Communication was a breeze as the place has a property management company taken care of it. We were also able to set up a taxi from the airport through them which was helpful. Additionally, they called to make sure we arrived. Because an unexpected issue arose on the weekend I actually called the owner and he was more than willing and helpful to resolve the issue! He called the plumber and it was taken care of in a timely fashion. Location is always a selling point but it depends on your needs. For us, it was perfect as we were doing a rotation at Doctor's Hospital and we were just a 4 minute walk from work! I believe I walked more than Forest Gump ran while I was there and never felt unsafe. We stayed a month so I believe you can take my word. Regardless of where you stay, locals recommend you do not walk around at night so we just walked before sunset and taxied back home every night. A local grocery store is an easy 8 minute stroll from the house, however it might not have all you need. It covers almost all the bases except fruits and veggies so I also made a trip to another grocery store which is about a 20 minute walk. The downtown stroll is 20-25 minutes depending on which area you are going. There is no need to be fancy here because you will sweat everywhere you go. The closest beach is just beyond downtown and will take 25-30 minutes on foot. I do not need much in life to stay happy so I enjoyed The Bahamas. Walking everywhere or taking the local bus was a nice feeling. As far as inside the house I would say it is has all the basic accommodations that you need. We added some kitchen ware, you're welcome! Myself and classmate rotated every week between the bed and the couch bed. If this is your scenario as well be warned that when you get the privilege of sleeping on the couch bed you are going to sweat. We also bought a fan so once again, you're welcome! The A/C is in the bedroom and can turn the bedroom into Alaska weather but the living room is more like a afternoon in Texas. So if you are a couple or you only need to sleep in the bedroom it is perfect. I am a trooper so I managed my glorious two weeks on the couch bed. All in all, my month in the Bahamas was wonderful. Oh, I almost forgot laundry is on site and cost $1.50 for wash and $1.50 for dry. Overall, Duran's place covered the most important areas for my month stay!