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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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Peggy W
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A most excellent vacation spot!”
Reviewed March 3, 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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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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joeibew11...
Benton City, Washington
1 review
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed January 27, 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
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TomWhitfi...
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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19 reviews
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“Private enclave nestled in jungle, walk to everywhere, excellent!”
Reviewed January 13, 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.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Howard L
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“Comfortable and accessible to everything in Drake Bay”
Reviewed December 30, 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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Kirstenro...
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Intimate Drake Bay Retreat”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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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!!

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Liked best: All I needed to bring was my suitcases--everything else was provided!!
Traveling group: Solo
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Jacquelin...
spicer, mn
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Traveller”
Reviewed March 5, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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I adore the casita! It is clean and well stocked, close to restaurants and grocers. Mario is an aMazing host, setting up day trips and ensuring our needs were met.

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Larry K
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Memorable stay in the rainforest”
Reviewed September 18, 2014 for a stay in September 2013
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We've just finished a year trip with our kids, and staying at Mango Street casita was one of our absolute highlights. It is both secluded and close to town. At the edge of the rainforest, we were visited by 4 types of monkees, sloths, toucans and all manner of birds. Mario was a fantastic host, our kids were in tears when we left and have vowed that we would come back. The kitchen is very well equipped, and there are all kinds of nice touches (bags for shopping, lovely little library) that shows the hosts have really thought about how to make your stay comfortable.

Traveling group: Young Children
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