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Coffee with the Monkeys, Long Walks on the Beach, 5 Star Dining!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Playa Junquillal house description

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!

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Downstairs suite is handicap accessible, including the bathroom and shower....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Master Suite : 1 queen

    Master Bedroom opens up to screened in yoga room...moreless

  • Guest Sweet: 1 queen

    Highest quality mattress and attached luxury bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Locally Hand Made Teak bed with luxury mattress....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bathroom : toilet, shower

    There is space in this shower for 2 people!...moreless

  • Guest Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Beautifully tiled with glass block....moreless

  • Guest/Laundry Bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower

    Perfect for guests....moreless

  • Fully tiled, glass block, granite countertops make these bathrooms very inviting. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Enjoy the locally made one-piece Guanacaste table and locally made teak chairs!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms have conditioning. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet:

    available at a low cost...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    local calls ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee with the monkeys?...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen at it's best. All appliances including dishwasher and microwave. 2 cook stations!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection too!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Use what is there and donate what you don't use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steele and ice maker too!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane Gas. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 wide mouth toaster, fits bagels too....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Screened in yoga room attached to the master bedroom!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Fishing Boat excursions available nearby....moreless

  • Golf:

    Luxury golf course nearby in Hacienda Pinilla....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak Rentals available nearby....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Huge outside terrace with seating and hammock! Screened in Terrace with plenty of seating!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Clubhouse has beautiful outdoor grill area....moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The best pool you will ever be in. ...moreless

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter Week
Apr 11 - Apr 17, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
High Season - Nov - April
Nov 1 - Apr 30
3 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $3,750
Christmas Week
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
8 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.

•Last minute special rate available if check in is less than 14 days away. Inquire about last minute rates.

•$500 reservation deposit. Four hundred refundable up to 60 days before.

•Upon check in $250 cash damage/key deposit which is refundable at time of check out.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Amigos Bar & Grill
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Pinilla
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Amigos Bar & Grill
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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 and zumba. 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!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: 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.

Why Playa Junquillal:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!


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  • The most amazing pool you will ever find!

    The most amazing pool you will ever find!

  • A cooks delight!   or hire a chef!  Gourmet kitchen fully equipped!

    A cooks delight! or hire a chef! Gourmet kitchen fully equipped!

  • Master Suite - Bedroom opens to Yoga room. Wake to colors of the sunrise!

    Master Suite - Bedroom opens to Yoga room. Wake to colors of the sunrise!

  • Enough room for everyone to find a comfy place to relax!

    Enough room for everyone to find a comfy place to relax!

  • Luxury bathrooms... both for the guest suite and the master suite!

    Luxury bathrooms... both for the guest suite and the master suite!

  • Back of home with trails leading to the beach and the clubhouse!

    Back of home with trails leading to the beach and the clubhouse!

  • Open terrace, perfect for relaxing on the hammock!

    Open terrace, perfect for relaxing on the hammock!

  • Playa Junquillal.  Beautiful long beach with tidal pools on both ends!  Fishing?

    Playa Junquillal. Beautiful long beach with tidal pools on both ends! Fishing?

  • Bodysurfing at it's best.

    Bodysurfing at it's best.

  • Sunsets are amazing EVERY night and each night is different.

    Sunsets are amazing EVERY night and each night is different.

  • A great way to end the day!

    A great way to end the day!

  • Be a part of the turtle rescue project on Playa Junquillal & release the babies!

    Be a part of the turtle rescue project on Playa Junquillal & release the babies!

  • The front entrance way, passing our pineapple patch!

    The front entrance way, passing our pineapple patch!

  • Order fresh local fish, chicken or pork from the weekly truck that passes by!

    Order fresh local fish, chicken or pork from the weekly truck that passes by!

  • Open concept eating!  Enjoy fresh fruits, breezes and sounds of the jungle!

    Open concept eating! Enjoy fresh fruits, breezes and sounds of the jungle!

  • Guest Suite Bedroom.  Sleep with the sounds of parrots and monkeys!

    Guest Suite Bedroom. Sleep with the sounds of parrots and monkeys!

  • Breezy screened in sitting room overlooking green zones.

    Breezy screened in sitting room overlooking green zones.

  • Lap Pool, Kid's pool, lounging pool, whirlpool... who could ask for more!

    Lap Pool, Kid's pool, lounging pool, whirlpool... who could ask for more!

  • Fully equipped gym... including a/c.

    Fully equipped gym... including a/c.

  • Coffee with the monkeys!  Watch the babies learn how to jump trees!

    Coffee with the monkeys! Watch the babies learn how to jump trees!

  • The parrots always have lots to say!

    The parrots always have lots to say!

  • Horseback riding along the beach and the mountains!

    Horseback riding along the beach and the mountains!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 11/11/2014
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