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Mountaintop House with Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

High on a bluff, the Casa Vista del Valle provides panoramic views of the Parrita River Valley and the Central Pacific Coast. It borders a private nature preserve brimming with wildlife. The decks provide a opportunity to observe tropical birds, monkeys and more.

Flowering tropical bushes surround the house attracting many colorful butterflies. Numerous beaches are nearby, as are exciting adventures like zipline, waterfalls & nature preserves. One hour away are Jaco and Manuel Antonio.

Imagine your dream home in the midst of tranquil forest canopy, seasonal streams and waterfalls, spectacular ocean, river and forest views. Gently wake to the sounds of monkeys and birds calling out to one another. Greet the day with world-famous Costa Rican coffee and fresh eggs, mangoes, papaya and bananas from Alazan’s new community farm.

Go for a hike, perhaps drive to the beach or maybe enjoy a lazy day relaxing in your hammock with a good book. Meet your neighbors for sunset cocktails on the patio then enjoy fresh local cuisine at a nearby family-owned restaurant. As night approaches, you are lulled to sleep by the sound of tropical frog song. Sound like a dream come true?

Other Things to Note

-If the amount of guests is less than 3, only the second floor room will be enabled, if this occupancy is reached both rooms will be available. If it is required two seperate rooms for two persons please enquire.

-The house sits on its own 1.3 hectare property, so it is very private.

-Bedroom on upper main floor has king bed and air conditioning. Bedroom on lower floor has king bed and is not air conditioned.

-The management team lives in the same community nearby.


During the rainy season (mid April - late October), a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required to access the property.For the rest of the year, we recommend 4-wheel drive, but it is not required


During the rainy season (mid April - late October), We will only allow check -in from 3pm til 6pm as an open window, if you need to check in outside these hours special arrangements will need to be made in advance and in writing


More Details

Member since: 2016
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

Why The Owner chose Parrita

The house is located in Alazan.

Alazan is an eco-friendly, intentional community overlooking the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Alazan boasts generous lots in a natural tropical rainforest environment, providing the perfect landscape for your environmentally-sensitive and adaptive dream home. Enjoy ocean and mountain views, seasonal streams and waterfalls, and an abundance of tropical flora and fauna.

Alazan include electricity, water, wireless internet, and road access. A welcoming driveway leads up to our beautiful, yet simple entrance gate and adjacent gatekeeper house provide both privacy and security for the entire property. Alazan also has an active homeowners association with annual on-site meetings, and an engaged HOA board that meets on a frequent basis.

Alazan is not just another development, it’s a COMMUNITY! Please join us!

Our vision is to create an intentional community of people who are drawn to the Costa Rican lifestyle and are committed to:

-Creating a vibrant and inclusive community

-Living in closer harmony with nature

-Reducing consumption of natural resources

-Promoting ecologically-sensitive land development practices

-Fostering social responsibility and involvement with the greater local community


Parrita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Balcony ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Mountaintop House with Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
Denver CO

Great area, beautifully maintained, fully equipped for our stay

  • 4 of 5

fantastic views, clean, spacious, logged the deck, friendly and helpful check in personnel, a bit noisy at night with the wildlife, but typical.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful view but house could use some tlc

  • 3 of 5

The community of Alazan was very nice and the view was absolutely stunning, just breathtaking! The air conditioner and dehumidifier in the upstairs bedroom worked great. The house is so full of huge windows that everywhere you turn you see something incredible. We saw Toucans multiple times and so many other birds and of course Iguana's, it was fantastic! The outdoor showers were magical. You feel like you are showering in the middle of the forest.

We do feel that the property could use a little maintenance though. And housekeeping was definitely only okay. This was the first of two houses that we stayed in during our stay in Costa Rica and the second one was spotless. Unfortunately, this one was certainly surface clean but when you start to really look, it could have used a really good deep cleaning. Most of the pots, beverage containers and cooking utensils were kinda of grimy. Some had food still stuck to them. We never could figure where to take our trash once the trashcan was full. We reached out twice trying to ask but didn't get a response. The house had many wasp nests. We used almost a whole can of wasp spray between the two bathrooms (they especially like to build nests in the shower) and the side deck.

The dryer door does not stayed closed on its own so we used a mop propped against it to hold it closed and one of the kitchen cabinets had lost most of the screws holding it on so we just tried not to open it so it wouldn't fall off completely.

You will need a 4x4 just like they say! The hills up to the house are steep but fun!

The neighbors all seem to have dogs and one night we couldn't get into the house for a while because two dogs were standing on the porch growling at us. That was a little frightening.

Definitely go to on the chocolate tour if you stay here! The people there are so wonderful and the chocolate is so delicious!

