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Woodbox is our home in Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The home was developed by a locally renowned architect and has been uniquely designed to blend into the local flora.
Upon entering the grounds you will be entering a paradise within a paradise. The tranquil rock garden leads directly to a set of glass doors into the home. The home has been designed with sweeping glass windows and doors throughout, providing plenty of sunlight in all the living areas.
The four bedrooms are set up as follows: -Bedroom one is on the first floor of the home and has a luxurious queen-size bed. The room has its own private terrace and en-suite bathroom. (There is an additional half-bath located on the first floor) -Bedroom two is located on the second floor of the home and it also has both a king-size bed and its own en-suite bathroom -Bedroom three is on the second floor and has two queen-size beds. This room has its own bathroom and is ideal for either a kids room or for a group of friends! -The master bedroom encompasses the entire third floor, along with its own en-suite bathroom and private balcony. The room is absolutely stunning and has views of the Pacific Ocean!
The first floor is a central gathering area for all members of your family or group. The gourmet kitchen has been thoughtfully laid out and includes a five-burner stove top as well as a convection oven. A special bonus is the wine refrigerator for the oenophiles! The dining area has a large, rectangular table with benches to accommodate up to ten people eating at the same time. The family area has a comfortable seating arrangement along with a 46' Sony LED/LCD flat-panel television and Samsung stereo system. Bring your iPod or IPhone to plug into the stereo!
Just off the central gathering area is another set of glass doors leading out to the pool area. The entire group will end up hanging out here, as many of your meals will be prepared on the outdoor barbeque and also because the pool is located in this area. The pool area also has an outdoor shower to for a quick rinse either before going into the pool, or after. For a quick meal, the Iguanazul is just across the street.
Across the road is the beach and the Pacific Ocean. Swimming, surfing, snorkeling are all activities which can be pursued here and more than likely there won't be anyone else around!
Recreational activities abound in Costa Rica and there are many things to do either within a short drive, or for the more adventuresome the volcanoes are a few hours drive away. Please contact us for tours, atv rides, zip lines, and horseback riding.
Person signing the contract must be a minimum of 18 years of age and legally able to enter into a contract....moreless
The second floor bedroom has been set up with two queen beds with children specifically in mind. (The room has it's own bathroom) The pool is designed for families to enjoy the water together, and especially those families with younger kids without having to worry about the surf at the beach....moreless
King size beds (3) Two of the bedrooms include king beds, each room with it's own en-suite bathroom, Queen size Beds (2) One room has two queen beds, ideal for kids or friends and the room also has it's own en-suite bathroom. The ground floor suite has a queen-sized bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa with pull-out queen bed is located in the large gathering room in the main part of the home. There is a half-bath located in this part of the home....moreless
Located to the side of the family room on the 1st floor...moreless
A locally renowned architect who designed the home has taken special care to develop an eco-friendly yet very modern home. The home is designed much differently than other local houses, having a brighter, more open feel. Our home is designed to be family-friendly, with one room having two queen beds and a pull-out sofa in the main gathering space on the first floor of the home. The home has been equipped with surfboards, snorkeling gear and bicycles to use during your stay. An outdoor shower is available to rinse off after a day of surfing or relaxing at the beach!...moreless
Be sure to bring your iPhone to plug into the stereo!...moreless
46' Sony LED/LCD TV in family area/40' Toshiba LED/LCD TV in Second floor queen room/LED/LCD TV in Master Suite...moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Our home is located directly across the street from the beach at Playa Blanca. (The beach is uninhabited most of the time!) The views from the house are partially obstructed by foliage, however the ocean sound and gentle breezes are enjoyed at the house. Playa Junquillal is a small (100 people) beach community with plenty of activities to do, including surfing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, snorkling, and boogie boarding. There is a supermarket within a 15 minute walk and many restaraunts and bars in the area. The tropical jungle location of the home provides access to wildlife, including Howler Monkeys and close proximity to giant sea turtles. ...moreless
The back side of the home has panoramic views of the valley and hills....moreless
Near The Ocean
Pacific Ocean views from both the second foor balcony and third floor master bedroom. The views are partially obstructed by foliage....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Our dining table seats up to ten people. There are three barstools and two high chairs also available....moreless
Seating for 10 people
Each of the four bedrooms have individual air conditioners. The main room in the villas is fully air-conditioned....moreless
Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including five-burner stove top, oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, and dishwasher. For the oenophiles a wine refrigerator is also located in the kitchen!...moreless
(2) Wonderful balcony on the second floor comes with comfortable seating to enjoy the Pacific breezes and partial ocean views. The master suite on the third floor has it's own private balcony facing North with unique views seen from nowhere else in the home!...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Covered deck with seating area is adjacent to the pool...moreless
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Entertainment Area
Outdoor Grill Gas
Porch / Veranda
Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
Wonderful pool where friends and families can hang out and barbecue together....moreless
Master bathroom with beautiful jetted tub and open stand-up shower stall!...moreless
Regular 2015 Apr 5 - Nov 28, 2015 7 night min stay
High 2015 Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015 7 night min stay
Christmas Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015 7 night min stay
New Year's Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016 7 night min stay
High 2016 Jan 2 - Mar 19, 2016 7 night min stay
Easter 2016 (Semana Santa) Mar 20 - Mar 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Regular Mar 27 - Nov 26, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Wildlife abounds in this part of the country!! Howler monkeys travel through this area in the evening hours. Leatherback turtles lay their eggs on Playa Junquillal September - March. Many types of exotic birds nest in this area. Other types of activities are available, including tours of the country, zip lines, horseback riding, atv's, and restaurants/nightlife are a thirty minute jaunt to Tamarindo. There are also secret gems in the area, including local 'sodas' and full-service restaurants serving everything from wonderful local Tico meals to unbelievable (one of the best meals we have ever experienced!) continental cuisine.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are an active family who has enjoyed travelling to Costa Rica for many years. We have worked in the hospitality industry for our entire careers and understand what our guests want when travelling to this very special part of the world.
Why the Owner Chose Playa Junquillal: We have had a dream for many years to own a home in Costa Rica. After many visits to different parts of the country, we landed on this very special home on Costa Rica's Gold Coast. The home is far enough away from everything that you feel like you are getting away from it all, yet there are amenities within a short walk or drive from the home.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our home is the ideal location for an unforgettable vacation in Costa Rica. World-class (famous!) surfing is only steps away. Fishing, horseback riding, and zip lines are a short drive away. Hiking and bike riding are right outside the doors of the home. The Pacific Ocean is steps away and world-class surfing spots are located all around the home.