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Nice Beach Front house

Junquillal, Costa Rica
  • House
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

If you like non-touristy areas, with easy access to a non crowded beach, your own facilities for cooking and a great little community, then this is a place for you.

One bedroom house with kitchenette, very comfortable for a couple. Walk out your front door on to the beach. Queen size bed, futon, hot water, cooktop, blender, microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster, ceiling fans. Grocery store & eating establishments about 2 miles from the cassita. Close to the river and a double kayak is available for rent. Sea Turtles are common to this beach. Great area for boogie boarding and surfing. Close to more touristy areas - Playa Negra and Tamarindo, if you want shopping, etc.

This area is a great community. If you are looking for a nice relaxing area, this is it. For such a small area, we have wonderful places to eat within a few miles .


Jenny & Rick Schneider

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, some spanish
Calendar last updated:
Dec 16, 2017
About Jenny & Rick Schneider

Been coming to this area of Costa Rica since 1998. Built our house in 2006. Bought the small house next door in 2012 and had it remodeled into a one bedroom, fully furnished house.

Jenny & Rick Schneider purchased this House in 2012

Why Jenny & Rick Schneider chose Junquillal

Nice quiet area, walk out to the beach and down to the river. Beautiful sunsets and fishing from off the shore. Nice eating places in the area and a grocery store. Not crowded or touristy, but those areas are a short drive away. Excellent yoga classes in the area. Nice community with friendly people from all parts of the world.

What makes this House unique

Access to a clean, "blue flag" status beach. Blue flag status beaches in Costa Rica are only given to beaches that pass requirements for being clean and unpolluted. This cassita (small house) gives you direct access to the beach, so you do not have drive or walk far to get to the beach. The beach is out your front door. Reasonable price for ocean front rental.


    • Internet
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size bed and futon


        • 1 Bathroom
          • hot water shower, indoor and outdoor shower, rinse off outside after a swim in the ocean!

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
              Quiet Playa Venado out you front door.
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
              100 meters from the beach!
            • Village
              We are part of the community of Playa Junquillal.
            • Waterfront
              Right on the Pacific Ocean


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                          clothes line to hang swim suits, towels, etc.
                        • Internet
                          wi fi available
                        • Linens Provided
                          Linens on the bed provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          right next to the cassita
                        • Towels Provided
                          Towels provided - save luggage space and I can provide beach towels.
                        • Washing Machine
                          no washing machine in the cassita, but laundry facilities available


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Blender, pots and pans, dishes, etc
                            • Kitchen
                              cooktop, microwave, pots and pans, oven
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Salt, pepper, aluminum foil, etc.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Brand new
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Stereo
                                      small radio


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          25 minutes away
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          available for rent - Kayak
                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                            • not suitable for children
                                              Children are o.k., but only one bedroom.
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              only outside


                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • Eco friendly area.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: 2:30 PM

                                                                  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.

                                                                  7 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Lovely Get a way

                                                                  Rocky G.Surf City, North Carolina

                                                                  Great little spot,very private. Almost like having your own personal beach far away from everyone and everything. The host was close enoughto check on me but never in the way. A/C would have been nice a couple of nights, but otherwise very clean and comfortable. Everything I needed and nothing I didn't. I highly recommend this place!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you! It was a pleasure having you at the cassita and happy that you enjoyed the area!

                                                                  Very comfortable, quiet place to relax and enjoy the private beach.

                                                                  Karen M.

                                                                  Glad to have found this gem of a place!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you had a relaxing time. It was nice to meet both of you! Thank you for your visit here and staying at the cassita.

                                                                  Absolutely Perfect!!

                                                                  Kathy v.

                                                                  Our stay at Casita JenRica was exactly what we had wanted in a getaway vacation Costa Rica. Our VRBO owners were the most generous and helpful people who guided us throughout our stay; they were incredibly helpful in every way!

                                                                  I would highly recommend this property to those vacationers who want a quiet, serene and restful stay in their own little slice of heaven in Costa Rica!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you and so glad you enjoyed your stay in this area. It was such a pleasure meeting both of you, you were great guests in our cassita. Hope out trails pass in the future.

                                                                  Paradise Found in Casita Jenrica!

                                                                  charles n.

                                                                  Paradise Found!

                                                                  The pictures of this property do not do it justice. Everything about the property is wonderful, immaculate and 100% functional. Well kept landscaping, isolated beautiful black sand beach…. and a wondrous view of the milky way each night!

                                                                  We were in the warm clear blue ocean at least 4 times a day, never seeing more than 1 or 2 passers by. The outdoor shower was perfect for us, cool and refreshing. The indoor shower hot almost instantly. A complete kitchen made cooking our meals a breeze.

                                                                  Our hosts were fantastic, also being from the states Jen and Rick knew how to answer all of our questions, and also gave us the perfect amount of “space” for our romantic paradise adventure.

                                                                  We have been singing the praises of Casita Jenrica since we’ve been home, and we will definitely be staying there on our return visit to paradise.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much!

                                                                  Sweet Retreat

                                                                  Kaira B.

                                                                  We thouroughly enjoyed every minute of our 5 night stay at Casita Jenrica. Everything was exactally as described with a quiet charm that has to be experienced in person. It was our second trip to CR and we knew we wanted our own place on the ocean where we could sleep to the sound of the surf and walk under the stars. Our hosts were generously invisible but available when needed. Being able to cook in the well appointed kitchen and pack our lunches for the next days adventure was a huge plus for me. There are several good restaraunts nearby and the guide notebook and our hosts were full of excellent information. We will be returning soon😊

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Enjoyed having you two as guests and look forward to your return.

                                                                  J and L Canadian

                                                                  J and L CanadianCalgary, Alberta, Canada

                                                                  This property was delightful. It was very clean and well kept. The property owners were close by and provided great answers to our questions but we felt like we had total privacy. We appreciated the welcoming touches such as fresh flowers and extra toiletries on our arrival.

                                                                  The proximity to the beach as well as the beach itself were exceptional; it is a beautiful clean beach with very few people using it. Our hopes for this vacation were to relax and rejuvenate and this property fulfilled those hopes perfectly. We loved the seclusion offered by this property yet activities such as zip lining are available in towns which are 30 minutes away by car.

                                                                  Restaurant Lochitos was close by and offered outstanding Costa Rican food at very reasonable prices. Fresh fruit is available at many roadside stands nearby;we wished we had taken some form of blender to make our own smoothies.

                                                                  Our only disappointment was the unavailability of wifi. We had to drive to a local cafe in order to access this service. We expressed this to the property owners and they are considering making this available.

                                                                  We would highly recommend this property for anyone who is "looking to get away from it all."

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for staying at our cassita. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. I tested out a router and wi-fi will be available for next season. Also a blender will be available, appreciate the suggestion.


                                                                  Junquillal, Costa Rica

                                                                  We are on the south end of Playa Junquillal, on a mile long quiet beach called Playa Venado. Fish off shore, or hire a charter for a day. Boogie board or surf, or just take a nice beach walk at low tide. Great places to eat in the area, horse back ride on the beach, or relax and get a massage at your place. Great yoga classes are near by. Nice area, great sunsets, great people in the area.

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                                                                  7 Reviews
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