St. Martin, French West Indies (September 24, 2008) - La Samanna, one of the most distinguished resorts in the Caribbean, is pleased to announce the rental and sale of eight luxury villas adjacent to the hotel. Located on a bluff with stunning, panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and Baie Longue, the Villas at La Samanna offer sumptuous accommodations and unparalleled service. The first villa is already completed, four more will open in December 2008, and the remaining three will be available by Spring 2009.
The eight newly constructed properties offer a graceful Mediterranean architecture with a Caribbean spirit, and boast over 4,600 square feet of space, with generous living quarters, master bedrooms with alcoves and oversized private terraces. The Villas are ideal for those who know and appreciate the personal care and fabulous amenities offered by La Samanna, and want to share this experience on an even grander scale with their family and friends. Each property features a sunken living room, wrap-around terrace and pool, outdoor shower, outdoor and indoor dining rooms, an office area, air-conditioning, three or four bedrooms with their own master baths, and a common second floor terrace with breathtaking views. Complete with stainless steel appliances, the oversized open kitchens are fully equipped, allowing guests the pleasure of entertaining in the villa. Marc-Michaels Interior Design has created a unique identity for the interior of each Villa, with an explosion of colorful, patterned linen draperies against soft backgrounds. The decor has a "take your shoes off" island sensibility, while also giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture of La Samanna and the French culture of St. Martin, blending antique and contemporary furnishings to create a European, "barefoot elegance."
Complimentary amenities include VIP airport transfers, private villa concierge desk and bell stand, twice daily housekeeping service, garden and pool maintenance, access to La Samanna services and facilities, and a private beach cabana with beach butler service (holiday season only). The concierges are happy to accommodate any requirements, and can arrange such services as a private butler, private 43-foot power boat for charters to neighboring islands Anguilla and St. Barts, private chef, full-time maid, full-time nanny, food and beverage stock, or fresh flowers for the whole villa, on request.
The first villas will be ready for rental on December 20, 2008. Rental rates range from US$3,000 per night in low season to US$8,500 per night over the holiday period. A select number of the villas will be sold to loyal customers of La Samanna. Purchase prices start at 5 million, and sales will be handled by S&P Destination Properties, a world leader in the resort and luxury real estate business. Please call 1-800-780-4028 for availability.