This rental has the best beach view of any place I’ve stayed. Ever. Pictures don’t do it justice. And the on-site caretakers, Alex and Carmen were incredibly accommodating and friendly.
The house itself is a tad dated, but comparable to other beach houses we’ve rented in other places for the price point. There is no AC in the main living room and kitchen. And coming from TX, we are used to AC everywhere, all the time. Going back and looking at the description, this was stated clearly. So we just missed that fact. Was stuffy, but not completely unbearable.
We only had the upstairs. 4 bedrooms. All had AC. One of the back beds beds wasn’t very comfortable, but the other 2 rooms we had were fine.
As with apparently most establishments on the island, limited water pressure and hot water not abundant. And all on sewer, so flushing toilet paper asked to be limited. Wasn’t terrific, but again, not something limited to this rental only.
We had a golf cart we never used as town is about 3 miles away. We just found it easier to have a local driver, Alvin, drive us back and forth the few times we left. He also provided restaurant suggestions, took us to the grocery store and to get cash. Barbara Smalley who arranged everything for us, including the island hopper flights, can connect you with him. She is a wonderful facilitator and we greatly appreciate all she did as well.
We had a personal chef, Marfa, scheduled to cook us breakfast each morning and dinner a handful of times. I have never eaten so consistently well on a trip. Her food is nothing short of amazing. We ate in town for dinner twice. Once at Caliente’s and once at Elvis Kitchen. Both were also great, but little compares to Marfa’s cooking. Exceedingly reasonably priced for what you get. It’s a must do if you are in the house.
The private pool and the shared pier are also added bonuses. We never used the hot tub, as it was just too warm outside to do so. But appreciated the option.
Had 2 raccoons break in thru an open window the first night. We had closed all the others and just missed one. One of the girls woke up and shoo’d them out without any more incident than the loss of a loaf of bread. We’d been warned in advance that there might be an issue, so totally our fault for missing the window. Just make sure you close up and all will be fine.
We had masseuses come out 2 different times. Massage by Juanita. Having massages on the deck or beach can’t be beat! Highly recommend it. Particularly from Juanita and her staff. We all agreed, best we’d ever had.
All in all, a nice respite from every day life.