Just sending you another Thank you for a grand vacation we had at villa Melissa in Barbados.! I know you saw all the marvelous pics of all the activities I had planned for my family for the week. I haven’t posted all of them, because I didn’t want to over post and show off, I just wanted to give folks a taste of beautiful Barbados that has more than just gorgeous beaches and great food!
Thanks again, and I referred some folks to you that direct messaged me, so be on the lookout if they do contact you, I told them to say I referred you.
My daughter will start filming her first series soon and we are all so proud !
Our group has been using Sunny Villa Holidays for a while and have never been disappointed.
Each villa we’ve stayed at has been absolutely wonderful.
Hi There Rimma,
Let me begin by saying that the villa is charming and lovely, and the setting is almost ideal. The artwork inside the house is particularly interesting and beautiful. My kids swam and swam, sunbathed and read, and so did my husband and I. I do wish there was a “real” beach, but I was also prepared for this via an accurate description of the property, so I can’t really complain.
There is a rather big bauxite plant that is highly visible from across the bay. It is unattractive –it sticks out like a sore thumb. I wish it hadn’t been there, but that is also a small thing.
The van driver, Omar, was actually amazing. He was very careful and expert on the roads, but also smart and knowledgeable. He grew up in the area, knew how to get around well, and let us in on the best places to eat/swim/shop, and also knew about the region’s history and culture. He was also funny and warm, but not intrusive. All in all he really contributed to our very good time.
We really did like the cook and the asst. cook/house cleaner, Miss Elva and Angela. We treated them with respect and gratitude because they were very hard working, conscientious, and talented. The food was interesting and good! We saw Miss Elva and Angela working all the time–cleaning, cooking, bringing towels, etc.
Thanks for all your help in advance of our stay, and for asking about how it went. ( You got more than you asked for, I think!)
Hope you are well. Happy New Year! Best,
I would like to thank you for all your help planning my family vacation. Everything was absolutely wonderful. The villa, the staff, the driver, the food, the island far exceeded me and my families expectations.
I wanted you to know that everything was absolutely perfect. There were (3) generation on our vacation at fairway Manor, Montego Bay….Absolute Perfection!!!
Thank you for everything…can’t wait until next time.
It went great thank you. I highly recommend the staff. Jennifer the cook was outstanding and Kim the housekeeper was great. They were always professional, courteous, kind and helpful.
The villa was well lived in and although it had many antiques, nick nacks, etc, it was tastefully done. The house and grounds were very clean and well maintained. The kitchen and bathrooms were modern and well appointed.
The adults really enjoyed being on the golf course and the kids loved the golf cart use.
Hope these comments help.
As for March Break, we would love to go back to Barbados and try another villa near Gibbs beach area.
Let me know what’s avail from March 10-24
So much for the gifts! I shall wear the beach wrap with gratitude, and the bags and tools will all be much appreciated.
Villa Sea haven, Discovery Bay, Jamaica is lovely and the staff is amazing
Thanks so much for all of the care and patience you have shown during these complicated arrangements.
Wishing you all the best,
First time using time to St. Martin! We loved this Villa! The kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, pool, all very clean and in excellent condition. The views from the villa are stellar! The house girl, Ivory was great. And it’s safe!! We are hoping to go back at the 1st part of 2014! Cheers!
Thank you Rimma for helping me to plan a Barbados vacation for 3 couples.
We found you on the internet by chance and I am so pleased with the service and advice you provided. You answered ALL of my questions in a timely and informative manner. We had a wonderful vacation and I definitely recommend your services.
We stayed at Oyster Bay in Barbados. The location is absolutely perfect – the nicest beach we saw on the island was right in front of our place! The house staff was excellent (especially Shauna, the cook). The house was good value as I know Barbados is very expensive and for this location, no other price would come close! The house is dated – bedrooms were all very clean and well taken care of. The kitchen and other furnishings could use a makeover for sure – but we spent most of our time outside anyways so it didn’t matter! The house isn’t luxury, but the location is paradise.
We thank you once again
Thank you Rimma for the excellent recommendation to the Fairway Manor!
