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A Little Biological Jewel by the Sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

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Bahía Drake House Rental Photos and Description

A Place for Serious Relaxation or Adventure surrounded by beauty

Casa Nirvanita is the main home of Nirvanita de Osa, our family's little Biological Jewel for the last 33 years, located in front of the beach in the last cove to the Southwest of Drake Bay, in the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Nirvanita de Osa is a beautiful 23 Hectare property, which enjoys 440 Mts of oceanfront, 4 clear streams that flow from the farm to the sea year around.(3 are born in the property)

There are about 3 Hectares of various fruit trees including Mango, Rambutan, Starfruit, Mamey, Colombian Zapote, 2 types of breadfruit, Malaysian Water apple, Araza, Fruta milagrosa, 3 types of bananas, Oranges, Cashews, 5 types of cooconuts; gardens, and other crops; about 3 Hectares of 50 year old secondary rainforest; and the rest is composed of some of the Osa Peninsula's famous Primary rainforest (reputed to be one of the world's tallest) which is connected to Corcovado National Park a few miles away.

The house which is about 410 M2; was designed by us and our architect to provide a simple, ample, open, luxurious shelter, that blends with the beautiful surroundings, and works well with the ocean, surrounding trees, and streams to stay cool and comfortable.

It has a natural Air conditioning system by roof water mist cooling which we rarely use, as the house stays cool from the ocean breezes that flow thru it and the huge trees that surround and shade it.

It is a unique beach front home located 70 Mts from the sand at Las Caletas Beach, and conveniently located to all the other beaches, islands, parks, and all other adventures available in Drake Bay, and Bahia Ballena.

The house has in the first floor the kitchen, living ,dinnings rooms and a full bathroom. in the second floor you will find the 3 bedrooms with one king and 2 queen beds and private full bathrooms and has very beautiful ocean or forest views from every room.

It has been powered by a combination of Micro-Hydro and Solar for many years, but it was recently connected to the grid for back-up and energy storage.

Our house is open, with only half walls (which can be shuttered) and no screens (although all the beds have quality net canopies which we rarely have to use). All in all, our house is very much a part of the natural surroundings.

Nature lovers love our house, but if you are not comfortable with the great outdoors, this is probably not the vacation spot for you.

It is a place to disconnect, (There is cel phone and 3g internet but it is available 70-90% of the time and sometimes slooow),

Casa Nirvanita is a place to practice or train in some serious Hammockology, relax, unwind, and enjoy the peace, natural beauty, and serenity.

There are a couple of Kayaks for your enjoyment. (1 single, 1 double)

We can help you arranging tours as : Horseback riding, Canopy and Zip line thru the forest, night forest walks, Boats and guides to take you Whale and dolphin watching, to Corcovado or Isla del Caño National Parks, sports fishing, or any of the other fun and adventure activities available in the area.

The Osa Peninsula has been called by some botanists the 'Galapagos of Mesoamerica' due to its great diversity in plant and animal species. The Osa most probably has many more secrets to reveal about its flora and fauna, since only about 75% of the species believed to exist here have been recorded.

With its unique climate, unlike that of any other area for hundreds of miles in any direction, The Osa harbors up to 500 different species of trees of which at least 4 species only exist in the Osa peninsula making it very important to keep the forest intact.

The Osa Peninsula has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in the Pacific coast of Central America and is reputed to have one of the tallest tropical rain forests in the world.

The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. The home of over, 375 species of birds (including several endemic species), It has the largest population of Scarlet Macaws in Central America, 117 species of reptiles, and over 10,000 species of insects.

Flocks of macaws, toucans, parrots, monkeys of four different types, coatis, kinkajous, agoutis, and sloths can be seen often.

Peccaries, and from time to time even jungle cats (like pumas, jaguarundis, ocelots and very rarely jaguars) can be spotted by the careful observer.

