The good things about this place are its locations (right on the beach) and the living areas (living room and dining room). I was disappointed at everything else. The place was very hard to find. The host provided instructions, so it wasn't hard to get the residential area, but finding the apartment itself was a challenge and nobody in the area knew anything about it. The host arrived within a few minutes of my phone call and was very diligent. The place looked as if it had been closed for a very long time and opened only when we arrived. It was dusty and smell funny. I was charged separately for electricity, which I already knew since the host disclosed that since the beginning, but paying US$38 when we spent less than 48 hours there (arrived Thursday evening, was out for most of Friday, and left Saturday morning) seemed like a lot, specially when we didn't get to enjoy one hot shower during our stay. We did turn the water heater on, but never got hot water. The kitchen was very dirty. Master bathroom smell so bad and looked so dirty that I didn't dare to shower without my flip flops. The beach was full of algae; super dirty. I understand that wasn't the owner's fault; it just added to the disappointment. The host was very nice and responsive. I did not express all of my complaints because I'm not a fan of making others' lives miserable, especially if they're being nice to me. I did call him about an inflatable mattress who wasn't working properly. People who slept there spent half of the night on the floor. Host showed me the air pump, but the problem is that mattress wouldn't keep the air in. We kind of gave up on the place and just let it be. I have to say that when we were checking out, a crew of 4 ladies arrived and started cleaning the place, so it wouldn't be fair to say that they never clean. I guess we just had bad luck.
It’s an amazing place and location. We felt like a tsar and the royal family in this excellent beach pod. The host was super nice and proactive and thanks to his advice we went to see places we didn’t know about, which made our short stay much more remarkable, also the communication was excellent. Highly recommended!