Bird of Paradise on the cover of Robb Report Vacation Homes
"A Prelude to Paradise", an 8-page feature article on the Bird of Paradise in the Spring 2010 issue.
OCEAN HOME MAGAZINE, JAN/FEB 2011
On Anguilla's Sandy Hill Bay Beach, Bird of Paradise features lagoon-style pools, carved rock walls, and art from Papua New Guinea. Guests can stay in the four-bedroom suite equipped with three king beds and two queen beds, or rent the villa as a one-, two-, or three- bedroom unit. Four flat-screen TVs, a gourmet kitchen, wire- less Internet, and two whirlpool tubs and outdoor showers are among its creature comforts. Fold-back walls transform indoor living space into an outdoor experience, and an out- door living room has a fireplace, lounge chairs, a wet bar, and a treetop deck. Guests can take in spa treatments on daybeds overlooking the ocean or enjoy a sunset cruise or fishing on the villa's privately chartered boat.
LUXURY HOUSES - Holiday Escapes
Bird of Paradise is featured in a new book by teNeues Publishing. Amazon writes, "A beautifully illustrated coffee table book that gives readers a tour through the world's most luxurious vacation homes."
Bird of Paradise Cover Article. Anguilla Life Magazine
DESIGN ANGUILLA - MARCH 2015
"A Piece of Paradise". Owners of Bird of Paradise describe the process of investing on Anguilla, building, and, now, renting the villa.
WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS NOMINEE - OCTOBER 2014
"Anguilla's Leading Ultra Luxury Villa"
ANGUILLA DESIGN - MAY 2014
"The couple point out that the Bird of Paradise was meant, first and foremost, as a home. Walking through, the villa is not just a showcase for Jon and Melody’s collection; it is a home furnished with memories, inviting its owners to reminisce about the people they have met. 'It’s all about the memories of the cultures that were kind to us,' Jon explains, 'and showed us welcome and hospitality. Those trips enrich our lives, and the things we bring back continue to enrich our lives.' "
MACO CARIBBEAN LIVING - APRIL 2014
"It's all in the details - down to the door pulls fashioned into bronze geckos. The entire villa, including each of the four master suites and attendant office/reading room, is filled with personal art and artifacts collected from Indonesia, Africa, and the South Pacific....."
CARIBBEAN JOURNAL - MARCH 2014
Anguilla named as one of the most romantic islands.
Photo was sent by Bird of Paradise guests.
CONDÉ NAST JOHANSENS - SEPTEMBER 2013
Condé Nast writes, "A heavenly hideaway....This is the Caribbean image from your wildest dreams.... Perfect for a quality family holiday, intimate wedding or unforgettable honeymoon, time spent at the 'Bird' is all about spacious comfort, top-level luxury and out-and-out relaxation."
MACO CARIBBEAN - AUGUST 2013
Luxury in the details... This gorgeous 4-bedroom villa overlooking Sandy Hill Beach—also known as the "Bird"—blossoms under the attentive and ever-present eye of owner Melody Brooks Dill who has fashioned an east-meets-west oasis in the Caribbean....filled with personal art and artifacts collected from Indonesia, Africa, and the Oceania. An obvious choice for honeymooners, this villa is also perfect for groups and corporate retreats. Families too with small children are easily catered for...Everything is anticipated. In a world of formulaic 5-star, the "Bird" trumps the expected. Luxury in the Caribbean, the way we imagine.
ISLANDS MAGAZINE - 2013
Anguilla's Bird of Paradise makes the list! Islands magazine writes, "A villa or a resort. Really now, what's the difference? Try this: A villa is yours. The beds, the bar, the lawn, the pool and every piece of furniture. Sprawl out on all of the above. That's the kind of freedom we like (and sharing the cost with a few friends). These are our villa experts' favorites—the ones they've visited and those that fill their dreams."
DESIGN ANGUILLA - DECEMBER 2012
"Asian influences create the perfect Anguilla villa... Taking his design cues from Asian influences, the architect created a relaxed, elegant home that aimed to be in harmony with its natural surroundings. The villa was conceived in the manner of a Balinese compound: distinct pavilions connected by a series of gardens, pools and outdoor living spaces all planned around a wind-protected courtyard."
