About This Listing
Ideal for nature lovers, mountain bikers, birders or family reunions.
At a height of about 600 meters above sea level, Casa Altamar enjoys a pleasant climate, beautiful sweeping views of the valley, sea and forest. Many times you will be above the clouds!
Take a dip in the infinity pool, or in the stream that runs through the property with more than a dozen natural pools.
Explore the surroundings and the beautiful beaches nearby such as Palo Seco, a thirty minute drive. The road along the way to Casa Altamar is dotted with picturesque communities and landscapes.
Designed in a modern architectural style with large expanses of glass, filling living areas with natural light is split into two units that are connected by a breezeway. When rented together, there are a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 3.5 baths to accommodate 10 guests.
In the smaller unit which can sleep 4 guests, there are two bedrooms, each with a double bed, a bathroom with shower, kitchen with dining area, and a balcony with football table.
The larger unit which can sleep 6 guests has two levels. The lower level contains a kitchen, dining area, living room with sofa bed, a large terrace and a bedroom for 1 guest, a guest bathroom and a separate shower. The upper level contains a large studio room with a sofa bed, a large bedroom with queen-size bed and private terrace, a walk-in closet, and a master bath with a bathtub.
Guests have access to the whole property.
Interaction with Guests
The owners are not always present but there will be a person in charge of welcoming our guests and to attend their needs.
Parrita is the closest town, Palo Seco is the closest beach, both Palo Seco and Parrita are about ½ hour away.
On the off road (19 km) to Casa Altamar, at Las Vagas, a village on the way (15 minutes) you will find a Soda (restaurant) and a basic grocery store.
There is an other Village near by but everything is very basic and people close early.
At Parrit you will have more selection.
I recommend to get there by car.
Other Things to Note
During your stay at Casa Altamar you'll have to cook your meals, don't forget to bring food for cooking!
Rates during the year!
May 01/2015 - December 15/2015
1-3 person = $120
Each additional person = $20
December 16/2015 - April 30/2016
1-3 personas = $135
Each additional person = $25
Xmas - new year, 25/12/15 - 01/01/16 and Easter week, 20/3/16 - 27/3/16
Rate: 1 night = $350 (1-10 person.)
Each additional person = $20
Smoking is not allowed inside the house but you can smoke on the balcony or terrace.
Our stay at Casa Altamar was short, but definitely sweet! All of our expectations were met. We were there for only one day and could have stayed there many more, if time permitted.
Enrique (who presides over the property when Georg isn't there) was extremely attentive to our needs and went out of his way to help us. He makes this property worthwhile, with his knowledge and helpfulness.
One little piece of advice: a 4-wheel drive is definitely a must in getting to this property, since the majority of the way there is unpaved.
Since we were only at Casa Altamar for a few days there isn't enough advice I could give, but it is a beautiful, spacious place to visit if you are visiting the area of Puntarenas. And the view is definitely breathtaking!
I just want to begin with the pictures do not describe this place! Set in the mountains private waterfalls (plural!!)on property lovely! Marisol and her family became our second family. The layout of the house is magnificent the furniture pieces of art. If coming with a large family the layout is such that each will have their own privacy. We woke up every morning in paradise.
We will try to help with the directions. If coming from Jaco you will turn left at the sign for Las Vegas. Continue until you see the sign for PHP you'll then make a right. Follow the road until you see a sign for Imperial Barr Oso on your left it is a small sign . Here you'll make a right, keep going you'll pass over a few bridges and two beautiful waterfalls before you'll see the sign for Casa Alta Mar on your left. keep going until you see the house. From the Las Vegas sign it may take up to 45 min to get there but keep going have faith lol its worth it .
The pictures do not do this property justice, it was beautiful with spectacular views. The home was fully furnished and there was nothing more to be desired or needed. The road is in pretty good condition but I would advise traveling there during the day. We had to go back out to get more supplies and the closest "pulperia" that had what we needed was about 45 min away so we know next time to be fully stocked. Enjoyed every minute we were there and hope to make it out there soon!
