Classic Tropical Luxury - Panoramic Ocean Views-Tulemar Beach-Monkeys!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We're very proud to be one of the top rated villas on tripadvisor for manuel antonio!
Bali modern design - luxury - sunset ocean views - private beach - personal butler - pool - monkeys daily!
Casa de Frutas is a privately owned luxury rental villa located in the renowned gated resort of Tulemar Gardens in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. This “Bali Modern” style house totals 4,000 square feet of tropical, open-air living with 3 private, air conditioned suites. Some of the many amenities include panoramic sunset ocean views, an infinity edge plunge pool, Balinese pavilion and a private award winning beach just minutes down the hill. Your perfect vacation begins at Casa de Frutas. (A 12 page photo spread of Casa de Frutas was featured in the architectural magazine Su Casa)
PERSONAL BUTLER SERVICE
One of the things our guests rave about the most, is the unexpected and unrivalled service they received during their stay at Casa de Frutas from Mauricio, their own personal butler. Mauricio, a native of Costa Rica, graduated from ULACIT university with a business degree and then spent three years in the US working and studying English. After his time in the US, he returned to Costa Rica to work in banking and hospitality, learning the high level of service required to excel in both industries. Mauricio has worked with Casa de Frutas from the beginning in management, marketing and the butler/concierge role. He takes pride in knowing what guests expect staying in a luxury vacation rental, and utilizes his extensive network of local contacts to fulfill all our guests wishes. You can feel comfortable at Casa de Frutas knowing that whatever you need during your stay will be taken care of by Mauricio. As one of guests remarked “He knew what we would need before we even asked”.
TULEMAR GARDENS RESORT
Tulemar 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 it’s own private beach. There are nature and hiking trails leading thru the jungle areas complete with plaques describing trees and vegetation. You will see as much wildlife in Tulemar as you do at the national park including all three types of monkeys, sloths, exotic birds, insects and other wildlife. 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. Tulemar’s private beach was also proud to have just received the prestigious “Blue Flag” award (Programa Bandera Azul Ecologica) signifying pristine water and beach area, and environmentally/ecologically protective practices. Food and beverage service is available. You can walk just minutes down the hill to the beach and either walk back up or take the resort shuttle. 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.
Keywords: Casa de Frutas - Private Villa
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 3.5 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
MAIN FLOOR - 2000 square feet, Open air living room with 25 foot ceiling, Open air kitchen/bar, Master bedroom/bath with air conditioning, Open air water fall shower, Terrace dining room that seats 10, Terrace living room, LCD flat screen TV with DVD in bedroom, LCD flat screen TV in bath, Sound system with iPod dock, & ceiling speakers, Separate guest bath, Safe, Desk area, Iron/ironing board, Hair dryer, Aveda bath products, Bathrobes, Telescope & Binoculars. DOWNSTAIRS SUITES - 2 identical suites, 1000 square feet each, Completely air conditioned, Two Queen-size beds in each, Kitchenette/bar, Dining area that seats four, Outdoor terrace living area, TV with cable and DVD, Bose iPod dock, Binoculars...morecollapse
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- Wireless Internet
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Sight Seeing
- Jet Skiing
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Five Star experience
Five Star experience
What an experience! The view is world class. The casa is absolutely wonderful. The jungle trails to and from the beach are great. The private beach and grill are fantastic. And our hosts were incredible. Mauricio, Dave and Loraina made our stay so easy. Mauricio arranged all of our excursions (canopy tour, white water rafting, jet skiing, Manuel Antonio), dinner reservations, airport transportation, and rental car. All seven of us (ages 52, 50, 22, 22, 21, 20 and 14) had the most wonderful time and will definitely be back!
- Guest tulare
- Date of stay 06/21/08
- Review Submitted 07/06/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Luxury and Paradise!Guest comment entered by owner
Luxury and Paradise!
My family and I just returned from 10 days in Tulemar. I must say, it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. The house we stayed in Casa de Frutas was truly magical, the beaches were beautiful and pristine, and our days were filled with joy and relaxation. Dave and Mauricio took care of everything, from adventure activities to dinner reservations. I only wish Mauricio could come back to LA and take care of us here! My family has made me promise to return to Tulemar, and I can't wait to go back myself.
- Guest Felicity H.
