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Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

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Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

My family and I are looking to book a villa though Tulemar (Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica), but apparently each villa on their property is individually owned. We called the number listed on their website and on Trip Advisor to book, and Tulemar said over the phone (and online) that to book you have to put 50% down. On the lease agreement they sent us via email, they gave us a few option to send the payment, via a Wells Fargo bank account or wiring it somewhere else. I understand that if the property is individually owned but managed by Tulemar, that we would have to send the payment to the owner. But this all seems a bit strange, depositing money in a random bank account... Does anyone have experience in booking at Tulemar? Is this a normal process?

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1. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Hi there.....I'm Tulemar Dave.....owner of the company you're describing......(and frequent poster here on the forum and I answer every review personally too)...I live and work in Tulemar.......just to be clear, we do have a bank account in the US with Wells Fargo where you can send a check, transfer the payment or even drop by in person at a local branch.......or you can pay by credit card on line....I'm happy to answer your questions......just click at my photo and send me a private message.....or directly to dave@tulemar.com.....we'd love to have you stay with us!

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2. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

I have recently booked online through Tulemar and initially I was unsure as it did look a bit different However I found there was no difference than booking any hotel online It was all very straight forward and easy to pay by credit card via a secure site. I would also like to add their email communication has been brilliant and if this is a sign of our upcoming stay I can already see why their reviews are so amzing and can't wait for May Hope this helps

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3. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Thanks, Abigail! We're looking forward to your arrival as well......

Tulemar Dave

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4. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Great, thanks for the replies! I just wanted to confirm with another source that these avenues of submitting payment are legitimate. We are absolutely thrilled to book with Tulemar and really looking forward to our stay. Tulemar has been wonderful in answering our questions via phone and email. Our experience so far has been excellent!

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5. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Thanks, Sophia.....you are going to LOVE your villa, Tulemar and Manuel Antonio!

Tulemar Dave

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6. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Yes, it is legit. We just booked for the second time for a vacation in April. The whole property is beautiful and professionally run. They assist you throughout the whole process.

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7. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Muchas gracias, Davis2010......see you in April!

Tulemar Dave

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8. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Had no problems book directly with Tulemar. They have been very helpful pre booking activities as well. You will be given a concierge and they will help with details. Very excited to be going there.

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9. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Thanks, Bev C.....we're looking forward to your arrival too.....thanks for booking with us directly at tulemar.com.

Tulemar Dave

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10. Re: Anyone have experience booking Tulemar, Costa Rica?

Anyone familiar with Vista Del Mar property in Tulemar?

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