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Baan Chirawan – Cape Panwa – Phuket -Thailand

5 Bedrooms,  7 Baths
A luxury villa nestled atop the ultra exclusive Sri Panwa resort, located on a private peninsular on the beautiful southern tip of Phuket. The winner of numerous awards for style and luxury including being voted within the top 5 Thai resorts by Conde Nast. The villa boasts outstanding views over the sea to both the east and west giving you truly unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Frequented by royalty, movie stars and business leaders Sri Panwa boasts such a full range of facilities you might not leave the resort. Harper’s Bazaar Travel Guide said it has “every amenity you could wish for”. To list a few there is a private beach, 3 world-class restaurants (Gordon Ramsey commented “the chefs in Sri Panwa are a class act and would be a huge success in London”), a luxury spa, easy access to secluded white sand beaches with warm turquoise waters, a beach bar, nightclub, cooking school, tennis courts and fully equipped gym. Two villa staff take care of your housekeeping and general requirements..

All five bedrooms are large and luxurious, fully equipped with both air conditioning and handmade teak ceiling fans. The mattresses are very high quality ensuring a wonderful night’s sleep. The linen is also the finest Egyptian cotton. They all have personal mini bar facilities and spacious marble finished bathrooms furnished with both large showers and double ended baths. In addition, three of the bedrooms also have an private open air bathroom. Four of the bedrooms have private balcony/terrace, two of the bedrooms also have a double sofa bed in addition to the main king-size bed. All have separate seating/sofa.  The bathrooms are designed in a clean and contemporary style. They are all very spacious and light with floor to ceiling opening doors and windows allowing the sun and cool winds to flow through. They are all marble lined, with solid marble sinks carved by hand.

Perched high above the ocean the villa gives you breathtaking sunrise and sunset panoramic views of the Andaman sea and surrounding islands, including Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lon. Located in one of Thailand’s most prestigious and exclusive private estates on the beautiful Cape Panwa peninsula, everything you’ll need is literally at your door.

The estate itself offers you everything you need, from tennis, fitness, spa, world-class dining options including Phukets award-winning Baba, frequented by celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, and even a private beach.

Leisure activities include, bird watching, jet skiing, climbing, snorkeling, caving, and whitewater rafting.

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Frenchman’s Lookout -Tortola – BVI

5 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)

Frenchman’s Lookout, one of Tortola’s best properties, is on a small cay connected to West End by a charming bridge. Electronic security gates lead to this completely private estate, which is surrounded by mature and lush tropical foliage. Originally an infamous pirates’ lookout, Frenchman’s Lookout offers sweeping 300-degree views over Sir Francis Drake Channel of turquoise water and some 12 islands and cays. Because of its location, sultry and silky tradewinds are constant and the sight of passing sail and motor boats adds to the sublime visuals. Two of the islands prettiest beaches, Smuggler’s Cove and Long Bay Beach are about 10 minutes away by car. There are also shops and restaurants nearby.

This Caribbean plantation-style house has been completely renovated and the results are an absolutely wonderful combination of grace and great style. All the large rooms on both floors, including the bathrooms, have high ceilings and mahogany French doors, which open onto a wide wraparound verandah with hammocks, seating areas and water views. Throughout the house are Mexican saltillo tiles, seagrass mats, antiques and fine art. Furnishings are sumptuous and comfy and all five of the romantic bedrooms have air-conditioning. Set in a lovely garden, and also overlooking the water, is an L-shaped 25′ x 50′ pool with a shallow area for small children. Adjoining it is a very fun gazebo with a large gas barbecue, fridge and a wet bar with seating. Also within the garden is a 6 person hot tub overlooking the harbor and a children’s play area. Down a stone path is a separate cottage with a state-of-the-art gym and game room.

Rental of Frenchman’s Lookout includes breakfast 6 days a week and one full day on the house’s power boat. When bringing this marvelous property back to life, no expense was spared. And to make arrival and departure totally painless, guests can charter the owner’s Lear Jet!

Main Floor

  • Large and gracious entry hall
  • Great Room
  • Dining room with a banquet table
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and a table and chairs
  • Bedroom with a queen-size four-poster bed and bathroom en suite with a shower

Upper Floor

  • Master bedroom with a wrought iron king-size bed, sitting area, TV and large bathroom en suite with an old-fashioned tub with claw feet and a shower
  • Guest master bedroom with a four-poster king-size bed, TV and bathroom en suite with a shower
  • Bedroom with two four-poster double beds and TV
  • Bedroom with twin beds (can combine for a king)
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Office with a computer with DSL service, fax and answering machines and a printer/scanner/copier

Gym/Games Cottage
Exercise bike, full weight machine, treadmill and free weights – all on a rubber floor. Games include a  billiards  table, foosball and table tennis. It also has a  ceiling fan, cable TV, stereo and a small porch with a table, chairs and great  view.

