Pura Vida - Luxurious Lakehouse W/ Private Property Manager(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
The Pura Vida is a luxurious newly constructed lake house w/ Property Manager
***The house has a maximum capacity of 11 people, including children, at all times in the house and the property due to the small size of the septic system. Large parties/events are not permitted, only small "get-togethers." We also have a minimum age requirement of 25 of, at least, one or more adults.***
The house and décor embody the meaning of the term ”Pura Vida.” It is a phrase used in the Costa Rican culture which literally means “Pure Life,” but is commonly used to mean 'full of life' or 'this is living!' The beauty and serenity of the house and Lake Anna is truly “Pura Vida” living.
This lake home boasts breathtaking views of the lake from several rooms with over-sized Anderson glass windows and sliders throughout the house, including a stunning wall of windows expanding up 20 feet in the main level great room.
This two level 3200 square foot home has two master bedrooms both with lake views, king beds and private master spa baths with custom tile work and rain shower heads; one family bedroom with one queen bed, a twin trundle bed and a private bathroom, and a 4th bedroom with a queen bed. The sofa in the basement recreational room also has a queen sized pull out bed. High quality towels and bed linens are also provided. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen which is open to the dining room and living room. The kitchen is fully stocked with stainless steel appliances and utensils. The dining room table has 2 leaves and can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably with 2 additional people a few feet away at the kitchen island. The screen porch table can accommodate 6-8 people. There are 2 outdoor patio tables on the deck and patio that can accommodate 4-5 people at each table.
The outdoor living at the Pura Vida is just as spectacular as the indoor living. Enjoy dining and hanging outdoors at night or snoozing during the day in the large screened-in porch with dining area and huge sofa sectional. The screen porch is located via sliding glass door off the kitchen. Dine, grill and enjoy sun bathing on an expansive 60 foot deck which is the entire back side of the house. It wouldn't be “Pura Vida” living without hammocks, swing, lounge chairs, and more.
Guests will have use of one large covered boat slip, for one boat only, in a shared boat house that is very close, on a gentle slope, from the backyard of the house. Guests cannot use the boathouse shared areas which are for the 4 owners' use only.
This house is designed for entertaining! Bring your family and friends down for a long weekend to enjoy the game or a holiday. The house has 2 large 55-60 inch Smart flatscreen TVs, 1 40 inch flatscreen HD TV, A state of the art- built-in surround sound systems on the lower level, basement recreation room, deck, ping pong table room and even the basement bathroom, so you don't miss a moment of the big game.
For rainy days, the house is also stocked with an Xbox 360 and games, DVD player, Satellite TV, High Speed Internet/Wi-fi, movies, books, board games and more.
The Pura Vida is located in one of the most exclusive communities on the lake called, Wyndemere. Guests of the Pura Vida can enjoy all the community amenities in Wyndemere including 2 parks with gazebos and picnic areas, community basketball, volleyball and tennis court, and more. Bring your bikes, scooters and/or jogging and walking shoes to explore the community!
The Pura Vida is located on a quiet, calm cove, a no wake zone, on the Public side of the lake. The cove is very safe for swimming, paddle boating, paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking, and more. Unlike other houses located on the main part of the lake, which can be very loud with choppy waters, the Pura Vida’s quiet cove mutes loud weekend and, even, early morning noises from boats and jet skis. The Anderson windows and upgraded sound proof insulation silence the noise from the inside. Enjoy 'gas' heat/HVAC and fireplace on a cozy winter weekend retreat.
Explore the creek on the shoreline behind the house with fish, turtles, and salamanders and, perhaps, spot the local Beaver.
The location is central and only minutes away, both driving and boating, to many areas on the lake including the Lake Anna State Park, the Boardwalk with restaurants, Food Lion shopping center, Cutalong Golf Course (under construction), Lake Anna Winery, and much more.
The Pura Vida is managed by a professional real estate property manager who has an office at the lake and accepts credit card payments.
Enjoy the “good life” at the Pura Vida!
