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Popular Rainforest Villa with Views of the Ocean & Lots of Wildlife

Cindy Houck

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Cindy Houck

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Popular Rainforest Villa with Views of the Ocean & Lots of Wildlife

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Trundle bed in Living Room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Villa Mot Mot in Tulemar has one bedroom with two Queen size beds. There is also a pull-out trundle style day bed in the living room. There is a kitchen with a large wrap-around deck that looks out onto the ocean and is visited daily by the families of monkeys in the area. The veranda is covered for outside seating and dining and includes a hammock. The villa is located in a private gated property in the rainforest that has a private beach, the only one of its kind in the area.

Wireless Internet, phone for local calls

Full maid service included

Keywords: Villa, rainforest, private, private beach, beach, monkeys, sloth, toucan, retreat, family, honeymoon, romantic, couple

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Cindy Houck (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Cindy Houck

Cindy Houck

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family of 4 just returned from an amazing week in Costa Rica! Our 2nd half of the trip was in Tulemar, in Villa Mot Mot. The service was amazing, from the time we made the reservation to the time we departed. Our personal assistant Chris sent emails on preparing for our vacation, and ideas on things to do. He even sent directions for our drive from Arenal to Manuel Antonio, and gave us a personal tour of Tulemar when we arrived. He set up excursions, made our reservations, and was always available. The grounds and private beach were amazing! Plenty of wildlife, pools, and shuttles to help with the steep hills. Loved everything about our stay- the view, the free kayaks and boogie boards, large Villas, location, service! This was definitely one of the best vacations that we have ever have. We will definitely be back!



This is not a 5 star property, it is a 10 star property.
Aug 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Popular Rainforest Villa with Views of the Ocean & Lots of Wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Philadelphia, PA
5

Villa Mot Mot = Monkeys

  • 5 of 5

Tulemar Villas is very near to the other upscale hotels in Manuel Antonio and a short, 5-minute drive to the National Park. Of all the small, octagonal villas in Tulemar, reviews seemed to peg Villa Mot Mot as the best for close-up monkey-viewing, since it's situated higher up on the hill and is even with the top of a forest canopy that serves as a sort of "monkey highway". The first afternoon, a troop of the endangered squirrel monkeys was hanging out for about a half hour in the trees just in front of our deck. The next morning around dawn, a few white-faced capuchin monkeys ran across the roof. At Tulemar's beach, we had a capuchin troop passing through during our second afternoon. On our last morning, only about an hour before we were planning to leave, we got a BIG experience: a troop of capuchins spent 20 minutes romping on our deck and rolling around in the hammock as we sat there beside them in awe.

The interior of Mot Mot seemed either newly updated or simply well maintained. The two queen beds and trundle worked well for mom, dad and our teenaged son. The a/c was needed and great. The pool, fortunately, is only a short hike up the hill from Mot Mot.

The concierge team gets in touch with you and emails a list of activities as soon as you book. You generally deal with the same person via email leading-up to your arrival and the response time to any questions is very quick. In our case, we booked a mangrove swamp boat tour while we were there, with the help of our excellent personal concierge, Al.

There are trails to the beach and if you're feeling lazy, a free shuttle ride to and from. Oh yeah, here's a nice touch: there is a ton of free gear available at the beach to Tulemar guests, including boogie boards and kayaks. There's also a tent set-up to serve snacks, as well as a bar and several nice, umbrella-covered tables under the trees.

Villa Mot Mot was a great way to experience wildlife up close and personal. I wouldn't recommend just sitting around the room, however. Manuel Antonio National Park is right down the road and there is plenty of wildlife there as well. We watched with delight, squirrel monkeys in the trees there, raccoons on the beach and an uber-large crocodile in the river delta. If you're looking for a fun stay in a wildlife rich environment, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Thank you for the wonderful review. It sounds like you were pretty busy enjoying Tulemar with all of its amenities. It definitely is one of a kind property. Lots to do and see and close to everything. Please come back and stay with us again. There is always more to do or just relax at our wonderful beach or pools. Pura Vida, Cindy
Hillsborough, NJ
5

So perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We are here right now, staying in Villa Mot Mot. It is heaven. The property is beautiful. The staff is super friendly. Our concierge Al, has been so helpful. Always there to give us a dinner recommendations, a ride to the supermarket, or just there to ensure our excursions are on track. The pools, beach and restaurants have been great for us. 3 kids ages 6,8,10...love it here. Monkeys on our deck and by the pools and beach. We did the Quepos canyoning tour, surf lessons and are going white water rafting tomorrow. Loving Costa Rica!! Mot Mot is perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, I agree, Mot Mot is heaven. Everyone who stays there says the same thing. It is pretty hard to get a family to go back home from Tulemar. I am so glad that you are enjoying Tulemar and the area. Please come back and stay with us again. Pura Vida, Cindy
Philadelphia, PA
5

