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Playa Venado Ocean Front Beach Villa with Pool,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ocean Front property, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, private setting, gated secure property, seconds to beach, and SPECTACULAR SUNSETS. If your looking for all of the above and MORE, you will be pleased with your choice in staying at our beach home at Playa Venado. Accommodations are nicely suited for a small family, 2 couples, honeymoon, anniversary, or that much needed romantic get away.

We are about an hour and 1/2 from LIR (Liberia, Costa Rica) with great connections from Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Charlotte, Denver, L.A. Dallas, etc. Most major carriers have LIR as a destination. Good connections from Europe as well, with flights into LIR and SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica).

Your day will start early, sunrise and sunsets are about 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. We are located about 8 degrees North latitude, which makes for the minimal sunrise/sunset deviation through out the year. Our weather makes a perfect fit for a winter get-a-way whether for a week or several months. It is our summer when it is winter in North America and Europe. We typically have a mini summer in June, July and August. There can be an occasional rain shower, which makes the flora beautifully green. Our North American summer months are a perfect time for a summer get away or a vacation with children.

If you like to fish, bring a surf rod and reel for an enjoyable morning of fishing in front of the house. You can also charter one of the local off shore fishing vessels and try your luck at catching Marlin, Sails, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Roosters and many other game fish that migrate thru our Costa Rician waters.

Spend your days at our pool, on the beach or do some exploring on a day trip from the house.

There are many restaurants only minutes away if the chef in your group or family requests a morning, afternoon or evening out of the kitchen. Our community is laid back, we do not look for, nor see disco lights among the stars. Our sunsets are looked forward to each evening. You'll enjoy socializing, talking about your days experiences and activities. Sunset is always a good time to make plans for tomorrows outings or excursions with family, friends or newly meet acquaintances. Most locals, and tourists a like, watch the sunset with their favorite beverage at one of our sunset bars. You may prefer to watch and enjoy a quaint sunset from our veranda at the house, enjoying a quiet evening pool side with your family and friends. What a perfect time to prepare the 'catch of the day'. If your looking for nightlife, Junquillal is not for you.

Our grounds keepers arrives each Monday between 8 or 9 a.m.. They work for about an hour so their presence is as minimal as possible and yet making sure the grounds are meticulously kept. Our pool is cleaned and treated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week by Osvaldo. He typically arrives mid to late morning and is at the pool about an hour. The grounds and pool staff have keys to the main entrance gate, so do not be alarmed with their presence.

We limit the number of occupants in the house to 4. If you are a larger group, we do have condos for rent, and have 2 side by side available for larger groups. Our condos are about a 10 minute walk form our beach house. They can accommodate 6 people each. Please bring your own pool/beach towels, we request the house towels remain in the house. We have a WiFi connection for your internet convenience. The house phone will work for all incoming calls, local and abroad. However, out going calls are limited to calls placed inside Costa Rica. If you need, or have the possibility of needing to call out of Costa Rica, use a free App on your smart phone. SKYPE and WhatsApp are a couple of good suggestions for your long distant communications.

Due to the uniqueness of the property, we require a 5 night minimum stay. 50% of the rental amount is due to hold and confirm your reservation in advance of your stay. The remaining 50%, in addition to the $300.00 cash refundable damage deposit is due on or before the day of your arrival. If we are notified that you wish to cancel your reservation 90 days or more prior to your arrival date, we will refund 50% of your reservation deposit. If a cancellation request is received less than 90 day prior to your arrival date, no refund will be issued. We will make every attempt to re-rent the property, in either case. If the property is re-rented for any portion of the cancelled rental period you had reserved, you will be refunded that portion of your reservation deposit. Refunds will be issued less any processing fees associated with the cancellation. We require a cash $300.00 refundable damage deposit at check in. Your $300.00 deposit will be refunded not less than 10 days after check out, providing there is no damage to the home, it's furnishings, or the property and is returned to the owner or owner's agent in a reasonable 'lived in condition'. Our property manager, Barbara, will advise you as to how she requests the home to be returned to her. Check out is 10 a.m., allowing our maids ample time to prepare the home for our next guests. Check in is 2 p.m. unless early arrival and late departures are arraignments in advance. Barbara is minutes away, and will assist you with any questions or needs. Due to some flight schedules with late evening arrivals into LIR (+/- 9:00 p.m.) and early morning departures from LIR (+/- 7:00 a.m.) we request your check in to be no later than 6:00 p.m. and your check out to be no earlier that 7:00 a.m. We recommend your arrivals and departures, to and from LIR, to be early afternoons. The afternoon arrival and departure times are the most convenient for you and Barbara. If your scheduling require late evening arrivals and early morning departures from LIR, special arrangements will have to be made with Barbara.

I've had several questions regarding the property. The house and pool are private. Our pool is NOT shared with any other property or residence. Ocean swimming is always at your discursion. Some days there area lazy rolling of waves making swimming conditions perfect. Other days the in coming waves can be larger and more suited for surfing.

We are confident our Beach Home will be everything you expect it to be, and are sure you will enjoy your stay at our little piece of paradise. Hopefully we have a chance to meet you at sunset!!


Bud & Lori

Keywords: Costa Rica, beach front, ocean front, home, pool, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 4, Playa Junquillal, Playa Venado, Villa.

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Bud and Lori Dean
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Bud and Lori Dean

Lori and I have been coming to Costa Rica since 1998. We return annually for several months at a time, and enjoy the company of our many local friends as well as our friends that visit, as we do, each and every year.

