About This Listing
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 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).
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).
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.
From Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
My wife and I decided to go to Costa Rica for our 20th anniversary without knowing much about the country. Liza was so wonderful, the first thing she did was to suggest a great book for us to do our research. She answered so many questions before we even left. Liza was such a great host we could not have conquered Cost Rica without her. She helped us get our car rental, taught us the money exchange. She made maps for us so that we wouldn't get lost and told us great places to eat and fun things to do. Beyond that, she set us up in the nicest room for a couple (the poas room). This room had a wonderful balcony that we relaxed on each morning and evening. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was so good. She had fresh fruit cut up for us each morning along with banana bread if we would like. Coffee was always ready and she had a great selection of teas. Liza was so incredibly nice, we could tell this is her passion, she loves to meet new people and help them around the the city and the country. She had many hints we would not have thought of. Whenwe do this again we would stay the first and last night in Costa Rica at Liza's instead of the first two nights. We will definitely be back to visit Costa Rica and Liza. Thank you so much!!
This has been my third time staying with Liza. This has been home away from home for me during my dental tourism journey. Liza is a wonderful, kind and generous person with a heart of gold, I am happy to call my friend in Costa Rica. I have stayed in the DELIGHT room, my mother stayed in the GRAND room and now this is the second time in POAS room and i have been very happy with all of them. The rooms a very clean with lots of storage space for your luggage to be unpacked. I particularly like the POAS because it has a private huge balcony with lovely double doors that open that allows a nice breeze through the room and also large double windows in the bathroom that open above the jacuzzi tub and above the bed. I have met lots of wonderful friends in this house we have all shared experiences over dinner. Liza is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and its customs and has a great driver named Carlos that is very dependable and speaks english. This particular visit my mother ended up ill in hospital CIMA which is walking distance and a fantastic hospital. We had to extend our stay and Liza was very accomodating in allowing us to stay longer than expected and keeping us in the room we had.
All in all I can't say enough I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else now. This has been such a wonderful place to be and always look forward to a visit back to my home away from home.
Excellent stay, very organized place. Victoria (Liza) did a great job hosting. Had everything I needed and the breakfast was good and healthy. Location is very good for everything around Costa Rica. I will definitely be back and next time on vacation with my wife. Beautiful room and plenty of amenities. Liza was great and I met many very nice people staying there. Recommend thus place highly.
Fantastic! The POAS room is huge with an elegant spa bathroom, private balcony, and beautiful view of the mountains! Liza is absolutely delightful, incredibly well informed on the culture of the country, and very generous in sharing ideas and tips to make improve your trip. She is so welcoming and makes you feel completely at home. I have been to Costa Rica many times and learned several new things from Liza. The two homes are spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed, with a lovely garden courtyard between them. I was there on a dental visit to Dr. Vinicio Prada and Liza and her home met my every need. I enjoy coming to Costa Rica and will be staying with Liza each time.
Excellent hébergement dans la banlieue de san José, maison immense décorée avec goût. Chambres très confortables et spacieuses. Environnement très calme. Liza s est révélée être une hôtesse charmante et très arrangeante. Elle pourra vous organiser un transfert pour l aeroport à prix très intéressants. Bref une très bonne adresse!
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.
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About the Host, Liza
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!