Casa Las Nubes
Real Estate Listing
Casa Las Nubes is an award-winning luxury villa that blends the natural surroundings and interior spaces.
FeaturesCasa Las Nubes
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- Sleeps up to 10
- 4 suites – two with a king bed / one with two queen beds / connected apartment with private entrance, king bed and kitchenette / plus a single futon-style bed in office
- 4 1/2 baths
- A/C in bedrooms / open air in social areas
- New tropical modern design with architectural details
- Unique water feature that runs through the house
- Private pool
- Great ocean and jungle views
- Lots of wildlife daily
- Wireless internet (“jungle WiFi”)
- Daily maid service
- For safety reasons – children under 10 may not be allowed
Casa Las Nubes
Casa Las Nubes has been called the most uniquely beautiful home in Manuel Antonio. The sweeping curve design drinks in the lush jungle environment and expansive ocean scene. Perched a short walk above the Tulemar secluded beach and nature preserve, it is surrounded by rainforest and abundant wildlife. As you enter the home you are walking across water streaming toward the exquisite infinity pool central to the main living areas. The jungle canopy yields panoramic ocean and mountain views before you.
Casa Las Nubes’ design is the winner of the 2010 America’s Residential Property Awards for “Best Residential Property” Central America (sponsored by Bloomberg and Kohler). Designed by the award-winning San Jose architect, Andres Morales, the owners, Howard and Leah Cloud, worked with him to create a leading example in energy and water conservation for the future in Costa Rican homebuilding.
This three-level, sustainable tropical modern design luxury home is located in the exclusive Tulemar Gardens Condominio, in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Nestled into the jungle canopy, the house is visited daily by Howler, White Face, and Squirrel Monkeys, Macaws, Toucans, many other birds, Iguanas, Sloths, many butterflies and other exotic wildlife.
With 4500 sq. ft. of living space, this vacation retreat features four bedrooms, four and a half baths. It has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining rooms, living room, office and terraces with ocean view on all three levels. Wi-Fi and security systems cover the entire house. Water and electrical conservation systems are described in detail below as well as the surrounding gardens.
It is a four-minute walk to the Tulemar Beach (or you may drive or take the on-demand shuttle) or enjoy a hike along the maintained trail system in this gated and secure community. At the Tulemar Beach, there is a restaurant with food and beverage service. Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and boogie boards, provided by attendants, are available for guests. There is also a full-service restaurant and bar in Tulemar that offers “room service” to the villa.
Casa Las Nubes is surrounded by its unique and professionally-designed gardens that capture the bold essence of the tropical plant world. Guests can easily view, touch and be a part of an exotic garden experience with navigable pathways that create accessibility and flow to other parts of Tulemar or lures them into lush and colorful private niches within the Casa las Nubes perimeters. Pre-Columbian statuary enhances the Central American ambience and provides additional picturesque settings. This garden was thoughtfully-designed for intriguing beauty, wildlife and with the owners and guests of Casa las Nubes in mind.
The home is served by all municipal utilities, and in addition there are alternative water and energy systems in use at Casa Las Nubes as part of the design.
Water – With 160 inches of annual rainfall, the roof was designed to capture water for use in the house and gardens. The large 10 foot overhangs (a signature trait of Morales) capture about 2,000 gallons per inch of rainfall. Water storage is under the house in four 1,320 gallon food safe containers (total capacity of 5,280 gallons). The water for the house is filtered by two filter systems; a sediment filter, then a charcoal filter. Water then goes through an ultraviolet system for further purification. The end result for guests is the purest drinking water available. The tropical sun heats the water in a panel on the roof which circulates to the insulated 100 gallon hot water backup heater. A Metlund quick demand hot water circulation system can then provide instant hot water in the bathrooms and kitchen.
Electricity – Backing up the municipal electric service [ICE] is a solar power fed battery backup system supports the major electrical systems in the house. In addition 42 solar panels operate as part of a net-metered power purchase agreement with ICE. The benefit is mitigated downtime and very low electric bills.
Casa Las Nubes is an exquisite relaxing vacation home that embodies sustainability principles and provides guests with a luxurious tropical jungle and beach experience that will always be remembered.
Note: as a rental, Casa las Nubes only offers 3 bedrooms.
Rates for Casa Las Nubes are not available online at this time. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
Joan Portland, Oregon
We loved the house! What a departure from the expected architecture down there. The ocean view and sunsets each night were fabulous. The house is very comfortable. We hated to leave...looking forward to a return trip.
Linda Austin, Texas
Our group of 8, recently stayed at Casa Las Nubes in Tulemar and from the moment we walked in, we knew we were some place truly special. The pool that greets you from the entrance leads all the way out overlooking the beautiful grounds and boasts a sunset view like no other. The staff was extremely attentive and readily available to answer all of our questions and assist us throughout the week. The house was very clean, modern and open.
Michele Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Where to begin! We were 5 women celebrating turning 50 this year. From the initial inquiry to the end of our stay, the staff at Tulemar went above and beyond in taking care of every need and question with courtesy and good humor. We stayed in a home on the property, Casa Las Nubes, which was absolutely incredible in every way. Decor, ocean views, architecture were all amazing. Indoors melds with outdoors with the pool extending from the living room to 2 terraces. Wildlife was everywhere. Monkeys came to our terraces on more than one occasion. Our personal house concierge, Carlos, was incredible. He checked in on us every day, took care of our transportation and every excursion we did, and even arranged for food to be delivered. The beach at Tulemar is private and secluded with food and bar as well as kayaks, boogie boards, lounge chairs and towels. The restaurant on property is also very good with an amazing view. Every member of the staff - from maid to gardener to waiter to concierge were helpful, courteous, kind, and full of fun. The property and people are the epitome of "Pura Vida."
Alexandra Los Angeles, California
I stayed at Casa Las Nubes in mid-October with my family...the property is beyond gorgeous!! The architecture is truly amazing and unique - who wouldn't love walking into a home situated around an infinity edge pool with stunning views of the Pacific? Not only is the home itself gorgeous, but the surrounding jungle is just as stunning. We saw monkeys pass through on the trees just below the home each day as well as dozens of exotic birds, sloths, and more!
You honestly get the best of both worlds here - a relaxing, "isolated" and private jungle feel, as well as thriving nightlife, dozens of activities and excursions for the adventurous, even yoga and Pilates!
Furthermore, the concierge and staff were all exceptionally accommodating and welcoming. Every single staff member was ready and willing to help with any need - big or small. The level of professionalism and excellence at Tulemar cannot be matched. The team was phenomenal!
I really couldn't ask for a more relaxing, enjoyable and unique experience. I cannot wait to go back!