About this listing
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The ARENAL room
This room is quite large, at 12 feet X 13 feet, with a private bathroom. with seven other bedrooms that serve various needs and price ranges.
LUXURY LIVING FOR PEANUTS!:
GARDEN # 266401 on airbnb
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 9 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 walk or taxi ride.
No heating or air conditioning needed in the Central Valley. All rooms have ceiling fans and this is good enough for room temperature control.
The GARDEN Room is small, but cute, with a private bath, one of our two 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, with a TWIN BED.
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, 7:30 AM on week-ends, 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.
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
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Cell Phone Boat Travel –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).
Non smokers only please. This is a smoke-free, cigarette smell free, butt free environment, house and all property.
Check in is from 2 PM-4PM, 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.
From Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
We had a wonderful stay at Liza's house. Arenal is a lovely room with a very comfortable bed. Liza's beautiful house with a lovely view of the Escazu hills is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Costa Rica. Escazu is a peaceful neighbourhood and the house is conveniently located close to public transport. The breakfast was delicious and the conversations we had together were extremely interesting. Liza is a wonderful person. She is very helpful, welcoming and generous. She shared a lot about Costa Rica, the people and their customs, which made our stay so much richer. Thank you Liza for such a memorable and relaxing stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
To say the least Liza is an exceptional host. The description of her place is very accurate and it lives up to the name she has chosen for her place. She has been very quick to respond to our inquiries. She also provided us with various options for our day trips. We extended our stay by three weeks. We certainly would recommend her place.
Excellent location, beautiful house, great host. This describe in just six words our experience in San Rafael de Escazu. Better than an impersonal hotel room this house can be your home away from home. We had all kinds of pleasant surprises but the biggest and in a way bitter sweet surprise was that we needed to travel thousands of miles away from U.S. to discover gracious, smart, funny, Fellow Americans. We meet few good local people too.
Coming from a big crowded city, this is the place where you can reconnect with nature and human nature in the same time,
Thank you Liza!
Liza was the most welcoming host you could hope for. You truly feel like a trusted friend in her lovely and comfortable home. We were there mostly for our dental appts. which we were able to walk to in 10 min from the house. The wonderful dining around the corner added to the magic. Liza is very helpful with any travel needs you may have including a wonderful taxi driver, Carlos. We will happily return to Humming bird house.
Thanks alot to Liza. You are a very nice and generous host, we loved your home and we had a wonderful night. Dinner was a really special and delicious experience. We had problems with our luggage so we arrived alot later than what was expected but Liza made us feel comfortable and welcome.
This was an ideal AirBnb experience, really.
Great pre-arrival contact and information, clear instructions for access to house and room, great room - just as described, amazing common areas - just as pictured. Breakfast of fresh local fruit and coffee was yummy, and Liza was very helpful in helping me get where I needed to go, and recommendations for Spanish classes.
Also, there is an amazing small restaurant right down the street, Cocina Eclectica, where I had really fine meals, also 'for peanuts'!
All in all, a solid 5 star experience. I'll definitely be back!
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About the Host, Liza
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!