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In Tulemar! Ocean Views- 4 Pools -Tulemar Beach- Private Jacuzzi- Monkeys!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Casa del Mar

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. For more information and availability on Casa del Mar call 800-936-9622 or

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

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Houck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size daybed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
Both full bathrooms have unique indoor/outdoor rain-head showers


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

In Tulemar! Ocean Views- 4 Pools -Tulemar Beach- Private Jacuzzi- Monkeys!
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa de Frutas...without question, one of the most outstanding vacation homes I've ever had the pleasure of visiting.

I'd chose this over the many Four Seasons locations I've stayed in around the globe and will definitely be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris....thank you so much for the 5 Star review.....we loved having you with us.....adding the private chef for those special dinners and couples massages on the balcony certainly added to your experience.....we'd love to have you back with us again! Tulemar Dave
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Dedham, MA

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

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

Amazing! Casa Del Mar!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Del Mar. Beautifully decorated with a fully equipped 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 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

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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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


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
Apr 22 - Apr 30, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 1 - Nov 17, 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
JAN 6 - FEB 9, 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
1 night minimum stay
FEB 10 - FEB 23, 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
FEB 24 - MAR 23, 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 23 2018
1 night minimum stay
MAR 24 - APR 6
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
APR 7 - APR 27, 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
1 night minimum stay
APR 28 - AUG 31, 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
SEP 1 - NOV 16, 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
1 night minimum stay
NOV 17 - DEC 21, 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
1 night minimum stay
DEC 22 - DEC 28, 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
DEC 29 - JAN 4, 2019
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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