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Drake Bay Town w A/C, Gateway to Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Grandma's unit is ideal for those that want the freedom to enjoy all that the Osa has to offer on a budget. The guest house is in our gated and walled garden in a residential part of town. The unit offers A/C in the bedroom. The guest house is more than 40m from our main house to offer you support and security and still give you privacy. Tour operators are abundant, stores and restaurants are easily accessible by foot. Countless trails and beaches to explore on your own or with a guide. The garden is a birders delight. You can cook meals and prepare picnics in your own home away from home.. The beach is less than a five minute walk from the guest house.

Nichole Dupont
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Nichole Dupont

The hosts are long time Drake Bay residents with almost 3 decades in the tourism industry. in the area. This Gringa/Tico couple can offer you a stress-free vacation by providing tips and support where you may need it. Often times visitors are unsure how to connect the transportation or how to book certain tours in advance. We have the experience and we can do this for you.

Why Nichole Dupont chose Bahía Drake

This vacation rental is ideal for nature lovers with the comforts of town. The location is secure and quiet. The rental borders a forests area that is a natural corridor for monkeys, sloths, scarlet macaws, and MORE. This is an economical option for otherwise expensive paradise. The resource of the hosts is also invaluable.

The guest house was built for my mother- a writer and a painter. Just close enough to the main house for security but just far enough for privacy.


Bahía Drake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink, toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) New Queen orthopedic mattress., Single Bed (1) Converts into a child's bed. Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double in common area.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
There is a security box in this unit. At the back of Grandma's house there is a wash basin and cloths line to rinse your bathing suits or wash just a small amount by hand. There is an out door shower for a rinse off after the beach. Boogie boards, beach chairs, sarongs for the beach instead of beach towels, a dry bag, and yoga mats are available for your use.


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Drake Bay Town w A/C, Gateway to Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Spacious house in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were very warm and welcoming, checking on our comfort daily.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This year we stayed at the Mango Casita and last year, Mango Carsona. We loved both properties, clean, comfortable and great location. Walking distance to beaches, tour operators, markets and restaurants. Abundant birds and wild life in and surrounding the property. The owners Mario and Nicole are absolutely the best, great customer service and very knowledgeable about the Osa area. both long term residents. We will be back, hopefully sooner, rather then later!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot in Drake

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I were very impressed with Nichole and Mario's casita. Beautiful wood details throughout, tiled floors, lots of room to spread out. The outdoor bathroom (covered by a roof) was awesome. Felt like you were taking a shower in the jungle. Nichole and Mario were great hosts. The first day we were there, Mario took us on a an amazing hike down the coastline to go snorkeling. He cracked fresh coconuts for us and showed us monkeys and other wildlife along the way. Was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you guys!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jungle paradise

  • 5 of 5

In the heart of the Drake Bay village, the Mango Street Casita, is like being secluded in your own jungle environment. Hosts Mario and Nichole have created a beautiful environment with the most beautiful plants and trees. In the morning, we enjoyed sitting in the patio and watch the birds, listen to the holler monkeys, and once we observed a sloth moving up a tree. The house has all the conveniences you need to make yourself at home. We shopped for our vegetables locally and cooked them in the casita. Electricity was installed not long ago in the village so there is not yet a lot of development. A perfect vacation. Our hosts couldn't be more helpful in arranging adventure tours and ensuring our safety. The house in on a private lot with private parking if you rent a car. It is less than ten minutes to the beach. English is spoken so no worry about communication, There is always, the charming daughter, who is bilingual, who always ready to assist.

Yes, there is even internet connection is the casita. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Intimate Drake Bay Retreat

  • 5 of 5

After staying with friends at an all-inclusive Drake Bay property last summer I could not wait to go back. But this time I wanted to experience Costa Rican life from a local perspective so opted for the Mango Street Casita; I got just what I was looking for and then some!!

The Casita is located a short walk from Drake Bay town, but is extremely private. The owners and hosts Mario and Nichole live on the same property and have taken great care to maintain the natural jungle habitat while offering terrific amenities to guests. My favorite part of the Osa from my previous visit was being surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife, and I was delighted to have that same feeling on Mango Street. The Casita was extremely well appointed with everything I needed--from comfortable, cheerful bed/bath/living furnishings to the fully stocked kitchen.

Nichole and Mario were super helpful giving me tips about grocery shopping and restaurant options, arranging tours and sharing ideas of places to explore on my own. They were extremely gracious and unobtrusive at the same time--I truly felt like this was a vacation tailored to me!

I would not hesitate to recommend this property and am already planning a return trip with my children in tow!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hosts and house

  • 5 of 5

We have spet 3 weeks her with a 5 years old and it was perfect. The hosts are very kind and friendly, but without be disturbing.

Higly recommended place.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Drake Airstrip
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Marisqueria Margarita
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Aguijitas town beach to pick up water taxi
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Marcela's Cafe
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Aguijitas town beach
Car: not necessary

Corcovado National Park and Cano Island Marine Reserve gateway. Osa Peninsula is the last frontier of Costa Rica's neotropical rainforest and pristine beaches.




Additional information about rental rates

Published rate based on double occupancy. Ask about weekly and monthly rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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