About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 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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- Apr 18, 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.
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!!!
Great house for a family reunion
My wife and I travelled to Costa Rica to spend time with her brother and his family who live in Costa Rica near Arenal. We wanted a private residence near the ocean where we could all enjoy family time together.
Casa Manana was perfect.
The house is spacious and well maintained. It is just a short walk to beach which gave us daily exercise and we felt safe within the gated community. The covered patio and pool all with a view of the ocean provided a relaxing setting to enjoy the beautiful weather and time together with our Costa Rican relatives.
We happily recommend this house to other travellers and hope to visit again before Dirk and his family decide to make it their permenant residence.
Thank’s Dirk to you and management staff for giving us a great vacation.
Merv & Denise
Thanks for the great review!!! Let me know when you guys are interested in heading back down again. Moving down there is definitely on the radar, but it may be a ways down the road. PURDA VIDA!
Fantastic as always!
There really can be no better compliment to anything in this world than a desire to return to it. Casa Mañana is the home we always want to return to.
We live full time in Costa Rica, inland about 2.5 hours from the coast. Every once in awhile we enjoy a few days to go to the beach for a change of view. We as a family have stayed at 5 star all inclusive resorts, rental homes, hotels all across the country, so we are very familiar with the different levels of lodging available.
Without a doubt Casa Mañana, the fantastic owners, the outstanding management company Zindis and the property itself are one of the true gems in the Costa Rican rental community. Truly outstanding in every way.
As I said earlier in my review there is no better reflection of a destination than your desire to return to it, we have stayed at Casa Mañana 3 times now and truly look forward to returning again. We would not even consider another place now when going to Playa Hermosa, it is truly a home away from home and delivers in every possible way. Thank you to Dirk, Tim, Indra and everyone else that makes Casa Mañana such a fantastic place to enjoy Playa Hermosa!
Thanks again Patrick for another amazing review!!! Lisa and I just got back from the house...switched out all the bulbs to LEDs, brought down new pots & pans, new kitchen appliances, cleaned, re-stained & painted, so I think we're all good for high season :) Next time we're down, I promise to try and make it over to your place "The Sunset" at Lake Arenal. It's look gorgeous and I'm sure a welcome change from the beach. Look forward to talking soon! PURA VIDA!!!
Great house. Wonderful owner. He is very hands on.
Place is great. No issues. Area is a little less busy than the Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo or Playa Conchal areas. Make sure to get some Colones at the actual exchange rate before getting to the area. Local businesses like to give you a 13% haircut on the exchange rate. This has nothing to do withthe fabulous house and this great owner. I give it 2 thumbs up.
Hi Todd, thanks for the 2 thumbs up!!! Glad you guys enjoyed our home! I really never experienced the exchange rate issue you're referring to. I do know when paying for things in dollars, you generally get colonies back. Also, the dollar/colones fluctuates almost daily and that may have had something to do with the difference. Anyway, thanks again!!!
This is the home you want to stay at!!!
Just wow! This home was perfect! My husband and I went for our 10 year wedding anniversary. It was just the 2 of us in this 4 bedroom house but it really felt like home! We wanted the comfort of our own space with the freedom to cook and lounge by a private pool. The location was great, a quick 25-30 minutes from the airport. This house offered all the amenities you could need. The house was clean and beautifully furnished. We felt so relaxed and worry free during our stay. Any questions or concerns were taken care of immediately by the owner Dirk or the property managers at Zindis. We loved the Zip lining trip at Borinquen Mountain Spa. By far, a highlight from our stay and was recommended by our concierge at Zindis. They gave us all the details of where to go and what restaurants or sodas to eat at. The local sodas were a favorite serving authentic Costa Rican food. You can't beat the price of $8 for a full plate! All were AMAZING! We ended up eating at some of the same places 2-3 times! This trip was everything we could have hoped for and we definitely want to return! You can not go wrong renting this gorgeous house!
Hey Shauna & Evan, thanks so much for the great review!!! Glad you guys enjoyed your stay and I'll be sure and pass on your glowing remarks to Zindus :) I haven't tried that zip line in Borinquen, so I'll put that one on my list next time we head down in August.
Perfect vacation spot near the beach
The listing was exactly as described and very close to many restaurants, a grocery store, and the beach. We decided to rent a car based on Dirk's recommendation and went on a few excursions that were about an hour away. Rincon de la Vieja is a must for hiking since it is close (and you can do some zip lining for $50 at Hacienda Guachipelin before you get to the park). We also went on a river tour in a pontoon boat at Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands. Many crocodiles and even a family of white face monkeys were spotted.
The house was very comfortable the pool was a great way to cool off in the afternoon. It took a few days for us to see the iguanas near the house but they were more active the last few days we were there. We also spotted a small group of howler monkeys in the trees just behind the house. Each night we could hear them howling even before finally seeing them.
I would definitely stay here again if in the area. Also, check out Coco Viquez restaurant on the way down to the beach. Great local food at an excellent price. The owner is very nice too!
Thanks for nice review and glad you guys enjoyed your stay! 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!
Additional information about rental rates
$1400 - $3200 weekly. Discounts available on multiple weeks. Special Rate September 1st - November 15th - $1400 weekly. High Season November 16th - December 25th - $2200 weekly. Christmas/New Years December 17th - January 1st - $3400 weekly. High Season January 1st - April 16th $2200 weekly. Green Season April 17th - August 31st $1800 weekly.