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In Tulemar - Gorgeous villa - Wildlife-Tulemar Beach-Walk to Restaurants & more

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 2,387 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Suites, Sleeps up to 8

For more information and availability on Villa Cielito call me at 559-284-9616.

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.

Villa Cielito is a luxurious, 2 story, 2 bedroom retreat nestled into the jungle hillside. It offers panoramic views of the ocean and lush jungle.

A unique feature of this casa is its location; on a level area with adjacent parking, easy for those that might have difficulty with steps and ramps leading to the front door. This villa has one of the best panoramic ocean views of any villa in Tulemar!

The villa is luxuriously furnished and has high end appliances throughout. As you enter through the huge teak door you pass into the over-sized living and kitchen area. There is also a 1/2 bath and a large daybed / TV on this floor. This leads to large wrap-around veranda with stunning view of the ocean and jungle, an outdoor dining area and a jacuzzi tub.

On the lower level are 2 suites, each with 2 queen beds, luxurious mattresses and their own terrace. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with stone counters and an indoor and outdoor raindrop shower.

More Details

Property Manager
Cindy Houck
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

Why Cindy Houck chose Manuel Antonio Area

The name 'Villa Cielito' means 'a little piece of heaven'. It is a breathtaking beautiful villa with ocean views from every room of the house.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Cielito is located inside of Tulemar Resort, a 33- acre gated community surrounded by Costa Rican rainforest and views of the Pacific Ocean. The attentive staff is on-hand to be at help at all times. Chris, your personal concierge, will do all he can before & during your stay to help you have the best vacation in Costa Rica possible.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in April at Tulemar with another couple and we had the privacy needed. The villas were beautiful and the staff went above and beyond. It may be a bit of steep terrain but Luis, our driver was there whenever we needed him and he was the best. He really help make the vacation, his humor and knowledge of the local scene was exceptional. The private beach was beautiful and our bartender, Juan, was great. We felt so well taken care of with Brian as our concierge, anything we needed was handled immediately. He was very helpful finding the right excursions for our group.

The pools were all very private and the best morning was watching the troop of monkeys above the pool crossing the trees. The tour of Manuel Antonio was informative and the beach inside the park should not be missed. I am not usually a fan of guided tours but it is a must in the park, you would miss so much if you were to wander on your own.

We opted to have a chef (Marlon?) at our villa and it was well worth it. The food was wonderful and it was enjoyable on our own balcony. There are so many restaurant close by and and there is a grocery store if you want to cook yourself.

We have stayed in many places in many countries and I can honestly say Tulemar is one of our favorites and we hope to make it back soon.
Apr 2014
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Open-air shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Open-air shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Living area - 1 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom is a suite with full bathroom and sitting area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

In Tulemar - Gorgeous villa - Wildlife-Tulemar Beach-Walk to Restaurants & more
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Stunning property, unbeatable view, great service

  • 5 of 5

My family (my wife, me and our two sons, ages 14 and 11) ended our week-long vacation in Costa Rica with a 3 night stay at Casa Cielito at Tulemar. As soon as we opened the door to the Villa we were immediately wishing we had booked it for longer! The property is quite possibly the most gorgeous place we have ever stayed. The view is absolutely spectacular from all of the rooms - although we spent most of our time on the balcony (including eating all of our dinners there - because why go out and miss the sunset?). The casa is well furnished - gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi on the balcony, smart TV, luxury bedding, washer/dryer, etc. And the indoor/outdoor showers were fantastic!

Chris, our concierge, was great. He (and Julien) answered all of my zillions of questions with patience as I was planning the trip. Chris set up a couple of activities for us. Chris also gave us a tour of the grounds when we arrived, checked in with us daily, and even brought us a plate of warm brownies that were delicious. Chris also set us up with private chef Jose and his assistant Rudy for a gourmet dinner for our last night. That was a big splurge for us but well worth it. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. My only wish is that we had thought to do it on the first night so we could have eaten the leftovers instead of leaving that all behind when we checked out.

The grounds are incredible. We saw more wildlife here than anywhere else on our trip. Sloths, monkeys, lizards, iguanas, birds and butterflies. The landscaping is lush and the flowers are bright and beautiful. We loved the pools and the beach is even nicer than Manuel Antonio - which is saying something! We just wished we had more time to chill there to enjoy the beach.

The location is perfect - between Manuel Antonio beach and Quepos. There are restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. We loved El Avion restaurant with its beautiful view and surprisingly great food.

