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Enjoy Relaxing in Paradise -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, Excellent Service

Cindy Houck

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa

Cindy Houck

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Enjoy Relaxing in Paradise -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, Excellent Service

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa

Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located in the exclusive Buena Vista Villas resort inside Tulemar, this villa is a luxurious, 3 story, 3 bedroom, 3,000 sq ft. retreat nestled into the jungle hillside.

The villa is luxuriously furnished and has high end appliances throughout. As you enter through the huge teak door you pass into the over-sized living and kitchen area. There is also a 1/2 bath and a large daybed / TV on this floor. This leads to the 450 sq ft. wrap-around veranda with stunning view of the ocean and jungle, an outdoor dining area and a cold water, Jacuzzi tub perfect for the tropics!

On the next level below are 2 suites, each with 2 queen beds, luxurious mattresses and European linens and their own terrace. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with stone counters and an indoor and outdoor raindrop shower and ocean views.

On the bottom floor is the master suite, complete with king size bed, desk area, indoor and outdoor showers and a balcony, all with ocean views.

Use of the resort's four pools is included.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cindy Houck (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Cindy Houck

Our family has been visiting Manuel Antonio for more than ten years. It was so easy to fall in love with the beaches, the water, the national park and the people. Our family now owns vacation property in Tulemar Gardens. Because of that, we have developed a unique ability to find the perfect accommodations for vacationers to Costa Rica for several years now.

Cindy Houck purchased this villa in 2007

What makes this villa unique

The villa is located inside Tulemar Resort, the only gated resort in Manuel Antonio. Located on 33 acres of rainforest with gorgeous panoramic ocean views. Guests can enjoy the resorts 4 pools, private beach, onsite restaurants & bars, and 2 scenic trails with abundant wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband, 2 daughters, 18 & 16 & I returned from a week long visit to Tulemar. None of us wanted to leave!! We stayed at A Buena Vista Three bedroom villa. Our first morning we were awoken to the eerie sound of howler monkeys in the trees around our bungalow. It was amazing & so exciting & began a week long pattern for us of getting up very early every morning to drink Cafe Milagro coffee on our beautiful balcony & listen to the jungle come alive! During our stay in CR we saw howler monkeys, a sloth & her baby, iguanas, lizards, geckos, lots of tropical birds including a toucan & 2 Scarlett Macaws, colorful frogs & most exciting of all was the visit we had one afternoon of about a dozen white faced monkeys on & all around our balcony!

We couldn't have asked for more from Tulemar, as far as the beauty of the property. We so enjoyed walking down the steep roads to the beach - this is the best way to see animals & appreciate the beautiful variety of the trees & flowers. The beach is beautiful & the earlier you get there, the better because you'll feel like you have your very own private piece of paradise! As you enter the water on the beach it's quite rocky, but once you get past that it's fine - I would've brought swim shoes had I known & would definitely bring them for little ones if I still had them! Towels, boogie boards & kayaks are all available for you to use & there is a full bar & grill too, that has great food! The beach staff were very friendly & will happily call the van for you when your ready to leave & drop you back at your villa. If you're up for a great workout though, walk back up the hill or on one of the nature trails!! My husband did this everyday & once had a mango thrown at him by a white faced monkey & a stick thrown at him by a howler monkey - our girls & I found this extremely amusing!!!

On the way up we stopped to have a drink at the bar & see the great bar staff & our favorite bartender, Daniella. We were lucky enough to be there for many World Cup games, including Costa Rica & the US & had a blast at the bar watching games with the bar staff & other guests.

