My husband and I were being budget conscious, but had high expectations for privacy, R & R and ease. We loved our 9 days at the boat house and will definitely return. The little cement home (maybe 400 sq. ft) is all you need if simple is OK for you as a couple; bathroom, little kitchen, TV and open windows that bring in the cool ocean breeze. It's clean and private. The house sits adjacent to the bigger and more substantial 2 bedroom rental-but for us, it sat unused, so we had all the privacy we wanted. Fresh Papaya and guava, a little cove with kayaks and a sailboat and a beautiful view of the South Side of the island (the bone fish flats) was ideal for us to spend time daily on the water. The owners, Sharon and John are gracious and authentic islanders who over-delivered on everything for us. We rented their little car for the week (this is a must), used their kayaks, boats and even rented their whaler for a day. John round tripped us from the airport and showed us around so we had a sense of things. The island is simple and felt happy, safe and not too touristy. Don't miss Santana's past the cut and at the end of the island. Fresh lobster, fish and great drinks in a little shack overlooking where Pirates of the Carribean was filmed. Some quirky stuff to know about-like markets close at 6pm and you won't find anything open on Sundays except for the BBQ at Chat n Chill island which is on the North Side and you get there from taxi or boat rental....not to be missed. A few resorts have live music if that's your thing-but still quiet and simple All in all, great snorkeling, easy living and much better than a hotel or noisy condo somewhere in town. Thanks John and Sharon. We had a great time!