The house was perfect for us! Breezes flowed through from the large windows in the front of the house keeping a pleasant temperature, so we rarely needed air conditioning, but it worked perfectly when needed. The kitchen was extremely well equipped with pots, pans, utensils, tableware, etc. Our communication with the owner was always easy, as she responded right away to emails, and was always helpful and friendly. The service from the management company was speedy and friendly also. We spent a lot of time in and around the pool, which was extremely private behind the house, with plenty of dappled shade as well as sunny areas throughout the day. We liked the fact that we were only 1 km away from just about everything: convenience stores, restaurants and the beach. Bar/restaurants we enjoyed included La Perla for the food variety, Harry's (The Shack) for a great entertainment line up during our 5 week stay, and the Bahia del Sol for a special occasion dinner, as well as a few happy hour evenings. We did not rent a car as we enjoy walking, but would recommend doing so for those who want to see more than the immediate vicinity. There are many lovely beaches and other destinations not too far away by car that we have visited before and which are worth a trip. We would recommend Casa Roja to couples like ourselves (active retirees) as well as younger couples or families. For us, our main objective was to relax far away from winter weather, and this 'tropical paradise' was ideal!