BBQ , patio, hammock , parking and mountainview Front Door , and complete line of condos on level 2
Mountain View Townhouse / Long Term Discount
Mountain View Townhouse / Long Term Discount

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The Pura Vida Townhouse is a perfect getaway . It is on a hilltop just a kilometer away from beautiful Ocotal Beach and 3 kilometers from downtown Coco. It is very private and quiet , with great views and almost everything is new in this condo . The complex is being worked on and some pools and painting will be taking place through 2017 .

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: $36
Security Deposit: $206
Weekly Discount: 11%
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The space

Large 1 bedroon, 2 full baths, fully equipped kitchen with bistro table, Living room with futon couch.Queen sized bed, with patio adjacent to bedroom. Magnificent mountain views from kitchen and living area. Located on a hilltop.This unit includes highspeed internet, cable, hotwater.
This is a very private hillside condo complex with only a few neighbors . The pool is located on a lower level in the same complex . There is a BBQ area and a big hammock for guests use .
The evenings are cool and the days are hot most of the year .
It is an uphill climb to the condo and is an easy 10 minute walk to the beach .
The Pura Vida Complex is next to Villa La Colina /Dolce Vita. These complexes are modern clean and well maintained .
It is a 10 minute walk to the beach and a bike , car, or taxi is recommended to go to downtown Coco .
Public buses are available in Coco.
This Pura Vida Unit is comfortable , quiet , very private , and has only a few neighbors .

Guest access

Guests will have access to 1 pool and a large BBQ área . Self parking right outside the front door .Small private patio on back porch and a new washing machine as well .
Ocotal Beach is a short walk and Father Roosters and Ocotal Resort are the closest restaurants .Ocotal Beach has great snorkeling and there is a dive shop and fishing boats available for daily excursions .

Interaction with guests

I meet all guests at check in and am available 9 to 5 daily .

The neighborhood

The views are great , the wildlife is spectacular .
Ocotal Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world .

Getting around

A bike, golf cart or car is recommended.

Other things to note

No Smoking in the condo . Please conserve on wáter and electric use .
Hills are steep and the days are hot so bring wáter and take it easy on the first walks .

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

No unregistered guests including pets .
We love pets just let us know about all pets .



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

7 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
February 2017
Robert was very accommodating when we arrived a bit earlier than expected. He was friendly but seemed unsure of the place, as if he hadn't seen it in a while. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with Robert's place. In all my years of traveling I have never decided to leave a place I rented but it did not feel safe, it smelled awful, and it was dirty. The bed sheets looked clean but the upholstery was dirty and stained and looked as if it had come from the dump. Very misleading as the listing said almost everything was new. The TV was broken though Robert offered to go get a new one. The wifi did not work. Robert said he would check on it, but these things were not working when we arrived. There was no lighter to light the stove. The painting on the wall was covered in dust. Robert said it was likely the water would go off but we simply needed to call him so he could give us water from the full tank (which we could not access). He said he "thinks" it is safe and he was not sure if they had ever been broken into but we should lock our belongings. It wasn't very convincing and the entire complex was abandoned and rundown. The pool was empty and dirty. I wish I had noticed before that his reviews were all from over a year ago. Something has clearly changed in that time. We were very disappointed and will think twice about using AirBnB again as we were still charged though Robert refunded us some of the $ without question. We appreciated that but this also caused us a lot of stress, wasted a whole day of our short vacation (the first one in years!), and ended up costing us almost double to find a nicer place last-minute.
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Jennifer and I plainly did not feel comfortable with one another . I had an uneasy feeling about them the moment they arrived . They did explain that they would be driving an old truck with a broken window and was concerned about it's safety . I assured them there were no issues with the security of their vehicle . I had written to them several times in reference to meeting us at our bike shop located on the main boulevard . We also mentioned and our listing states the condition of the complex as it is under renovations . We check in all guests and WE go through EVERY rental property including wi fi and house rules as I did with Jenifer .The unit had recently been painted and all linens , towels , pots , curtains and NUMEROUS other items are new . The condo and all of our condos are thoroughly cleaned by 3 professional maids and then the unit is inspected . I personally think they expected that the pool outside the unit was the pool for their use . There is a pool available for guests use while the pool outside the unit is being repaired . This is also explained in the listing . I did refund the entire amount that we were paid by AIRBNB and offered her another condominium . She did reply that she had a free place to stay and will be staying there instead . It seemed a bit fishy but we refund guests who don't want to stay in a condo because of any reason that pertains to the unit not being acceptable . In Jennifer's case we refunded her the entire amount that we received from AIRBNB . .
February 2017

