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RELAX IN THE RAINFOREST -- LOTS OF WILDLIFE, SECLUDED BEACH & 4 POOLS

Cindy Houck

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow

Cindy Houck

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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RELAX IN THE RAINFOREST -- LOTS OF WILDLIFE, SECLUDED BEACH & 4 POOLS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow

Overview

Quepos Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

2012 Award Winner - Customer Favorite!

Located in the exclusive Tulemar Bungalows resort in Tulemar, we have a luxurious 1 bedroom bungalow, perfect for smaller groups.

The bungalow is set in the jungle, surrounded by monkeys and other wildlife and has a wonderful ocean view.

It has a social area with a kitchenette and living room (with a sofa bed) and a master bedroom with two queen size beds and bath. All are air conditioned, but the cool breezes encourage you to leave the windows open!

Ideal for your family or just for the two of you.

Tulemar Bungalows guests, you have access to Tulemar’s award winning private beach with food and beverage service.. You can walk down to the beach or take the resort shuttle. The beach features lounge chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, sea kayaks and towels all at no extra charge. You also have the use of the resorts swimming pool.

Children 10 years and under accompanied by their parents stay for free

Minimum 4 nights stay during Peak season or Easter week

Rates subject to change without notice

Extra person $ 30

Ask for reservations policies during Peak or Christmas week

Keywords: ocean view, Bungalow, intimate, jungle

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cindy Houck (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

About Cindy Houck

My family owns property here in Tulemar Gardens. We have offered our home for rent here for several years. Recently we have started booking rentals for our friends who also have homes here. This is one of those units.

Cindy Houck purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Cindy Houck chose Quepos

After looking for a long time in Manuel Antonio for a home to buy, we finally found that Tulemar Gardens was the only location with all paved roads to the home, a private beach and a gated community. We fell in love love with the area.

What makes this bungalow unique

The bungalow is located inside Tulemar Resort. Guests can enjoy access to the resort's 4 pools, private beach, onsite restaurant and beach cafe, and 2 scenic hiking trails with abundant wildlife all around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just came back from ten days in Manuel Antonio. Our family of four (kids 9 & 11) stayed in Tulemar at a bungalow. The large, private property was amazingly beautiful. It was lush and picture perfect with plants, flowers, birds, butterflies, monkeys and sloths a common sight. The property had four beautiful pools and a private picturesque beach that was never very crowded. The water was warm and the waves were not very big. We used the free boogie boards and kayaks often but brought our own snorkel gear.

The level of customer service was unparalleled. Every single staff member from our maid, bartenders (Daniela and Arlen were awesome!) to wait staff and concierge were there to please. Rarely have I experienced such a genuine eagerness to please in any of my travels all over the world. Our concierge Chris was very attentive. He made arrangements for drivers, dinners, tours and everything else we needed all with a smile and happy heart. I really didn't think we would need a concierge for I am capable of planning on my own but I have to admit that it was nice to have someone there as our "go to" for anything.

Onto the units. Wow. The view was amazing from every window. It was like sleeping in a tree top in the jungle. The bungalows have plenty of space for our family to spread out and the kitchen was great for quick meals.

