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Let's Get Romantic! Pt 2
Unforgettable Nancy
Paradise at Villa Gardenia
Say "I Do" in a Villa
The Ritz-Carlton Club St. Thomas
Why we're special
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October 2011 


A wedding bouquet at Caribella villa, Grenada, WI
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courtesy of Caribella Villa
Villas are Romantic 
by their very nature!      

In our previous issue, we shared our list of villas just right for stealing away, for you and your beloved.  But the truth is, all of our villas are romantic, because you bring that element with you!   


So, this month we'll share the rest of our portfolio...  explore these villas that will accommodate more than a couple or two... how about three couples, or four... or more!    Plus, we'll let you in on our best tips for the perfect villa wedding!



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 2)
On island guidance and expertise.
Beach wedding bride and groom

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Romantic getaways for groups of friends don't have to mean jostling for time in the loo or longing for a private moment! Just right for adult retreats, all of our villas lend themselves quite well to the proper atmosphere for love.  


Far from ordinary are these 3 BR villas:  Grenada villa Caribella  comes complete with a cook + maid and laundry services:  a total respite from everyday cares, so that you can concentrate on each other!  Enjoy a special Military Discount at  Villa Des Great Chefs on St. Croix, which offers both privacy and a lush setting.  St. John's Palm Vista is a visual joy on 2 levels!  Bliss and Carefree are located on St. Thomas within the famed Mahogany Run Golf estate.  St. Thomas' Peterborg neighborhood is the home of Stargate with its dramatic views, while Villa Gardenia overlooks Mandahl Bay.  Also on St. Thomas, Maison Veldkamp is easily accessible, yet gated for privacy.  The Ritz-Carlton Club St. Thomas offers both 2 and 3 BR Residences and Suites.   


Asian flavor greets you at Tortola's Arundel near Cane Garden Bay;  on the opposite shore sits Seven Peaks, where you can walk from the villa into cool waters and a reef for snorkeling. For more on Tortola, enjoy classic style at Canefield House, Refuge and Emerald Crest to the north, or make your way westward for the charms of Sunny Side Up, Tara and Long Bay's Murray House.  Take in the horizon at Full Circle, an eclectic beachside property on Virgin Gorda's Nail Bay... or kick up your heels in the cool waters just a quick stroll from Open Deck at Mahoe Bay. 


Experience unforgettable luxury in these 4 BR homes:  Old world charm rules at Mango Hill Great House on St. Croix.  Grenada's Swallow Villa comes with cook + maid & laundry services.  Beachfront 2B at Peter Bay on St. John sets a unique standard. Also on St. John, Great Turtle Villa boasts 4 equal-sized bedrooms.  St. Thomas' East End is within easy reach from Azula Vista, but the island is your oyster, as you will also find Casa Lupa and Pallina in Peterborg, Ventana on Flag Hill, High View in Mafolie, Indochine in Estate Harmony, and Infinity presiding over a sweeping view of the Charlotte Amalie waterfront, eastwards.    


The beautiful flora and peace of Tortola's Allamanda will soothe your soul;  Gestalt (part of the Steele Point Estate) is an oasis of calm, and Toa-Toa House will add élan to your getaway.  At Virgin Gorda's Leverick Bay, Anniversary House will captivate you.  Very near to each other, the incredible Sol y Sombra sits right on a beach at Little Trunk Bay, and modern On the Rocks is a quick walk away (these two villas are often rented together by large parties).  Stroll to Mahoe Bay Virgin Gorda from Villa Valmarc, or place yourself right at the water's edge in Villa on the Beach or Sea Fans


Serene grandeur is yours in 5 BRs:  Historic Clairmont Mill on St. Croix will delight and charm you.  In exclusive Peter Bay St. John, you'll find Bel Horizon, Delfina, Seacove, and Villa Carlota.  St. John villa Kismet is a fantasy made real.  On St. Thomas, Banana is a pristine work of art on the north side - Star Garden captures the splendor of ocean vistas, and L'Esperance overlooks Charlotte Amalie;  and Blue Serenity and Cabrita Cliff Haus provide elegant East End respites from the world.  


Excellent attention + chef services enhance your stay at Asian-influenced Golden Pavilion on Tortola. On Tortola's very West End sits magnificent Steele Point, which was cited by Architectural Digest.  Walk to the beautiful waters of Smugglers Cove from Sade, or enjoy the Cove via a shaded path or from the private dock at Gun Point.  On sister British Virgin Island Virgin Gorda, Sandcastle is right on a beach that is perfect for moonlit strolls. 


