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Nido de Gansos - Tulemar - 3BR - Sleeps 7 - 4 pools & 1 private - Tulemar Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Located in Tulemar, a 33 acre, gated and secure, residential resort located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. Our villas 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.

Nido de Gansos is very unique in that the pool and social areas (living - dining - kitchen) are all located on the third floor. Nestled in the treetops where you can observe daily visits by monkeys, sloths and exotic birds.

Nido de Gansos is located in Tulemar and that 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 its own private beach. There are nature and hiking trails leading thru the jungle areas complete with plaques describing trees and vegetation. 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.

Food and beverage service is available; just sign the check to the house! You can walk 5 minutes down the hill to the beach and either walk back up or take the resort shuttle for free. 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 by bus or car. A rental car is not necessary. Tulemar has its own restaurant and bar on the beach for casual dining. We can even arrange a private chef.

For more information and availability on Nido de Gansos call me at 559-284-9616.

More Details

Property Manager
Cindy Houck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Cindy Houck

Always stayed in Tulemar, choose Tulemar to build my home.

Cindy Houck purchased this villa in 2009

Why Cindy Houck chose Manuel Antonio

Best place to stay in Costa Rica.

What makes this villa unique

Only Private Beach in the area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family of four with two adult children stayed in Nido de Gansos in Tulemar for 5 nights in early May 2017. Tulemar is an oasis of wildlife in the Costa Rican rainforest. They have done a wonderful job of preserving the natural habitat for sloths, monkeys, birds, lizards, etc. We loved the private beach where David provided exceptional service. The kayaks and boogie boards were great fun. The best part was climbing the hill, hunting for sloths and monkeys in the trees, returning to Nido de Gansos and jumping into our private pool to cool off. Afternoon thunderstorms were enjoyed from the safety of our sheltered pool deck. Don't miss the Sloth Walk! We saw 9 sloths as well as numerous monkeys, lizards and birds. Our daughter is planning to volunteer with the Sloth Institute after she graduates. We all hope to return one day.
Apr 2017
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Nido de Gansos - Tulemar - 3BR - Sleeps 7 - 4 pools & 1 private - Tulemar Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
Chicago, IL

Casa Nidos de Ganos-Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (adults) spent one wonderful week in the beautiful Nidos de Ganos in the luxury Tulemar development. The development is outstanding with great service and an amazing private beach. The home is on three levels. Top level is living room, kitchen and infinite pool (one of the few private homes that have a pool). FYI - service team recommended we move the dining room table outside near the pool and we did - so much nicer to enjoy meals outside. The second floor is where you enter the home and offers a powder room and foyer. All three bedrooms with private baths are located on lowest level.

You won't get a better view of the monkeys who frequented the trees near the house almost every morning and put on quite the show. Open up the windows and capture video of them leaping from one tree to the next, literally right outside the living room window. Also - the private beach on the property is truly fantastic. Very steep walk down the road the beach (or for those more athletic take the hiking trails). You can also call the resort van for ride and they come quickly. Also the service team that takes care of the home and all your needs are top notch! Our favorite - Ashleyl! Highly recommend this development.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Justine, I am so glad that you enjoyed Nido do Gansos. It is a wonderful property with a great view and pool. Lots of animals love it too don't they? The monkeys seem to love those trees right by Nido and do does a sloth that lives near by. Thank you for the nice compliments about Tulemar. We think Tulemar is special and we are always happy to hear back from our guests. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Tulemar and Nido. Please come back and visit soon. Until then, Pura Vida, Cindy
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Fargo, ND

An Incredible Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

An incredible family vacation! All staff were exceptional. We especially miss our concierge, Chris! Everyone was incredible with our children which meant a lot. Wonderful restaurants within walking distance, private beach with towels and boogie boards at our disposal. Nido de Gansos house was amazing and was perfect for 2 families with 4 kids plus plenty more room. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheryl, Yes, Nido is a wonderful property with lots of room for families. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Please do come back and stay with us again. We would love to have you. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Port Elgin, Canada

