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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This house is the perfect get away for anyone: amazing well kept up yard, pool, ocean front, tree house like rooms and steps away from two great breaks. Sergio and his family made us feel right at home while keep everything perfectly maintained and handing out great recommendations. The real bonus kicker is the guard dog Folki - wonderful, fun and protecting."
Guest: Surf TouristDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
"After spending a week at Casa Azul, we just wanted to stay. The owners clearly put their hearts into designing this funky, beautiful, kid-friendly home. Our 2 year old loved being able to go in and out of the gradual-entry pool and exploring all the kids toys. I loved the american-style kitchen will all the amenities I am used to. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all beautiful and very comfortable. But really what takes this place over-the-top are the sunsets over the infinity pool (ok, and sitting on the deck and looking at the stars at night, too).
It is super easy to get over to the beach, run into El Tunco for supplies or go over to my favorite restaurant in El Salvador - Ola Beto's, just down the road.
The place isn't brand new anymore, and has a bit of wear and tear, but hardly noticed after settling in."
Guest: KarinaDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
"I am in my early 40's and well travelled (25+ countries). I am accustom to the quality and cleanliness you find in a 4 or 5 star hotel. My partner and I were very pleased to find The Romantic Casita met our expectations; and the property (grounds, pool, location, view, beach access) easily exceeded our expectations. The casita is a unit attached to the side of a larger home which is also rented out, therefore you will be sharing the grounds and pool with other guests. We expected this and had no issues/concerns/problems etc. Inside the unit we did not hear any noise/sounds from the guests in the larger house.
-fantastic view, location, pool, and beach....absolutely stunning
-gated community with armed guards
-we ordered food (pupusas) from a vendor who came by on his bike - it was a fantastic, inexpensive and a unique service....and delicious
-the food at the restaurants at the neighbouring beach (El Parmacito- ask the owners/property manager for directions) was fantastic and inexpensive eg. Breakfast (omelette) and coffee for two was $7 total. These restaurants are huts on the beach, however the food is fresh and restaurant quality. I had a lobster dinner which came with two small lobsters covered in prawns (20 +) with rice, salad, tortilla for $15.
-unit has a combination safe
-D'Arcy (owner) is excellent at responding quickly to any questions or concerns
-Roxanne (ppty mgr) comes by each morning to attend to needs
Things to keep in mind:
-WIFI signal did not work for us until the last day (on the last day the ppty mgr advised us it works if you place the wifi stick by the window....only then did it work for us).
-stairs - there are not a lot of stairs however people with disabilities will find the stairs and pathway to the pool challenging
-in a residential area therefore not within walking distance to markets, shops
-stop at the market on your way in to pick up groceries (don't forget oil, herbs, charcoal (for the BBQ) etc.
-include hand soap, hair dryer, shampoo with the rest of your toiletries
-AC is only in the bedroom
-ants- this is a tropical destination so you have to expect to have ants, geckos etc. it is part and parcel! (Note: these ants did not bite). However, I recommend more effort be made into controlling them -traps etc. and be prepared to put all food items etc away regularly.
This property was stunning and I can not wait to return to it. Highly recommended!"
Guest: CindyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 17, 2015
"Two friends and I just returned from staying at Casa Bendicion for a week and absolutely loved it. Mike and his family are great hosts and can set you up with whatever you need...a ride to and from the airport, a cook, trips to the market, a massage, and local knowledge of places to eat and surf. The weather was perfect and the water was warm. The waves were fun and the locals were all very friendly. We enjoyed making the short walk from the house to the town of El Zonte to eat, shop, surf, etc. We never felt unsafe at all. In fact, it was quite the opposite. We found the locals to be incredibly friendly and helpful. I sustained a small cut on my head while surfing (out of my own carelessness) and when I walked up the beach w/ a bleeding head a small army of locals sprang into action getting me a wet towel, bandages, ice and making sure I made it to the house safely. I was so impressed. I highly recommend Mike's place for anyone looking to get away and just relax. The pool is perfect for cooling off and having AC in each of the rooms made it so comfortable for sleeping. Back in the cold waters of California I am missing this place more than ever and can't wait to get back. We'll be seeing you soon, Caballo. Thanks again for an awesome trip."
Guest: Rob C.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 8, 2015