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Stay at Tulemar Beach-Affordable Luxury Getaway for Couples-Head On Ocean Views

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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom Suite with Ocean Views and Balcony

Villa Mot Mot is a wonderful, tropical-rustic style bungalow secluded in the jungle with inspiring, ocean views. Named for the vibrantly colored Blue-crowned Mot Mot that frequently hunts in the surrounding jungle.

The villa has a king bed, a wet bar and an outdoor cooking area. Perfect for couples! It also has a deck for watching the monkeys and the sunset.

Mot Mot Hideaway is located inside of Tulemar Resort, a 33 acre, gated and secure, residential resort located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. All of the properties 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.

  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Cindy Houck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an amazing time at the Tulemar. We stayed in Mot Mot Hideaway. The staff was absolutely amazing - so nice, so accommodating! The beach was gorgeous! Everything you want or need is there. They even have toys for small children. The walking trails are a must to experience. You will see lots of animals along the way. The views from our room were amazing. The local restaurants are wonderful. We did BBQ two times while we were there. Tulemar is a five star property. I cannot say enough great things about it. We will definitely be back.
Oct 2014
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Stay at Tulemar Beach-Affordable Luxury Getaway for Couples-Head On Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Villa Mot Mot Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with Tulemar and our bungalow (Villa Mot Mot Hideaway). The property itself is beautiful and very well maintained. The view we had from our terrace was wonderful. Monkeys came up to the bungalow almost every day, and we saw many birds and lizards. Three mornings we were woken up by a howler monkey. The first morning it happened it was quite a wake up call. The private beach is very nice and the lunch we had there was very good. The food at the restaurant at the pool was also very good. The maids are very thorough and the bungalow is in very good condition. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. We had rented a car so we didn't need Bill's or Al's services (concierge) that much, but when we did they went above and beyond. I would highly recommend Tulemar Bungalows to anyone who is looking to stay at a property that offers amazing views, wildlife, and jungle atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Francis, Thank you for spending the time to send in a review. We really appreciate hearing from our guests. I am so glad that you enjoyed Mot Mot Hideaway. I agree that it is a wonderful property. Tulemar has so much to offer. You really do not need to venture out if you do not want to. Lots of wonderful animals to visit with too. Please come back and stay with us again. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Orange County, CA

An amazing week in paradise we won't soon forget!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Tulemar for our honeymoon like the reviewers below. Villa Mot Mot seems to be the unofficial honeymoon suite!

Simply put, this place is amazing! It definitely lived up to all the wonderful reviews I had read... plus the recommendation from a friend who had visited a couple years back.

The property is breathtaking. The room(s) were clean, stylish and comfortable with incredible views! We saw titi, white-faced and howler monkeys several times during our stay... right from our balcony. We even had a pair of toucans visit our villa one day.

Huge thanks to Bill, Diego and Al for the absolutely wonderful service! It was above and beyond what we expected! Bill was amazing and always there to help with anything we needed - as well as things we didn't even think we needed!

The beach is amazing!!! The pools are beautiful. We ate several times at the on site restaurant and had lunch at the beach and everything we had was delicious.

A HUGE thanks to everyone at Tulemar for making our vacation the best one ever! Everyone from the office to the beach shuttle, (Hola Willie!)

And Janet, who always served us our dinner at Buena Vista Del Sol, delivered outstanding service. You all made our stay that much more memorable.

Thank you also to Vanessa, our online concierge for all the help with planning our trip!

DO NOT miss out on this place! It is heaven on earth! I honestly cannot think of one negative thing I could say about our stay. It was perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelli, Thank you for the nice review. Yes, Mot Mot Hideaway is one of the favorites of our clients. Tulemar is paradise and so are all of our wonderful villas. I am so glad that you had a great time. Please come back and stay with us again. Lots to do and see and you never have to leave Tulemar if you do not want to. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Sheridan, WY

Amazing week

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from an amazing week in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Our vacation at Tulemar was amazing, both starting with and ending with the staff, especially Al & Diego. The place, Mot-Mot Hideaway, was as shown and did not disappoint in any way. I highly recommend venturing out and trying the food in Quepos and up on the hill as you will get more of an appreciation of the countryside and the cuisine. Your concierge will be more than happy to help you with dining options and other activities.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Renee, Thank you for staying with us in Tulemar. I am so glad that you had a great time. Mot Mot Hideaway is a wonderful property. Thank you for the nice comments about our staff. We take pride and try to do the very best we can for our guests. Please come back and stay with us again. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Ancramdale, NY


