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Drake Bay,Corcovado from Your Back Yard Dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You can board a boat from your back yard dock to Drake Bay, Corcovado and Cano Island. Activities include snorkeling ,kayaking,whale watching and just kicking back and enjoying nature at its finest. Tours can be prearranged by our local concierge, Rayna who will be assisting you during your stay in Costa Rica.Sierpe is located on the Osa Peninsula area of Costa Rica. It is a friendly and safe rural community that has a back in time feel. It is a gateway to the Pacific Ocean via the Sierpe River. The property listed is located on the Sierpe River just 30 minutes to the Pacific Ocean by boat.



People really have no idea how great the fishing can be from here... It is truly an undiscovered fishing hot spot.

If you want a tranquil day of river fishing or an adventurous day of inshore or off shore fishing, all are easily accessible from here.

Marlin, tuna wahoo, and mahi mahi are plentiful as are sailfish, especially during January - May. There are many charter boats available that can be prearranged (at WAY better prices than you will find anywhere else in Costa Rica). If you are a people watcher, you can watch people from all over the world boarding their tour boats to Corcovado and Drake Bay, while dining on the deck of the local eatery.

The property is well maintained by locals and they are ready to assist you in all your needs, to make your stay a pleasurable one.

. On our many trips to our Costa Rican home we have enjoyed side trips to Panama, Manuel Antonio, and the Arenal volcano and the many towns that surround Sierpe. Feel free to contact us for help planning your vacation to Costa Rica!!!!!!!

Keywords: Drake bay, Corcovado Park,Cano Island

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About The Owner


The Owner purchased this house in 2002

What makes this house unique

Truly a home away from home.The floorplan is great for friends or family gathering.


Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Drake Bay,Corcovado from Your Back Yard Dock
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Strängnäs, Sweden

Clean house in a calm area right by the Sierpe river

  • 4 of 5

We were two families of total 7 people staying in this house right by the town and river Sierpe that takes you via boat both to the Mangrove and out to the Ocean and Corcovado National Park. For us it was perfect to be close to town and supermarkets and then do day Tours' from here. We could sit by the dock and read a book or watch boats pass by. Very calm, friendly and safe town. Sonia, was the excellent host for us bringing tourguides to the house, showing us around town, handing Numbers and information to us that we asked for. So convienient!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

A Completely Relaxing Couple of Weeks

  • 5 of 5

As others here and in travel guides have indicated, Sierpe is a quiet town at the edge of a patchwork of palm plantations: the jumping off point for river tours, fishing and junkets to Drake’s Bay. Based largely on the comments from fellow reviewers, we had the pleasure of booking 2 weeks through our hosts, Morton and Mary Ann.

The house lies several hundred metres from the Sierpe town square, a market and not far from a small row of hotels, tour operator offices and family-style restaurants serving typical tico fare. Morton undertook major renovations a number of years ago and keeps it in good shape. The floor plan is open with ample kitchen, dining, living room, and office that are all contiguous. It easily accommodated 5 of us with a nice balance of social space and room for privacy.

Morton has also installed air conditioning. This was definitely a luxury and welcome respite from the heat and humidity. We had fine weather and spent most of our time lounging, reading and hanging out on the covered patio: retreating into the cool of the house after dark when the mosquitos came out. The patio overlooks the Sierpe river is a great place to watch birds, iguanas and other wildlife including crocodiles drifting in the current downstream.

Morton is a terrific and gracious host. He arrived right after New Year’s, staying in his other house across town (2 minutes away) and would pop round for a beer and a chat or to see if we needed anything. Sonya, a neighbour who helps out with the house, is also a delight. She stopped by from time to time to check in and surprised us by sharing some of her homemade desserts. Sonya’s son runs river cruises and fishing trips and we enjoyed an evening wildlife outing on the water with him.

In all, Sierpe may not have much going on compared to the hustle and bustle and party scene in Jaco. However, staying at Morton’s house was the perfect choice for us: a spacious house, a warm and congenial community, and laid back. There were plenty of opportunities to traipse about the area, head up the coast or out to Corcovado, Drake’s Bay, the mangrove swamps along the river, or to chill out on the patio and do nothing at all.

