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RARE FIND! STAY IN THE ONLY BEACHFRONT HOME ON THE GORGEOUS PLAYA BLANCA

Laura Irvine

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Laura Irvine

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
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RARE FIND! STAY IN THE ONLY BEACHFRONT HOME ON THE GORGEOUS PLAYA BLANCA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Playa Junquillal House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath House With Private Pool & Access To Amazing Beach

Spoil yourself at the only vacation rental property on one of the most beautiful pristine deserted beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula...Playa Blanca.

This secure gated property offers privacy and direct access to the pristine and secluded beach and an abundance of outdoor activities steps from the property or nearby. Yet, it is only a short drive to and from the Junquillal Supermarket and restaurants in the area.

The 2200 square foot home features an open concept living, kitchen and dining area great for entertaining that is anchored by two full master suites to the north and south. Each suite has a large split system air-conditioning unit, full bath and private outdoor sitting area. Each room can comfortably sleep three people. The beds can be configured to accommodate couples, a family or six individuals.

An on-site caretaker and weekly cleaning is included in the rental to ensure the property is maintained and guests experience a worry-free and pleasurable stay.

Spend your days relaxing in the private tranquil infinity pool overlooking the ocean, unwinding in the shaded hammocks or take advantage of the many recreational activities available nearby, including:

• horseback riding

• surfing

• stand up paddle boarding

• whale watching

• snorkeling

• watching and protecting turtles

• adventure tours

• swimming

• biking

• golf

• fishing

• bird watching

• canopy tours

• kayaking

• beach walks

• enjoying breathtaking sunsets

We invite you to make your perfect Costa Rican getaway a reality by taking advantage of the rare opportunity to stay in the only vacation rental on Playa Blanca.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Irvine (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Rare Find! Stay In The Only Beachfront Home On The Gorgeous Playa Blanca
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Alberta, Canada
5

Secluded, relaxing, comfortable property just steps to the beach

  • 5 of 5
My friend, her son and I stayed at this lovely property for 10 days and had a wonderful time. Costa Rica is a beautiful, welcoming country, and we had a relaxing time walking on the empty beach a hundred yards from the back deck, snorkelling in the calm waters, cycling to the local stores for supplies, or driving the coast. Idyllic!

My favourite thing to do was to lie on my back on the gradual slope of the swimming pool after sunset, looking up at the amazing 3D constellations (no light pollution), listening to the frogs and toads serenading one another in the bushes as I sipped my wine! We didn't do much "tourist" stuff so I'm not qualified to recommend local attractions. However, the Hotel Iguanazul (half a mile south) had a pleasant bar, good food and an entertaining cohort of "local" ex pats and guests who have been coming to the hotel for so long they seemed like family! Nearby towns also had nice looking restaurants, but we couldn't extract ourselves from the serenity of Casa Andy long enough to explore them, and we rarely found the need to leave the property, except to stock up on groceries and wine! Saw lots of surfers on nearby Playa Junquial.

The house is spacious and well equipped, with two extremely large bedrooms on opposite sides of the main room (which comprises the kitchen, dining and living room); a good sized patio; two private decks off each bedroom; driveway within a locked front gate; a caretaker's cottage immediately adjacent to the main building. There are a couple of bikes and a BBQ for use.

The decor is simple and somewhat rustic, but pleasant, comfortable and uncluttered. The whole house has been recently painted and refreshed. The kitchen is well equipped, and the beds very comfortable. The AC worked well in the bedrooms (fans only in the main room), although we didn't need to use the AC much.

I was surprised that it was not more humid, that there was not more rain, and that there were not more insects! Apart from the occasional scuttling land crab, the resident iguana (he enjoyed sunning himself on the driveway in the morning) and the toads (night time) I didn't see much wildlife and barely any insects!

One recommendation: you definitely need a car if you want to see more of the countryside. This property is a little remote, a little isolated (part of its charm from our perspective), but you should be aware that there are few amenities within walking distance. The taxi from the airport cost approx. $100US.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Charleston, SC USA
5

AN UNBELIEVABLE COSTA RICAN TREASURE!

  • 5 of 5
This was the 2nd time my husband and I traveled to Costa Rica, but this time we brought the family!!! Laura, David, and Bob helped make our stay at Casa Andy one that we will never forget. This beautiful house was perfect for our family: my husband, myself, my mother-in-law (77 years old) and my two boys (2 years old and 18 years old). We started off each morning playing in the ocean which was composed of many lava tide pools which contained colorful fish and amazing rocks and shells. The afternoons and evenings were spent relaxing in the infinity pool that overlooked the ocean. The house was close to Hotel Iguanazul, which was a great place to get dinner and a drink, and to the estuary for some peaceful fishing. Laura put us in contact with a local fisherman from Playa Largato for a fantastic fishing charter. Did I mention that the fisherman put on a show for us by feeding his "pet" crocodile? We will definitely be returning to Casa Andy!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Los Angeles, CA
5

Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent 5 days down at Casa Andy and it couldn't have been better. The house was great, the pool was amazing, and the location is incomparable. Steps to an amazing beach which seems like your own private white sand paradise. The location of the house is very private but within close proximity to a nice hotel and local markets. The house itself is very spacious, clean, and has all the modern amenities. There was 9 in our group and it did not seem crowded at all. Laura and David were extremely nice and very accommodating with anything we needed. They made it feel like our own residence. Thank you for a great time!!! Can't wait to get back. Mike and Gaby
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Los Angeles, CA
5

Perfect House in a Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5
We highly recommend Casa Andy if you are staying in this area. The owners, Laura and Bob, were very accommodating. They were in constant communication with us from the time I inquired about their home, to payment of property, getting directions a few weeks before we arrived, all the way until the end of our stay...and I learned that this is extremely important in preparing for a vacation. They emailed or called back within 1-2 days every time.
Casa Andy is the only home right on the beach at Playa Blanca. We were 2 families and Laura graciously accommodated us all. We stayed here for 4 nights. The house comfortably fit us all even though it has just 2 bedrooms. Both bedroom were spacious, each had its own bathroom and air conditioning. The house was equipped with WiFi which was extremely important for the teens. The kitchen was well-stocked with all the dishware and cookware. The back patio had 2 tables seating 4 each which was perfect for us as we enjoyed eating our meals out there. The pool was the perfect temperature for everyone, especially the kids who were constantly in there for hours every day. And the hammock really propelled us to vacation mode! The house is just 50 steps to the beautiful Playa Blanca where we watched the most incredible sunsets while sitting in tide pools at low tide. Hotel Iguanazul is just a 3 minute walk on the beach where we enjoyed happy hour while watching the beautiful Costa Rican sunsets.
Our families can't say enough about this house and the owners. Laura told us this was the first time she rented it thru VRBO as it was always intended for just family and friends. If she doesn't rent it out to non-family members, our 2 families really lucked out. If she decides to rent it out thru VRBO, I guarantee, you will certainly luck out!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to share our Costa Rica getaway with others who enjoy the property and amenities in the area. Pura Vida!!
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Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Spacious Home with Privacy and steps from the Ocean!

  • 5 of 5
We had the opportunity to stay in this spacious home near Playa Junquillal in April.While we were 1 couple we found the house to be well designed with each bedroom on either side of the home for privacy. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom along with sliding doors to a small private deck with an ocean view.The ocean is steps away and it felt like we had our own private beach at times. If you want to relax this is the place to be! You have the option of going for a swim/snorkle in the ocean or if you prefer there is a beautiful infinity pool to take a dip in. It has an ocean view too! The hammock as mentioned in the previous review was a great place to read or have a siesta! You can walk for miles on the beach at low tide and if you like shelling, there are lots! We also got to witness a couple of turtle hatchings...what an experience! There is a hotel and a few great restaurants near by if you don't feel like cooking. This is a very diverse area with something for everyone!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Nashville, TN
5

Amazing House, Beautiful Pool, Magic Hammock

  • 5 of 5
The minute I walked into this house I felt a sense of calm. It is a very special place. The pool is incredible. Walk to the beach. You'll never be as relaxed as you will be in this hammock. A great place. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Liberia (LIR) International Airport
Nearest Beach
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended

This area offers an abundance of activities or the perfect relaxing getaway. There is fabulous snorkeling at low tide and swimming at high tide directly in front of the property. There are several beaches strung together ranging from white sand to black sand perfect for a long stroll or beach combing.

Other favortite activities in the areas are horseback riding down the beach, biking the back roads, surfing, yoga, stand up paddle boarding, turtle tours.

If relaxing is your intention, you will enjoy the private pool and hammocks in the shade at the house or sunbathing at the deserted playa blancas steps from the house.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Playa Junquillal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Dry Season
Nov 16 2014 - May 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,400
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes All rates are quoted in USD and include weekly maid service, utilities, tax and onsite caretaker. 50% of total rents owing is required to confirm a reservation. The remaining rents owing and a $250 refundable damage deposit is due 60 days prior to the check-in date. If cancellation occurs 60 days in advance of the check-in date, 75% of rents paid will be refunded. $25/night/person for more than 4.
Payment is accepted via USD certified check/money order or credit card through Paypal. All Paypal transactions are subject to a 2.9% charge.
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Amenities

Playa Junquillal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • North Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom located in North master bedroom
    South Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom in South master bedroom
  • The private bathrooms are located in each of the master bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South Master Bedroom - 1 king , Spacious master suite with one king bed & bathroom
    North Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Spacious with 1 queen and 2 twin beds, bathroom
  • 2 very spacious bedrooms accommodate up to 6 people. Each room has a private bathroom and outdoor sitting area.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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