Pura Vida Cottage ~ the Essence of Life

From $120 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Cabin


Stay 3 nights, get a 4th night free during our Fall Celebration Special (September - October, 2014).


We know how important your time away is for you, your family and friends. 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.

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Pura Vida Cottage ~ the Essence of Life
Bakersville, North Carolina

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Additional Location Information

Pura Vida Cottage is located at the end of Green Cove Road, approximately 2 1/2 miles from downtown Bakersville, NC.
Green Cove Road is a quiet, state maintained, two-lane (1.5 miles) paved country road with relatively little traffic. Our community is that of a quaint mountain town, where Southern comfort abounds. There are generational family homes and farms along Green Cove Road. You will see a Christmas tree farm on your drive to the cottage. A little farther up the road, you may get to see one of the mama cows with her new born calf in the pasture. Watch out for the deer and wild turkey crossing the road, especially if you are driving at dusk or dawn. The split rail fence will let you know that you have arrived. Just turn right into the drive and you will be “home” for your vacation. Pura Vida Cottage and the “big” house are the last houses on Green Cove Road, nestled at the end of the paved road. You will find plenty of parking space for you and your guests. The drive from Bakersville is a lazy winding country road, easily accessible with ample parking space beside the cottage.

You will find a wide range of activities within a few minutes drive. Everything from biking, hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking to the Spruce Pine Country Club and Golf Course, fine restaurants, museums, and historical sites are nearby. Local artists are scattered throughout the community, creating everything from exquisite pottery and metal works, to one of a kind hand woven crafts, sculptures and more. Take a Studio Tour and visit the artists in their studios, watch them work thier magic, take home that special treasure that is just for you. The Cane Creek Artists invite you to join their Grand Opening Reception for their annual Artist Tour on June 20th. The Tour will run through the end of July. You are invited to visit them at their home studio, watch them create magnificant works of arts, chat and get to know them personally. You may even decide to purchase a unique piece of art to take home with you.

Western North Carolina is home to majestic mountains and magnificent people.
Part of the Appalachian Mountains that extend from Canada all the way down to Alabama, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are where the chain's loftiest peaks kiss the sky. The mountainous region is nestled in the western corner of the state, and is collectively known as "high country." The Blue Ridge Mountains are also home to a dazzling array of plants and wildlife. In fact, by some estimates, this small corner of North Carolina contains more ecological diversity than the entire European continent.

Major attractions in the Blue Ridge Mountains include:

-The Appalachian Trail: America's famous Appalachian Trail runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering excellent hiking opportunities for nature lovers.

-The Blue Ridge Parkway: One of the most scenic drives in the United States, the Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the mountains.

-Great Smoky Mountains National Park: One of the best places for camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park spans the North Carolina-Tennessee border and frequently ranks as the most popular national park in the entire United States, drawing millions of visitors throughout the year. This Blue Ridge national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features a carefully preserved ecological biosphere.

We will do our best to make sure you have everything you need for your vacation to be magical and memorable.

More About This Location

Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

What's Nearby

Water sports nearby, Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive

Nearest shops, 4 miles

Getting There

Car is essential


Last updated on September 18, 2014
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $150
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Optional fees

  • Pet | $50
  • Dog fee | $50 per stay | Dog fee. Contact owner for dogs over 30 lbs or multiple dogs in the family

Additional notes from the owner

Taxes and Cleaning fees are included in the nightly, weekly rate
Small dogs (under 30 lbs) are welcome. Please keep your dog on leash or in the fenced in area during your stay. Dogs are welcome inside, but you are responsible for any pet related damages. Dogs must be in crates if you leave them unattended during your stay. Do not leave your dog loose in the house or the back yard during your absence.
If your dog is over 30 lbs or you have more than one, please contact us.
Indoor cats are also welcome. Please plan to bring your cat's favorite toys and brand of litter.
Proof for current vaccinations and recent flea treatment is required before your arrival

A fully refundable security deposit of only $150 is charged to each reservation. Your security deposit refund will be processed within 3 business days provided there is no intentional damage to the property (please allow up to 7 business days for the process to be completed).

Damage Insurance is available if you prefer to use it. Damage insurance is NOT refundable. Damage Insurance is provided through Flip Key, not Pura Vida Cottage.

To reserve the Special Discounted Rates, you must make full payment at the time of your booking. Booking is a first come - first served basis.

All rates are subject to change. Your confirmed reservation will lock in all rates, discounts, and fees.


  • Clothes Dryer
  • A/C or climate control
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
  • Iron
  • Alarm Clock
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Washing Machine
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Stove or Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Books
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Deck
  • 6 Dining chairs
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 1500 square feet

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