2 Bedroom Villa with Loft On Private Land
YouGetHere Property Management
- English, Spanish
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A beautiful, clean home with a great view!
An amazing view and beautiful place! Surrounded by nature. Toucans, butterflies, deer, and much more. Definitely need a 4x4 for confidence on steep hills, but with it we had no problems. Something with decent suspension and goodhorsepower if possible, but not required. WiFi was the only issue. Luckily we opted for a WiFi hotspot that Enterprise Car Rental offered for about $14/day. It was good to have when traveling and exploring. Dominical is great, as was the beach at dominicalito. Good beach at dead end road at Porque No just down the road. Rental folks were helpful and polite!
A paradise on earth
We were two couples in the sixties. It was a perfect house for us, with two bedrooms with their own bathroom. It was clean and fully equiped. Each day we had parades of spider monkeys and howler monkeys, but also toucans and beautiful butterflies. The cleaning service (housemaid, lawn, pool) was perfect. The only problem was the wi-fi, very weak and intermittent. Also, we recommend to those who would like to rent this house to choose a 4x4 with a 6 cylinder. Our one, a RAV4 with 4 cyclindres struggled to climb the slopes on a narrow road to our destination.
My family and I, including my 2 sons, wife and mother in law all had the time of our lives at Casa Alaska. Woken up by howler monkeys, cappuchins and coatis regularly. Not a place if you're not a fan of bugs. 6 inch grasshoppers amongst some giants.
Plenty of toucans, aracaris, various humming birds, agoutis, opossums, frogs, eagles, vultures, crested guans, golden orb spiders and countless butterflies. The drive up the mountainside was always fun and requires a 4x4.
And then there is the beautiful peace and tranquillity. Incredible views of the Pacific including a spectacular view of the whale's tail as you leave the house.
Stores are convenient and have all you will need. Yougethere staff are fantastic. Gina was wonderful plus the cleaner Yolene and Martin the pool guy were lovely.
Beaches are incredible. Our personal favourite was Matapalo . Just wow!
Manuel Antonio park was great. Better than Corcovado for us. Corcovado cost us over $600 but we literally saw far more in our garden at Casa Alaska.
Would recommend Jolly Roger for fun and La Parcela for fish and a truly unique setting.
In summary, the house was perfect and I feel so lucky to have spent 2 weeks of my life there. Unforgettable!!
Tranquil setting high over the ocean
My wife and I stayed at Casa Alaska for a week from 2-24-18 to 3-3-18. The house is located high up on the hillside (elevation 1430 feet) over-looking the Pacific Ocean midway between Dominical and Uvita. It was one of the most peaceful and tranquil weeks of our lives. We slept with the windows and door to the bedroom open every night - with cool mountain air and gentle insect sounds coaxing is to sleep. The bed was very comfortable for us - king, with a firm mattress. We spent a lot of time AT the house, but very little time IN the house - apart from sleeping. What we really enjoyed about the house, though, was its general location,the patio and infinity pool, and all of the wildlife we could see right from the patio.
There is a large stand of flowering Porterweed behind the pool. and it was a constant source of tropical butterflies. There were brilliant blue morpho butterflies passing through everyday. We saw toucans, aracari's, crested gauns, various tanagers, and plenty of other birds right there on the property, or a just by walking a few hundred yards up the driveway and out the approach road. A group of howler monkeys passed through the trees one afternoon - with babies, and we got to see and hear them howl at a passing plane.
The house was a comfortable place to stay - well-appointed. There was plenty of hot water for showers, and the tap water was clean, and had no odor - we had no trouble with the drinking water. The showers are a little funky - you can't set the temperature without being in them. There is a house keeper that stops by twice a week, and did a great job - even washed our clothes, and her husband washed our rental car at the end of the week. They earned a very generous tip from us.
The setting is so incredibly tranquil - you can barely tell there are any other houses around once you are at the house. The weather was perfect - mid-60's at night, low to mid-80's during the day - plenty of shade around the pool, except for about 2 hours in the mid afternoon.
It is about 8-10 minute drive to the coastal highway - and you will definitely a 4x4 to get up the road - the first half is unpaved, although well-maintained. The second half is concrete, until you get to the road back to the house, where it is dirt again. The driveway is STEEP down to the house.
There are great local restaurants close by in Dominical and Uvita - and numerous beaches, too.
This was a great place to stay - very private and peaceful.
My husband and I and another couple stayed at Casa Alaska in February of 2018. We have been going to Costa Rica the Dominical area for the past 10 years. We have rented numerous homes and always been very satisfied. This was not the case with Casa Alaska. The first disappointment was it is advertised with an "Ocean View". Sure you could see the ocean through a thick bunch of trees and jungle, it should be called a "limited" at best ocean view. One of the bedrooms had a very strong mildew smell. We were constantly cleaning leaves out of the pool due to all the trees. The grill was nice but one of the burners did not work. The bedroom layout worked well for 2 couples however there was not enough seating area inside for 4 people to gather. The shower in the bathroom sprayed water all over the floor so we ended up using the outside shower. After the first night we contacted the management company and asked if we could be relocated to an other property that better suited us and they were not able to help us. No one ever checked in with us to see how we were doing or if they could resolve any of our concerns. We love the Dominical area and all that it has to offer but will not be returning to Casa Alaska.
Casa Alaska has multiple 5-star reviews, including from a different guest just two weeks prior, and the property management team always strives to make sure each and every guest has an incredible vacation experience. That will not change due to one unreasonable visitor.
Regarding this guests review: It was discovered this guest had family member living full time in Costa Rica and was a scam to demand to be put into a rental home next to his family member that cost more than twice as much as the villa they had rented.
Please read the other guests reviews, all have been very happy at Casa Alaska.
We loved this house!
My husband and I stayed here for 5 day and it was beyond relaxing. The house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The bed was big and super comfortable. The house is completely surrounded by trees that always had an amazing variety of birds including Tucans. We also saw tons of butterflies and Howler and Capuchin monkeys. The house is a short distance up the road from the Jolly Roger which has the best sun set dining in the area. We plan to build in Costa Rica in a few years and we loved this house so much that we plan to build something exactly like it. It is truly a gem in Dominical.