A full service luxury villa in Costa Rica with warm hosts and local knowledge.
Pool / Spa
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Please Smoke Outside the Villa, thank you!Please Smoke Outside the Villa, thank you!
Max guests: 12
Excellent Choice for a Costa r
Pura Vida House was an outstanding choice for a vacation home in Costa Rica for our family of 6 adults and 5 children. The house was well located in a safe quiet area of Hacienda Pinilla. The outdoor lounging and pool area was perfect for our group. Having access to the Beach Club was a large bonus. Our group spent many hours enjoying its excellent pool and facilities. The staff was welcoming. The owners Jorge and Stephanie were extremely helpful. Any questions we had were answered almost instantly. They provided good advice on tours to take and sites in and around the area. We give Pura Vida House our highest rating and would recommend the residence to all couples and families.
Thank you so much for taking the time out of what we're sure is a busy schedule to leave a review! We appreciate your business, and for trusting us with your vacation. We're so glad you enjoyed the resort, Costa Rica and our villa. We do love having the Beach Club there as well, and have put in some good time relaxing there :-)
All of our best to you and your family, and don't hesitate to drop us al line if you're ever back in CR, or up in Columbus :-)
Jorge & Stephanie
Great house, great value, great owners
I stayed at Pura Vida House with 5 friends for a week and we had the best experience! The house was perfect for our group and Jorge and Stephanie have thought of everything: towels, board games, first aid kit, hammocks, bikes! We opted to have some of our meals catered in and it was the best decision. We booked some daytime excursions and it couldn't have been simpler - they picked us up and dropped us off at the house and we paid for everything directly to Jorge and Stephanie. The property itself is gorgeous, secure (a guardhouse and a keypad gate), spacious and clean. Several grocery stores are nearby and the prices aren't too bad. The town of Tamarindo was about 20 minutes away and there were plenty of shops and restaurants to visit. Jorge responded to every email and text message and made sure we were well taken care of. We would definitely go back!
Thank you so so much for taking the time of your day to leave us a review, we appreciate it probably more than you know! It was our pleasure having you all stay at Pura Vida House, and we're more than thrilled you enjoyed your vacation. We know most people take a vacation to a place like Costa Rica maybe once a year or less, so it makes us so happy you had a good time :-)
We hope you and your families are having a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you all the best in the New Year.
Jorge & Stephanie
Loved our stay at the Pura Vida House and the surf
The owners Jorge and Stephanie were great to deal with through the whole process. In the beginning there was some confusion on the location and the distance to the Beach Club comparing their info and VRBO's map being closer. They were instantly understanding and apologetic and willing to compensate with the golf carts. Stephanie said she would follow up them and it has already been corrected on VRBO.
After arriving there, just getting to the house made it feel like a really safe area. We found it interesting to first enter the guarded gated community of the Hacienda Panilla then drive through to the passcoded gated neighborhood.
The house was great with plenty of room. I've traveled with my group of friends often and this was the first time all the rooms had their own on suite. Was amazing how nice that was. Everyone's rooms felt equally as nice, so it didn't feel like one person gets the better room. When at the house we spent most of our time outside on the awesome patio enjoying the pool, hammocks, and outdoor furniture and dining area.
Our goal was a guys surf trip and to get to relax and we got that. With getting access to the beach club with the house, we spent every morning hitting the surf breaks by the beach club. The little Hawaii break, I would suggest for more advanced riders who like rights, otherwise it leads to the rocky reef. The break was really good though. We also walked a short distance just south to a river mouth break that was a whole lot of fun too.
Tides and surf would get smaller late morning then we would hang out at the beach club pool. The wait staff was great and made sure we always had drinks without getting out of the pool. We'd then head to the house for lunch and relax at the house pool and have some more drinks before heading back out for late afternoon session.
Another great thing was with it being a private community, it was not crowded at all and felt like the beach and beach club was mostly ours.
This was our groups 2-3 trip to this part of Costa Rica and it seemed to have been one of our favorite trips.
Thank you so much for choosing Pura Vida House for your surf vacation. Nothing makes us happier than to hear you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful trip!
Glad you got some good surfing in, and enjoyed your time at the Beach Club and the villa. We love the staff there and always find them friendly and smiling.
It was truly our pleasure to have you and your group in our villa; we'd recommend you to any villa owner!
Thank you again for choosing Pura Vida House!
Jorge & Steph
Great home and convenient to local activities!
