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

Spectacular Pool and Beach Club w/ Your Villa! Pool, Gym, Spa, Restaurant, Tiki Bar, Yoga Studio
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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste
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. 
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Listing #FKN8351546
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 2 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

1  Thank ashley_southbay
Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 4 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

1  Thank emend40
Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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

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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

4  Thank alanagburns
Jorge M, VR Owner at #1 Ranked Villa in the World, Luxury Beach Villa, 5-Star Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Any types of groups, families, couples welcome!
    4 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Kings
    4 Fulls
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  • Damage Insurance: AU$68 / stay - Fee
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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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: LIR: 50.0 km
Pura Vida House is located within Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort, just outside of Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We are close enough to town to enjoy an abundance of fun nightlife, international bistros and boutique shopping, but far enough to remember why you came to Costa Rica.

Getting Here
Fly into Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport (LIR), located one hour up the coast from Pura Vida House and Hacienda Pinilla.

LIR Airport is only 2 1/2 hours from Miami, so usually about 4-5 hours total fly time from most US cities.

All major airlines fly from the US into LIR daily, and over 20 cities have direct flights.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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