This place was awesome! Very relaxing and quiet. I highly recommend arriving in the daylight as I drove in at night and it can be a bit nerve-racking. The directions provided by Georg were perfect. The house was clean and the groundskeeper although there all the time was out of the way and ready to provide any information you may need at a moments notice.
This house has a TON of space and could easily house several couples. If you are looking to get off the beaten path this definitely does that, just make sure to bring all your food and supplies for sure. It would take at least 30 mins to get to town to visit the market and you won't want to leave too many times during your stay.
Georg hat uns schon vor der Anreise eine detaillierte Wegbeschreibung zukommen lassen, sodass wir den steinigen Weg zum Paradies sofort gefunden hatten. Wer Ruhe, Abgeschiedenheit, die Stimmen des Urwalds und ein gigantisches Panorama liebt, sollte sich hierher auf den Weg machen. Das Haus ist toll eingerichtet mit einer sehr guten Grundausstattung. Die Einkäufe (Essen, Getränke) macht man am Besten vorher, denn man fährt hier nicht mal eben so zum Einkaufen.
Wir wären dann eigentlich nach unserer nächsten Station der Rundreise (Chirripo) gerne zurückgekommen, um die letzten Tage unseres Urlaubs hier ausklingen zu lassen, doch leider waren das Haus zu dieser Zeit nicht mehr vakant.
Wer weiß, vielleicht kommen wir bei unserer nächsten Costa Rica Reise mit guten Freunden an diesen traumhaften Ort zurück, ein idealer Platz für befreundete / verwandte Paare mit und ohne Kinder.
Georg selbst haben wir nicht kennengelernt, aber Christian, der sich um das Anwesen kümmert, war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.
This place is amazing! The home has beautiful architectural design with multi-level private and common spaces (foosball table, too!). The rooms and bathrooms are all spotless. There is a large main kitchen, and second smaller kitchen, which we found convenient although did not get to take full advantage of because of our short stay. The home is located on the very top of a mountain, so the breath-taking view allows you to see the richness of the country side- we awoke to see a newborn horse and mare in a nearby stable! The refreshing, clean infinity pool was a welcome respite from our drive from the airport. Our group included 5 couples and we all slept comfortably in the available rooms/beds. We arrived late in the evening to the property, but Cristian was very friendly and accommodating. Cristian has a home on the property and is available for anything you need without being intrusive. This location is for the adventurous- a four-wheel drive vehicle is necessary as the drive to the property from the highway involves winding dirt roads up a mountain. The views along the drive are incredible! Be sure to get your groceries in town before making the drive to the property. This location is great for hiking (a beautiful waterfall is nearby), peace, quiet, and relaxation. While we only stayed one night, we would absolutely return to this location for a longer stay. Much thanks to Cristian and the owner Georg for being in close contact with us from the point of inquiry to the end of our stay!
My family and I enjoyed our short stay at this house. It was clean and beautiful and perfect for our needs. The location seems like it is on top of the world! The floor to ceiling windows in the dining area gave us spectacular views during mealtimes. We enjoyed viewing the sunset from the sunset viewing area and felt privileged to be able to see it since I guess it's not always viewable from that location the whole year - only between Nov and Feb. Make sure to get your supplies before you get there because like us you might not feel like going anywhere once you get there. The drive to town is slow going over the dirt roads and through the palm oil plantations. The directions were very helpful though and we got there with no mishaps. We would definitely enjoy staying at this house again.
About the Host, Georg
I'm from Switzerland and before I came to Costa Rica I used to travel all around the globe.
Now I live in this beautiful country for about 20 years.
On the beginning I was running a hotel with my wife in Manuel Antonio after that we found this lovely place where we built Casa Altamar. We live in San Jose and are always grateful to have a place were we can escape from the stress, pollution and noise of the big city.