We recently traveled to Costa Rica with a group of 8, staying at Woodbox for one week. What an amazing vacation rental! Before we left the US, we exchanged emails with the owners, who answered all of our questions and provided great insight on the destination. Woodbox even has it's own concierge service, so we were able to book many tours and day trips in advance (surf lessons, volcano hiking with picnic lunch, Palo Verde National Park boat trip, zip lining).
When we arrived at Woodbox, we were met by the house manager Fabrice, who gave us the grand tour as well as a recap of all the activities we had booked. He informed us of pickup times each day, what we would need to bring and what to expect. Our group had a combination of activities and beach/pool days as you will definitely want some days to just hang out at the property. We loved all the surrounding beaches and spent time on both Playa Blanca and Playa Junquillal (walking distance) as well as Playa Avellanas (a short drive). The house has an outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach which came in very handy.
The house itself is amazing - very spacious and great views all around, especially from the 3rd floor (you can see the ocean and treetops). The bedrooms each have their own bathroom, so even with 8, no one felt crowded. The floor plan is open and airy. The decor is very stylish.
We were pleasantly surprised with how well-stocked the house is, starting with the kitchen (pots and pans of all sizes, every utensil you can imagine, plates/bowls for both indoor and outdoor), boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, pool/beach towels, a cooler for outings, down to the laundry baskets if you find yourself washing a...