Drake Bay

Drake Bay (Bahia Drake) lies on the northern end of the Osa Peninsula in the Puntarenas province. Probably one of the most well known destinations in the region, the tiny town of Agujitas in the bay was actually one of the most in-accessible places in the entire country for many years but that has changed recently.

There is a small airport in the bay with several daily flights from San Jose, and Puerto Jimenez.

Several daily public boats now make the beautiful 90 minute trip from Sierpe in the morning about 11 Am, and 1 about 3PM.

The road access from the Golfo Dulce is long but beautiful, and passable year around.

You can take a day trip to Drake Bay, but at least 2-7 days are recommended.

After being 'discovered' by Sir Francis Drake in 1579 during his circumnavigation of the globe, Drake Bay has now become the gateway to Isla del Caño island and Corcovado National Park.

There are plenty of outdoor activities in the area including ocean kayaking, river canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and zip lines. Bird watching and photography are also very popular around the bay and beaches. Caño island offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in all of Costa Rica.

Nirvanita de Osa is probably the most beautiful and most private beachfront property in Drake Bay.

Marino Ballena National Park is named after the Humpback Whales that migrate here each year to mate and calve their young in the warm waters, before returning to frigid waters to the north or south. This species of Whale is called a Humpback for the way they arch their backs on the surface before diving down.

Whales from the southern hemisphere are here from August to October, and whales from the northern hemisphere come later and remain longer from December to April.

The song of the Humpback Whale is a very unique phenomenon in nature. The male emits a melody of series of unique sounds that resemble musical instruments. The male may sing for close to 15 minutes, and when his song is complete, he usually repeats the song almost exactly the same for sometimes up to an hour. These marvelous songs will travel through the ocean for up to several kilometers, so this fascinating behavior may be heard while swimming, snorkeling, or diving in around Marino Ballena National Park, Corcovado National Park, and Drake Bay.

During this two separate Costa Rica Whale watching seasons each year, you may see and interact with some of the various beautiful Whales and Dolphins that migrate to the warm waters around Drake Bay to calve their young. Many of the Humpback whales in the world are conceived or are born in the waters of the Osa Peninsula.

Whale sightings are common in the waters of the Osa Region to Puerto Jimenez in the southern part of the peninsula. The peak Whale observation months are January thru April, followed closely by July thru October. Nutrient rich and warm Osa Peninsula waters also draw Sperm whales, Pilot whales, Bryde whales, Killer whales, and False killer whales.

Large Dolphin schools with many species can be seen at play in the waters of the park, Drake Bay, the Golfo Dulce, and the near by continental shelf.

Corcovado National Park:

FORBES MAGAZINE HAS NAMED CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK AS ONE OF THE 'TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL PARKS IN THE WORLD'

The 41,000 hectare Corcovado National Park is known as the crown jewel of the Costa Rican national parks system. It protects 13 major eco-system habitats including a montane forest, which covers mo than half the park, a cloud forest, located in the highest region, richly populated by oak trees and tree ferns, swamp forests, flooded practically all year round, a yolillo forest, predominated by palms, a mangrove swamp, located on the estuaries of the Corcovado, Llorona, and Sirena Rivers, and a freshwater herbaceous swamp. The park lands are home to some 500 species of trees, an amount equivalent to a quarter of all the tree species in Costa Rica. Corcovado National Park contains approximately 140 species of mammals, an estimated 375 species of birds, 117 amphibian and reptile species, 40 types of freshwater fish, and it is estimated that there are some 6,000 types of insects. All four Costa Rican monkey species can be seen within the park, including the endangered squirrel monkey, white faced capuchin, mantled howler, and spider monkey. Other mammals include two and three-toed sloth, northern tamandua, the silky anteater, agoutis, tayras, and coatimundi. There is a large variety of bird species with trogons, tiger herons, guans, hawks, tanagers, parrots, toucans and two distinct macaw species. All four of the sea turtle species that nest in Costa Rica visit the beaches of Corcovado as well. Over 40 species of frogs including red-eyed tree, rain, glass, dink, and poison dart varieties, dozens of snakes including a variety of boas and the bushmaster, 28 species of lizards, and more than 100 species of butterflies call the Osa Peninsula home.

