About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
A 4 Bedroom Retreat with spectacular Ocean and Mountain view and cool breezes
Family adventure awaits at Casa Mañana. Whether you’re staying in for a day at the poolside or exploring the Uvita area, there is no shortage of things to do and see.
Awaken to the ever-changing sounds of the rain forest; enjoy coffee on the balcony while taking in the panoramic view of the Pacific. Our home is located in one of the most biodiversity-rich areas in the world; you never know what you are going to see or hear making every day a new adventure.
Casa Mañana is uniquely designed to provide 4 couples with the convenience of maximum privacy in your bedroom area, coupled with a central common area to enjoy group interaction.
Each of the four bedrooms comes with a queen size bed, a private bathroom, fold-down laptop computer desk, overhead fan and windows all around – immerse yourself in nature, or pull down the shades for a peaceful afternoon nap.
A 10 minute drive allows you to spend your day at Uvita waterfall at the base of Bejuco road. The mountain water is always cool and refreshing. Let the kids splash in the water, while you enjoy a cold beer or a delicious fresh fruit smoothie at the restaurant.
Venture a little further and explore the world famous Whales Tail in Ballena Marine National Park. This unique natural phenomenon which can be viewed from your balcony back at Casa Mañana, provides the perfect back-drop for a day of exploration when the tide is out and the Whale’s Tail becomes accessible for beach combing. The sparkling sandy white beach is breath taking and appears endless. Be sure to bring a pail for collecting beach-side treasures and enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the cove created by the peninsula.
Retire to Casa Mañana to plan tomorrow’s adventure and experience the sensational Costa Rican sunset. Each one is truly a memorable experience from this spectacular mountainside vantage point.
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- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About dianne machel
After twenty three years of dreaming about it - we finally took the plunge and bought a lot in Uvita, Costa Rica. We have had our ups and downs on this journey – but mostly ups. The name Casa Mañana evolved as we quickly had to learn to adapt to Costa Rica timing. Mañana (tomorrow - or not today) was the theme of our entire building experience, it was indeed an adventure. Our 3 years spent on this labour of love has allowed us to make our dream home a reality. Retirement has allowed us to stay at Casa Mañana 6 months of the year. For us, escaping the snowy Canadian winters has made it all worthwhile. In 2012 we had opportunity to visit Casa Mañana in the summer with our grandchildren, and it was truly a completely different, but wonderful experience. Starting in the summer of 2013, we have decided to share our dream home Casa Mañana, as well as our Casita Lo Hicimos ( in English -We did it!) with others wishing to explore Costa Rica while enjoying the comforts of a home away from home. We hope your stay will bring you the same joy we experience each and every day when we wake up to a new Costa Rican day. Pura Vida Costa Rica!
dianne machel purchased this House in 2010
Why dianne machel chose Bahía Ballena
It is close enough to everything we need as seniors - yet far enough away from the bussle and noise of town to allow us to experience cool ocean breezes, phenominal views, greenery everywhere, peace and tranquility and wildlife
What makes this House unique
Each bedroom offers complete privacy and a multitude of windows to view the ocean from every room. Glass doors off each bedroom offer a large balcony upstairs and amazing ocean and whales tail views - and the walkouts from downstairs bedrooms offer an overhead or open patio and the pool just feet away for that early morning refreshing dip WONDERFUL OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfectly beautiful slice of paradise
We enjoyed this home to the fullest...it was an excellent base for visits to Marina Ballena, Manuel Antonio, and Corcovado National Parks. We awoke almost every morning to the sound of howler monkeys! We saw toucans, frogs and toads, a Jesus Christ lizard, and many beautiful birds. This house was perfect for our family of 4, though it could definitely have accommodated more people, and the owners have truly thought of everything! We enjoyed the views of the ocean and the Whale’s Tail in the morning, and the susnsets every evening. The indoor and outdoor kitchens had everything you could need, and we enjoyed the pool after a long day of hiking! The temperature was a little cooler at this house than at the beach or jungle, which was also a plus. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must to reach these amazing views. Dianne and Rudi were invaluable assets to our vacation, and were available at any time. They know the area and tours well, and were very helpful.
Thanks for your great review Michelle. We so enjoyed you and your families visit, and were sad to see you go. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we really hope to see again. Its great to share our home with such a wonderful family
Property owners could not have been any nicer or accommodating! Views were beautiful. Only issue was with Home Away listing AC when the house did not have it. That has been updated. Owners went out and purchased commercial fan and that was all we needed! Thanks again Dianne and Rudy!
Thank you both for being such good sports adapting to our tropical climate when you have always lived with AC. We are really happy you were able to adjust to extra fans and chose to remain at casa Manana. We really enjoyed your stay
We couldn't have had better or nicer renters. We hope to see you again some day and hear about whatever travels are in your future. You have our email and we aren't far from St Catherine's if you ever head to Canada. Please let us know
A Fabulous Casa!
This house is such a beautiful, well planned home with exceptionally kind, welcoming owners, Dianne and Rudi. We stayed there in February 2018 and our group of six had such a fun, relaxing vacation there. Dianne and Rudi made us feel right at home and was so accommodating and helpful, we felt like family to them. The house is very well equipped and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The outdoor kitchen was really nice and was enjoyed most nig hts, as well as the beautiful pool. The view from the house was incredible with the beautiful sunsets and we saw and heard various animals from the house. A 4X4 is needed as it is only about a mile up the road from the paved turnoff, but a pretty good little climb. The town of Uvita is very close with many great restaurants, markets etc. We would highly recommend this home.....you won't be disappointed! We cannot wait to return, Pura Vida!!
