"Our family of 6 (16-yr-old daughter, 14-yr-old son, 12-yr-old daughter, 8-yr-old son) plus my brother (33 yr-old) stayed here July 2015 and loved it. The only thing that is keeping me from giving this house an "excellent" rating is the fact that the downstairs bedroom didn't have air conditioning and it was very hot in there. We had 2 fans going in there with the window and door open, but it was still very hot. I think a small AC or even a little portable one should be put in there.
Our favorite part of the house is the back porch. We spent most of our time out there. The sofas and chairs out there were very comfortable and it was much cooler than the livingroom. We used the table and chairs out there a lot, too, for meals, card games, or just hanging out. There were several unplanned naps taken out there, too. The neighborhood is so quiet and the breeze so nice. And, of course, the view is breathtaking.
Our daughters shared the king bed in one bedroom, our older son had the bedroom with the full/queen(?) bed to himself, our 8-yr-old son shared the king bed with us in the master bedroom (only because it's what he's used to), and my brother was in the hot bedroom downstairs. It was really nice having 3 full bathrooms. The shower head in the master bathroom was my second favorite part of the house and I regret not writing down what kind it was! We hardly spent time in the livingroom simply because it was too hot, but the porch made up for that. The kitchen was great --everything in perfect working order and the only thing we missed was a rice cooker because we have rice with every meal.
Baby cockroaches and small centipedes were sighted, but that is totally expected in the tropics. There was room for both of our minivans to park in driveway in front of the house. The owner's son is close by if you have any issues and he is very nice and helpful. Our 14-yr-old son didn't realize the screen sliding door was closed and walked right through it one evening ripping it all the way off. The owner's son fixed it without charging us. Overall, we love the house and would stay there every year if only that 4th bedroom downstairs had AC."
Guest: fam of 7
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: June 8, 2016