Cozy Bedroom with Garden/City View

House - Private room · Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
Your host, Anabelle
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The Space

I'll welcome you into my cozy, friendly home, where you'll enjoy your own spacious bedroom. Your private bathroom with shower is just outside your room. Experience Costa Rican warmth and our style of living.

Breakfast has healthy choices including many of Costa Rica´s exotic fruits, eggs, pancakes, traditional Gallo pinto, bread, cereals, tortillas, fresh Costa Rican premium roasted single-estate coffee. Relax, enjoy our peaceful home environment and be pampered with our full breakfast served from 7 am until late morning at your convenience, outside on the terrace or in the breakfast area.

Your room overlooks the garden and there is a panoramic view at night of the lights of San Jose. You’re welcome to sit under the stars, lounge in the garden, relax on the back patio chairs or hammock.

Your bright spacious bedroom opens by double french doors directly to the garden.

I welcome you with fresh juiced traditional fruits from my juicer!

My house is in a quiet and safe upscale residential neighborhood.
I use green, friendly, non-toxic cleaners throughout the house and you are most welcome to try any of the green and friendly toiletries if you have forgotten or lost anything to airport security.

We can provide very traditional, healthy and home made lunch, or dinner for a modest additional cost. Also, laundry services, airport pick-up and rides to different tourist attractions, malls or medical facilities

You may simply choose to remain at home and stroll from your suite into the garden, enjoying the flowers, fruits, birds and butterflies that visit our garden.

Make yourself at home, relax in our living room, or sitting areas watching TV or lounge on the covered porch in the chairs or hammock,.

Whether for business, pleasure or hospital/dental recovery, this is the right place for you to fully enjoy your visit to Costa Rica.

Both Spanish and English spoken fluently.
French and Italian moderate fluency.

My daughter and I are widely traveled Costa Rican natives who can offer great insight on how to best experience this wonderful country. We very much want you to have the most memorable visit to our country while experiencing our home life style.

We are smoke free and pet free. The house is ceramic tiled throughout and has no carpets. (For those with allergy or recovering from hospital treatment)

High speed internet is available throughout the house including the bedrooms.

You are welcome to use the Cable TV, DVD and Stereo system in the living room.

I like to offer a home made meal for stays over 7 days as well as laundry service (wash and dry), weekly for stays over seven days.

Room cleaning service every day and change of towels and linen weekly.

There is private gated car parking in my front yard.

Our city of Escazu lies at an elevation of 1,101 meters above sea level on the northeast slopes of the Cerros de Escazú, 9 kilometers west of the national capital city of San José. The climate is moist tropical: it is not unknown for Escazú to experience rainfall on a day in which San José is dry and sunny. January and February are frequently windy.

Over the past couple of decades Escazú has become an expatriate enclave: several embassies have their residences located here, including the residence of the US Ambassador and the British Ambassador. The past few years have seen a significant influx of newly arrived foreigners from North America, South America and Europe. It is home to many bars and restaurants, especially those of the more chic variety. Rents and prices reflect this and Escazú is the most well-known upscale location in Costa Rica. Here, one can find English movie theaters and even a luxurious golf and country clubs. There are also many fine restaurants and dining areas in this part of town, with an excellent nightlife. Banks, pharmacies shops, grocery stores including Fresh Market and even an 18-hole championship golf course can be found here, along with one of the biggest and most modern shopping malls in Central America, Multiplaza.

Escazú is one of the wealthiest places in Costa Rica, with many great restaurants and shops, and has some of the most exclusive shopping and dining in the country. It has new developments, like Avenida Escazu, which holds the country's first IMAX theater. Avenida Escazu is a modern outdoor mall/center. This mall has many international brands like Max Mara, Women's Secret, Cortefiel, and Adolfo Dominguez, and the country's first Starbucks. Another unique feature of Escazu is it holds the most luxurious mall in Costa Rica, Multiplaza Escazu, which is home to many big international brand names like Zara, Armani Exchange, MNG, Guess, Lacoste, Tiffany and Co., Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, among others. Many locations in the city are prized for their scenic outlooks. This zone is one of the most developed parts in the metropolitan area.

