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.
One of 5 bedrooms in an elegant 2500 sq. ft. apartment, this standard room offers a single bed, with new orthopedic mattress and quality bedding, plus a work-desk, an arm-chair, and wide windows with courtyard garden view. (See our other listings)
Outside the bedrooms, 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, telephone for local calls, central work-station, storage in case of return.
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 a decade 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!
The 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 sports and fitness options. Walking distance to all conveniences: grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics, banks, cafés, restaurants, gyms and spas, as well as the park's contemporary art museum.
Situated on several public bus routes to shopping malls and downtown, near the urban railway line; a 10 minute drive to the domestic airport; 20 minutes to the international airport; taxi stations on several corners around the park.
The Residence is dedicated to the serious, the quiet, and the respectful. Perfect for extended stays, for work, for study, for convalescence.
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!"