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1-BEDROOM VILLAS -- 4 POOLS, SECLUDED BEACH, & LOTS OF WILDLIFE

Cindy Houck

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1-BEDROOM VILLAS -- 4 POOLS, SECLUDED BEACH, & LOTS OF WILDLIFE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa

Overview

Photos and Description of this Manuel Antonio holiday villa

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps up to 4

Located within Tulemar, this privately owned 1 Bedroom Villa is perched along the hillside, in a separate section known as Buena Vista. It has ocean and jungle views. Buena Vista provides the services of a deluxe class hotel for the villa. Nightly and weekly rentals are available. As a guest of Buena Vista Villas, you will have the choice of three swimming pools including a quiet, 'adults only' alternative and personal concierge services, plus all the amenities of Tulemar, including the private beach.

One Bedroom Select: This villa has one bedroom with either one king or two queen beds, a full kitchen with granite counter top, well-appointed living area and an expansive balcony, completely furnished for living and dining.

It is air-conditioned, but has a 'seamless' indoor-outdoor feel. It offers full to partial ocean and jungle views and has frequent wildlife visits.

Tulemar: Of course, as a part of Tulemar / Manuel Antonio, Buena Vista guests enjoy all of the amenities of Tulemar, from the award winning beach with free lounge chairs, umbrellas, sea kayaks and boogie boards to the free resort shuttle service, the hiking trails and 24-hour security.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cindy Houck (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 January, 2015

About Cindy Houck

m Cindy Houck. I own property in Costa Rica and have family who live in there year round. I'm very familiar with the Manuel Antonio area and have had the privilege of staying in the Private Villas I represent.

Why Cindy Houck chose Manuel Antonio

This villa is located in Tulemar, the only gated and secure, 33 acre jungle resort community in Manuel Antonio with private residences and it's own beach. We have hiking trails through our jungle, food and beverage service at the pool and/or beach and paved roads (which may sound odd, but you will appreciate them!).

What makes this villa unique

We're located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio, within walking distance to many fun restaurants and bars. There are many beautiful beach homes in Manuel Antonio, but a location in Tulemar is where you'll want to be.

At Tulemar, we have an office located inside Tulemar, so we can assist throughout your entire trip, from lodgings and transportation to tours, restaurants, activities and special services. Whatever your Costa Rica vacation needs, we can make it happen!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just came back from ten days in Manuel Antonio. Our family of four (kids 9 & 11) stayed in Tulemar. 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!

Marcia
Aug 2014
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Sleeps4
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Bathrooms1
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveller reviews

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1-Bedroom Villas -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, & Lots of Wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in July for our honeymoon and were totally blown away. The Buena Vista Select was perfect for us. We really enjoyed watching the many visits of the animals on our deck. Our concierge Chris was only too happy to help, whatever our requests were. Manuel Antonio is lovely and we feel privileged to have stayed somewhere so magical. We loved that you are IN nature and the wildlife surrounds you. It is just incredible. We can't wait to return once we've saved (the flights from England are more than a little expensive!) - The Tulemar experience is worth every single penny!

We will definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Greg for your review. What a great place to spend your honeymoon. We are so glad that you chose Tulemar. You are correct in that Tulemar is magical. Please come back and stay with us again. As you know, we have many different types of properties. You can try something different next time. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Fantastic Bungalow!

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I rented a BV One Bedroom Select for one week during the summer of 2014, August 1-August 8.

The bungalow was exactly as described-1 bedroom with a king size bed + bathroom, a separate living room/dining room, refrigerator and hot plate (sufficient for us as we did little or no cooking of our own, except for on the coffee machine provided).The bungalow as exceptionally clean and the daily housekeeping service excellent.

Our concierge at Tulemar for the entire trip was Chris Madrigal. Chris was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable with everything we needed during our stay. Chris's upbeat, friendly personality made sure that we were completely satisfied with our initial planning, including planning and reserving our day excursions prior to arrival, private transportation from and to the airport in San Jose, suggestions for restaurants in Manuel and Antonio and even bringing an umbrella to us during a thunderstorm. Our bungalow faced the beach and was in the rain forest where Tulemar is located.

We note that the rest of the entire staff was as exception and helpful to us when Chris had a day off or was otherwise not available. It was exceptionally useful that the staff provided transportation around the Tulemar property, especially from their on-site private beach to our bungalow which was uphill all the way.

Restaurants along the Maneul Antonio-to Quepo were reasonably priced and many were in walking distance from the resort site. The bus was inexpensive and when not available taxis also were reasonably priced.

Linda and I took the short version of the private guided tour of the Manuel Antonio Reserve (more expansive tours are available), the boat tour of the Mangrove where we were face-to-face with Capuchin monkeys (great photos can be taken) and the river rafting escapade on the Savage River (low difficulty of about 3+). The guides were very helpful to all the people in the rafts. As so-so swimmer, Linda and I felt safe once we got over the first rapid because of the help of the rafting crews.

Our return flight to Los Angeles was very early on August 9 so we spent one night at the Mariott hotel in San Jose which is closer to the airport.

All-in-all a wonderful trip that we would take again.

Bon voyage and enjoy your trip (s) to Costa Rica whenever that may be. Thank you Cindy (Tulemar Vacations) for suggesting this wonderful property to us.
  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you stayed with us and enjoyed Tulemar. The Buena Vista One Bedroom Select is a favorite with our guests. It offers amazing jungle and ocean views. Thank you for the complement on Chris. He gives 110% and loves what he does. I see you took advantage of some great excursions. The Mangrove tour is one of my favorites. Monkeys galore!