  • 5 of 5

Went here on my honeymoon, in search of a quiet, low-key, beach friendly place. We had a great time. We stayed in the Mot Mot Hideaway. Here's our breakdown:

Setting - The resort is 20 min from the tiny Quepos airport (takes you to San Jose Intl airport), situated along an active main drag in town. Manuel Antonio is compact, rough around the edges, and very geared toward American tourism. Tulemar sits along the beachline, and our Mot Mot Villa had a gorgeous view of lush plant life and the ocean bay. The beach is small and quiet with a cafe and bar (and free kayaks!). The pool and connecting restaurant are tasteful and very inviting. Our villa was very tasteful, with a luxury bathroom, comfy bedroom, and massive covered porch - which had an outdoor living room and kitchen with all the amenities. There are sloths, monkeys, and interesting wildlife everywhere.

Service -

This is a huge part of the experience, since you rely on staff so much to get you around and help you navigate the experience of being abroad. When you book, a staff arranges everything for you, including your ticket for the small plane ride to Quepos, and your van ride to the resort. They tell you what to bring, what things cost, etc. They are ahead of the game on every detail.

Once there you get a personal concierge who makes sure your every need is met before you ask. The thing we most appreciated about this was that the Tulemar staff seems to earnestly enjoy their work environment. They are very relaxed and seem to have fun at work. This creates a very warm atmosphere to be a part of. They are incredibly accommodating.

Price -

Tulemar is totally reasonably priced for what you get. Don't forget to budget for gratuity, since you'll have the help of 1-2 concierges, and staff help you at the beach (meals, rides to and from).

Overall, we would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone who is visiting the area. It's an amazing stay in an amazing place. If you are coming to Manuel Antonio this is the place. Tulemar will always be a fond memory for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Thank you for the nice review. Yes, Mot Mot Hideaway is a very special property. What a great honeymoon choice. This property is always reserved far in advance. I am so glad that you were able to book it for your honeymoon. You will have so many wonderful memories. I hope you took a lot of pictures. Everyone will want to see them. Our staff tries very hard to and I know that they will appreciate all of your kind words. Please do come back and stay with us again. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Phoenix, AZ

The place to be!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this paradise! We rented the downstairs Mot Mot single room to end our trip of the country and were thrilled we made the right decision. The beaches in Manuel Antonio are so so, but here at Tulemar the private cove with beach chair service, kayaks and surrounded by jungle is breath taking. Mot Mot Hideway is a single room with an outdoor kitchen. The view is incredible. Monkeys hung out our our from porch everyday as we relaxed. Stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hank, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Tulemar is truly paradise! Come back and stay with us again soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Eugene, OR


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 7 night stay at Tulemar. We stayed in the Mot Mot Hideway villa. We cannot say enough about our fabulous stay here. Mot Mot Hideaway is great for two people. It has a large balcony with an ocean view and an outdoor kitchen which we utilized for a couple of our dinners and breakfasts. Every morning we would get up early and go out on our balcony with our coffee and watch the wildlife. The monkeys would almost always come through every morning and afternoon. We felt as if we were living in an animal park for a week. It was absolutely fantastic! We saw several sloths throughout the property, one with her baby attached! We saw lizards, Mot Mot birds, Toucans, as well as a lot of other species of birds. It is a hike down to the beach but the South trail down to it is beautiful and has a small waterfall along its path. They offer a shuttle if you do not want to walk, which we also utilized a couple of times. The beach is private and beautiful and there is a beach bar with great food and drinks. The restaurant on the property is top notch with a beautiful view. We went on a fishing excursion and brought back Mahi Mahi that we had caught to the restaurant and they prepared it for us that night for our dinner. All of the staff at Tulemar is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We had Jonathan as our concierge and I can't say enough good things about him! He was just a call away and very helpful with suggestions on activities and restaurants. We also want to mention the other staff members that we met that were exceptional. Eric, Xavi, Arlen, Harley, Daniela, Willie, and Pancho Villa/Luis Masis. Hopefully, I have not left anyone out as EVERYONE at Tulemar was fantastic!! We will definitely be back and will recommend to anyone we know looking for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet, You said it all. Mot Mot is wonderful and everything else you said is true too. Tulemar is paradise. Lots to do and see and everything else you may want or need is right outside of our gate. Please come back and stay with us soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Queps Airport
Nearest Barpub
Tulemar (Onsite)
Nearest Restaurant
Tulemar (Onsite)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tulemar Beach
Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 - Feb 10, 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Feb 11 - Feb 24, 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Feb 25 - Apr 7, 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
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
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Test Rate
Oct 18 2018 - Oct 19 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Modern bathroom with raindrop shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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