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Paradise! Private Beachfront Home with Pool on Gorgeous Playa Blanca

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ocean view, just steps to the beach

Treat yourself to staying at Casa Playa Blanca situated on one of the most beautiful pristine beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula -- Playa Blanca, nestled between 2 world class surf breaks at Playa Junquillal and Playa Negra! Feel great that you are vacationing in one of the world's blue zones.

Relax on the secluded Playa Blanca with a good book and a cold beverage, or swim and snorkel in the clear water. The beach is accessible directly from the casa by way of a gently sloping private footpath.

Playa Junquillal is a long stretch of beach to the south and is perfect for walking and beach combing. You are likely to see some surfers and perhaps locals fishing off the rocks, and the occasional group of horseback riders, as well as several species of seabirds, and of course, the Turtle Sanctuary which is rescues and hatches out turtle eggs. If there is a hatching, you can be part of releasing the tiny creatures into the sea.

The secure gated property offers privacy with direct access to the pristine Playa Blanca as well as a delightfully tranquil Bali style infinity edge pool which offers serenity both day and night for your exclusive use. From the terraces and pool deck you will spot several species of birds and butterflies.

The 2200 square foot home features an open concept living, kitchen and dining area which anchors two full master suites to the north and south. Each suite has a large split system air-conditioning unit, full bath and private outdoor sitting area. The south bedroom has a king size bed and the north bedroom has 2 queen size beds.

There is a crib available upon request and a twin size bed for an extra guest if necessary.

Weekly housekeeping is included for rentals longer than 7 days. More frequent housekeeping can be arranged at additional cost.

Spend time relaxing in the private tranquil infinity pool overlooking the ocean, unwinding in the shaded hammocks or taking advantage of the many recreational activities available nearby, including:

• swimming

• surfing

• snorkelling

• stand up paddleboarding

• bird watching

• watching and protecting turtles

• adventure tours

• whale watching

• biking

• golf

• fishing

• horseback riding

• canopy tours

• kayaking

• beach walks

• breathtaking sunsets

Our property manager, Mary, can arrange numerous other activities and services such as massages, cooking, babysitting, and transportation.

We invite you to make your perfect Costa Rican getaway a reality. Take advantage of the opportunity to make great memories at Casa Playa Blanca.

More Details

Owner
Laura Irvine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Amenities

Cantón Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • North Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom located in North master bedroom
    South Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom in South master bedroom
  • The private bathrooms are located in each of the master bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South Master Bedroom - 1 king , Spacious master suite with one king bed & bathroom
    North Master Bedroom - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , Spacious with 2 queen beds
  • 2 very spacious bedrooms accommodate up to 6 people. Each room has a private bathroom and outdoor sitting area.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Paradise! Private Beachfront Home with Pool on Gorgeous Playa Blanca
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Amazing; can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at Casa Andy (Casa Playa Blanca) for 2 wonderful weeks in April 2017 that were over way too soon. The beach is a treasure -- we snorkeled in low tide and had fun in the waves when it was high.

We spent a day at Avellanas taking surf lessons (highly recommended)) and then hung out the rest of the time at Lola’s which is a super cool beach restaurant drenched in surf culture and that serves excellent food and drink.

For a small beach town, Junquillal has great places to eat as well. We liked the Eco Lodge where you can view great sunsets from the restaurant, and Milo Mundo where you feel like you are in the middle of the jungle (in the best way). Amigos and another little local one just off the road were fun too and the pizza place in Playa Negra was hopping.

We shopped at the Auto Mercado in Tamarindo and a fish truck stopped at the gate and honked his horn 2 times a week. That was fun. We bought fresh tuna, Costa Rica shrimp and Mahi mahi. One day we went into Santa Cruz to shop and we bought steaks at the butcher’s which we grilled on the BBQ.

One of the best things besides being right at the beach was the pool. I loved the pool at night -- the stars are brighter and it was ideal for cooling off before bed. Birds would come to the pool in the daytime--- my faves were the cute little Inca Doves ( I looked them up in the book).

Wifi was good so watching Netflix on my ipad wasn’t a problem, and I have to admit that I slept like a log.

