We stayed for nearly a week in December 2017. Loved the open air concept, the private pool and great views. It wasn't uncommon to spot howler monkeys in the surrounding treetops. And we never tired of watching the sunset over the Pacific.
There is a great beach just down the road; most days we'd have the beach to ourselves for hours at a time... and to top it off there's a little family run snack bar (Mathilda's) on the beach where you can buy cheap beer and local fare.
Michael, Mariluz & the onsite Balcones staff were very responsive to our questions and requests. Our pickup and transfers went very smoothly. Mariluz even emailed us one day to let us know about a surf competition taking place at a nearby beach (a local experience we wouldn't have otherwise known about and thoroughly enjoyed).
Casa Francesca was a relaxing, private jungle retreat and one we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to our friends.