All in all it was all about the view! Perfect view!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place :)

  • 5 of 5

I stayed this past weekend March 24-27 and I enjoyed every bit of my stay. The house had a beautiful view and the pictures don't do it justice. The only issue we had was the wifi not really working too well but otherwise I would highly recommend this place. Thank you all for your hospitality :)

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is EVERYTHING that it proclaims and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying in this house. It was so open and beautiful, like being one with nature. I think my favorite part of the house was the outdoor shower. Once you get past the bumpy road, you may not want to ever leave the property. A very peaceful place surrounded by all Mother Nature has to offer. Very neat and clean and not far from attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
82 Miles
Juan Santamaría Airport
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Ferrys Naviera Tambor
Nearest Golf
34 Miles
La Iguana Golf Course
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Bejuco Beach
Car: necessary


Restaurants in Parrita, offer typical Tico food and casados. My favorite seafood restaurant is Chepe, go to the highway, head south and it will be on your left just after crossing the bridge over the Parrita river.

Also recommended are: restaurants, Pilones and Huetar.

Silvana, who works at Alazan is an excellent cook and you can negotiate with her on creating a meal at the house.

Los Almendros Restaurant

Further away—recommend use GPS, Los Almendros Restaurant, Esterillos Oeste for Asian Fusion and Caribbean food.

Alma del Pacifico

Alma, we were told about this by people at Alazan and have been many times now! Love it and enjoy the pool and the spa as well, decadent but well worth it! Spectacular resort, if you eat there you can use the beach. When the Sea Almond trees have nuts, there will be Scarlet Macaws.

El Avion

Hotel Costa Verde, simple and great! Cocktails, beer and burgers…

Here are a few highlights of popular places and activities within a 20-60 minute drive of Alazan:

– Endless beaches and coastline – Playa Palo Seco, Playa Bejuco, Playa Bandera, and Esterillos Este, Centro, and Oesteare all magnificent beaches and all are within a 20-30 minute drive of Alazan. Esterillos Oeste is popular with surfersand is one of the only beaches in Costa Rica to have lifeguards on duty.

– Iguana Chocolate Farm tour – Just up the Parrita River valley from Alazan, this cute little farm offers tours and sells a variety of cacao products.

– Rainmaker Conservation Project – The Rainmaker Conservation Project that offers canopy tours and lots of wildlife.

– Rancho Mastatal – Just 40 minutes up the valley from Alazan, Rancho Mastatal offers courses in sustainable building, bamboo construction, biodigesters, and Permaculture.

– Villa Vanilla – This spice farm outside of Quepos offers fabulous tours for those who love food or have an interest in biodynamic farming.

– Manuel Antonio (the town) – Manuel Antonio is a small, world renowned resort community that features fabulous restaurants and bars but thankfully, no high-rises! Enjoy sunset cocktails and dinner at any one of a number of excellent eateries. There are several dance bars as well for those who haven’t burned themselves out already at the beach.

– Manuel Antonio (the National Park) – This is one of Costa Rica’s smallest yet most famous national parks. For good reason: This park is jam packed with wildlife (almost 300 species of mammals and birds), hiking trails, primary and secondary rainforest, and white sand beaches. In 2011, Manuel Antonio was listed by Forbes as one of the world’s 12 most beautiful national parks.

– Quepos Farmers Market – Quepos has a fun farmers market on Saturdays. Skip the grocery stores and buy your product here (or at the many roadside stands)

There are many, many other activities in the area. Click here for an abbreviated.

Tours & Activites

· Mangrove Boat Tours

· Kayak Tours

· Deep Sea Fishing Tours

· Guided Mountain Bike Tours

· Mountain & Banana Bike Rentals

· Horseback Waterfall Tour

· Sea Kayaking

· Jet Ski Safari

· Surfing Lessons

· Whale/Dolphin Watch Tours

· Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

· Zip Lines

Beaches & Surfing

Board rental and sales – Chucks WOW, in Jaco and Nika Boards

Chucks is in Jaco, the end near the Best Western. He has a lot of choice and is from the US. Nika has great boards and is closer than Jaco.

Esterillos Oeste

The wave is one of the best on the central pacific – not for learning mind you! But if you got some skills then the outside reef is superb and on low tide the pools offer swimming and snorkeling. I have seen juvenile tuna, bass, puffers, angel fish and much, much more!

Esterillos Centro/Bejuco/Bandera

I will cover all of these in one – The beach is all the same, it runs from Esterillos Oeste to Bandera. The further south you go the heavier the wave. However for learning, Centro is good and even down to Bandera, the wave breaks further out and you can ride and learn in the white water. Oeste tends to break right on the beach.


If anyone gets into surfing this is an amazing left hand wave, it can run for over a kilometer on a good day… and I have had it on a good day! River mouth point break near Caldera and don’t listen to the stories… no crocs and no surgical waste! Water is clean and the wave is amazing but can get crowded on weekends.


Getting to Alazan has gotten much easier! New highways and bridges have made the drive from San Jose, Manuel Antonio and Dominical much simpler, safer and quicker. A new eco-friendly golf and ocean club, and a new luxury marina are both within 20 minutes from Alazan and are now operational!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.