Escazu is the premier location in the Central Valley with easy access to innumerous activities:

Central Market, National Theatre, El Pueblo night life, Bird Zoo, National Parks, Coffee-Tour, Art-Tour, River-Rafting, Hiking, Volcanoes, Canopy-Teleferic, Horseback riding, Tropical Bungee jumping, the vast San Jose cultural life.

There are specialty stores, art galleries and a gym within walking distance. bars and or course beautiful views from every vantage point.

Multi-Plaza Escazú, the trendy Avenues Escazu Mall

The public bus stop is 50 meters (165 ft ) from my house.

Hair salons, massage and pedicure parlours with great cost/benefits

Beauty clinics including laser (website hidden) clinics within minutes driving distance,

San Jose downtown, 20 minutes by car
Airport 25 minutes
Museum of Costa Rican Art in La Sabana 20 minutes
Museum Central area including the Jade Museum; Central Bank Museum; National Gallery of Contemporary Art & Design; Gold Museum; National Museum 25 minutes
Children’s Museum 30 minutes
Bustling nightlife of El Pueblo 20 minutes
The beautiful National Theatre, Melico Salazar Theater 25 minutes
Sheraton casino 9 minutes
Golf Country Club 6 minutes
Central Market 25 minutes
CIMA Private Hospital 8 minutes
Bird Zoo 30 minutes
Bungee jumping 48 minutes
Braulio Carillo national park 50 minutes
Jaco Beach on the Pacific Ocean 1:15 Hr
Limón on the East Coast, Atlantic Ocean beaches 2:30 Hr
Cerro de la Muerte (Mountain of Death) the highest peak in CR at 11500 ft, 2:00 Hr
The Majestic Irazu and Poas Volcanoes 1:25 hr
Punta Arenas Canton in the wildlife rich Golf of Nicoya, West Coast 1:10 Hr
Orosi River Valley and Ujarras Ruins, 1:10 Hr Costa Ballena, beautiful beach coast along the Pacific Ocean 2 Hr
Arenal Volcano National Park next to lake Arenal 2:30 Hr
La Paz Waterfall Gardens 1:20 hr

Tipo de habitación: Habitación privada
Tipo de cama: Cama
Capacidad: 2
Dormitorios: 1
Baños: 1
Personas adicionales: Sin cargo
Estancia mínima: 2 noches
Tarifa semanal: $280/semana
Tarifa mensual: $1000 /mes¿Tiene transporte público cerca?
¿Qué hace que tu alojamiento sea especial?

Llegada: 09:00
Salida: 14:00
País: Costa Rica
Ciudad: Escazu
Cancelación: Moderada

The neighborhood restaurants cover every taste: pizza, hamburgers, Italian, Mexican, French bistro, Chinese, Cuban tapas and wine, continental and sushi. Also within short distance are late-night diners, Italian gelato & frozen yogurt, specialty coffee shops, Fresh Market, Mas x Menos, Auto Mercato grocery & liquor stores, (email hidden) (email hidden).

Some of my favorite Restaurants:


El restaurante Pescatore está enfocado en ofrecer recetas donde la creatividad y originalidad son el plato fuerte, fusionando la cocina del Perú con la del Mediterráneo en una experiencia única para los comensales.

El nuevo concepto tiene como enfoque los pescados y mariscos, sin embargo se puede encontrar variedad de platillos dónde destacan los ceviches, rissotos y pastas.

Banzai Sushi Asian Cuisine

Banzai surge por la fascinación de la Cultura Gastronomíca Japonesa y Asiática, debido a la descendencia asiática de uno de los chef. Esta fascinación culmina cuando se conocen sus dos chefs, combinando así la experiencia entre ellos, propiamente del sushi y de la cocina fusión asiática. Ambos chefs son graduados en escuelas internacionales, desde la Argentina hasta el Japón. Banzai logra abrir sus puertas, como un lugar del arte del sushi contemporáneo, debido a que desde la decoración del restaurante hasta la variedad de sus rollos y de la cocina fusión asiática es contemporánea. Actualmente dentro de su menú, además de ofrecer los rollos tradicionales, como el Vegetariano, el California entre otros; ofrecen 18 rollos exclusivos de sus chefs.

Le Monastère Restaurant

Situated on a hillside overlooking the San José metropolitan area in Costa Rica, Le Monastère represents a combination of quiet reflection and full-blown festivity, expertly mixed to please all facets of the dining and nightlife spectrum.

