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

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Location, location, location... CasaTolteca has won TripAdvisor's "Top Vacation Rental" because of this homes spectacular views, luxury amenities, award winning service and exceptional location. The award winning CasaTolteca has remained one of the most popular and most requested luxury homes in Manuel Antonio for 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.

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!

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More Details

Owner
Michael Cunningham 1
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Michael Cunningham 1

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 1 chose Manuel Antonio Area

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Michael,



Sorry this email is so late in getting written, life has been very busy since returning from Costa Rica.



We, my family and friends, had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Casa Tolteca. Everybody LOVED the villa and the privacy it afforded. We can be a pretty loud group when we start telling stories and laughing but due to the set up we never feared disturbing the neighbors. The purpose of our trip was to surprise my brother, who lives in San Jose, for his 50th birthday. Our driver, William, was very accommodating in helping us pull off this surprise. To say the least my brother was shocked and speechless.



Thomas did a great job setting up the bus service, chef service and all of our excursions. He was very responsive and helpful during our stay. I am sure you are happy to have him as the concierge for your property. The chef service along with the quality and presentation of the food exceeded my expectations. What a fantastic group of people, we were all so happy that we opted to have them make dinner for us on 2 occasions. Very reasonably priced as well. The companies you utilize for excursions are top notch and their staffs really helped to enhance our enjoyment of the area.



Everyone in our group fell in love with Costa Rica and especially Casa Tolteca. We arrived at the villa late Friday night and by Saturday morning everyone was already talking about coming back. By Monday we had all decided to make this biennial family reunion and of course plan ahead of time to ensure we can get accommodations at Casa Tolteca. We will return!



Thank you again for everything, the entire experience was at the very top of my favorite vacations taken to date.



Regards,

Nancy and the rest of the gang.
May 2014
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 30 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
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.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 118 reviews
5

Absolutely awesome time

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely awesome time in Costa Rica, and did not want to come home! It is hard to get all of our family together in one place as they are scattered across the U.S. And in Japan! Everyone was thrilled with the accommodations, and the location of the house was perfect as everyone was very comfortable with jumping on the bus! The house is perfectly arranged, especially for a group like ours, and was extremely well equipped!

We loved the upper deck and the views, and our resident iguana. We had a wonderful Christmas dinner prepared by your staff, who were delightful! And I cannot say enough about how great Thomas was. He was so responsive, capable, and personable. You have a real gem in Thomas!!! The house exceeded our expectations, and I will definitely recommend it to others who may be interested!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This home has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Tolteca has it all...killer ocean view, super convenient location, gorgeous pool area, and beautiful grounds. This 4 bedroom home was spacious with an open kitchen, living room and dining area that looks out through the wall of sliding galas doors to the fantastic view. Our favorite spot was the infinity pool area surrounded by the jungle where we saw monkeys almost every day. And sunsets from the balcony were the greatest. The owner and staff were so helpful making sure all our needs met. We can't wait to return to the bit of Paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at CasaTolteca. It looks like you loved it so much, you wrote that the house had only 4 bedrooms instead of the 6 that we have ;-). Watching the monkeys around the pool never gets old even for me after owning this home for almost 12 years. We will be happy to have you back again anytime.
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5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Casa Tolteca in Manuel Antonio was simply incredible! Angie help with every aspect of planning, from food to arranging activities to helping with travel arrangements. The daily maid service and pool maintenance kept the home and grounds in perfect condition. Our group ranged in age from 5 yr to 71 yr and everyone had a vacation that will stay etched in their memory forever. The property is landscaped in a natural array of beautiful foliage and flowers surrounded by the rainforest but close enough to restaurants and transportation. Make sure to arrange private chef service!!! Merisol and Isra prepared the most delicious meals and were such a pleasure. (Better than a restaurant). Wish I had them here at home! Linda Nuccitelli

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your extended stay at CasaTolteca. It was nice meeting you and your family on your first week at our home. It is wonderful that you were able to spend a few weeks at Tolteca so you could have so many family members come to visit. We would love to have you or any of your family members back again in the future!
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Not the first time we have stayed here and not the last. We highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pete. Good to have you back at our home again. Let us know when you will be back for your next visit.
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5

The Perfect Home - Highly Recommened to Everyone

  • 5 of 5

Our business group of six couples stayed seven days at this property located in Manuel Antonio. Our stay was beyond phenomenal. We can only begin to describe our incredible experience.