THE TIMES (UK) - DECEMBER 2012
20 Best Caribbean Beaches...with a Villa Attached
"Bypass the more popular Shoal Bay and head instead for Sandy Hill Bay on the south coast, one of the most peaceful beaches on the island and a great spot for sailing or snorkeling. A path straight from the beach leads to the luxurious Bird of Paradise villa. Designed with an Asian feel, its four buildings are linked by lagoon style pools."
CONDÉ NAST JOHANSSON'S - NOVEMBER 2012
"Let me be the first to congratulate the Bird of Paradise for making the finalist list in our hotly contested 2013 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence", writes Charlotte Evans, Group Publishing Directory. "The Awards are based on responses from on line voting forms, guest feedback and our regional inspector reports drawn from the properties featured in our most recent guides."
OCEAN HOME MAGAZINE, OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2012
Anguilla is known for its cyrstalline waters, excellent seafood, sporting opportunities, and Bird of Paradise—a "Top 20 World Class Villa".
Abu Dhabi's THE NATIONAL, AUGUST 2012
East in the West. Asian-influenced architecture and accessories combine with natural materials to create a luxurious interior in this Caribbean hideaway with stunning ocean views, writes Selina Denman.
DESTINATION WEDDINGS MAGAZINE
Bird of Paradise Villa is featured in the October 2010 issue of Destination Weddings
ISLANDS MAGAZINE, JULY/AUGUST 2010
"The World's Top 20 Villas". ISLANDS editors and local experts around the world selected the best villas for relaxation, a scenic location, and allowing guests to both retreat and indulge in the island's offerings. The Bird of Paradise was rated the 11th best villa in the world and the only villa honored on Anguilla.
CARIBBEAN HIDEAWAYS: DISCOVERING ENCHANTING ROOMS AND PRIVATE VILLAS
October 2010. A new hardcover book by Meg Nolan Van Reesema with a chapter on the Bird of Paradise. Amazon writes "the book is an invaluable guide to the finest guest rooms in the Caribbean. Featuring stunning escapes selected for their unique views, unrivaled décor, and one-of-a-kind ambience, this book is the perfect gift for both the sophisticated traveler and the interiors aficionado. Every traveler wants to feel as if they are the first to discover their destination—that's why staying somewhere fresh, somewhere that is still a well-kept secret, is so important. Travel journalist and hotel expert Meg Nolan Van Reesema has combed the Caribbean for the most exotic, exclusive places to stay..."
CARIBBEAN TRAVEL + LIFE MAGAZINE
Bird of Paradise Villa is featured in the March 2010 issue
NEW YORK RESIDENT MAGAZINE
In this February 2010 issue, the Bird of Paradise Villa is praised "has awe-inspiring Asian-Tropical architectural detail— ﬁnely chiseled rock walls, stained wood interior
ceilings, and plenty of tranquil peace and quiet."
RECOMMEND MAGAZINE, JUNE 2010
Bird of Paradise, one of the most luxurious experiences we've found in the Caribbean is also one of the most romantic.... A rumored below-the-radar vacation spot for celebrities... This is a place where virtually anything is possible...Jaw-dropping views and chic open-air bedrooms filled with tribal art and expansive bathrooms....we can't think of any place we'd rather be.
Bird of Paradise featured in Park Cities Real Estate of People Newspapers
Check out this May 4, 2007 article titled "Building the Ultimate Getaway".
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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Dallas, Texas.
Bird of Paradise wins a first place in Dallas ASID's Design Ovation Competition.
OCEAN HOME, February/March 2008
"If you want to sample a taste of Anguilla's good life book a stay at the beautiful Bird of Paradise villa located above Sandy Hill Bay with views of neighboring St. Maarten and Barts. Owned by Melody and Jon Dill and designed by Wilson Associates, famed resort designers for the Amandari in Bali, Las Ventanas in Cabo San Lucas and the Peninsula Beverly Hills, and named after the exotic birds of Papua New Guinea, the villa features a stunning Asian tropical decor complete lagoon-style pools, meandering throughout the four free-standing buildings. Housed in one of these buildings is the master suite with it's own private plunge pool.... Gorgeous artwork and furnishings form Bali, South Pacific and Africa, coupled with dark woods and rich colors, give the home a warm inviting feel while existing in perfect harmony with the environment and island climate."