Monday, March 30, 2015
Our Guest: John Hoffner from Palm Springs, CaliforniaDate of Stay: March 21, 2015 Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
We loved our stay, and we highly recommend HDM 206 without reservation to anyone who wants to spend some good-for-your-soul time in a little piece of paradise.
We stayed here with another couple in celebration of our 45th anniversary. The villa was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable, and the views of Banderas Bay from the balcony and the pool were breathtaking. Location is perfect.
Private and secluded beach and pool. Near the village. Easy to get around this enchanting enclave with the villa golf cart. Played golf twice. Went deep sea fishing. Had wonderful meals at Casa Teresa, Tuna Blanca, and Sufi. Visited the St. Regis and Four Seasons but liked our villa so much we spent most of our relaxing time at home.
Rosina the conciege and Susana the housekeeper and cook, could not have been nicer or more helpful in giving us a special and relaxing vacation. Susana’s mahi mahi dinner, breakfasts and her tacos for lunch were delicious. Chef Mario came in two nights to cook priviate dinners, and we wish we could have taken him home with us! If we were to do it again, we would have him come in almost every night! Rosina arranged our dinners, our activities, did our shopping, and answered our questions promptly.
Peter Fuller, the wine distrbutor, was very accommodating and even made deliveries. And last but not least, Mike the manager, was terrific to work with in arranging our stay and in communicating on a timely and informative basis. Everyone was genuinely friendly and most gracious. If we have any suggestions, they are minor and would be only to advise that food and wine prices in the village seem high, so if guests wanted to save some money they could stop at Costco on the way to the villa to stock up, and then ask Rosina to help only with fill-in items. Of course, the tradeoff is convenience so it is a personal choice.
And for technologically-challenged people, it would be easier on guests if the TV in the living room were simpler to work. That said, we loved our stay, and we highly recommend HDM 206 without reservation to anyone who wants to spend some good-for-your-soul time in a little piece of paradise.