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Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type bungalow


About the property

Private, safe, breathtaking views.

Panoramic views. Clean mountain air. Soft breezes to caress the tired traveler. Pura Vida offers a lovely oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life.

Pura Vida is a new mountain retreat situated 220 meters up-and-off the main road in a quiet section of Costa Rica, 40 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown San José. The 1500 square meter property hugs a privately owned mountain and consists of 3 bungalows tucked into the mountainside. Each lodge offers a spectacular 180 degree vista. In the foreground is a warm natural habitat teaming with wild birds, fruit trees (orange, lemon, grapefruit, et al.), and tropical flowers. In the distance are 3 volcanoes, unspoiled blue skies, and at night the twinkling pinpricks of San José.

Each of the 3 lodges features an open architectural concept and comes complete with masterpieces of locally handcrafted furniture, custom made fixtures, and exquisite wood paneling hewn from the finest native timber. The 3 lodges/cabanas, while retaining individual flourishes, come fully furnished with a refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, coffee maker, wi-fi (internet), tv, and a rancho with grill. Each rancho, a.k.a. an indoor/outdoor lounge area, in addition to a grill, sports hammocks, an outdoor shower, and the opportunity to kick back, relax, and to let the spirit cleansing elixir of mountain living detox the soul. There is on-premises parking and an English-Spanish speaking property manager close by.

Occupancy: Bungalow #1 sleeps 4; bungalows #2 and #3 sleep 6 each. No pets are allowed. Cabanas are not wheelchair accessible.

What to do when not sleeping? No problem; there are many options. For the active there is hiking, walking, or jogging. For the more sedate there’s bird watching, ox-cart rides, or the museums, theaters (to include the National Theater), shops, and restaurants of San José close by. The ocean is a little over an hour’s journey.

Seclusion. Beauty. A sense that all is right with the world. Pura Vida. A Costa Rican retreat close to heaven.

We also have other bungalows available for larger groups. HomeAway listing #4555873( sleeps 4 people) HomeAway listing #4556903(sleeps 6 people)

More Details

Wendy Cote
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Wendy Cote

My husband Patrick and I enjoy nature, travel and good food.

Wendy Cote purchased this bungalow in 1997

Why Wendy Cote chose Alajuelita

I have own this property for about 20 years. In 2016, we decided to built our mountain retreat to share this natural oasis with the rest of the world.

What makes this bungalow unique

Spectacular views, wild birds singing, tropical gardens and surrounded by fresh mountain air. Pura Vida offers a safe and relaxing stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Alajuelita in Cantón Alajuelita

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking is NOT allowed inside bungalows. Only outside. Please remove shoes if muddy or excess dirt.
  • If cooking on premises we ask that you clean up after yourself and dispose of garbage properly. Do no leave food or crumbs lying around please.
  • Please reuse towels.We want your stay to be a comfortable and pleasant experience. Let us know of any questions while you are staying with us.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing


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Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Relaxing, Beautiful Views, Fantastic people

  • 5 of 5

In less than 24 hours I leave for the next phase of my journey (I'm both excited and sad to leave). I wanted a location close to San Jose, but not in San Jose, this property met and exceeded my expectations.

Breathtaking views, quite, safe, providing me with a better than expected experience. Property managers, Alicia and Jose, are two of the warmest, welcoming individuals I've met during my travels. If you are interested in a relaxing and safe property, close to historical buildings and the National Museum, this is the place..."Pura Vida" at it's best.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are glad you enjoy your stay and look forward to seeing you again! We wish you a wonderful experience in Costa Rica.
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quaint cozy romantic cottage and garden

  • 5 of 5

wendy's place is fantastic, clean, safe and close enough to the city to be both a great home base and romantic hideaway. this family run property was professional but homely and welcoming. i have nothing but praise for the little resort that they have created hear with modern and well kept accommodation and grounds. a very affordable and private property with outside eating and relaxing areas. alicia and jose both always available and willing to help with anything made me feel welcome and looked after. it was a genuine pleasure to have stayed hear and met this family, i will certainly be staying with them in the future should i ever visit san jose again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Mark! It was our pleasure to have you as a guest.
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Paradise of a home ❤️

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I had the most wonderful time in Wendy's home. Every day we were woken up with Alicia's ( Wendy's mother ) amazing ethentic breakfast. Also we didn't get much sleep the first few because of how beautiful the city looks during the night, it's magical. We will definitely come back in few years after we explore the world 🌎 thank you Wendy and Alicia for making our vacation unforgettable.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! It is our pleasure to serve you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
15.8 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mirador America
Nearest Ferry
61 Miles
Puntarenas Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mirador Valle Azul
Nearest Beach
63 Miles
Jaco Beach
Car: recommended

Sugar mill tours available upon request.

Ox cart rides available upon request in the town of Escazu.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Alajuelita, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £22.88
Laundry fee weekly £7.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £381.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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