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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
"Just got back and can't say enough good things about our experience. The house itself is great. Right on the beach with a restaurant right next door that rents surfboards for $10 and has good food. Tunco, Zonte Sunzal all close.
But what puts this place over the top are the incredible people. Sergio and his family are the caretakers, and they are always there to help, and the pool and grounds are immaculate. Then there is the dog Fooki who will cruise the beach with you then settle on the steps protecting. Everyday Linda (the property manager) and her husband would stop by to see how things were going. Linda helped us get taxis into town to shop, cooked a couple of meals for us (she is a very good cook!), and was going to set up a waterfall hike for us (but the weather turned). Monty the owner was very helpful when we needed to contact him, and took care of everything beyond expectations. Thanks Monty!!! I highly recommend his casa.
It was really great to have them all around; the vacation would not have been the same without the help of these awesome people."
Guest: jesse l.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 28, 2015
"I've stayed in a lot of beach homes around the world and El Jacalito is definitely in my top 3! I was leading a mission trip team of 9 people to San Salvador for 10 days and we wanted to rent a beach home to spend our last 3 days at the end of our trip to celebrate what we'd accomplished and to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the sun, surf and palm trees, all in the comfort of a nice home. This house and property fulfilled our every need and more!
We needed 9 individual beds...there are 12 in the 5 spacious rooms. We wanted a friendly staff to take care of cooking...watch out...Maura is a phenomenal cook and she and her husband will kill you with their kindness! :) The kitchen is so perfect for everything you need and the outdoor, covered living/dining space doesn't get much better! Step out into the pool area and you feel like your at a 5 star resort. You can sip on hot coffee in the mornings while swinging in the hammocks that surround the beachside gazebo. The sunrises and sunsets are stunning and las olas (the waves) are non-stop.
Organizing the rental with an american owner (Carol) made things so much easier and smooth. She has a great heart and offers up lots of advice for enjoying all the area has to offer. The other great feature is that it's a quick and easy ride from the airport at about 40 mins. So it makes arrival and departure a breeze.
If you want to totally unplug, and disconnect from the noisy fast paced life that we are so used to, I highly recommend El Jacalito. This is my new go-to home for El Salvador and all of my mission trip teams!"
Guest: Brett G.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 28, 2015
"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
"Amazing location looking over surf point break of El Zonte. Surf is fun and basically down a few stairs. Very accessible and friendly locals. Me and 3 sons had an amazing trip surfing and loafing in pool and hammocks. Mike was very accommodating and arranged maid and cook and rides. Delicious dinners after surf days or tours all ready for us at our place. Comfortable home with AC in rooms. Took 3 trips with Rivas a great tour guide. We went to waterfalls with rocks to jump off, Mayan ruins and tour of volcanic sites. Very informative. We felt like we got a taste El Salvador-the culture, the history and the people. What a cool country. We felt safe and completely at ease. Highly recommend Casa Bendicion for an unforgettable adventure and great surf destination!"
Guest: Pete F.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 30, 2015