Casa de los Mosaicos is as lovely as the photos illustrate. We were comfortable in the house as soon as we entered the door. The local house manager was waiting for us after our late night arrival from Houston. She showed us around and explained the features of the home, provided a cell phone to use locally and provided general information about the area. She had previously asked if we wanted her to pick up something for the fridge for our breakfast the next day … very thoughtful. The lovely kitchen is well equipped with dishes, utensils, pots/pans, etc. The living room was cozy with a flat screen TV & DVD … the master bedroom was roomy, the bed comfortable … the Wi-Fi worked very well … and a nice selection of books was available. Every room had an A/C unit. The plunge pool was definitely a plus as we needed to cool down a few times a day. An attached garage is available if you rent a car. The property was very well maintained and all the staff were friendly and helpful.
The house is in an ideal location … almost equidistant from Santiago Park, Santa Lucia Park and the Central Plaza! Conveniently located in Santiago Park is a Mercado with wonderful fresh vegetables and fruits, a small Aki supermarket for other essentials, and dancing on Thursday nights. We walked everywhere and could easily take buses to the beach or slightly more out of the way sites. We felt very safe all the time we were there.
It's a quick walk to the Plaza and to shops and restaurants. One-half block down the street is a terrific Italian restaurant Dadaumpa Ristobar and across the street is a vegetarian restaurant Lo Que Hay Café.
Everything went smoothly from the day we booked the Casa. Jane is an absolute delight with whom to correspond with fast replies to our emails and very quick return of our deposit. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously during our 10 days at the Casa. If you stay here, you will not be disappointed. We highly recommend it.