This sprawling luxury home is laid out perfectly for a large group or family. We went with 5 couples, and found plenty of space inside and out to hang out in. The home is laid out in 5 levels. The main level is the living room, kitchen, dining room and pool. If you go out and up, you'll find 2 beautiful en-suite bedrooms on 2 different levels over the pool-with balconies. If you go down the stairs, thru another small living room (where the tiny tv is) and out toward the beach, there's 2 other bedrooms that share a balcony and bathroom, down another flight of outdoor stairs you find the incredible master bedroom with stunning windows and views. It's furnished beautifully, and has a major wow factor! It's got a very tropical and secluded feel with every bedroom having it's own outdoor walkway to get inside.
The housekeeping was very good--everyday they came and cleaned for us, even did our laundry! The caretaker who lives onsite is very friendly and helpful--and you never really see him unless you need him. We also got a private chef through escape villas. He was excellent, however, the language barrier made it very hard to actually get what we wanted. So if you book a chef, just make sure someone in your party speaks spanish well, or ask for someone who speaks at least a little english!
The beach is a bit treacherous to get down to--the stairs are very steep with no railings. This proved to be hard for us since we were determined to kayak and paddleboard. It definitely wasn't easy, but still worth it. The beach is shared with 2 other homes, but we didn't see one other soul the entire week we were there.
The landscaping is very well done--although I will say if you go anytime near March, it's the dry season. I wasn't expecting it to be as dry as it was...I'm sure during other times of the year it would be much more lush and green. For us in mid-March, it was very brown, no leaves on most trees--very desert-like, which surprised me. The upside--no humidity, no mosquitos!