We had a lovely time in the house and it was very spacious for us to spend 2 weeks in. The pool area is shared (not over busy) and clean with other international families using it being very friendly for chatter. Also for small children there is the play area within view over the hedges and the older children can quite safely be there on their own with no worry.
After a couple of days I realised it was quite safe for my 17 year old to go out to the entertaining and busy "Strip" in the evenings with her friend til late and also for my 12 year old to pop out to the supermarket and ice cream cafe on her own during the day.
The beaches, supermarket, shops and restaurants are 5-10 minutes walk away and we found everything we needed for our stay locally. At the beaches (our favourite was La Caleta) there is a bar for snacks, cocktails and refreshments, water sports and Pedalos with slides can be hired for some family fun. Taxis are very easy to hop into at the Cabo Roig Strip and we went twice to the large shopping centre Zenia Boulevard for €6.50 each way, a worthwhile trip and it is open all day. Great shopping in the day if you need some cooling off and a busy hub of activity in the evenings. Our host was very helpful and the house beautifully prepared on arrival. It was very well stocked with equipment in the kitchen so we could choose to eat in/on the terrace quite comfortably or, go to one of the many restaurants on the Strip. There were even beach mats and a folding parasol available for use at the beaches.
There is very friendly feel to the private gated complex and the house is right near to the secure exit to get to all the amenities yet, still very quiet. Hiring a car is not needed but should we return next year, we will hire one and go explore the area more.
For us we experienced exactly what we were expecting and felt very fortunate to be staying in what is essentially a private home with that all important holiday aspect. We researched the area before hand and the house is in a convenient setting for our personal needs i.e.not too busy, not too quiet, relaxing, home from home for us.
PS if you are English and forget a book to read check out the animal shelter charity shop and, if you have things to leave behind you can donate them there.