We stayed at Villa Violette for a week in May. We travel a lot and frequently use vacation rentals. The rental met all of our expectations and then some. The view was better than we expected and the location to downtown was close. The owner has done a great job of having the things you may want or need to make the stay comfortable. The snorkeling and beaches are the best.
My wife, our friend, and I spent a wonderful week at Villa Violette in Culebra where we had a snorkeling vacation. The rental service was just great, everything went smooth. The premises are spacious and very convenient, with all amenities (WiFi including). The Villa is on an elevated place, with a great view of the island and the ocean with its beautiful harbors. The Villa's deck is one of the few places on the Earth where one can watch the North Star and the Southern Cross simultaneously, plus the bright stars of the Centaurus and many others. The property also has a beautiful garden. To summarize, I can only say that everything was excellent.
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This was our fifth visit to Villa Violette we think and it never disappoints. Everything was perfect as always. The villa itself is set in a wonderful location with a fantastic view of the Ensenada Sound.....boats coming and going during the day and at night a sky full of stars. It is close to all amenities from the ferry, to the airport, to the supermarket, to the most wonderful beaches, some of which were completely deserted. Brava and Resaca are both well worth the hikes down if you like a beautiful sandy beach to yourself!
For the first time, we rented a golf cart rather than a car. What a great way to see the island! Nothing is too far from the house so we found that we would drive to several different beaches during a day and come home to the lovely restful villa and garden for lunch...Several mornings, we also added early trips to Tamarindo to swim with the turtles. We felt honoured to be allowed to invade their waters and watch them eat and swim. The owners and manager were a pleasure to deal with and very attentive to our needs. Yes, we would definitely recommend this lovely villa as a place to visit and we can't wait for visit No. 6 in the future!
We just spent a week at Villa Viloletta and only recently returned home. It was a wonderful experience for us. The Villa had all that we needed to make the week perfect. Aimee had the place unlocked and ready for our arrival. It was very clean and well stocked, although we ate out most nights, it was great to have a full kitchen available to us. We rented a golf cart to get around and it was not an issue even with rain one day. There are chairs and toys for the beach as well as towels. The W/D was a huge plus as it allowed us to pack less for the trip than we normally do. Plenty of dishes, glasses, pots & pans, as well as coffee filters and paper towels. The only thing I needed from home was soap for the washer, which I had packed with me. We had neighbors above us and heard them only when something had been dropped on the floor and we rarely saw them. So not an issue for privacy at all. Do be prepared for some noisy roosters at all hours of the day and night, but the AC really shut that noise down for us when we went to sleep. It added to the charm of the island for us. They also have a very devoted animal rescue group on the island if you are inclined to make a donation of food or money to them. They feed feral cat colonies all over the island. Being a Pet rescue volunteer myself, I was very impressed with this group. All in all it was a perfect week for us. When we flew back to SJ, where we spent one night before returning to the states, we longed for the solitude and quite of the island! We will be back sooner rather than later. Rich, the owner, is a wonderful person to work with and goes the extra mile to make sure his renter is a happy! Thanks for an awesome vacation.
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My friend and I stayed for just over a week.
We loved the apartment which had all the amenities advertised.
The view from the patio was gorgeous; the property was well maintained; the ceiling fans ensured the rooms were cool and comfortable. In fact, it was nearly nirvana.
However, we rented the downstairs apartment and when we moved in, there was a family with small children above. They were very pleasant and did their best, but the sound of running feet from 5am was a definite downer, in fact, that, plus the roosters, barking dogs etc. Made it hard to sleep.
We can't fault Villa Violette for the roosters- endemic throughout the Caribbean , but it night be advisable for the owners to think about carpeting (maybe impossible ?) or not rent the top floor to people with toddlers or small children.
No matter, we had a great week, loved the place, and caught up on out sleep at the lovely Playa Flamenco!