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“Ideal Family Vacation”
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Inside the Main Living Pavilion
Pool
Main Living Pavilion
Pool and Main Living Pavilion
Beach entrance to the Bali House
View of the Bali House from above
Monkeys at the edge of the pool
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Dressing Room
Outside Shower - Master Bedroom
Copper sinks and tubs
Main Living Pavilion
Main Living Pavilion
Master Bathroom
Water feature
Bedroom #4
Jesus Christ Lizard - they walk on water!
Bathroom in Bedroom #4
Bathroom - Bedroom #5
Sunsets on the beach are not to be missed!
Bathroom - Bedroom #3
Beach in front of the Bali House
Beach in front of Bali House looking towards Manuel Antonio National Park
Island right in front of the property
Toucan outside the window
Chairs and Hammocks provided at the beach
Beach in front of our property
The Bali House is located directly behind these palm trees
The beach
A great place to take a nap...
Path from the Bali House to the beach
View of the Bali House when coming back from the beach
Suspended infinity pool
Building which houses bedrooms 4 and 5
Kitchen
Kitchen
Pool and Main Living Pavilion
Decking which connects all of the bedrooms with the main house
Bathroom - Bedroom #3
Bed in Bedroom #2
The Bali House nestled into the rainforest
Bedrooms 2 and 3 on the left
Bridge from Main Living Pavilion to Bedroom #2
Master Suite
Bridge over water feature going from Main Living Pavilion to Master Suite
Pool and poolside Gazebo
Suspended Infinity Edge Pool
Mono Titi Monkey - frequent visitors at the Bali House
Bali House
Pool
Sloth hanging from the mango tree poolside
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5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Alanjeann...
Montreal, Canada
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“Ideal Family Vacation”
Reviewed 9 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We were looking for the ideal house to accommodate our family of 11, 6 adults and 5 children. We wanted 5 separate bedrooms, a pool, on the beach and close to restaurants. The Bali House ( Casa Akira) proved to meet all our expectations and more.

Our dealings with Peter Forer the owner manager were smooth and timely. He answered all our questions in great detail. It would help if he had a PayPal account or took credit cards but this was a minor inconvenience. He arranged for transfers from San Jose to the home and these all went smoothly.

The layout of the house was ideal for our purposes. There was a master suite for the Grandparents - sufficiently removed from the action to allow a good nights sleep. Each family had an apartment with separate bedrooms( downstairs from the main) to allow the parents sufficient space from the kids. We all met in the common area with a large sitting / dining area by the kitchen and looking out onto the pool.

The pool became the focal point of our days with the 5 children ( ages 4 - 11 ) spending most of their time frolicking in the waters. We also spent time at the beach - a 2 minute walk through the jungle to the 2 mile Manuel Antonio beach. The waves were large which was a turn off for the 4 year old but exciting for the rest.

The wildlife at the house was amazing. Monkeys, lizards, sloths and birds. We saw everything in our own back yard that we saw on a trip to Manuel Antonio park. Don't leave a banana on the chair or a monkey will swoop down and steal it.

Fernando the house caretaker was amazing. He arranged for a supply of food to await our arrival. He cooked our first night meal. He cooked the fish we caught. He arranged the tours we took and the taxis we needed. The vacation would not have been the same without him.

The location of the villa is ideal in the middle of Manuel Antonio. Every evening we walked the kilometre up the hill to one of the dozen restaurants on the main road. It was not fine dining but more than met the needs of a family of 11. We also walked down the beach to the village at Manuel Antonio Park and used the 60 cent bus to go into Quepos.

If you are looking for the place to have an extended family vacation, the Bali House is the ideal spot.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 11 June 2012 for a stay in February 2011

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NV
Reviewed 7 June 2012 for a stay in December 2008

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Tampa
Reviewed 7 June 2012 for a stay in May 2010

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