What's Hot: New Quintess Vacation Rentals
The Colorado-based Quintess Collection destination club turns 10 years old this year and has been celebrating by adding new residences to its portfolio of more than 80 properties in 54 locations. Quintess has also recently solidified partnerships with Houston-based private air travel company ASI Aviation, emergency medical service LifeStream MD, and M Life, a loyalty program from MGM Resorts International that provides members with access to more than a dozen M Life properties around the United States as well as early event access and complimentary room upgrades. Of the 14 new properties around the globe, these five standouts from the Virgin Islands, Nantucket, and Aspen are ready for vacationers seeking a relaxing retreat.
Situated within a private gated enclave on St. Croix’s northern coast, this four-bedroom residence pays tribute to the island’s historic plantation houses, displaying 18th- and 19th-century art and furniture from the West Indies, blue marble and limestone bathrooms, and a variety of native and exotic woods throughout, including mahogany and Brazilian cherry floors and cedar-planked ceilings. The 4,300-square-foot, two-story house also features a colonnaded veranda that extends to a pool (and a poolhouse with a guest bedroom) and an outdoor dining area with a barbecue and views of the Caribbean Sea.
On the island of St. Thomas, this five-bedroom, 5,100-square-foot home has direct access to the picturesque Secret Harbor Beach and is minutes from Red Hook’s popular restaurants. The home’s designer adhered to a beach-inspired color palette with pale wood and wicker furniture, beige tile floors, and bluestone accent walls. Situated on a high point of the island, Blue Serenity also affords panoramic views of St. Thomas’s lush forests and coastline.
Designed by the award-winning New York firm Workshop/APD, this classic three-bedroom, colonial-style cottage is located in Nantucket’s exclusive Harborview Place, adjacent to a secluded beach and in walking distance from the quaint town’s galleries, shops, and restaurants. A color palette of aqua, sea-foam green, beige, and ivory graces the home’s living spaces and state-of-the-art kitchen, and a round-the-clock, on-site concierge service is available to book spa treatments, surf lessons, sunset boat cruises, or a private chef.
This four-bedroom, wood-and-stone cabin in Aspen is ideal for active guests year-round, with its private access to the Guggenheim trail for skiing in winter and hiking in summer. The nearly 4,000-square-foot residence also boasts an indoor sauna, a gourmet kitchen, 18-foot-high ceilings, a hot tub on the ground-level patio, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Snowmass Village.
About 25 minutes northwest of Sheer Bliss, near Aspen’s Tiehack ski lift at Buttermilk, is Quintess’s four-bedroom contemporary stone cabin, which has a hot tub, gas fireplaces, an elevator, and a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel finishes. Guests can enjoy views of the runs at Aspen Highlands from the home’s spacious deck and from the private Juliet balcony off the master bedroom.
Quintess Collection memberships start at $75,000 for 14 nights annually, with dues of $1,595 per night. Alternatively, travelers can opt for a club card plan that offers 50 nights over a three-year period for $100,000. (www.quintess.com)