Samantha and William went out of there way to make us feel welcomed during our visit. William met us at the villa to make sure we knew where everything was and to answer any questions we might have. They left a letter with instructions for working the the fireplaces, gate, waterfall......and some small idiosyncrasies we might encounter (we did not encounter any). They left a cell phone number for us to call if we needed anything. I texted Samantha once with a question and she got back to me almost immediately.
The home is exceptionally well equipped and comfortable. The house was immaculately clean. The layout of the house was very open and beyond with I imagined from the pictures. The views from every window and outdoor space are breathtaking. The villa is so private we left the curtains open at night so we could wake up the sun coming over the mountains each morning.
The title of the villa, "Welcome to tranquility!" fits this house well. My husband and I rented the home for a long weekend with my daughter and her family. There were so many different living spaces we could be together or apart. With three working fireplaces in the house there were so many places we could gather at night. My grandchildren loved the loft with its comfortable lounge chairs and table and desk for them to do the homework on. My favorite places were sitting outside with my morning coffee on the patio by the kitchen or lounging by the pool reading or eating.
I also loved cooking in the kitchen with my family sitting around the counter. The kitchen had all the pots, pans, bowls, and gadgets I needed to put together several gourmet meals.
My grandchildren also enjoyed feeding the horses, which were very friendly.
We found the home so tranquil and welcoming, we did not want to leave it often. We did go to town to visit the well stocked grocery store (their butcher cut bacon is amazing!) and we did visit one winery, Sunstone. I enjoyed their wine so much I became a member of their wine club.
My only complaint about our stay was that we only stayed for two nights. We plan on returning and spending a longer time.