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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.


Property Details

Updated: Apr 19, 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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15 Reviews

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This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas

Wonderful experience, great hosts, warm and inviting house with a beatiful view

  • 5 of 5
I rented this house for myself and my husband, as well as several guests who came to our wedding from out of the country. We had a wonderful experience. I am very familiar with the Uvita area and have rented several guest houses over the years - I would definitely say this was the nicest experience so far. Our hosts were kind and generous - we were greeted with a big basket full of delicious fruit on our arrival and on our wedding day, we were surprised with a gorgeous and big! bouquet of tropical flowers as well as a thoughtful gift. The house itself has cozy bedrooms, clean and cute bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and the best part for us was the common areas where we could all hang out over coffee or a drink - the large balcony and area around the pool, as well as the big couch inside. Getting up to the house (as with many houses worth renting in the area) is a challenge if you have a 4x4 with a smaller engine because the road is quite steep in places. 4x4 is absolutely a necessity. Overall, I highly recommend Casa Mañana!!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have shared in a small way in your very special day. We love having such happy positive visitors because if people are not happy here, we aren't happy. I look forward to welcoming you back some day soon. Not everyone gets 5 Opera singers staying at their place. We feel honoured to have had you stay at Casa Manana and look forward to seeing all your names in Opera news some day!!
This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5
The property was beautiful, and way worth the money. You do, however need a serious 4x4 or or taxi with a large truck to get up there.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review while still on vacation. Short and sweet and to the point!! My review will be longer - We welcomed 7 young massage therapists from Vancouver B.C., who were here for the Envision Festival Having heard horror stories from other property owners during this festival time we were a bit apprehensive. Totally without cause. They were a great group of renters and we would welcome them all back any time. thanks for being super visitors and have fun on the rest of your trip! Hope to see you next year!
This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas
Ontario Canada

Great stay

  • 5 of 5
A road to challenge the average driver leads to a small piece of heaven. Beautiful home with everything one needs. I swam twice a day. Enjoyed local trips and beautiful views from the upper level. Lots to do. Terrific beaches and readily available grocery shopping. Will be back again to enjoy another stay and great hospitality from Dianne and Rudi
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. Hopefully you will be able to stay longer next time.
road improvement work is constant and we are sure you will find it much more accessible on your return visit. hope to see you again soon.
This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas
Escazu, Costa Rica

Great view, good house

  • 5 of 5
We spent two days with three families in the house. The setup really allowed us to enjoy the stay, view, the friends-time. The price you pay for that location is having to drive up a steep hill with 4x4, but we had those, so no worries for us. no A/C but not needed as the breeze is nice, and you are 500m above sea level which matters a couple of degrees as well. Beds are really queen size, so a bit cosy. Kitchen is small but functional, and has everything you need. We enjoyed nice evenings with homecooked (BBQ) dinnerson the terrace around the pool. Waterfalls close. Nice hike down (but very steep!) and up. enough beaches to choose from. We liked Playa Ventanas in Ojochal. owners (living on the property) are kind, flexible and ready to help with anything We'll be back
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return. Road improvements are constant and second time around you will find it much less of a challenge. We are almost finished our outdoor kitchen so there will be plenty of room for all the chefs who visit! thanks for taking the time to give us a thumbs up!
This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas

Dominical Adventures

  • 4 of 5
We were at Casa Mañana for two plus weeks and found the house to be more than ample for four. Outstanding features were powerful bar b que, refreshing swimming pool, clean and the road from Uvita is very steep and rutted, about 15 minutes one way.

Our hosts were excellent, assisting us well, while dealing with several challenging situations that required them to be off site much of the time. There were some minor things to deal with when they were not there. E mails were replied to promptly for resolution.

We especially enjoyed Hacienda Baru, excellent guided tours; ylang ylang restaurant and Goat House. Great music at Tortilla Flats and Rocca Verde. The mangrove tour, booked at the Uvita tourist office was fabulous: 14 bird varieties, a boa, Carmen, turtles, monkeys galore. Wilson Botanical Garden, san vidro. Views driving up and back are spectacular
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first time in our short rental history that we were off site and the first time we were really needed ON SITE! Serious family injury and broken limbs became our priority and for that I am sincerely sorry. We did the best we could under the circumstances. I would like to highly recommend you both as amazing renters who even took over watering our plants and hung in when we had a water problem that we werent there to resolve. Fortunately Rudi was able to fix it in minutes when he was able to return. You were great and we would welcome you back any time. thanks for all your support
This Mexican Inspired Casa Will Be Your Home Away From Home.
+001 -519 323 2156 (canada)
Uvita Puntarenas
Portland, OR

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


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


From $170 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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

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Updated: Apr 19, 2015


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


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


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


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

Location Type

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


  • 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.


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • 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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