Before staying at Villa Azalea, I had no idea what to expect in terms of the accommodations and food. There are a lot of times where the photos and description look great, but end up disappointing. This is not one of those experiences.
It may sound cliche, but the property is even more beautiful and pristine than it looks in the photos. As someone who is leery about cleanliness, everything was spotless.
Dulce, the proprietor, goes above and beyond to make sure that you have a fabulous stay. The grounds are gorgeous and lush and I loved looking at all the flowering trees and her herbs.
The food is definitely a reason to stay. Coming from San Francisco, I'm pretty spoiled with the availability of fresh and varied ingredients, but her cooking was amazing. Breakfast may have been my favorite meal of the day, although it was all scrumptious. She always sets it somewhere idyllic on the property - and it starts with the fresh juice of the day, followed by flaky, warm croissants and your choice of three homemade jams, followed by delicious eggs.
Definitely book at Villa Azalea for a one of a kind experience. The personal attention, the customized food and the tranquility makes for a truly wonderful time.