Luxury Living for Peanuts! POAS

House - Private room · Escazu, Costa Rica
Liza
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 over 145 references for the other home that has been in operation since June of 2011.

This is the calendar and description of the new POAS room. (one of the many amazing volcanoes in Costa Rica)

This is a the largest room (13.5 X 18 feet) that could sleep from two to four guests. It has a private bathroom with jacuzzi and its own private balcony and a view of the lovely and ever-changing Escazu hills.

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

Rooms range from $25 - $75./night with weekly and monthly rates as well.

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 3 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. 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.

1) 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).

2) 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, all the amenities on a cozy scale. This is a first level room that adjoins the kitchen and the cozier parts of the new home. 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.

3) The DELIGHT room is a comfortable 13 ft X 13 ft room with a private bath and a QUEEN BED. Sleeps two comfortably.

4) 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.

5) 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.

6) The ARENAL room

7) The KOLBI room
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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.

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Roam The World For Free ARTICLE
Thursday, 17 October 2013

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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.

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Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $473 /week
Monthly Price: $1258 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • This was my first trip to Costa Rica and I was arriving on my own, not only that I also would be having dental work done with no family members in the country. Needless to say I was intimidated.
    Right from the start Liza communicated with me constantly answering ever single question I had and I had MANY! She made me feel comfortable about my journey and followed my tracks to be sure I ended up safely at her B&B after my arrival and immediate dental procedures.
    Liza's home(s) was warm, inviting, cozy and charming. I wanted to just lay around and wander about. My favorite spot was working remotely on my laptop in the courtyard garden while it was raining. No better way to have to get some work completed.
    I left the windows open and slept soundly. I felt safe walking to the shopping plaza and enjoyed the people I met everywhere I went.
    I am already dreaming about my next visit to Liza's.

    June 2014
  • Liza is an awesome host. She was warm and friendly, making me feel welcome and at home, yet also let me have my space. Her houses are beautiful, classic, clean, and organized. The breakfast with coffee was great, and the professional massage she provided, at a great price, was one of the best I have ever received. She also helped me find the services I needed in the local area. Oh, and there is an abundance of high speed WiFi connections in the buildings.

    January 2014
  • Best value...best rooms in Escazu/San Jose! Two beautiful houses joined by a lovely and peaceful courtyard. My first trip to Costa Rica I decided to stay at a couple of different places since I was there for two weeks. I will return to CR in September but this time I will stay the entire two weeks here at Liza's...it's that good.

    Liza is a fantastic host with great info regarding San Jose and Costa Rica in general.

    January 2014
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Languages
English
School
University of Costa Rica, Framingham State College
Work
Professor of English, Massage Therapist, Guest house owner
About
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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