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Nice Beach Front house

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 .

More Details

Jenny & Rick Schneider
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, some spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 14:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • hot water shower, indoor and outdoor shower, rinse off outside after a swim in the ocean!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed and futon
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Eco friendly area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Nice Beach Front house
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Surf City, North Carolina

Lovely Get a way

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure having you at the cassita and happy that you enjoyed the area!
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Very comfortable, quiet place to relax and enjoy the private beach.

  • 5 of 5

Glad to have found this gem of a place!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Paradise Found in Casita Jenrica!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Sweet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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😊

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Enjoyed having you two as guests and look forward to your return.
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Absolutely Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Loved hearing the ocean day and night

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for just two days in January 2015. Loved the beach being just across the lawn to reach and hearing it day and night. We knew going in it has no air conditioning. Did have ceiling fans. Was typically 92-94 during the day and went down to 85 at night. Loved it has what I consider normal hot water in the shower and kitchen and no widow maker electric shower head as other places in Costa Rica had. We tend to cook in more detail than others. It took way longer to make my homemade tortillas and pancakes on the cooktop. Unsure if it was a lower wattage or I didn't know what I was doing. Loved the room and location. We slept well the first night, even with a very firm mattress, no back aches. The second night we were devoured by mosquitoes. We were careful to not leave windows open, so unsure how they got in. We told them and they said they would get mosquito netting for future guests. Was very clean and nice couple. Unsure what the temps would be a different time of the year, it was summer then.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. So sorry about the mosquitos. We did put a mosquito net over the bed, however other guests did not have to use it, but it is there if needed. Appreciate your business and next season we will also have Wi-Fi available.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Playa Junquillal Eco Resort
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mundo Milo, Guacamaya, Lochitos, Eco Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Venado
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Damage Insurance £44.79

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.