The following is an extract from an article entitled "Luxury for Hire" by Zoe Dare Hall from the current issue of The Caribbean Property Investor magazine.
Luxury for Hire
7 Spectacular Caribbean Villas to Rent
Looking for privacy and a uniquely indulgent experience for your next Caribbean vacation? Here are 7 villas offering both in equal measure.
Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic
|Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic|
The strikingly modern, stand-alone Casa Kimball villa sits on the Dominican Republic’s pristine north coast, designed to maximise the sunlight in its spacious, open plan rooms, take in 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and allow the breezes to flow through its open spaces. The villa has eight bedrooms, sleeping up to 18 people, and a vast infinity-edged swimming pool, 156-foot (47m) in length, more than big enough to see everyone luxuriate on the seating platforms around its perimeter. The villa also comes with a personal chef, fully-stocked bar with a bartender, English-speaking guest services and an oceanfront cliff-edge hot tub. You needn’t see another person during your stay either as Casa Kimball is hidden away in its own three-acre estate surrounded by almond trees, coco palms and other native shrubs. Rental rates are from US $2,900-$3,500 daily or US $18,000-$24,500 weekly, including full staff and three daily meals.
Read more: Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic
This is surely one of the most stylish villas in one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after locations. Opium - a hill-top oasis in the centre of the island, a mere stroll from Basil’s Bar – has contemporary Safari-style decor and Bali-inspired architecture, set around koi ponds and water features. The villa – with three bedrooms in the main house and two in each of the two separate guest houses - has open-air and tented living and dining spaces, and a roof tower for cocktails with panoramic views of the Caribbean and Atlantic. The house also comes with a staff of six to take care of you. For leisure and entertainment, there are two swimming pools, a gym, home cinema and games room. Rental rates, for a maximum of 14 guests, are US$35,000-$40,000 per week.
Read more: Opium, Mustique
Villa Aquamare, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (BVI)
|Villa Aquamare, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (BVI)|
Aquamare is a secluded enclave of three, 8,000 sq ft private villas, set on different elevations and surrounded by lush landscaping with views across Virgin Gorda’s Sir Francis Drake Channel. Each villa has five bedrooms – including three en suite master bedrooms - sleeping up to 12 guests, or you can rent two or even all three villas if you wish to accommodate up to 36 people. There are spacious living areas, with 30-foot high vaulted ceilings, terraces and private waterfront infinity pools, professional-grade kitchens and unobstructed views of the islets, providing some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean. Then when you want privacy, the bedrooms offer perfect havens for in-room spa treatments or luxuriate in the open – yet sheltered – marble bath suites. A separate concierge house near the villas provides guests services on demand. Villa rental rates are US $17,000-$23,500 per week for up to 12 guests (including toddlers and children). Additional guests, up to two, cost an extra $150 per person per day.
Read more: Villa Aquamare, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (BVI)
To continue reading "Luxury for Hire" and to discover the 4 remaining luxury Caribbean villas to rent, register for free to read The Caribbean Property Investor Magazine and turn to page 26.
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