This is a popular part of town, lots of tourists (even though it was low season) in the area and we can see why they rent Right Here. It's close to just about everything you'll need (Super 2001- a local grocery store, Tico Cafe- a great place for really good coffee and breakfast/ pastries, surf shops that rent surf boards for $5, the bank for exchanging money, La Baula- which the most beautiful restaurant with great pizza and fruit drinks, if you are ok with walking about 10 minutes more you can try Soda el buen comer- local Tico Food for cheap and our favorite was Kahiki's-closest to the beach and great pineapple pork burritos-the best we've ever tasted). There are so many other restaurants we ate at too during our two weeks but these left a lasting impression and were all close to the rental. You must try Spout too if you have car. Great Lunch place. All of this made the location simply perfect. For us, the kitchen was great for small meals and storing leftovers, but you can easily do much of your cooking here- the kitchen was adequately stocked and a pleasure to fix food in with the beautiful granite.
The owner and RPM (the management company) were more than accommodating. The VRBO description is accurate -the pictures don't really depict the beauty of the the actual town home- the home is decorated quite well with locally inspired decor-just lovely. Everything was well maintained and clean-the cleaning staff will refresh your towels and linens and were accommodating when needed.
We were there to explore and have fun in and around Tamarindo. This location gave us an opportunity to enjoy the best of everything we had on our Itinerary. We were here during low season and though it rained some, staying in was comfortable and pleasurable and an excuse to relax and enjoy the beauty of the home itself. The internet was reliable to check emails and post pics. I think we slept too good here. The location was away from the hustle and bustle, so quiet and peaceful. Most morning the only noise you'll here is birds and monkeys. Security/upkeep of the property was great. We parked our car just outside the complex and it was safe- we always felt safe, even walking late at night, back home from dinner -it helped to have headlamps, some of the streets are dark. The property is taken care of quite well-you won't be disappointed. The location, to us, came pretty close to perfect and that's what actually made the vacation a true Costa Rican Experience.