SECLUDED GET AWAY...INCREDIBLE VIEWS...SOLITUDE...RIGHT AT THE BEACH

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James Cameron

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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SECLUDED GET AWAY...INCREDIBLE VIEWS...SOLITUDE...RIGHT AT THE BEACH

Drake Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms sleeps 4+

La Cuesta Roja S.A.

If you have ever dreamed of being surrounded by flowering plants, smells that say fresh, oxygen filled air, hundreds of varieties of exotic birds, greenery, bright blue skies, gorgeous views in every direction all with the subtle sound of waves reaching the shores, this is the place for you. An extraordinary hide out where you and a loved one can immerse yourselves in the natural beauty of this unique paradise.

There are few places in the entire world that are as stunningly beautiful, private and safe as La Cuesta Roja, S.A., our home, available to you. If this, one of a kind, property was in California, it would be a 20 million dollar property and most likely, not available to rent. Ideally located near the renowned Corcovado National Park, Drake Bay where Sir Francis Drake hid from pirates, and the Terraba Sierpe National mangrove preserve. Tours of these and other local destinations available by pick up right in front of the house.

No matter what your pleasure is; fishing, swimming, whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, zip lining, horse back riding, kayaking and more, it is all available right from the very private beach in front of the house. This is truly a place you will think is only viewable in the movies and available to millionaires. Warning, you will want to pinch yourself when you look around and see where you are.

La Cuesta Roja is our private home perched on a hill overlooking the big blue and magnificent Pacific Ocean where you can watch whales pass by. Turn your head slightly and you are looking at a vast palm lined beach which is part of the island across the river. Turn again and you are looking up the incredibly beautiful and wild Sierpe River and the biggest mangrove reserve in Central America.

Looking up the river you can see two distinct mountain ranges in the distance. A slight turn again and you see where the river meets the magnificent and wild Rain forest.

You can literally see thousands and thousands of acres but miraculously, you cannot see another house. Sound like a movie setting? Wait until you see it.

Our home for rent is still our home where we spend nearly half the year. It needs to be said that this is a rental property for the healthy and adventurous and not a good place for those who are not in good physical condition or not seeking adventure. While it has most of the comforts; my wife always asks if you like camping as a prerequisite to enjoying this special place. Location, location, location our home is not fancy, new or in of its self fabulous but the location is.

When you arrive at our very private beach by boat (there is no other way to get here) there is a concrete walkway winding it's way up the slope to where the house is set. There are several places where you will want to stop on the assent just to absorb the beauty.

With any luck you will be met by our happy and smiling caretaker who will, with the help of our boat driver, help carry your luggage, groceries, water, beer etc up to the house.

Provided we supply the transportation you will be orientated by one of us and shown the ropes. The beds will have clean fresh linens; the towels will be clean and ready. The refrigerator will be on and cold and you will be ready to settle in. It may take a few minutes to come to realize you are actually seeing the views you will be seeing.

The boat captain will depart and you will be on your own. For your safety and convenience, our caretaker will remain there the entire time of your stay in his home below.

The home has two bedrooms each with private bathroom, flushing toilets, sinks and hot showers. The master bedroom has a king size bed the guest room has two wide twins that can be pushed together to make a king.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

James Cameron

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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Secluded Get Away...Incredible Views...Solitude...Right at the Beach
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews
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Secluded Get Away...Incredible Views...Solitude...Right at the Beach
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
5

Glorified Family Camping Costa Rica Style

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We had the most adventurous time at LaCuesta Roja. Much appreciated was Jim's description of what to expect and it was exactly what we were looking for. In its rugged beauty, this place is your own private oasis.
The cabin is rustic but provides the simple ammenities of showers, flushing toilets, washer, fridge, and a gas stove and grill. Everything is solar powered, which we used little during the day ( I think the fridge absorbs a lot) and still found we were without by around 9 pm. Although we did not mind one bit, we had brought some candles with us and found that regardless of power we were enjoying all of our evenings by candlelight or going to bed early in preperation of enjoying the next day.
We spent our days hiking the ruggedly groomed trails in the rainforest, hiking to the coves, fishing (river and ocean) kayaking, smimming, laying in the tide pools (especially enjoyed by our infant daughter), and lounging on the porch. We are very active poeple and never found ourselves at a loss for something to do. Once at the property you are on your own (Rafa will help you if necessary).
We received help with preperations before arriving at the property from Jim's friends. They were so kind and helpful ensuring we had everything we needed for our stay.
My husband and I stayed here with our infant daughter and my parents. It was a perfect family vacation. We look forward to returning when our daughter is old enough to be back at the property. As there are many steep stairs and dropoffs, we will need to wait to bring her back when she is maybe 10 (depending on her level of resposibility/adventure). Although, I wouldn't mind returning without her before then.
Very much enjoyed the resident dogs, as we have two at home. They are very friendly. They were even able to be around our infant.
Suggestions: Bring candles or LED lanterns, bring fishing gear, wear sturdy sandles
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Secluded Get Away...Incredible Views...Solitude...Right at the Beach
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5

