"We looked at MANY vacation homes during our search. In all honesty, the only reason we picked this property was due to the feedback left by other visitors about Lesbia and Luis. We can honestly say that our experience exceeded our expectation.
During our visit, Luis took us to buy fresh fish from his brother, fresh live lobster from another friend in town, on a volcano tour (absolutely breathtaking), and several other excursions for food and other necessary items. He climbed coconut trees for a refreshing drink for the kids, helped us rent ATVs (they came right to the house), lit a bon fire on the beach at night, and even washed the rental car before we had to return it. We met his family and received a delicious assortment of home made desserts by his wife (a professional baker). His English is remarkable for someone who was born and raised in the small town of Masachapa. Luis was awesome!
Then there is Lesbia (Luis' sister). We were astonished by the food this lady was able to put out on the table from her modest kitchen. Every morning we had pancakes (for the kids), fresh local fruit, eggs, and local coffee. For lunch we had variations of rice, beans, sandwiches, fruit spreads, and more. For dinner (during our stay) she prepared grilled chicken, awesome steak, amazing fresh ceviche (from Luis' brother), fried fish, fish tacos, and best of all grilled fresh spiny lobster! Lesbia's assistance is what made our vacation feel like a true vacation. She even did laundry for us and folded everything! Seriously!
We walked along the beach several dozen times during our week I can honestly say that this house is perfectly situated in Pochomil Viejo with the BEST lot. The best surfing spot was directly in front of the house. To the right there were several rock formations that the kids loved to explore during low tide. There was lots of sea life in and around these rocks: coral, fish, crab, and an awesome bounty of seashells. During high tide the kids used the heck out of the pool which was always in pristine condition thanks to Luis' daily maintenance.
The house was great, although we did not spend much time in it. The 2 hammocks got far more use. Each of the 3 rooms was air conditioned and had a full private bathroom. The main room had a TV which I don't think we even turned on during our week there. The wifi was awesome for a developing country. We were able to send pictures to family and stay in touch.
We are looking forward to a return trip."
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 19, 2015