About the property
- Condo900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
1 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms | Sleeps 2
Pura Vida de Gris is a newly renovated two-story upper level condominium offering the modern features of a cool San Francisco loft accented with the warm tropical oasis style that is Tamarindo. The combination of contemporary stained concrete and whitewashed floors, vintage Italian tile and rich golden Guanacaste wood create unimagined luxury at an affordable price.
As a world traveler, the owner redesigned the space to have all the glamour of a high-end hotel as well as all the comforts of home. Sparkling granite counters, chilly wine refrigerator, European range and commercial sink make the kitchen a pleasure to both cook and entertain in. Leather couch and 55” flat screen TV create a lounge and entertainment space to rival any luxury villa.
The upstairs master suite features a pillowtop king size bed complete with down pillows and comforter and soft India cotton sheets. Unlike most smaller vacation rentals, Pura Vida de Gris is proud to offer a pedestal bathtub large enough for two as well as a rain shower featuring a Bluetooth stereo system, making even your bathing experience one of luxury. Both floors are fully and individually air conditioned as well as featuring high powered ceiling fans for your comfort.
Pura Vida de Gris is located on the top floor above the gated community of Villa Verde II, which guarantees 24-hour security. Beautifully landscaped common areas include two pools and rancho, easily viewed from the condo’s two balconies, allowing guests to escape the fiesta atmosphere of downtown Tamarindo. Additionally, like many much higher priced villas, the property manager offers concierge service to assist you in booking your activities so that you may customize your vacation before ever arriving.
Should you need assistance booking airport transfers, we can help. PVdG also provides two bicycles for getting around town and information on all the local taxis, shuttles and buses to get you to your out of town adventures. We also have an onsite property monitor to assist you with any issues or answer any questions you may have after arriving. Come enjoy true luxury at a uniquely affordable rate.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Michelle Knutson
I found Tamarindo with my best friend when she moved here 4 years ago with her family. I'm a pilot so I get to travel a lot for work and instantly fell in love with Tamarindo's culture, community and waves. It was perfect for a vacation home. My other home/rental is in Utah, on Pineview Lake near Snow Basin. I live the best of 2 worlds in my opinion. #very grateful
Michelle Knutson purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Michelle Knutson chose Tamarindo
There are many beautiful properties to choose from but mine has special custom finishes and the attention to detail that comes from the career I chose and the 97 countries that I've seen. it's a decadent surprise.
What makes this Condo unique
When I redesigned my condo, I had one thing in mind... Pure Relaxation. You'll forget where you are when you walk through the door however, exactly what you came for is just on the other side and within walking distance to the heart of it all.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Gorgeous, clean, conveniently located, secure
Michelle has done an incredible job renovating this condo. It is absolutely gorgeous! We felt so lucky that this was our home away from home for 10 days!
My husband and I explored quite a bit during our trip, and stayed in four other hotels/cabins along the way. They were all more expensive, and didn't even come close to matching the beauty, cleanliness, and all of the perks and amenities of this condo.
Michelle was so easy to work with when planning our trip, and Happy and Katie were very attentive and helpful. They suggested shuttle services, restaurants, beaches, and we enjoyed all of their recommendations. Happy did a great job of checking in so we knew we could count on him and Katie to help us out if needed. Staying in a gated complex, with 24 hour security also gave us a peace of mind we don't always enjoy when we travel.
Michelle has thought of everything! The a/c is wonderful, the kitchen is so much fun to cook in and more than well-stocked. She even has a cell phone for you to use if you'd like! The upstairs was our favorite part. The bed is beautiful, and so comfortable we are ordering the same sheets and bedding when we get home. The upstairs bathroom is gorgeous and laid out in a way that my husband and I could both get ready at the same time, and not be in each other's way.
This was a fantastic experience. I can't recommend it enough!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful, wonderful home with us, Michelle. Pura Vida!
My husband and I just returned from spending eight nights in this fabulous condo. We have nothing but praise for this beautiful, well equipped and conveniently located condo.
Thanks for sharing this piece of heaven with us.
Mark & Kim
Mark and Kim,
Thank you for such a great review. I’m so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that everything felt perfect. It feels amazing to be able to share our space and provide enjoyment for others in an magical place like Tamarindo. It would be our pleasure to host you again and thank you for taking such great care of our condo.
Michelle and Michael
We were very happy with our condo and experience in Tamarindo
We had a great time! The condo was lovely. Michelle was great and so was Happy the caretaker. No complaints!
Clean, comfortable, convenient.
We found the condo to be nicely decorated, spacious, and very comfortable. Also it is well-stocked for cooking and you will definitely have a good sleep in the bed! It is close to both the beach and the town of Tamarindo with lots of restaurants and bars - just a 5-10 minute walk to both. There is also a pool on sight and a very nice common area for meeting other guests. Michelle, the owner, is very caring and interested in your total experience. Netflix available and excellent WIFI.
Can't beat the beach and the sunshine!
Absolute luxury & attention to detail in Tamarindo
Arrived in Tamarindo & met Up with Katrina,the property manager,for all the necessary information regarding our stay in Michelle's luxury condo.
The property has tight security at the gatehouse entrance, then an flight of stairs up to the property. Our first impressions when walking into the living area were of stunning interior design & comfort. The kitchen very well equipped with all mod cons., & eating ares's. The sofa's are placed in prime position to enjoy the substantial TV with Netflix etc. Also balcony with bbq unit. Ground floor WC & utility area. The walls are decorated with a polished marble effect & the window adorned staircase creates a wonderful entrance to the luxurious open plan bedroom. An enormous comfortable bed sits comfortably in the room then behind a screen, sits a freestanding bath, opposite twin wash basins, mirrored walls. The separate shower room with WC, again is tastefully designed. The room is light & airy with an additional balcony with lounging area & planters.
Our only problem was the fact we only booked for four nights instead of fourteen!
It was a magical experience, especially when it's hard to decide whether to enjoy the indoor comforts or the beach!
Communication with Michelle regarding the booking,then with Katrina, at the property, was spot on. We were well informed to enjoy our brief but brilliant holiday in Tamarindo. We would highly recommend this apartment to another lucky couple.
Mark, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I worked really hard on my condo and I'm so happy that you were able to enjoy it. Your experience is what I was hoping for because I feel the same way sometimes when I'm there about whether to leave the indoor comfort for the amazing outdoor experience of Tamarindo. It's a great problem to have. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and please come back and visit anytime. Thanks again for your time and your review.
Pura Vida De Gris is located in the heart of Tamarindo but its location is still far enough away from town to feel quite and relaxing. Everything is within walking distance to your place.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Katrina is my property manager and she will need to know your arrival time in advance so that she can meet you with keys to the condo.I will send your welcome packet to the email on your booking before your rental. Please print and sign the documents and bring a copy with you for Katrina