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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WINNER! TOP VACATION RENTAL - CLASSIC TROPICAL LUXURY - TULEMAR BEACH - MONKEYS!

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Luxury 3BR 3.5BA Villa - 8 Persons

Luxury - Architectural Design - Sunset Ocean Views - Private Beach - Monkeys - Personal Butler Service

Casa de Frutas is a privately owned luxury rental villa located in the gated resort of Tulemar Gardens in Manuel Antonio. This “Bali Modern” style house totals 4,000 square feet of tropical, open-air living with 3 private, air conditioned suites. Some of the many amenities include panoramic ocean views, an infinity edge plunge pool, Balinese pavilion and a private award winning beach just minutes down the hill. Perhaps the most unique and distinguished feature is the service of your own personal butler to attend to your every need. This home is now available to rent through out the year. Your perfect vacation begins at Casa de Frutas. (A 12 page photo spread of Casa de Frutas was in the architectural magazine Su Casa).

Personal Butler: One of the things our guests rave about the most is the unexpected and unrivaled service they received during their stay at Casa de Frutas 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. Mauricio has worked with Casa de Frutas from the beginning in management, marketing and the butler/concierge role. 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 Casa de Frutas knowing that whatever you need during your stay will be taken care of by Mauricio.

Casa de Frutas - Upstairs: Monkeys, sloth, iguanas and other wildlife pass by the house daily. If you are looking for a very special villa that has it all... luxury, design, sunset ocean views, location, wildlife, private pool, private beach and the amenities and services of a resort... Casa de Frutas is the villa for you!

Open air living room with 25 foot ceiling, Open air kitchen/bar, Master bedroom/bath with air conditioning, Open air water fall shower, Terrace dining room that seats 10, LCD flat screen TV with DVD in master bedroom, 13 inch LCD flat screen TV in master bath. Sound system with iPod dock, & ceiling speakers, safe, Desk area with wireless internet throught out the house. Iron/ironing board, Hair dryer, Aveda bath products, Bathrobes, Personal cell phone and land line phone, Telescope & Binoculars.

Guest Suites - Downstairs: La Palma & Bambu Suites: Identical suites, 1000 square feet each, Completely air conditioned, Two Queen-size beds in each with mosquito netting, Kitchenette/bar, Dining area that seats four, Outdoor terrace living area, Safe, Iron/ironing board, TV with cable and DVD player, Bose iPod dock, Hair dryer, Aveda bath products, Bathrobes, Phone, Binoculars and wireless internet.

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

Tulemar Vacation Home Rentals & Sales

Dave Houck

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Born and raised in the Central Valley of California, I worked with my parents and brothers until we sold our 'family business' in 1996 and I was able to travel. Costa Rica was one of my first trips; each year I returned for a longer stay. In 2002 I bought a piece of land and began building my home here. Finished in 2005 (and still looking brand new!) I have now moved to Costa Rica as a full time resident, renting Casa de Frutas, living in a tropical bungalow (Ku De Ta) nearby and building other vacation homes.

Dave Houck purchased this villa in 2005

Manuel Antonio is THE DESTINATION in Costa Rica....set along the mountain top above beautiful beaches....surrounded by dense jungle and exotic wildlife .....a very small, eclectic community filled with surfers, sportsfishermen, backpackers, international tourists and the wonderful Costa Rican people! The most expensive real estate in all of Costa Rica is here....for a reason....no mega resorts(yet).....very casual and very comfortable.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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average rating of 5.0 based on 149 reviews
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Five Star experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
What an experience! The view is world class. The casa is absolutely wonderful. The jungle trails to and from the beach are great. The private beach and grill are fantastic. And our hosts were incredible. Mauricio, Dave and Loraina made our stay so easy. Mauricio arranged all of our excursions (canopy tour, white water rafting, jet skiing, Manuel Antonio), dinner reservations, airport transportation, and rental car. All seven of us (ages 52, 50, 22, 22, 21, 20 and 14) had the most wonderful time and will definitely be back!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Pure Relaxation!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
What a wonderful stay! This villa is a stunning property with no detail overlooked. We stayed with 2 other couples and it was perfect in every way. The staff made us feel right at home, and Mauricio and Dave checked in with us often to make sure we were having a good time. Anything we needed was provided. We had dinner overlooking the sunset nearly every night, and several nights we had an amazing private chef come and prepare us a delicious meal.

