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New St. Thomas Luxury Villa Rental U.S. Virgin Islands

Welcome to the newest and most luxurious villa rental on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands! The villa can sleep up to 20 guests in 4 king size bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and one lower-level bunk room with 6 full beds. The villa layout is perfect for destination weddings, large families, or groups of friends. The villa’s living room features breathtaking wrap-around views of St. Thomas’ harbor, including downtown, Yacht Haven and the surrounding islands. There are two outside lounge and entertainment areas with an infinity pool, hot tub, fire pit, Wolf grill, TVs and pool bathroom. The villa has many spaces to accommodate to life’s needs including a home office space, game room, gym, and wine bar. It is also a smart home with a Control4 system that integrates the audio, video, lighting, motorized shades, pool and video surveillance system into one app, which you can control from an iPad. There is seating for both indoor and outdoor dining. Perfect for a few family style or tasting menu dinners with our private chef! Surrounding the gated property are palms, tropical landscaping and grassy areas. There is a two car garage and a pull-around driveway, making parking easy. Also

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Last-Minute 20% CliffHouse Discount

Consider a spontaneous getaway to CliffHouse villa on St. John, USVI next month between July 5-August 6! We are able to offer a 20% discount since it is a last-minute booking.  The Deal The summer base rate is $17,000 per week, but with the discount, the base rate will only be $13,600 per week!  Good for stays between July 5-August 6, 2024! Available for parties of up to 10 people. There is an additional 12.5% hotel tax. The CliffHouse The CliffHouse is a 12,000 square foot luxury Caribbean villa offering upscale accommodations for parties of up to 10 guests. Located in the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay, the villa has private access to Peter Bay Beach, one of the best snorkeling and swimming beaches on St. John. It is about a 10-15 minute drive to Cruz Bay, where all the shopping and restaurants are located.  The villa has four bedrooms (three kings and one room with two queen beds). Each bedroom has a large en suite bathroom and there is an extra half bathroom off of the kitchen.   Indoor/Outdoor Living The villa’s pod style layout creates a seamless blend of indoor/outdoor living. There is AC in every pod, JBL portable speakers,

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Private Residences in Florence, Italy

Welcome to unique accommodations within the Paggi Tainti building in the core center of Florence. The private residences embody ultra luxury hospitality with their five-sense experiences. Guests enjoy lookouts over the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and easy access to the elegant shopping district of Via Tonrabuoni, the renaissance buildings, and Uffizi Gallery.   The Suites The 3 types of suites represent the perfect application of contemporary design to create timeless beauty. Warm colors and scenographic effects create an elegant atmosphere. Every detail has been tailored for comfort including heat-treated parquet, cashmere fabrics, fine linens, sunken bath, and pressurized shower. Presidential Suite • 2 people – 1300 sqf • 1 dining/ living area with fully equipped kitchen • 1 bedroom with en suite bathroom and closet Family Suite • 4 people – 1400 sqf • 1 dining/ living area with fully equipped kitchen • 2 bedrooms (o/w 1 convertible in twin) with en suite bathrooms and closets Signature Suite • 6 people – 2700 sqf • 2 dining/ living areas with 2 fully equipped kitchens • 3 bedrooms (o/w 1 convertible in twin) with en suite bathrooms and closets Amenities and Included Services: • Remote Concierge and Operational Manager •

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Turks and Caicos Private Island Resort!

Ambergris Cay, an exclusive private island in the Turks and Caicos, sits 600 miles south of Miami. Originally established as a community for private homeowners, Ambergris Cay opened as a private island resort in 2019. Now, travelers seeking a secluded luxury escape can enjoy access to over 1,100-acres of mostly untouched land with just 17 bungalows and 8 villas for rent on an all-inclusive basis. Ambergris Cay combines the best of a five-star resort with the privacy and comfort of private villas and bungalows. Activities: The all-inclusive resort activities include yoga classes, guided nature walks, tennis, non-motorized water sports, and onshore fishing. Visit the Club House, a sunny beach club where comfortable beach chairs and umbrellas are always available for your use. It features a pool and ping-pong tables, video games and board games, plus an Explorer’s Hut for kids (from 4 years old) to enjoy interactive games and treasure hunts.   Dining: A la carte menu selections vary by the day, based on seasonality, and are comprised of the highest quality ingredients. From grilled lobster to organic chicken breast, international chefs will delight you with local island cuisine and classic favorites, prepared to your taste. Vegan and vegetarian menus

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Luxury Wedding Venue in Tuscany, Italy

A 12th century castle in the heart of Tuscany makes for a fairy-tale wedding and reception. Awarded one of the world’s best hotels in Conde Nast Traveller’s 2019 Gold List, the 900-year-old castle is a popular respite for the Italian media industry. When booked for a wedding, the castle and grounds —10 suites, 2-bedroom villa, organic vineyards, olive groves, and rolling farmland—become your wedding party’s exclusive venue. The estate, owned and managed by the multi-generational Baccheschi-Berti family, blends familial comfort with contemporary luxury. The initial restoration of the castle in the 1980s took over 12 years to complete, and further restoration continues to this day. The current project, a 2-bedroom villa with a private pool, garden, and terrace, will increase the estate’s total occupancy to 30 guests by 2025. Accommodations The castle hotel currently sleeps 25 guests and will sleep 30 guests starting in 2025. Over 100 additional wedding guests can be accommodated at trusted venues nearby. Shuttle services can easily be arranged to allow your guests to join for the celebration. The castle’s suites are all decked out differently, with nooks for sitting, velvet-upholstered armchairs, and shelves of books. Many have day beds with heavy velvet curtains. There are