(By the way: We are also looking for possible partners, financing, or investors to carefully develop the property in case you might be interested.)

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Germán Llano or Clara Fernandez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanglish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Germán Llano or Clara Fernandez

I grew up in Colombia for my first 15 years, part of a very happy family of dream chasers and enterpreneurs.

Our family moved to California in 1965, when I was 15 to pursue our North American dreams. In 1973 I went back to Colombia to visit family, and looked up Clara my girlfriend in my teen years (and my better half since).

2 months later we were in Panama with 2 backpacks and $200 for our hitchhicking honeymoon to California.

When we went thru Costa Rica we observed, that it had most of the good things of Colombia, without most of its bad things, and decided we would come back here when it was time to raise children.

After lots of hard work and wonderful adventures that took us thru much of the US, Europe and Northern Africa, we came back 6 years later, and travelled almost all of Costa Rica's coasts until we found this little jewel and named it Nirvanita de Osa.

We have been blessed to enjoy and take care of her until now, and we have loved to share it with our friends and family.

Germán Llano or Clara Fernandez purchased this house in 1981

Why Germán Llano or Clara Fernandez chose Puntarenas

Nothing like it in many, many, miles around.

What makes this house unique

A very unique combination of Some of the worlds most diverse and pristine Tropical Rain Forest, and the Southern Pacific Ocean. 2 Whale watching seasons

Natural Beauty and more natural beauty, Peace and Quiet, Appropiate Tecnology, Rustic Luxury and Free Hammockology Lessons.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

A Little Biological Jewel by the Sea
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
4

Beautiful and remote

  • 4 of 5

When people ask us about our honeymoon here I tell them it was a Jungle of an experience! Beautiful and remote. The owners were extremely nice, inviting, and full of information. Loved their little kitten!

The listing should include exactly what it would take to get to the property, my husband and I had to pay an extra $600 between changing flights and booking extra hotels to get to the property. Up front, if you fly into SJO it takes about a 5 hours drive, then an 1 1/2 boat ride. All of which should be taken over two days because of the time boats run.

The property was beautiful, very clean, and magical! We only had two issues: hot water (understandable because it's solar heating and we came during the overcast/rainy season,) and there was a huge ant problem. The house is an open concept with no windows so it is hard to avoid this issue, but it made sleeping at night and keeping food in the kitchen difficult.

The owners were the loveliest people! We received a tour of the farm and all the beautiful trees they planted, the streams, and the fruits!

I would recommend this house to travelers looking to disconnect like we wanted. It is very close to a National Park and must be even more enjoyable during the summer season!

Hiking shoes are a MUST! be prepared to do a lot of walking to get into town and bring extra food supplies. We enjoyed cooking every night and having our own meals with a twist of Costa Rican flare!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unique and wonderful house on the edge of the rainforest

  • 5 of 5

Having traveled a fair amount the world, I can honestly say this is one of the nicest places I've stayed.

First off has to be your hosts, German, Clara and Regulo. Truly lovely people - one of the highlights of our stay was when we invited them for a glass of wine and just had a lovely evening chatting and exchanging stories. They were there to help with everything and yet never felt intrusive. If the world had more German and Clara's in it - it would be a happier place! And Regulo was a great guide for a night walk into the forest, and even found us a boa constrictor on the farm to look at on our last morning!

Then the house - which is beautiful. It really is a one of a kind, and very comfortable in every respect, with a well laid out kitchen and everything you could need to cook, including a blender for some tropical smoothies!

And finally the location - right on a lovely beach which is great for swimming, tide pooling and shell collecting. We even saw a humpback whale, jumping clean out the water, from the point just 5 minutes walk from the house. And with the jungle behind you, and a walk along the coast.