The grounds were impeccable, and we often saw monkeys or sloths right from our house. The beach is a 10 minute walk away, and if lying on the beach isn't your thing, there are hiking trails off the beach to further explore the grounds and wildlife.

We will definitely be coming back to stay next time we are in Costa Rica!
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Simpy the Bests

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
If you like the Four Seasons or the Ritz Carlton, you'll love Casa de Frutas! In fact, it's even better because it's an entire home with enough space for your family or friends with all of the services a 5 star property has to offer.
The home is stylish and gorgeous and is so lovingly maintained, you'll feel as if you are the first to stay in it. The combination of location, Pacific views and sunsets, Balinese open-air style home, flowers, wildlife, beautiful grounds and pool, smells and sounds are intoxicating! The housekeeping staff (Sandra and Mayela) are awesome!
I'm not sure what I can say about Mauricio (the concierge) that others haven't said, but the service he provides takes Casa de Frutas to a whole other level. Our stay was filled with so many special surprises. Mauricio suggested and arranged massages by Todd and a special Costa Rican breakfast cooked in-house. He also made sure we were taken care of at the many wonderful restaurants nearby. We especially enjoyed Emilio's, Cafe Milagro, Kapi Kapi and Ronnie's.
This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We researched online for 2 weekends for our family of 5 (myself, husband, son and daughter-in-law and single daughter) before deciding on Casa de Frutas. It wasn't an easy decision with so many choices available. I feel as though we were guided because all of us had the vacation of a lifetime! Simply the best!
We hope to return!
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Paradise in Paradise

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had the most wonderful experience staying at Casa de Frutas, the beautiful villa located in Tulemar Gardens and managed by Mauricio. The house itself was breathtaking and decorated so beautifully. Fresh tropical flowers everywhere, open air living space, an amazing ocean view -- I could go on and on. Mauricio and his staff (Sandra, Mayela, Chris) were wonderful and so sweet -- they kept the house, pool and grounds in tip top shape day after day. Mauricio was a great source of information and he set up adventures for us and was so helpful in so many ways -- it was comforting having him around to answer our questions. The owner, Dave, was gracious and so friendly, it was an added bonus meeting and spending time with him. We had monkeys visit almost every day, along with birds, sloths, butterflies. There are waterfalls and hiking trails to a private beach where there are body boards, kayaks, loungers and chairs available for guests, There were five of us and we all felt pampered and well taken care of. We were all sad when we had to leave and venture back into the real world. We will definitely be back -- we're already planning our 2014 vacation and will be staying at Casa de Frutas.
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Luxury and Paradise!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My family and I just returned from 10 days in Tulemar. I must say, it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. The house we stayed in Casa de Frutas was truly magical, the beaches were beautiful and pristine, and our days were filled with joy and relaxation. Dave and Mauricio took care of everything, from adventure activities to dinner reservations. I only wish Mauricio could come back to LA and take care of us here! My family has made me promise to return to Tulemar, and I can't wait to go back myself.
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Car: not necessary

Tulemar 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. You will see as much wildlife in Tulemar as you do at the national park including all three types of monkeys, sloths, exotic birds, insects and other wildlife. 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.

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Availability & Rates

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Jan - Apr
Jan 3 2014 - Apr 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$6,000
7 nights
 
 
May
May 1 2014 - May 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
Jun - Aug
May 31 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$6,000
7 nights
 
 
Sept - Nov
Aug 30 2014 - Nov 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$4,500
7 nights
 
 
Dec
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$6,000
7 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$11,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
New Year's
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$11,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
$4,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telescope
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Queen size air bed available.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing

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