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Featured in Su Casa Magazine - Ocean Views from Every Room!
Sunset at Casa de Frutas
Luxurious Bali Modern Tropical Design
Casa de Frutas at Sunset
Mauricio - Your Own Personal Butler
Casa de Frutas - Hilltop Location - 5 Minutes Down to Our Beach!
Our Private Beach at Tulemar - Free Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas/Kayaks - Food and Beverage Service
Open Air Living Area with Dramatic Ocean Views
Picture perfect views
Dining Area with Ocean and Jungle Views - A Private Chef is Available
Spacious Kitchen - Perfect for Entertaining
Master Bedroom and Terrace with Balinese 'Napping Loungers' (far end)
Master Bedroom with a King Size Bed and Ocean Views
Master Bath and Water Fall Shower with Ocean Views
Two Identical Guest Suites Each with 2 Queen Size Beds and Living/Dining Area
Guest Suites - Closet / Bath / Dressing Areas
Guest Suites - Each with it\'s own Outdoor Living Room
Terrace-Pool-Pavillion at Night
Terrace - Pool - Pavilion - Outdoor Entertaining and Relaxation
Outdoor Waterfall Shower - Private - but with Ocean Views!
Best Ocean Views
Tulemar Entrance
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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PatCrain4...
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Paradise Found”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I recently had the opportunity to share a wonderful week at Cas de Frutas with 3 other over 60 female friends. Two years ago I had stayed at another property at Tulemar and I knew I would return. Thank you Dave Houk and Titi Conservation Alliance for presenting the opportunity for my return.
Casa de Frutas was like a trip to Fantasy Island. When we arrived we were met by the full staff with cold fruit drinks and cool towels. Mauricio Java and Dave Houk were there to answer any questions we had and offer advice and suggestions. Mayela and Sandra were there to keep the house spotless and arrange the most beautiful floral arrangements in every room. The gardener/pool man saw to keeping the outside pristine. Mauricio was always available on property or by the cellphone that was provided for local/long distance calls if needed. The free shuttle available on property made it easy to get from the house to the beach, road or on site restaurant. We were provided with wonderful surprises
almost daily (don't want to spoil the fun). Mauricio appeared like magic to assist with dinner reservations, tour arrangement, and door to door taxi service. Several events happened
that were resolved like magic ( camera left at restaurant in Jaco and bag left at reception at check out). The house was beyond our wildest imagination. The views, the beach and pool
were magnificent. We had a sloth in the tree next to the upper deck that was entertaining to watch. We were greeted by a family of monkeys on our arrival and departure. Thank you for being so kind to 4 old Broads from Missouri. We will be back.
Pat, Paula, Lavena and Sandy.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
15 May 2014
Hi Pat....we loved having you and your friends with us at Casa de Frutas....you were great guests.....and we look forward to your next trip!

Tulemar Dave
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D C
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pure Relaxation”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
2
people found this review helpful

What a wonderful stay! This villa is a stunning property with no detail overlooked. We stayed with 2 other couples and it was perfect in every way. The staff made us feel right at home, and Mauricio and Dave checked in with us often to make sure we were having a good time. Anything we needed was provided. We had dinner overlooking the sunset nearly every night, and several nights we had an amazing private chef come and prepare us a delicious meal.

The grounds were impeccable, and we often saw monkeys or sloths right from our house. The beach is a 10 minute walk away, and if lying on the beach isn't your thing, there are hiking trails off the beach to further explore the grounds and wildlife.

We will definitely be coming back to stay next time we are in Costa Rica!

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Management Response
20 Apr 2014
Hi DC.....thanks for the wonderful review.....we loved having you and your friends with us.....you were great guests.....we are already looking forward to your return!

