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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience in Playa Junquillal

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vacation rental description

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.

The entrance to the house is gated and will be unlocked for your arrival. 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. The home comes equipped with surf boards, snorkeling gear, and bicycles for use during your stay at Woodbox!

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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Last modified on 09-1-2014 at 10:08 AM.

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Michael Mettler (714) 731-8240

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 3 story house
    • floor area 350 m²
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • 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.
    • ocean view
      • Pacific Ocean views from both the second foor balcony and third floor master bedroom. The views are partially obstructed by foliage.
    • mountain view
      • The back side of the home has panoramic views of the valley and hills.
    • beach
    • village
    • near the ocean
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
  • General
    • wireless internet
      • ICE DSL service available in the home
    • ceiling fans
    • laundry soap
    • paper towels
    • security system
    • shampoo
    • toilet paper
    • parking off street
      • Parking for the home is located behind a security gate.
    • secure parking
    • living area
    • air conditioning
      • Each of the four bedrooms have individual air conditioners. The main room in the villas is fully air-conditioned.
    • broadband access
      • ICE DSL service available in the home
    • washing machine
      • Front-loading high-capacity Frigidaire washer located off the kitchen in the bodega.
    • clothes dryer
      • Front-loading high-capacity Frigidaire dryer with steam feature located off the kitchen in the bodega.
    • sofa bed
    • telephone
      • Telephone provided for local calls only
    • linens provided
      • Luxurious 400 thread count linens on each bed with tropical weight duvet.
    • parking
      • Two parking spaces are located behind the gate.
    • internet
      • ICE DSL service available in the home
    • towels provided
      • Large beach towels are provided to use during your stay.
  • Kitchen
    • 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)
    • 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!
    • blender
    • ice maker
    • stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • dishwasher
      • Stainless steel ultra-quiet dishwasher
    • refrigerator
      • Stainless steel side-by-side Frigidaire refrigerator
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
      • Stainless steel microwave oven
    • cooking utensils
      • All cooking utensils, china, glass, and flatware are provided so that preparing a full meal for your group will almost be effortless!
    • grill
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • jetted tub
      • Master bathroom with beautiful jetted tub and open stand-up shower stall!
    • private pool
      • Wonderful pool where friends and families can hang out and barbecue together.
  • Bathrooms
    • 4 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower, En-suite bathroom for queen suite/1st floor
    • bathroom 1: shower, jetted tub, toilet, Expansive master bathroom with private balcony on 3rd floor
    • bathroom 3: shower, toilet, En-suite bathroom for king suite/2nd floor
    • bathroom 2: shower, toilet, Bathroom for double-bedded queen room
    • bathroom 6: outdoor shower, Outdoor shower located next to the pool
    • bathroom 5: toilet, Located to the side of the family room on the 1st floor
  • 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.
    • bedroom 2: 2 queen, Comfortably sleeps 4 adults/2nd floor
    • bedroom 4: 1 queen, Queen suite located on the 1st floor
    • convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon, Pull-out queen sleeper/sofa
    • bedroom 3: 1 king, King suite located on the 2nd floor
      • 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.
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • 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
    • satellite / cable
      • Sky TV
    • cd player
    • stereo
      • Be sure to bring your iPhone to plug into the stereo!
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • beach towels
    • outdoor grill gas
    • porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • walkway to water
    • outdoor entertainment area
    • deck / patio
      • Covered deck with seating area is adjacent to the pool
    • lawn / garden
    • terrace
    • 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!
    • barbecue
    • bicycles
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
      • Please no pets
    • 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.
    • non smoking only
    • 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.
  • Onsite Services
    • staff
    • daily maid service
    • massage
    • private chef
    • concierge
  • Notes
    • The locally renowned architect, Patrick Rey, 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!

activities and attractions in Playa Junquillal Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • churches
    • bay/sound
    • rain forests
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • shelling
    • beachcombing
    • eco tourism
    • walking
    • wildlife viewing
    • shopping
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • rafting
    • whitewater rafting
    • equestrian events
    • wind-surfing
    • surfing
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/diving
    • cycling
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • tennis
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • deepsea fishing
    • sailing
    • snorkeling

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  • owner Michael Mettler
  • phone (714) 731-8240
  • 2nd phone (714) 656-6666

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Regular 2014
Apr 20 2014 - Nov 22 2014
6 nights
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 nights
High 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
6 nights
Christmas 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 nights
New Year's 2014/2015
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 nights
High 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 28 2015
6 nights
Easter 2015(Semana Santa)
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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traveler reviews for this playa junquillal house rental

