Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2007
Valentine's Day is about celebrating love -- the love of your life, the love of family, the love of true friends. Flowers and candy are always "safe" expressions of feelings but are often considered a bit cliché. Looking to truly captivate your loved one's heart this Valentine's Day? Villas of Distinction, a leader in the luxury villa vacations market, has created the ultimate valentine travel package taking the "wow factor" as well as the level of privacy to new heights. The "My Distinctive Valentine" Package -- priced at $425,000 -- is designed for couples who choose to enjoy alone time or those who wish to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with friends and family -- up to 10 people total.
Private Jet Service -- Citation X
Sweethearts indulging in this unique vacation escape will be treated like royalty as they begin their journey with private jet service from New York to St. Martin on the renowned Citation X offering a spacious and luxurious cabin designed to begin a journey in unsurpassed style.
Private Yacht -- Martha Ann Yacht
Upon arrival in St. Martin, guests will board the 140 ft. Martha Ann luxury yacht for seven glorious days. This voluminous, exquisitely-finished vessel showcases old-world craftsmanship complemented by classical styling, modern refinements and carefully-designed appointments that help make every space aboard the yacht breathtaking.
The fully-air conditioned Martha Ann can accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins, featuring a main-deck master suite with king-size bed, his-and-her bathrooms, Jacuzzi tub and 42" flat-screen TV. Other on-board accommodations include two guest staterooms with king-size beds, in-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs; and two guest staterooms with twin beds, in-suite bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs and flat screen TVs.
Amenities include a wine cellar; six-person Jacuzzi; treadmill, weight bench and Life Fitness 9100; sauna; wet bar; barbecue; DVD, video and CD library and 50" flat-screen television with surround sound in the sky lounge.
Private Island -- Necker Island
Following the stay at sea, couples can then enjoy three amazing nights on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's fabulous private island featuring 74 acres of tropical paradise that form your very own personal hideaway. Totally private, Necker has only one residence, a magnificent villa of breathtaking Balinese design. On Necker, the pace is tropical, the ambiance exotic. Surrounded by the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea of the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island exudes the elegance and lifestyle of the rich and famous. A favorite with royalty, rock stars and movie stars, Necker Island is the ultimate private getaway in the Caribbean.
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Accommodations on Necker Island
Beneath huge peaked roofs, this unique structure houses 10 bedrooms, all with in-suite bathrooms and private balconies that offer sweeping vistas of the sea and neighboring islands. The living and dining areas are cavernous. Tropical sunlight streams through vast skylights in the vaulted ceiling. Wide louvered windows open to the exhilarating ocean breezes. A raised gallery overlooks an interior garden of lush palms and ferns.
Outside, the villa is encircled by broad, galleried terraces of York stone. A patio is set for dining al fresco. All about, comfortable lounge furniture invites languid relaxation or quiet reading. From this upper terrace, fresh water cascades into a whirlpool on the terrace below and flows into the enormous swimming pool, its water as clear as Baccarat crystal.
Your Own Personal Staff
On Necker Island, the staff outnumbers the guests, providing first-class service and catering to your every whim. Enjoy a tropical drink in the indoor garden or on one of the terraces with picturesque views of the British Virgin Islands. Meals are as informal or formal as you desire, and at the pace, time and location of your choice. Your staff can prepare a light lobster lunch with fresh fruit served in the shade of the pagoda at the beach pool's floating dining pavilion, or a more formal affair in the 26-seat dining room with silver, lace, linen and crystal place settings.
A short stroll from the villa, on a dazzling cape of silver sand, sits a Balinese gazebo and beside it a flood-lit tennis court. Two traditional Balinese guest houses, one with its own swimming pool, sit nestled in exquisite surroundings with romantic views. Recreational facilities abound -- sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. On the villa's main level, there is even a full-sized English snooker table.
Necker Island has the best of both worlds: an exciting choice of recreational pursuits for the athletically inclined, or the privacy and privilege to do nothing but bask in the glow of this perfect tropical paradise.
It's All Included ... and Then Some
A stay on the island includes all meals and drinks (including alcoholic beverages), staff of 18, two freshwater pools and two Jacuzzis, flood lit tennis court and equipment, 12 luxurious bedrooms with in-suite bathrooms, windsurfing, laser sailing dinghies, water skiing, snorkeling equipment, fishing equipment (not deep-sea), two underwater Sea Sprints, launch trips to other islands in BVI, video, book and music libraries, full-sized snooker table, board games (children's books and games) and work-out equipment.
Seventy-four acres of private nature trails linking a selection of sandy beaches; a magnificent house, crafted with open-plan Balinese architecture to incorporate a wooden canopied living and lounging area with 10 double bedrooms which open out onto private balconies; an unobtrusive but attentive staff to prepare meals of your choice, serve drinks and provide waterskiing equipment when requested -- Necker Island can be yours for the ultimate holiday for privacy and pampered luxury.
For more information, or to book your "I Can't Believe It's True" Valentine's Day Package -- priced at $425,000 -- contact Villas of Distinction Reservations: 800-289-0900 or visit http://www.VillasofDistinction.com.
Villas of Distinction
Established in 1989, Villas of Distinction is a pioneer in the luxury villa rental market with villa rentals offered in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, the South of France, Tahiti, Greece, Napa and Sonoma.
The Villas of Distinction team of reservation specialists can help plan the complete villa vacation experience from selecting the best destination for the traveler's particular preference to satisfying yearnings for a lush Caribbean villa or charming European farmhouse.
Villas of Distinction offers special First Class, Business Class and Economy airfares to all destinations where it has villa properties through airline partners, including: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Air Lines and Alaska Airlines. Hertz is the worldwide car rental partner providing the most competitive rates and the largest selection of automobiles.
A villa vacation transcends the privacy and luxury of the residence. These large vacation homes range in size from two to 42 bedrooms and most come with a private pool. Many villas come with butler and maid service, and, if desired, a chef. Meals are catered to the vacationer's personal preference just like the rest of the entire villa experience.
Villas of Distinction Reservations: 800-289-0900