Close to town - endless palm trees!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Turrialba - La Suiza, Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica

Our large, simple, comfortable, family friendly apartment has private entrance, sleeps 4, kitchen, bath w/hot wáter, cable, internet, 100% secure and safe! Large patio, hammocks, trampoline, gardens Close to rafting, tours, nature.

The Space

Quiet and SAFE > This is absolutely the most secure area in all of Turrialba; private security company, alarm system, etc. You can relax and travel and go on diverse adventures with no worries whatsoever.
Comfortable and relaxing!

Guest Access

Adjacent to the University of Costa Rica. Free entrance to museum and grounds. Pool access for $1.50 U.S. Several other public pools available. Huge Botanical Garden next to the property.

Interaction with Guests

We can provide information and support for practically anything you could possibly need or want to do! 100 % Trilingual: English - Spanish - French

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is friendly and quiet, a cul du sac with very little vehicular transit. Small convience store & family bar on the adjacent block.

Getting around

Express bus from San Jose to Turrialba approx. $3.60 U.S. Taxi to house $2.00 U.S.

Local public bus every 30 minutes to the center of Turrialba / Vice versa 60¢ U.S.
From the house there are four restaurants within 2 blocks; Supermarket 3 blocks away!

Other Things to Note

Comfy hammocks, nice butterfly/veggie garden, trampoline; also lots of birds & lizards. Privacy, security, tranquility and personal support for any specific needs set us apart from any near town location in Latin America.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $160 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This place was perfect! I came to Turrialba to visit CATIE for work and when I arrived my bags were stolen off the bus. Paul and Lucy helped however they could, even lending me clothes! The apartment was great with good Wi-Fi, TV, kitchen and new flooring. I even used Lucy's studio for belly dancing to do yoga in the morning. The location is very convenient, there is a bus stop to catch the free bus into CATIE nearby and it is walking distance into town. They are a fun loving happy family and a pleasure to be around. I will definitely stay here next time I visit.

    April 2014
  • You cannot wish for a more helpful and accommodating host than Paul, his wife Lucy and their lovely daughter Kimberly. This family went out of their way to make sure that we enjoyed our time in Turrialba - Paul took us on a couple of car rides to interesting places and he also invited us to one of the botanical garden (CATIE) tours that he leads, even if we were unable to participate. We had a very nice staying at Paul's house, which is located quite conveniently, 15-20 minutes walk off the absolute town centre, and close to the university and the amazing botanical garden.

    As for the apartment itself, make sure to set your expectations right, as it is located in the basement of Paul's house, with all what that entails in terms of low roof height, dripping drainpipes and cold cement floor. Everything was spotlessly clean however and the kitchenware is all tip-top, the beds are also very comfortable and there is a large shower with hot water.

    For a family of two children such as ours we would have benefitted from some green areas, which is now lacking from the quite cramped backyard (there is a great trampoline however!).

    All in all we had a great time with Paul and his family and would love to come back some day.

    March 2014
  • The apartment is in a nice area of town near the college. I felt safe at all times coming and going. It was an easy 15-20 minute walk to town center or the buses picked up at the end of the street too. Nearby restaurants, grocery, panaderia, carnaceria and even a swimming pool/bar all in short walking distance. The unit had all the basic necessities from reliable internet to a hot shower. It was my own private cave away from the hostel life of the spanish school I was attending. The whole family is so kind. I was able to do laundry while I was there and even went on one of Paul's organic farm tours at a nearby hotel. Lucy was really helpful and friendly giving me names/numbers to places I asked about. Kimberly, their daughter is so cute and animated, super smart, a complete delight to talk too. Perfect hosts from checking on me from time to time to surprising me with fresh mango and yogurt the first day of my arrival. A+ hospitality!

    February 2014
  • First of all, Turrialba turned out to be far more than we imagined. Paul's house is directly next to a MASSIVE botanical garden that can take an entire day to walk around! Whitewater rafting in the Pacuare River was one of the most memorable moments of my life; the beauty, the excitement!
    Paul was incredibly helpful from the beginning. He gave us detailed directions on how to find his place (in a country with no addresses), gave us many points of interest in the city, and invited us to his Super Bowl party! The hacienda was simple; exactly what we wanted. Thanks for showing us a great time Paul!

    February 2014
  • Paul was the best host We've ever had. The apartement was easy to find with his description, we had a lot of space and everything is fresh renovated and new. Paul gave us good tipps about trips in Turrialba and organized them for us. He asked us to give him feedback for the apartement and if there is anything to improve. In all we had a very good time in Turrialba and we would defenitely come back if we visit the city.

    January 2014
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U.S. born, well traveled, 20+ years as Costa Rican Resident, very helpful, trilingual, can arrange anything you would like. New listing, we just finished building this apartment, everything is brand new!
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