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Villa Mot Mot - Tulemar - 1BR - Sleeps 5 - 4 pools - Tulemar Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Trundle bed in Living Room, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Located in Tulemar, a 33 acre, gated and secure, residential resort located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. Our villas are surrounded by jungle and the wildlife is abundant; you’ll see monkeys, sloths and exotic birds throughout the property and on our hiking trails. At the Tulemar Beach you’ll find warm, tropical waters with a sandy beach and lots of shady palm trees plus free lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards, towels and food/beverage service.

Villa Mot Mot has one bedroom with two Queen size beds. There is also a pull-out trundle style day bed in the living room. There is a kitchen with a large wrap-around deck that looks out onto the ocean and is visited daily by the families of monkeys in the area. The veranda is covered for outside seating and dining and includes a hammock. The villa is located in a private gated property in the rain forest that has a private beach, the only one of its kind in the area.

For more information and availability on Mot Mot call me at 559-284-9616.

More Details

Property Manager
Cindy Houck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Cindy Houck

Cindy Houck

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in the Villa Mot Mot! I can't NOT wait to get back. We saw more animals from our balcony in three days, then we saw the entire trip. I loved the people, the concierge, the private beach, the happy hour and all of the exciting things we go to do at the beach club! The welcomed us with fruit and showed us how to use everything! They gave us restaurant suggestions, my favorite was Cafe Milagro and Barba Roja (fish tacos were to die for). I can't say enough great things about this place. The room was stunning and we had cute little bats visit us at night. Wow, you won't regret staying here.
Jan 2017
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Access to the only private beach in the area.


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Villa Mot Mot - Tulemar - 1BR - Sleeps 5 - 4 pools - Tulemar Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Rockton, IL

Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! Saw numerous monkeys on our porch. Had a sloth hang out in tree 10 feet from porch. Wildlife everywhere. Exactly what we were hoping for. The beach is private and extremely nice. Service was great. View was was top notch. Actually, the view was better than top notch. Town and supplies are right outside front gate. Loved every minute of it! Traveled with wife and 2 kids/ 3 and 15.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we hope to have you back again! Tulemar Dave
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Sonoma, CA

The best villa in the resort

  • 5 of 5

When we checked in the concierge at the front desk said "Oh! You have the best villa at the resort". We thought, he probably says that to everybody. That was before we opened the front door and stepped inside. It was fully air conditioned and that day it was extremely hot and humid. It was so welcoming. There was even an ice maker! Oh happy day! The owner had thought of everything. The interior inside was so tastefully decorated and colorful. No sooner were we there and 15 minutes later a large family of spider monkeys came to check us out on the balcony. Everyday there were monkeys, always the curious Capuchins, and one morning we were serenaded by the howler monkeys on a tree next to the villa. If you hear noises at night it's the monkeys on the roof. There was an abundance of wildlife at this resort and our concierge Jonathan was extremely friendly and helpful. Always a phone call away if we needed anything. Our 13 year old enjoyed the pools, but mostly the boogey board down at the private beach. We took a zipline tour through Canopy Safari one day in the pouring rain, but it was warm. The next day we headed to Manuel Antonio National Park and took a guided tour. We saw lots of sloths and interesting insects/snakes, but it's a very touristy place on the beach so we decided to go back to Tulemar and use our own private beach. We ate at several restaurants and loved Aqua Azul and if you visit please say hi to Caesar who owns the Wagon Wheel (they make wood fired pizzas there). Everyone in the area is super friendly and we definitely would recommend Villa Mot Mot and Tulemar Resort as a prime destination in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Holli....thank you so much for the excellent review on Villa Mot glad you enjoyed your time with us.....Villa Mot Mot is one of the best and most popular villas in Tulemar.....hope to have you with us again! Tulemar Dave
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Philadelphia, PA

Villa Mot Mot = Monkeys

  • 5 of 5

Tulemar Villas is very near to the other upscale hotels in Manuel Antonio and a short, 5-minute drive to the National Park. Of all the small, octagonal villas in Tulemar, reviews seemed to peg Villa Mot Mot as the best for close-up monkey-viewing, since it's situated higher up on the hill and is even with the top of a forest canopy that serves as a sort of "monkey highway". The first afternoon, a troop of the endangered squirrel monkeys was hanging out for about a half hour in the trees just in front of our deck. The next morning around dawn, a few white-faced capuchin monkeys ran across the roof. At Tulemar's beach, we had a capuchin troop passing through during our second afternoon. On our last morning, only about an hour before we were planning to leave, we got a BIG experience: a troop of capuchins spent 20 minutes romping on our deck and rolling around in the hammock as we sat there beside them in awe.

The interior of Mot Mot seemed either newly updated or simply well maintained. The two queen beds and trundle worked well for mom, dad and our teenaged son. The a/c was needed and great. The pool, fortunately, is only a short hike up the hill from Mot Mot.

