Luxury Living for Peanuts! BOYERO

House - Private room · Escazu, Costa Rica
Your host, Liza
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The Space

NOTE: To see all the 8 listings, click on the host PROFILE and view the other listings on the left by scrolling (website hidden) SEASON SPECIALS! See our deep discounts especially in September!

Please see nearly 145 positive reviews for the home that has been in operation since June of 2011.

This is the calendar and description of the new BOYERO room. (A Costa Rican Cowboy) The size of the room is 14 feet X 12 feet.

This is a very large room that could sleep two to three, perhaps four guests, with built-ins, including a desk, that help to save space in the room itself and an en suite bathroom.

See also the descriptions for the POAS, ARENAL, GRAND, DELIGHT, MTN VIEW, GARDEN rooms and ask about the availability of the COURTYARD room.

Room rates start at $25-$75./night with weekly and monthly rates available.

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) now 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. Transportation is easy here with a very good bus and taxi system. There are several day trips from this location. Depending on your needs and plans, it could well be that there is no need to rent a car.

No heating or air conditioning needed in the Central Valley. Rooms have ceiling fans and this is good enough for room temperature control.

Here is the description of our other rooms that you will find when you go to "MY OTHER LISTINGS" on the airbnb site.

The GARDEN Room is small, but cute, with a private bath, one of 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, two if you are very friendly with a TWIN BED. (A double mattress could also be provided if desired).

Like the GARDEN room in the adjoining home, the KOLBI room (a little frog in Costa Rica) is small, but cute room, with a private bath and hot water in the shower, our most economical, most all the amenities on a cozy scale. This is a first level room that adjoins the kitchen. There is Internet several places around the two homes. This room is appropriate for only one person, with a new TWIN BED. You will have access to all the amenities of the two homes.

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 (about 435 square feet) 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.

The ARENAL room

The POAS room
Weekly and monthly rates available for all rooms. 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.

2 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

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $245 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We stayed 3 weeks with Liza. Excellent house and great neighborhood. We loved it and definitely coming back.

    July 2014
  • Another great experience at this wonderful alternative to a hotel. This was my 2nd time in 4 months renting a room at Liza's place and it just keeps getting better. Such a great location as well. It took me 15 minutes to walk to the Multi-Plaza which is a huge and modern mall. Also within short walking distances are the CIMA Hospital, Wallmart, many restaurants, a fantastic dental clinic for those seeking dental tourism ((website hidden)) and more. Located in a safe and upscale neighborhood. You really can't go wrong so why pay 3 or 4x as much for a stuffy hotel room? It's a no-brainer. If you are going to CR for dental work then please check out my dental (email hidden)

    June 2014
  • Comfortable living quarters in a neighbourhood I felt safe walking after the sun set. Many stores and restaurants with in a 10 to 20 minute walk from the house. Local city bus line is also a 20 minute easy walk away. Good neighbourhood for jogging too. My bedroom was spacious and had a private bathroom. The kitchen was one that is easy to use and shared by those staying there. Having a kitchen with a large refrigerator, stove and oven, pots, pans and dishes made fixing a meal easy work. Clothes washer and dryer were also available for use once a week. Very happy with the two week stay I had and I will be back again in the next 6 months for another stay.

    May 2014
  • I began my stay with a taxi from the airport, arranged by the host and it was just the beginning of much guidance and information being available at the b&b for me. I stayed in the Boyero room and I would rate the overall accommodation, which included the use of the newer kitchen, as like a 3.5 star hotel. (As far as I know a b&b couldn't be higher.) This personal rating includes an evaluation of the shower-bathroom facilities, the court yard relaxation area, the overall security and locks, cleanliness, the two exclusive buildings of high-end materials and the up-scale and safe district of Escazu. Having taken a number of tourist tours, I enjoyed that the pick up point was always only a little over two blocks away at a Marriott Hotel. It was also a plus that I could ease back into Spanish slowly, as most the guests and the host spoke English. I will stay at this b&b again, when I'm in the area, even in lieu of staying at an exclusive hotel (not that I can afford it)!

    February 2014
  • I stayed at Liza's beautiful place in the break between Christmas and New Years, and I've never felt more at home! She is an amazing host with so much warmth and caring. Staying with Liza with an exceptionally enriching experience and I will definitely be back!

    January 2014
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University of Costa Rica, Framingham State College
Professor of English, Massage Therapist, Guest house owner
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!
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