Manuel Antonio bungalow rental - View From The Air
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  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
 

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

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

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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.

Ed Houck purchased this bungalow in 2005

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.

178 Reviews of Property 246735 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Tulemar
average rating of 5.0 based on 178 reviews
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Tulemar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246735vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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My wife and I spent our honeymoon ...

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2005
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at the Tulemar Bungalows. The Bungalow we stayed in was what they said to be their best view which we agreed with. The Bungalows maximize every views looking out on the ocean which also affords a marvelous view of the rain forest as well as the coastline. The rooms were taken very well care of. The bathroom had a huge shower that could eaisly be filled up to make a nice bath for two! My wife and I are use to spending vacations in places like Destin, FL in the US which is a nice area if you didn't already know, and Tulemar definitely met our standards and even surpassed them. The staff was extra helpful to recommend restaurants and other activities...they'll call taxis for you and setup reservations for anything. They will also come and pick you up and take you anywhere on the properyt because it is on a mountainside.
The restaurant was also very good. The room rate includes a full breakfast that starts with fresh fruit, then anything you want! I would recommend the coffee which is great in Costa Rica. The private beach was very nice-we visited the other beaches in Manuel Antonio and this was definitely the best because it was very clean, pretty vegetation, and chairs you can sit in and lay out in. They also have a bar which you can get drinks and put them on your room tab.
If I were coming to the area, I would only stay at Tulemar-other places are nice, but I would say that Tulemar has the most ammenities that Americans are use to as far as how nice rooms are, TV with Cable, A/C, etc.
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Tulemar
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(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
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. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2005
We traveled for our first time to CR for our 30th anniversary. Thanks to all the previous reviewers, we chose Tulemar Bungalows to stay at during the time we spent at Manuel Antonio, a great choice.

First, the area and the time of year. Manuel Antonio was truely beautiful. No problem with seeing plenty of wildlife, both inside and outside the park. The park is self guided, and very tame hiking, but recommend, at least for the first visit, hiring a guide. they bring spotter scopes, and know just where to use them. I think we would of failed to see 90% of the wildlife without their expertise, would have walked right by so much. We went in the "green" season, aka rainy season, and indeed it did. October is the rainiest month of the year, but it didn't dampen our enjoyment one bit. The advantage is that everything is lush, green, and deserted, we had beaches to ourselves, no crowds, and low season rates.

The Tulemar was simply fantastic. the bungalows are roomy, fantastic views and very comfortable. They are very well kept up and spotless. Housekeeping was fantastic (thankyou Ludmilla). Imaginative towel and flower sculptures on the bed each day. Everything seemed to have just that extra touch. The staff was superb. They really seemed to like their job and their enthusiasm showed. Elias at the restaurant and Alan at the beach were especially appreciated. The restaurant was OK, not bad, but not great for dinner. Didn't have lunch there. Breakfast was very good, excellent tropical fruits and buffet. We also ate at the Tapas Bar next door, OK, not great. But I highly recommend La Hacienda restaurant in MA, down the main road toward Quepos, about a mile from Tulemar, best meal we've had anywhere.

The beach at Tulemar is very nice, water a bit muddy when we first got there due to preceeding torrential rains. Kayaked over to Bisanz (?spelling?) beach, apparently good snorkeling there, but water too turbid due to storms.They have a great little all service cabana bar at the beach, snorkeling gear, kayaks, all gratis for guests, and Alan, who made sure he saw to our every need.

Plenty of wildlife on the grounds. Had both whitefaced and squirrel monkeys coming right up to our windows.Beautiful birds, iguanas at the beach.

I would best describe Tulemar as a quiet, understated elegance, not overdone, not over the top, with a comfortable, down home feel
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246735vb
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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Tulemar is so lovely.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2004
The people who work there are so professional and friendly. They make it feel as if their sole purpose in life is to serve their clients. Diego at the front desk is a gem. When I got a sunburn, he had Flavio (the shuttle van driver) take me to a pharmacy in town to get aloe and for the next two days concerned himself with my well being. Allen down at the beach bar is wonderful and the housekeepers went above and beyond tidying up our room. The staff always made time to talk with you, make reservations, make suggestions and book any activity you wanted.

Randall at the front desk suggested that we dine at Ronny's Place (----). We loved it so much that we returned there again a few nights later. The food was so great the the sunset is beautiful. I would also recommend the Mariposa Hotel's Bar and restaurant for a beautiful and romantic place for dinner or cocktails. But without a doubt the best food we had there was at Ronny's Place.

Also, we had not planned every activity we wanted to do before we got there. But the staff gives you a list of possible activities (canopy tours, sailing, dolphin tours, horseback riding, etc.) and it was never a problem to book them the day before we wanted to go. We would just call up Diego or Randall and they would make the reservations for us.

