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PRESS RELEASE # 100
WORLD RENOWNED VILLA EXPERT, ROBERT EASTMAN,
LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER SELECTIVE VILLA RENTAL WEBSITE
Listings on http://www.RobertsVillaList.com are by Invitation-Only
ARMONK, NY (May 28, 2008) – Robert Eastman, world renowned vacation villa expert and property management consultant, has launched his exclusive Robert’s Villa List at http://www.RobertsVillaList.com. The website contains the world’s definitive list of the best villas, condos, townhouses and luxury resorts available for vacationers in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Hawaii, South Pacific, Europe and the United States. All villas featured on Robert’s Villa list are handpicked by Eastman and listings are by invitation only.
Seven Bedroom ultra deluxe Cerulean Villa Anguilla
Consumers can browse the website and search for a villa on their own, or they can fill out a Virtual Villa Advisor form that details their specific needs and an experienced Villa Specialist will help make a match between vacationer and villa. The Virtual Villa Advisor service is available free of charge and practically guarantees a perfect fit. The website does not take bookings. All consumers will be referred directly to the villa owners, managers or sales representatives.
“Villa rentals are growing in popularity but fear of the unknown is still a huge stumbling block for this segment of the travel industry,” said Robert Eastman, managing director, Robert’s Villa List. “Travelers can’t rely on the comfort of a brand name or a large corporation to guarantee quality so there is a real need for providing guidance in finding the right rental,” he added.
“Creating a list that includes every villa available in a particular market is worthless to the vacationer looking for guidance,” Eastman said, adding: “My list fills a void in the market. It’s the first list to be selective and by invitation only.”
Eastman has visited and inspected thousands of villas over the last 20 years and Robert’s Villa List will only include up to 500 listings on this site. All of the listings will be personally selected by Eastman and the site will include villas in a variety of sizes, price ranges and locations.
“This is not just a list of the most expensive villas in the world because price does not always equate to quality,” Eastman said.
Robert Eastman has been involved in dual careers in property management and travel services for over 30 years.
In 1988, he founded Villas of Distinction, which has become a leader in the field of Vacation Villa Rentals in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and Europe. During his nearly 20 years in the villa business, Eastman has visited and inspected thousands of rental villas. He is intimately acquainted with the finest and most luxurious villas in the world.
Eastman also is personally acquainted with managers and owners of villas and estates all over the globe. He has made hundreds of visits to the Caribbean and spends his time there or inspecting the great villas of Europe, Provence, the French Riviera, Tuscany, the Greek islands, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Bali.
As travelers demand more value, exclusivity and authenticity in their travels, villa vacations have increased in popularity. No longer just an option for the rich and famous, villa rentals offer opportunities for families, groups, honeymooners and culture-minded travelers to enjoy unique advantages as compared to staying at a hotel.
“Villas offer the sheer benefit of space and privacy thanks to multiple bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, living areas and outdoor space ranging from a simple patio and gardens to private pools and beachfront paradises,” Eastman said, adding: “They provide a choice between self-service home away from home conveniences or the luxury of full-time staff members who cook, do housekeeping and provide villa maintenance. Rental villas also reflect the local culture and color that is often sanitized by a hotel. Villa renters truly experience the everyday life of a destination.”
Robert’s Villa List, http://www.RobertsVillaList.com, is an online collection of worldwide villa rental properties handpicked by villa consultant, and expert, Robert Eastman. Vacationers can choose a villa on their own or receive free guidance from the site’s team of experts through the Virtual Villa Advisor. The service is totally free to consumers. Eastman will sell advertising on the website for all associated service businesses such as restaurants, car rental, tourist offices, airlines and ground service companies.
In addition to the directory itself, the website will offer an array of marketing services to villa owners and management companies such as:
- Newsletter creation and content management
- Blog creation and distribution
- Villa and real estate sales and acquisitions
- Mailing list management
- Web design
- Web marketing
- Website hosting
- E-mail hosting
- Public relations
For more information about Robert’s Villa List, visit the website at http://www.RobertsVillaList.com or call 1-800-201-8144.