The concierge team gets in touch with you and emails a list of activities as soon as you book. You generally deal with the same person via email leading-up to your arrival and the response time to any questions is very quick. In our case, we booked a mangrove swamp boat tour while we were there, with the help of our excellent personal concierge, Al.

There are trails to the beach and if you're feeling lazy, a free shuttle ride to and from. Oh yeah, here's a nice touch: there is a ton of free gear available at the beach to Tulemar guests, including boogie boards and kayaks. There's also a tent set-up to serve snacks, as well as a bar and several nice, umbrella-covered tables under the trees.

Villa Mot Mot was a great way to experience wildlife up close and personal. I wouldn't recommend just sitting around the room, however. Manuel Antonio National Park is right down the road and there is plenty of wildlife there as well. We watched with delight, squirrel monkeys in the trees there, raccoons on the beach and an uber-large crocodile in the river delta. If you're looking for a fun stay in a wildlife rich environment, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Thank you for the wonderful review. It sounds like you were pretty busy enjoying Tulemar with all of its amenities. It definitely is one of a kind property. Lots to do and see and close to everything. Please come back and stay with us again. There is always more to do or just relax at our wonderful beach or pools. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Hillsborough, NJ

So perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We are here right now, staying in Villa Mot Mot. It is heaven. The property is beautiful. The staff is super friendly. Our concierge Al, has been so helpful. Always there to give us a dinner recommendations, a ride to the supermarket, or just there to ensure our excursions are on track. The pools, beach and restaurants have been great for us. 3 kids ages 6,8, it here. Monkeys on our deck and by the pools and beach. We did the Quepos canyoning tour, surf lessons and are going white water rafting tomorrow. Loving Costa Rica!! Mot Mot is perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, I agree, Mot Mot is heaven. Everyone who stays there says the same thing. It is pretty hard to get a family to go back home from Tulemar. I am so glad that you are enjoying Tulemar and the area. Please come back and stay with us again. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful Stay in Villa Mot Mot

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Manuel Antonio on the beautiful property of Tulemar. It is a very resort like atmosphere - pools, restaurant on site, private beach, shuttle drivers, personal concierge - with a Costa Rican twist. That "twist" would be the amazing monkeys, sloths, iguanas, etc that you can see just by hanging out on the property. We stayed in Villa Mot Mot and found it very beautiful. My husband and I, our two kids, and my 84 year old dad stayed in the villa. There are 2 queen beds and a sofa bed that has a pull out mattress for a separate person. That gave us all the room we needed. The balcony was huge with an amazing view of the ocean - plus, it is RIGHT ON the path that the white faced Capuchins like to take to go down the the beach. Several times were were lucky enough to see them come through the trees and play on the balcony for a bit before they moved on their way. We also came home one day to a sloth hanging off the tree just 5 feet from where we were standing. That was so awesome. There are lots of inclines and steps around the property - this Villa in particular is located down lots of little steps so my 84 year old dad really got to get some exercise. Once you get to the top however you can have a shuttle pick up and take you to the beach or up to the front gate of the property. Our concierge for the week was Alcione who worked SO HARD to make everything perfect for us. He checked in everyday, booked our tours, drove us to get our groceries the first day, took us to Quepos, and took our laundry to get done. The man was awesome. He made our stay at Tulemar so easy and comfortable - we really can't thank him enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barb, Thank you for the nice review. Tulemar is a special place as you know. There is so much to do and see. Mot Mot is such a wonderful property that offers great views from balcony. Lots of animals stopping by to say hello. Everyone who stays in this property loves it. I know you can see why. We hope you do come back and stay with us again soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Stratham, NH

Villa Mot Mot

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 nights at Villa Mot Mot with our two daughters. Villa was beautiful with a nicely equipped kitchen, great furniture, wifi, comfortable beds, amazing deck overlooking the ocean and lush vegetation. Various monkeys (Titi and White-faced) came and visit multiple times! Concierge service was outstanding - Al and Diego truly take care of all your needs and are always available for you, which provides a great piece of mind. The location is extremely quiet. Beach is nice and quiet as well. Fun amenities are available at no cost - kayaks, boogie boards....David at the beach was great too. So helpful! Restaurant at the main pool was very good - smoothies were delicious. Overall, top quality service and place to stay. Memorable trip. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks William for staying with us at Mot Mot. I am so glad that you and your family had a great time. Please come back and visit again soon. Tulmar is truly paradise isn't it? Pura Vida, Cindy
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Quepos Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tulemar Beach
Car: not necessary

Our properties are surrounded by jungle and the wildlife is abundant; you'll see monkeys, sloths and exotic birds throughout the property and on our hiking trails. At the Tulemar Beach you'll find warm, tropical waters with a sandy beach and lots of shady palm trees plus free lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards, towels and food/beverage service.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund