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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Drake Bay today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a parking space, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 19 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $750 to as high as $1030, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 55% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Mar 05, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 05 Mar 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Drake-bay Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 19 reviews
- Very Good
“Wonderful House and Hosts!”
The Casita is a very spacious small house on the gated property of the hosts, Nichole and Mario. The home had many small extras that were very useful and came in handy for our family (fresh coffee, basic cooking spices, flashlight, umbrellas, beach "towels", room safe, etc.). The location was great for short walks to reach the beach, restaurants, grocery stores and tour operators. My favorite parts of the house were the bathroom which is open aired looking over the jungle in the backyard, and the front patio/yard area. The bathroom walls reach about 4 1/2 feet with the top portion open to the air for fresh air and the view. No better way to take a shower than looking out at the beautiful surroundings. The yard is completely walled and gated which made it easy for our daughter to play outside with the "free dog", Dolly. That was her term for any dogs that resided with hosts during our travels in CR. Prior to our trip, Nicole offered to book tours, arrange transportation, and answer any questions we had. We were very happy with the tours she booked for us to Cano Island and Corcovado Nature Preserve. This was very helpful and we really appreciated the knowledge she had on which tour operators were the best. Nichole was away during our stay, but her support prior to our arrival helped ease my mind. During our time in Drake Bay, Mario was very kind and supportive throughout our sta. He met us at the beach, carried luggage both to and from the beach, provided advice on where to eat, what to take on our day tours, and acted as a personal tour guide on a walk through the jungle to a river. He even lent our daughter children's DVDs from his daughter's collection. As happens to many travelers during extended trips, I fell ill shortly before our departure date from the Casita. Mario showed real concern, and even more importantly he provided aid in the form of fresh coconut water. Apparently, coconut water has electrolytes which I desperately needed as I wasn't able to keep anything down at the time. If I am ever lucky enough to return to beautiful Drake Bay, Nicole and Mario will be the first people I contact to book their Casita again.
Response from the owner 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
Our host was really helpful and accommodating. The casita was beautiful, clean and well equipped. The casita was up quite a steep road, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with Mobility issues. There aren't many restaurants or stores in Drake Bay, but the locals are friendly. I loved the remoteness of Drake Bay, the beautiful beaches, the warm water, the diverse wildlife and the locals.
“Great house; great hosts”
We spent 4 full days at the Mango Street Casita, had a wonderful experience, and could easily have stayed 4 more days. The house was clean, comfortable, spacious, and felt very safe and secluded even though it is right in the middle of Drake Bay and activities/stores/restaurants are within easy walking distance. Mario and Nichole are dedicated to all aspects of the Drake Bay community, and were very helpful in arranging tours and suggesting other activities such as beaches to visit or walks/hikes to take. They live next door to the casita, but still gave us the privacy we wanted while at the same time being very available to assist us. They even did some grocery shopping on our behalf before we arrived!
“Central location, great price, excellent hosts”
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 colorfully ethnic art, it has all of the kitchen gear to cook your own meals, and it's quiet. Mario and Nichole were great hosts and offered us a wealth of information about tour options, guides, and restaurants. They patiently answered all of our questions before and during our trip and their 4-year old daughter Francesca is adorable! The birding right outside our patio was fantastic. For those nature lovers looking for a little luxury in the wilderness, Mango Street Casita is perfect.