Casa Brisas was perfect for our family's getaway to sun, sand, surf in December. It has a minimalist, clean design inside and a spacious, relaxing terrace with pool outside - both of which we really enjoyed. The proximity to the beautiful and uncrowded Langosta beach is unbeatable and it is only a short ride into Tamarindo if more action is desired. Our 4-year old son loved alternating between the 'pools' at the beach (formed by retreating tides) and the pool at the house. We even saw a few howler monkeys and iguanas from the backyard.
The owner (Andrea) and his caretaker (Alonso) did everything to make our experience memorable and relaxing - from flexibility with booking, to check-in, attention and quick resolution with the inevitable little things that can come-up (in our case one of the AC's wasn't working at full capacity and Alonso had it fixed in no time). Alonso was also very helpful with booking Spa services and short trips in the surrounding area (the owner owns a Spa and concierge service in town).
If there was one small thing we could change, it would be the need to keep an extra watchful eye on one's energy consumption ... we applaud Andrea's intent to keep energy consumption low and help renters realize wasteful habits (like keeping the AC blasting all day while out). Unfortunately, we ended up having to pay a bit extra despite being very mindful.
All in all though this did not diminish the fact that we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly at Casa Brisas and had a great time in Langosta!