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La Joyita - a pure beachfront, private, self contained home.

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
This newly built small house is fully self contained with kitchen, bedroom, 3 piece bathroom, plumbed hot water to all faucets, outside roofed porch with hammocks, handmade wooden bench-swing, patio table and chairs. It is built using locally cultivated, sustainable hardwoods and is a quality building. It is located in a private spot on a small hill at the bottom of which the warm waters of the pacific meets the sand beach in front of the house. There is an outdoor wood/charcoal barbeque for your use. It is about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the nearest village, Agujitas, which has grocery stores, veggie markets, a few restaurants and a couple of bars. Caño Island and Corcovado National Park are easily accessed from this location, as are a multitude of other tours including...This newly built small house is fully self contained with kitchen, bedroom, 3 piece bathroom, plumbed hot water to all faucets, outside roofed porch with hammocks, handmade wooden bench-swing, patio table and chairs. It is built using locally cultivated, sustainable hardwoods and is a quality building. It is located in a private spot on a small hill at the bottom of which the warm waters of the pacific meets the sand beach in front of the house. There is an outdoor wood/charcoal barbeque for your use. It is about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the nearest village, Agujitas, which has grocery stores, veggie markets, a few restaurants and a couple of bars. Caño Island and Corcovado National Park are easily accessed from this location, as are a multitude of other tours including horseback riding, deep sea fishing, zipline canopy tour, kayaking/SUP boarding, bird watching, night hikes, etc. More
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About the Owner
peter m
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2015
Interaction with guests
There is always someone onsite, our family home is located on the same property and easily accessible from La Joyita. We will be there when you arrive to give you a little overview of the cabina, the keys and some general info on the area. If you would like more interaction, we are a friendly crew and have been in the area for over 20 years so we are pretty well informed and have a lot of local knowledge which we are happy to share if you would like! At the same time, we totally understand and respect that you may want privacy and some solo time, so we are happy to adhere to that desire as well! It's your vacation - so you call the shots!
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This place is adorable - a small cabin right on the beach, fully appointed kitchen, bedroom and breakfast nook, plus bathroom. Run by a ex-pat Canadian family, the cabin was constructed by the woodworker father, so it is a real treat in woodworking (I'm into...More

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank Peter T
Management response:Responded 7 March 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review!! We are so happy you chose to spend a part of your honeymoon with us - Rosie misses you two immensely!! We are big fans of that giant Pacific bathtub out front and are happy you were...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

My husband and I stayed at La joyita for three stress free, totally relaxing ,thoroughly enjoyable ,weeks .The ocean is on the doorstep the sounds of the ocean and the birds and the cicadas ....just beautiful.We challenge you not to shed all your worries and...More

Date of stay: January 2018
2  Thank Lesley W
Management response:Responded 18 February 2018

Thanks so much for this glowing review!! I laughed out loud at your description of our neighborhood duck!! We appreciate kind, clean and considerate guests such as yourself and hope we have the opportunity to host you again someday!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

My husband and I were so lucky to find this sweet beach house in Drake Bay to spend several nights. It is very comfortable, has an amazing view and a wonderful beach just down the steps. The bed is comfy with good lighting for reading,...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank 791nancym
Management response:Responded 18 February 2018

Thanks so much for such a lovely and sweet review!! It was our pleasure to host you and your husband and show you a little bit of Drake Bay and its surrounding beauty. El Trillo de la Danta is a relatively new tour and we...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Our stay at La Joyita was perfect. From the time we started communicating with Alexis about booking she was so helpful and very responsive. Once we arrived, that didn't change, but she granted us privacy during the entirety of our stay. The cabina itself is...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Lauren C
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

Thanks so much Lauren!! It was wonderful hosting you and Matt- thanks for appreciating our little piece of Drake Bay and leaving our cabina in such great shape!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Private paradise! I am having withdrawals after my stay at this wonderful spot. The Cabina itself is really stunning and just back enough behind mango trees and palms that you have privacy in the foliage yet can still hear the ocean, which is maybe 50...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Chris W
Management response:Responded 22 April 2017

Thank YOU for such a nice review! The cabina is indeed stunning (we are pretty proud of it) and it's nice that you appreciate its thoughtful location. We are SO happy you were able to come see us a second time (during mango season no...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Water Views
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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Would you recommend this rental to someone who plans to do many outdoor activities during their trip?YesNoUnsure
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Getting around
If you come without a vehicle, everything is within walking distance (20ish minutes to town), and if you would prefer, taxis can be arranged. It costs about $10 each way to the village of Drake Bay. Most tours include transportation from and returning to La Joyita!
How to get there
There are a few different ways to come see us! *You can fly from San Jose to Drake Bay via Sansa or Nature Air (small airlines with domestic flights) *You can take the tracopa bus to Palmar Norte and then taxi to Sierpe where you can catch a boat to Drake Bay (there is one direct bus to Sierpe, however it arrives too late to catch a boat on the same day, so you must spend the night) *You can drive all the way to La Joyita, a 4x4 vehicle is definitely recommended although not completely necessary (driving to La Joyita is not recommended during the rainiest months of Sept/Oct/Nov) Driving directions and parking space available upon request.
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