"I wish I could give this home a 10 star rating! It's even more impressive than the pictures! The owner, Jill, was a delight to work with--communication was great and she was extremely warm and friendly when checking in. We cannot say enough about this home. The six beautifully decorated bedrooms, all with queen beds, allowed our grown children to have their own space, which they greatly appreciated. The dining room has a huge table with seating to easily accommodate 14 people, and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare a large meal. The living room/family room with large screen TV is another large gathering space where we were able to relax at the end of the day--all 12 of us, without sitting on top of each other. We also spent time on the beautiful brick patio, where you will find yet another large table, grilling some fresh fish on the barbecue. During the day, we walked to the wharf, strolled through the shops of the quaint downtown area of Santa Cruz, and ran along the ocean--never having to get in our cars. We enjoyed nightly fires in the firepit in the back yard--roasting marshmallows for s'mores. Our family time together is extremely important, since our children live in different parts of the U.S. I looked at many homes before deciding on Villa de las Palmas, and we all agreed this spacious home is why we had such a fantastic time. We are already talking about when we can return for another stay. I will also be recommending this home to our friends, as it is the perfect home for couples to vacation together. Thank you, Jill, for sharing your home with us!!"
Guest: Pam W.
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: October 14, 2014