5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 12-With A Private Pool & Oceanfront - By P.V
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Even more amazing than the photos!
This was an absolutely amazing property! The photos are beautiful but it is even more spacious and clean than we imagined. The pool's half shallow and half deep layout was perfect and allowed our 2.5 year old to play in a very safe pool environment. The bedrooms were huge, quiet, and secluded. Every patio was different. We could find sun or shade the entire day. And our private stairway down to the hot tub and beach was wonderful. The staff at the resort were so amazing. Although the beautiful walk up the private road was lovely and quiet, we could also call the concierge and they'd send a golf cart to the villa to give us a ride to the main road. (We ate at two amazing roadside restaurants within walking distance, Tacos Junior and Mariscos. I would highly recommend then. Very affordable, kind, authentic food). The women that cleaned the villa were lovely, thorough, and kind. We shared hugs with them before we left! We also really enjoyed our private beach barbecue (mahi, steak, chicken, shrimp, rice, beans, salsa, guac, and quesadillas) with an incredible table and torches set up on the beach. This was a great value and tasty food. Everything about this villa was beyond what we had hoped.
I would book this place NOW if I was you because I am referring everyone I know!!
These following negative things have nothing to do with the villa, the owners, or the staff and are relatively minor compared to how amazing this trip was:
The only thing that I would have done differently was our first night's dinner at the restaurant associated with the resort. It seemed like the easiest option and it was beautiful. But it slow, the food was very overcooked, and it was quite pricey, (one dinner there was more than 3 dinners at the fantastic roadside places up the street). We chose to do this because the option given for groceries to be delivered was limited in inventory and very expensive (over twice the price of buying it ourselves at the grocery store). But I would suggest people make the effort to hit the grocery store their first day or just walk up the street for the most amazing Al Pastor I've ever had!
I am delighted that you enjoyed yourself at the villa and resort. It is a great family friendly place. I agree with that the local roadside places can be good food at a great value. I would also suggest that for an oceanfront resort resturant the pricing is better than other quality resorts. There is also no doubt that buying grocieres yourself is less costly. In fact in my welcome package I send out 60 days prior I suggest a number of local quality grocery stores. Thanks for your kind words and selecting us for your vacation and I look forward to hosting you again. Rick
We had a fantastic family vacation. The villa staff and grounds are 5 star. Looking forward to a return trip
Thank you for your kind comments. Delighted you had a five star stay! Hope to see you back. Rick
Miller family vacation
I would highly recommend this villa to everyone looking for a quiet escape from the busy resorts.. The home was perfect for our family trip.. We had a van for the ten of us to travel in that gave us a bit of freedom see some of the local sites and restaurants.. The farmers market, just a short walk down the beach is a must do.. We are looking forward to a return trip
Rob, I am delighted you and your party enjoyed themselves and that you honored us with a five star rating. Love to host you again. Rick
Beautiful house! Great for four couples. One bedroom had a little lack of hot water and the dishwasher didn’t really work but those were minor things in a beautiful place. Only one restaurant and super quiet so if you’re looking for entertainment this isn’t the place for you, but lots of restaurants and entertainment nearby.
I am delighted you enjoy your time at the resort and villa.
This is the first time we have heard about any concerns with the hot water. We have already called a plumber to check out the water supply to make sure it is back in full working order.
While the dishes are clean the hard water does give the appearance that they are not clean, as glassware does not sparkle. I have the same problem with hard water at my home in the states.
Hope to again host you. Rick
Great setting for far-away friends to gather for a week!!
We are four couples (eastern & Western US) who meet as many as three times a year for fun, relaxation, and good times. The Villa at Vallarta Gardens was the perfect place. It is beautiful and very comfortable. Since I am from the west coast, and live in a dry climate, I especially was appreciative of the dehumidifiers in each bedroom - nice touch!
Consuela (maid) was thorough with keeping the place spotless and has a very nice personality. She was appreciative of the tips we gave her.
If I cold recommend any changes to the Villa, it would be to add more kitchen utensils, pitchers, and serving bowls.
The staff at Vallarta gardens are top notch and respond immediately to any request from maintenance issues to ice. On our second day, we had one AC unit that was not cooling very well - it was repaired immediately, and while the technician was there he corrected a noise problem we were having with another unit. The concierge staff was extremely helpful with all requests from booking a dinner by the bay to turn-by-turn driving directions or booking an event. Speaking of events, DO NOT PASS UP the opportunity to see Rhythms of The Night! It is an exceptional experience you will never forget.
Another great week for the "HH GANG".! Thanks!!
Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to the chance to host you again in the near future. Rick
We just spent 7 days at this Villa and everything was Great! The unit, location and service were excellent and better than we had expected. We did have a couple of small issues with the concierge to start our stay but nothing too serious and the rest of the trip they were great.