If you want to horseback, I would suggest using Finca Valley over the other company (I can not remember the name). We used the other company and they keep their horses in terrible condition. While our guide was exceptional, the horses were infected with parasite's and they looked awful. It was clear they were not cared for. I heard that the woman who owns Finca Valley loves horses and operates the tours as a way of funding her own horse farm which she adores.

I know people have mentioned this on previous reviews, but I can not imagine being there and not having the wonderful beach that Tulemar guest get to enjoy. Guest at other hotels have to use a public beach that is not easy to get to and most those people seemed to just hang out at their pool instead.

But Tulemar's beach feels like its on a private, remote island complete with a bar. And when you get hungry, they set up a table and chairs for you and you can eat right there in the sand.
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Tulemar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246735vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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What a super place!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2004
Just a 3 hour drive from San Jose through stunning mountains and along side the coast, it has all of the amenities of a low key resort, yet you stay in these amazing bungalows embedded into the cliffs. Each one has a stunning ocean view, kitchenette, and mini fridge with air conditioning and a huge bathroom. From the windows, you can often spot monkeys cavorting or toucans preening. They have their own beach (you can get a ride on the shuttle because it is down a steep hill, but that takes only a moment or two) nestled into a cove where the waves are not too crazy. And the water was so warm (in April)! They have a restaurant which serves all meals during the day. Breakfast was included in the room rate and consisted of a chef cooking eggs, bacon, beans and rice and chicken or beef. There was also a luscious fruit bar, danish, cereal and fresh squeezed juices. The restaurant also served lunch and dinner. The prices were typical for a resort, but included all taxes and a 10% gratuity. The food was good, but I would have preferred less American dishes and more native ones. There are also other restaurants nearby that you can walk to, or take a taxi (5 minutes) into nearby Quepos. Every imaginable activity was available with transportation from the hotel including horseback riding, canopy tours, ocean kayaking, river boat rides, and fishing. And best of all, they loved our little ones! Where else but Costa Rica will you find resort employees who are delighted to see your little ones, bringing them special treats and fauning over them like little princes and princesses? The service was wonderful and any problems were immediately resolved. We recommend this place HIGHLY!
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(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
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Picture postcard views from all windows.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2004
Picture postcard views from all windows. Large bugalows with efficiency kitchens and living room. Extremely attentive staff quick to respond to any questions or problems within minutes- in tico time- that might be a few more minutes than normal, but in Costa Rica is very speedy.
The beach a short walk down the hill , has monkeys, sloths, and pelicans. Pretty, pretty place.
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(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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We loved Costa Rica and especially Tulemar!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2005
My wife and I just returned from 8 days in MA Costa Rica. All I can say is it absolutely the best vacation yet. We used Iguana Tours Travel to assist us with travel and tour plans. I highly recommend them as they took exceptional care of us, even with a personal driver from San Jose to Quepos. We stayed 1st night at La Mariposa and the rest of the week at Tulemar. Both were very nice and accomodating, but we are now biased towards Tulemar for everything they did for us, including preparing the fish I caught with sides and bringing it to our room for a mere $20US. The place is absolutely wonderful. If your'e cordial and respectful towards them, you will literally receive parliamentary treatment beyond your wildest dreams. A big ups to Claudio the bartender. He spent the week carving on some sort of fruit exclusivley for us which turned out great! It was a carving of Quepos complete with animals, vegetation, and other designs. We felt special since he doesn't do this for everyone. Victor the driver would pick us up at the beach and take us to our bungalow and also showed us the rest of the property, including the villas and house which is incredilble. We are probably staying in the house next time. Diego, Christopher, and Elias are the friendliest people I think I have ever met. All the other staff are just as helpful and nice as the ones listed, but unfortunately, I didn't have time to "really" meet them like the others. The best part is they don't expect tips like other countries. They simply want to share their heritage with those that are truly interested. We went horseback riding on the jungle, canopy tour, butterfly garden, and fishing just to name a few and all activities were out of this world. We didn't have time to do more, which is a good reason to return. MA was definately awesome, safe, inexpensive, and perfect from start to finish. We are very pleased we chose Costa Rica over other places including the Caribbean.
If you have any skeptism you need not be worried. All the hotels we saw and went into while there were nicely built and decorated from the lowest end to the expensive. There is someplace to stay for everybody and not feel like your'e missing out. Once again,
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My wife and I spent four nights in Bungalow 110

