This guest-house formula offers the advantages of having a spacious home away from home, shared with a selected few, plus the comfort and privacy of their own space. Located in a tree-lined, well-serviced neighborhood.
One of 5 bedrooms in an elegant 2500 sq. ft. apartment, this sun-filled double superior room offers a queen-size bed, with new orthopedic mattress and quality bedding, plus a work-desk, an arm-chair, a wall of windows that opens to a covered balcony overlooking gardens. (See our other listings)
We're two flights up from ground floor, in a small attractive apartment building, in a pleasant, central, upscale neighborhood. We have in-door parking with remote-controlled garage entrance, and a camera-equipped intercom system.
Outside the bedrooms, all areas are accessible: massive kitchen, dining room and living room with TV both opening to covered balconies, a library, a central work-station w-fi with computer, ample storage. Laundry service available.
We are a retired Canadian couple, who have their own residence on the same floor. Having been hotel owner-operators for a decade in Costa Rica, we offer all the travel and re-location assistance that may be requested, while guaranteeing the privacy of our guests.
The residential neighborhood is one of the most prestigious of the capital, wide streets, well-guarded and well-kept. A mix of private residences, embassies, schools, corporate headquarters, institutions. Two blocks from the largest and most animated of the urban parks, for all sorts of cultural, sports and fitness options.
Situated on several public bus routes to shopping malls and downtown, near the urban railway line; a 10 minute drive to the domestic airport; 20 minutes to the international airport; walking distance to all conveniences: grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics, banks, cafés, restaurants, gyms and spas, as well as the park's contemporary art museum.
The Residence is dedicated to the serious, the quiet, and the respectful. Perfect for extended stays, for work, for study, for convalescence.
We were extremely pleased with our accommodations and especially with James & Diane-Alexis Elmaleh. We would highly recommend them to anyone. They were attentive to our needs the week we spent at their BnB and they know the country, which was very helpful.
James and Alewis made our arrival in Costa Rica very easy. Their place is very calm, clean and comfortable. Alexis and James are really kind and helpfull and gave us all the informations we need. Thank's to them!
This was my first time in Costa Rica and I consider myself lucky to have chosen the La Paz Residence in San Jose .The couple made us feel extremly welcome . The accomodation is excellent ,tailored for pleasure and business, suitable to any ages .Our room was comfortable and very clean as is the common room with tv and breakfast area . Wifi is reliable and fast. We were so taken by the hospitality of Diane and James that we phoned for their advice from others parts of the country and they always helped us . We highly recommend their place to everybody . Thank you Diane and James to make our holiday so special.
Katarina and Erwin ,Ontario Canada
James and Alexis were the perfect hosts. They have a lot of knowledge and shared freely which was truly appreciated, wether directions or suggestions on places to see. The room was clean, the amenities worked fine with lots of things to make you feel right at home. Close to the football stadium. I wouldn't hesitate to book here again.
Elegant. This is how I would describe James and Diane-Alexis and the Bed and Breakfast at La Paz. We only stayed one night before our departure flight out of San Jose back to the states, and we found the perfect place to lay our heads for the night. James was very helpful over the phone with directions and very attentive once we arrived. The Bed and Breakfast is very clean and comfortable with a couple of terraces off of the living room and dinning area (as well as one off our private room). The kitchen is large and perfect if you want to stay in and cook your own meals. James and Diane-Alexis made a big impression with us in our short time and my wife and I felt like we wished we could have stayed with them longer. They have created a very welcoming and peaceful place to stay if you are passing through or have an extended trip in San Jose. The indoor parking for our rental car was a great added feature as well. They were kind enough to print our boarding passes out for us the night before our flight. I can't say enough. We had the feeling we were in European Pension and their calming demeanor was just what we needed for the hectic last day of our vacation and all the logistical frenzy of getting back home.
Merci, Mick and Anmy for your kind words!
It was a pleasure to receive you, we are delighted to know you.
Your place looks merveilleuse, we won't hesitate to recommend you. The Uvita destination seems as comfortable as beautiful. Thank you for the two links.
We with you bonne chance with this rude winter. You barely missed a small earthquake on the Pacific coast, just a lot of rolling, no damage. To each country its charms...
Very best to you both!
Again, this place is great. Close to everything you need, clean and quiet. The hosts are fantastic and can help you with anything you need. I love coming here.
James and Alexis were fantastic! The room was nice and clean. Really enjoyed my stay here, close to airport and walking distance to food and the main city park. It's a nice and quiet place, so perfect for relaxing after a long flight or a night or two before one while staying in San Jose. I'll be back!
James and Alexis are two completely honest and genuine people who are truly invested in each of their visitors and their individual stay while in Costa Rica. They both have lived in Costa Rica for 20+ years and have a wealth of knowledge on all facets of the country.
The rooms are all situated on the upper level of a condominium complex which includes the host's house right across the hall. While we stayed their door was always open and they were always available for opinions, suggestions, or just for a nice talk. The general lounge area, kitchen, and dining room were all extremely clean and quite large. This bedroom was exceptional and the balcony was great. Kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, knives, and basic cooking essentials (oil, spices, etc...).
Your stay at La Paz will serve as a great hub to your travels as well as a relaxing atmosphere you'll want to stay in and enjoy!
We highly recommend La Paz and our new friends James and Alexis. :)
This place was the perfect starting point and then home base for my travels through Costa Rica. Everything is brand new and made with love and care for details. Alexis and James could provide me with all information I needed and always were very willing to help when asked. I highly recommend this place.