The beach is beautiful, house is approx. a 60 yard walk from the beach. Surfing is great, host was very nice and helpful booking zip-lining, giving directions, etc. Overall we look back at the trip as fun, but very expensive.
We booked this place based 100% on TripAdvisor reviews, and knew nothing about what to expect. Although the place is nice, none of us thought it was 5 star, and it seems as though we are the only people who feel this way...
-Electricity shuts off for a few seconds almost constantly, but comes right back on. We did, however, lose it for extended periods on 4 of the 6 days we were there. Although this is certainly not the fault of the owners, we would have expected that if this happens they would leave guests somewhat prepared. We had no candles until the 3rd night. When power is out you have no running water. A small generator is cheap and would allow for running water and a fridge. When it is 85 degrees food doesn't last long without a fridge.
-On the 3rd evening we decided that rather than sit in the dark we'd go out for pizza (a place in town has a brick oven and cooks even when power is out). We got to the gate, and were informed that when the power is out, the gate doesn't work. Someone lost the key...and apparently they can't solve that problem. So you're stuck.
-I don't mind this (I have a camp with an outhouse) but you should be aware that when you go potty, all the paper you wipe with must be put in the garbage next to the toilet to smell for the day.
-every time the toilet in the main area is flushed, it leaks all over the floor.
-the outside grill disintegrated in my hands the first time I tried to use it.
-There was a family of stray cats living in our kitchen (the kitchen is outside)
-Music plays every night next door until 1:30am, except the night that it played until 5:30am. Of course that was one of the nights without power so we didn't have the white noise from the AC. It was like they were playing on the foot of your bed. No one could sleep. (without AC it was 90 degrees in the house as well which didn't help)
-Our king size bed was broken and slanted on one side. We didn't mind (the bed was huge so we both slept on the other side)
-There were 9 billion (billion not million) land crabs everywhere. The pool always had a handful of them in it. They did have someone clean and remove them every day, but having upwards of 30 crabs in a 10 by 15 foot pool didn't sit well with the kids :-) This may be seasonal...we have no idea....if they are we hit the season 100%
-The huge jacuzzi bathtub had no faucet. :-) It had a shower head, but no good way to fill the tub. My dad especially got a kick out of this one.
Again, we had fun. Beach is spectacular. Water is like bath water. Sunsets were amazing. People were friendly. I/we just would have preferred reading a review that actually described the place accurately before booking.
I spend 5 days in the villa. We all felt like in paridise! 2 adults and 3 kids.
The villa provide intimity just few steps from the beautifull beatch.
The kids really enjoyed the pool. The rooms were very cleaned and well decorated. I also enjoyed cooking at the kitchen. All the atmosphere was like a dream. I really recomend and for sure will be back to the villa next time !
Hagit gave good advices and assistance for visiting or contact for surf lessons.