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“Yoga Retreat in Absolute Paradise”
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Inside the Main Living Pavilion
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Main Living Pavilion
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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
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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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Bethany W
Austin, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Yoga Retreat in Absolute Paradise”
Reviewed July 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We enjoyed our 1st trip to Casa Bali so much, we decided to come back and host a week-long Yoga & Meditation retreat here with 10 women. It was absolute paradise and exceeded all of our expectations (which were high to begin with)!!! The property was even more magical than we remembered ~ daily visits from monkeys, the sound of the waves crashing, so many exotic birds, the ocean & infinity pool to cool us down, lounging in hammocks, sunset beach walks.... One of the biggest treats was that an adorable baby sloth was discovered at the property and every day we would check in on it to see where it was snuggling.

Although it was the wet season, the weather was beautiful and only rained a few times which we really enjoyed. We hosted morning and afternoon meditation/yoga classes (the property offers an indoor and outdoor space); we felt completely immersed in nature and peace. Evenings were spent with fun activities such as art, dance, & moonlit swims. We hired Desiree to prepare all of our meals which were over-the-top incredible ~ dishes like organic kale fritters, mahi mahi, tuna sashimi, fresh salads, tropical fruit, gallo pinto, seafood paella, lobster, banana flambée, tres leches cheesecake...you get the picture :) The house manager's wife can also prepare dishes for you but she was unavailable for this trip. We did experience her cooking last year and loved it.

The staff is so friendly and helpful ~ they truly care about each and every person having a joyful, stress-free experience. We felt like one big Costa Rican family living the Pura Vida life. The house manager helped us set up a few tours: ziplining, vanilla spice tour, and a guided tour of Manuel Antonio Parc (highly recommended). A favorite place for happy hour was Barba Roja (a short cab ride or a walk). We had a great time walking into town via the beach and shopping.

This property offers the perfect experience of everything Costa Rica has to offer: rainforest, jungle, beach, friendly town; you can be as active or inactive as you'd like. The property itself is stunning with lovely amenities like AC (not very common in Costa Rica). And it actually is beach-front ~ some rental homes claim to be beach-front when in reality they are high up on a cliff. I visited several retreat centers all over the country and this was by far the best option for our retreat. We are already planning another one next year! Thank you to everyone at Casa Bali for making our experience truly unforgettable.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Experiencing nature while feeling pampered in luxury
Liked least: Not knowing when I should shower - will I swim in the pool or ocean again? ;)
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LisaT48
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Even better than the photos!”
Reviewed June 25, 2015 for a stay in February 2014
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The house was perfect for our group - 4 families with kids from 1 to 15 years of age. Lots of space to do your own thing, and perfect for getting together for meals. The staff at the house were wonderful and very helpful. Can't wait to go back!

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: The house was beautiful
Liked least: nothing!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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123T-Bone...
Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
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“5 stars is not enough for this fabulous place!!!”
Reviewed June 2, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The Bali House was an amazing place to stay. The staff were wonderful and incredibly helpful, they made us feel very welcome. The views were unbelievable. The pool is perfection! The beach is great. There was plenty to do and plenty to see within walking distance. I can't wait to start planning another trip to the Bali House in Costa Rica.

Date of stay: January 2015
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Liked best: The feel of the place
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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kd0922
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
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“Highly Recommended!”
Reviewed May 25, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our group of five couples stayed at Bali House last week, and it was a great time! The house itself is ideal for a large group, as each room is well appointed with a private bathroom. Fernando, Maria, and the house staff were attentive and helpful in many ways. The on-property, private access to the beach puts this place at the top of the list for a vacation rental.

Date of stay: May 2015
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Flowood, Mississippi
Reviewed May 21, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: The infinity pool
Liked least: Nothing! Even the non-air conditioned living room didn't bother me :)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 22, 2015
thank you for your kind words!! We fully agree with you and love the place as much as you. Peter & Lily
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Stephenie...
Springfield, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful property, fabulous location and wonderful staff = a perfect vacation!”
Reviewed April 7, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The Bali House and surrounding property are both exceptionally beautiful and allowed our group of family and friends to truly experience the best of Costa Rica -- a first for all of us. We were impressed with Fernando and Maria (and absolutely loved Iliana's cooking) -- they played an integral role in allowing us to have an enjoyable and relaxing trip and truly made us feel like we were "home" for the week. Each looked to exceed our expectations at every turn....it was a perfect vacation indeed.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: Home, property and staff
Liked least: Coffee maker
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Smokinsta...
Savannah, Georgia
1 review
“THE BALLI HOUSE / COSTA RICA PROVIDED THE MOST AMAZING VACATION / BIRTHDAY EVER”
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We saw the Bali House by chance in 2006 during our honeymoon to Costa Rica... and my wife has ALWAYS wanted to return and actually stay at the house. For her 30th birthday, I surprised her by renting the house and having 10 of our closed friends join us to celebrate. Peter, Maria, and Fernanda were absolutely amazing. They made the process of leasing the house, arranging travel, excursions, and everything else a breeze. It really was one of the easiest trips to plan.

The house is everything the description saws and more. The architecture is beautiful, the view is breathtaking, and the access the beach is perfect. The location made it very convenient to get to restaurant, attractions, and excursions. It was simply AMAZING!!

The best part of the trip was the look on everyone's face when we got to the house and saw the view. Picture do not do it justice. The house is perfect, the view is perfect, and the staff is perfect. Will definitely be visiting again... soon I hope!!!

Thanks Peter, Maria, and Fernanda for making this such a memorible vacaton / birthday... I'm sure its one she want forget.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: having to leave
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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