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CasaTolteca - Your private luxury estate nestled in the Manuel Antonio Rain-Forest
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CasaTolteca - Your private luxury estate nestled in the Manuel Antonio Rain-Forest
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CasaTolteca - Your private luxury estate nestled in the Manuel Antonio Rain-Forest
Wildlife visits CasaTolteca everyday
Infinity edge pool surrounded by rain-forest
Plenty of room to relax around the pool
Huge, close ocean views from every level of the home
Relax with your morning cup of local coffee overlooking the Pacific
Large, air-conditioned great room for everyone to get together.
Fully equipped stainless steel kitchen with gas stove (rare in town)
Locally handcrafted exotic hard wood furniture
Quality linens on all beds
Newly remodeled Jungle Studio
Bathrooms with granite and double sinks
Cool off in our infinity edge pool with lower sitting pool
Dining area seats 12 plus 5 more at the kitchen island
Ocean views from your pillow
Rinse off under the stars with our outdoor shower area
New Jungle Studio with 3rd kitchen
Private casita
4th kitchen in private casita
Private and surrounded by rainforest, yet just steps from the center of town
Endangered Mono Titi monkeys play at Casa Tolteca
Spectacular sunsets
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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CarterTre...
Naples, Florida
1 review
“Clean, Safe, Private, and Perfect Location”
Reviewed 25 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
13 Sep 2017
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay at CasaTolteca. I hope your home in Naples wasn't damaged by last weekend's hurricane Irma. It is a shame that you spent a week of relaxation at our home, only to return home to the looming threat of a hurricane.
You may need another vacation soon after cleaning up. You know we haven't had a hurricane in Manuel in recorded history so you are always welcome to a hurricane-free vacation in our home.
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crhon
Franklin, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mr.”
Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
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Our family of 13 (ages 5-73) just completed a wonderful and fun filled week while staying at Casa Tolteca. Michael and Thomas were very accommodating with our pre-planning. Angie, our concierge, we like to say was our guardian angel with tons of helpful hints and suggestions. The staff who maintains our casa were very friendly and professional. We had no issues all week. We chose to dine in three nights and in hindsight we should have opted for all seven nights because our meals were outstanding as prepared by our fabulous chef Rambo and his wonderful wife Tice. From soup to nuts we had gourmet meals. Their friendliness and thoughtfulness are memories that will stay forever.o
The house was just what the pictures show, private, close to everything you need, beautiful with lush surroundings. Each of our 4 families found their choice of rooms very spacious. Casa Tolteca was exactly the place for our special week and when we return to Costa Rica we know where we will be staying.

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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thanks for leaving such a nice review. I know it is hard to choose a hone in town when there are so man options. Without knowing the town, you would never know why location is so important and why Tolteca has such great views and perfect location. We look forward to your next trip to Costa Rica.
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sallycamp...
Naperville, Illinois
1 review
“The Perfect Home - Highly Recommended to Everyone”
Reviewed 31 May 2017 for a stay in March 2017

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.

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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thanks Sally. July or August is a great time to visit Manuel Antonio. It's not quite as hot as our summer months. Although we do usually get a daily short and light afternoon shower, most of the day is bright and sunny. September and October is our heavy rainy season (which I also love), but May - August is a great time for your vacation.
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sadiev
New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Our trip of a lifetime at Casa Tolteca”
Reviewed 19 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I don't know where to start! We've rented many houses for our family vacations but this was the most amazing place we've ever stayed. There were 17 of us yet we all had our own very comfortable, cool space. The kids and adults really enjoyed the partially shaded pool. We were entertained by Monkeys, iguanas, Toucans and various animals. Angie helped us plan adventures and was a sweetheart. Rambo and his lovely wife prepared a delicious meal the first night which was wonderful!
We ate at several places within walking distance and ordered pizzas one night! We did our own breakfasts and lunches as there is a fully equipped kitchen so many
strawberry and pineapple daiquiris were consumed (by the adults)! We did tours of Manuel Antonio Park, zip lined, went 4 wheeling, snorkeled, and body surfed at 3 different beaches. At the end of the day it was all about this remarkable house and pool! I really believe this is the best spot in all of Costa Rica!
We will be back!!!

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Management Response
21 Apr 2017
Thank you so much for your great review. We loved having you at our home and look forward to your return. Let me know after you speak with the Croce family. From what I understand Jim's wife actually owned a huge piece of land in Manuel Antonio. The property was passed on to their daughter and divided up. I think she (or one of the Croce family) still own some piece of land in town, but I'm not sure how much just rumor. In any case, we would love to hear more details about how Jim Croce once owned our property in Manuel Antonio, so let me know what you find out.
Thanks again for visiting us.
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nujcu
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect for a Manuel Antonio vacation, exactly as described”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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.

