Luxury Oceanview Staffed Villa Escape for up to 10 people in Dominical, Costa Rica

R. Jernstedt, IL  -  January 2017

 

“ We had a fantastic time. The villa is absolutely terrific. It is so well designed and beautifully decorated, plus offers an amazing view. (We determined the pool is the best we’ve ever enjoyed.) Special credit and thanks to Raul, Illiana and Margarita. You made it all seem like, well, a vacation!  The service, the meals, the friendliness, resourcefulness were all first class.  We ate well…and, it seemed, often!

Raul:  We certainly appreciated all your attention and support. You made it very easy to enjoy so many experiences in your beautiful country—from sitting around the pool to one of the many adventures.
 Though it’s a few weeks away, we celebrated a milestone birthday, so it’s an experience I will never forget. Our sincere thanks for all the efforts in making this a very special time for the Jernstedt family! "

 

 

Private Chateau Experience for 12 people in Limousin, France

M. Hoover, IL  -  September 2017

 

" The chateau could not be lovelier. The setting is a peaceful and extremely quiet area of France, not touristy, but near enough to many very interesting sights for convenient day trips. We invited four other couples and each of us had our own full, very modern bathroom.  No modern convenience, from washer-dryer to wifi, is missing. We are a cooking club, so we did not anticipate asking for more than the one included dinner, but after James served us a gourmet meal in the beautiful, candlelit dining room the first night, we asked him to prepare four more dinners for us. Breakfast is served each morning in the large, gorgeous kitchen. The meals feature locally sourced foods, including homemade jams using fruit from the estate, and vibrant fresh salads straight from the garden. From the first walk up the lavender-lined path to the house, we were enchanted. The very large pool area is furnished with tables and lounge chairs, and we enjoyed playing ping pong and frisbee on the lawn. Our very charming host was extremely helpful and accommodating, but completely unobtrusive. We could not have asked for a more wonderful place to relax, explore the heart of France, and enjoy delicious cuisine and fine wine together with dear friends. We dream of going back someday. "

 

 

Private 82ft Luxury Motor Yacht Charter for 6 people in the Bahamas

C. Warren, IL  -  May 2017

 

“ The charter was amazing. Hugh, Candace, and York were outstanding – so welcoming, relaxed, and created such a memorable experience for the six of us. We are a fairly active group and the customized each day with different options to help us have fun, explore the area, but at a very relaxed pace. The yacht was very accommodating - great space that allowed you to feel comfortable. Bedrooms/accommodations were good as well – all three rooms were made up into Queen size beds. Hugh did a great job with the meals – fresh fish, lobster, pulled pork, local fruits and vegetables – most days we were eating what we had caught that day (tuna, lobster, conch). It will go down as one of our top vacations so far, and definitely something we want to do again in the future."

 

 

Photo Safari for 2 people in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

E. Vincent, TX  -  July 2016

 

" Our trip to Zulu Nyala was more than I had dreamed of. The amenities were excellent. The staff was very attentive. The meals were made fresh daily with an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, choices of entrees, dessert bar…the list goes on. Of course the reason we came was for the photo safari. It was breathtaking seeing all the beautiful animals up close and in their own habitat. We felt very safe at all times and our guide was very knowledgeable. I thought this would be a once in a life time trip, but I fell in love with S.Africa and plan on going again. Go and experience all that Zulu Nyala has to offer. You will be delighted and invigorated. "

 

 

Luxury Contemporary Staffed Villa Escape for 10 people in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

M. Philo, NY  -  January 2016

 

“ We had an amazing trip. The staff was excellent. It really added to the experience. The chef Christopher with his assistant David were by far exceptional and I highly recommend keeping them if you can. Their food was delicious and they were so much fun, polite and it made the trip! Juan never stopped working and pointed out monkeys when they were in the trees. Flor kept the house very clean and also never stopped working. Susan was quite helpful and very organized. You have an excellent group at the Villa."

