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

sit and enjoy the view from your private hill
18 reviews
sit and enjoy the view from your private hill
your view from the front door
fish in the nearby river or in the surf in front of the house
take a whale/dolphin watching tour
the beach at low tide
your own kitchen to create and eat when you like
take a tour to Cano Island or to Corcovado National Park
enjoy the tropical colors
an intimate spot for a break with a spectacular ocean view out the window
main bed with pull out single underneath
a local visitor when the palm nuts are ripe
sit and read or just chill in paradise
rent a kayak and explore the rivers or ocean
another local visitor
hike the coast and explore the area
rent a horse and guide for an economical adventure
your vacation home in Drake Bay, private and on the beach!
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas
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 canop...
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Listing #FKN6873928
About the Owner
peter m
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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 March 4, 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

1  Thank Peter T
Management response:Responded March 7, 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 February 17, 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

1  Thank Roger W
Management response:Responded February 18, 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 February 17, 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

Thank Nancy M
Management response:Responded February 18, 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

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No additional guests and no parties!
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: $150 / stay - Deposit
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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!
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Drake Bay Airport: 6.2 mi
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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