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Owner Joyce Weisel

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Enchanting Casa Manana - a Rainforest Hideaway Above Ballena Bay

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Owner Joyce Weisel (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 50 traveler reviews

Enchanting Casa Manana - a Rainforest Hideaway Above Ballena Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Un lugar maravilloso. Desde el primer momento en que contactamos con Joyce, siempre estuvo con una gran disposición. Es una persona realmente encantadora y preocupada por los más pequeños detalles. El lugar un paraíso tropical, donde se respira una profunda paz. Ideal para el descanso y compartir con la familia de todas las edades.

Recomiendo totalmente este lugar. Realmente maravillosa la experiencia. Fue un placer haber podido conocer este sitio.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It isn't often that a vacation rental so thoroughly exceeds expectations. When booking this property, I had opportunity to speak with Joyce and knew immediately that she was gracious and eager to assist us in any way she could upon our arrival in Uvita. She is so wonderful, from greeting us upon our arrival with wine and goodies to answering any and all questions we had from restaurants to travel excursions. The photos of the house do not do justice in conveying the atmosphere it brings.. How can you show the excitement in the air upon seeing a troop of monkeys, daddies and mamas with little babies on their backs, crossing through the trees right outside the kitchen window? How can it show the sense of wonder we felt hearing the birds and monkeys call in the jungle? Or the delight of Amber, Daisy and Little Pinky's sweet nuzzles to be petted?. We totally enjoyed the house and there was a lot of laughter shared poolside as we relaxed with a glass of wine. We felt safe and very comfortable, allowing us to take an overnight trip to Chirripo feeling assured that our things left behind were safe and sound. I can't recommend Casa Mañana enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is nestled in the beautiful jungle in the hills of Uvita. It is so peaceful and serene. We loved staying here and would do so again. Super close to town, and a short drive to all the surrounding towns and beaches. The open concept indoor/outdoor living is exactly what we love!!

Joyce was wonderful. A wealth of information and just a phone call away if we needed her. Joyce has 2 dogs (Amber and Daisy) that are the perfect security system and are so loving and sweet.

We highly recommend this property for anyone wanting a unique stay in the beautiful Uvita area!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hermosa y relajante casa

  • 5 of 5

La casa es totalmente fantástica. Al entrar en la casa, se siente un ambiente de paz probocado por el hambiente de la casa y su imersión entre la naturaleza, aíre puro y mucha luz natural. con todas las comodidades que uno desea y una piscina que permite estar en el agua dentro de casa en tanto se escuchan los sonidos de aves y monos.

Joyce y su hija son anfitrionas maravillosas, cuidando detalles como el tener en la casa para la llegada café, bebidas frías, frutas, entre otros lo cual es perfecto despues de haber menejado por unas horas.

Recomiendo conocer esta bella casa que ofrece la paz y relajación de la montaña a 10 minutos de la playa.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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As beautiful as pictured

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful 8 night stay at Casa Mañana. The house was as beautiful as the photos. We loved having a pool in the living room. Even though it was warm, the ceiling fans worked wonders and we never used the bedroom AC. We were disappointed that the animals were using different routes that week, so we never saw any wildlife from the house. Joyce was very hospitable, showing us around the house and town when we first arrived. The caretaker's light housekeeping was better than expected and we enjoyed coming back from excursions to a tidied up home, made beds, etc. The dogs Amber and Daisy were great friends of ours. They are extremely well behaved and made the stay even more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property in the hills above Uvita. Open concept with indoor/outdoor living. We felt very safe here. The house is completely open to the tropical environment (except for the bedrooms and bathrooms) so there are many critters and bugs that visit. We even got a bull frog one night. We could see a sloth and toucans from sitting on our couch. The house was very well appointed, and the owner, Joyce, was very hospitable and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

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Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
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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