Description Life at River Estate has been good to say the least. We are both stricken by the idea of leaving tomorrow. Despite all the handy photos on the website River Estate still exceeded our expectations. The house is meticulously maintained and tastefully detailed as well as being extremely comfortable and convenient to live in. Mark was a gracious host, always available to answer our questions like 'Where do we snorkel when the surf is high?' Th setting and grounds at River Estate are fabulous. The river on the right, the mountains behind, the neighbor's oversized tree providing borrowed scenery, the sense of drama and mystery as you come around the last corner at the end of the end of the driveway. The plants that punctuate the river bank, sometimes revealing sometimes concealing the clear flowing water. The garden is truly a fine senses experience. The citrus grove is useful and many of the flowers are fragrant. The sound of the river changes with the tide. The rustle of the giant bamboo grove across the river. We loved watching the Black Crowned Night Heron stalking it's prey on it's favorite submerged log and seeing the White Rumped Shamas chase each other around the garden and watching the Japanese White Eyes flittering through the bamboo.