It is obvious from the online pictures that this is a lovely home....but, WOW! We were kind of blown away when we first walked in by just how beautiful and spacious the house really is.
Beyond the aesthetics, the house was well stocked with everything you need to have a comfortable stay. It was fantastic having a full size stove, refrigerator/freezer (even had ice cube trays!), and every cooking utensil you could possibly need.
The house provides amazing views of the Caribbean Sea from every room. Quiet location.
The beach directly in front of the house is wide - plenty of outdoor seating, hammocks - very comfortable.
As most of the reviewers have mentioned, Michael (the owner), was so incredibly helpful and gracious about anything and everything. I really appreciated the time he spent answering questions and providing great information! He is the perfect host.
Alfonso and Patrice (the caretakers) were gems as well. Very welcoming and helpful but in an unobtrusive way. We hardly knew they were there until we stepped out the side door to ask them for something - before we could cross the grounds to make an inquiry, they were there to assist us.
As for the geographic location of the house, you definitely want to rent a car. It's a bit of a jaunt to town - or anywhere else for that matter without one.
If you enjoy snorkeling, you may want to have lunch/dinner at the Mayan Beach Gardens (just a few kilometers to the south of Michael's house). One of the owners, Marcia, is an avid snorkeler. She had some tips on a couple of really awesome spots near the house. She can also tell you where to snorkel a cool little shipwreck in the biosphere.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Casona Palms. I highly recommend this property and the area to anyone who enjoys a little in adventure and natural beauty!