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Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Plumita Pacifica, on one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and pristine beaches.

Can you beat this value? $95 PER NIGHT!!! (or less depending on length of stay) to be right on a secluded, romantic beach in paradise!!! Click on the video that is on my website and you’ll see what I mean.

VRBO may have calculated the rates differently than I do, in the area where rates are shown for your stay, because my RATES ARE LOWER if you stay 8 or more nights. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PRICE/RESERVATIONS INFORMATION in the email I have or will reply to you in to avoid the confusion that may be caused by their calculations. The VRBO system only calculates rates on a weekly (7 days) or monthly basis whereas mine gives you a lower rate for 8 more nights. For example, if you want 8 nights they will charge you $95 for all 8 whereas my actual charge would be $90 per night for all 8 nights. Please see the rates schedule posted below.

And don't be confused by the calendar you see because... I have two identical apartments, as you'll see in the video. So if the calendar shows your dates as reserved just ask me if the other apartment is available.

In the following descriptions I’ll tell you, briefly, as much as I can but here’s the real secret… they say a picture is worth a thousand words… I believe a short video may be even better. To view my little piece of paradise visit my website and click on the video.

Peace and quiet, romance and solitude all just outside your door. Step outside your comfortably and completely furnished apartment right onto a beautiful, pristine and gentle beach. Look to your left, look to your right and you’ll see nothing but more pristine beach!

Relax under the coconut palms or play in the surf. The beach slopes so gently in front of your apartment you can walk out past the breakers and still touch sand while enjoying the calm and warmth of the water. Or, if you’re the adventuresome type, surf in one of Costa Rica’s prime surf locations about 200 yards up the beach.

For your enjoyment and comfort a complete one bedroom apartment was created for people who want more out of life than a whirlwind tour of Costa Rica. Stroll on the beach, play and swim in the warm water, pick a coconut, get a nice tan, watch the pelicans fishing in the surf (maybe try it yourself), or just sit on your patio in a beautiful setting and relax to the lulling sounds of the ocean and be delighted by beautiful sunsets, flowers, and scenery.

The apartment is air conditioned, has lots of light, a complete and fully equipped kitchen, queen bed with elegant linens to snuggle into, a nice modern bathroom with marble countertops and a big shower with a great shower head. Or use the outdoor shower after enjoying the beach.

But most importantly, a spectacular ocean view. Step outside and you are on the beach!

Activities abound in and around Playa Junquillal. You’ll have an activity guide in your apartment to reference which will tell you about activities and restaurants, all within an easy walk.

Reservations & Rates

Thank you for choosing Plumita Pacifica. The rates for your stay in paradise are based on two people, staying two nights minimum (three nights recommended), and $25 for each additional guest (over 2 years old) per night.

$50 surcharge for one-night stays with prior permission; waived if only single nights are available.

A deposit of 50% of your total anticipated stay, including tax, is required to reserve an apartment. The balance is due upon arrival. We cannot hold a reservation without a deposit.

High Season Rates effective 12/1/2015 (December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2017)

1-7 nights, $95 per night

8-30 nights, $90 per night

31- 59 nights, $85 per night

60- 90 nights, $80 per night

91 or more nights, $75 per night

Low Season Rates effective 12/1/2015 (September 2017 & October 2017)

1-7 nights, $85 per night

8-30 nights, $80 per night

31-90 nights, $75 per night

91 or more nights $70 per night (must include both September & October)

All of the above prices are subject to a 13% tax.

Check in time is from 3:00pm to 6:00pm; check out time is 11:00am. Please let us know your anticipated arrival time. Please call or email if you need to make special arrangements.

If you must cancel your reservation, we will return your deposit, minus a 15% processing fee if it is more than 60 days from your original arrival date. Less than 60 days notice to cancel, but more than 30 days from your original arrival date, 50% or your deposit will be returned. For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your full payment will be forfeited.

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More Details

Owner
Gary Davis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Gary Davis

Having been raised in Alaska, I began to seek out a warmer paradise. After many trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean I thought I’d take a look at Costa Rica. Wow! It’s prettier than both and far more interesting with its incredible eco-diversity. The part of Costa Rica in which I chose to build Plumita Pacifica has the exact climate of Hawaii, same temperatures, humidity and breezes but more tranquility and natural beauty. The people are warm and friendly and the country has been a stable Democracy for 100 years and is in the “emerging country” phase of its transition to a developed nation. So considering all the positives I knew I had found my paradise and learning Spanish was a welcome challenge. So here I am, enjoying my little piece of paradise, with the opportunity to share it with those who would like to sample the “pura vida” lifestyle. When you visit my website you'll see everything you're looking for in terms of living accommodations in the video. What you won't see is the fact that everything else you need is a literal stone's throw from Plumita Pacifica. Even though I have a very unique location in that it has all the romance that a secluded little paradise has to offer, I'm very close to a well stocked market and several nice restaurants as well as many different tour/tourist options, as you will see when you explore my website.

Gary Davis purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Gary Davis chose Guanacaste

I chose this part of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste because it’s the driest part of the country and in many ways reminded me of parts of California that I love. It’s not just all dense jungle. There are many open spaces with clumps of trees and jungle covered hills in the background. Guanacaste is cattle country. I frequently see a cowboy driving his cattle and in fact occasionally must proceed very slowly in my car while he moves them off the highway. I love the rural flavor of the place. And the "rainy season" is my favorite part of the year. It's not all monsoon as the term implies... it starts around May 15 and ends around November 1 with the average day starting out with blue skies, fluffy white clouds and 3 or 4 days out of the week, in the afternoon, it will cloud over, maybe rain a little, then the next day starts out with blue skies again.

