About this listing
This Air Conditioned, 2 Bedroom Home has the best view of Drake Bay in the entire village, is right in the middle of town, 100 meters to mini markets and restaurants. Hand crafted hardwood finishes throughout. Tours to anywhere in the area can be easily arranged with Alex a private concierge He has helped people get many extras they need for their comforts and has gone an extra mile for guests.
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Get a whole house for the price of a hotel room!
Cook your own meals and dine with the birds and amazing views.
Stay in the village and meet locals.
All windows fully screened. Free WIFI (Wifi is temporarily not working but we can help you get on the internet) and a nicely equipped kitchen.
We can meet you at the beach if you arrive by boat from Sierpe. You can also fly in to the nearby Drake Airport on either Sansa Airlines or Nature Air Airlines. In the rainy season it is very difficult, if not impossible, to drive to Drake because of steep mountain roads and a river to ford. From late December to late August driving to Drake is possible, a 4X4 is best. The last gas station is at Chacarita, where you turn off the Interamerican Highway. It is best if you call ahead for road conditions. Secure off street parking is available. We'll get you settled and we will explain the layout of the town and options for local tours etc. We are always in the next house in case you need something or for an emergency.
Bahia Drake is a small village. No Starbucks, no traffic, and no worries.
Drake Bay is on the national power grid and electricity is reliable but occasionally there is a power outage. If you use a c-pap machine or another medical devise that requires electricity it would be advisable to carry a backup battery unit. This would be good advice for traveling anywhere in Central America.
There are no banks or ATMs, so plan accordingly!!
There are 12 small restaurants and 2 small super markets within walking distance. Offering typical Costa Rican fare, seafood, pizza, chicken, etc.
Walk or take a 4x4 taxi if necessary. Rides are $6-10 to anywhere nearby.
We recommend booking any tours directly with Alex he will be at your disposal for all your wants and needs with tours and any comfort you require. He is the same price as everyone and also offers tours run by locals. Help support the local economy of Drake Bay.
Guests have use of the entire home.
Directions from the Drake Airport is that you tell the taxi driver who is always there to pick up guests, Casa Tomas frente Cabinas Murillo. it is the house made of wood (casa madera con porticos verdes) with green gates. You go up the concrete stairs and call out Hola! and Hank or Alex will be there to greet you.
If you arrive by the beach, you walk up the hill that goes to the left and it is the 4th and 5th house on the left. My home is the big wooden one with green metal gates, which Hank Alex or I will be there. You can get someone to transport your bags up the hill if need be.
Boats leave Drake daily at 7AM and 2PM
Depart from Sierpe to Drake at 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM
Interaction with guests
Guests are welcome to ask Hank for help or even Alex
We are right in the center of the community so it makes everything easy. You can walk to everything.
If you want to Scuba Dive, we recommend Drake Divers. They have the highest trained Divemaster and Instructor for over 25 years. Let them know you are staying at our house.
Everything is close to the house, stores, restaurants, beach...open the door, its steps away.
Other things to note
This is a great home for relaxing
No Smoking in the house.
If you break it, you bought it. It is difficult to get things to Drake, be respectful of our property.
If the home is excessively dirty, there will be an extra charge.
If you ruin our linens with self tanner or suntan oil, there will be a charge,
Shower before sleep please if you use staining products on your skin