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Iris Buchanan

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

Villa Yerbabuena, a Tropical Luxury Retreat for Families and Friends

11 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

North End Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sweeping Ocean Views, 4 BR, 3.5+ BA, 2 Pools, Basketball Court, Gardens, Privacy

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When you walk through the main entrance of Villa Yerbabuena you immediately will be drawn towards the breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean and Sayulita Bay in front of you. The world seems to lie at your feet while you take it all in from the top floor patio; the views, the ocean breeze, the sounds of nature, and the bliss of knowing that your vacation has only just begun.

BIENVENIDOS a Villa Yerbabuena, your luxury villa in the exclusive Pedregroso neighborhood on the quiet north side of Sayulita. Completed in the summer of 2012 it was designed for families or a group of friends who are looking for a private vacation retreat to relax, re-unite, celebrate, or all of the above in an environment with sweeping ocean views, all the modern-day comforts, and where easy-going goes hand in hand with style. Unwind and play at Villa Yerbabuena, a striking Spanish colonial style home, only steps away from the most private and pristine part of Sayulita’s beautiful beach.

The villa is located in an area of private homes across the street from the ocean and within walking distance to the lively center of town. After a 10-minute walk along the palm-lined beach or newly paved road you will find the first restaurants, shops, and surf break. Villa Yerbabuena’s proximity to the center of town is one of its attractions. It is close enough to walk to everything that Sayulita has to offer yet far enough to escape the hustle and bustle and find peace, quiet, and the sound of waves in the background.

Villa Yerbabuena accommodates 9 people. If there are babies or small children in your group we may be able to accommodate more. We have portable Pack N Plays. Please feel free to ask.

The property can also be rented together with adjacent Casa Escondida. Please check vrbo 150901 for information and availability.

Villa Yerbabuena offers:

* Ocean views from every floor and bedroom

* 4 Bedrooms

* 3.5 Bathrooms plus pool cabana

* 2 Portable baby/toddler cribs

* Top quality mattresses

* 100% High quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels

* A/C and ceiling fans in all the bedrooms

* Ceiling fans throughout the house

* Sliding or retractable insect screens for all the windows, balcony doors, and patio doors to keep any insects out and make open-air living comfortable

* Purified water system servicing the entire house

* Modern, fully equipped kitchen

* Kitchenette on the lower floor

* Dining room

* Living room

* Wifi

* TV-room with Satellite TV, DVD player, Stereo with CD player and I-pod docking station

* Patios and bedroom balconies on every floor and a rooftop terrace

* 2 Pools; A dipping pool on the top floor and a large 10’ x 32’ infinity lap pool in the garden

* Pool floats, pool and beach toys

* Basketball half-court

* Movies

* Board games

* Safes, large enough to store a laptop, in all the bedroom suites

* Inner courtyard with fountain

* Across the street from the beach

* Private and quiet location

* Tropical garden

* Large lawn

* Private jungle with trail and creek (dry in the winter months)

* Gas BBQ grill

* Completely walled/fenced property

* Security system

* Private off-street parking

* English/Spanish speaking property manager who is available during your entire stay for assistance and services

* Maid service 3 times a week or daily upon request for an additional charge

* Free local calls

Services available at additional cost:

* Airport transportation

* Car rental or golf car rental

* Baby gear rental

* Grocery shopping

* Home-cooked meals delivered or prepared in Villa Yerbabuena’s kitchen

F L O O R P L A N

The rooftop terrace offers an incredible 360-degree view of ocean, bay, and jungle. It is a great place to watch whales during migration season (mid December through March) or view the milky-way at night.

On the TOP FLOOR is the main entrance, large inviting living room, comfortable TV-room, a modern and fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and 1/2 bath. It can be transferred into a huge open-air living space in combination with the exterior patio and dipping pool. The floor to ceiling sliding doors are easily moved aside and sliding screens keep any insects out. Relax on the comfortable couches in the living room and tv-room, sit back in the traditional Mexican leather barrel chairs on the patio, or dip into the top floor pool and enjoy a glass of your favorite something while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the ocean, bay, and town in front of you.

A stairway under a vaulted ceiling with sky-light leads to the middle floor.

