Casa Alta Vista
Casa Alta Vista previously Casa Las Terrazas
House of Terraces - A most unique Costa Rica style living experience!
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. As you enter up a gated winding tropical driveway over a natural waterfall, relax and enjoy panoramic ocean and mountain views from several terrace vantage points.
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 and floats. 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. There is also a crows nest sleeping area with a full bed and a twin bed. In addition, there is a fifth full bath 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.
To enhance the garden areas to attract even more birds , butterflies and monkeys in their natural habitat to sustain a livable sanctuary, over 300 additional trees were planted including Nativity Palms, chocolate trees, coffee
avocado, banana, orchid, mango, papaya, apple, orange, lemon, cherry, coconut and boganvilla,
There a many beautiful quiet beaches to choose from the closest being only 15 minutes drive and a great selection of many others only minutes away in either direction. 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.
Casa Alta Vista is only 3¼ hours from San Jose via the new Caldera Hwy (Hwy 27). If you like we can help you with rental cars, tours & many activities, etc. You can easily rent a 4x4 vehicle at San Jose airport and have it waiting for your arrival to pick up. There is a completely stress free option if you want a taxi or mini bus we can arranged to pick you up at the airport and drive you La Libelula and can organize for your rental car to be waiting at the house or if you prefer you can collect it at Uvita car rental office.
A 4X4 vehicle is strongly recommended
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 week-long vacation can make memories that last a lifetime. A place that's hard to leave.
• 40-foot infinity Pool
• Stand alone private property, very secluded.
• Stunning Panoramic 180º Ocean, mountain, islands & coastal views
• Elevation of 1200ft/365mts
• Outdoor rancho perched over grounds
• Gated entry
• Fans throughout the Villa with air conditioning in bedrooms
• Ten minutes drive closest beach
• Only 40 minutes drive to Manuel Antonio
Private Residence with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 4000 square feet, 372 square meters
Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen, and Queen
10 guests maximum
Four hours by Suv
180 degree ocean views at 1200 ft elevation. Mountain views with elaborste garden area with dozens of variety of fruit flowering and tropical plants attracting many bird species, butterflies and monkeys.
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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** Additional Fees:
There is a $175 per day maintenance fee based on the reservation collected at check-in or by prior arrangement with the property management company.The property manager can arrange tours, directions, restaurant reservations, private chef, etc.. Tips are also encouraged.
Activities of Interest
- Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons
- Kayak, surfing, water sports
- Horseback riding tours and lessons beach and waterfall trips
- Birding on property
- White water rafting waterfall rappelling
Places of Interest
- Dominical Beach
- Whales Tail
- Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
I didn’t think this place was real...
BUT IT IS! Oh my word, you guys. Believe it or not, this home is more magical than the photos can even show. If you are remotely considering this place, BOOK IT NOW. You will not regret it. We spent the week, drinking, eating, lounging by the pool, deep sea fishing, shopping, visiting the famous Whale Tail, hiking to waterfalls, and even had a private chef come to the house and cook for us a few times! Truly, a very amazing and special place. Don’t miss this one!”
Wake up in Paradise!
Owner was easy to work with. Home was well appointed & the view was amazing. So many outdoor seating options for dining under the Palapa & the stars. 3 beautiful waterfalls nearby. Made the long 3 and half hour drive worth it. Recommended for peace & quiet.”
The place has unbelievable views and is perfectly located near places of interest, yet separate enough that you can relax and not see many people if you want to just enjoy the jungle and the sounds of the forest. Astrid was very helpful and everything worked out perfectly. ”
Fabulous home with incredible view
This wonderful very private home had a great pool, beautiful gardens and very comfortable accommodations. The staff helpful and responsive. The view was perfect. Lots of nearby restaurants, try the Hotel just across the highway or others recommended by the host ”
Wonderful Trip to Costa Rica
The pool and view of the whale’s tale were spectacular. The local wildlife kept us entertain each morning and evening. If you were lucky enough to awake at 5:00 AM you could be reward by the Holler Monkeys calling out, followed by 6:00 AM bird songs. Each day brought entertain by many birds including toucans, wild pigs and white faced monkeys. Our group took advantage of many of the tours available including the Sierpe mangrove tour, Uvita Mountain ATV tour, Nauyaca waterfall horseback ride and waterfall rappelling. ”