Our son-in-law the surfer wanted to go on a surfing trip for his birthday, so we all came down to Guanacaste and stayed a week in this lovely Hacienda Pinilla house.
Our party was 6 adults and 2 young children, and there was plenty of room for all.
The bedrooms are private and in two wings at either end of the house.
The kitchen was well-equipped and modern, and we did a lot of our cooking at the outdoor gas grill.
The beautiful swimming pool, cleaned daily, was a highlight, with a shallow end for my 5 yo grand daughter, and long enough to swim laps for the rest of us.
We enjoyed access to the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, with its lovely free form pool, and convenient restaurant (open mainly for lunch).
These are surfing beaches, meaning that with high wave action they're not usually suitable for swimming and ordinary wave jumping, except occasionally at low tide.
Federico the owner was always gracious and helpful, and gave us excellent restaurant recommendations. Don't miss Villa Deveena, about 20 minutes to the south.
Overall a great place for a relaxing family vacation.