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Neil

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

House in Tropical Eden Walking Distance to Beach/Fast Internet

27 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casa Pura Vida offers you an escape into nature with surrounding abundant wildlife various monkeys, mammals, birds and reptiles. The property is private and secluded, designed for you to relax in the pool and well-maintained grounds and view in comfort the rich tropical life. FOR AN OCEAN DIP JUST TAKE A SHORT 8-MINUTE STROLL TO THE LOCAL BEACH THAT YOU WILL INVARIABLY HAVE TO YOURSELF. You will be stunned with the dramatic coastline that is covered with lush forest on steeply rising mountains from the Ocean. You can stay connected from paradise with the new and RELIABLE Cable INTERNET service that gives wireless connections throughout the property with a speed of 3Mbs download/1.5Mbs upload.

The main house has two levels, on the top floor are the master bedroom and the guest room, and both rooms have ocean views with verandas and queen size beds with a bathroom on the top floor. The ground floor is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen with hand crafted hardwood cabinets. The lounge area is comfortable with sofas, round dinning table and half bathroom. The double wood framed glass doors open out to a large patio area with tables and chairs for dining and BBQ's outside. The pool is kidney shaped with part of it covered by the rancho to shelter from the hot midday rays.

There is also a separate and self-contained cabina on the property situated above the creek that can be easily heard. It is open plan with a king size bed and on suite bathroom that looks out onto the jungle. There is a fully equipped kitchen and outside are the washing and drying machines and a barbeque area. The cabina also has a separate driveway and covered carport. Please note if you choose not rent the cabina we do not rent the cabina separately to another party. For the whole of your stay you will have the enjoyment of the entire property, pool and grounds for the sole use and privacy of yourselves.

Vacationing here you will feel immersed in the tropics while all the creature comforts are available and close at hand. CASA PURA VIDA IS JUST 3 MINUTES OFF THE MAIN COASTAL HIGHWAY AND IS IN EASY REACH OF THE GOOD VARIETY OF AMENITIES IN DOMINICAL AND UVITA WITH STORES WELL STOCKED WITH A VARIETY OF FOOD PRODUCTS, BANKS WITH ATM’S FOR EASY CASH WITHDRAW AND VARIETY OF STORES and a variety of LOCAL RESTAURANTS SERVING INTERNATIONAL CUISINE ONLY A 10 MINUTES DRIVE AWAY.

(catering on property can also be arranged if required).

A DESERTED BEACH IS JUST A SHORT WALK AWAY AND THERE ARE ALSO A SELECTION OF MANY OTHER BEAUTIFUL BEACHES ONLY A FEW MINUTES DRIVE AWAY IN EITHER DIRECTION.

THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF TOURS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ALL TASTES OF ADVENTURE TO CHOOSE FROM AND ENJOY, THE PROPERTY MANAGER HAS ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT AND CAN ADVISE AND BOOK THESE FOR YOU IF YOU LIKE. THE MANAGER WILL BE ON HAND IF NEEDED AND HAS A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOCAL AREA AND INFORMATION.

AN IMPORTANT FEATURE IS THE FAST AND VERY RELIABLE INTERNET SERVICE THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF AND WILL KEEP YOU CONNECTED. There is also a house landline phone that can be used of local calls or to receive international calls.

The house is cleaned thoroughly before your arrival and during your week stay free of charge.

This unique property is beautifully situated in the select and quiet neighborhood on the southern pacific coast. The house and cabina are perfect for a vacation, which is private and only 8 minutes walk to a quiet secluded beach. Staying in this relaxing property gives you the authentic tropical experience in comfort. This dramatic and wild coastline is ideally located and well served with the newly paved coastal highway that now puts Manuel Antonio only 35 minutes drive away, and if you want a taste of a developed tourist area the busy town of Jaco is only 1½ hour drive.

Separate off street parking for both the house and the cabina.

• THERE ARE NO CLEANING FEES CHARGED

You can ENJOY OUTDOOR LIVING in the privately situated property surrounded by forest and abundant wildlife, conveniently only minutes away from the main road & RELIABLE CABLE INTERNET connection. Only 35 MINUTES FROM MANUEL ANTONIO.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Neil (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

House in Tropical Eden Walking Distance to Beach/Fast Internet
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
5

Costa Rica Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Pura Vida for Spring Break with our 3 adult children and had a great time. The house and its surrounding grounds were beautiful and extremely well kept. We saw monkeys, toucans and lots of cool iguanas. The swimming pool had a really great cabana over it with hammocks to relax in. That was probably the best part of the house. My husband and I stayed in the little cabina and absolutely loved the outdoor bathroom and shower. It was so unique. I would highly recommend Casa Pura Vida to anyone who is looking for privacy and also being close to restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Winter Respite

