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Beachfront Bungalow With Pool (Sleeps 4) + Cabina (sleeps 3 for additional cost)

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Junquillal Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Want to escape from reality.........

....... this beachfront paradise is all you need!

Enter through the secured gate and follow the royal palm lined drive to your Costa Rican oasis!

This quaint beachfront bungalow sits amongst nature in this tranquil setting with miles of beach to roam, at times seeing no one. Located in the Blue Zone and the Gold Coast of Costa Rica, Punta Paraiso is sure to please all of your senses.

Hear the sounds abound of the sea and wildlife, all while sipping drinks under the covered table IN the pool. Recline on the pool deck while watching the many native bird species, including hummingbirds, butterflies and nightly fireflies traveling to and from the nearby estuary.

Walk a few steps out the front door and you will find the landscaped path to the awaiting Pacific Ocean. Jump on your surfboard and take a ride, or stick your toes in the black sand beach while listening to the waves crash upon the shore...... just 55ft from your front door!!

Main House: Two floors separate the master bedroom and master bath from the kitchen, second bath and bedroom. The large master bedroom up the spiral staircase is bright and airy with ensuite 3 piece bath. You can wash away the cares of the day while observing the estuary from the master bath window or you may opt for the breathtaking ocean and estuary views from the second story veranda just off the master bedroom.

Have dinner by the pool or just sit and relax on the screened in porch on the first floor.

***Guest House: The property also has a private 1 bed (full), 1 bath, 550sf guesthouse located 20yds down the palm lined driveway from the house. The guest house includes a large kitchen (cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, dishes and kitchen essentials) spacious living area and can accommodate up to 3 people. (full size pull out futon in living room). This can be rented in addition to the main house, but also may be rented alone by a separate party. Please contact to see if property in available or rented during your requested stay.***For additional details and information VRBO # 791799***

The village of Junquillal (Hoon-key-all) remains unspoiled, a haven for those looking to spend their precious leisure time on the road less traveled. The village is home to only about 200 residents. Local Costa Ricans (Ticos) as well as international ex-patriots call this area home. If you’re looking for a laid-back, quiet and authentic setting with easy access to all kinds of options, you’ll love it here. However, Playa Junquillal is conveniently located 36 km (30 minutes) from Tamarindo if you are seeking nightlife and a lot of action. There are a few other beach towns sprinkled along the way that brings about more entertainment such as Lola’s in Playa Avellenas and Playa Negra, just a short drive up the coast.

Tierra Pacifica commercial center is where you will find a grocery store carrying local and organic fruits and vegetables. In the same plaza you'll find Amigo’s restaurant, the Surf Cafe for breakfast options and a morning latte, and a surf shop just 5 minutes (drive)down the road from Punta Paraiso. Our local supermarket can provide just what you need, or for a wider variety you can drive to Tamarindo or Santa Cruz. ( all along paved roads )

Several restaurants are available in the area ranging from typical Costa Rican dishes to French cuisine or take out pizza.

There are many activities that Costa Rica has to offer. Our property manager can arrange horseback, zip line, jungle river tours, hiking, caving, birding, mountain biking, scuba diving, deep sea fishing adventures or turtle nesting tours, or just a relaxing day at the spa.

Or for the golf enthusiast you will also find Hacienda Pinalla Golf Course (an 18 hole championship course - 7, 296 yard design set on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica) just 15 km-20 minutes from Junquillal.

Junquillal is also home to a communal effort to preserve the Leatherback Turtle and other marine turtles of the Pacific. You can take a walk out front of the house at night and with a bit of luck you may witness the miracle of turtle nesting. From Sept.-March, sea turtles dig their nests into the sand of Junquillal to lay their eggs. Four different species of turtles are present, including the large and severely endangered Leatherback and Ridley sea turtles.

The ocean water/beach quality in Junquillal is excellent. It is so good, in fact, that year after year, the area wins the coveted “Blue Flag” award.

The beaches in Junquillal offer some of the best surf casting fishing experiences that can be had anywhere in the world. There are great surf breaks that encompass the needs of the beginner to the adventurous expert, long board or short board, paddleboard or kayak. If you hike around low tide from Junquillal village to the north along the beach you get to Playa Blanca, a delightful white sand swimming beach bordered by a rocky outcrop with many tide pools, great for playing or snorkeling. A little bit further on comes Playa Callejones, and after 3.5 km you arrive at the world-class surf of Playa Negra. Surfing and stand-up paddle boarding lessons are readily available they Pargos Adventures in Playa Negra.

South of Junquillal the road ends at the estuary of the Rio Nandamojo. A lagoon has formed behind the beach and a protected mangrove forests extends inland. Area kayak tours and paddle boarding are offered so you can venture up the river to admire the intriguing water jungle with its flora and fauna, monkeys, birds and maybe a possible crocodile on a riverbank. Around low tide - 3 hours before and after - you can cross the Rio Nandamojo by foot to the south of Punta Paraiso. A hike along the coast yields a fantasyland of beach wilderness where you can get lost in time collecting shells and taking in the views. The estuary is a favorite place for locals who fish with hand lines. On some weekends you see families having a picnic and enjoying Costa Rican 'Pura vida' with a barbecue of freshly caught fish, while children frolic in the waters.

Our location and weather makes for a perfect fit as a winter get-a-way whether for a week or several months, all year round.

