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Many's House
No. California
1 review
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“#1 again”
Reviewed 11 January 2010

2nd time to Many's house. this time we brought the extended Costa Rican family and our new baby. Wonderful experience once again. For anyone who wants all the comforts of home, 5-star views, close to the beach, at a low price, this is the place. great facilities for cooking, gas stove, satellite tv, AC, no mosquitoes to speak of, surrounded by nature, secure, friendly. Did you figure out that we love Many's house yet?

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2009

Our stay at Many's house was wonderfully relaxing. The ocean view and magnificent sunsets, the swimming pool, and the comfortable house made us not want to leave, and we even extended our stay. We enjoyed the company of hummingbirds, toucans, tanagers, and even spotted elusive bell birds in a grove of primary rainforest nearby. By car, we had access to many pristine beaches, and there is one within walking distance. There are rainforest trails nearby. As we were on a working holiday, we were glad to find high speed internet in town, a short drive away. The house was spacious and well equipped, with an Italian-style shower, and no need for air conditioning (it is installed if you want it, but we didn't need it). Many is a kind host and we enjoyed his friendship and company. He will feed you the sweetest organic bananas that grow in his garden, and many other fruits. The swimming pool was great too! We highly recommend this place to couples looking for an intimate, off-the-beaten track experience.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2009

Our second visit to Manys house and loved it. Waking up to howler monkeys, toucans and parrots. The sunset view is beautiful. A short hike down to a beautiful secluded beach. We seen whales in front of the house on our whale watching tour! The cabinas are very nice with all the amenties of home. Many is a great owner and very accomodating. We will definately return and recommend this place of paradise!

  • Liked — Ocean view location with abundant wildlife
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2008

We have been going to Many's House for several years now and and always love the experience. The cabinas have spectacular ocean views and abut the rainforest so that monkeys, tucans, parrots and morpho butterflies are just a sample of what can be seen each day. The beach is a walk away and is one of the most beautiful in the region. Many is a attentive host and often invites guest to sunset drinks, or he takes the hint and allows the lovers their space. I would highly recommend this particular lodging for a complete Costa Rican experience!

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 8 December 2008

I have stayed at Many's house (2 of the cabinas) numerous times, once for a month, 2 other times for a week. My husband and I own property in CR and it is very convenient and easy for us to stay at Many's as we can cook and get around for our business appointments very easily. We are soon to build in the area and find it really easy to stay at Many's as it is close to everything we need to do. The cabinas are spacious, clean, comfortable and well stocked with phone service and Direct TV. The views are spectacular (no, really spectacular with the three sisters rock formations and Playa Ballena so close by) and the landscaping is a tropical paradise. We never get tired of waking to the Howler monkeys and watching the birds flying around the jungle in front of the cabinas. The pool is very relaxing after a long day of sightseeing, hiking or going to the beach. Many is very hospitable and gracious. If you need anything, just ask. After traveling for 20 years throughout CR, we find going to Many's comparable to "coming home" when we are there. A real find in one of the most spectacular areas of Costa Rica.......you won't be disappointed with your stay at Many's House. Oh, and tell Many we said "Hola". Jan and Jim Smith

  • Liked — The views, the monkeys and the birds
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
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Ballena
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Reviewed 19 July 2008

My husband and I stayed 1 week at Many's House in the largest cabin. We live in the area and had too many family members visiting us in our small house at one time so it was easier for us to stay elsewhere. It has a fully equipped kitchen, incredible bathroom, large deck and a panoramic view of the ocean from almost anywhere in the cabin. The cabin has beautiful wood ceilings, ceramic tile floors and is surrounded by a garden of tropical plants to enhance the ambiance of the jungle. The most amazing feature is definately the incredible ocean view of Tres Hermanas and Ballena Islands. It is a short walk to a secluded tropical beach or a quick amazing hike into the jungle to a large waterfall. Before we moved to Costa Rica we stayed at many different places in the area from budget to high end but never at Many's House. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend Many's House over anywhere else I have stayed in the area. The owner always asked if we needed anything and was very pleasant.

  • Liked — The sound of the waves at night and the ocean view.
  • Stayed June 2008, 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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