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 05/04/13
Amazing, Amazing, AmazingGuest comment entered by owner
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing
I'm not sure I can even describe how amazing the views are...from the moment we walked in the door I was blown away, the pictures don't do justice to how absolutely gorgeous everything is. I would give more than 5 stars if available. My husband and I traveled with 2 other couples to Casa De Frutas. When we arrived we were greeted by Dave and his staff, I've never felt so welcome and appreciated. The service was outstanding, Mauricio was amazing..he helped us prepare for our trip before we even left the states. We booked about a year in advance, he kept in contact with us and sent helpful info on Costa Rica & available activities. After we arrived he and Julien kept track of everything for us! The amenities are fabulous. We took advantage of the adult pool, massages by the pool and in our home, in home chef two of the nights we stayed (delicious!!!) the beach is also close a few min walk or take the complementary shuttle. I took advantage of the photography lesson, it was wonderful and Sarah was so nice and helpful! (thanks Sarah!) The girls on the trip also had a private yoga session (thanks Sylvia). Others did deep sea diving, fishing, zip-lining, tons of stuff to do. We visited a few shops, and tried many of the recommended restaurants. The house is absolutely amazing! Truly 5 star, one of a kind, beautiful...it also has its own pool which we took advantage of the entire week. The beds are wonderful, tons of space, styled perfect, gorgeous flowers throughout, however, truly the most amazing thing of all is the view...I can't say enough...its breathtaking! Loved being able to watch all the wildlife, especially the monkeys..I miss them already :) I can't wait to return, and have nothing but great things to say! Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
- Guest Erica S.
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/14/13
Casa de Frutas, Oakville5!Guest comment entered by owner
Casa de Frutas, Oakville5!
Absolutely out of this world on every measure. Ideal location for an active family of five looking for adventure but also quality down time. The villa and views were breath taking in every direction. Very friendly staff providing guidance and direction when required. Easy distance to numerous restauarants and activities. We have no reservations about returning for the full experience once again Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
- Guest Drew W.
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/09/13
A little piece of heavenGuest comment entered by owner
A little piece of heaven
We had the most amazing stay at Tulemar. We specifically stayed in the Casa De Frutas Villa which was spectacular! The location was perfect; easy access to the various pools, private beach, and walking distance to other restaurants and shops in Manuel Antonio. The complimentary shuttle service served us very well getting back and forth to the beach as well as around the complex. There is wildlife and natural beauty everywhere!! It is truly the most beautiful place. The staff was absolutely amazing. Helpful, knowledgeable, and would go out of their way to make our stay more comfortable, relaxing, and fun. Mauricio, Fabian, Eduardo, Jose, Christian, Mayella, and Sandra made our trip fabulous. This was an incredible place to stay. I highly recommend staying here!!!! Stayed December 2012
- Guest DH. Luri
- Date of stay 12/08/12
- Review Submitted 12/28/12
A Perfect VacationGuest comment entered by owner
A Perfect Vacation
Casa de Frutas was absolutely perfect. The house Is gorgeous and there is nothing you could possibly need that has not already been thought of and provided for. Mauricio is a wonderful host and the rest of the staff could not be nicer. A first-class week in every respect.
- Guest S. Greenfeld
- Date of stay 12/15/12
- Review Submitted 12/26/12
Casa de Frutas, TulemarGuest comment entered by owner
Casa de Frutas, Tulemar
So I just went back to Costa Rica the last week in Oct through the first week of Nov with 4 other fiends. Another awesome experience. The first day we got there we had a Sloth right outside the balcony sitting on the very top of the tree just staring into the sunset.There were a lot more monkeys this time around. This would be my 2nd time staying at Casa De Frutas in Tulemar within a year. That's how wonderful of a place it really is. If its your first time traveling to Costa Rica I would recommend this place by far. If its not, I still recommend it. Its a gated community with 24 hr security, the BEST hosts and housekeepers anyone could ask for while on vacation. How many places do you know of that welcome you at the door in person, offer you just about anything you need, plan all your excursions even do laundry everyday and have it folded on your bed? You can literally show up with no itinerary and with the help of Dave and Mauricio you can have your week planned out within no time. Of course I can't forget to mention the private beach available for those staying in Tulemar. Its a small quiet beach which includes a beach bar AWESOME food, kayaks, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, towels, restrooms and just an all around amazing atmosphere. Right outside the Tulemar community are lots of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance or a short trip via taxi. You won't find much of locals begging for change in this area at all. Everyone pretty much keeps to themselves and goes along their daily business. My experience with the locals is they have all been very nice and polite. Its not often where you can have almost a full open air home where you can capture some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever experience right from the house. Not only that but lightening storms as well. Thanks again Dave, Mauricio, and the rest of the staff!!! and of course thanks to Daniela and Lou for making our beach time a wonderful experience and great conversation.
- Guest Shane S.
- Date of stay 10/27/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
ParadiseGuest comment entered by owner
From the friendly staff when you book your trip to the bar tender at the beach, the staff at Tulemar are amazing! I spent 7 days with four other friends at Casa De Frutas and had the most relaxing trip ever! From the minute you are greeted by the staff at the house and walk through the door and see the most amazing view of the ocean you know you are in for a awesome trip. The amenities and detail to the property are that of a 5 star resort. The private beach in Tulemar is breathtaking. The food and drinks at the beach restaurant are sooo good! If your looking for a trip to paradise, look no further!!
