"We rented Casa Kalika for our annual trip with three families. We had six children and six adults total and this house fit our needs perfectly. The staff, headed up by Fredi was exceptionally thoughtful, diligent and tended to our every needs. While there was a full staff present throughout the day, they never felt intrusive or over solicitous. They found the perfect balance between cheerful helpfulness and respecting our privacy. And yes, as mentioned in other reviews, Fredi's cocktails are really that good (and he made freshly squeezed lemonade for the kiddos).
We had every meal (save for 2 dinners out in Punta De Mita) prepared by Yuri. Meals were so beautiful that we photographed many of them (and they were wonderfully complex, much made-from-scratch, the freshest ingredients and delicious...and believe it or not, pretty healthy-ish). And to appease the (picky) kids Yuri and Fredi prepared classics like Mac & Cheese and the kids' fave, spaghetti and meatballs. We did head into town for 2 meals at the AMAZING (totally recommend) Si Señor Restaurant. Was fun to go into town and explore.
The house is beautiful. Loved the rooftop deck, where we spent many nights lounging, watching the hummingbirds and sipping Fredi's (STRONG) margaritas. The pool is great and immaculately kept. I think Fredi sweeps the patio like four times a day. The housekeeping staff made sure that we always had fresh towels. Rooms are large and comfortable (though, let me put in a plug for adding down pillows to the mix. I am an admitted pillow snob and would have loved to have slightly nicer ones). But the beds are fine, the decor is bali-chic, well maintained and very spacious. The kids loved the sunken living room and the Apple TV. They spent many nights hanging in there after dinner.
We used the Resident's Beach Club every day (adjacent to the Four Seasons). Found the facilities to be fine (Four Seasons and St. Regis beach clubs are nicer but come with a daily charge). The Resident's Club staff was attentive, the pools were adequate (especially since we used the Beach Club for the beach, not the pool). There are surf, paddle and boogie boards available to rent. We loved use of the golf cart and used it to venture into town often.
We felt safe, well looked-after and happy the entire trip. Francois was an exceptional concierge, very easy to get in touch with and always helpful. Totally recommend this house for adults and/or families."
Guest: Amanda W.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 3, 2015