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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

My wife and 4 and 13 year old daughters recently spent 4 days at Tulemar and we also arrived from Arenal. Our time was spent in a one bedroom top floor unit in Mot Mot. When our plane arrived, Bill met us at the airport and after that we floated around for 4 beautiful stress free days. Major cudo's to... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Thanks, MRoberts for your comments on Villa Mot Mot, Diego and Tulemar; our entire staff have a smile on their faces today! Villa Mot Mot is a wonderful villa; the views, the wildlife and the personal service of Diego and his team really make it unique. Your comment about the "knick knacks" was timely as Susan, the owner, arrives today... More 

Boxford, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed in a **two bedroom villa** at Tulemar and it was amazing. two stories, bedrooms on bottom floor with small decks, indoor sinks, and outside toilets and huge showers. air conditioned. Upstairs (up the marble staircase - everything was top of the line) was a queen sized day bed filled with pillows and a TV with Spanish and English... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi jcv1234, thanks for posting such a nice review on Casa del Mar, your two bedroom villa in Tulemar! The details you mentioned about the villa and throughout Tulemar are really helpful when guests are trying to decide on which resort to stay in and which villa to book! We also appreciate your comments about Shay, your personal concierge; one... More 

Hallandale, FL.
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We had come to Manuel Antonio after staying the first three nights in Arenal at the hotel Nayara. Never having been to Costa Rica, we booked our trip through Costa Rica tours (that is a different review). If we knew then what we knew now, we would have skipped Manuel Antonio entirely, but you live and learn. Nayara was the... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

HI Mich4NA.....I'm so sorry that you felt your stay with us was "overpriced".......regarding the suite, our maintenance staff is already working on the issues that you mentioned....but in my view....the biggest problem was that our front desk staff did not understand that the room issues needed to be resolved immediately and/or you should have been moved to another room.....I am... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I have visited the Manuel Antonio area of Costa Rica several times before. This was definitely my most disappointing trip, totally due to my accommodations. Here is what I got for $300 a night: an outdated bungalow whose bathroom was in a state of gross neglect, no balcony or outdoor space whatsoever, extremely coarse bed linens, very loud pool areas... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Nick....I'm very sad to read that you did not enoy your stay with us.....I wish you would have let us know while you were here if there was a problem with your accomodations.....we would have been happy to either correct the problem or move you to another room.....none of the Bungalows have balconies or decks......our other rooms, suites and... More 

fort lauderdale
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

wow. Our bungalow was on stilts with 360 degree views - the ocean and the gorgeous landscaping of the property itself. The kitchen in the bungalow is adorable and well stocked. The bungalow had one nice bedroom and a roomy living room with a pull out couch. The best part, though, was in the morning, while sipping coffee and staring... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of our Tulemar Bungalows! I agree! I love the Bungalows! (I actually bought one and have lived in it year round for 6 years!) The amazing ocean views, the jungle that surrounds you and the wildflfe visits all make our Bungalows a really unique place to stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed our restaurant as... More 

Needham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

After reading many reviews on Trip Advisor, we took a chance on Tulemar and were thrilled with our experience. Even before we arrived, the staff was accommodating. My husband, who is a runner, exchanged several emails with Julian, Tulemar's incredible conceirge, who shared running routes with him...and even joined him on a few runs when we arrived! We stayed in... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice remarks about Tulemar, our Bungalows, the beach and especially Julien, your personal concierge! Julien really is wonderful and can make your trip special, handling all of the details for you. He knows the most best tour guides and operators in the area, plus handle those special requests like a massage in your villa, surf lessons and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

First of all, Costa Rica is so tropical, green, beautiful and the people are so friendly. We were so lucky to find Tulemar Villas. The bungalows are nestled on a jungly hill overlooking a beautiful private beach. You feel like you are staying in a treehouse in paradise. But the really special thing about this place are the people working... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful remarks on Tulemar and your stay in Villa Mot Mot! One of the best parts of booking with us is the personal concierge service you receive with your stay! Daniella and Lou, our beach food and beverage team, are a delight as well. We really appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

My family and I stayed in Villa Mot Mot for a week in May. We just left yesterday and we all miss it already. The Villa is awesome, and the deck... OMG! I love the deck. Most of our time at the villa was spent on the deck. We saw more wildlife on the deck than we did on any... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Thanks, Trayzz, for the review on your stay at Villa Mot Mot in Tulemar; we're so happy that you enjoyed it! This little villa is SO popular, due to the reasons you mentioned; the deck, the wildlife, the views and especially Diego and Bill, your personal concierges! The Tulemar Beach is very special and often times, there are very few... More 

Alexandria, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

From the early stages in planning, to the details of our trip, and upon arrival and departure at Tulemar , we were more than pleased! Mauricio helped us with our daily events of the trip. The bungalow was absolutely beautiful with excellent ocean! The house was cleaned daily and the air conditioning was definitely appreciated in the heat. I would... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Thanks, Heather, for posting your review of the Bungalows and Tulemar! They really do have great ocean views and a jungle location! Mauricio, your personal concierge, was happy to handle all of the details of your stay and make it easy. Looking forward to your return and thanks for booking with us! Tulemar Dave More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

My family and I stayed in casa panorama in March and it is absolutely an amazing home. The views from every level of the house are breathtaking and It is equipped with everything your home at home would have. The house is on the side of a mountain over looking the pacific. The sun set views are spectacular and absolutely... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Thanks, Lisa, for posting such a great review on your stay at Casa Panorama and Tulemar! Casa Panorama is one of our most popular villas for all the reasons you mentioned; the AMAZING ocean views, the design and amenities, our own beach and Kimberly, your personal concierge. Thanks for booking with us at 4tulemar.com and we hope to see you... More 

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