Silvia User Profile
February 2016
Beautiful condo with an even better view! The interior rivals American standard living and his dogs are very sweet.
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Silvia thank you for mentioning the beautiful view and the comment about our dogs .
February 2016

New User Profile
February 2016
Thanks. For. Your. Generous. Hosting. ...and. Offer to. Help. For the. Car in the. Immediate. Future. And. Long. Term. If. Needed. ,this. Is. True. AIRBNB. HOSPITALITY. ...MANY. THANKS
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Bob , I dont think they got your name right on the messages or this review . I enjoyed our conversation and welcome you back anytime . Guests such as yourself make hosting worthwhile .
February 2016

Peter User Profile
December 2015
Our stay at Pura Vida was great! The apartment had a fantastic view as advertised and was very close to the beach. Robert was a very good host -- friendly, accommodating, and reasonable. Check-in and check-out were super easy. Upon our arrival, he met us at the bike shop in town and we followed him in our rental car up to the apartment. Lovely stay!
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Thank you Peter for the upbeat review . The Pura Vida Condos this year are going to get a new face lift and all pools will be functioning in 2016 .
December 2015

Amanda User Profile
July 2015
The place is great, spacious even to four people. The kitchen is well equipped and the place was clean. The aircon was the only problem because it wasn't cooling, but the ceiling fan was nice. The location is amazing, not too far from the main road at Coco and not too close to hear the noise. I recommend to rent a car or bike. The Ocotal beach is amazing, super close (10 min walk) and much better than Coco beach. Robert is helpful, thoughtful and still give the privacy and freedom that you need! Wonderful experience!
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Gracias Amanda , we enjoyed being your host . Will ck the a/c for several hours because initially all seemed ok during our preliminary check . We do appreciate all feedback to make the next guest's stay more enjoyable . Pura Vida Townhouse
July 2015

Monique User Profile
April 2015
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Pura Vida Townhouse. Robert met us in town and brought us and the bikes we rented up to the town home. He also helped get us to and from town with groceries. All in all Robert is a great host, he made sure we were comfortable and responded promptly to our questions. The townhome is nice. It's clean and the kithen has everything you need to make a meal. The view is absolutely beautiful. There are usually two friendly dogs to keep an eye out for you. I'm glad we chose this place! Pura Vida!
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Monique and her husband had fun in Playas del Coco . I stopped over at the Pura Vida Condos during Monique and her husband stay a few times, and I saw them riding bikes, and walking in downtown Coco, and every time I seen them they were smiling . It makes me feel good as a host when a guest mentions the two dogs as being friendly and watching out for them . Pura Vida Condos , Coco Beach April 2015
April 2015

Melanie User Profile
March 2015
Great little townhome on a quiet hillside between Playa Del Coco and Ocetal. Robert was friendly and professional, and even rented me a new bicycle for the month (delivered it to me too). Always available if I needed anything. Would stay here again!
Robert User Profile
Response from Robert:
Melanie is a great gal who loves nature and was a delight to have as a guest .Very self sufficient and the neighbors enjoyed her company as well . She and her well behaved dog enjoyed riding our rental bikes and going to other areas with a rental car .
March 2015

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Robert User Profile

I live in Costa Rica and like to visit other hosts in different countries . I meet with my family who take cruise ships to large ports . When my family arrives at any port I will be contacting other Airbnb hosts to enjoy your area a day or two ..
I love watching wildlife , everything from birds to seals , to whales and otters .
I travel the world to see the earth's
beautiful scenery and uninhabited areas . My favorite place in Costa Rica is Drakes Bay . Sir Francis Drake said Florida is the fountain of youth but Drake's Bay is the pearl of the world .
I enjoy hosting guests and introducing them to the fun things to do here in Costa Rica .
We have a complete real estate company and rent rooms ,condos ,and ocean view houses. I f you would like to visit Playas del Coco in Guanacaste , please contact me for any real estate needs as well.

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