Rental includes freshly-prepared breakfast with table service 6 days a week, one full day on the house’s 35-foot power boat with its seasoned captain, security gates and alarm system, A/C in all bedrooms, cable TV, DVD/CD player, VCR, radio, movie and music collections, books, games, gas grill, hair dryers, safes for valuables, mini-fridge on the upper deck; 4 hammocks, children’s toys and outdoor play area, baby crib; dishwasher, snorkel gear, a separate staff workspace and transfers to and from the airport or ferry dock. The house also has Skype so guests can call around the world at no charge.

Maid service six days per week

Services Available at an Additional Cost

  • Professional chef
  • Extra maid service
  • Use of the owner’s 6 person Lear 35 jet round trip and nonstop to Tortola from any U.S. East Coast airport for an unbeatable fixed price (gas and pilot costs are extra)
  • Spa treatments (massage/facials/body wraps/reiki/yoga etc.) at the house
  • Advance grocery shopping


  • No smoking inside, please
  • Frenchman’s Lookout is on the same property as 3 bedroom Frenchman’s Paradise but it has the same seclusion and privacy as its sister property. Together they’re perfect for a larger group.
  • During the Christmas/New Year’s period, a 10-night minimum rental is required.Pamela H. Murdock – More Photos & contact

Villa Jasmine – Providenciales – Turks & Caicos

4 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 8)

Villa Jasmine is a lovely Mediterranean style villa where indoors and outdoors meet effortlessly. Furnished with Caribbean antiques, it has painted finishes, iron work, custom tiles and mosaics throughout as well as locally designed and made pieces. Jasmine is built on high ground for the maximum amount of privacy and air circulation, which is why the main living area of the house is on the second floor. There is also a tower and rooftop sunning deck with 360° views and great ocean breezes. Ideally situated on a narrow spit of land, this great beach house has a pool and is surrounded by the most beautiful colored water – especially Chalk Sound, a national park with the most vibrant turquoise water dotted with dark green mangrove islands. The beach and two tennis courts with a gazebo are a very short walk.

Upper Level

  • Spacious terrace with wonderful views of the ocean and spectacular sunsets. It has both open and shaded areas, a 16 x 20 pool and a wet bar.
  • Living room with one wall completely open onto the terrace
  • Dining room
  • Large gourmet kitchen, which opens onto a back terrace and views of Chalk Sound
  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed, ceiling fan and bathroom en suite with a large shower. Lovely antique Caribbean pieces, shuttered windows and timbered ceiling make this large room feel like an old plantation great house. French doors open onto the front terrace, which has a great ocean view.
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, ceiling fan and bathroom en suite with a large shower. It too has French doors onto the terrace and an equally good ocean view
  • Bedroom with twin beds (which may be fitted together), ceiling fan and bathroom en suite with a large shower. It’s French doors lead to balcony looking towards the tennis courts.

Lower Level

  • Bedroom with twin beds (which may be fitted together), bathroom en suite with a large shower, a ceiling fan and a balcony. It is separated from the main area and has its own entrance.

Telephone and fax (all long distance must be made with a regular credit card); high speed Internet access; outdoor gas grill; washer/dryer; bed and bath linens; beach towels; TV with cable and VCR; stereo and CD player (with CD’s); DVD player; playpen and cot style beds

Maid service once weekly and a caretaker, who is at the house frequently

Services Available at Additional Cost:
Cook and extra maid service

Each bed has two pillows and extras are available.
A maximum of eight guests is permitted
Town is about three miles.

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Etoile de Mer – Providenciales – Turks & Caicos

3-4 Bedrooms with 3-4 Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 6-8)

Nestled on an acre of land on Provo’s quiet south shore, Etoile de Mer has lovely water views, lots of charm and is just 600 ft. from Taylor Bay Beach. This Bahamian style house with gingerbread trim is built on three floors and is set amidst palm trees in a flower filled tropical garden. The main level living areas are on the second floor, which has French doors in every room opening to a wrap-around verandah. From there steps lead down to a large terrace, pool and a gazebo with a sofa, coffee table and chairs. This very appealing house, with Georgia pine floors and good looking and comfy Tommy Bahama furniture, was designed so that soft tropical breezes constantly flow throughout. It was also designed for privacy as the bedrooms are all set apart. The master suite is on the top floor, two guest suites are on the main floor and the optional fourth bedroom is on the ground level in an air-conditioned apartment.

From the house a path past two private tennis courts with a “clubhouse” leads to Taylor Bay (also known as Sunset Bay). This beautiful crescent-shaped beach has sugar white sand and crystal clear turquoise water that is shallow for quite away out. It’s perfect for children and at the same time, it’s a lolling paradise for adults. All of this makes Etoile de Mer a wonderful house for a family or group of friends.

