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Drake Bay Town, Gateway to Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • children welcome


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 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2013

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 Puntarenas

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:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • 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 -
  • 1
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Drake Bay Town, Gateway to Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Denver, Colorado

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: Jul 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: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord, California USA


  • 5 of 5

Mango Street Casita is a great find in Drake Bay-it's an excellent value, centrally located, and has comfortable accommodations. The casita is decorated with colorful ethnic art, it has all of the kitchen gear to cook your own meals, and it's quiet. Mario, Nichole and daughter Francesca were great hosts and offered us a wealth of information about tour options, guides, and restaurants. The birding right outside our patio was fantastic. Mango Street Casita is perfect for nature lovers and those who want a comfortable home base to explore the Osa Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Charming house, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mango St. Casita was just what we hoped for. It’s a sweet little house, next door to owners’ house, but out of sight—sufficiently private. We had our own little patio that backed up onto a patch of jungle, where we saw birds, butterflies and cute little lizards – but not the sloths or monkeys other guests sometime see! Owners Nichole and/or Mario would stop by every day to see if we needed help organizing anything, or finding food—I had some of the best fresh fish I’ve ever had, when Mario found us some red snapper that had just been caught that day! They helped arrange trips to Corcovado, snorkeling, the night hike (fabulous!), and a private bird-watching walk (Carlos was great!). We loved having our own little place, and felt very taken care of as well. The house is a 5 minute walk from the boat landing, or to the collection of little restaurants and tiny tiendas in town. You can also walk from town down the coast, in the jungle with ocean views and sweet little beaches, for as far as you want. We had a great time, and would happily come stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, Michigan

Fantastic Choice

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Casita. The beautiful setting, very comfortable and nicely equipped interior, and helpful hosts make this a fantastic choice for staying in Drake Bay. We highly recommend the Casita for a couple or small family.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Langley BC Canada

above the ordinary

  • 5 of 5

Casita was clean and bright with all the amenities. Mario was a gracious and helpful host. The tours he set up for us were second to none. We will be back

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Rates & Availability

Bahía Drake Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer Season
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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


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