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Spectacular Luxury Beach Villa 'Woodbox,' a Once in a Life Experience

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Welcome to 'Woodbox,' our luxury beach villa in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica


Last updated: 03/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Woodbox is our home in Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The home was developed by a locally renowned architect and has been uniquely designed to blend into the local flora.

Upon entering the grounds you will be entering a paradise within a paradise. The tranquil rock garden leads directly to a set of glass doors into the home. The home has been designed with sweeping glass windows and doors throughout, providing plenty of sunlight in all the living areas.

The four bedrooms are set up as follows:
-Bedroom one is on the first floor of the home and has a luxurious queen-size bed. The room has its own private terrace and en-suite bathroom. (There is an additional half-bath located on the first floor)
-Bedroom two is located on the second floor of the home and it also has both a king-size bed and its own en-suite bathroom
-Bedroom three is on the second floor and has two queen-size beds. This room has its own bathroom and is ideal for either a kids room or for a group of friends!
-The master bedroom encompasses the entire third floor, along with its own en-suite bathroom and private balcony. The room is absolutely stunning and has views of the Pacific Ocean!

The first floor is a central gathering area for all members of your family or group. The gourmet kitchen has been thoughtfully laid out and includes a five-burner stove top as well as a convection oven. A special bonus is the wine refrigerator for the oenophiles! The dining area has a large, rectangular table with benches to accommodate up to ten people eating at the same time. The family area has a comfortable seating arrangement along with a 46' Sony LED/LCD flat-panel television and Samsung stereo system. Bring your iPod or IPhone to plug into the stereo!

Just off the central gathering area is another set of glass doors leading out to the pool area. The entire group will end up hanging out here, as many of your meals will be prepared on the outdoor barbeque and also because the pool is located in this area. The pool area also has an outdoor shower to for a quick rinse either before going into the pool, or after. For a quick meal, the Iguanazul is just across the street.

Across the road is the beach and the Pacific Ocean. Swimming, surfing, snorkeling are all activities which can be pursued here and more than likely there won't be anyone else around!

Recreational activities abound in Costa Rica and there are many things to do either within a short drive, or for the more adventuresome the volcanoes are a few hours drive away. Please contact us for tours, atv rides, zip lines, and horseback riding.

Keywords: Playa Junquillal,Tamarindo,Guanacaste,Playa Negra,Playa Blanca,Liberia,Luxury home,ocean,inclusive,family,surfing,zip lines,bicycle riding,horseback riding,fishing,snorkeling,boogie boards
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person signing the contract must be a minimum of 18 years of age and legally able to enter into a contract....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The second floor bedroom has been set up with two queen beds with children specifically in mind. (The room has it's own bathroom) The pool is designed for families to enjoy the water together, and especially those families with younger kids without having to worry about the surf at the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    The master suite is located on the third floor of the villa....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Comfortably sleeps 4 adults/2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Queen suite located on the 1st floor...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pull-out queen sleeper/sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    King suite located on the 2nd floor...moreless

  • King size beds (3) Two of the bedrooms include king beds, each room with it's own en-suite bathroom, Queen size Beds (2) One room has two queen beds, ideal for kids or friends and the room also has it's own en-suite bathroom. The ground floor suite has a queen-sized bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa with pull-out queen bed is located in the large gathering room in the main part of the home. There is a half-bath located in this part of the home....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    En-suite bathroom for queen suite/1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Expansive master bathroom with private balcony on 3rd floor ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    En-suite bathroom for king suite/2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bathroom for double-bedded queen room...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower located next to the pool...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    Located to the side of the family room on the 1st floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • A locally renowned architect who designed the home has taken special care to develop an eco-friendly yet very modern home. The home is designed much differently than other local houses, having a brighter, more open feel. Our home is designed to be family-friendly, with one room having two queen beds and a pull-out sofa in the main gathering space on the first floor of the home. The home has been equipped with surfboards, snorkeling gear and bicycles to use during your stay. An outdoor shower is available to rinse off after a day of surfing or relaxing at the beach!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Be sure to bring your iPhone to plug into the stereo!...moreless

  • Television:

    46' Sony LED/LCD TV in family area/40' Toshiba LED/LCD TV in Second floor queen room/LED/LCD TV in Master Suite...moreless