We particularly loved visiting the Rio Claro Aventuras for a canoe up the river, and then a float down with a few jumps in from waterfalls along the way - the kids thought it was the best thing ever - though perhaps not suitable for very young children (ours are 9 and 11 - perfect age) and to see the turtle project. We also enjoyed a boat trip to Sirena Ranger station where we saw Tapir and three species of monkey.

The road to Drake Bay from Rincon seems to have been much upgraded of late and so worth considering driving/being driven (though the boat trip from Sierpe is lovely) if that is more convenient - certainly in the dry season.

Thank you, German, Clara and Regulo, for such a memorable trip to your little piece of Nirvana.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Chris: Thanks a lot for such a kind review. It was also a great pleasure for Clara and I to share Casa Nirvanita and the farm, but most important the chats, and laughs with you and your lovely family. Hope we can share another glass of wine or cup of tea somewhere, some time, soon. Saludos German y Clara
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5

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

After hours and hours of searching hotels,bnbs and rentals within the Drake Bay area we decided on Casa Nirvanita. Thankfully we made the best choice of our whole trip!

I was quite concerned about taking my 18 month old daughter and parents somewhere so 'remote', without any shops, restaurants or pretty much anything your used to in day to day life back home. Well I need not have worried as everyone fell completely in love with drake bay and Casa Nirvanita.

We all agreed we have never felt so relaxed and at home in our surroundings.

German and Clara were the perfect hosts, from providing valuable information before our visit to showing us some of the bay's 'hidden' treasures. It was lovely to have such interesting and engaging hosts yet be given enough privacy to feel like you owned the house.

The wildlife around the house and gardens kept us interested all day and falling asleep with the waves crashing nearby really felt like heaven.

German and Clara booked all our tours to Corcovado, whale watching and a night tour with a local biologist. Some of things we saw will never be forgotten.

All in all, if you are considering Casa Nirvanita I suggest you book quickly. You certainly won't regret it.

Thank you German and Clara for the best holiday we have ever had.

Tom, Lucy & Lilija x

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Tom and Lucy. Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed Casa Nirvanita as much as we do, and we also enjoyed a lot getting to meet your family a bit. Hope you come back and see us soon. German and Clara
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5

Perfect place to experience the wildlife and beauty of the Osa Peninsula!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the honor of staying at Casa Nirvanita for four days (too short) on our recent trip to Costa Rica. I'm not sure where to begin to describe the unique and wonderful experience that we had -- it was truly unforgettable. First and foremost, our hosts, Herman and Clara, were so kind and helpful in making all of the necessary arrangements for our transportation to the home and our activities while we were there -- so easy. In addition, we could not have been more warmly received upon our arrival to the beach and the tour of the home -- we immediately felt welcome and knew we were embarking upon an adventure. Second, the beautiful home that was carefully designed and constructed by Herman and Clara is a remarkable balance between the natural surroundings and the creature comforts that we are accustomed to. To give one example, we spent countless hours watching the capuchin monkeys and birds directly outside the master bedroom -- they were so close in proximity and completely unimpeded by our presence. Overall, the home (including the beds and wide variety of hammocks) was very comfortable and easy to settle into -- we were thankful for the extra fans during our stay due to the heat. As has been noted in other reviewers, we also did not have any issues with the bugs or any unwanted critters in the house, but much like camping, you should be prepared for some at night with the lights on. Third, Drake's Bay and the Osa Peninsula offer many activities and opportunities to explore. During our short time there, we did a snorkeling trip to Cano Island (wonderful!), a guided tour in Corcovado National Park (where we saw lots of wildlife including, most remarkably, a tapir on the beach that came within a few feet of where we were standing), a hike along the beach to Rio Claro (where we also went swimming) and to another beach where we did a little more snorkeling, and a wonderful tour of the farm that Herman provided. The tour of the farm is a must -- it was fascinating to learn about the evolution of the farm over the years and the number of different species of trees that currently being cultivated. Couple of pointers for other visitors - pack light (it will make it much easier to make the transition from taxi to beach), you really don't need much at Casa Nirvanita; if you travel during the time when it is hot and dry, bring the essentials to combat the effects of heat exhaustion and dehydration; and stay longer than four days!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Julia: Thanks for the very kind review. We enjoyed a lot sharing our Casa Nirvanita with you, and getting to know a bit about you and your beautiful family. Fortunately the green season has started and the whole farm is bright green and smiling with having survived the hottest temperatures in Costa Rica's history. It was a blessing that none of the 4 streams dried up, and even though we had never seen them so small, at the end, they all were still flowing into the Pacific. You should come and see us in the green season next time. Or perhaps the next time we go up to San Diego to see our children and grand children we can share a cup of Java, and swap tall tales and smiles again. Saludos y hasta pronto German y Clara
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4

