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Mango St. Casona Drake Bay Town Corcovado Gateway NEW w A/C

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Bedrooms on top level have an outside entrance.
Entrance into the casona.
Lower level sitting area with TV with DVD's, games, books. This area opens to the porch.

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum 
Rental Home
Mango Street Casona or the Big House is the newest addition to our property. The casona is tucked in between the trees and the garden. The two level house has a teak deck that offers a vantage point for observing the canopy. The guest house is secure in the gated and walled garden of the residential part of town. The casona is near our home to offer you support and security and still give you privacy. Tour operators are abundant, stores and restaurants are easily accessible by foot. Countless trails and beaches to explore on your own or with a guide. The garden is a birders delight. You can cook meals and prepare picnics in your own home away from home.The beach is less than a five minute walk from the house.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Queens1 Full
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Nichole D
Hosting since May 2012
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (15)
Elizabeth B
Elizabeth B
Durham, NC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, comfortable home surrounded by nature
Wow - what a place! Due to COVID, we had to postpone our stay several times. After over a year and a half, we finally made it here! I'm so glad we did. From the back porches, watch and listen to the rainforest: toucans, macaws, and at least one sloth. From the front patio, enjoy the birds and monkeys and the wandering agouti. Five minutes walk to swimming in the bay, coastline trails, and where the boat tours depart for El Cano Island and Corcavado Park. Ten minutes walk to grocery stores and greengrocers. Mario was very kind and helpful and knowledgeable. He escorted us to our tours. He pointed out the birds in the forest and the iguanas in the trees. Nicole was so accommodating and flexible with our date changes. She arranged our tours and travel to and from the Drake Bay airport. It was a pleasure to meet them both. Games to play while you're there: Find the Sloth In the Rainforest. Count the Iguanas in the Tree.
Visited November 2021
Written December 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kari104d
kari104d
Bayfield, CO3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful home & property, lots of wildlife, close to everything, wonderful hosts!
Mario and Nichole's Mango St. Casona in Drake Bay was a wonderful place to stay. The home was spacious and comfortable, especially with an AC in each bedroom and a dehumidifer in the main room. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and fresh drinking water and coffee were provided. There are two large decks that look out into the jungle and i saw birds every day and monkeys most days. The property is enclosed in a fence/stone wall with a locking gate, which made it feel more private as well as secure. Mario maintains a beautiful garden that attracts lots of wildlife. There is a covered patio with a table and chairs in the yard that are nice for watching the birds and relaxing. Mario and Nichole were quick to respond to all questions/requests and they were great about setting up tours for me. Mario walked me to each tour so that i found the correct guide and he gave me lots of helpful information. The property is on the main circle that goes around town, so most things are a short walk away. I did not have a vehicle and that was no issue. The beach was a 5 minute walk, and the Coastal Trail starts from there. I highly recommend this place if you really want to experience Drake Bay.
Visited November 2019
Written December 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KDfromNJ
KDfromNJ
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Toucan house
We thoroughly enjoyed this bnb! Private, yet close to tourist sites. Clean and well maintained. Books for guests of Costa Rican flora/fauna were very helpful and appreciated. Loved seeing the 2 toucans that came to the back porch to welcome us shortly after our arrival!
Visited March 2019
Written March 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aurelia W