The staff is amazing and the villa is absolutely breath taking! This is our second stay here and the service has been outstanding.
|Date of Stay: 2015-01-17|
|Rating: 5 stars|
|My Review: St.Martin villa|
|By virtue of it’s location, magnificent views are a given! Well maintained, clean, nicely appointed and worth every penny! The housekeeper was amazing, always friendly and very good at what she did! Ample everything including nicer towels, linens, dishes, stemware, etc. compared to some places we’ve rented in the past. The kitchen is gourmet and the pool bar is easily stocked! The pool is beautiful, and this property proved less windy because of it’s positioning than some that overlook the pond more directly. The position of the pool means that by about 4:00 in the afternoon it was shaded because of the positioning of the sun by that time. Comfy and clean rooms, nice beds, beautiful bathrooms and a washer and dryer on the premises. Very safe area, not any issues the two weeks we were there, felt very secure. A few minuses – no Keurig style coffee pot (leave them at home) and the oven didn’t work properly. At the end of the day, we’d highly recommend this property!|
Thank you once again Rimma
|Date of Stay: 2019-08-10|
|Rating: 5 stars|
|My Review by Chip :|
|We truly enjoyed Villa Victoria. The villa, the staff, and Sam were great! The views were incredible! The location was convenient to both the Dutch & French sides of the island. Also appreciated was the gate at the bottom of the mountain insuring a comfortable stay with doors open most of the day. We only used 2 of the bedrooms and there were three with king beds plus one with bunks. Nice dining area but we did not have one meal inside. 2 additional outdoor dining tables, made it impossible to stay inside. We will return.|
|Date of Stay: 2022-01-14|
|Rating: 5 Stars|
|My Review: James|
|The property is as advertised. |
Great location on the beach 10min from shopping. Everyone enjoyed the stay.
Thanks again for your suggestion and hard work.
|Title: Birthday Ladies Trip|
|Date of Stay: 2022-05-20|
|Rating: 5 Stars|
|My Review: Christy H|
|Me and 10 friends stayed at the property to celebrate my 40th birthday and it was magical. It was everything we hoped for – I’d love to return some day!|
|Highly recommend Sunny Villa Holidays for anyone. Rimma takes a great care of everything|
|Date of stay |
Rating : 5 stars
My Review: Kari H
|This home was fabulous and perfect for our group of 10! We enjoyed it so much we rarely left the property. IF YOU HAVE SMALL CHILDREN IN YOUR GROUP, be advised that 3 of the 5 rooms have separate entrances from the house. Since our kids are adults this worked perfectly, but would have been an issue if they were under 18, in my opinion. |
Celeste was more than helpful with any questions we had and the staff was also WONDERFUL!
|Date of stay : 2022-06-23|
Rating : 5 stars
My Review – Liz H
My friends and I have visited Idle Awhile Villas on multiple occasions and we’re never disappointed. The staff is professional, friendly and truly demonstrate what One Love means. Special thanks to Wendy, Seymour and the new General Manager Xavian. They all went above and beyond to leave a lasting impression that will carry us until we return next year. The hospitality is hands down the very best that Jamaica has to offer. If you’re ready to experience Jamaica look no further than Idle Awhile Villas. Oh, and did I mention a cook, butler, housekeeper, pool man, grounds person, 24-hour security (so no worries), and the most serene beautiful 7 mile white sand beach you’ll ever want to experience? Yeah Mon! See ya next year Xavian and crew.
|Date of stay : 2022-06-23|
Rating : 5 stars
My Review – Kemine H
A little piece of heaven! An absolute gem!
Villa Cupola , Runaway Bay, Jamaica made our family Christmas reunion absolutely priceless. The house is spectacular both inside and out. Spacious, comfortable, relaxing. We had 9 people including small children. We enjoyed the pool, the gardens, the beach and the luscious green foliage. We were pampered by Jane and Joy with delectable meals and service. Even Alexa entertained us with our choice of music throughout the day and night. We will definitely be back again and again and highly recommend anyone who wants a little piece of heaven to visit Villa Cupola.