Bird lovers paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Waking up the first morning to the squawking of a pair of brilliant Scarlet Macaws swooping into treetop branches at eye level, we knew we were in for a thrilling week. Everything Boca Jim said to expect was true. Hopping off the front of the boat onto the beach after a 45 minute morning ride down the Sierpe River was the beginning of the adventure.

Rafa was there to meet us and we all hauled supplies up the winding narrow concrete path to La Cuesta Roja. After catching our breath on the postage stamp manicured lawn, we took in the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean with Sand Dollar Beach across the wide mouth of the Sierpe River. Jim soon left us to our own devices and the grinning began.

The next day was the low tide hike to the Cove of the Caves. It was easy and worth the sunburn, especially the soothing dip in the freshwater pond on the way back. Lisa was thrilled to see the water-walking Basalisk Lizards scurrying away from our splashing.

Jim had said some of the best bird-watching in Costa Rica could be had from the rocking chairs of the west facing deck and he was right. Since the cabina is half way up the side of a steep hill, the deck is at canopy level of tall trees growing around Rafa's house.

Another day we set off in the canoe to paddle amongst the mangroves. However, we set off upstream with the strong tide against us that was heading out to sea. After 15 minutes of strenuous digging we realized we had made no progress and went to plan B and crossed over to Sand Dollar Beach, officially known as Playa Violin. The surf was breaking hard and the long run of the waves up the pristine beach was a beautiful stroll in the sun.

Another great day was a boat trip to Corcovado National Park, an easy 45 minute boat ride down the coast that featured a stop to watch juvenile dolphins splashing into schools of sardines. The park trek was easy and Miguel, a young bull-riding local guide, made it fun and informative. He skillfully pointed out Howler and Spider Monkeys, a Three-toed Sloth and all kinds of other plants and animals.

Since our agenda was mostly relaxing, we would read for an hour or so after the sun went down and then off to bed for a sound sleep and then up with the sun for coffee on the deck with the Parrots and Macaws. An added bonus was putting our binoculars on a pair of large green iguanas high up in the branches of a towering tree 50 yards in the distance
It truly is a piece of paradise and we'll be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Get Away...Incredible Views...Solitude...Right at the Beach
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5

Unbelievable!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Wow, is all we can say!

First off from our very first communications with Jim up until meeting him in person he was very helpful with any and all questions we had for him. He is a great guy.

The description of the property and everything that he wrote on there was exactly as he said.

This was our honeymoon and we could not have imagined being anywhere else. We had never done this type of trip before and admittedly were a little nervous, however Jim was able to calm our nerves.

When we arrived in Sierpe and met jim at the grocery store, this was when the reality of our trip set in! Time to buy groceries in Costa Rica and plan our meals! Groceries were surprisingly cheaper, about 160.00 for the 8 days.

The boat ride was fantastic, with Jim having a couple of cold ones on ice for us :)

When we arrived at the property, we were met by Rafa, the caretaker. Great little fella. Doesn't speak much english at all, but the reality is, is that it is very easy to communicate with him. Jim gave us the low down on the generator (more than enough fuel), showed us the in's and out's of the place and he was off!
Our first day, we canoed across the river and walked along the beach and took dozens of pictures. We collected a lot of sand dollars, it was an absolutely beautiful day.
We were greeted by a bunch of people on our beach when we returned, and it turned out their boat had broken down in the ocean and they were escorted to our beach to be picked up.
We spent alot of time, on the porch relaxing and enjoying the incredible views.
We had Rafa take us for a Jungle Tour one day, it was absolutely amazing. We were able to hear Howler Monkeys and we saw Tucans and Macaws. It was really nice time through the jungle and Rafa's little dogs, came along and kept us "safe" :)
We did a Deep Sea Fishing excursion with Jim and it was UNBELIEVABLE!! We caught so many fish and had such an incredible time. We even had Sushi that night, after Rafa cleaned our Yellow Fin Tuna, it was delicious!!
We also did the snorkeling tour at Cano Island one day, it was a great day as well. Cano is beautiful and the lunch was fantastic!
It was nice to have Rafa catch us some fresh lobster and a Rock Grouper as well, we felt as though we ate like kings the entire week!

