This place could not have been more aptly named; my stay here was amazing and it transformed what have been a good vacation into one that was simply exceptional.
As a woman traveling alone, I was nervous about renting a home as opposed to going to a resort, but Toque Do Ceu was such a good value when I compared other resort options on the island.
I made the best choice. Galen and Kathy were right next door and eager to make sure that I was always enjoying myself. (And they have two adorable Rhodesian Ridgebacks, really good boys, who enhanced my sense of safety.)
I loved that this rental was clothing optional as well. Although I hadn’t intended on running around naked so much, it was so enjoyable! There is nothing like stripping off your swimming suit after a long day at the beach, washing the sand off under the sun in the outdoor shower, and then taking a dip in the refreshing pool. (After awhile, running around without clothes is like watching movies with subtitles. You become immersed in the experience and forget that you don’t have a stitch of clothes on.)
The home itself is exceptional. Upscale appliances, comfortable and quality furniture, high-speed internet, reverse osmosis water, and a big, cozy bed that finally made the aching in my back disappear. (Next on the agenda at home: Buy a new mattress.) if nothing else gives you a sense of quality, the artwork consists of signed and numbered prints (in addition to Kathy’s own designs), including some antique etchings of San Francisco.
The location is optimal, as well. The views are spectacular and it’s an easy walk to Navy Beach. And one of the best, if not the best, beach on the Caribbean side is a five-minute drive away (if that).
I would highly recommend this vacation rental.