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Award Winner: TripAdvisor's Luxury 'Top Vacation Rental'- Walk to Beach and Park

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Villa6500 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps18
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Family friendly luxury estate nestled in the rain-forest, overlooks the Pacific

Location, location, location... Casa Tolteca has won TripAdvisor's "Top Vacation Rental" because of its spectacular views, luxury amenities, award winning service, and exceptional location. CasaTolteca has remained one of the most popular and most requested luxury homes in Manuel Antonio for over 10 years because ONLY CasaTolteca has:

1) Perfect location... close to the beach as well as the town (this is one of only two large homes in town that you can comfortably walk to the public beach where you will find the entrance to the National Park).

2) Privacy - From virtually every corner of the estate, you have complete privacy. Your view is lush tropical rain-forest and stunning ocean views, not noisy, distracting neighbors. Most homes in town are built on narrow lots with neighbors just a few feet away.

3) Perfect layout for large groups... one large great room for everyone to get together when you want, and three other living areas for everyone to have their own private space when needed.

4) Horizontal layout that rolls up into the rainforest, which gives you that great indoor/outdoor feeling that you are living in the rain-forest, not just looking over it.

5) Safety - Completely gated, located in a very safe area of town, with security cameras (and security guard just in front of our entry gate), you can rest assured that you and your family will have no surprises.

SAVE $1000

Because of the unique location, you may not need rental cars which can save you over $1000!

Surrounded by lush rain-forest with virtually no visible neighbors, CasaTolteca offers extraordinary peace, privacy, and seclusion for you and the local exotic birds, monkeys, and other wildlife that frequently visit our home. Walk through our colorful butterfly garden and out our secure entrance gate and you can walk to over a dozen restaurants, bars, a private nature reserve, casinos, the beach, and even the world famous National Park in just minutes. You don't need a car!

Enjoy morning coffee on the balconies or evening cocktails in the living room, you will always have huge ocean and jungle views. CasaTolteca gives you comfortable indoor/outdoor living with incredible ocean views from every level.

Experience CasaTolteca now - its lush jungle setting and breathtaking ocean views are out of this world. Explore the many exciting attractions of this pristine coastal rain forest from one of the most pleasant and delightfully relaxing luxury havens in all of Central America.

Please allow us to help assure that you and your entire group enjoy a truly fabulous expedition in this incomparable tropical paradise. Contact us anytime. We will be happy to tell you more about Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio, and CasaTolteca. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and to eventually serving you at CasaTolteca!

See 100 ***** 5 star reviews on this website!

Property Manager

Michael Cunningham

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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About Michael Cunningham

After year's of traveling through Asia and Europe, Costa Rica was my first travel through the Americas. I quickly fell in love with the people and the incredible beauty of Manuel Antonio, purchasing an estate as my home-away-from-home in 2006. After extensive renovations, I'm proud that I have made CasaTolteca one of the most rented home in the country... unfortunately, that means I rarely get to visit. So I purchased another property and built my 'retirement home' in beautiful Manuel Antonio. I have recently moved to Manuel Antonio full time, but do spend much time in my home town of Chicago.

Why Michael Cunningham chose Manuel Antonio

Costa Rica has many beautiful areas, but none more spectacular or famous than Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio has the best of everything Costa Rica has to offer in one place. While other small towns of Costa Rica are growing too fast with tall towers and fast food restaurants, I will always have the natural beauty and privacy of Manuel Antonio National Park right next to me.

What makes this Villa unique

Location, Location, Location... walk through our butterfly garden, out the front gate and you are in the middle of town with dozens of shops, restaurants, and activities. You can even walk to the beach!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single
      • CasaTolteca can sleep up to 18 comfortably. CasaTolteca is an estate with a large great room for group gatherings, but alto 3 other separate living suites, each with their own kitchen and sitting area. The the large Sky Suite great room is used for everyone to get together for dinner and socializing. It is located on the upper terrace and has two bedrooms, two baths with a very large 550 square foot great room. The Ocean Suite is located on the middle terrace and has two bedrooms, two baths and another large 440 square foot great room. The Jungle Suite located on the lower terrace and is an intimate studio. The Casita Studio is also an intimate, private studio and is located on the upper terrace. All suites have ocean views! The entire CasaTolteca complex is 6,500 square feet of living space.


      • 6 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 6
        toilet, shower
      • Hair dryer and double sinks in all bathrooms. There is also an outdoor shower.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
        • Village
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Luxury
            • Spa


                • Catering available


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • Dining Room


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • marina
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • churches
                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rafting
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Each of the four living suites enjoys a breathtaking ocean view, and has its own garden seating. There is plenty of covered outdoor space for our large oversize hammocks, as well as a gas barbecue.