Nidos de Ganos--Luxury and Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nido de Gansos the first week in May with another couple (friends); it was paradise! Our jaws dropped as soon as we saw the "mansion". Beautiful landscaping, but the driveway is very steep so be ready for tricky parking maneuvers. Ashley, the concierge, was friendly and always available to assist. Daily maid service kept the house spotless. The best part was the pool! All the 'houses' (private villas) on the Tulemar property looked amazing; just make sure you choose one with a private pool. The private beach at Tulemar is also nice. We did the majority of our lounging there and some kayaking. But we spent a lot of time at the public beach next to Manuel Antonio National Park because we wanted to surf. Both beaches are magnificent though. Would highly recommend hiring a chef for one or more days; Tito was excellent. Would also highly recommend having a vehicle so that you can be free to get groceries in Quepos at the cheaper Pali store (the closer Super Joseth store is WAY too expensive). There are tons of local restaurants to try right outside the gates of Tulemar, but it was nice to drive because everything is a steep up or down hill drive/walk. House had a safe for valuables; but overall the Tulemar property felt very very safe. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa for the great review. I have to agree that Nido de Gansos is a wonderful property with an amazing pool, views and style. I have stayed there myself with friends and loved it. It sounds like you experienced a lot of Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio and Tulemar is truly paradise. Lots to do and see. Please come back and visit soon. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful Stay In Villa Mot Mot

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Manuel Antonio on the beautiful property of Tulemar. It is a very resort like atmosphere - pools, restaurant on site, private beach, shuttle drivers, personal concierge - with a Costa Rican twist. That "twist" would be the amazing monkeys, sloths, iguanas, etc that you can see just by hanging out on the property. We stayed in Villa Mot Mot and found it very beautiful. My husband and I, our two kids, and my 84 year old dad stayed in the villa. There are 2 queen beds and a sofa bed that has a pull out mattress for a separate person. That gave us all the room we needed. The balcony was huge with an amazing view of the ocean - plus, it is RIGHT ON the path that the white faced capuchins like to take to go down the the beach. Several times were were lucky enough to see them come through the trees and play on the balcony for a bit before they moved on their way. We also came home one day to a sloth hanging off the tree just 5 feet from where we were standing. That was so awesome. There are lots of inclines and steps around the property - this Villa in particular is located down lots of little steps so my 84 year old dad really got to get some exercise. Once you get to the top however you can have a shuttle pick up and take you to the beach or up to the front gate of the property. Our concierge for the week was Alcione who worked SO HARD to make everything perfect for us. He checked in everyday, booked our tours, drove us to get our groceries the first day, took us to Quepos, and took our laundry to get done. The man was awesome. He made our stay at Tulemar so easy and comfortable - we really can't thank him enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Best Location in Costa Rica!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Nido de Gansos. It was gorgeous on the inside and out, breath taking views and private pool. Diego and Al were our private concierges and truly made the trip a perfect 10!!!! They planned our trips, stocked our refrigerator, drove us to the store or anywhere else we needed to go. They were so kind and knowledgeable of the area.

Tulemar Resort was set in the jungle and we saw three types of monkeys from our villa balcony! My children 10, 8, and 4 loved the resort, the home, and the staff. The free shuttle service to and from the beach, pools, villa, gate was awesome as it is very hilly and after a day at the beach or in the rain we didn't always want to walk.

The shuttle driver, Willy, got to know our children and was really helpful, funny, and friendly. He never hesitated to pull over and show us wildlife.

All of the food we had at the resort was great.

We would absolutely return to Manuel Antonio and would definitely stay at Tulemar!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Grace, Thank you for the wonderful review. Nido is such a beautiful villa with an amazing view and pool. Three levels and lots of room. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Tulemar. Please some back and visit again soon. Lots to do here in Tulemar and close by too. Thank you for the nice comments regarding our staff. They do a great job and are always ready to please. Pura Vida, Cindy
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Vancouver, BC

Nidos de Ganos

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about the Nidos de Ganos property, the Tulemar Resort, and the entire staff. The beach and views are some of the best in Costa Rica. Our personal concierge, Diego's recommendations were all top notch and he never lead us wrong, from surf lessons to restaurants to shopping. He knew exactly where we should go based on our personal needs and what and where to avoid.

The environment here is very natural and we enjoyed the monkeys, sloths and variety of birds immensely. They were apart of our everyday here.

There were never more then about 20 people or so at the private beach. It was always quiet and relaxing. An amazing place. I would recommend it to anyone looking to visit this amazing country.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jimmy, Thank you for the nice review. Please come back and stay with us again soon. There is so much to see and do in Tulemar and Manuel Antonio. Until next time, Pura Vida, Cindy
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Airport
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Tulemar Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund