The residence had another attraction for Rizal aside from being the venue of political discussions. The daughter of the owner, Consuelo Ortiga y Rey caught Rizal’s fancy. However, Consuelo was torn between Rizal and de Lete. Rizal even gave Consuelo poems, musical pieces from Paris and guimaras , a kind of textile from the Philippines. The guimaras gift was acknowledged by Consuelo through de Lete, which seemed to have put an end to Rizal’s illusions about her love, his first derrota or defeat as he wrote in codes in his diary.