I found the rental agent quite charming though there was a bit of a language barrier.
I was just visiting the island and didn’t speak the local tongue. The lady spoke a bit of English and managed to rent me a little bungalow on the beach for a few days. My hotel had been closed down indefinitely rendering my reservations useless. I was lucky to get any locale on such short notice. The structure was on the edge of the sand, a hundred meters from the water. It had electricity, but shockingly came without a cooling system. Call me a typical entitled American, but I just assumed any rental place I paid cash for would come with a cooling system. I was pretty steamed about a lack of cooling, but it occured to me with the cash I had saved from the hotel reservations, I’d just buy a small cooling unit for the locale. It turns out that a local hardware store sold a small, portable cooling unit, just enough to cool down a room at a time. It cost me a few hundred bucks, but that was definitely the best money I ever spent, because that cooling unit was the best. As my trip winded up, I saw it fit to leave the cooling system in the rental home for the next people to use. It was genuinely small plus portable, however I still didn’t want to fuss with carrying a cooling unit onto an airplane. My hope was the next occupants value the unit.