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Smell the Ocean and See the 210 Degree Ocean View Costa Rica

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The house is a retreat away from the fast past lives we live. The ocean views are endless. The green trees and wildlife are beautiful. The people are friendly and well educated. Most locals speak a little English. The surf is fun an uncrowded. Our home is on a bluff. We are a 5 minute walk to a white sand beach. The walk back is very steep up the hill. We drive to the parking lot for the beach. It is a two minute drive. The house is located in a very safe resort of Punta Leona. Inside the resort, there are 3 restaurants, a small convenience store, and other activities. We are about 20 minutes from Jaco.

Keywords: House, vacation, ocean, view

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Eric Fonoimoana
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Eric Fonoimoana

An Olympic Gold Medal winner at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia Eric has been a dominant and consistent force on the AVP Tour for the past 16 years. He won at least one tournament for seven straight years between 1998 and 2004. Fonoi is a former AVP Most Valuable Player and is in the top 10 in terms of all-time tournaments played. Eric won all the major opens in beach volleyball including the King of the Beach, Hermosa Beach Open and the Manhattan Beach Open, twice.

A true local community activist and Manhattan Beach native, Eric has dedicated much of his winnings and time off the beach to his foundation “Dig for Kids” which helps kids in inner cities to excel in school and volleyball. Recently named to the UCSB Hall of Fame and Significant Sig by Sigma Chi fraternity, Eric continues to excel both on and off the court. Fonoi has personally raised over $1 million dollars for kids in need.

As a licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, Eric has represented elite athletes and clientele by routinely brokering multi-million dollar deals. As a member of South Bay Brokers Inc., Eric has quickly established himself in the real estate field with the same impressive results he achieved on the court. Fonoi was one of SBBI’s Top Producer in 2010.

Eric Fonoimoana purchased this house in 2005

Why Eric Fonoimoana chose Puntarenas

I bought this vacation home because I wanted a place that was safe, fun for my family, and most important I wanted an ocean view home near the beach. I grew up by the beach and I will always live near the beach.

What makes this house unique

My favorite part of the house is sitting on the deck staring at the ocean. It is so peaceful and relaxing. I enjoy watching the birds flying by and sometimes the monkeys come by to visit. The house is only a few minutes walk to a beautiful white sand beach. I recommend to drive because the walk back up the hill is steep. It will take about 2 minutes to get to the beach by car. If you like the outdoors and adventure, this home is centrally located. When you are out and about, keep your eyes peeled because you never know what you might see like rare birds, monkeys, racoons, etc...


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Smell the Ocean and See the 210 Degree Ocean View Costa Rica
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews
Manhattan Beach, California

Casa Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Casa Pura Vida is truly a spectacular house. Its views of the ocean were breathtaking. My favorite spot was being in the warm roof top infinity pool looking at the sun setting behind the ocean as scarlet macaws were flying around. The spacious second floor offered equally beautiful views. It was wonderful to allow the outdoors in just by opening the bay windows, allowing hummingbirds to fly in out on occasion. The well-equipped kitchen permitted us to create delicious meals. This level also offered a spacious jacuzzi and a deck from which we could stargaze at night. The lower floor contained 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 of which opened onto a refreshing lap pool. 

We also enjoyed the beautiful beach at the bottom of the hill. After having swam in the warm ocean, we tasted refreshing ceviche and margaritas at the beach restaurant while being visited by monkeys and coati mundis. We saw our first sloth at the nearby national park, and zip lined in close proximity to the house.

One of my favorite moments was being on the roof top early in the morning, watching the macaws and toucans in the nearby trees.

We truly had an amazing vacation and we look forward to going again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5


Lovely house, had amazing time with family.

Peter was of great help whenever we needed him, responsive just such a nice person.. really made a difference!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okemos, MI, USA

Family time in Punta Leona

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for a large family gathering. It is spacious, lots of private areas if you want to relax or read; but, lots of fun areas for the family to enjoy the amenities the house offers. The rooftop pool was our gathering place every sundown and after we ended in the jacuzzi...We were close enough to the beach; we ate in-house most of the time since the house has a great kitchen. Pete was very helpful. We will rent this house again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surreal Ocean Views is a pretty good description...

  • 5 of 5

The house was great but it was the views that put it over the top. There is no way to describe how amazing the rooftop pool is at sunset. We made Sundowners up there a daily ritual.

The house is laid out perfectly for a large group with private bedrooms and communal living space. The bedrooms/bathrooms aren't luxurious but that's not what you travel to CR for. Pete was super helpful as a property manager, organizing cabs for us and answering any questions promptly.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Will, I'm glad you had a great trip. I hope you come back and visit us.
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New York, NY

Fantastic location, and beautiful house overall

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at Casa de Pura Vida with a fairly large group - the house, location, and amenities exceeded our expectations. The pictures actually don't really do it justice, although it's clearly stunning in the photos. Do note that it takes a while to leave the Punta Leona resort area (maybe 15 min. through some hilly terrain), but the seclusion and views are second to none. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you and your group enjoyed your stay. We are in a gated community that is safe and secure so the drive tends to be long but once you know the road better the drive becomes faster. I still enjoy the views from the house after all this time of owning the home.
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Newport Beach, CA

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa de Pura Vida with two other families for our yearly family vacation. Casa de Pura Vida was incredible and perfect for our combined families. There was a ton to do and keep us busy…pool, beach, hiking to waterfalls, great restaurants, surfing and so much more! The pool on the roof was perfect for during the day with a beautiful ocean view. The pool downstairs was great for the kids in the evening while we were cooking and lounging. The sunset and sunrise is a MUST on the roof. So beautiful and peaceful. The secluded community felt safe and the beach was clean and lovely. We had a few meals at the restaurant on the beach and were surprised to see lots of cute and friendly monkeys. Casa de Pura Vida was amazing and I would recommend this house to all of my friends and family. We are currently planning another trip back within the next year as there is much more that we want to do and see.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your group had a great stay. Thank you for taking the time to review. I hope you come back again to visit. Pura Vida
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Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Sotavento II House Rental Rates

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June Specials
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
October Special
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

All rates and confirmed dates are on a first come first served basis. Once, we receive both the deposit and contract the dates are secured.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sotavento II House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (4) 4 rooms have king beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 room has queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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