“Perfect Family Vacation House” Casa Cerca del Mar is a great family vacation house. Very clean and well maintained with plenty of space to spread out. Having your own private pool is perfect for kids, as is being a very short walk away from a beach with gentle waves. Having a roof top deck from which to watch the sun set over the Pacific is also very nice. If you are a mountain biker, the trails at Pura Vida Ride/Las Catalinas just 10 minutes north of the home are very good and the rental bike options are very high quality.
“Pretty much perfect for our family holiday” We loved staying at Casa del Sol with our 2 young grandsons and their parents. The master bedroom was actually big enough for the four of them; we slept in the second bedroom. We could happily cook our own meals, or eat out: the best restaurant in that region, Sol y Mar, is just outside the gates. As is a grocery store with helpful staff. It's in a village; most days, our kids had a little soccer in the late afternoon with dad, grandad, and a couple of local kids.
The swimming pool is meant for having a dip at all times of the day, and just a few steps from the patio. Penca beach is just a pleasant 3-minute walk away, and great for swimming, cavorting in the waves, discovering beach wildlife and birds, playing in the sand. Best of all, kind of a family beach, never crowded.
The management/security staff are pleasant and helpful, yet never interfering. Yes, there's air conditioning; parking inside the gates; a washer, dryer, TV, VCR, reading lights; linens; and everything is clean and bright and feels safe. Yet you are in a different land: easy access to tropical beaches; to flora and fauna right next to you; and to more dramatic wildlife within 2 or 3 hours' drive.
The only thing we disliked was the noise everybody's air conditioning made outside; a small price to pay for comfort!
A word about suitability for disabled: great for seniors in general; probably great for those with mobility issues: all one level, just one step up from ground level, showers with a 5" rim, and spacious. But probably not suitable for wheelchair-bound folks. And very kid-friendly!