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 9bedrooms in an elegant and spacious apartment, this superior 2 queen size beds room offers new orthopedic mattress and quality bedding, on suite bathroom, walk-in closet, a work-desk and chair, cable TV, in-room Wifi, and wide windows overlooking the atrium garden and mountain. (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 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.
What a wonderful experience! We stayed one night on our way to the airport. My friends and I were travel weary from a long trip from Montezuma and we were warmly greeted by the hosts. I can't express how amazing it was to walk into such an inviting atmosphere! I highly recommend this airbnb. They even called our shuttle service to make sure they knew where to drop us off. The drive to the airport with James was a great alternative to a taxi as he gave fun facts about himself and Costa Rica, as well as instructions for where to go once in the airport. Loved the hospitable nature of the hosts. MUY BIEN :)
The perfect place and perfect host. I can't say enough positive things. Quiet, peaceful, and flexible. Highly recommended.
After two weeks of traveling and spending time at several different places, coming to James and Alexis' place was like a breath of fresh air. It is almost as if they anticipated anything that we could possibly want and provided it before hand.
From prompt courteous responses to detailed instructions on how to get there, to impeccable accommodations they paved the way to make our stay a pleasurable one.
In particular, I liked the way they have the kitchen set up. The fridge was full of breakfast goodies to make our own breakfast as we wanted and when we wanted which was a particularly nice touch.
Since I plan on soon moving to their country, I have no doubt we will be back and will recommend them without hesitation to any friends who need to a place to stay in San José. In just a few minutes, James was able to give me more information than I had garnered over several days to assist me in my efforts.
If someone asks me:
Do you know the way to San José?
I will certainly lead them James and Alexis' way because San José, is much better when you stay with them...
James is an incredibly courteous and kind host! (Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet Dianne, but am sure she is as well :) ) Like it says on their profile, James and Dianne have years of experience in the hotel business, and you can tell. They're pros! Seriously. Not in a stuffy way or anything like that: this was just a solid, comfy, and pleasant AirBnB. The commons area was a really nice plus, too: a nice area to just chill out and get to know some of the other guests.
All in all, a super good experience. Thanks again James!
Also: don't hesitate to take them up on their taxi service to/from the airport, it'll save you a good $5 - $10 US vs. the regular taxi.
Tuvimos una estancia increible donde Alexis se encargo realmente de todo. Nos ayudo a conseguir un tour para visitar los alrededores de San Jose a las 9.00pm para el dia siguiente. El depa es impecable, muy bien ubicado, cerca del centro y de los restaurantes, bares, supermercados...
RECOMENDO ALTAMENTE ESTE LUGAR QUE ES MUCHO MAS QUE UN SIMPLE BED & BREAKFAST
We stayed for two nights with Alexis and James. They were fabulous hosts. They arranged tours for us and helped us navigate the city. They are very knowledgable about Costa Rica.
The place is clean and well kept. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
Appartement spacieux et de très bonne qualité. Chambre confortable, lumineuse et salle de bain privée propre. Grande cuisine commune. Quartier résidentiel calme et sûr: proche d'un grand parc et centre ville accessible à pied. Alexis et James sont des hôtes très agréables et disponibles, capables de vous aider à organiser votre voyage.
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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!