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Playa Venado Ocean Front Beach Villa with Pool,

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It does not get any better than this, you'll undoubtedly want to return!


Last updated: 03/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ocean Front property, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, private setting, gated secure property, seconds to beach, and SPECTACULAR SUNSETS. If your looking for all of the above and MORE, you will be pleased with your choice in staying at our beach home at Playa Venado. Accommodations are nicely suited for a small family, 2 couples, honeymoon, anniversary, or that much needed romantic get away.

We are about an hour and 1/2 from LIR (Liberia, Costa Rica) with great connections from Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Charlotte, Denver, L.A. Dallas, etc. Most major carriers have LIR as a destination. Good connections from Europe as well, with flights into LIR and SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica).

Your day will start early, sunrise and sunsets are about 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. We are located about 8 degrees North latitude, which makes for the minimal sunrise/sunset deviation. Our weather makes a perfect fit for a winter get-a-way whether for a week or several months. It is our summer when it is winter in North America and Europe. We typically have a mini summer in June, July and August. There can be an occasional rain shower, which makes the flora beautifully green. Our North American summer months are perfect time for a summer get away or a vacation with children.

If you like to fish, bring a surf rod and reel for an enjoyable morning of fishing in front of the house. You can also charter one of the local off shore fishing vessels and try your luck at catching Marlin, Sails, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo. Roosters and many other game fish that migrate thru our Costa Rician waters.

Spend your day on the beach, at the pool, or do some exploring on a day trip from the house. There is plenty to do, if your so inclined. Or just relax at the house and pool for that much needed break from that same old daily routine that you need a break from.

There are many restaurants only minutes away if the chef in your group or family requests a morning, afternoon or evening out of the kitchen. Our community is laid back, we do not look for, nor see disco lights among the stars. Our sunsets are looked forward to each evening, for socializing and talking about your days experiences and activities. This is a good time to make plans for tomorrows outings or excursions. Most locals, and tourists a like, watch the sunset with their favorite beverage at one of our sunset bars. You may prefer to watch the sunset from our veranda, enjoying a quiet evening pool side with your family and friends, or with your newly acquainted evening guests. What a perfect time to prepare the 'catch of the day'. If your looking for nightlife, Junquillal is not for you.

Our grounds keeper arrives each Tuesday at 7 a.m., and works intill 1 p.m. making sure the grounds are meticulously kept. Our pool is cleaned and treated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week by Osvaldo. He typically arrives mid to late morning.

We limit the number of occupants in the house to 4. If you are a larger group, we do have condos for rent, and have 2 available (side by side) for larger groups. Our condos are about a 10 minute walk form our beach house. Please bring your own pool/beach towels, we request the house towels remain in the house. We have a high speed WiFi connection for your internet convenience. The house phone will work for all incoming calls, local and abroad. However, our out going calls are limited to calls placed inside Costa Rica. If you need, or have the possibility of needing to call out of Costa Rica, bring an international calling card.

Due to the uniqueness of the property, we require a 5 night minimum stay. 50% of the rental amount is due to hold and confirm your reservation in advance of your stay. The remaining 50%, in addition to the $300.00 cash damage deposit is due on or before the day of your arrival. If we are notified that you wish to cancel your reservation more than 90 days prior to your arrival date, we will refund 50% of your reservation deposit. If a cancellation request is received less than 90 day prior to your arrival date, no refund will be issued. We will make every attempt to re-rent the property, in either case. If the property is re-rented for the rental period you had reserved or a portion of the rental period you had reserved, we will refund 100% of your reservation deposit or portions there of. Refunds are issued less any processing fees associated with the cancellation. We require a cash $300.00 damage deposit at check in. The $300.00 damage deposit will be refunded not less than 10 days after check out, providing there is no damage to the home, it's furnishings, the property and is returned to the owner in a reasonable 'lived in condition'. Our property manager, Barbara will advise you as to how she requests the home to be returned. Check out is 10 a.m., allowing our maids ample time to prepare the home for our next guests. Barbara is minutes away, and will assist you with any questions or needs. Due to some flight schedules with late evening arrivals into LIR (+/- 8:00 p.m.) and early morning departures from LIR (+/- 8:00 a.m.) we request your check in to be no later that 5:00 p.m. and your check out to be no earlier that 7:00 a.m. We recommend your arrivals and departures, from LIR, to be early afternoon. The afternoon arrival and departure times are the most convenient for you and our property manager, Barbara. If your scheduling require late evening arrivals and early morning departures from LIR, special arrangements will have to be made with Barbara.

I've had several questions regarding the property. The house and pool are private. Our pool is NOT shared with any other property or residence.

