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Private oceanfront villa with beautiful beach, spectacular sunsets

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights

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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Private oceanfront villa with beautiful beach, spectacular sunsets
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Great property!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-Ventura Ca
5

Just returned from a stay in June 2016 .

  • 5 of 5

I have traveled to Costa Rica many times and this home is the nicest one I have stayed in by far.The house and the view is spectacular and every bedroom in the home is like a master suite. The view from the second floor is incredible and we saw many beautiful sunsets every night. We had howler monkeys visit the property and there were hundreds of butterflies of all different colors. The house is very well kept up and was cleaned everyday to perfection. There are wonderful beaches and restaurant's near by but we were also happy to have pizza delivered and just stay at the house because it is so fabulous. Georgina was a pleasure to work with and was available anytime I called to answer questions about the area. There are caretakers who have a home and live on the property but they really come around just when things need to be done and it was very private. The only bummer I can honestly say about this house was having to leave. If you want oceanfront this is your place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect vacation in the perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five and our friends (a family of four) just spent five days at Coco Flotante and even though we returned to beautiful Seattle spring weather, we are all very sad to be home! Coco Flotante is perfect in every way!

This house is the perfect location: The drive from Liberia is a quick 1 hour 20 minutes and a short drive up to Tamarindo (35 minutes) and VERY easy to get to. When you arrive, be prepared to be blown away by the beautiful and very clean house, the lovely decor and the amazing views from the spacious yard, pool and patio! The nine of us had plenty of room to spread out and even wished our friends (who had considered a last-minute trip) had joined us. There is SO MUCH ROOM in this house!

The kitchen is perfect for cooking and gathering. The kitchen is beautiful and well-stocked; there are plenty of glasses, flatware and tableware so even without a dishwasher, you won't feel like you're running out of supplies. The gas cooktop works well and the cookware is nice; I'm a kitchen snob, so this is saying something! We cooked all of our meals except for one. Plenty of cutting boards, knives, colanders, serving platters and bowls.

The pool and yard are perfect; we all enjoyed a morning coffee, an afternoon beer or an evening cocktail, sometimes apart, sometimes together and the area is so well-planned that whatever your mood, you would be accommodated. We'd relax in the hammocks, sit around the ottoman and talk, or laze in the pool to cool off. The stairway to the beach is brand-new. Morning walks to the beach were a nice bit of quiet time for the adults, or for groups of us mid-afternoon. The immediate beach area is rocky, but walking north you can hit Playa Blanca or you can walk south to Playa Junquillal. We tended to drive south to the turtle hatchery (there's also a bar there) and park so that the kids wouldn't be whining all the way back and so we could carry a cooler with drinks and snacks, but it is very walkable. The currents and tides are a little intense, but with the wide and deep sandbar, even small children can play in the waves safely. We enjoyed early mornings and late afternoon the best, resting in the middle of the day in the hammocks or in the pool.

The caretakers are perfect: Friendly and helpful and very responsive. Georgina was great to work with, friendly and responsive to any needs. Gama and Irene took great care of the house and grounds and are such sweet people. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Coco Flotante did not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home in an even nicer location. Everything about it was perfect. Easy access to essentially four beaches, each of which was sparsely populated (almost private). We enjoyed the sunset from the pool almost every evening, cause it was too spectacular to miss, and every night was spent sitting by the pool in the gazebo area. Our kids loved the hammocks, and the grounds were beautiful. The house has all of the essential cookware and appliances for cooking your own meals and the layout allows for views of the ocean from almost every room. Had the fortune of watching a troop of monkeys move through the trees right off the back of the house one evening (right about sunset). The restaurants close by were all very good and their service was excellent. Zip lining at Pura Aventura was one of the highlights of the trip...the guides were all so friendly and seemed to enjoy the experience as much as we did. SUP'ing through the local mangrove Estuary with Javier was also a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to release baby turtles on Playa Junquillal - none hatched while we were there - so I suppose we will have to do that on our next visit. Housekeepers were both great, and the property manager, Georgina, provided great recommendations of things to enjoy. In fact, there were several activities that we wanted to do but ran out of time, another reason to go back.

Will definitely stay at Coco Flotante during our next visit to CR. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,920
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
8 night minimum stay
$4,500
Flat fee
 
 
Middle Season
May 1 2017 - Jul 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
 
 
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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Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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