Dave and Mauricio
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Pat K
Beaufort, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply The Best!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

If you like the Four Seasons or the Ritz Carlton, you'll love Casa de Frutas! In fact, it's even better because it's an entire home with enough space for your family or friends with all of the services a 5 star property has to offer.
The home is stylish and gorgeous and is so lovingly maintained, you'll feel as if you are the first to stay in it. The combination of location, Pacific views and sunsets, Balinese open-air style home, flowers, wildlife, beautiful grounds and pool, smells and sounds are intoxicating! The housekeeping staff (Sandra and Mayela) are awesome!
I'm not sure what I can say about Mauricio (the concierge) that others haven't said, but the service he provides takes Casa de Frutas to a whole other level. Our stay was filled with so many special surprises. Mauricio suggested and arranged massages by Todd and a special Costa Rican breakfast cooked in-house. He also made sure we were taken care of at the many wonderful restaurants nearby. We especially enjoyed Emilio's, Cafe Milagro, Kapi Kapi and Ronnie's.
This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We researched online for 2 weekends for our family of 5 (myself, husband, son and daughter-in-law and single daughter) before deciding on Casa de Frutas. It wasn't an easy decision with so many choices available. I feel as though we were guided because all of us had the vacation of a lifetime! Simply the best!
We hope to return!

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Liked best: the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
12 Mar 2014
HI Pat....thank you so much for the wonderful review on Casa de Frutas.....we loved having you as our guests and look forward to your return!

Dave and Mauricio
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Matt K
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
“Breathtaking country and home to match”
Reviewed 20 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Fantastic from start to finish. Staff is exceptional and extremely accommodating. The best views and sunsets in Tulemar!

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Liked best: The views and Bali Modern home
Liked least: would be nice to have the under counter ice maker in the kitchen instead of laundry.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
19 Jan 2014
HI Matt....thanks for the kind words......we loved having you with us and hope to see you back soon!

Dave Houck
Mauricio Jara
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OmGrlJenn
Pasadena, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Luxury, Serenity, Top Notch Accomodation and Service.”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Our family of 4 (kids 12 and 8) felt right at home immediately at Casa de Frutas. We were warmly welcomed by Owner Dave and Concierge Mauricio, as well as staff members Sandra, Mayela and Christian. The amenities of the house and property were fully explained, and then we relaxed an enjoyed the lovely panoramic views, perfectly spotless home, and amenities of Tulemar. There is no back wall on the house on the upper floor, which we loved, as there is no dividing line between you and the beauty that surrounds you. (Bugs and wildlife were of no concern, truly. Just be smart and don't leave food out!) The home is better than the pictures/description, comfortable, luxurious, and calm inducing. We loved having the pool as well. Our concierge, Mauricio, took great care of us, and made our first trip to Costa Rica so easy. Personal touches provided by Mauricio and the staff really made the stay very special.
Booking and all business interactions were more than professional-- we found Owner Dave to be very warm, friendly and helpful, fully responsive to all our questions and happy to share his experience.
Traveler's with small children need to know: the house wasn't designed with kids in mind. (Many aren't.) There is a waist high railing to prevent falls, but nothing beneath, to preserve the fabulous views. When it rains, the edge will be slippery. So you will need to be watchful. (Grownups, too.... it's not rocket science.) Similarly, the master is on the upper floor, kids will be downstairs, connected by an exterior staircase. Not a big deal for our kids, but good to know as you consider this rental. Because the owner is very professional, these things will be explained fully upon considering renting, but as you peruse, do consider these points.
Tulemar's restaurant and beach were wonderful for days when we chose not to take excursions. The fresh juices couldn't be beat, nor could Tulemar's private, uncrowded beach. Boogie boards, sand toys and kayaks are available, in addition to chairs and towels. Every interaction with Tulemar's staff was friendly and beyond helpful. Wildlife is everywhere within Tulemar, as are amazing flowers and trees, so you really never know what you will see next.
To sum up, Casa de Frutas is a gem. Your only disappointment will be that you have to leave.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Sep 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post the review.....we loved having you and your family with us......and we look forward to your return!

Dave and Mauricio
Casa de Frutas
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