CASA MANANA-LUXURIOUS OCEAN VIEW HOME WITH BEAUTIFUL POOL AND WATERFALL

Dirk Owen

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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CASA MANANA-LUXURIOUS OCEAN VIEW HOME WITH BEAUTIFUL POOL AND WATERFALL

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4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Air-Conditioning, Outside Shower, Sleeps up to 10

This beautiful 4 bedroom air-conditioned home is located in the elegant gated community of Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Costa Rica. The Pacific ocean view and surrounding mountains are simply beautiful. If you're looking for a peaceful and serene vacation spot, you've found it at Casa Manana.

The beach is only 3 blocks away. If you feel adventurous there is snorkeling, jet-skiing, fishing, surfing, and many other activities available.

Casa Manana includes 4 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 6 remote controlled air-conditioners, and a large open living room / kitchen area with 15' vaulted ceilings. The island kitchen / dining area seats 8, including 4 bar stools and floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the private park and ocean. You'll spend most of your time in our gorgeous private pool & waterfall or on the lovely covered patio with outdoor furniture and gas barbecue grill. FREE Long-Distance Calls back to the US, Canada, the UK & Wireless High-Speed Internet!!

Casa Manana is just a few blocks from the beach and is centrally located to rain forest and canopy tours, beautiful beaches, volcanoes, incredible fishing, shopping, howler monkeys, butterfly farms, bird-watching, eco-tourism and much more.

Still not convinced this is the perfect vacation rental home for you? Take a moment to read what previous guests have said about their experiences at our home and our accommodating staff. With so many rental options available, reviewing a property's Guest Book is one of the most important tools when considering where to vacation.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • smoking allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Top notch vacation rental

AKHYT Toronto Canada

Review Submitted: August 13, 2009 Date of Stay: July 2009

My wife, three children and I had a great stay in Casa Manana. The house is perfectly fitted out for a relaxing stay on the Pacific Coast. It is very well maintained and was immaculately clean when we arrived. The included maid service was also great so the house stayed very clean for our entire stay. Even with three children!

We really enjoyed the Playa Hermosa beach just down the road. It was always very relaxed and quiet and provided great swimming and sand-castle fun for the kids. The beach is walking distance and we did plan to walk there; we just never got around to it. Parking was too easy.

Dirk and the property manager were also great. The service provided by both was fantastic.

I would recommend Casa Manana to anyone and would definitely stay there again.

Owner's Response: Hi Andrew,

Thanks very much for staying with us and I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed the house and beach. I appreciate your comments about the staff, and I'll be sure and let them all know you thought they did a great job. I've been told winters can be brutal in Toronto, so keep us in mind when you need another round of fun in the sun. Stay in touch and thanks again,

Dirk
Sep 2009
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Dirk Owen

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We absolutely LOVE Costa Rica!. After several years of exploring most of the country, we found ourselves returning time and again to Playa Hermosa. It just felt like home to us...Our plans are to retire there one day, but in the mean time we've decided to share our our little slice of paradise with others.

We built our home in Playa Hermosa for several reasons...We love the people, the climate, the beach, the food, the laid-back pace and just the over-all natural beauty of the country. PURA VIDA

Our home is all on 1 level with an ocean view and around a 10 minute walk to the beach. Perfect for families with kids and/or seniors. Gus and Tim (our terrific property managers) have been with us for over 8 years and are usually always available to assist our guests. Please feel free to call us anytime as well if you have any other questions.

We're more than happy to share our experiences

and knowledge of this wonderful country!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
average rating of 4.987654 based on 81 reviews
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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219731
+1 214 652-4300
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

Fabulous Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I would like to thank Dirk, the owner, for sharing his beautiful home with me and 4 of my closest friends, The purpose of our visit was to celebrate my 50th birthday. We were looking for a home that would accommodate 6 people comfortably, a private pool, and close to the beach. This lovely home provided us with all that we were desiring. It was nice waking up and having our coffee by the pool and listening to singing birds, sounds of monkeys, and having beautiful view of cliffs and the beach from afar. A ten minute stroll to the beach to have coffee was a nice treat as well.

The property was very clean and provided a washer and dryer, grill, fully furnished kitchen and a lock box for security. It also had 3 bedrooms and to full bathrooms. Gus was there awaiting at the gate upon our arrival to lead us up to the house. He was more than happy to provide us with any information about the house and any tour we were interested in. There are many brochures in the house that can help assemble tours you might be interested in.