 

 

Eco-Luxury Cabana Cottage on St. John, U.S Virgin Islands

G. Hackett, ME -  June 2016

 

" When we arrived at the cottage - a hidden gem on Chocolate Hole Bay just a mile from Cruz Bay - we were overwhelmed by how welcoming the owners were and how quaint and secluded the cottage was. All the comforts of home and everything we needed to enjoy our week from beach towels, snorkeling equipment, gas grill, etc. Although the king bed was on stilts, it was part of the fun of enjoying our hideaway in the jungle. Definitely rent a jeep while you are there - you'll need it for the big hills! "

 

 

Private 82ft Motor Yacht Charter for 6 people in the Bahamas

T. Dunne, IL  -  May 2017

 

" Wow! All six of us had a wonderful time. We have remarked amongst us that it was one of the all time best. The motor launch was top notch, so very comfortable, cabins were very nice and clean...didn't expect a queen bed! Food, especially breakfasts, were great. Twice we were able to eat what was caught out of the waters.

 

The three "crew members" were a delight, well informed, humorous and worked extremely well together...we liked them enough that we invited them to dinner on our last night at the Abaco Inn (what a place that is...oh my).

Again, it was wonderful ".

 

 

Luxury Oceanview Staffed Villa Escape for up to 10 people in Dominical, Costa Rica

T. Wear, IL  -  March 2016

 

“ Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for sharing this incredible home with us. As promised, it was amazing and we had a terrific time. Also, all of the staff was terrific, but the savior of our trip was definitely Raul. He could not have been more helpful. He literally helped us a hundred of times a day, from excursions to massages to food and liquor to bandages for our injured companion. He visited the house in person multiple times a day, lead us to the excursions, and made sure everything was just right. And, Raul did not just handle things once we got there, but he made us feel at ease before we arrived (transportation to the house and rental car drop off at the house) and after we left (handling the drop off of the cars when the company failed to pick them up on time). I highly recommend Raul as a concierge for future guests. Again, thank you for everything and do not be surprised if you hear from us again. The entire group had the perfect week."

 

 

Private 100ft sailing yacht charter for 6 in Abaco, Bahamas

D. Riep, CANADA  -  May 2015

 

“ Our experience on the Barcelona Explorer was our most memorable and favorite trip, ever! Capt. Robbie takes pride in his schooner and makes you feel at home on board, it was a joy to have him introduce us to beautiful hidden places in the Bahamas. His crew Julia and Laia were a delight, spoiling us with incredible meals and their genuine kindness, we enjoyed spending time with them as much as our group of friends. This trip was truly unique, with a beautiful ocean backdrop wherever you looked, we will be back for another experience. Looking forward to seeing you again Captain Robbie! "

 

 

Private 82ft Luxury Motor Yacht Charter for 6 people in the Bahamas

T. Truesdale, CA  -  April 2017

 

“ Captain Hugh did a great job. We had a pretty big weather event on day two, but Capt. Hugh kept us safe and we had a good time even with the weather. I thought he did a nice job with the activity balance, the food and wine. The boat was well appointed and the accommodations were good. We had all the equipment we needed to have a good time at sea."

 

 

Private 100ft sailing yacht charter for 6 in Abaco, Bahamas

C. Morykwas, CA -  November 2015

 

" Thank you Captain Robbie for a fabulous experience!! The Barcelona Explorer is an absolutely beautiful vessel. The crew was very kind and friendly and worked hard to make our trip an experience of a lifetime. The food was out of this world, prepared to perfection and plentiful. The Bahamas were breathtakingly beautiful and fun to explore. Our group had such a great time that we can hardly wait to go again!! "

 

 

Private 100ft sailing yacht charter for 6 in Abaco, Bahamas

V. Pryor, IL  -  January 2015

 

" We had a wonderful time, the Barcelona Explorer was wonderful and Captain Robbie and the crew were great. We all had a great time that exceeded expectations, wish the weather and water temperature was a bit better, but we didn't let it spoil the fun! "

 

 

Photo Safari for 2 people in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

L. Furbish, ME  -  December 2015

 

" We just returned from two weeks in South Africa and the safari was fabulous. The staff and rangers at the park were terrific and we saw all of the animals we hoped to see. We met Trevor Shaw at the Country Manor on first arriving and had a long and pleasant conversation with him. The whole thing was a first-rate experience and we are very grateful "

 

 

Luxury Oceanview Staffed Villa Escape for up to 10 people in Dominical, Costa Rica

