This was the first time our family has used VRBO. I have to say the experience from start to finish was fantastic and super easy. If you are wanting to stay in Tamarindo, stay at the Ibis! All communication with the manager of the property was prompt and detailed. The concierge staff coordinated our private airport transfer from Liberia. Once we arrived we were immediately impressed with the beauty and cleanliness (inside and out) of the grounds. All staff were so friendly!! The unit we stayed in was EXACTLY as pictured. All amenities that we needed to stay for a week were available to us. While the condo isn't on the beach, we still felt as if we had the best of both worlds because we could enjoy Costa Rican nature each morning watching land crabs, iguanas and howler monkeys from the outdoor porch then walk directly across the street to the beach club (free access with our condo rental) which is right on the beach where we had access to a fitness center, pool, beach chairs, bar, and restaurant (with very good food and happy hour). It was so nice to not have to pay to rent a chair or to have to lay our towels on the beach. As part of our stay, the concierge coordinated a driver for us (at no charge) to take us to the large grocery store where we stocked up on some basic items. There is also a smaller local store just down the road a few blocks as well. Everything you want is within walking distance in Tamarindo. Take advantage of the variety of restaurants and shops. The choices are amazing. We followed recommendations and found the top to be just that! We want to go back to Tamarindo again and when we do, we will stay at these condos again! We felt that the location was perfect for us!! This was a perfect vacation for our family!