All totaled Tulemar was perfect. We saw more wildlife every day at the property than we saw in the M.A. state park! We will come back again and stay at Tulemar! The restaurants within walking distance were great. We ate local and drank the tap water everywhere..... I don't even drink my tap water here in Northern California so that is saying something. Tulemar is perfect for couples, families, or anyone else who wants a worry free vacation in paradise!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Relax in the Rainforest -- Lots of Wildlife, Secluded Beach & 4 Pools
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
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Relax in the Rainforest -- Lots of Wildlife, Secluded Beach & 4 Pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375571vb
+1 -(559) 284-9616 (California)
Quepos Puntarenas
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I (two adults and 2 kids ages 12 and 15) had a wonderful time at Tulemar. We stayed in the bungalows, which are nestled into the jungle with gorgeous views of the Pacific Coast. The bungalow was spacious and nicely furnished and the service at Tulemar was excellent. Every day we would wander out our front door to see monkeys, sloths, birds, lizards, and lush vegatation. There were two lovely pools near our bungalow and a fantastic beach. The roads and trails are steep within the compund but if you ever get tired they have shuttle buses to take you to and from the beach. I usually walked down and took a ride back. From Tulemar we arranged lots of day trips including deep sea fishing (we caught a sail fish), white water rafting, zip lining, and a tour of Manuel Antonio rain forest. Chris, our concierge arranged everything for us including our transportation from San Jose and then when we we were departing to Arenal for the second leg of our trip. He helped us with dinner reservations and even dropped off a present for my daughter who celebrated her 12th birthday in Cost Rica. While we had some evening and late afternoon rain, which is expected in summer, for the most part we had good weather and were able to do all our planned activities. In the afternoons after our adventures we would usually come back and hang at the beach or pool. There are lots of restaurants near by the hotel or you can eat poolside if you do not feel like leaving the eco-resort. All in all it was a great vacation and I look forward to returning again.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike,

Thank you for the wonderful and thorough review. We are glad that you chose Tulemar. It sounds like you and your family had a great time. There is so much to do right in Tulemar or you can enjoy the many excursions that we have to offer. Right outside our gate are restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and more. Everything is very convenient. Please do come back and visit. We would love to have you again.

Pura Vida,

Cindy
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Relax in the Rainforest -- Lots of Wildlife, Secluded Beach & 4 Pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375571vb
+1 -(559) 284-9616 (California)
Quepos Puntarenas
Denver, CO
5

Wonderful Experience In Tulemar!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Tulemar as part of a wedding party. It was a wonderful location. Our bungalow was very clean and spacious with spectacular views. The concierge, Chris, was very attentive and responded to our every need! Both the beach and the pool were short walks that were surrounded by wildlife! We loved seeing the monkeys, toucans, and sloths, especially the baby sloth! Everyone we encountered was extremely nice and helpful and made our experience in Costa Rica a truly wonderful vacation. We would love to come back and enjoy many of the other recreation options in the area! Next time we will make sure to have more time to enjoy Tulemar.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 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
Owner's Response: Hi Tom,
Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are always glad to hear from our clients. Tulemar is truly paradise isn't it? I am so glad that you had a great time.
Please come back and visit us soon and tell your friends and family too.

Pura Vida, Cindy
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Relax in the Rainforest -- Lots of Wildlife, Secluded Beach & 4 Pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375571vb
+1 -(559) 284-9616 (California)
Quepos Puntarenas
Denver, CO
5

Gorgeous Property!!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with our two nine year olds. This place and resort is AMAZING and you will not be disappointed. Ashley was very helpful from giving us great directions well before we arrived, to a warm welcome on arrival. She is a great ambassador for the Resort. In the end we just enjoyed being there and doing our own sight seeing, and just "hanging out" in the Resort pool (right opposite and less than a minute walk) and beach. The villa itself is absolutely stunning with amazing views (G&T and watching an evening tropical thunderstorm on the balcony outside (in the dry!) was most memorable! The villa is very well equipped with comfortable beds, good air-con, and spacious. There is also lots of things to do and see and good places to eat in the area. Highly highly recommended in every respect. Thank you Cindy for setting us up with this property.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 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: We are so happy to have had you here. The wildlife viewing is hard to explain to people. Its very special in Tulemar. Hope to have you return and stay longer next time. Ed
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Relax in the Rainforest -- Lots of Wildlife, Secluded Beach & 4 Pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375571vb
+1 -(559) 284-9616 (California)
Quepos Puntarenas
Maryland
5

“Great ending to CR trip”

  • 5 of 5
Last four days of vacation was a stop in the Manuel Antonio area at Tulemar Bungalows. The design of the freestanding octagon bungalow was unique and well-crafted. Our four member family fit quite comfortably. Has its own beautiful beach which is not the case for many of the hotels in the area. Walking up and down the lush hillside can be a bit rigorous but they will shuttle you. The two infinity pools were beautiful and fun to relax in. Attached restaurant satisfied our needs well enough for dinner that we ate there two of four nights. There were easy walks from the hotel to a good variety of restaurants and to local markets.

