Paradise Island – Found!
Recently, we had one of our top clients give us a real challenge.
Larry, the patriarch of a large family, was celebrating his 70th birthday party, and he wanted to celebrate with his extended family in style. This was not going to be an ordinary family reunion. He wanted a unique vacation exciting enough to entice attendance from his whole family, spread across the entire United States, and he wanted it to be special enough to create memories that would last for a lifetime. Since Larry is my father-in-law, I was lucky enough to come along!
The client’s most important goal for the trip was to have his extended family all under one roof. Larry shared, “Our best vacations have been when we have found a nice vacation rental where we can all share stories and special times over meals or during cocktail hour in our private residence, or enjoy being together at the pool or beach in front of the home. It’s just not the same in a hotel, where everyone retreats to their separate rooms, and we only see each other at dinner.”
In addition to the search for a private home that would sleep 17 family members ranging in ages from 4 to 70, we were tasked with finding a home that was part of a Luxury Resort that would feature privacy and an all-inclusive meal and activity plan. We also had to find a vacation rental that would be on an attractive beach, have a sparkling pool, and would have plenty of exciting water and land activities for the extended group to enjoy.
After an exhausting search from Hawaii to Mexico and throughout the Caribbean we found what our client described as the “Perfect Fit” in the Ty Molineux Estate Home at the Jumby Bay Resort.
Jumby Bay is a luxury resort on a private island 2 miles off the coast of mainland Antigua, nestled deep in the Caribbean. The resort features 44 suites, 14 villas and 15 estate homes, all of which have access to the resort’s three restaurants and bar. It boasts incredibly manicured beaches and an extensive activity menu featuring water skiing, wake boarding, sailing , stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, snorkeling and even a kid’s camp. There are no cars allowed on the island so guests are provided with golf carts and bicycles with which to explore the various beaches, restaurants and attractions. Larry shared: “It was such a wonderful thing to know that all of our kids could safely roam the island and we didn’t have to worry about them getting into traffic or any danger. I also loved the fact that we paid one price, and everything was included. With 17 people, everyone wants to do something different, and they could all do whatever they wanted without worrying about separate bills, etc…”
The luxury vacation rental home, of course, was an attraction unto itself.
Ty Molineux is an expansive 25,000 square feet colonial-style luxury villa that sits on eight beautifully manicured acres and features eight bedrooms, a private gym, media room, tennis court, croquet court, game room and an expansive pool that extends out from the home towards the property’s private sandy beach. “The home had everything you could imagine. Even with 17 people, we never felt on top of each other, and there were so many things to do right there on the grounds. I’ve been in many resorts where the public pool wasn’t nearly as big or as nice as the private pool we enjoyed at Ty Molineux…and the staff was terrific- such great service!” Our client was referring to Ty Molineux’s staff of 8 that included chefs, butlers, maids and groundskeepers, all of whom went out of their way to make our guests’ vacation perfect. The final touch for this special celebration was Larry’s Big Birthday Celebration.
“VacationRoost worked with the resort and my wife to arrange such an incredible party, I will never forget it” shared Larry. To make the final evening special we arranged for a private dinner party on the beach, complete with a lush Caribbean BBQ, bonfire, tiki torches and calypso steel drum band. Once the meal and birthday cake was enjoyed, a special performance was arranged with a limbo artist and fire eater that amazed the adults and captivated the young ones.
“I am so grateful to VacationRoost for finding such a perfect vacation home for our celebration.
They met every one of my criteria, and I really can’t imagine a better resort or home for what we were looking for. This has to be one of the most special vacation spots in the world!” concluded our client. This was music to our ears, as nothing pleases us more than helping our clients find the perfect vacation rental for their vacations, big or small. At VacationRoost, that is the goal we strive to reach every dayl
If you’d like some help finding the perfect vacation rental for your next vacation, visit us at www.vacationroost.com, or call 1-888-337-6678 to speak with a Destination Expert who will be your personal shopper for your next perfect vacation!
Destination Expert, Julian