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Dave Houck

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish

All AC - Monkeys - Sloths - Exotic Birds - Secluded Location - Tulemar Beach

13 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

VILLA KISKADEE

Villa Kiskadee is a beautiful, three level, four suite, Tropical Modern style home with pool, located in Tulemar Gardens. It is perched on a large, private, estate sized lot and has spectacular and dramatic ocean views; without a doubt, some of the best in the area! The house has two master suites; one with a king, the other two queen beds. It has two guest suites; one with two queen beds and the other has a set of twin beds (see photos). Each suite is complete with bath, terrace and ocean views. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas plus a huge modern kitchen. Due to its secluded location, the house is visited daily by monkeys, sloths and toucans!

TULEMAR GARDENS

Villa Kiskadee is located in Tulemar and that 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. 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. A rental car is not necessary. We can even arrange a private chef.

 

PERSONAL CONCIERGE SERVICE

One of the things our guests rave about the most, is the unexpected and unrivaled service they received during their stay at Villa Kiskadee 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. 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 Villa Kiskadee knowing that whatever you need during your stay will be taken care of by Mauricio. From transportation to the house from San Jose, to tours, activities, restaurant reservations, spa services and even surf lessons, Mauricio handles it all.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dave Houck (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Dave Houck

Dave Houck manager for Villa Kiskadee

Dave Houck purchased this villa in 2005

Why Dave Houck chose Puntarenas

Best Vacation Ever We Have Ever Taken

What makes this villa unique

This home is very private, but close to everything in Manuel Antonio.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our second stay in Tulemar. We loved it as much as we did six years ago. Mauricio makes all your arrangements for dinners and any activities and they are all top notch. This is one of our best vacation spots ever!!!
May 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

All AC - Monkeys - Sloths - Exotic Birds - Secluded Location - Tulemar Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Villa Kiskadee!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Kiskadee for seven nights and could not have been happier. Wildlife views from the patio including monkeys, sloths, toucans and more made the visit worthwhile in itself for our four children (ranging in age from 10 - 16). Views of the ocean from all areas of the house were magnificent. Day trips to whitewater raft and zipline were planned by the Tulemar staff and went off without a hitch. The private beach was a major plus as we spent a couple of relaxing days there.

One of the best things about the trip was the pleasant, helpful Tulemar staff. Mauricio was extremely helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. Everyone we encountered greeted us with a smile and a helping hand.

Pura vida!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairbanks, AK
5

An amazing destination

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views from this entire hillside. Excellent service. Andres was most helpful in arranging transportation. Ruiz, the bellman, was enthusiastic, humorous, and energetic. Enjoyed seeing monkeys, lizards, and sloths on the property. The beach was delightful. Villa Kiskadee is spacious and immaculate. Perfect for large family gatherings.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have your family. Please hurry back.
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Richmond, VA
5

Most friendly hotel I have ever been to in my life.

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely a place for family. It's amazing to see how the hotel and nature lives together. Aside the awesome view, what makes me happy most was the staff. It truly feels like everyone in the resort have their customers at heart. We had our own concierge, Andres - super helpful and friendly. The shuttle driver, Willy was sooooo amazing, he talked to us and showed us wildlife even just for a 1 minute drive. Kiskadee was gorgeous and so well kept. Everything was so comfortable. From the service to the casa, to the wildlife, to the private beach, it was just a great experience.

The only drawback that I have is I didn't book longer to stay in Tulemar

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Next time we will insist on you staying longer. Glad you had a great stay.
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Chattanooga, TN
5

Villa Kiskadee... Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our breath was taken away from the moment we walked through the door. After a somewhat tough travel experience, it was so nice to walk into an incredible view and a cold scented washcloth and cocktail. The house, the entire Tulemar property, the beach, and most of all, the staff is amazing. Thanks to our personal concierge, Mauricio! Every day we saw monkeys, a 3 toed sloth (we named him Clyde), birds, bats, iguanas and other wildlife. The pool was such a refreshing way to start and end each day. Good relaxing beach and waves each day to play in. Really words can't do this house and country justice, it is simply amazing!!!! I would go back tomorrow no hesitation!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments, we hope you will return soon.
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Louisville, KY
5

Great service at an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Tulemar was nothing short of fantastic. We were lucky enough to stay at Casa Kiskadee for our honeymoon and my wife's birthday. It was a magical trip. We cannot stop talking about how much fun we had at Tulemar. Everyone on the staff was outstanding from top to bottom. The beach is immaculate and quiet and David, the beach concierge, was a hoot. He was nothing but helpful and always excited to have a conversation with you. Pura Vida, David. We'll miss you. There are kayaks and boogie boards at your disposal. I took one of the kayaks out for a bit and the cove is an amazing place to paddle around. Drinks and food are served down at the beach at your lounger or at a table. There is a shuttle that can take you from your villa or bungalow down to the beach or up to the entrance. The drivers (especially Willy!) are the nicest and always greet you with smiling faces. Central location; walking distance from many excellent restaurants (i.e. Kapi Kapi, Victoria's, Agua Azul, Cafe Milagro, Emilio's Cafe . . .). Our concierge during our stay was Mauricio. We always had excellent tables and he helped recommend two amazing tours for ziplining and whitewater rafting. He bent over backwards to make our trip memorable. Thank you so much Mauricio! All in all, Quepos and Manuel Antonio are must-see parts of Costa Rica and I highly recommend Tulemar Bungalows and Villas if you are going to be in this area.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all of your great compliments. We truly strive to be the best at all we do here.
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5

Villa Kiskadee - What a place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at Villa Kiskadee for a week and it was fabulous! The home is gorgeous with amazing views and the beach is fantastic! Our concierge, Mauricio, took care of everything. He couldn't have been nicer or easier to work with! The beach cafe was a fun place for a breakfast or lunch; heaven! Restaurants are close, excellent and we so enjoyed eating in an open air environment! We loved zip-lining, jet skiing and touring Manuel Antonio National Park as well as our days on the private beach. People here are amazingly friendly and kind. This place is tough to top and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to hear from our Guests that their stay was perfect. Mauricio is a great Concierge isn't he. He is a plus to your stay for sure. Please hurry back. Ed
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Quepos Airport (15 Minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tulemar Restaurant & Others
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Tulemar Beach
Car: not necessary

Villa Kiskadee is located in Tulemar and that 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. 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 for just $1 per person. 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. A rental car is not necessary.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jun-Aug 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Sept-Nov 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$650
$4,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$14,000
 
 
Jan 2 - Feb 10, 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Feb 11 - Feb 24, 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Feb 25 - April 7, 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,900
 
 
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
May 27 - Sep 1, 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Sep 2 - Nov 17, 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$14,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

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Amenities

Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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