Beautiful Stay in Villa Mot Mot

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Manuel Antonio on the beautiful property of Tulemar. It is a very resort like atmosphere - pools, restaurant on site, private beach, shuttle drivers, personal concierge - with a Costa Rican twist. That "twist" would be the amazing monkeys, sloths, iguanas, etc that you can see just by hanging out on the property. We stayed in Villa Mot Mot and found it very beautiful. My husband and I, our two kids, and my 84 year old dad stayed in the villa. There are 2 queen beds and a sofa bed that has a pull out mattress for a separate person. That gave us all the room we needed. The balcony was huge with an amazing view of the ocean - plus, it is RIGHT ON the path that the white faced Capuchins like to take to go down the the beach. Several times were were lucky enough to see them come through the trees and play on the balcony for a bit before they moved on their way. We also came home one day to a sloth hanging off the tree just 5 feet from where we were standing. That was so awesome. There are lots of inclines and steps around the property - this Villa in particular is located down lots of little steps so my 84 year old dad really got to get some exercise. Once you get to the top however you can have a shuttle pick up and take you to the beach or up to the front gate of the property. Our concierge for the week was Alcione who worked SO HARD to make everything perfect for us. He checked in everyday, booked our tours, drove us to get our groceries the first day, took us to Quepos, and took our laundry to get done. The man was awesome. He made our stay at Tulemar so easy and comfortable - we really can't thank him enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barb, Thank you for the nice review. Tulemar is a special place as you know. There is so much to do and see. Mot Mot is such a wonderful property that offers great views from balcony. Lots of animals stopping by to say hello. Everyone who stays in this property loves it. I know you can see why. We hope you do come back and stay with us again soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
Stratham, NH
5

Villa Mot Mot

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 nights at Villa Mot Mot with our two daughters. Villa was beautiful with a nicely equipped kitchen, great furniture, wifi, comfortable beds, amazing deck overlooking the ocean and lush vegetation. Various monkeys (Titi and White-faced) came and visit multiple times! Concierge service was outstanding - Al and Diego truly take care of all your needs and are always available for you, which provides a great piece of mind. The location is extremely quiet. Beach is nice and quiet as well. Fun amenities are available at no cost - kayaks, boogie boards....David at the beach was great too. So helpful! Restaurant at the main pool was very good - smoothies were delicious. Overall, top quality service and place to stay. Memorable trip. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks William for staying with us at Mot Mot. I am so glad that you and your family had a great time. Please come back and visit again soon. Tulmar is truly paradise isn't it? Pura Vida, Cindy
Denver, CO
5

Villa Mot Mot

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place with an amazing staff. If you are looking for a fantastic place in Manual Antonio, look no further. Everything from the room, view, check-in/out, pools, private beach, and personal concierge was just wonderful. We especially loved our personal concierge, Chris. He was so helpful! He and the other staff members provide you with the best excursions and arranges everything for you (trust me there are some bad excursions/guides if you are not careful). In addition, the place is gated and we felt secure at all times. I never vacation in the same spot twice, but my wife & I agreed we will surely come here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom for the nice review. Tulemar is a special place as you know. There is so much to do and see. We hope you do come back and stay with us again soon. Cindy
Boston, MA
5

Central location, gorgeous views, incredible service--what more can you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from spending 5 days at Villa Mot Mot. It was everything we dreamed of and much more. Starting with our pre-trip planning with our Concierge, Vanessa, and continuing on site with our daily Concierges, Al and Jon, our vacation was perfect. There was no detail, large or small, that went unnoticed by our Concierge Team. Every day Al, Jon or Vanessa would find us and make sure our day was going smoothly or if we needed anything to make our day better.

Villa Mot Mot was beautifully appointed with fabulous views and privacy. It is simply a great place to vacation. Everything associated with the Villa is first class. Each and every day, we were visited by monkeys, beautiful birds and geckos. The sunsets from our balcony were unbelievable . If you go to Tulemar, do not pass up the opportunity to have an in suite massage with Vanessa and Elizabeth. My goodness, I believe it was the best massage that my wife and I have ever had.

The beach at Tulemar is wonderful and private . Dave, the beach concierge, will set you up with complimentary beach chairs and towels. There are also boogie boards and kayaks for use. The beach also has the regular monkey visits along with a couple of sloths.

Getting around Tulemar is easy, simply call the shuttle and within a few minutes you can get to anywhere that you wish. Be aware, that there is some seriously step areas of Tulemar that are difficult to avoid. Being in reasonable shape, the steepness should not present a problem to anyone.

While at Tulemar, we ate at the Buena Vista Restaurant on site for dinner which was very good, Café Milagro for incredible breakfasts and dinners, Falafel for super Lunches, and Emilio’s for great dinners.

Off Site, we went to Manuel Antonio National Park which was awesome and only a ten minute drive or bus ride away. The park itself is great but a guide makes the experience so much better. They see and find things that you have no chance of seeing with out them. 

So we are home now and planning another trip to Tulemar as soon as we can arrange it !!!! Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, Thank you for the great review. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. Tulemar is very special and so is Mot Mot. Everyone who stays in Mot Mot loves it. The views are amazing but everything about Mot Mot is special. There is so much to do and see in Tulemar and in Manuel Antonio. Or just relax on the beach and enjoy some quiet time. Looking forward to your next stay. Until then, Pura Vida, Cindy

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Quepos Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tulemar Beach
Car: not necessary

Our properties are surrounded by jungle and the wildlife is abundant; you'll see monkeys, sloths and exotic birds throughout the property and on our hiking trails. At the Tulemar Beach you'll find warm, tropical waters with a sandy beach and lots of shady palm trees plus free lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards, towels and food/beverage service.

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Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 3 2015
1 night minimum stay
$550
$3,795
 
 
April 2015
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$450
$2,895
 
 
May - Aug 2015
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,595
 
 
Sept - Nov 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,395
 
 
Pre-Holidays 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
$450
$2,895
 
 
Holidays 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
$700
$4,865
 
 
Jan-Mar 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$450
$2,895
 
 
Easter 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,795
 
 
April 2016
Apr 2 2016 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$450
$2,895
 
 
May 2016
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,545
 
 
Jun-Aug 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,545
 
 
Sept -Nov 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,395
 
 
Pre-Holiday 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$450
$2,895
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,075
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,395
 

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Tax Rate 4.0%

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Access to the only private beach in the area.

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