My wife and I have been looking for an extended stay vacation property, (5 weeks over Jan/Feb 2014 winter months), where the weather was guaranteed warm 24/7. We wanted to feel secure, have easy access to pools, ocean beach, golf, restaurants and shopping, and we found it all at this lovely villa in Playa Fortuna. This family owned villa is located within the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort complex. A golf cart is provided with the villa so getting around the complex is easy. You do need a car when traveling off the property. The villa has all the amenities, so all we needed where personal items.
The owners are extremely responsive and supportive; they could not do enough to ensure our stay was a positive experience. If you like to start your day with a nice walk, it takes an hour to walk around the resort complex, from the villa. We ate our meals and spent leisure time on the deck, just off the kitchen/family room. It did take a little getting used to the mowers prepping the golf course each morning, but if you are an early riser you won’t notice it.
Everywhere we went, on or off the complex, people were friendly and helpful, no security issues. Within 15 minutes’ drive, you have access to the bigger stores such as Wal-Mart, Kmart and so on, as well as a large assortment of restaurants. Road traffic within this region is minimal, so getting around is not an issue. Additional golf courses, beaches, sightseeing and hiking trails are all within 15 to 30 minutes’ drive from the villa.
During our stay, it did rain at some point throughout the day, most every day, however that did not stop us from getting around or doing the things we set out to do. Our adult kids joined us for a week and they loved everything about it. The villa’s 2 bedroom/3 bath turned out to be the right fit for everyone.
If we have the opportunity to take another one of these vacations, we would not hesitate to come back for an extended stay.