Bud and Lori Dean purchased this villa in 2004

Why Bud and Lori Dean chose Junquillal

We purchased our beach lot a few years after our first vacation to Costa Rica. As the years went by, and our ability to stay several months at a time increased, we then built our beach home. To this day, it has a very special spot in our hearts. It is a constant reminder of the numerous unforgettable memories of vacationing and visiting Costa Rica. We hope you have an opportunity to visit and enjoy this 'special' destination as well.

What makes this villa unique

Our lives have truly taken a 180 degree turn since we started visiting Costa Rica. You too will relax and enjoy 'our' beach. Lounge in and around our pool and read that book you have been putting off because you just can't seem to find the time for it. Watch the spectacular sunsets and enjoy the company of new found friends. The relaxation you will receive is well deserved, and as your departure day fast approaches, you will wish your stay could be longer.

We look forward to your return..


Bud & Lori


Junquillal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) futon (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Playa Venado Ocean Front Beach Villa with Pool,
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at Playa Venado villa after 3 night in LaFortuna seeing the sights at the volcano and rain forest. The pictures of the villa are very accurate. The villa is very nice with two large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small living room and small kitchen with all of the normal amenities.

We enjoyed the privacy that this property provides for a much needed vacation away from the stress and fast pace of work. Of course we enjoyed the beautiful warm weather as well!! The villa is clean, safe and well appointed. While the villa is great and the beach with amazing sunsets is awesome, this location is not for everyone.

Playa Junquilla is a sleepy little surfing town right on the ocean. There are not many restaurants or activities that are obviously available. If you are expecting paved roads, lots of night life and activity vendors on every corner, this is not your spot!

Quiet and out of the mainstream are the features that we LOVE in a vacation place! Playa Junquilla is out of the way, quiet, safe and perfect for exploring on our own! We ate at four very good restaurants. All were very good to excellent. Who can be disappointed with fresh fish for dinner every nightl!

The drive from Liberia was pretty easy. We took our time with a stop in Santa Cruz for groceries. The last 5 miles (apprx) is gravel road. I would recommend a car as there is little public transportation and the villa is a mile or two from the main area of town. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at this lovely villa and town was amazing! We enjoyed the villa, the beach, the sites, and the people of Playa Junquilla. The book of recommended restaurants, tours. attractions, etc provided by the owners was excellent. We loved every minute of our stay and look forward to returning! Thank you for a wonderful vacation get away!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the beach, the pool, and much more. We took many walks on the beach which was always amazing! There were great neighbors and we were never bored. It is a great property and it was very very safe! It was the best vacation ever! The only downside was that there was construction going on all day, every day which made it hard to hear the waves and we were not informed about this before we came. But, we didn't mind it that much.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oconomowoc, WI, USA

Comfortable, Quiet and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed at Bud & Lori's house with another couple and absolutely loved it! We like our privacy, and that is what we got. But the property manager is close by if we needed anything and any provisions (grocery, gas, etc.) is not far away either. The house was perfect for us 4, we spent numerous hours by the ocean and in the pool. It was a bonus when we saw turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs at night! I highly recommend this house, it's a gem!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenny, Glad you enjoyed your stay, it is a wonderful spot for a relaxing vacation. Yes the house is perfect for 2 couples or a special vacation for a small family or a single couple. I hope you have a chance to return in the very near furture. Bud
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A beautiful property in the perfect quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Costa Rica for our first time in November 2013 and stayed at Bud and Lori's home in Playa Junquillal for a week. The house was perfect for our small family (2 adults and one young child). It was clean, with all appliances and equipment in working order and well maintained. The location is close to several restaurants, activities and a short drive from cities. The best feature of this property is the exceptionally well maintained yard, pool and the gorgeous beach. We spent several hours each day in the ocean and the pool. All communications with the owners and interactions with their property manager were easy, professional and clear. The property manager went out of her way to receive a delivery of late arriving luggage for us, which we very much appreciated. The neighbours were lovely. We enjoyed everything about our vacation in Guanacaste and at this beautiful home and would recommend this rental to anyone (small families or groups) looking for a quiet, slow paced, restorative vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, beatiful and relaxing house on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Holy Week in the house with my family and a couple of friends, we had a great time! The house, eventhough is not very big, its very confortable and is equipped with all you need to spend your vacations.

The beach, just steps away, is spectacular, a great surfing point and ideal for long and relaxing walks.

I totally recommend this house for families and groups of friends looking for a nice and private spot to spend the holidays!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you have a chance to return in the very near furture.. Bud Dean
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Nearest Beach
Playa Venado
Car: recommended

We are located about 20 minutes from the World Class Golf Course HECIENDA PINILLA. If your a golf enthusiast, you'll undoubtedly spend several days on this course!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

We prefer a personal check for the rental payments. PayPal, Credit Cards or On-line booking payments are excepted. However we reserve the right to add any transaction fees, associated with using these forms of payments to the rental amount. For our non U.S. guests, any additional International transaction fees will be added to the rental amount. FYI, on-line bookings through the web site is offered. However there is a fee associated for using their service. If you decide to use this payment option, please review the fee associated with using their service. A 13% local lodging tax is included in the rate.
Rates are currently $225.00 per night in our dry season, November 15th thru April 30th and at $200.00 per night in our green season, May 1st. thru November 14th. These rates are scheduled to increase slightly from time to time to off set raising costs. Rates are for up to a party of 4. Contact us for a long term rental quote and rates for families of up to 6 people. We reserve the right to cancel a reservation for any unexpected reason and a full refund will issued with in 7 business days. Our Beach Villa is currently for sale. In the remote event a showing is requested, you will be given a minimum of 24 hr. notice for a showing. Every attempt will be made to work around your schedule. A showing of the house will be brief and will include our property manager for your personal property concerns. We do have a security alarm and cameras system, there are NO cameras inside the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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