My girlfriend and I decided to take a "leap of faith" and go into a foreign country using a service we were unfamiliar with (VRBO) to meet our housing needs. What we found during the process was friendly, of high value and ultimately the best vacation we have been on in a long time.
We were contacted quickly by the owners' of the property and given a welcome packet of instructions. I subsequently contacted the owner about local contacts for vehicle rental and was given a great option.
I'm sure most of you are wondering about the condo. So let's jump into that. The neighborhood is a mix of new and old. I would compare it to a very clean and safe version of Mexico. The secure parking was excellent. The "common area" and pool was one of our favorite parts of the experience. We could go back and never leave the condo on a future visit. That is how much we loved it.
The condo itself had decent finishes. I particularly loved the large shower and well equipped kitchen. The couch in the living room is a pullout that we didn't use, but as a couch it was wonderful. The balcony was great, and the upstairs location was wonderful too.
Overall, the unit was very quiet with the exception of the crazy neighborhood rooster that decided to crow at 4:30 am every day. It wasn't an issue, just an observation.
Like I said earlier, the kitchen was well appointed. We cooked at least once every day and could have had every meal there if we wanted. The local supermarket is adequate, but we preferred the modern "Super Food" down the road a mile or so.
The bedroom had plenty of storage space for clothes in the dressers provided. It did lack a bit of vertical closet space, but it wasn't an issue for us. The mattress was comfortable and bedding was nice.
The entertainment center / tv area in the living room was great. We had access to wifi and a Roku unit was installed. It also had a stereo system as well. I would recommend taking a portable speaker with you for the pool.
I don't like reviews that don't contain some "negatives" for the property. So here is that section. The lock on the front door and lockbox for keys was a bit unusual, but functioned properly once we figured it out. As stated in the welcome packet, managing the A/C properly is a must. I like it cooler, but found that you needed to be ok with say 72 degree temps at night.
Final thoughts.... DO not miss out on this property. It was perfect for us and we will be back. Loved!
Great home, great location, easy living. There’s everything you need and more. The outdoor space is amazing and pool was a life saver with kids:) We felt like it was home. Sandra and Petra made everything easy for us. We definitely will stay there again!!!