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“Most relaxing vacation getaway ever!”
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Spectacular Pool and Beach Club w/ Your Villa! Pool, Gym, Spa, Restaurant, Tiki Bar, Yoga Studio
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Spectacular Pool and Beach Club w/ Your Villa! Pool, Gym, Spa, Restaurant, Tiki Bar, Yoga Studio
Your Space to Enjoy
Enjoy the Hammocks under the Rancho
Front Entrance
Front of the Villa
Entrance to Pura Vida House
Water Feature as You Enter the Villa
Enjoy the Tropical Terrace listening to the Monkeys and Birds
Enjoy the Hammocks under the Rancho
Relax the Day Away
Enjoy the Fresh Air
Outdoor Dining by the Pool
Hand-made Hardwood Tables
Most Comfortable Beach Chairs in Costa Rica
Spacious Open Kitchen
Indoor Living Area
Room 1 (2 Full Beds) & Bath
Room 1 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
Room 1 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
Room 2 (2 Full Beds) & Bath
Room 2 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
Room 3 Bathroom with Tropical Outdoor Shower
Room 3 (King that Can Convert to 2 Twins)
Room 4 (King that Can Convert to 2 Twins)
Room 4 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
One of Three Pools Available to You
Sunset Therapy Steps Away
World Class Beach Club Steps Away from our Villa
One of 2 Spas inside our Resort for you to Relax and Enjoy
Surf the Famous Little Hawaii Break
Your nearly private beach, one of 3 beaches available to you
Beautiful Beach for you to Enjoy!
Incredible Sunsets Steps Away from the Villa
State of the Art Gym Overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Famous Hole #15, a tough par 3 called the Shark Hole
The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club is steps away from Your Villa
The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course is a links-style golf course with great views
Two Hard Surface Outdoor Lighted Tennis and Pickleball Courts and Club On-Site
Two Mountain Bike Trails (beginner and advanced) with ocean views On-Site
Ride Horses in Tropical Dry Forest and the Beach; Equestrian Center On-Site
Gorgeous Sunsets on 1 of 3 Nearly-Private Beaches within Hacienda Pinilla
This Daily View Steps Away from Your Villa is Sure to Make You Happy!
Birds-eye View of Your Exclusive Beach Club
This is All Yours to Enjoy with a Stay at Our Beach Villa!
Aerial View of Your Exclusive Beach Club
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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Karen H
1 review
“Most relaxing vacation getaway ever!”
Reviewed March 19, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

The house offers great accommodations. Each bedroom has a lovely, well stocked bathroom. The kitchen had all the essentials, especially a full size refrigerator and stove for all the nourishment essentials. The mid-week room service was much appreciated.

Great location - particularly enjoyed access to the Beach Club and JW Marriott. The customer service could not have been better. Jorge & Stephanie provided great advice on adventures, made arrangements, had personally visited the locations they recommended, and linked us up with very knowledgeable, friendly guides.

The food and restaurants offer great options for any kind of cuisine you desire. Everyone we met was very friendly. English is spoken by virtually all.

Just be prepared for the public roads, some of which are dirt and stone. Many have huge potholes. Allow plenty of travel time to reach your destination.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 20, 2018
Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review, really appreciate it! :-)

We're so happy that you and the group liked our villa, it was our pleasure hosting you here in Costa Rica!

Hope we can all have a reunion sometime this summer in Ohio, we'd sure like seeing each of you again ... pura vida amigos, and thank you again!!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
G8rswez
Tampa, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Can I go higher than Five Stars??!! Pure Pura Vida Bliss!”
Reviewed March 12, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

First off, the house - wonderfully appointed, four bedrooms, each with its own full bath (fight for the outdoor shower room, it's worth it!) in a 4300 acre resort that has every amenity you could ask for - beaches? check. Ridiculous pool? check (there are actually TWO). Multiple on site restaurants? check (Azul being the best). you don't have to go anywhere off property to have a wonderful time)...

But that's not why you came to Costa Rica, which that brings me to the host - Jorge was hands down the best host I've encountered in years of renting VRBOs. He helped plan our entire trip, made sure we were going to the best restaurants in Tamarindo, made sure our excursions went off without a hitch, picked us up and dropped us off in town, at the grocery, at the pharmacy. Responds to text messages immediately, very graciously. Heck, my kids (15, 13, 9) want to come back so we could meet Jorge's wife who was unfortunately out of town. So Pura Vida House - Come for the house but stay for the host!!!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 14, 2018
Wow, thank you for your more than kind words! Very kind of you to take the time to leave us such a detailed review.

It was genuinely my pleasure to get to meet and host you here. I was more than happy to show you a few of our favorite spots around here, and hopefully give you all a taste of why we love it down here so much. And Steph was sorry she wasn't down here your week.

You are truly a wonderful family, and it will be our pleasure when our paths cross again.