Awesome place!

  • 4 of 5

6 of us recently spent 8 nights at Nirvanita de Osa and we had an awesome time! First up, the reason for 'only' 4 stars out of 5: heat! Yes, we went to Costa Rica in the hot, dry season; and we were expecting that, but a couple more fans for use in the stuffy house (at night) would have been appreciated.

That out of the way, this place is amazing and wonderful! The wide open design (not a piece of glass, or screens or even doors) is remarkable and not a problem comfortable living, despite the fact this place is very much in the jungle and on the edge of the sea. A fully fenced yard must keep the larger critters out, and the bugs were never a problem for us. After dark the bugs are there around the lights, but none seemed to be of the biting nature, even the very few miniscule mosquitoes I saw (compared to those we have back here in Virginia), seemed to be biters.

The fact it hadn't rained in months may have helped us out here - or perhaps it was the one or two bats that cruised through the open house at dusk every night - COOL! But have no fear, mosquito netting is available for use over every bed (we didn't need, or use it). Another neat thing about the open home was our daily hummingbird visits at breakfast. They love to fly into house around breakfast time, pausing at the freshly cut flowers the owners have put out for decoration, as well as pausing (hovering) in front of the mirror in the bathroom right off the dining area. I suppose they were checking out their appearance before heading out the 'door' for work!

Do trust and seek German's advise & trip/excursion arrangement guidance! He was most helpful before our arrival, and during our stay, despite his being away for a family emergency shortly after we arrived.

Do consider the option of a boat transfer all the way from Sierpe on the way in. German will help you with all of the arrangements and you will not be disappointed if you choose this longer option for arrival.

Do take a night jungle hike with German's biologist neighbor Lucia. It was amazing, even in the dry season when fewer bugs and critters are out. Also be sure to ask Lucia about where her secret ocean 'jacuzzi' is. You will not be disappointed. I'd tell you, but it is a secret!

Do go SCUBA diving off of Cano Island. Incredible, incredible.

Do take a tour in Corcovado; do go zip lining; do go on the inner tube ride down the river ending up in Drake Bay. I'll be jealous!

Thank you German & Carla for an awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Scott: Thank you for your kind review. Sorry for not having more fans during your stay. It has not only been the hottest weather in Costa Rica on record, but the driest we have seen Finca Nirvanita in the 35 years that we have enjoyed her. (We have already brought a few extra fans, and hope the cooling weekly rains we usually have during dry season will soon return, or the normal and beautiful green season will start around the 3d week of this month as usual) Look forward to having all of you visiting us again soon Regards German an Clara
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5

Magical Little Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

If you should choose Casa Nirvanita on your trip to Corcovado National Park, prepare to leave with a little bit of your heart forever left behind.

The idea of this magical little wonderland intrigued us enough to look past perceived challenges such as sleeping in a home open to the jungle and bringing enough groceries for our entire stay. And they turned out to be nothing to have fretted about. What we found was a perfect balance between seclusion and access; security and freedom and the exhilaration of the surrounding wildlife pared with a sense of immense personal peace.