Alaska is quite undeveloped and my childhood was spent in a remote location where there were very few people and Guanacaste often “takes me back” to those peaceful days. And yet from Plumita Pacifica I have access to a wide variety of vacation and entertainment attractions, as you will see when you visit my website.

What makes this apartment unique

Here’s what is so unique about the location of Plumita Pacifica. From the property you see no other structure. You step out onto the beach, look to your left, look to your right and you see nothing but more pristine beach… no houses, no condos, no structures of any kind and usually no people. And yet Plumita Pacifica is within a few minutes walk of restaurants, a market and tour facilities. So you get this feeling of being in this romantic little place in the middle of nowhere with a view of the beautiful Pacific through the coconut palms and yet you have everything you need nearby, just out of sight!

Amenities

Junquillal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size air bed that sets up like a normal bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
hammock and hammock style beach lounge chairs... enjoy them on your patio, or in the shade of a coconut palm, or right in front of the water.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
Scottsdale
5

Great location to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to spend the last few days of our honeymoon. Thank you Gary for being such a wonderful host. Your recommendations for food were spot on and we could not have been happier staying at your property. Location to the beach is incredible and I hope my husband and I can make it back to Costa Rica to spend even more time there!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara & Ryan... Thanks for the great review! I hope to see you maybe when you celebrate an anniversary! :-)
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Eugene, Oregon
5

Couldn't have been a better location!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accommodations! Loved the quiet and virtually private beach. Gary couldn't be a nicer, friendlier guy. Thoroughly enjoyed our chats and learning about the area. We can't wait to go back to Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve & Ava... thanks for the nice review and I'm looking forward to your return visit! :-)
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Fair Grove, MO
5

On a beautiful deserted beach, comfy little condo, delightful host

  • 5 of 5

Gary is a great host, friendly and full of information. The condo is small but has all the space and equipment two people need, very clean and neat, comfortable queen bed, big shower with rainfall head, efficient kitchen with spices and olive oil and coffee, cool a/c, big windows with a view of the beach, outdoor shower, chairs for the beach and front porch, beach front right out the door, lots of palm trees, hammock, surfing a short walk down the beach, lava tidal pools and tiny mangrove swamp a little further down the beach, lots of crabs and shells, warm ocean water, basically a slice of heaven. A grocery store and several nice little restaurants are a short drive or 10 minute walk away. Make sure you eat at the Eco Lodge at least once - dine on a balcony with a view of the surf and fantastic fish and chicken dishes at reasonable prices, great smoothies too.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve & Ava... Thanks for the great review!... I look forward to your next visit.
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5

Piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Gary is the perfect host....the place is simply beautifull, right on the beach, near good restaurants, face to the sunset, quiet, just far enough from the touristic beaches, nice to have long walk on the beach and do a nice jog on the road or on the beach. You feel like your are at home, the small grocery store is clean and you can find almost everything you need...A peace of paradise....We will be back for sure. Only one thing négative, we have to come back home one day..

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gilles & Chantal... Thank you for the nice review... I'm looking forward to your return to paradise! :-)
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Golden, Co and Hillsboro OR.
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Our 10 day stay was much more than what we expected! The cabina is exactly what you see in the pictures and on the video. The grounds are kept up beautifully. And yes you really are just a few steps to be on the beach. Gary, the host, is just that. He welcomed us at our arrival, showed us around and was very helpful with any requests we had during the stay. Selfishly I hate giving a 5 star as I'd like to keep this hidden piece of paradise quiet:) However that is not fair to Gary. Thank you Gary for the absolute best tranquil vacation ever! See you soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy & Ron... Thanks for the great review! (and glad you decided not to keep it a secret :-)
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5

perfect getaway for 2 in paradise

  • 5 of 5

The description online says it all - Paradise Right on the Beach! We stayed for 6 nights and wished we could've stayed longer. The apartment was perfectly stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen, the bed was comfortable, and the entire place was clean and well-kept. The pictures online don't quite accurately depict how close you are to the beach - it's RIGHT there and the soothing sound of the waves never stopped! I could stare at the ocean and those sunsets all day, every day. Gary was hospitable, polite, friendly and available for any questions we had during our stay. We were not disappointed and most certainly would like to make a return trip to Playa Junquillal one day.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emily & Ed... Thanks for the great review! :-)
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Liberia
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
bar Junquillal
Nearest Golf
15 Metres
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
many nearby - all within a short walk
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
in your front yard
Car: not necessary

Eco-tourism opportunities abound

Photos

Rates & Availability

Junquillal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
$665
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

VRBO may have calculated the rates differently than I do, in the area where rates are shown for your stay, because my RATES ARE LOWER if you stay 8 or more nights. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PRICE/RESERVATIONS INFORMATION in the email I have or will reply to you in to avoid the confusion that may be caused by their calculations. The VRBO system only calculates rates on a weekly (7 days) or monthly basis whereas mine gives you a lower rate for 8 more nights. For example, if you want 8 nights they will charge you $95 for all 8 whereas my actual charge would be $90 per night for all 8 nights. Please see the rates schedule posted under the "description" heading.

For children under 2 (two) years of age there is no additional fee.
When there are more than 2 (two) people i put an extra queen size bed in the apartment.
A well stocked market is close-by.

If you must cancel your reservation, we will return your deposit, minus a 15% processing fee if it is more than 60 days from your original arrival date. Less than 60 days notice to cancel, but more than 30 days from your original arrival date, 50% or your deposit will be returned. For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your full payment will be forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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