Vacation Paradise

Review submitted: August 13, 2014   Date of arrival: July 27, 2014

Our family stayed here to celebrate our kids high school and college graduations.
The house is amazing, every bit as beautiful as the photos,and super clean. The kitchen is well equipped if you wish to make your own meals. The house manager Fabrice was very helpful arranging all kinds of activities and services and with any questions about the house and surrounding area during our stay.We had arranged the welcome package (dinner and breakfast first day) from Chef Pas Cam prior to arrival which was a great way to start our vacation. The food was very fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. We enjoyed the meals so much we arranged another dinner by Pas Cam later in the week.
The house is close to the beach, Playa Blanc, a short walk and it seems like a private beach. During the week we had it to ourselves most days. Its a great beach for shelling and sea glass collection at low tide and fun for bogie boards (which they have for use at the house) at higher tide. At the top of the bluff over the beach is a hotel which is the best place to watch a sunset and have a cocktail.
The pool are is beautiful and there's lots of comfy outdoor furniture for lounging. The kids loved the hammock and I like that there was a covered area by the pool for sun protection.
There are tons of activities in the area...we did a hiking trip at the volcano Rincon which included two waterfalls and then a trip to hot springs for mud bath and soak. We enjoyed the trip but it is a strenuous hike so be advised (not for small children).
We also took an ATV ride lots of fun! We saw howler monkeys on that trip (which we heard from the house sometimes). We went to Playa Avellenas, another beautiful beach with a fantastic restaurant that looks out on the beach. There were some local crafts being sold on the beach there too.
Theres another fantastic five star restaurant in Playa Negra Villa Deveena that we enjoyed on our trip.
We walked and biked (they have four at the house) into the little town (about 10 mins) to Amigos Restaurant and to get a few things at grocery.
I would absolutely recommend this house to friends and family and would love to return ourselves someday! Thank you Fabrice, Patie, Pascal and Camille and Dulce too for a great vacation!

Owners response: Thank you very much for the comments and for staying at our home. We are so happy that your family enjoyed Costa Rica and that Casa Woodbox was your home for a week. We hope to see you back again!

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A&F Carassco

Review submitted: April 30, 2014   Date of arrival: April 20, 2014

I don't know where to begin on this vacation. Our whole family went for our 10th Anniversary. However, let me say that this house was amazing. Everything was just sparkling beautiful. The house was very well maintained and the grounds where AWESOME! Fabrice, took care of all of our needs an arranged all our excursions for us down to the smallest details.
One night we arranged for the Chef PasCam to come in and make an anniversary dinner, which was AMAZING!!!!! If you can get the chocolate tart pie, it was delicious!!!!
All I can say is if you want a trip of a lifetime, with a beautiful place to stay with the most helpful and nice people go to WOODBOX, you and your family will fall in love with it.
A HUGE THANKYOU to Michael, Fabrice, Pattie, PasCam, Camille and last but not least Dulce for making our family trip a memory we will never forget.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, romantic getaway

Owners response: Wendy:

Thank you very much for staying at our home in Playa Junquillal!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time and hope to see you back very soon!

Best regards,

Michael Mettler

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Just Perfect!

Review submitted: March 20, 2014   Date of arrival: March 10, 2014

We just returned early this morning from a 10 day stay at Casa Woodbox and it was fantastic. We were 3 couples in our 50's. The house was perfect for us. Each couple was on a different floor with their own en-suite. We actually had an unused bedroom. Throughout the rental process and vacation preparation both Michael and Fabrice were very helpful. Once we arrived Fabrice and Patie saw to our every need. The beds were very comfortable, the pool refreshing. A quick walk and we were on a beautiful beach often all by ourselves. I would go back in a heartbeat!
The howler monkeys and the birds were our alarm clock in the morning. Two sweet dogs visited daily and kept us from missing our dogs to much. The countryside was beautiful. I highly recommend having Fabrice help arrange an overnight trip to the Arenal Volcano region. I just can't say enough about how comfortable and well taken care of we all were.
I would recommend renting a car at the airport, there are lots of neat restaurants and beaches in the area.
One of our favorite memories will be releasing baby turtles with a turtle conservation group, you can walk to that!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Owners response: Cynthia: Thank you very much for bringing your group to our home! We are so glad that you enjoyed the villa and all of the wonderful activities and restaurants in the area. Please let us know when you will joining us again!

Best regards,

Michael & Laura

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