                                                                      107 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Safe and comfortable stay

                                                                      Pete C.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Jay S.

                                                                      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

                                                                      Anna K.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

                                                                      Rick H.Mechanicsburg PA

                                                                      We found Casa Tolteca to be a perfect setup for our group – 4 older adults and 5 young adults. The location is steps away from restaurants, stores and bars. Yet while at the property enjoying the view, sunsets and vegetation, we didn’t even realize we were that close to all of the establishments right up the steps. It was very quiet, safe and secluded.

                                                                      Angie, our concierge, was most helpful and had the perfect blend of assisting us, stopping by a couple of times at the start of our stay, but not over doing it or being pushy. She helped us setup an amazing sunset snorkel and dinner sail, 10 in 1 adventure, shuttle ride back to the airport as well as a personal chef for two of our evening meals.

                                                                      What else made Casa Tolteca so great for us is that it gave the young adults the flexibility to head out ahead of us before we met for dinner, to walk to a store, or to head to the beach using the short ride on the city bus. What a deal – 315 colones, about 60 cents!!!

                                                                      Another positive about this area and the excursions that Angie arranged is the fact that we were picked up by a driver. It was so nice not having to take our big van out, figuring out driving directions or worrying about the drive home.

                                                                      We adored Ericka, our housekeeper and Mauricio, the pool and outdoors guy. They do a great job and are very trustworthy!!!!!

                                                                      We would highly recommend this property as there were so many positives about our stay.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are so happy to hear your review. We are very lucky to have the best location in Manuel Antonio. On top of the great location and beautiful scenery, our team is second to none and make the experience truly out of this world. Thank you for choosing our Villa as I know that there are many choices these days and we are grateful that you gave us the opportunity and hope to see you back soon.

                                                                      Truly a paradise!

                                                                      Dean S.

                                                                      The villa is beautiful...both indoors and outdoors! It's situated right on the main road from Quepos to Manuel Antonio, and only steps from the bus stop. Upon entering, you descend a number of steps, thereby leaving the hustle and bustle of the street and entering your own private paradise. The villa is situated on 3 levels, with the pool conveniently located on the middle level. All 3 levels have kitchens, with the upper being the main living area. In addition there is a little casita with its own kitchen on the upper main level.

                                                                      The upper level consists of the living, dining and kitchen, along with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The 2nd level consists of a living area and kitchen, along with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The third level is a studio with a small kitchenette, bathroom and has a day bed in the living area. The casita has a kitchen/living area, also with a day bed and its own bathroom. It has a separate bedroom area with a curtain for privacy.

                                                                      The grounds are well maintained, as well as daily housekeeping.

                                                                      There is plenty of outdoor living space on each level, with many tables and chairs conveniently placed. We also very much appreciated and used the large outdoor bar and stools on the upper level.

                                                                      As a family we used the main cooking area. We did notice, however, that the other kitchens were a bit sparsely stocked and not all of the appliances were working in the casita.

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and give it a big thumbs-up!

                                                                      Awesome house & Location!

                                                                      Debbie P.

                                                                      This house is perfect for a large family like ours! “13” people ranging in age from 6 years to 62 years. Walking distance to restaurants & local bus system. Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, TiTi Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Iguanas.... these are wildlife we viewed from the upper deck of our Casa. Any needs we had were immediately addressed & taken care of By Angie with a quick text message. She helped with all our needs, Stocked our Casa with groceries before we arrived! Marisol cooked an exquisite dinner with the fresh Snook & 3 Fin fish we caught....... truly a magical vacation! The kids loved the pool rain or shine. Spacious accommodations for plenty of privacy. We will definitely be back👏�👏�👍�

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      So happy you and your family enjoyed our wonderful home! Can’t wait to host you again.


                                                                      Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica

                                                                      CasaTolteca is located in the heart of Manuel Antonio and is one of the closest homes to the world-famous National Park. Surrounded by rain-forest, just walk through our private butterfly garden and out the front gate to easily walk to all the best restaurants, casinos, clubs, bars and discos. Several world-class beaches and the famous National Park are just a two minute drive or 15 minute walk from the villa. All this means that you may not need to rent a vehicle during your stay at CasaTolteca, since inexpensive cabs and public buses frequently pass by its main entry gate throughout the day and evening. The CasaTolteca complex is spread out horizontally, not vertically like most other houses in the area, giving an open feeling that you are on a large property, not just in a house. CasaTolteca is surrounded by rain-forest and gardens, not other houses, giving you complete privacy, except, of course, for the monkeys, birds and other animals that frequently visit the house. Other Activities: zip line; horseback ride; jet ski; etc


                                                                      107 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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