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Top 5 Favorite Private Islands

We love providing clients with unique travel experiences, especially stays on private islands. Some of the islands we represent don’t allow public marketing in order to protect these slices of untouched paradise! Here is a list of our five favorite private islands ordered from least expensive to most expensive. All our private islands are fully staffed with chef, housekeeping, and concierge. As you move up in price point, there are even more services, amenities, and accommodations for larger groups. #5 Gladden: Private Island in Belize This is a small private island at an affordable price point. Rates are $4,000 per night for one couple and $5,000 per night for two couples. The unique surf and turf package allows you to split a week between the island and the jungle. After a few days diving and snorkeling the barrier reef, a 30-minute helicopter ride transports you to the ultimate jungle hideaway: a 5,000-square-foot timber and stone house. From here, there is easy access to the richness of Belize’s mainland activities—ancient Mayan ruins, treetop zip lines, cave tubing. #4 L’ Hacienda: Private Island in The Bahamas This is a new private island located in The Bahamas near Exuma. There are six gorgeous

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New St. Thomas Luxury Villa Rental U.S. Virgin Islands

Welcome to the newest addition to Blue Sky’s catalogue: Villa Santorini! This fully renovated 5-Bedroom, 5.5-Bath is in the gated neighborhood of Peterborg on St. Thomas, USVI. Location Villa Santorini sits 80 feet up on the cliffs which creates the perfect soundtrack of crashing waves all day and night. The ocean breeze blows through the terrace and living room making the custom Italian couch a perfect place to lounge. Magens Bay Beach is a 5-minute drive away. One of the island’s most beautiful beaches, it also has great amenities including chair rentals, paddle boards, kayaks, bar, and casual restaurant. It is a wonderful and convenient spot for a picnic or sunset/sunrise stroll along the ocean’s edge. Convenient Access St. Thomas is easily accessed by the Cyril E. King International Airport (STT) and the villa is just a 30-minute taxi ride away. As a United States territory, no passport is required to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. Newly Renovated Villa Santorini has undergone a full renovation. The entire villa is painted white with accents of cobalt blue. It’s aptly named because the villa evokes the Greek Isles right here in the USVI. Upon entering the front door, you will find a

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New Vacation Rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach (locally known as 30A) Blue Sky owner, Shanna Dickerson, has made her home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and has now partnered with a local company to provide vacation rentals for clients! Also known as the Emerald Coast, this is the closest you can get to a Caribbean feel while remaining in the continental United States!  30A is made up of picturesque beach towns nestled between Inlet Beach and San Destin. Each town has a unique vibe with its own architecture, boutique shops, local artisans, amazing restaurants, and different beaches. Renting an E-bike to hop around from town to town is a great way to spend a day exploring.  A few popular beaches include Alys, Seaside, Seagrove, Watercolor, Grayton, and Blue Mountain Beach! Santa Rosa beaches are ranked #1 in the U.S. by ABC News. Caribbean-Worthy Coast The 30A beaches are made of sugar white sand from quartz. These beaches and the turquoise blue water look straight out of the Caribbean, but have the convenience of being in the continental U.S.   Rare Coastal Dune Lakes Grayton Beach State Park has multiple coastal dune lakes, a special natural phenomenon that exists in only a few places in the

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Island Awards

As a luxury travel agency the #1 question we receive is… “What is our favorite island?” From our experience in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Bahamas, we have some recommendations.  These are our awards for best island for couples, best for friends, and best for families!  For Couples: St. Lucia We think St. Lucia makes the perfect couple’s getaway! For a honeymoon, vow renewal, or just because, St. Lucia’s 5-star resorts know how to set the mood with spas, champagne, and private plunge pools. The island’s hikes, waterfalls, springs, and botanical gardens ensure plenty of fun dates (if you can manage to leave the resort)! St. Lucia has love in the air. Take it all in with a couple’s massage, candlelit dinner at the water’s edge, or a lobster and champagne sunset cruise!   For Friends: Yacht Charter in the British Virgin Islands With a captain, chef, and first mate to take care of you, all that’s left to do on a yacht charter is have fun with your friends as you explore the British Virgin Islands.  Most of our sailing catamarans have four cabins to fit four couples or eight guests! These are expertly designed to glide effortlessly and steadily through

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A Favorite Villa in Turks and Caicos

Blue Sky Luxury Travels CEO, Shanna Dickerson, just went to Turks and Caicos to check on the current villas and add new ones to the catalogue! Today, we’re spotlighting one of her favorites that is located directly on Grace Bay Beach, on the main island of Providenciales! Why Choose Turks and Caicos?  Easy Access Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is the main airport with many direct flights from U.S. cities!  10-15 minute drive from airport to most villas.  Caribbean Charm Snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding White sand beaches Luxury Villas Villas range from the luxury to ultra luxury price point. Many are fully staffed with butler, daily housekeeping, and daily chef services. Villa Spotlight   Vision Beach: 5 Bedrooms (10 guests or 14 with children) This is one of the most beautiful villas on Turks and Caicos and it sits on the iconic Grace Bay Beach! The full staff includes butler, housekeeping, and daily chef services. Four of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, ideal for guests with low mobility.  Rate: $7,700 – $22,000 per night (+23% tax)   The Bedrooms:  Four bedrooms are on the first floor to ensure easy access. Two are principal suites with king size beds, beach/ocean views, and

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