Frankfort is one of Jamaica’s most famous 17th Century fortress which has been restored with over half a million dollars in refurbishments. This is now one of Jamaica’s more remarkable vacation homes on one of Ocho Rio’s largest stretches of private white sandy beaches.
Prospect Plantation is a working Jamaican agricultural property where you can see bananas, cassava, sugarcane, coffee, allspice and many other crops. As your tractor drawn Jitney travels through Prospect your guide will delight you with stories of the colourful history of the estate. It combines the opportunity to enjoy an educational, relaxing and enjoyable trip to one of Jamaica’s oldest plantation.
Originally a fortified residence dating back to the 17th century, Frankfort is possibly the most desirable property in Jamaica. The private secluded white sand beach is an attraction that has been enjoyed by some of the greatest luminaries of the 20th century including:
Sir Winston Churchill, Queen Mary, Prince Edward, Princess Alice
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Prime Minister Michael Manley, Sir Noel Coward
Mr. Pierre Trudeau, Bryan Adams, Drew Barrymore and many others….
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 ~ the other, a comfy living room, television, music and games area. The 80’ Travertine and old stone verandah is furnished from 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, 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 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 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 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 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.
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 are 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 water front with spectacular ocean views.
- On-property shared tennis court access
- On property wellness center with shared gym and spa/massage area
- 50% Discount on all Yaaman Tours
- Discounted greens fees at Sandals Upton Golf course
- Discount / priority booking of Dolphin Cove attractions
- One complimentary airport transfer (based on a 7 night stay)
- 24 Hour manned security
- Historical Plantation Home
- 5 Star Accommodation & Service
- 300 ft. Private, White Sand Beach
- WiFi Broadband Internet
- Satellite TV, DVD Library
- Bose Sound Docks & CD Players
- 42″ Plasma TV in Master Suite
- Flat Panel TVs in all Bedrooms & Living Room
- A/C in all Bedrooms
- Complimentary Plantation Tour & Horseback Riding
- Discounted Golf Fees
- Discounted Access to Sans Souci Hotel – Sap, Gym, Water Sports & Nightly Entertainment
- 24 Hour Security
- Cook, butler and maid/laundress
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Cable television
- Private security guards
- VCR & stereo cassette/CD player
- Free WiFi
|Travel Dates||Bedrooms||Min. Night Stay||Nightly Rates|
|GART Room Tax: $1 per bedroom per night|
|January 05, 2023 – April 15, 2023
|6||5||$ 4294 *|
|April 16, 2023 – December 14, 2023
|6||5||$ 3594 *|
|December 15, 2023 – January 04, 2024
Christmas/ New Year’s
|6||10||$ 5694 *|
|Rooms are for priced for double occupancy only. Extra guests may be approved by the homeowner and an extra guest fee may be applied. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.|
Wedding Details- 5 night minimum stay required. Weddings venue fee: $3,000. Maximum guests: 150
Minimum stay of 3 nights for all periods ( except Christmas – New Year ) and a minimum of 10 nights is required for bookings during the Christmas period. Prices quoted include local room tax @ US$1 / room / night. Food and drink are not included in the room rates. Please contact us for special packages or promotions.
There are no discounts offered on venue rates. Security deposits will be claimed if damage is done to the property while being rented
Maximum guest capacity must be adhered to.
In order to qualify to rent a villa venue we require guests to stay a minimum period of 3 nights (10 nights for Christmas period)