We rented this home for a tropical holiday vacation for 9 adults and it accommodated our group very comfortably. We arrived late at night so it was difficult to appreciate the beauty of the home and the view until the next morning. Overall the house and the amenities in the home are accurately represented in the pictures (which is always a relief). The house is divided into an upstairs and down stairs unit with separate entrances to both. The rooms were spacious and included appropriate furnishings and individual a/c units. The remainder of the house does not have a/c units, but with the lovely tropical breeze and ceiling fans, we didn't find additional cooling necessary.
Our group consisted of 4 couples and one single person. If we had 5 couples, I think we would have needed to be creative, as one of the rooms upstairs only contained a twin bed. There may have been another configuration possible if we needed it.
The kitchen in each unit was well-stocked with everything we needed to prepare and serve meals that we cooked in the house or on the great grill. The veranda on the upstairs unit provided a breathtaking view for our morning brunches and coffees. The kitchenware, along with other home accessories are high quality. There's a washer and dryer outside under the stairs to do laundry, if needed.
The island is pretty small and easy to navigate. We rented cars but also used the taxi service while we were there. Both experiences were positive. Be aware of the wild horses and dogs that reside on the island. They also use the roads to travel, but we didn't have any problem sharing.
We had great food the entire time we were on the island. The main attractions were the dinners at Trade Winds and Next Course. Both great meals, but Next Course definitely wins the gold star for amazing food and EXCELLENT customer service. We did the bio bay tour which was beautiful (be prepared for a bumpy ride to get to the bay). We played at sea glass beach near the house, a beach at Esperanza, and Caracas (the best of the three). The house is stocked with plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, and coolers.
The hospitality we received from Ron and Cheryl (the property managers) was wonderful. They were very accessible and informative. The owners were also very responsive and helpful (Rick answered all of my questions about the ferry and prepared me for that experience.)
Overall, I highly recommend this home!!! Our expectations were greatly exceeded.