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Luxury Living for Peanuts! DELIGHT
Luxury Living for Peanuts! DELIGHT

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: $206
Weekly Discount: 8%


The space

NOTE: Be sure to see the calendars for 9 LISTINGS. There are 2 rooms very economical rooms for 1 person, 2 very large Master Suites with jacuzzi baths for rates well below market, and 5 mid-range rooms. All rooms have en suite bathrooms except the MTN VIEW which shares a bathroom with one woman. Stays for 2 days up to 4 months which could include moving from one room to another so be sure to ask about this host to determine what is possible.

This calendar is for the DELIGHT room which is a 13 Ft X 13 Ft with a QUEEN BED and PRIVATE BATHROOM. It sleeps two comfortably.
See the separate calendars for the other 3 listings. The descriptions follow.

See my other calendars and rates for the GRAND, MTN VIEW, GARDEN, POAS, ARENAL, BOYERO and COURTYARD rooms.

RATE: $28-$75./night with weekly and monthly rates available.

The Residence and Neighborhood:

Bed and Breakfast for short term guests or longer term with kitchen privileges. This beautiful home is in an upscale, safe neighborhood of Trejos Montealegre, Escazu (about 8 km, 15 minute bus ride from downtown San Jose) has 4 rooms to meet different budgets and needs regarding time. Stay for 2 days, or 2 months, perhaps longer.

There are restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, movies, shopping center, medical/dental offices, hospital, Spanish lessons, grocery stores all within a short taxi ride or not much longer if you are a walker.

The GARDEN Room is small, but cute, with a private bath, our most economical, all the amenities on a cozy scale. Door opens into the garden. There is Internet in the room and at a covered table just outside for gathering or working with Internet. Guests have been offered larger rooms but have chosen this one! This room is appropriate for only one person, two if you are very friendly with a TWIN BED. (A double mattress could also be provided if desired).

The DELIGHT room is a comfortable 13 ft X 13 ft room with a private bath and a QUEEN BED. Sleeps two comfortably.

The MTN VIEW room is an even larger room than the DELIGHT with a shared bath and a QUEEN BED and TWIN BED. It is a "favorite" of many guests because it has a view of the lovely Escazu hills and is sunny and pleasant all year 'round. The one other person who shares the bathroom is usually out and on her way by 6:30 AM so it is almost like having your own bathroom.

The GRAND room is a huge room with jacuzzi (see photo)
It has a QUEEN BED and a SOFA or TWIN BED. Sleeps 3 comfortably with space to put more mattresses on the floor for friendly folks.

Weekly and monthly rates available. Guests are welcome for medical/dental tourism, internships, transition times, relocation exploration, international telecommuting or ???

International telecommuters wanted! Be in Costa Rica while on the job, then go off to explore after work!
House enabled with Internet infrastructure to meet the stringent business/work needs. Multiple Broadband high speed Modems and Routers enabling Wi-fi and wired connections in the rooms and throughout the house. We do our best to keep you connected 24/7 and we are (usually) successful!

All rooms nicely furnished with new high end mattresses. Movies galore! Books galore! Sunny garden. Wi-fi for free throughout the home, laundry service, maid service available. Near Multiplaza, hospitals, ...most everything you need!
Taxi service from the airport can be arranged in advance ($30).
Tours available.

Great connections/referrals for your medical and dental needs at a fraction of the cost of the U.S. or Canada but with equal, perhaps superior quality. Ask us for details.

4 adorable cats are outside only.

Separate listings with calendars have been created for the other rooms mentioned above. The calendars are updated usually on a daily basis. Please write if you have questions and/or specific needs.
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Thursday, 17 October 2013

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Non smokers only please. This is a smoke-free, cigarette smell free, butt free environment, house and all property.

Check in is from 2 PM-4PM, earlier and later may be possible with prior arrangement.

Only registered and paid guests allowed in the rooms from the hours of 9 PM to 8 AM.

No children under the age of 8 years and all older children must have adult supervision.

Breakfast will be served for all guests here for 3 days or less. Those guests with weekly and monthly rates will be served breakfast for 3 days, and will have the use of the kitchen for all other meals. You may still have breakfast served to you from the 4th day at a cost of $5. per breakfast.

Rooms will be cleaned once a week, linens and sheets provided. More towels will be provided upon request.

Guests may use the washer and dryer for their personal clothes once a week, more times at a cost of $8. for wash and dry.