- Guest Nick H.
- Date of stay 10/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Why Stay Anywhere Else?Guest comment entered by owner
Why Stay Anywhere Else?
Made our third trip to Costa Rica in the past 18 months in September. As with the first two trips, it was fantastic. All three times we have stayed in Tulemar, but this time was extra special because we stayed at Casa de Frutas. Wow! We stayed in Casa Panorama the first two times and we thoroughly enjoyed it, but Casa de Frutas was a cut above. We stayed with another couple and a solo traveler. The other couple was celebrating a special anniversary and they stayed in the master bedroom. What a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The downstairs bedrooms are truly suites. Private patios, efficiency kitchens, dining area, all with a view of the Pacific. I don't want to forget to mention our concierge, Mauricio. He is fantastic. He arranges all excursions for you, makes reservations for dinner and can arrange all sorts of unique activities, like a lunch out in a palm orchard. He even brought warm homemade brownies by one afternoon. Also, our host, Dave was amazing. He knows everything about the area and whatever he recommends that you do while here, you should definitely do it. He won't steer you wrong! If you are heading down to Manuel Antonio check this place out! Stayed September 2012
- Guest Darwin
- Date of stay 09/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
My Costa Rica VacationGuest comment entered by owner
My Costa Rica Vacation
Casa de Frutas, Costa Rica If I had to be brief, spectacular would be my word of choice. However, Manuel Antonio, Tulemar, and especially Casa de Frutas deserve so much more than brevity. If you want to enhance your life simply go to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and stay in a Tulemar vacation home . If you want to have an exceptional life experience, stay at Casa de Frutas, in Tulemar. These three words, Casa de Frutas, are all you need to know to guarantee a great vacation experience. If you like that “wow” feeling, merely open the front doors of Casa de Frutas during daylight hours, the views are breathtaking. The attention to design, style and detail by the owner David are just as impressive as the views .The house staff are friendly and very accommodating. The fresh cut flowers tastefully display throughout the house is a touch of class you will enjoy daily. Then there is the intangible aspect. That would be the domain of Mauricio, master concierge. Whether it is telling you the best places for dinning, setting up a great masseuse or sharing a Costa Rican cultural tidbit, having access to Mauricio drops another 5 points on your stress-o-meter. Which at this point should be around 1. And that’s only because you still have to decide what to wear each day…swim suit or cargo pants. Indulge yourself, it’s your vacation
- Guest Gary
- Date of stay 06/25/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
$4500/week - $6000/week Easter - $7500/week Thanksgiving - $6000/week Christmas & New Years .. $11,000/week. 50% Deposit required to book/50% balance due 60 days prior to arrival. $1000 Deposit due on arrival for damages/incidentals - credit card OK
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Born and raised in the Central Valley of California, I worked with my parents and brothers until we sold our 'family business' in 1996 and I was able to travel. Costa Rica was one of my first trips; each year I returned for a longer stay. In 2002 I bought a piece of land and began building my home here. Finished in 2005 (and still looking brand new!) I have now moved to Costa Rica as a full time resident, renting Casa de Frutas, living in a tropical bungalow (Ku De Ta) nearby and building other vacation homes.
Why the Owner Chose Quepos:
Manuel Antonio is THE DESTINATION in Costa Rica....set along the mountain top above beautiful beaches....surrounded by dense jungle and exotic wildlife .....a very small, eclectic community filled with surfers, sportsfishermen, backpackers, international tourists and the wonderful Costa Rican people! The most expensive real estate in all of Costa Rica is here....for a reason....no mega resorts(yet).....very casual and very comfortable.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Make sure you watch the 'video tour' of the villa...all of our guests say the same thing...your website photos are great, but they don't capture the feeling of walking thru front doors....it's breathtaking....our guests don't want to leave the house....but you'll also enjoy our pool and the private beach....our 'repeat' guests and their 'word of mouth' advertising keep us busy.
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Monkeys - Sloths - Exotic Birds Visit the House Daily!
Hillside Location-Our Private Beach-a 5 min Walk Downhill or Take The Shuttle!
Open air living area with furnishings from Bali
Spacious Kitchen - Private Chef Available for Special Dinners
One of Two Guest Suite Terraces with Ocean Views
Master Bedroom and Terrace with Balinese "napping loungers" (far end)
Pool, Pavilion and Deck Area at Sunset
Mauricio - Your Personal Butler - Handles All the Details
Our Private Beach - free lounge chairs/umbrellas/kayaks - food/beverage service
Open Air Dining with Ocean and Jungle Views
Two Identical Guest Suites with 2 Queen Beds in Each plus Living/Dining Areas
Guest Suites - Closet - Bath and Dressing Areas
Master Bath with Waterfall Shower and Ocean Views
Pool - Deck - Pavilion - Waterfall Shower - All with Ocean Views
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