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Member since: 2014
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
The main dining table has 2 leaves and can accommodate 10 people. The are 2 counter stools on the kitchen island. The screen porch off the kitchen has a dining table and can accommodate 6-8 people....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
- Water Sports Gear:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 2 - May 7, 2017
2 night min stay
May 8 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
June 2017 (no Saturdays)
May 30 - Jun 10, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017 (no Saturdays)
Jun 11 - Jul 29, 2017
6 night min stay
4 Night Summer Special
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2017
4 night min stay
Aug 6 - Aug 26, 2017
6 night min stay
August 4-5 night Special
Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 5 - Sep 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 25 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Accidental damage insur. $59
- Cleaning- house & linens $170
- Property Mgr Processing $50
- Trash removal $25
- Tax Rate 10.3%
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Lake Anna is the second largest lake entirely in Virginia, with 250 miles of shoreline and 13,000 acres of beautiful water. The lake is 17 miles long and surrounded by rolling farmlands and hardwood forest. It is located in central Virginia between 3 major cities; Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, and only an hour and a half from Washington, DC.
Lake Anna is unlike any other destination in the mid Atlantic eastern seaboard region. As you sit by the water in the afternoon sun, it doesn’t seem you could be only an hour or two away from major metropolitan areas, from the Shenandoah Mountains, from world-class universities and from both the capital of our nation and the place of its birth --- but you are.
Lake Anna was originally created by Dominion to provide cooling water for the North Anna Power Station. In 1968, clearing of the land started for the lake and in 1972 Lake Anna as we now know it was formed.
Lake Anna is 17.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide and has over 200 miles of shoreline. The lake is divided into two different sections, the Private side and Public side. The lake has over 9,600 acres of water on the Public side and 3,400 on the Private side.
The Private side is where the Waste Heat Treatment Facility for the power plant is located and is commonly known as the “warm” side. There is no public access to the Private side leading to the Private name. The Public side is larger and has several marinas and boat launches open to the public.
In 1972, the Commonwealth stocked the lake with over 5.5 million fish and continues to stock the lake periodically. There are over 33 different species of fish that thrive in Lake Anna including Large Mouth Bass, Striped Bass and catfish.
Year Purchased: 2014
About: We had vacationed at Lake Anna for several years and fell in love with it on our first visit. We boated on the Bay, but preferred the quiet serenity (and my husband would also say the fishing) at Lake Anna. We decided to name our lake home 'Pura Vida,' which literally means "pure life" and is translated to mean "this is living or the good life." We kept that thought process in the open flow, easy living design of the house and decor.
Why Mineral, VA, USA:
We picked the waterfront lot for many reasons. It was in one of the lake's most exclusive communities, Wyndemere, which has many amenities and is well kept and beautiful. The lot is close to the water with spectacular water views, and has a gentle slope to the water. The cove appealed to us b/c it is off the main lake, which can get loud and busy, especially on the summer weekends.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are numerous benefits of the house and lot. The Pura Vida was custom designed for the lot and for the water views. It is a long house, not deep, so many rooms boast beautiful water views. The amount of glass in the house is stunning. It makes you feel like you are outside while enjoying the comforts of the inside of the house. All the windows are Anderson windows and are very energy efficient. The windows are all over-sized windows in the front of the house and the back. All the doors on the house are also glass, including the front door and the over-sized 3 pane slider doors. The 20 foot wall of windows in the living room are the house's most stunning feature. We also upgraded to propane gas heat for maximum comfort in the cold months. Most houses on the lake have heat pumps. The large screen porch with sofa sectional and dining table was another must have custom design. The tilework, rain shower heads and spa-like extras in the bathrooms are exquisite. The custom designed surround sound entertainment systems and huge Smart TVs are another big perk.
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The Pura Vida is just steps from the water.
Walk w/ease on gentle slope to the water and enjoy outdoor fireplace and patio.
Enjoy the water view & trees inside and out with 20 foot high wall of windows.
Gourmet kitchen and stainless steel appliances.
Master bedroom with king bed, TV, master bath, and water view.
The baths have custom tile-work. The 2 master showers have rain shower heads.
Second master bedroom with king bed, master bath, and water views.
4th bedroom with queen bed.
Spread out in the basement rec room which boast water views.
The cove is calm, quiet and peaceful. Great for swimming and kayaking!
There is an easy walk to water and shared boathouse w/ 1 slip that guest can use
Watch the boats come in & out of the cove on the large Trex deck.
Relax and dine in the large screened in porch.
Gorgeous water views from several rooms.
Master bath with soaking tub and separate shower.
Upstairs second bedroom with queen bed, twin trundle, and private bath.
Second master bath with large spa shower.
Spacious basement rec room w/ 60 inch Smart TV, ping pong, Foosball, Xbox, etc.
Relax on the shaded patio under the deck.
Wyndemere has 2 parks, tennis & basketball courts. Bring bikes & scooters.
1 boat slip in shared boathouse behind The Pura Vida available for guest to use.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017
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