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Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $500 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 15x28
Bed & Bath
Open up the bright blue door to a week of rest and relaxation! Pura Vida literally means “Pure Life" but, much more than that, it evokes the spirit of the good life and symbolizes the feeling of simply being happy and enjoying each day. Live the Pura Vida by floating away the day in your private pool or taking in the breathtaking views from the comfort of the wrap-around porches! Need a break from the beach? Just a short walk away are the bustling Tim Buck II shops, Monterey Plaza, Whalehead Club, and the Seaside Farm Market!
Pura Vida’s wrap-around porches offer the perfect spot to take in the morning sunrise or watch the day fade away with Corolla's gorgeous sunsets! A new, fully equipped kitchen, complete with built in wine cooler, provides the perfect environment to chef up a meal for the table of 12+ family members. For a more serene environment, grab a book and settle in on the breezy screened in outdoor living area. Just down the hall from the main living area, is a master bedroom with a private ocean side deck to enjoy the cool ocean breezes.
On the second level, steady slumbers will fill the hallways from the 4 bedrooms, each with their own en suites. In addition to the bedrooms, you can soak away in your 5 person hot tub or sway to the sounds of the ocean in Pura Vida’s relaxing hammock.
Settle in for an afternoon of fun and games on the ground level. A dual-use game table for pool and ping pong are sure to tap into everybody's competitive side! Take the competition outside with a friendly volleyball match or basketball game. Keep the beachy mess downstairs and store snacks in the kitchenette and wet bar! Wash off the day in your outdoor shower before jumping in Pura Vida’s private pool for a post-bedtime dip. Regardless of your vacation preferences, Pura Vida is the perfect place to please the whole family!
Dogs welcome (2 max.). No additional fee or deposit required.
Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
2 Twins with semi-private bath
Rec room (QSS) with pool table and kitchenette with full size refrigerator and microwave; laundry.
King with private deck
2 Duo Bunk Sets
King with private deck
Great room with gas fireplace; kitchen with two dishwashers and wine cooler; dining area; half bath; screened porch.
Private pool, hot tub, volleyball, and basketball goal.
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"House was very clean and has great amenities...it was super and very unexpected to get an email from the homeowner prior to departure. The homeowner also sent a house warming gift on day 1 of our vacation, a fabulous touch to begin the week. The best of 3 places we've stayed in Corolla...and will book this house again next year."
"We love Pure Vida! It's our 2nd year in this home and it's our absolute favorite home we've been in. The house is fully stocked including kitchen and pool/beach items. Ping pong was a huge hit on a rainy day! The backyard is perfect for our pups. The owners are so welcoming! We love this home away from home!"
"Our children plus our grandchildren told us that their best & favorite vacation EVER is at PuraVida -Corolla."
"We love vacationing here and especially at this home. It is always well maintained and often updated. Excellent location, a few minutes to walk to the beach. The owners are great and Twiddy is efficient and responsive."
"Beautiful and well- maintained home!! Easy walk to the beach!! Absolutely lovely interior decor and added updates by the pool! It's our home away from home!!"
Thank you, Debbie! We love that you and your friends/family return year after year!!
"All good will come back and enjoy again!!"
Thank you, Randy! Would love to have you and your family return!! ~ Judy
"We’ve been vacationing in the Outer Banks since 2008 and stayed in this house, Pura Vida, since 2010 when it was named Sarsaparilla and listed under another rental company. We’ve look forward each year to see improvements on the property to make our vacation more enjoyable. This year the outdoor grill and pool deck upgrades were especially noticed and appreciated. I think most of our time was spent on the pool deck or the well appointed kitchen where each family took turns on a theme dinner night. The home is in great shape. Twiddy was very responsive to some minor maintenance needs. We’ve already booked for 2022 and looking forward to next summer."
