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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall

Dirk Owen

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

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Dirk Owen

Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

Playa Hermosa House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dirk Owen (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2015

About Dirk Owen

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.

Why Dirk Owen chose Playa Hermosa

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

What makes this house unique

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!

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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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall
average rating of 4.9882355 based on 90 reviews
5

Fantastic property with a very involved owner!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property with great views and all the amenities of home. Safe neighborhood only minutes from a wonderful beach and great rstaurants. Suitable for families with tons of room and for older couples like ourselves. Peaceful and quiet but only 15 minutes from the more active tourist attraction of Plya Del Cocco that has even more restaurants, dive shops and all other water sport activites along with a modern grocery store equivelent to a high-end Safeway. The property was exceptionally clean and well stocked with the basics and managed by a local firm that is responsive to your every need. Dirk, the State side owner cares. He provides you with all the local information you will need and makes recommendations for car rentals and other necessities before you travel. Likewise, he follows up upon your return to be sure you noticed nothing that mighgt effect the comfort or enjoyment of the guests that will follow you. Loved the daily visits of th iguana who arrive late in the afternoon to feed on the hibiscus flowers and the ocassional commuincation of nearby howler monkeys. If you want to experience Costa Rica at its finest, this is the place to stay. Be sure to make reservations at Roberto's on the beach since they will ensure a great table and great food just steps from the beach. We highly recommend this property to anyone considering a trip to Costa Rica. It really is special.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Steve, Thanks for the great write up!!! I'll pass along your comments to Guss & Tim...I'm sure they'll appreciate the kind words as well. My full-time neighbors also told me about Roberto's when I was down a couple months ago, but I didn't get a chance to eat there. I'm definitely going to have to go next time I get back down. Thanks again...it was a pleasure! PURA VIDA!!!
5

Unbeatable home away from home in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Casa Manana is everything we were looking for in a holiday house for seven people. Dirk and Gus, his local agent, could not have been more accommodating in when we arrived and left the property. The house was spotless when we arrived, the beach is just a 10 min walk away, as is a supermarket, and plenty of fabulous restaurants.

A lot of homey touches make the house really special - there's a BBQ, lots of DVDs, wifi, and a comments book for visitors which was so helpful in deciding what to do in the area.

The kids loved the Iguanas around the pool, and we were also visited by hummingbirds, coatimundis and howler monkeys and parrots were never far away. Pool was kept spotlessly clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Joe, Thanks for the great comments and so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! PURA VIDA!!!
5

Amazing place for families!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house in a beautiful location. Casa Manana exceeded all of our expectations. The listing description was entirely accurate and Dirk was very easy to work with. The house was clean and well-organized (we loved cooking in the well-equipped kitchen) and the property manager, Guss, was incredibly helpful during our stay. We went with a group of 9 people (children ages 2, 4, and 5, two sets of parents, and one set of grandparents) and the house and location as a whole were PERFECT for us! Everyone loved the pool and the fact that there are 3 beaches in such close proximity. We enjoyed exploring both Playa Hermosa and Playas Del Coco. There is something fun for everyone--the guys enjoyed a fishing trip (you can choose half or full days), the women loved the shopping, and our kids enjoyed looking for the lizards by taking "Iguana Walks" every morning and were very excited to see a few monkeys in the trees nearby. Overall we would highly recommend Casa Manana to all of our friends!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, thank you so much for staying at our home and so glad you and your family had a good time. Your dad sent me a couple of photos of the fish you guys caught...wow! I'm guessing that one Mahi Mahi made for a few nice meals:) You all take care thanks again!!! PURA VIDA!
5

Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I went to Casa Manana in June. First, I have rented many times from homeaway and found this experience to be the best (from booking to arriving back home). Dirk did an exceptional job of walking the customer (me) through the process, travel advice, etc. You can tell that Dirk treats this as his personal business; the customer is his focus.

The house is located an easy 25 minute drive from the Liberia airport. The house is spacious, open, and has everything you need for your stay. As other renters’ have said, the house has great views, warm pool, quiet hillside location, and easy beach access.

I enjoyed the Playa Hermosa location as well – it was beautiful and laid back. My kids still talk about the iguanas, monkeys, volcanoes, and dad’s poor driving through the CR countryside.

I would highly recommend renting Casa Manana. Great house, great location, and most importantly great owner.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Mike, Thanks for the kind words!!! Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! Let me know when you guys are looking to head back down. Pura Vida!!!
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!!!
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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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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Rates & Availability

From $171 Per night

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 2 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$285
$2,000
 
 
Green Season
Apr 6 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$228
$1,600
 
 
Special Rate
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$171
$1,200
 
 
High Season
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$285
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
14 night minimum stay
$457
 

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

Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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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