We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa de Madera. The house is great and looks just like the pictures. We spent many evenings enjoying the backyard and pool. The house is a little off the beaten path, just what we wanted for quiet and relaxation. It is recommended to rent a car to stay here. It is a short drive to Tamarindo, about 10 minutes. I would recommend driving to other beaches nearby, Playa Grande, Playa Langosta and our favorite was Playa Flamingo. All were under a 30 min drive.
Giordana was a great host and baked us an Italian cake for our arrival, so thoughtful! I would definitely stay at this house again.