We meant to walk down to the Turtle reserve but somehow never got around to it, regretfully, and suddenly the 2 weeks was up. I would go back in a heartbeat

and would stay at Casa Andy. It was fantastic. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you were able to have such a great experience in Junquillal and area. Please do come again so that you can visit the turtle sanctuary and hone those surfing skills!
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5

Great house great beach great weather!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house good location friendly caretaker. Overall a very nice stay and worth going back. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Perry, Ontario
5

Excellent Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Andy for seven weeks and have nothing but good things to say. The house was everything as advertised only better. The nearby restaurants were of good quality with reasonable prices. We ate dinner our 47 out of our 49 nights. Our favourite was Mundo Milo Eco Lodge but we got into a pattern of visiting four of them regularly.

Look for the Common Pauraque birds (night jars) on the road when going to the restaurants. They feed at night on the road and take off as you approach them. We saw 25 species of birds while sitting on the lounge chairs by the pool.

We also drove to Playa Junquillal for early morning walks.

Tamarindo and Santa Cruz are 30 minutes away for serious grocery shopping. Except for the first few miles, the roads are paved and very lightly travelled. Everyday things are available five minutes away at a local shop. I wouldn't stay here without a car. We rented from Adobe Rent A Car. They picked us up at the airport and shuttled us to their nearby office. We had no difficulty following Laura's directions to the house.

Very comfortable sitting areas in the shade. Pool is lovely and just what you need after a long walk on the beach. Reach the beach through a gate near the pool and walk down a private path.

There were just the two of us for most of the time but we did have another couple with us for one week. The two bedrooms are in separate wings and provide comfortable privacy. The common area is quite large - larger than the vrbo photos show it to be. The kitchen has all that is needed.

I have read some of the negative reviews and offer the following:

1. Yes, there are ants but only if you leave food on the counter or dirty dishes by the sink.

2. There is a dirt road. If you want a paved road, choose Tamarindo and crowds.

3. The place is like Fort Knox. Being robbed can only be because of carelessness.

4. The owners not available or unhelpful? Laura was always very helpful and quick to respond.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when guests embrace this lovely little community which we consider a hidden treasure. You are welcome back anytime!
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5

Beach, Pool and privacy

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay at Casa Andy. I won't echo what all the other reviewers said, but it indeed is nice and private, quiet, safe, and the beach is right there and it might as well be your own. A minor inconvenience was not having a dishwasher, but then you can't expect all the amenities of home!

My 9 & 7 year-old kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool. Getting to town is easy, and there are plenty of nearby activities (e.g. zip-lining - we had fun at the Black Stallion ranch).

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

R&R Guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Andy is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. It's very private and quiet. Take a 2 minute walk to the ocean from the house, or swim in the pool. The house has everything - dishes, all appliances, (including laundry), landline and free wi-fi.

The owners were extremely helpful and answered all my questions before we went. I would definitely recommend renting a car. One of the best restaurants we found is Las Tuquitas, about 15 minutes from the house, right on the main road. Tamarindo is a nearby town right on the beach. It's great for buying souvenirs or renting surfboards. We loved the Gallo Fino restaurant there. About 10 minutes (drive) from the house is a turtle refuge - we were lucky to help them release 100+ baby turtles into the ocean. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful, and many spoke at least some English.

We loved Casa Andy, and would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchos gracias, Lesley! We welcome you back anytime. We love the turtle releases too, and are always amazed by their determined journey down the beach to the ocean.
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Anonymous

  • 1 of 5

Severely disappointed while staying at this property. Nearby restaurants weren't opened and the nearby hotel was recently closed. Hosts were not helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit to the Junquillal area. To be fair, we have no influence over the restaurants and hotels in the area being open for business. Thanks for the feedback.
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Liberia (LIR) International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Hotel Iguanazul -- amazing sunsets and Happy Hour
Nearest Golf
33 Kilometres
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Junquillal Eco Lodge, Amigos, Mundo Milo, Surf Caf
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended

This area offers an abundance of activities or the perfect relaxing getaway. There is fabulous snorkeling at low tide and swimming at high tide directly in front of the property. There are several beaches strung together ranging from white sand to black sand perfect for a long stroll or beach combing.

Other favortite activities in the areas are horseback riding down the beach, biking the back roads, surfing, yoga, stand up paddle boarding, turtle tours.

If relaxing is your intention, you will enjoy the private pool and hammocks in the shade at the house or sunbathing at the secluded Playa Blanca steps from the house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

All rates are quoted in USD and include weekly maid service (for stays longer than 7 days), utilities and taxes. 50% of the total rental amount is required to confirm a reservation. The remaining rent owing and a $350 refundable damage deposit is due 60 days prior to the check-in date. If cancellation occurs 60 days in advance of the check-in date, 75% of rents paid will be refunded. Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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