TULEMAR RESORT-TRIPADVISOR AWARD WINNER-MOST WILDLIFE VISITS-AMAZING

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
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TULEMAR RESORT-TRIPADVISOR AWARD WINNER-MOST WILDLIFE VISITS-AMAZING

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

VILLA KISKADEE

Villa Kiskadee is a beautiful, three level, four suite, Tropical Modern style home with pool, located in Tulemar Gardens. It is perched on a large, private, estate sized lot and has spectacular and dramatic ocean views; without a doubt, some of the best in the area! The house has two master suites; one with a king, the other two queen beds. It has two guest suites; one with two queen beds and the other has a trundle bed, a single on top with a single that pulls out below. (9 guests max please) Each suite is complete with bath, terrace and ocean views. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas plus a huge modern kitchen. Due to its secluded location, the house is visited daily by monkeys, sloths and toucans!

TULEMAR GARDENS

Villa Kiskadee is located in Tulemar and that is exactly where you want to be in Manuel Antonio. It is the only gated and secure 33 acre resort development in Manuel Antonio with its own private beach. There are nature and hiking trails leading thru the jungle areas complete with plaques describing trees and vegetation. The private beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling and has free lounge chairs, umbrellas, sea kayaks, and boogie boards for all guests to use. Food and beverage service is available. You can walk 5 minutes down the hill to the beach and either walk back up or take the resort shuttle. Tulemar is located in the heart of Manuel Antonio, within walking distance to the best restaurants and fun bars. The national park is just minutes down the street. A rental car is not necessary. We can even arrange a private chef.

 

PERSONAL BUTLER SERVICE

One of the things our guests rave about the most, is the unexpected and unrivaled service they received during their stay at Villa Kiskadee from Mauricio, their own personal butler. Mauricio, a native of Costa Rica, graduated from ULACIT university with a business degree and then spent three years in the US working and studying English. After his time in the US, he returned to Costa Rica to work in banking and hospitality, learning the high level of service required to excel in both industries. He takes pride in knowing what guests expect staying in a luxury vacation rental, and utilizes his extensive network of local contacts to fulfill all our guests’ wishes. You can feel comfortable at Villa Kiskadee knowing that whatever you need during your stay will be taken care of by Mauricio. From transportation to the house from San Jose, to tours, activities, restaurant reservations, spa services and even surf lessons, Mauricio handles it all.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Ed Houck

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Ed Houck manager for Villa Kiskadee

Ed Houck purchased this villa in 2005

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This home is very private, but close to everything in Manuel Antonio.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

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Tulemar Resort-Tripadvisor Award Winner-Most Wildlife Visits-Amazing
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
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Tulemar Resort-Tripadvisor Award Winner-Most Wildlife Visits-Amazing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227841vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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First time in Costa Rica

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
First time in Costa Rica and we had a great time at Tulemar. Staff went way out of the way to meet every need and even took us on a private snorkeling and surfing trip. House was amazing with great views, great pools and monkeys all around you.

Walked to some great restaurants and close enough to zip line, and all other activitie
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Tulemar Resort-Tripadvisor Award Winner-Most Wildlife Visits-Amazing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227841vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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We learned the true meaning of pura vida

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My family and I spent ten beautiful days in Tulemar at Villa Kiskadee. We shared a part of Manuel Antonio national park (literally -- only our panoramic glass windows separated us from it all) with butterflies, monkeys, sloths, toucans, Kiskadees, bats, spiders and other wonderful creatures visiting our terrace and lap pool. The people all care deeply about their environment. Everything about our trip was perfect. Mauricio Jara, our concierge, Luz, our housekeeper, and Rodolfo, our gardener, made sure that our needs were met -- including scheduling chefs for dinner preparation, arranging restaurant reservations and activities (fishing, white water rafting, zip line rides), cleaning the mud stains from my white stained linen pants, and pointing out wildlife. We saw amazing thunder and lightening storms, rainbows, and blue and rose skies. I could go on and on about this place. I will most certainly return to paradise.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Tulemar Resort-Tripadvisor Award Winner-Most Wildlife Visits-Amazing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227841vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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Mauricio arrived with a tray of home-made brownies

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
For two days in June and five in July, 2013, eight family members from California, Oregon, New Jersey and New York gathered at Villa Kiskadee in Tulemar for a family reunion. Ranging in age from 15 to 79, we arrived at Villa Kiskadee, a three-level, four-bedroom house overlooking the Pacific, a few minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park. Spacious, with great views from every room, and a fully equipped kitchen, the property exceeded our expectations. .

But an outstanding facility without guidance can be a stumbling block. The help was there, long before we flew to Costa Rica, in the person of Mauricio Jara, the concierge assigned to Villa Kiskadee. He arranged for transportation to and from San Jose, provided trips to the local market, arranged for tours, suggested restaurants and made reservations as needed. He showed genuine concern when one of our grandsons returned with a swollen foot from an accident while taking surfing lessons. Mauricio arrived with a tray of home-made brownies. On short notice for that evening, he arranged for dinner to be prepared for the eight of us at “home”. It turned out to be one of the best dinners of our trip. Mauricio also recommended restaurants, each of which was better than the next and arranged for transportation to and from each restaurant.

