Travel Press Cites Wimco as Category Leader of Private Villa Rental Market

NEWPORT, RI, September, 2009 – It seems everywhere you turn villa rental specialist Wimco Villas is being lauded in the travel press for the quality of its villas, its innovative specials, and its commitment to customer service.

Wimco kicked off the year with coverage in USA Today, the Chicago Sun Times and Seattle Examiner for its Tuscan Villa BRV GUA, which was prominently featured in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. You can rent this 4 bedroom oceanside retreat for $10,000 a week, or you can watch the movie and dream.

American Express publishing featured two Wimco villas in its Black Ink magazine for Centurian and Platinum card holders… Villa SIB ROX on St Barts, a new 6 bedroom shorefront villa just outside of Gustavia, and the palatial 5 bedroom Villa MAS CAR in St John.

Wimco was singled out as the top villa rental specialist in the Caribbean in Travel and Leisure magazine’s “Users Guide to Renting Villas”, which noted that Wimco had over 1,000 premium villas to choose from in the Caribbean, and a travel services staff that can arrange car rentals, restaurant reservations, and babysitters.

The Robb Report singled out Wimco as the premier provider of private villa rentals, and featured Villa SIB DOL as the ideal retreat for a jet setting family looking for a relaxing vacation on St Barts.

Shermans Travel magazine featured Wimco’s Villa SIB BAC, a 2 bedroom villa high up on the hillside in St Jean, with sweeping ocean views.

Caribbean Travel & Life magazine published a “Vacation Stimulus Package" article featuring several villa specials from Wimco, including 5 villas in St Barts that come with complimentary rental cars. The article also highlighted Wimco’s Villa C MEN in St Martin that throws in a $200 dining voucher, and Villa RIC ALC , a 5 bedroom stunner in Anguilla with views of St Martin and St Barts that participates in Wimco’s “Stay 7, Pay 6” free nights program.

About Wimco Villas

Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional villas in Italy, the South of France, Mykonos. In the Caribbean Wimco Villas represents over 260 villas on St Barts and offers an expansive selection of private villas throughout the region including St Martin, Barbados, Anguilla, Jamaica, The US and British Virgin Islands, Mustique, Nevis and the Cayman Islands. Wimco also recently introduced a selection of private villas in Maui.

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.