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dougm478
Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Location ... ”
Reviewed 4 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
2
people found this review helpful

There is no doubt that this will be one of the longest reviews I've ever written and it will fly in the face of other reviews. I have been coming to Quepos for the last five years and almost rated this property a 2 to get your attention.

There's no doubt that the location of this property is brilliant. The location is a 5; the rest pulls it down. It is close to all the amenities and the bus stop is outside your door. The road noise is minimized because the property has a long steep staircase down to enter into it.

In addition to location, the pros are some of the staff: Angie as the concierge and especially Marisol/Israel as the cooks (should you contract them). They are prompt, very pleasant to deal with, quick to answer any texts and helpful for bookings. They are great people to work with.

The cons are:
1. We were a group of 10 and I would hate to see anyone try and put even 14 people into this property comfortably. There are only four gate keys for the entire property so if you have a group that tend to disperse, you will have to be texting and planning how to allow yourself back in. Some gate keys cannot be detached from the doorkey which keeps the power/plumbing on in that floor. So, no showers or power if the one gate key for your floor is gone.

2. Don't be surprised if people come and go in your unit without your permission. We arrived home on our second last day to find the owner and team building furniture in our living space and in our bedrooms without notification. The owner did not seem to think this required notification for the tenants.

There were other little annoying things but they show a pattern: The shower in the casita was nonfunctional, bring your own shampoo, one of the coffee pots was broken, and the handle fell off the oven. For a property like this, there were an inadequate number of glasses for our group (wine in mugs it was). The Internet did not work and the list goes on. However, we were able to deal with all these issues and fix what was important. Be your own advocate and call them every time there is an issue. When we told the owner about some of the above he made it seem like it was our fault.

If you have not been to Costa Rica before, this does not reflect the level of service you can come to expect for a property that charges over 8000 USD per week. The rates listed on the summary do not reflect the final rates that are charged.

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Management Response
6 Feb 2017
After 10 years and almost 100 five star reviews, we are very disappointed to receive only 3 stars. Reading the review, these guests gave this home a 5 star rating for the most important things... perfect location, layout, and great service, but unfortunately took stars away from their 5 star rating for a few items that I would like to address here:
1) This is a 6500 square foot home with 3 king, 3 queen, 4 twin beds and more... see earlier review of 21 people that said they had “plenty of space”. Dozens of photos, videos, floor plans and exact quotes are on our website so there are no surprises on at any time.
2) For security purposes, we do not hand out too many keys that tend to disappear with guests which would leave the house vulnerable. We provide one set of keys for each of the 4 living areas of the house. As a ‘green property’ the a/c does turn off when you are out of the house, but you always have working water and plumbing.
3) We are constantly updating and improving our home to make it more beautiful and comfortable for guests. Our beautiful new furniture was ready for delivery after 4 months of being hand crafted, so we notified one of the guests that we would like to deliver the furniture that Friday. I guess he did not relay that information to the rest of the group. We were in the home for about 1 hour... the guests were not there when we arrived but did show up for the last 30 minutes or so. For the 30 minutes of inconvienience, we gave the guests several bottles of wine which they enjoyed that night on the beautiful new furniture.
4) We supply hand soap in all bathrooms and sinks but do not supply personal toiletries which is stated in our rental agreement.
5) The guests did mention that one of the shower heads was not working well so it was replaced within the hour. Likewise, one of the 5 coffee makers in the home was not working... it seems it was over filled with water and worked fine once we emptied the water. The oven handle was loose and tightened up in seconds. The internet works perfectly, but Costa Rica does not offer as fast internet speeds as we get in the US.
We thanked the guests for bringing these few small items to our attention which were all repaired or replaced within an hour with our apologies and several bottles of wine for the inconvenience. We are always there to help the guests in any way and make their stay more comfortable.
We are happy this group gave our home a 5 star rating for layout, location, and service which makes it more confusing why they had to lower or rating for a few minor items that were immediatly resolved “just to get our attention”. As this guest stated, our staff was excellent... prompt, attentive, and “great people to work with”. All our guests have our attention as we are always ready to answer any question or resolve any issue at any time.
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suegoodha...
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
“Beautiful property”
Reviewed 29 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

The house has a lovely open living room/kitchen area with lots of windows which afforded beautiful views out toward the ocean. The entire property was clean and very well kept up. The rent included maid services daily. It was an easy bus ride to get to the beaches.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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