There’s a New Caribbean Villa Rental Power  

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There’s a new villa rental power in the Caribbean. 

The Caribbean’s premier villa rental companies have merged their teams, following last year’s sale of both WIMCO Villas and St Barth Properties to Nocturne Luxury Villas. 

The newly-rebranded company is now called WIMCO St Barth Properties, effective Oct. 1. 

It creates “an exceptional villa rental and concierge services company.”

The two companies have long been the prime players in the ever-competitive St Barth villa market, while WIMCO has for decades been at the top of the villa rental industry for the wider Caribbean region. 

The combined companies will have a reservations office in New England and concierge services operations in the Caribbean.

“This merger creates an exceptional villa rental and concierge services company,” WIMCO St Barth President Stiles Bennet told Caribbean Journal. “Our parent company has invested not only in augmenting our reservations and concierge teams, but also in migrating us onto best of breed reservations and client services platforms, raising the level of service we can now provide to travelers interested in villa vacations.”

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Villa Bellissima in St Barth.

The newly-branded WIMCO St Barth Properties villa rental operation now has a portfolio of 400 private villas in St Barth alone, and over 1,500 across 10 Caribbean islands.

Included in this number are 60 exceptional modern ultra-luxe villas, called The Special Reserve Collection, where the services of a private chef and household staff are included in the nightly rental price.

“With the merger with St Barth Properties our combined villa specialist team is second to none,” WIMCO said. 

What has not changed is the company’s bespoke, tailored concierge service, which handles every request from the moment they pick up guests at the airport. 

Villa Camaruche in St Barth.

“With the merger with St Barth Properties our combined villa portfolio, and villa specialist and concierge teams are second to none,” Bennet said. 

Villa rentals have surged in the Caribbean of late, particularly since the onset of the pandemic. 

That’s particularly true in St Barth, an island that has seen record-breaking arrivals this year, a trend that has broadened the typical “high season” into what had always been more of a shoulder season. 

The island’s tourist season kicks off the first week of November with the Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth rum festival. 

For more, visit WIMCO St Barth Properties

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