About this listing
CLEAN, UPDATED ROOM in a SAFE and QUIET neighborhood. Min away from downtown SANJOSE and SANPEDRO- public transportation. SPACIOUS house: lots of WINDOWS, NATURAL light, beautiful tropical GARDENS n TERRACE. 90min from PACIFIC coast. NO EXTRA FEES
Welcome to our home!!!
We have a clean and comfortable spare bedroom in our home and we would love to host you.
The first bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, a large window overlooking my mom's beloved rose garden!, TV, and wireless internet. There is also a large closet perfect for longer stays or to store your luggage.
The room is in a separate area of the house (as you can see in the pictures, there is a door that separates this section from the common areas) giving you lots of privacy.
You are also welcome to enjoy the common areas in our house. We have a large living room, kitchen, and dinning room. We also have a BEAUTIFUL terrace that overlooks a lush tropical garden. Our guests love to spend time here, drink their coffee, read, hang out or do some work. It is specially peaceful during rainy afternoons.
Given all the amenities these rooms are IDEAL for both longer stays or short trips. YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!
PLEASE FEEL AT HOME! Costa Rican's are very open and welcoming. You have access to all common areas, including living room and gardens.
Washer and Dryer
Tropical gardens and patio
Living room, dinning room, and terrace.
Interaction with Guests
We are here to help you make the best of your trip!
We are very nice and friendly, but also understand that that travelers need their own space and privacy, so we try to offer that.
Our family has always been very interested in participating of intercultural experiences. Over the years, we have hosted over 20 exchange students from Europe and the USA through programs such as International Studies Abroad (ISA) and American Field Service (AFS), and now we have joined the wonderful Airbnb community.
My parents don't speak perfect English but they are pretty awesome at non-verbal communication! Also, my mom has a special talent to help people learning Spanish ( she is super patient and knows how to communicate well using simple words).
My dad is a civil engineer, my mom is his assistant, and I am an architect so we all work together. We work with several government institutions building low income housing programs. We work all over the country so we travel a lot. We are home sometimes during the mornings and most evenings.
Our home is in Montelimar. This is an AWESOME location because you will be less than 2 miles from the center of San Jose. However, it is also a very quiet and safe middle class residential area.
There is a supermarket 250 meters (820 feet) from our home and there is also access to 5 different bus lines going to San Jose, San Pedro, Moravia, Guadalupe and Heredia.
Montelimar is a QUIET suburban neighborhood. This is a SMALL and FRIENDLY community where you will discover what a TRADITIONAL Costa Rican neighborhood is like, while enjoying all the amenities of CITY life.
NEARBY you will find supermarkets, hair salons, a track and soccer field, and fitness centers.
HALF A MILE away (800 meters), you will find Guadalupe's Courthouse and many restaurants, bars, cafeterias, copy centers, convenience stores, a gas station, and the Clinica Catolica hospital.
1.2 MILES AWAY (2km) you will find one of San Jose's newest and largest shopping malls (website hidden) [starbucks, restaurants, cinemas, shopping, etc.]
On Saturdays, there is a farmers market in Guadalupe. Here you will find fresh produce from all over the country. This is a traditional fair and many Costa Ricans spend their Saturday morning shopping and enjoying typical food and beverages.
VERY convenient buses and several different bus lines. Also, we are so close to downtown, San Pedro, Moravia, and the center of Guadalupe that many travelers prefer to use taxis (they are quite affordable). You can get downtown for only 5 or 7 dollars depending on traffic.
There are 5 bus lines that connect our home to Guadalupe (downtown), San Pedro, San Jose, Heredia, and Moravia.
PLUS: If your schedule coincides with ours, we can give you free rides to San Jose or San Pedro.
If you want to rent a car we have free parking.
Other Things to Note
We also offer a light breakfast, COFFEE, CEREAL and TOAST.
There is not cleaning fee so please clean up after yourself.
Elsie and Marianne were both so sweet and helpful in accommodating my stay. Marianne (Priscilla's sister) spoke English and helped me figure out how to get around the area. Elise was very patient with the language barrier and took her time to make sure I was comfortable. Priscilla was in the U.S. at the time, but she called to make sure everything was okay. Elsie was always offering me something to eat or drink, and I felt at home. They didn't mind if you went off on your own for some privacy and there was always someone to call if you ever needed help. They have a number for a taxi that helps when you need to get to a bus station, and they are within walking distance of a grocery store, ATM, bank, and various places to eat. Their home is gorgeous as well. Always clean and tidy, and the garden is very relaxing. A very nice and helpful family! Highly recommended!
Host family was very welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable to stay in. The experience was very authentic especially from a local perspective. Location very convenient to nearby shopping, services etc by way of bus and taxi. Family was gracious enough to even invite me to share breakfast witness them, watch soccer and just discuss life in general. The garden on the property was beautiful and a nice place to relax and reflect on life. Overall, a very positive and welcoming experience. Thank you for being great hosts.
