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Welcome to my Hummingbird Hill villa

in Oracabessa, Jamaica.

Famed Canadian architect David Taylor had a vision…to build a spectacular villa on Jamaica’s north coast high atop a hill the locals call “the John Crows Nest”. Perched 1000 feet above the sea overlooking Oracabessa Bay St Mary, the house boasts infinite views and confirms David’s reputation as one of the most creative, innovative designers in the world.

Completed in 1968. the house was christened Hummingbird Hill. Offering a 360 degree vista of both the Caribbean Sea and the Blue Mountains , this unique 3 bedroom villa is paradise found. The house is built vertically so that each floor has its own bedroom and bathroom.

Hummingbird Hill has a very open feel to it with accordion doors that open onto the deck and pool as well as floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the living room.

Two gazeboes offer a place to rest and shelter from the sun. There are several hammocks that provide a perfect way to catch the ocean breeze. A Jamaican vacation at Hummingbird Hill is a commitment to peace and relaxation. You will be pampered and spoiled….and you will leave with a love for this wonderful country that will stay with you forever.

There is satellite T.V., stereo, extensive CD and book libraries, solar hot water (with small electric tank in case of bad weather) and an authentic Jamaican jerk pan.  The kitchen is open and very well equipped.

Our villa is about one and a half hours drive from the Montego Bay airport. The town of Oracabessa is five minutes away with a market and local grocery. There is a beautifully secluded beach in at the foot of the hill. Other beaches nearby include James Bond Beach and Reggae Beach. Snorkeling off the reef at Moxons is but a ten minute drive. Ocho Rios, with full banking and shopping services is 20 minutes away.

A vacation at Hummingbird Hill is a chance to experience the real Jamaica.

Paradise never seemed so real.

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  • My first sighting of Hummingbird Hill was around 1980. Paradise! Would have a hard time counting how often I've returned...Well over 30! Standing on the balcony next to the beautiful pool you feel like you're '"King of the World". At night the sounds of near-by Jacks' River waft up the mountain; If you are lucky on a Saturday night you'll hear reggae parties and Sunday morning, the church bells calling the locals.


  • My computer screen is a picture of Hummingbird Hill TEN REASONS WHY... 10) You get all the basic facilities you need (telephone, satellite tv, great kitchen, showers in all three bedrooms, amazing pool) and still feel like you’re at a friend’s house, not a “rental”.


  • Hummingbird Hill is so peaceful, comfortable and with all the amenities needed for a getaway vacation The house is equiped with all the comforts of home and there is the most accomodating staff that is there to help with any request you may have.


  • If you want to have super R&R, without the crowds, without the noise, Hummingbird Hill is the finest place in Jamaica Beautiful vista! Wonderful people! Great food!  Spotless!»   


  • The peace and serenity of Hummingbird Hill is continuously being “shattered” by the soft sounds of the gentle breeze blowing through the shutters and open doors of this hilltop paradise. My first visit was in 1984 and my most recent was in 2006, with a dozen or so stops in between. Hummingbird Hill is truly my second home. The staff are like family to me. Settling in is no more complicated than kicking off my shoes and opening an ice cold Red Stripe!


  • My husband, two sons, and I spent 7 glorious days at Hummingbird Hill last summer. Middle room, with king size bed. Master bedroom, king size bed. Master bedroom, king size bed.   We totally bonded as a family in the cozy hilltop house. The pool was like therapy for us and we spent many hours just lazing around and soaking up the environment.


  • Hummingbird Hill is a peaceful and beautiful retreat where the "charm" of the Caribbean is still evident. It is easy to make this place a home away from home.