Apartment - Private room · Avenida, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

Nice and quiet room in large and sunny 3 bedroom apartment. Very quiet area but within easy walking distance to downtown (4 short bus stops or approx. 10-15 min walk).
Medical Stay - Students - 1 month plus welcome
We speak English - Spanish -German

The Space

The room faces the backyard and if you are lucky and wake up at the right moment, you'll see a hummingbird fly by. Instead of traffic noise you will wake up hearing the birds chirping.

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast, that comes with fresh fruit, a good cup of coffee or tea, real bread and marmalade or cereal. We also have a Magic Bullet if you'd rather mix up a smoothie.

We have a large colorful living room with large windows letting in a lot of sunlight, which really is the place to sit and relax, read a book and check the e-mails and plan out your trip.

If you don't speak any Spanish or little, no problem. We also speak English and German. French is rusty, but I have a neighbor that can help if needed.

I have tons of books around, bring one and leave another one.

In case of any questions, just ask and I'll be happy to answer them.

Guest Access

You get use of the kitchen and washing machine and if needed you can surf on one of our computers. The bathroom is shared, but if you prefer a private bathroom, I could offer you the smaller blue room instead since that has a private bathroom adjacent to the room (see listing room/532613).

Interaction with Guests

That is up to you: entirely.

We love to share and enjoy common meals. We can toss a coin who cooks. We have been on trips, walked downtown and hung out in the local bars, but we respect the space and silence just the same.

The Neighborhood

We have some great restaurants and bars only a few blocks to the north in up-coming Barrio Escalante or head on over to San Pedro with it's night time hustle and bustle from the university crowd. Since my son Noel has turned 18 this year, he'll be happy to be your guide.

In case you are staying with us on the weekend, join us for a trip to the farmers market, where we stock up on fruits and veggies. In case you'd like your adrenaline going, join me for a bike ride.

We are 1 block from Avenida Central in Barrio Francisco Peralta / east of Los Yoses / south of Escalente (East of downtown and before San Pedro).

Close to the UCR, Veritas, U Latina and some other universities.

Getting around

During the day catch the inexpensive buses that pass by every other minute to move around, once it gets dark you are better off catching a cab.
Bus stop is one block away. Any bus saying: San Pedro works

For your trip from the airport we can recommend a great shuttle service for $ 30 flat rate or if you arrive during the day you can catch the public bus from the airport to downtown and then a cab which all together will cost around $ 5-7, which is what I usually do too.

Other Things to Note

For years we have tried to help the animals that cross our path and we do have a couple of friendly dogs and cats, which we have rescued off the streets and which we haven't been able to place into permanent homes yet. While the 2 cats mostly keep to themselves and will hide from you, the dogs will go for a walk with you anytime. They know the neighborhood pretty well and will lead you along.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $175 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My boyfriend and I enjoyed our short stay with Alexandra. We got to know her as a person by asking some questions about her career and how she got there. It was pleasant. She offered us tea, fruits and even gave me a little bit of jewelry her and her son had made together. The room is just as pictured. It is simple and basic, but all we needed was a bed. We did not have to sleep with a fan on or A/C during our visit. The linens were clean. The bathroom was shared, but good enough for my visit. The dogs were absolutely precious and so sweet. They really made my stay even more enjoyable. Alexandra gave us fresh fruits and also an icy bottle of water near our bed side. The directions she provided were simple and easy for the cab driver. I would recommend staying with her and getting to know her as an individual as well!

    April 2014
  • Nice stay 20min walking to city center.
    Awsome breakfast (homemade bread) you should like dogs if stay there ;-).

    April 2014
  • Alexandra helped us out with a reservation last minute and was the most gracious host! We enjoyed a wonderful smoothie and fruits, bread, and tea at breakfast. Thanks, Alexandra! Kiss Bouncy for us!

    April 2014
  • Alexandra is a very nice host. I felt very welcomed and home. She is always open for a nice funny chat and advice if needed. I enjoyed my short stay very much!
    Thank you!

    April 2014
  • Alexandra has a great place and will treat you just like you were home. She is a great hostess. Good location and all the help you need to make your visit one of the best. Her place is on the top of my list.

    April 2014
  • My Boyfriend and I stayed with Alexandra for 2 nights. We greatly appreciated her hospitality. She made us amazing breakfast each morning with self made yoghurt and bread. The bed is incredibly comfy. It's just a 10 minute walk down town where we were able to run errands and checked out the historical museum, which was fun.
    Thank you Alexandra!

    March 2014
  • It was very nice to stay with Alexandra and the place is really well located to visit the city.

    March 2014
  • Alexandra's place is quiet and close to center San Jose. She is friendly and helpful.
    I'll book again with Alexandra next time I have to go to San Jose.

    March 2014
  • I spent 7 nice days with Alexandra. She was a perfect host and I enjoyed my stay with her. She arranged my transport from the airport, and set up 2 tours I wanted to take. the first night I was there she went for a walk with me to show me the area. when I came back to the house she always had Tea or coffee for me. She walked to the Farmers market with me on Saturday. Her dogs were fun and well behaved. If it looked to her I was getting bored we would go for a walk. When I go back to Costa Rica I would stay with her again and would recommend her to any one that was looking for a good place to stay. I for got to mention how good her home made bread was. Thanks Alexandra for having me in your house.

    March 2014
  • On a passé 4 jours dans cet appartement.
    Bien placé, lumineux.
    Alexandra notre hotesse a un excellent sens de l'accueil, on se sent bien chez ellle, ses petits dej sont bons, elle fait son pain et beaucoup de choses.
    Alexandra a 3 chiens er 2 chats, ramassés dans la rue en mauvais état, ce qui amène bruit et odeur!!

    March 2014
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Love to read, enjoy the days as they come. Every now and then a stray comes along - some have stayed, while other cats and dogs have found new homes, so there is always some assortment of 4 legged friends around. I have started to add a couple of additional listings from very good friends and I do vouch for each of the listings added. I hope that these listings can round out a trip to Costa Rica!
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