- Cara Buscaglia
- Mar 31,2017
- Feb 24,2017
In short: STAY HERE!!
Had to get that out of the way; now on to the longer answer of \"why.\" When I look at a property, outside of if it can fit your group size/budget, I look for: house accommodations, physical property, staff, perceived ease, and then for the review: it\'s the experience.
For the housing accommodations, everything exceeded expectations. We showed up to a perfectly clean set of homes (if you do Airbnb enough, you know this is not a given...). The rooms were 100% ready for guests from the moment we arrived. The two buildings are separated by an easy walkway on one side, and a bar with a pool table/lounge on the other. Before we arrived, we were a bit anxious about the two houses not being connected - however, both homes were awesome, and really close together; the separation of the buildings in no way impacted our large group. It also gave people the more quiet option of getting sleep being a bit further away from the main hangout spots of the main home/pool/beach that had the potential to be a bit more noisy when everyone was up.
The property homes are on is beautiful, and perfectly maintained. From the photos you\'ll see the property is covered in palm trees, a Jurassic park-esque jungle with walkways, and it\'s literally on the beach. Absolutely beautiful! There were always areas with direct sun, and areas for shade if you want it. For a beach vacation with a big group of friends, there\'s nothing more I could have asked for. Though sort of random, and also totally relevant, everything outside was really really comfortable. Plus there is an actual hot tub next to the pool.
The staff, simply put were A+. Greeted us at the gate, helped with our bags, kept the place immaculate, were always willing to help. There is security on the property. The owner (Dean) stopped by periodically to also ensure everything is running smoothly, and make sure all the food/drinks orders were being picked up. They were awesome and accommodating to all of the requests – which was honestly quite the task with a big group of us. we hired a chef through Dean, and between her, and the house staff, they took care of absolutely everything - setting tables, cleaning up, well worth it. There is even a spa and masseuse on site for massage services during the day, who is amazing.
Additionally, Dean organized a dj and bartender to come to the property for my birthday party which was very fun. For dinner, he organized a pig roast and bon fire on the beach, which is something I\'ll never forget.
The ease you experience is really a mix of a lot of the above, but it was also easy to get to the town and airports. If you\'re lucky enough to have Tony as the driver, you\'ll be taken care of whenever you leave the property... the guy was like our guardian angel. Dean recommended a beach about an hour away called Playa Grande, and had a big table set up for our group when we arrived, so we could order lunch and hang out on the beach.
Everywhere we went we were taken care of thanks to Dean and his staff both on and off the property.
The experience of the whole thing: could not have asked for anything else, and far exceeded our high expectations/hopes. Would go back, and have already recommended it to friends/colleagues.
A+ all around. @Dean - thank you for an amazing holiday!! You made the experience for me and my friends all around. I had the best time and I will never forget this!