McLaughlin Anderson staff looks forward to the annual "Rite of Spring" known as Maison Veldkamp's Cocktail Party. Each year, the owner invites us all to relax after a busy workday and take in the beautiful sunset amongst a riot of brilliant fuschia and cerise bougainvilleas while enjoying an array of hors-d'ouevres prepared especially for us. Maison Veldkamp is a 3-bedroom villa located on St. Thomas, secreted away by an electronic privacy gate, elegant landscaping, and a view that sweeps from town and harbour to the more verdant east.
Cruise ships lazed under the setting sun, preparing to carry their passengers to other destinations, yet we were content to bask in each other's company while touring the villa with our gracious hosts.
As usual, we were not disappointed! The chicken satay was one thing, the state of the art windows in the upper (Master) suite, bath and hallway quite another. Soon all of Maison Veldkamp will have these durable, user-friendly windows as replacements slowly continue over the next year.
Both East and West Bedrooms on the lower level now have new mini-blinds, the West Bedroom has a new king mattress, and the main entrance enjoys a new screen door. Specially manufactured designer lampshades now grace the living room and will usher in more improvements in the months to come! Fabric swatches were passed around as we all imagined the new and exciting patterns that will thoroughly upgrade the decor of this villa.
In addition to the current and planned changes, Maison Veldkamp has been totally spruced up for the season, from the roof to the wrought iron security gates. Air conditioning compressors and fan coil units have all been serviced, and a large gas grill is now installed.
New and repeat renters keep Maison Veldkamp among the top favorite villas, and we must give all credit to the owner, who considers this villa his island home. It can be your home away from home too!