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Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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Description

Junquillal Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Plumita Pacifica, on one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and pristine beaches.

Can you beat this value? $95 PER NIGHT!!! (or less depending on length of stay) to be right on a secluded, romantic beach in paradise!!! Click on the video that is on my website and you’ll see what I mean.

VRBO may have calculated the rates differently than I do, in the area where rates are shown for your stay, because my RATES ARE LOWER if you stay 8 or more nights. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PRICE/RESERVATIONS INFORMATION in the email I have or will reply to you in to avoid the confusion that may be caused by their calculations. The VRBO system only calculates rates on a weekly (7 days) or monthly basis whereas mine gives you a lower rate for 8 more nights. For example, if you want 8 nights they will charge you $95 for all 8 whereas my actual charge would be $90 per night for all 8 nights. Please see the rates schedule posted below.

And don't be confused by the calendar you see because... I have two identical apartments, as you'll see in the video. So if the calendar shows your dates as reserved just ask me if the other apartment is available.

In the following descriptions I’ll tell you, briefly, as much as I can but here’s the real secret… they say a picture is worth a thousand words… I believe a short video may be even better. To view my little piece of paradise visit my website and click on the video.

Peace and quiet, romance and solitude all just outside your door. Step outside your comfortably and completely furnished apartment right onto a beautiful, pristine and gentle beach. Look to your left, look to your right and you’ll see nothing but more pristine beach!

Relax under the coconut palms or play in the surf. The beach slopes so gently in front of your apartment you can walk out past the breakers and still touch sand while enjoying the calm and warmth of the water. Or, if you’re the adventuresome type, surf in one of Costa Rica’s prime surf locations about 200 yards up the beach.

For your enjoyment and comfort a complete one bedroom apartment was created for people who want more out of life than a whirlwind tour of Costa Rica. Stroll on the beach, play and swim in the warm water, pick a coconut, get a nice tan, watch the pelicans fishing in the surf (maybe try it yourself), or just sit on your patio in a beautiful setting and relax to the lulling sounds of the ocean and be delighted by beautiful sunsets, flowers, and scenery.

The apartment is air conditioned, has lots of light, a complete and fully equipped kitchen, queen bed with elegant linens to snuggle into, a nice modern bathroom with marble countertops and a big shower with a great shower head. Or use the outdoor shower after enjoying the beach.

But most importantly, a spectacular ocean view. Step outside and you are on the beach!

Activities abound in and around Playa Junquillal. You’ll have an activity guide in your apartment to reference which will tell you about activities and restaurants, all within an easy walk.

Reservations & Rates

Thank you for choosing Plumita Pacifica. The rates for your stay in paradise are based on two people, staying two nights minimum (three nights recommended), and $25 for each additional guest (over 2 years old) per night.

$50 surcharge for one-night stays with prior permission; waived if only single nights are available.

A deposit of 50% of your total anticipated stay, including tax, is required to reserve an apartment. The balance is due upon arrival. We cannot hold a reservation without a deposit.

High Season Rates effective 12/1/2015 (December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2016)

1-7 nights, $95 per night

8-30 nights, $90 per night

31- 59 nights, $85 per night

60- 90 nights, $80 per night

91 or more nights, $75 per night

Low Season Rates effective 12/1/2015 (September 2016 & October 2016)

1-7 nights, $85 per night

8-30 nights, $80 per night

31-90 nights, $75 per night

91 or more nights $70 per night (must include both September & October)

All of the above prices are subject to a 13% tax.

Check in time is from 3:00pm to 6:00pm; check out time is 11:00am. Please let us know your anticipated arrival time. Please call or email if you need to make special arrangements.

If you must cancel your reservation, we will return your deposit, minus a 15% processing fee if it is more than 60 days from your original arrival date. Less than 60 days notice to cancel, but more than 30 days from your original arrival date, 50% or your deposit will be returned. For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your full payment will be forfeited.

