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 double bed mini suite, offers orthopedic mattress and quality bedding, en-suite bathroom,large closet, work-desk and chair, sofa, cable TV, in-room Wifi. (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.
After a week with family on the pacific coast, the rest of my group departed a day earlier, so I was on my own for 24 hours. I wanted to be close to the airport in San Jose, but still wanted proximity to the culture. Alexis and James proved to offer the ideal lodging to round-off a fabulous vacation to CR.
The location was perfect. 20 min from the airport, it is about a $30 taxi ride to La Sabana--an upscale neighborhood of San Jose; it is safe, quiet, walkable to grocery stores and even has a corner Starbucks for those who require commercial familiarity. The large city park across the street is also perfect for a morning run, afternoon picnic, pick-up soccer or just to sun-bathe and take in the life.
The lodging is simple, but luxurious for the price. Rooms are large, bed comfortable, a desk and a personal balcony provides a great private space while the large kitchen, common space and communal balconies encourage dialogue among guests--I felt I got to know the 5 other patrons quite well in the few hours we interacted.
As hosts, Alexis and James were professional, caring, and warm and they set the tone to create a welcoming and communal environment. They are across the foyer on the same floor, so they are always accessible and certainly take pride in providing a clean and comfortable space. James also offers his time to shuttle to airport for $25 to support Alexis' local non-profit selling jewelry.
It was a treat to stay!
James and Alexis were helpful and kind. They run a great b&b and you can't beat the price. Alexis made calls for us on our first night trying to find a place that to eat that was open.
Alexis and James were absolutely fabulous hosts!! They go above and beyond what one would usually expect from airbnb hosts. They helped us with a car rental when it came time to leave town, spent time explaining how to get around, even offered to drive us to our destination across town. They are kind, personable and helpful. The apartment itself is clean, orderly and equipped with everything a traveler needs, including a laptop in the shared sitting room. Even though it's downtown San Jose, the neighborhood is relatively quiet, and feels very safe. They are activists in the recycling movement in CR and I enjoyed seeing the up-cycled jewelry workshop in their home.
I highly recommend staying with these wonderful humanitarians. We'll return if given the opportunity!
La experiencia en casa de Alexis y James ha sido maravillosa. El sitio es limpio, tranquilo a la vez que cercano al centro de San Jose. Sus recomendaciones son ciertamente valiosas. Buena gente sin duda.
The first words that come to mind are “Absolutely Delightful”.
You will find no better hosts than ours here: Alexis' fluency in Spanish and French keeps a multitude of interesting people coming thru the door [Eddy from Uruguay and many other countries, the German folks with their three year old, who are traveling the world, Martha and her daughter Kelly from USA, the Dutch couple whose names I can't remember . .and many more]
We were in CR for medical reasons, as was Jim, from Florida; Amber was working on a Masters thesis, but that didn't preclude the four of us enjoying a 'bus ride to nowhere' one day, just to see the sights .
Speaking of Medical needs, our host went so far out of her way to make sure we were comfortable after surgeries, that I was sure she was heaven sent. She offered the perfect amount of attention and concern, balanced with our needs for privacy.
Alexis booked tours for us, exchanged money when we arrived and took us to the supermarket and gave insightful advice on what to purchase; suggested places to go and see with our limited time.
The neighborhood was very nice, a huge park within walking distance and a grocery store or two also within walking distance.
I rented this place for my friend who was on her first-time visit to Costa Rica. I was looking for her to have a welcoming, pleasant and comfortable place upon arriving in San José, and "La Paz" met and exceeded all our criteria - in a calm residential area, with open, spacious public common areas (kitchen and dining) and breezy clear/bright window views as the place is all on the 3rd floor (up 2 flights of spacious stairs).
Touch of classic San José residence from the 70's-80's fully kept up. A place you definitely want to spend all your rest/down time in, when you're not out and about seeing San José and the Central Valley.
Recommend renting a car to come/go but not essential.
This is what my friend who stayed had to say: "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The accommodations were clean, modern, and bright. The location was safe. James and Alexis were extremely helpful with information about activities in the city, the rest of Costa Rica, and helping with some particular difficulties I had during my trip. They also have an extensive travel library. If I were to visit San Jose again I would definitely stay with James and Alexis again!"
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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!