On the MIDDLE FLOOR is a charming inner-courtyard with bubbling fountain perfect to relax by with a favorite book. There are three bedrooms: I. A master bedroom suite with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, and private garden patio, and II. a family suite consisting of a master bedroom with king-sized bed and III. an additional bedroom with bunk-bed and single bed - rooms II. and III. are separated by a shared en-suite bathroom and each bedroom is individually accessible from the hallway. All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans, screened windows and balcony doors, top quality mattresses, 100% high quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels.

Stairs from the inner courtyard lead to the lower floor and garden.

The LOWER FLOOR has a master bedroom suite with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, wrap-around patio, A/C, ceiling fan, screened windows and balcony doors, a top quality mattress, 100% high quality cotton sheets, bathroom towels, and beach towels. This floor gives access to the garden.

The GARDEN is a tropical paradise and is completely gated. It has an expansive 10’x32’ infinity lap pool, basketball half-court, private off-street parking, large lawn, gas BBQ grill, a private jungle with creek (dry in the winter months), and many varieties of palm trees, hibiscus, bougainvillea, birds of paradise, gardenia, agave, bananas, papayas, mango, and lime. It is home to dozens of birds and butterflies.

Beautiful SAYULITA is Mexico at its best and VILLA YERBABUENA simply complements this. Together they hold every promise for an unforgettable vacation and a perfect retreat to come back to year after year.

R E N T A L R A T E S

High Season US$495/nt US$3,350/wk

Low Season US$415/nt US$2,800/wk

US$600/nt US$4,000/wk Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

US$500 Damage deposit, refunded in 2 weeks after departure less any damages to the property.

A reservation is confirmed after receipt of the signed rental agreement and deposit, which is 50% of the total rent. The remaining balance and the US$500 refundable damage deposit are due 45 days prior to arrival.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE

⦁ Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE

We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.

⦁ E-check through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/436456). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.

⦁ Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/436456). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.

⦁ Paypal (often there is NO FEE). My account is irismbuchanan@yahoo.com.

⦁ Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.

⦁ US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.

5-Night minimum stay. Fewer nights are available when there are 4 or less nights available in between two confirmed reservations. Please check our online-availability calendar or feel free to ask.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Iris Buchanan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

About Iris Buchanan

We are a small family of three; Iris, Thom and son Max.

Thom is from Cupertino, CA, a general contractor and founder of Hammerhouse Construction, Inc. Iris is from The Netherlands and has a background in finance. We love designing and building and are currently remodeling our 100+ year old fixer-upper in San Francisco, CA.

Iris Buchanan purchased this villa in 2012

Why Iris Buchanan chose Sayulita

When our son Max was only 3 months old we traveled to Sayulita for our first family vacation. At the very end of Calle Loma Linda we rented a vacation home with beautiful views of the ocean and an empty lot below ...

It was 2002. We were in the midst of the financial crisis and there was no way then that we could afford to buy a home in San Francisco ~ but maybe an empty lot in Mexico?

We fell in love with Sayulita and kept wondering about that lot. We were in Sayulita for a week or so but before we left we were the proud owners of an empty L-shaped lot. Now the dreaming could start!

In 2007 we built Casa Escondida on the top part of the L-shaped lot. A one-bedroom casita ideal for the three of us to stay and share on vrbo.com/150901 with couples and other small families. The dreaming continued and in 2012 we built Villa Yerbabuena on the lower part of the lot.

When we designed and built our homes we always had the privacy, comfort and needs of our family and friends in mind; Villa Yerbabuena is a traditional Spanish colonial style home with all the modern day comforts, a pool where you can swim actual laps, a dipping pool on the top floor from where you can watch the sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine or cold beer, a beautiful tropical garden, breathtaking views from every floor, large bedrooms with bathrooms, space to play, space to come together, and space to retreat.

What makes this villa unique

We built our home to meet our own high expectations and wishes and we believe Villa Yerbabuena is unique in many ways; The house is built on a slope which allows for incredible ocean views from every floor and an ocean breeze. The spacious top floor with kitchen, dining room, living room, and tv-room can be transferred into a huge open-air living space in combination with the exterior patio and dipping pool. The floor to ceiling sliding doors are easily moved aside and sliding screens keep any insects out. Villa Yerbabuena is within walking distance from the center of town but far enough to escape the hustle and bustle, late night music, and early-morning crowing of roosters. From the property you hear the soft sound of the waves. It is located steps away from the most pristine part of Sayulita's beach and enjoys privacy and security from the publicly accessible beach. At Villa Yerbabuena you and your family or group of friends are accommodated in one home, under one big roof, and not scattered over the property in separate casitas and lastly, at Villa Yerbabuena you will be our ONLY guests.