Main Floor (reached by outside stairs from the ground level)

  • Living room with a beamed ceiling and screened doors opening to both the verandah and a screened porch with sitting and dining areas
  • Dining room seating 8 with a beamed ceiling and screened doors opening onto the verandah
  • Fully equipped kitchen opening onto the screened porch and to the verandah
  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed, screened doors to the verandah and bathroom en suite with a shower
  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed, screened doors to the verandah and bathroom en suite with a shower

Top Floor

  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed, air-conditioning and bathroom en suite with a two-person shower. In one of the alcoves is an elevated bathtub. French doors open to a balcony with romantic sunset views across Taylor Bay.

Ground Level Optional Apartment (with interior and exterior entrances)

  • Two sitting areas
  • Large kitchen
  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom en suite with a shower
  • Laundry room

Air conditioning only available in master bedroom and apartment, telephone, high speed wireless Internet access, ceiling fans throughout, cable TV, VCR, DVD, CD, Bose stereo system (for iPods and MP3s), microwaves, dishwashers, linens, washer/dryer, gas grill, water cooler, outdoor shower, beach towels and chairs, rafts, games, 2 cribs, some snorkeling equipment, tennis racquets and a sea kayak. Guests are met at the airport and have complimentary use of the tennis courts.

Maid service once mid week

Services Available at an Additional Cost

  • Extra maid service, chef and nanny
  • Air conditioning is available in the master suite and the apartment.  Each unit is on a meter. Use will be charged in addition to the published rent.  Renters should note that the house has been designed and positioned to catch the leeward winds.  Using the ceiling fans will eliminate the need for air conditioning in most cases.


  • Etoile de Mer may be rented as a 3 or 4 bedroom house. The apartment is never rented separately.
  • No smoking inside, please

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Sandy Hill – Harbour Island – Bahamas

4 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms in the Main House
2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms on the Lower Level
(Sleeps 8 or 12)

Sandy Hill is located on the northern end of totally picturesque Harbour Island, off Eleuthera in the Bahamas. This terrific property is built into a hill on three levels and every room has views of the ocean, which is a one-minute walk via a private path to the island’s famous coral pink sand beach and pale turquoise water. On the two main levels facing this fantastic view are wonderful 12-ft wide verandahs that are accessed through French doors from most of Sandy Hill’s large and bright rooms. On the lowest level are two additional bedrooms and bathrooms with ocean views, their own small terrace and a separate entrance.

Sandy Hill has interiors reminiscent of a Caribbean Great House with plantation style furniture, white upholstery and cushions, ceiling fans, mahogany floors on the upper level and imported Italian tile floors on the ground and lower levels. It also has such wonderful amenities as central air-conditioning, walk-in cedar closets, bathtubs in most bathrooms and a washer and dryer – - All are wonderful luxuries on the island.

Main House
Ground Level

  • Living/dining room with two sets of French doors opening onto the verandah
  • Study with TV and VCR, large day bed and French doors opening onto the verandah
  • Kitchen with center island, commercial range and microwave, pass through to the study and an ocean view
  • Full guest bathroom
  • Bedroom with antique queen-size four poster bed, a TV in the wall and an ocean view
  • Verandah with dining table and chairs, lounge chairs and an oversized day bed

Upper Level

  • Large landing with sofa and chairs, ideal for relaxing and reading
  • Bedroom with a king-size four poster bed, 18th century chest of drawers, writing desk and a walk-in cedar closet. It has an bathroom en suite with a bathtub/shower and French doors opening to the verandah with spectacular ocean views north and east.
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, 18th century chest of drawers, writing desk, chaise lounge and a walk-in cedar closet. It has an bathroom en suite with a tub/shower and French doors to the verandah with equally spectacular views south and east of the ocean and of Eleuthera.
  • Bedroom with four poster twin beds, 18th century Chinese chest, walk-in cedar closet, bathroom en suite with a shower and French doors to the verandah
  • Laundry with a sink and linen storage
  • Verandah with lounge chairs, day bed and deck chairs

Lower Level (Optional)

  • Small terrace with ocean view
  • Bedroom with twin beds, bathroom en suite with a tub and shower
  • Bedroom with twin beds, bathroom en suite with a tub and shower

Amenities: Two zone central air-conditioning, antique furnishings, telephone, cable, Internet access with DSL (bring own computer), TV’s, washer/dryer, ceiling fans in all rooms, outdoor showers, screens on windows and French doors

Staff: Morning housekeeper six days a week to clean, make beds and do household laundry

Services Available at an Additional Cost: Cook and extra maid

Notes: Sandy Hill may be rented with or without the two lower bedrooms

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