About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 14 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Air-Conditioning, Outside Shower, Sleeps up to 10
This beautiful 4 bedroom SINGLE STORY - FAMILY FRIENDLY 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 totally private, peaceful and serene vacation spot, you've found it at Casa Manana. Please check out our AMAZING REVIEWS form our previous guests!!!
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!!
PLEASE NOTE: There will be an additional fee per person, per night for groups over 8 guests. Please confirm the additional charge with owners prior to booking.
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Dirk Owen
My wife and I started Applause Productions (an event planning company in Dallas Texas) over 30 years ago. After our first visit to Costa Rica some 15 years ago, we absolutely fell in love with the Pura Vida lifestyle! 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.
Dirk Owen purchased this House in 2005
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. Tim (our terrific property manager) has been with us for over 10 years and his team 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!
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Take it from someone who knows. They do it right!
My family and I have been operating a rental home/boutique hotel in Costa Rica for the last 15 years and loving it. When we travel in Costa Rica and other getaways we always try to work with others in our industry, that is the vacation rental market. Sometimes we are disappointed and other times we are just blown away. This time we were just blown away. It is great to see when others in the market really "get it" and Dirk and Lisa are certainly operators that do. Great communication, great on site staff, no exaggerations, no excuses, surplus of all the important things like towels, kitchen items, linens, kids toys and games, everything that a traveling family needs to feel that they really are at a home away from home is exemplified at Casa Mañana. We enjoyed the location, the vistas, the thunderstorms at night, the great nearby beach, awesome pool and waterfall, markets close by and air conditioning so cold we had to turn it way up and sometimes off but never down. Everything works and is easy to understand, everything is well marked. Super secure and very welcoming. Everyone involved in Casa Mañana has done a fantastic job and it shows. We very much look forward to staying again if they will have us.
Patrick and Family
Your review just blew us away!!! Now we're going to have to travel over to your neck of the woods (Lake Arenal) to stay at your beautiful place "The Red Sunset of Guanacaste". Thank you so much for ALL the kind words and don't be surprised to hear from the Owen Family soon!
Great property highly recommend!
Perfect place to stay Dirk the owner is very helpful . Loved staying here would do it again and again.
Great home! We had a very nice stay!!
Great home! We had a very nice stay.
Un lugar hermoso y tranquilo para disfrutar en familia, muchas gracias por compartir su casa!!!
Thank you so much for your nice review! I hope you don't mind, but I've translated it to English below for the benefit of those who do not speak Spanish :)
(A beautiful and quiet place to enjoy as a family, thank you very much for sharing your house!)
Very welcoming and comfortable for the entire family
The concierge met us at the property and explained how the house worked very efficiently. She gave us tips on beaches, restaurants and shopping and left us maps and guides that were helpful all week.
The kitchen had everything we needed for breakfasts and lunches and grilling dinner one night. From the coffee maker to the pots and pans to plentiful cups and plates - we were prepared for everything.
There were plentiful towels (beach and bath) as well as linens and extra pillows galore.
The house was perfectly clean and excellently maintained. We swept a few times and did a few loads of laundry, but it was so easy that we never felt that we weren't on vacation.
The house is even prettier and more spacious than it looks on the photos. There was plenty of room for all 4 kids to be comfortable inside and outside.
The pool was wonderful and we were in it every day. We had huge iguana sightings every day.
Finally, the house is so convenient to the airport, to the beach (5 minute drive - 30 minute walk, but it would be pretty hot on the asphalt roads, so we drove every day), so many grocery stores and restaurants and to "town" (Playa Coco with souvenirs and more restaurants). The house is in a gated neighborhood and felt super secure, quiet and family friendly.
I can't think of a single thing I would change about Casa Manana or our stay. It was an ideal Costa Rican vacation.
(Oh, and DO NOT MISS Vandara. It's a bit of a drive, but totally worth it for ziplining with many more fun additions to your day.)
Thanks, Dirk for all your advice and for sharing your lovely home.
Thank you so much for writing such a nice review!!! We're glad you and your family had a great time in Costa Rica and enjoyed our home! Vandara is one of our favorite places to spend the day as well. The mountains are a nice break from the beach and the fact that it's only 90 minutes door to door makes it that much better! PURA VIDA!!!
Our family had a wonderful vacation in this beautiful home that is well taken care of and with all t
Our family had a wonderful vacation in this beautiful home that is well taken care of and with all the necessary amenities. The owner and managerial services were very accommodating and wonderful to work with !
Thank you so much for the kind review!!! I'll be sure and pass on your comments to our management team! PURA VIDA!!!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$1200 - $3200 weekly. Discounts available on multiple weeks. Special Rate September 1st - November 15th - $1200 weekly. High Season November 16th - December 15th - $2000 weekly. Christmas/New Years December 16th - January 1st - $3200 weekly. High Season January 2nd - April 21st $2000 weekly. Green Season April 22nd - August 31st $1600 weekly.