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Dave Houck

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Stay in the Rainforest-Secluded Tulemar Beach-4 Pools-Wildlife-Ocean Views

13 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow

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Overview

Puntarenas Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

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

Keywords: Bungalow

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dave Houck (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Dave 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.

Dave Houck purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Dave Houck chose Puntarenas

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

Daily wildlife spottings from your bungalow. Well-kept property for leisurely walking or hiking. Private beach on-site & 4 resort swimming pools. Great location close to many restaurants, bars, & activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This resort had it all...pools, food, monkeys in the trees and a great beach! My family of 4 enjoyed everything. Michael (the driver on the property) was a pleasure and their concierge set up all of our activities. Everything we tried was delightful. Our down day at the beach was wonderful too. All of the staff are pleasant and helpful. There are also many restaurants within walking distance that my family enjoyed.
Mar 2014
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Reviews

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based on 13 traveler reviews

Stay in the Rainforest-Secluded Tulemar Beach-4 Pools-Wildlife-Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Gorgeous view and even better service

  • 5 of 5

Amazing service and great views. Bungalows are super nice and well equipped. We got the personal Chef one night and the food was AMAZING! The service has been fantastic and can't wait to come back! Saw monkeys on my first day and continue to look for the sloths that live on the premise! Highly recommend!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in one of our Bungalows! We hope to see you again! Tulemar Dave
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5

A little heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow, the grounds, the beach were wonderful, breathtaking beautiful, but the most outstanding aspect of Tulemar Bungalows is the staff! Starting with our on-line concierge, Alvaro, to the staff at reception, the drivers of the shuttle buses and the beach manager. Ending with our personal concierge, Andres, who seemed like magic as he made our last minute requests possible!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you back with us again!
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I planned a sort of last minute trip to Costa Rica for our anniversary. We only decided to go about 8 weeks ahead of time after hearing only good things about other people's trips to this beautiful country. I had no idea where to stay or what part of the country to go to since we only had a week to spend. After doing a lot of research on Tripadvisor we decided to go to Manuel Antonio. I was very impressed with the reviews of Tulemar. Unfortunately because of our last minute plans, we could only get 4 nights at Tulemar but we took what we could get.

The Bungalow itself: My wife and I wanted something different. We've stayed in our share of 5 star hotels, but we wanted an adventure. The bungalows had 360 views of the ocean and the rainforest. It reminded us of a luxury cabin in the Adirondacks, rustic but with all the amenities. We were visited by a group of monkeys one morning making their way down to the beach. A monkey stared right at my wife through the window. The views were breathtaking. The bungalow had a great shower, nice kitchenette and was very comfortable. The bed was comfy too and sleeping was great, especially listening to the soothing rain one night. The maids kept the room spotless. Internet was excellent.

The Beach: The private beach was fun. The staff was very helpful with setting up the lounges. We saw a sloth in the trees two days in a row and plenty of monkeys in the trees. Watched sand crabs and hermit crabs. The ocean was the warmest I had ever been in and the waves were lots of fun. Very clean. We only went to one pool, the one at the restaurant just down from my bungalow. It was very refreshing and got to watch the monkeys play on the roof of the lounge area one afternoon. Was never too crowded and the view from the pool area was great.

The Staff: I can't say enough about the staff. Ashley was our consierge and she was the best. She called everyday to ask us if we needed anything. She took my wife down to the store in the pouring rain the first night to buy food and snacks for the room. The day we checked out, we went on a tour in the morning. She got our bags from our bungalow while we were gone and held them for us until we got back. Her level of service was impeccable.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well isn't it great when you plan a Vacation and it turns out better than you thought it might. The Bungalows are really a neat experience. We love them. Please let us know when you want to return. Ed
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California
5

Honeymoon Oct. 2014

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made the trip for our honeymoon this past October (2014) and couldn't have had a better stay!! It was amazing and it is safe to say we will be making a trip back in the near future!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I knew you would love the Bungalow. Mauricio your Personal Concierge said to say hello. Hurry back, the monkeys are waiting for you.
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5

Rain Forest Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous slice of paradise in the rain forest ..Unbelievable adventure....Beautiful sunsets, monkey fun...swinging by and the "Private Beach" was Awesome...everything at our fingertips...lounging on the beach sipping our drinks. Kayaks & bogie boards too...Hiking trails to the beach were a lot of fun & great views of Pacific.Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You said you were here to relax and have fun. I think you did everything you wanted. I saw you on the beach with the monkeys in the trees. Hurry back.
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Maryland
5

“Fantastic week at Tulemar!!”

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 just returned from an amazing week in Costa Rica! Our 2nd half of the trip was in Tulemar, in one of the ocean view bungalows. The service was amazing, from the time we made the reservation to the time we departed. Our personal assistant Chris sent emails on preparing for our vacation, and ideas on things to do. He even sent directions for our drive from Arenal to Manuel Antonio, and gave us a personal tour of Tulemar when we arrived. He set up excursions, made our reservations, and was always available. The grounds and private beach were amazing! Plenty of wildlife, pools, and shuttles to help with the steep hills. Loved everything about our stay- the view, the free kayaks and boogie boards, large Villas, location, service! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May-Nov 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Holiday 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 2 - Apr 7, 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
Apr 22 - Apr 30, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
May 1 - Nov 17, 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Pre-Holiday 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Exact seasonal start dates vary by year. Please inquire for an exact quote.

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Amenities

Puntarenas Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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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