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

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Manuel Antonio Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Award Winner - Customer Favorite!

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 pools.

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: ocean view, Bungalow, intimate, jungle

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cindy Houck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Cindy 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.

Cindy Houck purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Cindy 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

The bungalow is located inside Tulemar Resort. Guests can enjoy access to the resort's 4 pools, private beach, onsite restaurant and beach cafe, and 2 scenic hiking trails with abundant wildlife all around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just came back from ten days in Manuel Antonio. Our family of four (kids 9 & 11) stayed in Tulemar at a bungalow. The large, private property was amazingly beautiful. It was lush and picture perfect with plants, flowers, birds, butterflies, monkeys and sloths a common sight. The property had four beautiful pools and a private picturesque beach that was never very crowded. The water was warm and the waves were not very big. We used the free boogie boards and kayaks often but brought our own snorkel gear.

The level of customer service was unparalleled. Every single staff member from our maid, bartenders (Daniela and Arlen were awesome!) to wait staff and concierge were there to please. Rarely have I experienced such a genuine eagerness to please in any of my travels all over the world. Our concierge Chris was very attentive. He made arrangements for drivers, dinners, tours and everything else we needed all with a smile and happy heart. I really didn't think we would need a concierge for I am capable of planning on my own but I have to admit that it was nice to have someone there as our "go to" for anything.

Onto the units. Wow. The view was amazing from every window. It was like sleeping in a tree top in the jungle. The bungalows have plenty of space for our family to spread out and the kitchen was great for quick meals.

All totaled Tulemar was perfect. We saw more wildlife every day at the property than we saw in the M.A. state park! We will come back again and stay at Tulemar! The restaurants within walking distance were great. We ate local and drank the tap water everywhere..... I don't even drink my tap water here in Northern California so that is saying something. Tulemar is perfect for couples, families, or anyone else who wants a worry free vacation in paradise!
Jul 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Stay in the Rainforest- Secluded Tulemar Beach- 4 Pools- Wildlife- Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews
Seattle, WA

Best family vacation ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Believe all the great comments that you read about Tulemar! My family and I booked a week at a bungalow in the Tulemar resort through our new best friend Chris, our personal concierge for our stay. From the day we booked our bungalow until we left for the airport on our last day, Chris and the team at Tulemar made us feel like royalty. Chris made the planning process for the trip a pleasure by helping us figure out the best activities to participate in (we highly recommend the zip lining and sunset cruise) as well as the best way to get to and from the resort (he arranged for a driver to pick us up and also for local transportation while we were there). When we arrived at the resort we were amazed at the natural beauty, especially the wildlife and AMAZING sunsets over the Pacific Ocean every night. The private beach was truly breathtaking and even though the resort was booked, it was far from crowded. We took advantage of the complimentary boogie boards and kayaks and also highly recommend dining at the beach side restaurant. The facilities are truly amazing including the three pools available for families. Our 8 year old kept us busy from sun up till sun down and sitting pool side with a few drinks watching the sunset while she swam was a great way to end the day. Everyone at Tulemar and in Manuel Antonio / Quepos area were very welcoming and made us feel at home. Very safe, very clean, great food, amazing sightseeing, friendly people made this a real once in a lifetime experience. I travel internationally frequently and Chris and the Tulemar team have made Costa Rica and Tulemar our new #1 destination. We are already planning our return trip with friends and family!!! Thanks Chris for making our vacation truly amazing!!! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tyler, What a great review on Tulemar, the Bungalow and our staff. We try to make everyone's trip memorable. The Bungalow is great for families or for a small group of friends or a honeymoon couple. Tulemar offers so much to do and see you do not need to leave unless you want to. We will look forward to your return. Until then, Pura Vida, Cindy
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Boston, MA

A secluded feel in jungle paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had an outstanding experience at Tulemar. We booked a bungalow through Dave--it was the least expensive of the lodging options, but comfortable and attractive in every way. Although every home in the resort was booked, it never felt crowded--we often had one of the (clean, well-heated) swimming pools to ourselves. The beach too was uncrowded, with plenty of chairs and towels and boogie boards, and delightfully warm water. The wildlife was perhaps the highlight: monkeys partied on the roof of our bungalow, a sloth slept in a tree right on the beach, and there were colorful birds everywhere. Our concierge Chris was warm and helpful in every regard, taking us grocery shopping and advising us on restaurants and activities. Indeed, all of the staff were friendly and professional. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you had a great time. The Tulemar Bungalow is a great property for up to four people. And, it is located in Tulemar which is the best area on the Pacific. What more do you want or need? We offer everything. Beautiful beach, walking trails, four pools, bar and grill at the beach, restaurant, animals galore and wonderful service. We are also walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and more. Come back and visit soon. We would love to have you. Pura Vida, Cindy Houck
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Baltimore, MA

Memorable Experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights on part of our trip to Costa Rica. We wished we stayed longer. The bungalow was spectacular. It's luxury in the jungle.

