The house is situated quite apart and could at that time only be accessed by a small footpath from the dock of Bastimentos town as the dock pertaining to the house was broken. The footpath was partly muddy and full of plastic waste that has probably washed up from the sea. It is particularly difficult to reach the house when it is raining and storming.
We liked the surrounding terrace of the house and the large doors that open to the terrace. Unfortunately it is not possible to watch the sunset from the terrace as this part of the horizon is always covered by the surrounding trees.
The house was in relatively bad shape. Some of the windows could not be opened because they were fixed with screws in the window frames and we were unable to remove them as they were completely rusted. This was particularly annoying regarding the bathroom as dust and unpleasant smells could not escape through a window, but always penetrated into the adjacent bedroom.
Storage space for clothes and laundry is minimal. One of the bedrooms has neither a closet nor a commode. Kitchen equipment was also quite poor, tea towels were not available. However, there was also a highlight in the kitchen: a blender that we used to prepare cocktails.
Shower / toilet were fine and clean.
The water supply failed twice - once the cause was an empty water tank, the other time the pump had failed. Anyhow, Ricardo and Antonio fixed both problems within 2 hours. We also used the outside shower, especially to clean our dirty sandals.
The beds were clean and there were enough towels of remarkably good quality. Air conditioning worked perfectly, WiFi as well.
One of the happy moments was when we could watch a sloth with its baby in the surrounding trees.