Six years after French hotel giant Accor acquired luxury villa rental company Onefinestay, über-luxury holiday rentals are a hot commodity, as families look for impressive escapes that offer some of the perks of a resort, but much greater privacy. The company has just added a collection of gleaming new properties to its portfolio of 4,500 homes, villas and chalets around the world, including these two stunners in the Caribbean.
Set in the exclusive Forest Hill neighbourhood in St, James, Barbados, the first is a five-bedroom retreat with spectacular views over the manicured gardens, private swimming pool and the gentles blue of the Caribbean. Bajan Heights is beautifully laid out, with bright, airy living spaces decorated in whites and navy blues, and a huge furnished veranda is the perfect place to soak in the dreamy views. (From approx. US $1,459 per night.)
Casa Tua sits on the palm-lined beachfront of St. Barths, offering front-row seats to the crashing Caribbean. This tropical hideaway is a short hop from restaurants and there’s a small bakery across the street. Comfortably sleeping eight guests, the four-bedroom villa has plenty of outdoor space including a long swimming pool, an outdoor bar and direct access to the powder-soft sands of Lorient Beach. (From approx. $3,500 per night.)
Guests will liaise with Onefinestay Travel Advisors and a dedicated concierge team before they travel to arrange tailored services and experiences, including grocery deliveries, private chefs, childcare and excursions, and a member of the concierge team will welcome guests on arrival and be on call 24/7 to provide support.