Though the private beach on the Pacific with chairs, kayaks and boogie boards was only a short walk, shuttle service was available for older members of our group. Tours were readily arranged, although the continuous wild life sightings available from the house-- monkeys, toucans, sloths, kiskadees and others—made nature tours seem unnecessary.

The house, combined with the caring service of all involved, made our week at Villa Kiskadee an outstanding experience.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Tulemar Resort-Tripadvisor Award Winner-Most Wildlife Visits-Amazing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227841vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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Villa Kiskadee is a great home - lots of room and

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We just returned from a one week stay in Tulemar. We stayed in Villa Kiskadee and boy, what a vacation we had! A total of 3 families (2 stayed in Kiskadee and 1 in a bungalow) with teenagers definitely had the time of their life!

Most of the arrangements were done with the help & expertise of Mauricio, from the moment we landed until we left. We landed in San Jose and picked up by Luxury Transportation (arranged by Mauricio). They were there the moment be got out of the airport terminal. Since it was going to a 3-hour ride, I made arrangements with Mauricio to pick a place (Villa Celletas - great food & view) for lunch half way and then grocery shopping before we checked in. All of these was done without a hitch.

The view from Kiskadee and Tulemar was unreal. The wild life that visited (monkeys on our patio) were thrilling. Who would think you'd actually see a sloth move? You can get a lot of exercise by walking (uphill) - we opted to do this. However, should you rather not walk, then transportation within Tulemar was only a phone call away. But, I strongly suggest that you walk - enjoy the rainforest and Mother Nature. In general, the staff working to keep up Villa Kiskadee were good. I've never seen a gardener/pool man work so hard everyday.

Villa Kiskadee is a great home - lots of room and very modern. The infinity-type lap pool as welll as the outdoor living space were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Kiskadee is furnished very well from the utensils, appliances & furniture. The beds could be softer but not a big deal. The bathrooms are spacious. Each room had its own wall safe which was good. We had issues with the ice maker but Mauricio made sure we had plenty of ice for the entire trip.

In my opinion, these are the MUST places to eat (all recommended & reservations made by Mauricio): Kapi-Kapi (my fav), Ronny's & Escape Grande. Go for drinks in Mariposa, the view is spectacular.

MUST do activities: So on the canopy tour (ziplining), go on guided fishing trips both off-shore and inland. This can be expensive but definitely worth it. Our group caught tuna, sail fish, barracuda, amber jacks, etc. We also did the catamaran tour to go sailing, see dolphins and get an ocean view of the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Other services that came to the house: How would you like to have your massage done in your patio? We did and it was relaxing. Todd & Cynthia came to Kiskadee. Then we had Chef Desiree make our dinner one night - that was yummy. Finally, w
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Tulemar Resort-Tripadvisor Award Winner-Most Wildlife Visits-Amazing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227841vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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This place is tough to top and we will definitely

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
What a beautiful place for the perfect vacation! Our family of five stayed at Villa Kiskadee for a week in January and it was fabulous! The home is gorgeous with amazing views and the beach is fantastic! Our concierge, Mauricio, took care of everything (and more!) and he couldn't have been nicer or easier to work with! The beach cafe was a fun place for a breakfast or lunch; heaven! Restaurants are close, excellent and we so enjoyed eating in an open air environment in January! We loved zip-lining, jet skiing and touring Manuel Antonio National Park as well as our days on the private beach. People here are amazingly friendly and kind. This place is tough to top and we will definitely be back!

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Villa Kiskadee is located in Tulemar and that is exactly where you want to be in Manuel Antonio. It is the only gated and secure 33 acre resort development in Manuel Antonio with its own private beach. There are nature and hiking trails leading thru the jungle areas complete with plaques describing trees and vegetation. The private beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling and has free lounge chairs, umbrellas, sea kayaks, and boogie boards for all guests to use. Food and beverage service is available. You can walk 5 minutes down the hill to the beach and either walk back up or take the resort shuttle for just $1 per person. Tulemar is located in the heart of Manuel Antonio, within walking distance to the best restaurants and fun bars. The national park is just minutes down the street. A rental car is not necessary.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Availability & Rates

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $4500/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Dec-Apr ..........................$ 6,000/week
  • May...$5,000/wk, Jun-Aug..........$ 6,000/week
  • Sep-Nov ......................... $ 4,500/week
  • Christmas Week .................. $12,000/week
  • New Years Week .................. $12,000/week
  • Easter Week........................$7,500/week
  • Thanksgiving Week..................$6,500/week
  • ALL RATES ARE PLUS 4% RESORT FEE

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telescope
  • Mobile Phone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving