We spent a wonderful week and a half at this house. I was nervous in advance, since I had never rented a vacation home online without seeing it. Thankfully it exceeded everyone’s expectations. The house was exactly as pictured with the gorgeous infinity pool and beach just steps away. We also loved seeing the monkeys playing in the trees each afternoon.
The amenities were lovely and the service provided was terrific! We had daily housekeeping (including laundry!) and a fabulous concierge who took care of all our arrangements. No calling for a taxi or booking a zip line or any outing – it was all handled with no effort on our part.
We even decided to reserve the chef for many days, which meant that we came downstairs to a great breakfast and had lovely dinners, which met everyone’s needs (kids, vegetarians etc.).
We had complicated requirements in some ways. Since we have two kids we wanted a tropical getaway that felt exotic and offered a different culture but yet was easy to arrange and reach. Unfortunately, my husband and I both had to work for a portion of each day with pressing work deadlines, so the reliable Wi-Fi at the Discovery Beach House was essential and we still felt like we were on vacation.
This place was perfect. We woke up each day to beautiful weather and played on the beach or walked to get great coffee. On occasion we would plan an outing; a hike in the rainforest or a boat trip to see dolphins play but each day headed back to the house in the afternoon. The almost daily rain showers for a few hours didn’t bother us, since we could hang out on the back shaded terrace overlooking the pool and enjoy the rain while we put in some work on the laptop before enjoying dinner.
This house would be great for a family like ours; 2 elementary-aged kids along with a set of in-laws. The beach was beautiful for walks and boogie boarding but note that the surf is serious, so not a beach for toddlers during high tide.
Our kids declared this is one of the best trips we have ever taken. We are definitely coming back!