problem but we do like to know who's coming over! We want you to enjoy your stay in Jamaica so please let us know if you need anything.
Smoking is allowed indoors and outdoors.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.