This originally was a family vacation in 2021, however Covid hit us and our trip had to be moved to January 2022. Stirling was great to work with and we had no issues moving our trip, however life happens, and the trip for 10 turned into a trip for two.
The house is beautiful. If you have a large family, you will have plenty of room, however we didn't feel overwhelmed by the house with just the two us. The property is in a gated community, and we felt very safe. The pool was wonderful and the beach was steps away from the house. They have everything you need for the beach: chairs, towels and umbrellas. My only suggestion is that when you walk to the beach, go to your right, the sand and water is less rocky.
The welcome packet that Stirling and Tara send, is extremely useful, make sure you read it. The car service from the airport was so easy. Tara helped us set up our reservations and then communicated with us the entire day. She sent pictures to help us navigate the airport exits and to find our driver, who was waiting on us, even though our flight was delayed. The relief of not having to deal with transportation was priceless.
We took advantage of the grocery service. I highly recommend it. Having the house already stocked with food was a luxury, especially since we arrived late. We also took advantage of the chef services. If you have a large group, this is the only way to go. The cost was reasonable, the food was wonderful and we had a lot of fun talking with the chefs. The menu to select from is varied, and we were able to try lots of different local cuisine. If you like to cook, the kitchen is well stocked with all the kitchen tools you need. We used the grill one day and BBQ hamburgers. We also checked out suggested restaurants. If you like Italian food and pizza, you must go to Romeos. We taxied to the restaurant, but it wasn't a bad walk home, because the property is centrally located. If you walk home, you will go down their pedestrian center and they have lots of fun things to do there.
We didn't really go anywhere, by choice, this trip was more about relaxing and healing, and this was the perfect place.
This was our first time staying at a home, instead of a resort. We loved it here. Tara the house manager was wonderful to work with, and Stirling the owner answered all our questions leading up to the trip, which gave us peace of mind. We will come back, it was that wonderful.