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"Blue water is waiting for you!" 

Aug-Sep 2011 

Island wedding on the beach

An island wedding on the beach  

(photo by Don Hebert)

The beauty of the islands seems to invite romance!    


The surf's whisper beneath "I do's", undulating palm fronds casting shade over a relaxing couple, or the warm embrace of the Caribbean sun enhance the joy of love. 


Perhaps that is why so many of our guests choose to court, be married, and celebrate their anniversaries or renew their vows here.  Natural settings.  


In this issue, we'll share some of the many ways to plan the most romantic island vacation ever!  See you soon!




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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Let's Get Romantic! (Part 1 of 2)
Love spoken here.
Beach wedding bride and groom

Don Hebert photo

Love (and variety!)... the spice of life for your luxury villa vacation! 


Beautiful, intimate spaces.  We've got 'em!  Our selection of romantic villas is varied, so for there's a style and flavor for just about everyone!   


From comfortable studios cottages to luxurious condominiums,  enjoy this overview of offerings for spouses, or for special friends who happen to be groups of couples!   




A cottage on the beach?   The lovingly-maintained Seagrape Cottage is perched at water's edge on the private isle of Little Thatch Cay just off the West End of Tortola.  Reachable by launch, this studio cottage features a hot tub.  Or, if you'd like to be in the midst of a vibrant neighborhood where you can walk to almost everything including restaurants, see Tortola's Shans Bungalow which is across the road from the famed Cane Garden Bay beach.   While not exactly on the beach, Island Views on St. Croix is just 100 yards away from the white sands of Chenay Bay.  Retreat offers a great escape to St. John's East End, with a quick hike down to a natural beach and snorkeling.  Likewise Blackbeard's Hideaway on Tortola, which is part of the Steele Point Estate - this villa shares a dock (and nothing else) with sister villa Gestalt, and access to the cool waters and live reefs below. Also on Tortola, you are within a few minutes' walk of Brewer's Beach at the lovely  Refuge. On Virgin Gorda, you will find the villas of the Nail Bay Estates & Resort well suited to beach lovers.  


City life?  For a majestic view of St. Thomas' Charlotte Amalie harbor in a serenely private setting, Caribia Cottage may be to your liking.  On St. John, the luxury condominium units of Seashore Allure provide convenience and splendor, with a complex pool and easy access to the shops, dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay.  


Also in Cruz Bay is Crow's Nest, a pièd a terre at the Wharfside Village Complex.  Just outside of town, the twinkling lights of Cruz Bay and beyond may be seen from delightful sister villas Ginger Thomas and Ylang-Ylang;  the resplendent Isla Vista grants a regal view from atop St. John's Caneel Hill.  


Lush(er) Life?  A beautiful pair of villas are secreted within the Rockworks Estate on St. Thomas' tranquil North Side:  Rockworks and Stone Cottage may be rented together or separately.  Each has its own pool, laundry and access for privacy.  There is also the elegantly charming Seabright and the sophisticated St. Somewhere (both in the exclusive Peterborg, St. Thomas).


On St. John, seek out Mooncottage, Moonswept or Sun, Moon & Stars, which feature sweeping views of Coral Bay.  Vibrant flora frame Into the Mystic and Bordeaux Breeze, offering secluded hideaways.  Tortola's Greenbank Villa views see majestic hillsides give way to the crystal-clear blue waters of Brewer's Bay.    


There some larger villas in our portfolio which are also suitable for romantic getaways, and we will share those with you in the next issue.  We'll also let you know which villas can accommodate your wedding or reception as well! 


For assistance in choosing your villa, contact our office for live telephone assistance toll free at 1-800-537-6246 or 1-800-666-6246 (international 1-340-776-0635), or you may contact us by email.

Download a copy of our luxury villa Wedding Policy, which governs weddings and other functions hosted at villas when permitted.  For more Frequently Asked Questions about villas and villa rentals, visit our web site.


Get to Know... Palm Vista!
Decorative art at villa Palm Vista on St. John

Palm Vista Living Room  

photo by Don Hebert

Finishing touches added during off season

St. John villa Palm Vista has enjoyed aesthetic improvements over the summer!  This fabulous 3-bedroom villa overlooking the natural splendor of Reef Bay, is even more pleasing to the eye, thanks to a several flavorful touches added.

All new bath linens are in, and guests are welcomed by whimsical "towel art" featuring local plants such as bougainvillea.  There is now a curved mahogany back bar added to the great room bar with six new stools, to make this a more functional gathering space.
The quality standard of the bedrooms has been raised with the replacement of one brass bed with a poster bed, the addition of accent wall colors and new upholstery, and decorative pillows to add a bit of visual spice to things.

Contact us today at 1-800-537-6246 or email reservations to enjoy this special slice of St. John life!


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2B at Peter Bay:  Exquisite!

Guests toast their villa and island managers      

2B at Peter Bay, St. John, VI
4-BR, 4.5-BA
Peter Bay, leeward coast

Aerial view of 2B at Peter Bay

Photo by Don Hebert

Recent renters at 2B at Peter Bay had nothing but high praise for their villa rental choice, and their island managers, who went above and beyond during their stay.

What's not to love?  Each of the villa's lovely four suites has an exceptional view of Peter Bay, with a stone stairway down to its cool waters... a fabulous array of amenities including Bose Surround Sound system, Wi-Fi, and, pool and hot tub.

These guests were so happy with their vacation, they wanted to put it on the record...  St. John Villa 2B at Peter Bay Earns High Marks

Read more St. John villa reviews...

We were in paradise!

On-island management comforts guests      

Bliss St. Thomas, USVI
3-BR, 2.5-BA
Mahogany Run, north side    
Pool at Bliss villa, St. Thomas
Bliss: a sunny welcome!

(photo by Don Hebert)

Vacation rentals are becoming more and more popular, as travelers seek superb lodgings with all the comforts of home.  This renter was very nervous about taking a chance on a villa rental, but was reassured that the rental would be managed on island.

On departing, the guest's questionnaire was brimming with kind words about the villa Bliss and all of those who contributed to making this the best vacation ever!  We think we'll be seeing these guests again! - A Truly "Bliss"-ful Villa Experience!

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, watersports 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), 2 whirlpool spas, 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!