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#1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort

200 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
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We are TripAdvisor's #1 luxury villa rental in the world (www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-VacationRentals)! Pura Vida House is a luxury villa experience, but with a heart and soul. We are an award winning full-service luxury villa in Hacienda Pinilla; Costa Rica's most prestigious beach resort. We are the ONLY villa with FREE access to the Beach Club (closed October), + 12 bars and restaurants, golf, tennis, biking trails & world famous surf break. Ask us about hosting larger groups, we can accommodate!! Relax in the resort or personalize your trip with the best beaches, restaurants & local adventures - waterfalls, rainforests, volcanoes, hot springs, giant turtles & wildlife. Food and Vacation Planning Cook for yourself, or let us arrange typical Costa Rican or high-end meals to ...We are TripAdvisor's #1 luxury villa rental in the world (www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-VacationRentals)! Pura Vida House is a luxury villa experience, but with a heart and soul. We are an award winning full-service luxury villa in Hacienda Pinilla; Costa Rica's most prestigious beach resort. We are the ONLY villa with FREE access to the Beach Club (closed October), + 12 bars and restaurants, golf, tennis, biking trails & world famous surf break. Ask us about hosting larger groups, we can accommodate!! Relax in the resort or personalize your trip with the best beaches, restaurants & local adventures - waterfalls, rainforests, volcanoes, hot springs, giant turtles & wildlife. Food and Vacation Planning Cook for yourself, or let us arrange typical Costa Rican or high-end meals to be prepared for you at home. 

 No request is beyond reason. We can help arrange everything from transportation (including LIR and SJO airport transfers), babysitting/childcare, guides and excursions, to massages in the villa, special dinner reservations, tennis lessons, golf lessons and rental golf carts and more. We are here to ensure this is the most memorable vacation of your life. The Villa & What’s included Pura Vida House is completely custom-built with high-end finishes and furnishings for your enjoyment and comfort. Pura Vida House includes, 4 spacious bedrooms, each with its own bath, and the master with a tropical outdoor shower; kitchen, living room, outdoor dining terrace, and pool with deck. 

 Included in your rate: 24/7 concierge services, housekeeping/laundry service once per week, use of 2 mountain bikes, towels, beach towels, linens, and organic toiletries. The Resort

 Hacienda Pinilla is Costa Rica's premier beach resort community. It offers all of the luxury and amenities you want, while keeping the landscape and atmosphere true to Costa Rica's Guanacaste region. 

 You have access (free with a stay at our villa - closed October) to the Beach Club, golf course, tennis courts, 12 bars and restaurants, 3 different beaches, miles of mountain biking trails, 2 spas, gym, equestrian center, chapel, mini market and more, all within Hacienda Pinilla’s gated 4,600 acres. Transportation

 You can rent a car or a golf cart to get around within Hacienda Pinilla. 
We have three 4-person golf carts available for rent, for use within the resort (recommended as a fun way to get around the resort and see more wildlife). We can help arrange tours for you to nearby activities and adventures, with door-to-door service. We have used the same bilingual drivers, guides and naturalists for the past 7 years. We trust them and they will treat you like family and make sure you have a great time!More
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About the Owner
Jorge and Stephanie M
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2016
Interaction with guests
We offer you the most personalized 24/7 concierge service -- even before you arrive -- to help you with everything you need, from arranging meals to be cooked in the villa, to tours, must-see spots, restaurant and activity recommendations, and more.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pura Vida House vacation, run by Jorge and Stephanie Morera, truly is the trip of a lifetime. The house is amazing, from the pool, rooms with outdoor showers, the outdoor dining area and the beautiful location in Hacienda Pinilla. The house is very luxurious,...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank DinaBTennis
Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review! We really enjoyed hosting you and the tennis group at our villa/resort! The tennis drills were very fun, you all showed great enthusiasm for the sport of tennis, that made our time with you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First and foremost, the owners of The Pura Vida House (Jorge & Stephanie) have been nothing short of spectacular due to their details, descriptions and plethora of options provided to our family during the course of choosing The Pura Vida House. Our two villas were...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Ken D
Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we're sure you are busy getting back home from vacation and as well as it being over the holidays! We can't tell you how much we appreciate you trusting us with...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Jorge and Stephanie were absolutely wonderful hosts and the property was amazing! Before arrival, communication was quick and efficient. We were able to book airport pick up and several activities. They literally took care of everything! Adrian, the driver, was waiting for us as expected....More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you so much for leaving us such a detailed and nice review, it's greatly appreciated! We enjoyed arranging many fun activities for you all and are so happy that you liked them all! We'll let Adrian and our chef know your positive feedback, too...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

The house is perfectly designed and very comfortable! Pool area and outside dining table are fantastic! Rooms are spacious and perfect for couples (even with small children. We were travelling with a 8 month old and had no problems at all). One very good thing...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank emend40
Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive review, really appreciate it! It was our pleasure hosting you and your family at our beach villa, and we're so happy to hear that you all had a fun time! Thank...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

What a luxury experience from the villa, to the resort, to the beach club, to the excursions and especially the Costa Rican people. We loved it. Jorge and Steph, while not in CR, it felt like they were there with us to guide us to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
4  Thank alanagburns
Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review, we really appreciate it!! You seem like such a great family from all of our interactions, and we're sorry we didn't meet in person :-) We're so happy to hear...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
TV
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Gym
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The Resort

 Hacienda Pinilla is Costa Rica's premier beach resort community. It offers all of the luxury and amenities you want, while keeping the landscape and atmosphere true to Costa Rica's Guanacaste region. 

 You have access to the Beach Club (free with a stay at our villa - closed October), golf course, tennis courts, 7 restaurants, 3 different beaches, miles of mountain biking trails, 2 spas, gym, equestrian center, chapel, mini market and more, all within Hacienda Pinilla’s gated 4,600 acres. And just outside the resort is Tamarindo, the famous surf beach town, as well as all other Costa Rican nature and adventure activities!
Getting around
We have guests who don't rent a car for their stay, and instead rent golf carts to get around the resort (a great way to see wildlife, we have three 4-person carts available for rent!), including the 3 beaches, Beach Club, golf course and 12 bars and restaurants. They spend a lot of their stay here, inside Pinilla, and are able to take excursions when they'd like, and are picked up and dropped off at the villa as part of the tour. Others prefer the freedom and adventure of renting their own car for getting around the area, and to and from the airport. We are happy to help arrange car rental for all guests as well.
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