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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Manzanillo reviews

  • Nice combination of nature and culture

    "Family stayed here at the end of our 3-week vacation so was a nice place to chill out. Enjoyed the local community and the natural surroundings. Plenty of sloths, birds and reptiles; nice to see poison dart frogs in the pond. Would return here in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Terry J. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 6, 2017
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  • Great location and a beautiful private setting

    "A group of 8 of us stayed 4 nights here at Reloj De Arena. Our ages ranged from 15-43. We absolutely LOVED the property and the area. The only reason I am not giving a 5 stars is a few things with the house. It definitely was not the cleanest. And the shower water was either freezing or scalding hot. Not exaggeration at all. And no hot water in the kitchen to wash dishes. Also we wouldn't put food in the pantry cause they had a very strong strange smell. I think they are just old and need to be tossed out. BUT, with all that being said we had a wonderful time and made everything work. I would stay here again in a heart beat! The property, privacy, location, it all was beyond perfect! We loved Cruz the grounds keeper. He was very entertaining and so nice! The walk to the beach was literally about 2 min max. The river flows right along the path and the beach was SO gorgeous! We rented kayaks right on the beach to take up the river. It only cost $10 for an hour and a half. We saw a few sloths along the path and tons of turtles swimming in the river. The ocean water was perfect temp and everyone we met around there was extremely nice. It was a short drive up to Puerto Viejo. They had lots of fun shopping and restaurants there. And a little further up from there is the jaguar rescue center. Another must! $20 dollars per person. We enjoyed a couple nights out in the gazebo area of the house as well. As long as you are expecting the few inconveniences you will be super happy here! The bedrooms are large and the beds were extremely comfortable. And the kitchen and dining area also had plenty of room for all of us! We will be back here for sure! I wrote up a blog post about the house and area."
    Guest: Honey Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 14, 2017
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  • We are in love (with the house and each other!)!

    "Choosing a place to stay wasn't easy, but with a few emails back and forth, it was easy to choose Casa Bella for our anniversary trip. Walter was easy to communicate with, told us about the lay of the land, and how welcoming the people in the nearby village are. Everyone was so helpful, loving to share their stories and it was great to see the local children living such a great life. There was never any pressure and we enjoyed the beach (incredible snorkeling) riding bikes and going into Puerto Viejo for an awesome dinner one night. This was a trip to remember forever and we will gladly suggest that anyone who is looking to be away from the insanity of the city, enjoy everything that nature has to offer (early morning monkey show, followed by coffee with the toucans, then breakfast with the amazing butterflies!), beautiful walks in the jungle and on the beach...I could just go on and on. We have been to Costa Rica several times but never had the experience we enjoyed at Casa Bella!"
    Guest: clive b. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 5, 2016
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  • Wonderful house and family!!

    "If you are considering visiting the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica I highly recommended staying at Paola's. My boyfriend and I are still in Costa Rica but I felt compelled to write a review (also the first review I have ever written). She and the house are amazing!! The house is clean and located off the main road about 100m so you don't hear any traffic. Paola and her husband Juanka live behind the house about 80m but will give you all the privacy you would like, or gladly soacialzie with you. We are from California and we were going to be out of the country for a televised event we were really looking forward to, so we asked Paola if she knew of somewhere nearby that might be playing the fight. Unfortunately there weren't any places within bike riding distance, so we figured we would miss it. Then Paola came by the front house and told us Juanka and her were going to go watch it if we would like to join! So we all hopped in the car and drove about 15-20 minutes up the road where we all ate, drank, and hung out like old friends at a local bar. It made us feel very welcomed and adjusted, which can be hard in a different country. Paola gave us tips on everything from taxi transportation and renting bikes, to beaches to visit and activities to do (and also how much things should cost so we didn't get ripped off). This family and this house are all wonderful and make you feel right at home like you've been here your whole lives. I wish we could have stayed here the entire trip, but unfortunately the house had already been booked and was not available for us, so what did Paola do..? She helped us find another place to stay in the area and in our price range!! Thank you Paola (and Juanka) for making us feel right at home!! It's been a real pleasure getting to know you and your family! Amy & Jason"
    Guest: AmyElise Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 11, 2016
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