"I think rustic luxury is an apt description of this property. If you go in with the right expectations, this could be your best vacation ever.
The photos don't lie about the infinity pool and view. It really was incredible! The pool water was a nice temperature. The beach chairs were comfortable and well maintained. Etc.
I also loved the outdoor living area. It was huge with tons of seating and tasteful, traditional Mexican decor. The area was covered by tall palapas. Colorful tiles lined the stairs. Truly beautiful!
The bedrooms and bathrooms were more simple and dated but adequate when it wasn't too hot. The beachside suite (down a long path with some stairs, quite far from the main house) didn't have A/C when we were there, and several of the overhead fans and one A/C unit in the home weren't functioning. Even in the bedrooms with functional A/C units and fans, the shutter windows and palapa roofs aren't perfectly sealed, so air did escape. As a result it was very hot and difficult to sleep on our hottest night--admittedly probably the hottest part of the year. However, on our less temperate night, ocean breezes plus the A/C and fans made it lovely.
Some of the beds had mosquito nets, but I'd recommend bringing bug spray and maybe even citronella candles too. Expect mosquitos and other bugs, even inside. The housekeeper does a great job, but this is an older, traditional home.
Steep cement stairs with no railing take you to a rocky beach--probably not somewhere you'd want to swim, at least not with kids. We went to look but didn't spend time there. We didn't visit the neighborhood's private beach but did drive a few minutes to the Las Hadas resort (day passes were about $35/person including drinks/beverages).
We loved the idea of a private chef/house manager, and he did prepare a phenomenal ceviche! However, service wasn't quite what we'd hoped. For example, he scoffed when we asked for meals earlier than is customary in Mexico. Even after changing times at his request, meals arrived quite a bit later than agreed upon which was a little tricky since we were traveling with young children used to routines. Also, one evening we had a situation that we could have used help with but didn't know how to find or reach him. This certainly didn't ruin our trip -- it just wasn't the pampering we expected.
All in all, we had a great stay at this beautiful, traditional Mexican home with one of the best views I've ever seen. I'd absolutely return!"
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 7, 2016