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Pura Vida Cottage, The Essence Of Life

#394690 · Vacation Rental in , ,

2 Bedrooms
6 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

We know how important your time away is for you and your family. We invite you to visit us for a truly enjoyable vacation experience. Nestled in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains / Pisgah National Forest, Pura Vida Cottage is a magical mountain home. Pura Vida means “the Essence of Life” and we think you will agree that our cottage helps you experience just that – the Essence of Life.

If you are looking for a personal retreat, a romantic get-away, a great family vacation or a place to reconnect with old friends, Pura Vida Cottage is for you. This is a home where you can rest, refresh, and renew your connection to your true being and your relationships with your loved ones.

Pura Vida Cottage is a spacious, single level, cedar sided, two bedrooms, one bath cottage that sleeps 4 – 6 adults. Two large decks with comfortable furniture, outdoor grill and dining area, with an outdoor fire pit enhance the comfort and ambiance of this mountain getaway.

Pura Vida Cottage welcomes families with children. Your children can run, play, explore the creeks and just have fun in the large front yard. We provide puzzles, an extensive library for readers of all ages, board games and a Wii sports for indoor entertainment – just in case of rain.

We understand that for many, your pet is a part of your family so we invite you to bring your canine family member or your indoor cat with you as well. Your four-legged family members are welcome with a completed pet application and our prior approval. There is a small fenced area in the back where your dog can play off leash. Close the deck gate and your dog can go and come through the side door’s medium size doggie door. We provide a litter box for your indoor cat - you will need to provide his/her favorite brand of litter to reduce anxiety. Please bring your pet's favorite toys, food, meds, and bed so he/she can enjoy your vacation as much as you do.

The cottage is equipped with everything you need for your stay. You just bring your personal items and food. We will provide you with a list of suggested items you may want to bring with you.

We believe that time away is for reconnecting, renewing relationships, creating memories with family and loved ones. We do not have cable (it isn’t available here) or satellite TV (it would raise your rates far too much). But we do understand that sometimes, relaxing in front of the TV together may be just what you want. So, we provide you with an extensive library of VHS and DVDs and unlimited access to NetFlix. Just turn on the TV and the Wii, click on NetFlix and select the shows you want to watch.

Unplugging from the hectic work world is an important piece of relaxing. Still, there are times when you may want to connect with family or really need to touch base with work. We have wireless internet throughout the house that is significantly faster than dial up – but may not be as high speed as you are used to in the big city. Of course, being in the country, we cannot guarantee that it will always be working due to downed lines, and other technical issues beyond our control. If you must get online, our public library (downtown Bakersville) has a dependable server for your convenience. The ladies there will be more than happy to assist you.

Cell phone reception is sometimes spotty, depending on which service you use and the weather. Understanding how important it is to be able to touch base with home and work, we provide a landline that is free to you for local and unlimited US long distance calls during your stay.

You can even make arrangements for special accommodations such as having meals prepared, childcare, elder care, and dog sitting services. We will assist you in making arrangements with local guides for fishing, horseback riding, art studio tours and much more.

We want your vacation to be memorable, magical and magnificent. If you are ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, are looking for a place to truly relax, want to explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, meet talented artisans, make new friends, have new adventures, or just want a place to relax and unwind, Pura Vida Cottage is the perfect place for you.

Welcome to Pura Vida Cottage, your vacation home away from home.

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House Rules

Check In Time: 02:00
Check Out Time: 01:00
Max occupancy: 6

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
3 Twins
Bedroom 2
1 King Bed


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
No Minimum Stay
$50 CAD - - -
01/15/18 - 01/15/21
1 Night Minimum
$120 CAD - - -



Heated Pool


Snow Machine


Spa Services
Restaurant On Site
Guided Fishing Tours

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 15, 2018
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20 Reviews

Overall Rating

Cozy cabin!

This is exactly what my family and I were looking for and expecting during our weekend stay! A quiet cabin not too far from Roan mountain for hiking! Our golden retriever was happy that he could be outside with us on the wrap around porch. We brought our own food and made use of the kitchen supplies as there are no restaurants anywhere nearby. Alth... Read More

August 2017

Great Owners

Great first experience on VRBO. Positives: The owner Nancy was extremely accommodating. Examples are we had two dogs which they would let out during the day and feed. We had three extra people show up, no problem. We actually got the checkout day wrong and there was still no issue with Nancy, the owner. To be fair to anyone considering this propert... Read More

July 2017

Just like home

The view is great!! The house has everything you would need. My family loves coming to the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall. We didn't get very good cell service or Wi-Fi, but we were on a family get away and needed to spend quality time together anyways. We never met our landlord, she just called and asked if we needed anything and to call her if we... Read More

October 2016

A wonderful experience, can't wait to go back!

What a wonderful trip! The cabin was easy to find and exactly as described. The property is secluded enough to be peaceful yet close enough to town that you still have all the modern conveniences. The owner, Nancy, was such a gracious hostess! She stopped by and checked in with us and made sure we had everything we needed. The cabin is extremely cl... Read More

October 2016


Very comfortable and roomy cottage. Best of all, our dogs enjoyed it too! We would certainly come back again should we visit the area and recommend to others as well. A few issues with the internet beyond their control.

September 2016

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