Lots of books to read and enjoy about all kinds of subjects, around 250 DVD's!The home has many fine appointments
Luxury Living for Peanuts! POAS
Luxury Living for Peanuts! POAS
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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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 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 $28 - $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.

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.

The ARENAL 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.

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)

Hot tub
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch

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-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.

No children under the age of 8 years and all older 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.

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


28 Reviews

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Stephen User Profile
April 2017
Lovely house, quiet an in a very secure area near anything one needs.

Judith User ProfileJudith is a superhost.
March 2017
We couldn't be more pleased, comfortable or well taken care of! Liza made us feel right at home and we found a new friend in Liza! Thank you for everything, and until we meet again, we fondly remain, Judy and Julie

Jim User Profile
October 2016
I enjoyed my stay. I have stayed in other places around San Jose and you need to understand this. The climate in the central valley is moderate year round so many places do NOT have heat or AC which in itself is not really a problem. However I have stayed at other places around the area where you would not believe the NOISE all night long. Motorcycles racing, cars moving and honking horns...etc. NOT here even thought its not far from the highway (Autopista) its in a very quiet place with no distractions with windows open. The only negative for this property is the security and availability to park a car. I did not specifically request secured parking in advance. The property owner had a caretaker there during my stay and Im not sure that she had this specific knowledge for parking in the empty garages. Beautiful place in a highend part of town thats quiet at night. I would stay again.

Sylvia User Profile
August 2016
Liza was very helpful with information about the area and getting transportation. We felt like we were part of the neighborhood even with our short stay. Looking forward to going back.

Lucas User Profile
June 2016
Really wonderful experience. This is a great place to stay and super convenient for many fun things around San Jose. Will definitely try to use again some day, although it has such a great reputation it has to be booked very early.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
It was really great having the three of you here. Thank you for your stay!
June 2016

Gayle User Profile
June 2016
This is the third time we've stayed with Liza. She has two gorgeous homes in Escazu, an upscale suburb of San Jose. We felt safe there, it was wonderful having kitchen and laundry facilities, and I loved sitting on the upstairs porch in the afternoons, listening to the rain hit the tile roof. I highly recommend her place to anyone who wants to spend time or stop over in the Central Valley.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you, Gayle. I love having you here and hope you will join us again and again!
June 2016

Haleh User Profile
April 2016
My friends and I had a pleasant stay at Liza's home. The room was spacious and well furnished with plenty of amenities to feel at home. Liza was a fantastic host! She was very hospitable and knowledgeable of fun things to do in San Jose and the best places to eat. The house is a bit tricky for cab drivers to find, but Liza provided us with driving instructions in Spanish, which I highly recommend asking for. Overall, we greatly enjoyed our time here and hope to be back soon!

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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