Our Story

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We’ve been happily together for 17 years and both of us come from close-knit, loving and extended families… very blessed! We’re an easy-going, sports-loving couple. We are both optimistic people and have a life filled with joy.

We got married on the beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and we fell in love with the natural beauty, white sand beaches and wonderful people here. Time seems to slow down when you’re in this world Blue Zone … very valuable nowadays!

Shortly after, we quit our fast-paced jobs in Washington, DC and built and started a modest bed and breakfast located in a tiny town called Paso Hondo, 15 miles inland from Tamarindo, we called it Pura Vida House. Several years later and with a lot of hard work, rental savings and some family loans, we were able to purchase a lot and build a luxury beach villa rental at Hacienda Pinilla Resort, Costa Rica’s most exclusive 5-star beach community, this became the new Pura Vida House! After hosting thousands of wonderful guests (which are now our friends!), since 2017 Pura Vida House is TripAdvisor’s Top High-End Beach Villa in the World.

In 2019 we sold our villa and business, Pura Vida House, to wonderful past guests and friends of ours that we know will continue to grow our dream and continue to make many guests happy in Costa Rica for years to come!

For the past 4 years we have been building luxury villas at Hacienda Pinilla Resort and selling them to past guests and friends, who wanted the tranquil lifestyle they enjoyed during their vacation with us, and some of them also making a great rental income on their investment as well!

We have now built and sold many luxury beach homes in Hacienda Pinilla and other areas of Costa Rica and want to continue our real estate passion, offering quality luxury villas to anyone interested in living, vacationing and renting in Costa Rica.

When you buy from us, we’ll give you expert advice on renting your new house (if you wish to do so) when you’re not using it, so you can own a successful investment property, since Hacienda Pinilla is extremely popular and boasts high nightly rental rates on AirBnb, TripAdvisor, VRBO and HomeAway!

Since 2011 we have lived half the year in Columbus, Ohio (where Steph is from!) and half the year in Costa Rica (where Jorge is from!), spending quality time with both our families, traveling the world, and enjoying many of the outdoor activities that we love, year round.

If you’re looking for homes for sale in Tamarindo and surrounding areas, especially Hacienda Pinilla real estate, we’d be honored to have you purchase one of our beach villas!

Warmest regards,

Stephanie and Jorge Morera