We were excited about Casa Marfil from the beautiful pictures on the website. When we arrived, we noticed the beautiful gated door that welcomed us. We quickly found the rooms exactly as they appeared from the description. The house was clean and we were further welcomed by the housekeeper, Laura. She had prepared a delicious melon drink that was so refreshing. We also had asked her ahead of time to prepare dinner for our first night since we would be tired from flying. The house was perfect for our family of 10. We had ample room to spread out, the ability to cook our own meals, and enough space to relax and enjoy the views and wildlife of the River Cuale after each days' adventures. We even took one day just to stay at the house and rest. Some of us took naps while others read and listened to music. We especially liked the location which was close enough to all the buzz of the beaches and activities but yet far enough away to enjoy the quiet streets and day to day life of the locals. We utilized the walking bridge down to Isla Cuale everyday and enjoyed strolling in the shade past the market vendors on our 10 minute walk to the beach. Our favorite places were the Malecon for strolling, Fredy's Tucan for Sunday brunch, Adobe's restaurant for an evening dinner, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe for Mass, and the flea markets for souvenirs. We also requested a transfer to and from the airport which was arranged by Lupita through Superior Tours. The driver was excellent and made a grocery stop so we could pick up supplies for the week. We also booked two additional excursions through Puerta Vallarta tours for a trip to San Sebastian and the Pirate Adventure/Mahahuitas beach day. Because of the location of the house, we were able to walk to the pick up point for the trip to San Sebastian. The house was also close to a bus stop where we caught a city bus to the Maritime Terminal for the Pirate Adventure. We also took a city bus back and walked the short distance to the house at the end of the day. We will definitely recommend Casa Marfil to our friends who regularly vacation in PV and hope to visit again. It's nice to know what to expect and what worked for us. It will make our next stay even more enjoyable!