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Ocean View, 3 bedroom/3 bathroom Rainforest Hideaway Above Ballena Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This elegant 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.

More Details

Owner Joyce Weisel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Uvita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
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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Ocean View, 3 bedroom/3 bathroom Rainforest Hideaway Above Ballena Bay
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews

Paradise in Uvita!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 3 night stay at Joyce's home. We spent the first part of our vacation in Jaco which is very different to the small town feel of Uvita. The home is in close proximity to groceries, restaurants and beaches. The road is a little rough but adds to the charm. The two dogs are great and very sweet, made us feel right at home. Kitchen was perfect, the open air feel of the house and the pool that comes right into the living space is amazing. Nice big bedrooms and bathrooms—and the artwork is beautiful. Yoga up the hill at the Hart Center was a nice treat. As I sit here in NH staring at the snow I miss everything about Joyce's home... We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in the hills above Uvita. Easy short drive to beaches, groceries, restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Cool layout with common areas open to the hillside and the pool, so the only time you’re really “inside “ is when you’re in the bedrooms. Secure (mgr lives in separate apartment on-site), super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very restful holidays

  • 4 of 5

very enjoyed

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home in the middle of the jungle

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good stay .

The place was really clean.The owner kept in touch with us during the whole stay.

This home is heaven on earth.

Banks and groceries stores are 5 min far .

Really convenient location

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jungle Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mañana is a stunning jungle-surrounded house. We enjoyed the rainy afternoons relaxing on the sofa, or in the pool. The house is totally open to the outside, and the pool comes a bit into the living area, so everyone can always be together. If you desire privacy, then one of the generously sized bedrooms are each equipped with a huge restroom and locking doors. Casa Mañana has a great location. It is just minutes to Uvita, and about 20 minutes from Domincal. The owner, Joyce, is very outgoing and kind. She is just a phone call away ( phone to call her is provided). She also provided some fruit, bread, as well as some other food to welcome us. Joyce has provided everything to help you feel that you are truly on vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our third and last day at Joyce's Casa Manana and it has been an exceptional experience! The home is beautifully designed and decorated with items Joyce has collected from around the world. This is not the usual stripped down rental property, rather it feels like your own home... only cooler! It's located in the rain forest and provides an excellent spot from which to watch birds and animals. This morning we ate breakfast and watched three black-mandibled toucans having their breakfast in the trees across the ravine. This afternoon, while we were relaxing in the swimming pool, we watched a troop of white-headed capuchin monkeys in those same trees. This really is paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Vista Ballena Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Vista Ballena Hotel
Nearest Beach
3.5 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.