Lots of books to read and enjoy about all kinds of subjects, around 250 DVD's!
Luxury Living for Peanuts! GRAND
Hosted by Liza
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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
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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.

Consult this calendar for the GRAND room which is one of the largest rooms with a large bath and jacuzzi and a QUEEN BED and SOFA or TWIN BED. Could sleep 3 comfortably, more space for beds on the floor.

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 8 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.

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.

Also see the POAS, ARENAL, BOYERO and COURTYARD rooms.

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.

Roam The World For Free ARTICLE: CELL PHONES
Thursday, 17 October 2013

Have you ever had an amazing vacation in a foreign country only to come home to a US$500 cell phone bill? You only checked a few emails, used (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps, and uploaded pictures to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) to make your friends jealous, so how could it cost that much?

I've been a victim to these outrageous roaming fees which has lead me to either leave my phone in airplane mode or buy a local prepaid SIM card in the country I am visiting, neither of which is ideal.

Beginning on Oct. 20th, the U.S. cellular company T-Mobile is changing the game in international travel by getting rid of international roaming fees. That's right, U.S. T-Mobile users will now be able to roam the world with their current cell phone and number at no extra cost.

The service will be available in countries including Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, China, and 200 other countries. It allows unlimited data usage and texting, with phone calls at a rate of 20 cents per minute. The service automatically connects to the local service in the new country and requires nothing for the user to do.

T-Mobile's new plan is perfect for the frequent and infrequent traveler that wants to always be connected while they are away. Picture being able to hop from country to country in Europe, use all of your data, apps, maps, and email, and not be penalized for it. The savings and convenience are extraordinary.

T-Mobile is currently the only cell phone provider in the United States offering an international cell phone service like this. It's great they are the first to recognize that we live in a global world where people want to be connected no matter where they are. It will also be interesting to see whether the larger carriers like Verizon and AT&T eventually jump on board.

For more information on T-Mobile's new plan visit: (URL HIDDEN)

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Extra people $5 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a smoke-free environment, house and all property.

Check in is from 2 PM-4 PM, 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.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Livia User Profile
September 2017
Great place, I felt very comfortable staying here. Everyone is very helpful and friendly, even the four cats living in the beautiful courtyard. I would definitely stay here again if I'm back in the area.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your kind words, Livia. I had so many things going on during your short stay; I hope there is, indeed, a next time and we can talk some more. Good luck!
September 2017

Tricia User Profile
August 2017
A "MUST STAY"!!! We were thrilled with everything at this stay...the homey, clean, safe space that Liza has created was perfect for our 10-year wedding anniversary trip. It was quiet and private but had the potential for pleasant, chatty conversations, if one so desired. Its no wonder Liza is a "Super Host"... she anticipated our every need and made invaluable suggestions, many of which were added to our itinerary and greatly enhanced the quailty of our overall Costa Rican experience. Our advice: COME! ENJOY! YOU'LL LOVE IT! GOD BLESS!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
So sweet! Gracias! Muy amable. You have been added to my "Super GUEST" list. Please let me know when you graduate, Guillermo. I think the 15 year plan is a bit too long!
August 2017

Stephanie User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful host, wonderful location!

Xaviar User Profile
October 2016
This place was perfect from the start! Liz made sure Liza made sure I had a smooth arrival and secured me a driver from the airport. Upon arriving at the residence I was greeted with a smile and given a great tour of property. She goes out of her way to make sure you are as comfortable as possible and enjoying your stay. Woke up to a nice breakfast and great conversations to start everyday which is always great. I will most definitely be returning for a vacation next time!! I cannot sum up enough words to define how much I enjoy my stay here just off of the simple things. If you are readying this Liza THANK YOU again!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
and thank you for your kind words! I look forward to having you here for your vacation. Congratulations on winning a medal in your first international competition!
October 2016

Randy User Profile
August 2016
Perfect host and awesome place! The whole community and support given while here is amazingly helpful. This was my first stay outside of the U.S. and Liza was helpful in every aspect with endless advice and suggestions when needed. The house is great and in a perfect location to check out the city. Very secure as well if you're a nervous travelled and in a good part of town. There are lots of options nearby for food including a very special place she will tell you about. All a around amazing stay!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your review. I think it is so great that you are taking this opportunity to travel for such an extended period, Randy! I wish you all the very best and think of us from time to time. Come visit again as you head north.
August 2016

Katherine User Profile
May 2016
Liza made everything about arrival as easy as possible, including arranging for a trusted cabdriver to me me at the airport and arranging an amazing meal at a nearby restaurant that was open for dinner late. Anyone can appreciate that. The neighborhood is very nice, like an older wealthy inner suburb Costa Rican style, cement 2-3 stores houses with gates, guards, fancy ironwork and amazing street trees. Quiet and safe, yet easy walking distance to stores, bus stop, restaurants. Hummingbirds hover outside in the courtyard. The climate in Escazu is miraculous.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you Katherine for your generous review. I hope you come back; you were a great guest!
May 2016

Andy User Profile
March 2016
This was a wonderful house to live in while in the greater San Jose area. Clean, comfortable, and a feeling of community while away from home. Liza is a great host. She makes herself aware of guests needs, offers help with getting around, where to eat, and interesting trips to take for varying periods of time. For me it was a terrific place for an extended stay. BTW, she has a wonderful library of books & DVDs as well.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you, Andy. I hope this becomes your go-to home in the future as well! It is wonderful to have you!
March 2016

Escazu, Costa RicaJoined 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!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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