We just returned from a Villa Mira Mar and we can honestly say it was, far and away, the very best vacation we have ever taken (and we've been to Maui, Mexico, etc. many, many times). Absolute Paradise. Beautiful location, perfect actually. Literally right on the beach. The house itself is spectacular, truly the lap of luxury. Four outstanding, spacious levels, each with breathtaking 180 degree views of the entire gorgeous California coast. Each day was a luxurious life of leisure to do whatever we pleased, and each night we were greeted with a spectacular sunset viewed with cocktails in hand, feet up, relaxing on the amazing patios. We rarely had to leave the house except to restock groceries...this place is so perfect there's no need to leave! Long walks on the beach, delicious restaurants close-by, convenient grocery stores within minutes, it's all there right at your fingertips. However, if you do wish to sightsee (like our 20 and 23 yr old sons did!), there is so much to do within a short driving distance; San Diego Zoo, tide pools, Oceanside Pier and on and on. Marie was extremely helpful and efficient with booking and arrangements. Carlos was amazing. After our long 8 hour drive to get there, we arrived to his warm welcoming introduction to the house...perfect! We immediately knew we were in good hands with Carlos. He was helpful all week without being intrusive, and we knew he was only a phone call away if we needed anything at all. I seriously can't say enough about Villa Mira Mar. We have vacationed at many high-end resorts and properties, but I can say with 100% certainty that Villa Mira Mar is the very best we have ever experienced. We have never had a more luxurious, relaxing, all-around perfect vacation such as we did at Villa Mira Mar. We will definitely be back...on a regular basis!