Good Morning Rimma,
Just wanted to thank you so much for all your help. We had a wonderful time at our villa in Montego Bay. The location and the staff was great. The cook Sonia was fantastic, I’m sure we gained weight. Didn’t want to come back, can’t wait to go again.
Thanks Dollie & Fred
I have been delayed in my correspondence! I wanted to thank you for all you did to make our St Marteen trip a total success!!! You outdid yourself again. I look forward to future bookings minus the broken ankle!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!
We returned to NYC last night. I want to thank you for finding Pharos Villa. We were enchanted with everything. It really did feel like home!
We loved the villa!!! It’s beautiful and so relaxing. The staff are wonderful, can’t wait for dinner!
Half Moon is incredible. We had lunch at Round Hill today. It’s a little run down and snobbish, not nearly as gracious as Half Moon. Christopher is a talented chef, we should have introduced ourselves. Maybe we’ll return ;)))
Everything was wonderful even with the rain 😆 Thank you so much for finding a perfect vacation in Barbados. You are a gem !
We are looking forward to going back and staying in the main house
Thank you Rimma,
Happy Thanksgiving. Great memories of our Villa vacation in St. Lucia 9 years ago.
We will need to book Blue Sailing in the future!!
Villa Christina was absolutely beautiful, it took our breath away. And what made it even better was the staff, they were amazing.
Thanks so all your help with this booking! We look forward to working with you again! Oh and I like neutral colors LOL
This is my 3rd. vacation booking with Sunny Villa Holidays.
Rimma works out every detail to perfection
We love it! I have been there once already before this vacation , but for next time I want to do try other places. We had so much fun, my son was happy. It was his first time so we did an Island tour.
I am very satisfied and will absolutely use their services in the future
Here is my feedback.
The Villa: Fairway Manor is Beautiful. We loved it. You delivered as promised.
The Staff : Excellent. All were very gracious and willing to make our stay as wonderful as possible.
The Chef: We met with him on day one, shared with him our likes and dislikes, informed him that he could make choices of his own and that would be fine. I also emphasized to him my allergies to nuts, peanuts, etc. which he accommodated well.
He had so much historical knowledge about Jamaica and was WONDERFUL overall.
Our daughter Jody and Tom, who you planned their wedding in Jamaica years ago, that was an amazing experience and we are all still talking about it. Everything was arranged to perfection for such a large group and using 2 properties. You are the best and handled all details.
were suppose to be on a Western Hemisphere van trip got sidetracked and are back home living with us until the world opens again. We are still skiing but have no trips planned for 2021. Very strange. I want you to know when we’re able to do a beach holiday we will check in with you!
I hope you survive the Covid and stay healthy!
Andy and Desi
We just got back from our eight day family vacation at the Thomas House villa in Montego Bay Jamaica and the villa was just as you recommended. The morning view was breathtaking looking at the beautiful ocean and the luscious grounds off the balcony.. Cedric the butler personalized our every need no request was ever too much. The food was delicious. Lucille the cook did an excellent job preparing a traditional Jamaican meal every day. Judy and Somera the housekeepers kept the house immaculate. Ricky the gardener kept the grounds looking picture perfect and immaculate. My only complaint is that the entertainment system needs to be updated. I will definitely be staying in this villa again and I would recommend this villa to anyone considering booking it.
Yolanda and Lennox F
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Thank you for all the unforgettable memories built over trips through your services.
We are all looking forward to making more such trips as soon as we overcome this pandemic.
