My family (7 adults) stayed at Casa Maya for a week, while we attended a family wedding in Playa Langosta. The house was a wonderful place to hang out together and it definitely made us feel like we were in a tropical place. The pool was clean and refreshing and we were able to watch large lizards, squirrels and birds in the trees in back and on the roof. The beds were clean and comfortable, as were the bathrooms. The house is set up to have 4 separate, private bedrooms away from the main living area, which was nice for those wishing to sleep in late. We were able to watch our Seahawks football game on the big screen TV. The house is a short walk from a gorgeous beach and a very good authetic italian pizza place - El Sapo. It is a longer 10 minute walk to the town of Tamarindo, where there are lots of shops and excellent restaurants to explore. We happened to stay during Hurricane Otto and had one night of high winds and heavy rain, but the house stood up pretty well to the storm and everything was back to normal the next morning. Julius is a very responsive host and communicated with me several times during out stay. My only wish would have been to have a little more cooking equipment in the kitchen - it is hard to make a breakfast or dinner with only one mixing/serving bowl.
It was really convenient to have a small grocery store just one block away, we were able to buy fresh fruit and pretty much anything we needed there. Overall I would be happy to stay here again - great experience!