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Private oceanfront villa with beautiful beach, spectacular sunsets

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Newly renovated 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath vacation home sleeps 8-10

A newly renovated house located above a very private beach, Coco Flotante offers comfortable, elegant indoor and outdoor living spaces and magnificent ocean views.

Ocean breezes and the sound of surf fills a house that offers spectacular sunset views from every room. Eight to ten people can stay here very comfortably, but smaller groups will also find the home's intimate spaces welcoming and well-proportioned. The first floor offers two private master suites with king beds and en suite baths, plus a living room with TV, a well equipped kitchen, and a laundry room. On the second floor, a beautifully appointed bedroom with queen bed enjoys its own private floor-to-ceiling ocean views and shares a double vanity bath with the spacious twin bedroom down the hall. The bar and spacious lounge is ideal for watching sunsets.

The heart of the house is its beautifully landscaped outdoor living space, with large open air dining table, hammocks, ranchero, and intimate sitting areas just outside both of the two first-floor master suites. Relax in the infinity pool, nap in a lounge chair with palms rustling overhead, or retreat with drink in hand to a comfortable chair under the shade of the ranchero when the sun is strong.

The location is nothing short of spectacular, with unimpeded views of the Pacific and direct access to two beautiful beaches, which offer sand, surf, snorkeling, and a distinct lack of crowds.

Located little more than an hour from the airport in Liberia, or forty-five minutes from either Tamarindo or Santa Cruz, the village of Junquillal is easily accessible but not overly developed. You won’t find nightclubs and streets lined with shopping here, but if you’re looking for a laid-back, quiet, authentic setting with easy access to all kinds of options, you’ll love it. There are several excellent restaurants in the immediate area. Local tour guides can arrange horseback, zip line, or jungle river tours; and hiking, caving, birding, mountain biking, scuba diving, or deep sea fishing adventures. Just two miles to the north (a half hour walk on the beach) is the world class surf of Playa Negra. Surfing and stand-up paddleboarding lessons and estuary tours are readily available.

A five minute walk brings you to the long, flat expanse of Playa Junquillal and its Turtle Nesting Sanctuary, which has received global recognition. From the lawn of Coco Flotante watch for low tide at Playa Blanca and you’re only two minutes away from fantastic snorkeling. Palo Verde National Park is one hour from the house and Rincon National Park is two. One of Costa Rica’s finest golf courses is located a half-hour away at the luxurious Hacienda Pinilla.

The Spanish-speaking caretakers who live on the premises are friendly and attentive. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

More Details

Property Manager
Georgina Gordy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017

Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Pool - toilet , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Two master bedrooms, each with on suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Private oceanfront villa with beautiful beach, spectacular sunsets
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

A Very Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Coco Flotante was a great get away for our family. We traveled with 3 adults and 3 teenagers. We opted to hire a driver (TPV) from the airport instead of renting a car. The driver will stop at a larger grocery store on the way at a small extra cost. Our bilingual driver was very helpful and informative. We probably would've ventured out more if we had our own vehicle, but relaxing on the property and walking the beach was absolutely fine for us the majority of the time. A golf cart or even bikes would've been perfect! We walked (15 minutes) to Restaurante Lochita's for lunch one day and it was very good authentic Costa Rican food, clean and friendly. Next to Lochita's is a roadside fruit stand where we purchased the majority of our fruit. We walked to the small market a little further when we ran low on supplies. We ordered pizza delivery one night which would've been easier if we were more fluent in Spanish, but the majority of our order arrived and was good. Upon arrival we were all very pleased with the property. Basically the lower level has 2 master suites and the upper level (accessed by outdoor stairs) has 2 more bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The tap water is very good and we reused our water bottles for refilling and chilling, so no need to spend a lot on bottled water. They do not recycle at the house. The pool was a necessary hang out since Costa Rica was in the midst of their hot dry season. Gama and Maria kept the property and house looking great! The Hotel Iguanazul next door had a wedding one night where the music played a little late, but for the most part it was very quiet and on most days we could walk the beach and only see a few people. Be warned, the freezer wasn't working well the first day so we sent the girls over for ice at the hotel where they were charged $12 for a bag of ice. Not cool! We walked (45 minutes) north on the beach to Playa Negra and rented surf boards ($10/day). There's a shower to rinse off and an open bar/grill for cold drinks and lunch (Lochita's had much better food). Many of the excursions were too far away for our taste so we opted for a 3 hour ATV/zip line tour in Tamarindo (30 minutes north $65 each way for transport). The teens loved the tour. We probably should have planned a full day in Tamarindo (shopping/lunch/tour/dinner) to make it worth the transport cost. Scuba socks worked great when walking on the rough rocks to look at the tide pools. Bug spray and lots of sun screen are a must!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better experience at Coco Flotante. The property is in a great, quiet, location (but isn't too far from active areas like Tamarindo). The house itself is incredibly clean and has all the conveniences you would expect. The caretakers did an excellent job taking care of the property and it was nice to know they were right there if we needed anything (we didn't, actually). The a/c units in the bedrooms work great although we only used them at night. The beach is fun for exploring the tide pools and a great swimming/snorkeling area is just a few moments away. There are a lot of fantastic local restaurants like Mundo Milo and Lochito's, but the kitchen is set up in a way that makes it easy to stay in and cook your own food, too. We can't wait to come back sometime soon, hopefully!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

True paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just had the most wonderful five days as a family at Coco Flotante. The pictures don't do the house or property justice, and we were just floored when we arrived. The house was incredibly spacious and private for three couples, although we spent the majority of our time on the patio and in the pool. Maria and Gama were the house caretakers and were incredibly friendly and helpful, and Georgina was available to help us with questions about the area and food. This property is incredibly special, and we feel so grateful to have spent five days there. Would recommend this to anyone, and we hope to return as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Voted by our friends as "Our Best Vacation Ever"!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on VRBO are beautiful but this place is even more beautiful in person! We absolutely enjoyed every minute. Georgina and the grounds keepers were absolutely fantastic! The owner has kept this home in amazing condition. We felt right at home and comfortable. We liked the very large refrigerator and freezer, washer and dryer. This house is in a great location. Nothing is too close and nothing is too far away. Transportation is readily available. We are so happy that we didn't rent a car/van. The 10 of us made some wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was magnificent and the view was breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with the home and the location. It is a great layout to take a family or group of friends with outdoor living space and a lot of personal space. We would walk down the beach to snorkel and explore. We made a drive to the mountains which took about two hours but the relaxation the home provides is worth is all! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't lie. This is an incredible home to stay in during your visit. We had two families in our group and the set up was very conducive to allow for separate space for each family. The entrance to the upper level is by an outdoor staircase. There is a living, dining and bar area upstairs, with a coffee maker, mini fridge and glassware. The views are incredible from here with large windows that open up , but no screens. There is plenty of outdoor and indoor places to hang out and relax. We had some rain during our stay and were still able to hang out outside under the covered porch without getting wet. Our children were in the pool everyday. As well as the hammocks. The beach is very quiet and a fun place to look for shells and explore the tide pools. We went snorkeling and boogie boarding just off our shore line. Although just 10/15 min walk down the beach makes for better surfing waves and the sand is perfect for sand castle building. Easy enough location to get to and from the surrounding areas. Local eateries are close by and delicious. We did stop for groceries further north closer to Tamarindo, 25min. A great breakfast lunch spot just up the way 20 min on dirt road is the Beach Box. Adjacent is Lolas, which is a great beach area for surf and boogie board. They also have a Coconut drink guy. The other direction is the turtle beach viewing. Highly recommend if it is the right time of year. Make a day of it and visit Nosara during the day and stay for the night nesting tour. There are 3 canopy tour groups within a 1/2 hour. On site care taker was very nice and helpful when needed. (there is a small dog named Cheetah that hangs out- he was friendly and wasn't an issue with our group) House cleaner was also very nice. Both spoke minimal english. An incredible stay overall. Not sure how you would be disappointed if you stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Beach
Playa Junquillal, Playa Blanca, Playa Negra
Car: recommended

Local tour guides can arrange horseback, zip line, or jungle river tours; and hiking, caving, birding, mountain biking, scuba diving, or deep sea fishing adventures. Just two miles to the north (a half hour walk on the beach) is the world class surf of Playa Negra. A five minute walk brings you to the long, flat expanse of Playa Junquillal and its Turtle Nesting Sanctuary, which has received global recognition. From the lawn of Coco Flotante watch for low tide at Playa Blanca and you’re only two minutes away from fantastic snorkeling. Palo Verde National Park is one hour from the house and Rincon National Park is two. If you are passionate about golfing, one of Costa Rica’s finest golf courses is located a half hour away at the luxurious Hacienda Pinilla.

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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,920
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Week
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
Flat fee
 
 
Easter Week
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
Flat fee
 
 
Middle Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,290
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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