Aurelia W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful house in a beautiful interesting place
This is a beautiful house in a little compound with a lovely garden and two other little houses. It is very safe and private. The house is comfortable, clean and well set up. We especially liked the open air bathrooms and the porches on both levels where we could sit and watch for monkeys and toucans. Nichole and Mario were very hospitable and helpful.
Visited January 2019
Written January 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CaveHiker
CaveHiker
Thank you for choosing our rental unit. We are thrilled that your time in Drake Bay was enjoyable. We hope to host you on another visit. Safe travels. Nichole and Mario
Written February 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Miriam V
Miriam V
Heredia, Costa Rica11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sra
El apartamento fue tal y como se describe. Además tiene el valor agregado de poder disfrutar los sonidos de la naturaleza, aves y otros que se acercan a la propiedad desde la comodidad de tu terraza. Además de la experiencia de Mario con sus caminatas y guía en general. Nos ofreció un espacio cómodo y seguro para disfrutar nuestra estancia, viendo otros lugares del pueblo de seguro volvería a la casita. Fue ideal para prepararnos el desayuno rápido porque la mayoría de las excursiones inician entre 6 y 7 de la mañana. Drake ofrece varias opciones de comida si no deseas cocinar o también podes encontrar prácticamente de todo en los supermercados. Mi recomendación llevar un buen calzado para caminar!!!
Visited February 2018
Written January 31, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Passenger HD
Passenger HD
Heidelberg, Germany7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great house and very helpful hosts
We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the perfectly furnished and equipped house and the nice and quiet surroundings. But the difference really made Nicole and her husband who both were incredibly helpful with everything. Thank you again!
Visited December 2016
Written April 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CaveHiker
CaveHiker
Thank you for choosing our rental and taking the time to write a review. It is rewarding to meet people that truly love nature and those that fully immerse themselves in what Drake Bay has to offer. Explore the world.
Written April 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Linda M
Linda M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pure Relaxation and Great Amenities!
We (2 couples) stayed 3 nights at this wonderful place in Drake Bay. The location was in town and I was a little worried that it would be noisy and busy. But it was quite the opposite. It felt so secluded and private and very safe. The balconies faced a forested ravine and sitting out there watching the wildlife was one of our favourite things to do. Monkeys and many species of birds visited the trees just near the house. A resident sloth and her baby were close enough to observe. It felt like we were out in the jungle but we were a 10 minute walk to the store for groceries and there were many restaurants close by as well. The house itself had everything you would need for a comfortable stay. We were impressed with the attention to detail. Hooks on the walls for all of our towels, everything you would need in the kitchen, fans in every room to keep us cool, books of information about the area, cooler bags to take on outings for food, cards and board games and even sarongs to wear or use at the beach if needed. The bedrooms are upstairs and so they catch a nice breeze and were very comfortable. Also having them away from the kitchen and living area made it handy for everyone to do there thing, or go to sleep on their own time. Nichole sent me many emails answering all of my questions about boat transfers, travel options, tours etc. We received all of the information we needed for a relaxing stay. Mario was amazing. We was always around to help us out with any requests. He brought us binoculars since we forgot to bring our own and pointed us in the right direction for our tours and activities. Our next trip back to Drake Bay will definitely include a stay on Mango st Casona. Nichole and Mario thanks for a great time in Drake Bay.
Visited March 2017
Written March 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

