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“Great location, Great host”
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Many's House
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great location, Great host”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

3rd time to CR. 7 persons, 6 nights.1st time to Ballena,

These are house rentals. Manny is a great host. The houses are well located. high enough to get a brease. AC was not needed.

Nearby waterfall is beautiful.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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california
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

We rented Villa Piedra for 4 days. The house was a one bedroom with kitchen, living room, and bath. Our favorite part of the house was our large balcony that faced the west. Every night we sat and sipped wine while watching the sun reflect on the ocean and the clouds change colors. It was amazing. I have never stayed anywhere that had a more incredible view. The house was comfortable and suited our needs for a truly relaxing vacation. Many (the owner) was very helpful and checked on us each day to make sure that we were fine and not in need of anything. He recommended a great place for dinner, Exotica. We had a romantic table and a lovely meal. Hopefully, we will be able to return to Many/s house in the future.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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BROOKLIN
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2010

Located high on a hillside in the Uvita area. Very quiet and private with wonderful sweeping views of the Pacific. Many has four small houses of different sizes, all fully equipped for comfortable housekeeping. He lives on the premises and checks in regularly. My wife and I stayed here for two days after being disappointed at a neighboring "Ecolodge". For complete privacy and quiet this place cannot be beat.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bc
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2010

Would recommend Manys to anyone! The veiws,wildlife,sunsets and jungle setting are the best we've experienced in Costa Rica.Many is very friendly and helpful giving all kinds of valuable tips in planning your days adventure. The grounds, pool and houses are all impecably kept.. We will return and stay longer! Can't wait.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Ontario
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

The sunsets and bird-watching were amazing. Toucans, parrots, and a variety of other native birds produced daily entertainment as they paraded past our deck, while the howler monkeys provided the background chorus. Delightful!
The luxury one bedroom bungalow with full kitchen facilities, spacious living area and large deck was modern, clean and comfortable. We appreciated the pristine, large pool and hot tub as well. For 10 days, we settled in and totally relaxed!
Nearby, beautiful Playa Ballena became our daily playground where we swam, walked and explored. There are other lovely beaches in the area which we discovered as well - be sure to seek out Playa Ventanas.
Our host, Many, was attentive and came by every day to inquire if we needed anything. Repairs or replacements were looked after immediately. We especially appreciated the drive into Uvita to grocery shop when we were without a vehicle. We enjoyed many pleasant and interesting conversations together, and by the time we left, it was hard to say goodbye to our new friend.
After travelling extensively for two months throughout Costa Rica, we would highly recommend Many's House for an extended stay. Some of our warmest memories and best photos come from our time spent here and surrounding area. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Champaign, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

Many´s House is located on a mountainside with a spectacular view, surrounded by nature in the form of native trees, shrubs and flowers. Mature ornamental plantings landscape the three airy modern cabins, and Many has an interesting and extensive planting of seldom seen and unusual tropical fruit trees. Quite a few of the plantings are labeled in English, Spanish and with Latin names. We especially enjoy the quiet tranquil mood here, just far enough away from the Costanera highway and crowds, however you have all the amenities of Uvita, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, hardware stores, gas stations, etc., etc., nearby. There are a couple restaurants closeby, and the beaches are also accessible. The affable owner is helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the Pacific Coast region and can advise on your particular interests. You are close to Oro Verde, just above Uvita, which is a renouned birdwatchers haven. Did I forget the swimming pool, definitely not, it is one of nicest pools around, and kept pristine by the hard working staff. Need help in translating...Many is fluent in Spanish, English, German and Hebrew! Use Manys House as your base of operations and have the best of all worlds.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Oldsmar, Florida
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Reviewed 12 January 2010

Peaceful, tranquil, great views, great property, very kind owner.

We stayed in the wooden villa for 2 nights and loved the spaciousness. We particular liked the glass enclosed shower in our room. Many's is so thoughtful, providing fresh star fruit upon arrival and offering any assistance to make our stay delightful. It's great to have laundry available on the premises. The pool was clean & gorgeous and we feel we made a new friend! It's a great get-away-from-it-all place! And the price is right too. Our only regret is that we weren’t there when the mango and papaya were ripe!

Things that may be important to you: It sits right on the obscure rocky road (not at all like a main road or highway) in the middle of a steep hill so if your windows are open, you can hear the rare vehicle that goes by. Since the villas are open, if the neighbors have a small vocal child or are loud, you'll hear them. There are no meal options or wi-fi. There is a very friendly German shepherd. We would be sure to have our own vehicle and stay longer.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Many's House
Address: Alto de Ballena | Costa Ballena, Ballena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ballena
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Ballena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Many's House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular view of the sunset behind Ballena Island and Tres Hermanas Rocks. Enjoy a ten minute walk to Playa Ballena. Beautiful, individual luxury one and two bedroom casitas with full kitchens. All casitas have a spectacular view of the sunset behind Ballena Island and Tres Hermanas Rocks. Two casitas are suitable for long term rental. Amenities include A/C, ceiling fans, Direct TV, telephone and Internet. All casitas have full kitchens and are completely furnished. Large pool and Jacuzzi on premises to use, enjoy and watch the sunset. ... more   less 
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