5 Things to look for when choosing an Anguilla villa vacation rental
if you are looking to vacation in an Anguilla villa, here are 5 things that will help you choose the best Anguilla villa for your family and friends.
#1: Villa Location
The first thing to consider when choosing the best Anguilla villa for you is the villa’s location. The best place to stay in Anguilla is near one of the island’s 33 all-public beaches. You’ll enjoy beautiful vistas and a cooling Caribbean breeze, plus its easier to move between villa and beach throughout the day. But most Anguilla villas are not directly on the sand, and those that are on the beach usually come with a hefty price tag — often tens of thousands of a dollars per night.
Villa Alegria is an ideal Anguilla villa option because it gives you effortless beach access without the added expense. The oceanfront luxury villa is unique among Anguilla villas, because although it isn’t directly on the sand, it has a paved path to secluded Sandy Point Beach where you can swim and snorkel. You have the spectacular ocean view of the Caribbean Sea and St. Martin mountains and can be on the sugar sand of the nearby beach in mere seconds. You get the feeling and experience similar to a beachfront Anguilla villa, but at a more affordable price.
Alegria is also on the West End of the Anguilla. The West End has the best restaurants, top beaches such as Meads Bay Beach, Rendezvous Bay Beach and Maundays Bay Beach. Plus you are minutes from golf, tennis, beach bars, music venues, the airport and ferry terminal. You’ll spend more time relaxing and having fun, and less time driving.
#2: Updated and Modern Amenities
A second thing to look for when choosing the best Anguilla villa for your vacation is how modern and updated the villa is. Many villas on Anguilla may look beautiful on the outside but inside are dark and closed off with small windows, outdated furniture, ugly bathrooms, no air conditioning or fans, and limited kitchens.
Villa Alegria was professionally designed by Susan Butcher, the same designer who appointed the renowned Four Seasons Resort in Nevis and was a protege of the acclaimed designer, Michael Graves. Villa Alegria is one of the newer villas on island and features timeless beauty and the comfort of all of the modern conveniences. A private indoor gym, flat-screen TVs, sound system, chef’s kitchen, zoned air conditioning, ceiling fans and excellent WIFI complete your better than home experience. View photos.
#3: Number and Type of Bedrooms and Baths
The third element to look for when renting an Anguilla villa is the number and type of bedrooms. If you are traveling with multiple couples, you want everyone to have an equally nice bedroom and their own, private bath. Especially if all of the couples are sharing the cost of the villa rental.
Villa Alegria has three master-quality bedroom suites with king beds. Every bedroom has a private ensuite bathroom and also has access to an outdoor terrace or balcony. The fourth bedroom has two full beds to house either adults or kids. The media room / office has a comfy queen sofabed and makes a great fifth bedroom.
If you are traveling with a multigenerational family with older guests, you should also look for an Anguilla villa with a main floor bedroom without stairs. Villa Alegria has three main floor bedroom options that don’t require climbing stairs. The deluxe master bedroom suite off the living room, the private guest house adjacent to the main villa wing and the media room / office. View photos
#4: Villa Staff and Services
The fourth thing to consider when renting an Anguilla Villa is does the villa have villa staff and what types of services are offered? You’ll also want to ask what staff and services are included in your rental price and which ones can you add on for additional charge a la carte. Explore add on services.
Villa Alegria includes an on-call concierge who helps you plan your trip, greets you at the villa and is available to arrange car rentals, excursions, massage, childcare, grocery shopping and more for you throughout your stay. Alegria also has an unintrusive housekeeper who will visit daily to keep everything clean and tidy, without inconveniencing guests.
Alegria guests who want a villa butler or private chef, can add one for additional charge. Offering services a la carte instead of increasing the base villa rental price upfront, allows guests to customize their Anguilla vacation experience to their vacation style and budget. For example, many guests at Villa Alegria choose to bring in a chef for a special dinner one night or a beach butler just for a day. Guests like having the flexibility to just relax on their own in private vs. always having staff around.
Another item to note, is how much does the villa charge as an upfront service charge? In addition to the base nightly rental rate and government tax/GST, all Anguilla accommodations charge an upfront service charge/staff gratuity as a percentage of the rental. This charge can be as high as 18% at some of the luxury resorts. Resorts may also tack on a daily, per/person resort fee. Villa Alegria’s service charge is just 5%. See rates.
#5: Beautiful Outdoor Living
The final element to look for when choosing the best Anguilla villa is the quality of the villa’s outdoor spaces. The sea, sun and sky are why you are in Anguilla and you want to ensure your villa makes the most of them. How easily can you move from the pool to the inside of the villa? Can you see the ocean from inside the villa? Is there a pool, hot tub, outdoor shower to wash off the sand? Does the villa have plenty of seating, shady areas to get out of the sun? Can you dine outside as a group? Is there an outdoor grill so you can enjoy some of Anguilla’s fresh-caught seafood?
Look for design elements like the series of porticos, pavilions and fountains at Villa Alegria that blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors. Villa Alegria has one of the largest private pools in Anguilla and the best views of the Caribbean Sea and mountains of St. Martin. The huge pool terrace has a jetted Jacuzzi hot tub and plenty of cushioned loungers and shady umbrellas. Plus an outdoor kitchen and covered outdoor dining. View photos.
Use these tips and criteria to choose the best Anguilla Villa vacation rental for your family and friends.