Great location, wonderful neighbours, fall sleep to the sound of the surf
What a great location, right on the beach! We slept to the sound of the surf rolling into shore, and enjoyed the sunrise, since the apartment faces east. Despite being busy during the day, the neighbourhood is quiet once the sun goes down.
Communication with Mavis was excellent. She was highly responsive to our queries. Check in went smoothly and a neighbour came by to check that we had everything we needed. The people who stay at Playa Linda were very welcoming and invited us to join them for happy hour on the patio overlooking the beach.
The apartment description doesn’t mention that the 2nd bedroom is actually a sunroom turned into a bedroom, which means that you have to walk through the bedroom, or outside via the terrace, to get to the bathroom. The washing machine is located in a corner of the “bedroom”.
The apartment was relatively clean, but if I’d had a mop I would have cleaned the floor. I had to rewash the dishes before we could use them.
The beds were comfortable. We particularly enjoyed having lots of hot water and good water pressure, since many of the places we’ve stayed in Mexico have a gravity-fed water system.
Good wifi is hard to find in Mexico, so it was no surprise that our wifi connection was weak. It’s okay for reading email, but it’s spotty if you’re surfing the net, trying to stream Netflix, or going to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). Given that the wifi didn’t work well, it would have been nice to have a TV.
The apartment seems a bit neglected: the gas stove didn’t work initially. We spent half a day finding someone to fix the gas line. Even then, the stove barely works (someone lent us an electric frying pan), the kitchen faucet leaks, the screen door to the patio doesn’t open/close, one of the chairs has a broken leg, and a tile fell off the kitchen counter while we were cooking.
We liked the barbecue and the two patios looking out to the ocean. The murals painted throughout the apartment are lovely, and there are some nice decorative touches.
Playa Linda is perfectly located to explore the beach towns along the coastline north and south of Guayabitos. There is easy transportation in either direction. Or you can just enjoy the beach in front of the apartment. Good value for the money.