"Our group of six (my husband and I and our 4 grown children) had a great time at the house. There was a bit of a mix-up upon arrival - our plane was on time, but 2 flights arrived at the same time, so we were late getting to the house, and there was no-one to greet us as I neglected to leave my cell number for the owner/manager. I called the property manager, Felipe, and he arrived at the house within a half an hour to let us in.
The property is gorgeous. They take meticulous care of the grounds and pool. The photos don't do it justice. The ocean is just beyond the property's low gated wall, and the sound of crashing waves and birdsong is something I will never forget.
The home is fairly new, and is in good condition. Our only issue was with the living room seating (and this wasn't a deal breaker). The living room area is quite small and it fit 4 comfortably, but not six. Beds were comfortable. It was nice to have separate A/C for each room, so it could be switched off when it wasn't necessary. The kitchen was well stocked. More water would have been nice, though. The stove was an interesting experience (gas, which we were not used too), but there were instructions (which we did use). The water pressure for the showers was okay. All-in-all, a good rental.
The location was very good. Unfortunately, we visited Bucerias during the very low season, so there were many shops and restaurants closed, and it was too hot to walk and explore during the day. I can imagine that it would be an ideal location during the shoulder or high season when Bucerias is bustling with activity. We knew what we were in for, so we weren't surprised, but I thought that would be worth mentioning. We did walk down the beach a couple of times to Karen's for margaritas and fish tacos. Yum. There is a sport's bar a few blocks away, which gave our kids a place to escape to when they got tired of us old folks. :)
I can't complete this review without mentioning the property manager, Felipe. He was always there with a big smile if we had a request, no matter how small. He wears a lot of hats - property manager, tour operator, concierge. He suggested and booked (at a great rate) a great tour for us (Offroad Adventure with Vallarta Adventures). He arranged for a cab for our group on several occasions when we were unsuccessful. He made sure we knew what cab rates were. I'm not sure how many times I said "ask Felipe".
So fun - didn't want to leave!"
Guest: Dawne T.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 8, 2015