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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"I had spent quite a while researching places to stay in El Salvador after getting a good review from a friend. After an exhausting search, I had noticed this BB at Dulce Villa and reached out to book a getaway for myself and my fiance. Upon inquiry, I was surprised at how fast the response from D'Arcy took! Right away she made the planning and booking with comfort and ease. Upon arrival, we were greeted by both Shawn and D'Arcy at the airport and knew right away that we were going to be in good hands. They then took us back to the location and when we walked through the front doors, were immediately amazed and taken back by the breathtaking views and beauty of the property. We felt right at home in paradise as we quickly put on the bathing suits and got into the amazing infinity pool that looks over the ocean with the waves crashing below. It's a sight that really is hard to put into words!
D'Arcy and Shawn couldn't have been better hosts as they were always at your beckoning call with whatever was in need. Whether it be a refreshing cold beverage of any sort or a light snack in between the delicious meals compliments of the amazing chef Shawn. We had first envisioned ourselves going out to all the many excursions that they offer as a way to see and experience the country, however, we found that we already had what we needed and more right where we were. We had the luxury of having massages on a lower patio that is just feet above the ocean perched on a cliff with the splashing of the waves just below you. The private/guarded community offers many sights but also beholds the many friends that they have come to know over the years who were truly remarkable to both meet know.
Despite the many attractions and views, we believe that the best experience we had was the interaction and friendship that we developed with both Shawn and D'Arcy. They have mastered something very special to share with those who are willing. The many conversations and passionate care that they take of you will leave us forever changed and know that these two will be a special part of our lives for a very long time. It was difficult leaving as it almost felt as though we had found another home, but know that we will be back very soon and who knows, may never leave....
Thank you D'Arcy and Shawn!! We already miss you both!"
Guest: dcargDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
"I booked this place for a weekend getaway with some coworkers and we could not have been happier. The grounds are gorgeous, everything is kept in great condition, and Marina, the domestic employee, was really great. She helped prep some meals for us and was a huge hit with our friend's toddler. We spent most of our time relaxing in the grand sala and floating off the end of the dock. The water is clean and clear and cool. We didn't use the pool at all, which was essentially the same temperature as the lake - I suppose it would be nice when the weather gets hotter because it's in the shade. We had a wonderful time staying here and a hard time leaving at the end. Tip: bring bug spray... we got some nasty bites."
Guest: Colin M.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 7, 2015
"I've stayed in a lot of beach homes around the world and El Jacalito is definitely in my top 3! I was leading a mission trip team of 9 people to San Salvador for 10 days and we wanted to rent a beach home to spend our last 3 days at the end of our trip to celebrate what we'd accomplished and to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the sun, surf and palm trees, all in the comfort of a nice home. This house and property fulfilled our every need and more!
We needed 9 individual beds...there are 12 in the 5 spacious rooms. We wanted a friendly staff to take care of cooking...watch out...Maura is a phenomenal cook and she and her husband will kill you with their kindness! :) The kitchen is so perfect for everything you need and the outdoor, covered living/dining space doesn't get much better! Step out into the pool area and you feel like your at a 5 star resort. You can sip on hot coffee in the mornings while swinging in the hammocks that surround the beachside gazebo. The sunrises and sunsets are stunning and las olas (the waves) are non-stop.
Organizing the rental with an american owner (Carol) made things so much easier and smooth. She has a great heart and offers up lots of advice for enjoying all the area has to offer. The other great feature is that it's a quick and easy ride from the airport at about 40 mins. So it makes arrival and departure a breeze.
If you want to totally unplug, and disconnect from the noisy fast paced life that we are so used to, I highly recommend El Jacalito. This is my new go-to home for El Salvador and all of my mission trip teams!"
Guest: Brett G.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 28, 2015