"Book it! Now!
It took us so long to decide on the type of place we were going to stay on our vacation. Resort? Cot? Who knows? There are so many options, which is a good thing, but I get overwhelmed. We decided that an all inclusive was not for us, as we are not drinkers and like to do things on our own schedule. The idea of having liquor dispensers attached to the wall was a red flag. A private condo rental was the ticket.
We needed a place with three bedrooms as we'd be with my mother in law, sister-in-law & her bf, the bride, me and our 5 year old son. When we stumbled upon this property online, the wife and I both thought it was too good to be true. This fit the bill, perfectly.
There are two beds in each room. We grabbed the master suite which has the only view of the ocean. The other two rooms are nice, but they overlook the outside walkway. Which is fine, as you'll be on vacation and shouldn't be spending time in your room, right? Right! But it's nice sleeping with the window open and hearing the ocean. Two of the rooms have lovely sinks/toilet/shower and there's a main bathroom adjacent to the living room area.
The furniture and amenities are beautiful. There are some novels in the bookcase to read as well as some in the "lobby" of the condominium, where you can also make reservations for trips, get info about restaurants and such.
We were there the final week in January, so the pool was a little chilly for us, but our 5 year old, like all 5 year olds, didn't care a lick. There's a great shallow/wading area where he could literally frolic while we vegetated in the lounges. Maybe they heat the pool later or it doesn't need heating. No matter. Why swim in the pool when there's the beautiful ocean 10 feet away?
We over-packed a bit. There's a washer/dryer in the unit, so we didn't need to pack as many clothes as we did. The room has plenty of soft, enormous, luxurious towels for taking to the beach/pool. There's also a fully appointed kitchen with stove/fridge/microwave. Over two coffee makers! And a dispenser for the 5gallon bottles of water you are supplied with. **note** make sure you get someone to hold the base of that thing when you change the bottle or you'll be mopping the floor :) As mentioned, it's a short walk into town. There's a mall right at the entrance. I gringo'd out and had Starbucks every morning. Right down 10th are a plethora of restaurants with terrific tacos for little money. They'll fill you up.
I'm out of room!"
Guest: dean c.
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: February 6, 2015