"My wife and I stayed at this property for a week in February of 2017.
On the plus side..
Excellent communications: The owner provided excellent communications regarding the reservation, confirmations, driving instructions, rental usage, and recommendations to local dining and events.
Very clean & well stocked: The rental was very clean and tidy. It was well furnished for a party of two. Everything we needed was onsite.
Very private. The driveway is shared with another rental. However, the two rentals are well sheltered from each other. During out stay, we had the entire compound to ourselves which was very pleasant.
Lush and green: The property is very lush with mature trees, bamboo, and other plants. There are fruit bearing trees on the property as well as ripe bananas.
On the minus side…
Noisy neighbors: The rental is closely situated next to the property line. The neighbor, while nice, if very busy during the day conducting improvements on his lot. This included use of a backhoe, chain saw, and other power equipment. They also have three dogs and horse. The dogs frequently bark especially in the early morning hours and several times during our stay the neighbors left the radio on for hours. We were not sure if they were home or not, of it they left the radio on to sooth the animals. In fairness to the renter, obviously, he cannot control what his neighbors do, but future renters should be aware of the possible noise.
Gardening needed: Many of the plants, palms, and trees had dead limbs, fronds, and leaves. Decaying fruit litter the ground near the front fence of the property. Again, the property was very lush with vegetation which is excellent for privacy and atmosphere, however, that means that someone must actively maintain the yard.
Bathroom sink issues: The bathroom has his/her sinks. Upon our arrival one of the faucets began to fail. We notified the owner and he immediately sent a plumber to investigate. Unfortunately, the faucet required a replacement part that was not immediately available, thus we lost use of the sink for the better part of our rental. The day before we departed, the second faucet also began to fail. We contacted the owner who indicated that replacement parts were on their way and would be installed shortly after our departure.
In summary, we really enjoyed our stay. We found the property to be restful and a fair value for price. We would recommend this property to other renters."
Guest: James M.
Date of Stay: February 2017
Review Submitted: February 18, 2017