About the property
- House4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Come experience the pure life at Casa Pura Vida.
Recently renovated and just minutes from several secluded tropical beaches, Casa Pura Vida offers ideal privacy, close-to-town convenience, and first-rate facilities for travelers from all across the globe longing to experience the very best that Costa Rica has to offer.
Our guests only need to take an 8-minute stroll from the patio to get their toes in the sand at the nearest beach. And this stretch of coastline is so wide open, you could stay for hours without seeing another soul splashing in the warm waves out front.
Featuring two bedrooms in the main house and another “Monkey House” studio apartment on the opposite end of the property, Casa Pura Vida is ideal for up to 6 guests. Both bedrooms in the main house are equipped with air conditioning units, queen-sized beds and patio access featuring exquisite views of the mighty Pacific Ocean to the west.
There are one-and-a-half bathrooms in the main house. The kitchen, living area, and washer and dryer units are all located on the first floor. The villa is equipped with cable television, wireless internet and a BBQ, as well as all kinds of useful cookware for your culinary delights.
The patio at the front entrance of the villa was completely redesigned in December 2017, and with plenty of comfortable sofas and shade now available, now makes for an ideal spot to lounge around and sip coffee in the mornings or enjoy cocktails at sunset. The sounds of the local howler monkey community and the sights of toucans swooping through the trees only enhance these special moments with friends and family.
Casa Pura Vida’s swimming pool features areas that are shaded and areas that are exposed to the sun. So you can swing from a hammock above the pool while avoiding the sun rays, or you can stretch out on a lounge chair and work up a deep tan that’ll make all of your co-workers incredibly jealous. We call this having the best of both worlds. An outdoor bathroom and shower complement the pool area.
As you navigate the property from south to north, scoping out the beauty of the native plants and their incredibly vibrant colors, you’ll end up at the Monkey House. This is a spot for those that really want to be immersed in nature. The bathroom and shower are both outdoors (with plenty of privacy, so don’t worry) and the interior design is a splendid mix of river rock and native wood. And while the Monkey House may have the feel of vacationing with The Flinstones, the microwave, coffee pot and refrigerator provide plenty of 21st century conveniences as well. Where’s the best place to see monkeys on the property? Easy, the Monkey House, right around back where the creek cuts through the jungle.
In terms of location, Casa Pura Vida is located 10 minutes south of Dominical and 10 minutes north of Uvita. Dominical is a laid-back surf town with international and local restaurants, bars and lots of souvenir shopping. Uvita has great restaurants as well, and also features banks, pharmacies and larger grocery stores. Within 30 minutes of the villa are more than a dozen world-class beaches, all of which feature ocean temperatures in the mid-80s.
At YouGetHere Property Management, we strive to provide all of our clients with a top-notch vacation experience. We have an office nearby and are prepared to assist our guests with tour reservations, in-home chef services, car rental and shuttles, and any type of villa maintenance that may pop up. With more than 10 years experience in the region, we only recommend the best, most trusted local companies for client services.
So why wait any longer? Book a stay at Casa Pura Vida today and start dreaming up the best vacation of your life.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful tropical forest setting with visiting toucans, howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, etc.
You will enjoy the primordial sounds of howler monkeys at first light as you listen to the surf in the distance telling you to get down to the beaches. Gorgeous stone house and pool. Perfect for our family of four (but six would be good too) and lots of privacy with the monkey hut separated from the main house. The kitchen and veranda are a perfect set up to plan and then reminisce about your day.
Casa Pura Vida was our very own Costa Rican sanctuary!
We loved our stay! Woke up our first morning to a bunch of capuchin monkeys jumping through the canopy above the cabina. Lots of toucans and other beautiful songbirds, too. We loved sitting on the patio - perfect way to start and end each day. Our whole family took advantage of the pool and some serious hammock time during the heat of the day. It was a bit musty smelling when we first arrived but opening the windows and turning on the fans quickly took care of that. The house had so many amenities including a blender for our fresh fruit smoothies (from Jorge’s fruit stand a short distance from the house) and a beautiful gas barbecue on the patio where we cooked the fish we caught with Captain Kevin from Diablo fishing for some delicious fish tacos.
Although the location worked well for our family be aware that you won’t be walking to the nearest restaurant, sandy beach, or town. We usually went to a beach to watch the 5:45 sunset and then headed home to cook up some dinner and enjoy the patio (covering the patio was a great move). We would definitely stay at Casa Pura Vida again as we felt safe and secure in our tropical paradise!
Very nice home with lots of wildlife.
When we arrived we met with Stephen. He was very helpful. The owners had added a new awning to the front of the home. This was a huge plus, it gave us a nice sitting area. Very nice house with a separate cottage in back surrounded by wildlife. We had a wonderful stay. thanks
Amazing property, beautiful landscaping
We stayed at this property for 1 week and it was perfect! The covered porch was our favorite. We ate here, enjoyed our coffee and just loved watching the wildlife and seeing the ocean. We even got to enjoy some beautiful thunderstorms which were amazing. there were a ton of tucans and birds and there is a little tribe of white faced monkeys that hang at a tree near the pool every single day. The house has AC in the bedrooms but the temps were nice so we didnt need it much. The pool was so refreshing after a day of adventuring and just to let the kids swim while we relaxed. The gardens were so well maintained and had the most beautiful flowers. You wont be disappointed when staying here.
Amazing home & wildlife
We just stayed at Casa Pura Vida with our relatives for Christmas and had an amazing experience. This is our 4th time to CR and this was by far the best home and the best wildlife we have experienced right in our yard. To start, the pictures do not do justice to the home...recent addition of the covered front porch was beautiful. We traveled with 4 other family members who stayed in the main house while my husband and I stayed in the separate cabina. Bedrooms in the main house had ac and though there was none in the cabina, the stone walls and jungle shade kept it perfectly cool. Also the cabina had a wonderful outdoor shower/bathroom which was so great...watch wildlife while showering, etc. We spent a lot of family time hanging out on the beautiful, big patio at the main house. VERY well equipped kitchen also. Now onto the wildlife...as I said we have been to CR 3 other times and by far Casa Pura Vida has the best wildlife we have seen so far. Most spotting was near the cabina which has more jungle coverage. We were visited by capuchins every day either morning or evening or both but the best was xmas day...we had capuchin monkeys in 1 tree, howler monkeys in another tree and a coati in a tree taking a nap over our heads. All were such a short distance from each other and from us that we couldn't believe it. Also can't forget about the toucans, guans, oropendolas, parrots, etc that we also saw every day. We met with the very nice property managers upon check-out who asked is we had any problems or suggestions and we couldn't come up with anything that would have made it better. Trying to figure out our dates for next year so we can book again.
Even better than the pictures!
My first impression as we drove up to the property was are we really staying here? Such a beautiful house and well maintained property. The grounds are sufficient for a morning stroll through a tropical garden which is well maintained by a local gardener. The patio and balcony offer the perfect vantage for relaxing while overlooking a jungle Paradise. Plus Dominical was just a few minutes away where we could brave the surf, do some shopping, or find an interesting dining venue.
The house was well equiped with everything we needed to truly have a vacation to remember.
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