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And Now for Something Completely Different: Thanksgiving in a Staffed Jamaican Villa


Villas by Linda Smith Provides the Ultimate Setting for an Unforgettable Thanksgiving in Paradise!

(CABIN JOHN, MD) October 6, 2008 – For lots of us, Thanksgiving isn’t just giving thanks. Be honest. It’s shopping, schlepping, cooking, serving, gulping, napping and then … it’s all over except for piles of dirty dishes. And if you choose to escape the family thing, it’s going to a restaurant in the cold November rain.
    Sound familiar? Ready for something completely different? How about a long weekend or an entire Thanksgiving week in a fully-staffed Jamaican villa?  Your cook (yes, your villa comes with a cook) will shop and cook.  Your butler (yes, your villa comes with a butler) will serve and clean up.  YOU can have a swim, a nap or a massage, go fishing or get a tan. Go ahead. Pinch yourself. But you do have to make the mind-wrenching decision of: stuffed turkey vs. grilled lobster vs. jerk chicken.

Your villa vacation will be the stuff of dreams. Each villa comes with not only a cook and butler, but also a housekeeper (don’t make your bed!) and a laundress (don’t pack too much --you’ll fly home with suitcases full of clean clothes!).
    You’ll definitely have your own private pool and breathtaking view. Don’t worry about the kids. These villas are child-friendly in every way. And Jamaican nannies are beloved for letting parents have a rare piece of private time.

        Villas by Linda Smith specializes in fully-staffed private vacation villas exclusively on Jamaica’s north coast, dubbed “the Jamaican Riviera” by Travel & Leisure. Smith’s portfolio includes more than 70 fabulous villas, with an impressive selection still available for Thanksgiving. Whether you’re after an intimate holiday with your select few or a whole-family event, Linda Smith has it.

“Leave the work to your devoted staff and make it a real vacation this year! “ says Linda Smith, President and CEO.  “Be pampered, finish a book, eat well, swim often and get a glam tan to show off at all those Christmas parties!”

Linda’s extensive knowledge of each property and her hands-on training and monitoring of each staff earned her the distinction of 2008 Top Villa Rental Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler, which also named her “the best source for information on villa rentals in Jamaica.”

Established in 1985, Villas by Linda Smith offers 70 private villas on Jamaica’s lush north coast. Visit her website at to choose your very own Thanksgiving villa. Or call 301.229.4300 to speak with one of her villa specialists or with Linda herself.  

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