Over-The-Top Modern Villa On St. Barts

NEWPORT, RI, July 2005 -- One of travel’s pleasures is awakening in a strange bed. One of the pleasures of renting a villa is awakening in a strange bed surrounded by a décor sensibility completely the opposite of home.

Imagine a solitary palm overlooking a gray infinity pool accessed by a covered terrace. Follow the terrace into the house’s interior of designer white chaises, then outside to a tropical garden path that leads to a private coconut grove accessing a marine nature reserve perfect for snorkeling.

St. Barts Villa SIB GRO in Marigot is a European-architect-designed, hi-tech, minimalist concept of clean lines, natural materials, and top-quality finishes such as bleached teak woodwork, lava stone, Balinese pebbles and cembonit floors, teamed with the inspiration of a color range from Mia Zia, and beautiful modern Italian furniture. The rooms (3 bedrooms) are all dove gray, each with a different vibrant color accent: bougainvillea pink, tangerine orange, ocean turquoise, banana leaf green.

The kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight, with state-of-the-art cooktop, Smeg gas hob and oven, two enormous stainless steel fridges and two Miele dishwashers. An Italian designer dining table inside mirrors that on the shaded terrace.

Based on the number of bedrooms requested, the weekly rate through mid December (Thanksgiving not available) is from $7,000 to $10,000; and $14,000 to $17,000 from early January through mid April 2006.

Many of the St. Barts villas that are exclusively represented by WIMCO, the Newport, Rhode Island luxury vacation villa and hotel company, have been completely renovated; and there are several brand-new properties to tempt visitors away from the briskly changing seasons at home.

Rates include accommodation only and daily maid service. WIMCO can tailor-make the villa holidays to suit each client’s needs for private chefs, in-villa spa programs, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

WIMCO’s 2005-2006 villa inventory can be previewed on line at www.wimco.com (US) and www.wimco.co.uk (UK and Europe), by phone, please call toll free 1/800/932-3222 (US) or 44 0870 850 1144 UK).

Since 1983 WIMCO ( West Indies Management Company) has marketed and managed reservations for an expanding collection of select Caribbean and European villas and hotels. PRESS CONTACTS:

US -- Sara@WidnessPR.com

UK – Sarah.hurley@mangopr.co.uk