Love at first sight! Elena's place was everything we wanted and needed for our short, but much needed anniversary stay in Samara. The neighborhood was quiet, and the apartment was located within walking distance to everything-Pali supermarket, restaurants, shops, and most importantly, THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH! We had an issue with the TV in our bedroom the first night, but Elena and her husband fixed it quickly first thing in the morning! She was very nice, sweet, and very welcoming. The apartment was super cute and the pool was a refreshing way to end a hot night! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet and comfortable stay! Quick note-the toilet is run off of a septic tank, so be prepared not to flush any tissue...but no worries! The housekeeper comes daily and keeps the place fresh and clean!