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A Villa on the Beach
Refuge on Tortola
Get Here by Air
Splendor at Gestalt
Presidio del Mar rated "the best"
Superb High View
Carnival @ Iggies!
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Ritz-Carlton Club STT
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February 2011
Smugglers Cove photo by Don Hebert - Can you get to the beach from here?

Smugglers Cove Tortola photo by Don Hebert

A common refrain... 
A lovely beach is only a few minutes' drive away for all of our villas!  But if your dream vacation includes a villa on or within a short walk of the beach, this issue is for you!  Of the islands we specialize in, the two with the most villas either on or within a quick stroll of a beach are the British Virgin Islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda (with a special nod to the very cozy and romantic Seagrape Cottage on Little Thatch Cay off the West End of Tortola).


Discover "Nature's Little Secrets" - the British Virgin Islands, on your next Caribbean vacation!


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Condé Nast Traveler Top Villa Rental Specialist 2009-2010


Nancy M. Anderson,
President & Broker
McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
On-island villa rental experts since 1985
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A villa on the beach!

The Joy of Surf 

Sea Fans at Mahoe Bay Virgin Gorda

Sea Fans, Virgin Gorda

Don Hebert photo

One of the best things about an island vacation is being able to swim, float, snorkel, SCUBA or go boating within seconds or minutes away from your villa in crystal-clear waters under sunny skies.


That's because beaches are everywhere here!  Most villas are situated in the hills, cooled by our trade winds.  Not only are the views spectacular, but you are always within a short drive or walk of a beautiful beach.  Since all beaches in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands are deemed public, you may freely visit a different beach every day in your rental car.  


Of the over 100 villas in our portfolio, 39 have water access... with almost 60% of these being on the British Virgin Islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda.


So remember that on an island, no matter which villa you choose, you are very close to the beach.  It's all relative - for example, St. Thomas is only 4 miles wide and 14 miles long!  But if your preference is to be as close as possible to blue waters, contact our Reservations department at 1-800-537-6246 or 1-800-666-6246 Monday-Saturday and we'll be happy to assist you in designing a villa vacation you'll never forget.



Tortola's Refuge garners another rave review
Brewer's Bay beach below Refuge

Brewer's Beach below Refuge, photo by Don Hebert

Beachfront villa an instant star
Refuge, Tortola BVI
3-BR, 3.5-BA
Brewer's Bay

This new Tortola villa enjoys its second rave review in as many months.  What's not to like?  Modern styling with every need anticipated, perched right above a white sand beach.

Read more Tortola villa reviews on our blog...

Getting here by air - some changes

Major airlines reduce outlets, flights still available!

USVI Tourism logoThe USVI Department of Tourism issued a release on some changes by major carriers Delta and American Airlines.


Many of our guests fly into the U.S. Virgin Islands for ongoing passage to the BVI and Grenada, and St. John visitors fly into St. Thomas and catch ferries to their destination.


If flights seem scarce, it may be all about where you are searching!  Read our press release Looking for airline reservations to the U.S. Virgin Islands?


Gestalt offers new splendor

Tortola villa enjoys renovation, new kitchen


Gestalt Dining Room

Dining al fresco at Gestalt!

Don Hebert photo

Gestalt, a longtime favorite in our villa portfolio, recently unveiled its new, brighter look and feel, complete with a new and accommodating kitchen!  We were blown away by the changes to this property, which is part of the Steele Point Estate on the West End of Tortola, BVI.


Read our blog entry entitled Tortola villa Gestalt dressed in new tropical splendor...

Presidio del Mar "the best"
Seasoned travelers give luxury villa high marks
Presidio del Mar St. John, VI
6-BR, 6-BA
Peter Bay, north shore
Presidio del Mar pool view
Photo by Don Hebert

Sumptuous is the watchword for all who arrive at Presidio del Mar on St. John's Peter Bay.  One group of world travelers shared their impressions in the villa guest book... read Presidio del Mar "by far the best" on our blog.

Superb High View 
New décor, deck refresher give new look to St. Thomas villa

High View  St. Thomas, VI
4-BR, 4.5-BA
Estate Mafolie
The pool deck at High View villa

Don Hebert photo

The owners of High View villa on St. Thomas recently hyped the visual vibe of this lovely family-friendly villa inside and out (including an all-new tile deck), and recent guests were suitably impressed! 

Read High View superb! on our blog and read more St. Thomas villa reviews, too!



Carnival at Iggie's on St. Thomas
King Heron with Fire Limbo at Iggie's

King Heron's daring Fire Limbo!  

(L. Kelly photo)

Food, Culture, Fun at Bolongo

Check out our fun time at the Carnival Night at Iggie's Beach Bar & Restaurant!

A great Caribbean buffet, super service, the Sammy Watts Combo, a dashing Moko Jumbi and the fascinating King Heron too!

Read all about the Cruzan Carnival Night at Iggie's Beach Bar and Restaurant at Bolongo Bay and view the photo gallery...
Why we're special
McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas President Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
We really are villa experts
We live in the islands, but it takes much more than that to become an villa rental and management expert.  Our company was established in 1985 by happy accident.  We began renting out homes for sale as a way to defray maintenance, improvement and upkeep costs, and soon creating spectacular Caribbean luxury villa vacations became a way of life. 
We know our villa and island managers personally, and regularly tour our properties so that we have come to know them inside and out! Our amazing support team now spans 6 islands (and one adorable cay).
Over the years, we've developed a soft knowledge base called Planning a Flawless Villa Experience (PDF download) that's been shared countless times.  You may also check out our list of Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) to acquaint yourself with villa life. 
See you soon!