Spectacular Caribbean Villa Rentals
Few things in life are more luxurious and uplifting than kicking back at a private tropical villa, cocktail in hand, while your hammock sways in the breeze, the kids frolic on the beach and dinner is courtesy of a private chef.
By Kyle Fulton
With the Caribbean chockfull of well-appointed homes waiting to be enjoyed, the region is ripe for renting. When wanderlust strikes, consider your options, as the key to a carefree villa stay is to know what you want. Are you seeking a romantic beachfront abode on the unspoilt isles of Turks and Caicos or a grand hillside estate in the Virgin Islands? Kid-friendly? Tennis court? With daily housekeeping or a private chef, villa experiences are completely customisable. In addition to convenience, renting a villa can be terrific value, especially if travelling with a large group or off-peak season when rates can be up to 40 percent lower. Here is a selection of region's finest villas - is it not time you discovered your perfect hideaway?
Surfsong, British Virgin Islands
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Recently refreshed, Surfsong Villa Resort is known for its impeccable tailored service and hospitality. Located on a stunning stretch of pristine beach on Beef Island, with seven villas ranging from one-to-three bedrooms, each with king beds, A/C, satellite TV and personal patios, Surfsong offers the privacy of a private home with all the expected conveniences of an upscale resort. With luxuries such as Nespresso machines, Bose bluetooth speakers, a concierge to organise activities, complimentary watersports and chef services, as well as free WIFI, it is the perfect place to rediscover time, island style.
For more information, please contact , call 284.495.1864 or visit www.surfsong.net
Outrigger House, US Virgin Islands
Three hundred feet above Charlotte Amalie Harbour is Outrigger House, a stunning four bedroom abode with mesmerising views of the harbour and all of its activity. The newly-built luxurious and spacious 5,000 square-foot house is well situated with easy access to the town below, an infinity pool, private parking for four cars, top-end appliances, a workout room, WIFI, satellite television, as well as a large deck, perfect for enjoying the cool breeze or for private functions.
For more information, please contact Steve Lammens at , call 340.643.5445 or visit www.outriggerhouse.com
Sol y Sombra, British Virgin Islands
Set upon the golden sands of Virgin Gorda, Sol y Sombra is a unique tropical property that is bordered by two spectacular beaches. With five private pavilions dotted over an acre of landscaped grounds, each presenting seclusion within extravagant surroundings, the enclosed property is a lush haven of barefoot luxury. Accommodation is perfect for both young and old, small families and large groups, as there are three beachfront pavilions opening onto a 30-foot vanishing edge pool, as well as four separate bedroom suites within the main villa, each with private outdoor terraces, flat screens and mini-fridges. With a European-style kitchen, complete with private chef upon request, and a lit tennis court, Sol y Sombra offers a premium holiday retreat.
For more information, please contact Bernadette George at , call 284.494.2446 or visit www.solysombrabvi.com
Park Place, Cayman Islands
A thoroughly modern condominium located 100 feet from the turquoise waters and sugary sands of famed Seven Mile Beach, Park Place will make you want to directly pass 'go' and put down roots. Able to comfortably sleep six within its three bedrooms, it is ideal for families, a girls' getaways or a lads' trip. Tastefully decorated, with up-to-date amenities, a fully loaded kitchen, free WIFI, housekeeping available upon request, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers and toys, the condominium is also adjacent to The Strand Shopping Centre, which conveniently offers restaurants, cafes, grocery shopping, a liquor store, banking and more, making this home ideal for a getaway
For more information, please contact George Davidson at , or call 345.516.2000
Casa Al Mare, The Bahamas
Newly built, the impressive 7,000 square-foot oceanfront Casa al Mare provides turn key convenience, ideal for families wanting a carefree holiday. Beyond the private beach - complete with a water's edge gazebo perfect for sundowners - this five bedroom home is set upon over an acre of lush lawn, has an enclosed yard, salt water pool and Jacuzzi, as well as flat screen televisions, a workout room, top-of-the-line appliances and matchless elegance. A beautiful blend of classic Mediterranean architecture and modern conveniences, it looks out over clear azure waters to offer a matchless tropical retreat.
For more information, please contact Ryan Knowles at , call 242.322.1041 or 242.376.7731 or visit www.HGChristie.com Ref: NR11052
Turtle Breeze, Turks & Caicos
A stunning mix of modern Caribbean and Mediterranean style, Turtle Breeze offers guests a contemporary beachfront dwelling on a quiet peninsula. With six bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and separate outdoor entrances, and nestled on over two acres of pristine Grace Bay Beach, the abode is well suited for big groups. A large free-form swimming pool with waterfalls and lagoons will entertain the children for hours, while the swim-up bar featuring underwater bar stools will entice the adults. Walking distance to numerous restaurants and shopping, as well as offering fantastic snorkelling mere steps away, Turtle Breeze is a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece that holds the promise of a perfect holiday.
For more information, please contact , call toll free 866.294.2149 or visit www.turtlebreeze.com
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