4 Bedroom, All En-suite, Ocean View Property In Luxurious Villas Del Mar
About Gary Read
I grew up in England and have now lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years. I am the CEO of a software startup, having successfully built and sold my prior company a few years ago. I am married with 3 children
Gary Read purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Gary Read chose Palmilla
We love Palmilla. We used to stay at the One & Only Palmilla on a regular basis and have always dreamed of owning a vacation home. When we were introduced to Villas Del Mar we couldn't believe the beauty and location right next door to the One and Only. We were immediately hooked and after staying as a renter several times decided to buy this property in April 2014. My wife runs an interior design business and is in charge of making this diamond sparkle even more. Since we have owned it, we have completely re-furnished it almost entirely from new. New beds, new couch, new sofas, new bar stools, new rugs, new dining chairs, new side units....you get the idea! This particular property was ideal for us because of its floor plan and location and privacy. Many of the properties in Villas Del Mar are 'Casitas' - which means that 1 or 2 of the bedrooms are separated from the main living space (walk outside and upstairs to go to bed). While this may work for some, we wanted to be able to have all the bedrooms together on a single floor and in a single building. This is exactly what Palmilla 62 is.....4 large bedrooms, all with king beds and all with large en-suite bathrooms and closets. The location of this property is also one of the best in Villas Del Mar. We are regular users of both the beach and the facilities at the One&Only spa/health club and both are within 5 minutes. Oh, and the pool is not overlooked by anyone which is really nice when sun bathing.
What makes this Villa unique
We have had guests that have used the property for 40th, 50th birthday getaways, wedding anniversaries, family vacations, weddings, golf holidays and more. You guests have their own private, spacious bedroom with full en-suite bathroom so you are not "on top of each other" - and yet can all congregate in the great room or outdoors for fun, social times. For meals you can either (a) make your own inside or out (b) go to the restaurants at the One&Only or Palmilla Shoppes (walking distance) or (c) get a private chef for reasonable rates (e.g. lunch and dinner is total $150). There are other properties that are higher into the mountains but we chose this because everything was accessible by foot (or using the complimentary golf cart).
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Perfect home for our family birthday celebration!
We loved the location of the home within VDM—the gym rats of the family enjoyed the easy access to Espiritu gym right across the street. The others couldn’t be moved from the home pool area. The home has a great floor plan and is very well equipped for renters. We would come back again!
Another wonderful stay
Second year in a row that we have stayed at this Villa and plan on going back again next year. Perfectly located, private, secure and very clean. Wonderful family vacation!
Great Property -
Best part was how easy and accessible everything was. Staff couldn’t be nicer and more helpful. House is perfect - staff had great recommendations for restaurants and set everything up for us. Can’t wait to come back!
A Perfect Vacation!
We just got back from our amazing stay at Estrada 62 and are already planning our next trip there. The house was spectacular and exceeded our expectations, as did the service of the Villas del Mar staff. On top of that, the Club 96 and Club Espiritu were amazing and were great places for our kids to spend the day. It was an ideal trip and nothing could have been improved upon. We just can't wait to go back!!
Rented this Villa for my wife's 50th and it couldn't have been more perfect. The Villa offers the perfect combination of privacy, security and access to Palmilla and Club 96 Beach Club. Impeccably clean and well maintained. Miguel and staff were simply awesome! We utilized the chef services for breakfast and dinner one of the nights and they did an amazing job! Owner and concierge were very communicative and responsive. 5 Star all the way.
The PERFECT Getaway!
Palmilla 62 is the perfect place to get some rest & relaxation. The home is absolutely beautiful, spacious, and pristine. It is in a very safe, gated community. We went on a family vacation with 4 couples of all different ages. Every room is big and has it's own large bathroom. The pool area is beautiful and the hot tub feels wonderful. We spent much of our time in the evenings sitting on the couch by the outdoor fireplace. Soo cozy and relaxing!
The owner, Gary Read, was very responsive and friendly. He answered our every question and helped us get everything set up. (Thank you for opening your home to us, Gary!)
Our manager, Miguel, provided us with our every need. We were greeted upon arrival with fresh chips, salsa, guacamole and margaritas. He helped us with all dinner reservations, a fishing excursion, a private beach equipped with umbrellas and chairs, and even a bonfire on the beach with s'mores and hot cocoa. A very sweet lady also came and cleaned every day--the house was always spotless!
We had a chef (Yizrel and Ramiro) cook us 3 dinners and they were AMAZING. Two of us require a gluten free diet and the chefs were able to make everything gf and still delicious. They cooked a gourmet meal, made delicious drinks, and cleaned everything up! It was so nice to be able to have dinner as a family at the house without all the work!
For our other meals, we drove our golf cart to the One&Only Palmilla, which only took about 4 minutes to get to! We ate all of our breakfasts there at Agua, reserved dinner at Seared, and got massages at their spa.
We HIGHLY recommend this home and will definitely be back there soon. You will not be disappointed in Palmilla 62!