Vida Dulce is our 'home away from home.' We want you to enjoy your
time there as much as we do. The goal is to get away from the hustle & bustle
of daily life; the method is, as Thoreau says, make things simpler. The two
bedrooms are designed for four people, but the villa can accomodate 6 using the sleeper sofa.
We have assembled a notebook that contains information about Vida Dulce and the various systems in our home. Included are operating instructions for the things you might not be familiar with. There is also information about Puerto Penasco and the surrounding area. Included in the book is an inventory of all the furnishings in our home.
We remind all our guests that NO SMOKING really does mean NO SMOKING . Please be considerate of others. An additional $50 cleaning fee will be charged if anyone smokes in the villa.
Entertainment - there is a TV for watching DVDs. If you take one of the paperbacks, please leave one in trade.
Meals - Vida Dulce features a fully equipped kitchen: refrigerator, stove, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, microwave, dishwasher, kitchenware, etc. Salt and pepper are provided, but other herbs and spices depend on what is left in the cupboards, so if your menu calls for anything special, you will want to bring it along. We stop at a grocery store on the way out of town and stock up on food for our stay, supplemented by visits to local supermarkets (itís fun to experience the difference!). There are many good restaurants in Puerto Penasco, but it is about a 15 minute drive into town.
Water - Most visitors do not have any problem with the water - we use it to brush our teeth, wash fruit & vegetables, etc. We also pick up a couple 2 gallon containers of water for cooking, making coffee, mixing with frozen juice, etc.
Electricity - heat and cooling is provided by mini splits in the great room/kitchen and in each bedroom. There is a remote in the unit that works all the mini splits. There will be a $100 charge if the remote goes missing.
Fireplace - the fireplace is DECORATIVE ONLY. No fires are allowed due to the propane connection to the heating unit. Use of the fireplace could cause an explosion.
Sorry - no pets allowed. No ATV's or ATC's (only property owners may bring them into the subdivision).