First bedroom with queen size bed and large cupboard.Second bedroom with single bed and dresser.

Entire home/apt

5 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

Just minutes to and from SJO airport (2.3 km), 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.

The space

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.


Light housekeeping is provided for renters who stay more than 2 nights.

Breakfast available upon request for an additional charge.

Although we are on a main road, finding it may be challenging, since there are no road signs here in Costa Rica. The land marks you will be looking for are the La Ribera Cemetery (125 metres west of), the Mormon temple (200 metres west of), and the Montessori preschool across the road.

If you have a smart phone, please download (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), and send me your cell phone number. I will send the map link to your phone and you can open (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps or waze to get here. Please advise us the day prior to your arrival of your approximate arrival time. We will be waiting for you. And note that our doorbell is not working. We require a call or honk from the road!

Guest access

Just up the road going West 0.8 km is the famous Ojo de Agua. With four fresh spring water swimming pools, this place is unique and the water is pure and magical. Entrance fee is 1500 colones ($3) per person 3 and over.

Interaction with guests

A taxi ride from or to the International airport costs between $10 and $20 and takes about 10 minutes. You can also order an Uber from the airport. In the airport there is wifi so you can use it to order the Uber.

Other things to note

Day trip suggestions
1. Poas Volcano is one hour away and is the most popular tourist attraction in Costa Rica. Its definitely worth the trip. You can drive there or private transportation can be arranged.

2. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a beautiful place to visit, amazing animals and spectacular waterfalls, and the lunch is great. If you leave for Poas Volcano early you could even visit both places in one day.

3. San Jose has some nice places to visit. Because of the traffic we recommend that you take the train that leaves from San Antonio de Belen, just a 10 minute walk to the train station. Once in San Jose, places to visit are Teatro Nacional, Museo de Oro, Museo Nacional and the local artisan markets nearby.

Day TOURS can be arranged with a local company TAM, and they have offices close by.
v The Combo Tour (Poás Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfalls Gardens (Ecological Tour).
v Calypso’s Catamaran Cruise to Tortuga Island (Beach Tour)
v Rainforest Atlantic (Nature & Adventure Tour)
v Zip Line (Adventure & Nature)
v Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Resort Hot Springs (Relaxation Tour)
v White water rafting on the Pacuare River, One day and over night tours available. A day trip from here to go rafting costs $100 and includes transportation there and back, and food all day.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 10
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

We do not allow pets or smoking on the property.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

265 Reviews

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Mirjam User Profile
August 2017
It was a pleasure to stay in Marie's house. We got a warm welcome, nice self made soap, there was thee and coffee to make, and we could also use her iron to get our clothes proper. The house is really very close to the airport. So that is handy.

Erica User Profile
August 2017
4 of us stayed here for our first night in Costa Rica before heading to the Caribbean coast the next morning. It's very close to SJO airport, and it's walking distance from a few shops and restaurants. Marie is very sweet and helpful with recommendations and communicating. The house is surrounded by tons of plants and greenery which has an awesome vibe. The house is well equipped with comfortable beds, towels, cups, coffee maker, and fridge. Marie even gave us some homemade lavender soap that her friend made and it smelled amazing and felt even better on my skin! Such a nice and thoughtful touch. It takes about 30 minutes to get to San Jose from here (there's always traffic), but if you're looking for a convenient and nice, mellow night in, then this is the place to stay!! Thanks again Marie for giving us a great welcoming to Costa Rica, we cant wait to visit again someday!!

Caryn User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful grounds, close to airport. A very rustic feel. We felt very at home and slept well. Marie was great.

Kristy User Profile
July 2017
Parts of this apartment were very cute. Small bedrooms, but extremely good price considering you can sleep 5-6 there. We needed a place convenient to airport for early am flight. It is very convenient -- 10 - 12 minutes if traveling outside of rush hour. Barking dogs during the night made for interrupted sleep, but that may not be an every night thing. Marie is very nice, quick to communicate, helped us out when our WAZE (or my brain) didn't work all of a sudden.

Maria User Profile
July 2017
Marie has a beautiful place. Close to stores, and restaurants.

Rahima User Profile
July 2017
Marie and her friends were really kind, great at communicating, and very accommodating. It was a pleasure having the chance to stay in the quaint cabins.

Edwardo User Profile
July 2017
An awesome place conveniently near the airport, yet an escape from the buzzy city. Definitely recommended to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.

San Antonio, Costa RicaJoined in December 2013
Marie User Profile

A native Torontonian, Marie studied and worked abroad before finding her true love and tropical paradise in Costa Rica.

Marie co-founded an NGO called MAMASOL Costa Rica, through which she has worked for many years campaigning for the rights of mothers and babies for safe and empowering childbirth. 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.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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