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Coffee with the monkeys, long walks on the beach, 5 star dining!

Junquillal, Costa Rica
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

3BR Luxury Vacation Home close to the beach!

Casa Del Bosque (House of the Forest) is situated in Guanacaste’s premier environmental community, Tierra Pacifica.

It is located within walking distance of Playa Junquillal and is near the end of a paved road providing quick access to Santa Cruz or the international airport in Liberia.

The home sits on an oversized lot surrounded by green areas. Trails from two corners of the property will lead you to the beach access or to the extensive club house which has cascading pools, a modern fitness facility, tennis court and hot tub. Morning Yoga and Zumba are offered twice a week in the club yoga room. Mile of trails will thrill even the most avid hiker. In fact, one third of the community is designated as green zones which provide an unparalleled experience with nature. Coffee with Monkeys is almost a daily occurrence.

There is a beach nearby for every occasion. Playa Junquillal, a blue flag beach, is a few minutes away and is one of the longest volcanic sand beaches in Costa Rica. It is incredible for walks, and has a coveted surf break at high tide. Playa Avellenas and the famous Playa Negra, featured in endless summer II, are ten minutes up the road. Playa Blanca, a quintessential white sandy beach, is moments away for snorkeling.

Our home is newly constructed with 3 bedrooms, 2 (1/2) baths, and an artistically tiled outside shower for after the beach. The large cooks’ kitchen has custom teak cabinets complimented by Italian granite counter tops, an island, 2 sinks, and stainless steel appliances and is the hub of the home. The main terrace, dining room, and screened living room radiate out from the kitchen. Upstairs is the owner’s suite with a bedroom(a/c), screened yoga room, full bath, and the “get away” room, a smaller room with a day bed and flat screen TV(a/c) for a cool afternoon movie.

The guest suite is off the main 30 foot terrace and includes a/c, teak bed, and luxury bathroom.

All beds and mattresses are of the highest quality providing the best possible sleep after your day in paradise. An ample laundry room with washer and dryer and ½ bath is just inside from the outdoor shower and gardens.

The home was designed to integrate with the outside environment and the natural surroundings. Windows and doors were designed to capture sight lines and cross breezes. Consequently the home remains cool and comfortable throughout the year.

A short walk from the home you can be at the Tierra Pacifica commercial center where you will find a grocery store, Amigo’s restaurant, a doctor, and the local veterinary clinic. There are many amazing restaurants nearby ranging from typical Costa Rican dishes to French cuisine. Please respect and enjoy Costa Rica’s natural resources and radiant people!

Property Manager

Kim and John Frigault

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Kim and John Frigault

We have been exploring Costa Rica for the past fifteen years and we always returned to Junquillal for the quiet beaches, interaction with nature and the local smiling faces. We owned a ranch in a town called Venado just south of Junquillal with horses and cattle but when the opportunity presented itself we jumped at being a part of Tierra Pacifica Estates. We divide our time between working the summers in Vermont as Park Rangers and relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Casa del Bosque.

Kim and John Frigault purchased this House in 2011

Why Kim and John Frigault chose Junquillal

Being from the forest we felt most comfortable in the incredible and diverse dry tropical forest of Guanacaste. Casa del Bosque literally means house of the forest. The trees that surround our home are majestic primary growth that supports an incredible amount of wildlife. In the dry season the trees blossom with intense colors of yellow, orange and reds that always make me pause. The community Green Zone virtually surrounds this property which insures privacy and an unparalleled experience with nature. You will not find a better place to view monkeys as we continue to support their corridor with special plantings. Just about every morning we wake, up brew some quality coffee, and sit on the terrace and watch the monkeys and diverse bird population begin their day.

What makes this House unique

Upon arriving you will immediately notice how open and cool our home is. Each area of our home takes advantage of cross breezes and sight lines. Staying in the tropics is about integrating with the outside environment so there is plenty of outside space both open and screened. Casa del Bosque is centrally located in the community so it is an easy 5 minute walk down a trail from the corner of our lot to the really amazing Club Arbol which has cascading pools, a lap pool, a complete fitness facility, yoga room, hot tub, Wi Fi, and tennis court. Down another path you will be on the beach trail and in fifteen minutes walking on one of the most serene beaches in Costa Rica. Most nights the sound of the surf will gently lull you to sleep. The kitchen was designed for multiple chefs with long granite counter tops, a large island and two sink areas. Buen Provecho! You will love this house!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Master Suite
        1 queen, Master Bedroom opens up to screened in yoga room
      • Guest Sweet
        1 queen, Highest quality mattress and attached luxury bathroom.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • This guest suite bedroom is spacious and comfortable. Opens onto the large terrace overlooking the gardens. Air conditioned and quality, high power fan over bed. Enjoy sleeping on high quality mattress.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master Suite Bathroom
        toilet, shower, There is space in this shower for 2 people!
      • Guest Suite Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Beautifully tiled with glass block.
      • Guest/Laundry Bathroom
        toilet, outdoor shower, Perfect for guests.
      • Fully tiled, glass block, granite countertops make these bathrooms very inviting.