These 6 BR properties will thrill you:   On St. Croix, Estate Belvedere offers seclusion and room to explore.  Overlooking Rendezvous Bay on St. John, Mare Blu incorporates the brilliance of nature.  Stately VI Friendship Villa (also on St. John) offers convenience to the nearby Westin Resort.  Convenient to the activities and night life on the East End of St. Thomas, Great View provides easy comforts.  On Tortola, relish the pleasures and the views of Summer Heights!  Virgin Gorda's Loblolly is a wonderful beachfront property on Mahoe Bay.   


Villas like none other - 9 and 10 BRs:   St. John's À la Mer (9 BRs) is a waterfront jewel, within a walk of the Westin Resort.  With the Charlotte Amalie harbor at its feet, Bellagio Estate offers 10 bedrooms on 2 levels + its own tennis court! 


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.


Just Ask Nancy!
Unforgettable Nancy
Nancy Anderson, President & Broker
Nancy M. Anderson, President and Founder,
McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas
A repeat renter recalls the reason she returned to McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas
We often mention the fact that Nancy Anderson set a high standard for not only luxury accommodations, but luxury service... but it takes the actual words of a repeat renter to make it crystal clear:  good hospitality goes a long way!

Read Kudos to Nancy from a Repeat Renter on our blog!
See more service kudos from our villa guests!


Superlative Stay at Villa Gardenia

Guest declares villa "like paradise"       

Villa Gardenia St. Thomas, USVI
3-BR, 3.5-BA
Mandahl Peak, north side    
The pool at Villa Gardenia
Poolside at Villa Gardenia
(Don Hebert photo)

Every villa stay begins with questions... and along the way, our guests count on our local expertise to end up in the perfect island paradise!

Villa Gardenia fit the bill and much more for these happy renters.  Read for yourself how their expectations were not only met, but exceeded!

Villa Gardenia:  Excellent, Wonderful, Terrific!
Read more St. Thomas villa reviews...

I Do!  I Do!
Say "Yes!" to your forever love... in a villa


Our guests do not only marry here, but they continue to visit and celebrate many milestones, including birthdays, anniversaries, and vow renewals.  Many of our relationships span decades!  We are happy to share our online guide to island weddings on our web site, and here, we share a few tips! 


  1. Get in touch with us as part of the planning process.  We can help you to explore as many options as possible to create the wedding you desire
  2. Find out about any legal requirements such as minimum length of stay before the ceremony and any paperwork needed
  3. Decide on the type of ceremony you want and whether you would like to get married in your villa.  *See below for villas in our portfolio at which weddings and other gatherings are permitted
  4. Consider a wedding planner to help iron out all the details needed before, during and after.  Your planner should be licensed and be of good reputation
  5. Keep us informed of any vendors that you may hire and provide us with all names and contacts so that we are fully aware of who will be providing services inside the properties that we manage;  it is part of our responsibility to the owner, and also to you, our honored guest
  6. Let your vendors know the rules by providing them with our Wedding Policy, as the villa guest is ultimately responsible for the villa - this will avoid any misunderstandings or confusion


*The following is a list of Caribbean luxury villas at which functions are permitted - subject to owner & conditions and McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas Wedding Policy:


Grenada - Caribella 

St. Croix - Estate Belvedere 

St. John - Kismet, Seashore Allure Luxury Condos  

St. Thomas - Ventana, Bellagio Estate 

Tortola - Sade 


Some owners may permit weddings if total guests (including officiant and service providers) do not exceed headcount;  please permit us to check on this for you!  


Looking for a wedding planner?  From the desk of our Villa Concierge Angela St. Hilaire:


Grenada - Caribbean Horizons 

St. Croix - Big Beard's Weddings, BubbleMakersVI (simple beach weddings)  

St. Thomas - Weddings the Island Way, Val Events, V.I. Weddings  

St. John - Perfect Weddings (also STT), Island Bliss Weddings  

Tortola -  BVI Wedding Planner 

Virgin Gorda - BVI Wedding Planner, Passion in Paradise (Dawn Flax, 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, or our Guide to Beach & Villa Weddings, visit our web site.


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!