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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Kim and John Frigault
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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!


Junquillal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Coffee with the monkeys, long walks on the beach, 5 star dining!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Relax, enjoy, rewind in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 weeks in an absolutely incredible house. Had I only realized how many amenities were there, I could have arrived with just one carry on. The view was incredible from all angles. The weather was extremely hot, a fact which was easily forgotten under the breeze of the overhead fans in all areas including the terraces. Meal prep and cleanup were made simple in the super efficient kitchen with gourmet island in the center. I could have gone 2 days and not sat in the same area or chair twice. The short walk to the pool and gym allowed for time to relax but yet recharge. Nature was everywhere, whether it was iguanas by the road or monkeys in the trees. It was truly a whole different world. I felt totally safe there and can't wait to return. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to experience the finer things in life.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying here and I will definitely be back again. It's beautiful and tranquil and a great get away. The house is stunning and immaculate and private, yet close to the beach and the pool.

The area is great for all kinds of travelers. It's secluded and relaxing, but close enough to areas that are more populated so you can enjoy some tourist activities, such as zip lining or surfing. I would recommend this place for your next vacation for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great quiet location in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Super tranquil location, the only noise you hear are the monkeys. The kids had a blast

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quiet and private with all amenities and close to all activities! It was PERFECT for our family!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had 10 glorious days staying at John and Kim's serene, spacious, and beautifully appointed home in the jungle at Casa del Bosque, in Tierra Pacifica. We woke up to the funny and highly entertaining Howler monkeys and did yoga on one of two screened porches among a canopy of trees with exotic birds. Highly and delightfully distracting! The two acre property is completely private from anyone traveling by in the gated community and we felt very safe both at home and when we left the home. We had easy access from the house through tended paths to get to the beach (10 minute walk) or the clubhouse which included infinity pools/hot tub/exercise room. We explored many of the Pacific Coast beaches and all had soft sand and were clean and relatively deserted. I took 3-4 mile daily runs on the beach closest to the house and there were never more than a handful of other people nearby - nothing like the crowded resorts we've stayed at in the Caribbean where you have to stake out your chairs early in the morning to get your own space! We chose to stay primarily local as we loved the house and beach nearby, but traveled a few days with my daughter and a friend to take them surfing at Playa Negra and Avellena. We all had a great time and found the waves to be perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers. Nola's Restaurant in Avellena was particularly nice as they had hammocks and chairs we could relax on while the kids surfed. Our local beach was perfect for body surfing and boogie boarding! We mainly cooked meals at home as the grocery stores within a half hour had everything we wanted at reasonable prices and the kitchen had everything we needed. There are excellent restaurants nearby, several within easy walking distance. One day we ventured up north of the airport to take in a day of adventuring which included horseback riding, Class 3 tubing, Zip-lining, and relaxing in natural warm pools with a beer in hand at the end of the day. We know Kim and John's house is for sale and were stunned at the very reasonable asking price! We couldn't imagine the house selling for less than $1-2 million in similarly stunning Caribbean locations. Thank you John and Kim for providing this peaceful home where I had my best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful community edgeless pool and clubhouse. Security gate with security 24/7. Spacious "open concept" house filled with high-end amenities that you expect in the US. Screened in porches where you may enjoy your coffee with the monkeys... There's a restaurant and small grocery store right next door. The road leading to the property is a dirt road that could get sketchy after heavy rains, so you may want to consider a truck or 4x4, but not required. If we go back to the area, will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • 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:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
High Season - Nov - April
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rates
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 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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