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SPECTACULAR LUXURY BEACH VILLA 'WOODBOX,' A ONCE IN A LIFE EXPERIENCE

Michael Mettler

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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SPECTACULAR LUXURY BEACH VILLA 'WOODBOX,' A ONCE IN A LIFE EXPERIENCE

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Playa Junquillal - Woodbox

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

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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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Michael Mettler

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks English
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We are an active family who has enjoyed travelling to Costa Rica for many years. We have worked in the hospitality industry for our entire careers and understand what our guests want when travelling to this very special part of the world.

Michael Mettler purchased this house in 2012

We have had a dream for many years to own a home in Costa Rica. After many visits to different parts of the country, we landed on this very special home on Costa Rica's Gold Coast. The home is far enough away from everything that you feel like you are getting away from it all, yet there are amenities within a short walk or drive from the home.

Our home is the ideal location for an unforgettable vacation in Costa Rica. World-class (famous!) surfing is only steps away. Fishing, horseback riding, and zip lines are a short drive away. Hiking and bike riding are right outside the doors of the home. The Pacific Ocean is steps away and world-class surfing spots are located all around the home.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p395798vb
(714) 731-8240
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
5

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's 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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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p395798vb
(714) 731-8240
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Gardendale, Texas
5

A&F Carassco

A&F Carassco
  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's 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
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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience
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Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey USA
5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's 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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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience
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(714) 731-8240
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Costa Rica
5

Amazing

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time at Woodbox House and can not wait to return in the future. The house was perfect for our group of nine including 4 kids between 3 and 9 years of age.

There were so many beaches to explore in the area that we could have stayed forever. It was great to be able to jump in the pool after a day at the beach or just spend a relaxing day at the house with our family. The house had everything we needed and more.

I suspect this will not be our last visit.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p395798vb
(714) 731-8240
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
5

Woodbox Wedding

  • 5 out of 5
We could not have asked for more. A beautiful home, beautiful country and wonderful people all combined to make for a perfect destination wedding for us and our group. Patie & Fabrice provided for every need without ever overstepping. It truly was like visiting old friends. We cannot thank them and Michael enough for helping us create our dream wedding. The home served perfectly as a venue for our reception and the folks at Villa Deevena worked with Patie & Fabrice to transform it into an intimate, elegant setting that was truly ideal. This is our new home away from home and we will be back to celebrate our anniversary next year! All the best to the Casa Woodbox family!!! -R&M
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular luxury beach villa 'Woodbox,' a once in a life experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p395798vb
(714) 731-8240
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
Merced, CA
5

A Wedding at Woodbox

  • 5 out of 5
Much to our delight, from the advertised listing to the brief video that provided a virtual tour of the property, everything about Casa Woodbox was exactly as stated and/or described. We were a party of 8-10 from California, who traveled to Costa Rica for my son's wedding. From the minute we walked up to the door to the moment we departed, our stay was absolutely amazing. Thanks to the efficient and thorough services provided by staff members, included in the rental cost, all of our needs were provided for and our expectations were more than met. Suggestions for dining in (or out) included a choice of meals from a menu prepared by French chefs or a selection between the daily catch of lobster and/or fresh fish. The fully furnished gourmet kitchen made the preparation of our meals a breeze. Speaking of breezes, the house opened up on all three levels to let fresh air in all day, and closed up to enjoy the coolness of air conditioning as we nestled beneath clean sheets each night. Our guests enjoyed a full array of activities, thanks to the amenities of snorkeling equipment, surfboards, and bicycles provided with the house. Pack light, because even though we didn't use them, a washer/dryer are included for your use, as well. Besides the breathtaking view of the ocean from the third level of the home (which doubled nicely as my son and daughter-in-law's private honeymoon suite), a short 2-minute walk to the Iguanazul offered an even more spectacular view of the ocean while dining on a delicious meal selected from their daily specials board or from their established menu...you can't go wrong, either way. In summary, if you are considering Casa Woodbox and have questions or need clarification, don't be afraid to ask. The owner and on-site staff are more than eager and willing to ensure that your stay at Casa Woodbox is a once in a lifetime experience. Ours most certainly was!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quirós International)
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
928 in Junquillal and 928 in Paraiso
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Blanca
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Iguanazul
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Iguanazul
Car: recommended

Wildlife abounds in this part of the country!! Howler monkeys travel through this area in the evening hours. Leatherback turtles lay their eggs on Playa Junquillal September - March. Many types of exotic birds nest in this area. Other types of activities are available, including tours of the country, zip lines, horseback riding, atv's, and restaurants/nightlife are a thirty minute jaunt to Tamarindo. There are also secret gems in the area, including local 'sodas' and full-service restaurants serving everything from wonderful local Tico meals to unbelievable (one of the best meals we have ever experienced!) continental cuisine.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Regular 2014
20 Apr 2014 - 22 Nov 2014
6 night minimum stay
$3,300
for 6 nights
From
$550
$3,500
$14,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
23 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
for 7 nights
$7,500
 
 
High 2014
1 Dec 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
6 night minimum stay
$4,200
for 6 nights
From
$700
$4,500
 
 
Christmas 2014
21 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
for 7 nights
$7,500
 
 
New Year's 2014/2015
28 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$12,500
for 7 nights
$12,500
 
 
High 2015
5 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
6 night minimum stay
$4,200
for 6 nights
From
$700
$4,500
$18,000
 
 
Easter 2015(Semana Santa)
29 Mar 2015 - 4 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
for 7 nights
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Playa Junquillal in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Living Area
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
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
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!
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