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Pura Vida - a Fun, Spacious, Uniquely Decorated Main Lake Home

Boydton, VA, USA
  • House4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Enjoy Pura Vida (The Good Life) on Lake Gaston with a 'splash' of Mexican flavor. The uniqueness of this beautifully decorated home, complete with Mexican tile, mirrors, sinks, original paintings and artwork, will please you. The Mexican/South American decor throughout and the comfortable arrangement of the home create a warm atmosphere for your vacation. The expansive glass windows allow gorgeous main lake views from most rooms and decks.

The spacious, open main level has living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen areas and a half bath off the foyer. Featured on this floor are beautiful Australian cypress hardwood and tile floors and an 18 foot stone fireplace . The master bedroom with plush, comfortable King size 'Sleep Number' bed and a Double bed, master bath and sunroom with Queen sleeper sofa complete this level. Ample decks with tables and chairs are available on this level.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms, one 'Sleep Number' Queen bed, one regular Queen bed and one King bed, and a bath.

The lower level has another living area with stone fireplace, a small kitchen, bedroom with Queen bed, bathroom and playroom. Off the playroom are two nice sets of bunk beds - 3 Single and 1 Double. There are many games, puzzles, air hockey, foosball, ping pong and several DVD's for family fun.

New for 2012 - expansive new lakefront decks, upper and lower, equipped with seating for enjoying the relaxing, peaceful lake ambiance and several dining tables and chairs. The lake can even be enjoyed without walking to the dock! The lower deck provides shade from the sun and is quite impressive with accents of Mexicn tile!

It is an easy stroll down to the double boat house and dock where you can tie your boat(s) and enjoy swimming, boating activities, sunning, or just relaxing and taking in the magnificent main lake views. The upper sun deck is a favorite gathering place.

Awesome sunsets can be viewed from the decks, living and dining rooms and dock! Book now for a wonderful vacation you will not soon forget!

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Sharon Perez

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
        • King size beds (2) One has Sleep Number Mattress, Queen size Beds (3) One has Sleep Number Mattress, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper sofa in sunroom off master bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) One set with twin beds; one set with double lower


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 3.5

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              Main lake frontage. Boathouse with upper sun deck. Awesome panoramic views from decks and inside home. Easy walk to dock.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      WiFi available
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free USA Mainland long distance - no international
                    • Garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      (2) In House
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                      Large Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Washing Machine
                      (2) In House
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Kitchen
                          (2) Large kitchen main level; small kitchen lower level
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Generous amount of dishes and utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Well equipped kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining room +kitchen = 16 All in same area.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 16 people


                                • Air Hockey
                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  4 Satellite TVs - one is Big Screen
                                • Video Library
                                  Several DVD Movies Available


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Beautiful expansive decks on 2 levels -
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal Grill


                                        • churches
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • 4 Satellite TVs, (1 big flat screen), 3 DVDs, 2 Microwaves,3 Refrigerators, 2 Washers, 2 Dryers,Cleaning Service Included, Bed Linens and Towels NOT included, Pets considered with deposit,No Smoking.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          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.

                                                          20 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Another Wonderful Vacation

                                                          Team Mason/JonesHampton Roads Virginia

                                                          For the second time in two years our families spent a week at Pura Vida. The experience is just wonderful. Sharon and Carlos are great hosts and helped us with all our concerns , questions, and even special needs. The location on the quiet end of the lake is just what we needed-- very quiet and peaceful. The home has everything for a large group to enjoy wonderful meals and hours of beautiful days on the dock (Shade or Sun is your choice). We cought catfish right in front of the house , went tubing, water skied, jet skied, kayaked, and waited patiently for the stunning sunsets every night. Key West sunsets have nothing on these at Pura Vida. We are making this our annual event and will keep coming back as long as we can. Highly recommended!

                                                          Great Family Vacation in a Wonderful Lakefront Home

                                                          mike n.