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
My wife and I spent four nights in Bungalow 110. This is a beautiful well-maintained property. On one morning we noticed toucans bobbing around in a tree outside our unit and we also watched a sloth slowly climb a tree further down on the property. As mentioned, the view was just incredible from our bungalow. It seems that we got an older unit because our bungalow was a little dated inside and needs some maintanance. For example, when we switched off the airconditioner over one of the beds, it started to leak water on the bed. We mentioned it to reception but unfortunately we did not see the problem resolved. It was only my wife and I though, so we used the other bed. Also our shower kept leaking water onto the bathroom floor. Nevertheless the staff were very helpful and we were grateful for their good recommendations of restaurants and helping us select a tour company for Manuel Antonio National Park. It's a very steep descent to the beach, but the resort offers free rides in their minibus to and from the beach. We certainly recommed Tulemar Bungalows for it's relaxed setting, stunning views and friendly staff.
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Tulemar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246735vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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The service was absolutely impeccable.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
I can't say that I have ever had a perfect experience on any trip in the past, or one that even approached greatness, and I believed that this would be part of traveling - that lifelong quest for the perfect getaway. However, our stay at Tulemar Bungalows convinced us that the search was over, truly. We do plan on seeing more of the world, of course, but we will look no further for paradise. With Dave, the manager, we instantly felt at home and as honored guests, not simply another couple checking in at a resort. Our concierge, Julien, was as friendly as can be and an incredible help. He took care of all the arrangements, tours, transportation, etc. Daniela, our lovely bartender down at the beach, had an amazing way of making us feel as though we had known her for years, and the cocktails were outstanding. We truly can’t say enough about the service. As for the resort itself, the pictures really do accomplish more than any review ever could. It’s as tropical as it gets, along with all the amenities, where the rainforest meets one of the most beautiful secluded beaches I have ever seen. The water was warm, the monkeys and other wildlife were fascinating, never a nuisance, and we couldn’t believe the surprising lack of insects, a huge plus in tropical environments. Again, this was the best vacation we have ever had, and while we entertain the idea of purchasing one of their properties eventually, our first priority is just getting back down there as soon as possible.
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Tulemar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246735vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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We stayed at a beautiful bungalow

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
We stayed at a beautiful bungalow here the 2nd week of October. The communication, from my first inquiry about the property, to my follow-up emails and questions,were prompt, helpful and friendly. Their quick responses and attention to detail made it so easy to feel confident about making my plans here.
Our stay at Bungalow 115 came with a tour and friendly, caring help from Julien, our concierge. Whether it was needing new batteries for the tv remote control, to making a local reservation, Julien was there; we even had his personal cell number, to make communication easy! Julien also came to our bungalow one afternoon with hot, fresh brownies, in a "frog choaker" of a rainstorm; what a lovely surprise!
We liked that the property is gated and there is always someone at the gate house; we felt safe leaving our passports and valuables in the rooms. The bungalow was spotless, and the maid service was great. The views each morning and night; of the lush property and breathtaking ocean view were so relaxing and beautiful. We enjoyed having the space comparable to a large 1 bedroom apartment, the room windows that opened, good air conditioning (2 units!), and fans, and the kitchen and coffee maker. We did not cook in, but if I was too full for my Daily coconut flan, we often stored it in the fridge, and shared it with our morning coffee.
The location was perfect; close to the National Park, shops and grocery store. It was easy to stop by the market and buy some local coffee to enjoy each day, filters were provided for us, which was a nice touch. The beds and bedding are comfortable(beds in CR are firmer, but we found the beds at Tulemar were of very good quality, and we slept well each night), and the tv in the bedroom provides a quick look into things going on world-wide,if you want that--there are many channels in English and Spanish.
I would say that Tulemar has the BEST beach in the area; private, beautiful and clean. You can drive down to the area, and there is a bar, and chairs and all you need, located right there at the beach. Service in Any area of Tulemar is attentive and friendly; they strive to make your stay a wonderful memory. There are multiple pools that are equally relaxing and beautifully kept. The beach is in a small cove, so the waves are not as strong; the natural jungle setting of the entire property makes you feel you are in your own private paradise.
We look forward to coming back with friends, and ren
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246735vb
(559) 289-5717 (California, USA)
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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Tulemar Bungalows is our favorite spot

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Tulemar Bungalows is our favorite spot in all of Costa Rica. Set apart from the busy side of Manuel Antonio - in it's own rich lush floral and monkey populated community, you can really relax. The property slopes down to its own exclusive sandy beach. Tulemar Beach is located in a protected bay allowing you to take advantage of the various water activities without having to worry about undertows or riptides. They provide all the water toys you need - free! Boogie boards, kayaks, snorkel gear and beach chairs. We have stayed here 4 times and each visit is a different and fresh as if we were there for the first time. Pricing is a value if you stay in one of the Bungalows. Close enough to walk to local restaurants and night live. I will admit it is a bit of a hilly hike. Everything is on a hill. I highly recommend this property.