Diego Was a wonderful host, and Casita Tamarindo was a great place for our stay in San Pancho. It is located right on the main street, and about 1/2 of a block from the beach. For us this location was perfect. Right next to all the restaurants and bars, and the main beach. Every morning i could walk out the back door and check the surf. However, because you are right on the main drag, the noise levels can be high. We were there during new years eve (and the following week) and there was loud music coming from one bar or another pretty much every night of our stay. We just popped in some earplugs and we were fine, but if you are sensitive to noise, or traveling with small children this may be an issue for you.
The apartment itself was just as the pictures show it. I would definitely describe it as rustic. Sometimes the hot water wouldn't come on, the wifi did work, but not in every room, etc. I would also recommend bringing all your own toiletries, as none of these items were supplied. Just remember this, you are not staying in a fancy hotel, you are staying in a small town bungalow, and its right at the beach! If you enter Casita Tamarindo with this mindset, i think you will be happy.
Diego was a friendly host. He was there to greet us upon our arrival, and get us checked in. He was easy to get a hold of (as long as your phone allows you to text or call in Mexico) He didn't always respond to our texts, but he did answer the phone whenever we called him. There is a front desk of sorts on the property, so sometimes diego, or another employee would be around to help out, sometimes not.
All in all Casita Tamarindo was a good place to stay, a good value, and a good home base for us to explore an amazing town. We cant wait to come back!!