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'Chillin In Paradise' Spa/Retreat Island Oasis!!! Live, Laugh, Love, and Relax!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

This eco friendly, Five Star Three Story Unique Island House on the water, backs itself with 450 acres of beautiful natural wetlands for fishing, (snook, redfish, etc.) Boating, Jet Sking, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Canoeing or just enjoying nature with the birds, manatees, and dolphins. It also leads into the Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. And you get the most beautiful panoramic vistas and vibrant sunsets you can imagine from, all 4 angles of the roof top OASIS. Or the 3 inviting living space covered verandas. Come visit this one of a kind spa retreat.

“La Casa De Pura Vida” has many amenities such as:: * 3 exotic tiki huts on the water with hammack, tv's, fans, stereo, cocktail table, grill, gas firepit, and the magical heated spa pool. With therapeautic power jets. * 24 ft deckboat for the famous sunset cruise with (captain skully). * 4 beautiful bedrooms with island ambiance (2 kings and 3 queens) ceiling fans, live trees, candles, magazines, and fresh linens. * Each floor has fireplaces and flat screen tv's. Game room with PS3 games, books, movies, etc. * Fully equipped gourmet kitchen living room and dining room with surround sound. Bathrooms with spa tub, rows of candles, jets and spa sounds. * Large laundry room with ironing board very convenient. *3 large verandas with dramatic views, ceiling fans tv's, an inviting queen bed and tables to dine with evening brisas! *The roof top oasis for the most beautiful panoramic views or private sunbathing. *The furniture and art is one of a kind! Not to forget the lushious landscaping and garden

Close to many locations: * 5 to 10 minutes to restaurants (City Fish, Flame Stone, Cody’s, Cracker barrel, TGI Fridays, Jack Willies, Green Iquana, Outback, Carrabas, Chili’s, Olive Garden.

* 3 to 5 minutes to stores (Publix, Wal-Marts, Walgreens, Starbucks, etc.)

* 5 minutes to our largest flea market for fresh produce antiques and more.

* 5 minutes to the Tampa bay trail or Upper Tampa Bay Park for biking or walking.

* 5 minutes to Tampa Bay Downs for horse racing, poker, and simulcasting.

* 10 minutes to exclusive golf courses Rocky Creek and West Chase.

* 15 minutes to Tampa International Airport & CAE C-130 Training Center.

* 20 minutes to Bahama Breeze, Crabby Bills, and other waterfront restaurants.

* 20 minutes to Raymond James Stadium, Tampa International Mall,Westshore Mall, Citrus Mall.

* 20 Minutes to Tampa bay historic Ybor city (clubbing), downtown, performing arts, ice palace for concerts or hockey.

* 20 minutes to Bush Garden

* 90 minute to Disney World and Universal studios

Many Extras: This Island House will complete your vacation: Deck boat, paddle boat, kayaks, paddle board, canoe, bicycles, basketball court, video games, floating chairs, fishing poles, video library, card and board games, surround sound, guitars, congas, pingpong table, foosball table, wireless internet, pc, cable tv's, dvd players, beanbag toss game, humidor with (Tampa cigars). This is the perfect getaway, gather your friends family or coworkers and book La Casa De Pura Vida. 'It will have you at 'HELLO' and you will LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, AND RELAX !!! In this Island Retreat!

More Details

Scott or Marlene
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitality! We really enjoyed our stay her at "LA CASA DE PURA VIDA" Your house is beautiful - we hope to return soon.
Dec 2009
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Northwest Tampa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathrooms have spa tub, candles, shampoos , fresh linens and art
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms complete with TV, Alarm Clock, Candles, magazines, ceiling fans, fresh lines, wood floors, live trees and art.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
La Casa: Has a management for service of the sunset cruise, lighting of the tiki torches at night to create your paradise and if any other equipment is needed. (Just a phone call away). This Island house is manicured to perfection and well located to super markets, mall shops, restaurants, golf courses, parks, night life, casino, hospital, churches, airport, theme parks, and beaches. La Casa offers: massages for your body care and relaxation.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

'Chillin In Paradise' Spa/Retreat Island Oasis!!! Live, Laugh, Love, and Relax!
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 42 reviews

Property is everything the photos show PLUS MORE!

  • 5 of 5

You won't be disappointed with this property AT ALL! It has a beautiful view,especially overlooking a body of water from the top level....and plenty of space. I just can't say enough about this place. A group of 4 of us stayed there in 2014 while conventioning in Tampa. While waiting on our flight home at the airport,I called the owner Scott,and re-booked for our convention there in 2016.

