We stayed at Villa la Estancia in Dave and Lori Delgado's suite in June 2011 for some quiet celebrations and getaway time. Their suite promised that and so much more. The 2 bedroom 3 bathroom suite was exceptionally well appointed with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and neutral tone furnishings.
The bathroom came equipped with 2 bathrobes and slippers, L'Occitane Toiletries from Provence including a sewing kit and shower cap. The double sinks and vanity provided the right amount of privacy without "bumping" elbows. The walk in shower is bliss! along with the evening turn down service including filling the jacuzzi with bubbles, fresh flower petals and a token dessert for two.
I spoke with a couple of owners and elected to pick Dave and Lori since their upbeat attitude, helpful manner, suggestions and timely responses assisted me greatly in planning our holiday. The views from their balcony is lovely with the ocean breeze wafting in as you settle into your lounger whilst sipping your amaretto flavoured tequila.
The 3rd level balcony is intimate enough to the grounds and yet high enough to take in the ocean views. Sometimes when you are too high, you lose the enjoyment and intimate affinity with the well manicured landscaping and pool areas and you feel distant and out of touch with the grounds. The Delgado's suite was the right balance!
Oscar at the Concierge desk is always pleasant, professional and ever helpful. Leon is always welcoming, courteous and instinctively knows what you need. At the end of the day, be it arriving home via taxi or bus, he is the ever diplomatic but warm butler who greets and welcomes you home by opening the door of the resort lobby for you.
Dare I say you feel pampered every time you step into Villa la Estancia, with it's coolness and elegant interiors? There is quiet efficiency that emanates from the lobby staff to it's cleaning staff. All to be commended and accolades to be paid to Carlos, the Operations Manager.
If you seek a little more action and festivities, you can slip next door to their sister resort and enjoy the more animated activities and clientele. Thereby enjoying the best of both worlds. Note, you are allowed to participate in the sister resort activities but the Villa del Palmar clients are unable to reciprocate to Villa la Estancia thereby guaranteeing Villa la Estancia's exclusivity.
Having traveled extensively, I can unequivocally endorse the Delgado's suite. Dave establishes relationships and if you are seeking a vacation rental that delivers and one that hopefully you wish to continue coming back time and time again, the Delgado's suite is the one to opt for.
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