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Posted By: finigan

Looking for opinions - 03/02/06 05:45 PM

My family and I are vacationing here 1st of April and am wondering if there are any opinions on private rentals. I am looking at a place called Casa Coral which is said to be a short walk north of town. We have 6 people so it has been difficult to find something large enough for a reasonable cost yet nice and close to town. I am not yet reserved and if anyone can shed a bit of light as to its location, beach front, if it is nice, etc.. I would greatly appreciate it.
Or if there is another recomendation that would be nice also.

Thank you.
Posted By: scubawalk

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/02/06 08:27 PM

If you mean Casa Caracol, some friends of ours stayed there a few months ago. It was nice, right on the beach a little north of town, but close enough to walk everywhere. They mentioned a few dogs barking, but that is wide spread in town on San Pedro. The friends had use of a pool and their daughter played on the beach every day.
Posted By: Pam&Dave

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/02/06 08:31 PM

finigan,
Try this website: www.casacaracol.com
This should give you a good start at seeing what's out there in the private sector.
You can look at several private homes that might work for your group at: www.cayemanagement.com
Posted By: Phil

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/02/06 09:41 PM

I think they do mean Casa Coral which is similar in name, also has three bedrooms and is just down the beach from us too. It is run by Caye Management. Thanks for thinking of us though.

I would recommend you book Casa Coral, and fast. It is well priced and one of only a handful of three bedroom beachfront homes within easy walking distance of town. It's in a quiet area, yet only a ten minute walk to town to the shops bars and restauarants. You get the whole of the third floor and the massive roof terrace. Two of the bedrooms are fairly small with single beds and this is the only potential slight drawback. Also Caye Managemnt are on the ground floor if you need them while there.
Posted By: finigan

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/03/06 03:29 PM

Thank you for your help, I believe I looked into Casa Caracol, am I wrong to remember you were booked? 4/1-4/10? Looking so forward to coming!
Posted By: Phil

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/03/06 09:31 PM

We are booked. Perhaps next time; as there's a good chance you'll get hooked!
Posted By: lacysisland

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 10:19 AM

If you look under long term rentals in this web , you will find other houses for rent around $1000.00 US per week..
Posted By: Phil

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 04:09 PM

.......and they are usually just that - long term rental ie 6 month lease minimum, these people are looking at a ten day vacation.
Posted By: lacysisland

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 05:18 PM

Not always the case. We booked thru Caye Management for 10 days this summer and had a choice of many places so stay, some private homes, but we chose Casa De Caribe. I found them under long term rentals in the lodging section of this web site.
Posted By: Hon

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 06:38 PM

Caye Management is listed in several different sections. We used them in January for our short term two week vacation and will use them again for next year when we hope to be able to stay for a month.

lacysisland, I don't see Casa de Caribe on their webpage. Where is it?
Posted By: Phil

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 07:29 PM

.......and Caye Management operate in the Vacation Rentals or the Short Term Letting market. I even mentioned them above. Twice.
Posted By: Phil

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 07:34 PM

sorry, that was supposed to come in under lacysfantasyisland post but you won't believe how many times I had to go back and edit out dirty and inappropriate words before I posted it - almost an hour of my life wasted on that - what was I thinking. Must try harder!
Posted By: lacysisland

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 07:37 PM

Hon, look at the section under south of the river on their web site, it is the only condo there. A 2/2 with pool will run $125.00 nightly plus 9% tax. Its new and we haven't stayed there before, but several people have recommended it.
Posted By: Phil

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 07:47 PM

Oh dear.....another sound piece of advice. Oasis del Caribe??? Perhaps Tranquility House or, no, maybe the Little House on the Prarie???

So much for my trying harder; and its a stunner of a day too.
Posted By: Belikin Bill

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 08:06 PM

Now girls! smile
Posted By: Hon

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 08:06 PM

lacysisland, do you really mean Oasis del Caribe???

If so, you better get the name straight before you go since the taxi drivers, delivery guys, tour operators know it as 'Oasis'. You'll have one hell of a time trying to explain where you want to get picked up or dropped off if you're calling it Casa de Caribe.
Posted By: lacysisland

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/07/06 08:08 PM

Sorry, I was thinking of what Casa Caracol was saying and got the name wrong, it is Oasis Del Caribe. So, Casa, is there something wrong with this place or are you just being mean?
Posted By: Phil

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/08/06 04:48 AM

Nothing wrong with Oasis del Caribe either. It just seems each time you mention something it is either not quite correct, rather vague, or misses by a country mile.

I feel that one of the main aims of this forum is correct, accurate, info for people who have not been before, by people who have, as well as their opionions and reviews. Your info has been wide of the mark and misleading.
Posted By: lacysisland

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/09/06 07:39 AM

Take it easy Casa Caracol, the shell, Can't believe you've come to this, try harder..
Posted By: finigan

Re: Looking for opinions - 03/10/06 03:55 PM

group hug?
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