Our family of 5 spent a week in this great house. We really liked the location.
The beach area is just yards from the front door and was nice to walk on. We walked out to Cabuya Island one morning when the tide was low, a great walk. When the tide is out you can walk a long way on the beach in either direction and probably see no one. Be aware that the area off the beach is rocky tidepools and not really suited to swimming. We drove over the shortcut road to Santa Teresa area for swimming. Some fantastic beaches on that side of the point!
Tony was the property manager and did a great job getting us what we needed (a blender, some towels, and extra dishes). He and his girlfriend were really a delight to talk to and gave us some great hints about the area.
Rio Lajas was just up the road a bit and was amazing! Super clear water with fish and wildlife all around. The water clarity was definitely related to rainfall as on the day we left it had rained hard in the night and the river was like coffee. Good swimming at the river mouth.
One of Tony's friends, Matthew, has set up a huge 'hammock' made of fishing net suspended over the back yard. This is really cool, like a hammock for 25 people! It was a blast to climb up into it and lay under the almond tree watching the howler monkeys eat almond fruit right over head! We saw them on 3 different occasions during our stay. The kids had a blast laying in and flopping around in the massive hammock!
Another plus was the internet connection with WiFi router. Prior to our stay, hadn't been able to check mail or contact people back home and it was great to have.
The road the house is on is pretty rough, especially north. They were working on
There are bugs, geckos, and small crabs about, often in the house. They didn't bother us aside from the geckos chattering at night. We chased the crabs out, and lived with the ants and geckos. Don't leave food around the the ants don't bother. We did have a couple raccoons stop by and knock the outside trash cans over 3 times. I would go out and hiss at them and they always ran off and didn't come back again that night. It would be really hard to keep them away permanently.
Cabuya is a very small town, just a couple sodas, a bar and two small grocery stores. It had everything we needed and we liked it. We mostly cooked at the house and didn't eat out much. The bakery had a GREAT breakfast and we also got pizzas there on Friday night. Very good!
Loved our stay and the house was great!