The restaurant boasts an eclectic history. Originally the home and chapel of an elite family in the early 1900's, the buildings were later converted into a monastery for religious novitiates (of an unknown denomination). Today, the site hosts one of Central America's best restaurants.


Bajo las nubes de San Antonio de Escazú, este mirador que tiene una ambientación de una “Típica Casona Rústica” y su vista panorámica espectacular del Valle Central. Ofrecemos una amplia gama de eventos especiales con sabor nacional. Los precios son tan accesibles como todo el ambiente de este restaurante-mirador.

And one of my favorite attractions:

La Paz Waterfall Gardens:

La Paz Waterfall Gardens es la atracción ecológica privada #1 más visitada de Costa Rica que le ofrece los mejores senderos cerca de San José, las más famosas cataratas en Costa Rica, incluida la famosa Catarata de La Paz, un centro de rescate y reserva privada de vida silvestre con más de 100 especies de animales y programas de educación ambiental.

We really look forward to welcoming you to Costa Rica.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the kitchen area, breakfast sitting area, beautiful backyard with seating area and hammock, tv room with tv, dvd player and stereo system. Car parking is within our private gated property just outside the front door.

Interaction with Guests

We prepare a full breakfast with fresh items we buy at the farmer´s market weekly. We offer many healthy choices as detailed in our description. We are happy to make recommendations for any of your travel needs during breakfast. My daughter or I may be available at many times during the day to help with any queries you may have. We are often able to provide private transportation to tourist areas, clinics or malls, etc.

Our house is spacious enough that you will alwyas have your privacy whenever you wish. If you require language assistance for any particular arrangements, we are most happy to help with any of that as well.

Getting around

My name: Anabelle Solis
My residence telephone number: (phone number hidden)
My cellular telephone number. (phone number hidden)
House Address: Guahipelin de Escazu, 50 meters west of the PAVICEN bus stop. The house is light green in color, the iron gate is red in color and there are red roof tiles on top of the gate. The steep driveway entrance is made of concrete. The buzzer to ring the house is located on the right side of the gate behind the plant.

Copy these directions in Spanish to give to the taxi drivers as they will understand very well how to arrive directly to my place.

Escazú, Guachipelín, 50 metros oeste de la parada de buses de Pavicen. Casa verde claro, portón rojo de hierro forjado, techito de tejas. Entrada con rampa de cemento.

The public bus to go from here to San Jose is conveniently located just 50metres from the house. The bus is labelled: Escazu, Guaçhipelin, PAVICEN. Just to clarify, Escazu is the city, Guachipelin is the street and PAVICEN is the name of the bus stop. The color of the bus is not a guide. Check the front window of the bus for the correct route information. If you get down in San Jose at the Coca Cola bus stop, memorize the exact place for example look what is in front of you when you get off the bus.
Of course be cautious of your wallet, camera and telephone. Do not make them visible to anyone.

The bus is much less expensive than taxi or car but you will need to allow additional time for the bus.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $315 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Check In: 9:00 AM
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was my second time staying with this family. Again, it was a pleasure! Beautiful home/ gardens in lovely, safe area. Friendly hosts who go out of their way to make it a great experience. Very convenient to local bus transportation in Escazu/ San Jose. Highly recommend!

    June 2014
  • Anabelle's (email hidden) to stay. I arrived with a 14 year old grand nephew in tow, his first trip out of the US, and he was both welcomed and included in the conversations. Breakfast is "typico" Costa Rican food and delicious. It is served with fresh juice, good coffee and lots of fresh fruit.

    The room and bathroom were comfortable, very clean and had everything we needed. The house is gorgeous and the garden is stunning. I wish I had had more time to read and relax in the garden.

    Anabelle and her lovely daughters speak excellent English and are interesting and attentive.

    If you are planning to have some dental work done, Anabelle's is ideally located near many of the most popular clinics in the quiet upscale suburb of Escazu, about 20 minutes from both the airport and downtown San Jose.

    My visit was a lovely experience and I plan to return next year. I highly recommend Anabelle.

