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3 bedroom oceanfront Penthouse Loft in Diria Resort

Joel Hookerman

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Joel Hookerman

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3 bedroom oceanfront Penthouse Loft in Diria Resort

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Playa Junquillal Condo Rental Photos and Description

This vacation home is nifty with memorable Ocean Views and Sunsets and sleeps 8

We have 3 bedrooms: master bedroom with a king bed, 2nd bedroom with a king bed that's and a 3rd bedroom with a queen bed, desk and closet. We had a custom built circular stairwell that's not only a work of art but it allows even taller guests to easily access loft. We have a comfortable sofa bed so that you can sleep 8 persons. You have wonderful views from most locations in the property. You can use all resort facilities with the best beaches in the country. To recap again we have 2 king-sized in-suites and a queen, WIFI, cable TV, telephone,barbecue, AC, service 24/7. We check you into our Country Balinese retreat that's as quiet as a convent at night so you can luxuriate during a restful sleep and sweet dreams about Nirvana in a paradise like Tamarindo. We give you the skinny; all the inside information on what to do and where to go. Walk to everything. We discuss during our little visit the best dining options, labeling them on a map and there all minutes away.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joel Hookerman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Joel Hookerman

My wife I am from Alberta Canada and am retired from the Oil and Gas business.

Joel Hookerman purchased this condo in 2014

Why Joel Hookerman chose Playa Junquillal

We loved Tamarindo and were looking for something on the Sea with great views of the ocean and Mountains. We like the resort amenities and have seen the rental revenues grow since our 1st purchase of a property in Diria in 2011. We can do everything from play golf at a gorgeous course, fish, go surfing, sail, scuba dive without wet-suites in warm water where the conditions of the blue zone attract more varieties of sea life than we've ever seen on other dives around the world. We had the opportunity to pet a manta-ray with a 20 foot wing span which was an incredible thrill. We play at Hacienda Pinilla on a course as big as Augusta National where they play the Masters each year. It is very tough and long however there's 5 tees. We are cat lovers and an Ocelot ran across a fairway 20 feet in front of us and it was gorgeous. There's 5 kinds of cats in the forest here. They retain a lot of there Rain and Cloud forests and there's strictly enforced laws that protect the plants and trees. We see many varieties of parrots and birds as well as monkeys, sloths and other creatures. What a treat. BTW they don't hunt animals in C.R. They have people who nurse injured back to health then release them where they were picked up.

What makes this condo unique

Our property here makes us very happy when we're in residence. When we're not here we look forward to it. If you can't be happy in Tamarindo in our opinion it will be a tough job for you to achieve that goal any place. The Ticos, as the peoples here are called, are the happiest, friendliest and welcoming people we have ever met. I have observed that there's a great respect and courtesy paid to women and a civility toward there fellow man that's being lost in many other parts of the world. We fell in love with the views of the sea and mountains from our spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse which we furnished to try to make feel at home. We also look out over a 10,000 S.F. free-form pool that never ceases to amaze us with it's design and gardens that surround it. The shaded swim-up bar makes lovely drinks when you want refreshments and don't want to leave the pool. We also have a 25 meter pool on the property for swimming laps and we love the water spouts coming from beautiful statues that create a perfect lane to complete are laps.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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3 bedroom oceanfront Penthouse Loft in Diria Resort
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start by saying I have never written a review on anything before but this trip was so wonderful I just had to share our experience Joel met us upon arrival and spent time going over wgat restaurants to go to, tours to take etc...he gave us a map of the town and answered any questions we had. He was also available at all times for anything we needed. My son became I'll and he had a doctor come see him in our room within 20 minutes. The condo was clean and beautiful. Great location. All of the people in costa rica were so friendly and accommodating. We did many activites as well enjoying the beautiful pool and beach. Restaurants are wonderful and all within walking distance. Pack light because it is very casual. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Alberta, Canada

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

The condo was lovely. Two huge king beds and a loft gave lots of space for us. It is a bit of a hike to the beach so that was one down side. But the pools are quite close and they are beautiful and the balcony offers a great view of the sunsets which are just breath taking.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Place - excellent view - awesome location!

  • 4 of 5

This condo is across the street (not that far at all) from the Diria resort/hotel where the beach is. The condo pool is beautiful and all parts of the condo, grounds, pool, etc are clean and comfortable. The view from the condo balcony is priceless - but with that you do also get 3 flights of stairs (no elevator). It wasn't a big deal at all - good exercise - but wouldn't be good for someone who can't do stairs very well. The condo's location is perfect & within walking distance of many great restaurants. The town was very casual and safe, too! WE LOVED It and hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Massachusetts, USA

Great property, beautiful condo - perfect for a family.

