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Luxury Bingley Place – Camps Bay – South Africa

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathrooms,  Pool, Walk to Beach
This Luxury Camps Bay Villa is something very special and has to be sampled to be believed! The ‘Grande Dame’ of Camps Bay is one of the last remaining original residences and was built in 1920. It nestles in a prime position just above the sea with exclusive Barley Bay beach directly below the house and just a stroll to famous Camps Bay beach. This luxurious self-catering accommodation will lift your spirits and refresh your soul with its amazing surrounding mountain and ocean scenery and the sound of the crashing waves on the rocks, exhilarating.

Externally, the house has been restored to her former glory and internally, she has had a complete make-over from the kitchens and en suite bathrooms down to the travertine floors. The elegance of the original sash windows and architraves expertly blend the old with the new.

The self-catering accommodation upstairs level has three bedrooms all en-suite. The two main Two of the bedrooms have king-sized beds, the finest percale linen, and ocean views and the added feature of large baths opening up into the bedrooms. The third bedroom (two singles that, on request, can be made up into a king-sized bed) has its own private patio with views of the sea and mountain as well as a secluded outdoor Victorian bath in the garden! The modern open plan, fully equipped kitchen looks through the sitting room with fireplace, to the glass enclosed balcony which can be opened up completely to bring the sea and mountains into the house! The kitchen also leads onto an elegant dining room with beautiful eight-seater Victorian table plus piano! From the dining room you step out onto the pool deck which is perfect for entertaining or a dip in the crystal clear pool which overlooks the sea not 30 m away!

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Villa Avalon – Colombier – St. Barthelemy – French Antilles

4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (Sleeps 8)
Villa Avalon is one of St. Barths’ great properties of charm and character. The mature gardens of Latanier palms, fruit trees and night blooming jasmin evoke a memory of the French west Indies lifestyle from long ago. The long driveway leads up to the villa main parking and stairs. A service road provides further parking behind the villa with direct access to studio/laundry area and rear entrance to the kitchen and dining pavilion.

Landscape lighting illuminates the gardens automatically at sunset creating a tropical wonderland. Mosaic pool with built in jacuzzi jets sets the theme for poolside entertaining and lounging. Bose home entertainment system has outdoor speakers and indoor surround sound in salon/library.

Dining pavilion seats 12 for more formal dinners and the outdoor gazebo with stone and glass table seats 6 to 8 for lunchtime dining al fresco, overlooking the beautiful Leeward ocean views.

Each room is tastefully decorated with handpainted colonial or west Indian furnishings, mixed with rococo style antiques and paintings. The studio, recently built has a modern decor with mosaic and glass bathroom as well as a small balcony overlooking the gardens. The laundry sitting area has a full kitchen and T.V. and is in direct access to the studio entrance.

The lower guest room is off of the stairs going up to the main level pool/dining pavilion. A few steps further up and there is a cozy, salon/ library pavilion with a guest room above accessed by a wood staircase on the exterior. There is a rock and Mexican tile bathroom off the side of the salon terrace with rocking chairs to relax in the cool breezes and take in the views.

Further up the stairs is a small deck with herb garden and the entrance to the master pavilion and terrace with outdoor dining.

There is a small breakfast kitchen at the entrance to the master suite, facilitating the breakfast service. The master suite has a high four poster colonial bed with views overlooking the ocean.

There is wifi access throughout the villa as well as a small safe in each bedroom. All bedrooms and salon have air conditioning and paddle fan.

Daily maid service included, except Sundays and holidays unless requested in advance at extra charge. Personal laundry service available, as well as a chef.

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Zen Villa – Anse des Cayes – St. Barthelemy – French Antilles

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)
Perfect get away villa surrounded by the sound of the surf. Two full bedrooms one with ocean views, sleeping loft and open dining on ocean view deck and in front of large. Located on the north east side of the island allows for walks along ocean and short driving distance to shops and food. A fabulous opportunity to relax and enjoy all the island has to offer

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Vervain Mill – Nevis – West Indies

3 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 6)
Vervain Mill, is loaded with charm and is located on two acres of land on the southeast side of the island. This stylishly renovated mill is part way up the hill towards Mt. Nevis and so it always has cooling ocean breezes. Built during the days of grand sugar cane plantations, it was originally an 18th century working, wind-powered mill for pressing sugar cane. The property, with its wonderful ocean views and stone ruins, now has three bedrooms and bathrooms, a pool and a gingerbread gazebo. Nearby is the equally charming Golden Rock hotel, a former plantation, which is fun for drinks or a meal.

