Villas by Linda Smith
Villas by Linda Smith is a Maryland-based travel agency that specializes in Jamaican rental villas, most located near Montego Bay. In business since 1988, Smith has worked with former guests including Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, and Meredith Vieira. Each villa comes with a personal staff trained by Smith, including a manager, chef, butler, and security guard (nannies and drivers are also available). Linda Smith stays in every property she considers for her collection, and she even designed two of the 90 villas in her portfolio.
Standout Teak, Italian tile, and Persian rugs decorate Fortlands Point, overlooking Jamaica’s Discovery Bay, where coral reefs teem with parrot fish (seven bedrooms; $19,000 a week).
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.