The house is just as Jim describes. It is a very clean house and, again, the views are incredible.

We will definitely be returning!
Martin and Nicole
Tiny, Ontario, Canada
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Secluded Get Away...Incredible Views...Solitude...Right at the Beach
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5

Indescribable Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This vacation rental exceeded my high expectations in every possible way. The pictures on this site do no justice to the actual beauty that awaits you. The views from the house are some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. The beaches, as far as you can walk, are completely secluded. The wildlife that awaits you from the doorstep is like a scene from the Jungle Book. There are Scarlet Macaws and Toucans flying overhead and monkeys frolicking through the trees. The ocean provides excellent opportunities to see humpback whales up close and personal in their natural environment. We observed scenes better than anything I have ever seen on National Geographic.
We went fishing with Jim twice for a great price and caught offshore species within 12 miles of the house! Jim is an experienced fisherman, and despite rough conditions, we caught a 60 lbs. Rooster Fish, yellowfin tuna, albacore tuna, wahoo, and jacks. This allowed us to eat fresh fish every night during our stay.
The best part is, Rafa the caretaker, was there to clean our fish and help out in any way possible. When we needed groceries during the week, he was there to meet the boat and collect our groceries. He took us on a jungle hike where we saw many monkeys, exotic plant species, and ate fresh fruit. Rafa was helpful with carrying our bags to and from the house and swapping out fuel for the generator and gas for the stove and shower.
Jim is an excellent host and he is there to help you in any way possible. You can ask Jim for anything to help make your trip better, and if he can accommodate you, he absolutely will. We will be visiting La Cuesta Roja again and I absolutely recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Secluded Get Away...Incredible Views...Solitude...Right at the Beach
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
Florida
5

Wonderful secluded vacation rental !!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My family of 4 stayed at this great hideaway for 6 days. My children, 10 and 12 hrs old, absolutely loved it!
First, before we even arrived , Jim had helped me to arrange everything from transportation from airport and lodging near his rental, everything I needed to figure out, Jim had solved. He was a huge help and it was great not having to worry and deal with all the details.
If you can, I highly suggest hiring a van to pick you up at airport and drive you to Sierpe where Jim will meet you. It was a great drive and our driver stopped at wonderful fruit markets on the way and some other interesting stops that definitely made it worth while.
When we got to the house it was more amazing that I imagined. The views are stunning. We were greated by toucans daily right outside the house eating from the almond trees. We also saw several scarlet macaws daily right by the house! There is plenty to do on the property and neighboring beaches.
Jim told us about the hike to the caves which was loads of fun for us, kids especially loved this! Really beautiful beaches on this short hike. We saw a family of howler monkeys everyday that came to feed on some of the fruit bearing trees on the beach, that was a real treat!
We went out fishing one day with Jim, which turned out to be our best fishing day ever, (and we fish a lot in Bahamas and Florida), my son caught mahi mahis,wahoo, crevalle jack and my husband caught a 50 lb Rooster fish!
We honestly LOVED our time here. This is one of those places you hesitate telling others about so you can keep it hidden but we want to share our experience and hope others will enjoy it as much as we did.
If you want seclusion and avoid tourist trap areas in Costa Rica, then this is the place. We wanted solitude and to see wildlife and this place had it all!
Thank you Jim for making this one of the most memorable vacations for our family and for making it the least stressful for me due to all your help!
We hope to return one day!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palmar Sur
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
At the house
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Sierpe
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Sierpe
Car: not necessary

Our humble home is located right on the beach with sufficient altitude for a truly magnificent view in all directions. White sand beaches to hike, rocks to fish off and hundreds of miles of channels in the river through the mangrove to explore. Watch wales spouting from the front porch view monkeys and an incredible variety of birds from the same porch.

Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating, beach combing

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Availability & Rates

Drake Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$175
$1,200
$3,900
3 nights
 
 
Off season
May 1 - Nov 29
$115
$805
$3,000
3 nights
 
 
Christmas New Years
Dec 15 - Jan 14
$230
$1,610
$6,000
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Prices are quoted for two people. Each additional guest is $10 per night per person with a maximum of 6 persons.
Payment terms as follows: 1/2 the total due at confirmation, 1/2 the remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival and the entire remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. This is covered in more detail in your confirmation email.
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Amenities

Drake Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hot water showers in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , can be made into king
  • The second bedroom can be made up either king or two twins. Ideally the house sleeps 4. There are cots available and could sleep another 2 people if they do not demand total comfort and privacy. We quite often have 6 people stay.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
parking for RV/boat/trailer
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