Dave & all of the staff at Tulemar went out of their way to make us feel special & like we were their most important guest - especially Chris, our concierge for the week. Chris did every thing we asked of him & so much more! Thank you Cindy for suggesting this fabulous villa. Truly Pura Vida.
Jun 2014
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Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Enjoy Relaxing in Paradise -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, Excellent Service
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
Hingham, MA
5

First rate service and beautiful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had at Tulemar. Our spacious 3-bedroom villa was clean, convenient, and tastefully decorated with stunning views of the jungle and ocean. There was plenty of room for all eight of us (4 adults and 4 kids). Loved having morning coffee on our balcony, and really enjoyed the huge gorgeous showers. The kitchen was well equipped. Thanks to our concierge, Bryan, for helping us with reservations and logistics, Christopher for an amazing dinner, Daniela for the best mojitos ever, and David for his excellent service at the beach and his attentiveness to the our kids. Staff everywhere are friendly and take the time to point out wildlife - we saw sloth and monkeys daily. The beach is a bit of a hike but we enjoyed the walk and saw some great wildlife along the way. A shuttle is available for those who can't tolerate hilly terrain. Overall, an amazing experience that I would recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, Thank you for the great review. Yes, the Buena Vista three bedroom villas are wonderful. Lots of room and great views from the deck. A spacious granite kitchen to cook in or have a chef cook for you. This villa is great for families or a group of friends. Please come back and stay with us again in Tulemar. There is so much to do and see you never have to leave. Pura Vida, Cindy
Bloomington, IN
5

You will not be disappointed! AWESOME.

  • 5 of 5

We researched options extensively in Costa Rica landing with Tulemar and the Buena Vista villas! Reviews are so accurate. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. Ashley our concierge was fantastic. Views are OUT of this world. We saw more animals on property than we could have dreamed, 3 types of monkeys and a sloth at the pool. TIPS: walk the property early am for sightings, hike BOTH trails near beach so worth it, places with jacuzzis are great, unit 409 is 5 star, food at restaurant was better than we expected based on reviews, go to Cafe Milagros for breakfast, use all amenities at beach, kayak way out and around coast for amazing views, Fourtrax ATV tour SO worth it, having a rental car makes everything really easy.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erik, Thank you for the wonderful review. The Buena Vista three bedroom villa is a beautiful property with amazing views, lots of space, great kitchen and much more. And, of course, Tulemar is located in the best area. What more do you want or need? We have everything. Beautiful beach, walking trails, four pools, bar and grill at the beach, restaurant, animals galore and wonderful service. We are also walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and more. Come back and visit soon. We would love to have you. Pura Vida, Cindy Houck
St. Paul, MN
5

Great place for a family to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from the best vacation ever. Our trip to Costa Rica and our stay at the Buena Vista Villa was fantastic! We stayed in 407 which was perfect for us...two families and me (Gramma). Our trip was arranged online with Julien. He also booked our zip line, waterfall safari and white water rafting. All of these activities are on their website and they were all awesome. After each trip the kids would come back raving about the guides! Our concierge while we were there was Ashley, who also made sure we were taken care of. Everyone was very friendly! We ate out once or walked to the market but the best food was right in Tulemar! With 3 teenagers and a ten year old they were never bored! Even stayed off their phones and iPods!

Initially we were a little worried about traveling in June but the weather was great..never very hot. Each morning it was clear or slightly overcast and in the late afternoon it rained but we had fun swimming in rain. We thought there was going to be a problem with bugs but there were none. It was not crowded as I think it is during our winter months.

To our delight there was a resident sloth just below us! Also large iguanas in the trees. By the pool were lots of monkeys.

I would highly recommend Tulemar and hope to get the chance to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracy for the nice review. I agree Tulemar is a wonderful place with so much to do that you do not need to leave. However, we do offer many fun excursions. I am glad that your children participated in some of them. No matter what time of the year people visit, the weather is nice. You can expect sun shine, some rain and lots of animals. Please come back and stay with us again. Lots to do and see in the area. Pura Vida, Cindy
Hartford, CT
5

Stunning, with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We just left this beautiful resort 8 days ago after a three night stay in a Buena Vista Villa. We can't stop bragging about the staff, view, beautiful room and resort. Your staff gets a A+. We already miss you, Mari and Chris. We ate most of our meals at the hotel either on the beach or your restaurant. It was wonderful. When we did force ourselves to get out from the resort, we were close to everything. We went to Kapi Kapi and Cafe Milagros, which are both just a hop and skip down the street. The national park was only a five minute drive down the street as well. Thank you so much for your wonderful service in paradise. I hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Al, Thanks for the nice review. The Buena Vista three bedroom villa is spacious and beautiful. It offers great views too. I am so glad that you had a great time staying there and enjoying beautiful Tulemar. Thank you for the nice comments on our staff. We try our best for our guests. Please do come back and visit soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
Greenville, SC
5

Believe the Reviews!!