It is not required, but suggested that you wear house slippers in the house.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

82 Reviews

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Jesse User Profile
April 2017
Great place for travelers to rest and work. And the other guests were fantastic as well -- it's a magical space to connect with other travelers.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
I, we, look forward to your return!
April 2017

Paloma User Profile
March 2017
This place is beautiful! There is an amazing community both from the guests who come to stay here and the people who live here already. It was a great place to relax, eat, drink, and have fun. Everyone should stay here.

Natalie User Profile
September 2016
Staying at Liza's was a dream, it's in a great location and I will definitely stay there again when I return. My cousin came and stayed and thought the place was beautiful and plans to stay there in the future. My host was so knowledgeable, she shared so much valuable information about Costa Rica and the different areas to visit. LOVE LOVE LOVED my stay!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your kind words, Natalie. I loved you as a guest as well, so easy, flexible and considerate! I look forward to your return.
September 2016

Jorge User Profile
August 2016
Liza's place was well kept and luxurious. The security for some, I suppose would be welcomed but for me, actually gave me the opposite sense, in that I felt that a neighborhood that feels the need to employ guards, will probably be the least safe during a shit-storm but I digress... The experience was great. I only stayed 3 days but they were relaxing and her wifi was fast. I ate exclusively at a house around the corner whose food and host are primarily described as "magical—I concur. Overall, a great place to stay. I'd come back.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your review, Jorge. I hope your trip is continuing well and you are finding exactly what you had hoped. There are indeed certain hours that the tank is actually heating and, if those showering keep their showers to 10 minutes, or so, there should be at least 2, maybe 3 showers between those hours,allowing for sufficient hot water on demand. I am sorry If did not explain fully about the residual hot water that, with some consciousness, should be available most hours. I will look to be more clear about that. Thank you for pointing it out.
August 2016

Joshua User Profile
August 2016
Liza greeted us with a warm, welcoming smile and we felt at home immediately. Her information about the area, and all of Costa Rica, was invaluable. Our room was exactly as pictured and her home has everything you need for a short or long term stay. One of the perks of staying with Liza was meeting the other guests and hearing about their lives and travel. She arranged travel with her driver to take us to the airport and was there to send us off, even at the wee hour of 3:30am. We will definitely be returning!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your kind review! I hope you come back soon for an even looonnnnggger stay!
August 2016

Jane User Profile
August 2016
My stay was fabulous! The Hummingbird house is beautiful and Liza is an amazing hostess. The property is just like it's pictured and the location is great if you're interested in learning more about Costa Rica! I highly recommend Liza and this opportunity. Patricia
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Gracias Jane and Patricia. It was great having both of you here!
August 2016

Taylor User Profile
July 2016
Liza has indeed made an art out of both caring for others, and of creating magical, peaceful environments where great conversations thrive. Likewise, it quickly becomes obvious that she truly enjoys going above and beyond for others, and the net result was that my Escazu AirBnB turned out to be the highlight of my few days passing through San Jose. Indeed, I'm already making return plans! While staying at the house, I was easily able to get work done when needed, with my favorite place of doing so being the gardens. At the same time, Liza was always happy to offer pages of customized notes and recommendations around San Jose for whatever the need or interest might be. Can't wait to visit again!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your very kind review, Taylor. I also look forward to your return. Keep in mind that every visit will be different, always good, I hope. More cats! Really?! My cats do teach you what is important in life, don't they!
July 2016

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Escazu, Costa Rica · Joined in June 2011
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.

I have had many adventures (with what seems to be endless travel along with life experiences) and these adventures continue in Costa Rica. I had a guest house in San Francisco and I would love to welcome you to my home here in Escazu, Costa Rica for a short or longer stay. This home was picked and decorated with YOU in mind!

Since arriving in Costa Rica in 2002, I have been a teacher specializing in English for Specific Purposes and English for Business Purposes which is very interesting because I get to learn a lot about all kinds of fields. Some of my students, along the way, have come from banking, nutrition, medicine, finance, small business, diplomacy, etc. I had an interesting time getting two Master's of Education simultaneously, one from the University of Costa Rica and one from Framingham State College.

In 2010, I taught at EARTH University in Guacimo Costa Rica where they teach sustainable farming, so this city girl learned a lot about farming and I have gotten very interested in issues around farming and other matters about sustainability.

I have also been a massage therapist for nearly 23 years, something I am very passionate about.

Since June 2011, this very interesting house has had people who have come from India, Pakistan, France, England, Poland, Serbia, Russia, Switzerland, England. Germany, Reunion, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S., and others. We just never know who might show up! Sometimes we have eight countries represented at the table, and yet, often there are unexpected and interesting connections. It is a house filled with blessings!

I hope you will join us and continue the adventure!

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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