Luxury Villas with Amazing Kitchens - Private Chef Service Available
Are you planning to sample some of the exceptional restaurants on St Martin, and are thinking you will only need a private chef for one or two meals? Or just for a few days? Maybe, you were hoping to have a chef during your entire vacation, but all of our Special Reserve Collection villas were already booked.
No worries. If you're staying in one of our luxury villas, you can ask WIMCO's complimentary concierge service to arrange for a private chef to come in for one meal or more.
These luxury villas below feature large kitchens equipped with everything a chef would need to create a fine-dining experience for you and your guests or a special celebration.
It's important to note that the price of these villas with these amazing kitchens do not include the cost of the chef, which is usually between $75 and $150 per hour. Time-wise, a chef typically requires four to six hours for dinner. This includes the time needed for shopping, prep work, cooking, and cleanup.
In most situations, you can book a chef on an as-needed basis. But be aware that many chefs have a minimum number of meals or days you'll need to book during the busy holiday period. It's also important to book a chef as far in advance as possible for the winter holidays.
What's the Difference Between Villas with Chef Services Included and Villas where Chef Services are Available?
At WIMCO, we offer two categories of handpicked luxury villas where you and your guests can dine on custom meals prepared by a talented private chef. They are:
St. Martin Villas with Chef Service Included: The villas in our Special Reserve Collection come fully staffed with a personal chef and a housekeeping team. Some also include a butler who can take care of your errands and other tasks. The cost of these services is included in the price of your villa.
Villas with Chef Services Available: These stunning properties feature spacious modern kitchens with everything a chef needs to cook your meals. If you book one of these properties, you can customize the number of meals or days that you'll require a private chef's services.
This is an excellent option if you're a foodie who would like to explore Sint Maarten's restaurant scene during your stay but would also like to have a few meals or a special event, such as a birthday celebration, served in your beautiful villa. These private chefs are paid by the hour.
What Can You Expect from Your St. Martin Private Chef?
At WIMCO, we know that delicious food can really enhance your vacation experience. So, we have carefully selected the best chefs in the area for our villas. The following is a list of duties that your chef will take care of for you and your guests in your St. Martin villa:
- Discuss the budget for your provisions during your stay
- Plan and customize your meal(s)
- Tailor your menu for any dietary restrictions or requests
- Shop, stock, and restock your villa with food and beverages
- Prepare your meals
- Set the table and serve the meal
- Clean up after meals and leave the kitchen spotless
For large group meals or events, your chef may require additional support staff to help with service and cleanup. If so, you can contact WIMCO's complimentary concierge service to arrange for additional wait staff or other help.
What Other Staff is Included in these Villas
Get ready to be spoiled when you stay in one of our fully staffed Special Reserve Collection villas in St. Martin. In addition to a personal chef, most villas also include a maid and a butler.
You will also have 24/7 access to WIMCO's complimentary concierge service team. Our experienced and knowledgeable specialists can help you with all of your vacation needs, including but not limited to:
- Booking your flights
- Selecting the right villa and location for your vacation
- Booking your excursions
- Making restaurant reservations
- Hiring additional personnel, as needed
- Arranging your transportation needs
Our goal? To take care of all the mundane matters so that you can fully enjoy your time on the beautiful island of St. Martin.
What services does WIMCO Villas provide to our clients vacationing in fully staffed villas?
We are a complete luxury vacation planning service. This means that we will guide you through or take care of all the components of your luxury St. Martin experience, including but not limited to:
- Booking your flights and seats
- Choosing the right St. Martin villa and location for your stay
- Booking excursions and restaurant reservations
- Arranging for transportation, as necessary
- Helping you with any special occasions you would like to celebrate, such as birthdays or proposals
- Hiring extra staffing for your villa, as necessary
- Stocking and restocking your villa with food and beverages
You can be sure that we will work tirelessly to ensure that you will get the most out of your vacation in St. Martin.
Frequently Asked Questions about Villas with Chef & Staff in St. Martin
Is food and beverage included in the villa price?
The cost of the foods and drinks required for meals are not included in the price. We will do some preliminary meal planning before arrival. And then our clients will be requested a deposit to cover the cost of shopping for the first few meals. The remainder of the food bill is then paid as the shopping is done, and then again at the end to make a final settlement.
Can I reserve a chef only for dinner, or do I have to commit for all meals?
You can book a chef even for one meal in most cases. However, some chefs will only accept reservations for a full day or a week of service, instead of a single meal, during the busy Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday season.
What services do you get in our fully staffed villas in St. Martin?
Our Special Reserve Collection villas come staffed with a personal chef and a housekeeping team. Your villa will also have staff members to take care of your property's landscaping and pool. Most of these exclusive properties also come with the services of a butler, who can run errands for you and help you with other tasks, such as making restaurant reservations or booking excursions. And, of course, you'll also have access to our 24/7 complimentary concierge team, who can arrange to have any maintenance issues taken care of for you.
For more information about our St. Martin villas with staff, please visit the Amenities section that can be found in each property's description.
What is the difference between a private chef and a villa cook?
When you book a luxury villa with chef service available, WIMCO can arrange to have either a personal chef or a villa cook work for you on an as-needed basis. All of our private chefs and villa cooks are talented individuals who can provide you and your guests with delicious meals that showcase fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the Caribbean.
There are, however, a few differences. Our private chefs, for instance, have worked either in fine-dining restaurants and/or for catering companies. They can provide you with gourmet fare in the comforts of your villa.
On the other hand, our villa cooks have experience working in regional restaurants or as private cooks for local families.
In most cases, your villa cook will serve you and your guests delicious family-style meals cooked from the heart. These villa cooks are an excellent option for large groups or families.
Ready to Get Started with Your Vacation in St. Martin
We specialize in creating lifelong memories and customized luxury travel experiences. We understand that everyone has different traveling styles, likes and dislikes. And so, we never try to shoehorn our clients into a one-size-fits-all travel package.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to start planning your St. Martin getaway explicitly designed for you.