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 cable, a sectional in the middle with high vaulted beamed/thatched ceiling, a galley kitchen with counter and an inside toilet. Out the back was a wrap-around deck with a dining table & chairs, 3 comfortable rattan chairs and coffee table, and a jacuzzi.
Squirrel monkeys came by on the deck various times - not looking for food -just passing through! The whole resort is on a steep hill so you look out into the trees. We were at the top of the hill which made it easy to walk to restaurants at night. The walk down to the beach or pool was challenging, and the walk up very sweaty! but there's always a van to drive you.
The beach is beautiful and private - and was never crowded when we were there. David takes great care of you, setting up chairs with umbrellas and towels for no add'l fee (we tipped him heavily at the end of our trip). There's a small outside bar and several tables to order food. They serve breakfast & lunch - it's not terribly expensive (less than $13/plate - can't quite remember) and cocktails/beer. Food was pretty good - not fantastic - but good.
Shay was our concierge - she was great! She got us checked in, looked in on us daily, arranged all of our activities (private chef one night, zip line tour, sunset cruise, surf lessons, photography lesson) and was really helpful and nice to be around.
We saw a sloth, and two other kinds of monkeys on the property as well.
We also loved the van driver - he was super nice. We would definitely go back again - they have larger properties where you can bring several families - it would be a great destination for a group trip.
If you have little kids and will be at the beach all the time, get a villa at the bottom of the hill...
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23 May 2012
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 of the many unique touches we provide when you book with us. Thanks again for the kind words and we hope to see you again in the future!
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