The property is clean and well-maintained. I also can't say enough about the owners Scott and Marlene. They were very accomodating,personable and down-to-earth. I would DEFINITELY recommend this property to anyone who is interested in renting won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southbury, CT

Amazing Property with all the amenities you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived our first impression was "WOW" are we really staying here. The place is amazing! Scott & Marlene greeted us and went over all the house rules. The house is decorated with a true Florida beach theme. They showed us the Kayaks and how to use the boat just in case we felt adventurous and want to go sightseeing. Unfortunately this being a work trip we were not able to use the boat but just coming home after a long day at the convention center and being able to relax on one of the three decks was a blessing. Needless to say we slept like babies as the beds were super comfy. Scott & Marlene were wonderful, putting together a book of restaurants and places to see that included directions from the house. Who could ask for anything more when staying in a new area for the first time, extremely helpful. I would book this house again in a heart beat! Thank you for making our business trip feel less like business and more like a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolute gem with gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Since this was my first VRBO rental, I was a little nervous about what to expect as the main organizer of a trip with my family and friends. We were not disappointed, everyone, kids and adults alike, had a wonderful time at La Casa De Pura Vida! Scott and Marlene are amazing hosts who went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely visit at their wonderfully appointed house which while so close to everything, yet seems so far away!

The children, aged 9 - 12, loved the house, games, TVs and the SPA pool. My mother cooked almost everyday and found everything in the well-stocked pantry. The house has amazing balconies (including a roof top one) with lovely views of the water where we spotted manatees, birds and acrobatic fish. All the bathrooms are not only clean, but very beautifully redone. We enjoyed kayaking and boating which were there for us to use.

What made the stay extra special is the hospitality of Scott and Marlene. They are simply wonderful people. The day we were going to the beach, we found that they left us beach chairs, toys and even a cooler, right next to our car - how awesome is that! Scott graciously offered us a sunset boat tour of the bay which was definitely a highlight of our overall trip. Although they live downstairs (completely separate and we had no issues with privacy) of the house, we could hardly tell they were even there; they truly made us feel that we were the only ones in the house and always there when we needed them. Thank you so much, Scott and Marlene. We are most definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Time!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Scott and Marlene toured us through the house, letting us know how to operate everything, including the boat and kayaks. The house was beautiful, sparkling clean, and had all the amenities we required. The beds were very comfortable, the house had lovely views out on the decks, and a wonderfully equipped kitchen. We have family that live nearby and it was nice to host them for dinners! The gas grill came in very handy. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank all of our guest for the great 5 star reviews. We thrive for excellence and that's what separates us from the rest. Hope to see you all in the future again. Scott and Marlene
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Knoxville, TN

peaceful, fun and wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Property and grounds well maintained. Perfect getaway for a group in my opinion and I will DEFINITELY go back to this property in the near future. Property is in the water. Water activities available at no extra cost. Kayaking for great morning workout! Basketball goal and corn hole game. Perfect for any type of group (Family or Friend getaway). I already recommended a co worker for his Male-ManVacation with some of his buddies.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Have booked several vacation resorts on line and none compare to this! The house was immaculate with everything you could imagine. The listing was very accurate, amenities were over the top (very large swim/soak hot tub, boats, kayaks, fire pit, third floor sun/observation deck, even a tiki hut bar and more!) The little things like providing extra linens/towels, even beach towels were a plus, along with comfortable beds. The owners were the most gracious people....always accommodating and available should you need something. Highly recommend the boat ride into the Bay (the dolphins were so beautiful)..... Restaurants and grocery stores are a short 5-7 minutes away. We had a wonderful girls trip and would highly recommend this for anyone who wants to relax and have a fun filled experience! Thanks Scott and Marlene, Lynn K.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Chili's and Codys Roadhouse Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Caladesi Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Westchase and Rocky Point Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hillsborough Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chili's, TGIF, Codys
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ben T Davis 'Causeway' and HoneyMoon Island
Car: recommended

La Casa De Pura Vida is well located to satisfy all your needs. Boating, Jet sking, Fishing, Kayaking, Sports Events, Golfing, Theme Parks, Business Centers and Beaches. Close to everything yet away from it all.

Come visit La Casa and Live, Laugh, Love, and Relax.

Other Activities: Horseback riding, Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Fishing, Yoga, Dancing, Singing, Relaxing, and More! WELCOME TO 'LA CASA DE PURA VIDA'

Golf: Close to Westchase Golf Course, Rockpoint Golf Course, Nine Eagles Golf Course


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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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