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“A jungle paradise!”
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Many's House
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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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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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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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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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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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!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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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: £72 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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