Pura vida ... a cachete!!! :-)
Jorge
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Ralph D
1 review
“Great location, great accommodations, great hosts”
Reviewed February 27, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Located within the J.W. Marriott complex. Easy access to the hotel, it's restaurants and the adjacent Beach Club. Lovely, well appointed, private accommodations with Jorge as a host and guide to the area. I will return!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 1, 2018
Thank you so much for the nice review, we know how busy you are, so really appreciate it!

It was great hosting you at our villa, and a bonus to have had the chance to play some pickleball with you!

Also, thank you so much for inviting me to have dinner with you the last night you were with us, your chicken gumbo was outstanding! Steph sure missed out for being out of town!

Keep on playing lots of pickleball, the best is yet to come! Hope to see you soon, pura vida!!
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Carla W
United States
2 reviews
“Pura Vida House”
Reviewed February 22, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Loved my stay at Pura Vida House. Jorge and Stephanie were great hosts. They were available throughout our stay. They interacted with our group and made the stay very personable. We were a part of a group of pickleball players and Jorge even was a part of playing. Jorge arranged for all of our travel as we needed it. Their home is part of a resort where you are close to the beach, golf, tennis, and so many amenities.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 25, 2018
Thanks so much for the nice review! What a week this was, we had so much fun!

Your passion for the sport of pickleball is contagious, it was so much fun to have the chance to play with you all! Thanks for all the good tips :-)

Hope to see you soon out on the pickleball courts, either here in Costa Rica, or up in the USA this summer!

Pura vida amiga!!! :-)
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Manitenni...
Reston, Virginia
1 review
“Always Exceeds Expectations!”
Reviewed February 17, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

I've stayed at Pura Vida House several times now with our tennis groups and always have an amazing time! The villa is gorgeous, plenty of space to relax, a nice pool, fully equipped, and very close to everything you need ... the beach, Beach Club, tennis and pickleball courts, golf, ride horses, mountain biking trails, etc. The resort has lots of biodiversity, common to see monkeys up in the trees, iguanas and ant eaters. You really don't feel like you're in a resort and never crowded. Plus you get all of the nature, yet you have all the 5-star amenities you can hope for! Jorge and Stephanie, thank you so much for making our vacation special once again, the tennis group was incredibly happy, you both are wonderful hosts, they had the time of their lives!!! Can't thank you enough, we will be coming back for sure!!!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2018
Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review! We know how busy you are, so much appreciated!

Also thank you for continuing to trust us with your tennis groups/students, every group you bring is so fun and passionate about the sport, it's contagious!

Hope to see you again next year, we'd be honored to host you once again, and continue to build on an already great friendship!!

Pura vida amigo, take care!!
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Milo B
1 review
“Paradise Found”
Reviewed January 29, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

First and foremost Jorge and Stephanie wereamaizng host, they made the entire trip so easy from start to finish. You couldn't ask for me. The house has is beautiful and perfectly set up. Close to the beach with access to a private beach club. Cruise with the golf carts there and enjoy the day.

Anything you wanted to do they would set up. Truly a special trip!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2018
Thanks so much for the nice review, really appreciate it! We enjoyed having you and the family here at our Pura Vida House again, and are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation :-)

Getting to meet your family was really nice, and thank you for inviting and allowing us to come dinner with you all one night, that was special for both Steph and myself.

Hope that everything goes well with your tennis programs ... that they continue to grow exponentially, and hope to see you all again soon here in sunny Guanacaste, Costa Rica!

Pura vida amigos!!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AJSmith31...
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“House Rental + Resort Property = Perfeccion”
Reviewed January 24, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Located in the 4100 acre Hacienda Pinilla resort just west of Liberia on the Pacific coast, Jorge & Steph's Costa Rican home lets guests enjoy the quietness of being "at home" while a lengthy list of activities and restaurants awaits just minutes outside those doors. Our group of 10 (four in the guest house, 2 in the main house) enjoyed the daily breakfasts together before going our separate ways -- whether to the Beach Club, Surf lessons, ZipLining, or taking one of two mountain bikes available at the house out on some of the 30 miles of trails available throughout. Two golf carts were at our disposal throughout the week and getting to and fro was easy -- just quickly checking in with each other prior to taking off allowed everyone to get to where they needed to go. Our hosts were fantastic in steering us to great restaurants, shopping, local fare, and even leading morning runs and playing tennis with us. A much recommended group experience!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 26, 2018
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review, really appreciate it especially considering how busy your schedule is.

We truly enjoyed hosting you both and the group at our villa in Hacienda Pinilla, it was a special week for us! Thank you for allowing us to come to dinner with you all several times, it was great to hang out with you. By the end of the week we felt like we had 10 new friends!

Hope to see you again soon either in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, or in Columbus, OH!

Pura vida amigos!!! :-)
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