Our family of 4 traveled with another family of 4 to Costa Rica and we very much enjoyed our stay in this Beautiful vacation home that looks even more amazing in person than in the pictures!
The Home: The pool area was by far our favorite hang out! The landscaping was amazing! The pictures don't show that each room has a trundle bed (roll-away bed) so our group of 4 adults and 4 kids fit very comfortably. The property manager Tingo was incredibly helpful for anything we needed.
Location: For privacy this house was perfect, it felt like a private luxury getaway. If you like to get out and about though the property was a little too far from the beach to walk (with small children) so I would suggest getting a rental car which is great for day trips to nearby locations.
Rental Car: We found out that cars can be rented from Jaco for less than at the airport. We took a private bus from the airport, had it stop at a grocery store to stock up, spent a few days lounging and enjoying the house and then took a taxi to Jaco to rent a car.
Beaches: Esterillos Beach (5 min drive) was beautiful and not too populated, we saw lots of scarlet macaws there, Jaco (15 min drive) was more commercial and a nice place for a little shopping. Manual Antonio (40 min drive) was so cool and had lots of neat restaurants (one that it an an old plane you can go in and one that is like a cruise ship that has a pool you can swim in while you wait for your food) The National Park was fabulous to see, lots of wildlife and a protected beach that was incredible. The public beach at Manual Antonio was a great location too, white sands with lots to do and see.
We had small kids so we were not able to do any excursions but our family liked to get out and about and took day trips everyday after our first few days and the other family decided not to rent a car and stayed at the house most of the time and both families that travel differently had an amazing time at this great property.