This house had the ideal set-up if you want both a lovely pool area and beach. The layout of the property was perfect, with a mixture of shade and sun around the pool, and a charming hammock area just beyond the pool, and then beach. Soliman Bay itself is very beautiful. The beach has soft, non-rocky sand. There is turtle-grass as you enter the water, and then sand further out, so water shoes are useful. It is not open ocean with big waves, but a protected bay good for snorkeling and kayaking. It is a 20 minutes drive to the restaurants of Tulum beach, but there are two good restaurants within walking distance of the house, and a very large, modern grocery store 15 minutes away. The house is four stories, so not good if steps are problem, but works well for both families using it as a single unit or if you have two groups who want some separate areas. The host was extremely responsive to questions and very welcoming, as were the staff members who live in a separate unit behind the house. The staff prepared breakfast and kept everything clean and organized, but were very unobtrusive because they have their own separate space on-site. The kitchen was well stocked, and although it does not have an oven we found we were fine with the stove-top and grill. I highly recommend this house for any group.