"We stayed in Seabird for ten days and had an amazing experience. We were greeted with rum punch, fresh fruit, crackers, and cheese - a wonderful touch after a long day of travel. The villa itself is stunning, and the original artwork and amenities only enhance it; it is truly a special place! (The photographs on the website do not do the villa justice.) The kitchen is a chef's delight. (Go down to the dock around 5:00 p.m. and grab some fresh snapper to cook!) The view from the master bed is straight across to St. Martin - breathtaking! Though it's not directly on the sand at Rendezvous, the villa is truly just a short walk down to the water. (Rendezvous was our favorite beach on the island, and you just can't miss the Sunshine Shack! Also nice - you don't have to bring chairs down to the sand. Chairs can be inexpensively rented for the day.) There is a villa next door; however, the landscaping prevents you from being able to see beyond your property, so it's completely private (and quiet!). We felt utterly spoiled with having a housekeeper every day. (We were stunned that she not only did our laundry everyday, but pressed everything as well!) The layout of the house worked for us, as we were traveling with our (older) teenage son. However, if you have small children, it would be important to note that the bedrooms are not located in the main house (must enter from exterior), and the master bedroom (also exterior) is a distance from most of the guest bedrooms. (Again, this was not a problem for us, but if our son were younger, it would have been.) We travel to the Caribbean every summer, and being a runner, I can honestly say this is hands down the safest I've ever felt on any island. The people of Anguilla are the warmest and friendliest of any people we've ever encountered, and there are LOTS of excellent restaurants on the island. (The French bakery near the villa was going to single-handedly make swimsuit wearing impossible if we didn't get off the island soon. Chocolate croissants every morning? Yes, please! ;) Though Provo is often our "Caribbean home away from home", we hope to return to Anguilla again and without a doubt, Seabird will absolutely be our first choice of stay!"
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 31, 2015