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Dave Houck

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Ocean Views- 4 Pools -Tulemar Beach- Private Jacuzzi- Design + Decor - Monkeys!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Casa del Mar

Located in an exclusive area inside Tulemar, Casa del Mar is a luxurious, 2 story, 2 bedroom retreat nestled into the jungle hillside. It offers panoramic views of the ocean and lush jungle.

The villa is luxuriously furnished and has high end appliances throughout. As you enter through the huge teak door you pass into the over-sized living and kitchen area. There is also a 1/2 bath and a large daybed / TV on this floor. This leads to large wrap-around veranda with stunning view of the ocean and jungle, an outdoor dining area and a jacuzzi tub.

On the lower level are 2 suites, one with 2 queen beds and one with 1 king, luxurious mattresses with European linens and their own terrace. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with stone counters and an indoor and outdoor raindrop shower.

While this privately owned villa may look similar to others, that's where the similarity stops. Upgraded electronics including flat screen TVs, a Bose iPod dock and a private, high-speed wireless Internet system keep you entertained and up-to-date.

You'll also have your own personal concierge — Ashley! Ashley will not only help with your plans and the details of your stay, but she'll make the trip easy and even more fun. Upon your arrival, she'll greet you at the door of Casa del Mar, having filled it with flowers and prepared it with some special surprises just for you.

A unique feature of this casa is its location; on a level area with adjacent parking, easy for those that might have difficulty with steps and ramps leading to the front door.

Use of the four resort pools is included.

Keywords: Casa

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dave Houck (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Dave Houck

Spent our vacation here and fell in love with the area.

Dave Houck purchased this villa in 2007

Why Dave Houck chose Puntarenas

Tropical area, rainforest, beaches, restaurants, what is not to like.

What makes this villa unique

Private Beach with all amenities free.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed for a week at Casa del Mar (409) in Tulemar and could not be happier!! My kids and wife said we were staying in paradise! Beautiful grounds, amazing foliage, fantastic views of coast and hillside, monkeys in the trees nearly everyday (and one day on our deck and in our hot tub, which the kids really loved). We are a family of five, boys 14 and 16, girl 20, and my wife and I (50s). This was the best place we have ever stayed. Could not ask for more. The staff took fantastic care of us. Ashley and Mauricio were our main concierge contacts and they exceeded every excpectation. They would call at just the right time with advice, dinner suggestion or special treat. Ashley handled our arrangements before arrival and everything was perfect. Mauricio helped after we arrived. He handled last minute changes very well, found us one of the most senior guides for the park (we didn't ask) and sent us warm, homemade brownies one rainy day when our outing got postponed. The pools(4) and grounds are immaculately cared for and beautiful. The beach is gorgeous, private and has its own staff who take care of you with drinks, food or gear (kayaks, paddles, boogie boards, all included at no extra charge). Shuttle rides anytime you needed them, just call. Easy walking access to small grocery and several good restaurants or they will get you a taxi right to your door. The villa was outstanding, super high-quality, exotic decorations, fresh flowers, art and scuptures. You can find cheaper, but you can't go wrong staying here if you want a personal, high-quality, family experience. We are so glad we spent the money to stay at Tulemar!!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)
Ocean Views- 4 Pools -Tulemar Beach- Private Jacuzzi- Design + Decor - Monkeys!
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews
Dedham, MA
5

Great time at a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Del Mar, which had a fantastic view and was extremely comfortable. The staff made us feel so welcome and where always there when we needed something. Can't say enough about Chris who stop by with brownies one night and was so helpful the whole time we were there. The beach was so clean and we felt so safe. Everyone we met was so friendly and happy. This might have been one of my best vacations ever and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vail, CO
5

Stunning villa, amazing stay. Casa del Mar!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed here for 4 nights based on the reviews we read here. Everything is completely true. We were in the Casa del Mar which is one of the villas. It is absolutely gorgeous, maybe the nicest place we have ever stayed. The hotel is wonderful, staff is friendly and helpful, our concierge Ashley was terrific. She helped us arrange tours and taxis, and called every day to see if we needed anything. Beautiful pools and beach, stunning vistas. Even when it rained, we stayed on the porch and looked at the view and listened to the soothing jungle rainfall. We would love to return here.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please hurry back. Our staff really enjoyed your group.
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Omaha, NE
5

Amazing! Casa Del Mar!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Del Mar. Beautifully decorated with a fully equipped kitchen....so much attention to detail throughout the entire Villa. Fresh cut flowers and wonderful staff. You can tell that the owners want their guests to feel like they are in a place where they could stay forever. The rest of the property is amazing as well.

