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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).
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 (website hidden) Maps, and uploaded pictures to (website 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: (website hidden)(email hidden)ml.
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.
Breakfast will be served for all guests here for 6 days or less. Those guests with weekly and monthly rates will be served breakfast for 5 days, and will have the use of the kitchen for all other meals. You may still have breakfast served to you from the 6th 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.
Liza was there to greet us for our second visit to Hummingbird house and interested in our recent travels and the wedding we had attended. The neighborhood is very peaceful with a great restaurant around the corner. Liza is an amazing resource for anything a person could need during their stay in San Jose.
This was our third time staying here. Lately we have been coming to see our dentist who has been caring for us for more than 25 years. It gives us a reason to travel to Costa Rica where we once lived. Once again Liza arranged transport from the airport, greeted us when we arrived, and showed us our room. This time we stayed in the Grand room, which is very large and comfortable.
Liza shares much with her guests. Good books, movies, music...advice on where to go and what to do...great breakfasts...soup in the evening.
We will stay there again when we visit Costa Rica. It's like a home to us. We feel safe, comfortable and cared for every time we visit.
This is our second stay at Liza's Escazu retreat. We had returned to Costa Rica a second time for more major dental work. This time we stayed in the Poas Room in the Roble House. It's a very spacious, comfortable (and elegant) room with a lovely balcony where we could sit and enjoy the peacefulness of the rain in the evening. Again Liza welcomed us and made sure that we had everything we needed in the way of information and amenities. We cannot imagine a better home to recuperate from long, painful dental procedures.
This stay we made more use of the kitchen, preparing many of our own meals. When you have fresh dental work, it's a time that cooking for yourself makes a difference. The Roble House kitchen is quite nice and well equipped.
A highlight of our stay at Liza's was a house party one evening. Most of the guests came and, with good food and drink, we all talked and laughed into the night.
We can't say enough about how comfortable Liza's place is and its proximity to the commercial centers of San Jose and Escazu. We have no choice but to return to Costa Rica in a few months to (hopefully, this time) bring our dental rendezvous to a glorious end. Thanks to Airbnb and Liza, we can look forward to another enjoyable stay. Fran and Ken Watson
The house looks amazing. I was afraid of getting lost during our 1st stay. The house is very spacious and there are a lot of rooms in the house. The bedrooms and bathrooms we stayed in are very big too, clean and very quiet. Liza's house is located in the prominent area of Escazu. Calle Roble 2B is just around the corner from her house and you can walk towards that road that will lead you to the main road to take buses in San Jose which is about 10 mins away. Her house is also a walking distance from Walmart. Had I brought my running shoes with me, the neighbourhood would be a nice place to go for a run. Liza also serves the best coffee!
This was a purely delightful experience! Not only was the house itself very beautiful, safe and comfortable to stay in and the green neighborhood in Escazu convenient and friendly, but really... Victoria herself was a major part of how much I have enjoyed the place during my stay. She is very attentive to every detail around the house, like making sure that the internet connection is as fast as you can ever hope for in a foreign county despite how many people are in the house, taking care of any arising issues promptly, sharing delicious soups that she makes, welcoming your friends and waking you up for your flight... only a few examples of how giving and beautiful this woman is. I found the other people at the house also interesting and very respectful. The room had everything I expected from the pictures. Two weeks went by so graciously... your attention can be fully spared on whatever it is you need to do in Costa Rica. Thumbs up! A good deal all around.
This the fourth time I have stayed with Liza while visiting Costa Rica. As I have mentioned in previous reviews this is a wonderful place to stay while you are visiting the central valley for business or for pleasure. The properties (now two adjoining) are clean and welcoming both with a wonderful tropical flare. There is a lovely garden area between the two houses with a relaxing atmosphere. Each room has its own very distinct and interesting personality. The mix of guests are international and always intriguing. Each and every morning there was a beautifully arranged tropical fruit plate set out for every guest along with some freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee. I think guests looked forward to setting around the table mornings enjoying breakfast and exchanging conversation and experiences with other guests. Liza continues to add new and interesting destinations for her guests to experience while staying with her. This visit I enjoyed a very nice dining experience only six doors down from Liza's called Johanna's. Her food was out-of-this-world delicious and the ambiance was...well you must experience it for yourself (wonderful). Several guests were staying at Liza's for medical/dental tourism. She was very accommodating to their special and individual needs and went above and beyond to make sure they were comfortable during and after their procedures. If venturing off on your own in a foreign country or renting a car and trying to navigate in unfamiliar surroundings scares you..not to worry: Liza knows a local young man named Carlos Rojas who has an eco-tourism company. Carlos has new and safe vehicles and can accommodate one to twelve persons on single or multiple day tours.He recommended several one day adventures while we were there. We had a wonderful time on each tour but had an exceptionally fabulous time on the zip line tour he recommended. Costa Rica is a wonderful place to visit whether it is for a short "getaway" a lengthy vacation, medical tourism, business or education. My motto is "if you don't want to see beautiful in Costa Rica; close your eyes" because there is beauty everywhere you look! Thank you Liza for another great experience while visiting Costa Rica.
If you need to stay in Escazu or near San Jose this is a hard place to beat. Stores and a major shopping center are within walking distance. Two kitchens make meal preparation easy. Breakfast was a nicely prepared fruit plate and cold cereal. A large DVD collection is available to borrow. There is a pleasant outdoor courtyard. The recent addition of a second, adjoining, house, allows for a wide variety of accommodations. Liza is very knowledgeable and helpful.
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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 20 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!