Casa Juliana: Renovated Oceanview Villa, Playa Junquillal, Guanacast

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Last updated: 09/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Juliana is a privately owned villa located on a hillside in beautiful Playa Junquillal (pronounced hoon-key-yal), a tranquil village located in the northwestern Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Golf, tennis, fishing, swimming, surfing, secluded beaches, snorkeling, and incredible tropical vegetation and wildlife ensure a fantastic vacation, with something for everyone in this unspoiled oasis.

Playa Junquillal is conveniently located 36 km-40 minutes from Tamarindo, if you are seeking a little night life, and only 15 km-20 minutes from the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (an 18 hole championship course on the gold coast of Costa Rica), if golf is your game. You are also steps away from practicing that backhand on the tennis court located at the next-door Guacamaya Lodge (small court fee), many excellent local restaurants, a local turtle sanctuary, and outstanding horseback riding.

The village of Junquillal remains unspoiled, a haven for those looking to spend their precious leisure time on the road less traveled. Local Costa Ricans (Ticos), as well as international ex-patriots from around the world welcome travelers with a warm hospitality seldom experienced in the whirlwind of the "real" world.

Taste the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants within walking or easy driving distance of the villa or create your own gourmet experience at home by yourselves or with the help of an available local chef. Soak in the ocean views from the second floor balcony or enjoy 'un refresco' (cold drink) at the beautiful wooden bar on the screened in great room on the first floor terrace. Listen to howler monkeys in the trees or watch iguanas laze in the sun. Stroll 300 yards/meters to the pristine local beach. This and more awaits your arrival to this Costa Rican paradise.

Casa Juliana is a private villa that comfortably sleeps up to 13 people and is located on an over an acre of lush, tropical gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The four bedrooms are spacious and airy, and each is equipped with an individually controlled AC unit and ceiling fan. Equipped with 3½ bathrooms, the villa can easily accommodate 2 families. From the second floor terrace to the barbecue grill with a surrounding bar and seating area, the house is architecturally beautiful, crafted from local stone, ceramic tile, and native hard woods.

Master suite: Located on the second floor, this loft-style bedroom has a king-sized bed, a full bathroom with a shower, a large sitting area with two futon sofas that covert to double beds (perfect for families with small children) and a private terrace, complete with hammock, small bar area, and comfortable teak porch furniture. This room has a flat screen TV, DVD player, and DVD library.

Bedroom 2: Located on the first floor with a private entrance from the terrace, this bedroom has a queen bed and a private full bathroom with shower.

Bedrooms 3 and 4: Also located on the first floor inside the main house, these bedrooms are adjoined by a large, full bathroom with shower. Bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds and bedroom 4 has a twin and a double bed. Both of these bedrooms have grand windows looking out onto lush tropical vegetation and palm trees.

Kitchen: The kitchen is equipped with a spacious fridge and freezer, electric stove and oven, microwave oven, cooking utensils, dishwasher, all needed cooking appliances, and tableware for up to 13 guests.

Screened terrace: The large screened terrace has a magnificent bar for informal breakfasts and lunches or for a rejuvenating cocktail at the end of the day. This 850 square foot (85 square meter) great room includes a teak dining table & chairs, and comfortable couches and lounge chairs for informal socializing. This terrace opens onto a stone patio area furnished with teak lounge chairs surrounding the pool area.

Rancho and BBQ grill: The terrace also adjoins an open air rancho-style shelter housing a BBQ grill that is surrounded by a 360 degree wooden bar with comfortable bar stools for visitors to socialize with the chef as he/she prepares lunch or dinner.

Pool: A beautiful 30 square meter glass tile swimming pool and convenient outdoor shower with hot water directly adjoin the terrace and rancho.

Rates: Rental rates are based on an occupancy of 9 people or less. A $25/night surcharge will be applied for each additional person over 3 years of age. Maximum occupancy is 13 people. Groups of high school/college students are strictly prohibited.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage


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

    minimum of 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is restricted to outside areas around pool and patio and second floor balcony only....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    has bathroom and shower shared with bedroom 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Has bathroom and shower shared with bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Has full bathroom and shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Has private entrance, full bathroom and shower...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Futons located in master suite...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms


  • Stereo:

    Available for guests. Bring connecting cords for an iPhone, etc....moreless

  • Television:

    TV and DVD player for DVD viewing only. No cable or satellite available....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 100 DVDs for use...moreless


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


  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Great sunset views over the Pacific from the second floor balcony of the house...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Large teak dining table and chairs with cushions...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Super quiet air conditioners located in each of the 4 bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    for use by Casa Juliana guests only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi is available and free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New high quality bedding and linens for all bedrooms...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking area for 2-3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom, beach and pool towels provided for guests...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer for use by Casa Juliana guests only...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi is available and free...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Updated, fully equipped kitchen for cooking and entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Furnished with comfy teak furniture. Has a hammock and small bar area....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    BBQ grill covered by a rancho style gazebo. Seating around BBQ on teak stools...moreless

  • Golf:

    Hacienda Pinilla is a professional course located 1/2 hour from the house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Local kayak tours of the mangrove lined estuary are available upon request...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally landscaped tropical gardens surround the house. There is a part time gardener to maintain the gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Next door is a tennis court with very reasonable rental rates. Rackets also available there....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Comfortable pool with surrounding lounge chairs...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season - 1
Aug 15 - Nov 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,400 $3,000
High Season - 1
Nov 16 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,300 $7,200
Christmas Week
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2016
7 night min stay

New Year's Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

High Season 2
Jan 3 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,300 $7,200
Easter Week
Apr 8 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

High Season 3
Apr 16 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,300 $7,200
Middle Season - 1
May 1 - Aug 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,000 $6,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13%


refund policy: if confirmed reservations are cancelled more than 60 days in advance of the rental 50% of the initial payment will be refunded. For cancellations made less than 60 days of the rental, prior payments will be refunded only if the house is rented to another party for the same rental period.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/12/2016
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Pinalla
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Hotal Guacamaya
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Junquillal

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My husband Michael, brother, Chris, and I are very close and this vacation home adventure has only brought us closer. Since he lives in Denver, and we live in Pittsburgh, Junquillal is the perfect meeting spot for us to get together. We are both very into sports (he's into golf whereas I and my husband are consummate tennis junkies!), so we always have a game of frisbee or wiffle ball going on at the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Junquillal, Costa Rica:
We purchased this home to get away from the crazy pace of everyday life. We are able to get down about several times/year and are never ready to leave when our time ends. It is tucked away, yet easily accessible from the airport in Liberia (and with the new airport going in, we are expecting more flights options!) as well as adventure outings like canopy tours and horseback riding (my personal favorite. I go every time I am there. Erika is great, her horses beautifully cared for and there is nothing quite like a canter on the beach).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Casa Juliana is definitely a 'home away from home'. Watching the sunset, playing games on the terrace and lounging in the pool are daily rituals. The villa is perfect for extended family gatherings. We have had several couples and their families stay here for weddings. One of our favorite jokes is complaining about how crowded the beach is getting if we happen to see a lone beachcomber!

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Junquillal, Costa Rica #102255

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