My visit with girlfriends to Casa Las Piedras was an absolute dream. We booked the entire home and were able to enjoy every comfort the beautiful villa offered. High on the list of favorites are the breathtaking views from every vantage point -- from the yoga/meditation pavillion perched just above the surf, from the comfortable overstuffed sofa that overlooks the tranquil infinity pool and the lush gardens beyond, and best of all, the outdoor shower that combines privacy with an unexpected vast openness. The rooms were all very comfortable and there was plenty of space for both congregating with friends and reading a book in peace.
Another must-mention is Anai, the house manager and chef par excelence! Anai prepared traditional Mexican meals for us daily and each dining experience surpassed the one before. Fresh fruits and juices abounded, many from the villa's own gardens, which are expertly maintained by Anai and her husband, Jorge. Anai's guacamole, salsa fresca and fish tacos are incomparable. And everything is served with a beautiful smile and a warm graciousness that demonstrates Anai's love for Casa Las Piedras and its guests. As an additional bonus, Anai functions as an expert concierge -- she arranged myriad activities for us from horseback riding (horses were brought to the beach just outside the garden) to manicures, hair braiding, meals in local restaurants, kayaking and hiking guided adventures, and a day long outing to Zihjatanejo (spelling??). Having a local resident make these arrangements assured that everything went smoothly and we were able to enjoy our activities without the stress of organizing everything.
A note to summer travelers: come prepared with mosquito repellent and soothing after-bite lotions to apply for those pesky insects that penetrate the deet barrier! The weather was humid and hot, so we spent most of the time in bathing suits, dipping in and out of the pool often to cool off.