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Coffee with the monkeys, long walks on the beach, 5 star dining!

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Junquillal House Rental Photos and Description

3BR Luxury Vacation Home close to the beach!

Casa Del Bosque (House of the Forest) is situated in Guanacaste’s premier environmental community, Tierra Pacifica.

It is located within walking distance of Playa Junquillal and is near the end of a paved road providing quick access to Santa Cruz or the international airport in Liberia.

The home sits on an oversized lot surrounded by green areas. Trails from two corners of the property will lead you to the beach access or to the extensive club house which has cascading pools, a modern fitness facility, tennis court and hot tub. Morning Yoga and Zumba are offered twice a week in the club yoga room. Mile of trails will thrill even the most avid hiker. In fact, one third of the community is designated as green zones which provide an unparalleled experience with nature. Coffee with Monkeys is almost a daily occurrence.

There is a beach nearby for every occasion. Playa Junquillal, a blue flag beach, is a few minutes away and is one of the longest volcanic sand beaches in Costa Rica. It is incredible for walks, and has a coveted surf break at high tide. Playa Avellenas and the famous Playa Negra, featured in endless summer II, are ten minutes up the road. Playa Blanca, a quintessential white sandy beach, is moments away for snorkeling.

Our home is newly constructed with 3 bedrooms, 2 (1/2) baths, and an artistically tiled outside shower for after the beach. The large cooks’ kitchen has custom teak cabinets complimented by Italian granite counter tops, an island, 2 sinks, and stainless steel appliances and is the hub of the home. The main terrace, dining room, and screened living room radiate out from the kitchen. Upstairs is the owner’s suite with a bedroom(a/c), screened yoga room, full bath, and the “get away” room, a smaller room with a day bed and flat screen TV(a/c) for a cool afternoon movie.

The guest suite is off the main 30 foot terrace and includes a/c, teak bed, and luxury bathroom.

All beds and mattresses are of the highest quality providing the best possible sleep after your day in paradise. An ample laundry room with washer and dryer and ½ bath is just inside from the outdoor shower and gardens.

The home was designed to integrate with the outside environment and the natural surroundings. Windows and doors were designed to capture sight lines and cross breezes. Consequently the home remains cool and comfortable throughout the year.

A short walk from the home you can be at the Tierra Pacifica commercial center where you will find a grocery store, Amigo’s restaurant, a doctor, and the local veterinary clinic. There are many amazing restaurants nearby ranging from typical Costa Rican dishes to French cuisine. Please respect and enjoy Costa Rica’s natural resources and radiant people!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Kim and John Frigault
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Kim and John Frigault

We have been exploring Costa Rica for the past fifteen years and we always returned to Junquillal for the quiet beaches, interaction with nature and the local smiling faces. We owned a ranch in a town called Venado just south of Junquillal with horses and cattle but when the opportunity presented itself we jumped at being a part of Tierra Pacifica Estates. We divide our time between working the summers in Vermont as Park Rangers and relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Casa del Bosque.

Kim and John Frigault purchased this house in 2011

Why Kim and John Frigault chose Guanacaste

Being from the forest we felt most comfortable in the incredible and diverse dry tropical forest of Guanacaste. Casa del Bosque literally means house of the forest. The trees that surround our home are majestic primary growth that supports an incredible amount of wildlife. In the dry season the trees blossom with intense colors of yellow, orange and reds that always make me pause. The community Green Zone virtually surrounds this property which insures privacy and an unparalleled experience with nature. You will not find a better place to view monkeys as we continue to support their corridor with special plantings. Just about every morning we wake, up brew some quality coffee, and sit on the terrace and watch the monkeys and diverse bird population begin their day.

What makes this house unique

Upon arriving you will immediately notice how open and cool our home is. Each area of our home takes advantage of cross breezes and sight lines. Staying in the tropics is about integrating with the outside environment so there is plenty of outside space both open and screened. Casa del Bosque is centrally located in the community so it is an easy 5 minute walk down a trail from the corner of our lot to the really amazing Club Arbol which has cascading pools, a lap pool, a complete fitness facility, yoga room, hot tub, Wi Fi, and tennis court. Down another path you will be on the beach trail and in fifteen minutes walking on one of the most serene beaches in Costa Rica. Most nights the sound of the surf will gently lull you to sleep.

The kitchen was designed for multiple chefs with long granite counter tops, a large island and two sink areas. Buen Provecho! You will love this house!


based on 10 traveler reviews

Coffee with the monkeys, long walks on the beach, 5 star dining!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely satisfied with the accommodations at Casa Del bosque. It is a super great house, fantastic setting, and plenty of amenities. We are so thankful to have been able to stay here. All the wildlife, the pools, the staff, so great. We can't wait, to return to Junquillal.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 4 of 5

Property is in a great location be prepared to see all kinds of animals.. all the guards were great very friendly and helpful Jose,Jesus, Gil, and Alfonso they were always ready to help. Georgina the property manager stopped briefly after we had checked in. The house is very nice and comfortable the only thing I think could be a little better was housekeeping after our arrival there was lots of dead bugs like the place had not been swept and I had to re wash most of the dishes and even some of the linens I took off and washed..overall I thi o the owner has the place very well maintained and has everything you can possibly need very well stocked kitchen, We cooked all the days we were there and never fwlt like there was anything else needed... You will get to see all lots of Monkeys, iguanas and little critters, we also had a tarantula and Jesus was very nice and came and took it away, they say they are never around but there was rain a day before and sometims come out, or it just wanted to welcome us... Wpuld definately stay here again and would reccomend it

