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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.

This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 29, 2015
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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!

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10 Reviews

4.9
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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p476481vb
+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas
Portland, OR
5

Great house. What a view!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful trip to Casa Mañana. Rudy and Dianne were beyond accommodating, giving us multiple rides to town and the beach and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Both Whale's tail beach and Playa Ventanas are spectacular un-crowded beaches! The house has a great layout, built around the fantastic view. The balconies are great for sunsets and relaxing meals. The rooms each have their own bathroom and access to the balcony. Lots of toucans, parrots, and other wildlife viewing from the house. We would highly recommend Casa Mañana. Definitely suggest a strong 4wd for the steep road to the house. Also, a shout-out to Heiner the very honest mechanic in Uvita
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at Casa Manana despite difficulties with the car. And yes we are very lucky to have such a great mechanic available to all of us! Heiner is the best! We truly enjoyed your stay and Sadie continued to look for treats for a few days. We hope to welcome you back some day soon. All the best to you both as well as Becky and Brian and we hope his operation goes really well. Dianne and Rudi
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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
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Uvita Puntarenas
San Jose
5

Perfect house (and owners) for a special trip!

  • 5 of 5
Casa Manana is a beautiful house with amazing owners. We were there for a very special time (wedding) and the house perfectly accommodated our needs. We were a party of 7 with my parents, two couples and my sister. What we loved most about the house is that it encouraged us to spend time together whilst giving us ample space when we wanted to be alone. We all live in different countries now so this was a perfect mix for us. The pool is great and the outdoor space more than ample. There is everything you need in the kitchen. We enjoyed breakfast together outside and evening bbq's. In fact in our whole week we ate there most evenings and every morning saving money on dining out. The view is so relaxing and the house provides lots of wildlife watching. Dianne and Rudi are unbelievably helpful and friendly and even drove me to my wedding!!!Another excellent reason to rent this house is the temperature in the mountains is much more comfortable than down by the beach. The area is stunning, this coming from someone who has lived in Costa Rica for seven years and has just married a Costa Rican. Highly recommended are the Isla del Cano tour (the one that goes through the mangroves first is great), playa ventanas, playa ballena, the waterfall on the road up to the house, a night walk and a day in Manuel Antonio. All in all, I recommend staying here, you definitely won't regret it. One word of advice though.....do as Dianne says and get a 4x4! :)
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: we are so please to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Casa Manana. I can honestly say that I think we enjoyed you, your family. and your new Costa Rican family as much as you enjoyed staying at the Casa. Thank you for including us in some of your wedding festivities and we wish you and your family all the best and many years of happiness. We hope your family had a safe trip back to Ireland and look forward to maybe having you all come again some time! All the best from Dianne and Rudi
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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
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Uvita Puntarenas
5

Trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed the comfortable temperature and fantastic view of being on the mountain while still enjoying the close proximity to the beach and a number of sightseeing destinations. Cano Island snorkeling tours leave from the bottom of the hill, and the view from the balcony of "Marino Bellena National Park" were amazing, especially at sunset.
The house was clean, spacious with each room having a private bath with shower. The ample outdoor living space was such a bonus that we could spend all day and evening outdoors, enjoying the sounds of the rainforest. The kids loved our daily watch for the Toucans in the morning and the common Basilisk "Jesus Christ Lizard" in the afternoon (BTW he likes papaya). The home owner provided lots of info on the local area and we made good use of the guides to local wildlife and birds.
Overall this home provided everything we needed whether we chose to have a quite day at home, an afternoon at the beach or a zip lining adventure in the Costa Rican canopy. I would definitely recommend this home away from home to anyone but it was especially perfect for families. We will definitely be back and stay here again, so much more to see.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we sincerely hope you will all return again some day soon.

I am especially happy that you got to see our "meet" our family of lizards, as they dont always appear when strangers are around.

Costa Rica has so much to offer, and we look forward to sharing experiences with you another time.
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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
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+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas
Washington, DC
4

Wonderful December 2014 at Casa Manana

  • 4 of 5
My husband, teenage son and I spent the entire month of December 2014 at Casa Mañana, with various friends and family coming and going for part of our visit.

We all had a wonderful time, and used Casa Mañana as an excellent home base for our vacation adventures. We were very active as there is lots to do, from hiking, bird and dolphin watching, snorkeling, going to the beach, and swimming in several rivers and waterfalls. Mi sister and I also volunteered to teach English as a second language to the most adorable kids you can meet (11 students, 1st to 6th graders) at a one-room school during our stay, which made our vacation not only lots of fun but very rewarding. Every day we woke up early to enjoy the lovely sunrise from the terrace overlooking the ocean and forest, catching sight of toucans, tanagers and many other colorful birds. Before 8 am we we almost always heading out, returning from our excursions often close to sunset, in time to have "sundowner" drinks by the pool.