We hope our Beach Home is everything you expect it to be, and are sure you will enjoy your stay at our little piece of paradise. Hopefully we have a chance to meet you at sunset!!


Bud & Lori

Keywords: Costa Rica, beach front, ocean front, home, pool, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 4, Playa Junquillal, Playa Venado.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Due to the swimming pool, we need to advise our guests that there is no life guard on duty. There are inherent risks with a swimming pool, and the renters will hold harmless the owners for any injury associated or death in or around the pool. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    From time to time, some of us enjoy an occasional smoke. Please do not smoke in the house. There is plenty of room around the pool area if you have the urge to smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have SKY TV. This is similar to DISH or DIRECT TV. Some channels are in Spanish, others are in English. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Satellite TV is located both in the master bedroom and the living area....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining is done outside on our terrace. You'll love the craftsmanship of the table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There are AC units in both bedrooms. With the outside doors closed, and the bedroom doors open, there is adequate cooling in the kitchen, living area, guest bath/laundry room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have a high speed WiFi for your convenience....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Parking is inside the gated property....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We are a gated property. Your vehicle parking is inside the gate....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own pool/beach towels. We request that the house towels remain in the house....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Gazebo:

    We call it a Rancho. Yes we have one....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The grounds are maintained every Tuesday morning and kept in perfect condition. We have an irrigation system that comes on at 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. keeping our flora green and lush year around....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We do have a propane BBQ under the rancho roof for you outdoor cooking needs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Our pool is 100% private to the property. It is used only by our guests....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
green season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
dry season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


We prefer PayPal and gladly accept Credit Cards for your convenience. A 13% local lodging tax is included in the rate.

Rates at $225.00 per night in our dry season, November 15th thru April 30th and at $200.00 per night in our green season, May 1st. thru November 14th. These rates are for up to a party of 4. Contact us for a long term rental quote and rates for families of up to 6 people. We reserve the right to cancel a reservation for any unexpected reason. A full refund will be issued with in 7 business days.

A 50% deposit confirms your reservation. The remaining 50% and the $300.00 cash damage deposit is due at check in. A reservation cancellation 90 days or more, prior to your arrival date, is refunded 50% of the original deposit. A cancellation 90 days or less prior to your arrival date, is not refunded. If the house is re-rented, the original reservation deposit is refunded less processing fees.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia, Costa Rica
Junquillal, Costa Rica
Nearest Beach
Playa Venado

Car: Recommended

We are located about 20 minutes from the World Class Golf Course HECIENDA PINILLA. If your a golf enthusiast, you'll undoubtedly spend several days on this course!!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Lori and I have been coming to Costa Rica since 1998. We return annually for several months at a time, and enjoy the company of our many local friends as well as our friends that visit, as we do, each and every year.

Why the Owner Chose Junquillal, Costa Rica:
We purchased our beach lot a few years after our first vacation to Costa Rica. As the years went by, and our ability to stay several months at a time increased, we then built our beach home. To this day, it has a very special spot in our hearts. It is a constant reminder of the numerous unforgettable memories of vacationing and visiting Costa Rica. We hope you have an opportunity to visit and enjoy this 'special' destination as well.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Our lives have truly taken a 180 degree turn since we started visiting Costa Rica. You too will relax and enjoy 'our' beach. Lounge in and around our pool and read that book you have been putting off because you just can't seem to find the time for it. Watch the spectacular sunsets and enjoy the company of new found friends. The relaxation you receive is well deserved, and as your departure day fast approaches, you will wish your stay could be longer. We look forward to your return.. PERA VIDA!! Bud & Lori

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

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  • It does not get any better than this, you'll undoubtedly want to return!

    It does not get any better than this, you'll undoubtedly want to return!

  • Ocean side view of outside dinning, pool and sitting areas.

    Ocean side view of outside dinning, pool and sitting areas.

  • The rancho is the perfect place to enjoy a "good read" while laying in our hamic

    The rancho is the perfect place to enjoy a "good read" while laying in our hamic

  • Enjoy a cool dip in your "private pool" day or night..

    Enjoy a cool dip in your "private pool" day or night..

  • Lots of room and comfort in the guest bedroom.

    Lots of room and comfort in the guest bedroom.

  • Gated property entry.

    Gated property entry.

  • Enjoy a beach ride with our friend Erika.

    Enjoy a beach ride with our friend Erika.

  • Master bedroom with Ocean view.

    Master bedroom with Ocean view.

  • Beautiful Spanish tiles thru out the home.

    Beautiful Spanish tiles thru out the home.

  • Your "Private" ocean out side the beach access gate.

    Your "Private" ocean out side the beach access gate.

VRBO #347924

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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