We were a group of 4 adults and 5 teenagers on a vacation in Costa Rica who had the good fortune of booking Casa Guarumo in Carrillo, Guanacaste. It is located less than 10 minutes walking to the most beautiful beach; one minute walk from an excellent grocery store; two minutes from several great restaurants and about a 15 minute walk from a road side fruit/veg stand. Playa Carrillo is not at all a touristy beach and is so large and interesting any family can fill days simply hanging out at the beach.
The house is exceptional! Each bedroom has air conditioning, a private bathroom and balcony. The decor is very modern but also very comfortable. There are two fridges to keep all your cervezas cold, plus everything you could want in the gourmet kitchen. The pool is perfect for the gang to cool off in. There is even a yoga platform on the pool deck.
Sergio (the owner) is extremely easy to deal with and he is also very helpful. Xinia, the housecleaner is lovely - and she is an awesome cook too!!! There was a pool cleaner who also came by every morning. Xinia's son Marco is an excellent massage therapist who can make house calls!
From this beautiful vacation rental we enjoyed time at the beach, a great day on a boat fishing and snorkeling, a day on rented ATV's, a day enjoying nearby Samara and of course, a day relaxing at home.
We have to hesitation at all to recommend this house to anyone who wants to stay a bit off the beaten track but also in an excellent place to enjoy Costa Rica.