Nuestra casa es su casa!

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Villa Yerbabuena, a Tropical Luxury Retreat for Families and Friends
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

What a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Sayulita with another family we were 9 people and I can't say one bad thing about this house. It is big, spacious and well kept. Maru the property manager was amazing to work with from the day we booked this house They arranged pick to and from the airport, we requested a chef for a couple of days and he was amazing! Iris the owner was very responsive and professional. I definitely would recommend staying at this house. Its more than you would ever expect and the location is perfect!! I definitely will stay there again, for sure!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA.
5

Villa Yerbabuena was amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 just got back from a wedding and 5 nights at Villa Yerbabuena and can highly recommend it as the 'PERFECT' vacation rental while in Sayulita. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay there! The house is very spacious, has large luxurious rooms and bathrooms, comfortable beds and bedding, 360 degree views from the 4th story balcony, beautiful surroundings with palm trees and birds and iguanas everywhere on the property. It had an awesome pool with tons of blow up toys and inflatables that was lots of fun for the whole family. It is very conveniently located and private for being so close to town. The Villa is a minute walk to the beach. Maru is an amazing hostess and knows Sayulita and the surrounding areas very well. She is full of wonderful ideas to keep you entertained when you are there and she was able to recommend a babysitter for the wee hours of the night while we partied away and the babies were safely asleep. We love Sayulita and will definitely be returning to stay at Villa Yerbabuena sometime soon. Hands down the best rental I have ever been in!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

SPECTACULAR!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family (6 adults and three kids under 8) spent Christmas week at Villa Yerbabuena. I honestly don't know where to start -- it was a truly perfect vacation. The house itself is even better in person (and that's saying a lot since those photos are beautiful). The staff is beyond conscientious. Maru, the property manager, goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. She and the homeowners have gone to great lengths to see to their guests' comfort...there was even a pitcher of water cooling in the fridge and beer steins in the freezer when we arrived! Wish we could give Villa Yerbabuena more than 5 stars. It was HEAVEN.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
5

Fantastic Villa and experience

  • 5 of 5

Travelling to Sayulita to attend a family wedding with a large group gave us a unique opportunity to view/visit several of the villas in Sayulita. We were very happy to stay at Villa Yerbabuena and in comparison to the other homes we visited, this villa is by far the best one we saw. The home is beautiful! Well appointed with everything you could ever need. The bedrooms and beds were very comfortable. Close enough to the ocean for that wonderful, peaceful sound, yet far enough away from the traffic and noise of the town. A short walk to town, and the beach, yet quiet and peaceful. Modern appliances,great ground level pool with privacy. The upper balcony became our morning hideaway and evenings in the infinity pool with a glass of wine to enjoy the clear, spectacular sunsets and view of the entire harbour and beach was priceless! The staff are attentive, they cleaned well and were intuitive, providing all that we needed. For two weeks we considered Villa Yerbabuena our home, and are envious of the Buchanans and their slice of heaven. The owners were very easy to deal with, their rental pricing is very affordable, particularly when we compared this home with others, and once we got there we were extremely pleased. A member of our group had recent hip surgery and this home has 'regular' stairs versus the winding stairs in some of the homes. Because the town is built on many hills, most homes have stairs and are multiple levels, however the stairs in this home are manageable and safe. We had a great time in Sayulita. Safe, great beach (closer to town is best), and the local bars and restaurants were excellent. We rented a golf cart and we're glad we did. The hills are definitely a work out, but the golf cart, rented from Gabe at Pacific Coast golf carts is advised. Highly recommend this property and would definitely return. Fantastic home, clean and comfortable and large property with beautiful landscaping. The half basketball court was a huge bonus! Thank you Iris for a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Park, IL
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, thank you Iris for sharing your piece of paradise with our family! We had the most amazing time and one week was certainly not enough! This beautiful home offers all the comforts one desires with the most spectacular views from every floor. We had 2 families sharing the house and there was more than enough space for everyone. The pools were simply amazing and the basketball court was a nice treat for the boys! I really can't say enough about this amazing home...the location to the beach and town was perfect...not too close, and not too far. Maru was a gem and even hooked us up with a local cook who prepared several delicious dinners! We hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home, Views, Pools, Clean, Perfect all around!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family vacation 6 Adults, 2 Small Children. It was easy to reserve from start to finish, Iris was great. The home was beautiful and clean. Well equipped kitchen. The views and sounds of the ocean from every window. Nice walk to beach and into town. The hill getting to the house is quite steep, but we managed to push our double stroller up and down several times a day. ( Its steep but quick!) Loved the access to the trail to get to a private beach. We had another home rented for the second half of our stay after most of our family members left and we were lucky to be able to come back here for a few days after we had issues at the other rental home! We have rented several homes in Sayulita over the past 10 years and this is the first one that we will be returning to! Also housekeeper that came every other day was great!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Puerta Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Beach
2-minute walk
Car: not necessary

