Father of 2 daughters, Husband, Surfer.
Casa Mandala es un muy buen lugar para quedarse en Puerto Escondido. El ambiente es muy tranquilo y apartado del bullicio de la calle principal. Además, Chris Carpenter es muy amable.
Nice place with a great rooftop view.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a vacation, and it was great! The location is perfect - it's close enough to restaurants, bars, and the beach, but a little removed so it has a quiet and residential feel. We didn't see Chris really, but he and his wife were very helpful and responsive via email and phone with any questions we had. Our room was right next to some chickens and a rooster in the neighbor's yard, so we did have a wake up call every morning :) We didn't take the yoga classes, sadly, but there is a beautiful studio on the roof which has great views of the town and sunset. The apartment was basic, roomy and had everything we needed. With the windows open there was a lovely breeze in the midday, so it was great for siesta. We'd definitely stay here again and recommend it to others as well!
Even though we did not meet Chris, he responded to all of our needs and had his staff set us up comfortably. Thanks Chris and Betsy!
We liked Chris's place so much we decided to stay extra nights. Excellent host, short walk to the beach and all bars and restaraunts. If i am in the area i will definately cpme back, highly recommended. Great staff as well.
Casa Mandala was perfect for our time in Puerto a Escondidoo. Clean, comfortable, spacious, stylish and convenient. It was great to have our own kitchen and it was in quick walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the beach. Highly recommend and would be the first place I stay again.
Casa Mandala is a beautiful house well situated on Zicatela beach. Short walking distance to alll the stores and resturants on the beach front. The house is clean, comfortable and quiet. If you are a yogi like me, you'll like the house even more with yoga classes on the roof. And the view from the roof is amazing.
Chris is not around much but very responsive to all the questions and requests that I had.
Overall I enjoyed my one week stay there very much!
Casa Mandala is awesome. Clean, easy to find, and exactly as described on it's bio. Chris is also a great host. Always in contact and even gave me his cell in case anything popped up. I would certainly recommend this location and look forward to stay here again in the future.
My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights when we were visiting Puerto Escondido. They have several apartments at Casa Mandala, a yoga studio. We wanted to take a yoga class but weren't able to make it. This location was within short walking distance (15 minutes) to the Playa Zicatela beach and the main drag near the beach. It is also very close to Dan's Cafe Deluxe, which has really good breakfast. The apartment was simple, clean, and comfortable. We didn't hang out here much but it was a nice place to sleep. My friend and I didn't use the kitchen but it seemed to have many of the essential tools you'd need. There was a rooster that started crowing early in the morning. Just so you know, they only provide 2 towels so if you need a beach towel, bring your own or you can buy some from one of the shops on the main drag. Finally, the windows have bare curtains over them which means that you can hear out and other people can hear you if you're loud, so keep that in mind. The host, Chris, was responsive to communication and we were greeted by a woman at check-in. Overall, I'd recommend staying here if you're visiting Puerto Escondido.