Lots of books to read and enjoy about all kinds of subjects, around 250 DVD's!
Luxury Living for Peanuts COURTYARD
Hosted by Liza
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

NOTE: Be sure to see the calendars for 9 LISTINGS. There are 2 rooms very economical rooms for 1 person, 2 very large Master Suites with jacuzzi baths for rates well below market, and 5 mid-range rooms. All rooms have en suite bathrooms except the MTN VIEW which shares a bathroom with one woman. Stays for 2 days up to 4 months which could include moving from one room to another so be sure to ask about this host to determine what is possible.

This is the calendar and description of the new COURTYARD room.

The COURTYARD room is quiet large, enough for the queen that is in the room. It is one of our favorites because it has its own little garden on one side and the courtyard on the other. (See 2 photos of the room with a garden and a blue painting over the bed). It is also a bit secluded and independent from the rest of the house. A bright and lovely room!

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 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.

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 PROFILE " 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.

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.
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.

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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps, and uploaded pictures to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS 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: (URL HIDDEN)


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

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 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.

No guest pets allowed.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


49 Reviews

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Chaya User Profile
August 2017
I had dental work done at America BioDental. Victoria's house was very conveniently located for this (within walking distance). All the other great reviews are true about staying at Victoria's! I have to come back for more dental work and I will definitely stay again. We stayed in the Courtyard room. The internet was great and it was a very airy, comfortable room. Victoria was very accommodating and anticipated our needs.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
I can't wait to see you again. Let me know in advance; I suspect around February
August 2017

Shelley User Profile
June 2017
Liza's places are an excellent stay for the money. Located in a beautiful area of Escazu, the home and room is nicely appointed. Best of all, Liza is an incredibly gracious and thoughtful host. We plan to return.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
I very much look forward to your return! Thank you for choosing our little community.
June 2017

Lori User Profile
June 2017
Lisa aka Victoria is a fabulous host . She shared many helpful insights about getting around San Jose. She treated us like welcomed guests. We especially appreciated and enjoyed the reception shape provided where we were able to meet other guests. She personalized our stay by learning about us before we arrived.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your kind words. Brewing coffee...want to join me and us again?
June 2017

Greg User Profile
April 2017
I stayed with Liza two times during my Costa Rican vacation, and was absolutely delighted by her accommodations! Her home is stunningly beautiful and comfortable to stay in, plus she is a terrific host. Thank you for having me, Liza! You helped make my trip to Costa Rica one I will never forget.

James User Profile
February 2017
Cab fare is $8.00 to Cavallini Dental or Rosenstock Lieberman.

Bill User Profile
February 2017
A very nice place with multiple communal spaces and 2 kitchens, and outdoor courtyards. Very nicely decorated. Very comfortable place. We appreciated having multiple guests to talk to, including repeat customers. We would definitely stay here again.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you, Bill. I hope you and Nancy are enjoying your new place.
February 2017

Mary User Profile
January 2017
Liza's is a beautiful house Actually two houses!) in upscale Escazu. There's an upscale shopping area within walking distance and a "secret" restaurant with no menu, but great food based on the lunch we had there. Breakfast at Liza's good too.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Now that you know I am here, please come visit again! It would be my pleasure to have you and Mike here!
January 2017

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Escazu, Costa RicaJoined in June 2011
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
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. …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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