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 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.
The room was very nice and the shared spaces were lovely. Alexis and James were very helpful and friendly. It was nice to be able to make our own breakfast with their supplies.
Amazing place, great people. The apt is incredible and close of everything.
It was our first time in Costa Rica. The last three days of our trip were spent in San Jose at La Paz B&B #2. Both Alexis and James were very pleasant, helpful and easy to communicate with. Alexis was very prompt in responding to our e-mails and provided a warm welcome when we arrived. She showed us a map of their location and pointed out best restaurants and stores. James gave us a ride back to the airport on the day of our departure. Alexis and James were always available, if we had questions or needed help. The room we stayed in deserves to be commended: extremely clean, nicely decorated, huge closet, and very comfortable beds. Kitchen area was very spacious where you could make your own breakfast and meet other guests. The whole place was like a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of busy San Jose. We loved staying there and would definitely return in the future.
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.
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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!
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