  • 5 of 5

We chose Casa Pura Vida as a reward for personal accomplishments and as a way to shorten a dreary North American winter. The weather, the Costa Rican people, and the house fulfilled all our wishes. The house has everything we needed to live comfortably. The jewel of the facility is the covered swimming pool. The road leading to Pura Vida is rough, but it is worth it. The grounds are private and beautiful. We did not try walking to the beach. In our estimation it would be a challenge. However, the beaches up and down the coastline at Dominical are wonderful. We have rented houses in many settings, urban and rural. We think Casa Pura Vida is the best bargain we have experienced. The surrounding area provides many good restaurants, a lot of life, and abundant warmth.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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England, UK
5

Our own private nature reserve!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and husband travelled from England to stay in the aptly named Pura Vida for two weeks. The house and garden are beautifully maintained and cleaned to the highest standard. The grounds were our personal nature reserve. Everything we needed was provided including well equipped kitchen, efficient and quick washing machine and dryer, fast and reliable Internet connection and extremely comfortable beds!

Each morning we sat having our early morning coffee on the ocean view bedroom terrace, watching and listening to the wildlife. From here we saw white faced capuchin monkeys, countless species of birds including toucans, macaws, hummingbirds, a variety of butterflies and much more. The swimming pool area was great, equipped with loungers and hammocks and on some occasions we swam whilst watching the monkeys. From outside the Monkey Hideout cabina we watched and photographed the Howler monkeys in the forest.

The manager Neil was very helpful with his extensive knowledge of the area and he arranged some great tours for us; a boat trip with snorkelling to Cano island - this is a great fun day, stopping to watch the turtles and dolphins en route to great snorkelling in the warm waters, then a thrilling zip lining experience right down through the jungle.

I'd highly recommend this villa for a romantic hideaway, for a family or group of friends. Great value for money and our best holiday yet!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Name Sums It Up Nicely!

  • 5 of 5

Pura Vida...can't get better than this! My husband and I and another couple stayed in this amazing house for a week. Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined this. It IS exactly as it is advertised! The only problem we had was there being no air conditioning (as advertised!). It was extremely hot & humid and you ARE right in the rain forest, but coming from -30 degrees Celcius, some of our group found it tough to deal with, but I LOVED IT! I miss it sooooooo much! The house was well equipped, except that we had not read the promo materials very well, so we didn't know that we needed to supply our own paper goods (TP and paper towels) and we were unprepared! Also, that there is really only 1.5 bathrooms in the house and the 2nd bathroom is at the pool house. One bathroom for 4 adults in the morning is challenging! The beds are comfy, the decore (particularly all the wood carving) is magnificent. The 5:30 am alarm clock works extremely well -- the howler monkeys came right up to the "monkey hideout" casita. Every morning I grabbed my coffee and camera and went out there...got some incredible up close sound bites of the howlers! The morning sounds of the rain forest are insane, and I miss them terribly. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful - gracefully integrated into the rain forest. The pool was a god-send! With no air conditioning, it was the only real way to cool off. Even though we were in the jungle, we truly felt safe. Our resident geckos were quite prominent and were quite at home with us. We had rented a 4x4 vehicle -- you definitely need one for that area. Dominical is such a beautiful area. With many beaches, waterfalls, restaurants, and its proximity to Uvita and Manuel Antonio, it makes for extraordinary sightseeing and beaching/ swimming/ surfing. We would highly recommend Restaurante La Parcela in Dominicalito - reasonable prices and great food, with a stunning sunset view (we went twice because it was so good). The Jolly Roger (pub & grill) was a hoot! We had so many adventures in the Dominical area - all were good! The beach markets are loads of fun. The Ticos are wonderful, happy people and always happy to help you (even if you can't speak the language well). Neil was very helpful and had plenty of information, brochures, tips, etc. on the Dominical area. This house completely suits it's name...Casa Pura Vida - it can't get much better than this and I'm longing to go back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC, USA
5

Great Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for about a week. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. We especially enjoyed the pool and the hammocks to relax by after getting in from our daily activities. The shaded pool was actually great - it got so hot outside that the shade and cooler water was a bit of a relief. We especially loved the outdoor bathhouse that made it super easy to rinse off when getting back from the beach and before getting into the house. As far as the inside of the house - the beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed, plenty of towels, etc. The washer and dryer were super helpful as well. We loved that the shower had a window with an ocean view, and we loved the balcony off the master bedroom for it's view as well. Another great thing was the wifi - very reliable connection. We were able to stream movies on our laptop at night and had internet to scope out reviews for the restaurants and activities we were interested in. The house was close to both Uvita and Dominical - I'd say we definitely enjoyed dominical better as far as restaurants and walking around goes. We did love seeing the whales tail beach at Uvita though. Neal was very helpful anytime we had any questions, so we really appreciated that. He pointed us out to a nearby beach that was gorgeous and nearly private that we may not have found otherwise.

