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Private Luxury Villas

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

This custom designed architectural beauty offers four bedrooms,and four bathrooms. The master bedroom is fully furnished with a king­ sized bed and spacious bathroom. We are in the process of adding an additional bedroom, which will be ready in December of 2016. We have converted our previous Gazebo into a sizable master bedroom with its own bathroom. The views from the new room are absolutely stunning and will be definitely one of our more popular rooms among guests.

The third guestroom has a queen size bed and the fourth guest room of the house has two twin beds, making it an ideal vacation retreat for groups of friends as well as families with children.

We also have a queen bed available that we can switch out for the double twin bed set-up. In addition if you need a twin bed in any of the rooms we would be happy to place it anywhere you like.

The spacious living room with panoramic views opens onto a state ­of­ the ­art, fully equipped kitchen and dining room. In addition we have a beautiful Infinity swimming pool for all to enjoy.

We offer in-house chef services, cocktail servers and maid services to help you get settled in and enjoy the comforts of your luxury villa. These services are at an additional rate, except the complimentary cleaning services which we offer daily, except on sundays.

We have a variety of 'toys' available for rent to our guests, including, quads, surfboards, sea kayaks, fishing rods and many more.

The villa is about a 200 yard walk from the beach just below the house, the main pavones surf break is .8 miles from the house and Punta Banco, which is a one of our most picturesque beaches, is 1.5 miles from the villa.

We thrive to customize each guests experience to their particular preferences and desired vacation experience, where the road ends and the good life begins, discover costa rica the right way at Pura Vista Eco Villas.

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Gustavo Kalen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017


Pavones Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shared Bathroom for Guestroom 1 & 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks, 2 shower heads
    Living Room Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bed Room - toilet , shower , 2 sinks, 2 shower heads
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest room 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Astonishing views of the ocean!
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Private Luxury Villas
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
San Diego, California

An Unforgettable Experience

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely Amazing! Luxury meets simplicity in small town Pavones. The Pura Vista Eco Villas offer all of the amenities necessary to enjoy a short or long term stay only one mile from the best surf in Costa Rica. The villas are very well ran and cared for by the Big 3: Gustavo, Santos, and Jenny. They treated us like family and went above and beyond expectations to make our stay unforgettable. The view from the house is captivating, and add in the salt water infinity pool with connected gazebo.. What more could you ask for? If I could rate my stay any higher, than I would! Thanks for the experience guys.. Cheers

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great getting to know you and I am very happy you loved the experience and our little town. thank you so much for the compliments! Please come back and visit us again sometime in the near future! Best of luck! pura vida
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Luxury and functionality in total paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! If I could have given ten stars I would have! This was by far one of the nicest properties I have ever stayed at! It's perched way up on a hill which means you have the privacy and the views! (Rent a car for your stay) Gustavo was extraordinary! He went above and beyond in hosting us and made sure we had everything we needed from dinner reccomendations to a boat trip to matapalo. He set everything up (even got me a surfboard from his friend) and even joined us and showed us all the secret gems of the south coast! Santos , who is the caretaker and security on property was the sweetest! He cut fresh coconuts from the tree and left them on the porch every morning! They even educated us on the wildlife on the property. Jenny comes and cleans everyday . Make sure to leave her a tip as its so nice to have someone else clean up! Well what a vacation! Can't wait to return! This place is a total treat/ from the pool to the exquisite home to the ridiculously comfortable temperpedic beds and waking up to the most magestic views! And it's super safe! They also have a guesthouse on property if you only need a room! I would certainly recommend this place to everyone I know. Everyone deserves their dream vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Lauren! It was great meeting everyone in your group, such a diverse bunch! from a 6 month old, 24 year old, very early thirty year old, a few 40s and even a 50 year old! lol. .I think everyone had a blast! It was a pleasure helping you around town and hope you come back and visit it us soon! PURA VIDA
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to Costa Rica and our first trip to Pavones, we were swept off our feet! Pura Vista is even more spectacular in person, it is inviting, elegant and comfortable all at once. The house was way more than enough for our party of 2 couples.The layout allows for the perfect blend of socialization and privacy. Gustavo is a lovely and gracious host, we all wanted him to be our new best friend : )

He arranged some great trips for us- fishing/boating, surf lessons (Manuel is the best!), horseback riding, and a nature walk which was just enough to give us something new to do everyday but still left plenty of time to enjoy the beach and the house at our leisure. Yeni the house keeper was fantastic, she offered homemade coconut oil for sale which we snapped up and doused ourselves with everyday, what a treat. And Santos (the caretaker) we can't say enough about him! He brought us fresh fruit cut from the property everyday, made sure we saw the monkeys when they eluded us, and even taught us how to open our own coconuts. If you are thinking of staying here don't hesitate. This area is truly special and the house couldn't be better. Yes it's way down there, but that's what makes it so great. In Pavones you have the spectacular beaches all to yourself and at Pura Vista you enjoy a sunset dreams are made of. Every Single. Day. The worst part is, you will NOT want to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you! thank you for the kind words, I am very happy you had a marvelous time! I truly enjoy sharing this beautiful place with the great people, I hope you come back and visit us soon. p.s. Santos won't take off the hat! Cheers!
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Lake Lotawana, MO


