CASA MANANA - A RAINFOREST HIDEAWAY ABOVE BALLENA BAY

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Owner Joyce Weisel

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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CASA MANANA - A RAINFOREST HIDEAWAY ABOVE BALLENA BAY

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This elegant brand new (2009) rental villa was designed with tropical living in mind to create an ambiance that makes you feel at one with nature. The pool enters into the open, garden-like living area. Only the bedrooms have doors and windows.

Casa Manana is unique, eclectically decorated with imported antique furnishings from Bali, Thailand, China, Tibet and Africa. One-of-a-kind art pieces and furniture were designed especially for Casa Manana by a French artist/designer who lives locally.

KITCHEN: Is fully equipped with a 19-cubic-foot refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, large sink w/garbage disposal. Microwave, toaster oven, toaster, Cuisinart blender/food processor, mini-chopper, coffee maker, rice cooker, hand mixer, pots, pans, bowls, all cooking utensils, everything you’ll need for gourmet cooking and for setting a beautiful table for fine dining. A gas BBQ for casual cookouts.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed

Owner Joyce Weisel

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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.
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Casa Manana - a Rainforest Hideaway Above Ballena Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Casa Manana - a Rainforest Hideaway Above Ballena Bay
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

The Perfect Tropical Paradise Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Back home in Canada for less than a week and still thinking fondly about Casa Mañana in Uvita, Costa Rica. This tropical paradise has an open-air concept: common area for the kitchen, living and dining room with a lovely tiled pool that extends into the house. It is beautifully furnished and puts you in touch with nature's flora and fauna at every turn. From the house we had visits from a 3-toed sloth, capuchin and howler monkeys, toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, frogs, toads, Jesus Christ lizards, geckos, and iguanas (and we saw even more creatures during our day trips). The bedrooms are all very spacious and comfortable with nicely appointed ensuite bathrooms. The property is gated and fenced for security that is augmented by the housekeeper and her family who live in quarters adjacent to, but not infringing on the privacy of this luxury home. The owner also has two wonderful "guard" dogs named Amber and Daisy who roam the property and are real sweeties, but do their job to ensure that you have a safe stay. Having said this, Costa Rica is, and Uvita even more so, a very safe country. Now for the owner: Joyce, and her daughter Victoria, made our stay memorable. Joyce ensured that the fridge was stocked and met us upon our late arrival with her signature banana bread in hand, accompanied by the housekeeper and her young adult son. Throughout our stay, Joyce was always accessible to help with information about sightseeing, shopping, restaurants (Villa Leonora had great food and access to Playa Ballena included with meal), and attractions. Victoria went out of her way to help set up some of the most memorable excursions we could have imagined. Zip-lining (Osa Mountain), snorkelling (Cano Island), hiking in national forests (Corcovado), surfing (Playa Hermosa) - you name it and the Pacific southwest coast of Costa Rica has it all. Beaches to die for and with no crowds or hassles from vendors etc. The town of Uvita has everything you need in a small town (medical, groceries, bakery, banks, hardware, gas station, bars, market, and restaurants). A big thumbs up to Joyce's Casa Mañana!
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We loved Casa Manana! Joyce was great and very easy to work with. The house is easily accessible because it isn't too far up the mountain. We had an SUV but didn't need 4 wheel drive or anything to get to the house. The 3 bedroom/bathroom suites are very private and very spacious. The bathrooms are large with large closets also. The outdoor living area was really nice and we took advantage of the pool multiple times per day! There is plenty of space to hang out as a group to cook, eat, swim and relax. Can't wait to go back!
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Casa Manana - a Rainforest Hideaway Above Ballena Bay
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Magical Rain Forest Getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We stayed at Casa Manana for 10 days and wish we could have stayed for 10 more days. The house and pool far exceeded our expectations. The bedrooms and bathrooms were beautiful and the open air living room and kitchen overlooking the surrounding jungle were truly amazing. Being able to swim in our private pool while watching monkeys climb in the trees was so cool. The owner Joyce was the best host and made sure our visit was a success. She even had the fridge stocked with fresh fruit, milk, and bread. The house was well maintained and clean. The beds were made and bathrooms were cleaned by the on-site caretakers every day who were very pleasant. There is plenty to do nearby. The house is surrounded by a pristine jungle. We can't wait to come back some day.
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Ultra Nice Property

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Casa Manana is exactly as she has described her beautiful home in the edge of the CR jungle near Uvita. The photos you see are current and it is exactly like what you see. The main living area is reminiscent of a Thailand villa but NO bugs, none zip! The main area is open to the pool side which actully comes into the space when stepping in to a beautifully titled pool.

The home is very modern, the bedrooms are AC and each has it's own MASTER bath. The kitchen is roomy, well equipped with dishwasher and even a garbage disposal in the sink. The complete property is fenced and the housekeeper lives with her sons on the property. It is safe and someone is always home. It has it all and even more than our own home in the states!

We enjoyed to Toucans in the trees, monkeys and even a sloth was seen in the surrounding jungle. As is typical in these parts the home is up a rock road which is in very good condition but it is rock, so hang on for a fun ride.... beats Disney World!

Your safety and privecy are assured in this small micro town of Uvita. The local Super Mercado, 2 in fact, area adequate but no where near USA standards. We ate local, cooked at home and had a verify relaxed week off.

All this at a modest price. Go and enjoy yourselves!
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Dominical Puntarenas
Sydney Australia
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Joyce was a pleasure to deal with from our first contact until the morning of our last day, emails were answered in a prompt and friendly way. Joyce recommended activities for our active teenage family and also great restaurants. The house is comfortable with space for all, easy to reach ( we hired a car from Rioja a local company great experience).
Good value and an enjoyable stay
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The exotic colorful tropical gardens surrounding this property are an ongoing passion of mine. Palms, ferns, cordylines, crotons, gingers, torch gingers, shampoo gingers and many verities of ornamental. Including my prized collection of over 40 different heliconias.

Casa Manana is very secluded, surrounded by jungle but only ½ mile off the main highway. White face and howler monkeys frequent the property plus sloths, coatimundis, toucans, a variety of birds and whatever else happens by. And is a short distance from the beach.

Other Activities: Shelling, Wildlife viewing, boating, kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$200
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 8 - Aug 30
$250
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 - Dec 18
$200
3 nights
 
 
Christmas/Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Dec 31
$2,625
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Jan 2 - Mar 21
$300
3 nights
 
 
Easter Weeks
Mar 23 - Apr 6
$2,625
7 nights
 
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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , twin trundle included
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , twin trundle included
  • BEDROOMS: 3 large bedrooms with large private bathrooms and closets. 1 king and 2 queen beds. Ceiling fans in bedrooms and bathrooms plus remote controlled air-conditioning in each bedroom. 1 bedroom has a private patio overlooking the jungle. Perfect for 3 couples or the additional trundles for a large family.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
AMENITIES: Washer and dryer, 2 car garage with security doors, Fence around property, 24/7 caretaker/gardener, TV w/movie channels, Zone free DVD, bring your favorite movies. IPod docking station, Telephone and wireless internet access. Pocket ocean view, fully equipped kitchen, three master bedrooms and bathrooms, One of the masters has private patio. Reiki, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, massage
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