The Pura Vida home exceeded all of my expectations! It is a great home and well kept up. Lounging in the pool, visiting the beach club, riding the golf carts to and from JW Marriott and enjoying their pool and spa are just a few daily activities that we enjoyed during our ladies trip. Jorge and Stephanie were more than any guest could ask for! They returned our calls and text messages immediately when we had any questions or wanted reservations to restaurants; or suggestions for night clubs!
Jorge and Stephanie also coordinated our transportation to and from airport, and our excursion to the Springs Resort. Our driver, Adrian was great!! I do suggest to take this excursion. This was my second time in Costa Rica, and this was by far one of the best resorts for a daytime excursion. (Horseback riding, tubing, wall repelling, springs, nature walk.. swim up bar , beautiful spa.. just to name a few of the activities that our group took advantage of!!! Did I mention, the lunch included was AWESOME! )
We also catered breakfast, lunch , and dinner for a few days at the villa and this was a great added bonus! On these days, it was hard to leave the house and pool; I really felt like I was on vacation :-)
The only suggestion I would make is to have some citronella candles for the outdoor space.
Thank you Stephanie and Jorge for our wonderful stay. Pura Vida villa attributed to making great memories for our 2018 Ladies getaway.
Thank you so much for trusting us with your vacation, as well as taking the time to leave us such a nice review, greatly appreciated! It was our pleasure to host you at our villa for your vacation to Costa Rica, and we're thrilled you had a great time!
Thank you as well for the great feedback, guess what we just purchased this morning ... Citronella candles for the terrace!
You have 2 new friends in both Guanacaste, Costa Rica as well as in OH :-)
Than you again and pura vida!!
Jorge & Stephanie
Pura Vida House - Costa Rica
We had a lovely time
Our two families had a very nice time at the Pura Vida house. It was very clean and pretty and had everything we needed, a little smaller than you would expect of a four bedroom house but pleasant. It is not right on the beach but we did like having access to the Beach Club, about five minutes drive away.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, really appreciate it!
We're glad to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the Beach Club, always a guest favorite :-)
Thanks so much for picking our villa for your Guanacaste vacation! Hope you come back soon to enjoy the Northwestern beaches of Costa Rica and Hacienda Pinilla, pura vida!!
Mani & Sindy
- english, spanish
About Mani & Sindy
Mani has been traveling to Guanacaste, Costa Rica for the past 7 years. He fell in love with the natural beauty, white sand beaches and wonderful people here. He was born in Washington, DC and has spent all his life in the DC area. He has played tennis and other sports most of his life and has been running a successful tennis/pickleball business for 10 years in Virginia. Mani is also an avid golfer and has a zest for life and loves meeting and getting to know new people. Sindy was born in Caracas, Venezuela, living 14 years in Colombia where she graduated as a journalist and worked as a marketing & executive manager in a boutique hotel. Five years ago, she moved to the US where she meet Mani and the rest is history! :-) Sindy fell in love with Mani's contagious passion for life (and tennis!). And Mani fell for Sindy's bubbly positive and energetic personality, and joy of life that embodies the spirit of “pura vida or life is good” that Costa Rica is also known for. We shared the same dream of living by a tropical beach and Pura Vida House gives us the joy of living our biggest passions--sports, nature, new experiences and meeting wonderful people. Our award-winning and beautiful villa The Pura Vida House is in a great luxury location, steps away from beaches, golf, surfing and more. We’d be honored to host you and show you a great time in Costa Rica. We can give you as much or as little space as you need. Live life fully, joyfully, gratefully, PURA VIDA! :-)
Mani & Sindy purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Mani & Sindy chose Tamarindo
We picked Hacienda Pinilla because it's just a few minutes' drive south of Tamarindo, is the perfect place in Costa Rica. Surrounded by nature, beaches and wildlife -- it's the reason you are choosing to vacation in Costa Rica. Yet the luxury accommodations, activities in the resort (golf, surfing, tennis, equestrian center, gym, beach club) and proximity to town, nightlife and wonderful restaurants on the beach give you the comfort, relaxation and experience you will love.
What makes this Villa unique
We are the ONLY villa within the resort that provides FREE daily access to the exclusive Beach Club, complimentary daily breakfast with on-site chef, provides a FREE golf cart, and complimentary daily housekeeping, as well as personalized concierge services to ensure you never need to plan a thing if you don't choose to -- let us make all arrangements for you, included in your stay!