Casa Tolteca was selected so we could see as much of Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica as possible. The bedrooms were clean, comfortable, as well as private for each individual couple. The main kitchen area was well equipped and comfortable to work in. The main great room on the top floor served as our meeting point for everyone everyday.

The open-air veranda around that surrounds the great room was an exceptional location (day or night) to read, siesta, and watch sunsets.

The large pool area was surrounded by rainforest and gave the perfect location for daily monkey visits. The wildlife that surrounded the house was truly incredible.

Thomas and Angie took care of all our tours and excursions. They were also happy to provide chef services to prepare delicious meals. The chefs were indescribably fantastic and prepared the best food we had in town.

The owner of the property was diligent to meet our every need. He owns many homes in town and we would not have any hesitation reserving Tolteca or any of his homes in the future.

Our visit was during the dry season which was quite hot. We actually would like to try Manuel Antonio again in July or August when it is not as hot and there is more rain.

The beauty of the beaches, mountains, and National park that make up Manuel Antonio is just impossible to adequately describe. The photos and descriptions you see of Tolteca on VRBO do not do the home justice. The beauty, marvelous accommodation, and perfect location of Tolteca. Our entire group felt welcome, at ease, and at home during the entire stay. While this was a business trip, I am ready to return with my family soon. We would recommend this property to friends or family or anyone interested in a perfect vacation at the perfect home.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you group stay with us at CasaTolteca. What a wonderful reward for your employees who earned a special vacation in paradise. I am glad to hear you enjoed your stay and some of you are planning on coming back with your families. March this year was exceptoonally hot, so a visit in July or August would work great for you. With light afternoon showers, everything is just a little bit cooler and a little bit greener. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as described -- it's beautiful, secluded with plenty of room for more than 10 people. Arrival was easy as we called 15 minutes before we showed up and Angie, the concierge, was there to meet us. Angie was great in responding to all of our questions and helping us arrange meals, excursions and any other activity we asked about.

The location is about 1 mile from Manuel Antonio and the nearest public beach, close to restaurants and within walking distance of a grocery store. The views are stunning with the ability to watch a sunset while sitting on the terrace or in the family room or kitchen of the main part of the house. There are four living areas, each with their own kitchen (albeit of different sizes) and a pool in the middle. We had two families of five and it was more than enough room. You will see wildlife right outside the door. Throughout the week, we saw all three types of monkeys -- squirrel monkeys coming right up to the railing, whitefaces looking down from the roof and even a howler monkey crawling surreptitiously in the trees. There is a monkey bridge right outside the entrance which attracts many to the area. We also were visited by a large iguana several times.

We were able to zip line, take a tour of Manuel Antonio and the Rainmaker using Henry from HP Tours, recommended by Angie. He was great, knowledgable, friendly and great with children. Any activity will pick you up right outside the property, so there is no need for a car. SJO is about a 2 1/2-3 hour drive away but transportation can be arranged rather easily.

We used the personal chef services four times and it was incredible. Rambo and his wife are great in the kitchen making anything you asked for. The last day he made fresh caught snapper fried with panko and coconut and a mango chile sauce, which is not on the menu. With leftovers, we were able to make those several meals stretch out and enjoy homemade cooking more than a couple of times. They also clean up and put away the leftovers, which is an added bonus.

Overall, it was exactly what was expected, couldn't have been better. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul. We pride ourselves on our honesty in describing our home. We show pictures of every corner of the property, and don't photoshop anything. Our descriptions of the home and grounds are accurate as well as our location in town. I hate to hear when guests are disappointed at other homes because the advertising is exaggerated. We don't want anyone to have unexpected surprises when they show up at our homes. The only surprise we ever want to hear is that 'the photos don't do the property justice'!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos (QPX)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Avion
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Falls Garden Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Espadilla
Car: not necessary

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

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