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

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


About the property

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!

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More Details

Property Manager
Michael Cunningham
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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!

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.


Nancy and the rest of the gang.
May 2014
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 30 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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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Award Winner: TripAdvisor's Luxury 'Top Vacation Rental'- Walk to Beach and Park
average rating of 4.990291 based on 122 reviews

Awesome house & Location!

  • 5 of 5

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👏?👏?👍?

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your family enjoyed our wonderful home! Can’t wait to host you again.
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Truly a paradise!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this home

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do the house justice. We went to Costa Rica to see nature, not to just stay in a house with a view. This home has the view but also has jungle, gardens, and wildlife. I loved the big open estate feel.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Quiet, Safe, and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous casa… and the views over the jungle… and the ocean right there… and the beautiful sunsets… it was all so incredible!

We have traveled to Costa Rica in the past and this time we wanted to stay in Manuel Antonio. Our casa was private, clean, and in perfect condition. We were so impressed with the hospitality of our host and how friendly they were. They set up everything for our perfect vacation so we didn't have to do a thing… not even cook or wash dishes! The listing photos did not compare to how beautiful this property was. I understand that the owner just added some new furniture, so we were surprised to see the beautiful new dining table that was not yet posted in the photos. All our questions were answered before we left the states and everything that we discussed was taken care of before we arrived at the casa. Angie met us at the casa and helped show us around – we really appreciated her time. Then she helped us arrange all our activities – tours, sun, beaches, great food, horseback riding, and zip-lining. This casa is clean, safe and absolutely beautiful. Thank-you for welcoming us into your casa for our perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 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 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: June 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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