Ashlee organized a private driver to and from San Jose for us, as well as rafting and zip lining. We didn't have to do anything.

The service was beyond expectations.

We are looking to come back again but this time with the entire family and for longer!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian for staying with us.I am so glad that you had a great time in Tulemar even if it was brief. Tulemar has so much to offer that you do not need to leave do you? We have the beach, four pools, walking trails, restaurants and animals galore. Start planning so you can spend more time with us. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Montreal, Canada

Amazing service!

  • 5 of 5

How to even put this into words... Of all the places we have traveled, the service at Tulemar was easily the best we have ever experienced hands down.

The property is exotic, beautiful, and full of amazing wildlife (monkeys,sloths,butterfly's,lizards etc.). The staff is so friendly, helpful, and attentive. Inside and outside of the property you feel safe at all times (the locals are very friendly). We arrived after sundown and we were met by our concierge Ashley who showed us to our bungalow. Vibrant and cheerful, she took care of anything we needed from the moment we arrived until the very moment we left. She is amazing!!

When we woke up the first morning we were blown away by the view of the ocean and surrounding jungle from our bungalow. It was breathtaking, especially when the sunset rolled around. Epic.

The bungalows are clean and very comfortable and the nearly 360 degree windows make you feel like you are right in the jungle. 

My wife and I love to experience local food and culture and so we asked Ashley if she could suggest some places to eat, she gave us some restaurant names but then moments later we got a call from her asking if we would like to have Chris (another concierge) come and cook some local Costa Rican food for us in our suite (how could we resist?) was amazing !!!...we had such a great time with Chris. He's such a great guy and the food was so good. This was a real highlight to our trip, an unforgettable experience I would suggest to anybody. Thank you so much Chris!!

The property of Tulemar is massive... the pool areas are awesome and never crowded. The beach is even better, with smooth sand, warm water, and is virtually private. It is a secluded cove so the pubic does not wander in. 

There is a driver to take you from the beach back to your bungalow if you don't feel like walking. I feel I should mention Willy, one of the drivers, he's super friendly and will always show you where the wildlife is. He's just as excited as you are to see it and he has lots of knowledge about the forest and wild life. He's a super cool guy.

Thank you to Ashley,Chris, and the rest of the staff for making us feel so at home...we will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for the great review. I am so glad that you had a great time in Tulemar. Tulemar has so much to offer that you do not need to leave do you? We have the beach, four pools, walking trails, restaurants and animals galore. Also, thank you for the nice comments on our staff. We try our best and we hope that you come back and stay with us again soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I (two adults and 2 kids ages 12 and 15) had a wonderful time at Tulemar. We stayed in the bungalows, which are nestled into the jungle with gorgeous views of the Pacific Coast. The bungalow was spacious and nicely furnished and the service at Tulemar was excellent. Every day we would wander out our front door to see monkeys, sloths, birds, lizards, and lush vegatation. There were two lovely pools near our bungalow and a fantastic beach. The roads and trails are steep within the compund but if you ever get tired they have shuttle buses to take you to and from the beach. I usually walked down and took a ride back. From Tulemar we arranged lots of day trips including deep sea fishing (we caught a sail fish), white water rafting, zip lining, and a tour of Manuel Antonio rain forest. Chris, our concierge arranged everything for us including our transportation from San Jose and then when we we were departing to Arenal for the second leg of our trip. He helped us with dinner reservations and even dropped off a present for my daughter who celebrated her 12th birthday in Cost Rica. While we had some evening and late afternoon rain, which is expected in summer, for the most part we had good weather and were able to do all our planned activities. In the afternoons after our adventures we would usually come back and hang at the beach or pool. There are lots of restaurants near by the hotel or you can eat poolside if you do not feel like leaving the eco-resort. All in all it was a great vacation and I look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, Thank you for the wonderful and thorough review. We are glad that you chose Tulemar. It sounds like you and your family had a great time. There is so much to do right in Tulemar or you can enjoy the many excursions that we have to offer. Right outside our gate are restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and more. Everything is very convenient. Please do come back and visit. We would love to have you again. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Denver, CO

Wonderful Experience In Tulemar!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Tulemar as part of a wedding party. It was a wonderful location. Our bungalow was very clean and spacious with spectacular views. The concierge, Chris, was very attentive and responded to our every need! Both the beach and the pool were short walks that were surrounded by wildlife! We loved seeing the monkeys, toucans, and sloths, especially the baby sloth! Everyone we encountered was extremely nice and helpful and made our experience in Costa Rica a truly wonderful vacation. We would love to come back and enjoy many of the other recreation options in the area! Next time we will make sure to have more time to enjoy Tulemar.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are always glad to hear from our clients. Tulemar is truly paradise isn't it? I am so glad that you had a great time. Please come back and visit us soon and tell your friends and family too. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Quepos Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tulemar Beach
Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Bungalow Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.0%

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Manuel Antonio Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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