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Cindy Houck

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Treetop Living with Lots of Wildlife & Ocean Views- Tulemar Beach- Infinity Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

TULEMAR GARDENS

Nido de Gansos is very unique in that the pool and social areas (living - dining - kitchen) are all located on the third floor. Nestled in the treetops where you can observe daily visits by monkeys, sloths and exotic birds.

Nido de Ganos 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; just sign the check to the house! You can walk 5 minutes down the hill to the beach and either walk back up or take the resort shuttle for free. 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. Tulemar has its own restaurant and bar on the beach for casual dining. We can even arrange a private chef.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cindy Houck (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Cindy Houck

Always stayed in Tulemar, choose Tulemar to build my home.

Cindy Houck purchased this villa in 2009

Why Cindy Houck chose Puntarenas

Best place to stay in Costa Rica.

What makes this villa unique

Only Private Beach in the area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was unanimous among our family of 7- Tulemar sets the bar high for vacation destinations. We loved everything from the quiet picturesque surroundings,attentive service and of course the incredible Nido de Gansos. We had a beautiful pool to enjoy besides the beach. Tulemar is truly like living inside a zoo- it's an experience in itself to sit and witness all the wildlife in it's natural habitat. The locals are kind, inviting and ready to share their beautiful country with visitors.

We enjoyed several excursions but mostly loved hanging out at the beautiful beach with a drink. Anything you want or need is done for you. Service here is by far the best I have seen. The restaurants are very good and a quick walk outside the main gate. There is also a restaurant in Tulemar as well as food service at the main pool and beach. It was really hard to leave. This is definitely a place we will visit again.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Treetop Living with Lots of Wildlife & Ocean Views- Tulemar Beach- Infinity Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Casa Nidos de Ganos-Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (adults) spent one wonderful week in the beautiful Nidos de Ganos in the luxury Tulemar development. The development is outstanding with great service and an amazing private beach. The home is on three levels. Top level is living room, kitchen and infinite pool (one of the few private homes that have a pool). FYI - service team recommended we move the dining room table outside near the pool and we did - so much nicer to enjoy meals outside. The second floor is where you enter the home and offers a powder room and foyer. All three bedrooms with private baths are located on lowest level.

You won't get a better view of the monkeys who frequented the trees near the house almost every morning and put on quite the show. Open up the windows and capture video of them leaping from one tree to the next, literally right outside the living room window. Also - the private beach on the property is truly fantastic. Very steep walk down the road the beach (or for those more athletic take the hiking trails). You can also call the resort van for ride and they come quickly. Also the service team that takes care of the home and all your needs are top notch! Our favorite - Ashleyl! Highly recommend this development.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Justine, I am so glad that you enjoyed Nido do Gansos. It is a wonderful property with a great view and pool. Lots of animals love it too don't they? The monkeys seem to love those trees right by Nido and do does a sloth that lives near by. Thank you for the nice compliments about Tulemar. We think Tulemar is special and we are always happy to hear back from our guests. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Tulemar and Nido. Please come back and visit soon. Until then, Pura Vida, Cindy
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Fargo, ND
5

An Incredible Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

An incredible family vacation! All staff were exceptional. We especially miss our concierge, Chris! Everyone was incredible with our children which meant a lot. Wonderful restaurants within walking distance, private beach with towels and boogie boards at our disposal. Nido de Gansos house was amazing and was perfect for 2 families with 4 kids plus plenty more room. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheryl, Yes, Nido is a wonderful property with lots of room for families. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Please do come back and stay with us again. We would love to have you. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Port Elgin, Canada
5

Nidos de Ganos--Luxury and Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nido de Gansos the first week in May with another couple (friends); it was paradise! Our jaws dropped as soon as we saw the "mansion". Beautiful landscaping, but the driveway is very steep so be ready for tricky parking maneuvers. Ashley, the concierge, was friendly and always available to assist. Daily maid service kept the house spotless. The best part was the pool! All the 'houses' (private villas) on the Tulemar property looked amazing; just make sure you choose one with a private pool. The private beach at Tulemar is also nice. We did the majority of our lounging there and some kayaking. But we spent a lot of time at the public beach next to Manuel Antonio National Park because we wanted to surf. Both beaches are magnificent though. Would highly recommend hiring a chef for one or more days; Tito was excellent. Would also highly recommend having a vehicle so that you can be free to get groceries in Quepos at the cheaper Pali store (the closer Super Joseth store is WAY too expensive). There are tons of local restaurants to try right outside the gates of Tulemar, but it was nice to drive because everything is a steep up or down hill drive/walk. House had a safe for valuables; but overall the Tulemar property felt very very safe. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa for the great review. I have to agree that Nido de Gansos is a wonderful property with an amazing pool, views and style. I have stayed there myself with friends and loved it. It sounds like you experienced a lot of Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio and Tulemar is truly paradise. Lots to do and see. Please come back and visit soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Philadelphia, PA
5

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: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Best Location in Costa Rica!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Nido de Gansos. It was gorgeous on the inside and out, breath taking views and private pool. Diego and Al were our private concierges and truly made the trip a perfect 10!!!! They planned our trips, stocked our refrigerator, drove us to the store or anywhere else we needed to go. They were so kind and knowledgeable of the area.

Tulemar Resort was set in the jungle and we saw three types of monkeys from our villa balcony! My children 10, 8, and 4 loved the resort, the home, and the staff. The free shuttle service to and from the beach, pools, villa, gate was awesome as it is very hilly and after a day at the beach or in the rain we didn't always want to walk.

The shuttle driver, Willy, got to know our children and was really helpful, funny, and friendly. He never hesitated to pull over and show us wildlife.

All of the food we had at the resort was great.

We would absolutely return to Manuel Antonio and would definitely stay at Tulemar!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Grace, Thank you for the wonderful review. Nido is such a beautiful villa with an amazing view and pool. Three levels and lots of room. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Tulemar. Please some back and visit again soon. Lots to do here in Tulemar and close by too. Thank you for the nice comments regarding our staff. They do a great job and are always ready to please. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Vancouver, BC
5

Nidos de Ganos

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about the Nidos de Ganos property, the Tulemar Resort, and the entire staff. The beach and views are some of the best in Costa Rica. Our personal concierge, Diego's recommendations were all top notch and he never lead us wrong, from surf lessons to restaurants to shopping. He knew exactly where we should go based on our personal needs and what and where to avoid.

The environment here is very natural and we enjoyed the monkeys, sloths and variety of birds immensely. They were apart of our everyday here.

There were never more then about 20 people or so at the private beach. It was always quiet and relaxing. An amazing place. I would recommend it to anyone looking to visit this amazing country.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jimmy, Thank you for the nice review. Please come back and stay with us again soon. There is so much to see and do in Tulemar and Manuel Antonio. Until next time, Pura Vida, Cindy
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tulemar Beach
Car: not necessary

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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
$5,500
 
 
Sept-Nov 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$575
$4,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$13,000
 
 
Jan 2 - Feb 10, 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Feb 11 - Feb 24, 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Feb 25 - Apr 7, 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
May 27 - Sep 1, 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Sep 2 - Nov 17, 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$13,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

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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:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
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
  • 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

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