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Casa Alta Vista With Outstanding Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 12 Sleeps

Casa Alta Vista - House of Terraces - A most unique Costa Rica style living experience.


• 40-foot infinity Pool

• Stand alone private property

• Stunning Panoramic 180º Ocean, islands & coastal views

• Elevation of 1200ft/365mts

• Outdoor rancho perched over grounds

• Gated entry

• AC in bedrooms

• Fans throughout the Villa

• Ten minutes drive closest beach

• Only 40 minutes drive to Manuel Antonio

Welcome to the Alta Vista. Since undergoing a major renovation in the summer of 2015, this incredible vacation villa is back and better than ever.

Now featuring a pair of wrap-around decks on the second and third floors, five bedrooms all equipped with air-conditioning units, a crow’s nest on the top floor that can serve as a sixth bedroom, and all new appliances and furniture throughout the home, Casa Alta Vista has been transformed into an ideal vacation getaway for large groups of friends and family.

Nestled in the upscale hillside community of Escaleras, Casa Alta Vista has some of the finest ocean views in all of Costa Rica. From the deck of the villa’s extraordinary infinity pool, guests have ideal sightlines toward the Pacific Ocean below, including unabated views of the world famous Whale’s Tail in Uvita. The infinity pool has everything you’ll need to get comfortable, including lounge chairs, umbrellas, coolers and pool toys. Even the outdoor pool shower has a magnificent view of the mighty Pacific below. All told, there may not be a better place to tan on the entire planet!

Just beyond the pool sits a relaxing bodega, where guest can sip coffee while watching the morning toucans take flight, or mix cocktails during the afternoon sunset to the sound of howler monkeys in the trees.

The house itself has everything you’ll need for a modern, upscale vacation. There is wireless internet, television, state-of-the-art appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, stove, oven and a washer/dryer unit. Three of the five bedrooms feature on-suite bathrooms and showers, while the other two bedrooms share a bathroom and shower. In addition, there is a fifth restroom downstairs near the laundry room.

Of all the new additions and upgrades, the wrap-around decks are really something spectacular. These decks have amazing jungle-to-sea-views, and are complete with multiple celling fans, chairs, tables and even a comfortable couch. Odds are you’ll be spending a lot of time relaxing on these decks while listening to the natural music of the surrounding jungle.

With the additional crow’s nest on the top floor, which has its own bed, Casa Alta Vista can easily accommodate a dozen guests.

The villa itself is located approximately 10 minutes off the coastal highway, directly in-between the towns of Dominical to the north and Uvita to the south. Reaching either town by car takes less than 20 minutes. Each place – Dominical and Uvita – feature restaurants, shopping, banks and grocery stores. Uvita also has a pair of pharmacies. There is also a very popular bar and restaurant on the mountain, Bar Jolly Roger, that serves quality food, cold beer and has live music. Bar Jolly Roger is a 3-minute drive from the villa, or a 10-minute walk.

Outdoor activities abound in this area of the country. While staying at Casa Alta Vista, you’ll be within a short drive of all kinds of great tours, including canopy zip lines, river rafting, surfing, paragliding, waterfall rappelling, ATV adventures, horseback rides, snorkeling, kayaking and much more.

There are many options when choosing a luxury villa in southern Costa Rica, but few can match the uniqueness, style and modern comfort of Casa Alta Vista. This truly is a place where a weeklong vacation can make memories that last a lifetime.

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18 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A total of eight of us descend on the Casa Alta Vista for a delightful week in February.

This was our second time there and although we repeated some absolutely "must-dos" from last year – Playa Hermosa can't be denied and I defy anyone staying at Casa Alta Vista to stay out of the pool - we were off on an entirely new series of adventures.

First of all, it must be said that it's not easy to leave CAV. You have every amenity you could desire there. It's spacious, clean and comfortable.

However, if you don't do a bit of exploring the wonderful Pura Vida of Costa Rica you're missing on a great opportunity.

This year we went to charming Pozo Azul waterfall in nearby Dominicalito. Smaller than the more popular Nuayaca Falls that we hiked to last year, this was smaller and more intimate but spectacular nonetheless. The only other people there were a delightful family from Toronto that we enjoyed chatting with between swinging from the rope swing and just swimming through the refreshing pool.

CAV has very detailed instructions on how to find this out-of-the-way attraction in the binder at the house.

We also went to Playa Ventanas, another beach that is a delight at low tide. Frequented mostly by local Ticos, you can walk through tunnels that lead to the surf. It's really a natural wonder and I highly recommend it.

All eight of took our 4x4 vehicles to visit the Boruca People which is a bit of a drive from CAV but well worth the day trip. This indigenous tribe is famous for their colorful masks and the ride is exciting. It is in the mountains and quite a bit different than being on the coast. We had lunch at an open air café nearby and were enthralled to see some Scarlet Macaws in the nearby trees. We were excited to see them but the locals weren't impressed. Apparently it's no big thing to see the colorful and loud birds cruising around. It was reminiscent of a Disney movie they look so unreal.

Another highlight was experiencing sunset at La Cusinga Lodge just south of Uvita. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a colorful toucan perched on a nearby tree just as the sun was setting over the magnificent ocean. A great place to catch the sunset while having a cocktail. Afterwards we had dinner in their restaurant and were not disappointed.

Finally, we took a three hour boat trip out of Sierpre which was a highlight of the trip.

