About this listing
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 9 bedrooms in an elegant and spacious apartment, this single standard room offers new orthopedic mattress and quality bedding, a work-desk and chair, cable TV, in-room Wifi, and wide windows overlooking the atrium garden. (See our 8 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 free 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.
Alexis and James were great. They helped organise tours and were extremely inviting, open and helpful throughout.
They have a lovely place with a balcony. It's clean and well organised with uberfast internet. Also the place is well located in a safe neighbourhood that is right by San Jose's equivalent of Central Park. Highly recommend.
Alexis and James were gracious hosts.We felt welcomed and as the home was ours.
The room was comfortable and the community areas spacious and inviting.
We will definitely stay here again and recommend it highly. The hosts were gracious and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
I recently stayed at the La Paz Residence B&B with James & Diane. What a WONDERFUL experience! The home is gracious, welcoming, warm, and so comfortable! James & Diane are excellent hosts! They are very friendly, charming, kind, and very accommodating! The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen is just like being in a newly built home, and the balconies are just so sweet. The residence is very clean. The hot water and shower is just great. The towels and sweet smelling soap reminds one of being at their own home. The street is quiet and very well located to a great little Italian restaurant and a supermarket. This stay for me was just what I needed for my visit to San Jose. Thank you, James & Alexis, for making my stay a great experience!
It just goes such a long way to get to a place where you feel safe and cared for when you arrive in a foreign country after long hours of travel. Alexis and James do give you this feeling from the very first moment. So I think this is a great place to start off a visit to Costa Rica.
The place itself is arranged cozily and with style. Rooms have everything you will need including rock-solid wifi. Also there is a great common area with inviting furniture and decoration where you can hang out and meet other guests. Finally there is a spacious shared kitchen, which can be used at any time of the day to prepare yourself a bite.
The location is a rather safe, rather business oriented neighborhood of San José with a lof of different restaurants in walking distance. Downtown (in particular National Theater) can be reached within 20-30 minutes by foot (much faster I assume by Bus or Taxi, but I was always going by foot).
Alexis and James went above and beyond to make my crazy last-minute booking work. After crazy ordeal involving damaged passport and rebooked flights, they were the perfect local hosts and fixers. From a late night airport pickup to car rental assistance, currency exchange to travel advice, they truly are super hosts. And the place is clean, the wifi fast, and the breakfast is delicious. Couldn't ask for more.
I loved staying in their condo. My stay was extremely short. Their attention to detail from handing out a complimentary copy of her friend's novel, to the orange body soap, tour of her house, complimentary eggs, bread, and jelly for all guests to make at will, and overall welcoming climate that the couple creates for everyone to have a pleasurable experience.
I would definitely stay here again if given the opportunity.
We greatly enjoyed our stay here! The location is perfect- within walking distance to restaurants, the National Stadium, stores, and bus stops. The neighborhood is safe and quiet and our room was clean and beautiful. Alexis and James are wonderful hosts and we hope to stay here again!
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About the Host, Diane-Alexis & James
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!