Just what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitou Springs, Colorado

Sierpe - A place of amazing diversity!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed 10 magnificent days of peace, adventure, and excitement in this beautiful and well-appointed home on the estuary just a short kayak paddle to the Sierpe River. Rayna acted as our own private Concierge while in Sierpe. Anything we needed or wanted to do, she always took care of all of the details and found us the best prices. She could single handed make Sierpe a destination retreat for anyone! The elevated dock side patio offered us incredible views of countless numbers of unique species of passing and resting birds! Among those we saw were Scarlet Macaws, Scrub Euphoria’s, Common Potoo, Cherrie's Tanager, Blue-Gray Tanager, Green Heron's, Purple Gallinule, Amazon Kingfisher, Great Egret, a multitude of hummingbirds, to name a few. We counted close to 70 species of birds during our stay. We went on mangrove tours, fishing excursions, sightseeing trips to the mouth of the Sierpe River where it meets the Pacific, night hikes, self-guided kayak tours. The home was a very short walk to restaurants s in town along with some markets for supplies. We lacked for nothing. We drove to Sierpe from San Jose. We actually could have done quite nicely without one. Would consider flying to Palmar Norte and taking a taxi to Sierpe next time we visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great base in sierpe

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Sierpe and had this house for 11 days. Lots of room, 3 bathrooms, tile floors, and the important A/C. Wonderful views of the tributary of the Sierpe River with covered areas at rivers edge. Sierpe is a very sleepy town with good places to eat typical Costa Rica cuisine. We were given the name from the home owner of a local travel agent Rayna Levin at muchacostarica dot com who helped set up other trips. Rayna set us up with the guide Kelly Dweller at kellydweller at gmail dot com Kelly is a great bilingual guide from San Francisco who is an offical resident of Costa Rica. Kelly and Rayna know everyone in the area and can take care of all your travel and guide needs. Each went way beyond to provide us with unique experiences at very reasonable prices. Check out the local Soda(restaurant) two blocks from the Las Vegas Restaurant across the street from the soccer field. Two gentlemen make great meals in the ultra clean place. Also Sonja at the grocery store was very helpful and made us many great goodies.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana, USA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in July, and had a wonderful, peaceful, friendly experience, both at the property and also in the sleepy little town of Sierpe. The locals were all so warm and friendly, and the homeowner was wonderful about seeing to it that we had everything we needed for this home away from home.

We sat on the lanai every morning and watched birds, huge iguanas, cute monkeys and a friendly neighborhood dog chasing and playing with crabs, as a lone crocodile swam lazily by our dock. In the evenings we saw macaw and monkeys.

The home itself was very comfortable and although we didnt think we would really need it, the air conditioner was a wonderful thing after all!

Thank you, Morton, for everything. We will definitely be back! Pura Vida! :)

Bill, Jody and Sam

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Wonderful Week in Sierpe

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 7. We stayed for 6 nights and loved the town of Sierpe, the boat trips we took straight from our dock and all of the relaxing days and nights spent at this beautiful home. This house is spacious with a great covered patio and large dock. The town of Sierpe is friendly and cute and just a 2 minute walk. Sierpe has several grocery stores, restaurants, a park, a pharmacy, a butcher shop and a DVD rental store. We were grateful to have the help of the concierge (Rayna) to get oriented and to arrange our exclusive trips to pick us up right from our dock and be on our schedule. We chose the Osa Peninsula to see the more natural side of Costa Rica and we were not disappointed. Amazing fish, birds, mammals and reptiles were seen from our dock as well as the trips to Corcovado, Cano Island and Santuario Silvestre de Osa.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sierpe River


Rates & Availability

Puntarenas House Rental Rates

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High season
Dec 1 2016 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Travelers pay half in a check mailed to me ,and when they arrive at the house ,to the manager who will show them the property..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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