I first started visiting the DR in 1984 and love it! My mother retired here approximately 10 years ago and I started saying at the Secret Garden about 4 years ago for each and every visit. Janos and Bettina are the perfect host/hostess and their property is breathtaking! I feel like I've come home each time I return and am met with their beautiful smiles and warm hugs. I love the Secret Garden and it is just a small walk to the beach and to Mom's condo.
The rooms are comfortable and have a small refridgerator and two burner stone, a big bed and HOT WATER in the shower. I love the balcony where you can have coffee delivered each morning and greet each day with the gardens and Bettina's warm smile. The breakfast is fabulous and a treat. I've yet to request the Hungarian ghoulash that I keep reading about since I usually dine with Mom but this may be the trip I make that request...stay tuned!
The freedom one feels at the Secret Garden is like being at home. The owners are always smiling, offering help to make your visit better but leaving you to do your thing while on vacation. I love lounging by the pool topless and showering outdoors, the freedom reminds me of years ago and the freedom I felt as a kid. My husband and I love getting away to The Secret Garden but I also enjoy the visits when I travel solo. I've brought my daughter (18) at the time and she loved this place too. The wifi kept her entertained on rainy days and kept her in touch with her friends back home. I think she sent 50 pictures of just flowers and plants on the beautiful grounds surrounding the condos.
Bring bugspray! and sunblock! Both are necessary when visiting the DR! I haven't even left this trip yet and am already looking forward to my return to see the finished project Janos is working on and seeing the babies grow up...there were 4 kittens upon my arrival this trip and they are so cute peeking out from the greenery!
Janos and Bettina make each trip memorable and leave me smiling!
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