                                                          This beautiful home was a perfect spot for a getaway to Lake Gaston. The listing accurately describes the home...spacious, great views, well stocked...and it has amazing views of the main lake. The home is equipped with more than the listing tells and you will be comfortable here...and much more! Great deck space, nice dock and boat house and more than enough things for the kids to do to keep themselves entertained. For boating and fishing the home is in a great location on the upper end of the lake and right across the lake is the marina for gas. The owner was more than helpful in answering questions and quickly responsive to emails. We are already trying to figure out when to go back! Thanks so very much!

                                                          Great family/friends vacation home


                                                          Well equipped and organized home. Had everything we needed for eating, cooking, etc. instructions were clear and everything well labelled. Plenty of furniture and supplies.

                                                          Beautiful inside and outside. Great views from house and three decks. Landscaping natural and well kept. Lots of space to gather or have private space. Our family had a wonderful time...ate and cooked inside and outside!!

                                                          Absolutely Wonderful Family Vacation

                                                          Team Mason/JonesHampton Roads Virginia

                                                          Our family ( eleven adults and one grandson) just left Pura Vida and have already booked another week next year. The owners are very easy to deal with and the property is everything they advertise and more. Wonderful decor with very interesting and amusing little sayings and 'critters' all over the spacious home. We were never crowded unless we wanted be. Grounds are very well kept and beautiful-- even at night. The sun deck is great and so is the shaded area underneath for us non sunworshippers. This part of the lake is quiet all week and somewhat remote-- which is exactly what we wanted. We visited the Holly Grove Marina across the Lake for gas and the occasional breakfast/lunch sandwich. It is about two miles away. We had everything in the kitchen we could ask for and it was easy to prepare meals for the crowd. Very well equipped. Furniture was in great shape and we all just felt at home. Sharon has small stickers on all the light switches and drawers and cabinets which make it very easy to find anything you need. Great idea! Thank you Sharon and Carlos

                                                          Lovely home and property!

                                                          Nancy M.Randolph, NJ

                                                          We had a wonderful relaxing and fun week with our children and grandchildren (16 of us total) at Pura Vida. The home and property are truly lovely. It's well laid out and amply supplied and we thoroughly enjoyed the whimsical decorating style:-}. ** One day we rented a large pontoon boat and spent the day out on the lake. The kids and adults took turn tubing off the back of the boat. The lake is lovely and oh what fun we had!! ** We have rented vacation homes many times before and I am also a landlady, so I can say from experience that this is an outstanding home to rent! It's obvious the owners take great pride and care of their home. They were so nice and easy to deal with--they were very responsive and helpful with the whole rental experience. The whole family agreed that we would love to go back and stay there again in the future. Thanks so much, Carlos and Sharon!!

                                                          Very relaxing week surrounded by nature

                                                          Paige M.Chapel Hill, NC

                                                          We had a wonderful stay in "Pura Vida"! It was so relaxing at their house. The bedrooms are divided among the three floors which is nice for a little privacy. The furniture is comfortable, functional and arranged well. The kitchen was stocked with everything we could have possibly needed and more! Our favorite thing to do was sit on the back deck watching for wildlife and enjoying the view of the lake. We spent hours every day there. The house is set in trees and bushes so there are lots of critters around. There are MANY birds living right off the deck to watch! Every morning a Blue Heron spent quite a bit of time on docks and trees in front of the house. One morning we watched a beaver for about 15 min as he went into the lake, swam around for quite a while and then returned back to the property. Deer were in the yard one morning. The property is relatively large with paths winding through the trees and bushes. We saw many cute lizards, a beautiful green snake, two black snakes and many other critters! (Yes, a few spiders and bugs too.) You can really enjoy nature at this house!

                                                          The owners were always prompt with responses, pleasant and easy to work with.

                                                          We rented a ski boat while we were there (from Morningstar Marina) to add a little excitement to our days. It was the perfect compliment to the relaxed feeling of the home.


                                                          Boydton, VA, USA


                                                          20 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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