It's hard to know where to begin... We were met with warm smiles and an invitation to join the family for pizza, and it just got better from there! The villa is very new and absolutely beautiful, with rich wood, tile floors and gorgeous views everywhere you look. There is an amazing garden, overflowing with produce, which we were encouraged to enjoy as often as we liked, a beautiful pool, and spacious common areas that were available for reading, relaxing, vibrant conversations, or spontaneous "jam" sessions, depending on the night.
Rasmus is a gifted chef, and we were frequently blown away by the SCRUMPTIOUS meals he served us. There are 2 other excellent cooks in the household, as well, so we never lacked for interesting meals to savor! In addition, meals are prepared with great attention to healthy eating, and I learned several tips to use in the future.
Our hosts were extremely helpful in suggesting ways for us to explore Vilcabamba and its environs, and we never tired of walking into town and trying new restaurants, visiting shops, talking with the very friendly residents...or just people-watching! Our hosts were also very responsive when we asked for help of any kind -- arranging for transportation, for example, or finding a hairdresser.
It is important to note that guests must be comfortable with animals, as there are 4 large, friendly dogs and 2 cats. For us that was a plus! :-)
We eagerly look forward to return visits to this lovely villa, and her family!