Location, location, location...
Kamsen and Shanaz Iyer
About Kamsen and Shanaz Iyer
My wife Shanaz and I own the property with my brother and his wife. We are Canadians who love to travel and fell in love with Costa Rica. Specifically Manuel Antonio. It is the only place that i have seen that you are almost guaranteed to see Monkeys, Sloth, Parrots, toucans and tons more!
Why Kamsen and Shanaz Iyer chose Manuel Antonio
Privacy and Location!!! Casa Tolteca is the perfect location. Almost all homes in Manuel Antonio are on hillside and are not easily accessible. This property is in the heart of everything. Walking distance to everything including the beach. It is the perfect set up for large groups as it allows wonderful meeting areas but has 4 separate units allowing all guests the availability for privacy to get a break from the group. You can get up in morning make a pot of coffee and enjoy the ocean view from your private unit without waking up the entire house. It is uniquely awesome! Hence all the 5 star reviews!
What makes this House unique
The home has incredible private areas to sit and watch the birds and ocean. it is a gardeners dream. We have planted so many fruit trees and local herbs. All labelled in English and Spanish for those of us that don't know what we are looking at. There is a covered yoga/reeding deck to avoid the sun when needed and private porches on each unit so you always have a place to get some quiet. There are many gathering areas for when you want to be social. Each room has its own air conditioning so you can cool off when needed. Private bathrooms and showers so you're not sharing. It is surrounded by jungle with complete pricacy and tons of wild life yet still in the middle of it all. There just is no comparable property in Manuel Antonio.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We have been to Manual Antonio many times but this was our first time to stay at Casa Tolteca. It was the perfect layout for our group of 10. Plenty of privacy but plenty of great spaces to gather as a group. Every suite has a large bathroom and kitchen. Easy walk to many restaurants and shops. We never had a bad meal. Easy walk down hill to the beach but take a cab or the bus back to the house. Check in was easy and Angie was always available for questions or to book excursions. We had the chef prepare food one night and it was awesome. We hung by the pool several days and it was so relaxing. We didn't want to leave and will definitely come back.
Thank you Michele, for giving us a chance to share our beautiful home with you. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed it. We would love to have you back again.
An Oasis by the Forest
We had our Annual family reunion vacation week there and it was the perfect set up for our group of 13 ( age from 18-88). Every bedroom is on suite, so great!!The house/pool was maintained so well everyday with a house keeper and property staff. The concierge was always on call and helpful. We used the chef service three times and it was totally worth it for our big group and the food was delicious. We only wish the lighting was a bit brighter at night for reading and game playing.
The public transportation was so easy just steps away from the house. Everything was easily accesable. Our college runner daughter was able to continue her training at the health club 10 minutes walk away on rainy days or run down to the beach on sunny days. We really enjoyed our stay and would do it again for sure.
Thank you for the feedback and allowing us to share our place with you. Look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
Casa Tolteca - A Slice of Heaven!
We planned a year in advance to take our family of 15 (ages 3-68) on a once in a lifetime trip to Costa Rica. We researched the best way to accomplish this and are so glad we came upon Casa Tolteca. It is the perfect property! Michael responded to my inquiry and questions very quickly. Working with Thomas & Angie, we were confident that this vacation would be perfect. Thomas arranged for our whole group to be picked up in San Jose & be driven to the house. It wasn't cheap, but worth every penny! Our driver, Gerardo, stopped on our way so we could see the crocodiles & grab a snack, & even stopped in Quepos to shop for groceries. Gerardo took us all back to San Jose at the end of our stay as well, stopping for lunch & souvenir shopping on the way. When we arrived at Casa Tolteca, we were met by Angie, the concierge. We were all blown away by the beauty of the property, the location, the views! Lots of vacation rentals look beautiful, but if you look close enough, you will see things that are in need of maintenance. Not so with Casa Tolteca. It is beautiful, clean, very well maintained. We lacked for nothing! There is plenty of space, inside & outside, for both togetherness & privacy. The house is very comfortably furnished & all rooms have air conditioning! Our granddaughters, ages 10-14 especially loved having the jungle suite all to themselves. Our son & daughter-in-law, with their two toddlers, stayed in the casita & it was perfect. They brought along a monitor so the sleeping kiddos were always in view, while the adults were relaxing in the main house. Our son had to work some days, so the privacy of the casita was perfect. The children loved swimming in the pool every afternoon. The hammocks were a great place for reading and napping. We all loved being entertained by the monkeys & iguanas. Angie, our concierge, set up all our tours in advance & was very helpful & flexible when we made last minute changes. The tour companies & guides that were used were the best! We were all picked up right in front of the house & catered to from beginning to end. The beach is too far to walk to, but the bus stops right next to the house and only costs 65 cents to ride. We had all our breakfast & dinners prepared by the chef, Marisol & her husband Israel. They were an absolute joy to work with & the food was amazing! Marisol's tiramisu is the best I've ever had! I don't feel I've adequately expressed how amazing this property is. You'll just have to try it!
Safe and comfortable stay
The house was beautiful. The views were incredible. The location was perfect. Nature was all around us. But most importantly, our family felt safe and comfortable at all times. My wife was concerned about our young children in central america. Fortunately, this home felt so safe, we never worried at all.
Thanks for letting us stay in your home.
A paradise on earth!
A big group of adults and kids went to Casa Tolteca to celebrate a milestone birthday. The house had something for everyone...a spectacular pool overlooking the rain forest, comfortable bedrooms with brilliants views, a big kitchen for us to make whatever we wanted and an attentive staff who took care of all of our needs. The house exceeded all our expectations and we all did not want to leave the house at all. Angie (the concierge) was very responsive to all our needs and made sure that she coordinated all of our tours. The kitchen staff made fantastic food for the large group on demand and did it with a smile. The housekeeper ensured that the rooms were always clean for us every single day. Overall, this was truly an amazing experience for all of us and we cannot wait to go back there.
Fabulous large home in heart of activity
Casa Tolteca was a lovely property with breath-taking views of the ocean surrounded by the tropical forest.
It was ideally located near shops, supermarket, restaurants and bars.
Rooms were comfortable and very clean. Communal spaces were plenty, starting with the fun swimming pool and the two living rooms in the main house.
Housekeeping kept the rooms tidy and clean everyday.
My only suggestion would be to try and get WiFii access to all rooms, even the last one at the bottom of the house.
we had a wonderful stay with our friends and would highly recommend this lodging to anyone visiting Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica!
There are tons of things to do locally. We have a full time concierge who you will get contact information for once we get your booking. His name is Thomas and he is fluent in English. He will arrange everything from airport transfers to tours as well as local knowledge.