When we landed ashore we met the true reason for calling Casa Nirvanita a “jewel by the sea,” our hosts Germán and Clara. We could not have known that our experience would be so fabulous because of getting to know them. Our 26 year-old son could have listened to Germán’s adventures and business ventures for hours on end. We all loved his wit, sense of humor and good-naturedness. Our daughter, an aspiring chef and adventurer as well, was inspired by lovely Clara, as we all were, through her life experiences and wonderful culinary sense. And although we loved their company, we were aware they were respectfully sensing how much privacy or company we wanted.

The house exudes class while beckoning you to melt into numerous areas offering comfort. The gardens with gorgeous tropical flowers beckon you to view them at different stages throughout the day and in various exposures to light. The sound of waves crashing on the most-always deserted, stunning beach out front, the howler monkeys in the pre-dawn and numerous birds create the unique soundtrack to Casa Nirvanita.

We went to the park one day and a bug tour one night: both rewarding and worth doing. Lucky to observe a troop of monkeys out front moving along the edge of the forest, we laughed at their antics and were also a bit frightened when they made it obvious by baring teeth that they had young to protect.

It took some extra time to reenter our lives as Casa Nirvanita is a world apart and vastly unique to places we’ve been, city or in nature. When we pulled away from the shore, we found ourselves choking up a bit waving goodbye to Germán and Clara. They made such a beautiful impression on our family that each of us left a bit of our hearts behind with them. You might want to prepare for that if you go and then let your experience fill your soul and capture your heart in a way that only it/they can.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Irene: Thank you very much for your kind and beautiful review. We enjoyed very much the bit of good food, a little wine, and smiles and laughter that we shared with you and your beautiful family. Please tell Marleigh that she can enjoy our Fresh Hearts of palm at Chef's Tal Ronnen's Crossroad Kitchen in West Hollywood, and get product and other recipes for them at our family's oneearthgourmet. Please say hello also to Kent and Weston, and hope you visit us again soon, or that we can share a cup of coffee in Newport Beach during our next visit to So. Cal. Regards German and Clara
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Drake Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Drake Bay Tent Camp
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Drake Bay at town of Agujitas road to Pan America
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Several in Drake Bay Village of Agujitas
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
In front of the house
Car: not necessary

Casa Nirvanita is the main home of Nirvanita de Osa, our family's little Biological Jewel for the last 35 years, located in front of beach in the last cove to the Southwest of Drake Bay, in the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Nirvanita de Osa (the farm) is a beautiful 23 Hectare property, which enjoys 440 Mts of oceanfront, 4 clear streams that flow from the farm to the sea year around.(3 .5 are born in the property)

There are about 3 Hectares of various fruit trees including Mango, Rambutan, Starfruit, Mamey, Colombian Zapote, 2 types of breadfruit, Malaysian Water apple, Moringa, gardens, and other crops; about 3 Hectares of 50 year old secondary rainforest; and the rest is composed of some of the Osa Peninsula's famous Primary rainforest (reputed to be one of the world's tallest) which is connected to Corcovado National Park a few miles away.

The house which is about 410 M2, (4400 sq ft) was designed by us and our architect to provide a simple, ample, open, luxurious shelter, that blends with the beautiful surroundings, and works well with the ocean, surrounding trees, and streams to stay cool and comfortable.

It has a natural Air conditioning system by roof water cooling which we rarely use, as the house stays cool from the ocean breezes that flow thru it and the large trees that surround and shade it.

It is a nice beach front home located 70 Mts from the sand at Las Caletas Beach, and conveniently located to all the other beaches, islands, parks and other adventures available in beautiful Drake Bay, and Bahia Ballena.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and has beautiful ocean or forest views from every place of the home.

It has been powered by a combination of Micro-Hydro and Solar for many years, but it was recently connected to the grid for back-up and energy storage.

Our house is open, with only half walls (which can be shuttered) and no screens (although all the beds have quality net canopies which we rarely have to use). All in all, our house is very much a part of the natural surroundings. Nature lovers adore our house, but if you are not comfortable with the great outdoors, this is probably not the vacation spot for you!

