About This Listing
Welcome to The Tiger's Den. My house is about a block from Fresh Market at Paco Plaza. This is a secure gated community with a guard at the entrance at all times. It's a five minute walk to a great gym and about a 15 minute walk to a great pool. We're about 20 minutes from the center of San Jose and 25 minutes from the main SJ airport (Juan Santamaría International Airport). We're also about 20 minutes from the Tobías Bolaños International Airport airport in Pavas.
There are two bedrooms I rent out with a queen sized bed in each. Plus my bedroom and a private suite with it's own bath and private entrance.
Provided with the cost of your bedroom are towels and linens, and a private or shared shower w/hot water, color TV and cable in your room, plus high speed wireless internet.
I enjoy sharing my space with people who are easy- going, neat, healthy, or at least interested in getting healthy, non-tobacco smokers.
This is a gay, vegetarian and animal friendly establishment. You don't have to be gay or vegetarian but I do hope you like animals. I have two cats and two puppies. If you have allergies, or don't really thrill to animals in your space, just keep your doors closed and the animals won't enter your room. If you want animals to play with mine are very friendly.
Although I list the place as handicap accessible, there are 3-4 steps to enter the house. There is also a bed in the front fenced in area to relax in the evening and watch the moon and stars, with a hammock and two swinging chairs.
You have access to the rest of the house including the kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, an outdoor bar/BBQ area, that includes a 5th full bathroom and washer and dryer, a refrigerator and running water and seating for several people.
I have a big yard with a patio, tropical plants surrounding a bar/BBQ area. The garden offers the perfect environment to read, eat, or simply relax or meditate. The bar is also a nice dry place to watch the rain in front of the fireplace during the 'green' season.
There's a dining room and a large eat in kitchen with all American-style appliances including a dishwasher. There is a large living room with a TV and fireplace.
I interact with guests on an intermittent level. I'm in the house a lot, but also have an art studio so I'm in there for a big part of the day. I will cook meals at a cost of $10.00/per person, but usually require 24 hours notice. I'm friendly, but also busy.
This is a great neighborhood, close to everything! Gym, swimming pool, bus, a nice park, walking distance to restaurants, shopping and hundreds of services like hair salons etc.
The bus to San Jose stops practically in front of the house. .60-.80 cents to get anywhere.
I love to teach people how to prepare great meals. You buy the food and I'll show you how to prepare it.
If you use the kitchen take good care of my knives, don't leave them in the sink.
If you cook, you buy your food, you clean up. Or I'll shop. cook and clean up, you pay!
Here is my favorite room in the house. The kitchen! Six burner gas stove, granite top counters, dishwasher...what's not to love?
A great stay! An upscale house in a secure neighborhood. Within walking distance to the bus stop to go to downtown San Jose. Tiger goes out of her way to make your stay pleasant. Highly recommend!
I stay 10 days at Jilla's place, Jilla is a great person, fun to be around, unfortunately she had plans to travel during my stay and spend few hours with her, the location is fantastic in a very safe area, transportation is few blocks away, only objection I have is the mattress in the bed is worn out and too soft for me, noisy if you move around, over all I do recommend Jilla's place.
Unfortunately I had to cancel the booking due to medical reasons but have to say that Jilla responded quick to all my enquiries and her attitude was very positive.
Escazu is a lovely neighbourhood with a multi-plaza mall, Walmart, TGIFs, and many other stores a short walk away.
I had stayed with Jilla for 2 weeks during my surgery and major orthodontics. CIMA hospital, where I had my surgery, is a short 10 minute walk away. During my recovery, I was not in my best sorts. Jilla was a kind and gracious host, allowing me to use the bedroom with the TV while I recuperated. When I encountered complications, she called the doctor and helped as she could. She is a very healthy eater, making numerous shakes, of which I enjoyed a few. Thanks, Jilla.
The apartment is very large. There is a beautiful courtyard within the apartment!
We were mom and son (both adults) staying with Jilla.
The kitchen is big and has all the amenities of home.
Each bedroom is quite big with plenty of light, great storage, a lock box, a fan, (never was needed) plenty of linens and towels.
Tiger is an expert in physical training and gave my elderly mother some great exercises for balance. She, a creative and helpful person.
All the bowls, cups, and plates, were thrown by Tiger on her own potters wheel. They are beautiful pieces of ART!!
From the plants to the paintings, she has added so many artistic touches to her apartment.
Extremely convenient location for San Jose theaters, businesses, museums, parks, great restaurants, the new plaza, San Jose's Jewish community, and the Synagogues.
This area is one of the few that has real sidewalks making walks and jogs a pleasure. The views of the mountains from walking on the street are stupendous.
And good internet connection!
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About the Host, Jilla Aka Tiger
I'm a retired personal trainer and love to exercise and walk. I cook healthy food. My house is a great place to come if you're on a diet, or just enjoy healthy eating. I'm very laid back and love to have my breakfast outside, snooze in the hammock, or just hang out in the garden. I also do ceramic sculpture, and pottery, and enjoy making jewelry with polymer clays and resins. I like movies and love to read autobiographies, biographies, novels, and study books including Spanish, Travel, History and Spirituality. I love to travel and meet new people. I also love to cook and can prepare many various types of dishes. I particularly like curries. I enjoy having new people in my home and many of my guests have become dear friends who come back when ever they can. Sometimes I can be kind of private and just need alone time. It depends on what's going on and how many people are in the house at once. It can occasionally be a bit overwhelming when there are several people visiting at once. It almost never happens though. Usually only one or two guests at a time. Please tell me a bit about you and why you're coming to CR.
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