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queen bed, cieling fans, sliding glass door to patio
Futon, kitchenette, desk, dining table
Long portal with garden view and hammock
Patio with jungle views- great for wildlife.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas

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dwilliams...
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“All around great”
Reviewed 20 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We were very happy to stay with a local vs be isolated in an eco lodge. Nichole was very very helpful with advance planning and Mario made everything work as Mother Nature had a few plans of her own. The casita is comfortable and secure. Within walking distance of every activity including very adequate market i.e. Mini super. Muchas Gracias

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Management Response
21 Feb 2017
Thank you for posting your review and choosing our vacation rental for your time in Drake Bay.

Happy travels,
Nichole and Mario
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652stef
Langley, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Very clean, private and secure. Ten minutes from beach, restaurants and groceries. Mario and Nichole are wonderful hosts and great at booking various tours available, whether group or private, as they know everyone! This is our third time coming to stay here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: The hosts, Nichole and Mario, location, size of unit.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thank you for your glowing recommendation. We are thrilled that your Drake Bay experience was a positive one.
We do look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Mario and Nichole
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Peggy W
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A most excellent vacation spot!”
Reviewed 3 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Our 4 nights at the Mango Street Casita were wonderful. Mario met us on the beach when the boat landed, grabbed a suitcase and led us up the hill to the Casita. He showed us around and offered help in booking tours. Nichole had already booked us a tour to Corcovado National Park and Mario set us up with a private bird watching guide for one morning (Carlos was a great guide). We had booked a Night Tour with the Bug Lady which was about a 15 minutes walk from where we were staying. It gets dark early and Mario walked with us to the starting point for the Night Tour. We decided we wanted to hike to San Josecito Beach and asked Mario if he could arrange for a boat ride back from the beach which he did. In fact, he ended up hiking to the beach with us which was a lot of fun. If you hike to San Josecito Beach make sure you take a swim in the Rio Claro...it was so refreshing after hiking in the heat and humidity for a couple of hours. It was great getting to know Mario better and since he is a local he knew good places to eat and fun things to do.

The casita is very comfortable. It has a fully stocked kitchen, potable water, a living room, two outdoor dining areas, two beds, two fans and best of all, a lovely open air bathroom and shower. Taking a shower while watching birds and monkeys in the jungle just can't be beat (it is very private!)

The yard is beautiful. The jungle beyond the yard is beautiful. Birds and monkeys are plentiful. The hosts are great. What more can you ask for? We loved out stay in Drake Bay!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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joeibew11...
Benton City, Washington
1 review
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Mario and Nichole were very informed and helpful with 1st time Drake Bay visitors. The wildlife we saw from their back decks included Howler monkeys, Scarlet M caws, humming birds, and other birds. They helped with scheduling tours and are excellent hosts. We stayed in the casita the first night and moved to the Casona for the next 5 days. We found both to be clean, well supplied with coffee, cooking supplies, and lots of extras they did not advertise.

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Liked best: Their service
Liked least: Barking dogs at night
Travelling group: Other
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TomWhitfi...
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Private enclave nestled in jungle, walk to everywhere, excellent!”
Reviewed 13 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed for 3 nights while touring Drake. Great hosts - Mario & Nichole - were very informative.Here's a fully fenced, beautiful and private enclave on the edge of the jungle. Walk to everywhere from here. Loved Drake!

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Liked best: Spacious and fully equipped.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Howard L
1 review
“Comfortable and accessible to everything in Drake Bay”
Reviewed 30 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The owner, Nicole, was very helpful arranging transportation and tours. The house is very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The front garden is quite lovely and we were happy to see spider monkeys in the trees behind the house! If you require air conditioning for your comfort, be aware this house does not have any. The ceiling fans did help, but mosquitoes did chew up our son at night. Beaches, restaurants, and stores are all a short walk away.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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