The 4 bedrooms each with its own bathroom worked very well for all the family and friend combinations during our stay. The house was very nice and comfortable, although the kitchen was a bit small. However, since few of us want to cook a lot during our vacation, it was absolutely fine. Dianne and Ruddy were wonderful hosts, always available when we needed them, yet totally non-intrusive. (We stayed at the main house, they at the adjacent apartment).

The one thing to remember is that you do need a powerful 4x4 car. This advice was well earned - after my sister and her group left for San Jose, after 2 weeks driving to the house without problem, we rented a smaller 4x4 Hyundai. To our surprise, despite the car being a 4x4 we could not make it up all the way to the house. But Ruddy and Dianne came to our rescue right away, and the car rental company came quickly and exchanged the car for us, so all we lost was a bit of pride.
What reminded us that we were in CR is that while we waited for Ruddy and Dianne to come, everyone who drove by stopped to ask if they could help us - Pura Vida. So as long as you take your time, remember that you are in the tropics driving third world-roads, and enjoy the adventure, you will be absolutely fine getting to the house.

All in all, Casa Mañana gives you a wonderful setting from which to enjoy a fantastic country.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Claudia. I know how busy you are and truly appreciate you taking the time to write it.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we have added you to our growing list of "friends" in Costa Rica. I am sure we will keep in touch
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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
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+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas
5

We would love to come back!

  • 5 of 5
Costa Rica is a very beautiful and relaxing country. Rain forest, beaches, waterfalls, wild animals – there is so much to see and experience. But our favorite part of the day was getting back to Casa Manana! The house has stunning views of the ocean. Sunsets are spectacular. Every night we witnessed the most amazing show – “Pacific Sunset” - starring ocean, skies and cicadas’ chorus . The outside verandas had plenty of chairs that allowed us to get the best views in the most comfortable way. The house itself is very accommodating: four separate en suites, efficient kitchen with full size fridge, a pool, plenty of shade if you need it. Our hosts Dianne and Rudi became our friends, their advice helped us plan our activity-filled days, and we felt secure knowing that they were just steps away.
Our advice: get a 4X4 vehicle (midsize or bigger), the road to the house is steep; visit Ventana beach during low tide; go on the Nauyaca Waterfalls horseback riding tour; try fruits from local vendors – they are the best!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Olga for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you had such a good time here. That is so important to us.

We enjoyed you and your family as much as you enjoyed being here, and we truly hope to see you again. Pura vida to our very special new friends
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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
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+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas
Holland
5

a lovely house for the perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5
We came back to this house for the second time since we had such a good time last year. This year we took our son. We loved the drive up the mountain and it felt for us like coming home. The wildlife all around us, the spectacular sunset views and the well equipped house made us feel at home immediately. We want to recommend this place to everybody!
Casa Mañana, see you next year...
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to have you return this year and look forward to welcoming you again next year.

Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Quepos commuter and San JOSE International airport at 135 Miles Nearest Barpub : Uvita water fall on BEJUCO road 2 km at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Tres Rios golf course at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 34 INTER COASTAL HWY at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Uvita waterfall restaurant at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Ballena National Park at 4 Miles Car: necessary

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

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49

If you'd like to book both Casa Mañana and Casita Lo Hicimos for your holiday - please get in touch for an additional discount.

Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village

Attractions

  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, TILED VANITY WITH HAND PAINTED SINK AND TILES
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, TILED VANITY WITH HAND PAINTED TILES AND SINK
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, TILED VANITY WITH HAND PAINTED TILES AND SINK
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, TILED VANITY WITH HAND PAINTED SINK AND TILES
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, GUEST BATHROOM WITH TILED VANITY AND HAND PAINTED SINK
  • 4 full bathrooms within each bedroom which includes 4 unique hand painted sinks in a tiled vanity One 2 piece bathroom off kitchen for guest usage

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms - full cupboards with storage area above for suitcases Queen size beds small flip down computer desks in each room- laundry baskets, each room has blinds plus blackout curtain on do0r - security decorative metal bars on all lower doors and windows Ensuite with sink, toilet and large shower

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We built with casual living (vacation) in mind - clay tiles allow walking in from pool - the water disappears - easy to maintain - non slip pool deck - lots of windows but blinds and blackout curtains for privacy provided - security bars on all lower windows and doors for optimum safety and peace of mind Please note: renters use property at their own risk - we assume no liability - renters insurance is recommended

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