If you had decided not to leave Tulemar, we have the beach, bar and grill, walking trails, four swimming pools and a restaurant.

I am glad that you enjoyed your trip to Tulemar. Tulemar is truly paradise! Please come back and visit again. We would love to have you. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Unbelievable Views and Phenomenal Service!

  • 5 out of 5
I decided to take my girlfriend away for her birthday based upon TripAdvisor reviews. We stayed in a Buena Vista One Bedroom Select and to be quite honest the photos do not do it justice in the slightest. Upon entering our accommodation both I and my girlfriend were left speechless by the views and the accommodation in general, it was clean and had more room then we expected. There was fresh fruit laid out as soon as we arrived which was the icing on the cake. The staff from start to finish were amazing. Cindy made the booking process unbelievably easy. We would both highly recommend a massage from Vanessa. It was outstanding. Our concierge Ashley was wonderful. She handled our reservations for dinner, our excursions and anything else we wanted. Tulemar has the best service and professional people that I have ever experienced before. Once we settled in we went to the beach. What a wonderful beach it is. You do not have to bring anything with you. They have everything there.

David who works at the beach must have one of the best jobs in world. Every time we went down the beach he greeted us with a smile and was more then helpful especially with our first time sea kayaking.

I would and will recommend Tulemar Bungalows to anyone I meet and as and when we return to Costa Rica we will most definitely be staying here again!
  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex,

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It sounds like you really enjoyed your trip to Tulemar. Yes, there is so much to do and see right in Tulemar. But if you venture out, we are located close to any other thing that you may want to do or see. Please come back and visit us in the near future. We would love to have you stay with us again.

Pura Vida,

Cindy
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1-Bedroom Villas -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, & Lots of Wildlife
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Fabulous views and top notch service

  • 5 out of 5
We just returned from a 7 night stay at Tulemar. We stayed in a Buena Vista One Bedroom Select with a deck. We cannot say enough about our fabulous stay here. The bungalow is great for two or four people. It has a large balcony with an ocean view. 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 on Thanksgiving Day 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 Chris as our concierge and I can't say enough good about him! He was at our beck and call and very helpful with suggestions on activities and restaurants. The whole staff in Tulemar is amazing. They provide top notch service from the time of booking to the end of your stay. We will definitely be back and will recommend to anyone we know looking for a great vacation! Thank you Cindy for suggesting this wonderful property.


Chelsie, K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Stayed in Nov 2014
  • Review Submitted: 05/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ang,

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Tulemar. Tulemar is paradise and it is obvious that you took advantage of it. There is so much to do and see right in Tulemar.

Please come back and stay with us again. We have many other wonderful properties to choose from. Until next time, Pura Vida Cindy
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Denver, CO
5

Stunning Property and Bungalow

  • 5 out of 5
My friend and I stayed 3 nights in a BV One Bedroom bungalow here. It was amazing! We drove from Arenal, where we stayed downtown and this was just a totally different experience. The bungalows are all nestled into the rain forest landscape, with a perfect view of the ocean and wildlife. Most days we spent a few hours down on their beautiful beach where we could get wine, rest and relax. There were only a few other families on the beach so it was peaceful and felt very private. We took the hiking trails down to the beach two days and saw monkeys and lizards and all kinds of wildlife in the jungle right on the hotel's property. The hotel staff would then shuttle you back up to your bungalow in a van if you wanted. The food at the hotel restaurant was quite good, but you're in walking distance to plenty of other places. We took advantage of the hotel's happy hour half-off-cocktails-special every night. Lastly, the staff here is amazing. The concierge will book excursions and spa activities for you. We went canyoning one morning - they picked us up at the hotel - and had massages one afternoon next to one of the pools (there are many many pools on the property). Since we were traveling in low-season we often sat at the bar and chatted with the restaurant staff, who were all lovely. The whole place felt very luxurious and it's beautifully maintained. We would definitely come back. Thank you Cindy for suggesting this wonderful property.
  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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1-Bedroom Villas -- 4 Pools, Secluded Beach, & Lots of Wildlife
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p380380
+1 -559 284 9616
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Tulemar
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 out of 5
This is a great villa for 2-4 people.....large balcony with ocean views......full kitchen....living and dining room too.....plus it's located in Tulemar so you have all the fun things....pools.....private beach.....hiking trails.....and your own personal concierge....we're coming back!
  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are correct. The Buena Vista One Bedroom Select with a deck is great for either two or four people. The balcony is a great place to see the sun rise or set. It is nice to have a full kitchen if you want to cook or you can enjoy one of our restaurants. And of course other restaurants, bars and coffee shops are right outside our gate. There is so much to do inside of Tulemar having four swimming pools, walking trails and the beautiful beach. You do not have to leave if you do not want to. The wonderful animals provide lots of entertainment too. We hope you come back and visit soon.

Cindy
Tulemar Vacations

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Quepos/Managua XQP
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tulemar
Car: not necessary

4 km from the center of Quepos, Tulemar Gardens is halfway between the town and the entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan - Mar 2015
5 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
1 night minimum stay
$445
$2,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Eater 2015
29 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
1 night minimum stay
$725
$4,822
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Apr - Nov 2015
13 Apr 2015 - 21 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
$385
$2,561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec 2015
22 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
1 night minimum stay
$445
$2,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years 2015
20 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
1 night minimum stay
$725
$5,075
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$370
$2,460
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Upper Suite Bedroom - 2 large double bed , 1 king or two queens
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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