I recommend renting a car so you can go explore other beaches and to go into town. I also recommend renting Dirks property if you are wanting more privacy, yet the ability to get in the mix of things.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angie,
Thank you so much for the great review! Glad everyone had a great time and hope you'll call us again when you all are planning your next annual girl's getaway!
PURA VIDA!!!
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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219731
+1 214 652-4300
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Barneveld, WI
5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We spent spring break with our two little ones (ages 5 1/2 and 3) at Casa Manana. The pool was one of the original features that drew us to the property, and it did not disappoint! The pool was by far the kid's favorite part of vacation. We swam every day, sometimes multiple times per day! It was fun to see the iguanas venture out on the rocks during the day, and by the end of the trip, our son had named the frequent iguana visitors - "Iggy", "Jake", "Max" and "Jack" :)
Dirk was so helpful and extremely responsive when booking our trip, talking on the phone and sending pictures and info. The house was perfect for our family. We've been home for almost 2 months now and the kids still keep asking when we're going to back to our "Costa Rica house".
The weather was absolutely perfect while we were in Costa Rica. Sunny every day, no rain, and nice and hot with a warm breeze. The pool was always the perfect temperature too!
We did lots of fun stuff while on vacation, including exploring the local beaches, a catamaran sunset and snorkeling cruise, river boat tour, and Miravailles volcano tour. All were well worth the time and money!
The kitchen at Casa Manana was well stocked and we ate all our breakfasts and most of our lunches at the house. I loved that there were even spices to cook with!
An extra perk of the house was having the free wi-fi and long distance phone. We had a little hiccup with our daughter getting sick, so we had to make a few phone calls to our doctor back home. It was a relief being able to call home so easily.
All in all, it was a great vacation, and it felt so comfortable staying in Casa Manana! Thank you, Dirk and Lisa!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Megan & Scott,
Thank you so much for the great review!!! It was a pleasure visiting with you both as well! Glad you guys all had a big time and please let us know when you're ready to head back down to your Costa Rica house:) We're actually taking our kids down for a (last hooray) week this summer before our oldest heads off to college. Take care and thanks again! PURA VIDA!!!
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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
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+1 214 652-4300
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

Great Vacation! Great House!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 7 (4 adults/3 kiddos) had a great time in Costa Rica! Dirk and Lisa’s house (Casa Manana) was very clean and comfortable, fully equipped with all the essentials (even spices in the kitchen) and made for the perfect location to explore the area. The first couple of days were mostly spent on the beautiful Playa Hermosa beach...kids loved the snow cone vendors J There are some nice shaded areas, but you’ll want to bring your sunscreen if you plan on staying for the day. Also, really enjoyed the outdoor patio and pool at the house...the gas grill was a bonus. During our trip, we decided to drive up to the mountains of Rincon de la Viejo to a place called Vandara Hot Springs. You’ve got to do this if you’re going to be in the area....it’s about an hour and a half from the house. For around $80 a head, we went horseback riding, did the zip line/canopy tour, flew down a ¼ mile long water slide (kind of scary), relaxed in a hot natural spring swimming pool, did the volcanic mud rub AND had a fantastic all organic lunch...best day ever! The last couple of days, we ended up visiting some of the other nearby beach towns (Playa Coco, Playa Flamingo and Playa Tamarindo). Everyone enjoyed the excursions, but the general consensus was that we had made the right decision to stay in Playa Hermosa.
Also wanted to add that Dirk (the owner) was extremely helpful. He spent a good deal of time visiting on the phone with us and sent additional information, a concierge package and photos of the neighborhood and beach. Guss (the concierge/property manager) was great as well! When we first arrived at the gate, he introduced us to the guard, took us up to the house, showed us around and answered all of our questions. It was nice knowing Guss was just a phone call away if we needed anything or had other questions. All in all we had a fantastic time in Costa Rica and we would definitely recommend staying at Casa Manana!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Pat,
Thank you so much for all the kind words and glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation! Please keep in touch and let us know when you guys are interested in heading down again.
PURA VIDA!
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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
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Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
Firstly, I would like to say that from my very first contact, Dirk was brilliant. Always very prompt at answering emails and a couple of times he even phoned me in the UK, which I really appreciated. He even colluded with a friend of mine from Memphis to arrange a surprise visit....that made my holiday, thanks Dirk :-)

The house was exactly as described and had everything you need to make your stay comfortable. There were 8 of us, and we never felt cramped. Like one of the previous reviewers, we also like to eat together, so when we wanted to eat inside, we just brought in the outside table...no problem.

One of the best features has to be the pool, which is beautifully maintained. We made ourselves a net and played water volleyball daily, which was so much fun.