We had a really good time in Jamaica. The weather was perfect and it was very relaxing. The place that we stayed at was a bit dated and run down the staff really made up for it with a very good experience. They were very attentive and did a really great job. Keisha was an excellent cook and every meal she made was delicious. She made us Jamiacan food every nght and it was wonderful. Both guys at the house were super sweet and attentive. We really enjoyed the staff. Garfield was our driver and he was so awesome. He really helped us with our itinerary and gave us a lot of good tips on where to go and what time of day, etc. He was really courteous and all of our guests just loved him. They put together a meal poolside one night with some African drummers and a huge feast- it was really nice- we very much enjoyed that! One thing that was lacking was poolside lounge chairs- they only had a couple and there a bunch of us at the house but the house manager quickly accommodated the request for more and pulled some from a local water park which was very kind. We DID get the basketball hoop and our son enjoyed shooting hoops while we were there. Your request for stocking groceries before we got there was a great idea. It was nice to have some basics there when we arrived and while we acclimated for the first day or two. The house is really spacious and definitely can hold a lot of people. More bath towels and beach towels would have been a good addition. It was a little sparse on that end but nothing major. Also, the cook approached me and asked us to tip the staff directly. She seemed very distraught by the notion that the house manager would probably ask us to give her the tip money to then pass on to the house staff. I was happy to pay the staff directly but was caught a little of guard. I was sort of getting the impression that she feared that management would skim off the top. She told me the house manager would probably ask for the tip money but she never did so it did not become an issue. I’m not sure what the typical protocol is but you might want to define or make recommendations in regards to that for your guests.
We had a great time and appreciate all of your help and advice putting our trip together for us. We travel a lot and will definitely reach out to you again!
Thanks so much!!
Just what we needed. I want to give a huge thank you to Rimma. She was able to take everything I asked for and find the perfect place for me and my friends.
This trip started out to be a birthday getaway for one of my friends. A group of us got together and started planning this vacation for her. Sadly a week before we were to leave she died in a tragic car accident. There was a point where we wasn’t sure if we should still go. But we did and it was amazing. We could tell that she was there with us and celebrating her life.
Thank You so much Rimma!!!! you did such an amazing job. I can’t thank you enough. We are planning other vacations and will be back.
Speak to you soon Rimma!!!!
And a very Happy New Year to you too!
And you went the extra mile, too, Rimma!!…we were lucky to find the house at the last minute and work with you through all the details!! Thank you so very much!! And how lucky again when a few days before we left for Barbados you told us we didn’t have to move!! Either Charlie or I will try to post something…I’m not really the posting kind of person, so let’s see.
Thank you so much for sending Monique’s contact info, she was great, very responsive with various things that came up about the house . She also came by on our last day to find out how everything went…talking to all of us!
I hope your husband is feeling okay…is he still in treatment??? I know it was all so worrisome when we were talking in early November. Hopefully, his treatment has ended and he’s recovering…
All the best,
Celebrated my 60th birthday with friends at Prudence villa in Barbados. It was one of the best birthdays ever. The place was fabulous and the staff was great!
Rimma always suggests the best places for our group to stay!
We had a fabulous time staying at the Wag Water Villa in Ochos Rios, Jamaica in mid January – a most enjoyable holiday. The staff were great – particular emphasis on Miss Madge and Latoya who absolutely provided a 5 star experience. We were lucky with the weather which was beautiful and sunny every day. Also very lucky to be allowed by the Villa Manager to use the private beach adjoining the main villa on the plantation on our last day – a real treat. Otherwise, Reggae Beach, a 2 minute drive down the road was easily accessible the other days and we had the place to ourselves!
We had a fabulous time there, a most enjoyable holiday. The staff were great – particular emphasis on Miss Madge and Latoya who absolutely provided a 5 star experience. We were a little shocked by the cost of food – probably spent around $us1000 for the week for just two of us plus our toddler so that was a surprise.
We were lucky with the weather which was beautiful and sunny every day.
We gave more specific feedback directly to Rory the manager on our departure.
Thanks for your assistance
In all the years of renting condos & houses for friends or family vacations we have never encountered more friendly, accommodating people to deal with.
Rimma has definitely gone above and beyond to make sure we have the best for our upcoming trip! Only about a month to go & we are really looking forward to our week in Paradise!
I don’t think I’ve told you what an amazing vacation we had this year. Thank you so much for suggesting the villa Serenity on the beach in Montego Bay , Jamaica to me.
Our driver Andre was such a sweetheart as well, great job. As we arrived at the villa the staff offered us a drink made with bananas. My son gets an itchy throat if he eats bananas but nothing serious. He was hot and thirsty so he drank it. Within minutes his face was swollen and eyes almost swollen shut. We were worried his throat would close up so Andre took him to the dr. They were back in 45 minutes, the dr charged $39 and the prescription was $15. Best news of all was he was fine soon after taking the meds. Imagine the cost if we were in the states! LOL!