Top Floor

  • Two day beds, a writing desk, and a walk-out terrace overlooking the ocean

Middle Floor

  • Airy bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom en suite

Main Floor (which has stone walls)

  • New kitchen
  • Indoor living/dining area opening onto a large wrap-around terrace with sailcloth awnings
  • Outdoor dining area on terrace, which has a sweeping view of the Atlantic and Mt. Nevis

Garden Level

  • Large bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom en suite. French doors open to sloping lawns, the pool, and the ocean view.
  • Large bedroom with twin beds and bathroom en suite. French doors open to sloping lawns, the pool, and the ocean view. Access to this room is via the terrace or the above bedroom.

Ceiling fans, VCR, stereo with tape/CD player, and laundry

Maid service 5 days weekly

Services Available at an Additional Cost
Chef. There is also a very nice lady who will cook and deliver West Indian dinners to the villa.

The beach is a 5 minute drive
Shops are 10 minutes and town is 5 minutes farther
Children over 13 only
No cable TV

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Villa Paradise – Anguilla – British West Indies

7 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 14)
Villa Paradise is one of the most sought after properties on Anguilla. Sitting on 3.5 beautifully landscaped acres, this gated estate is one of the largest privately owned waterfront properties on the island with 350’ of sea front. It’s entrance drive is lined with stately palms and throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds are mature fruit trees and flowering tropical vegetation. The entire property is completely enclosed for the ultimate feeling of privacy.

Villa Paradise, with more than 7,000 square feet of fully air-conditioned living space, is surrounded by 10,000 square feet of decks and terraces. The very spacious living spaces on the ground and second level all have ocean views and every bedroom has a flat screen TV, DVD player and a stereo. This fantastic house also offers a variety of exercise equipment in a wonderful circular gym with amazing views.

The 25′ x 50′ filtered sea-water swimming pool on the south side of the house sits close to the shoreline and is extremely private with a spectacular view of the Caribbean sea and St. Martin in the distance. In front of the house is a protected harbor with a boat dock and small beach as well as a reef for excellent snorkeling. 3 minutes away by boat is Sandy Point Beach for more fabulous snorkeling in a protected lagoon – very easy as Villa Paradise comes with its own motorized Zodiac.

First Floor

  • Outdoor covered dining pavilion
  • Master Bedroom with a king-size bed, marble bathroom en suite with shower and doors opening to a terrace with two hammocks overlooking the pool
  • Suite with two bedrooms sharing a bathroom with a shower. One room has a queen-size bed and the other has twin beds.
  • Apartment with a queen-size bed, sitting and dining areas, a kitchenette and bathroom

Second Floor

  • Living room with a 42″ plasma TV, a Bose stereo system and an office area with a computer, printer and fax. Doors open to two terraces overlooking the pool and ocean.
  • Dining room
  • State of the art kitchen with top appliances and granite counter tops
  • Grand Master Bedroom with king-sized bed, very large marble bathroom en suite and a private deck overlooking the sea to St. Martin
  • Bedroom with queen-sized bed
  • Bedroom with twin beds
  • Bathroom with shower shared by the above two bedrooms

Third Floor

  • Circular exercise room with a variety of equipment and panoramic views

Daily continental breakfast, signing privileges at Cap Juluca, use of a motorized Zodiac, air conditioning throughout the house, wet bar, ceiling fans, Bose stereo system, DVD players, computer with Internet access, printer, fax machine, barbeque, hair dryers, linens and telephone. Bedrooms have flat screen TVs, stereo and DVD players. Guests are met upon arrival and are brought by taxi to the house.

