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Pura Vida - a Fun, Spacious, Uniquely Decorated Main Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Enjoy Pura Vida (The Good Life) on Lake Gaston with a 'splash' of Mexican flavor. The uniqueness of this beautifully decorated home, complete with Mexican tile, mirrors, sinks, original paintings and artwork, will please you. The Mexican/South American decor throughout and the comfortable arrangement of the home create a warm atmosphere for your vacation. The expansive glass windows allow gorgeous main lake views from most rooms and decks.

The spacious, open main level has living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen areas and a half bath off the foyer. Featured on this floor are beautiful Australian cypress hardwood and tile floors and an 18 foot stone fireplace . The master bedroom with plush, comfortable King size 'Sleep Number' bed and a Double bed, master bath and sunroom with Queen sleeper sofa complete this level. Ample decks with tables and chairs are available on this level.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms, one 'Sleep Number' Queen bed, one regular Queen bed and one King bed, and a bath.

The lower level has another living area with stone fireplace, a small kitchen, bedroom with Queen bed, bathroom and playroom. Off the playroom are two nice sets of bunk beds - 3 Single and 1 Double. There are many games, puzzles, air hockey, foosball, ping pong and several DVD's for family fun.

New for 2012 - expansive new lakefront decks, upper and lower, equipped with seating for enjoying the relaxing, peaceful lake ambiance and several dining tables and chairs. The lake can even be enjoyed without walking to the dock! The lower deck provides shade from the sun and is quite impressive with accents of Mexicn tile!

It is an easy stroll down to the double boat house and dock where you can tie your boat(s) and enjoy swimming, boating activities, sunning, or just relaxing and taking in the magnificent main lake views. The upper sun deck is a favorite gathering place.

Awesome sunsets can be viewed from the decks, living and dining rooms and dock! Book now for a wonderful vacation you will not soon forget!

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Sharon Perez
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. We had a wonderful time enjoying the peaceful environment and watching nature. We watched turtles, fox, hummingbirds, blue herrings and many more of God's creatures. We enjoyed spending time with friends and each of them loved the Pura Vida experience. When I opened the front door and saw the lake, I literally gasped. My brother did not tell me how beautiful the main view was! Thank you for the quick return of our deposit and for the quick response to every email. You guys are truly the best and we hope we can spend another week at Pura Vida next year.

Thank you so much for making our vacation truly wonderful!
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Boydton

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2) One has Sleep Number Mattress, Queen size Beds (3) One has Sleep Number Mattress, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper sofa in sunroom off master bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) One set with twin beds; one set with double lower
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
4 Satellite TVs, (1 big flat screen), 3 DVDs, 2 Microwaves,3 Refrigerators, 2 Washers, 2 Dryers,Cleaning Service Included, Bed Linens and Towels NOT included, Pets considered with deposit,No Smoking.


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Pura Vida - a Fun, Spacious, Uniquely Decorated Main Lake Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Great time with Great Friends!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home to celebrate our recent marriage with our closest friends. The house provided the perfect backdrop for our weekend. There was plenty of space for everyone, the kitchen was well equipped, the views were incredible, and décor was incredibly unique! We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton Roads Virginia

Another Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

For the second time in two years our families spent a week at Pura Vida. The experience is just wonderful. Sharon and Carlos are great hosts and helped us with all our concerns , questions, and even special needs. The location on the quiet end of the lake is just what we needed-- very quiet and peaceful. The home has everything for a large group to enjoy wonderful meals and hours of beautiful days on the dock (Shade or Sun is your choice). We cought catfish right in front of the house , went tubing, water skied, jet skied, kayaked, and waited patiently for the stunning sunsets every night. Key West sunsets have nothing on these at Pura Vida. We are making this our annual event and will keep coming back as long as we can. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation in a Wonderful Lakefront Home

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was a perfect spot for a getaway to Lake Gaston. The listing accurately describes the home...spacious, great views, well stocked...and it has amazing views of the main lake. The home is equipped with more than the listing tells and you will be comfortable here...and much more! Great deck space, nice dock and boat house and more than enough things for the kids to do to keep themselves entertained. For boating and fishing the home is in a great location on the upper end of the lake and right across the lake is the marina for gas. The owner was more than helpful in answering questions and quickly responsive to emails. We are already trying to figure out when to go back! Thanks so very much!

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family/friends vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and organized home. Had everything we needed for eating, cooking, etc. instructions were clear and everything well labelled. Plenty of furniture and supplies.

Beautiful inside and outside. Great views from house and three decks. Landscaping natural and well kept. Lots of space to gather or have private space. Our family had a wonderful time...ate and cooked inside and outside!!

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton Roads Virginia

Absolutely Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family ( eleven adults and one grandson) just left Pura Vida and have already booked another week next year. The owners are very easy to deal with and the property is everything they advertise and more. Wonderful decor with very interesting and amusing little sayings and 'critters' all over the spacious home. We were never crowded unless we wanted be. Grounds are very well kept and beautiful-- even at night. The sun deck is great and so is the shaded area underneath for us non sunworshippers. This part of the lake is quiet all week and somewhat remote-- which is exactly what we wanted. We visited the Holly Grove Marina across the Lake for gas and the occasional breakfast/lunch sandwich. It is about two miles away. We had everything in the kitchen we could ask for and it was easy to prepare meals for the crowd. Very well equipped. Furniture was in great shape and we all just felt at home. Sharon has small stickers on all the light switches and drawers and cabinets which make it very easy to find anything you need. Great idea! Thank you Sharon and Carlos

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Randolph, NJ

Lovely home and property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing and fun week with our children and grandchildren (16 of us total) at Pura Vida. The home and property are truly lovely. It's well laid out and amply supplied and we thoroughly enjoyed the whimsical decorating style:-}. ** One day we rented a large pontoon boat and spent the day out on the lake. The kids and adults took turn tubing off the back of the boat. The lake is lovely and oh what fun we had!! ** We have rented vacation homes many times before and I am also a landlady, so I can say from experience that this is an outstanding home to rent! It's obvious the owners take great pride and care of their home. They were so nice and easy to deal with--they were very responsive and helpful with the whole rental experience. The whole family agreed that we would love to go back and stay there again in the future. Thanks so much, Carlos and Sharon!!

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Boydton

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 28 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$132.69
Refundable Damage Deposit C$729.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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