Ballena's nearly 4,000 square feet epitomize open, airy living, with its high ceilings and lavish use of upscale stonework. That open opulence translates from inside to out with the lower-level entertainment area, which opens directly onto the garden and pool. Dining indoors or out is aided by the villa's ultra-modern kitchen.
Villa Ballena is a home that epitomizes meticulous design and painstaking attention to detail. All this, plus the glorious Pacific as the companion to your ultimate vacation.
NOTE: Villa Ballena can accommodate wedding parties/events of up to 30 guests (sit down) and 50 (standing). One-night additional rental fee (minimum 3-night rental required).
The villa was great, had a tremendous view. Each bedroom was very nice with it's own bath. Having separate climate controls in several different areas was also a plus. The pool and hot tub were nice.We did have a few issues with ants in the kitchen and cockroaches in a downstairs bath but that was minor. The maid service was wonderful as well, she even does the dishes and we had the villa prestocked which made things easier. The maid doesn't work on Sundays however but most people are checking out then and it was only an issue for us as it was Memorial Day weekend. It is a long walk downhill to town but not too bad, the walk up however is tough and you should take a taxi! The walk to the private Pedregal beach is again not bad there but the return walk is tougher but worth the trip! The villa is so nice that we spent several days there not going anywhere at all just enjoying ourselves there. Pedregal is pretty quiet area and security is good about enforcing the noise levels after hours.
We stayed 4 nights at Villa Ballena and for me this was too short of a stay. The villa itself is beautifully decorated with all the amenities you would find in a first rate home. The pool deck in the evenings was just beautiful, lots of plants and we truly enjoyed our swimming in the evening (great pool - perfect size with nice pool lights). It truly felt very tropical. We had a BBQ for about 20 people and the deck was the perfect size for it. The Jacuzzi being the highlight. This is the perfect villa for those that don't want too much sun, as there are several shaded areas of the pool deck. I have stayed in several villas in Pedregal and this one was a great price for the quality of the accommodations.