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Best Fun in the Sun
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Stone Cottage enchants
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"The sunshine is waiting for you!" 

  April 2011 

Best island fun in the sun


Before you know it, summer will be upon us!   


As you make your vacation plans, remember that we are not only villa rental experts, we live here!   


We're happy to share ways to enjoy your precious time here in the islands!  

In this month's issue, we will share our picks for the Best Fun in the Sun!  




Nancy Anderson is a Top Villa Rental Specialist 2009-2011

Condé Nast Traveler Top Villa Rental Specialist for 2009, 2010 and 2011 

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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Nancy among Condé Nast Tops for 2011
Third citation for our Nancy!
Conde Nast top villa specialist 2011
Once again, Nancy Anderson has been selected from among top candidates all over the world to be a part of a select list of top villa rental specialists. 

This year just 44 vacation rental professionals made the cut.  Read the official release on our web site:

Nancy Anderson named one of the 2011 Top Villa Rental Specialists by Condé Nast Traveler


Spectacular Bellagio Estate

Villa guests vacation with much gusto  

Bellagio Estate St. Thomas, VI
10-BR, 9.5-BA
Lower John Dunkoe, just northwest of Charlotte Amalie  

Poolside at Bellagio Estate

Photo by Don Hebert

One of the most challenging aspects of vacation planning is satisfying everyone in a large group.  Not only must the accommodations be suitable and comfy, but having a variety of different activities is a key to enjoyment.

We were so very pleased to read the rave review from this villa guest, who had in tow 17 others including 10 children... with a fine time had by all!  They took advantage not only of their own space, but really got out and enjoyed the island of St. Thomas! 

Read more St. Thomas villa reviews...

Best Fun in the Sun!


Need ideas for your island adventure?    

The sea is not just for swimming! 
There are so many things you can do below and above the water, such as parasail, jet-ski, snorkel or dive.  A great variety of watersports are available, depending on the island that you visit.  Some areas are protected, so please let us assist you with choosing the best island to enjoy the ocean in as many ways as you desire.

Mona Monkey (Don Hebert photo)

Grenada Mona Monkey

Enjoy our National Parks!
  The British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and Grenada all have protected spaces for visitors and residents to immerse themselves in nature, history and culture.  Hiking trails, historic ruins, and serene coral reefs are respectfully preserved for future generations.  Keep your eyes and ears open for once-in-a-lifetime encounters with curious animals or that elusive bit of knowledge that fascinates and enlightens.

A different beach every day!
Don Hebert Trunk Bay with flamboyant

Trunk Bay, St. John

Beaches come in many flavors.  The beaches upon which sweethearts stroll hand in hand are not the only strands you'll find here.  Some beaches lend themselves well to snorkelers due to nearby rock formations and corals, some are as placid as pools, and some feature waves.  Even the view can change, with a stately procession of neighboring islands and cays at one beach, and a glittering expanse of sapphire to the horizon and beyond at another;  dreamy powdery sands on one, and vibrant reefs at yet another.  Variety is the spice of the beach life!

A wealth of fantastic attractions!
Whim Plantation view

Estate Whim, St. Croix

Every island is known for its attractions, each unique and a memorable experience unto itself.  Bring your camera, your sunblock, and your sense of adventure, as you journey under the sea at the Coral World Ocean Park (St. Thomas), enjoy a kaleidoscope of local crafts, art and wares at historic Belmont Estate (Grenada), make your way through the St. Croix Heritage Trail, discover the history of a people at the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum (St. John) and the Virgin Islands Folk Museum (Tortola); or, go back to nature on Prickly Pear Island & Vixen Point (off Virgin Gorda).  Perhaps you might prefer a professional tour to get to know your island better.

Go Island-hopping!
In our last newsletter, "Island-Hopping 101", we offered some great tips on getting the best out of nearby islands... just contact our Concierge for more information well in advance of your visit to assist with planning!

Photos:  Don Hebert Photography


Greenbank Villa like home

Repeat renters enjoy familiarity and tranquility  

Greenbank Villa Tortola, BVI
2-BR, 2-BA
Greenbank Estate, northwest   

The view from the Green Bank villa

Photo by Don Hebert

One of the advantages of returning to your favorite villa year after year is that your appreciation for the property and its surroundings become more and more profound with each visit.

It's like coming home!

Read more Tortola villa reviews...

Stone Cottage - "we'll be back"

Last minute rental turns enchanting!  

Stone Cottage St. Thomas, USVI
1-BR, 1-BA
Dorothea, North Side
Stone Cottage bedroom

Photo by Don Hebert


This honeymooning couple found solid bliss at charming Stone Cottage, a lush and romantic cottage on St. Thomas' north side.  Stone Cottage more than met their expectations, and they look forward to their next visit!

Read more St. Thomas villa reviews...

The Ritz-Carlton Club® St. Thomas
Beachfront luxury, island style

The Ritz-Carlton Club St. ThomasThe Ritz-Carlton Club® St. Thomas with its well-appointed 2-bedroom Residences, 3-bedroom Residences and 2-bedroom Suites offer superb accommodations and detailed attention to the discriminating traveler.

Here, you will enjoy the privacy of residential living within a fully-staffed resort with Concierge, a European health spa & health club, aquatics center, and access to a 53-foot catamaran for private charters, sunset cruises and daysails; the Ritz Kids program provides constructive fun for the younger set. Fun in the sun is a given - The Ritz-Carlton Club was selected among the Best Caribbean Snorkeling Resorts by Caribbean Travel + Life, too!

Residences feature full kitchens (Saturday to Saturday rentals) and Suites (Friday to Friday rentals) feature bistro kitchens + Dining Club privileges (all-day beverage service, breakfasts, panini sandwiches and salads at lunch, and warm hors-d'oeuvres and desserts at supper).

A lighted tennis court, heated pools (including a kiddie pool) and both in-room and restaurant dining are also available on this gated 15-acre beachfront property. 

Contact Reservations for latest availability at 1-800-537-6246 or 1-800-626-6246 Monday-Saturday or email Reservations:

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!