About the property
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
Max 2 persons per Suite
This exclusive Boutique Bed, Breakfast & Spa is rated five-star by the Department of Tourism and, more importantly, by our special guests. We have won National & International recognition for Excellence in Beachfront Properties; including, but not limited to, the coveted 'Property of the Year Award.'
We are located in an Exclusive gated and guarded community on the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. We have direct access to our community Private Beach.
For your convenience and ease, the owners live on site to meet your every need; all you have to do is relax and enjoy paradise, the way a vacation is suppose to be! Gourmet breakfasts are included, and we are happy to suggest nearby restaurants or prepare World Famous nachos, tapas, and delectable meals which can be added to your tab for your convenience. Please note, ATM's are everywhere.
let us know how we can best serve you and we will do everything within our power to make sure that this vacation sets the BAR!
Indulge in spacious and luxurious American Standard accommodations Indoors and expierence the GREAT Outdoors with the Pacific Ocean as your private backyard. Enjoy not one, but TWO beaches, private 'La Leona Beach' and within walking or paddaling distance, discover 'Palmarcito Beach.' Both beaches are suitable for boogie boarding, surfing, beach combing and sunbathing.
Dulce Villa is located at mile marker 49 which is central to El Salvador's top rated surfing & 'HOT' night spot locations between mile marker 39 and 59.
El Salvador is rated in the Top 10 Places in the World to Surf with consistent swells and right hand breaks. Private surfing lessons and long and short boards available for rent. Surf in front of your Villa, or any number of surf designations within minutes from the Villa.
Explore sandy beaches and Exotic Lava Sea Pools right at your finger tips. Lava sea pools are known to have healing properties, so sit and soak. Take a hike along Coastal walking paths and plunge into Natural Sea Pools located in Atami Resort. Grab a tasty meal or a refreshing drink at scenic Atami Resort. Walk to Palmarcita Beach and enjoy some of the freshest caught Seafood Dining, bar none. During Peak Season, El Parmarcita Restaurants are open daily.
After an exhilarating day at the beach, enjoy our glass tile infinity pool and multiple conversation areas with a constant fresh sea breeze. Enjoy spectacular views from any vantage point! Our Romantic 'Nivel Del Sol' observatory deck is an amazing location for Spa packages that includes Seaside massages and organic facials. It is also an incredible sunset photo opportunity. often times you can catch glimpses of manta-rays, whales and dolphins, so keep your cameras handy!
We highly recommend pampering yourself in style with our Signature 'TANDEM' massage; two (2) therapists who work in tandem delivering total body deep tissue therapeutic massage- immensely rewarding while listening to the rhythmic sounds of the ocean. Or revitalize and rejuvenate & renew your skin with native and natural organic facial skin treatments; suitable for men and women alike. Anti-aging treatments are also available for face and entire body.
The B&B is yours to enjoy along with a delicious breakfast that is included in the price. The owners can also prepare Signature fresh or frozen fruit drinks, organic vegetable juices- alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages, tapas, lunches and Delicious Dinners at your request, for an up charge. Vegetarian meals by advanced request. No outside food or drinks on the premise.
Transportation to and from the airport is a one time charge, if needed. We can also arrange a private Driver for Guided Tours, local interests, surf tours, coffee plantation tours, volcano tours, gastronomical festivals, Street Fairs, Artisans, Weavers, Restaurants, shopping and much more; There is plenty to see and do in the 'JEWEL' of Centro America.
If you love to walk, this community has lovely meandering walking trails throughout the neighborhood and along the beaches. There are several little tiendas to stop and buy fresh baked goods and drinks along the way. The locals are ever so friendly and love to stop and say 'hola.'
For the more adventuresome, we offer bicycle rentals, motor bike rentals, kayak rentals, boogie board & long or short surf board rentals. Noteworthy day trips include pristine Volcano Lakes, Mountain Villages, gastronomical festivals, waterfalls and sulfur hot springs, or visit estuaries and other impressive Beaches along the Coast- each area has it's own distinct characteristics.
Dulce Villa is your DREAM DESTINATION! Our motto at Dulce Villa is, 'Come as a Guest, Leave as a Friend.' It's any wonder that so many of our guests become Annual Friends returning year after year!
