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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall

Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • 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.


Dirk Owen

Member Since 2005
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Sliding glass doors overlooking pool
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 sleep sofa /futon
      • Very spacious master bedroom with a king size bed. 2 of the guest rooms have full size beds and the other bedroom has 2 full size futons. All bedrooms include ceiling fans and individually controlled air conditioners.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Master Bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Guest Bath
      • Outdoor
        outdoor shower, outdoor shower
      • Master bath has an extra large shower and the guest bath has both a tub and shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Mountain View
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Air Conditioning
                      6 romote controlled A/C units and ceiling fans in every room
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                      High Speed Internet has been installed at the house if you need to keep in touch with the office back home.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Free Long Distance
                      FREE Long Distance Calls!!! Keep in touch with your family and friends by phone for FREE. We have installed a VOIP phone so you can call back to the US, Canada, and the UK.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Safe
                    • Security System
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      (3) Free local calls from the house.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless Internet is also available as well as a VOIP telephone for FREE Long Distance back to the US, Canada, and the UK.


                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Catering Available
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              48' round dining room table with 4 chairs and island bar with 4 bar stools. Additional seating for 4 out on the patio as well.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Golf
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Tennis
                                    • Tennis Court
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • museums
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • churches
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • FREE LONG-DISTANCE CALLS & WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. Keep in touch with all your family and friends back in the US, Canada, & the UK. Please See The Guestbook Link Below!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      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.

                                                                      102 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Our family had a wonderful vacation in this beautiful home that is well taken care of and with all t

                                                                      Margo A.

                                                                      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 !

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hi Margo,

                                                                      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

                                                                      Mervin M.

                                                                      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

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hi Mervin,

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Patrick H.Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Left the farm in Illinois at 17. In Costa Rica 19 years

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Todd K.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      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!!!

                                                                      PURA VIDA!!!

                                                                      This is the home you want to stay at!!!

                                                                      Shauna A.Holland, Pennsylvania

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Thanks again!!!

                                                                      Perfect vacation spot near the beach

                                                                      Matthew Y.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hey Matt,

                                                                      Thanks for nice review and glad you guys enjoyed your stay! Pura Vida!!!


                                                                      Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

                                                                      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.

                                                                      102 Reviews
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