Congratulations for your creation.. holding people like you do in their journey of creative expression. What a grounded and cosmic service to humanity. I’m sending you a huge hug.. and Xen, such a sweet and awesome soul. You guys are s lucky to have each other.

Laurel

Thank you for everything. This is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. Kinship with my soul.

Aimee and Ruben, Southern CA

“A Heavenly Oasis!! This absolutely charming slice of heaven makes for a fabulous retreat! The Hacienda is like a tropical art oasis in the midst of a mellow suburb …..near all kinds restaurants, the beach..and just about anything you might want to do..although one would be just as content to stay right on the property. It is a lovely, small and exquisite Getaway. Your hosts Sam and Fotus will make you feel right at home with lots of attention to your every need! Their beautiful artwork is everywhere to enjoy at your leisure! The breakfast and lunch are suburb as you dine by the lovely pool! The staff are all wonderful and most gracious! I was here for a mosaic workshop but it would make an enjoyable visit for anytime!!”

Susanne L, March

I just got home from a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at Hacienda Mosaico (a B&B art retreat) with artist Susan Wechsler and a wonderful group of women. Many students chose a dress to mosaic. I chose a shrine (niche) to mosaic as a tribute to my precious English Bulldog Maisy MoMo who passed away a year and a half ago. The theme is the Rainbow Bridge Poem. It was a beautiful relaxing week of mosaic art and fun. I learned so much from Susan and the other students. I highly recommend Sam Leonard’s retreat. It is a little slice of heaven. I hope to return!

Kathy

My first time at your “lovely beyond words” Hacienda Mosaico—-but not my last. You have created such a magical space here with all the art and mosaics, truly an expression of YOU.
Thank you for the week of creativity, nurturing and LOVE.

Linda Stone, Portland, Oregon

A true creative mecca for the artist pilgrim. A place to be inspired and filled with inspiration. Not enough kind words could be used to describe the proprietor Sam and her amazing staff. Breakfast is always fantastic and nourishing for the body, mind and soul setting the mood for what is always an adventure into the imagination. Amazing art is everywhere in this magical compound. Highly recommended for any and all coming or going to Puerto Vallarta. A gem and one of a kind.

ti ku

Just wanted to thank you and Xeno for such a wonderful week. You both are so wonderfully kind and caring to all your guests, and so attentive to so many details that make a visit so
relaxing AND entertaining! See you next year..

Susan a Bass

A return is exactly what I needed. It is so necessary to refuel all senses by absorbing the beauty, peace, and sharing it with other creative people. As always, the meals were beautiful and so gorgeously decorated. I especially needed the pampering with no deadlines and being allowed to retreat to the room or learn another jewelry skill.
In Susan’s class, I learned exactly the skills that I needed. The classmates were all so special and such a delight to work with. You pulled together a great week of retreat and learning. This has been such a delight to bring back to my studio as I now put these new skills and memories to work. I hope to be back in 2016. Please, give yourself and staff great rewards of credit for providing a blessed and peaceful experience.

andy, texas

A special thank you Sam Leonard, the owner and our host at Hacienda Mosaico. The space that you have created for teachers and students to relax, be inspired and create is truly outstanding. If anyone ever gets the opportunity to teach or learn there take it. Sam you are so kind, thoughtful and beautiful.

Mona Sullivan, Janesbeads – Jane Sylvester glass artist, Claudia Gomez, Kimberly Payne, Claire Ramsey, Sandy Martin, and David Trophia

A special thank you Sam Leonard, the owner and our host at Hacienda Mosaico. The space that you have created for teachers and students to relax, be inspired and create is truly outstanding. If anyone ever gets the opportunity to teach or learn there take it! Sam you are so kind, thoughtful and beautiful. Thank you again from all of us. Mona Sullivan, Janesbeads – Jane Sylvester glass artist, Claudia Gomez, Kimberly Payne, Claire Ramsey, Sandy Martin, and David Trophia!

Deb Karash

I can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful experience in PV at Jesse’s workshop last January. The rooms, the food, the staff, your hospitality, the pool, your dogs, your art, your massage person, the outdoor art studio, etc, etc. I often think of how much I would like to come back to visit. Thanks again for making the week such a wonderful experience and memory.
I will treasure it always.