652stef
652stef
Langley, WA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wildlife and birding hotspot!
We stayed our first two weeks at the Casita (located on the same property) and our third week here at the Casona. Both places are very clean, comfortable and secure. However, the Casona has two decks (upper and lower) that give a fantastic view of the forest behind where we watched white-faced and howler monkeys, a sloth and a Tyra as well as Motmots, Trogons and a variety of birds both in the forest and in the garden out front. Mario and Nichole are excellent hosts and can arrange any tours (private or group) as they know everyone! Less than ten minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and grocery stores.
Visited January 2017
Written January 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Robin D
Robin D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing Getaway in Costa Rica
Wow - what an amazing place! The house was located within a five minute walk of town and the beach and a short walk to trails leading you into the rain forest. We felt comfortable and safe during our entire stay. The hosts, Mario and Nichole, were kind, honest, and extremely helpfully with all our travel arrangements - taxis, tours, and general questions. We appreciated that Nichole shared detailed information about their property (from garbage info to "what to do") and we knew exactly what to expect! We loved the hammock, open air bathroom, balconies that faced the rain forest (saw sloths, toucans, iguanas, and monkeys back there!), and the privacy. Don't miss out - reserve your stay now!
Visited December 2016
Written January 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CaveHiker
CaveHiker
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. It is gratifying to open our little slice of paradise to travelers that appreciate nature and are ready to enjoy. It was fun meeting you of this holiday season. Kind regards, Mario and Nichole
Written January 6, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Danielle H
Danielle H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What makes this house great were the owners - Nichole and Mario
I stayed at the Casona for 8 days in the middle of April with 2 of my friends to experience all that Drake Bay had to offer. Prior to our arrival, I had never been to Costa Rica before, but did extensive research, and decided that the Osa Peninsula afforded the best opportunity to have a real jungle experience. When deciding what tours I was interested in doing, the proximity of Drake Bay to all the tour operators lead me to look for a place to stay nearby. Mango St Casona did not disappoint. It was within a 5 minute walk to the small town where the grocery stores are, the restaurants, and all the tour operators. We did not need to rent a car. There are an abundance of things to do in Drake Bay, and all the tours Nichole and Mario booked for us were fantastic! We quickly learned that we only trusted what they recommended. We saw other travelers getting kicked out of Corcovado National Park because of their tour guides doing things that were against regulations. We were fortunate that all of our guides were excellent, and we felt that we got the most for our money out of all our excursions. Nichole handled the booking of the casona, setting up most of our tours prior to our arrival, and answered a countless amount of e-mails I sent her regarding our stay. She also greeted us, showed us around the house, and gave us tips on our first day there. After that Mario handled the rest of our trip, and I cannot say enough great things about him. He walked us to ALL of our excursions, even at 6:00 am! He even booked a private charter boat for us on our last day there, came on the boat with us, and walked us through the jungle to one of our tours to ensure everything went just as it should. He was also always close by the house, so if we had any questions we could always find him. One day I even asked him if there were any coconuts around the property and he immediately stopped what he was doing, and within a few minutes appeared with 4 coconuts and started chopping them open for us! He found one on the beach on our last day and broke that one open for us too. I also suspect that he cleaned the house for us daily. I really just cannot say enough great things about the kindness and attentiveness he displayed for his guests. The house was clean, and bottled water was provided for us as it is not advisable to drink the tap water. We enjoyed sitting out on the 2 decks of the house to watch for animals in the garden, but were surprised that we only saw monkeys come to eat bananas once. However, there are dogs all over Drake Bay, and one of the locals mentioned to us that the dogs tend to scare the animals away, so I don't know if that was a factor. We did see many animals on all of our tours though, so we did not feel disappointed. We also really liked having a house rental instead of a hotel, as we made most of our breakfasts and lunches. Most of our tours started early, as it gets extremely hot there, and we would not have had time to go out to breakfast, and there was nowhere to buy lunch when we were out and about. We also enjoyed grilling, playing cards, and reading the books that were at the house. As Costa Rica is considered one of the most eco friendly countries, naturally there was no air conditioning at the casona or anywhere in Drake Bay. As it had snowed at home the day before making our trip, we were struggling to adjust to the drastic climate change. Some things we thought could have helped improve the air circulation through the house would have been screened in doors, so we could have let the doors open when we were there, or more powerful fans to move the air around. In addition, screened in bathrooms would have added more comfort, as there were often small bees or other insects flying around me as I was trying to shower or brush my teeth, regardless if I left the lights off. All in all it was a wonderful trip, and I truly appreciate everything Nichole and Mario did for us. I already miss Drake Bay!
Visited April 2016 Traveled with friends
Written April 22, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Mountain views

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Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mango St. Casona Drake Bay Town Corcovado Gateway NEW w A/C

Mango St. Casona Drake Bay Town Corcovado Gateway NEW w A/C is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Mango St. Casona Drake Bay Town Corcovado Gateway NEW w A/C has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Mango St. Casona Drake Bay Town Corcovado Gateway NEW w A/C has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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