My husband and I had a great time at the Firefly Montezuma Beach house. The house looked just like the pictures. The grounds were beautifully kept. We were the only guests. Mercedes and Jarin maintain the property and were staying in the other house on the property. They did not speak English, so initial communication was difficult since we do not speak spanish, but we managed. The view is perfect, there is a nice cushioned cabana to relax in, and there is a ping pong table. We saw birds, iguanas, small lizards, agouti, and squirrels during our stay. We heard howler monkeys, but never saw any. We used the washing machine, which worked well. There are some rocks on the beach, but plenty of beach without rocks for swimming too.
Montezuma was very warm during our stay. My husband gets hot very easily, but there is a very high powered ceiling fan that managed to keep the open air house cool enough at night. One recommendation would be to have a box fan in the unit as well to get the air flowing a little more on very hot days, but we were fine. Just took some cool showers to cool down.
The kitchen met our needs. It had everything we needed. Note that it does not have a microwave or toaster. We toasted bread in the frying pan. The shower was nice, but the shower head made us a little nervous. It has a water heater in the shower head, and the electrical wires that supply it can be seen sticking out the top. Water and wires made us wonder, but we had not incidents, so I guess it works fine :)
We parked our car at the end of the road near the turtle hatchery sign. We heard that cars get broken into in Montezuma and that it would be safer to park the car in town (5 minute walk), but we took everything out and parked at the beach the whole time. Everything was fine and nobody broke into the car. Carrying the luggage 100 meters on the beach from the house to the car is a bit cumbersome. The ATV is not always available because it is shared between 2 properties.
There is a great trail to the left just past Ylang Ylang resort. There were a bunch of crabs on the trail, a very cool rock garden, and great scenery. We would definitely stay here again.