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


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                  All bedrooms have conditioning.
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                • Internet
                  available at a low cost
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                • Telephone
                  local calls
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Coffee with the monkeys?
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Gourmet kitchen at it's best. All appliances including dishwasher and microwave. 2 cook stations!
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                      Convection too!
                    • Pantry Items
                      Use what is there and donate what you don't use.
                    • Refrigerator
                      Stainless Steel and ice maker too!
                    • Stove
                      Propane Gas.
                    • Toaster
                      4 wide mouth toaster, fits bagels too.


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          Enjoy the locally made one-piece Guanacaste table and locally made teak chairs!
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                              Take one, leave one.
                            • DVD Player
                            • Ping Pong Table
                            • Television
                              Flat screen TV!
                            • Video Library
                              Some, or bring your own!


                                • Balcony
                                  Screened in yoga room attached to the master bedroom!
                                • Boat
                                  Fishing Boat excursions available nearby.
                                • Golf
                                  Luxury golf course nearby in Hacienda Pinilla.
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Kayak Rentals available nearby.
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  Huge outside terrace with seating and hammock! Screened in Terrace with plenty of seating!
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Clubhouse has beautiful outdoor grill area.
                                • Tennis


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          The best pool you will ever be in.
                                        • Hot Tub

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              21 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful Place to Observe the Monkeys

                                                              john f.

                                                              We spent a month at this listing. It is a lovely and spacious home in a safe gated community. The surrounding grounds are beautiful and the community pool is very beautiful with gorgeous foliage around it, and highly maintained. The home is very advantageous in observing the monkeys and they can put on quite a "show",.......we saw them almost every day. This home has a great outside patio with comfortable furniture. There are some good restaurants nearby. We enjoyed the Surf Café for breakfast and the Eco Lodge for dinner......great margaritas. I highly recommended going to the nearby cooking school. Sybil (chef) does a great job.

                                                              What a future renter needs to understand is, there is A/C in the bedrooms ONLY. This was a problem for us as the heat in the other rooms were very uncomfortable. Also, there is no television which was a "bummer" for us. The lighting in the house is not very good at night ....difficult to read or cook in the wonderful kitchen provided. The linens and glassware could use updating also. We had a few issues upon arrival, but Georgina (manager) resolved them fairly quickly.

                                                              I recommend this home if you can do without A/C in the common areas and live comfortably without TV. A car is a MUST.

                                                              Beautiful house and location, well-maintained and nice for the family gathering we had there.

                                                              Barbara F.

                                                              The design of the house, with the multiple porches and bedrooms arrayed around a central living area was excellent for a dispersed-family gathering. The property manager was having a baby the day of our arrival, but had arranged a stand-in who answered any question promptly. The original manager arranged a Pack-and-Play and a baby seat for the baby of our own, which was thoughtful. General housekeeping was immaculate. It might be time to review the multiple appliances for functionality, and house directions for consistency and updating of local points of interest, but this was not a big deal. Loved both the morning howling monkeys and the quiet of the rest of the time.

                                                              This house was fantastic!

                                                              Jennifer D.Birmingham Alabama

                                                              We loved this property and the community. The house was beautiful, tucked into the jungle, and very clean. They provided towels for the beach and pool. The property manager made wonderful recommendations for excursions and even booked us a babysitter one evening. We would absolutely rent this house again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed our home!

                                                              Great choice

                                                              Manrique R.

                                                              The house is very spacious, with all necessary comforts, well located and maintained. Wonderful pool, and easy access by car to various beaches. Highly recommended.

                                                              Amazing vacation with the monkeys

                                                              Jennifer W.South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

                                                              Our trip to Costa Rica was amazing! Kim and John's place was fantastic from the monkeys in the trees to the beautiful nature trails all around us. The yoga was an added plus, and the pool/hot tub was great too! The place was nicely equipped and very spacious. The outdoor patio was our favorite spot! We highly recommend this location in Costa Rica!

                                                              Great quiet location in the woods

                                                              Naveen R.Austin

                                                              Super tranquil location, the only noise you hear are the monkeys. The kids had a blast


                                                              Junquillal, Costa Rica

                                                              There are so many things to do within 30-45 minutes from our home. Everything mentioned above and in our pictures, plus zip lining, boat touring on an estuary, tubing, native pottery village, a 5 star cooking school, bat caves, yoga. We even have local fish/meat trucks that come by every week with fresh fish and organic chicken, not to mention eggs, yogurt, cheeses, etc... Your vacation could be as relaxing or as adventurous as you want. Or maybe a little bit of both!

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                                                              21 Reviews
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