“Welcome to Aliseo, Sandy Lane” Said with a gracious smile, as I am led through the foyer of this magnificent villa on the island’s Platinum Coast. Italian in origin, the name “Aliseo” translates to mean “Tradewind” in English, and as its name suggests, this property is a breath of fresh air. This beautiful tropical villa, complete with 9 en-suite bedrooms capable of sleeping up to 18 persons, is ideal for the perfect family vacation. Situated high atop the picturesque Sandy Lane Estate, the property is run like an exclusive boutique hotel, and maintains extremely high standards on par with its elite location. A testament to this, on my arrival I am greeted by the gracious and un-assuming Butler of the property, Edmund, otherwise known as “the man of business”. As is his duty to fulfill all requests by the patrons of Aliseo, all requests no matter how small are swiftly and efficiently dealt with, from organising a personal trainer to a yoga or pilates expert, or an in-house spa experience, encompassing the full spectrum of treatments, a cocktail party or customized island tour with picnic, Edmund goes above and beyond to ensure the satisfaction of his guests; he does it all with an easy grace, his sweet manner making life at Aliseo just that extra bit special. Luxurious décor aside, Aliseo is much more than just a pretty face. The staff here are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible. A holiday at Aliseo can start with a VIP meet and greet at the airport where guests are whisked through immigration queues and escorted to air conditioned luxury vehicles that await to take guests to the villa, an elegant start to what would be a very stylish vacation. Apart from the delightful Edmund, Aliseo offers guests the services of a housekeeper, laundress and a top rated chef, who can prepare an intimate breakfast or a sumptuous feast for 18, a relaxed lunch by the pool, or a more formal 3 course dinner if required; your wish is his command and he caters to the individual needs of each client. All guests also have access through Sandy Lane to the beach facility where they are provided with sun beds and umbrellas. Guests are also entitled to use the hotel’s award winning golf course, tennis courts, restaurants and spa by reservation. Edmund can also arrange for cocktail evenings or afternoon canapés for some in-house entertainment, or even perhaps a wedding or two….and I hear through the grapevine that his rum punch is a force to be reckoned with! There is also a games room that appeals to a whole other palate of amusement entirely; kitted out with pool/casino table, table tennis board, and retro décor on the walls from the likes of the Rat Pack and artist Arthur Sarnoff. For all those on vacation who want to stay in shape in the comfort of their own home, there is an in-house gym with treadmill and weight machines. One can clearly conclude that there is something for everyone here at Aliseo. Customized arrangements can be made with the villa staff or the West Coast Villas concierge service. Special wedding packages are available on request and West Coast Villas provides a 24 hour committed property management service. Rental rates start from US$2,200 per night (5 bed rate), 6, 7, 8, 9 bed rates available.
Located within the renowned Sandy Lane Estate, Aliseo provides privacy whilst being situated nearby other similar homes of its standard. The Sandy Lane Estate is within close proximity (5 minute drive) to the Sandy Lane Hotel where guests have access to the Sandy Lane Property Owner's Beach Facility with comp chairs, umbrellas and on-site bar serving drinks plus light snacks. In addition the Estate is positioned within just a 5 minute drive from the center of St. James where one can easily reach fine dining options, cafes, shopping malls, supermarket, banks, theater, tennis, golf and so much more.