The staff are lovely. Guss is extremely helpful and always on hand should any problems occur. The groundsman Gordo, is a legend, so friendly. He popped by daily and even though we speak little or no Spanish, we got on so well and laughed a lot together.

We went in "green" season and I am so glad we did. The surrounding area was lush and we prefer it with fewer tourists. There's plenty to do in the surrounding area. If you like adventure, it's a haven.

I would highly recommend both Dirk, his property and the area. One of the best holidays we have had in a long time!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Suzie, You're the best!!! Thanks for the great review and so glad you guys enjoyed your stay at Casa Manana. I'll be sure and pass on your compliments to Guss and Gordo...they'll really appreciate the kind words:) Thanks again and hopefully we'll be hearing from you again!
PURA VIDA!!!
Dirk
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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
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+1 214 652-4300
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

A Great Week at Casa Mañana

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing week at Casa Mañana. There were 8 of us and the house was plenty spacious for four older adults, two young adults and two teenagers. We drove from San Jose and (of course) the drive was longer than we expected) but once we got there we were treated to a house that was so comfortable and had practically everything we needed. We especially liked the great views, the warm pool with waterfall and the constant stream of birds and lizards that greeted us on the patio.

Playa Hermosa is a wonderful beach, calm, beautiful, not at all crowded. We also spent time snorkeling at Ocatel Beach just a few miles south of Hermosa.

We had two weeks in CR and spent the first here with our four children and mother-in-law and father-in-law. We all zip lined, went fishing with Captain Al, went rafting and some of us played golf nearby. We did a lot of cooking and had a lot of wonderful family time.

We really were impressed with how well equipped the house was and how close to restaurants, markets and the beach we were. Our only complaint was that the dining room table only sat 4. We are a family that loves to eat together so this was a bit challenging for to have to separate the group into those sitting at the counter and those sitting at the table.

Thanks Dirk for having such a great vacation house. We will absolutely be returning.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Tom,
Thank you so much for the great review!!! Glad you and your family enjoyed our home and surrounding sites...sounds like guys had a big time! Thanks again and let me know when you're ready to head back down.
PURA VIDA!!!
business
Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219731
+1 214 652-4300
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Avery
5

Awesome view- Great house

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Manana.
The information that Dirk provided before our stay was a great planning tool for our vacation.
When we arrived Gus was there to greet us and show us around the house, answered all of our questions and got us started on our vacation.
Coffee on the patio next to the pool and overlooking the ocean every morning was a great start to the day.
The house was large enough to allow six adults and one toddler plenty of space of their own.
The house came with all of the ammenities needed i.e. washer, dryer, dishwasher to make our stay comfortable.
We would definetly recommend Casa Manan as "The place to stay" while visiting Costa Rica.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jim,
Thank you so much for the great review! Glad everyone enjoyed our home and please let us know when you and your family are ready to head back down.
PURA VIDA!!!
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Car: recommended

Playa Hermosa is in the Northwest Province of Guanacaste. Our home is literally a 2 minute drive down to the beach or a 10 minute walk. We are about an hour and a half away from beautiful mountains, waterfalls, mud baths, and volcanoes. Additional information on the area and tours are available on request. FREE LONG-DISTANCE CALLS!! Our home is equipped with a VOIP telephone so you can keep in touch with all your family and friends back in the US, Canada, and the UK. We have also installed High-Speed Wireless Internet. Please See The Guestbook Link Below!

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Availability & Rates

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Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
Apr 27 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$228
$1,600
 
 
Special Rate
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
5 night minimum stay
$171
$1,200
 
 
High Season
Nov 16 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$285
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$457
$3,200
 
 
High Season
Jan 2 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$285
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes $1400 - $3200/ weekly, Discounts available on multiple weeks.
Green Season April 27th - August 31st - $1600 weekly, includes maid service.
Special Rate September 1st - November 15th - $1200/ weekly, includes maid service.
High Season November 16th - December 19th - $2000/ weekly, includes maid service.
Christmas/New Years December 20th - January 1st - $3200/ weekly, includes maid service.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Safe
  • Filtered Water
  • Shampoo
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bath
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , outdoor shower
  • Master bath has an extra large shower and the guest bath has both a tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sliding glass doors overlooking pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Very spacious master bedroom with a king size bed. 2 of the guest rooms have full size beds and the other bedroom has 2 full size futons. All bedrooms include ceiling fans and individually controlled air conditioners.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • smoking allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
Notes:
FREE LONG-DISTANCE CALLS & WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. Keep in touch with all your family and friends back in the US, Canada, & the UK. Please See The Guestbook Link Below!
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