A week in Paradise
Submitted: March 24, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
We arrived for a romantic week by passing through a secure guard house and up a European cobbled style winding road to the top of the hill at the House of Fountains (Casa de las Fuentes). We did not know much about the magic of Mexico and this place overlooking the gentle Pacific in the Bay of Banderas.. As we walked up the steps to this Spanish Colonial villa, we were met by the soft sound of a splashing patio fountain, one of five on this property. Before we even entered through the handbuilt arched doors, we had to spend a moment in the amazingly lush private walled garden. It was truly what we had hoped-a garden paradise designed by a professional landscaper brought in from the United States to transform a former mango plantation into a garden of Eden - banana trees, three kinds of palm trees and more exotic flowering plants than we had ever seen. Parrots chattered from the trees, and pelicans and graceful frigate birds circled overhead. Entering the red tile roofed Villa, we found cool stucco walls and vaulted ceilings and more bubbling indoor fountains. A climb up the sweeping staircase to the master suite, and we were overlooking our private swimming pool and a dramatic view twenty miles out over the Pacific Ocean. As the sunset turned the villa to pinks and purples, we made creamy guacamole from 10 cent avacodos we found in the old town market, and grilled fresh five inch Pacific prawns on the outdoor grill. And that was just the first afternoon! The Villa has three hand tiled Mexican bathrooms, so we took a shower in all three during the week! We were awakened by tropical birds calling each morning, along with soft rustling of the gardeners. Each night we were personally greeted by Fidel, the security for the property as we walked home from the five star restaurant at Garza Blanca beach. Of the properties we have stayed at on three continents, this one is by far the one for us. We will be back next March to see the Hump backed whales migrating through the Bay!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Mi Casa es Su Casa !
The kind interaction you shared with the staff and the locals will be fondly remembered. They are still talking about you guys !
Please stay safe and we will await your arrival next year.
You are Fantastic guests.
Vaya Con Dios !
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