Daily maid service, concierge service, caretaker and nightly turndown service

Services Available at an Additional Cost
Chef, butler and spa services

The house may be rented with 3, 4, 5 or 6/7 bedrooms except during the Christmas holidays. There is a 14 day minimum required from December 17 – April 22.

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7 Palms – Anguilla – British West Indies

3 – 6 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 6-12)
7 Palms is a beautifully designed new house on the Eastern end of Anguilla’s North Shore. Perched on a rocky point between Shoal Bay and Scilly Cay, it has over 250 ft of water frontage. From this wonderful location the ocean views are fantastic by day and later the sunsets are glorious. It’s also a great spot for watching sea turtles and whales as they migrate.

The entrance to 7 Palms is up a broad staircase and upon stepping through the front door, guests are instantly greeted by this magnificent view. Also welcoming them are the very nice maids  with trays of punch (with or without rum) and hors d’oeuvres. Décor throughout is designed in an island style with rattan and teak furnishings that are good-looking and very comfy. Wide graceful archways separate the main floor rooms, which flow effortlessly into one another. Both the living and dining rooms have been positioned to take advantage of the view and each opens to a sweeping terrace. Outdoor stairs go down to the lower level rooms and another terrace with a Jacuzzi and 24′ x 20′ fresh water infinity edge pool with a built-in ledge for sitting – perfect for gazing out to sea. From here more steps and a walkway through a tropical garden lead down to a terrace area near the water’s edge. There is good snorkeling just offshore. Anguilla has over 30 dazzling white sand beaches with postcard quality aqua water and 7 Palms is within two: a small, unnamed beach about 300 yds. away and Shoal Bay East, one of the prettiest in the Caribbean, about 900 yds.

Main Floor

  • Large living room with a soaring 18 foot tall exotic wood ceiling and doors opening to a terrace.
  • Dining room with seating for 12 and doors also opening to the terrace
  • Outdoor dining area with large teak tables and teak chairs
  • Kitchen with refrigerators, commercial Wolf 6 burner stove, wine refrigerator, microwave, blender, coffee makers, toaster oven and copper pots and pans from France
  • Large and small terraces with breathtaking views

East Wing

  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed, big bathroom en suite with a big walk-in shower and a tub and doors opening to a porch. This very large room has incredible sea views – even while in bed.

West Wing

  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed and huge bathroom en suite with a tub and shower. This equally large room also has a beautiful view of the sea.
  • Bedroom with a queen-sized bed and good sized bathroom en suite with a shower. This spacious room also has sea views.

Lower Floor

  • Entertainment room with a large Sony TV with satellite, cable and DVD and a stereo with CD
  • Entertainment bedroom (named for its location) is a versatile room, which can also be used as a 6th bedroom as it has a queen- sized bed and bathroom en suite with a shower.
  • Infinity bedroom has a king-size bed and large bathroom en suite with a shower. From the bed, one has an incredible view of the pool and sea.
  • Grotto bedroom with a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom en suite with a shower

Air-conditioning in all bedrooms except the Entertainment Bedroom; Sony TV with cable and DVD; stereo with CD; telephone (long distance phone card only); answering machine; fax; Internet service (bring your own laptop); screened windows and doors; Hunter ceiling fans throughout; barbeque; hammock; board games; books; French/Italian bed linens and bath towels; beach towels, chairs and umbrellas; cooler; hairdryers and Gilchrist & Soames soaps and shampoos. Nightly turn down service is included too.

2 maids for 3 hrs daily (six days per week), security guard, pool service and gardener

Services Available at an Additional Cost
Chef or island cook, barman, babysitting, scuba diving, glass bottom boat trips, picnics on nearby cays and offshore fishing. Spa services available at the house include: reflexology, massage, pedicures, body glow salt rubs and mud and herbal wraps


  • First arriving guests are met at either the airport or ferry and escorted to the house where a rental car can be waiting. Guests will also be driven back to the airport or ferry.
  • 7 Palms may be rented as a 3, 4, 5 or 6 bedroom house. Prices are according to the amount of bedrooms used.

The airport is about 5 miles and food shops and restaurants are less than 2 miles. There is an authentic French Bakery a short walk from the house for delicious fresh croissants and pastries.

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