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AWARD WINNER: 2011, 2012, & 2013 'TOP VACATION RENTAL'

Michael Cunningham

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Michael Cunningham

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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AWARD WINNER: 2011, 2012, & 2013 'TOP VACATION RENTAL'

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps up to 18

For the third straight year, CasaTolteca has won the 'Top Vacation Rental - Manuel Antonio' award!

In fact, CasaTolteca has remained one of the most popular and most requested home in Manuel Antonio for the past 8 years with good reason. There are plenty of beautiful homes in Manuel Antonio, but ONLY CasaTolteca has:

1) Perfect location... close to the beach as well as the town (there are 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) Complete privacy with no visible neighbors.

3) Perfect layout for groups with 4 living spaces... 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.

Most Popular Home in Manuel Antonio: CasaTolteca is more than a home, it's a private luxury estate nestled up in the enchanted Manuel Antonio rain-forest. Perfect for large groups, CasaTolteca includes four fully equipped living suites including 2 large great rooms... large enough for weddings and family reunions.

Surrounded by lush rain-forest with no visible neighbors, exotic birds, monkeys, and other wildlife frequently visit CasaTolteca. 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, or to the beach in just minutes. You don’t need a car!

From virtually every corner of the estate, you have complete privacy. Enjoy the view of lush tropical rain-forest and stunning ocean vistas with no neighbors or distractions. Most other homes are built on narrow lots with neighbors just feet away. With CasaTolteca you do not feel confined to the indoors.

Extraordinary peace, privacy and seclusion: CasaTolteca is private and secure gated property which offers extraordinary peace, privacy and seclusion within the rain-forest. Frequent monkeys, sloths, flocks of toucans, and many spectacular lizards may be observed about the villa. Hundreds of species of birds have been spotted from our balconies.

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!

Guest Comments: More guests comments on our private web site --

'Thank you for the beautiful accommodations at Casa Tolteca. It was breathtaking and perfect in every way. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, clean, and spacious place to stay, with all the comforts of home. Every morning we were entertained by monkeys, out back and around the balconies. We also had a sloth hanging in one of the trees and of course several iguanas on the tree tops--it was fabulous. During our last evening, several toucans swooped by and landed in the tree over the pool. 'Your concierge was wonderful and the maid did a great job. We were greeted by them on Saturday with gorgeous flower arrangements and a huge basket of fresh fruit. The entire villa smelled of fresh flowers. I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in and saw the view out over the lush rain forest and the pacific ocean and how perfect everything was. 'We saw more wildlife and beauty from our balcony then we did in the park. It was wonderful!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Michael Cunningham (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

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 the most rented home in the country... unfortunately, that means I rarely get to visit. So recently, I purchased another acre of land to build my retirement home in a few years.

Michael Cunningham purchased this villa in 2006

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Bedrooms 6
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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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
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beyond our expectations... Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5
This place ended up being far above all of my expectations. We looked at every large home in town and had such a hard time deciding which would work best for us. We finally chose Casa Tolteca because of the 4 living spaces. Since our group consisted of a few families, it was great to have more than one living space. We enjoyed the large great room when we all wanted to get together for dinners and drinks. And the pool area had tons of room for everyone to lay out and get some sun. But we also made use of the smaller great room for the kids to get away from the adults. They played games and foosball there while the adults could have some wine and watch the sunset. The house is a short walk to the beach with a few small shops and restaurants so you can get food and drinks at the beach. You can also rent surfboards, umbrellas, and chairs. I would recommend this place to anyone. You will not get a nicer place for the money you are paying. I hope we will be able to return one day!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Amazing family vacation! There were 15 of us here, 10 adults and 5 kids. There was something for everyone! We did it all; scuba, zip line, National Park tour, segway tour, mangrove tour. Our kids loved the butterfly farm and spent the entire afternoon there. Of course, the monkey show at the house was really the highlight. It never got old. We would sit and watch the monkeys playing in the trees for hours every day. They were amazing to see on their daily visits to the house. We had the chef cook some delicious dinners for us, but had breakfast and coffee most mornings at Cafe Milagro. Pura Vida was everywhere - the wonderful people, the laid back pace, the peaceful spectacular sunsets, and the delicious food. We had a wonderful time and would love to come back one day.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Wonderful week at Casa Tolteca.

