About the property
- Condo1450 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4, up to 6 with 2 small children on futons
Villas Venado is a newer condominium project a short 150 meters walk to two of the most spectacular beaches in all of Costa Rica, Playa Junquilla to the north and Playa Venado to the south. Junquillal (hoon-key-yell) is a small Tico village with several restaurants, grocery, liquor store, sport fishing, horse back riding, and plenty of sight seeing right out your door. You may want to play a round of golf, which is 30 minutes away at Hacienda Pinilla. Your day will start early, sunrise is around 6 a.m. daily. Take a quiet walk on the beach looking for shells or other sea life before you depart for your days excursion, or just relax at the condo utilizing our spacious pool. Enjoy your favorite beverage, as the sun sets, which is about about 6 p.m. daily. The remainder of the evening can be spent at one of the local dining establishments or prepare your meal in the modern kitchen at your condo. The catch of the day will undoubtedly be one of your favorites whether you catch it your self surf fishing, on one of the local off shore charters or purchase a nice fillet from the fish truck that makes stops in our area weekly.
Villas Venado is a locally owned condominium with 8 luxury homes. The owners/builder have been at Playa Junquillal for many years. We want to offer you the best vacation possible. Come and visit a piece of paradise! If your lucky, you may see a turtle hatch at the JUNQUILLAL TURTLE NURSERY. Thanks to our local education and awareness programs, the turtle population has started to rebound. Playa Junquillal and Playa Venado are both turtle laying beaches for both Ridley and Leatherback turtles. We're all excited seeing the numbers of turtles returning to our beaches continuing to increase. It is easy to relax and enjoy life in Junquillal, no wonder a large percentage of visitors return each year. If you need a lot of entertainment and night life, Junquillal is not for you. Our condominiums are intended for our owners and our renters, The common grounds, including our swimming pool, are not to be used by renters guests. Please follow our "Rules for Renters & Guests" hand out that will be given to you at check in regarding our common grounds.
We believe our 2 bedroom condos are nicely suited for 2 couples, or a family of 4. With additional sleeping on futons, a family of 5 or 6 can be accommodated. Contact us for any additional charges that may apply for parties of 5 or 6. We also have unsold furnished or unfurnished condos available for sale. Please contact us for further details. We do offer owner financing, and will entertain any reasonable offer. Come spend some time with us at Playa Junquillal, you will not regret your visit. More pictures upon request. Contact us for special long term rates.
We also have a 2 bedroom 2 bath private Beach Villa available. If your looking for the perfect romantic get away, honeymoon, having a special family vacation, or a 2 couple get away, look no further. Our DREAM VACATION BEACH VILLA awaits you!!! Please contact us for additional information and pictures.
Bud or Lori Dean
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 1, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice place, but bad experience!
The place is nice and spacious but we had a bad experience with the administrator during our stay. First of all she call us to ask at what time we were going to be there since we got there a few hours later by saying "she had other things to do". Check in and specially check out was pretty stressful because she explain rules that weren't mentioned at reservation time nor at VRBO site, and at the end she made us clean three dishes and two frying pans by saying: "... who is going to clean that?" (we did wash them because we were afraid she wasn't going to give back the security cash deposit) then she was upset because we didn't clean the electric cooktop. I believe every rental has included a final clean for the place but this person wanted everything super clean, and when I ask her if there was a final clean included in the rental price she said yes, but we had to leave everything clean so the cleaning lady won't last long... which made me doubt about the cleaning quality of the place. Anyways service wasn't good... but the place is nice for a $190/per night. We have been going to Playa Venado and Junquillal for several years and never had and experience like this one. The owner was nice but we never met him (only by mail)... when we left the property I wrote to him to explain what happened but there was no answer. If you are looking for a place in Playa Junquillal I would recommend Villas "Las Ventanas" because service is better, it is closer to the beach, and the condo is similar (distribution and size).
Unfortunately this guest was not our best experience either. Her problems were self inflicted. They had a specific arrival time of their choosing. A simple phone call to my property manager saying they have been delayed would have be a considerate thing to do. Showing up 2 hours late is unacceptable, especially during the busiest time of the year. We are not a hotel, with a reception desk that is open 24/7. My property manager did have "other things to do"
There was no misunderstanding as to how my property manager expected the condo to be returned. If she wants to leave dirty dishes, pans and silverware at check out, eating at a restaurant would have been a better experience for both of us. Our cleaning staff does an excellent job. She apparently was satisfied with the condos appearance and how clean it was when they arrived. I did not hear any thing to the contrary. Our next guests had a positive experience, from check in through their stay and at check out Villas Ventanas is also a very nice facility. If she returns to Junqiillal or Venado, it is an excellent choice for their stay. However, I do not wish her returned presence on any one and especially on a good friend of mine at Villas Las Ventanas. .. Some people are impossible to please. ALL our other reviews are 5 star.
condo was spacious and clean and tastefully decorated. pictures are exactly how condo and views are. the pool was one of the best i've seen and the water temp was perfect and refreshing. barbara was extremely informative and helpful and jesenia's massages were the best we've had. this was my husband and i's first time in costa rica and bud was very accessible and responses were immediate which was very helpful when planning the trip. we rented a 4x4 which was recommended and absolutely necessary for exploring the area. the beach was deserted and gorgeous. we released the baby turtles at sunset on the beach with the rescue center and it was heartwarming. thank you barbara for letting us know when they were doing it. the restaurants close by were extremely reasonable priced and delicious. fruit stands on side of road were plentiful and you are kind of forced to eat healthy while you're there. we did not see one fast food place or strip mall which was exactly why we went to this part of costa rica. trip was fabulous and we will be back. thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful condo.
