Friday, March 25, 2011
We recently spent a week at this fantastic property.
I was responsible for setting up our annual surf trip for 3 friends and myself. We typically stay at 5 star resorts (Four Seasons, etc) but this time took a chance on a more “home like environment”. . . All I can say is that we were all totally impressed with this home, from its set up, to its luxury appointments and the owner’s fabulous housekeeper/cook.
The place was so well located, very safe and close to some fun and true Mexican Dining in the heart of Punta Mita. Even though we missed out on great surf this year, this home made up for it. Additionally, our maid spoke wonderful English, insisted on making us breakfast every day and was so knowledgeable about the surrounding area.
A first class home with first class service.
Friday, March 25, 2011
WOW, it’s hard to explain the 7 days we stayed in this Condo.
My friends Chas and Tracy stayed there last month and suggested we try it. Just to name a few things that I think make this unit far and above staying at the Four Seasons Resort . . . or Villas are:
• The quality of the mattress in the Master Bedroom – better sleep than I get at home
• The sheets, pillows, and plush over-sized cotton bath towels are top of the line.
• The 5 large flat screen HD-DVR TV’s with Dish network are great – and the one in the living room has surround sound, which made watching Avatar incredible.
• The DVD library has great movies than we could watch in a year!
• Lastly just the experience of staying here – in a word AMAZING!
We thought the weather would be too hot to come here, but the weather was amazing. Warm but not hot, with gentle breezes on the patio, making it a pleasure to use. The view of the rising sun in the mornings was spectacular; the sunset in the evenings breathtaking, and the sparkle of lights on sailboats and incredible lights of Puerto Vallarta in the distance was really glorious. It’s kind of hard to explain this unit, the only way you can get an idea is if you actually stayed here – then you’d immediately see how great it is compared to being at a hotel resort, or for that matter even at home. Being able in 2 minutes to walk to the pool or lounge on the beach with your own great furniture (provided by the owner), was really great.The guards even allowed us to leave the lounge chairs, tables & umbrella on the beach for our whole stay.
The staff here is fantastic – having a full-time maid was great, and she was really nice and accommodated us with whatever we requested, making us guacamole and various other things whenever we wanted, washing and ironing our clothes, and she even went grocery shopping for us the first day we got there! You have to be here to believe it – we’re coming back here in October with our friends Chas and Tracy – we highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a real get-a-way and a great vacation.
Monday, March 21, 2011
As you drive into Punta Mita, you are immediately engulfed in its tropical beauty.
Every aspect of the development has been thought out to the finest detail – from the cobblestone entry road to the splendid colors of the flowers. . .
As we walked into the luxurious condo, we were struck by the quality of the furnishings and the magnificent artwork. This home has everything you need or want – multiple flat screen TVs with Dish satellite service, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and gorgeous bedrooms with lovely top of the line mattresses and linens.The maid was always pleasant in accommodating our whims!
The 3750 square feet of spacious living includes a covered terrace for dining, a working desk with hi-speed internet, and comfortable chairs and daybed for relaxing with a good book or Margarita. The terrace offers one of the best views at Punta Mita – pristine white beaches and panoramic views of Banderas Bay. There is a private infinity edge pool and we had the use of the private Hacienda de Mita Beach Club as well as the Punta Mita Beach Club with an excellent restaurant and spa services.
A short walk down the beach brings a wide choice of restaurants. Don’t miss Si Senor for fresh ceviche. And, you must try Cafe Theresa for homemade pasta in a romantic Italian setting – open for dinner only. We enjoyed a week of quiet mornings, sea breezes, and starry filled nights and look forward to our next visit in Hacienda de Mita 206.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
This is by far the single most elegant, relaxing, and wonderful place I’ve ever visited in Mexico. We’ve been to Mexico numerous times and always have enjoyed it but this condo is truly in a class of its own! . . .
Unfortunately, the photos and description of the condo don’t even come close to conveying how all around spectacular the place is unbelievable; its furnishings, design quality, comfort, privacy, and convenience. Every detail has been dealt with spectacularly – luxurious bedding, plush towels, an amazing kitchen, beautiful décor and astounding art.
The ocean view was breath taking! It was all enhanced by incredible sounds of tropical birds and waves from the huge balcony – large enough to include an additional dining table that can accommodate 8 plus a space as large as a living room and a work area. Leaving the condo was a real challenge. I could easily have spent the entire day just on the balcony.
My one regret: not having been able to stay longer, at least 2 weeks! I’ve never been to any hotel or villa that compares. While room service is one thing that’s nice, nothing comes even close to the experience of a daily full-time maid who is both sweet and thoughtful, does laundry and will even cook. The convenience of a gourmet caliber kitchen was a great surprise. Being able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in or relaxing with espresso is the best! This is definitely not the kind of situation anyone who considers renting a condo could imagine because it’s definitely a real home and a magnificent one at that!
Finally, the location can’t be beat. Within the grounds are a number of wonderful restaurants, beach clubs and amenities. Outside, in the little town of Punta Mita, are wonderful shops and some absolutely world class restaurants. These are not wonderful “for Mexico” but really are excellent regardless of country. The local residents and staff everywhere were amazingly helpful, kind and charming. Safety was never even a fleeting thought. I’d go back in a second but I would definitely stay longer!”