We loved the beautiful yard with pool. My husband loves tinkering with things so he enjoyed watering the yard. The fence around the yard is 8 feet tall so there is tons of privacy in a quiet neighborhood. You will hear roosters crowing in the mornings while drinking your coffee!!! We saw iguanas crossing the streets a few blocks away when we walked to dinner. We had a great time looking at the yachts when we walked to the marina.
Things to keep in mind...the vines growing on the house are gorgeous; however, they do provide a home to lizards and spiders. The glass doors provide indoor/outdoor living, but they don’t seal on the bottom like homes in America so the lizards and spiders get into the house. We ended up having fun with it and made bets on who would see them first. We named them Marco & Polo! The spiders are the size of an adults palm of your hand, but we killed those.
The owners were available when we needed to contact them. Some little things that would make a big difference to Americans coming on vacation would be large kitchen trash bags upon arrival, grilling tools, and a vacuum cleaner. One other thing you might consider is putting some kind of tile or backsplash in the kitchen. When people have cooked, food splattered on the walls and it won’t wash off.
Overall, we have stayed in resorts in Puerto Vallarta and would prefer this over the resorts. The backyard is what makes this place along with the culture within this neighborhood!!!!