Downtown SJ #1 - VERY Modern/Nice

Apartment - Private room · Calle 3 y Ave, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

Private room with private bath, AC and small closet. Walking distance to EVERYTHING downtown. Extremely modernized. Main lobby attendant. Wireless Internet (2Mbps), Guest Computer, Bar, PS3, wall-mounted TV, jacuzzi shower. Very modernized.

Your host, Scott
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Private room with private bath, AC and small closet. Walking distance to EVERYTHING downtown. Extremely modernized. Main lobby attendant. Wireless Internet (2Mbps), Guest Computer, Bar, PS3, wall-mounted TV, jacuzzi shower. Very modernized.

The Space

Private room with attached private bath, AC and small closet. Walking distance to EVERYTHING downtown. Extremely modernized shared-kitchen/living area. Main lobby attendant. Memory foam mattress topper. Living Room inclides Wireless Internet (2Mbps), Guest Computer, Bar, PS3, wall-mounted TV w/Netflix, jacuzzi shower. Very modernized.

The condo is a 3BR/2BA. I live in one room, and occasionally have a guest in the middle (shared) room and/or the first (private bath).

Your room is a 18x12 with shared bathroom. The room has a TV (no cable) with AppleTV, stereo and a small closet.

Bed is a normal twin size bed with a tempurpedic-grade 4" mattress topper brought from the US.

Room is not facing the street so traffic noise is minimal (though we are downtown, so anywhere you stay will have SOME traffic noise).

If you are visiting San Jose for business or pleasure, there is no better deal than this.

* FULLY furnished downtown condo.
* High-Speed (2Mbs) Wireless Internet (plus secure VPN connection through Miami so you can watch Netflix outside of the United States)
* Playstation 3, 4 and Wii U with games
* Bedroom has 4" REAL memory foam topper.
* Bathroom has unlimited passive hot water heater.
* Large living room area with mounted plasma tv and stereo system
* FULL kitchen with dishwasher, stove, microwave, and fridge. Stainless steel.
* Top floor, so ZERO noise from neighbors.
* 24 hour lobby person.
* $20 can be paid separately if you would like a FULL private breakfast and maid service on any given morning (otherwise, maid service and breakfast is NOT provided).
* iPhone with prepaid chip available at $10 per day (plus whatever money you want to charge the phone with). This is paid separately upon arrival if you need it.
* We can coordinate rental cars, tours, or anything else you need while you are here.

Usually I work from the bedroom during the day, and go out in the evening. There are some occasions where I may be out of the country, however there is a house manager for the days I'm not here.

Bario Amon is mostly the "art district" in the daytime and the "party district" in the night time. A LOT of the historic downtown stuff is located within 5 minutes of walking and within 60 seconds in a taxi.

You are within 3 blocks of a major bank, grocery store, exit highway, and a LOT of bars/restaurants.

For those of you who have been here, we are 1 block from Little Havana, 6 blocks from Sportsmans Lodge, and 6 blocks from Hotel Del Ray.

About 3 blocks up you have access to nearly ALL local bus stops. The Coca Cola bus station (trips out of San Jose to the rest of Costa Rica) is a $3/5min taxi ride from the condo. In other words, this is an EXTREMELY convenient location.

NOISE - We are downtown. Your room is NOT facing the street and is isolated a bit, however if the AC is off, you may hear some traffic. My room overlooks the street so I keep my fans on, but in your case, if you keep the AC fan running, you should be fine. In 6 years I have never heard a guest complain. The walls here are pretty thick.

NIGHT TIME - In any city, the downtown areas can be a little unnerving at night. San Jose is no different. Just be aware of your surroundings, take the red taxis, and you should be fine.

PHONE - If you have a Verizon iPhone 5/5s/6 you will be fine. AT&T phones work here also but you need to have them unlocked. I have a friend that rents an iPhone 3 for $10 per day and you are responsible for a $150 (refundable) deposit plus whatever you charge the phone with (usually $2 a day is good).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $225 /week
Security Deposit: $125
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My second time at Scott's was as pleasing as the first one.

    November 2013
  • Staying at Scott's was really nice. He has a really cool place, well located. He and his teammates are really friendly and welcoming. They make sure everything is alright.
    It is also easy to change your reservation if you need to.
    The apartment is really cosy and well equipped.

    November 2013
  • Scott and his unit were the perfect place for us while staying in San Jose. His unit is located in a safe building in a location very near downtown and super accessible for bus stations, site seeing downtown and the like. If you're looking for a safe, convenient, modern (hot water - a rarity from our travels throughout Costa Rica) place to stay you've found it with Scott's penthouse apartment!!!

    October 2013
  • The location is great, a short walk to everything downtown San Jose. The apartment is great too, spacious and with everything one might need. And Scott is a fantastic host too, who always had some good advice and helped me out with some logistical details. Would come back any time :)

    October 2013
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I'm just under 40, have been living in Costa Rica for 6 years, and have made this my home. I usually welcome guests who like to come down for between 1 and 10 days to either experience tours throughout the country, or stay downtown and experience the nightlife here. I have a LOT of friends here now, so whatever you are into, chances are I can probably help you get around and/or guide you in the right direction. I'm pretty laid back, work on the computer most days, and wind up out with friends during the evenings to either bars, clubs, or dinners. I'm EXTREMELY social later in the day after I get my work done, and I LOVE to cook when I have time. Sometimes, I am back in the US for a while, so the place will be empty, so you MAY OR MAY NOT see me on your trip depending on when you arrive, however I have a lady who manages everything for me when I'm gone and she can come over and cook/clean (for a fee that you pay to her) any day you need (otherwise, breakfast and maid service is not included). You can play any music in the house except country music :)
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