  • 5 of 5

Been using VRBO for years. Stayed some amazing places. This was w/out a doubt the best place we've ever stayed. Just beautiful beyond words. It's secluded. You're a long way from anywhere. But wow... just incredible. Only problem we had was we got word Gustavo went on vacation right before we went down. We didn't have anyone on site to coordinate w/. Santos and Jenny are extremely friendly and try to help, but they speak no English. But we made due and had a wonderful time. Hopefully, he's back now, or somebody else local has been brought in. Highly recommend seeking out Sean at Agua Vida for SUP lessons. Not hard to learn and the waves in Pavones are just incredible. I'm ready to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dave! thank you very much for your kind words, I am happy you enjoyed your time in our home with your family during the christmas holiday. Pavones is truly a unique place and we are blessed to have such wonderful locals as Yeni and Santos on our team to watch our home in our absence. Typically during christmas time I travel with my family, but leave behind a capable staff that I am in constant communication with via the app called whatsapp, which was the popular messaging tool we also used to communicate during your stay. I feel whatsapp is a great tool to use when I am on holiday with my family, it keeps me and my guests in instant communication. It was great to read on my whatsapp that you had a great time on the tours I set-up for you like horseback riding and guided nature walks. I have to say tisikta lodge does an amazing job at showing guests the true magic of the jungle's biodiversity. Santos, our onsite live in care taker, is a master waterman and has an amazing talent for growing all kinds of fruits which you had the chance to enjoy during your stay. In Santos's whatsapp communication with me he also mentions having a great time taking you fishing, and he also said that he prepared some of his delicious gallo pinto for you, what a treat! Its definitely my favorite way to start the day! I feel during the initial days of any booking it is important to spend a few days with our guests to show them the ropes around town, and I am glad we got to do that as well. Driving in your car and explaining where the secret beaches were, tide pools, river walks, and most of all encouraging you to explore the various local eateries in town. I hope you got to try minors amazing ceviche, or ronnys barbecue in the center of town, a local favorite! As our town slogan reads, " where the road ends and the good life begins" PURA VIDA
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Leucadia, CA

A Memorable Trip!

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to share about Pura Vista! We were a family of 7 with grandparents in tow. First off, Gustavo was such a pleasure to meet and was most helpful. He is knowledgeable about the area and had some good tips. My husband was able to surf with him a few times and he hooked my daughter up with some surf lessons. She loved it! The beach is just down the hill and is easily accessible if you have a car. You will need a 4x4 to access the property. As for the property, Pura Vista describes it all! You have the incredible oceanview on on side of the property and the jungle on the the other...the best of both worlds. You are surrounded by nature's beauty. The howler monkeys let out their deep groans and the birds make their daily calls and appearances. We specifically heard the call of the toucans as they sat in the trees near the front of the house. The villa is exactly as described, but more beautiful in person. The exquisite architecture allows you to open up the indoors to the outdoors with all the glass and huge sliding doors. Each room is spacious and has a patio to lounge. The air-conditioned rooms were also a bonus. You can really did not have to leave the property as the home was the perfect place to just relax. The kitchen was well-appointed. We cooked many meals. You can buy freshly caught fish and there is a small nearby market to stock up. If you don't feel like cooking, there is a small Italian restaurant down the hill. Gustavo also has some good recommendations for local eats. The pool was so refreshing and my girls swam in it everyday. In addition, there is a yoga platform with a view. My daughters led us through yoga and meditation exercises and it as the perfect studio. We enjoyed every minute and wish we had more time to spend at Pura Vista. Our plan is to return. Don't think twice about making a visit to Pavones and staying there. You will be well taken care of during your stay. Thank you again to Gustavo, Santos and Jinny for making our stay stellar!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure to host such an amazing family! Had a blast surfing with Mark and watching Olivia catch her first couple of real waves. The time spent with your family was nothing short of PURA VIDA! Come back and visit us soon! Santos, Jenny and Tiburon say, HI !
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Leucadia, CA

A Memorable Trip!

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to share about this private, secluded Pura Vista home. We were a family of 7 which included older grandparents. First, our host Gustavo was such a pleasure. My husband surfed several times with him and he was most helpful in sharing information about the area and meeting all of our needs. My daughter also took some surf lessons. She loved it! The beach is easily accessible and it is best to have a 4x4 to get to the villa. Santos and Jinny were also wonderful caretakers. As for the property, the house was exactly as described, but even more beautiful in person. Pura Vista really describes it all! There was plenty of space for our family and the air conditioned rooms were a bonus. The architecture really is exquisite. You get the experience of opening up the indoors to the outdoors with the large glass sliders and all the glass in the rooms. Every room has its own sitting area to lounge. The house is situated where you get the best of both worlds...jungle on one side and the impressive oceanview on the other! We heard the howler monkeys and always heard a variety of birds throughout the day. The toucans made their daily calls and appearances. Yes, you are surrounded by nature. We enjoyed cooking meals in the well appointed kitchen. You can buy fresh fish in town and there is a small grocery store to get your basics. If you don't feel like cooking, there is a cute little Italian restaurant at the bottom of the hill. There are also other good eats in town. The house was so comfortable you could really enjoy it all day long without having to leave. My girls love the refreshing pool, and it was the perfect size for all of us to swim. Also, there is a yoga platform just beside the house. My daughters led us in yoga exercises and meditation there. It was so relaxing. You also benefit from the incredible view from up there too! We had such a memorable trip and wish we had more time to spend there. We will surely be back and would highly recommend this place to anyone who is considering a stay in Pavones. Again thanks to Gustavo for being super helpful. You truly made the experience stellar!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure to host such an amazing family! Had a blast surfing with Mark and watching Olivia catch her first couple of real waves. The time spent with your family was nothing short of PURA VIDA! Come back and visit us soon! Santos, Jenny and Tiburon say, HI !
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Pina
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Pina/ Rosella's!
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The property is located less than 2km from the world famous Pavones Break. Less than a 10 minute drive from the villa.


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Pavones Villa Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $500

We require 50% down at time of booking and the balance to be paid upon check-in.

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.
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