Our family of 5 recently stayed here for a week and didn't want to leave! I hadn't realised how close to town this place is - it sits literally on the edge of town; and the town, along with Ivan's House, is built right on the beach. The yard is surrounded by trees, gardens or fencing though, so while its not secluded, you have plenty of privacy while at the house. The location was perfect for us and made cooking at the house easy since the local grocery store is just a one minute walk away if anything was needed. Plus we enjoyed hearing the sounds from town and of course the constant sound of the surf. Both downstairs bedrooms have full bathrooms and the loft bedroom has a half bath (no shower). The loft is also the only part of the house with AC. There is an outside sink which was handy for laundering small items and the clothes line in the back made it easy to dry towels and swim suits each day. The outside shower we used daily for washing all the sand out after returning from a swim. We had everything we needed here for an extended stay. Ivan was super to deal with from start to finish - always answered emails promptly and was patient with my many questions. He looked after the arrangements for the taxi-boat ride to get to Montezuma and made good suggestions for places to eat or things to see in the area. We also used his tour company (Zumatours) for a day-trip to Isla Tortuga and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My favorite part of our stay was definitely the mornings - opening up all the shutters, watching the sun come up and enjoying a quiet cup of coffee while the breezes blew in from the ocean...wonderful!