Let me start with the good news. Pelican Vista is a truly beautiful home, with high end finishings, a magnificent pool with a swim up bar, a terrific outdoor kitchen under a thatch palapa, a great whole house audio system, and an upstairs deck just perfect for watching the sun go down with a cold drink.
A little more honesty about what is going on in the immediate neighborhood, however, would have been appreciated prior to my arrival. When we arrived we were greeted at the door by a very helpful agent who showed us the house. When I asked about the "150 steps to the beach" he told me that unfortunately the road to the beach was blocked by the storm that washed out the beach, but we only have to walk around the construction site to get to the far end of the beach. Oh. Wait. What? Having three pieces of bad news in one sentence is never a nice way to start a vacation. To sum up, the beach access behind the house is blocked, the beach near the house no...