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Our home is located directly across the street from the beach at Playa Blanca. (The beach is uninhabited most of the time!) The views from the house are partially obstructed by foliage, however the ocean sound and gentle breezes are enjoyed at the house. Playa Junquillal is a small (100 people) beach community with plenty of activities to do, including surfing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, snorkling, and boogie boarding. There is a supermarket within a 15 minute walk and many restaraunts and bars in the area. The tropical jungle location of the home provides access to wildlife, including Howler Monkeys and close proximity to giant sea turtles. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The back side of the home has panoramic views of the valley and hills....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Pacific Ocean views from both the second foor balcony and third floor master bedroom. The views are partially obstructed by foliage....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Our dining table seats up to ten people. There are three barstools and two high chairs also available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Each of the four bedrooms have individual air conditioners. The main room in the villas is fully air-conditioned....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    ICE DSL service available in the home...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-loading high-capacity Frigidaire dryer with steam feature located off the kitchen in the bodega....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    ICE DSL service available in the home...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious 400 thread count linens on each bed with tropical weight duvet....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Two parking spaces are located behind the gate....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for the home is located behind a security gate....moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Telephone provided for local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Large beach towels are provided to use during your stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading high-capacity Frigidaire washer located off the kitchen in the bodega....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    ICE DSL service available in the home...moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Please let us know if you would like to have the refrigerator and pantry stocked with food upon your arrival or if you would like a personal chef for your stay. (additional fee)...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils, china, glass, and flatware are provided so that preparing a full meal for your group will almost be effortless!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel ultra-quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including five-burner stove top, oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, and dishwasher. For the oenophiles a wine refrigerator is also located in the kitchen!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel microwave oven...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel side-by-side GE Monogram refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (2) Wonderful balcony on the second floor comes with comfortable seating to enjoy the Pacific breezes and partial ocean views. The master suite on the third floor has it's own private balcony facing North with unique views seen from nowhere else in the home!...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck with seating area is adjacent to the pool...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful garden area with lush Costa Rican landscaping and LED lighting at night....moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Wonderful pool where friends and families can hang out and barbecue together....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Master bathroom with beautiful jetted tub and open stand-up shower stall!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

New Year's
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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90 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quirós International)
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Pinilla
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
928 in Junquillal and 928 in Paraiso
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Blanca

Car: Recommended

Wildlife abounds in this part of the country!! Howler monkeys travel through this area in the evening hours. Leatherback turtles lay their eggs on Playa Junquillal September - March. Many types of exotic birds nest in this area. Other types of activities are available, including tours of the country, zip lines, horseback riding, atv's, and restaurants/nightlife are a thirty minute jaunt to Tamarindo. There are also secret gems in the area, including local 'sodas' and full-service restaurants serving everything from wonderful local Tico meals to unbelievable (one of the best meals we have ever experienced!) continental cuisine.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are an active family who has enjoyed travelling to Costa Rica for many years. We have worked in the hospitality industry for our entire careers and understand what our guests want when travelling to this very special part of the world.

Why the Owner Chose Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
We have had a dream for many years to own a home in Costa Rica. After many visits to different parts of the country, we landed on this very special home on Costa Rica's Gold Coast. The home is far enough away from everything that you feel like you are getting away from it all, yet there are amenities within a short walk or drive from the home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is the ideal location for an unforgettable vacation in Costa Rica. World-class (famous!) surfing is only steps away. Fishing, horseback riding, ATV riding, mountain biking, surfing, SUP, kayaks, and zip lines are a short drive away. Hiking are right outside the doors of the home. The Pacific Ocean is steps away and world-class surfing spots are located all around the home.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

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  • Welcome to 'Woodbox,' our luxury beach villa in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica

    Welcome to 'Woodbox,' our luxury beach villa in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica

  • Welcome to "Woodbox," our luxury beach villa in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica!

    Welcome to "Woodbox," our luxury beach villa in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica!

  • Woodbox, located across the road from Playa Blanca and near Playa Junquillal

    Woodbox, located across the road from Playa Blanca and near Playa Junquillal

  • Welcome to "Woodbox," our luxury beach villa in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica

    Welcome to "Woodbox," our luxury beach villa in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica

  • Enjoy the spectacular Villa, "Woodbox" in the evening with friends and family

    Enjoy the spectacular Villa, "Woodbox" in the evening with friends and family

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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