No matter how you choose to spend your time here, we know your stay at Punta Paraiso will be exactly what you need!! Enjoy your stay! Pura Vida!!

**Separate/private GUEST HOUSE can be rented along with main house (sleeps 3) or may be rented by a separate party. Please contact owner.**

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Dan and Kara Mahoney
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, little spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

What makes this bungalow unique

Nestled on the beach of the Blue Zone of Costa Rica, Punta Paraiso (Paradise Point) gives you the feeling of vibrancy, peacefulness, and relaxation. The smell of the pacific, the sounds of the area birds and the view of the milky way, gives way to understanding why Junquillal is located, in what is called, the Gold Coast of Costa Rica.

The riches of life surround you, welcome home.


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Bungalow With Pool (Sleeps 4) + Cabina (sleeps 3 for additional cost)
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Family trip

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful trip with the family. Rented both the house and guest house and had plenty of space for all of us. The grounds are amazing with all the landscaping and wildlife. Beach is right out the front door. Beds are comfy and we had everything we needed. Will be back in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having your family here again. Punta Paraiso
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Right on the Pacific, with plenty of wildlife and great sunsets

  • 2 of 5

Overall a good spot. Clean inside, right on the beach with a convenient outside shower, and close to a river estuary for great walks and wildlife viewings. Little grocery store, reasonably well stocked, is about a mile away, and several good restaurants about the same distance - Lochita's, neat little native spot, and 2 hotel restaurants as well.

Master bedroom suite is upstairs, with only access a narrow, steep metal spiral staircase - not for everyone.

The pool and entrance to the beach is shared with occupants (if there are any) of a guest house on the property. We were fortunate to have a great couple staying there, so there was no real invasion of privacy for us.

While there were a few things we would have liked (i.e. 4 chairs inside for kitchen table, more than 2 chairs for outside/pool area), the main problem was swarming bees in the pool the entire stay, despite various attempts to get rid of them. For some this would make the pool unusable, because they swarmed in the two areas of entrance and exit to the pool. They supposedly didn't sting, but we were stung 3 times during the week.

We are currently unsuccessful in our attempt to get our security deposit back, as the owners have declared "significant damage" to something we acknowledge, but feel is relatively minor.

Based on the above, we would not recommend the rental to friends or relatives.

Larry and Cindy Squire

Art and Meredith Fancy

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Squires and guests, We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed Punta Paraiso and its location. The listing does indicate that unless both homes on the property are rented by the same party, the space and pool are shared unless one remains empty. They are not always rented at the same time, but during high season it is more likely. Im sorry that you didn't feel there were enough chairs available, however the pictures do indicate the 3 chair set up and table in the kitchen, the 2 outdoor chairs and table. The pictures do not show the 6-8 person picnic table on the pool deck, and the additional love seat in the sunroom, making seating for 8-10 people outside. Due to our location to open space and protected mangroves we are subject to wildlife that can and do arrive on our property, we however cannot control nature and the arrival of bees, raccoons and other such animals to our property. While we understand this may have been nuisance, we are holding your damage security deposit for the fire that your party started in the concrete planter, not attending to it, and burning our pool deck. During your stay in Costa Rica it was the dry season and Costa Rica was having the worst drought it has had since 1958, I guess we are just thankful that the only thing your party burned was the pool deck. Sorry for your troubles, but this is why we have a security deposit, so that when damage to the property is caused we have a recourse to fix or replace damaged property. Punta Paraiso Updated 9/16: Upon review of the damage, the guest was refunded partial deposit of unused money to fix damage.
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So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was for 10days in December 2015. The house is in the perfect location for peace and tranquility. Right on the beach with very few people and right out the front door. Beds were comfy and had everything we needed. Pool was awesome! Surrounded in nature and able to unplug, just what we needed. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed you'd stay! Please come back soon! Punta Paraiso
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denver co USA

Pure Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a gem!!! Perfect location and what a great property!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back again soon! Punta Paraiso
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USA the greatest country in the world

Beautiful home and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here. It is right on the beach and has a great pool to relax in. The owners were extremely easy to get a hold of and had the house in perfect condition. There are mangroves right down the street that we really enjoyed kayaking on. It was nice that there are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores around, yet the house sits in an isolated lot that basically gives you your own private beach.

Expect to see many howler monkeys, iguanas, hummingbirds and even ant eaters! We really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend. Thank you Kara and Dan!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jefe, so happy you and your girlfriend enjoyed your stay! Please come stay again next time your in Costa Rica! Punta Paraiso
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Additional activities can be booked through our property manager, inquire for more info


Rates & Availability

Junquillal Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas (3 weeks)
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas (3 weeks)
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Additional cleaning can be arranged during stay at renters expense.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Junquillal Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bath - toilet , shower , River rock shower with rain shower head
    Master bath - toilet , shower , Enjoy the amazing views while showering! Rain showerhead
  • Both showers work on an On Demand hot water system for hot showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 twin size day bed also
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 double
  • The master is large and spacious with built in teak closet and shelving, luxurious bedding, and amazing panoramic views from the private balcony. **Private/separate GUEST HOUSE can be rented, please contact owner (sleeps 3)**
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • 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:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
**Additional casita that sleeps 3 can be rented in addition to the main house. See VRBO listing 791799** Information for Costa Rica tours,airport transfers, chef and masseuse upon request. A small local grocery/liquor store is located within a 5 minute drive from the house, as well as restaurants and surf shop. More restaurants are also available nearby.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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