I tested the “Anything” Button at Casa Aramara, a celebrity hideaway in Punta Mita
I jetted down to Mexico last weekend primarily, as you’d expect, to use the phone. All of the beach homes, hotel rooms and golf courses in the tony resort enclave of Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta have phones, but only one, as best I could tell, has a phone with a speed dial button labeled “Anything.”
“Anything?” I asked the house manager of Casa Aramara, my weekend beach house.
The 40,000 square foot home fronting the Pacific already came stocked with good wines, liquors, twelve bedrooms, a marble-clad kitchen, a wood-burning pizza oven, three pools, fire pits, a game room, a media room with 3D TVs, a gym and ten full-time staff. I already knew Hollywood celebs had vacationed at the home, so I figured drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll were taken.
So, of course I asked for a sea lion.
And tres leeches cake.
I ought to be careful with this much power.
My arrival had been marked by a serenade of Mexican troubadors and what must have been a custom-oredered sunset. Understandably exhausted, the next day I luxuriated in a massage by the ocean, played golf on the nearby Bahia Punta Mita course, and dined on fresh mahi mahi and tres leeches cake for dinner.
That’s when I asked for a horse. By the pool. At sunset. Because, you know, I might want to take a romp down the private beach.
Pretty sweet digs, if you can pony up the $30,000 a night for the home. Anything included.
You can read more about my visit to Casa Aramara in an upcoming issue of 360 West Magazine