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Asher is originally from California, and has been living in the Manuel Antonio area since 2001, where she has raised her two sons, both whom where born in Costa Rica. 

Over the years Asher has owned and managed many businesses in the area of tourism, and is familiar not only with the logistics of travel, but also knowing how to make guests of all ages enjoy the abundance of the natural beauty of Costa Rica in a most exciting, unique travel experience.  She is your own personal concierge.

Asher's extensive knowledge of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio, and of Tulemar allows her to customise each guest’s stay so they can enjoy with planning ease, all that the area has to offer.  Having raised her family there, she can recommend first hand, the best restaurants, best spas, best tours, best guides, etc.,  She will help you plan activities for all the guests in your party, from toddlers to seniors, from adventure tours to spa treatments.  

When Asher first moved to area she encouraged her mother to buy land in Tulemar, as having traveled extensively throughout much of Costa Rica, she knew there was nothing else that was comparable, in location, convenience and accessibility to the beach, with also a great infrastructure for owner’s and guests. Her mother purchased the lot on Christmas Eve in 2001, Asher helped her mother design and build Garden House which was completed in 2006, and now she is excited to share her love of the area and takes great pride in ensuring that all of the guests who stay at Garden House by the Beach, fall in love with Tulemar and Costa Rica.

Spa Services

We are proud to offer the services of Spa Holis to all of our guests.   They offer everything from manicures and pedicures to massages and body wraps to yoga and pilates classes. All of these services can be offered in the privacy of the Garden House or at the spa which is just two blocks from the house. Here is a link to their website where you can see their full spa menu:

Private Chef

Garden House offers a private chef for all our guests. Many guests love to pamper themselves this way. It is $850 a week for a private chef to come and cook all three daily meals for up to ten people at the Garden House plus the cost of groceries.  Our chef can also come and cook individual meals for our guests.  For a dinner it would be $130 plus groceries. 

Chef Tito is our primary chef that we use, but we also work with other local chefs when Tito is busy cooking at other private homes. All our chefs are very talented and flexible with their cooking styles. Chef Tito owned his own carribean style restaurant in Quepos for many years before deciding that he wanted to dedicate his time to cooking in a more private setting with tourists.

Private Photography sessions

Many guests love to capture their memories of their vacations in Costa Rica by hiring a private, professional photographer to come and take family photos of them.  The Tulemar beach is the perfect setting for this.  The costs vary depending on the time spent on the shoot and the number of people. Here is a link to one of our favorite local photographers: John Williamson