NOTE: To see all the 8 listings, click on the host PROFILE and view the other listings on the left by scrolling down.
This is the calendar and description of the 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 $28-$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).
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
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.
This is the best deal out there for staying in San Jose! The house is as beautiful as the photos depict, and Liza is wonderful host. She helped us with our planning details both before and during our trip. The neighborhood is safe and secure, and has easy access to buses and taxis to get to downtown San Jose. Liza even made arranging a ride to and from the airport super-easy. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean, and the kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need for cooking instead of going out. All around, we give this place an A+++ and are looking forward to coming back soon.
Me encanto todo, desde la estancia, la casa, la zona y sobretodo la atención que Liza nos brindó. Cada vez que vaya a visitar Costa Rica me hospedaría con ella. Muy recomendable.
We higly recomend you to stay at Lizas place, even better is to begin you trip with Lisa. Because she gave us some really important advices, starting directly after the booking, when we stayed in Germany. So we were able to preper our trip better.
The room was like described and everthing was clean and nice and the bed was very comfortable.
She also arranged a driver who picked us up at the airport. Also the neighboorhood was perfect. We will defenetly would come back to this place.
Liza was the ideal host prior to and during our brief stay at Hummingbird House. Prior to our arrival, she provided all of the necessary information needed to assist in making our stay enjoyable. We were very pleased with the house and the accommodations. The neighborhood was very safe and there were no concerns for safety as we walked in and around the area. There are really no complaints about our stay, but should I make one it would be for fluffier pillows (personal preference). In addition, she is a very good resource for enjoying your time in Costa Rica. All in all it was an experience that we will try again in the future. Jeffrey and Gina Lee
Staying with Liza was the best possible experience! We were coming for dental work, and Liza made sure we were comfortable. She helped us find Carlos, one of the best drivers and tour guides. Also, make sure you try Joanna's. The rooms were very nice and clean. There were even nice little extras like paper, pens, paperclips etc. We will definitely be coming back here to stay. I can't recommend it enough!
Liza was extremely helpful and accommodating of our needs. Even prior to our arrival, she quickly and completely answered all emails and provided us with options and resources for our trip. Once we arrived, she was kind, helpful, and generous. The house is a very good place for people who want an affordable place to stay that is clean, well-cared for, comfortable, and safe. Thank you Liza.
A brief but wonderful experience. I arrived late due to travel changes and she was nothing but accommodating. Recommended an incredible restaurant about 10 steps away and had the most amazing food I've ever had. HIGHLY recommended this spot. She was wonderful!!
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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!