Delightful Family time
We arrived at the Villa on New Year's eve and spent 5 nights. There were three generations that included 8 adults and 3 young children. On our arrival the Villa was very clean, and also very well equipped with everything we needed. The Villa was large enough for everyone to have plenty of space. The garage was a plus, even though we didn't use it to park any car, there were plenty of beach chairs and children's beach toys that were great for the children. In the linen closet there were beach towels in abundance as well. It was wonderful that each bedroom had it's own bathroom and also plenty of closet space. The air conditioning worked very well throughout the Villa. The back patio has a nice table with chairs and a grill which we used a few times. Overall the Villa was perfect for us. The Villa pool is fine but during the day there was not enough shade, although we were able to use the pool at the Embassy Suites without a problem. We also used the beach there once though beach access is for Embassy Suites patrons only, but one family in our party was staying at the Hotel. Nevertheless, we would better recommend the beach at Cerro Gordo, about a 15 minutes drive from the Villa. There is a short and easy hike from this beach where there are breathtaking vistas. Also, Mar Chiquita beach in Manati, about a 35 minute drive was wonderful. This beach has an area with a beautiful calm pool of water sheltered by a rocky wall, and there are magnificent water falls from the waves that hit the rocks from the other side. There are many places to eat in the area as well and we recommend the Green House Cafe in particular. Though we cooked many of our meals in the Villa, each party taking a turn making a dinner for the group since we loved just hanging out there. A few from the party went over to the Spa at the Ritz Carlton Reserve and loved it. Another couple had dinner there one night as well; a very high end place, very beautiful but very pricy. We had a wonderful stay at the Villa and we have to mention that the owner, Madeline Tuminello, was great to deal with. Thank you Madeline for making our stay so enjoyable.
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Owner's Response: We are always so pleased when our guests enjoy our villa and Puerto Rico as much as we do. Just want to mention that there is a private access to the Embassy Beach alongside the hotel which is for villa residents only. Beach chairs are available free of charge and kayaks, paddleboats, umbrellas, etc can be rented there.
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