Everything about this rental was absolutely perfect! We have spent a lot of time in San Cristobal and this was by far our best experience yet. All the other rentals we have stayed in have been dark, damp and cold (seems typical of homes in San Cristobal), even when it is warm and sunny outside. But not this one! Lots of natural light (sky lights, floor to ceiling windows and French doors out onto the garden). The house is beautiful and well appointed - good quality kitchenware, linens, etc. - probably because the owner lives here part-time. Another fabulous perk was having a washer and dryer. The garden is gorgeous - full of hummingbirds and butterflies. The owner and property managers were incredibly friendly and helpful, as were the gardener and maid (who come once a week). The location is great - near both the artisan and main markets, easy walking distance downtown, but also very quiet (except, of course, for the cohetes, or firecrackers, which are set off for saint's days, etc. and are commonplace throughout San Cristobal - there is no getting away from those!). San Cristobal is such an amazing place, and Casa Azul is like a little slice of paradise in this incredible colonial city.