These days, there are more options for luxury vacations than ever before. Resort homes and condos. Fractional ownership. Private Residence Clubs. Destination Clubs. Timeshares. The options can be confusing and hard to find for rental purposes, so here’s a quick guide, along with a look at how Private Trade Winds offers a very different opportunity to enjoy them all. And in our humble opinion, we do it with flexibility, more personal service and a much better value proposition than anything in the villa rental marketplace.
PTW is the first company to pool together the "Best of the Best" of these rental opportunities worldwide in a professionally managed program with full service travel, second to none.
A Quick lesson in Villas
First, a lesson in the "Classic Villa" perspective. Because the word “villa” has been around for centuries, and started out as a term to describe palatial vacation homes in Europe, many people still think of villa in those terms as well. Most people think of a Villa Vacation in Italy or France - perhaps a remote mountain or beach home will also come to mind as well. Traditionally, these types of vacations were for family reunions or taking that "dream vacation" of a lifetime.
- According to our recent State of the Villa Vacation Report, most people who haven't taken a villa vacation simply felt “they just didn't have the right occasion for it". PTW is here to change that perspective.
Second, to many people, "classic villa" vacations represented work. Villa vacations meant doing your own cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping – sometimes even bringing your own sheets! Clean beds were not guaranteed, let alone luxury amenities or excellent customer service.
- There's no need to sacrifice comfort, amenities or service with a Five-Star Villa Vacation™ from Private Trade Winds. Quality is assured: villas are admitted to our portfolio by invitation only, and must pass our 100-Point Luxury Quality Assurance Checklist. And the services and amenities of five star hotels are included as well. We transform a beautiful home into a five star resort bringing together professional management, interior design and services of a hotel so you can truly enjoy a vacation.
Third, we introduce the concept of "modern villas." Modern Villas were built to combine private home ownership in a resort location and destination, therefore providing buyers numerous options from traditional homes and condos, fractional real estate, residence clubs, destination clubs, condo hotels and timeshares. Over the past 10 years, an unprecedented number of luxury properties have been built worldwide to accommodate the demand of today's travelers. Owners of vacation real estate want it all - great location, great home and furnishings, great amenities, and the services of a hotel.
- As a PTW client, you can have it all too! PTW searches the globe for these types of properties so our clients can use them for "any type" of a vacation. The properties range in size from 1 bedroom condos to 13 bedroom estates. They exist in private communities, resort developments and even at branded hotels. We search the globe looking for these types of opportunities to bring to our clients.
We've combined all of these options into a professionally managed program that makes the process effortless, and ensures the consistent excellence of a Five-Star Villa Vacation™. Choose different size properties for different types of vacations from our exclusive portfolio - each specifically selected and invited to our program and branded with our comforts or that of a partnering 5-star hotel.
Use our villas for immediate family trips, couples trips, extended multi-generational family trips, travel with another family (or two or three), girls trips, guys trips, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries - the list goes on and on. Once you experience traveling in a villa, it's hard to go back to a simple hotel room. Best of all it is more affordable than you think – in fact, on a per-person basis, villa vacations typically offer a tremendous travel value.
Private Trade Winds is the only private travel service specializing in Five-Star Villa Vacations™. We offer a unique one-stop luxury travel experience that puts the elegance and enchantment back in travel. Here's a sampling of what makes Private Trade Winds so special and convenient:
LUXURY STANDARDS FOR VILLAS WORLDWIDE
- 5-star services such as room service, maid service, concierge, chefs, babysitters, and more
- Luxury amenities such as gourmet kitchens and home-office business centers including wireless internet, printers, fax & sometimes even a computer.
- Branded comforts such as coffee, water, robes & bath amenities
- Professional property management & interior design
WHY OUR PROPERTIES ARE DIFFERENT?
- Properties enter our Portfolio by invitation only – we are NOT a listing service
- We represent individual units, NOT resorts in general – this allows us to select the best properties within a resort location (e.g., right on the beach)
- We personally inspect and rate each unit as a 4, 5 or 6 star experience
- We use a standardized list of expectations to quantify our 3 levels of luxury
- We offer a variety of individual homes, condos, fractionals, condo-hotels and residence clubs to give our clients better choices
For clients who travel extensively (in villas or a variety of accommodations), we offer savings through the purchase of our Preferred Travel Plans which offer the most value and personal service. Here are some of the additional benefits.
- Renting villas again
- No security deposits
- Simple one-time enrollment and qualification process
- Minimal paperwork and no red tape (one master lease to access all of our properties)
- One set of reservation and cancellation policies
- Easy access to customer service: one phone call for villa rentals and Full Travel Service
LOW PRICE AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
- Special client-only rates for villa and other accommodation bookings
- Special inclusions such as airport transportation, golf, spa certificates, resort credits etc.
- Unlimited service from an Executive Travel Advisor (most with 20+ years experience) assigned to your account
- Non-commission based advice and booking to get you the best value possible
- Tracking and redemption points for air, car, hotel and credit card loyalty programs