My wife and I travel all over the place for food. Yes there is culture, significance, beauty and meaning to be found in so many places, but culinary tradition in beautiful settings is what speaks most directly, and certainly most often, to us. We love to cook and so when traveling we opt for rentals with kitchens over hotels whenever it makes sense. Sure we spend months researching and reserving the restaurants we want to visit, but we find the ability to source top quality local ingredients that we simply can’t get at home and prepare them simply ourselves to be as exciting as most any Michelin star. With this being said, we have stayed Catro Faros twice in as many years and I can say that it may well be our favorite all around rental experience we have encountered, anywhere, to date. The beauty and tradition of the region together with the high level of restaurants and incredible bounty of produce to be found in the area make it tough to beat. The Villa Catro Faros is modern luxury perfectly located to relax, entertain and simply enjoy the very best the region has to offer.
Perched on quite hillside, save the occasional rooster or your own music, the terraced private pool and balconies afford secluded views of the ocean and surrounding area while still being close to the markets and restaurants that we most want to visit. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the house has ample room. That being said, for us we think the right balance for the flow of the space may be 2 or 3 couples or maybe 1 or 2 small families. The house was built with love by a significant architect in the region, who is also a close friend of the owners, and that love shows in so many of the house’s details. As much as one can say of the house itself, and others rightly have in all of the reviews, I feel just as much of the credit for the wonderful stays we have had here go to the dedicated and delightful owners.
Patricia and Quique. the owners, have been so warm and attentive both before and during our stays at Catro Faros. From helping arrange packages and reservations ahead of our arrival to trouble shooting our needs and requests while we are there. On our last stay there, I mentioned to Patricia that I thought I was coming down with a sore throat and she thoughtfully showed up within the hour having picked up medicine for me. FWIW, I believe my throat was the start of something more serious and she likely saved our vacation… or at least mine (my wife loves me but even with me under the weather, it would be tough to imagine her not enjoying herself here). We wanted to show them our appreciation for all of their time and generosity and so we cooked for them one night and just had a wonderful time together. They were the perfect guests... even in their own house! We consider them both friends now and we look forward to seeing them and Catro Faros again before long.