Casa Vaya Vida

I work hard and don’t get to take as many vacations as I like, so when I do, I like things to go smoothly. I don’t like waiting in lines. I don’t like filling out forms. I don’t like organized tour busses. You get the idea. When I take time off with family, I want to be with them – creating lifelong memories. Each day and each hour is precious time and I’d like to make the most of every second. With that in mind, and having traveled the world, I can honestly say this trip was truly exceptional. First off, Hank and team – wow. Before we arrived, he arranged activities, golf carts, transfers, anything I wanted. Our flight was delayed for 4 hours and he didn’t miss a beat. We were worried we’d miss the last ferry and he had a private boat on standby just in case. Restaurants were closed when we arrived, but he had offered to pick us up food and had it hot and waiting at the house. I never waited the whole trip – not even a minute. Walking out of the airport, going to the ferry, excursions, golf carts always gassed up and ready to go… you get the idea. No piles of paperwork. No lines. NO HASSLE. Any question… best restaurant for this or that? Best tacos? What time does this open? - Hank was on top of it! He even made reservations one night and we showed up to a table in a private palapa (hut) – best table in the house! That man knows how to get things done. Another night the owner came out to thank us and make sure everything was perfect – all because Hank found out we were going and reached out. As for the house. One word. Unbelievable. Impeccably remodeled. Surprises around every corner – unexpected niceties. Walking in to that home, with the patio lights on, music playing, waves crashing – it was truly special. Bedrooms were outstanding. Bathrooms were fantastic. We traveled with my parents (early 60’s), my three teenagers, and one five-year old. The house was perfect for all of us. Jocelyn was a saint and kept it spotless. Antonio kept the outside pristine. The pool is bigger than it looks in the photos. I didn’t think we’d use it, but it turned out to be a highlight. Warm enough that we ALL used it every day. It rained a couple evenings and we had a blast swimming in it. So many nice gathering areas. My father who has done construction his whole life said, “I can’t think of one thing I’d do to improve the back patio/pool area.” Oh, and perhaps I should have lead with this – I never once had to ask my teens to put phones away. They weren’t interested. So much to do. My only regret is not hiring the chef. I thought we’d be anxious to get out every night. Although we enjoyed it, there were a few nights we would have preferred to stay. I could go on and on. Thanks Hank, Jocelyn, Antonio and the gracious owners who built/remodeled a truly remarkable piece of paradise.

“I just don’t have enough words to describe how beautiful, comfortable, and amazing this house is. Literally one of the best house rentals we have ever stayed in and we travel a lot!! We also genuinely appreciated the hospitality of the team from Teresa, the owner who communicated with me during the booking process, Hank who manages the home, and Josslyn who keeps everything immaculately clean and tidy during our stay. There were six of us on this trip and we had way more than room than we ever expected, it was awesome!! We cannot more highly recommend this home if you are looking for a spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable, fun home with literally the most beautiful view on the island!! Every single detail was thought of and there isn’t a single thing I would change. Thank you all so much for opening up your home to travelers like us!”

Stunning, peaceful, thoughtful, amazing!
I couldn’t pick just one adjective to summarize the house for our stay, so I just chose the top four. The house ,if even possible is nicer than the photos. With everything you need for a stay at luxury rental plus many Thoughtful added touches throughout. Hank and his team made everything from start to finish as seamless as possible . very kind , responsive and helpful! Traveling during Covid has been tricky and unpredictable , this stay was neither of those. Just amazing!