The town of Sayulita is a charming fishing village, about a 35-minute drive on Highway 200 through a lush mountain rain forest north from Puerto Vallarta. Low-key tourism and a traditional pueblo life-style go hand in hand in this picturesque village. On the palm-tree lined beach you find lounge chairs and sun umbrellas for rent, beach cafés and restaurants, surf schools, and local fisherman who will take you fishing or bring you to pristine snorkeling areas. The ocean is great for splashing, swimming, and offers first-class surfing. Scattered through town are wonderful restaurants, many of them serving savory local dishes, others serving international cuisine such as Italian, French, Japanese, and Argentinean. There are boutiques, small grocery stores, internet cafes, a library, medical center, pharmacies, and a few family-operated tour operators offering jungle trips, mountain biking, kayaking, zip line adventures, horseback riding, visits to neighboring colonial towns and ancient pre-Columbian petroglyphs. In the center of town is a charming plaza where the locals and tourists linger in the evening. Depending on the season you may witness colorful fiestas and religious celebrations.

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Rates & Availability

North End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$415
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
New Year's
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
Easter
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITHOUT A FEE
⦁ Personal checks drawn from a US bank account; one check for the 50% deposit, one check for the balance, and one check for the refundable damage deposit. The check for the damage deposit will simply be returned to you if there are no damages.

PAYMENT OPTIONS WITH A FEE
We will inform you of any payment fees we have incurred and they will be deducted from your refundable damage deposit.
⦁ E-check through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/436456). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site.
⦁ Credit Card payment through VRBO or HomeAway (www.vrbo.com/436456). VRBO and HomeAway charge you a service fee, which is a % over the total rental cost to book through their site and we are charged a 2.9% credit card usage fee.
⦁ Paypal (often there is NO FEE). My account is irismbuchanan@yahoo.com.
⦁ Wire transfer from bank account to bank account. Sending bank and receiving bank will charge fees. Please ask for our bank details.
⦁ US$ Bank draft or US$ money order from a US bank or foreign bank. The issuing bank will charge a fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , Pool Cabana
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Traditional Mexican tile details in all 3.5 bathrooms and pool cabana. Large walk-in showers, high ceilings, 100% cotton towels, complimentary soaps, plenty of space for toiletries, first-aid kits, iron.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Spacious bedrooms with high ceilings, ample closet space, A/C, ceiling fans, balconies, screened windows and doors, top quality mattresses, 100% cotton linens, decorated with colorful Mexican art and furnishings. Villa Yerbabuena accommodates 9 people. If there are babies or small children in your group we may be able to accommodate more. Please feel free to ask. Villa Yerbabuena can be rented together with adjacent Casa Escondida. Please check vrbo 150901 for information and availability.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
* Ocean and bay views from every floor * Across the street from the beach * 2 Pools; top floor dipping pool, 10’ x 32’ infinity lap pool in the garden * Private and quiet location * Completely walled/fenced property, security system * A/C in all the bedrooms * Ceiling fans * Screened windows and balcony doors * Safes in all the bedroom suites * Top quality mattresses * Purified water system servicing the entire house * I-pod docking station * Board games, pool and beach toys * Inner courtyard with fountain * Patios on every floor, roof top patio * Basketball half-court * Tropical garden with large lawn * Private jungle * Gas BBQ Grill * English/Spanish speaking property manager available during your entire stay for assistance and services * Maid service every other day or daily upon request for an added charge * Free local calls * Services at additional cost: - Airport transportation - Grocery shopping - Home-cooked meals - Laundry Service - Massage

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