All of those in our family of 15, ages 9-85, have traveled extensively to many different parts of the world, but our stay here was one of the best we have ever had. We enjoyed this stunning location for Thanksgiving week and our stay could not have been better. As one of our family said, this raises the bar for our future travels! The pictures don't do the accommodations justice and they don't reveal the personal attention and care given to them by everyone involved in their operation. The houses, though new and with plenty of modern conveniences, are spacious and architecturally beautiful replicas of colonial residences that fit perfectly into the local environment. The greenery, the volcanic scenery, the pool, heated by solar panels, and the hot tub were enjoyed by all.
Located in a quiet gated community, the residences are within an easy 10 minute walk to the center of town, historical sites, a grocery store, a bakery, a barbershop, and many little shops with lots of treasures. Philippa, the owner, could not have been more hospitable, and her staff, including the friendly housekeepers, Magno, the jack-of-all-trades, and Flor, the attentive hostess and administrative assistant responded quickly and warmly to every question. A suggestion made on the website to contract with a local cook was one which we all thoroughly enjoyed, more than we could have imagined. The authentic cuisine prepared nightly by Mayda and her daughters was scrumptious, abundant, and beautifully and lovingly presented. She offered ideas for menus, did all the purchasing, preparing, serving and clean-up. I only wish we could have copied her recipes. Our stay here was literally awesome. We were all sorry to leave, but can't wait to go back. I cannot recommend the residences highly enough. If you get a chance to stay here, don't miss it!