Our family (me, my husband, and our 10 year old daughter) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Costa Grande #3! It was the most private of the five villas in the complex...though it really didn't matter because it was the off-season and a few of the other villas were empty anyway. The villa was very comfortable, clean, and nicely appointed, and the pool was wonderful too.
The beach access was just across the street - an easy 3-4 minute walk, even when carrying surfboards. We saw iguanas, lizards, land crabs and birds all along the walk, which was really fun.
The villas are located in a less populated area of town - which we liked. But everything was very accessible; we walked or rode bikes to restaurants, surf shops, and the market. So the villa is not "isolated", it's just not right in the heart of the small town. (We only rented a car the day we drove inland to do a full day excursion.)
Our only real complaint is that the gate into the complex had a tricky lock and was a hassle every time we came and went. Also, would have appreciated salt & pepper and coffee filters upon arrival, but those are such little things - almost not even worth mentioning. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful villa and would certainly recommend it to others!
Thank you for a wonderful first visit to Costa Rica. We hope to return one day!