  • 5 of 5

The Diria resort is simply beautiful. This condo allows you to take advantage of the resort, the concierge, the hotel excursions, transportation all while having room to spread out and a full kitchen and barbeque grill to cook some meals. The condos are across the street from the resort which is honestly the best side. When you come in by car you come in the back way which is not terribly scenic but don’t despair. You are steps from the lush gorgeous pool complete with a swim up bar. You can order lunch at the pool, or great local restaurants are all within walking distance of the Diria. The grounds are immaculately kept and the staff is all A+. The beach is across the street but it’s just a few steps from the condo pool. The Diria has chairs on their grassy grounds in front of the beach, but chairs and umbrellas on the sand have to be rented. You also have local vendors approaching you to buy things every few seconds on the beach. I preferred sunbathing and relaxing on the condo side and taking walks on the beach across the street. Tamarindo is very safe. We walked everywhere. A car was not necessary as you are within walking distance to just about everything. The local people are very friendly, helpful and laid back.

This property is lovely and well appointed. It had everything we needed for our one week stay. It is a penthouse so it’s three flights of stairs up, but that was not a problem. There were monkeys that greeted us in the mornings and were visible right from our balcony. Joel the property manager spent time with us on arrival providing a map and tips on local restaurants that were excellent. I highly recommend the Falafel bar for lunch. Send someone from your group there for takeout and eat it poolside! Seasons (by Shlomy) restaurant was the best dinner we had (cash only – but they take US$). It’s a beautiful open air restaurant with unbeatable food and great service. Carlos and Carlos was another great restaurant with hand-made pasta and beautiful fresh dishes and wonderful service. I would skip Patagonia all together. Noguis on the beach at the end has great Costa Rican food and the best view. We ate Arroz con Pollo in Adirondack chairs directly on the beach – with the surf and the moon right in front of our feet.

Tamarindo is very casual. Pack less than you think. People dress very casually. Thanks Joel for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from Diria Resort. Our five days were comfortable and the condo had all the items you would need to be comfortable and cook if you preferred staying in. Amazing sunsets can be seen from the balcony and if you don't want to make the hike to the beach you have a great pool just down the stairs. This condo is on the third floor and there is no elevator. If you plan on going to the beach daily you will be getting plenty of exercise as the Condo is set back and not directly on the beach. Joel who manages the condo can give you some excellent recommendations for local restaurants, our personal favorite was the Falafel House where the food was home made and the pita bread was amazing. Be sure to take allot of sunscreen and some money if you want to rent the umbrella and chairs on the beach. We paid $12.00 for the entire day (2 chairs/1 umbrella) and it makes your beach experience more pleasant. Only down side to the experience is all the vendors on the beach. We definitely will return !

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Gorgeous complex

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed for 12 nights in Diria, a spacious apartment, with a beautiful large balcony, if you like wildlife it's the place to be, monkeys, iguanas, humming birds, all outside your window. The complex itself was clean & very picturesque, there were always spare sun beds & the location was excellent. Tamarindo itself is gorgeous & we did lots of excursions which were easy to set up with numerous tour administrators that are dotted around. We had an amazing trip despite all getting travellers tummy which has to be expected in these countries. We much preferred being in the condos than in the hotel itself which appeared much busier.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Car: not necessary

You can walk to restaurants from the property that are an epicurean delight cooked to perfection by many of the wonderful chefs who live in Tamarindo. You can take a Resort Course in Scuba Diving with a few hours of instruction in a pool and the following day you go down on a dive. I am a diver and I love diving in Catalina nearby because the water is warm and there is so much Sea Life. I never where a wet suit. I love to golf at Hacinda Pinilla an excellent test of golf that is nearby and has several ocean holes. It is always in excellent condition. You can learn how to surf and you have some of the best conditions in the World to do so. There is no hunting in C.R. and our Rain and Cloud forests have an incredible array of wildlife including many species of cats, monkeys and parrots. The rivers are teaming with crocodiles and other river life. Gallup says that C.R. has the lowest crime rate of any country in South or Central America. The Ticos are the warmest friendliest and welcoming people you could ever meet and its greatest resource. C.R. also is among one of the top medical tourism destinations in the World. You can have medical and dental procedures done by American and Cuban trained professionals who will provide services at a much lower prices than in the U'S. Costa Rica in general and Tamarindo in particular are hot tourist destinations. Many of our vacation properties are 5 star and you will catch the famous Pura Vida feeling. Won't you come be our guest.

Cheers Management


Rates & Availability

Playa Junquillal Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Feb 21 - Apr 30
3 nights
Low Season
May 1 - Dec 1
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Notes PayPal Invoices can be paid by credit or debit card very simply; half on reservation, half 60 days before arrival. In case you can't come at the time you've booked we do refunds only if we can book a new guest for those dates and we will charge a $100 cancellation fee only. We can also discuss moving your dates to another time that you find acceptable. We're busy and a return of funds is possible.
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Playa Junquillal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large with tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , very nice and tiled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean views, bathroom in suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean views, Bathroom in suite
  • 2 in suites with king beds and 3rd has queen. Custom stairwell, sofa bed queen in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Many tours are available as follows: zip-lining, repelling, surfing, fishing for game and bill-fish, ATVs, seeing large turtles, alligators, monkeys,sloths, parrots, volcanoes, Arenal, Montverde, scuba diving and much more

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