  • 5 of 5

Don't be skeptical what you read about this resort. It's rated #1 in the region for good reason. The villas are spectacular; the staff is very good, and try the in-villa chef service!

A dozen travelers (of which I was one) recently rented two three-bedroom villas here. They were arguably the nicest accommodations I have experienced in this caliber (a fully-furnished unit with kitchen supplies, full-size refrigerator, oven, stove, etc).

The views of the private bay are terrific. The place looks just like you see on their Website. Sit on your villa patio and watch monkeys and sloths in the trees. Pretty darn cool.

The on-site restaurant is good (typical resort pricing for food and drinks) with a nice ocean view, but if you want a real experience, contact your concierge for an in-house chef. Ashley, our concierge, recommended we do this and I'm glad we listened. My expectations were not high, but was I wrong! Chef "Marlon" put on a spread that would rival any 5-star, posh restaurant. No muss, no fuss. He cooked everything in the villa and had a helper to assist with clean-up. This meal was a true highlight of this epic experience along Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Marlon was personable, engaging, and the price for his services was reasonable.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim, I am so glad that you had a great time in Tulemar. Yes, the Buena Vista three bedroom villa is an amazing villa with spectacular views. This villa is very popular and I know you can see why. We offer lots to do in Tulemar. We offer the beautiful beach, bar and grill at the beach, walking trails, four swimming pools and restaurant. You do not need to leave Tulemar if you do not want to. It is truly paradise and I am so glad that you had a great time. Come back and visit us again soon. We would love to have you. Pura Vida, Cindy
Indianapolis, IN
5

An amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

Unforgettable! The grounds and property are pristine & immaculate. Our villa, #406, was spotless, gorgeous, comfortable & inviting. The three bedrooms were more than enough space for our group. And those beds, my goodness. They were so comfortable after a day of fun in the sun. The beach is spectacular. The water temperature is perfect. The food & drink service, whether you were at the beach, one of the pools, the restaurant, or in your room, is flawless. The staff is 5 Star !!! Daniela, Chris, & Siobhan are ALL professional, accommodating, vivacious, welcoming, helpful, thoughtful & polite. Chris was our Amazing concierge. I should have brought him home with me!! He was so helpful!! Victoria's, Babareha, El Lagarto & Maripos, are all places you must go for dinner. The resort is close to all of these. My only criticism, is that I'm back in Indiana in the cold & snow...miss you Tulemar!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, It sounds like you had a fantastic time in Tulemar. I agree that the Buena Vista three bedroom villa is wonderful. Lots of room, great views, decks and more. There is so much to enjoy in Tulemar you never have to leave if you do not want to. If you want to venture out, everything is close and convenient. Please come back and stay with us again. Pura Vida, Cindy Houck

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Quepos Airport (15 Minutes)
Nearest Barpub
Onsite
Nearest Restaurant
Onsite
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tulemar Beach

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

From $660 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
 
Apr - Nov 2015
Apr 13 2015 - Nov 21 2015
1 night minimum stay
$690
$4,589
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$850
$5,653
 
 
Dec 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
$850
$5,653
 
 
Holidays 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
$1,310
$9,170
 
 
Jan - Mar 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Mar 14 2016
1 night minimum stay
$850
$5,653
 
 
Easter 2016
Mar 15 2016 - Mar 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$1,370
$9,112
 
 
April 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$850
$5,653
 
 
May - Nov 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
1 night minimum stay
$690
$4,589
 
 
Pre - Holiday 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 20 2016
1 night minimum stay
$850
$5,653
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1,370
$9,590
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$660
$4,389
 

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Tax Rate 17.0%

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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