Amazing view of the Whale tail!
The moment we pulled into the drive the house was enchanting with warm and inviting decor with 4 bedrooms and adjoining baths that enabled everyone to have privacy. We actually spent most of our time on the upper and lower porches that overlook the pool. There were toucans, humming birds, house geckos and sound of howlers close every day. The pool water was always nice and cool for a refreshing dip anytime you desire. I think my favorite part was the outdoor kitchen, there is also an indoor kitchen but I so enjoyed preparing meals with the beautiful sights and sounds of the jungle surrounding me. The owners Dianne and Rudy were charming and it was such a blessing to have them assist us with any questions and recommendations for adventures. Rudy and Dianne even took us" 4 wheeling" around the mountain 1 day so we could see the "neighborhood" that was exciting and informative. Even though there is a TV with cable and a lovely comfortable sectional sofa..our entire group did not turn it on the entire 8 days we stayed. Oh yes the sunsets every evening from the porches were stunning. It was group event every evening for us. I can speak for our whole group by saying that no one wanted to leave that great house and Uvita. We hope to be back soon! Thanks Dianne and Rudy..
Thanks for your great review Marcia. It was a nice surprise to see it this morning, since I hadn't yet sent you the form requesting a review! That makes it even more special!
We enjoyed all of you visiting here. We could not have had a more appreciative responsible and caring group than you guys. We SO HOPE we will see you again. We have more treasures to share. You all rank high in our minds. Every one of you.
Thank you for a great eight days
Paradise Found at Casa Mañana!
There truly are not words to describe our experience as Casa Mañana. We now not only have wonderful memories of our stay in this beautiful home, but also friends for life. We drove on a very steep (but completely manageable and fun) road, passing by the famous Uvita waterfall, through the jungle to our own little slice of heaven. We have two boys, 17 and 12, who were amazed by the accommodations we had selected. They each had their own bedroom with a bathroom and doors out onto the balcony patio (as did we). Our youngest woke up early every morning and parked himself on the chair swing to "talk" to the howler monkeys and watch for toucans. Our oldest son grabbed his camera and took amazing photographs of Bahia Ballena, hummingbirds, lizards, butterflies and toucans. They absolutely loved the swimming pool!
Our daily routine was to wake early, enjoy the sounds of the cicadas and monkeys, have a leisurely breakfast, and head down the hill for an adventure. We visited several beaches and gorgeous waterfalls, all within a 30 minute or less drive from the home, and all on the recommendations of our new friends and hosts, Rudi and Dianne. Their advice could not have been better! We stopped for groceries and fruit (get fruit from the stands!) on our way back up to the house and always tried to make it in time for the magnificent sunsets. The house is positioned perfectly for dramatic views and gorgeous photographs. When the sun goes down, the geckos come out and chirp at you from their perches around the patio. The house is very private and laid out perfectly for either a family or a group of friends. The outdoor space is extremely well appointed with darling configurations of rocking chairs, bistro tables, lounge chairs, and of course the chair swing! There is no shortage of comfortable places to relax. The pool is nothing short of delightful. It is 7 feet deep, which means it remains cool even on the hottest of days - very refreshing!
Our hosts arranged a wonderful trip for us through Bahia Aventura to snorkel in the waters around Isle del Caño, which I'd also highly recommend. With so many places to choose from in Uvita and the surrounding areas, we consider ourselves extraordinarily lucky to have selected Casa Mañana. We can't wait to return! Thank you, Rudi and Dianne, for your wonderful hospitality.
thank you so much for your wonderful and enthusiastic review. I think it safe to say we enjoyed your visit to Casa Manana almost as much as you did. that is so great to hear.
if we could rate our guests you would be 5 star plus. we hope to meet up with you again soon
Great location! Amazing view of the whale tail and sunsets! Waking up by the howler monkeys and toucans is a unique experience. The nice pool, the dimension of the house and the outdoor kitchen made this place a good spot to enjoy with good friends! You need a 4x4 to go there and it could be a good idea to bring you own internet if you want to be sure to have it without interruption.
Thank you for taking the time to send a review of your stay. Sadly you are the first person who has not given us a 5 star rating, but I totally understand your frustration with the internet or lack thereof. We are working hard to resolve that problem. I understand from your comments that you did enjoy your stay , but wish we could have provided you with a perfect experience. it is very important to us to have completely satisfied visitors, and I apologize for letting you down.
Cano island offers sea turtle /dolphin/whale watching and is an amazing trip -local horseback riding /Manuel Antonio park 1 hr away/baru nature reserve/ATV tours - there is an excellent information center in uvita, they will book all activities for you
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
included with rental free of charge. 2 cooler size bottles of drinking water which can be replaced by you at the local grocery store. simply take the empty bottle and they will give you a full one for approximately 6$ gas for propane bbq tank and gas for outdoor kitchen stove top cooker beach towels included in rental some beach chairs and a cooler available to borrow during your stay loan of books and dvds. PLEASE be sure to replace dvds in original containers. tap water is fine for cooking and even usually for drinking but we prefer to drink only cooler water l we ask that you respect that most houses around us are all rental properties and everyone appreciates quiet time from 10 pm till 8am