I have used Homeaway numerous times. I bring a group of high school art students "out of the country" every March and look for a house, not a hotel, where we can have time together. Five teenagers and two adults for one week this time. The house was very unique, and in many ways, perfect for us. Yes, one does feel a little removed from everything else and it is a bit of a trek to reach a restaurant or grocery store. But you know these facts ahead of time. And the house allows you so many areas in which to either share time together or go find time for yourself. You certainly feel like you are in the middle of the rainforest; the sounds at night are like a symphony. It helps to know you want to sit back and take in the experience, that you are willing to slow down a bit and enjoy the setting and the company you have brought with you. The kitchen is next to the porch area where people tend to gather and becomes the hub of our activities around meal times. But there are many other parts of the house and grounds that are exceptional. This is a one of a kind house. We did have an issue one evening with the water supply, we told Ricardo we could wait until the morning to have a remedy. He was so helpful and had someone sent out to the house to fix the issue before an hour was up. I even left a bit of cash by accident behind which he found and sent back to me.
Thanks for the great stay.