If you stay at Tulemar, be sure to plan for enough time to just relax and enjoy. It is a wonderful place to stay, and the service is top notch. We can't wait to go back and visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Family of six stayed at Tulemar for three nights in late November. We had Cielito, a two level villa with two bedrooms on the lower level. Each BR had two twin beds and a half bath. There was also a day bed at the top of the stairs to the upper level. Upper level included the kitchen, living room, a half bath, and the expansive deck. Lower level BRs and bath are identical mirror images of each other. Bedrooms are somewhat small but the baths are killer, mostly due to the huge shower area. Overall the villa had a high end feel to it with multiple lighting options on dimmers, swanky fixtures, and brand new big screen TVs. Kitchen was well equipped with small electrics and Samsung appliances. There was even a separate ice maker under the counter next to the dishwasher, so ice was never in short supply. The best part is the view. Unlike other villas at Tulemar, Cielito has awesome vista views to the north, east, and northwest. Sitting on the huge deck (complete with jacuzzi) contemplating the view made us feel very privileged indeed. We saw tree iguanas, monkeys, toucans, and lots of other birds from the deck.

The beach is down the hill. Management provides free shuttle vans on a few minutes' notice. The beach is great. It is enclosed in a cove so it has a private feeling to it, and it is only available to Tulemar guests. The sand is very fine, almost like silt.

At Tulemar you get a concierge who answers the phone whenever you need anything at all. The system worked great for us. Chris M. was our concierge and we found him to be universally knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. He arranged taxis, recommended a restaurant, and arranged our zipline tour flawlessly. Local knowledge really helps make a stay in a foreign country less stressful, and Chris' help was very valuable.

We absolutely loved Costa Rica. It was our first trip there, but I am very sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly an amazing stay! Tulemar is the best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two children stayed at Tulemar for one week in late November. It was our first time in Costa Rica. We had an amazing week! The resort itself is wonderful! Lots of wildlife all around and the small private beach was incredible. The water was so warm, the water is shallow and perfect for little ones yet the surf was awesome! My five year old and two year old were on boogie boards and had a blast! The resort offers great beach service, towels, chairs, sand toys, boogies boards and food and drinks!

The service all around was unbelievable. We booked our trip through Dave. We stayed in Villa Cielito and Chris was the best. He suggested the best restaurants, and was always helping us out and making great suggestions on what to do in the area. The Villa was great, spacious, clean and we had a capuchin monkey visit and try to get into our hot tub as we sat there on the deck! My kids were in love with everything! The sloths, the monkeys, all the wildlife is amazing at Tulemar. The resort is also in the best location! So close to everything (Manuel Antonio park, private beach, amazing restaurants, grocery store, car rental place). We will be back for sure!! Thank you Chris!:)

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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You won't regret it!

  • 5 of 5

One of my travel companions suggested staying at the Tulemar based on TripAdvisor reviews and I’m so glad we did. The well designed octagon shaped villas blend seamlessly into the landscape. The views are jaw dropping. The beaches, both at the hotel and others nearby, are stunning. The water is calmer at the private hotel beach because of the cove but there were still plenty of waves. Actually we found some of the beach’s surf outside of the private hotel beach a bit too rough for causal swimming. (But the surfers loved it) The staff, from Chris and Ashley at the concierge desk, to anyone we encountered were friendly and helpful. Be advised that the area is booming so ask about nearby construction when booking to reduce the possibility of noise. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Wonderful Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great time in Tulemar. Reviews are accurate. Everybody super friendly and pleasant. Concierge Chris was amazing and cooked for us one nite which was fantastic. Stayed 8 days. Saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas you name it. Stayed in villa cielito with another family. Plenty of room, great view. Grounds were clean, really highly recommend the entire place.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Wonderful Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great time in Tulemar. Reviews are accurate. Everybody super friendly and pleasant. Concierge Chris was amazing and cooked for us one nite which was fantastic. Stayed 8 days. Saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas, you name it. Stayed in Villa Cielito with another family. Plenty of room, great view. Grounds were clean, really highly recommend the entire place.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 1 - Nov 17, 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 - Feb 9, 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
1 night minimum stay
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
1 night minimum stay
Feb 24 - Mar 23, 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 23 2018
1 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
1 night minimum stay
Apr 28 - Aug 31, 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Sept 1 - Nov 16, 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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