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Manu Retreats

Hatillo Rd, Dominical 25687, Costa Rica
Manu Retreats
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

You know it's a great trip when your 13 and 10 year old ask if they can come back every year. From the minute we pulled onto the property, it was an outstanding experience. Grace and Alex have created a beautiful hideaway perched above a sweeping valley that converges with the Pacific. Each part of the day brought magical wildlife... More 

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South Porcupine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We can't say enough about our recent stay at Manu Villas Pavilion! The private mountain villa surrounded by the lush rainforest with spectacular views of the Pacific is absolutely beautiful. The villa was immaculate with well kept grounds. The infinite pool, that appears perfectly perched on the mountain side, is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My experience at Manu will be highly memorable, from the location (a breezy jungle-top spot overlooking the rushing waves of the Pacific.. privacy.. friendly and attentive caretakers nearby) to the grounds and house. The patio is perfect for sunbathing, with a fresh, cool infinity pool surrounded by the exotic flora and fauna of this region. I enjoyed the frogs, birds,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I can't imagine a more peaceful, relaxing place than the pavilion at Manu. Oh how i miss having wine by the pool and watching Toucans in the trees above me. I'll try to post pictures of the view-amazing. We took advantage of having Grace cook meals most nights and her cooking did not disappoint. Her fish dishes were fine dining... More 

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Soldotna, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Located on the doorstep of one of the most biologically diverse rainforests in the world, his property delivers at all levels.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

The calculus of Manu Villas is magical but is by no mean an accident.The owner's Alex, an Austrian and his gracious wife aptly named Grace, have creative a very special place that will lovingly haunt your conscience and subconscience with memories of spectacular sunsets, the distinct, rhythmic calls of toucans, the cool fresh water of the infinity pool ,the velvety... More 

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Mt Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

This is the perfect vacation! Evidence our 5/6 year history.......other places on the CR west coast can not compare. And not only are the accomodations primo, Alex and Grace are the perfect host and hostess. You can't go wrong here!

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

This dream home was absolutely fabulous with every detail attended to. The views of the surrounding jungle terrain as well as the ocean were just awesome as were the variety of wild birds and monkeys that we were able to capture on camera! We were fortunate to meet the owners, a lovely couple, Alex and Grace, and enjoy their company... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

We stayed in the Bosque en el Cielo for our honeymoon earlier this month and cannot say enough good things about it. It was better than we could have imagined. Alex and Grace were on vacation during our stay but made sure that we were well taken care of by their groundskeeper, Jose and the rest of the staff. The... More 

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Whale Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Our stay at Manu Villas was absolutely exquisite. If there is anything remotely like it elsewhere in Costa Rica I would be surprised. The setting, the facilities, the privacy, the ambiance, the food, the owners'attention to our comfort and details are beyond compare and all the superlatives I can think of fall miles short. Quite simply a place to go... More 

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