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Pura Vida Large Luxury Compound

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 7,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 queen size bunk beds 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathroom, sleeps 16

*The main house has two floors with 6 bedrooms, 1 king, 3 queen (1 with 2 queen beds) and 4 full size bunk beds, 2 twin beds

***100 Yards to the Beach***

*Open-air wraparound verandas

*air conditioning in all bedrooms

*State of the art chef's kitchen with all appliances

*BBQ and outdoor dining area

*poolside cocktails

*full laundry room

*double outdoor shower

*cable TV, Internet and DVD player with full video library

*swimming pool with waterfall

**In addition to the main house there is a 2 air conditioned bedroom apartment with a full bathroom and full use of all household amenities

*full kitchen


*** Surf the famous breaks of Puerto Rico

*** walk to tres palmas & the beach spectacular ocean views

***walk to dive boats, snorkeling, scuba lessons and day trip fishing boats

***unique property which includes snorkel equipment

Age Requirements: This house has a mandatory age of 21 years old. Renter will provide proof of age upon signing of contract.

More Details

Chris Dolan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Ensenada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room 4 - 4 double , 1 baby crib , 2 full bunks
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Please note Bunk room has 2 full size bunks (4 full size beds)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Massage and private chef available upon request for additional cost. We are 100 yards to nearest swimming beach....too close to drive!!! To contact Chef Pedro please visit his website


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Pura Vida Large Luxury Compound
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

A++ Puerto Rico Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I don’t want to sound over the top...but hands down my week in Puerto Rico was the best trip I have taken in my life! I made the trip with 9 friends and we were all absolutely floored by the house and the location. The house is gorgeous and I honestly got the impression I was staying in a 5 star resort. I was blown away by how big it actually was and how open it was too...the climate couldn't be any more perfect and with low humidity and warm temps at night we often slept with all the interior doors open. We welcomed each morning by checking the waves from the top of the building/eating breakfast in the clean and spacious kitchen and wrapped each day up by relaxing by the pool in the well maintained (and private) yard or playing hours of beach volleyball .

We went to PR on a surf trip, and if you are planning on heading here to surf you probably already know about Rincon's world renowned surf. The house is a short walk/drive from Domes/Marias/Tres Palmas/Dogmans and not even two minutes form Steps beach where we went snorkeling...the reefs here are incredible! Some of the north coast spots are well within a mornings drive too, and we were able to surf Jobos and Wilderness at 8 am and be back at the house in time for lunch. We decided that with so many different beach directions to pick up different swell angles, it’s not a matter of if there are waves, but where there’s waves (which is incredibly coming from Florida!!)

The house is located right on Route 413 "the road to happiness" and that road takes you right into town which is really cool because you can also fully experience the culture of Puerto Rico. We were able to walk to a fun restaurant near the house, but we also branched out and found some more local eats in town. Make sure you eat at the bakery on top of the hill on your way to Pools beach!! The people in Rincon (and all of Puerto Rico from what we could tell) are really friendly and nice. Even the localism in the lineup (surf) isn’t bad, and as long as you show respect you’ll get respect back.

We were very satisfied with our stay and I would definitely recommend this house

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Returned from a one-week family reunion at Casa Pura Vida and every second was amazing! Our "immediate" family consisted of our elderly parents, three adult sisters, our spouses and children (for a total of 11 people under one roof). Thanks to Pura Vida we had plenty of spaces on the property to be together and plenty of places to disappear to when we needed privacy. We comfortably hosted our large extended family (who live locally) for many home-cooked family feasts around the banquet table on the wrap-around porch, the kitchen island, dinning table, and beautiful pool area. Everything about the space and relaxed atmosphere at Casa Pura Vida helped make it the most memorable family trip we've ever had. Thank you for opening up this beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bliss Out Retreats LOVES Casa Pura Vida!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and the house manager and owner made this a seamless experience for us and our retreat guests! The grounds are gorgeous and well-maintained - from the pool, to the decks where we practiced yoga every day, to the sun roof where we caught some rays and watched the sunset. Everything was so clean upon our arrival and anytime we needed anything the house manager was so hospitable. Thank you, we can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portsmouth, NH

Casa Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Casa Pura Vida is a great property for a group! We recently celebrated our wedding there and it was great. Everyone who stayed had a great time and enjoyed the house. The two things that would have been helpful for us to know ahead of time; 1. There is a bathroom on the main floor but not a full bath so for anyone who stairs are tough getting a shower might be tricky. 2. To access the bathrooms and some of the bedrooms on the second floor you have to walk through other bedrooms. This is not an issue as long as everyone knows and can coordinate who sleeps where but again just a helpful heads up. Other than that the property is great. Good location, comfortable and tons of fun.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Downers Grove, IL

Private Compound That Accommodated 19 Effortlessly

  • 5 of 5

Many people thought that 19 people (4 families) traveling to Puerto Rico together would wind up with everyone on each others nervous and dying to get home. Not the case when staying at Pura Vida! Our group ranged in age from 5 to 50+ and each one of us have deemed the experience one of the best of our lives. The house was clean, well stocked and large enough for us to sometimes not know where other members of our group were. The bunk room for the kids was perfect and the additional renting of the ground floor apartment not only added two additional bedrooms but also an additional kitchen space, bathroom and washer and dryer. The private pool was the perfect oasis when we were done with the beach, but not with the sunshine. The location was terrific too. We were within a short drive to everything, including a Sam's Club which made stocking the house with food and beverage a breeze. We had our dinners catered in every night (including New Year's Eve) by TasteBuds, PR. There was plenty of dining space for us all to sit comfortably and dine together for each meal. From the booking process with Gina, to the checkout with Joe, the experience was smooth, relaxing and enjoyable. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything you see in these photos. There were eleven of us, 8 adults, one teen and 2 small children. There was plenty of space for privacy when needed and the kitchen was well equipped. We grilled one night and we were all able to sit outside together and enjoy a marvelous meal. (The grill is fabulously huge). Joe the House Manager was a sweetheart, and met us at the most ungodly hour of 3 am in the morning to give us a walk thru and hand us the keys. He even stocked the fridge and pantry with a list provided in advance. There is a great Juice Cart, Carte Buena, in the next lot for those of us addicted to fresh juices and smoothies, great organic coffee too! Marina and snorkeling is within walking distance. Snorkeling is amazing! Though some of us were too enamored with the pool to leave it for long. What can I say, we were all terribly sad to leave!

One note: The house is right off a busy road. However, this would not deter us from returning!

Musts: Carte Buena for Love & Happiness Kale Smoothies; Brunch at the English Rose, if only for the view; Banana Dang for amazing smoothies and iced vegan lattes; Shipwreck for a casual fun dinner; Copa LLena for great drinks, dinner and atmosphere; Harbour Restaurant bar for lobster empanadas with a great view. This is only to name a few, as there is so much to discover in Rincon!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Aguadiila airport
Car: recommended

Ensenada is located on the west side of the country. It is a beautiful beach community that is known for its surfing, scuba, fishing and golf. It is located near casinos and a couple of hours from San Juan.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,500

Rates starting at $4000.usd per week. Shorter stay rates are available!
Deposit Requirements: A minimum deposit of 1/2 of the agreed rental rate is required to hold your booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. There is a $1500 USD refundable security deposit is also required 2 weeks prior to arrival. This security deposit will be returned within 4 weeks of your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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