It is a place to disconnect, (There is cel phone and 3g internet but it is available 70-90% of the time and sometimes slooow),

A place to practice some serious Hammockology, relax, unwind, and enjoy the peace, natural beauty, and serenity.

There are a couple of Kayaks(1 single, 1 double) for your enjoyment.

To get to Drake Bay via air:

You might want to fly from SJO to Palmar Sur via Nature air or Sansa and then take a 15 min collective (about $6/pax) or private taxi (about $20 up to 4 pax) to the town of Sierpe where you can take a taxi boat (several leave daily at 11:30 am, and 1 at 3p.m, $15- $20/pax); or hire a private boat (anytime, about $180-$200 up to 10 pax) to Drake bay which is a very beautiful 45 min or so journey thru the largest mangrove in the Pacific coast of Central America , and then about 30 min across the bay to Casa Nirvanita.

You could also fly direct to Drake bay in either of these airlines, and then take a 15 minute taxi to the town of Agujitas (about $8/pax), and then a 10 min taxi boat to Casa Nirvanita (About $50 up to 8 pax).

You could fly in one way and go out the other way.

You can also rent a car at SJO and then drive thru the beautiful coastal Hwy to Sierpe ( about 4-6 hrs.), and then store the car there during your visit to Drake Bay.

The boats from Sierpe or Agujitas can drop you off right in front of the house (50 mts) 80% of the time; If the waves are a bit high they will drop you off at the end of the cove 300 mts away, where we or our caretaker will meet you. It is an easy beautiful walk.

It is easy to arrange: Horseback riding, Canopy and Zip line thru the forest, night forest walks, Boats and guides to take you Whale and dolphin watching, to Corcovado or Isla del Cano National Parks, World class sports fishing, or any of the other fun and adventure activities available in the area.

The Osa Peninsula has been called by some botanists the 'Galapagos of Mesoamerica' due to its great diversity in plant and animal species. The Osa most probably has many more secrets to reveal about its flora and fauna, since only about 75% of the species believed to exist here have been recorded.

With its unique climate, unlike that of any other area for hundreds of miles in any direction, The Osa harbors up to 500 different species of trees of which at least 4 species only exist in the Osa peninsula making it very important to keep the forest intact.

The Osa Peninsula has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in the Pacific coast of Central America and is reputed to be one of the tallest rainforests in the world.

The Osa Peninsula was called by Nat Geo 'One of the most biologically diverse places on earth'. It is also the home of over 375 species of birds

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Rates & Availability

Bahía Drake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas & Newyears
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$460
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa (Easter week)
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$460
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$380
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in: From 1 PM Check out : 6 AM to 10 AM

“We can be flexible with check-in/check-out times when arrangements have been made in writing with us PRIOR to your arrival date.”

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bahía Drake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ample, with lots of natural light and views
    Master bedroom Bathroom and Tub - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ample, Lots of light, beautiful views
    Guest bedroom 2 bathroom - toilet , shower , Ample, Lots of light, beautiful views
    Guest Bedroom 1 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ample, bright, views, extra cot (large)
  • Spacious, clean, all with ocean or forest views.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Orthopedic matress, Shower-Tub, beautiful views everywhere
    Guest bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Orthopedic matress, ample shower. Nice views, 1 large cot
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Orthopedic matress, nice shower. views, large size cot
  • Lots of light and breezes that can flow thru the louvered balcones. Have 2 folding camping type beds that can be used in any of the bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Basic ingredients (sugar, salt, wheat flour, baking powder, common spices and condiments, paper towels, aluminium paper, plastic bags, napkings, ect.) are complimentary and are always on stock at Casa Nirvanita Even though we fortunately have not had any theft incidents in the 35 years we have owned the farm, we have installed a Hotel type room safe for your convienience. We can provide a list of Basic Staples available at the Sierpe SuperMarket, which we can have ready for you in the pantry, or Refrigerator at cost + the cost of the taxi-boat to deliver (About $20 for up to 100 lbs).

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