Nancy Anderson named one of the 2009 Top Villa Rental Specialists by Condé Nast Traveler

St. Thomas-based villa management company's President cited for excellence

St. Thomas, VI - July 23, 2009

McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas President and broker Nancy Anderson has been named one of the Top Villa Rental Specialists for 2009 by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. By combining first hand experience and years of knowledge, the villa rental specialists named to Condé Nast Traveler's 2009 Top Villa Rental Specialist List provide their clients with the most up-to-date, exclusive information out there. Out of thousands of candidates, 49 made the list this year.

"The best have personally visited all of the villas that they represent and have slept in a good many of them. They re-inspect properties at least annually," said Condé Nast Traveler Consumer News Editor Wendy Perrin. "They speak the local language fluently. They handpick villas that have an authentic sense of place. And they themselves write or at least vet their house books, updating them once a year at minimum and filling them with insider tips."

"It's always great to be recognized, but we've just been having so much fun for so many years," said Nancy Anderson. "It's been a real learning experience. I think we have the perfect team right here in the islands to make vacation dreams come true."

Founded by Nancy M. Anderson in 1985, McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas offers luxury rentals in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Grenada, as well as The Ritz-Carlton Club® Residences and Suites on St. Thomas.

Each year, Condé Nast Traveler Consumer News Editor Wendy Perrin leads a team of editors in evaluating applicants. Listed villa specialists have undergone a rigorous screening process that includes a 47-question application with sample house books and client references, then continues with phone interviews and, in most cases, road-testing by Condé Nast Traveler staff. Perrin receives hundred of letters annually from around the world reporting back on the properties that were recommended by these specialists, and you can read the most recent ones on Wendy Perrin’s blog at

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