This guest-house formula offers our guests the advantages of having a spacious home away from home, shared with a selected few, plus the comfort and privacy of their own space. Steps away from La Sabana Park. At your disposal a fully-equip kitchen.
One of 5 bedrooms in an elegant and spacious apartment, this doble queen size bedroom offers new orthopedic mattress and quality bedding, a work-desk and chair, cable TV, in-room Wifi,large closet, en-suite balcony and wide windows overlooking the garden. (See our 4 other listings)
We're two flights up from ground floor, in a small attractive apartment building, in a safe, central, up-scale neighborhood. There is in-door parking with remote-controlled garage entrance, and camera-equipped intercom system.
Besides the bedroom, all areas are accessible to guests: massive fully-equipped kitchen, bright dining room and living room that both open to covered balconies, library, computer, free wi-fi, free local calls, central work-station, free storage in case of return.
Interaction with Guests
We are a retired Canadian couple, who have their own residence on the same floor, so are always present to receive guests. Having been hotel owner-operators for 2 decades in Costa Rica, we offer all the travel and re-location assistance that may be requested, while guaranteeing the privacy of our guests. Their sole comfort is our goal!
Our residential neighborhood is one of the most prestigious of the capital, broad, tree-lined streets, well-guarded and well-kept. Two blocks from the largest and most animated of the city's urban parks, offering all kinds of cultural, sports and fitness options.
Situated on several public bus routes to shopping malls and to downtown, near the urban railway line; 20 minutes to the international airport; taxi stations on several corners around the park. The Hop-on Hop-off city tour bus stops just across the park.
Other Things to Note
The Residence is dedicated to the serious, the quiet, and the respectful. Perfect for short or extended-stay vacations, for work or study, for dental-medical tourism.
Pets are not allowed in the building, nor are un-registered overnight guests.
Our host provided all the necessary information when we arrived. She also suggested some places where we could eat which were close by. Alexis was also kind enough to organize a city tour which we enjoyed a lot and James looks after the airport transfer. If we go back to San Jose, we will definitely stay there.
What a wonderful experience! James and Alexis are incredible at what they do! The most hospitable and helpful hosts that I have ever met! They arranged to pick me up at the airport after I made a last minute reservation! Helped with other arrangements to ensure my travels were easy and affordable. It was most definitely a warm welcome to Costa Rica...I would recommend staying with them anytime...and taking the time to chat and get to know them...what interesting people! Pura Vida!
Alexis and James helped to make sure my trip went smoothly from booking tours to driving me to and from the airport.
They recommended I go to La Princess Marina restaurant (a couple blocks away), for which I greatly enjoyed. There also is a health food store equivalent to Whole Foods down the block from them.
They devote themselves to the airbnb operation and they are very professional about it.
There were a few tourists staying in my suite that I got to know, all were nice and friendly.
My room could have used a fan, but I didn't ask for one and with the windows open it wasn't too bad at all. The bed was moderately comfortable, pillows were a bit bulky for my liking, the room was very clean, the shower was fantastic, the wifi connection was very good as well. Eggs, coffee, juice and the kitchen were welcome to everyone to use.
Alexis recommended that I buy an environmentally conscious (recyclable material) earnings for my mother and that seriously will make my mom's day. So that really was a good going away present. Got a gift bag, note and everything. Great help for me as I don't know how to walk into a store and by earings.
San Jose is like a giant flea market, heavily congested with traffic, so I look at this airbnb as a great place to get your bearings straight and plan a trip away from the city. However, the park near them was great for a walk and I even played a pickup fast pitch softball game there with the locals!
I have a wide experience with Airbnb guesting and hosting and I have no hesitation in attributing that this is a stand-out.
The welcome, the explanations the "knock on our door if there's anything you need", the room presentation, the kitchen, lounge, ............. all top class.
My conversation with other guests proved I wasn't (website hidden) my thinking.
And to top it off Alexis & James dropped three of us downtown to our respective transport requirements simply from the goodness of their heart.
Top marks from me without equivocation.
James nous a conseillés et accueillis de manière chaleureuse. Nous sommes arrivés assez fatigués, fatigue envolée au bout de 5 minutes!
L'appartement est très spacieux et confortable, tout est fait pour se sentir à l'aise.
James fait tout pour que le séjour se passe très bien !
Nous conseillons vivement !!!
We were very grateful to stay at james and alexis' apartment which was clean and beautifully decorated in a good quiet location in San Jose. The room had a lovely balcony and there was a lovely and comfortable living room and kitchen. Both James and Alexis were very accommodating and showed us everything we needed. I enjoyed speaking in French with James. We also had a wonderful time talking and sharing breakfast with a another couple from the States.
Absolutely outstanding. One of the best I've ever stayed in. The hosts were also extremely accommodating and helpful in arranging trips for us in the country. Five star rating *****
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We are a retired Canadian couple, who have their own residence on the same floor, so are always present to receive guests. Having been hotel owner-operators for 2 decades in Costa Rica, we offer all the travel and re-location assistance that may be requested, while guaranteeing the privacy of our guests. Their sole comfort is our goal! Pura Vida Costa Rica!