Commanding a strategic position atop one of the highest points of the historic Tryall Club, Following Seas is a gracious, visually arresting house that combines the attributes of a much-cherished family home with the world-class facilities of a boutique hotel and the aura of old Hollywood glamour. Surrounded by seven acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, this is a house that is true to its name for as you stroll from drawing room to veranda, from flower-filled gardens to pool or from bed to patio; the view follows the line of the glistening sea below.
Stylistically, Following Seas has brought together the blues of the sea and sky, and the greens of the lawns and surrounding trees, bringing them inside to create an interior that is both colorful yet tranquil.
Space is a keyword where everyone can come together or retreat to their own favorite newly-discovered corner. An expansive covered terrace with dining area overlooks the sparkling infinity pool, as well as the ocean with a private Jacuzzi spa and outdoor bar, each with their own terraces. With a deck that overlooks the magnificent bay and perfectly placed to observe the setting sun, there is a large media cottage complete with an 80 inch flat-screen television and bar area. A 900 square foot living room with the original fretwork tray ceiling is one of the loveliest at Tryall. A dining gazebo built around natural coral rock and surrounded by gardens is where up to thirty-five guests may dine in comfort.
Beyond the dining gazebo is a large furnished cantilevered deck overlooking the forested eastern valley. This is a phenomenal view and not only totally absorbing but quite simply spellbinding.
The latest technology includes satellite radio, an intercom system, high-speed wireless internet in every room and a Vonage phone line that provides free calls to America, Canada and most of Europe.
In the main house there are four bedrooms. They comprise of a master suite with two private “his” and “her’ bathrooms; an outdoor shower and dressing area; a guest room with a king bed; a second guest room with two full-size beds; and a third guest room with two twin beds which can be converted to a king. Each guest room has a private double bathroom expertly fitted with marble and granite custom-built cabinetry and crystal cupboard and draw handles that mirror the color of the guest room walls.
Off the main house is a hideaway guest cottage which offers two bedrooms separated by a sitting room. The master bedroom – with what is arguably the finest bedroom view at Tryall – has a hand-carved four poster bed, covered veranda and private sun terrace as well as outdoor shower under a majestic 90 foot palm tree. The second bedroom has two full beds as well as splendid views and both bedrooms enjoy a private plunge pool, living room and kitchen with breakfast area.
All six bedrooms have flat screen televisions.
The stunning fully equipped private gym is located in a tower which has a 360 degree viewing platform on the upper level offering amazing views.
A charismatic, engaging and knowledgeable staff of eight provides hospitality for which Jamaica is legendary. Guests also have at their disposal three golf carts to explore and traverse the Club.
Following Seas may be rented with 4, 5 or 6 bedrooms.