We stayed in the large house at Coconut Grove for a week, and it was absolutely wonderful. We wanted a fun Costa Rica experience away from too much tourist stuff, and that's what Coconut Grove was. The location was ideal- we felt like we were in a secluded jungle, but the beach was so close we could listen to the waves while laying on the hammock on the very large porch. We couldn't swim in that part of the ocean because of the rocks, but they were fun to climb on, and the almost empty beach was great for taking long walks, and there was a sparkling clean pool to jump into as well.
The owners were away, but let us know in advance that Ian would be taking care of things, and he was a super nice friendly guy.
Even though you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, there are lots of places to eat nearby with friendly owners, and a Wildlife Refuge nearby for hiking and ziplining.
We went in early May and it rained most nights, but the days were beautiful and sunny. The thunderstorms were actually great to watch and listen to from our porch.
The house was in great shape, very clean, and extremely reasonably priced. We would definitely stay there again!