The only pitfall of this house is the lack of air conditioning, which we can't complain about because that was as advertised. It was definitely hotter than we expected in the area, so it was more difficult to bear than we realized. There are several fans in the bedroom which is really helpful at night. The house seemed to cool a little better later in the week after the ceiling fans had been running for a while. There are also birds that will hit the bedroom balcony door around sunrise making thudding noises sure to wake you up, but we actually enjoyed the alarm clock to get our day started while it was still nice and cool outside. I will also mention, you will most likely want a rental car when choosing this house, I'm not sure we could have managed without one.

Overall, staying at this house was a wonderful retreat. We won't forget the stunning views, the tropical trees surrounding the house, and the beauty of the nearby beaches. We enjoyed the quiet and privacy the house lended as well, while still being close to plenty of activities (there were beaches and restaurants less than ten minutes drive away).

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most amazing place on Earth! Worth the drive.

  • 5 of 5

We had simply the perfect vacation to Casa Pura Vida for Spring Break 2015. Our family of four (10 yo, 13 yo) spent 10 days at the house and could not bear to leave.

It would be impossible to convey how amazing (and EASY) this vacation was. Neil's packet of trip information was invaluable, and everything in there was accurate. We arrived after dark, and still managed to find the house pretty easily.

The house is stunning. STUNNING! It is more beautiful than the photos can convey, with a huge upstairs balcony and an enormous porch with outdoor dinner seating (both with ocean views). There were more than adequate comfortable patio chairs for lounging after dinner. And that pool! We spent multiple hours a day at the pool, resting in the hammocks and playing with the kids.

Here are some of the bonuses (that I must have missed in the description when I booked): outdoor charcoal grill, rinse-off station behind the house in addition to A FULL BATHHOUSE adjacent to the pool, a small hiking path on the property, a covered parking area, complete privacy, pool lighting that allowed you to use the pool area well past nightfall, a more than fully supplied kitchen (there were appliances that we don't have at our 'real' house), not one but TWO WiFi connections--the pool has it's own, a TV with ESPN --in Espanol -- which allowed our kids to see the Final Four and some NBA games. I could go on and on!

I don't think I realized initially how convenient the location would be. It is a 3-3.5 hour drive from San Jose, but it is a gorgeous drive and there are infinite roadside restaurants along the way. Once at the house, you are only 5 minutes from the surf town of Domenical and 5 minutes from Uvita with great grocery stores that were open long past dark. Uvita was the start of the national beaches which we LOVED. There were probably 30 restaurants within 15 minutes of the house and we did not have a bad meal in the lot. The whole fish entree was a favorite of everyone in our party.

We did the Nayauca Waterfall horseback ride which was worth every cent. It was $70 USD per person, but included two full meals and was worth every penny. Kids loved the cliff jumping/diving and we got some unbelievable photos.

Our kids took private surfing lessons on the 2nd day, and loved it so much that we went back twice more for additional lessons later in the week.

I'm out of words, but it was truly a magical vacation. Perfection!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
124 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Cuna Del Angel
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Cuna Del Angel
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Illisione
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Pura Vida
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Whales Tail
Nearest Point of Interest
Uvita Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Dominical Beach & Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Local Waterfall
Nearest Point of Interest
Nauyaca Waterfall (Don Lulu's)
Nearest Point of Interest
La Merced
Nearest Point of Interest
Cuna Del Angel
Nearest Point of Interest
Hacienda Baru
Nearest Point of Interest
Rafting in Guabo river
Nearest Point of Interest
Bank With ATM
Nearest Point of Interest
Store
Nearest Point of Interest
River Rafting

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Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul 1 - Aug 31 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$212
$1,484
 
 
Sept 1- Dec 18 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$458
 
 
New Years Holiday
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$458
 
 
Jan 4 - Apr 30 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$212
$1,484
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

The rates listed are just for ONLY the Villa for the additional Separate cabin add rates below:
• Low Season add $53 per night for additional separate Cabina
• High Season add $55 per night for additional separate Cabina
• Peak Season only House & Cabina are rented together

Upon confirmation we send you a contract and ask for 50% of rent as deposit

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Amenities

Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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