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful property, well maintained, exactly as advertised. Minor problem with air-conditioning (re-gassing needed) which was quickly corrected, and did not detract from out stay. Pool beautiful and used every day by everyone. Abundant wildlife inhabiting adjacent forest, including Capuchin monkeys that visited on many days to kids delight; and two resident iguana that were harmless and fun to watch. Many great activities in area, including wonderful Manuel Antonio Park, beautiful beaches, zip lines tours, ocean catamaran cruises with snorkeling, and much more.
Good restaurants are within walking distance. No car needed with convenient bus service right outside Villa. Would not hesitate to rent again.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Great for Entire Family

  • 5 of 5
For over a year , I had planned to take my children and grandchildren on a once in a lifetime trip. Casa Tolteca met or exceeded all our expectations. We used the medium sized bus and the trip was a little less than three hours from San Jose. The actual property was perfect for our family with two large two bedroom suites for two families, and the casita for teenagers, who loved it with the separate building. The jungle suite was great for the grandparents. The access is down some steps and there are additional steps to each floor; however no problem unless that is an issue for someone in your party. Once there, the transportation is very easy with bus and taxis right outside the secure locked gate. Ask the taxis the price to your destination and they will quote a number so you have negotiation room. They are very frequent. The bus to and from the beach or Quepos also works well for about 55 cents.

There is a WalMart just outside the San Jose airport and since we did not know better, we did not ask our driver to stop. In Quepos or close to the casa, groceries seemed expensive as if going to a convenience store here. Soft drinks and water bottles are only sold separately for example. It is, after all, a resort area.

There are a number of restaurants in the immediate area. We used the in-house chef on four occasions and could not have been more pleased. I highly recommend the in-house chef for at least some of your meals.

The large gathering areas are all air-conditioned which was wonderful, and I have been told somewhat unusual. You can see the amenities on-line, but this was truly a home away from home for our family while still providing an area for each family. The pool was great and had extensive use each day. We had wildlife each day, including monkeys. If Costa Rica is your destination, Casa Tolteca should be on the list.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Casa Tolteca is Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing! The house & the staff are wonderful! Beautiful view! Perfect vacation house! We would not want to stay anywhere else! Wonderful time had by all!

Thank you for all the great experiences we shared at Casa Tolteca. Casa Tolteca is absolutely beautiful! The house manager was so helpful as well as the rest of the staff. They took care of us for the entire trip and even welcomed us with a big basket of fruits. We also loved their private chefs. Their food taste better and the price was less than the restaurants in town.

You can walk to the beach from the house, but it is about a 15 minute walk down hill and much longer coming back up to the house from the beach. But we just took the public bus up the hill in 2 minutes for just 50 cents.

The sunsets and ocean views were a great way to wind down the day. It does get dark early but that makes it nice to sit and watch with a glass of wine before dinner. The wildlife around the house was also amazing. Monkeys everyday, and all kinds of birds. We even saw a sloth with her baby.

We highly recommend Casa Tolteca to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Avion
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
El Avion
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

CasaTolteca is located in the heart of Manuel Antonio, 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 ten 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

Golf: The nearest golf course is about 45 minutes away from Manuel Antonio

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Rates & Availability

From $900 Per night

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,900
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,925
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,110
 
 
Fall
Aug 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
$5,300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$15,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$1,400
$7,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT - Save up to 40% off our standard rate for any last minute booking

Price includes daily maid service, concierge service, gardener, and pool service

Holiday pricing for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Sky Suite west - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Sky Suite east - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Ocean Suite west - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Ocean Suite east - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Jungle - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Casita - toilet , shower , single vanity
    Shower - outdoor shower
  • Hair dryer and double sinks in all bathrooms. There is also an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Sky Suite West - 1 king , Ocean View
    Sky Suite east - 1 king , Garden view
    Ocean Suite west - 1 king , Ocean view
    Ocean Suite south - 1 queen , Poolside
    Jungle Studio - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ocean view studio
    Casita - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ocean view studio
  • CasaTolteca can sleep up to 18 comfortably. CasaTolteca is an estate with 4 separate living suites, each with their own kitchen and sitting area. The Sky Suite 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 over 6,500 square feet of habitable space.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 30 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A beautiful vanishing edge pool with a spectacular view of the Pacific shares the middle terrace with the two-bedroom Ocean Suite. 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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