Keywords: Welcome to Paradise. This custom built Beach Front Home is the Premier Bed Breakfast & Spa of El Salvador. Every amenity was thought of for your consideration for a total relaxing and luxurious retreat. 24 hour guard service located in a private gated ocean front Resort community with direct access to private beach.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 29, 2018
About D'Arcy Burke/owner
The Spirit of El Salvador called and we answered and we have discovered the way life is suppose to be! We love to entertain and share the quality of life we have with others. We live in El Salvador half of the year and the rest of the time we live on the second most pristine Lake in the World called 'Lake Chelan,' in the state of Washington; we feel like we have the best of both worlds. We also offer rental Homes in Washington.
D'Arcy Burke/owner purchased this House in 2009
Why D'Arcy Burke/owner chose La Libertad Department
A friend came to our home one night and couldn't stop talking about El Salvador; he had gone to a wedding there and returned back to Washington only to sell everything he owned and move to the country of El Salvador. That got our curiosity up and so we booked a vacation in El Salvador and fell in love with the people first and then the place. We wound up buying land on our first visit and have been here now for nine years. This is the way life is suppose to be.
What makes this House unique
We enjoy boogie boarding, surfing, fishing, sun bathing, swimming, walking, lying in the hammocks, reading, balmy warm weather, fresh seafood, and sight seeing. We have made some wonderful friendships here with El Salvadorans and they have won our hearts. We love the casual lifestyle.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
It will change your life!
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!
A piece of God's beautiful creation!
Our first visit was in 2011 after a mission trip with Joni and Friends. We desired to have a few days of R & R before returning home. This spot as become our home away from home. D'Arcy and Sean do a fantastic job of making us feel like 'Kings & Queens". This past November was our third trip and we were in tears having to leave. The views are amazing and the constant roar of the waves crashing on the rocks below have such a calming effect. This year was exciting because we witnessed two thunderstorms out over the oceans.
The hospitality and concern for our comfort were unmatched and the hosts are very accommodating. They even welcomed us to include new friends over for a fantastic
dinner. A massage on the lower patio overlooking the ocean was a welcome treat after 7-10 days of fitting wheelchairs.
Our daughter joined us the first trip and wanted to do many of the touristy things which are available but upon seeing the views she said, "Dad, we don't need to go anywhere else" This truly is a paradise and the "jewel" of Central America.
You must know that there are a lot of places to see from volcanoes to archeological digs. However, we have never felt the need to leave this place once we arrived.
Much more than we expected
My wife and I were hoping to find a quiet oceanside getaway where we could spend our 49th anniversary.
We live in El Salvador and wanted a B&B like those we have known and enjoyed in the US. We really did not expect to find one here.
A relative living in the "States" discovered "Dulce Villa" on the Internet, liked what she saw in the photos and suggested we call for more details.
That was how we first met D'arcy and Shawn Burke and after meeting them we knew our anniversary weekend would be in good hands. They didn't disappoint
Everyone from the "States" who visits us in El Salvador tells us how surprisingly lush and beautiful the country is and how accommodating and friendly its' people are compared to what they expected. We make a habit of down playing everything so our guests won't expect too much and be disappointed. We prefer hearing "wow".
Although Shawn and D'arcy's photos are excellent, somehow we were not prepared for our first real viewing of Dulce Villa. It is hard to describe the impact of the impression we received when we first walked in and finally saw the beauty of the house designed and built by the Burkes. It was a wow moment.
The centerpiece of the property, the spotless Infinity Pool, is surrounded by covered patios with lounge furniture and a cheery and comfortable breakfast nook at one end with a barbecue as well as sofas and chaise lounges on the other side. Everything is nothing short of beautiful but what really makes the experience special are the Burkes.
Their optimism and desire to make our experience the most it could be, endeared them to us. We shared all our meals together and these were gourmet quality meals, made from scratch with the freshest local materials. Seafood is abundant and fresh in this area and Shawn and D'arcy know how to make it just right. Every meal, from the sumptuous breakfast to the to die for fish dinner with shrimp stuffed baked potatoes was perfect. We spent hours engrossed in stimulating conversation that made the weekend an over the top experience with our perfect hosts.
