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ENJOY RELAXING IN PARADISE -- 4 POOLS, SECLUDED BEACH, EXCELLENT SERVICE

Cindy Houck

Advertiser since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa

Cindy Houck

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014
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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)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

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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Half Baths1
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Reviews

5
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Enjoy Relaxing in Paradise -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, Excellent Service
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
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Enjoy Relaxing in Paradise -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, Excellent Service
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5
Our villa was called a Buena Vista three bedroom villa. It definitely exceeded our expectation in every way. The view from our terrace was so spectacular, we often brought dinner in so we could enjoy the breathtaking sunset, ocean and mountain views. The house itself was perfect....beautifully decorated, incredibly comfortable and immaculate. We also enjoyed the Jacuzzi on the deck. The surfing instructors/lessons were amazing, even our 8yr.old was riding waves like a pro by the end of his lesson! As for our guide when we visited Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park- fabulous. The rafting tripi was fantastic, the guides were incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and fun!! Tulemars staff truly go above and beyond to make sure your guest's stay is unforgettable-thank you! We will most definitely be back!!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria,

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. I am glad that you tried surfing and the rafting trip. And of courfse there is 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.
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Denver, CO
5

Family Fun and Adventure

  • 5 of 5
We are a family of 6 (2 adults, a 10,8, 6 and 2 years of age) that stayed in one of the Buena Vista Three Bedroom villas. Each morning we watched the squirrel and white faced monkeys playing around the roof. One time early 4am the howler monkeys passed by which was quite scary at first because they are loud and territorial.

The property was gated and secured, somebody at the gate 24/7. We had our rental vehicle and had in and our privileges. Our personal concierge was Chris and was available when we needed him to be for any questions and recommendations. He also gave us the space we needed as a family and was not so in our throats all the time. He checked in daily and made sure we were ok. He recommended excursions appropriate for our family considering we had a 2 year old. The grounds were pristine, our villa was cleaned and maintained daily while we did our day trips and excursions. We used the kitchen daily and left dishes in sink, all cleaned by the time we got back.

You can definitely find something more affordable around the area, but Tulemar Villas was well worth the $$$. It had a private beach with free amenities (boogie board, kayaks, towel and shuttle service). Our villa was a short walking distance down the beach but shuttle service was available when needed. Private beach was awesome and our kids loved playing there every day. The beach area came with bar and food service if needed from their restaurant up top and delivered to you. The beach guy David, is a hard working man. Always a smile on his face, made sure kids were safe, updated us with weather and surfs. He managed all the equipments and set us up with umbrellas, towels and lounge chairs daily. By the way, across the Tulemar beach, we noticed catamarans pulling twice daily. We kayaked there one afternoon and found out that it was a great snorkeling spot that people pay to get to.

There are 4 swimming pools in the property and all were well maintained. Kids swam in all 4 but our favorite was the infinity pool. The view was spectacular. The restaurant had happy hour and price is reasonable. This was one our very best vacations. We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Carolyn,

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It sounds like you and your family really enjoyed Tulemar. You are correct that there is so much to do if you want. Or you can just relax by a pool or the beach. Tulemar is perfect for a family or for couples. I am glad that you were able to see so many different types of animals. I know the kids must have really enjoyed that. We try our best in accommodating our clients any way we can. You mentioned Chris your concierge. He does do a great job and I am glad you thought so. You also mentioned you will be back and stay with us again. We sure hope so. Pura Vida, Cindy with Tulemar Vacations.
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Enjoy Relaxing in Paradise -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, Excellent Service
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Denver, CO
5

A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in a Buena Vista three bedroom villa with my family in September and it was truly an amazing experience. We can not wait to go back! Absolutely no details were spared. We had fresh flower arrangements and fruit. Chris was wonderful and could not have been more accommodating. The views on the balcony were breathtaking. The property is so beautiful and abundant with wildlife. The indoor-outdoor shower is such a fun unique experience. The entire staff was friendly. Tulemar is truly a little slice of heaven. We visited during the rainy season and still managed to enjoy wonderful weather each day. There was usually rain for 30 minutes or so around 4pm. The sunsets were more beautiful every night. This is a must visit place.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Enjoy Relaxing in Paradise -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, Excellent Service
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+1 -(559) 284-9616 (California)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Denver, CO
5

Our Unbelievable Stay!

  • 5 of 5
An unbelievable property full of wildlife, beautiful foliage, and breathtaking views. The property is gated and immaculately manicured. The villa is well built and full of upgraded finishes. We regularly go on tropical vacations and this property in Costa Rica is a place I would happily return to over and over again. The Ticos are extremely friendly and our concierge Chris greeted us with fresh fruit after arriving late in the evening due to a long drive from La Fortuna. Can't go wrong staying in Tulemar, whether you are going for a romantic getaway or a family vacation (which we did with two elementary school ages girls).

Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holidays 2014
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 2 2015
1 night minimum stay
$1,310
$9,170
 
 
Jan - Mar 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
$850
$5,653
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 12 2015
1 night minimum stay
$1,370
$9,112
 
 
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
 
 
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
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
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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