Thank you for the fantastic review. Hopefully you will find time for your return visit.
Thank you for your stay!!
I highly recommend Villas Venado to anyone who is looking to visit the Guanacaste area. My mother, 2 kids (10 and 12) and I stayed here for three weeks during the "low season". It was the most perfect location for us, becuause we had our own private gated property, our own pool, 24 hour guards, and were not too close to the hustle and bustle of the more busy touristy areas. We were close enough, however, to go to the busier tourist areas by car, if we wanted to. This is the perfect place if you just want enjoy the beautiful scenery and beach all by yourself or with your friends, and also for those who want to go on adventures but then retreat back to the peace, quiet and safety of Villas Venado. We were minutes aways from several beautiful beaches (we discovered some safe and awesome snorkling at Playa Blanca) and 35 minutes away from some of the best surfing at Tamarindo. We've been all over Guanacaste: all of the playas that are as close as 2 minutes and as far as 2 hours away, Liberia (1.5 hours) Rincon de la Vieja (2 hours), Santa Cruz (35 min), Nosara (1-1.5 hours), Monte Verde (3-4 hours). The owner, Alice, and all of the support staff were the sweetest most accomodating people, who responded very quickly to all of our requests and needs. We will definitely be back to Villas Venado!
We visited Costa Rica in March. We brought our daughter and met our son who is a Peace Corp Volunteer in LaFlorida. The condo was perfect for the four of us. We stayed in the second floor unit and loved the view. There was always shade on the veranda and the table and chairs are tucked back in a corner out of the wind. We went horseback riding with Erika at Paradise Riding and she did a great job of making us "green horns" feel comfortable on the horses. We will return.
Rita and her family are wonderful guests. We appreciate her positive review of the condo and look forward to their return. Junquillal is indeed a wonderful place to relax.
Our experience of staying in this condo was very positive - we loved it!
To start with the owners, Bud and Lori, gave us great directions on how to find Junquillal and their manager, Barbara, was waiting to check us in when we arrived.
The property is accurately described and is beautifully furnished with new comfortable furniture and equipped with new stainless appliances. Everything we could need was there! There were just the two of us, but the condo is definitely large enough for another couple - there was a huge bedroom and bathroom that we never used. We enjoyed the fact that there was no phone, TV or stereo because we wanted to be away from everything for our stay. The grounds are lovely and we spent many hours around the pool.
The description is accurate that the condo has a sea view, but it is really just a glimse through the trees. The beach is a lazy 10 mins walk.
Junquillal is a small community of mostly ex-pats who are amazingly friendly. It has a tiny but surprisingly well-stocked store, a couple of beach bars, and some very good restaurants. We didn't find a 'village centre' like a plaza or soccer field, and did miss watching Costa Rican village life unfold. However, we did some good bird watching, and drove to other beautiful local beaches to snorkel, swim, collect shells, and watch the surfers. We definitely made good use of our rental vehicle.
We ate at Guacamaya and Hotel Villa Serena, and had excellent meals at both places. We saw sunset at Barnardo's beach bar and the bar at Hotel Iguanazul, which are both frindly and scenic places. The sunset from El Castillo is supposed to be good, but we never checked it out - too busy having other fun with new frineds,
Would we go back? Definitely. Would we take friends with us? Absolutely.
Junquillal is a quiet village in Guanacaste, Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast. Junquillal is located just prior to a dead end road, and is away from the typical tourist hustle and bustle. We are 35 minutes from Santa Cruz, which is the largest city in the area. Santa Cruz is a typical Costa Rican town. Most locals, and part-time residents do their weekly shopping in Santa Cruz.. We do have a well stocked local grocery store for most of your daily needs. Local tour guides offer tours to the mountains, rain forests, rivers, parks, and other beaches, etc. These tours are all able to be done on day trips from Junquillal. The area is also known as a surfers paradise!! We do have a locally known surf break 10 minutes from the condos
Rates & Availability
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We prefer your personal check. PayPal and Credit Cards are gladly accept for your convenience. At our discursion, any transaction fees, financial use fees or reservation cancellation refund fees associated with your reservation canl be added to the reservation amount. FYI, on-line bookings through the web site is offered, however there is a fee associated for using their service. This fee is added to the reservation amount and paid to the on-line booking service. If you decide to use this payment option, please review the fee associated with using their service. A 13% local lodging tax is included in the rate. Rates are subject to change and do change seasonally. The published rates are for up to a party of 4. There is a $20.00 per person surcharge nightly for additional persons up to 6. Contact us for a long term rental quote. We reserve the right to cancel a reservation for any unexpected reason. A full refund will be issued with in 7 business days. To avoid Credit card refund transaction fees, we request a $300.00 cash damage deposit at check in. This amount will be returned in cash at check out, following a brief walk through of the property by my property manager. All or part of the cash damage deposit will be returned providing there is no damage to the condo, it's furnishings or the property. The condo is listed for sale. In the event of a showing request, you will be given a minimum 24 hr. notice. For any personal property concerns you may have, any showing will be attended by my property manager.