The week was so relaxing and went way too fast though. I loved the villa and loved, loved ,loved my room. Oh, to wake up there everyday! The staff was warm, friendly and efficient, food was amazing!!! I’m sure they say the same thing to all the guests but they said we were so easy and they would miss us and hoped to see us next year.
Thank you once again and looking forward staying at Azur Sky in Negril, which I miss so, next fall. rThanks once again.
Kathy and family
We had a fantastic time staying at the Bell’mare on the Dutch side of St. Marten! It’s a lovely place right on the ocean, on a beautiful island, with a lot of very friendly locals. Would highly recommend. However, we would have never found it without Rimma from Sunny Villa Holidays! She was a pleasure to work with, helped us with everything, and was very responsive all the way to the end of our trip. We’ll definitely contact you again Rimma for our next adventure ;). Thanks again
Christopher and friends
Just so you know, I will never ever book without you again. You have organized vacation for us for many years, everythng from Caribbean to great European vacation, a condo in the heart of Paris and a amazing chateaux in Italy !
I was telling here where we were going on how your service was amazing. She will pass on your contacts to all that she knows. I continue to pass on your name to all that I talk to! Pleasure is all mine as you take such good care of us.
Thanks again Rimma, you are the very best!
This is Caroline Lacy in Philadelphia and we haven’t had a chance to chat since our wonderful two weeks in Barbados at Nirvana, we had a great time . I think you got photos from Charlie while we were there. So it all worked out which was really great.
Been here at the villa Nirvana, only 4 hours and already having a fabulous time! Thank you Rimma! Charlie ======================================================================= Yes we had a great time in Jamaica and the villa was amazing, everything you said and more . Everything went smoothly. Thank you so much for all your help. Thanks Andrea ================================================================================ Rimma, Thank you for all of your assistance. Your responsiveness & business etiquette are great! I will be passing your info along to my friends wishing to vacation in St. Martin. Best, Norman ==================================================================================== Hi Rimma Everything was great! The house was perfect for all of us the view was unbelievable. And it turns out our good friends in Mo Bay knew Devon very well so it was a lovely time all together & Sonya was wonderful we had many nights and mornings cooking all together :) the weather was amazing everyday! Thank you. Marissa M ====================================================================================
Rimma, Sorry top hear of your loss and the struggling’s you have been going thru.
Just to let you know we had a blast again in St. Martin and the place was great and everyone so accommodating!!!
Thanks again Tokei
Good Afternoon Rimma,
Just wanted to drop you a quick note, to say thank you and also to let you know what an amazing time we had this past weekend during our stay at Villa Lucie at Hideaway beach, DR. First of all, the house is absolutely gorgeous and exceeded our expectations (it was perfect for our needs). The entire staff (Ruth, the housekeepers & security personnel) are to be commended for their professionalism and the exceptional service they provided for us. As for Frankie, is like family now, he truly made our stay in Cabarette / Sosua the best overall experience we’ve had while traveling together (and that’s saying a lot, because we’ve traveled many places together over the past 10 years). The housekeepers also provided first class cooking services for us, which made things a lot easier and less stressful. Any issues we experienced (which were few), Ruth addressed immediately!! We took very good care of your client’s home and are very interested in booking a return trip . Many thanks for everything
just wanted to drop a note about the Punto Blue property we stayed in St Maarten. Great beach front property (Pelican area) walking distance to many restaurants, but when in St Maarten you should plan on renting a car to get total island experience. 3 Bdrm accommodations were great, with beautiful / huge lanai, nice shared pool (on the cool side)& awesome sunsets.
Hello Ms Rimma
Excellent may be not enough to describe our experience… Bigga Ms Peggy and Ms T went above and beyond and treated us very vey well. I would recommend this Villa but more importantly your expert service to anyone. Thank you so much. And by the way “thank you” I received your gift. I will treasure it.