Дом нам с мужем понравился. Большой, уютный, чистый и красивый. Гостеприимные и отзывчивые хозяева. Всё было бы хорошо, если бы не одно большое НО. Ключевым моментом при выборе жилья для нас была величина комнаты. Мы бронировали большую комнату с собственным входом и собственной мини-кухней. В итоге получили крошечную комнатушку без кухни с общим входом. Изначально она была рассчитана на одного жильца. Но потом хозяева сменили односпальную кровать на двуспальную. В итоге мы вдвоём вместе с двумя нашими чемоданами едва втиснулись в эту комнату. Хозяева объяснили это своей ошибкой (мол, большая комната была уже занята). Нужно отдать им должное - нам предложили бесплатно переночевать чтобы в дальнейшем найти другое жильё или остаться у них и получить небольшое денежное возмещение морального ущерба. Но эту комнату мы бронировали заранее. И другие хорошие варианты к этому моменту были уже заняты. Нам пришлось остаться в этой.
Мы предполагаем, что комната, которую мы забронировали, была пересдана другому человеку, поскольку он останавливался на более долгий срок и хозяевам это было выгоднее.
В общем, при бронировании этого жилья мы рекомендуем тщательно удостовериться что вас ждёт именно та комната, которую вы выбрали. Маленькая - очень тесная и подойдёт только для одного человека.
I am extremely sorry you were not 100% satisfied with the room. However, your husband seemed to really like it and he was very polite and thankful when you guys left.
As you mentioned, we really did everything that was in our hands to address your concerns and ensure that you had a good experience. I am not sure if you fully understood my message back then but we offered both a FREE night with a FULL refund OR a discounted price if you decided to stay. Since you were not happy with the room, I wish you had just taken the full refund and looked for other accommodations. It is very disappointing to read that, despite all our efforts and apologies, you were still unsatisfied.
Unfortunately, the confusion about the rooms was your mistake since you did not read the listing carefully and thoroughly and assumed that both rooms had kitchenettes (the listing specified that only one of them did and that they were both the same price). All the details were clearly explained in the listing in English. Moreover, in terms of square footage, the room we gave you is actually larger than the one that was unavailable.
The price of both rooms, even the one with no kitchenette, is much cheaper than any other comparable listings in the area, so you got a really good deal.
I have to say that it was very disappointing to read that you assumed my parents did not give you the room with the kitchenette because it was more profitable to host someone else. As I explained in my messages, I was in Europe when you arrived and I am the one who manages the listing for my parents. It was my mistake not to clarify with you that one of the rooms was taken and that the available room had no kitchenette or private entrance (even though all these details about both rooms WERE CLEARLY STATED on the listing at the time you booked it!).
Airbnb is a community where trust, respect, and transparency are highly valued. I do not appreciate your review speculating that we were trying to deceive you and take advantage of you to make more profits, specially since my parents were extremely welcoming and accommodating to all your needs. I know you are new to the community so I hope this is a learning experience for you.
We had a lovely time with Pricillas family! They were very kind, helpful people with a wonderful garden :) we would recommend anyone to stay there! Easy to get to with public transport when you know where the house is, just get of at the peri mercado.
It was awesome staying here. Very welcoming, friendly and helpful family. No issues with anything at all. The house is very large with a huge outside area. Would highly recommend, if you're looking for a good place near San Jose, as the center is few bus stops away. The room is good for one person. Neighborhood is nice and very safe.
Elsi and her husband were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable in their home. The room is small as shown on the photos and filled with a very comfy double bed. We spent much of our time out in the beautiful garden which is a great area for eating meals, working or reading.
While initially difficult to find, the location is very convenient. There is a large supermarket two blocks away, a scattering of restaurants in the vicinity, and frequent buses into the centre of San Jose (20 mins).
I would highly recommend this room to anyone looking to spend time in San Jose.
The reservation was canceled 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
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About the Host, Priscilla
Currently, I am a PhD. art history student at NYU. I was born and raised in Costa Rica but I have lived in the US for more than 5 years.
I love traveling and I have been both an Airbnb host and guest for almost 3 years. I love Airbnb because it is good, cheap, easy, and convenient. However, the absolute best part is the wonderful people you get to meet. I truly think believe this is a wonderful community of open, giving, kind people who are willing to open their homes and make someone's trip and unforgettable experience.
I also love animals and I hope to own a goat one day. :)
For those of you who are visiting my home in Costa Rica, your hosts will be my parents and my sister. Here is a bit about the three of them:
My mom's name is Elsie. She is a super woman! She raised 4 girls and now works with my dad. She LOVES her garden, so if you wanna see her smile just tell her you like it too. She is a great Spanish teacher. She speaks little English herself but she is very patient and has an awesome ability to communicate using simple words.
My dad's name is Clar. He is a civil engineer and works with the government in low income housing projects. He is quiet and a bit shy for the most part but he is a sweetheart. He LOVES FOOD. So if you wanna go with him to the Farmer's market, he will be super excited to show you all the weird tropical foods that you can only find in our region.
My sister Marianne: she is an architect and also works with my dad. She is 32 years old but she's a little girl at heart! Her English is very good so she can help out with any communication.