For $50 a person we had a guide and a boat to ourselves. He was so knowledgeable and showed us wildlife we never would have
Feb 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dominical in Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On Ground Floor (shared)
    Bathroom on Raised Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom on Raised Floor (shared)
    2 Master Bedroom Raised Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    3 Master Bedroom on Raised Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bedroom Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Onsuite bathroom on ground floor
    Outdoor Shower - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 Master Bedroom Ground Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed, on suit bathroom,AC, view of garden
    3 Master Bedroom on raise Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed, on suit bathroom,AC, ocean view and balcony
    Crows Nest Top Floor - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ocean view & Fan
    2 Bedrooms on Raised Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed, shared bathroom,AC, ocean view & Balcony
    4 Master bedroom on Raised Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed, on suit bathroom,AC, Ocean View, TV
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Has an infinity edge pool with spectacular 180 degree Ocean view and mountain views. Property is 1.5 acres of lush tropical landscape with a waterfall on the property.


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Casa Alta Vista With Outstanding Views
average rating of 4.972973 based on 39 reviews

What Can You Say But "Amazing"?

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what an incredible place. There is a ton of room here for everyone to sleep comfortably, especially if you're traveling with couples or people who are OK sharing beds. We had 11 total and there were at least 3 open beds.

The place has an incredible view to the ocean, amazing sunsets, is immaculately clean and modern, and surrounded with jungle. There is a dishwasher and a washer/dryer to make things very convenient. Every morning you'll wake up to tons of toucans and beautiful birds - definitely bring a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope if you can. Howler monkeys are close by too, and you can hear them roaring each morning around 5am. We also saw a troop of white-faced capuchins coming through the trees, and also saw an agouti down the steps. When coming home one night, there was a large heard of peccaries in our driveway!

The pool is amazing, and if you want to scuba dive, they can come right to you to teach you before going to the ocean (check "Mad About Scuba" in Uvita for that). You absolutely do need a 4x4 to get to the property, it's no joke, but the drive is fun in its own right. The house is nestled between Dominical and Uvita, with a few grocery stores in Uvita and great places to eat in Dominical. Both areas have nice beaches, with Uvita home to the famous "Whale's Tail" which is a great place to go early in the morning to walk all the way out to the sandbar.

The home itself is stunning and the location is spectacular, with tons of great thinga to do. To make things even better, Stephen and his team (who manage the property) can help set up any tour you'd like or point you in the right direction of anything you need.

This place is paradise, we were totally blown away by how great it was. We even were told at checkout that if we book another stay it'll come with a 10% rebate. I cannot recommend this place enough - having traveled all over the world, this was easily the most amazing place I've rented.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Casa Alta Vista is a special place. Come back again sometime. You are more than welcome.
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Awesome week in Dominical

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home. Views from the Pool breathtaking. Well laid out. Spacious bedrooms. About 10 minutes to beaches. Need 4x4 to get there. Good communication with rental company. Met us on time and good orientation of the house. All around 5 stars. Would definitely book again. C

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay. There were 11 of us that stayed in the house, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The house also has AC, which is great - it gets hot! The view is absolutely incredible; you could easily not leave the house and have an amazing time! Although this is obviously not recommended, as there is plenty to do in the area.

One more thing - 4-wheel drive is a must. Do not try to go without it. The highways are in great shape in Costa Rica. The same cannot be said for other side roads.

You will enjoy your stay; no question about it! This is the most beautiful scenery I have ever encountered.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a amazing trip staying in a absolutely stunning home. They should call this house the Toucan house due to all the toucans you see daily. The home was larger than expected and was very clean. The staff at Get you there were great and very attentive. If you want to see monkeys you need to get up at 5 am and walk down the path or road to the left. There is a fresh mango tree that supplies abundant mangos that were delicious. The view is also amazing from the house. We will definelty come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning House in an Amazing Spot on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 5 night stay at Casa Las Terrazas in Costa Rica and it was one of the most incredible places we have ever been. We are world travellers and this house and place in the jungle topped our list of places we have been. 10 of us stayed in the house and we had 2 beds open because the house is so big. Every morning and night we had Toucans on the property and could hear monkeys everywhere. We felt very safe and secure in the house. The house is beautifully remodeled and appears brand new! The views of the jungle and ocean are unparalleled. It's a 10 minutes drive to the main highway and only 20 minutes max from many beaches and towns. This is THE house to stay in if you are looking for a private experience accessible to tons of awesome things to do. Can't say enough good things about this house and spot in the secluded but easily accessible place in the jungle. The management team that we dealt with from beginning to end was amazing. The check in and check out was so easy and everyone speaks perfect English. We had a person meet us in a nearby town and he escorted us to the property and gave us the keys and a full rundown of the house and nearby tours, stores restaurants, etc. Trip, house, and experience of a lifetime

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Alta Vista exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

A total of nine of us descended on Casa Alta Vista for a week of warmth and fun in Costa Rica. Casa Alta Vista proved to be the ideal spot to regroup between snorkeling at Cano Island, swimming beneath Nuyuacca waterfall, visiting Manuel Antonio Park, boogie boarding at Playa Hermosa or any other number of delightful activities. I think another week is called for soon. :)

As first timers we weren't sure where to focus our attention but Joseu was an informative source of information and full of suggestions. He also arranged for Caleb and Jose to cook for us on our final evening which allowed us to enjoy each other's company and not worry about either cooking or cleaning up afterwards. We each had either red snapper or tenderloin - although they had many more options including the typical Costa Rican dish of Casados - rice, beans and either chicken, fish or beef. Having dinner prepared at La Casa was a great conclusion to our week and I recommend it.

Everyone woke early to the amazingly diverse bird life and monkey business in the trees. Catching sunrise over Ballena Park (The Whale's Tail) was a beautiful way to start the day. Then after a couple cups of coffee it was into the pool to consider what to do, knowing that staying put was a tremendous option, too. It was definitely Pura Vida at its best.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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