We stayed at Kalapiti for 10 days with our two young boys. We were traveling around the whole country of Costa Rica for two months and Kalapiti was by far the most luxurious, beautiful and peaceful place that we stayed. It's a truly magical place. There are many fantastic features to this special property but the large pool with a water slide, "beach" area, comfortable pool side chairs and natural chlorine free water was pure heaven. The house itself is architecturally magnificent, created in a Moroccan style, with an attention to detail and artistic flourishes throughout. The property has many indoor and outdoor spaces for hanging out, doing yoga, reading, having alone time from your kids :) or taking a peaceful outdoor nap. The outdoor kitchen was a fully equipped "cooks kitchen" and we would eat meals on the deck looking out at the beautiful landscaping and watching monkeys move through the trees. The deck on top was great for stargazing and includes a beautiful domed "hammam" turkish sauna which was an amazing experience.
The location was great as it was peaceful and quiet but only a short 10 minute drive to Montezuma with its restaurants, shops, beach and surf/backpacker scene. The town of Cobano with a grocery store and ATM machine was nearby and we daytripped to the beaches of Santa Theresa twice. There's also an amazing pizzeria with a wood-fired oven just up the road.
Last but not least. Miguel and Piti (who designed, built and run Kalapiti) were spectacular hosts. They were warm, friendly and helpful but also gave us our own space. They checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed, told us about local places to visit and even shared some of their amazing cooking (they also own a restaurant nearby). We have travelled the world and have never met people who were more genuinely hospitable and gracious.
I guess the best compliment we can give is that we originally planned to stay there for 5 nights and ended up staying for 10! We LOVED Kalapiti and if we return to Costa Rica we will definitely try to stay their again.