Joe Poulin

  • Joe Poulin is the Founder, and CEO of Luxury Retreats, a full service villa rental company. Founded in 1999,

    Luxury Retreats creates personalized villa vacations, offering an unmatched portfolio of over 2,000 hand-picked, personally inspected villas in more than 50 destinations worldwide. There is no membership fee required to rent with Luxury Retreats.

    Mr. Poulin founded Luxury Retreats at the precocious age of 17 years old out of his bedroom. After having built a website for a villa owner, Mr. Poulin envisioned building a website that would offer luxury villa rentals targeting the affluent traveler. The website was launched in May 1999. Over the ensuing decade, Mr. Poulin grew Luxury Retreats into what has become today the world’s largest luxury villa rental company, with a portfolio of villas exceeding $6 Billion USD in value. During this time, Mr. Poulin also acquired the largest and most respected local villa rental companies in Maui, Buenos Aires, and St. Martin. Luxury Retreats is a privately held company, employing over 150 professionals, with its headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and offices in Barbados, St. Martin, and Buenos Aires.

    In 2012, Ernst & Young nominated Mr. Poulin as one of Canada’s “Entrepreneurs of the Year” for his achievements in founding and growing Luxury Retreats.


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