Hi husband and I, along with our two dogs-Niko and Skruff, had the pleasure of staying at Casa Layne for 8 days. We had a fabulous time!! Where do I start, the house itself is super comfortable; I found the kitchen better than most other houses we have stayed at, with more than enough pots, pans, and cookware. Plan on bringing your own spices and oils, we came prepared so this was not an issue. There is an electric stove-oven that worked great and a charcoil BBQ on the back patio. There is filtered water for drinking. There is no dishwasher which was stated in other reviews, but honestly...it was not difficult to handwash our dishes...so I would hope that wouldn't put a damper on anyone's vacation :) The master shower is massive! We enjoyed the fenced yard with our dogs. There is a laundromat on site-super convenient which also has a little library of books, take one leave one style. There is also a deli, which was opened the weekend we left for the season, so unfortunately we did not get to try out. Rancho Market is right up the street from Playa de Oro and has just about everything you would need, and the staff are awesome. They have a great deli there with plenty of lunch options along with meats to grill. The beach access is a short walk from the house itself. We actually found the low tides great, many small pools to walk through, and even in late october, the ocean was a comfortable tempature for swimming. The pool on site was nice, a great added amenity. Rumors bar and grill on site was awesome...the food is very good and there is almost nightly entertainment; we had a great laugh with the bartender!! we enjoyed the karoake on saturday nights with all the locals! The Malecon is approx 6km from the community, a very quick drive. We did a day of sea fishing with Danny and Jorge's boats and caught a ridiculous number of fish in 5 hours-I would recommend other visitors a day of fishing off the Malecon.
If you plan on staying at Playa de Oro expect super friendly staff and neighbors, also try local spots such as Pete's Camp's outdoor bar and Jolly Mon bar and grill which also has live music. We met alot of people in all these places who gave us recommendations on tours and places to pick up supplies. Oh, and can't forget to mention the Shrimp Festival which occurs every year; it was so much fun! We look forward to staying at Casa Layne in the near future; thanks so much Connie for sharing such a special place with us!!
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Owner's Response: I am so happy that you had a good vacation and enjoyed my casa. Thank you for the kind words. I am really overwhelmed by your praise. Thank you so much. You can plan on a discount the next time you come back to Casa Layne. Thank you, thank you.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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