Manuel Antonio villa rental - Casa de Frutas
Casa de Frutas
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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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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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.

148 Reviews of Property 321590 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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average rating of 5.0 based on 148 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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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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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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Amazing, Amazing, Amazing

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
I'm not sure I can even describe how amazing the views are...from the moment we walked in the door I was blown away, the pictures don't do justice to how absolutely gorgeous everything is. I would give more than 5 stars if available. My husband and I traveled with 2 other couples to Casa De Frutas. When we arrived we were greeted by Dave and his staff, I've never felt so welcome and appreciated. The service was outstanding, Mauricio was amazing..he helped us prepare for our trip before we even left the states. We booked about a year in advance, he kept in contact with us and sent helpful info on Costa Rica & available activities. After we arrived he and Julien kept track of everything for us! The amenities are fabulous. We took advantage of the adult pool, massages by the pool and in our home, in home chef two of the nights we stayed (delicious!!!) the beach is also close a few min walk or take the complementary shuttle. I took advantage of the photography lesson, it was wonderful and Sarah was so nice and helpful! (thanks Sarah!) The girls on the trip also had a private yoga session (thanks Sylvia). Others did deep sea diving, fishing, zip-lining, tons of stuff to do. We visited a few shops, and tried many of the recommended restaurants.
The house is absolutely amazing! Truly 5 star, one of a kind, beautiful...it also has its own pool which we took advantage of the entire week. The beds are wonderful, tons of space, styled perfect, gorgeous flowers throughout, however, truly the most amazing thing of all is the view...I can't say enough...its breathtaking! Loved being able to watch all the wildlife, especially the monkeys..I miss them already :) I can't wait to return, and have nothing but great things to say!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Casa de Frutas, Oakville5!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Absolutely out of this world on every measure. Ideal location for an active family of five looking for adventure but also quality down time. The villa and views were breath taking in every direction. Very friendly staff providing guidance and direction when required. Easy distance to numerous restauarants and activities. We have no reservations about returning for the full experience once again

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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A little piece of heaven

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We had the most amazing stay at Tulemar. We specifically stayed in the Casa De Frutas Villa which was spectacular! The location was perfect; easy access to the various pools, private beach, and walking distance to other restaurants and shops in Manuel Antonio.

The complimentary shuttle service served us very well getting back and forth to the beach as well as around the complex.

There is wildlife and natural beauty everywhere!! It is truly the most beautiful place.

The staff was absolutely amazing. Helpful, knowledgeable, and would go out of their way to make our stay more comfortable, relaxing, and fun. Mauricio, Fabian, Eduardo, Jose, Christian, Mayella, and Sandra made our trip fabulous.

This was an incredible place to stay. I highly recommend staying here!!!!

Stayed December 2012
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A Perfect Vacation

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Casa de Frutas was absolutely perfect. The house Is gorgeous and there is nothing you could possibly need that has not already been thought of and provided for. Mauricio is a wonderful host and the rest of the staff could not be nicer. A first-class week in every respect.
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Casa de Frutas, Tulemar

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
So I just went back to Costa Rica the last week in Oct through the first week of Nov with 4 other fiends. Another awesome experience. The first day we got there we had a Sloth right outside the balcony sitting on the very top of the tree just staring into the sunset.There were a lot more monkeys this time around. This would be my 2nd time staying at Casa De Frutas in Tulemar within a year. That's how wonderful of a place it really is.

If its your first time traveling to Costa Rica I would recommend this place by far. If its not, I still recommend it. Its a gated community with 24 hr security, the BEST hosts and housekeepers anyone could ask for while on vacation. How many places do you know of that welcome you at the door in person, offer you just about anything you need, plan all your excursions even do laundry everyday and have it folded on your bed? You can literally show up with no itinerary and with the help of Dave and Mauricio you can have your week planned out within no time. Of course I can't forget to mention the private beach available for those staying in Tulemar. Its a small quiet beach which includes a beach bar AWESOME food, kayaks, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, towels, restrooms and just an all around amazing atmosphere.

Right outside the Tulemar community are lots of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance or a short trip via taxi. You won't find much of locals begging for change in this area at all. Everyone pretty much keeps to themselves and goes along their daily business. My experience with the locals is they have all been very nice and polite.

Its not often where you can have almost a full open air home where you can capture some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever experience right from the house. Not only that but lightening storms as well.

Thanks again Dave, Mauricio, and the rest of the staff!!! and of course thanks to Daniela and Lou for making our beach time a wonderful experience and great conversation.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Paradise

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
From the friendly staff when you book your trip to the bar tender at the beach, the staff at Tulemar are amazing! I spent 7 days with four other friends at Casa De Frutas and had the most relaxing trip ever! From the minute you are greeted by the staff at the house and walk through the door and see the most amazing view of the ocean you know you are in for a awesome trip. The amenities and detail to the property are that of a 5 star resort. The private beach in Tulemar is breathtaking. The food and drinks at the beach restaurant are sooo good! If your looking for a trip to paradise, look no further!!