Katherine Ware

A return is exactly what I needed. It is so necessary to refuel all senses by absorbing the beauty, peace, and sharing it with other creative people. As always, the meals were beautiful and so gorgeously decorated. I especially needed the pampering with no deadlines and being allowed to retreat to the room or learn another jewelry skill.
In Susan’s class, I learned exactly the skills that I needed. The classmates were all so special and such a delight to work with. You pulled together a great week of retreat and learning. This has been such a delight to bring back to my studio as I now put these new skills and memories to work. I hope to be back in 2016. Please, give yourself and staff great rewards of credit for providing a blessed and peaceful experience.

andy, texas

hank you Sam! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your sharing your wonderful home! It was such a perfect week, and I always enjoy getting a chance to visit with you. You’re the best!

susan

Sam and Xenofon,
Thank you to you and your staff for our our magical stay at Hacienda Mosaico. We really appreciated all of the ‘extra’ things you and your staff did to make our stay ‘special’.

Mabel Quinto, Nevada.

Sam and Xenofon,
Thank you to you and your staff for our our magical stay at Hacienda Mosaico. We really appreciated all of the ‘extra’ things you and your staff did to make our stay ‘special’.

Mabel Quinto, Nevada.

Sam and Xenophon provide their guests with a warm and welcoming retreat from the bustle of PV. The very comfortable rooms are artfully furnished and the large gardens surrounding the sparkling pool are lushly tropical and colorful, yet immaculate. Jorge and Anna provide the best breakfasts and lunches in town. If you are there or an art retreat, the studio is large and airy. There are gorgeous mosaics and sculptures scattered around the spacious grounds, and you can always find a quiet nook. Sam is happy to offer advice on excellent restaurants in the neighborhood, and there is an honor bar by the pool. This is my second visit, and I will definitely return! Thank you, Sam and Xeno, for sharing your wonderful home.

Susan B.

Bart and I just spent an incredible week at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with Laurel True and 11 other students learning how to create and install a mosaic mural. Thank you Laurel and Sam Leonard for an incredible week! This was one of the most magical places I have ever stayed….in large part because of you. I hope to be back.
We loved everything and ‘and your little dog’ too.

Amy & Bart.

Absolutely magical place. Everywhere you turn or look is another treasure of creativity.
Thanks so much for opening your home for us to savor and be inspired.

Shotsie

Together with two other couples, we stayed for four nights. We hated to leave. Sam and Xenofon are the perfect hosts. Engaging conversation and relaxation surrounded by art. Rooms are large, comfy artfully designed and appointed. We will definitely return. We leave feeling we now have two new friends and the knowledge of a hidden treasure.
A fabulous experience.

Tim and Sandy

Dear Sam and Xenofon,
I do not have the words to express how my week in your care fed my soul, my heart and my spirit. Thank you for the gift of your hospitality. Your hacienda is beautiful and your staff are most gracious. There is a special place in my heart for you all. I will think of you often.

Mary Jenneskens

I am back home and I want to tell you how amazing was this week at your place and
to thank you for your warm welcoming.
I could never have imagined such a place ! You have made a real paradise
and the perfect place to create.
Everything is so inspiring, made to immerse people in a bath of happiness!
Art is everywhere, even in the plants, the smiles around, the people you have, and in your nice presence. You knew how to make a fabulous place.

valerie, France

First of all I want to thank you so much for the wonderful week at your incredible, art filled casa! It was a pleasure to meet you. You represent the Fashion /Art Icon I first became aware of while growing up in the 60’s.
You are everything and more that I could have imagined when I was a kid and recognized as Cool for the first time.
So healing to be surrounded by lust tropical paradise, eclectic art and glowing glass sparkling in the Mexican sun, Exquisite meals both in tastes and presentation and such a warm and generous welcome from the two of you and Stella, Hera and Little Lia!!! Love you all.

teresa

Thank you so much for creating such an amazing place to be free to express ourselves. I woke up very excited every morning and wanted to pinch myself. It was everything that Betty (coming for 10 years) and more. This seems like a lot of work for you but you do a wonderful job. I hope that you will have continued success so that I can return! You are very kind and gracious and this will inspire me to be creative without limits. My new word is PERMISSION. I’m giving myself permission to be whatever I want to be whatever I want to be. Caroline Douglas was a very energetic and talented instructor. My passion and desire is mosaic and painting and want to come back to your wonderful home again and again as Betty has.

Willau Sanders, Texarkana

Hola Sam! I am really looking forward to visiting you again in paradise (aka Hacienda Mosaico) I had such a wonderful time last year. Your hospitality, all the artwork and gardens, and the delicious meals have been on my mind for months. Thank you so much for throwing that really fun birthday party for me. The absolute best carrot cake anyone has ever eaten.

Nita Morgan

I attended a mosaic workshop at the Hacienda. The owner, Sam and her staff were welcoming and so very helpful. I felt like I was staying with family! There were so many beautiful things to see and the entire grounds were so well maintained and clean. I enjoyed the workshop and soaked in the surroundings that just gave my heart wings every time I turned around! I hope I can return again! I highly recommend the Hacienda, it was a most magical and relaxing experience.

Dale