We stayed here at end of our holiday in Costa Rica, the villa is beautiful so much attention to detail in the design, furnishings and artwork. For me the best part about the villa was the view, we never drew the curtains so every morning I woke up in my immense bed as the sun came up and I could see and hear the ocean below. There is always a slight breeze as the house is up on a hill and because there are full size mosquito screens on every door and window we never neaded the air conditioning, the overhead fans were enough to keep us cool. We saw toucans in the trees and heard the howler monkeys nearby.The owners Ed and Nansie live next door and were super friendly and helpful re the best places to eat and things to in the area. We had a power cut one night and Nansie came up to make sure we were all ok and had candles and torches. In fact we were so chilled we were still just sat relaxing on the sofa and enjoying the darkness. My girls loved the infinity pool and the dogs and cats down by Nansie's house were a bonus. You have to drive to get to the beach but that was never an issue, do go to Hermosa beach, a no frills family beach where all the locals go, it's beautiful, one of my all time favourite beaches. Riding along the beach at ranch la Merced is worth doing too. If you don't mind a bumpy mountain road then go to the Jolly Roger, great margueritas and a beautiful place to watch the sun set. We had a very happy stay here, my only regret was that we hadn't brought some friends along to share it with.