Unspoiled natural beauty and exceptional privacy are just a few of the incredible features at Casa Alaska, a premier vacation villa located along Costa Rica’s immaculate southern Pacific coastline.
Featuring two bedrooms and a studio loft, Casa Alaska is an ideal getaway villa for honeymooners, small families and friendly couples. The home is located in the town of Escaleras, one of the area’s premier mountainside neighborhoods, and comfortably sleeps six guests.
Each bedroom has its own on-suite bathroom, shower and air-conditioning unit. The master bedroom features a king bed while the second room has a double bed. The bedrooms both have individual access to the swimming pool and lounge area out back. Furthermore, the upstairs loft has its own futon for lounging or sleeping on, and there is a washer and dryer on site.
The kitchen area at Casa Alaska is completely modern, with a dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave, blender, coffee pot and all of the appliances you’d need to make your tropical meals extra special. The granite kitchen countertop is expansive, covering almost 9 feet in each direction, and is perfect for setting out snacks, fresh fruits, sit-down meals and deserts. There are also large sliding doors with screens that supply ideal ocean breezes into the kitchen and living space.
With a loveseat, rocking chair and flat-screen television with satellite, the front room is a great place to put your feet up and rest following a thrilling day of exciting outdoor activities.
From the pool deck, guests can see the Pacific Ocean through an unbelievable canopy of jungle trees and brush. This is where a lot of nature’s magic happens, with toucans soaring through the crisp morning breezes and monkeys swinging from vine to vine, without a care in the world. You can – and likely will – sit on that pool deck for hours and watch the jungle creatures live their lives in plain sight, them spying on you as you investigate them.
The swimming pool is approximately 25 feet in length, so using it to do short laps is a healthy exercise option. There is also a built-in barbeque on the pool deck that’s ideal for grilling fresh fish, streaks and vegetables. The fish you can purchase here is some of the best in the world, with locals regularly hooking into snapper, tuna and mahi-mahi, and selling it fresh off the line at select locations. For added outdoor convenience, there’s an enclosed, all-wood shower around the corner from the pool.
From the coastal highway, Casa Alaska is about 10 minutes into the community of Escaleras on a dirt road. A solid 4x4 vehicle is required to access the road and property. The nearest bar and restaurant, Bar Jolly Roger, is less than a 5-minute drive from the front door. Bar Jolly Roger is a local hotspot for wings, burgers, draft beer and live music. You’ll love having the convenience of this restaurant on the mountainside.
Beaches, grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies and banks are all located within a 20-minute drive of Casa Alaska. The location of the home is very central, being situated almost directly in-between the towns of Dominical to the north and Uvita to the south, so getting around is a cinch.
If you long for privacy, warm weather, incredible beaches, modern amenities and the raw beauty of the Costa Rican jungle, then Casa Alaska is a stunning vacation villa that awaits your arrival.
Private cooking in your villa is available upon reservation.
Drive Times, Airport and Car Rental
• The closest beach is a 5-minute drive from the villa. There are many other beaches just a few extra minutes away in either direction, north or south.
• The closest regional airport is in Quepos and is a 40-minute drive from the villa.
• The international airport in San Jose is a 3 1/2-hour drive to the villa.
• You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle. We have a reputable car rental agency based in Dominical that we use for many of our clients. We can assist you with booking a vehicle if you’d like.
Southern Pacific Costa Rica is a hotbed for outdoor activity all year long. In the Dominical area, there are incredible beaches for surfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking and sunbathing. There are beaches with big waves (Dominical), medium waves (Playa Hermosa) and gentle waves (Dominicalito). Marino Ballena National Park and Playa Ventanas to the south are some of the most beautiful, pristine and uncrowded stretches of sand in the world. And did we mention the ocean water is always in the mid-80s! It’s warmer than bathwater!
In addition to the world-class beaches, there are numerous local waterfalls to explore, including the famous Nauyaca Waterfalls, an incredible double falls with large swimming area. Other popular outdoor activities include:
• Zip Lining, ATV Adventures, River Rafting Trips
• Inshore & Offshore Fishing Charters, Bird Watching
• Nature Hikes, Snorkeling or Scuba Diving at Cano Island
• Whale Watching Boats, Waterfall Rappelling & Horseback Rides
Local Restaurants & Services
There is a unique selection of restaurants close to the villa that offer a variety of cuisine ranging from Costa Rican meals to international flavors, many featuring ocean views or intimate dinning setups. We can assist you with choosing these and have a guest book of all the best restaurants in the area. Or, if you want a romantic dinner cooked at the villa, we can arrange that as well.
We also offer in-home massages that are available by appointment, as well as chef services for afternoon and evening meals.
INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Guests should be aware that roads in Costa Rica are often unpaved and a four-wheel drive, 6 cylinder vehicle is definitely required for getting from place to place and is essential to access this property.