We stayed here for 13 days starting early Dec 2014. My husband and I had the house to ourselves at the beginning and end of those days and for 1 week in between 2 friends joined us. All four of us were blown away. The pictures are extremely accurate, except perhaps not always doing the rooms enough justice. The kitchen is fully stocked with any sort of utensil or appliance you might need. The ice machine is a fantastic addition. The beds are very comfy. The 4th bedroom is downstairs, separate from the rest of the house (you have to go outside to get up to the rest of the house, though it has it's own bathroom) however we did not have need of that room so cannot really comment on it particularly.
In reading the reviews for this place- I rely HEAVILY on reviews for traveling and shopping- I kept wondering why all of the hubbub about the dealings with the owner, Isabel. Well now we know. She is a delight to deal with, very caring, very warm, and she thinks of everything. Unfortunately we had a few issues with her rentals for transportation, but her being out of the country for a month she was not able to deal directly with them and as yet we're still awaiting her return, so I cannot comment on how everything pans out, but we have faith. The caretaker, Grace, was always available and she handled the issues very quickly and to our satisfaction each time. She is a peach! Very warm and thoughtful as well. And the place was SPOTLESS upon our arrival, she is very thorough.
We've rented houses in the Caribbean previously, but none offered the seclusion that this one did. We saw not one soul on our beach the entire 13 days. And though we were here in the low season, the locals gave us the impression that our beach would still not be crowded even in peak season. I believe it, judging but the layout of the houses. The new deck down by the beach with an outdoor shower next to it is wonderful. Though the deck on the house is just simply perfect, so pulling yourself off of the house deck to get down to that beach deck was sometimes difficult!
Even the living room was very comfortable; when it was just hubby and I we tended to watch movies at night. Isabel has all of the movie channels and that was a nice plus & the TV is gorgeous.
The master bdrm is superb- wait until you see its bathroom in person, those pictures definitely do not do enough justice.
Am at the limit of much I can type in this review; I could go on and on. We'll definitely return to Casa Marina!