This is probably the closest you can get to the ocean without actually being in a boat. We arrived in the middle of the night and Mark was kind enough to arrange transportation from the airport. The apartment was clean and spacious and we didn't miss not having a car. (If you decide not to rent a car, you should take advantage of Mark's offer to stock the apartment with food).
The folks we met were amazing, not only was the entire transaction smooth and hassle-free, Mark sends out a detailed list of everything you could possibly need. A friend of his even leant me snorkeling gear. The housekeeper, Rosita, is charming. It was a real pleasure and a perfect vacation.
The Villa Montana resort is next door and has amazing seafood and Medalla beer on draft. A small shack called 'La Parada de Los Surfers' is a half-kilometer walk and serves the best fried spicy chicken tacos.
The ocean is warm even in winter. Love this place!