The home is about 45min from the airport without traffic. We ran into traffic when we arrived and it took us almost 3 hours to get to the home and almost 2 hours to get back to the airport when leaving.
When my family first arrived at this home I thought it was exactly like the pictures. The home was beautiful and clean. After we settle in I realized the family room had a strong odor, smelled like mildew. I thought maybe it was because the home had been closed up for a while, this room was part of the indoor/outdoor room so it opened to the outdoors. We opened the main door that opened it to the outdoor area and all the other windows and doors to air it out. After 5 days the smell was still there and it was only in this room. We didn’t spend much time in this room since we were always on the go or outside at the pool.
The water pressure in the home was poor. Only one person could take a shower at any given time or run the washer.
The pictures makes it looks like it’s on the ocean, the yard faces the marina. My boys loved going out back seeing the yachts. The beach is not what I would consider in walking distance. I noticed most people used golf carts to get around, I would recommend a car or golf cart to get to the beach area. It’s within the community but 10 min by car.
We were told we had access to the beach club and was given the necessary paper work by the house manager Rudy to get access, but was not allowed in because they were only good on certain days of the week, not listed on our access papers. I didn’t want to argue and left.
The outdoor area is beautiful, well-kept and clean. The pool a nice size. We couldn’t get the outdoor grille started, so we went to Walmart and bought a cheap $20 grille. There is also a beautiful community pool directly across from the home. No one used this pool while I was there.
There is a casino within this community. My older children went to the casino and ran into one of the property managers for Palmas Del Mar and he made sure my children had a great time, they are still talking about it.
I would definitely visit this home again if they can resolve the smell and water issues.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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