Concierge Chris made the stay especially enjoyable providing a level of service that we have not experienced before. In fact he offered to coordinate any aspect of our vacation for us long before we got to CR. We did ask him to set up transportation from several distant locales which he did with excellent drivers (Pacifico was the company). He also lined up two higher level guides for us in the parks as one of our daughters is a budding environmental scientist and hoped for someone very knowledgeable. Chris didn't disappoint. He also coordinated a couple of excursions for us. All with a smile.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Relax in the Rainforest -- Lots of Wildlife, Secluded Beach & 4 Pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375571vb
+1 -(559) 284-9616 (California)
Quepos Puntarenas
5

First trip to CR set the bar really high

  • 5 of 5
I selected Tulemar based on the reviews I read here; even though I still had my doubts and thought maybe they sounded too good to be true.

What can I say, this place is amazing. I literally just got back yesterday and could not wait to talk about it. The resort is beautiful, immaculately kept, and the service is outstanding. The pictures on the website don't do them justice. You'll pretty much have breathtaking views no matter where you go on the property - your room, the pool, the restaurant, etc. I traveled with my 60-yr old mom and my 15-year old niece, and all 3 generations were thoroughly pleased.

We stayed in one of the bungalows, which have 360 views yet still maintain privacy. They are adorable, really makes you feel like you're in a big tree house, with all the comforts of home. Our bungalow didn't include a stove, which was fine since we ate out every meal, but we still had a fridge for drinks and dishes along with a toaster, microwave, and coffee maker for afternoon & midnight snacking. The maid service is outstanding, kept the place neat, even with a teenager staying there.

The private beach is beautiful! Getting there can be a challenge if you're not into walking hills but the shuttle is always available and the drivers are always so friendly and happy to help. If walking the hill isn't enough for you, the property has 2 hiking trails that provided good exercise and great scenery; one of the trails leads you to a beautiful waterfall, which was a nice surprise.

My concierge was Chris, and he was awesome. The first night he took the time to drive me to the store to get some drinks and snacks for my family. He checked in on me frequently and was very helpful in recommending things to do and places to eat. He helped me with everything from arranging transportation to/from the airport to making dinner reservations for us. He even set up a nice surprise for my family on our last night out. This was truly first-class service. The rest of the property staff is so friendly and attentive, what a great group of people!

I will definitely be going back to Costa Rica in the future. Regardless of which area I visit, I will make sure to include a couple of nights back in Tulemar. They really raised the bar on accommodations and service, so I can only hope that other "luxury" resorts can live up to the high standards that Tulemar sets for its guests. Pura vida, indeed!

Stayed August 2014
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 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
business
Relax in the Rainforest -- Lots of Wildlife, Secluded Beach & 4 Pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375571vb
+1 -(559) 284-9616 (California)
Quepos Puntarenas
Atlanta
5

Awesome views in a family paradise

  • 5 of 5
My family and I are staying in the Tulemar bungalows right now and they are so great!! The private beach is secluded in a cove and protected from large waves, and is amazing with free toys, kayaks and other beach fun. Beat beach I've seen in a long time. Fabulous natural rock pool right in the ocean is shallow with warm ocean water, perfect for lounging or small kids to play. Several pools throughout resort too.

Beautiful bungalows and like luxury treehouses with 360 degrees of windows.
I won't look for another resort in this area if I return, this one is absolutely perfect. Great for couples too, I would says it's actually perfect for anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Quepos Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holidays 2014
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
$410
$2,870
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan - Mar 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
$280
$1,862
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 12 2015
1 night minimum stay
$430
$3,010
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Apr - Sept 2015
Apr 13 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$245
$1,630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Pre-Holidays 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
$280
$1,862
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
$430
$3,010
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.0%

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Amenities

Quepos Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • 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
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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