If the international style set of Sandy Lane holidays past were vacationing on Barbados today, they’d be resorting to villa rentals. Three to consider: British interior designer Nicky Haslam recently spiffed up Leamington Pavilion (from $1,920 a night; Road View, St. Peter; 246-432-5050; leamingtonpavilion.com). The draw at the ten-bedroom Cove Spring House (from $5,040 a night; The Garden, St. James; 246-437-3835; covespringhouse.com) is a private (albeit postage-stamp-sized) beach. And everyone in Washington used to covet an invitation to former U.S. ambassador Pamela Harriman’s New Year’s Eve parties at her mansion Mango Bay (from $4,500 a night; St. James; 800-387-2726; lacurevillas.com), which just hit the rental market.
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