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Paradise! Private Beachfront Home with Pool on Gorgeous Playa Blanca

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


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ocean view, just steps from 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.

For larger groups a guest house on the property is available that sleeps 4.Note: Guest house will never be rented to parties other than those renting the main house.

There is a Pack 'N' Play available upon request.

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

Laura Irvine
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cantón Santa Cruz in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests are expected to lock up the premises and utilize the security system when not at the property.
  • Guests are to abide by the conditions and rules within our Vacation Rental Agreement.
  • Please shower off at the outside shower by the pool to remove all sand from the beach before entering the pool or house.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • North Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bathroom located in North master bedroom
    South Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bathroom in South master bedroom
  • The private bathrooms are located in each of the master bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious master suite with one king bed & bathroom
    North Master Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Spacious with 2 queen beds
  • 2 very spacious bedrooms accommodate up to 6 people. Each room has a private bathroom and outdoor sitting area.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Paradise! Private Beachfront Home with Pool on Gorgeous Playa Blanca
average rating of 4.548387 based on 31 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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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Magic Place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a lot staying in this house. Very close from a very nice beach and full of activities around for the one able to establish quick relationships with locals. It was great.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Perry, Ontario

Even Better Than Last Time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lovely property. Seven weeks this time; six weeks last year (please see last year's review).

There have been many improvements and upgrades, especially in the kitchen.

The spacious house is well-designed and very comfortable. The separate wings provide privacy when there is more than couple visiting. Pool is a nice size and is perfect for cooling off.

The closest restaurant, Luchitos sometimes has a special of whole red snapper. Well worth a visit - closed Sundays.

Hosts are helpful and easy to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with fabulous pool!

  • 4 of 5

The pool and location to the very awesome and lovely beach was ideal. Beach was mostly empty with only a few other people around. Good snorkeling and swimming. Pull up a ride app for finding best times to swim, tidepool ans snorkel. Amazing sunsets. Howler monkeys in trees right down the road were super cool and very noisy! Best meal was at lolas. Yum and great vibes. Be aware the washing machine is a fill up with a hose type and you hang your clothes to dry. Worked well for us. The lights in the kitchen were quirky and we reported this so hopefully those can be fixed. The house was nice with a great layout and beautiful grounds. Really huge iguanas were wandering around. Fun place to stay and location can’t be beat of looking for a pool and beach so so close!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the positive feedback and we are happy you enjoyed the house and appreciated the great location and wildlife! Our property manager had an electrician come and fix a defective light switch after you checked out. Sorry about the inconvenience. :( Lola's is the best! :)
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We loved Casa Playa Blanca!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two weeks. The location is very good, quiet, and perfect access to the beach. Most days we had the entire beach to ourselves! the location was in a good area, fun restaurants nearby, and easy day trips to places around Guanacaste like Tamarindo. The infinity edge pool at the Casa was a definite highlight! the house is beautiful, with everything you need for a Pura Vida vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Liberia (LIR) International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Junquillal Eco Lodge
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Junquillal Eco Lodge, Mundo Milo, Lochitos
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cantón Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Green Season 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Season
15 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
16 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Season
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
31 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £78.13
Refundable Damage Deposit £390.65

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 $500 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. For larger groups, a guest house with bathroom, 1 queen bed and 2 twins is available for an additional cost of $100 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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