Villa Amarone--an A+ Vacation Experience
My family (my wife, our post-college age kids, their friends and me) just spent a spectacular week at Villa Amarone. Although the photos and description of the villa are accurate, they cannot adequately convey what it is like to be living in this beautifully maintained home (very clean, fully stocked down to the smallest items any guest might want to have, adorned with an array of beautiful items and artifacts acquired over the course of the owner's travels throughout the world), surrounded by a magnificent vista of the sea rimmed by forest, the continuing mild tropical breezes completing a "feast for experience.
Our family has traveled to several continents and has stayed in every kind of accommodation--we have never felt more welcome staying anywhere. Larry is a wonderful host and a consummate gentleman, and in every aspect the villa reflects the continual striving of a host who himself has traveled widely to provide his guests with every convenience and luxury which together make for a memorable vacation experience--and while affording us with complete privacy, Larry regularly made himself available to us to offer any kind of assistance that we might need.
The villa's proximity to the area's diverse offerings is another of its many geat plusses. A beautiful beach, abutted by a classic beachside restauarant with a rooftop bar which you will want to spend an extended time at more than once, is a 5 min. walk. While swimming there one morning, we were treated to the stunning sight of whales breaching a few hundred yards away. Guests renting a car will find several other gorgeous beaches and other places worth visiting (e.g., the lighthouse and surrounding cliff-top park) within a 10-minute drive. Larry got us a choice table on the oceanside patio at a terrific seaside restaurant featuring highly creative dishes and great service) (Copa Llena in the nearby marina), and several other nice restaurants are nearby.
Despite the quality of the offerings in the surrounding area, I think that everyone in our family would agree that the best part of our experience was just being together at the villa, cooking meals together (excellent grocery store w/ large wine selection 10 mins away), sitting around the beautiful infinity pool and taking in the marvelous views, then retiring for a completely peaceful and restful sleep in one of the several beautiful bedrooms, and then waking in the morning to do it all again. This is an A+ vacation experience.
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