Has anyone stayed at or seen these two places? From what I understand Casa Zen is more of a hostel but looks upscale. I can get an apartment there for $50 per night. I checked out Casa Azul (a private home) because I saw a post about it here. I can get a room there for $90 a night, oceanfront with pool. Both have AC which we definitely want.
I can't find the post from the person who stayed at Casa Azul but I'm hoping he will see this and tell me more.
My concern with staying at a private house is that we will not have staff onsite to help us plan tours, give directions, recommendations, etc.
If anyone has any other recommendations for rentals (esp oceanfront w/ AC & pool) in the Mal Pais/ Saint Teresa area, feel free to post those also.
Thanks! Oh, we are going in July 06.