Keywords: Apartment

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Gary Davis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Gary Davis

Having been raised in Alaska, I began to seek out a warmer paradise. After many trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean I thought I’d take a look at Costa Rica. Wow! It’s prettier than both and far more interesting with its incredible eco-diversity. The part of Costa Rica in which I chose to build Plumita Pacifica has the exact climate of Hawaii, same temperatures, humidity and breezes but more tranquility and natural beauty. The people are warm and friendly and the country has been a stable Democracy for 100 years and is in the “emerging country” phase of its transition to a developed nation. So considering all the positives I knew I had found my paradise and learning Spanish was a welcome challenge. So here I am, enjoying my little piece of paradise, with the opportunity to share it with those who would like to sample the “pura vida” lifestyle. When you visit my website you'll see everything you're looking for in terms of living accommodations in the video. What you won't see is the fact that everything else you need is a literal stone's throw from Plumita Pacifica. Even though I have a very unique location in that it has all the romance that a secluded little paradise has to offer, I'm very close to a well stocked market and several nice restaurants as well as many different tour/tourist options, as you will see when you explore my website.

Gary Davis purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Gary Davis chose Costa Rica

I chose this part of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste because it’s the driest part of the country and in many ways reminded me of parts of California that I love. It’s not just all dense jungle. There are many open spaces with clumps of trees and jungle covered hills in the background. Guanacaste is cattle country. I frequently see a cowboy driving his cattle and in fact occasionally must proceed very slowly in my car while he moves them off the highway. I love the rural flavor of the place. And the "rainy season" is my favorite part of the year. It's not all monsoon as the term implies... it starts around May 15 and ends around November 1 with the average day starting out with blue skies, fluffy white clouds and 3 or 4 days out of the week, in the afternoon, it will cloud over, maybe rain a little, then the next day starts out with blue skies again.

Alaska is quite undeveloped and my childhood was spent in a remote location where there were very few people and Guanacaste often “takes me back” to those peaceful days. And yet from Plumita Pacifica I have access to a wide variety of vacation and entertainment attractions, as you will see when you visit my website.

What makes this apartment unique

Here’s what is so unique about the location of Plumita Pacifica. From the property you see no other structure. You step out onto the beach, look to your left, look to your right and you see nothing but more pristine beach… no houses, no condos, no structures of any kind and usually no people. And yet Plumita Pacifica is within a few minutes walk of restaurants, a market and tour facilities. So you get this feeling of being in this romantic little place in the middle of nowhere with a view of the beautiful Pacific through the coconut palms and yet you have everything you need nearby, just out of sight!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

Gary was a wonderful host... went above and beyond to make us comfortable. Even took time out of his day to coordinate the changing of both of our flat tires on our rental car! The long stretch of perfectly sandy beach felt like it was our own personal playground. It was the perfect place to end our 2 week vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenkins... thanks for the great review! :-)
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5

Just returned from paradise .....

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful stay at Plumita Pacifica. If you are looking for a tourist town and glam, stay elsewhere. What you get here --- only 2 hours from the Liberia Airport --- is the most beautiful 2-mile beach to yourselves and total relaxation. If you absolutely must go to Tamarindo LOL, it is only about an hour away. The roads though ..... UGH. There are restaurants within walking distance. We highly recommend Sylvia at the neighboring Hotel Castillo Divertido for a mangrove estuary kayaking tour. She was fabulous. We also used TPV for a riverboat animal tour, lunch and stop in Guaitil, where pottery is made. The pottery was incredible. I dare you to leave without buying any! The nice thing about TPV is they pick you up and bring you home. Again ... those roads!

Gary's description and photos are pretty much right on. It is a beautiful, quiet setting and most everything you need is there. Bring shampoo, soap and beach towels though, as they were not provided and stores are not close. The bed was super comfortable, but not the furniture in the main sitting area. A great shower is important at a beach place and you get two - indoor and outdoor! The wi-fi is great ---- we used it to log into work and also to watch movies. Totally reliable and a huge plus, since it got dark about 6PM.

