Mark, I don't dispute any of your observations, except as it concerns the price. A house for 4 people in La Barra for 200 a night is a steal, no matter in what conditions it was. Just the hotel down the street (Mantra) is 600 dollars a night per person or higher. And houses are in the 10s of thousands per month. Perhaps this was not the kind of place for you, and yes, I am in Africa working for the UN Ebola response and I have neglected the house, but you get what you pay for.