But we also spent time watching the surfers, the waves splashing on the rocks, the flocks of pelicans skimming the surface of the water, the dramatic sunrises and sunsets as well as the fishermen bringing in the days catch. All of this combined to make our anniversary weekend perfect. We'll be back for more of all of this and to continue making our new friendship with the Burkes grow.
Beautiful & relaxing place
As the other reviewers have said, this place is very nice. It is perched over the ocean, has a great pool, and the owners are very nice and helpful. No complaints there.
However, the ad refers to the rooms as 'presidential suites,' which they are not. The 'suites' are rooms of adequate size which have a bathroom between them. Although the bathroom is very pretty, the bathroom door is visible from the open-concept kitchen, so there isn't much privacy moving between the bathroom and the room. I expected more privacy after reading the description. This really wasn't a problem for us, but it was definitely not what I expected, so I thought I'd share.
Thank you Sophie for helping us in our efforts to make our guests stay even more enjoyable! We take every comment very seriously as we have made it our business to help others feel as welcomed as humanly possible and to help others fall in love with this amazing "Jewel" of Centro America.
We refer to our accommodations as "Presidential," because that is how we want every one to feel, we offer up our whole home, indoors, and our amazing, outdoor living areas as entire space for guests to relax in and feel pampered by. We purposely created little sanctuaries as get a ways, such as our chaise lounge area near the bubbling fountain, peaceful hammock area, various bars and lounge areas, plus our sea side " nivel del sol " for massages and viewing sunsets and star gazing at night in dreamy comfort.
We are contemplating some new ideas to incorporate for added privacy measures. Our goal is vacation satisfaction. We desire to be the ones who "set the bar! thank you for helping us serve others well.
El Salvador's BEST Kept Secret
This year I decided to vacation on the beach and learn how to surf! My hosts picked me up at the airport and I was greeted with a smile and a hug and I felt so safe and cared for right off the start. As we drove the short distance to the B & B, they explained many cultural things and pointed out many interesting places and things to see and do. I was pleasantly surprised at how close their property was from the International airport.
My luxurious room had sliding glass doors that opened to a large covered deck and mosaic tiled pool. During the course of my stay, I enjoyed waking up to the smell of delicious homemade breakfasts. I looked forward to taking my culinary delight to one of the many outdoor sitting areas. Each area had a breathtaking view of the Ocean.Their home is positioned to view both the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
My busy, overbooked and stressful lifestyle was transformed into a time of relaxing, reflecting and regrouping.
The lower deck and sitting area was surrounded with beautiful coconut palm trees. There was a refreshing breeze gently flowing. I was able to let the sounds and smells of the ocean fill my senses as I enjoyed a seaside massage.
One of the best parts for me was the cheerful personal concern for my comfort. The hospitality and kindness extended to me was one of my most memorable traveling experiences.
I plan on gathering some friends to join me next year and include them in my return trip to this amazing "FIVE STAR," B&B.
We greatly enjoyed spending time with you, the time went by so fast. You are welcome to return any time and for as long as you wish to stay! Thank you for being such a delightful person, full of joy that spreads where ever you go!
Our stay at this property couldn't have been nicer. The owners, who are on site, are warm, friendly people who see to your every need. We had seaside massages and facials that were incredibly relaxing. The setting is beautiful with incredible views of the Pacific and rocky cliffs. The food was also top notch and the Burkes accommodated our vegetarian needs throughout our stay. The house itself is beautiful but comfortable at the same time and our room was air-conditioned with comfortable beds. We plan to go back soon and would highly recommend this property!
True to our Motto, "Come as a Guest, leave as a Friend." I felt like Will and Judy were some of our very BEST FRIENDS. We had such a wonderful time surfing, relaxing, and laughing with you guys. It was a pleasure seeing lifes stress fall off your backs as you calmed your hearts to the rhythm of El Salvador, the "Jewel" of Centro America! Organic facials and watching the sunset at the novel del sol, were some of my most memorable times spent with you. Thanks for the cherished memories.
bicycle rentals, motorcycle rental, surf board, boogie board and kayak rentals available.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Suites are priced separately; 2 guests per Suite.