This was our 6th trip to Villa Azul Celeste, and it was as wonderful as always! Maria, Flor, Juan and Raul are amazing! This is one of our favorite vacation place!
We had New Zealanders who were experienced travelers, not so experienced Americans, and us repeaters in our group. Everyone fell in love with the house staff, Mari, Flor, Juan, and Raul. We used Uber, taxis, and the local buses (Juan was nice enough to wait for the bus with us to make sure we got on ok) for transportation around town. Mari's cooking was amazing as always and she was kind enough to do a cooking class for us. Katia was very helpful in planning activities that suited everyone and very quick to respond to any questions we had. She was very knowledgeable about restaurants to eat in town and places to visit around PV. The house staff was very accommodating to the guests in our party with particular needs . They've never had such an experience before and will never forget it. The villa was gorgeous, location was spectacular, and the people were amazing.
The New Zealanders were planning a 60th birthday family celebration in Bali, where they usually vacation, but are going to talk their family in to having the celebration at the villa instead.
We've stayed at Villa Azul Celeste 4 or 5 times in the past and love coming back. The villa is beautifully sited above a semi-private beach, taking full advantage of the ocean view. The villa itself is breathtaking. Sophisticated in its design but still incredibly comfortable. The staff is the best. Warm and attentive. The experience wouldn't be the same without them. Maria's meals are a particular standout. Though we were reluctant to leave the villa for long, it's a quick and inexpensive Uber ride to town if you want to have dinner out or enjoy the art galleries. We'll be back for sure.
Villa Azul Celeste is paradise. The location, furnishings, staff and weather were perfect. Sharon was also a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a week of being pampered!
We knew that Villa Azul Celeste was going to be phenomenal even before we arrived. Chance Byrd our booking agent and Toni the villa concierge handled all the red tape prior to our visit with ease and a most welcoming demeanor. Chance handled the reservation and answered our hundreds of questions, Toni arranged our transportation, pre stocking of the villa with our favorite snacks and beverages, and wonderful in-villa massages for the whole fam. Upon arrival, Raul and Juan enthusiastically greeted us and made us feel at home while they lugged our many, many bags down to villa without any hesitation. Once you walk in to the Villa you are absolutely blown away by the view, the beautifully decorated villa, and the warm, inviting smiles of Maria(chef), Flor(housekeeper), Raul and Juan (housemen), and Toni (concierge). After a lovely tour and explanation of the Villa by Toni, Maria had prepared fresh guacamole and salsa, nachos for the kids, ice cold beers (our favorite brands that had been properly pre stocked), and sodas as we enjoyed the sound of the crashing waves and the unbelievable view. This Villa has been immaculately taken care of and thoughtfully decorated. Every room, every nook and cranny has wonderfully appointed artwork and furnishings. The Infiniti pool overlooking the ocean was the focal point and most important part of our time spent here, as we found it impossible to get out of and leave the view. The only thing that could pull us out was Maria's delectable cooking. It can not be stressed enough what a fantastic chef she is...seriously, we are all foodies and were not disappointed in the least. Huge shrimp, even bigger lobsters, the best flank steak, huevos rancheros and chilaquiles for breakfast, and my daughters fave..Maria's french toast. Oh, and how can i forget the excellent freshly made Margaritas..WOW!!
Flor kept the villa spotless at all times, always ensured the bathrooms were tidy and beds were perfect even after she had cleaned for the day and we messed things up :), she is a dream...even did our dirty laundry as we had been at a resort prior to getting to the villa and had dirty clothes...WOW!! We only had one issue and it was very quickly and efficiently solved by Raul and Sharon (the owner). We are from Texas, and Dallas Cowboy football is an extremely important part of our family's livelihood :), i noticed when taking a look at the tv system that the channel the Cowboys/Steelers game was going to be on was not available....big problemo. I sent an email (the wifi works flawlessly by the way) to the owner, the booking agent, and the concierge. After a quick email response from all 3, Sharon quickly called me and said Raul had a way to fix the problem, and that everyone was crossing their fingers we would be able to see the game. The next morning while sitting down to breakfast, in comes Raul and a gentlemen holding a roku/cable box that he said we could get any game in the world and he would have it installed in 5 minutes.....sure enough, thats what happened and the fam and I were elated to watch our Cowboys take out the Steelers while enjoying the beautiful villa, pool, and beach...What a Sunday...What Service!! Wow again!!! The comfort and relaxation that you will feel in this villa, because of the atmosphere, the staff, and the food, is indescribable. We are a well traveled family and have stayed at some of the best of the best spots around, and needless to say, Villa Azul Celeste is in the running, if not better than any where we have visited...Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, other great rentals, none have the appeal of this Villa and furthermore none have Maria, Flor, Raul, Juan, Toni, Chance, and Sharon. My family and I can not thank all of you enough for the relaxation and peace of mind we all returned to Austin with.
We will be back as soon as we can get there and are looking forward to dreaming about it.
**Dont forget to take many showers in the awesome outdoor shower while the huge iguana on the roof (and maybe a few boaters) watch you :)....my wife called it