    Portland , OR

    March 2014
  • Anabelle’s was a lovely haven to retreat to from the hustle and bustle of San Jose. I loved to sit in the back yard and watch the hummingbirds fly. Her home was beautiful and comfy, breakfast (fruit, rice, beans, cheese/egg) was a real treat and gave me a great start to the day. In retrospect I would have probably stayed longer and explored more of the local area, perhaps another time. Anabelle gave great directions and enabled me (with very limited Spanish) to navigate the bus systems successfully. It was such a good base to start my travels and I enjoyed talking about all the travel options and dreams with (website hidden) wishes to you and your family Anabelle!

    March 2014
    Response from Anabelle:

    Thank you very much Shan, I`d love to know how was the rest of the trip, (by e-mai)

    March 2014
  • I liked my stay with Annabelle and her two daughters. The place was perfect for me to unwind from my visit to Costa Rica and recover from my dental visit. the room exceeded my expectations and truly enjoyed my stay. I had to cut my visit short as I had a early flight home the next morning so I stayed at a hotel at the airport the night before.If you take a bus make sure that you get on the right one as the bus from the coco cola station has three different routs
    And only one goes to the house and it stops running at 8:00 PM and will not go all the way to the house even earlier and will stop around a 1/2mile short and you will have to walk the rest of the way.

    March 2014
  • I stayed two weeks in Anabella's house which I call it “home” now. Anabella and her family are kind and educated native Costarican who well traveled and speak fluent English. The house is spic-and-span clean and the Garden, my favorite spot in the house is very pleasant to the eyes as there are maid and gardener present most days of the week. This is a full service B&B with complete and nutritious breakfast and dinner or as little interaction as you like. Location is very convenient and close to everything. If you are driving set your odometer to zero soon as you exit the rout 27 (Autopista) and driving on Guachipelin in 1.7 miles or 2.7 kilometers you will be in front of Anabella's house with red gate and beautiful red roses covered entire front of the house. You can't miss it!

    February 2014
  • When we arrived at the house of Anabelle, it was like we arrived in a little paradise. This was because of the beautiful garden with all kind of exotic plants, but also a dream of a house and bedroom. But the most important thing we remember is the very hospitable Annabelle . We had very interesting talkings and we felt as like at home. We are glad we spent half of our time in Costa Rica in Annabelle's. House

    February 2014
  • My husband and I had the most wonderful stay and in fact the week we spent there was indeed the highlight of our month's visit to CR. Annabelle is (email hidden) sincerely wishing to accommodate her guests in any way possible and make sure their time in CR is the best. They felt like family (good family) right from the start.

    Between Annabelle and her absolutely delightful daughter, they are able to converse bilingually in English and easily make themselves understood in Italian, French and Portuguese as well.

    Annabelle has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (3 with showers and 1 with a really comfortable corner jacuzzi with a powerful French shower jet spray). We had the room with the jacuzzi and it was a delight to relax in. The comfortable bedroom was ideal to awake to the sound of birds. We saw more varieties of birds in her backyard than we did at Manuel Antonio park! She serves breakfast in her garden where her artistic landscaping can be appreciated.

    Breakfast is prepared with love; from the fresh-squeezed fruit juices, freshly cut traditional Costa Rican fruits, eggs, toast, her tasty Gallo pinto recipe, and coffee.

    Annabelle is very helpful to arrange or suggest any tourist attractions in her area. She works with Patricia, a most engaging and accommodating tour guide/driver to take you wherever you like including medical appointments. We preferred to have Patricia drive us around than to use taxis. Annabelle recommended the best dinner venues with extraordinary menus and decor and traditional CR live folk performances.

    Annabelle allows her guests free reign of the house so we always felt entirely at home and most welcome.

    We would most certainly return to Annabelle's place - we hardly wanted to leave.

    January 2014
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Universidad de Costa Rica
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I enjoy reading, movies, travel within and outside the country, exercise, swimming, dancing, nature adventures, taking pictures, socializing with people, music, healthy food, visiting with friends. I like having guests in my home and learning about people from othe parts of the world. I try to live the present and enjoy every day. Me gusta mucho leer, ir al cine, viajar dentro y fuera del país, hacer gimnasia, nadar, bailar, aventuras en la naturaleza,tomar fotos, socializar con gente, música, comida saludable, tomar en compañía. Me gusta tener invitados en mi casa. Como invitado o anfitrión soy conversadora. Viajo sin mucho lujo. Me gusta hospedarme en lugares cómodos, limpios, acogedores, ojalá con jardines bonitos. Quiero vivir el presente intensamente.
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