I want to stay within a 5 to 10 minute walk to Punta Uva, and we will probably end up renting a vehicle while there. I'm trying to narrow down my choices.
My needs are:
ceiling fan above queen or king bed;
screens on windows in bedroom;
outside sitting area (preferably with ceiling fans also - but not necessary);
good chance for wildlife sighting on the grounds.
The house at Pachamama seems to fit the bill, at a great price and great reviews. I've had great email interactions with the owners. Maybe I should just stop being so obsessive and settle on it! But, of course I want to check out all my options - it's in my nature - I can't help it.
I've also found several rental houses in the area that also seem to have all or most of the elements. Specifically, I'm looking at Villa Toucan, Casa Virginie and a newish place called Robinson Beach Bungalow (I think owned by the same people as Villa Toucan).
Does anyone have any opinions about these rentals? In addition to the great price, what I like most about Pachamama are the grounds (at least from photos) and its proximity to the beach. It just seems like it's really immersed in the jungle (though it's pretty close to the road).
Villa Toucan looks pretty amazing also - but it's a bit further away, up a hill. Though I'm sure this ensures nicer breezes, better views and more wildlife. I'm just concerned we won't really be able to walk to the beach - though we do like to walk a lot, so maybe it's doable.
The Robinson Beach Bungalow is the closest to the beach, but I wonder about the grounds surrounding it? If you're closer to the beach do you tend to see less wildlife?
Any ideas or opinions are welcome! Thank you...