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

OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding is the only word that describes our visit to Tulemar. The resort is immaculate, teeming with wildlife. You will wake up to the amazing sounds of the rain forest every morning. It was the best alarm clock I have ever experienced. Casa Del Mar had a great view of the Pacific. The grounds are exceptionally maintained. Manual Antonio has many good restaurants, clean with great service and food. This resort is great for family vacations, romantic getaways, and leisure holidays.

Without a doubt, the best feature of Tulemar is the concierge service. Our concierge, Ashley, was available day and night, provided her private cell number, and checked in several times a day. When we asked about dining options, she made recommendations, called for reservations (even in restaurants that did not take reservations) and checked in following to make sure dinner was acceptable. The concierges will book your excursions away from the resort and arrange for shuttles or taxis. On more than one instance we booked our own, only to have our concierge express concern, and then rebook for us. Your concierge and the people at Tulemar and Buena Vista will make your trip exceptional.

English is widely spoken, and US currency is used interchangeably with the local currency at a fair exchange. We had no problem venturing out and exploring. Go enjoy Costa Rica at Casa Del Mar!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to your group here and hope to have you return soon.
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San Francisco, CA
5

The perfect place to enjoy the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

If you want to go to paradise and depart with a longing to stay knowing you will have a transformative experience, this is where you need to go. My wife and I are nature enthusiasts and like to be around people that have a similar "warm and fuzzy" side, particularly if it is genuine and sincere. This place gets into your blood immediately upon arrival. From those born in Costa Rica, to those who have become expat's, the staff is uniformly gracious, caring and service oriented. Our concierge extraordinaire, the great and wonderful Ashley, anticipated our concerns and truly went the extra mile, doing what she seemingly just does naturally. She even arranged a chef on our last evening for an 'in bungalow' feast that rivaled the excellent on site and area restaurants. Chris (the chef) is beyond description. He is personable, a great food educator with world experience, who felt like a natural member of the family as he did on site creations we have not seen. The eggs diablo were like nothing I have ever partaken! I didn't know you could do that with anchovies! The most disappointing part of Casa Del Mar was leaving. My wife and I are both psychiatrists and we can find no better antidepressant than the PEOPLE and resort of Casa Del Mar!!!

Thank you and Bless You, Ashley, Chris and Dave (and David, our beach concierge, who never played Bocce Ball but is a natural!). We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have made your Vacation so special. The people here are so happy to have Visitors in their country. They are truley a happy people. Glad you enjoyed having Chris come and cook for you. Please let us know when you plan to return.
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Tempe, AZ
5

Helpful service, beautiful views, and amazing family activities

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent an amazing week at Tulemar in Costa Rica in January. We stayed in the Casa Del Mar bungalow. It was beautifully furnished and well maintained, as was the entire resort. The views were picturesque and the people were always ready to assist in anyway possible. From Ashley, our very helpful concierge, to our favorite servers at the Tulemar Restaurant Daniela, Jose, Sabi, Arlen and everyone we encountered, all were gracious and hospitable. We enjoyed the wildlife and the activities, both on and off the property. We went zip lining, horseback riding, surfing and kayaking while we were there. All the activities were fun and thoroughly enjoyable. Ashley assisted in setting everything up and always was ready with recommendations. It was one of the best vacations we have had as a family. We attribute that to Costa Rica's natural beauty, Tulemar, and all the great people we had the privilege of meeting.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you were pleased. You made an impression on everyone here also. They all are excited to hear you plan to return soon.
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jun-Aug 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$630
$4,190
 
 
Sept-Nov 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$495
$3,200
 
 
Pre-Holiday 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$710
$4,722
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,400
 
 
Jan 2 - Feb 10, 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
$710
$4,722
 
 
Feb 11 - Feb 24, 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
$825
$5,350
 
 
Feb 25 - Mar 31, 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$710
$4,722
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,495
 
 
Apr 22 - Apr 30, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$710
$4,722
 
 
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$630
$4,190
 
 
Sep 1 - Nov 17, 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$495
$3,200
 
 
Pre-Holiday 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$710
$4,722
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,400
 
 
Test Rate
Oct 17 2018 - Oct 18 2018
1 night minimum stay
$96
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$495
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size daybed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Both full bathrooms have unique indoor/outdoor rain-head showers

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