Just minutes to and from SJO airport, this cosy cabin with 3 bedrooms is perfect for families. Set in a garden with lovely mountain views, it is close to all amenities and public transport to surrounding towns. Breakfast available and WiFi.
Stay with us on your first and last night in Costa Rica. Just 3 kms. from the airport, our guest house is the most comfortable alternative to big chain hotels and perfect for travelers who need a convenient location, close to the international airport, and to major towns in the Central Valley, such as San José, Santa Ana, Alejuela, Heredia, and Escazu.
Although our guest house is in an urban setting, it has a rural feeling, surrounded by lush vegetation and with a great view of the mountains. Visitors love the warm and rustic feeling of the wood and rock architectural details of our cabin. Has the feel of a typical vacation cottage in North America; it´s very cosy but not too small to share with friends and family. We strive to keep it immaculately clean.
Visitors enjoy HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET.
Light housekeeping is provided for renters who stay more than 2 nights.
Breakfast served $7 per person.
Behind our property, there is a beautiful private country club where we are members. For a small entrance fee (Day pass $12 adults and $6 children under 11, half price after 5 PM), our guests enjoy use of the facilities which include swimming pools, jacuzi and sauna, tennis courts, and expansive picnic areas with covered ranches and playgrounds for children. We highly recommend that you make use of the club; during the week it´s practically empty and on the weekends it gets busy.
Interaction with Guests
Airport pick up and drop off available upon request. A taxi ride from or to the International airport costs less than $12 and takes about 7 minutes.
The area of San Antonio de Belén and La Ribera are considered among the finest neighborhoods to live in in Costa Rica. Almost everything you´d want is close at hand, such as a variety of supermarkets, fresh fruit and veggie markets, restaurants, beauty salons, recreation centres, shopping and cinemas, artesania, churches and community centres. It is considered a safe area, so you don´t have to be overly concerned about security, although we recommend locking your doors, closing the gate securely behind you and being careful when you take money out of the ATM machine and not carrying a lot of cash on you. Because we are so close to the airport, there are many rent-a-car agencies close by. If you do decide to rent a vehicle, you can ask the agency to drop off and /or pick up yoru vehicle here at the guest house, at no additional charge.
Just a block away buses leave for San Jose or Heredia every hour. Walk down to San Antonio, just a 10 minute walk, to the train station and catch a comfortable 25 minute train ride to the centre of San Jose.
We do not allow pets or smoking on the property.
This was a perfect stay for our last night in Costa Rica. Marie was so kind to pick us up from the rental car place after we turned our car in. She also arranged a taxi for us in the morning to the airport. She also recommended an awesome Italian restaurant within walking distance that by mentioning her we got nice discount! The place was very clean and comfortable. The cottage is really nicely laid out, we really liked the design.
Great little house. Everything you'd want. The shower was awesome and it felt like a little cabin in Canada.
Marie’s cabin is exactly as described above, it is a cozy and located within close proximity to the airport. We stayed at her house our first and last night. She was very friendly, as were all of the other people in her home. Our departing flight was at 7:00 AM and so we had to be up at 4:30. Everyone woke up to call us a cab and see us out before dawn, which was obviously really nice.
This was an absolutely perfect quick stop before our journey to the pacific and Arenal!
Marie HANDS DOWN was exemplary! Due to east coast USA weather our flights were terrible and we got in at 2 am!
Strange country TOTALLY unfamiliar and exhausted Marie spoke with the $10 taxi (party of 6) and guided us right into her quaint homes/cottage! On the morning b we paid got z very worthwhile breakfast in her garden area! Despite the hour and out lack of sleep prior to arrival and the noisy highway/airport area this place fit the bill! Marie you are a wonderful person! Thanks again for all your help as you went above and beyond the airnb stay
We cannot thank Marie enough for being such a wonderful host. Her knowledge of the surrounding area and generosity in sharing was a welcome treat for these expats. The cabin was lovely and met our needs quite well for the month we stayed. Its situated on a beautiful property well within walking distance to many amenities. Marie was always attentive and ensuring we had everything we needed and that we were always happy.
We need to get your meat thermometer back to you, you´ll need it for cooking on your lovely BBQ. maybe this week I will be that way, and call you to stop by, If not in 3 weeks cause next week Im going to the beach!!
Thank you for your great review, I really appreciate it. All the best xox
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Marie and Daniel were very friendly and accommodating. The cabin was tidy and well appointed. Very close to the airport, yet it felt like a secluded jungle. Love the rustic wood architecture and stone shower.
A native Torontonian, Marie studied and worked abroad before finding her true love and tropical paradise in Costa Rica. Together with Costa Rican husband Luis they have 2 daughters, 15 and 7 years old. Their passions for environmental and social issues has led to several projects including rainforest conservation, reforestation with native species, the design and construction of the first commercial solar wood dryers in Costa Rica, and support for traditional midwives in Central America.
Marie co-founded an NGO called Mamasol, through which she has worked for many years campaigning for the rights of mothers and babies for safe and empowering childbirth ((website hidden)). As a home birth midwife, childbirth educator and prenatal yoga instructor, Marie has helped bring into the world hundreds of babies for Costa Rican families as well as families from many parts of the world.
Marie loves to host travelers in her guest house and strives to satisfy the needs of each one.