The SpaceThe position of the house is the reason guests return. Being at the end of an access road for one other property only and facing the sea, the house is incredibly quiet and private. From the dining/kitchen area and terrace, guests have the most amazing view along the coastline and far out to sea, perfect for whale-watching. Access from behind by foot or car is easy and the 200 steps down to the beach, although steep, are rewarded by the best swimming beach around. Guest AccessCleaning included every 4 or 7 days, depending on rental. Initial orientation by bilingual manager to help guests settle their first day. On call maintenance person. Wifi Internet (not broadband, ask for more details). All gas, water and drinking water provided. Interaction with GuestsI will provide maps and directions to find the house and will visit on the second day to help guests familiarize themselves with the house and area. Guests are then expected to be independent. However, if guests have any issues, they can contact me (mon – fri 9am to 2pm) or my maintenance team (in Spanish 24/7). The maintenance man will come by 3 times per week to water plants, check gas and water. Guests need to understand the necessity of this in this climate. The NeighborhoodCasa Joaquin is at the end of a little-used road with one guest house to the left and one behind, both at a distance and both very low-key. To the west, a 10 minute walk, you will find the nature reserve of Punta Cometa, a headland with paths and fantastic views, especially of the sunset, and to the east a 10 minute walk to the Rinconcito area of Mazunte with its beach, shops, bars and restaurants. Getting AroundThere are two options of public transport around the area. The “camionetta” is an open-back truck that travels (slowly) between Pochutla – San Antonio – Ventanilla – Mazunte – San Agustinillo – Zipolite and back. It costs between $5 and $15 pesos per person and runs between around 7am – 7pm. The “colectivos” are shared taxis (red and white) that can carry up to 5 people (two in the front!) and do the same journey faster. They will often not go as far as Zipolite. Private taxis can be organised in several shops in town or see listings in the house information. For Puerto Escondido: go to San Antonio, cross over and wait for minibuses heading left. For Huatulco: go as far as the cross roads at Pochutla, cross over and wait before the army check post for transport. The airport is 20 minutes before a La Crucicita. To get to Puerto Angél and surrounding beaches, go as far as Zipolite and catch a blue and yellow taxi heading that way. Contact us about suggestions on getting to the house. Other Things to NoteAlthough we promise to provide the accommodation as it is advertised, we cannot take responsibility for external factors that may affect your stay and we recommend guests to research the area, and especially the weather, well before deciding to book. Guests should use the secure storage as suggested, but we cannot take responsibility for articles left in the house.