I am a professional actor who has traveled and performed all over the world and now I enjoy living and performing here in the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and especially in Carmel!!
We absolutely loved staying at Lydia's little apartment. It was perfect and exactly what we were looking for. It's a lovely little 15 minute walk to downtown Carmel and is perfectly appointed. Lydia was kind enough to leave a welcome basket with chocolates, snacks, and a bottle of wine. The bed was cozy and the shower has some of the best water pressure ever! Also, being a girl, I appreciate a bathroom mirror with good lighting :) Something that's often difficult to find. We weren't able to get into town and check in until a bit later in the evening, but she was so so gracious about our late arrival. It truly had everything we needed and we loved the location. Once we arrived we didn't even need our car. Great for just strolling around. We definitely plan on returning to this sweet little escape in Carmel!
Unfortunately, we weren't very happy about our stay at Lydia's. The appartment is nice, clean and well equipped, but nevertheless we didn't feel comfortable. Lydia didn't seem to know that we were travelling with our little baby girl (12 months) although I had told her when I requested the appartment. She seemed to be very concerned about having a child at her place. What we disliked most was the fact that we didn't meet her once, and even when there was a misunderstanding and she thought we had broken something in the appartment, she didn't come to see us to take care of the issue but sent us somehow unpleasant text messages. All in all, this was an awkward and very impersonal experience. If you are travelling without a child and are just looking for a place to stay in Carmel you might go there, but we wouldn't go there again.
Great location for all things Monterey, Carmel, and Point Lobos. Loft was clean and ambience special. Comfy bed, bathroom bright and roomy. Nice shower. I would have enjoyed more comfortable chairs/sofa in the sitting area. Sweet little ocean vista. I would definitely stay there again. Hosts were very available, accommodating and communicative. I appreciated that.
Lydia had my parents-in-law for a 2-night stay, and they absolutely loved her place! She was very accommodating and communicative. They both agreed that no hotel experience would ever compare with a stay like the one they had at Lydia's. Thanks so much for making their anniversary very special!
This was my first experience with Airbnb and it could not have been more easy and wonderful! Lydia and her husband were gracious hosts to my boyfriend and I. Lydia made our entire weekend getaway extra special. First, by allowing us to check-in early, having refreshments, wine & snacks for us to have during our stay and leaving restaurant and entertainment recommendations. Their very clean and adorable studio had everything and more we needed for our stay. Lydia and I communicated through text (I never meet her in person); she was always very quick to respond. Lastly, we decided to stay an extra night and Lydia was more than happy to accommodate us. I would absolutely recommend staying at Lydia's wonderful coastal getaway. I know my boyfriend and I will be back! Thank you again Lydia!!
First time with airbnb, and we had a lovely stay at Casa Costagliola! Very comfortable, private upstairs flat, beautiful decor, clean, generously stocked with towels, pillows, snacks and local travel info! Great get away from the kids for a weekend - lots of R&R, great local food, endless options. Thank you Lydia!!!
Lydia's place was comfy and cosy - perfect for our 2 nigts in town. She provided snacks and fresh apples picked from her garden, which was a thoughtful touch.
We had a wonderful two-night stay at Casa Costagliola. This was not only our first visit to Carmel, but our first Airbnb experience. We really lucked out, finding a great place with such charming and gracious hosts. The apartment is a pleasant private retreat, and in a great location -- convenient to great restaurants in downtown Carmel, as well as some of the West Coast's most beautiful vistas at Point Lobos and Pebble Beach.
We slept well in the queen-sized bed, and the bathroom & shower were attractive, clean, and comfortable. We enjoyed relaxing in the sitting room and gazing out at the beautiful trees as we sipped coffee and tea and planned our day.
Lydia went out of her way to make us feel welcome, including a generous basket of snacks AND apples from their tree, leaving new cartons of milk & O.J. in the fridge, and giving us helpful restaurant recommendations and tips about the area. It was great chatting with her and Giuliano - they were the perfect hosts! We would highly recommend a stay at their flat to anyone visiting the Carmel area.
This was my first experience with AirBnB and it worked out great. Lydia was a great host and was very accommodating. The apartment was a cute little studio but was plenty roomy for two people. You could easily get an aerobed in there as well if needed. The apartment is located a little bit north of downtown Carmel proper, but it was an easy and beautiful 15 minute walk when we did it for lunch one day. I would definitely recommend the place.
Great bungalow right off the Highway 1. Everything about Casa Costagliola was perfect, the attention to detail was fantastic. Highly recommend.