We have owned vacation interval weeks at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach since 2007, and on three occasions where we have had a larger group of family and friends, we have deposited or rented our Sunset Beach weeks, then rented a 3 BR Montecristo Villa (the first time in Phase I, the last two times in Phase II).
Our most recent stay at Montecristo was March 2013. The villas are beautiful and spacious, and will accommodate up to 10, so our group of 8 was comfortable. The villas are equipped with a beautiful full kitchen, washer and dryer, two level spacious balcony, Jacuzzi on the upper level, and a small private infinity pool on the lower level. The views from Phase II are spectacular, and will be even better when (or if) the golf course and landscaping are completed between the Ocean/Pacifica and Phase II.
The only negatives we found were no screens on the sliding doors on the upper level, and there were quite a few flying insects/mosquitos due to more rain than normal this year. Also, the Jacuzzi on the top balcony blocks a bit of the view from the Master Suite, and would be better located on the pool level. Other than that, it is hard to find much wrong with these beautiful villas.
The Cibola Sports Bar at the Montecristo Clubhouse was a pleasant surprise. We had two great lunches there. The food was excellent and the prices reasonable. We did not use many other of the services of the resort during our stay, and we found the check-in process to be a bit slow and inefficient. We had to wait past check-in time for our Villa to be ready, although that wasn't a huge problem since we were outside enjoying the Montecristo Clubhouse pool. They also did not have enough keys available, so we had to return to the club house the next day to get additional keys. Karen Ramirez was our concierge for the week, and she went out of her way to take care of all details and handled a few dinner reservations for us. She is very professional, friendly, and on top of everything.
Montecristo is a beautiful, quiet place to spend a relaxing week in Cabo.