What a bummer this was. I had such high hopes for staying at this location in Bucerias and unfortunately it didn't pan out the way I hoped.
Arte's place is located off a busy highway that you must cross two sides of traffic to get to the beach. Kinda like a game of Frogger.
Upon arrival there was only other tenants that were also staying in the complex there to guide me in. None of them spoke English so communicating was challenging but we figured it out. I didn't think nobody being there was a big deal, thinking all would be fine in the studio. At first glance everything seemed fine. Upon further inspection the place was just gross. I didn't want to touch a thing in the bathroom. Dirty, grimy, and dingy. However I had been traveling by bus all day and needed a shower. Shower had no hot water, had to leave water on with hopes it would come through after taking some time to warm up. It did not and on top of that the shower drain didn't work. It was so gross I didn't even want to touch it. So I unfortunately couldn't shower that evening and just went to bed.
The linens were dingy, scratchy and dirty in spots. No blanket or extra linens anywhere to be found. I notified Arte that night about the issues I was having with hopes they would be resolved. He assured me they would the following morning. They were not. I waited almost all day and nobody came by. Another tenant was in the same boat, waiting on someone to fix his issue in his room but nobody came by. I never once saw a host or not once did anyone come by to help. As a solo traveler I felt very neglected. I communicated with Arte that I didn't want to stay another night since it had been 2 days without a shower. I also asked him to please refund my second nights stay since I had to leave his place and travel yet again to find another place. I have not heard back from him about making it right. Very unfortunate in such a beautiful town. It was a complete waste of money and waste of precious vacation time. Lesson learned