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  • I stayed there for a little over 2 weeks in April 2017 with my mother and we really enjoyed the flat as well as the location. Very clean and comfortable. You rent the entire top floor of the house. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. Good amount of closet space and lots of hangers (one of my pet peeves with vacation rentals). Ceiling fans in all the rooms as well as a couple floor fans to help bring in cool air on hot days. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking although why bother- with all the good, inexpensive restaurants around nobody needs to be cooking other than maybe some breakfast or microwave popcorn. Although the TV isn’t connected to anything other than a DVD player, there are tons of DVD’s to watch if you want. The wifi signal was quite good, but subject to the whims of the internet provider so very occasionally it needed to be re-booted. There is a small safe in one of the bedrooms so you can feel comfortable locking up your passport, money and it’s big enough for a tablet or small laptop (I think). The owner is a very talented artist and several of her paintings decorate the walls. The location is about 3 blocks from the beach and is partway up a hill so you get a nice breeze most of the time. There is an outdoor overhead fan to provide more of a breeze. When we were there (first 2 weeks in April) there were no bugs/mosquitoes to bother us, also all the windows have screens. Lovely view of the town, church and plaza. Easy (other than the hill bit) to walk everywhere you want to go. I loved being able to walk to the plaza and felt very safe walking around town. Lots of great restaurants as well as a couple small grocery stores nearby. You can arrange for a masseuse to come to the house if you want a massage (we did and it was wonderful). Overall, La Manzanilla is lovely and very relaxing, we hope to return to Casa Boss.

  • Available for the first time after seven seasons of happy renters. Don’t let this little gem slip through your fingers!

  • My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful casa 11-31 January 2018. While we’ve rented in La Manzanilla several times before, this was our first time staying on the hillside and we loved being away from the bustle of town all the while enjoying the spectacular view, sounds of the surf and birds, and the lovely cool breezes. The casa itself is perfect. It has a nicely provisioned kitchen with everything necessary for preparing meals. The living room is ample and comfortable with a well stocked bookshelf and lovely views. The master bedroom is spacious, cool, has a very comfy king bed and a great selection of books, plus some delightful little art pieces in the niches. The main bath has a beautiful shower and ample linens. The main terrace is where we ate breakfast each morning, watching the birds (there are many!) and savoring the view. We originally thought we wouldn’t use the upper level much but soon discovered how wrong we were. We were up there lounging, reading, taking in the views every afternoon. It truly is a great space. There are yet more books up there and a second bath which is where the washer is. I was delighted with the ample clothesline for hanging out swimsuits, beach towels and laundry. We walked to the beach every day and after a couple trips we actually didn’t mind the hike back up. This casa is very well maintained and all the flowers and plant create an oasis we long to revisit. Ramon and Olga, caretaker and housekeeper, are lovely and so helpful. Thank you, Patricia, for sharing your casa. We will stay here again when next we visit.

  • My November vacation to La Manzanilla, a beautiful jewel of a village, was absolutely first-rate thanks to Elizabeth and Richard’s beautiful accommodations at Casa de la Algeria. The casa itself is a very private tropical paradise featuring beautiful grounds and lush vegetation. You won’t want to leave. I stayed in “The Garden Suite” where there is a separate stairwell accessing the gardens and an exclusive dipping pool, fed by a waterfall. The bright, sunny suite was a cheerful place to stay, characterized by tall colonial-style windows; leading from the bedroom, is your very own furnished patio overlooking palms and papaya trees. This was a glorious place to enjoy a morning coffee and watch the green parakeets. The kitchen is fully equipped with a double-sink, large fridge and gas stove/oven. As someone who likes to cook, I found this kitchen contained everything that is required to make a main dish from start to finish. The ensuite washing machine and clothes line were convenient amenities. The hosts really did think of everything when outfitting this rental suite: a beautiful Mexican Talavera water dispenser, fictional novels left behind by other comfortable travelers, comfortable queen-sized bed, fluffy beach towels, ceiling fans in every room, WiFi, and access to the sun exposed infinity pool, the poolside palapa and hammock. Every morning I walked down the hill to the Tenacatita Bay fishing village and the 5 kilometre stretch of golden sand beach. It’s a rather short 10 minute walk to the ocean. People who live in this town are remarkably friendly (and I am a Canadian!). Families who are sitting outside of their homes will call out “Buenos Dias” as you pass them by on the road. As a female travelling alone, I felt safe and the people who live here are truly good souls. Bring your grocery shopping bag as you explore the village as there are many independent stores that sell anything you might need to make your own food. A fantastic beauty spa, Bel Mondo, owned and operated by a Canadian resident, is now open for business. The town itself is a culinary fantasy land with plenty of restaurants to choose from. I dream of going back here one day. Thank you Elizabeth and Richard, for your warm hospitality.

  • We recently spent a week in beautiful La Manzanilla and stayed in the upper terrace apartment of Casa Alegria. We loved its open concept, with the warm breezes blowing through. The sweeping views of the bay and jungle hillside were stunning. There is a small intimate dipping pool, however we spent time each day in the beautiful infinity pool floating around on the pool noodles! Each day we took a 15 minute walk down the hill to the town below, to enjoy a morning coffee in the square, a walk on the beach, or dip in the sea. Be sure to head down to one of the local bars or restaurants to watch the spectacular sunset! This is a beautiful, welcoming and well maintained home with owners who certainly take pride in their casa. We would definitely go back. Joanne and Bill Victoria, BC

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