NEWPORT, RI, September 2006 – Kyalami ('our loving home' in Zulu) is a new two-bedroom Caribbean mansion (villa code MA KYA) on St. Thomas that is among the several new and / or recently refurbished rental villas added to Wimco's US Virgin Islands' portfolio this season.
Stiles Bennet, Wimco's Director of Marketing adds "We've been representing villas in the USVI since 1990 and never has the quality of design and the level of amenities been so exciting..."
The grand dame of new villas on St. Thomas may well be Indochine (villa code MA IND) with four bedrooms, and a resident cook and housekeeper, all on a gated and fenced three-acre estate with breathtaking views over the islands of St John, Tortola & Jost Van Dyke. Asian antiques and West Indian pieces including antique Balinese daybeds accommodate cognoscenti who also appreciate that the resident cook and housekeeper live in an apartment below the villa and are on call to accommodate guests. Chef's culinary talents are included in Indochine's rental rates (he'll cook & serve your choice of 5 meals per week - you simply pay for groceries and choose which meals you'd like him to prepare). Rates up to Dec. 16 are $10,000 weekly.
Stargate (villa code MA GAT) offers a nearly 360-degree ocean view atop Picara Point. This new three-bedroom gem includes a handcrafted mahogany spiral staircase to an observatory tower equipped as a secluded office with sweeping views from Magens to the BVIs and St. John. Rates up to Dec. 16 are $3,600 weekly.
Also brand-new is Villa Jamie (villa code MA JAM) with five bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen including a five-burner ceramic cook stove, on Cliffside, oceanfront location. Rates up to Dec. 16 are $6,000 weekly.
Five-bedroom Villa Gisela (villa code MA GIS) near Magens Bay Beach has just undergone a two-year renovation. It now includes a children's suite on the lower level accommodating children and their nanny or grandparents. Rates up to Dec. 16 are $6,000 weekly.
Great View (villa code MA GRE) has added three bedrooms for a total of six. The weekly rate through Dec. 16 is $5,600.
Delfina (villa code MAS DEL) is the newest super star on St. John. This is a brand-new, $7 million, five-suite home with a gourmet kitchen and a swimming pool overlooking Peter Bay, the BVIs and Caribbean. It is a one-minute drive to Peter Bay Beach. Look for details such as onyx countertops, mother-of-pearl sinks and electronic bells and whistles geared to folks of all ages. Rates up to Dec. 15 are $14,000 weekly.
Waterfall (villa code MAS WAT) was just completed this year in an easy-living courtyard floor plan with three bedrooms and easy handicapped access that includes a wheelchair ramp, wide doors and handicap accessible showers, among others. Rates up to Dec. 15 are $4,145 weekly.
Peter Bay Beach House (villa code MAS BAY) is located in the sought-after and exclusive gated enclave situated within the National Park of Peter Bay just 15 steps from its verandah to a white sand beach. This three-bedroom house offers a working fireplace, gourmet kitchen and baby grand piano encompassed in a stunning architectural design. Rates up to Dec. 15 are $20,000 weekly.
Information about winter rates is available at www.wimco.com, or by calling Wimco. In addition to booking villas and airplane tickets, Wimco’s reservations staff are happy to book rental cars, boat charters, provision the villa, arrange for babysitters and make dinner reservations. To book a villa in the Virgin Islands, please call 1-800-932-3222.
Wimco is the leading marketer of private villa rentals and distinctive hotels in the Caribbean and Europe. Now in its 24th year, the company has been sending clients to its exclusive portfolio of properties in St Barts, St Martin, Barbados, Italy, France, Mykonos and many other desirable vacation destinations.
Fortune Magazine rated Wimco amongst the top five villa specialists in the world as the result of its strict selection standards for high-quality properties, the largest exclusive portfolio of properties in the Caribbean and Europe and its award winning client service. Forbes Magazine recently rated Wimco's online villa rental service "Best of the Web".
View Wimco's villa rental portfolio at www.wimco.com or call toll-free 1-800-932-3222 (US) or 44-0870-850-1144 (UK).
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