Such a wonderful getaway! My family and I booked Papaya Villa for a one week vacation in February of 2018. The home is very true to the photos and description. Veronika was wonderful! We wished we could stay longer!
We are from the US (New York) so my review is from an American perspective. A few notes:
The beds are very comfortable, especially for the Caribbean.
The air conditioning works well. We slept a few nights with only the windows open and a few nights with the AC. Veronika mentioned the breaker can trip if too many things are running on the electricity but we did not have any issues.
The home is clean, neat and tidy.
The appliances are all in good working condition; dish washer, coffee machine, microwave, stove/oven and wash machine.
The house had everything we needed for cooking. We enjoyed most of our meals at the house, dining at the table on the outdoor patio.
The pool is on the smaller side but great for cooling off and splashing around. I think it is a salt water pool which felt much nicer than a heavily chlorinated pool.
The house is located in a little development called, "Iguana Bay". The entrance is located down a short dirt road with lots of pot holes. It's not a big deal and most the roads on the island are in great condition but just an fyi. The development entrance has an electric gate with a pass code. Once through the gate, the house is located up on a hill so the drive is a bit steep and narrow but not a problem as most cars are on the smaller side and plenty of parking. There is a set of steps to climb to reach the house from the parking. The neighboring houses are fairly close but the landscaping preserves privacy.
The beach is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the house. You walk down the steps, down the entrance drive, out the gate and then on a path through the vegetation to reach the beach.
I hope someday to return and definitely recommend the house! I have a few suggestions for improvement but they are small details:
New pillows on the beds would be nice. Some were flat or lumpy.
Beach towels would be nice. We brought our own but would be nice not to have to pack.
The internet could be improved. There is internet but it is quite slow and can only support one user at a time. Just enough for checking some emails but not much more.
Note: Americans- there is a charcoal grill. The charcoal is natural and takes a an hour or two to heat up hot enough to grill on. We did not see lighter fluid or instant light briquets.