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Casa Manana-Luxurious Ocean View Home with Beautiful Pool and Waterfall in Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste)

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vacation rental description

This beautiful 4 bedroom air-conditioned 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 peaceful and serene vacation spot, you've found it at Casa Manana.

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!!

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.

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Dirk Owen 214 652-4300

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2500 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
    • ocean view
    • beach
    • near the ocean
  • Theme
    • family
    • away from it all
  • General
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • 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.
    • parking
    • clothes dryer
    • telephone
      • (3) Free local calls from the house.
    • air conditioning
      • 6 romote controlled A/C units and ceiling fans in every room
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • iron & board
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • water cooler
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • security system
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • washing machine
    • filtered water
    • shampoo
    • safe
    • internet
    • broadband access
      • High Speed Internet has been installed at the house if you need to keep in touch with the office back home.
    • 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.
  • Kitchen
    • catering available
    • kitchen
    • cooking utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • dishwasher
    • freezer
    • refrigerator
    • oven
    • microwave
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • ice maker
    • stove
    • pantry items
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
    • outdoor pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 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
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8
    • 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.
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • vcr
    • dvd player
    • satellite / cable
    • video library
    • radio
    • cd player
    • books
    • books for adults
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
    • beach towels
    • gated community
    • patio
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • terrace
    • outdoor grill gas
    • porch / veranda
    • outdoor grill
    • tennis court
    • lanai / gazebo
  • Suitability
    • pets considered
    • wheelchair accessible
    • smoking allowed
    • pets not allowed
    • children welcome
    • long-term renters welcome
    • low allergen environment
  • Onsite Services
    • concierge
  • Notes
    • 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!

activities and attractions in Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste) Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • bay/sound
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • forests
    • marina
    • reefs
    • restaurants
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
    • rain forests
    • museums
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • boating
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • whale watching
    • scenic drives
    • eco tourism
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • gambling casinos
    • sight seeing
    • walking
    • outlet shopping
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling/diving
    • spelunking
    • wind-surfing
    • mountain biking
    • basketball court
    • kayaking
    • whitewater rafting
    • rafting
    • snorkeling
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing
    • jet skiing
    • mountain climbing
    • deepsea fishing
    • golf
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • sailing
    • cycling

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  • owner Dirk Owen
  • phone 214 652-4300
  • 2nd phone 214 652-4074

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Green Season
Apr 27 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 nights
Special Rate
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
7 nights
High Season
Nov 16 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 nights
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
$1400 - $3400/ weekly, Discounts available on multiple weeks.
Green Season April 27th - August 31st - $1750 weekly, includes maid service.
Special Rate September 1st - November 15th - $1400/ weekly, includes maid service.
High Season November 16th - December 19th - $2200/ weekly, includes maid service.
Christmas/New Years December 20th - January 1st - $3400/ weekly, includes maid service.

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traveler reviews for this playa hermosa (guanacaste) house rental

Great Vacation! Great House!

Review submitted: March 12, 2014   Date of arrival: February 8, 2014

Our family of 7 (4 adults/3 kiddos) had a great time in Costa Rica! Dirk and Lisa’s house (Casa Manana) was very clean and comfortable, fully equipped with all the essentials (even spices in the kitchen) and made for the perfect location to explore the area. The first couple of days were mostly spent on the beautiful Playa Hermosa loved the snow cone vendors J There are some nice shaded areas, but you’ll want to bring your sunscreen if you plan on staying for the day. Also, really enjoyed the outdoor patio and pool at the house...the gas grill was a bonus. During our trip, we decided to drive up to the mountains of Rincon de la Viejo to a place called Vandara Hot Springs. You’ve got to do this if you’re going to be in the’s about an hour and a half from the house. For around $80 a head, we went horseback riding, did the zip line/canopy tour, flew down a ¼ mile long water slide (kind of scary), relaxed in a hot natural spring swimming pool, did the volcanic mud rub AND had a fantastic all organic day ever! The last couple of days, we ended up visiting some of the other nearby beach towns (Playa Coco, Playa Flamingo and Playa Tamarindo). Everyone enjoyed the excursions, but the general consensus was that we had made the right decision to stay in Playa Hermosa.
Also wanted to add that Dirk (the owner) was extremely helpful. He spent a good deal of time visiting on the phone with us and sent additional information, a concierge package and photos of the neighborhood and beach. Guss (the concierge/property manager) was great as well! When we first arrived at the gate, he introduced us to the guard, took us up to the house, showed us around and answered all of our questions. It was nice knowing Guss was just a phone call away if we needed anything or had other questions. All in all we had a fantastic time in Costa Rica and we would definitely recommend staying at Casa Manana!!!

Owners response: Hey Pat,
Thank you so much for all the kind words and glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation! Please keep in touch and let us know when you guys are interested in heading down again.

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Absolutely fantastic!

Review submitted: October 19, 2013   Date of arrival: September 28, 2013

Firstly, I would like to say that from my very first contact, Dirk was brilliant. Always very prompt at answering emails and a couple of times he even phoned me in the UK, which I really appreciated. He even colluded with a friend of mine from Memphis to arrange a surprise visit....that made my holiday, thanks Dirk :-)

The house was exactly as described and had everything you need to make your stay comfortable. There were 8 of us, and we never felt cramped. Like one of the previous reviewers, we also like to eat together, so when we wanted to eat inside, we just brought in the outside problem.

One of the best features has to be the pool, which is beautifully maintained. We made ourselves a net and played water volleyball daily, which was so much fun.

The staff are lovely. Guss is extremely helpful and always on hand should any problems occur. The groundsman Gordo, is a legend, so friendly. He popped by daily and even though we speak little or no Spanish, we got on so well and laughed a lot together.

We went in "green" season and I am so glad we did. The surrounding area was lush and we prefer it with fewer tourists. There's plenty to do in the surrounding area. If you like adventure, it's a haven.

I would highly recommend both Dirk, his property and the area. One of the best holidays we have had in a long time!

Owners response: Hey Suzie, You're the best!!! Thanks for the great review and so glad you guys enjoyed your stay at Casa Manana. I'll be sure and pass on your compliments to Guss and Gordo...they'll really appreciate the kind words:) Thanks again and hopefully we'll be hearing from you again!

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A Great Week at Casa MaƱana

Review submitted: September 9, 2013   Date of arrival: August 17, 2013

We had an amazing week at Casa Mañana. There were 8 of us and the house was plenty spacious for four older adults, two young adults and two teenagers. We drove from San Jose and (of course) the drive was longer than we expected) but once we got there we were treated to a house that was so comfortable and had practically everything we needed. We especially liked the great views, the warm pool with waterfall and the constant stream of birds and lizards that greeted us on the patio.

Playa Hermosa is a wonderful beach, calm, beautiful, not at all crowded. We also spent time snorkeling at Ocatel Beach just a few miles south of Hermosa.

We had two weeks in CR and spent the first here with our four children and mother-in-law and father-in-law. We all zip lined, went fishing with Captain Al, went rafting and some of us played golf nearby. We did a lot of cooking and had a lot of wonderful family time.

We really were impressed with how well equipped the house was and how close to restaurants, markets and the beach we were. Our only complaint was that the dining room table only sat 4. We are a family that loves to eat together so this was a bit challenging for to have to separate the group into those sitting at the counter and those sitting at the table.

Thanks Dirk for having such a great vacation house. We will absolutely be returning.

Owners response: Hey Tom,
Thank you so much for the great review!!! Glad you and your family enjoyed our home and surrounding sites...sounds like guys had a big time! Thanks again and let me know when you're ready to head back down.

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Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste) vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 08/1/2006.