RickettsLuxury Properties, a rental company in the Caribbean, recently announced the arrival of the Kishti Villa Collection, a trio of luxury villas on Anguilla.
Kishti, an Urdu word for boat or canoe, is often used by poets and composers to express a mystic sense of being at one with the sea, in tune with nature and the lords of creation.
The theme is apparent throughout each Cecconi Simone-designed villa. Floor-to-ceiling windows create the sense of being on a liner in mid-ocean, infinity pools and hot tubs overlook the sea while fountains and cascades echo the murmur of wavelets indoors and outdoors.
“We are extremely proud to be unveiling this wonderful new Collection of staffed villas,” said Sue Ricketts, a director of RickettsLuxury Properties, in a written release. “First there was Kishti Black Garden, on the northeast end of the island; now, in time for the upcoming festive season, we will have two more villas, each with six bedrooms, Kishti on Meads Bay, located on a mile-long expanse of beach on the island’s northwest coast. Each villa offers an unusually refined, distinctive environment for one family or group of friends but both of them can be rented as a self-contained estate for groups up to 24.”
Here is the skinny on all three:
Kishti at Black Garden
The four bedrooms and a vaulted master suite have been carefully sited by architect Frank Hamilton to offer every guest ocean views and complete privacy. This privacy is further enhanced by secluded corners for casual dining (including private service on the beach) but indoor/outdoor dinners can be set for 10 guests around a festive table, serviced by a pro-caliber designer kitchen (private chefs are available on command).
Kishti on Meads Comes to Anguilla’s Fashionable West End
Gorgeous, mile-long Meads Bay is now the venue of choice for island foodies with its array of beachy and upscale restaurants, bars, anchored at each end of the beach by 5-star resorts – all within easy stroling distance of the new Kishti enclave.
The newcomers, designed by Toronto architect Taylor Smyth, echo the style and verve of Kishti Black Garden but with more of everything – six bedrooms rather than five, two kitchens each, rooftop and patio gardens, home theater and home office (with complimentary phone calls to the U.S. and Canada). Above all, they have non-intrusive but attentive service by a staff of 11 to ensure the full, pampering, no-effort-spared “Kishti Experience.”