We had lots of sun and beach time and the best thunder/lightning/rain storms!! Gary is a very nice man who genuinely lost Costa Rica -- and full of great information on the local area. I would highly recommend a trip to Gary's Plumita Pacifica!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim & Jeff... thanks for the nice review... I"m smiling because I think you meant to say "loves" not "lost" Costa Rica.
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Pelham, NH
5

Quiet Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I could not have been happier with our choice of accommodations. Gary runs an excellent little slice of heaven right on the beach. His description and videos of the property are exactly what you get. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. If you are looking for tennis courts, a pool, widescreen TVs, and the full spa treatment, this is not the place for you. If however you are looking for la pura vida, this IS the spot. I can definitly see us staying here on a return visit to Costa Rica, I just hope it isn't too far in the future. As for Gary's recommendations on a tour company, trust me, the folks at TPV couldn't have put together a better day of tours. Wonderful way to explore the area. Several nearby restaurants as well, but glad we had a rental car for easy of getting around. Hasta Luego!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul & Judy... Thank you for the nice review. I look forward to your next visit.
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4

Fabulous vacation

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 9 wonderful days at Plumita Pacifica and loved every minute of it. Gary was an exceptional host, giving us our space and privacy once he gave us the run down on the casita, restaurants and local events. The mini casita was the right size and less than 30 yards from front door to beach. Picnic table, lawn/beach chairs and a hammock are just a few of the perks you will find at Plumita Pacifica. Playa Junquillal is a beautiful beach that wasn't crowded or dangerous. Gary recommended a local company to handle all of our commutes and excursions which made our trip memorable. We felt comfortable enough to ride the local bus into Playa Tamarindo for the day. We participated in releasing 86 baby Olive Ridley turtles back in to the ocean with the Verde Azul Turtle Sanctuary. Ohhhh, the sunsets, words can not describe what we saw. It is a ritual you will find yourself doing every evening. Much thanks Gary, for sharing Plumita Pacifica with us...we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stella & Bill... Thanks for the nice review! Gary :-)
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at Plumita Pacifica. If you are looking for the busy resorts, with a lot of people this is not your place. If you are looking for a gorgeous stretch of beach with no other people on it, then we would highly recommend. Gary has great rental units, they are safe and right on the beach. We love Playa Junquillal it is one of our favorite spots in CR. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie & John... Thanks for the nice review! :-)
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5

Already Planning to Return

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing week at Plumita Pacifica and simply fell in love with Playa Junquillal. Gary is a wonderful host and has the BEST location on the beach. If you are looking for great waves, long walks on a quiet and incredibly beautiful beach, and a place to kick back and relax you have found your paradise! Gary directed us to all the local dining spots which we really enjoyed (and had no problem walking to since we didn't rent a car). He also hooked us up with a local company who shuttled us to and from Liberia Airport and coordinated our rafting and ziplining excursions. It was a perfect week! Thank you Gary!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison & Scott... thank you for the wonderful review! :-)
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Liberia
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
bar Junquillal
Nearest Golf
15 Metres
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
many nearby - all within a short walk
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
in your front yard
Car: not necessary

Eco-tourism opportunities abound

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Rates & Availability

Junquillal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
$665
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

VRBO may have calculated the rates differently than I do, in the area where rates are shown for your stay, because my RATES ARE LOWER if you stay 8 or more nights. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PRICE/RESERVATIONS INFORMATION in the email I have or will reply to you in to avoid the confusion that may be caused by their calculations. The VRBO system only calculates rates on a weekly (7 days) or monthly basis whereas mine gives you a lower rate for 8 more nights. For example, if you want 8 nights they will charge you $95 for all 8 whereas my actual charge would be $90 per night for all 8 nights. Please see the rates schedule posted under the "description" heading.

For children under 2 (two) years of age there is no additional fee.
When there are more than 2 (two) people i put an extra queen size bed in the apartment.
A well stocked market is close-by.

If you must cancel your reservation, we will return your deposit, minus a 15% processing fee if it is more than 60 days from your original arrival date. Less than 60 days notice to cancel, but more than 30 days from your original arrival date, 50% or your deposit will be returned. For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your full payment will be forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Junquillal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size air bed that sets up like a normal bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
hammock and hammock style beach lounge chairs... enjoy them on your patio, or in the shade of a coconut palm, or right in front of the water.

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