D. Risch, IL  -  August 2015

 

“ It was the best vacation, ever. All we had to worry about was what we wanted Chef Armando to cook for us and what we wanted to do that day. We didn’t need to grocery shop, clean, do laundry or any of those other things that can get in the way of having fun. Everything was done for us and everyone was so friendly, polite and accommodating. The house was beautiful and had more than enough room for 2 families. The kids loved the pool - an absolute must after a hot day of zip lining, kayaking or walking back from the beach. We would absolutely come again! "

 

 

Eco-Luxury Cabana Cottage on St. John, U.S Virgin Islands

G. Abshier, TX -  June 2015

 

" Our trip to St. John was incredible! We had a great time at the cottage. The view of the bay was nice. The best thing for us about the cottage was the privacy and peacefulness. We enjoyed the hot tub and the outside shower was our daily refreshment. The cottage is decorated very cute and has everything you need for cooking, drinking and equipment for enjoying the water. There are large iguanas every day at the cottage and they love hanging out on the deck. Getting around the island of St. John is easy, but would not be fun for those that easily get car sick. The owner of the cottage is a great guy and extremely eager to make all aspects of your trip incredible "

 

 

Luxury Contemporary Staffed Villa Escape for 10 people in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

E. Ley, IL  -  January 2016

 

“ I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had staying at the villa. It was so beautiful, relaxing and exciting with all the monkeys swinging around in the trees. The entire staff was so friendly and the meals were delicious. What amazing memories for all of us to share. With great appreciation."

 

 

Private 100ft sailing yacht charter for 6 in Abaco, Bahamas

S. D'Agostino, IL  -  February 2015

 

" Everything aboard the Barcelona Explorer was excellent. The crew was welcoming and friendly. They anticipated our every need and were so fun to spend time with. The boat was gorgeous and spotlessly clean. It is a true customized vacation where the crew will take you wherever you want to go, in addition to making suggestions."

 

 

Private 100ft sailing yacht charter for 6 in Abaco, Bahamas

J. Lee, AL  -  June 2015

 

" There were 3 couples on the trip. We had a great time. The captain & crew couldn’t have been nicer or more attentive to our needs. We loved the ship. Very different but very unique. Meals were very good & different every night. We all agreed that we would do the trip again. I would recommend this trip to my friends. "

 

 

Private 100ft sailing yacht charter for 6 in Abaco, Bahamas

M. Reader, WI  -  June 2015

 

" Capt. Robbie and crew members Laia, Julia and Riley were amazing, and attentive to our every need. The accommodations and food were top notch, as were the experiences on the water. Pete’s Pub and diving the blue holes were highlights, however, most important of all, the whole experience of spending time, off the grid with family was simply priceless. We would recommend it to anyone looking for that “once in a lifetime experience” but caution, it could become addictive! "

 

 

Private 50ft sailing yacht charter for 4, US Virgin Islands

M. Fassnacht, IL  -  March 2016

 

" We had a great trip on the boat. Captain Richard and mate Morgan were an astounding crew. They went beyond the expected to ensure my family had a great time. Richard was an incredibly patient teacher to both my kids, they loved it!  He is clearly one of the best captains anyone could ever sail with. Morgan was a true delight to be around, extremely helpful and accommodating. We really enjoyed every minute on this beautiful boat. "

 

 

Contemporary Beachfront Villa Escape for 10 people in Kediri, Bali

M. Buck, IL  -  March 2018

 

“ A group of 7 of us (adults) stayed at the villa for a week in March. The property was beautiful and immaculately kept, just like the photographs. The pools are relaxing, the rooms are spacious and the open design makes for a pleasant breeze that can flow through the villa from the ocean. But, what really surpassed our expectations was the staff! Everyone was so warm, friendly and helpful and really made our vacation memorable. They offered recommendations for activities and helped organize logistics, bringing any of our desired plans to fruition. The food was amazing (better than the restaurants we went to) with meals taken at a table looking out at the ocean. The villa is in a quiet location with a beach that doesn’t get much traffic. This makes for a very private vacation experience but also means that travel times to many of the major tourist locations can be over an hour. Overall, a wonderful place to stay in paradise!"

 

 

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