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Essex Junction, VT

This place is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! The house was gorgeous and beautifully situated in the tranquil forest just a quick walk from the beach and the pool. The grounds are beautiful! So many wonderful plants and animals to see, from the iguanas sunning on the rocks to the monkeys swinging from the trees. We had such a wonderful time relaxing and spending our days walking the beach, exploring the grounds, eating local fruits and dishes, and drinking cocktails on the patio in the evening. It was the perfect non touristy area, but there are many fun adventures and amenities close by. There are several restaurants tucked away nearby and the local supermarket is just at the end of the road. We went zip lining and surfing, which were both close by, but I think what we loved most was just getting to relax, slow down the pace of life, soak in the sun and the good vibes! My teenage son said it was his favorite vacation we've ever taken and we will definitely come back again! I would recommend this spot to anyone who is looking for a serene and beautiful get away!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, VT, USA

Great Place for doing Everything - - or better yet - - nothing!

  • 5 of 5

As the other reviews say, this place is fantastic for a very broad range of activities, adventures and sightseeing around Costa Rica. But for me, the most remarkable thing about the property is how enjoyable it is to do the little things.....a quiet and nearly solitary walk to the beach, a quick swim in the pool, a short stroll to the SuperMercado, a cocktail with friends on the veranda and, yes, a sip of coffee with the howler monkeys moving from tree to tree. I have been lucky enough to travel to many of the world's finest tourist destinations but I have never relaxed better than I did at Casa del Bosque. An amazing sense of privacy and tranquility. Can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire, USA

My third stay at Casa del Bosque

  • 5 of 5

I keep coming back to Casa del Bosque. There is no other place I would rather be when I visit Costa Rica. The ambiance is relaxed and peaceful. There are frequent opportunities to watch monkeys travelling in their tree corridors, or hanging upsidedown while eating. Colorful birds are everywhere in the forest and pelicans dive for fish in the shallow water at the beach. Junquillal beach is easy to walk or bike to, and many times you have the beach to yourself. There are numerous other beautiful beaches nearby, and all have unique characteristics.

I love the pool in Tierra Pacifica, when I want to swim in fresh water surrounded by beautiful trees and plants, or workout in the lap pool. The gym is fully equipped and air conditioned, and pleasant for workouts.

When I feel like having a nice dinner, the kitchen is a pleasure to work in. If eating out is on my agenda, I can choose from several excellent restaurants close by.

To me, Casa del Bosque is home away from home. I can't imagine a better place for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING vacation. The house was the perfect home base for our 2-week stay in Costa Rica. We were greeted with some wonderful welcome gifts – fresh fruit and snacks – perfect after our long journey there. Beautiful accommodations, comfortable beds, perfect kitchen – we loved everything about it. My favorite aspect of the house was the screened in porch, where we finished our evenings listening to the beautiful night sounds of Costa Rica, sometimes even lucky enough to fall asleep to the sound of a storm. The house provided luxury accommodations in the middle of nature – the perfect combination.

Club Arbol was incredible – the pictures don’t even do it justice. The pool is three levels – kids’ pool, main pool with infinity edge and lap pool, plus a covered area with a table/seats built into the pool where you can enjoy drinks. And – of course – a giant hot tub. We spent every evening in the pool night swimming and watching the bats dine on mosquitoes – very cool. It was hard to get my 4-year-old son to leave each night. You can also have them set up the grill to use, so you can dine poolside. There is also a fitness center located right next to the pool – very convenient.

Kim and her property managers Brenda/Brian were so incredibly helpful. They were constantly available to answer our questions and provided so many great tips – including dining recommendations for Villa Deveena (a Michelin quality meal - don't miss it!). They even provided beach towels for us so we didn’t have to pack them.

As for the country – I can’t say enough about it. We explored many of the beaches – Playa Conchal being our favorite. Also, we visited Rincon de la Vieja – for fewer than $20, we were able to do an amazing hike, swim under a waterfall and see the many boiling pots surrounding the volcano. Such a cool adventure. We also loved just stopping in the sodas and markets to check out local offerings and meet new people.

Thank you Kim for sharing your amazing home! It was so hard to leave, but hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Amigos Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Amigos Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Junquillal
Car: recommended

There are so many things to do within 30-45 minutes from our home. Everything mentioned above and in our pictures, plus zip lining, boat touring on an estuary, tubing, native pottery village, a 5 star cooking school, bat caves, yoga. We even have local fish/meat trucks that come by every week with fresh fish and organic chicken, not to mention eggs, yogurt, cheeses, etc... Your vacation could be as relaxing or as adventurous as you want. Or maybe a little bit of both!


Rates & Availability

Junquillal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season May- Nov
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season - Nov - April
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rates
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 3
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Middle Season
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Junquillal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , There is space in this shower for 2 people!
    Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautifully tiled with glass block.
    Guest/Laundry Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower , Perfect for guests.
  • Fully tiled, glass block, granite countertops make these bathrooms very inviting.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Master Bedroom opens up to screened in yoga room
    Guest Sweet - 1 queen , Highest quality mattress and attached luxury bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • This guest suite bedroom is spacious and comfortable. Opens onto the large terrace overlooking the gardens. Air conditioned and quality, high power fan over bed. Enjoy sleeping on high quality mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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