In summary, this place was great and HIGHLY recommended! The purpose of our trip was to see what 'living in Hacienda Pinilla would be like as we just purchased property in an adjacent community. From beginning to end, we had everything we needed - space, food, towels, security.
Upon our arrival we were greeted at the main gate by the property owner and escorted to the property. The community is gated with an access code and well paved. The pictures are great, but the house was even better. Prior to our arrival we arranged to have fresh fruit and beverages stocked in the kitchen - so glad we did. The mangoes and papaya were HUGE and the beer was cold.
The ceilings are huge and create such a feeling of openness; there was plenty of room for us - 7 Adults, 3 Children - across the 5 bedrooms and pull out bed. Each room was very big and the beds are extremely comfortable. Linens clean and soft - much like staying at an expensive hotel or what you would want on your own bed. Each room has its own AC control so everyone can be happy and comfortable at night. In addition, the two living areas allowed for kids to watch movies and adults to also have their own space. Not really possible in a hotel.
The garage was stocked with a bunch of goodies - bikes, noodles for the pool, boogie boards, even a basketball hoop. The house had great beach towels and the washer and drier was so helpful after a few days of early morning runs in the community. Again, so helpful.
The pool in the house was VERY clean and nice. It was so nice to have a place to cool down or hang out if you didn't want to leave the house. Such a big plus with active kids that needed lots of activities to burn off the energy.
The amenities of Pinilla are also great. We took a few trips to the Beach club, went to Playa Langosta, and the JW and La Posada for dinner. Each was about 5 mins away by car and perfect. Everything was very accessible for everyone on our trip - from 83 to 4 yrs old. We already have our list of things to do for the next visit and will likely be renting this house again.