George Kennedy Ormond
After spending 10 years managing coastal properties in the Coromandel and Far North, I spent a short time working for a real estate company in New Zealand before embarking on the adventure of Villa Getaways. From humble beginnings I have assisted in building up the business over the last 13 years gaining much experience along the way to the point we are at today being one of the most established villa rental agencies in Australasia.
M: +64 7 865 6625
Executive Sales Director
"Travel Well” has become my motto, born from a child growing up indulging summers and winters at some of the most spectacular European locales like St. Tropez France, Gstaad, Switzerland. Thus Fate has drawn me to be one of the Co-founders of Villa Getaways, of which I am now Sales Director. I have grown with the company from its modest infancy as a start-up Internet enterprise to the worldwide successful luxury rental firm it is today.
Global travel pleasure—from castles, luxury lodges, grand Villas to beach huts—is markedly punctuated by attention to detail and excellent service. Through the years the same principle stands unmoved: these “small” things indeed make the difference between the great and the superb. This principle is the foundation on which Villa Getaways stands.
Taken to another level, my specialty is preciously unique properties that stand out above the rest from Sydney harbour front Villas to the most palatial Villas in Asia. Let us take you to a getaway you will never forget.
Chief Financial Officer
As with any other business entity, there is the non-glitter but equally important side of Villa Getaways. Here you’ll find me—controlling finance, client and villa owner undertakings, invoices, contracts, payment queries. Having successfully received and paid out over $60 Million dollars’ worth of villa rental funds, Villa Getaways can assure you, dear client, that your well-earned money is safe with me at the helm of transactions.
Beyond this, as Villa Getaways’ Mr. Fix-it, I manage the company’s constant website and systems development, continually rolling out new and improved features, systems, and client aids as the company grows alongside technologies. At times you may find me as Mr. Sales agent, assisting you with villa requests the world over.
Like my siblings and as one of Villa Getaways’ co-founders, I have had the privilege of extensive travel. With my wife Madhavi, our Bali specialist, I have inspected, lived in, and enjoyed many of the villas we offer our clients. Some of my personal favourites: Phuket Villa 409, Phuket Villa 4186, Bali Villa 302, Bali Villa 306, and Bali Villa 3304.
Working hours stretch from early morning to late evening through various time zones beyond my Australia-based workday so we uphold our prime objective: to continue as the premier luxury villa rental company in Australasia and exceed our client’s expectations on all levels.
M: +61 402 828 956
Born in the sun-bathed populated corner of Asia called the Philippines, I lived there for the first major years of my life. Marriage then brought me to different countries in the West, a few visits to Europe and finally settling down in Australia, where I have been a key member of the Villa Getaways family for the past 7 years.
Raised in a creative environment, I strive to make the simple beautiful and the beautiful stunning. Perhaps this is why I’ve been drawn to and have become an expert in Bali, the land of gorgeous ocean and mountain vistas and the most stupendous arts and crafts. I love this enchanting island of warm smiles and great cuisine! I am always thrilled to revisit the homes enlisted under Villa Getaways, to ensure that the staff, service, and amenities not only stay above par but also get better every time. Together, my interior design background and commingled east-west life weave all the elements into a delightful visual and sensory Bali experience that I want all my clients to savour.
Whether you are searching for the perfect luxury getaway or executive retreat I have the experience and knowledge to assist you with selecting the right accommodation for your stay.
I have one thing in mind when assisting my clients with their villa selection and that is to make certain they are offered the most suitable villa for their requirements and they have a wonderful experience during their stay. My office is located on the Gold Coast, with working hours to suit most time zones.
Ika Indrawati Putri
Sales Executive / Guest Relations Bali
I have more than 15 years’ experience working in several luxury villa rental agencies. My vast experience gives me extensive access to villas and contacts across Bali, Lombok and Phuket and have specialized in the operational management and marketing of luxury villas and villa resorts.
I also have thorough knowledge and experience of all aspects of the private villa market in Bali, and have been able to provide potential investors with tailor-made solutions and to source professionally managed villas for retail buyers. I am meticulous and provide each guest with tailored advice and service.
Sales Executive / Property Manager
What better way to learn the ropes in a company that rents out the most stellar luxury villas all over the world than to grow up with its founding Chairman, my father! My childhood memories abound with France’s kaleidoscopic meadows, Switzerland’s spine-tingling palisades, Bali’s enchanting aura, Thailand’s astounding beaches, New York’s scintillating noblesse. Finally settling down in New Zealand, the land of my roots, I treasure these roving adventures as a wealth of experience that enables me to pick out the best of the best sites as Villa Getaways property manager. For six years now, I have been busy listing and managing villas, dealing with villa owners, agents and guests in a concerted effort to offer the best to our deserving clientele.
Italy, one of my most special destinations, is naturally my specialty. So if you seek the comfort of shopping, or wish to sample fine wining and dining, or to explore historical sites or vineyards, or to savor the rustic Tuscany charm, or to simply laze on a beach along the Amalfi Coast, you know who to call for the perfect Italian Villa Getaways experience!
Koh Samui Speicalist
Originally from Sweden, I have been based in South East Asia for more than 20 years. For the past 15 years I have had the privilege of calling Koh Samui my home. I have been working in the Koh Samui luxury villa rental industry for over 10 years and last year I was thrilled to accept the position of Koh Samui Villa Specialist here at Villa Getaways.
My extensive experience of luxury villa management and rentals here on Koh Samui makes me confident that I can match my clients with their perfect Villa Getaway.
I was born and raised in Louisiana, near New Orleans, and from an early age my family often travelled to Crested Butte Colorado, where I first experienced luxurious villas. There is no comparison to your family going on an adventure together and visiting beautiful places and staying in exquisite villas.
In my mid-twenties I moved to Austin, Texas and have visited most states in America. Canada and Mexico were more frequently my destinations and I also lived in tropical Hawaii for a year. I now live in Auckland, New Zealand and have travelled extensively throughout this pristine country! During the winter here I have loved my vacations in Sunny Australia.
My passion is to deliver the very best possible villa that you desire and to ensure your adventure exceeds expectations. I’m here to help and guide you along the way so this premium concierge villa service is smooth and easy as can be!