Anguilla is a special and unusual island, in so many ways.
Its dry and sunny weather, warm and genuinely friendly people, and pristine, white-sand beaches are the obvious and well-known.
It is also famous for its luxurious Anguilla villas for rent, five-star resorts and high-end beach-side dining.
These factors are all born out of the special cachet Anguilla has naturally developed over the years due to less well-known circumstances...
These "cachet factors" include the little bit of extra travel it takes to reach Anguilla, its people's passion for freedom (including not paying taxes), the scarcity of land, and its special status and stability as a separate British dependency since 1980.
Still relatively unknown, celebrities and the business elite may go to St. Barths to be seen, but they come to Anguilla to disappear. Its popularity has grown as the likes of Brad Pitt and Jay-Z vacation on Anguilla's sandy shores (leaving the paparazzi and their bodyguards behind in St. Barths!).
For the most part, Anguilla still remains hidden, special. We had certainly never heard about it before reading the Blanchards' book A Trip To The Beach.
As a result of this unique blend of circumstances, you could be forgiven for thinking that Anguilla villa rentals and hotels are unaffordable. Some, of course, are... running as much as $100,000 per week during the Christmas season.
However, many Anguilla villas are owned by people who live off-island most of the time. They rent them the rest of the year. Anguilla villa rentals are true bargains, whether you seek a "$$" accommodation or a "$$$$$" castle-on-the-beach.
The best bargain of all, if you plan to live here, is buying and building your very own Anguilla villa. Real estate is still reasonably priced (after the bubble burst in 2009). And building your own home in the tropics is, for many people, a lifetime dream come true.
But if it's an Anguilla villa vacation that you are looking for (and I suspect it is), you've come to the right page...
Square foot for square foot (or square meter if you prefer!), the rent is much less than the price of a one bedroom suite at a hotel. You have more privacy, too.
Luxury? Today's Anguilla villas can surpass 7-star luxury hotels.
Amenities like room service? How about your own in-house gourmet chef or spa? There are no limits at the modern high-end villas.
On the other hand, if you are budget-conscious, mid-range Anguilla villas for rent ($$ and $$$) provide very comfortable and spacious vacation homes. There may be not by any pampering, but grocery shopping can be fun and the price is right!
If you're looking for an economical Anguilla vacation, not only will you be saving on the price of an Anguilla accommodations at a $$ villa, you save on eating too! Just stock up the fridge and enjoy your own terrace-top BBQs! Here is how to eat well and inexpensively on this upscale Caribbean island.
A high-end luxury anguilla villa, or economical living, everything feels more flexible when staying in your own villa. We always felt more "on our own" and enjoyed that independence.
That's usually the second question people ask me when we talk about Anguilla (after the beaches of course!).
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Without further ado, here are some of our favorite Anguilla villas, from the ones we've stayed in and loved, to ones that have long been on our "possible future villa stays wish list"...
A new feature! Villa owners are invited to tell their personal stories of how they found, fell for, and built on Anguilla. Here is the first in what we hope will be an interesting series...
If you own a villa in Anguilla, whether you live here year-round or primarily rent out your villa, I'd love to share your story with others. Here's how to get published...
E-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a summary. Please attach a couple of photos of your villa and yourelf.
If you have a story that others will find fascintating, I'll reply with details on how to submit your story.
These Anguilla villas, while no longer available, remain in our memories.
Book early. If your week or two in the sun and surf is already booked, my best suggestion is to contact Jackie Pascher, our favorite Anguilla real estate agent.
Jackie knows all of the Anguilla villas, and seems to know every Anguilla villa owner on the island. We depended on her to find us our villa before we built our own home and moved here.
My dad originally asked several people about her. She has a great reputation. And since first meeting her, we've come to know her very well. We like her, and more importantly, we trust her completely.
She will take care of all your needs and set you up with the most perfect Anguilla villa!
Remember, summer rates are much cheaper, and the August boat races are fantastic. So don't eliminate the idea of a summer vacation here.
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