Wimco Announces Its Newest Villas in the Virgin Islands

NEWPORT, RI, October 2007 - Wimco, the leading international marketer of exclusive and sophisticated vacation homes in sun-splashed places (think Caribbean and on the Mediterranean), announces that it has added three new villas to its portfolio of exclusive-only-to-Wimco villas in the Virgin Islands.

On St. John, Villa MAS JUNin Catherineberg is a five-bedroom luxury estate secluded in Virgin Islands National Park. Included in the weekly rate are services of a gourmet chef for one evening's dinner, daily maid service, and a complimentary roundtrip transfer from St Thomas airport to St John ferry dock in a private air-conditioned van.

Villa MAS JUN is filled with luxurious amenities and state-of-the-art features: artistic exotic woodwork, native stonework, and teak and quartzite slate flooring. The decor is casually sophisticated in the Caribbean style, incorporating antique pieces, original sculpture, local art, fine linens and an array of custom-made furnishings and accessories. Bang & Olufson electronics are used extensively throughout. The master bedroom is a seductive retreat with a rosewood four-poster bed cleverly concealing a flat-screen TV/DVD at its foot, beyond which are panoramic of Peter Bay, Cinnamon & Francis Bays to the BVI's and beyond! The bath features a Hinoki cedar-wood soaking tub for two.

For larger parties traveling together, Villa MAS JUN is next door to Wimco-represented Villa CT HAK, and is near Villa CT ISL, Villa CT MAG & Villa CT CHA. The weekly rate is $18, 800 to Dec. 14; $35,000 Dec. 15-Jan. 4 and $29,000 Jan. 5-Apr. 11. There is an option to rent the estate as three or four bedrooms, instead of five, reducing the rate.

On St. Thomas, Villa MA AZU offers a four-bedroom retreat ideal for families. It is designed on three levels, boasts an exceptional swimming pool and is near beaches, water sports and the St. John ferry dock. A gourmet kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances and an array of appliances, utensils and cookware. The weekly rate is $4,300 to Dec. 14; $7,100 Dec. 15-Jan. 4 and $5,500 Jan. 5-Apr. 11. There is an option to rent the estate as two or three bedrooms, instead of four, reducing the rate. Rates include twice-weekly maid service.

Tortola'sVilla MAT CAN offers three bedrooms in a gracious home on 10 acres of gardens in a private park 1500 feet above Brewers Bay and the Atlantic. The two-storied main pavilion is the gathering spot for everyone, offering on its main level a gourmet kitchen and formal dining area for eight. The swimming pool can be heated by advance request. French doors, tiles, native stone and privacy mark this gracious dwelling. The weekly rate is $4,900 to Dec. 14; $7,800 Dec. 15-Jan. 4 and $6,800 Jan. 5-Apr. 11. There is an option to rent the estate as one or two bedrooms, instead of three, reducing the rate. Rates include twice-weekly maid service.

Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional villas. In the Caribbean Wimco Villas represents over 260 villas on St Barths and offers an expansive selection of villas throughout the region.

Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, Wimco strives to make the best match between our clients and villas. Wimco's reservations agents take annual familiarization trips to our destinations to tour the villas, re-educating themselves on the amenities of each villa and ensuring they meet Wimco standards. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco Villas can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client's needs, whether it be arranging for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.


US –Sara@WidnessPR.com

UK –Flora.Phillips@mangopr.co.uk