I arrived at La Casa Bonita May, 2014 and stayed until October, 2015. It was the perfect place for me and my two dogs while my own house was being constructed nearby.
As the owner has shown in the pictures, and previous tenants reported, the furnishings are minimal. While this may be an issue for some guests, it was optimal for me as I had loads of room to store items that I purchased for my new home. The front entry was also ideal to store my small trailer and bring my vehicle in off the street; out of the rain and sun.
The house has two bedrooms that share a large bathroom. There is also a half bath in the garden near the pool with an outdoor shower. The front bedroom is equipped with AC which my guests used occasionally. The garden bedroom has a fan and three doors with plenty of air flow.
The kitchen is separated from the house with large glass doors to the patio. I provided my own kitchen supplies, linens and towels because I brought them with me. The house supplies are basic.
There is a washing machine for laundry and a solar hot water system that works very well - even on cloudy days, the shower water was tepid.
The garden is lovely with mature trees and a large swimming pool. As a long term tenant, I maintained the pool and the house cleaning at my own expense and paid the electrical bill. The owner took care of the gas, phone/cable and gardening costs.
The location was also excellent for me with easy access to major roads and downtown. I did not take the bus as I have a vehicle and a bicycle but there are local buses right out the front door. Restaurants, cantinas, shops, theatres, squares, the Paseo... all are within a 20 minute walk or a 30 peso cab ride.
Naturally, when in a home for as long as I was, there were maintenance issues and inconveniences. However, communication and necessary action by both the property manager and the home owner was both timely and satisfactory.
I have recommended this property to others interested in a long term stay.