What a great place. The home is beautiful and Hacienda Pinilla is an amazing community. We loved the great room upstairs and the kids had all the space the needed. The home is a 3 minute walk to the beach where at low tide you find the biggest tidepool ever. You can snorkel in it. Maura who cares for the house is very sweet and attentive. Having someone to clean up and help made the vacation so much better.
Nearby we loved dining at the JW. Marriott, 2 min away. Our favorite restaurants were Tamarinds at the JW and Pangas in Tamarindo.
The Stay in Tamarindo folks were great as well. They helped us with every question or concern we had. I would use this company again for sure.
We did a few tours with Edwin and went fishing on Pargo Negro with Captain Charlie. I highly recommend both. Fresh wahoo for Dinner.
The beach club at Hacienda Pinilla is a great place for the family to hang out as well. It is about 5 minutes from the home and has really good surf. Then the other direction is a beach called langosta about 5 minutes in the other direction. Super private and beautiful. If you hunt around inside Pinilla you can find several empty beaches. This place is very private and we saw tons of wildlife. Little central american deer run through the communities and the monkeys seem to be everywhere. I love this place.
The house was awesome! Enough room for everyone.
There was a weird smell upstairs but I think it was just musty.
Maura was great! We bought groceries and she would have breakfast set out and waiting for us when we woke up. Amazing!
The house is first class. The downstairs master was fine, but seems like it maybe wasn't updated with the rest of the house. But there was enough from for us to spread out and play games and watch movies and play. Did not seem cramped at all and there were 12 of us!
The pool was awesome! We would get up and swim first thing in the morning and come back and swim at night after a day at the beach. The sound system outside by the pool was great! We were super busy and didn't get time to BBQ by the pool, but if we had one more day, that's what we would've done.
The golf cart was great but we had too many people and needed cars also. But it was fun to cruise around on the golf cart while the kids swam.
The best beach was about 15 minutes away - avellanas. Loved Lola the pig and eating and drinking smoothies beachside. Incredible!
Cris was great at booking us trips and helping with airline lost luggage.
We would recommend this place and definitely go back.