Thank you, Michael - the outdoor grill/pool deck is our favorite part of the house. We can't wait to welcome you and your family back next year!! ~ Judy
"We have been coming to the Outer Banks since 1990. Our usual pattern is to stay in a different home each year. This home was just outstanding. Truly the finest home we have rented...thus we broke tradition and rented it again for 2022. The pictures are exact replications of the home. The interior decor (colors, accents) are beautiful. We had a party of 15 and the kitchen with its open plan made meal prep a breeze. Two dishwashers are much appreciated for a large family. The new grill area (with grill, sink and a side burner) was ideal. I do not know the dimensions on the pool but it gave our 7 grandchildren lots of open area. There is a new L shaped outdoor couch which was great for anyone taking a pool break. The bedrooms and bathrooms (yes all of them) are magazine worthy. The owner provides 4 beach bikes that got utilized frequently. It is a very short walk to public beach access, enough that we could come back and forth for additional nutrition. I have never written a review before but I always READ reviews. I hope this helps anyone else to wonder if this is the real deal. The answer is YES!"
Wow! Thank you, Brenda! We couldn't be any happier to hear that Pura Vida exceeded your expectations and we're committed to ensuring your visit next year is just as wonderful! ~ Judy
"Our house was beautiful!"
Thank you, Kathy! Can't wait to have you and your entire family back next year! ~ Judy
"We've been coming to the Outerbanks for more than 20 years and have stayed in our fair share of houses. This by far was the best! Everything about it was top notch. Every creature comfort, thought to the details, everything made the week wonderful. The house was clean and care has obviously been taken to decorate the house to make it warm and inviting. We loved the colors! In reflecting on the week, we realized we hardly ever left the house except to go to the beach or the grocery store! We just loved the new seating area on the patio by the pool and found ourselves sitting there the most. The covered area was perfect for the more sunny days when you wanted to get out of the sun. The pool and hot tub were enjoyed by all. The furnishings were fantastic. All very comfortable including the beds. We have several family with bad backs and they couldn't believe how comfortable the beds were. The location to the beach was super easy, just a few short steps. I can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was. We are already looking forward to next year!"
Thank you so much, Thomas! It's comments such as yours that validate all our efforts. We can't wait to have you and your family return!! ~ Judy
"Pure Vida has been our favorite house yet and we've been coming to Corolla for the past 10 years. The kitchen is gorgeous and spacious, which is needed for our family of chefs! We loved the outdoor setup! We enjoyed the pool every day during our stay. The rooms are all beautifully decorated, spacious, and fit the needs of each of our family members. The house is located just a quick walk to the beach access which made our morning walks very enjoyable! We can't wait to return next year!"
"PuraVida is cozy, well equipped and a great fit for large families. Twiddy’s customer service was quick, polite and informative, in response to any questions that we had. Totally recommend Twiddy AND PuraVida!"
Thank you, Tammy! We're so glad to welcome you and your family back next year!! ~ Judy
"We stayed at Pura Vida-Corolla the 2nd week in May, 2021 as we saw it was a new listing with Twiddy this year. We've been coming to Corolla twice a year for 28 years and have stayed in a lot of very nice homes, but Pura Vida outdid them all. This home was spotless, so well decorated, and had everything including quality beach chairs, nice bikes, a great pool area, and a nice grill & sink combo at pool. Great decking and deck furniture too. The inside was comfortable, very tastefully decorated (again I mention that!) and had every amenity anyone would need. It was only my husband and I, so we only used the 3rd floor area, but l did look around the 1st and 2nd floors & they were very accommodating for plenty of people. One of the best features for us was the screened in porch, as the furniture was so comfortable and there was both shade & sun on the porch all day long, and it had the best breezes. Even though it was only in the 60’s that week (not normal for this time of year), we still jumped in the pool a few times. They also had cloths lines that spanned the length of the 1st & 2nd floor decks, which was great for hanging beach towels to dry fast. We want to thank the homeowners for thinking of everything a renter could need/want (even if it was just us two) so we could have an wonderful vacation in their gorgeous home!"
"Beautiful home. Well equipped kitchen. Excellent amenities. Great location. Wonderful decorative accents throughout the home."